Stampin’ Up! Playing In the Rain Treat Pouch

I used the Playing In The Rain Bundle and the Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper to create this cute and fun treat pouch.  This is a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day (use Valentine themed paper and images) or create this project for an Easter treat!  The bunny from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper, featured on this project, is perfect for Easter!

The pouch is large enough to hold a handful of Hershey Kisses, jellybeans or your choice of sweets!  The finished size of the pouch is 2″ x 2″ x 4″ and has a ribbon closure.  This project works up quickly and your biggest challenge will be deciding on the paper you will use and how you’ll decorate it!

All of the measurements and detailed instructions are included on the downloadable pdf tutorial (linked below), but here are the basics.

I started with a piece of the Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it down to 6″ x 10-1/2″. If the paper you’ll be using is directional then you will want to have the scene or pattern run along the long side of the paper. Likewise, you’ll need to be careful where you score so be sure to read the instructions before proceeding.

The necessary score lines were made using my paper trimmer and I cut along the vertical score lines to create the box bottom tabs and the tab was created but cutting out the small rectangle created by the intersecting score lines. Tear & Tape was applied to the tab of the pouch and I joined the ends together to form a tube.

Holding the pouch upright, I located the joining seam, then folded the bottom side flaps closed and secured these together with liquid glue. I then closed the front and back bottom flaps and also secured these together with glue.

Holding the pouch with both hands along the top of the pouch, I gently pushed in each side of the pouch and pinched the sides closed while making sure that the top edges of the pouch were in line with each other. I then located the center of the pouch about 1/4″ from the top and used a hole punch to punch through the layers. Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon and white twine were threaded through the punched holes and I tied each of these into a bow to close the pouch. Don’t forget to fill your pouch with treats first, though!

Using the Playing In The Rain Dies, I cut out one of the bunny images from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper. The bunny was adhered to the front of the pouch using Stampin’ Dimensionals. From the Playing In The Rain Stamp Set, I stamped the “Oh, Happy Day” sentiment onto a piece of scrap white cardstock in Mango Melody ink and used the 2nd to smallest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set to cut out the sentiment label. The sentiment label was also adhered to the pouch front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How sweet is this adorable little treat pouch? You can change up the paper and decorations to suit any occasion. And, you can create a card using the same suite of products to coordinate with your gift!

To download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this project, click on the image below.

February Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sunshine & Smiles

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

The deadline to receive the February Paper Pumpkin Sunshine & Smiles Kit is February 10, 2023. If you subscribe after this date you will receive the March kit instead. So be sure to subscribe no later than February 10…this looks like a really cute kit!!!

This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556). And for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering a coordinating die add-on! Note that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is sold separately.

Here is what the kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Here is the Add-On Info:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″

You can view the Sunshine & Smiles flyer by clicking here.

Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping).

To view the current Sale-a-bration brochure, click here. Ready to start earning free products? Click on the link below to visit my Online Store!

JOIN MY TEAM:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

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!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • 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 be held 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 1 hour.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

Use My January Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

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 listed below along with a link for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain Friendship Card Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of a card made using the Playing in the Rain Bundle (stamps and dies) and Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. I think I smiled the entire time I was creating this card because the images are so, so cute!

This easy center step card fold consists of two pieces which were cut in Basic Black cardstock. The raindrop paper from the Rain or Shine Specialty paper was used to cover the card base panels and the center step panel. The Rain or Shine Specialty paper is extra cool…areas of the paper are glossy!

I started by stamping the flower image from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the inside panel and used So Saffron, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color in the image. The rain drop image was second-generation stamped across this panel in Balmy Blue ink then the panel was adhered to the inside of the card base.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and I cut banner ends on each side of the label. The label was adhered to the center step using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed towards the bottom portion of the panel.

Stamps from the Playing in the Rain Bundle were used to stamp and die cut the rain clouds and grasses. The clouds were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Balmy Blue cardstock then die cut. I used a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to shade the bottoms of the clouds before adhering them to the center step portion of the card. Several grasses were die cut from Old Olive cardstock and two were adhered to the center step panel just above the sentiment label.

The bunny and umbrella were cut using dies from the Playing in the Rain Dies set and papers from the Rain or Shine Specialty paper pack. These images also have a glossy finish which really makes them stand out! I adhered the umbrella handle to the bunny’s outstretched hand and the bunny was adhered to the center panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The center step portion of the card was then attached to the card base. Stamped, colored and die cut flowers adorn each side of the card base and two additional grasses were added to the narrow front strip of the card base. Multiple Loose Daisy Embellishments were adhered to the card front using a small drop of glue.

Second-generation stamped raindrops were stamped across the envelope flap in Balmy Blue ink. Flowers were stamped on the envelope front and colored in using Stampin’ Blends to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of the adorable Playing in the Rain Bundle and Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper! There is so much more to this bundle and I’m really looking forward to showing you future card ideas. These items will be available for customer orders on January 5, 2023 with the release of the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. It will also be Sale-A-Bration time so you’ll be able to earn free products with every $50 purchase!

To view, save and print the pdf tutorial for today’s card, click on the image below.

Last Chance Products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you in the coming weeks!

The Last Chance Products promotion allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this promotion. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • 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 Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

Ready to start shopping? Click on the image below to visit my online store.

Clearance Rack Refresh – Grab Some Great Savings!

Stampin’ Up has refreshed the clearance rack as of December 1. Some new items will be added to the clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price.

Don’t miss out on some great savings! To start shopping the Clearance Rack, click on the image below.

Earn Double Honey Drob Points in Honor of the Last Chance Products Promotion!

I’m offering double Honey Drop Points beginning on December 1, 2022, running through December 22! That’s three weeks to earn double points! I’m offering double Honey Drop points in honor of the Last Chance Products promotion! We’ll be sad to see retiring products but it’s not too late to grab some for yourself before they’re gone or grab some items to gift to your favorite crafters!

You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

Qualifying customers can earn Honey Drop points from me as part of my Honeybee Rewards Program. Once you earn 16 Honey Drops you can earn products valued up to $40 from any current catalog from me. Here is how the double points work:

  • Place an order in my online store between December 1 and December 22, 2022 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • Don’t forget to use my December host code (will be posted to my site on December 1), when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

To learn more about my Customer Rewards Program, click here.

If you’re ready to start shopping, click here!

December Host Code and a Gift from Me (Updated)!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my December Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code FG366WSD.

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 this card are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store.

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