Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  The weekend is here and hopefully you have made some fun plans.  Tomorrow’s the 1st of February already so that means I have to work in the office sending out our monthly statements.

I had to make one more masculine birthday card for the month.  Today is my husband, my great nephew and my nephew’s birthday.  One masculine card wasn’t bad enough for the day, I had to make 3.  As you know I struggle with masculine cards, but the one I made Tuesday for the 9 year old and today’s were the hardest.  Today’s is for a teenager that I’m honestly not sure what he’s into.  I came up with a quick and easy card for today’s fun fold for a teenage boy.

I started with my Night of Navy card base and I cut 1 1/4″ off the right front edge.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base using Snail.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life Photopolymer Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I stamped the cyclist image from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink over the sentiment.  I adhered the artwork to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Night of Navy Ink multiple times with the help of my Stamparatus.  The plate on the Stamparatus is hinged so you can stamp in a row keeping it perfectly straight.  I adhered the strip of Whisper White cardstock to the right side of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the foliage image from the Enjoy Life in Night of Navy Ink on both sides of the bottom of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the cyclist image from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the bottom of the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: QCX43K4E

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 7/8″ X 2 1/4″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 2 1/8″ (artwork), 1 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (strip on side), 2 3/4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 2 7/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments Valentine for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends. Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects.
Here is the sketch we had to work from.

Here’s what I came up with for the sketch.

My colors were inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #225.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with TGIF Challenge #248.  Here is their theme.

I joined in with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #256.  Here is their theme.

I started by embossing a Whisper White card front using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Poppy Moments Dies, I cut a solid flower from the Real Red cardstock.  I cut the outline flower and the scallop trim from the Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I cut the flower center from the Basic Black cardstock.  Using the Painted Labels Dies I cut the swirly circle from the Basic Black Cardstock.  I adhered the flower outline to the solid flower using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the larger flower center to the flower center using Snail and the smaller flower center using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I adhered the Basic Black swirly circle to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the flower on top of the swirl using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Real Red Ink.  I adhered the Flirty Flamingo scallop trim below the sentiment using Snail.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a couple Rhinestone Basic Jewels which I colored using my Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends Marker.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set in Real Red Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the poppy images from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set on the top and bottom corners of the panel in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Using the color fill stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set, I stamped over the poppy images using Flirty Flamingo Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink inside the flowers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the fill image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink, stamping off once, inside the flowers.  I stamped the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink inside the flowers.  I adhered a panel of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:
Mary Deatherage:
Kristi Gray:
Jaimie Babarczy:
Sue Prather: I need to skip this week
Karen Finkle:
Eva Dobilas:
Akiko Sudano:
Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 3′ X 4″ (swirl on card front and flower center)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 3′ X 3 1/2″ (flower and scallop trim)
  • Real Red Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (flower)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 3/4′ X 3/8″ (sentiment strip), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Aloha Birthday

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone doing today?  Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

I played with another one of the new bundles from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog for today’s card.  Take a look.

The colors for my card were inspired by Inspire. Create. Challenge #061.  Here are their colors.

I started by cutting an oval in an Early Espresso card front using the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.  I then embossed the panel using my Coastal Weave 3ED Embossing folder.

On a Whisper White panel I stamped the palm tree image from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set using my Early Espresso and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped 2 more palm trees on a smaller panel of Whisper White cardstock using my Early Espresso and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the 2 additional palm trees out using my In The Tropics Dies.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the back of the embossed Early Espresso card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the palm trees to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the flower image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Early Espresso Ink 3 times.  I colored the flowers in using my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the flowers out using my In The Tropics Dies.  I adhered 2 of the flowers to the bottom of the oval using Glue Dots and the last one using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut the sentiment out of a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the In The Tropics Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the top of the oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front to an Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of each flower.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the palm tree image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set twice on the bottom of the panel using my Early Espresso and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the palm tree image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set twice on the envelope front using my Early Espresso and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped the flower image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Early Espresso Ink across the envelope flap.  I colored the flowers in using my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso Cardsock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 1″ X 2″ (sentiment)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3 7/8″ X 5″ (artwork), 2 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ (panel for trees), 2″ X 6″ (panel for flowers)

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Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started out?  Can you believe we are at the end of January already?  It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a third of the way through Sale-A-Bration already.

I needed a card for a 9 year old boys birthday.  Anyone that has boys knows that it’s not easy.  9 is one of the ages that they are not quite old enough, yet they are not babies anymore.  You can’t make them a card that’s too childish or too grown up.  So, with that being said, I used some of the goodies from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for today’s card.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by Just Add Ink Challenge #489.  Here are their colors.

I got the idea for my background from my Team Leader Amy Koenders.  You can see her card here.

I started with a panel of Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and colored the stripes using my Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the colored DSP to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to a Call Me Clover card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the meercat image from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  If you look at the stamp, there are 5 meercats, but there are only 4 of us in my family, so I only wanted the first 4.  To get this, I used some washi tape and taped over the end meercat.  I inked up the stamp with the washi tape on, then removed the washi tape before stamping on my paper.  I stamped the cute little gecko image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the meercats.  That is suppose to represent my dog.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the cactus image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink on the same piece of cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Light Call Me Clover and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

From a panel of Basic Black cardstock I cut a mat using the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.  I adhered the stitched oval artwork to the Basic Black oval using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the cactus image to the right of the artwork using a Stampin’ Dimensional and a Glue Dot.  On a small panel of Call Me Clover cardstock I stamped the sentiment from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Die.  I adhered the sentiment to the left of the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the cactus image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink and colored it in using my Light Call Me Clover and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the meercat popping out of the hole image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the cactus.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Call Me Clover Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Call Me Clover card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the meercat and gecko images from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I colored the images in using my Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, which I colored in using my Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers, to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 4″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2′ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 5″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork)
  • Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?  I worked both days.  Saturday would have been a perfect day to stay in and craft here, it rained and rained all day.

For today’s card I used some of the Sale-A-Bration goodies that you can get for free with qualifying orders.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge #354.  Here are their colors.

My design was from Freshly Made Sketches #419.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Rococo Rose card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and a Seaside Spray card front using the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  The Stone 3D Embossing folder is part of the Power of Hope Bundle you can earn  from Sale-A-Bration for FREE.  I adhered the Seaside Spray panel to the Rococo Rose panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on an angle.  I cut the excess off using my Paper Trimmer.  I then adhered it to a Rococo Rose card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the cake image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set (FREE Sals-A-Bration item) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I brushed over the cake part of the image using my Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer. I fussy cut the image our using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the cake image to the Seaside Spray card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink.  I adhered the strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a Glue Dot.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped just the top of the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to get the flower image.  I colored the flower in using  my Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the flower to the end of the sentiment using a Glue Dot and a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the flower centers on the cake and the fussy cut flower.  I added a few Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink, stamping off once, to the center of the Whisper White panel over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Seaside Spray mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Rococo Rose card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the top of the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set on and angle  on the bottom of the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a Rococo Rose panel of the 2019-2021 In-Color 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try Happy Stamping!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 5/8″ (sentiment strip), 4″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • 2019-2021 In-Color 6 X 6 Designer series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey Bee Mine For Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  The weekend is here again, have you made any plans?  I have work, but  that’s just about it.  I’m hoping to get some crafting time in.

I have another new to me fun fold card for you today.  Here’s my card.

My card played along with a couple challenges today.  First is Fab Friday Challenge #181.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with As You See It Challenge #217.  Their theme is Love Is In The Air.

I started by scoring and folding the Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper. I scored and folded along the long edge at 7/8″.  On the opposite side on the long edge I found the center and made a small mark.  I scored from the center of the edge to the fold line on an angle to both sides making a ‘V’.  I did this to both pieces of Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP.  I adhered the folded edge to the back side of the Whisper White panel on the top and bottom using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I folded all 4 corners in and adhered them using Snail.

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Poppy Parade mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped 3 large bees and 2 small bees from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the stripes of the bees in using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to all the bees wings to give them a little shimmer. I cut all the bees out using the Detailed Bees Dies.  On 2 small strips of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the words ‘Bee’ and ‘Mine’ using the Stampin’ Up! Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black memento Ink.

I cut a panel of Poppy Parade cardstock into a banner using my Paper Snips.  I arranged the bees and sentiment strips on the banner the way I wanted them.  I first adhered the bees using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then adhered the sentiment strips using Snail sliding them under the bees.

I adhered the matted card front to a Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Under the banner on the Whisper White panel I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink.  I adhered the 2 smaller bees to the hive using Glue Dots.  I cut a small heart out using the Detailed Bees Dies and a scrap piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.   I adhered the heart using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the edge of the bee hive.  I colored the stripes of the bees in using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I used my Clear Wink of Stella on the wings to give it a little shimmer.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on top of the bee hive.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Poppy Parade mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink on the bottom of the envelope front. I stamped the small bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the hive.  I colored the stripes of the bees in using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I added Clear Wink of Stella on the bees wings.  On the envelope flap I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it at try. Happy Stamping!!

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LAST DAY FOR MY ORDERING BONUS SPECIAL FROM THE

2020 JANUARY TO JUNE MINI CATALOG!!

I will send you FREE the Peaceful Poppies Elements with the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set or Painted Poppies Bundle.  This is only available from me starting today, Friday January 17, 2020 through Friday January 24, 2020.  This is in addition to my other rewards you can find here.  If you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle you not only receive the free gifts from me, you also get 10% off the bundle and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item.   You might not want to pass this offer up!!

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat and inner liner mat), 2 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (card front banner)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (bees), 2 – 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment strips)
  • Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper 2 – 3 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (card front folded pieces), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Pinwheel for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects today. This week we had a Color Challenge, here are the colors we got to work with.

Here is my card using these beautiful colors.  I just love Petal Pink and Pool Party together.

I thought I would pull out some scraps of DSP from the Annual Catalog.  I’ve been wanting to try this card and it’s a perfect way to use up some of your scraps.  I started by embossing a Petal Pink card front using the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.  I adhered the  embossed panel to a Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I took 2 Whisper White panels and adhered them to 2 Pool Party mats using Snail.  Using my Grid Paper for a guide, I adhered one on top of the other so that all sides and points were equal, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue so I had a little wiggle room.

I started at the top and only putting Snail on one side of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper square, I adhered it to the Whisper White panel making sure there was an equal edge around the top.  I continued around the squares adhering every other design of DSP overlapping the left corner of the square on the previous piece and making sure there was an equal edge around the tops.  Each square I put Snail on 2 of the sides.  When I got to the last piece I adhered the left side on the previous piece and tucked the right side under the 1st piece I put down (that is why you only put Snail on one side of the 1st piece).  I then added a little Snail to the 1st piece on the edge overlapping.  I hope this makes sense.  I adhered my pinwheel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon and adhered it to the center of the pinwheel using a Glue Dot.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set in Pool Party Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock using the next size Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the Pool Party mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Petal Pink Frosted Flower Embellishment to the side of the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pool Party Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large and small flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the sides of the sentiment.  I colored the flowers in using my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pool Party mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped a cluster of flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the flowers in using my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Bird Ballad DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  As always, if you have any questions or can’t understand my directions, drop me a message and I will try to explain it better.  Now that you’ve seen my card you can hit the next button to hop over to Amy Koenders blog or you can just click on the names below. Happy Hopping!!

Akiko Sudano: sitting out this week
Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 2 – 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork base mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 2 5/8″ X 2 5/8″ (artwork base), 4″ X  5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper 8 – 1 1/4″ X 1 1/4″ squares (pinwheel artwork), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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