Stampin’ Up! Country Floral Lane – 10 Quick Valentine’s Day Card Ideas!

Happy Monday! I created a stack of 10 Valentine’s Day cards using the Country Floral Lane Suite of products along with the Something Fancy Dies and a few other products.

Once I chose the paper I wanted to use from the Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and the Country Floral Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper packs, I then cut all of my card bases, designer series paper mats, sentiment labels, inside panels and coordinating paper for the envelopes at one time – creating a sort of assembly line.

To keep things simple, I used only four colors – white, Balmy Blue, Sweet Sorbet and Mint Macaron and only two ink colors – Balmy Blue and Sweet Sorbet. This made the card assembly easy and quick!

I used several different coordinating ribbons including Real Red & Burlap Ribbon and Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon. I stuck with two different embellishments – Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins and Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue and Sweet Sorbet were used to color the rhinestones as needed.

You can view all of the cards in the gallery below. Click on any photo below to see a larger image or to scroll through the images. Please give the photos a moment to load…

I have to say that I had a lot of fun creating these easy cards! I participate in a card project where volunteers create cards for residents of a local care facility. The residents of this facility are seniors who have no family to care for them.  Providing cards each month lets them know someone cares.  This initiative is in its 3rd or 4th year and the residents greatly look forward to receiving cards!

You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for these cards by clicking on the image below.

February Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sunshine & Smiles

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

The deadline to receive the February Paper Pumpkin Sunshine & Smiles Kit is February 10, 2023. If you subscribe after this date you will receive the March kit instead. So be sure to subscribe no later than February 10…this looks like a really cute kit!!!

This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556). And for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering a coordinating die add-on! Note that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is sold separately.

Here is what the kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Here is the Add-On Info:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″

You can view the Sunshine & Smiles flyer by clicking here.

Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping).

To view the current Sale-a-bration brochure, click here. Ready to start earning free products? Click on the link below to visit my Online Store!

JOIN MY TEAM:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are listed below along with a link for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Around The Bend Fancy Flora Thank You Card

I create cards just about every day of the week and I have to say that this card might be one of my top favorites! I used the Around The Bend Bundle (stamps and dies), the Something Fancy Dies, and the Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to create today’s card.

I first chose a piece of paper from the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper pack…it was a tough choice because all of the papers in this pack are just breathtaking! Each piece of paper is like a 6″ x 6″ piece of art! Actually, they are pieces of art that have been captured onto paper! I chose a pattern with the colors Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, and Soft Sea Foam.

From Evening Evergreen cardstock, I used the curved decorative leaf die from the Around The Bend Dies set to cut out the vertical piece for my card. This was adhered to the left side of the DSP panel, and I then adhered this unit to the card front. While die cutting this curved piece I was able to also fit one of the small leaf sprig dies into the same piece of cardstock and cut this at the same time.

The “hello there” sentiment was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, and I used the smallest rectangular shaped die from the Something Fancy Dies set to cut out the sentiment.

Using liquid glue, I adhered the leaf sprig on the lower right corner of the card front after checking placement of the sentiment label over top of the sprig. I used a short length of gold Simply Elegant Trim and folded the trim in half and adhered the trim ends over the stem of the leaf sprig using Stampin’ Seal. The sentiment label was then adhered to the lower right corner of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Several gold Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins were added to the card front. The gold of the trim and the sequins help to compliment the Daffodil Delight tones in the DSP.

On the inside panel, I stamped an additional sentiment from the Around The Bend Stamp Set using Evening Evergreen ink. I used one of the small leaf stamps from the set and stamped the leaf over top of the sentiment using Soft Sea Foam ink. The decorative corner stamp was used to stamp this design onto the lower right corner of the panel and then the panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

The same decorative corner design was also stamped onto the envelope front using Soft Sea Foam ink. A coordinating piece of designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

I will be playing with the Around The Bend Bundle some more…I can picture a lot of different designs using this bundle. And I hope the Something Fancy Dies stick around for a good while because this set contains some great sentiment labels and tags!

You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below. Products used to create this card are included at the bottom of this blog post.

February Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sunshine & Smiles

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

The deadline to receive the February Paper Pumpkin Sunshine & Smiles Kit is February 10, 2023. If you subscribe after this date you will receive the March kit instead. So be sure to subscribe no later than February 10…this looks like a really cute kit!!!

This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556). And for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering a coordinating die add-on! Note that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is sold separately.

Here is what the kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Here is the Add-On Info:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″

You can view the Sunshine & Smiles flyer by clicking here.

Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping).

To view the current Sale-a-bration brochure, click here. Ready to start earning free products? Click on the link below to visit my Online Store!

JOIN MY TEAM:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
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  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are listed below along with a link for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Citrus Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set, Sweet Citrus Dies and the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder along with paper from the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

We have a sketch challenge for today’s Hop!

I have another orange-ish card for you today. Orange is my favorite color! I created a card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored at 5-1/2″ from Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I added a piece of the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper in a Mango Melody square pattern and adhered this panel to my card front at an angle, following our sketch.

On a white panel I used the large fruit stamp from the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set to create an all over design or oranges using Mango Melody ink. The outline stamp was first generation stamped in Mango Melody and the fill stamp was stamped in second generation Mango Melody ink. I should also mention that I did a little surgery on the large outline stamp by cutting the whole lemon away from the stamp. I left the connectors attached to this cut off section so that I’ll be able to use the entire stamp again and it will line up perfectly on my stamp block for future use.

Once the stamping was complete on the white panel, I used Pumpkin Pie twine from the Three Twine Combo Pack and wrapped the twine around the white, stamped panel twice. The ends of the twine were secured on the back of the panel using a small amount of Stampin’ Seal. I then adhered this panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the panel was centered from top to bottom and left to right.

On a scrap piece of white cardstock, I again used the large fruit stamps and stamped the outline in Pumpkin Pie ink and the fill in Mango Melody ink. I wanted these oranges to appear darker than those stamped onto the white panel. Using the largest die from the Sweet Citrus Dies set, I placed this die into the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder. This die will fit snugly around the fruit images in the center of the embossing folder as shown below.

Next, I lined up the stamped orange panel in the embossing folder and die cut using my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. What’s really cool about this hybrid embossing folder is that it will allow you to die cut and emboss images at the same time!

On a scrap piece of Garden Green cardstock, I stamped two sets of leaves using Garden Green ink. I used the coordinating dies from the Sweet Citrus Dies set to cut these out.

Two of the die cut and embossed orange slices and the leaves were dry fit onto the card front, just above the wrapped twine. I partially adhered the two orange pieces together using liquid glue, then adhered the oranges to the all-over stamped panel and centered them on the panel.

A sentiment was stamped onto a Basic White sentiment label measuring 2-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ using Mango Melody ink. Stampin’ Dimensionals were placed directly onto the all-over stamped panel and I placed a double stack of Stampin’ Dimensionals on just the right side of the sentiment label and adhered the label to the card front. The label was centered over the wrapped twine and to the right of the card front. The die cut leaves were adhered to the card front and tucked under the orange slices.

The inside designer series paper mat and white panel were cut to the same dimensions as the outside mat and panel. I stamped an additional sentiment onto the inside panel and stamped a single orange slice and leaves onto the lower left corner of this panel. The orange slice outline was stamped in Mango Melody ink and the fill for the orange slice was second generation stamped in Mango Melody. The leaves were stamped in Garden Green ink. The DSP mat was adhered at an angle, mimicking the front of the card and the inside panel was adhered to the inside of the card, and centered from top to bottom and left to right.

The same orange slice was stamped onto the lower left of the envelope front using Mango Melody ink and the leaves were stamped in Garden Green ink. I added a piece of coordinating designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

To finish up the card I added three Brushed Brass Butterflies to the card front. I imagine that butterflies would love orange blossoms!

I love the tone on tone look of this card and I love that you can change up the fruit using the Sweet Citrus Bundle by changing your ink colors – you can go with lemons, oranges, limes and even pink grapefruit! So much fun! The Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper also goes great with these stamped images. You can grab the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper for free from the Sale-a-Bration brochure with a qualifying order through February 28!

You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Let’s get back to the hop! If you hopped over from Terry Lynn’s blog, thanks for stopping by my blog! If you’re just starting the hop here, you can click on the “next” button below to hop to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list. Or, you can click on any name below to go directly to that person’s blog. Enjoy!

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re now ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

January Host Code!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Marigold Moments Good Luck Card

The Marigold Moments Stamp Set, Marigold Moments Dies and the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create this fun and cheerful Good Luck card! The Marigold Moments Stamp Set contains two-step stamps to give a realistic look to the flowers! The Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper is a Sale-a-bration item that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order!

I started off by die cutting the decorative edge on a striped panel of designer series paper using the decorative border die from the Marigold Moments Dies set. This panel was then adhered to the card front and I made sure that I had an equal reveal on the top, left and right of the card.

Using the Layering Circles Dies I used the largest scalloped circle die and the smallest scalloped circle die to die cut circles from Basic White cardstock. The “Good Luck” sentiment from the Marigold Moments Stamp Set was stamped onto the small circle using Garden Green ink. This sentiment label was then adhered to the card front on the lower left using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, I used the two-step stamps to stamp the cluster of Marigolds. I first used Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the detailed image of the flowers, then used Pale Papaya ink to stamp the solid image. I used the dark shade of a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to darken the shadows under the flower petals of the marigolds but this step is completely optional. I think it adds a little something extra!

Using small scraps of Garden Green and Granny Apple Green cardstock I die cut several leaves using the three-leaf die from the Marigold Moments Dies set. I also used the coordinating die to die cut the marigold cluster I had previously stamped. The flowers and leaves were arranged onto the large scalloped circle and when I was happy with the placement, I adhered the flowers to the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used liquid glue to adhere the leaves to the circle and tucked the stems under the flowers. The circle was then adhered to the card front and positioned towards the upward right of the card front.

On the inside panel I used the same two-step marigold stamps to second generation stamp the flowers onto the panel. The panel was then adhered to a mat in Granny Apple Green and adhered to the inside of the card.

I second generation stamped the same marigolds onto the envelope front and I added a piece of coordinating designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess paper away from the flap. Using the Garden Green twine from the Three Twine Combo Pack I tied a small double bow and adhered this to the card front just above the sentiment label.

I love the cheerfulness of this card! What do you think? If you’d like to recreate this card, click on the image below for a pdf tutorial.

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping).

To view the current Sale-a-bration brochure, click here. Ready to start earning free products? Click on the link below to visit my Online Store!

JOIN MY TEAM:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Shy Birds?

I just had to share this with you. You might be wondering what you’re looking at in the photo above. More explanation is required….

I’m fortunate to have a large window in front of my crafting desk and I enjoy watching the birds and squirrels frolic around our front yard every day! Sometimes we even see the foxes travelling through the yards and occasionally we will see a hawk land close by.

So, I asked for a bird feeder for Christmas – one that would suction cup to the window. There are a pair of sheers in the window and I’m able to pull these sheers back to allow for direct viewing outside.

My husband did gift a really nice window bird feeder to me for Christmas! I was so excited to visit our local seed store and purchase some quality feed that would attract songbirds to the feeder. I filled the feeder and waited. I realized that it might take a few weeks for the birds to locate this new feeder but in about a week, we had our first visitors to the feeder – a male and female House Finch!

I pulled the curtains back and waited for the pair to arrive. There was only one problem, though. They can see me through the window and would not feed! If I drew the sheers closed…no problem, they would happily munch away. I thought perhaps they would get used to me if I left the curtains open. Nope! If the curtains are pulled back, they land on the feeder then promptly fly away. Apparently, House Finches are shy! Who knew?

I know that other species of birds become accustomed to being in close proximity to humans and for now I have to wait for those other songbirds to find the feeder. For the time being I must watch my feathered visitors from behind the curtains!

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Greatest Journey Motivational Card

This is one of those cards where the Designer Series Paper does all of the heavy lifting! I created this motivational card using the Greatest Journey Stamps and Dies and the Enjoy the Journey 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. This card requires some very easy fussy cutting and I love how the mountains really pop against the starry night sky!

I started with a card base in Highland Heather. From a panel of the designer series paper in Highland Heather showing a mountain scene, I used my paper snips to trim around the tops of the mountains. I saved the paper I cut away…I’ll use this later for our sentiment label.

Using a second piece of designer series paper – this one with the Starry Sky, I adhered this panel to a white mat, leaving a 1/16″ reveal. I then adhered the fussy cut mountain scene on top of the same white panel, again making sure that I was leaving a 1/16″ reveal. This unit was then adhered to the card front.

From the paper I cut away from the mountain scene, I cut a sentiment label measuring 2-1/2″ x 1-1/8″. The paper is primarily Highland Heather in color. I stamped a sentiment from the Greatest Journey Stamp Set onto the label, then adhered the label to a white mat. The sentiment label was adhered to the lower right corner of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap piece of Highland Heather cardstock, I stamped the pine tree image in Starry Sky ink and used the coordinating die from the Greatest Journey Dies set to cut the image out. This image was adhered to the left of the sentiment label using a combination of liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel and the same pine tree image was stamped in the lower left corner of the panel – both in Starry Sky ink. The inside panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap. Several white Opaque Adhesive-backed Gems were added to the “sky” portion of the card front and a purple gem was added to the sentiment label to finish off the card.

I love the motivational sentiments in the Greatest Journey Stamp Set! This quick and easy card would be great to give to someone taking their next big step in life! You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping).

To view current Sale-a-bration brochure, click here. Ready to start earning free products? Click on the link below to visit my Online Store!

JOIN MY TEAM:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Nested Friends Thank You Card

Happy Monday! Here is a thank you card sure to make you dream of Spring and warmer days! I used the Nested Friends Bundle, Something Fancy Dies and the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder to create today’s card.

I started by stamping the nest image, tree branch image and the bird image onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. These images were stamped in Smoky Slate ink. I chose Smoky Slate because it is a fairly light, neutral color…perfect for coloring over with watercolor pencils as the gray ink can easily be covered with another color! The watercolor pencils were used as is and no water was applied to the colored images.

The nest was colored using a combination of Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and a little bit of Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green along the top of the nest where the light would be highlighting it the most. The tree branches were colored using Cajun Craze and Early Espresso and the leaves were colored in with Granny Apple Green and Old Olive. I chose to make the bird a blue bird and the bird was colored in using Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Black. Once the coloring was completed, all images were die cut using the Nested Friends Dies.

A Basic White cardstock panel measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ was embossed using the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I love all of the texture that this embossing folder provides! The embossed panel was added to a mat in Old Olive. A length of Old Olive Twill Ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of this unit and the ends were secured to the back of the card using small lengths of Tear & Tape. The unit was then adhered to a card base in Thick Basic White cardstock.

The die cut nest, tree branch and bird were arranged towards the top of the card and adhered to the card front using a combination of liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I die cut some additional small leaves in Granny Apple Green cardstock and tucked those in around the nest.

A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap cardstock, and I used one of the dies from the Something Fancy Dies set. I can tell that these dies are going to become some of my favorites as they have some great sentiment label shapes! I adhered the sentiment label over the attached ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I attached one of the die cut leaves to the sentiment label.

On the inside panel, I stamped the tree limb in the upper corner of the panel and used watercolor pencils to color in the image. The panel was adhered to an Old Olive mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card. The envelope front received the same tree branch image, and the dotted stamp was used on the envelope flap to add a little decoration.

The Nested Friends Dies allow you to either cut out stamped images of the nest, or you can choose to die cut the nest from detailed dies included in the set. Either way, this pretty image is perfect for thank you cards, birthday cards, or thinking of you cards.

To download, Save and print a copy of the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

Check Out the New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Happenings!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the Jan 5-Feb 28 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog are now available! How exciting! If you haven’t had a chance to browse these catalogs yet, I have them linked below so you can take a peek!

Click on either image below to view the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

SHOP:

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below. When placing an order of at least $25 (before shipping and tax), be sure to use my current Host Code – HWFEM4ZK – and you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards…but you will still receive a free gift from me! Just be sure you see my name on the screen before checking out, otherwise I won’t be able to verify that you placed an order with me!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration time! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping). If you haven’t checked out the fantastic items you can earn for free yet, you can click on the Sale-a-bration link above to view all of the great items!

JOIN My Team:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Park Congratulations Card

Happy Friday! I created this card using the Sentimental Park Bundle (stamps and dies) and the pretty Regency Park 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This card was created for a special friend who will be retiring in a few short months! Yay for being retired!

I started off by adhering a panel of the Regency Park Designer Series Paper in a bold flower print to a card base of Balmy Blue. I used a second piece of paper from the Regency Park DSP pack to create a banner on the card front – this paper is in coordinating Mango Melody.

Using the dies from the Sentimental Park Dies set, I cut out a number of small flowers – both solid images and outline images -in white, Balmy Blue and Mango Melody. I stacked some of the flowers and adhered the pieces together. Some of the smaller flowers stand by themselves.

The Sentimental Park Dies set has several sentiment labels that you can use. I cut out the large, ornate sentiment label in Basic White cardstock and layered a second sentiment label in white on top of the larger label. The cool thing about the large, ornate label is that the die cuts open slots on the right and left side so that the smaller sentiment label can be slipped into these slots. This creates a pretty layered look! The sentiment was stamped in Mango Melody ink onto the smaller label and the two labels were adhered together.

Before adhering the sentiment label to the card front, I adhered several of the flowers around the right and left sides of the ornate label. I then adhered the sentiment label to the card front, and over top of the banner, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Several of the remaining die cut flowers were tucked under and around the sentiment label.

I used a length of Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon and folded the ribbon in half, securing the pieces together with a Mini Glue Dot. I applied a second Mini Glue Dot to the back of the ribbon and tucked the ribbon under the sentiment label and allowed the ribbon ends to hang down. So pretty!

For the inside panel, I stamped an additional sentiment from the Sentimental Park Stamp Set in Mango Melody ink and used the two-step flower stamps from the same set to stamp flowers along the bottom of the panel. This panel was then adhered to a mat in Mango Melody and this unit was then adhered to the inside of the card.

The same two-step flower stamps were used to stamp onto the lower left of the envelope front in Mango Melody ink. I added a piece of coordinating designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed away the excess paper from the flap. To finish off the card, I added several Adhesive-backed Milky Dots in blue to several of the flower centers on the card front.

You can purchase the Sentimental Park Bundle from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and if you make the purchase during Sale-a-bration you can earn a Level 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog! That’s a win-win. The Sentimental Park Stamp Set contains a ton of images and sentiments. The sentiments in this stamp set alone will cover thank you cards, thinking of you cards, celebrations, new baby, birthdays, graduations and anniversaries! That’s a lot of coverage from just one stamp set! The Sentimental Park Dies include three different sentiment labels and a ton of flower dies and several stem and leaf dies! And if you purchase the bundle – stamps and dies together – you save 10% and earn a free Sale-A-Bration item! This is a great deal!

To download, save and print a pdf tutorial for today’s card, click on the image below.

Wishing you all a fantastic day and an enjoyable weekend!

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

Check Out the New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Happenings!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the Jan 5-Feb 28 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog are now available! How exciting! If you haven’t had a chance to browse these catalogs yet, I have them linked below so you can take a peek!

Click on either image below to view the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

SHOP:

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below. When placing an order of at least $25 (before shipping and tax), be sure to use my current Host Code – HWFEM4ZK – and you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards…but you will still receive a free gift from me! Just be sure you see my name on the screen before checking out, otherwise I won’t be able to verify that you placed an order with me!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration time! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

Earn Free Products:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping). If you haven’t checked out the fantastic items you can earn for free yet, you can click on the Sale-a-bration link above to view all of the great items!

JOIN:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Dainty Delight Stamp Set, Dainty Delight Dies, Framed Florets Dies and paper from Country Floral Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

We have a color challenge for today’s Hop! I used all five of the colors in my project.

I started off with a card base in Mint Macaron measuring 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ which was scored at 3-1/4″. The front of this card is only 3-1/4″ wide compared to the standard 4-1/4″, allowing about an inch of the inside of the card to peek through!

The Petal Pink print from the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper pack was chosen to cover the front and inside left panel of the card. I cut these panels to 5-3/8″ x 3-1/8″ and adhered the panels into place. A strip of paper from the Country Floral Lane pack was cut to 5-3/8″ x 7/8″ and was glued to the inside right panel of the card and peeks through to the front of the card.

One of the oval frames from the Framed Florets Dies was used to cut out an frame and insert using Basic White cardstock. Using the larger foral image from the Dainty Delight Stamp Set, I stamped this image onto the frame insert using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I then used Stampin’ Blends in Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue to color in the image. The frame was adhered to the card front and positioned towards the top of the card to allow for a sentiment label to sit below the frame. The colored insert was adhered to the inside of this frame.

Using small scraps of Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow cardstock I die cut a multiple flowers and leaves using dies from the Dainty Delight Dies set. The flowers were first dry fit around the oval frame, then adhered to the upper right and lower left of the frame. The small flowers in Sweet Sorbet were popped up on the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then tucked in a few Mossy Meadow leaves around the flowers.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock measuring 2-3/4″ x 3/4″ using Mint Macaron ink. The sentiment was stamped towards the right side and I cut a banner end on the left side of the label. I then adhered the sentiment label to the card front lining up the right edge of the label with the right edge of the card front.

One of the floral images was stamped onto the inside panel using Memento ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends in Sweet Sorbet and Mossy Meadow. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. The same stamp was used to stamp onto the front of the envelope front and colored in with Sweet Sorbet and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

To finish off the card, I adhered Rhinestones to the flower centers on the card front. A Dragonfly Trinket was added to the oval insert and double bow using white Baker’s Twine was added to the upper left of the oval frame on the card front. A coordinating piece of Petal Pink designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

The delicate flower images in the Dainty Delight Bundle work well with the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper and I love how all of the colors in the challenge work together – providing a soft, romantic look to the card. I hope you enjoyed my card for the Hop today…I had fun creating it for you!

You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

If you hopped over from Terry Lynn’s blog, thanks for stopping by my blog! If you’re just starting the hop here, you can click on the “next” button below to hop to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list. Or, you can click on any name below to go directly to that person’s blog. Enjoy!

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re now ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

January Host Code!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owls Birthday or Celebration Card

I used the Adorable Owls Stamp Set and the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set along with some ink blending to create this fun birthday or celebration card. The owl on this card is flying in front of the moon! How fun!

I started with a white panel measuring 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ and cut a second panel measuring the same. On one of the panels, I die cut a circle towards the upper right of the panel using the second to largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set. I used the negative of this die cut and layered it on top of the white panel and secured two of the sides with Post It tape. I then used a blending brush and blended Daffodil Delight ink over the circle cut out. The top mask was removed, and I then temporarily adhered the die cut circle over the area I had just ink blended and used a separate blending brush to blend Orchid Oasis ink over the remaining portion of the panel. This creates a moon in the night sky! Using the same blending brush I used to blend Orchid Oasis ink with, I lightly blended some of the residue ink over the moon area just to give it some dimension.

Using the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set, I stamped the tree limb in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the ink blended panel so that the tree limb overlaps the moon slightly. The panel was matted to a piece of black cardstock then adhered to the card base in Daffodil Delight.

The flying owl from the Adorable Owls Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and I used Stampin’ Blends in Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green to color in the owl. I then fussy cut the owl. I adhered the owl to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and positioned the owl just above the tree branch and partially over the moon.

A sentiment from the Adorable Owls Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and I used the second to smallest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set to cut out the sentiment. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was positioned on the lower right of the card. I added a small Black & White Gingham Ribbon bow just above the sentiment label and a few Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots were added around the moon (our night sky needed stars after all!).

On the inside panel and envelope front, the tree branch was stamped using Memento ink as was the flying owl. I used Stampin’ Blends to color in the tree branch and owl. The inside panel was adhered to a black mat then adhered to the inside of the card.

The flying owl was stamped onto the envelope flap and colored in using Stampin’ Blends to complete the card!

This card would make a great birthday or celebration card for adults and children! So cute! You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Check Out the New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Happenings!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the Jan 5-Feb 28 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog are now available! How exciting!

I can’t wait for you to see all of the new products in the Mini Catalog and all of the products you can earn from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

VIEW THE NEW CATALOGS:

Click on either image below to view the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

SHOP:

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below. When placing an order of at least $25 (before shipping and tax), be sure to use my current Host Code – HWFEM4ZK – and you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards…but you will still receive a free gift from me! Just be sure you see my name on the screen before checking out, otherwise I won’t be able to verify that you placed an order with me!

JOIN:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Country Bouquet Double Z Fold Valentine’s Day Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

It’s time for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! The theme this month is “Love” and we can interpret this any way that we’d like. I know you will see a lot of gorgeous creations from my team members in the Hop today! Let’s go!

What says LOVE more than a Valentine’s Day card? I used the Country Bouquet Bundle (stamps and punch) and Country Floral Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create this fun Double Z Fold card for today.

The Double Z Fold consists of two card bases – I’ll call these the rear card base and the front card base. The rear card base was cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock to 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored at 8-1/4″ and 5-1/2″. Using a floral heart patterned paper from the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper pack, I cut three panels and adhered these to the rear card base.

The front card base was cut from Petal Pink cardstock to 10-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and scored at 7-1/2″ and 4-1/2″. Panels were cut from a small heart pattern from the Country Floral Lane paper and matted to white cardstock and adhered to the left and center panels of the front card base.

The left panel of the front card base was decorated with a die cut square stamped with the floral heart from the Country Bouquet Stamp Set in Sweet Sorbet and Mossy Meadow inks. A sentiment label was created using the small and large banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set and this sentiment label was adhered over the stamped heart.

The center panel of the front card base was decorated with two punched hearts in Petal Pink and two punched leaves in Mossy Meadow. A third panel was used to stamp an inside sentiment and this panel was matted to a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock and adhered to the right panel of the front card base.

Once each of the card bases were decorated, the two card bases were adhered to each other using liquid glue.

A single heart pearl was adhered to the card front. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap. Several solid, small hearts were stamped onto the envelope front using Sweet Sorbet ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today as much as I enjoyed creating it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! You can find complete instructions for this card on the linked pdf tutorial, including all cutting measurements, by clicking on the image below.

Let’s get back to the hop! You can click on the previous button to visit Jilliam Good’s blog, or the next button to visit Mary Deatherage’s blog. Or, you can click on any name in the list below to jump to that person’s blog. Enjoy all of the eye candy in today’s hop!

Below is a list of the Hop line up for today:

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

There is not a better time to join my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

January Host Code!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card along with links to each item that will take you to my online store are included below.
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