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! Cottage Rose Get Well Card

I used the Cottage Rose Stamp Set, Cottage Flowers Dies and the beautiful Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to make this pretty get-well card. This card is a CAS (Create & Share) from the May 2022-April 2023 Annual Catalog although I changed things up a bit.

A piece of the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper in a Petal Pink stripe print was adhered to a card base in Smoky Slate. I stamped the sentiment “feel better real soon” from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set onto a second piece of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper in a Smoky Slate leaf print using Early Espresso ink.

Using the largest die from the Cottage Flowers Dies set, I die cut flower pieces in Basic White cardstock. All of the die cut pieces were not used. I selected the largest flower piece, two medium sized flower pieces and one small flower piece along with the stem and leaves piece to construct a flower. The flower pieces and stem were colored using Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink and Crumb Cake then adhered together to create the 3D flower that adorns the card front. The flower was adhered to the Smoky Slate leaf print piece of DSP, just to the right of the stamped sentiment.

A piece of linen thread was wrapped around the DSP panel and adhered to the back using Stampin’ Seal. Using another length of linen thread, I tied a bow and adhered the bow just under the flower using a Mini Glue Dot. The DSP panel was adhered to the card front.

The largest flower image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was partially stamped on the inside panel in Smoky Slate ink and adhered to the inside of the card. This same image was stamped onto the envelope front.

A piece of coordinating paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. Several Iridescent Pearls were adhered to the card front to complete the card.

This card design makes a lovely get-well card but would also make a great birthday, sympathy or anniversary card, too! I hope you’ll give it a try!

You can view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

To see how this card was made visit Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook page.! Click on the image below to view the video.

Paper Pumpkin 48 Hour Sale! November 9-10 Only!

On November 9 and 10, all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can save up to 50% on Paper Pumpkin past kits, refills, and add-ons! Past kits, refills, and add-ons make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season. Get a head start on holiday shopping now! Past kits don’t include a clear block, but you can purchase these separately (supply item 148288).

Items are available while supplies lasts! You won’t want to miss out on this amazing sale!

Click here to view past kits, refills and add-ons in my online store!

Reminder – The Deadline for the November Paper Pumpkin Kit, From The North Pole, is November 10!

Speaking of Paper Pumpkin…the deadline to subscribe in order to receive the From The North Pole kit is November 10!

Receiving my Paper Pumpkin Kit is like receiving a surprise in the mail each month! I generally know what will be in the kit but actually opening the box and seeing all of the pieces is so much fun!

If you missed out on the October Paper Pumpkin Kit, no worries. Paper Pumpkin has you covered with the From the North Pole November kit. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

In order to receive the November From the North Pole kit you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than November 10, 2022. If you subscribe on November 11, 2022, it’s too late, you’ll receive the December kit instead. To view the flyer for this kit, click here.

ABOUT THE KIT

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.
  • Finished gift tag size is 2″ x 3″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, and Sweet Sorbet

North Pole Sacks Add-On

If you’re in need of Christmas packaging – no worries! You can purchase the North Pole Sacks Add-On which is available now for Paper Pumpkin subscribers! Item Number 162416. Here’s what’s included:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag Size is 4″ x 6″

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

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

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!

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

Pretty Cottage Rose Bouquet / Grab Your Stampin’ Up! Swag!

pretty cottage rose bouquet

When I first used the Cottage Flowers die set, I noticed a large die that cut out all of the pieces for a flower bouquet – flowers, stems and leaves. I wondered how I might use this die. This die will cut out all of these images on one of the papers from the Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, but I wanted to create something different using this die. This is what I came up with. I used the negative of the die cut to help arrange the pieces onto an Evening Evergreen panel. I think the Pale Papaya flowers and Soft Succulent stems and leaves create a soft, pretty bouquet against this dark background!

Each of the flowers, stems and leaves were colored using Stampin’ Blends. On the flowers, I used the darker shade of Pale Papaya to give the suggestion of the rose “bowl” and petal edges for a soft look. A sentiment stamped in Evening Evergreen on a Pale Papaya label was added, along with a strip of Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and a few Heart Pearls…giving this card a romantic look.

Another use of this large bouquet die is to cut out all of the pieces and arrange any way you’d like! This one die in the Cottage Flowers Die set has multiple uses!

You can view, download and print instructions for today’s card by clicking on the icon below.

grab your stampin’ up! swag!

Show the world that you’re a Stampin’ Up! crafter! Stampin’ Up! has released several branded merchandise items for you to choose from. Branded merchandise items are while supplies last but if there is a high demand for a particular item, Stampin’ Up! may evaluate on whether or not to restock the item. Here are the branded products being offered:

  • STAMPIN’ UP! ABIGAIL ROSE POSTER – This poster features the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: “Love what you do, share what you love” which is a sentiment that resonates deeply with the Stampin’ Up! community. The art design coordinates with the Abigail Rose Suite.  The poster measures 18″ x 24″
  • 2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER – The grid paper measures 11″ x 17″ and includes a total of 25 sheets – 5 of each In Color
  • ABIGAIL ROSE FILE FOLDERS – 6 folders measuring 9-1/2″ x 14″ – 2 each of 3 designs
  • ABIGAIL ROSE HOODIE – This hoodie features a color-blocking style with florals from the Abigail Rose Suite. Perfect for casual, everyday wear or to wear to a Stampin’ Up! workshop or get together!
  • 2022-2024 IN COLOR TUMBLERS – The insulated tumblers are perfect to take your drinks with you on the go, or to sip comfortably at home. The tumblers are available in each of the new In Colors and feature an ombre design. 20 oz. size. 

To view more information or to place a swag order, click on the image below.

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

Cottage Rose Get Well Card / Joining Promotion for May

Cottage Rose get well card

The beautiful Cottage Rose Suite makes the most romantic looking cards. The color palette is on the warm side…my favorite!

Several of the images from the collection were stamped, die cut and colored using Stampin’ Blends. I then used a piece of DSP from the Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack as the card background and added a strip of Calypso Coral over the DSP. Calypso Coral is not one of the “coordinating” colors with this DSP, but I think it’s a great compliment to the Petal Pink in the DSP. I added a small sentiment and some of the new Natural Finish Ribbon to complete the card.

Did you know that you can stamp directly onto the Natural Finish Ribbon? The ribbon is nearly an inch wide! I didn’t do any ribbon stamping on this card but will in a future project. This ribbon has a soft feel to it and frays nicely for a different look. As quilting is one of my creative outlets, I love to feel the texture of fabric, including ribbon. Fabric stores are one of my favorite kinds of stores and I love feeling all of the soft, smooth fabric. All quilters out there know what I’m talking about (insert BIG smile)!

You view, download and print instructions for this project by clicking on the icon below.

I highly recommend that you add the Cottage Rose collection to your cardmaking stash!

joining promotion for may

If you are thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, the month of May is a great time to pick up the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color merchandise when you purchase the Starter Kit between May 3-31!

This great deal is in addition to the $125 of products that you normally get with your Starter Kit. Plus Stampin’ Up! will send you free business supplies and a free Paper Pumpkin Kit and your Starter Kit will be shipped to you for free!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  If you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping

The 2022-2024 In Color products included in this offer are shown below.

Many people join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator just for the 20-25% discount and sneak peeks on upcoming products and the chance to pre-order new, select products. Others join for the purpose of starting a business. If you’ve been thinking about joining as a demonstrator, now is a great time with the added bonus of the free In Color products! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status – just maintain $300 in sales per quarter. There are no penalties if you are unable to maintain this minimum, you would just go back to being a customer. I would love to have you join my team and I’m always available via email to answer any of your questions. Just email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

You can view this promotion flyer, which contains all of the details by clicking here. If you’re ready to join the team, click here.

A list of products used to make today’s card are included below:
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