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.

Merriest Moments Slimline Christmas Card

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see all of the creative goodies in this week’s Hop! We have a 5-color challenge this week and we had to pick at least 3 of the colors for our card. I used Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Garden Green on my card today.

I decided to create a slimline Christmas Card using the Merriest Moments Stamp Set, Merriest Frames Dies and the beautiful Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I think the jeweled flower centers and ribbon add a fun and festive touch to this holiday card!

I started off with a card base in Cherry Cobbler and added a piece of the Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper matted to a piece of white to the card front. I stamped several of the poinsettia flowers onto Real Red cardstock using Real Red ink. I also stamped the small greenery image in Garden Green ink onto Garden Green cardstock and die cut all of the pieces.

I cut three white squares and three Mossy Meadow square mats next, and assembled the poinsettias and adhered them to two of the squares. The third square was reserved for stamping the sentiment in Mossy Meadow.

The center of the card, both vertically and horizontally, was established and a piece of Garden Green ribbon was adhered to the card front using Tear & Tape. The three matted squares were then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A small bow in Garden Green was added to the top of the sentiment label. A Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend was used to color seven small Basic Rhinestone Jewels. Three of the colored rhinestones were added to each of the poinsettia centers and the seventh jewel was added to the center of the sentiment label.

An additional sentiment was stamped onto the inside card panel and the small greenery sprig was stamped onto the lower right and upper left of the panel and the panel was adhered to the inside of the card. The same greenery sprig was stamped onto the envelope front and a piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap to complete the card.

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

I hope you enjoyed my card for today’s Hop and that you’ll give it a try! Thanks so much for stopping by to have a look! Now back to the Hop! Click on the “Next” button and you’ll be taken to the top of the list and Amy Koenders blog. Enjoy!

In case you get lost along the way, below is a list of participating bloggers for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. Click on any link to be taken to that person’s blog.

October 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 October 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 NJXR7J7B.

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!

With the Starter Kit + Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up!

With the Starter Kit+ it is an even better time to join the Stampin’ Up! team! As a new team member, you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. From now through October 31, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team!   This is an amazing offer!

Here are the details:

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

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 listed below along with links for each item which will take you to my online store.
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