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:

Perfectly Penciled Encouragement Card / My New Favorite Tool – Magnetic Cutting Plate / June Paper Pumpkin Kit – Pick of the Crop

Perfectly penciled encouragement card

This card uses the Perfectly Penciled 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper along with the Sending Smiles Bundle. The paper in the Perfectly Penciled DSP pack is all in black and white. You can choose to leave the paper as is, or color in the images, or color in only the background. I chose to color in these flowers on this paper using a variety of Stampin’ Blends. The Blends I used are mostly softer colors, with a bright and bold pop of Sweet Sorbet, which is one of the new 2022-2024 In Colors. I love the pop of red on this card! I even colored a piece of the DSP for the envelope flap.

Not to be overshadowed by this beautiful DSP, the Sending Smiles Bundle includes a variety of sentiments and flower images that can be stamped and die cut, including two banner dies to cut out the smaller font greetings. It’s a great set which I’ll be using more of in the future. You can find both the Perfectly Penciled DSP and the Sending Smiles Bundle in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

You can view the project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

my new favorite tool – magnetic cutting plate

If you’re like me, you love to die cut images for your cards! Stampin’ Up! released the newly designed Magnetic Cutting Plate in the new Annual Catalog and it’s fantastic! When die cutting stamped images I would use Washi tape to hold the dies in place while die cutting. No more! The new Magnetic Cutting Plate holds your dies in place while cutting and works beautifully.

The Magnetic Cutting Plate is a thin, fully magnetic sheet with a self-healing cutting surface. The Magnetic Cutting Plate (Plate 5) holds dies securely in place, even nested dies. This slim, portable sheet replaces a Cutting Plate in your sandwich. The plate is currently available for the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine but is not available yet for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Stampin’ Up! is working on a magnetic plate for the Mini and it will hopefully be released in the near future. Note: Be aware that the sandwich instructions that come with the plate are incorrect. Stampin’ Up! is aware of this issue and is working on correcting the instructions that come with the plate. The correct sandwhich is Plate #1 (Base Plate), Plate #5 (Magnetic Cutting Plate), and Plate #3 (Cutting Plate).

Click below if you’re interested in checking out the Magnetic Cutting Plate for use with your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

june paper pumpkin kit – pick of the crop

The June Paper Pumpkin kit looks amazing! Here’s what is included:

  • The June kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • The kit also comes with a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8″ x 6″; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available for purchase separately.)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 

You can view all of the kit details in the flyer.

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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