Tropical Greetings Card Project

Tropical greetings card project

Continuing with the tropical theme today, this card worked up quickly and uses some sizzling colors of Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya against an Evening Evergreen background. The Artfully Layered bundle and Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper were used to create this card.

I started with an Evening Evergreen card base. A piece of Calypso Coral DSP was used, followed by a Pale Papaya DSP which was stamped all over with small tropical leaves in the same color. Two second-generation stamped larger tropical leaves were stamped in Evening Evergreen. Several tropical fronds were die cut from Evening Evergreen and arranged and adhered to the center of the card. A piece of Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave ribbon was adhered on the lower half of the card and the layers were mounted to the card base.

A Calypso Coral tropical leaf was die cut to be used as a sentiment label. The sentiment was stamped in Evening Evergreen and the label was adhered over top of the fronds using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Several jewels were added to the sentiment label, and this completes the card.

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. You’ll find a link to my online store at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to purchase the products used to make this project, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the page.

Be sure to check back in tomorrow as I have another Friday Fun Day project lined up that I think you won’t want to miss! I’ll give you a clue…it’s something you can make for new parents, newlyweds, or a son or daughter who is moving out on their own. That’s all I can say for now. Any guesses? Put your comments down below. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day and stay crafty!

Carol

Watercolor Wet in Wet Technique – Sunset with Palm Tree / New Host Code for March and Ordering Bonus

Watercolor wet in wet technique – sunset with palm tree

You can almost feel the tropical breeze in this watercolor sunset! This watercolor background uses the wet in wet technique which is surprisingly easy.

This card sits on a Misty Moonlight card base and the colors used in the sunset include Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight. A little stamping and die cutting complete the card. If you’ve never given this watercolor technique a try, I recommend that you do. No two watercolors will be alike and that’s what makes this such a wonderful technique. Your sunset sky will be unique and all your own!

If you’d like to give this technique a try you can find step by step instructions by clicking here for the project sheet. A link is included at the bottom of the project sheet to my online store where you can purchase the products you will need to recreate this card. Give it a try…I promise you’ll have fun!

NEW HOST CODE FOR MARCH AND ORDERING BONUS

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax).  This offer is good any time. As my customer base grows the rewards will grow. You can choose a gift from the current catalog valued up to $5. Use Host Code: EHPWWYUF. 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). Ready to shop? Click the Inky Bee Stampers logo below!

Special Ordering Bonus!

Anyone who places a $50+ order from my online store during the month of March will receive thirty-one projects featuring bundles that are included in the Savings Are in Bloom promotion. Please note that there are some retired products used in several of the projects, but you’ll still have the basic design at your disposal. The featured projects include:

  • Sweet As a Peach – July 2021
  • Quiet Meadow – June 2021
  • Pansy Patch – May 2021
  • Art Gallery – April 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Hydrangea Haven – February 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – June 2020 (contains retired items)

You will still receive the $5 ordering gift from me, plus the Daffodil Daydream tutorial also! These tutorials are sure to provide a lot of inspiration, but you must place your $50 order with me by March 31, 2022. Your $50 order does not need to include the current promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or the select bundles as part of that promotion…you can order anything you want in your $50 order.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You can email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I hope you take advantage of this special offer!

All Dressed Up / Reminder – March Paper Pumpkin Kit Must be Ordered by March 10

All dressed up and ready for easter!

With a pretty bow in her hair, this adorable bunny is patiently waiting in a patch of tulips and is all dressed up and ready for Easter!

I used the Easter Friends stamp set to stamp the bunny in Crumb Cake ink, then colored and fussy cut the bunny. Soft Suede ink and a Blender Pen were used to darken certain areas on the bunny. The Flowering Rain Boots stamp set was used to stamp the tulips and stems in Fresh Freesia and Granny Apple Green inks, respectively. The Fresh Freesia print from the Heart & Home DSP completes the backdrop. Isn’t she adorable! Tulips and stems were also stamped on the envelope front as well as on the inside mat for the card.

To recreate this card you can find the project sheet and a list of products needed by clicking here. Included at the bottom of the project sheet is a link to my online store if you’d like to purchase any of the products used, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen.

Reminder – MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT Must be ordered by march 10

If you will be ordering the March Paper Pumpkin kit – Beyond the Horizon – it must be ordered by March 10, 2022. This kit includes everything you need to make a total of 9 cards (3 of each design) and includes exclusive watercolor designs created by Stampin’ Up! artists. The kit also coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection. This kit comes with a bonus FREE stamp set (two stamp sets in total)!

Here is what the kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains 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!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • 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, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

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. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

Click image to subscribe!

You can access a flyer for the March “Beyond the Horizon” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.

Boughs & Blossoms Thank You Card / Savings Are In Bloom

Boughs & Blossoms Thank you card

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Those weekends sure do fly by!

The featured card for today uses only three colors – Very Vanilla, Polished Pink and Mossy Meadow – and works up quickly when you don’t have a lot of time for fussy techniques!

The leaves, greeting and flower image come from the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set which you can find in the current Mini Catalog. A 3D embossing folder was used to add some texture to the Mossy Meadow panel. The stamped leaves from the same stamp set were fussy cut and the card is ready for assembly. Add a Polished Pink and an Opal Round colored with a Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend and the card is complete.

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. You’ll find a link at the bottom of the project sheet to my online store if you’d like to recreate this card, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen.

savings are in bloom

THE MIGHTY MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE AND SELECT BUNDLES

I mentioned last week that the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is 20% off along with compatible bundles through March 31. Take a look at the flyer to see the bundles that are being offered. I see a few that I’d like to add to my collection!

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 view the flyer, including compatible bundles, here.

Friday Fun Day Project – Flower Seed Gift Pouch / The Mighty Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Bundles / New Host Code for March and Ordering Bonus

Friday Fun day project – flower seed gift pouch

Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long week and I’m ready for some R & R. I have another fun project for you today that I dreamed up when I first saw the Flowering Rain Boots bundle. Why not make a pouch that would hold a seed packet that you could gift to your green-thumbed friends? So, that’s just what I did! I’ll be honest with you…when I was figuring out the measurements for this project, I had a few failures that I had to toss (not to worry…my trial projects were plain copy paper…not the good stuff!). The end product, I think, turned out well.

As mentioned, I used the Flowering Rain Boots stamps and dies for the pouch and pull-out tag. I selected Calypso Coral cardstock which coordinates with the Pansy Petals designer series paper. The inks I used include Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee and Soft Succulent and the ribbon is in Soft Succulent. The overall look screams SPRING! How fun will it be to surprise your gardening friends with this special gift?

You can find the project sheet by clicking here. A link is included at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to visit my online store to purchase the products for this project, or you can click on the “Stamp with me” button at the top right of the screen.

Wishing you a great weekend. Stay crafty!

Carol

The Mighty Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Bundles

It might be “mini”, but it is mighty! For the entire month of March, the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles are 20% off! This is a fantastic savings. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.

This 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.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine now is the perfect time to purchase it! 20% off of select, compatible bundles that can be purchased with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is definitely a BIG added bonus also!

Click here to view and download the flyer for this promotion.

NEW HOST CODE FOR March and ordering bonus

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax).  This offer is good any time. As my customer base grows the rewards will grow. You can choose a gift from the current catalog valued up to $5. Use Host Code: EHPWWYUF. 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). Ready to shop? Click the Inky Bee Stampers logo below!

Special Ordering Bonus!

Anyone who places a $50+ order from my online store during the month of March will receive thirty-one projects featuring bundles that are included in the Savings Are in Bloom promotion. Please note that there are some retired products used in several of the projects, but you’ll still have the basic design at your disposal. The featured projects include:

  • Sweet As a Peach – July 2021
  • Quiet Meadow – June 2021
  • Pansy Patch – May 2021
  • Art Gallery – April 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Hydrangea Haven – February 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – June 2020 (contains retired items)

You will still receive the $5 ordering gift from me, plus the Daffodil Daydream tutorial also! These tutorials are sure to provide a lot of inspiration, but you must place your $50 order with me by March 31, 2022. Your $50 order does not need to include the current promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or the select bundles as part of that promotion…you can order anything you want in your $50 order.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You can email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I hope you take advantage of this special offer!

Blended Dahlia Card Project

Today’s project uses the Dahlia Days Bundle. The star of this card is the blended dahlia which appears on the card front, envelope and on the inside of the card! The dahlia was stamped in Pale Papaya ink on Pale Papaya cardstock, then with a blender pen, Calypso Coral ink was used to shade the dahlia to really make it stand out. Of course, the Very Vanilla die cut lace over the black card mat helps to increase the drama of this card as well.

Ink blending using a blender pen is not difficult and doesn’t take a lot of time, but the reward is great! Give it a try and let me know what you think. Blender pens are quickly becoming one of my favorite tools!

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to purchase the items to make this card, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button at the top right of the screen.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Friday Fun Day project so be sure to stop back to check it out. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Carol

Friends Are Like Seashells Card Project Featuring Waves of the Ocean/ Savings are in Bloom! / New Robot Buddies Kids Card Kit

friends are like seashells…you collect them along the way

Here is another card using the Waves of the Ocean bundle. Today’s card features an ocean wave crashing to shore with a pelican looking on while seagulls drift lazily overhead. Can you hear them?

I used an ink dauber to blend the sky colors of Balmy Blue and Fresh Fresia, while I used a blender pen to deepen part of the wave, the pelican, and pilings. The card is mounted on a Misty Moonlight card base with Wink of Stella to sparkle up the white of the wave, the seagulls, pelican and cloud.

The Waves of the Ocean Collection is now open for customer orders and I’m very excited for you to get your hands on this collection because all of the items are beautiful! Customers can order any of the Waves of the Ocean collection beginning March 1 through May 2. The bundle – the stamp set and dies – are an early release from the upcoming annual catalog. The Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper, Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are only available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on purchasing these products!

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to purchase the items to make this card, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button at the top right of the screen.

You can click here for a flyer which details all of the products in the Waves of the Ocean Collection.

Savings are in bloom!

Spring has sprung—and so have savings! During the month of March, save 20% on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible stamp-and-die bundles. This promotion will run from March 1 to March 31, 2022. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.

If this isn’t your first meeting with this mini crafting companion, you already know that this mini—but mighty—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.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine now is the perfect time to purchase it! 20% off of select, compatible bundles that can be purchased with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is definitely a BIG added bonus also!

Click here to view and download the flyer for this promotion.

new robot buddies kids card kit

Stampin’ Up! provides a variety of kits that make crafting simple. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or just staring out, the kits contain everything you will need to make cards or projects and instructions are included with each kit.

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a fun one! With the Robot Buddies Kids Kit, configure cards featuring cute robots and robot themed images that kids will love.

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes 9 card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets and printed die-cuts to decorate with
  • Includes two Classic Stampin’ Ink Spots in Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie

Check out the latest addition to the Kits Collection by visiting my online store.

Blessings of Home Z Fold Card Project

Happy Monday! Today’s card features the Blessings of Home large flower cluster in Fresh Fresia with accents of Smokey Slate and black. The Z fold is a perfect card base to show off this beautiful flower bouquet!

Stampin’ Blends were used to really show off these flowers and I paid careful attention to shading the petals and leaves to really make the flowers pop. Colors used include Fresh Fresia, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, Smokey Slate, and Balmy Blue.

I love playing with color! The light and dark shades of Fresh Fresia were used on the flower petals and the light shade of Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends were used to deepen the shadows on the petals, then blended again with Fresh Fresia. The Color Lifter Stampin’ Blend was used to lift and lighten some of the petals. Granny Apple Green is the primary color on the leaves with the dark shade of Mossy Meadow for the shadows, then blended again with Granny Apple Green. The same with the flower centers – Daffodil Delight is the primary color with the darker shade of Pumpkin Pie introduced to provide depth.

The black mats against the Smokey Slate card base really add to the impact of this card as well as the weathered wood planks of the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper. A black glitter ribbon bow was added to the card front and a portion of the flower bouquet was stamped and colored for the inside of the card as well as on the envelope. Caution…when coloring envelopes with Stampin’ Blends be sure to slip a piece of cardstock inside of the envelope to protect the opposite side from bleed through of the Stampin’ Blends.

I hope you enjoy today’s project! You can find the free, downloadable project sheet for this card here. A link is included at the bottom of the project sheet which includes a link to my online store if you’d like to purchase the items used to make this card or you can click on the “Stamp with me” link at the top right of the screen.

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration so if you want to grab free products, be sure to place your order of $50 or $100 before midnight tonight, mountain time.

Have a wonderful day!

Singing the Blues…and Greens (One Sheet Wonder) Card Project / Waves of the Ocean Collection Open March 1 for Customer Orders / March Savings Offer!

singing the blues…and greens – One sheet Wonder Card project

One Sheet Wonders are quick and easy to create! Essentially, you are creating your own designer paper using just stamps and ink and a full sheet of cardstock. Multiple images are stamped across the sheet of cardstock, then the cardstock can be cut up into four pieces to create four cards. I’m only showing one of the four cards I created from my One Sheet Wonder.

I chose a blue and green theme for my One Sheet Wonder. The colors I selected were Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Granny Apple Green. I cut a panel from my One Sheet Wonder which was mounted onto a Granny Apple Green mat. Using VersaMark Ink I stamped the large flower and a sentiment onto white cardstock. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the stamped images and heat set using the heat tool. The gold embossed flower was then fussy cut and glued to a Granny Apple Green circle which I had die cut. I used the Every Day Label punch to punch out the gold embossed sentiment and both were adhered to the card front. I added a Misty Moonlight bow. Some stamping of the large flower image and small cluster of green flowers were also stamped on the card’s inside mat, as well as the front of the envelope and envelope flap. This completed the card.

One Sheet Wonders don’t have to be just flowers and leaves…you can use any stamps you have to create a card for a baby shower or child’s birthday, for example. Give it a try…but be warned…it’s a little addicting!

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to purchase the items to make this card, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button at the top right of the screen.

WAVES OF THE OCEAN Collection Now Open for Customer Orders

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. I’ve attached a video below so you can see the products offered in this collection.

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 Designer Series Paper, Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are only available while supplies last. Customers can purchase these items beginning March 1, 2022 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
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • 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. The foil specialty paper and rhinestones are equally beautiful.

You can click here for a flyer which details all of the products.

March Savings Offer!

Spring has sprung—and so have savings! During the month of March, save 20% on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible stamp-and-die bundles. This promotion will run from March 1 to March 31, 2022. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.

If this isn’t your first meeting with this mini crafting companion, you already know that this mini—but mighty—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.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine now is the perfect time to purchase it! 20% off of select, compatible bundles that can be purchased with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is definitely a BIG added bonus also!

Click here to view and download the flyer for this promotion.

Sale-A-Bration Ends Tomorrow!

Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow! Don’t miss the opportunity to earn free products with a $50 or $100 purchase…but you must do so before midnight MT on February 28, 2022. I’ve listed the Level 1 and Level 2 products below:

Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $50 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Island Vibes Stamp Set
  • Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Catching Butterflies Stamp Set
  • Driving By Stamp Set
  • Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Awesome Otters Stamp Set
Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $100 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set + Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Special Moments Stamp Set (all sentiments)
Join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.

Not only can you get $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 in your Starter Kit (with free shipping), you will also receive two free stamp sets from any current catalog just for joining during Sale-A-Bration. Many people join Stampin’ Up! just for the 20%-25% discount – you don’t necessarily need to run a business. The choice is yours.

Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products and perks! If you’d like to start shopping to earn free products, click here to go to my online store.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card project. Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Carol

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