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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Congratulations Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

The theme for today’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is “celebrate summer” and what better way to celebrate summer than with flowers! What’s your favorite summer flower?

My card for today’s Hop was created using the Blessings of Home Stamp Set and the Flowers of Home Dies. The large image from the Blessings of Home stamp set is one of my favorites so I was excited to pull out this set for my card today! I also used the Deckled Rectangles Dies and the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set was used for the inside greeting. A piece of the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper was used on the envelope flap. Card details, including measurements, can be found on the project sheet which is linked towards the bottom of this post.

I started off with a card base in Sweet Sorbet – one of our new In Colors. I used the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Basic White cardstock. A piece of Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon was wrapped around the embossed panel twice vertically and the ribbon ends were adhered to the back of the embossed panel. This panel was then adhered to a Basic Black mat, then this unit was adhered to the card base.

The large flower bouquet image was used from the Blessings of Home stamp set and the image was stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. The image was then colored in with an assortment of Stampin’ Blends. The image was then die cut using the coordinating Flowers of Home Dies. While die cutting, I also die cut several greenery sprigs from Basic White cardstock using the Flowers of Home Dies also. I stamped the sentiment “What a Beautiful Day” onto a piece of scrap white cardstock. The full sentiment reads “What a Beautiful Day for Love” but I used a piece of washi tape to block out the words “for Love”, inked the stamp, removed the Washi tape then stamped the sentiment. The sentiment was then die cut using the Deckled Rectangles Dies.

On a Basic White cardstock panel I stamped the smaller flower bouquet image from the Blessings of Home stamp set onto the lower right corner of the panel. I also stamped a greeting from the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set on this panel. The flower image was colored in using the same Stampin’ Blends colors that were used on the larger image. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card base. I stamped and colored this same image on the envelope front. A coordinating piece of paper from the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap. I then fussy cut around the envelope flap to finish off the envelope.

The large die cut flower bouquet image was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed towards the upper left corner over top of the ribbon. The die cut greenery sprigs in white were tucked in on either side of the popped-up image to slightly overhang the embossed panel. I also popped up the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed in the lower right corner. This completes my card for the blog hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful to celebrate summer! Okay, on with the hop! Click the button below to go to the Previous or Next blog.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of team members participating in today’s blog hop:

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

To view the project sheet for today’s card, click on the icon below.

SALE-A-BRATION is On! Don’t forget to take advantage of Sale-a-bration and grab some free products!

Sale-A-Bration has kicked off and will run through the end of August. Sale-A-Bration items are while supplies last so don’t delay too long in placing your orders! If you’re not familiar with Sale-A-Bration it’s a great time to place an order and earn free products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Here are some great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view digital copies of the Annual Catalog, the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions – I’m here to help!

Enjoy!

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

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

I’m excited to be participating in my very first Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

The theme for today’s Blog Hop is “Birthday”. My card for today’s Hop was created using the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set, and the beautiful Perfectly Penciled 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in classic black and white. I selected a sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set which is highlighted by an oval frame from the Fabulous Frames Dies. Card details, including measurements, can be found on the project sheet which is linked towards the bottom of this post.

I started off with a card base in Basic Black. I adhered a piece of the Perfectly Penciled paper in the polka dot pattern to a Basic White mat, then adhered this to the card front.

A second Basic White panel was used for stamping the flower image from the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set. The four corners of the panel were cut to reveal more of the gorgeous designer series paper. The flower image was shaded using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils in Basic Black and Basic Gray to provide a little dimension to the image. I then adhered this panel to the card front.

I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the oval frame die from the Fabulous Frames Dies to cut out the image. The oval was adhered directly to the stamped white panel, then Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere the oval frame to the card front.

To finish off the card front a simple bow was tied using Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhered vertically to the oval frame. A straight line of Matte Black Dots runs diagonally across the stamped panel from the upper left to the lower right.

The inside card panel was stamped with an additional sentiment and the small flower image from the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set adorns the lower right and upper left corners of the panel.

A coordinating piece of Perfectly Penciled DSP was added to the envelope flap and the small flower image was stamped on the lower right front of the envelope.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to give this card a try. Okay, on with the hop! Click the button below to go to the Previous or Next blog.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of team members participating in today’s blog hop:

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

To view the project sheet for today’s card, click on the icon below.

LAST CHANCE AND RETIRING ITEMS!

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good!

Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices are in effect now through June 30, 2022. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the Last Chance & Retiring list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • 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 ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale.  Happy shopping!

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