Stampin’ Up! Lights Aglow Holiday Card

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has enjoyed a great week! It’s finally Fall here on the East Coast of the US. We enjoyed some rather warm temperatures earlier in the week – definitely not Fall like for November! But the weather has cooled off and it is officially feeling like Fall. Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away…I don’t know where the time goes!

What is prettier than beautiful designer series paper? Why that would be designer series paper with gold sparkle! For today’s card I used the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and a book fold to show of this gorgeous paper! Sentiments for the card are from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set.

I started off by matting the black and gold star pattern paper from the Lights Aglow pack to Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then adhered the units to the front of a Very Vanilla card base…perfect colors together!

Before adhering the “binding” portion of the book fold card base together, I added a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon to this section and secured the ends using Stampin’ Seal on the inside of the card. The narrow “binding” section of the card was then adhered together using glue.

Next, I chose a Cherry Cobbler and gold piece of paper from the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper with round and square patterns. I used the largest square die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set to cut out a square from this paper.

The die cut square becomes the mat for the sentiment label which was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock using the 3rd largest die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. I stamped the “All is Merry & Bright” sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the sentiment label. The sentiment label was matted to the die cut Cherry Cobbler square and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the inside greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink and matted the panel in Cherry Cobbler then adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

A piece of the black and gold Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. A Gold Shimmer Ribbon bow was added to the card front and the card is complete!

This beautiful paper does all of the work and provides lots of sparkle!

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

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.

Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up Holiday Card

Happy Friday! I hope you all had an enjoyable week and found some time to craft!

If you enjoy a little sparkle on your holiday cards…this one is for you! I used the Spruced Up Stamp Set and Spruced Up Outlines Dies along with several specialty papers to create this card. Specifically, the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Real Red & White Glimmer Paper…so pretty!

Today’s card was inspired by a team member of mine, Tarabeth. She recently made a beautiful card using some of Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful specialty and glimmer papers and she reminded me that I hadn’t pulled out my pretty paper yet! If you have a chance…check out Tarabeth’s blog…she creates some beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration, Tarabeth!

I started with a Thick Basic White cardstock and adhered a piece of the Lights Aglow paper to the card front. I chose the black bokeh print paper. The second to largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies was used to die cut a circle from the red glimmer paper. I also die cut a small tree from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies in red glimmer paper, and a large tree in white glimmer paper. As you can see the dies from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies cuts not only the inside image, but an outside, or outline image as well…very cool!

I pulled out my package of the Wonderful Snowflakes which are irredescent and added a snowflake to the red glitter circle, using glue to adhere the snowflake. A piece of Real Red ribbon from the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack was adhered to the back side of the Lights Aglow panel vertically and secured with a little Stampin’ Seal. The red glitter circle and snowflake unit were adhered to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, the red and white glitter trees were arranged on the right lower side of the panel. The solid red tree and the red outline tree were adhered to the panel using glue and the white glitter solid tree was adhered over top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I chose a greeting from the Window Wishes Stamp Set and stamped this on a small piece of white cardstock. The sentiment label was trimmed down and I cut a banner on the right side of the sentiment label. The label was then adhered to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The bokeh panel was then adhered to the card front. I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front for some more sparkle! Oh, and I colored Wink of Stella on the Real Red Ribbon also.

For the inside white panel, I stamped one of the trees from the Spruced Up Stamp Set in Real Red ink and stamped an additional greeting in Memento ink – also from the Window Wishes Stamp Set. I then adhered the panel to a Real Red mat and adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

Of course, the envelope was decorated, too! The same tree was stamped in Real Red ink on the lower front of the envelope and a piece of coordinating Lights Aglow paper was adhered to the envelope flap then fussy cut around the flap.

Whew! This seems like a lot but in all honesty this card came together very quickly. I hope you enjoyed today’s creation and give it a try!

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

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

NEW Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available September 1 That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion begins on September 1 and runs through September 30, 2022.

Were you thinking about purchasing one of these stamp sets? Wait until September 1 and save 10% when you purchase the bundle!

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Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

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