Stampin’ Up! From The North Pole Gift Tags – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend and that you’ve recovered from all of the calories consumed on Thanksgiving Day! Perhaps you were out shopping on Black Friday in which case you most likely have already burned off those extra calories!

I had the chance to complete the November Paper Pumpkin Kit – From The North Pole this past weekend. How cute are these gift tags? The kit came with everything needed to complete a total of 12 holiday gift tags – 4 each of 3 different designs!

It was so much fun being able to open the box and follow the simple instructions included for each design. Stamps, an ink spot, gift tag bases, labels, embellishments and twine were included, and the kit contained enough supplies to complete all 12 tags! Below are photos of each individual tag.

I’ll be using these gift tags for our family packages this Christmas and can’t wait! If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I highly recommend Paper Pumpkin. Receiving my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail each month is always a lot of fun and there is always a different project in each box. You can read more about the December Paper Pumpkin Kit below.

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

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

Last Chance Products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you in the coming weeks!

The Last Chance Products sale allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this sale. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

Ready to start shopping? Click on the image below to visit my online store.

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

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

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness Double Box Fancy Fold Christmas Card

I have the honor of being a Guest Designer today for the Creative Creases Challenge! I love fun folds so my card for today was extra fun to create. I used the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set, Decorated Pine Dies, the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder and Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper for some added sparkle to create this card! You can visit the Creative Creases Challenge site by clicking here.

The Double Box Fancy Fold consists of two card bases, which as you may have guessed, form two boxes for a free-standing card. The larger card base is in Soft Succulent and is covered with white panels which were embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. The second card base consists of the “main” card panel and a small side panel which was also embossed.

Focusing on the main card panel, I began by second generation stamping the large pine bough image in Soft Succulent ink coming in from the top left. A sentiment from the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set was stamped onto the lower right of this panel using Evening Evergreen ink.

Several components were die cut using the Decorated Pine Dies for the main panel. Specifically, I die cut a large pine bough from Evening Evergreen cardstock. Stars from White Glimmer Paper were die cut and the ornament was die cut in both Red and White Glimmer Paper.

The ornament was pieced together using both red and white Glimmer Paper and the pieces were secured on the reverse side using Tear & Tape. A piece of red and white Baker’s twine was threaded through the top of the ornament to “hang” from the stamped pine bough branch and secured with a small drop of glue. The ornament was adhered to the main panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals to hang below the pine bough. The die cut pine bough was adhered to the panel and white glimmer stars were scattered across the pine bough.

On the large card base, the embossed panels were adhered to their corresponding panels and the box mechanism was adhered into place. For the smaller card base, the smaller side panel was matted to a piece of Soft Succulent, then adhered to the card base. The smaller card base was then adhered to the larger card base to form the second box. The main panel was then adhered to the card front. A small red ribbon bow was added to the top of the ornament.

A white panel was stamped with pine boughs and an additional sentiment. This panel was then adhered to the back of the card. The same pine bough image was stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap.

This double box fancy fold makes a pretty card. I hope you give it a try! You can view a pdf tutorial for this card, which includes detailed instructions and photos, by clicking on the image below.

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving and I’m sure a few of you will be out shopping Black Friday deals today! Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

Carol

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

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

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

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

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Jingle Jingle Jingle Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I know we’re going to see a lot of wonderful creations on the Hop today, so I hope you’ll join in!

I created my card from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set and the fun Santa Express 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

We have a sketch challenge for today’s hop…

If you’re watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade today, you know that at the end of the parade the big guy in red…Santa Clause…makes his appearance to kick off the holiday season! My card today is a hat tip to Santa!

Following the sketch challenge my card today is simple in design and quick to put together. I started off with a card base in Granny Apple Green and used the small star from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set to stamp down the sides of the card base front using Granny Apple Green ink. After stamping the stars I used wink of stella to give them a little sparkle!

A Poppy Parade print with the words “Fa-La-La” from the Santa Express Designer Series Paper pack was adhered down the center of the card front.

I cut a sentiment label to approximately 3-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ from Basic White cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp the outline of the word “Believe” in Granny Apple Green ink. I then used the filler stamp, also in Granny Apple Green ink, to fill in the word.

A sentiment label mat was cut in Granny Apple Green and measures the same width as the DSP panel and sentiment label, but is cut a little wider. I stamped the same small star from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green ink across the top and bottom of this sentiment label mat and brushed the stars with Wink of Stella before adhering the sentiment label to it’s mat. The sentiment label was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed on the lower third of the card front, lining up the edges of the sentiment label with the DSP panel previously adhered.

On a small scrap of white cardstock, I stamped the Santa hat from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then stamped the red fill for the hat in Poppy Parade ink. The Santa hat was fussy cut and adhered to the top left of the sentiment label using a combination of liquid glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional. The white areas of the hat were dusted with Wink of Stella. The hat was set at a jaunty angle of course!

I used Metallic Mesh Ribbon to tie a bow and adhered the bow towards the top center of the card front. Multiple silver Festive Pearls were added across the top and bottom of the sentiment label.

For the inside panel I stamped the words “in the magic” from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green ink, then used the “Merry Christmas” stamp from the Santa’s Delivery Stamp Set to stamp below the first sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. Several of the small stars from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set were stamped around these sentiments using Granny Apple Green ink.

The same small star was stamped on the envelope front multiple times in Granny Apple Green ink and a piece of coordinating Santa Express Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap. I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today and I hope you believe in the magic of the season, too!

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

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all! Be safe travelling!

Now, let’s get back to hopping! Click on the “Next” button below to be taken to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list or click on any name in the list below to be taken directly to that blog. Please take a few minutes to stop by each blog and be prepared to be inspired! Enjoy!

Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop List:

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

Ready to Join Our Team?

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

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

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

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose Thank You Card

The beautiful Cottage Rose Stamp Set and Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper makes for some beautiful cards!

I chose the large floral print paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper pack and colored in the image using a variety of Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut around the image.

For the card front, I chose a leaf pattern piece of paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper pack and wrapped a piece of Natural Woven Ribbon around the bottom third of the panel and secured the ends to the back of the panel. The DSP panel was then adhered to a Calypso Coral card base. The fussy cut flower bouquet was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and slightly overhangs the ribbon.

I used a slender piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the sentiment label and stamped the sentiment to the far right of the label, then adhered the label across the top of the fussy cut flowers and just above the ribbon band. I used a length of Natural Woven Ribbon to tie a bow and the bow was attached to the sentiment label on the left at an angle. Several Brushed Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots were added to the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on the inside panel. The leaf image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was stamped in Memento ink onto the lower portion of the panel and colored in using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

For the envelope I stamped the same leaf image on the lower left of the envelope front and colored in. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap, and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

Gorgeous paper and images! This is a great set for making birthday cards, thinking of you cards and friendship cards, too!

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

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

I usually do a Facebook Live on Wednesdays, but I will be spending my day today in the kitchen preparing for our feast tomorrow so no video today. I’ll be back next Wednesday with a video for you.

I like to take Thanksgiving week to reflect on what I’m grateful for. I am, of course, grateful for my family and friends but I’m also very grateful for all of you in the crafting community.

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re travelling to visit family…safe travels and enjoy!

Carol

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

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

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

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

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Pink Poinsettias Christmas Card

These beautiful pink poinsettias on this card were created using the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder which comes with the Merriest Frames Dies and some lightly blended Cherry Cobbler ink.

Who knew that faded out Cherry Cobbler ink would make such a pretty shade of pink? That’s why it’s important to play with color! [Insert smile…]

I also used the Holly Berry Dies to add a few pine boughs to the card. The Basic Borders Dies were used to cut the V shape onto the Distressed Gold panel. Speaking of Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper…it’s currently not orderable but is expected back in stock in a few weeks. So, my apologies for creating a card using an item that isn’t currently available. If you have some on hand, great! If not, I’m a big advocate of using what you have in your stash…so you can easily substitute a coordinating piece of designer series paper for this card. On to the card.

I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler polka-dot patterned paper from the Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack to a card base in Very Vanilla. I used the Basic Borders die to die cut the V shaped panel from Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and added this to the card front.

From Very Vanilla cardstock I die cut two large, two medium, two small and two extra small poinsettias using the Merriest Frames Dies then lightly blended Cherry Cobbler ink over these flower pieces using a blending brush. I also die cut several holly leaves from the Merriest Frames Dies set as well as several pine boughs in gold from the Holly Berry Dies set.

The poinsettia pieces were assembled using liquid glue and I was careful to stagger the flower petals when adhering the pieces together. Three gold Festive Pearls were added to the flower centers to complete the flowers. A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink and I lightly blended Cherry Cobbler ink around the sentiment label edges. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was centered from top to bottom and to the right of the card front.

The poinsettias were also adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then tucked in the Holly leaves and gold pine boughs around the flowers.

Gold Simply Elegant Trim was looped three times then folded in half with the ends secured with several Mini Glue Dots. The trim was then tucked under the top flower – adding some extra shimmer. One additional gold Festive Pearl was added to the sentiment label.

On the inside panel of the card, I stamped an additional sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler ink and third generation stamped the greenery image on the bottom of the panel. The panel was then adhered to a panel of coordinating designer series paper and then I adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

The same greenery image from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set was third generation stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the envelope front. A piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I love decorating with poinsettias at Christmas time and it is what made me think of creating pink poinsettias for this Christmas card. So pretty! I hope you’ll give it a try!

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

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

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

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

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

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings Fall Friendship Card

This card was created using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set, Hello Harvest Stamp Set and the Layering Circles Dies. I couldn’t help myself and had to squeek out one more card using this set…in honor of Fall and Thanksgiving week!

A white panel was stamped repeatedly using the maple leaf image from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. The image was stamped in So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie inks. When stamping with the Pumpkin Pie ink, I second generation stamped the image to give it a softer look.

The pumpkin image from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock in Pumpkin Pie ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends in So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake. The pumpkin was then die cut with the 2nd to largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set. A second circle, using the largest die from the Layering Circles Dies set was cut from Early Espresso cardstock and the pumpkin panel was adhered to this. The circle unit was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap white cardstock in Early Espresso ink and die cut using the smallest circle from the Layering Circles Dies set and matted onto an Early Espresso scalloped circle then adhered to the card front towards the lower right of the larger circle unit.

More maple leaves were stamped onto the inside panel along with an additional sentiment from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. Maple leaves were also stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap.

To finish off the card front I adhered several Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and tied a bow using Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim. The bow was added to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

I will be sad to set the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set aside to make way for all holiday cards but look forward to making spring cards using this set…in lots of pretty greens!

As this is Thanksgiving week, I will be spending this week reflecting on what I am grateful for. I am most definitely grateful for my family and friends and so much more! What are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments below!

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

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

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

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

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

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Warm Welcome Card for Baby

This card was created using the Warm Welcome Stamp Set, Warm Welcome Dies and the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder along with some pretty paper from the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack for a quick and easy card for baby.

My husband and I will be attending our Great Nephew’s christening this coming weekend (our first great nephew!) and I needed a card for the occasion. This card is a non-traditional take on a christening card but could easily be used for a baby’s birth or birthday! As this is the couple’s first child…the shoe image was perfect! Mom’s shoes are colored in Polished Pink, Dad’s in Tahitian Tide and Baby’s in Balmy Blue.

I started off by embossing a white panel using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. Smoky Slate ink was lightly blended across the embossed surface to highlight some of the bricks. The embossed panel was adhered to the front of a card base in Balmy Blue.

The open-door image from the Warm Welcome Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Smoky Slate ink then die cut. I used a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to give the door panels some shadow then used a Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to soften the shadow lines. A panel was die cut in a Tahitian Tide print from the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack and adhered to the door opening. The door unit was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The shoe image was stamped onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink then colored with Stampin’ Blends and die cut. This is such a sweet image! I used the light shades of Tahitian Tide, Balmy Blue and Polished Pink to color in the shoes. The shoes were adhered to the bottom of the doorway using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Two sentiments from the Warm Welcome Stamp Set were combined for the sentiment on the card front. A door knob was die cut using Silver Foil and a double bow was added to the door using twine in Tahitian Tide from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Pack.

A white panel was added to the inside of the card with simple sentiment “Yay”. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap, and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

Simple, quick and easy and oh so adorable for a baby!

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

Wishing you a great weekend and a wonderful day!

The Seasonal Sale Ends Today! Don’t Miss Out on the Savings!

Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale and it ends today! Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale between November 15 and 18 2022. Select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% off all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

To view the list of products and sale prices, click here.

If you’re thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! team, now is a great time to get even more in your starter kit by adding items from the Seasonal Sale to your kit!

Don’t miss out on this special sale! Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I’d be happy to assist you.

Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!

The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The collection includes:

  • Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.

The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!

I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!

To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.

NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? I thought I’d try something new!

Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Christmas Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see what my teammates have created this week! I used the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle and the Decorated Pines Dies to create my card for today.

We have a color challenge for the Hop today and I used Sweet Sorbet, Basic White, Pool Party and Garden Green as the colors for my card.

Using the largest die from the Candy Canes Dies set with the diagonal stripes, I die cut a panel in Garden Green and Sweet Sorbet. The Garden Green panel was adhered to a Basic White Thick cardstock base “right side” down. The Sweet Sorbet panel was adhered over top of the Garden Green panel and was adhered “right side” up to create a really cool looking crosshatch pattern on the card front.

Using the candy cane dies from the Candy Canes Dies set, I die cut two candy canes from the Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I chose the candy canes with Sweet Sorbet, Garden Green and Pool Party stripes. Crossing the candy canes and using a combination of liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals the candy canes were adhered to the card front.

Several pine boughs were die cut in Garden Green and Pool Party cardstock using the Decorated Pine Dies. The pine boughs were slipped under either side of the candy canes and adhered to the card front.

A sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes Stamp Set was stamped in Sweet Sorbet ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and die cut using the 2nd to smallest die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. Another circle was die cut from the Garden Green dotted print from the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper and the sentiment label was adhered to this circle. The sentiment label was then adhered to the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped onto a white panel in Sweet Sorbet ink. I also stamped a partial candy cane onto the bottom of the panel along with two greenery sprigs. The panel was adhered to a Garden Green mat then adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card front I tied a double bow using Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon and adhered the bow above the sentiment label. One red Festive Pearl was also adhered to the top of the sentiment label.

The candy cane image and greenery were stamped onto the bottom left of the envelope front and a piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

You can view a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card! I hope you enjoyed it! Now let’s get back to the Hop! Please be sure to check out all of the other blogs for some amazing inspiration. Click on the “Next” link below to be taken to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the Hop list. Enjoy!

Here is a list of those participating in the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today. You can click on any name below to be taken directly to their blog.

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

Ready to Join Our Team?

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

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

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

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Framed Florets Easel Birthday Card

The Framed Florets Stamp Set, Framed Florets Dies and the Fitting Florets 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create this pretty birthday card. There is nothing better than an easel card to display gorgeous designer series paper!

A piece of the Evening Evergreen gingham print paper was adhered to the card front. An ornate frame was die cut in Basic White using the Framed Florets Dies. The sentiment “Wishes for a beautiful birthday” from the Framed Florets Stamp Set was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink onto the frame insert. Both the ornate frame and the insert were then adhered to the card front.

A second frame from the Framed Florets Dies was die cut in Polished Pink and this frame was adhered to the front of the white frame. From the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper, I die cut one of the two-flower images and a multi flower image was fussy cut. These flowers were used to decorate the frame and I used a combination of glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere these around the frame. The card front was then attached to the card base.

The small flower print from the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper was chosen for the inside of the card. A small strip of the gingham print was added to a white panel and this panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

A second sentiment label was created using a sentiment from the Framed Florets Stamp Set and one of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. A banner was die cut in Basic White and a second banner was cut in Polished Pink which was used as a mat. This sentiment label acts as the easel “stop” and was adhered to the inside of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label was placed towards the bottom of the card and centered.

On the envelope front, I stamped the two-flower image from the Framed Florets Stamp Set in Polished Pink and used Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Polished Pink and Soft Succulent to color in the image. A piece of coordinating DSP was added to the envelope flap, and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. Several pink Glossy Dots were added to the card front to complete the card.

The pretty oval frames and paper from the Fitting Florets Collection make for such beautiful cards! I hope you’ll give this one a try!

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

If you’d like to see my Facebook Live demonstration showing you how to create this card, join me today at 1 pm Eastern over on my Facebook Page. Click on the image below to go to my Facebook Page!

The Seasonal Sale Is On! November 15-18 Only!

Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale and it ends in a few short days! Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale between November 15 and 18 2022. Select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% off all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

To view the list of products and sale prices, click here.

If you’re thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! team, now is a great time to get even more in your starter kit by adding items from the Seasonal Sale to your kit!

Don’t miss out on this special sale! Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I’d be happy to assist you.

Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!

The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The collection includes:

  • Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.

The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!

I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!

To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.

NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? I thought I’d try something new!

Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Deer Holiday Card

Today’s card was created using the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set, Reindeer Dies and some ink blending! This is a fun winter scene complete with moon beams and big, fat snowflakes…you know, the kind that fall from the sky just before the snow fall ends!

I can’t take credit for the moon beam idea as I saw this shared on a social media platform, but credit was not given to the original creator, so credit goes to whoever thought of this!

I started off with a white panel and used scissors to cut a gentle snow “hill” into a straight piece of masking paper then adhered this towards the bottom of the card – about 2/3 of the way down. I used a second piece of masking paper with a straight edge and positioned it in the upper right corner and angled it to the left to create the first moon beam. I used a blending brush and first blended Balmy Blue ink in the unmasked area, then came back in with Starry Sky ink and concentrated this ink around the edge of the masking paper. I repositioned the piece of masking paper, keeping the right side tight to the top right of the panel and dropping the left side about 3/4″ below the first inked area and repeated the ink blending steps until the top portion of the panel was covered with moon beams!

Next, I used white pigment ink and a small amount of water and dropped in snowflakes onto the sky. The little bit of water mixed with the pigment ink reacted with the Starry Sky ink and caused the snowflakes to spread slightly. I rather like this look as it reminds me of big fluffy snowflakes!

The masking paper covering the snow hill was removed and I lightly blended Starry Sky ink across the top of the snow hill. I used the same piece of masking paper for the snow hill and flipped it upside down and created a second snow hill below the first – blending ink on this hill and making this one darker than the first.

I die cut two pine trees in Evening Evergreen cardstock from the Reindeer Dies set and cut one of the trees down by about half. The pine trees were adhered to the card front as was a die cut reindeer in Early Espresso. I used white pigment ink and painted the ink across the top of the reindeer to give the impression of the moon shining off of him. The pine trees also were painted with white ink to give the impression of snow. The reindeer was also adhered to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment for the front of the card onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and die cut using the 3rd smallest die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. (If you don’t own this die set…you really should get it…it comes in so handy!) The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The panel was then adhered to a mat in Starry Sky then this unit was adhered to the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card as was the pine tree image from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. The same pine tree image was also stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap. Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to finish off the card.

If you would like to recreate this card you can access the pdf tutorial by clicking on the image below.

Have a wonderful day!

The Seasonal Sale Starts Today! November 15-18!

Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale that starts today! Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale between November 15 and 18 2022. Select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

To view the list of products and sale prices, click here.

Don’t miss out on this special sale! Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I’d be happy to assist you.

Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!

The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The collection includes:

  • Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.

The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!

I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!

To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.

NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? I thought I’d try something new!

Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

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

Products used to create today’s project are included below including links for each product that will take you to my online store.
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