Stampin’ Up! Just Because

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone’s weekend going?  We’re having an absolutely gorgeous weekend here, though I’ve been inside at work.  The humidity has been lower and the sun is shining, what more can you ask for.

I’ve used another new stamp set coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, coming this Wednesday June 3rd, for my card today.  My card has a LOT of stamping going on.  I’ve also used a couple of the 2018-2020 retiring colors, so if you like these colors, you only have 2 days left to get them.  Here’s today’s card.

My colors were inspired by As You See It Color Challenge #226.  Here are their colors.

My design is from CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #372.  Here is their sketch.

I started with a Shimmery Whisper card front and randomly stamped the images from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Cling Stamp Set in Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Inks.  Some of the images are stamped full strength and some are stamped off to give different shades.

I embossed a panel of Call Me Clover cardstock using the new Greenery Embossing Folder.  I cut the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies out of Daffodil Delight cardstock and embossed it using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.  On a panel of Lovely Lipstick cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I cut the panel out using the 2nd smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I adhered the Daffodil Delight circle and the Call Me Clover rectangle to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Lovely Lipstick oval to the card front overlapping the Call Me Clover and Daffodil Delight panels using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the card front to a Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and added a few Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I randomly stamped the images from the Lovely You stamp set in Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Inks around the edges of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Cling Stamp Set in the center of the panel in Soft Suede Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Call Me Clover mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I randomly stamped the images from the Lovely You stamp set in Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick on the bottom of the envelope front and the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Some of the items used today will be retiring as of Tuesday June 2nd and some will be available from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog starting Wednesday June 3rd.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and are able to get out in some beautiful sunshine Happy Stamping!!


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. 


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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Happy Stamping, Karen!


Online Host Club

Do you have a long Wish List and don’t want to spend a lot of money all at once?  An Online Host Club might just be the perfect solution for you.  This is the perfect way to build up your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a  time and receive host benefits too.  Click HERE for details.  I have one starting up in June!!


2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share.  Only 2 days left!!

Deadline to sign up for my share is Tuesday, June 2 at 1:00 PM ET

Do you want all the great new Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything? I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on June 3 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of June 8.  Click here for more information.



Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?  🙂

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at




The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit, ask me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, ask me for details!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!



Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

  • Subscribe for the June kit from 11 May–10 June at
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.


2019-2020 Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog Retiring List

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available.


The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.



Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you!  You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond June 2, we’ll let you know


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 1′ X 3″ (card front panel), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(inner liner mat)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (stitched circle)
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ (sentiment)
  • Shimmer White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Just Because

  1. That is such a pretty way to use the colours. I’ve havered about getting this stamp set but you’ve made it look so sweet, it’s getting harder to resist. Thank you for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

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  2. Lovely little floral images. I’ve got to use that stamp set. I have yet to ink it up! You’ve inspired me! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges this week!

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  3. Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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