Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Double Time Thank You Card

I’m continuing with simple stamping for today’s card. This card, though, uses the Double Time technique. It looks like it might be complicated…but it’s not! It’s actually quite easy and provides a “Wow” factor!

I started with two white panels, one measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ and one measuring 4″ x 3″. I used a temporary adhesive on the smaller panel and adhered it to the larger panel – making sure the smaller panel is centered on the larger panel.

Three different greenery images from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set were used and I chose a different color ink for each of the stamps. I began by stamping the Gingko image in Soft Succulent ink and stamped this image twice across both of the temporarily adhered white panels. Next, I used the Fern image and stamped this image in Evening Evergreen ink across both of the panels. Lastly, I used the Goldenrod image and stamped this image in Crushed Curry ink across both of the panels. The Fern and Goldenrod images were stamped again to fill in any open spaces on the panels.

The white stamped panels were separated and matted using Evening Evergreen cardstock. I determined the orientation of the larger panel, and it was adhered to the card front using glue. The smaller panel was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was careful to line up the stamped images when placing this panel on the card front.

The Stylish Shapes Dies were used to die cut two circles – a small one in Basic White Cardstock and a larger circle from Evening Evergreen cardstock. The “Thank you” sentiment from the Cup of Tea Stamp Set was stamped onto the white circle and this circle was adhered to the Evening Evergreen circle. A small amount of Stampin’ Seal was used on the center, smaller panel and I adhered a short length of Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon – folding the ribbon in half. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed over top of the ribbon.

The same stamps from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set and the same ink colors were used to stamp these images onto the card’s inside panel as well as the envelope front and envelope flap.

I love the look of the Double Time technique. The images from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set were perfect for this technique. 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 my Facebook Page at 1 pm Eastern today for a Live video demonstration on how to create this card! Click on the image below to visit my Facebook page.

November Host Code and Gift from Me!

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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.

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.

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

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Birthday Card

Today’s card uses just three colors – black, white and Tahitian Tide, to make a bold statement for this quick and easy card.

I created a circle template using the largest die from the Layering Circles Dies and used this template to blend Tahitian Tide ink on the front card panel. Partial circles were also ink blended for the inside panel as well as the envelope front and envelope flap. I then added the Ginko image from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set for all of the circles using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

The sentiments on the card front came from the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set…I just love the font on these sentiments!

Black Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the front panel vertically, then this panel was matted with a piece of Tahitian Tide and popped up on the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three blue Glossy Dots following the bottom of the circle finish off the card.

To view, download and print the project sheet for this card, click on the image below.

What’s new at Inky Bee Stampers?

As I work on growing my business, I am constantly looking for ways to add value for my customers. Below I list offerings that are already in place and things that I’m working on for the future.

How you can connect with Inky Bee Stampers:
  • Follow my blog! I provide free, downloadable and printable project tutorials five days a week and highlight all of the current Stampin’ Up! promotions to keep you in-the-know. I’ll also occasionally share some cute photos of my two fur baby helpers as well!
  • Sign up for my newsletter, What’s the Buzz, where I’ll keep you up to date on all the happenings.
  • Visit my online store (link on the upper right of the page) to shop any time – 24/7 from the convenience of your own home!
  • Visit my “Contact” page to drop me an email and let me know how I can assist you!
  • Place an order with me of at least $25 (before S&H) and use my current Host Code and you’ll earn a free gift from any current catalog valued at $5 (great for picking up Last Chance items). Visit my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page to grab the Host Code.
  • Follow me on social media. You’ll find links to my social media accounts on the right-hand side of the screen. You’ll find Inky Bee Stampers on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. If you appreciate the content I provide, be sure to give it a like and share with your friends.
  • I’ve recently started producing Instagram reels so be sure to check them out!
Coming Soon:
  • Customer Rewards Program – I am currently working out the details of a Customer Rewards Program and hope to get this program up and running in July!
  • Facebook Live events and a YouTube Channel where I will be sharing card and other project tutorials with you.
  • Product and Paper Shares – coming in early 2023!

I sincerely hope you’ll take advantage of all of the offerings and let others know about Inky Bee Stampers. If you currently don’t have a Demonstrator and need one, or you’re new to paper crafting, I would love to earn your business! Please let me know how I can help. If you’re thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator (either as a hobbyist or as a business) I would love to have you join my team! The Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best, and you can count on full support from me, too!

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

Nature’s Prints in Blue and Gray / June Host Code for Customers / Last Chance & Retiring Items-Get Them Before They are Gone!

nature’s prints in blue and gray

I made another card using the Nature’s Prints Bundle because I just couldn’t help myself. Today’s all occasion card is a study in white, blue and gray. The card front panel was embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder then Gray Granite ink was blended over the surface in a random pattern – where some areas are darker than others. I was going for the weathered look.

A piece of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon stretches across the lower third of the card front, then a circle frame was created using two circles from the Layering Circles Dies from a piece of the Sun Prints DSP. I then die cut a wreath from the Natural Print Dies in white and adhered that to the circle frame and this unit was then adhered over the ribbon onto the card front.

Several sprigs in white and Night of Navy were then tucked under the sentiment label to add a little extra umph! A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finish off the card front.

You can grab all of the details for today’s card by clicking on the image below.

If you were to make this card, what color scheme would you go with? Let me know in the comments below!

use the June Host Code for a gift from me

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax) using Host Code AFYCWTUC This is something I offer to my customers on an on-going basis. You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. This is a good opportunity to grab up a Retired or Last Chance Item! Be sure to use Host Code: AFYCWTUC. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift from me, though).

If you don’t currently have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator! If you are toying with the idea of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I would love to have you join my team! The Stampin’ Up community is the absolute best – supportive and fun. Many people join as a demonstrator simply for the 20-25% discount and there are demonstrators who are focused on running a business. The choice is completely yours! Of course, if you have any questions about products, joining the Stampin’ Up! team, or whatever, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to chat with you! I can be reached via email at

last chance & retiring items-get them before they are gone!

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go into effect on June 1, 2022, but feel free to browse the list now. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the 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. Remember, discounts don’t go into effect until June 1, 2022, though. Happy shopping!

Go to my Online Store

I had a chance to see the new Mini Catalog which will be coming up in July and I’m drooling over all of the wonderful new products that are featured in this catalog! Lots of wonderful Fall and Holiday themed goodies! I can’t wait for you to see the new Mini Catalog! Yes, I used three exclamation points in a row…it’s that good.

Products used to make today’s card are included below. Links will take you to my online store if you’d like to purchase any of the items.
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