Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends! Welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I hope everyone is doing well today. If you are hopping over from Akiko Sudano’s blog, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we have a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. I have a sneak peek for you today from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. Here is my card using this weeks Sketch.

I used the new Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest Bundle along with the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper and the Cork Specialty Paper for my card today. These items will all be available August 3rd from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

This is our sketch we had to work with this week.

I started by adhering a panel of the Harvest Meadow DSP to a Bumblebee card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut a panel of the Cork Specialty Paper using the 3rd from largest Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the cone flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image in using my Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers. I didn’t want the flowers so purple so I colored over the flower again using my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Marker to get more of a periwinkle color. I colored the flower center in using my Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker. I cut the image out using my Harvest Dies. I adhered the flower to the Cork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the sentiment out using the Harvest Dies. I adhered a length of the 3/8″ Diamond Weave Ribbon (available August 3rd) to the bottom of the cork using a tiny amount of Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the sentiment on top of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots (available August 3rd) to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the cone flower image from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it the same as I did for the card front. I adhered the Basic White panel to an Old Olive mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Bumblebee card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the cone flower image from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front and colored it the same as I did for the card front. I adhered a panel of Harvest Meadow DSP 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 their blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here


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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 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!


State Sales Tax Holidays

For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up (or starting today if you’re in Alabama!)!!

The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed below (click on the image to open up a full-size printable document):

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you live in one of those states, YAY!  Have fun shopping tax free during your holiday!



We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! July is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!


  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

Click on image below for a printable PDF of the Sale Designer Series Papers


Hope Box

Subscribe July 11 – August 10

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box.

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 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: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Subscribe to the August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 July and 10 August at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 3″ (flower), 2 1/4″ X 1 1/4″(sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Bumblebee Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Cork Specialty Paper 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (card front panel)
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope)


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