Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Christmas Card

Consider using a non-holiday stamp set and dies for your Christmas cards! For today’s card I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing Dies along with sentiments from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set. The quiet earth tones on this card along with the texture provided by the Fern 3D Embossing Folder and the die cut greenery make for a quiet, subtle and beautiful card. Your nature loving friends or family would love to receive this card for Christmas!

I started by embossing a panel of Mossy Meadow using the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. This embossing folder provides so much texture! A strip of the beautiful gold Shimmer Ribbon was then adhered across the top of the embossed panel and secured to the back using Tear & Tape. Several images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set were stamped then die cut and arranged on the card front. The greenery cut from the Evening Evergreen cardstock was highlighted using white craft ink.

To keep with the subdued color palette on this card the sentiment was stamped in Real Red ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Banner ends were hand cut on each side of the sentiment and the label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A bow was tied from the gold Simmer Ribbon and adhered at the top of the card.

A second sentiment was added to the inside of the card and a leaf image was second-generation stamped in Mossy Meadow over top of the sentiment. The same leaf image adorns the front of the envelope as well as the envelope flap.

Quick and easy and oh so pretty! You can view download and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Today is the Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

I’m sad to say that today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration! ends! Don’t miss out on earning free Sale-A-Bration products!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

You don’t want to miss out on these wonderful Sale-A-Bration items!

Today is the Last Day to Earn Double Honey Drop Points!

Today is the last day to earn double Honey Drop Points with me!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

HOLD THE DATE – You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1stEveryone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

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! Stylish Sketches Birthday Card

This lovely birthday card was created using the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set, Wildflower Path Stamp Set and the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Both the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set and the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper are Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for free. The Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Ringed With Nature Bundle which can be found in the July-December Mini Catalog. Hurry, though…Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow!

I started with a white cardstock panel measuring 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the leaf and berry image from the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set in the upper left and lower right in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. A Blender Pen was used to color in the images with Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry inks. I chose the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote from the Wildflower Path Stamp Set as the sentiment for the center of this panel which was stamped in Poppy Parade ink.

A piece of the Rings of Love DSP was matted to a Poppy Parade cardstock mat, then this unit was adhered to the front of the card base. The stamped and colored white panel was also matted to a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. I piece of Baker’s Twine was wrapped around this unit twice and tied with a bow. This unit was then centered over the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The same leaf and berry image was stamped onto the inside card panel as well as the envelope front and colored using the same inks as the card front panel. A piece of coordinating Rings of Love DSP was used to decorate the envelope flap. The card front was finished off with several Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

I love a double-matted card! I think it adds a little something extra and the double matting combined with the beautiful image from the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set and Rings of Love DSP is the perfect touch.

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

Only 2 Days Remaining to Earn Free Sale-A-Bration Items!

The countdown continues…only 2 days until Sale-A-Bration ends! Don’t miss out on earning free Sale-A-Bration products!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!  If you would like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me right away…a party would need to be turned around within two days.

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!

You don’t want to miss out on these wonderful Sale-A-Bration items!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points for the Sale-A-Bration countdown – only two days remaining to earn double Honey Drop points with me. This offer ends on August 31, 2022!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

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! Kindest Gnomes Christmas Card

The Kindest Gnomes Bundle (stamps and dies) and the Storybook Gnomes 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is just adorable! Who doesn’t love a cute little Gnome?

A winter scene was created for today’s card using these products. Our Gnome is standing on a snow hill and the mushrooms and gnome house are frosted from the cold, but our Gnome is bringing warm wishes for the holiday season!

I started with a card base in Pacific Point. A piece of the Storybook Gnomes DSP in varying shades of blue snowflakes adorns the card front along with the Gnome and his toadstool home. A piece of white glimmer paper was used to create the snow hill and the gnome and house were stamped and colored using Stampin’ Blends then die cut. The snowflakes, house, and mushroom were dusted with Wink of Stella for some extra sparkle. A sentiment label was added to the card front along with a Glittered Organdy Ribbon bow and rhinestones. Sentiments from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set were used. This is a must have stamp set if you’re making Christmas cards…beautiful sentiments and fonts!

The inside of the card shows a strip of coordinating DSP and the sentiment “Merry Christmas” is stamped in Pacific Point.

Blues are not traditional colors for Christmas – we usually think of reds and greens – but I’m loving all of the blues in this card. Beautiful!

The Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set and Gnomes Dies are not just for Christmas, though. This bundle can be used for a number of different cards. I’ve seen several samples using this bundle for Fall-themed cards, Halloween cards, and this bundle would be perfect for Valentine cards and birthday cards too!

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

Only 3 Days Remaining to Earn Free Sale-A-Bration Items!

That’s right…Only 3 days until Sale-A-Bration ends! Don’t miss out on earning free Sale-A-Bration products!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!

You don’t want to miss out on these wonderful Sale-A-Bration items!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

HOLD THE DATE – You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st! Everyone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Products used to make today’s card are shown below, including links to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Lights Holiday Card

Check out the twinkling stars and lights on this Christmas card! Today’s card was made using the Christmas Lights Bundle and the Brightest Glow Bundle. Both of these bundles can be found in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Beautiful images and greetings in these bundles!

I started off by die cutting a Christmas tree from a piece of Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper is a perfect complement to the Christmas Lights Bundle! The coordinating dies cut (outline and detailed dies) out numerous points of light so of course I die cut a second Christmas tree from Brushed Metallic Gold cardstock – but only the outline of the tree this time – and dropped the gold tree behind the DSP tree so that all of the gold shines through.

Once the Christmas Tree was assembled, I temporarily positioned the tree on the black cardstock to determine placement of stars which were die cut from the black cardstock. Both the Twinkly Lights Dies and the Labels Aglow Dies have stars, so there is a sufficient number to make one pass in your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine…cool!

Once the black cardstock was die cut I adhered this panel to a mat in Brushed Metallic gold cardstock, then adhered this to the card front. The Christmas tree and sentiment label were adhered to the black panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a Satin Edged Ribbon bow to the top of the tree and this completed the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel as well as the image of the Christmas tree and this panel was matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock then adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope was decorated with a stamped image of the Christmas tree on the front and coordinating DSP was adhered to the envelope flap.

I had so much fun playing with these bundles! I’m looking forward to creating more Christmas cards using these sets. I had debated on creating a center step fun fold for this card but opted for an easel card instead. A center step fun fold would be perfect to show off this beautiful tree…stay tuned!

You can access a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 6 Days – August 31! Grab Your Free Products with a Qualifying Order!

We’re counting down to the end of Sale-A-Bration! There are only 6 days remaining for you to earn FREE products! Sale-A-Bration will be ending on August 31st. Place an order of at least $50 or $100 and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products…but hurry!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

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

Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree Christmas Gift Box

Have you ever needed a special size gift box at Christmas?  Make your own gift box for that special gift!  These boxes are quick and easy to make…I promise! 

What would you put in this box? The finished size of the box is 6″ x 4″ x 2″.  It’s a perfect size for perfume, bath soaps, a belt or scarf, bracelets, a pair of children’s mittens…the possibilities are endless!

I used the Timming The Tree Stamp Set, Tree Trimmings Dies, and the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for this project. The Tree Trimmings Dies will be available on September 1st for customer purchase as part of the Perfect Partners promotion. During this promotion, Stampin’ Up is offering six die sets that coordinate with stamp sets from the current Annual and Mini catalogs. You won’t find these die sets in any of the catalogs. You can read more about this promotion below.

You can click on the image below to view, download or print the project sheet for this gift box. I have included detailed instructions and photos! 

Perfect Partners Promotion Beginning September 1 through September 30

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.

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 7 Days – August 31! Grab Your Free Products with a Qualifying Order!

Sadly, Sale-A-Bration will be ending on August 31st. Place an order of at least $50 or $100 and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products…but hurry!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

Products used for today’s project are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store. Happy crafting!

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit

I don’t have a project sheet for you today, Instead I wanted to share my recently completed August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit! Gorgeous, simple and easy!

The August kit – Sweet Sunflowers – made a total of 9 cards in three different designs. I can’t begin to describe just how beautiful these cards turned out. I don’t think my photos really do them justice. The kit materials are high quality, and you can choose to complete the kits per the instructions or change things up and put your own spin on the design. The envelopes in this kit were equally beautiful! Here are the other two card designs. Click on one of the images to view larger.

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.

  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 won’t 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!

Here’s a peak at what’s included in the September Paper Pumpkin Kit – Spooky Treats.

Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs! No need to let the season creep up on you; subscribe and order your kit today.

Here are the details for the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed box bases and tops, die-cut paper pieces, adhesives, and more!
  • The Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit includes an Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set puts the TREAT in trick-or-treat with fun, Halloween-themed sentiments and designs. Embrace the spooky season with ghost, bat, spider, and star images.
  • This kit also includes a special peek-through box top on one of the box designs.
  • Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 1″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include Basic Black, Gray Granite, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie

What kind of treat will you fill your treat boxes with? I’m really fond of Dove milk chocolate!

HOLD THE DATE – You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

As I mentioned yesterday on my blog, Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st! Everyone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free
Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 8 Days – August 31! Grab Your Free Products with a Qualifying Order!

Sadly, Sale-A-Bration will be ending on August 31st. Place an order of at least $50 or $100 and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products…but hurry!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate With Tags

Many of us have started making our Christmas cards in preparation for the holidays, but don’t forget to make gift tags!

The Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set and Celebrations Tag Dies are great for creating gift tags and gift card holders. Pull out the paper of your choice, ribbon and embellishments and have some FUN creating your gift tags!

For my tags I used the Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper, the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ paper is a Sale-A-Bration item…but only through August 31st…so grab it now!

For one of the tags and the gift card holder I used red glimmer paper and die cut a snowflake from the Celebrations Tag Dies. For the white and gold tag, I stamped the mittens and a sentiment from the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set and die cut the pieces to decorate the tag front.

If you’d like to stamp an additional sentiment on the inside of your gift tag, just run a second piece of cardstock through with the tag die, glue to the outer tag, stamp your sentiment on the inside of the tag and done! You can also cut the inside tag in half and glue just one side to the inside of your outer tag if you’re looking to conserve card stock (shown below).

I had a blast making these tags and they are quick and easy! I hope you’ll give them a try!

To view the project sheet for these gift tags, click on the image below.

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 9 Days – August 31! Grab Your Free Products with a Qualifying Order!

Sadly, Sale-A-Bration will be ending on August 31st. Place an order of at least $50 or $100 and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products…but hurry!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!

Earn Double Honey Drop Points for a Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

Products used to make today’s project are included below including links to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest Get Well Card

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend! Our weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has been beautiful and me and the Westies have been spending time on our deck relaxing!

The Apple Harvest Stamp Set and the Apple Blossom Dies along with the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create today’s card. This set creates beautiful cards that could be used for birthdays, friendship, and thinking of you cards as well!

The Apple Harvest Stamp Set can be found in the July-December Mini Catalog but you won’t find the Apple Blossom Dies in any catalog. The Apple Blossom Dies are being offered during the Perfect Partners promotion which begins on September 1 and ends on September 30.

Stampin’ Up! has released 6 die sets that coordinate with various stamp sets in the Annual and Mini catalogs and the Apple Blossom Dies are part of this offer! You can purchase the Apple Blossom Dies along with the Apple Harvest Stamp Set as a bundle and save 10% on the bundle purchase price, or if you already own the Apple Harvest Stamp Set, purchase just the Apple Blossom Dies to complete your set. You’ll want these dies! Check out the beautiful apple blossoms you can create using the dies!

Here are the item numbers for the stamp set, dies and bundle. You won’t find the bundle or the dies in any catalog, so you’ll need these order numbers if you’d like to purchase the bundle or dies:

  • Apple Harvest Stamp Set – #159944 (July-December 2022 Mini Catalog)
  • Apple Blossoms Dies – #160255
  • Apple Harvest Bundle (includes stamps and dies) – #162526 (10% Bundled Savings!)

I started off with a Thick Basic White card base and added a panel of the Gingham Cottage DSP to the card front. On a Basic White panel I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the apple image. The image of the trellis was also second generation stamped around this panel in Granny Apple Green ink to fill in some of the negative space and to add interest. The apple image was colored in using Stampin’ Blends.

The Apple Blossom Dies were used to create three apple blossoms. I used a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride ink to put a little color on the ends of the blossom petals and used Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the blossom stamens. The blossom petals and stamens were curled towards the centers, then the stamens were adhered to the center of the flowers using a small drop of liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped onto a sentiment label and a sponge dauber was used to blend a little Granny Apple Green ink around the label edges. The stamped and colored apple panel and the sentiment label were adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label slightly overlaps the edge of the stamped panel.

A double bow was tied using linen thread and the bow was adhered to the top of the apple branch. The die cut apple blossoms were then adhered to the card front using glue.

A partial image of the same stamp used on the card front was also stamped on the inside panel as well as the envelope front and colored in using Stampin’ Blends. A coordinating piece of the Gingham Cottage DSP adorns the envelope flap.

This completes today’s card! What beautiful images this bundle creates!

You can view, download and print the free tutorial for today’s card by clicking on the image below.

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!

Click below to view a larger version of this image.

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.

Beginning Tomorrow! Earn Double Honey Drop Points for a Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Sale-A-Bration isn’t ending quite yet…but will be ending on August 31, which is just a little over a week away! Yikes! Beginning on August 22 (tomorrow) I’ll be doing a countdown and I’m offering customers the chance to earn double Honey Drop points in honor of our last days of Sale-A-Bration! 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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

Speaking of Sale-A-Bration…have you earned your FREE products yet?

Sale-A-Bration is ending in just a little over one week! Have you earned your FREE Sale-A-Bration items by placing a qualifying order yet? And, Stampin’ Up has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration! 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. These are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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 – It’s not too late to 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!

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

Stampin’ Up! Rustic Harvest Thinking of You Card

This Thinking of You card uses the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, some fussy cutting, a little cardstock and a few embellishments. The Rustic Harvest paper is beautiful and can stand on its own, or you can do a little fussy cutting to take your card to the next level. What gorgeous paper!

I started with a card base in Cajun Craze and added a panel of the Rustic Harvest paper in Crushed Curry to the card front. Next, a section of the Rustic Harvest paper pattern with flowers and black background was used to fussy cut around the flowers. This panel was adhered to the card front.

The sentiment label was matted in Cajun Craze and stretches across the bottom width of the card to add some visual interest.

Several additional flowers and a leaf were also fussy cut, and these were popped up on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I fussy cut three of the small butterflies from the DSP. To add a little dimension the butterfly wings were slightly bent upwards and only one wing was adhered to the card front with the second wing of the butterflies raised up slightly. A few Matte Black Dots adorn the card front as well.

A strip of DSP was added to the inside panel of the card and coordinating DSP adorns the envelope flap.

Cardmaking doesn’t get any easier than this using some pretty paper and minimal supplies! You’ll want to add the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to your shopping cart!

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

Earn Double Honey Drop Points for a Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

I’ll be offering double Honey Drop points beginning on August 22 through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

New Items Added for Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

We have just a few weeks left for Sale-A-Bration where you can earn free products by placing a qualifying order. And Stampin’ Up has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration! 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. These are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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 – It’s not too late to 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!

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

Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Encouragement Card

I’ve used the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and Grove Dies to make several cards in the past – one was a spring themed card and the other was a summer themed card. Today I’m using the Grassy Grove stamps and dies to create a fall-themed card. Here are the previous cards made from the Grassy Grove set.

I love the versatility of these stamps and dies!

For today’s card I started with a card base in Crushed Curry. I first created a background that would sit behind the large tree die cut frame and I stamped a row of pine trees towards the bottom of this panel then used blending brushes to create the sky using Balmy Blue and Gorgeous Grape.

For the tree frame die cut I used blending brushes again to color the entire frame in Daffodil Delight ink, then came back with Mossy Meadow to blend a little green onto the die cut frame for the leaves on the trees. Crushed Curry was also blended in spots to darken the tree canopy. A Stampin’ Blend was used on the frame to darken some of the leaves in Cajun Craze then I blended this out a bit with a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. The tree trunks were colored in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The die cut tree frame was adhered to the background panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then this unit was adhered to a Mossy Meadow mat and adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

For the foreground of the scene, I stamped the small hill and used sponge daubers to ink up the stamp in Mossy Meadow, Gorgeous Grape and Crushed Curry then stamped this on white cardstock. This image was die cut and adhered to the die cut tree frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Several greenery sprigs were die cut in Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green and tucked under the hill die cut.

A sentiment from the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock then adhered to a mossy meadow mat. A small linen thread double bow was adhered to the upper left of the sentiment label along with a small leaf sprig.

Pine trees were stamped in Mossy Meadow on the inside panel and this panel was adhered to a Mossy Meadow mat, then adhered inside of the card base. Pine trees also adorn the envelope front and envelope flap.

The Grassy Grove Stamp Set and Grove Dies are one of my favorite sets! I’ve started planning how I’ll create a winter scene with this set and I already have some ideas on how to accomplish this – it has become a personal challenge for me to create a card for each season using this set.

This is such a satisfying set to play with! I was going to say it is a satisfying set to “work” with…but that wouldn’t be accurate…it’s too much fun! I hope you give this card a try and put your own spin on a fall scene.

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

Save the Date! October 1 is World Card Making Day!

I’m super excited to be participating in my first Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event on October 1. Save the date on your calendars for some fun craft-along demos or just join in to watch the demos! The event is free and if you decide to craft along a crafting flyer will be shared before the event so you can gather supplies beforehand. Stay tuned…I’ll be sharing more information as we get closer to the event.

My team, the Inkin’ Krew, will also be holding an event on October 1 in honor of World Card Making Day and yours truly will be doing a demonstration during the event! I hope you’ll join me and attend this event in addition to the larger Stampin’ Up event! Again, I’ll share details as we get closer to the date, but I wanted to give you a heads up as soon as possible.

These events are free and virtual and open to anyone that enjoys crafting…more to come!

Earn Double Honey Drop Points for a Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Sale-A-Bration isn’t ending quite yet…but will be ending on August 31. Beginning on August 22 I’ll be doing a countdown and I’m offering customers the chance to earn double Honey Drop points in honor of our last days of Sale-A-Bration! 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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

New Items Added for Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

We have just a few weeks left for Sale-A-Bration where you can earn free products by placing a qualifying order. And Stampin’ Up has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration! 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. These are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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 – It’s not too late to 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!

Products used to make today’s card are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store:
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