How to Earn the Beautiful Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for Free!

The Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is absolutely beautiful, and you can earn it for free during Sale-A-Bration by making a purchase of $50 or more. That’s it…that’s how you can get this paper for free. Sale-A-Bration runs through February 28 but don’t delay. Grab yours now!

While you are shopping, don’t forget that there are other great items you can earn for free by making a purchase of $50 or $100 during Sale-A-Bration. If you’re interested in hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration and have a party of at least $300 (in personal sales or party sales) you can earn the Calming Camellia exclusive host stamp set…It’s beautiful! Let me know if you’d like me to set up a Host code for you!

If you purchase the Starter Kit between now and February 28 you not only get to choose $125 worth of products for just $99 (including taxes if applicable) you’ll also get to pick two free stamp sets with your starter kit (excludes the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and the exclusive host stamp set). Just to recap – if you join between now and Feb 28 you get $125 worth of products plus two FREE stamp sets! This is a great deal! Not to mention all of the great benefits of becoming a Demonstrator!

Feel free to reach out to me and let me know how I can assist you! Happy stamping and have a great weekend!

Technique Thursday: Watercoloring a Stamped Image

One of my hobbies is watercolor painting and I was excited to learn I could transfer my love of watercolor painting to cardmaking! In this technique using Water Painters your stamp blocks can become your palette and your Stampin’ Ink Pads your watercolors. I used the Fluid 100 5″ x 7″ watercolor paper from Stampin’ Up!

For this card project I used the Flowing Flowers Stamp Set for the stamped images of the flowers on this card. I stamped the large flower twice – once with the flower facing up, and once with the flower facing down in Polished Pink then stamped the grouping of the three smaller flowers to the left – also in Polished Pink. This technique is not the quickest process so you may want to save your watercolor cards for that special “someone”, but the results are truly worth it!

The key to this technique is to let each watercolor layer dry in between applications – including the initial stamping of the flower images. You want to gradually build the color. The base color for the flower petals will be the Polished Pink Stampin’ Ink Pad. To achieve the darkest shades of “pink”, I used the Real Red Stampin’ Ink Pad and for the dramatic background I used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Ink Pad. Dropping in the Mossy Meadow background really makes the Polished Pink flowers pop! The watercolor image was then cut out using one of the rectangular dies from the Stitched So Sweetly dies set, then mounted on a Mossy Meadow Cardstock mat which was then mounted to a Polished Pink card base. Add the greeting, a ribbon bow and a little bling and you’re done!

I recommend practicing this technique on some inexpensive watercolor paper until you feel comfortable with the process. Have fun and just play!

To view full instructions to create this card click here. I hope you’ll give this technique a try. I think you’ll be pleased with the results!

Product Highlight – Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine / Check Out the Great Sale-A-Bration Products you Can Earn for FREE!

If you’re like me you love adding die cut pieces to your card creations. That’s why the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine are critical to your stamping tool chest!

These machines are durable and the solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing with one pass. The machines come with all of the plates that you’ll need for die cutting and embossing. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage! I love this about these machines!

These machines are portable when you’re on the go, too! Maybe you like to craft while on vacation, camping, or you want the tools you need with you while attending a retreat or crafting at a friend’s house. Either of these machines can be easily transported. Here are the specifics:

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Item No. 149653) –
  • 6″ wide platform for all your crafting needs.
  • Weighs approximately 8.1 pounds. Platform folds to make transporting easy and to take up less space when storing.
  • Works with all Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders.
  • Simple to make a sandwich. Includes plates that are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy use.
  • All the plates you need to get started are included: 1 Base Plate (Plate 1), 1 Die Plate (Plate 2), 2 Cutting Plates (Plate 3), and 1 Specialty Plate (Plate 4).
  • Great for seasoned crafters who want a solution for all their die cutting and embossing needs.
MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE (Item No. 150673)
  • Smaller 3-1/2″ platform for your on-the-go crafting options.
  • Weighs approximately 2.7 pounds. Lightweight, compact, and portable. Platform folds to make transporting easy and to take up less space when storing.
  • Works with Stampin’ Cut & Emboss dies and embossing folders that are narrower than 3-3/8″. Dies and embossing folders that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine are indicated in the product description in our catalogs and online store, including some of the 3D embossing folders.
  • Simple to make a sandwich. Includes plates that are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy use.
  • All the plates you need to get started are included: 1 Mini Base Plate (Plate 1), 2 Mini Cutting Plates (Plate 2), 1 Mini Embossing Plate (Plate 3), and 1 Mini 3D Embossing Plate (Plate 4).
  • Perfect for new or casual crafters who want a smaller machine that offers a high-quality die-cutting and embossing experience. It’s also great for all crafters who like to create on the go.

Consider adding the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to your tool chest!

Check Out the Great Sale-A-Bration Products you Can Earn for FREE!

I wanted to tempt you with a few photos of some of the Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration in case you haven’t had time to view the catalog yet.

With a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration you can earn the Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for free. You’ll get 12 sheets total – 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. This paper is absolutely gorgeous and coordinates with the Daffodil Daydream Bundle. You can find the Daffodil Daydream Bundle (Item No. 157795) on page 37 of the Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalog.

Also with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration you can earn either the Catching Butterflies Stamp Set or the Driving By Stamp Set. I recently featured a card project using the Catching Butterflies stamp set and it’s absolutely adorable! Make a purchase of $100 or more and earn both items. Or, with a $100 purchase you can earn the Friendly Hello Stamp Set plus the Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper…for FREE! This stamp set is so versatile and again, the Designer Series Paper is just beautiful with a romantic feel!

This is just a sampling of some of the items you can earn during Sale-A-Bration – there are more! I’ve previously written about the other Sale-A-Bration perks if you host a party or join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You can reach me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Happy stamping!

February Paper Pumpkin Kit Now Available / Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin During Sale-A-Bration for Free Goodies!

February Paper Pumpkin Kit Now Available

The February Paper Pumpkin kit is available between now and February 10. The Safari Celebration Stamp Set features a full selection of celebratory sentiments! Who could use a little celebrating in your circle? Cheer on an accomplished friend with “you did it!”, prepare to party with “let’s celebrate!”, or uplift a loved one with a “you are so fantastic!” reminder. No matter the occasion, you can make it a celebration with this month’s stamp set!  Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • A Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription.

If you’re ready to subscribe, click here.

Check out this video on Paper Pumpkin:

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin During Sale-A-Bration for Free Goodies!

The above article highlights all of the great benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, but during Sale-A-Bration you can earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. Here are the details:

  • With a 3-month prepaid subscription earn 1 FREE $50 Sale-A-Bration item
  • With a 6-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription earn 2 FREE $50 Sale-A-Bration items or 1 FREE $100 Sale-A-Bration item
  • With a 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription earn 4 FREE $50 Sale-A-Bration items, or 2 FREE $100 Sale-A-Bration items

This offer is only available during Sale-A-Bration, from January 4 to February 28, 2022 so don’t delay! Click here to subscribe.

Eden’s Garden Card Project / Don’t Forget to Check Out Sale-A-Bration

Eden’s Garden in Red & White

As promised here is an Eden’s Garden card project using the Eden’s Garden Bundle! I would have posted this card yesterday but let’s just say that it wasn’t meant to be…it seems that I may or may not have used the wrong stamp set when originally making the card and had to start all over! Ugh! It happens.

This card is very striking in all red and white. Unfortunately, the photo does not do it justice. I used a generic greeting on this card but this would make an awesome Valentine’s Day card.

You can find directions for making this card by clicking here.

Happy Monday and have an amazing week!

Don’t forget to check out sale-a-bration

I know I’ve reminded you several times about the great products you can get for free through Sale-A-Bration but it’s only because I don’t want you to miss out!

Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Shop between now and February 28, 2022 and you can earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with orders of $50 or more or $100 or more. Host a party during Sale-A-Bration with sales of $300 or more and get the Calming Camelia stamp set for free. Plus, if you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration not only can you get $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just $99, you can also pick out two stamp sets for free! Check it out!

If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or the products, would like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration to earn the exclusive host stamp set, or would like to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I would be happy to assist you. You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

New Mini Catalog and Cash In on Sale-A-Bration / Why You Should Shop with Me

Don’t Forget to Check Out the New Mini Catalog and Cash in on Sale-A-Bration

The new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog is now available, along with Sale-A-Bration. You can access the digital copies above! There are some really amazing stamp sets in this catalog so be sure to check it out. I am anxiously awaiting my items from the new catalog as well as the Sale-A-Bration catalog!

As a reminder, if you shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and use my January Host Code you will receive a free gift from me when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax). You can choose a gift from the current catalogs valued up to $5. Be sure to use Host Code: Z4KP9CA4. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (but you’ll still receive the free gift from me).

Sale-A-Bration is extra special this go-around! Read on…

 Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Shop between now through February 28, 2022 and you can earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with orders of $50 or more or $100 or more. Not only can you earn free products through Sale-A-Bration, but if you use the host code mentioned above you get another free item valued at $5 (that would buy some bling!).

Host an Event During Sale-a-Bration and Receive an Exclusive Host Stamp Set: Hosting an event is even more rewarding during Sale-A-Bration season. If you host a party during Sale-A-Bration and your party reaches $300+ you can earn the Calming Camellia host exclusive stamp set for FREE (can be a personal order of $300+ or total party sales of $300+). Let me know if you’re interested in hosting a party to earn this free product and I’ll set up a host code just for you. The Calming Camellia stamp set is gorgeous!

Lastly, Join During Sale-A-Bration: If you purchase the Starter Kit between now and February 28 you not only get to choose $125 worth of products for just $99 (including taxes if applicable) you’ll also get to pick two free stamp sets with your starter kit (excludes the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and the exclusive host stamp set). Just to recap – if you join between now and Feb 28 you get $125 worth of products plus two FREE stamp sets! This is a great deal! Did I mention that you also get free shipping on your Starter Kit?

If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or the products, would like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration to earn the exclusive host stamp set, or would like to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I would love to be your demonstrator and would be happy to assist you – with whatever you need. You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Why You Should shop with me

Shop With Me 24/7

I’m a fairly new demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! and I’m committed to making my business a success and making my customers happy! You may already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, that’s totally fine, I would not want to come between you and your chosen demonstrator. However, if you’re looking for a demonstrator here are a few reasons to shop with me.

  • I want my customers to be happy with the service I provide and with the Stampin’ Up! products they purchase. This means I will work hard to make sure that you receive the best customer service possible from me.
  • Regular project offerings along with project sheets that you can print and re-create for yourself
  • Instructional articles on various techniques that will make your projects look their best
  • Regular updates on upcoming Stampin’ Up! products, and promotions (like Sale-A-Bration)
  • Customer newsletter sharing all the latest Stampin’ Up news
  • A product valuing $5 free from me when you spend $25 or more (you’ll need to use the current host code posted on my website for this offer – www.inkybeestampers.com). I’ll also be looking into a Rewards program for my most loyal customers – that’s still taking shape. As my customer base grows, so will the rewards!

In the not-so-distant future I will also be looking to produce some video content, such as Facebook Live events, so stay tuned. Whether you’re new to paper crafting, or you are an experienced paper crafter, I would love the opportunity to assist you with whatever you need. Feel free to reach out to me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Happy crafting and enjoy the weekend!

Daffodil Daydreams Bundle / The Best Stampin’ Up! Tool to Own IMHO / Paper Pumpkin Reminder

Daffodil Daydreams Bundle

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Daffodil Daydream Bundle. To me daffodils represent spring! When the daffodils start popping up in March (at least in my neck of the woods) I know spring is on its way and with that, warmer temperatures.

This bundled set can do it all – whether you want to craft a card for Mother’s Day, put together Easter treat packages, or design a springtime scrapbook page, you’ll find something to create and celebrate with these delightful daffodils!

If you purchase the Daffodil Daydream stamp set and the Daffodil Dies together you save 10%. There’s more…if you purchase the bundle between now and February 28, you can receive the Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for FREE through Sale-A-Bration! I’ll be receiving my DSP for free! 🙂 If you purchase the Daffodil Daydream bundle you’ll qualify for a free gift from me also! When ordering through my online store use the current host code which you can find on my Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store page and place an order of at least $25 and you’ll be able to choose a gift from any current catalog valued at $5.

I’ll be highlighting a project soon with this bundle so keep a look out. Feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to order this bundle or click below to go to my online store. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Until then, happy Daffodil Daydreams!

The Best Stampin’ Up! Tool to Own IMHO

All of the Stampin’ Up products are great and make our crafting lives easier but there is one tool in particular that I absolutely love. The paper trimmer (Item No. 152392).

I don’t know about you but when I’m crafting I have my desk absolutely covered with everything I need…paper, scissors, bone folder, stamp sets, ink pads, die cutting machine, etc., etc. I love that I can eliminate a large scoring board from my work surface and have one paper trimmer that can handle both functions. The paper trimmer includes both a cutting and scoring blade! The trimmer can also cut 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP, has an extra-wide cutting base and an extendable 17″ ruler.

Sounds goofy, I know, but it’s the little things in life that count!

Paper Pumpkin Reminder

The January Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin kit must be ordered no later than January 10 so don’t delay! Everything you need to start crafting is included in the kit. The kit comes with enough supplies to make 10 cards – 5 each of two designs and coordinating envelopes are included. You will also receive an exclusive stamp set and a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot. The cards are heart shaped!

You’ll also be able to purchase a coordinating add-on – the Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes, Item No. 160147, for $10. You’ll receive 20 mini treat boxes (1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″), gold cord and the boxes are printed with gold foil. Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these special boxes? To purchase this add-on, you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and the add-on can be purchased beginning on January 25.

New Paper Pumpkin kits are released each month. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and pay-as-you-go or sign up for prepaid subscriptions. To sign up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription, click here.

Getting Organized / Technique Thursday: Fussy Cutting / Introducing the All Together Collection

getting organized

As I’m a fairly new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I’ve been thinking about the best direction for my business – Inky Bee Stampers. For starters, I’m focused on providing blog posts to you, my audience, on a regular basis to let you know about all of the great products Stampin’ Up! has to offer and how to earn free products (and hopefully entice you to purchase some of these products and find out for yourself how great they are!). I’m also focused on providing you with content that you’ll find value in, such as card projects that you can re-create, as well as techniques you can use to really make your projects pop! Today’s project for the Catching Butterflies card (shown below) highlights fussy cutting. My plan is to continue to provide these types of projects in hopes that it will help you build your cardmaking skills…and build my skill level at the same time!

As I settle into a routine and get myself organized, I’ll be adding additional content that I hope you find helpful. For today’s project, for example, I’ve included a project instruction document link to a pdf that you can print out if you would like. Other things you can look for from me in the not-too-distant-future include Paper Shares, Virtual Workshops (for now), and Facebook Live events where I’ll highlight upcoming products and share projects and techniques.

I look to you to let me know what you would like to see, so feel free to leave me comments on my blog posts or contact me via email. Of course, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have related to Stampin’ Up. You can use the Contact button on this site or email me directly at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Technique Thursday: Fussy Cutting

This card was made from the Catching Butterflies stamp set which you can earn FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalog by placing an order which totals $50 or more. This whimsical image is sure to make the card recipient smile from ear to ear! This stamp set would be great to use for a little girl’s birthday party invitations, a birthday greeting (for anyone) or for thank you/thinking of your cards.

The card features a cut out window and Designer Series Paper was used on the front of the card. If you look closely, though, the little girl’s dress matches the Designer paper! Yes, I fussy cut the dress to match the front of the card. This technique is not hard and only requires a little patience…LOL. I stamped the image of the little girl onto a piece of the Designer Series Paper then carefully cut out only the dress. HINT: When fussy cutting be sure to use small, sharp paper snips and when turning corners, move the paper and not your scissors…this will give you a much smoother cut and makes turning corners a lot easier!

Click on the image below to access the project sheet for this card. Happy fussy cutting!

Introducing the all together collection

I’m excited to be sharing the All Together Collection with you! Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love.  With this collection, Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Natural Tones Blends which I’m most excited about! These blends can be used in any combination to create the desired skin tone. I’m also really digging the Designer Series Paper too!

The All Together Collection includes early-release products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog—an exciting new range of natural Stampin’ Blends—and exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else! This early release collection will be open to customers beginning on February 1 and sales will run through May 2, 2022. I’ll remind you again as the date draws closer. For now, take a look at the All Together Collection video to learn about the products that are being offered in this collection.

New to Stamping? and How to Earn FREE Products

New to Stamping? No problem! Introducing the new Light the Candles kit

If you’ve never stamped before, Stampin’ Up takes the guess work out by providing their Kits Collection. No experience with stamping? No worries! A number of different card kits and craft kits are available for purchase and range from $12 to $19, making this an extremely affordable option if you’d like to get your feet wet and dive in! The best part about the kits is that everything is included to make multiples.

Stampin’ Up! just introduced their Light the Candles Kit and the kit is featured in the photos above. If you’re a busy person, new to stamping, or if you’re looking for a quick and easy project, the Stampin’ Up! kits are for you. The Light the Candles Kit includes everything you’ll need from start to finish:

* Light the Candles Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic Stamp Block
* Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Spot
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 8 cards: 4 each of 2 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
* 8 preprinted envelopes
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
*A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

You can purchase any of the kits from my Stampin’ Up! store. Why not give one of these kits a try. Click below to shop with me now!

Earn FREE Products – join the sale-a-bration

Sale-A-Bration is on now through February 28. What are you waiting for? Make purchases of $50 or more or $100 or more and earn FREE products! You can earn multiple Level 1 ($50+ in purchases) and Level 2 ($100+ in purchases) products depending on your order total. The order website takes the guess work out of what you’ve earned in FREE products, too!

If you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration reach out to me and I’d be happy to set up a Host Code for your party. If your party reaches $300 you’ll qualify to receive the Calming Camellia Cling Stamp Set (item 158117) stamp set FREE (there’s that word again).

If you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration not only can you order $125 worth of products for just $99, but you’ll also be able to choose two FREE stamp sets from the current catalogs! Of course, there are many more benefits to becoming a demonstrator which I’ll highlight in a future post. I would love to have you join my team and this is a great deal.

New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are Here!

I’m so excited for you to see all of the new products offered in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog! There are some really amazing stamp sets in this catalog. My favorite is the Heart & Home Suite (page 58 and 59 in the Mini catalog)…but I’ve got my eye on several others! Plus, Sale-A-Bration starts today, too!

As a reminder, if you shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store you will receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax). You can choose a gift from the current catalogs valued up to $5. Be sure to use Host Code: Z4KP9CA4. 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, though).

 Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration: Shop between January 4 (today) through February 28, 2022 and you can earn FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with orders of $50 or more or $100 or more. What are you waiting for? Earn FREE products through Sale-a-Bration and use the host code provided above to get an additional free item! It’s a win-win!

Host an Event During Sale-a-Bration and Receive an Exclusive Host Stamp Set: Hosting an event is even more rewarding during Sale-A-Bration season. If you host a party during Sale-A-Bration and your party reaches $300+ you can earn the Calming Camellia host exclusive stamp set for FREE (can be a personal order of $300+ or total party sales of $300+). Let me know if you’re interested in hosting a party to earn this free product and I’ll set up a host code for you.

…there’s more…

Join During Sale-A-Bration: If you purchase the Starter Kit between now and February 28 you not only get to choose $125 worth of products for just $99 (including taxes if applicable) you’ll also get to pick two free stamp sets with your starter kit (excludes the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and the exclusive host stamp set). Just to recap – if you join between now and Feb 28 you get $125 worth of products plus two FREE stamp sets! This is a great deal! Not to mention all of the great benefits of becoming a Demonstrator!

If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or the products, would like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration to earn the exclusive host stamp set, or would like to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I would be happy to assist you. You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Let me know in the comments below what you love most from the new catalogs!

Quiet Meadow Card Project

I mentioned previously that my husband surprised me with the Quiet Meadow bundle for Christmas (stamp set and dies). I found a beautiful “recipe” using this bundle on the Demonstrator site and wanted to share with you.

  • This is a standard note card using Evening Evergreen for the card base, Soft Succulent for the card front, and a piece of Basic White cardstock for the inside greeting.
  • I first stamped the flower image from the stamp set on the Soft Succulent card front twice using Soft Succulent ink.
  • I then stamped the dots and the sentiment using VersaMark and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set the embossing powder.
  • I cut two of the flowers from the Quiet Meadow dies in Soft Succulent cardstock and used Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends to color the stems of the flowers and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends to color the flower petals – using the darker Soft Succulent to create darker centers and shadows on the petals.
  • I then arranged the die cut flowers on the front of the card and used glue to adhere to the card front. I trimmed the stem of one of the die cut flowers so it wouldn’t be quite so long.
  • For the sentiment I used the Everyday label punch and cut one from Basic White cardstock and one from Evening Evergreen cardstock. The Evening Evergreen piece was cut in half and glued to either side of the white label. I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the greeting.
  • Finally, I added a double bow to the left of the greeting using Mossy Meadow twine and added a Bee trinket above the greeting.

I think this card turned out super cute! Here are the cutting instructions along with a list of products used.

Cardstock Measurements:
  • Card Base – Cut one piece of Evening Evergreen to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and score at 4-1/4″
  • Front of Card – Cut one piece of Soft Succulent card stock to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Inside Greeting – Cut one piece of Basic White cardstock to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
All products used can be found in the May 2021-April 2022 Annual Catalog:
  • Quiet Meadow/Meadow Dies Bundle, page 110
  • Soft Succulent, Basic White, and Evening Evergreen Cardstock, page 123
  • Soft Succulent and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, pages 122 and 123
  • Soft Succulent Stampin’ Ink Pad, page 123
  • Bumblebee Trinket, page 141
  • Mossy Meadow Twine, NA
  • Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, page 128
  • Everyday Label Punh, page 150
  • Pansy Patch Stamp Set (used for the sentiment), page 29
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