Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Thank You Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Fall Frenzy”. We can interpret this theme any way that we want. Our Krew has lots of talented team members participating this month so be sure to check out their Hop posts! You can find navigation links further down on this page.

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year! To me Fall brings so many good memories and I love the crisp, cool air and all of the smells and color that come with Fall. When I was thinking about my card for today, I immediately thought of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. Sunflowers are glorious in the Summer but come Fall, they provide their bounty to feed the birds!

I started off with a card base in Basic Black and added a Crushed Curry embossed panel to the card front. I love the contrast between these two colors! I used the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the Crushed Curry panel then took the panel to my paper trimmer to trim off the top right corner of the panel to reveal more of the black base.

Next, I die cut the sunflower outline in Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Sunflower Dies. I used blender brushes to darken the center of the sunflower using Soft Suede ink and blended a little Pumpkin Pie ink around the middle of the sunflower. The sunflower outline was then adhered to a black square panel cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies, then adhered to a Crushed Curry mat. The sunflower center was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Several die sets were used to die cut some foliage and a tree branch. The Harvest Dies set was used to cut a tree branch in Soft Suede. The remaining foliage was die cut using the Sunflowers Dies and were die cut from Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler. A sunflower leaf and leaf outline were die cut using Granny Apple Green. The foliage and tree branch were cut into shorter sections. The matted sunflower was placed on the card front in the upper left corner and the foliage, tree branches and leaf were dry fitted to determine placement before adhering.

The sentiment was stamped onto Crushed Curry cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then die cut using the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I created a tassel from twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. Instructions for creating the tassel are included in the pdf tutorial which is linked below.

The tassel was first adhered to the top center of the card using Stampin’ Seal and adjusted as needed so that the tassel would not cover up the sentiment, although it does hang slightly over the sentiment label. The matted sunflower was then adhered to the card front in the upper left corner using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The foliage, tree branches and leaf were all tucked under the right side of the sunflower panel and glued into place. The sentiment label was added to the bottom center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card front I added multiple Amber gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack. These amber gems are beautiful!

To finish off the card a white panel was added to the inside of the card with a strip of the embossed Crushed Curry cardstock adorning the bottom of the panel. The small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set was stamped in Memento ink onto the envelope front and envelope flap then colored in with Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake.

Ahhh, all of the glorious colors of Fall! This card makes me so happy!

Thank you for participating in Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop and for stopping by! Be sure to visit all of the blogs participating to see all of the wonderful creativity on our team! You can click on the PREVIOUS button below to visit Akiko Sudano’s blog, or the NEXT button to visit Tara Carpenter’s blog.

In case you get lost along the way, below is a list of Blog Hop participants:

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Akiko Sudano
  4. Carol Buckalew (you are here)
  5. Tara Carpenter
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Terry Lynn Bright
  8. Jillian Good
  9. Amy Koenders

You can view, download and print a tutorial for my card today by clicking on the image below.

There is Even More to Sale-a-brate during Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

There are about three weeks left in August! Have you gotten the Sale-A-Bration items you want? Don’t delay! Items are selling out!

Stampin’ Up! has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration…that’s exciting news! Place a $50+ or $100+ order between now and August 31 to earn one of these new items, or any of the items already included in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

Here are the additional products you can earn for free with a qualifying order from now through August 31, 2022 during Sale-A-Bration:

To view the flyer for these additional free product offerings, click here.

Important Note: In order to redeem any of the additional Sale-A-Bration items you must use the order numbers provided on the flyer in order to redeem the items for free during Sale-A-Bration. If you use the item numbers from the catalog, you will not get the items for free with a qualifying order.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

If you’re ready to shop, click on the Inky Bee Stampers logo below and you’ll be taken to my online store. Happy shopping!

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

Stampin’ Up! Best Witches Happy Halloween Card

Did this adorable little witch put a spell on the frog, or was the frog a person and she turned him into a frog? I’ll let you decide!

The Best Witches Stamp Set and Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create this card. I did use the tree stump stamp from the Happier Than Happy Stamp Set…just because the little frog needed something to sit on!

This card is fairly straight forward. A little coloring, matting and adhering and done! I started off with a card base in Gorgeous Grape, then I adhered a piece of the Black & White Designs DSP to the card front.

All of the images were stamped onto a white panel and colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends markers and Wink of Stella, of course! The Wink of Stella provides just the right amount of magic for our little witch! If you don’t have a large supply of Stampin’ Blends on hand, use what you have. Markers or watercolor pencils would work great, too! A piece of Washi tape was used to mask off the ground before coloring just so that I could create a straight horizon.

The colored panel was matted to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock then this unit was adhered to the card front.

The images of the frog, tree stump and stars were repeated on the envelope front as well as the inside panel. The envelope flap was finished off with a coordinating piece of DSP.

How absolutely adorable is this little witch and frog! I had such a blast creating this card and I’m sure you will too! You can find the Best Witches Stamp Set in the current Mini Catalog.

To view, download and print the tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

SALE-A-BRATION IS IN FULL SWING!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

INKY BEE STAMPERS EXPANDED CUSTOMER REWARDS PROGRAM

Customer Thank You Gift
Shop in my Stampin’ Up! online store and receive a free gift from me when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax). You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. Use the current Host Code listed on my Customer Rewards page.  Note that the Host Code changes each month so be sure to use the current code. 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).

Honeybee Rewards Program – NEW!

Would you like to earn free Stampin’ Up! products? Join the Inky Bee Stampers Honeybee Rewards Program! Here’s how the Honeybee Rewards Program works:

  • Earn a Honey Drop for every $25 order you place in my Online Store (before Shipping and any applicable tax). If you place an order totaling at least $50 you’ll receive two Honey Drops…place an order totaling at least $75 and earn three Honey Drops, and so on.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn a Honey Drop (before Shipping and any applicable tax) – sorry, you can’t combine order amounts to earn Honey Drops.
  • I will occasionally offer Double Honey Drop points for special occasions and sometimes…just because! I will advertise this on my blog and in my newsletter to let you know when this is happening.
  • When you place an order of $150 or more, don’t use my Host Code – that way you’ll get your Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! You can apply the Stampin’ Rewards as you like, including the purchase of current catalog products or discounted host exclusive stamp sets! You’ll still get your six (6) Honey Drops from me!
  • For online orders of $450 or more (again, don’t use my Host Code), you will get 50% off of a full priced item in addition to Stampin’ Rewards. And, you will continue to earn Honey Drops for each $25 increment you spend.
  • In order to remain in the Honeybee Rewards Program, you need to have placed an order from me within the last year.

There are other great reasons to participate in the Honeybee Rewards Program:

  • Receive free Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogs mailed directly to you (currently two per year)
  • Place at least $100 or more order with me within the last 12 months and receive a free Annual Catalog mailed directly to you. The Annual Catalogs are jammed full of wonderful products and project ideas!
  • Placing an online Stampin’ Up! order is convenient and secure!

Important Note: When placing your online order, please make sure that you are shopping in my online store. Just take a peek in the upper left-hand corner when in the online store, and you should see my name. It’s the only way you can earn Honey Drops and the only way I can keep track of how many Honey Drops you’ve earned!

Exclusive Project Tutorials – NEW!

  • Place at least a $50 order with me in any given month and receive that month’s Online Class Tutorial free! The monthly tutorials contain multiple projects and focus on a specific bundle.
  • And because you placed at least a $50 order with me you’ll earn two Honey Drops, too!

I hope you’ll take advantage of these rewards!  If you have any questions about any of these offerings, please reach out to me…I would love to chat with you!

Products used to create this card are included below along with links which will take you to my online store: