Stampin’ Up! So Refreshing Thank You Card

This card was created using the So Refreshing Bundle and Inked Botanicals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. A little ink blending was added to the background panel and water droplets were flicked onto the panel to create a watercolor affect. I love how this panel turned out! The pop of the red strawberries also provides added interest to the scene!

I started by using a piece of Post It Tape to mask off a vertical line across a white panel. I ink blended Pretty Peacock across the top of the panel, repositioned the tape and ink blended Lost Lagoon across the bottom portion of the panel. The tape was removed, and I used a small paint brush to flick water droplets across the panel. As soon as I could see the ink lifting under the water droplets, I blotted up the excess water using a dry paper towel so as to prevent the panel from warping.

I stamped and die cut all of the necessary pieces for the card front including a pitcher, glasses, greenery, lemons and little itty-bitty strawberries! Honestly…how cute are these wee little berries? I also die cut a piece of designer series paper in a leaf print in Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock for the table cover…complete with tassels! The pieces were arranged onto the ink blended panel and then the panel was adhered to a mat in Pretty Peacock and this unit was adhered to a card base in Lemon Lolly. The Lemon Lolly, Pretty Peacock and Lost Lagoon are beautiful together! I added a white sentiment label to the card front and popped up the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small bow using the Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon was added just above the left of the sentiment label.

I kept the inside panel simple and used the two step stamps to stamp the image of the lemons onto the lower corner using Lemon Lolly and Daffodil Delight ink. The panel was adhered to a mat in Pretty Peacock and then adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card I stamped the same lemon image onto the envelope front and added a piece of coordinating designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess paper away from the flap. Several yellow Tinsel Gems were added to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today! I had fun creating it! You can download, save and print a copy of the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

NEW! Designer Series Paper Sale Starting June 1 through June 30, 2023!

We all love beautiful Designer Series Paper, and in June you can enjoy a 15% discount on select Designer Series Papers from our new 2023–2024 Annual Catalog and Online Exclusives! Whether you’re a scrapbooker, a card maker or simply a paper lover, this is a great time to stock up and save on gorgeous paper, so you have artistic and versatile paper designs on hand for your next projects!

I will be highlighting some of our beautiful papers in the coming weeks so be sure to follow my blog for inspiration and fun projects using Designer Series Paper!

Here are the details for the Designer Series Paper Sale beginning on June 1:

  • Sales Period is 1-30 June
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion. Please reference the flyer to see the papers included in the sale (linked in the image below).
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Designer Series Papers are from the new 2023–2024 Annual Catalog (p. 129–132) and Online Exclusives.

To view the flyer and papers available during this Designer Series Paper Sale, click on the image below.

You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic offer! Are you thinking of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? This is a great time to join as you can add the select Designer Series Papers to your Starter Kit at the 15% discount! Plus receive a 20% plus discount as long as you remain a demonstrator! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you! Reach out to me if you think becoming a demonstrator is for you!

June Paper Pumpkin Kit – Welcome Inn

Show hospitality to all your guests with the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine elegant and detailed cards—three each of three designs. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!

The Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog! You can use the stamps and paper from both the suite and kit to create cards that are stylish and refined.

You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on! (Available while supplies last. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately). Keep reading to learn more!

Here is what is included in the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments.
  • A Night of Navy Stampin’ Spot and beautiful embellishments
  • Lovely floral details and precut vases
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
  • Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number: 161474).

You can purchase the Welcome Inn Dies as an add-on starting on May 11, while supplies last, Item number: 163192. The cost of the add-on is $6.00 USD. Note that a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is needed for this add-on and is sold separately. The add-on includes:

  • One coordinating vase die: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • One coordinating flower die
  • One beautiful leaf die

In order to receive the June Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than June 10. Subscriptions can be month-to-month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months and can be paused, restarted or cancelled at any time.

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! Plus, you can pause and restart your subscription at any time. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

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

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – Confetti Birthday Kit

Shake up someone’s special day with a happy, handcrafted shaker card! The Confetti Birthday Kit, the newest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!, comes with everything you need to quickly create confetti shaker cards—a total of 9 cards in 3 lively designs. Celebrate in style with bright, bold colors, confetti, and birthday greetings full of joy!

Here is what is included in the Kit:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Confetti Birthday photopolymer stamp set
  • One Blueberry Bushel Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, card fronts, self-adhesive cellophane shaker bags, die-cut pieces, holographic foil labels, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade

If you have never created a shaker card before…here’s your chance! The kits from the Kits Collection come with easy-to-follow instructions to make your crafting experience easy and enjoyable!

To view all of the kits in the Kits Collection, click here.

The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is LIVE!

Yipee! The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is now available for customer orders! You’ll want to check out all of the new and returning goodness in this catalog. My favorite picks are the Fresh as a Daisy Suite Collection and the Countryside Inn Suite Collection…but there are many, many more items to choose from, including fun new colors!

You can view a digital copy of the new catalog by clicking on the image below.

Ready to shop? You can visit my Online Store by clicking here! Don’t forget to use my current Host Code…you can find it listed below!

Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!

Would you like 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!

Join me for my next Craft & Chat on June 14! Email me at if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!

My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.

Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:

  • July 12, 7 pm ET
  • August 9, 7 pm ET
  • September 13, 7 pm ET
  • October 11, 7 pm ET
  • November 8, 7 pm ET
  • December 13, 7 pm ET

May Host Code

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 May Host Code – 2G3D6GAV. 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.

A list of products used to create this card are included below including links for each product that will take you to my online store.
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