Stampin’ Up! Celebrate with Tags Christmas Card

Today’s card uses the Celebrate with Tags Stamp Set, Celebrations Tag Dies, Brightest Glow Stamp Set and paper from the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. I also used white glimmer paper for the die cut snowflakes.

I have entered this card in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #189. Below is the Challenge board and I went across the top and bottom rows, down the left and middle columns, and diagonally from left to right. and diagonally from right to left.

Using the dotted print in Soft Succulent from the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper I adhered a panel to a Basic White mat, then adhered this to a card base in Evening Evergreen. There is that dreamy color combination again…Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen!

Using the Evening Evergreen plaid print from the In Color Designer Series Paper, I used the Celebrations Tag Dies to die cut a tag. From the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set, I stamped the image of the mittens in Soft Succulent ink onto white cardstock then used the coordinating die from the Celebrations Tag Dies to cut out the mittens. The mittens were then adhered to the front of the tag.

Several snowflakes were die cut using the snowflake die from the Celebrations Tag Dies in white glimmer paper from the Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper pack. One of the snowflakes was adhered over top of the mittens and onto the die cut tag. I looped white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack through the top of the tag. The decorated tag was then adhered to the top of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the tag was placed at an angle. A double bow was adhered from white twine was adhered to the top of the tag.

A sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set was stamped onto white cardstock and die cut using the circle die from the Celebrations Tag Dies set. The sentiment was adhered to the card front towards the middle right of the card and slightly overlapping the previously adhered tag. The sentiment label was also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The remaining glimmer snowflakes were adhered to the card front as were several Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some added sparkle!

The “Merry Christmas” sentiment was chosen from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set and stamped on the inside panel in Evening Evergreen ink. A strip of the In Color plaid in Evening Evergreen was added to the bottom of the inside panel, then the panel was adhered to a mat in Soft Succulent and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

A piece of In Color paper in the Soft Succulent pattern was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed away the excess paper around the flap to finish off the envelope.

The below photo shows off the sparkle in the die cut snowflakes! Sometimes it’s difficult to capture the shimmer and sparkle on cards, despite good lighting, using a photo box, etc.

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

Sadly, the Celebrations Tag Dies will be retiring from the current Mini Catalog. But you can purchase these amazing dies before they are gone during the Last Chance Products sale which begins on December 1! The Celebrations Tag Dies aren’t just for Christmas. The dies cover everything from birthdays, Valentine’s Day, sentiment labels, gift tags and gift card holders, in addition to Christmas! Check out these dies and if you feel this is something you need in your crafting stash…grab them before they are gone.

Wishing you a great day!

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.

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!

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

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!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • 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 occur 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 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!


Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

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

Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths Book Fold Thanksgiving Card for World Card Making Day

I hope you enjoyed the Inkin’ Krew and the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day events on Saturday and that you are feeling inspired! Weren’t the presentations fantastic! I know I’m excited to start crafting!

If you were unable to join the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day event, or you didn’t catch all of the presentations, you can go back to the Inkin’ Krew Group page on Facebook and watch or re-watch the presentations. Click here to go to the Group page now.

I’ve entered this card in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge 181 and chose the top row across – Leaves, Ribbon, Autumn Colors. Here is this week’s challenge board:

I made this book fold Thanksgiving card using the beautiful Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set, the Country Wreaths Dies, and the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I used Fall colors for my card and check out all the dimension on the wreath, which is of course the focal point of the card!

I started off with a card base in Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I cut several panels from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper to fit the front of the card, then matted these panels to Real Red cardstock then adhered them to the card front.

Using scraps of cardstock in fall colors, I stamped the three-leaf image from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set multiple times, matching the ink color to the scraps of cardstock. I die cut multiple leaves and some greenery sprigs using coordinating dies from the Country Wreaths Dies set. I also die cut a wreath in Evening Evergreen which was used as my base for the leaves.

I began adhering the leaves to the die cut wreath until the wreath was full. The wreath was then adhered to a white die cut square which was matted to a Brushed Metallic Cardstock in copper (more rich Fall color!). This unit was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A bow in Faux Suede Trim was added to the top of the wreath and I added several Brushed Metallic Dots in copper around the wreath. An additional piece of Faux Suede Trim was wrapped around the book binding portion of the card and tied in a knot.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel which came from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I also used the greenery stamp from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set and stamped this in the lower right and upper right corners of the panel. The panel was then adhered to a mat in Real Red cardstock then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope got some love, too! The envelope front was also decorated with stamped greenery and I added a piece of coordinating Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap and fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

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

If you’d like to watch my Facebook Live presentation showing how I made this card, click on the image below to jump on over to the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook group. Be sure to log onto Facebook before clicking the link. This way, you’ll be taken directly to the video.

Free Shipping – October 4, 2022 Only!

Who doesn’t love free shipping? For tomorrow only, October 4, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping. Get your shopping lists ready! Here are the details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 USD (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 4 October 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • The ordering deadline via phone is October 4, 6:50 pm (MT)
  • The ordering deadline for online orders is October 4, 11:59 pm (MT)

Ready to start making up your shopping list? Click on the image below to visit my online store.

Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit – Subscribe no Later Than October 10!

The Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.  Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and a special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

In order to receive the October Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe no later than October 10! Don’t delay and miss out on this adorable kit! To view the flyer which contains all of the details, click here.

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 want 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 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!

October Host Code

Use my October Host Code to receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code NJXR7J7B. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s other customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card are listed below including links for each item which will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thank You Card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Using the Two-Timing Technique

A team member recently shared this card on our team Facebook page (thank you Jan!).  This card is a CASE of a card that Tami White ( shared in a YouTube video some time ago.  I thought the card was so lovely that I just had to recreate it!

Below is this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. This is my first time entering this challenge! For the challenge I selected the center row down – Orange/Rust, Free, and Layers.

I do not own the stamp set that was originally used in Tami White’s card, but I dug through my sets and pulled out the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set. This card uses the Two-Timing Technique, and minimal supplies! This would make a great card for almost any occasion and would be suitable for both male and female.

I started by temporarily adhering a Very Vanilla panel measuring 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ to a larger Very Vanilla panel measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. The smaller panel was placed approximately 1″ from the top of the larger panel. I used the tree image and stamped across both of the panels in Early Espresso ink, making sure that the image extended onto the larger panel at the top.

The panels were separated, and I adhered the larger Very Vanilla panel to a card base cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Using the small, dotted stamp from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, I repeatedly stamped Daffodil Delight ink around the tree then tapered the stamping off to the right of the tree to give the impression of leaves blowing in the wind. I repeated this process two more times using Pumpkin Pie ink and Cherry Cobbler ink.

The stamped panel was adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat, then this unit was adhered to the card front while making sure that the tree image on the two panels was lined up. I just love the Two-Timing Technique! It creates such visual interest!

A “Thank you” sentiment was stamped onto the lower right of the card front in Early Espresso ink and several Rustic Metallic Dots were added to either side of this sentiment.

For the inside panel I repeated stamping of the tree and leaves and adhered this panel to the inside of the card. The same stamping was applied to the envelope front and envelope flap.

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

Have a wonderful week!

NEW! Christmas Gifting Kit Added to the Kits Collection

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that add a handmade touch.

The kit includes:

  • 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors include: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Here’s a peak at the sentiments included with the kit.

As a reminder, everything you need to complete these tags and gift holders is included. Just open the box and start creating!

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! 


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 listed below, including links to each item that will take you to my online store.
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