Wildflower Path Book Fold Thank You Card / Retiring and Last Chance Products

wildflower path book fold thank you card

This card uses the Wildflower Path stamp set along with a pattern from the Flowering Fields DSP presented in a simple book fold.  This card uses only one ink color – Tuxedo Black Memento – and the matting really sets the design for this card.  I also love the sentiment on the front of the card…”My heart is smiling because of you.” 

While I chose a piece of the Flowering Fields DSP, the New Horizons paper would also work really well for this card! A simple color scheme of blues, greens and white set the tone for this card and the matting helps to set off the center, stamped panel.

You can download the free project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

retiring and last chance products

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products Used to Make This Card:

Joy Fold Card Using the Artfully Layered Bundle / New Kit Added to the Kit Collection! Kindness Cards

Joy Fold Card using the artfully layered bundle

The Joy Fold card is really easy to put together and lets you show off your beautiful designer series paper. Today’s card uses the Artfully Layered bundle and the Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper.

The large card base was cut from Evening Evergreen and the small card base was cut from Pear Pizzazz. The same colors were used to die cut two leaves which decorate the front of the card. Coordinating ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels were used to complete the card. The envelope flap also shows off a coordinating piece of DSP.

This card was so fun and quick to make!

You can find the project sheet for this card which includes all cutting dimensions, colors and products used by clicking on the icon below.

To view and shop for any of the products used on this card, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post.

new kit added to the kit collection! kindness cards

The Kindness Cards Kit has been added to the Kit Collection. Use the Kindness Cards Kit to make cards that encourage and inspire. Kindness is what this kit is all about. Your creations are sure to brighten someone’s day! The kit even comes with a cute storage tin!

Check out the unboxing video to see what is included!

Here are the details on the Kindness Cards Kit:

  • 8 small coaster cards, 2 each of 4 designs
  • 8 envelopes
  • Carrying tin
  • Finished card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam.

Products Used in this Project:

Hand-Penned Petals Thank You Card / April Host Code for Customers

Hand-Penned Petals Thank You Card

I hope you are having a GREAT day! It’s beautiful here in the Mid-Atlantic!

Today’s card was created using the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and the Hand-Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper…which is gorgeous by the way! I started with a card base in Highland Heather and die cut two white panels using the Stitched So Sweetly die set. Each of these panels was mounted on a black mat and one features the beautiful DSP and the other a stamped and colored flower image. Can you tell I love layering? Can’t help myself…

Both the Hand-Penned DSP and the Stitched So Sweetly dies are retiring. If these are items you think you need in your stash I highly recommend that you order very soon. When the items are sold out they are gone for good. You can find a link to these products at the end of this blog post. As of right the writing of this post they are both still available.

To view a downloadable copy of today’s project, click on the link below. To view and order any of the products used in today’s project, scroll to the end of this post.

Have a wonderful day and take a few minutes to get outside and enjoy nature!

Carol

april 1-30 host code for customers

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax) using Host Code CE2A7HVQ This is something I offer to my customers on an on-going basis. You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. This is a good opportunity to grab up a Retired or Last Chance Item! Be sure to use Host Code: CE2A7HVQ. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift from me, though).

If you don’t currently have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator! If you are toying with the idea of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I would love to have you join my team! The Stampin’ Up community is the absolute best – supportive and fun. Many people join as a demonstrator simply for the 20-25% discount and there are demonstrators who are focused on running a business. The choice is completely yours! Of course, if you have any questions about products, joining the Stampin’ Up! team, or whatever, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to chat with you! I can be reached via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Products used to make today’s project are included below:

Calming Oceanfront Card / The New Catalog Comes Out in a Month! / Retiring and Last Chance Items

Calming oceanfront card

Today’s card uses the Oceanfront stamp set and features a double embossed frame around the white card panel. I did my best to capture the embossed frame in the photo but wasn’t having a lot of luck. The frame was created by scoring on each of the panel sides at 1/4″ and 1/2″ and nicely sets off this calm ocean scene.

I used a sentiment from the Paradise Palms stamp set as the font is a lot of fun and is stamped on a cloud. The die cut fence panel came from the Horizon dies set.

This card took minimal time to create and would be suitable for male or female. Products used to create this card are included at the bottom of this post. You can download the project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

The new annual catalog comes out in a month!

Who is excited to see all of the new products in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog? I can tell you that there are some really amazing new itemss and I can’t wait to show them to you!

Be sure to check back often for featured products as we count down the release of the new catalog. You’re going to love what you see!

RETIRING AND LAST CHANCE Items!

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products used to make today’s card:

Friday Fun Day – Ladybug Gift Box

It’s Friday and that means another Friday Fun Day project! This little Ladybug Gift box measures 4″ x 4″ x 2″ and works up very quickly. The box was constructed of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and decorated with a piece of Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper, black glitter ribbon, and the star of the show – an adorable ladybug – punched from the Ladybug Builder Punch which is part of the Hello Ladybug Bundle.

The box is a sufficient size to hold a set of coasters, votive candles, a watch, bracelets, necklace, some yummy treats (chocolates!), etc. What would you gift in this box? Let me know in the comments below.

You can download full instructions and a supply list by clicking on the photo below. A products list is included at the end of this post if you’d like to purchase any of the items used to make this project.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and plenty of time to do crafty things!

Carol


Products used to make this project:

Pretty Soaring Swallows Card / Last Day to Purchase the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Compatible Bundles

Pretty soaring swallows card

For anyone that knows me, I love swirly designs and delicate flowers. So, no surprise on this card design.

This card sits on a Petal Pink card base. I used the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder (this embossing folder will be retiring soon so grab it if you want it…link included at bottom of post) to emboss a white panel and then blended Petal Pink across the embossed panel. A large circle was die cut from the Layering Circles dies. I then used the cloud stamp from the Soaring Swallows stamp set and 3rd generation stamped Balmy Blue for the clouds and then blended some Petal Pink into the clouds and around the edges of the circle.

The flower image towards the top left of the card was die cut from the Swallows dies in Petal Pink and adhered to the embossed panel.

A sentiment from the Soaring Swallows stamp set was stamped in Smokey Slate ink at the bottom of the circle. I stamped the swallow image in Smokey Slate and colored the image using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends then die cut. Ribbon and a bow adorn the center of the circle. The swallow was adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the circle to the embossed panel. The embossed panel was then glued to the card base.

A white card panel was used for the inside of the card with 3rd generation stamping of clouds across the top of the panel. The envelope was finished with an image of clouds and a swallow as well on both the front of the envelope and the envelope flap. This completes today’s card.

I love the look of the Petal Pink and white with a splash of Balmy Blue to add interest. This card would be suitable as a congratulations card for a female or as a wedding congratulations.

Will you give this card a try? You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking the image below. The products used to make this card are included at the end of this blog post.

Last Day to Purchase the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Compatible Bundles

The promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles ends today! If you’re looking for a great deal, this is it! The Mini Cut & Emboss machine is 20%, as are the compatible bundles, but you must order by today. Take a look at the flyer to learn more about this promotion.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s perfect for crafting on the go, or for those crafters who are short on storage space. If you haven’t used this machine before, the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (like its counterpart, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine) cuts and embosses with one pass.

You can visit my online store if you are interested in purchasing the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine or any of the select compatible bundles. Phone orders must be received by March 31 at 6:50 pm (MT), or online by March 31 at 11:50 pm (MT).

Products used to create today’s card:

Kite Delight Birthday Card / Waves of the Ocean Collection – Product Availability Update

I have very fond memories of flying a kite at my grandparent’s house as a child. They had a nice piece of property in a country setting surrounded by fields, pasture and woods. The field sat on a hill and was the best place to launch a kite. You just had to be careful not to step in a groundhog hole! I’m going to date myself here – when I was young, we didn’t have expensive, fancy kites. The kites we used were plastic with wooden dowels to form the support and you had to put them together. My grandmother would find a few fabric scraps and we would tie these onto the kite string. In my mind I can still clearly see the kite soar and sway in the wind. Wonderful memories!

Today’s card uses the Kite Delight stamp set. What happy images in this stamp set! I used a Night of Navy card base and added accents in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and white. This birthday card would be suitable for a child, teen, man or woman. The card contains one die cut rectangle and colored and fussy cut images – nothing too difficult to handle.

You can find all the details to make this card on the project sheet linked below.

A product list is included at the bottom of this post if you’re interested in purchasing any of the items used to make this card.

Waves of the Ocean Collection – Product Availability Update

The Waves of the Ocean Collection is truly a special collection and if you are a beach lover you won’t want to miss out on securing these products.

The Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set and the Waves Dies (or the bundle) are an early release from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is still available but the Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are sold out and no longer available. You can still purchase the Waves of Inspiration stamp set, Waves dies and Waves of the Ocean DSP through May 2, 2022. Here are the details:

  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves of the Ocean Collection are available in English, French, and German.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper – SOLD OUT
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels – SOLD OUT
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards. (Except for the Waves of the Ocean Collection)
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.

The Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ DSP is especially beautiful and was created by an artist and then photographed. The ocean and sand colors in the DSP will make gorgeous backdrops for your cards. These products would be suitable to make cards or scrapbook pages for male, female, teen or child.

retiring and last chance items

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products Used to Make Today’s Card:

Quiet Meadow Center Step Card

I CASE’d this card fold from Lisa Curcio who has a YouTube channel. I used several retiring products on this card – the Quiet Meadow Bundle, Hand-Penned designer series paper, and Matte Black Dots, as well as a retiring In Color, Misty Moonlight. If you like the look of the dies from Quiet Meadow or the DSP, be sure to check out the Last Chance products page soon before the items are gone.

I love the look of a sidestep card as they are great to really highlight the card design! The card here sits on a Mint Macaron card base. Die cut meadow flowers in Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather grace the center panel. There’s also a butterfly perched on one of the flower stems!

I know the cut for this type of card can seem daunting, but it’s really not difficult at all. Check out the pdf project sheet where I provide a diagram showing the cuts and score lines, as well as instructions on how to line these cuts and score lines up on your paper trimmer. I think you’ll be pleased with the results. Printer paper is really great to practice on if you’re nervous about cutting into your cardstock…just throwing that out there. You can access the project sheet by clicking on the image below.

The products used to create this card are listed below. The links will take you to my online store if you’re interested in purchasing any of the products.

Happy crafting! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Carol

Flowering Tulips Easter Card / Remember to Check out the Retiring and Last Chance List

flowering tulips easter card

Happy Monday! Here in the mid-Atlantic we started the weekend off with spring-like weather and by today it was snowing, and temperatures have dropped into the 30’s with 20’s expected overnight. I know it’s spring and the warmth will return very soon but it’s the end of March! I’m glad our strawberry plants are still safely tucked in with straw and they won’t be harmed by the frost. Okay, on to today’s card.

Today’s project uses the Flowering Tulips bundle and a greeting from the Easter Friends stamp set. I had so much fun playing with the Flowering Tulips bundle. I admit I had to watch a few videos to learn how to use the tulip dies. It’s not difficult but the shapes sure do look funny! It turns out that the dies place a score line on the larger tulip pieces which makes assembly easy once you know what to look for. Smart!

I chose Poppy Parade as a card base, accented by Petal Pink and the beautiful Flowering Fields 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. This paper is absolutely gorgeous!

You can find all the details on the linked project sheet by clicking on the image below.

Remember to Check out the Retiring and Last chance list!

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products used to make this card:

Friday Fun Day! – Place Setting Card / Check Out the Retiring and Last Chance Items Before They are Gone

Friday Fun Day! – Place Setting Card

Happy Friday!

How adorable is this little duck splashing in a puddle? This is a very quick and simple project that will bring a smile to your dinner guest’s faces! Or use these at a children’s party to attach to a treat box!

The place setting card measures only 4″ x 2-3/4″ when folded. I used the Easter Friends stamp set for the duck image and the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the white panel and the name tag. These panels sit on a Pool Party card base. The duck image was stamped in Smokey Slate. I used a blender pen to color in the duck with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. Stampin’ Blends were used to color in the puddle. A Brushed Brass Butterfly was added to the white panel to finish the place card.

Click on the image below to download the project sheet. The products used to make this place setting card are included at the bottom of the blog post.

Would you like to see more of these types of projects? Let me know below in the comments. I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay crafty!

Products used for this project:

Check Out the Retiring and Last Chance Items Before They are Gone

With the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog coming out in just a little over a month, the Retirement and Last Chance Product List is out for the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Here are the details:

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the above pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image below. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

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