Stampin’ Up! Driving By Birthday

Good Sunday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone’s weekend going? I worked yesterday and I’m planning on staying in today. It’s cold here in NJ. I don’t mind it a little cold, but not when it makes my bones cold lol.

I played with one of the Sale-a-bration sets for my card today. It’s a set that I looked at when I first got the brochure and said “what am I going to do with that”. After playing a little with it, I like it, I have many other ideas I just have to get on a card now. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Driving By Cling Stamp Set along with the Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper for my card today.

My colors were inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge #675.

I started by adhering Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point panels of the Brights DSP to a Smoky Slate card base. On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the car image from the Driving By stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image in using my Light Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers. I colored the balloons in using my Wink of Stella brush and my Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point stamp pads.

I stamped the sentiment from the Driving By stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink above the card image. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Nut About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink behind the card.

I adhered the Basic White panel to a Smoky Slate mat and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Driving By stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the car image from the Driving By stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image in using my Basic Black, Granny Apple Green and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers. I colored the balloons the same as I did for the card front. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Smoky Slate mat and then to the inside of the Smoky Slate card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I adhered a strip of the Brights DSP to the envelope front and a panel to the envelope flap. I stamped just the balloons from the Driving By stamp set up the one side of the envelope and colored them the same as I did on the card.

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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Happy Stamping, Karen!


Safari Celebration

Subscribe January 11 – February 10

Did you see that? It’s a mischievous monkey swinging from tree to tree! What about that elephant marching through the mud? Can you catch an antelope galloping in the grass? Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit. To explore what’s inside, keep reading!


  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Explore each of our current In Color collections with this colorful kit! Discover designs and paper pieces in Bumblebee (a 2020–2022 In Color), Fresh Freesia (a 2021–2023 In Color), and Soft Succulent (a 2021–2023 In Color).
  • 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: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

Subscribe to the February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January and 10 February at!

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


Sale-a-bration January 4 – February 28!!!

Sale-a-bration is going on right now. Click Here for a PDF version of the Sale-a-bration brochure. This is my most favorite time of Stampin’ Up! because you get to earn FREE products. There are 7 wonderful stamp sets and 4 gorgeous packs of Designer Series Paper. You can earn all of these FREE with qualifying orders. Who doesn’t like FREE??????

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Host A Party During Sale-a-bration

If you host a party during Sale-a-bration, both you and your guests can earn FREE Sal-a-bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia Stamp Set for FREE! Interested? I can set up a Host Code for you and your friends/family to order with. Drop me a line at I’d be happy to talk to you about it.


Join The Stampin’ Up! Community During Sale-a-bration and get 2 FREE Stamp Sets

Starting January 4 through February 28 you can get 2 FREE STAMP SETS when you join Stampin’ Up! For just $99 you get to choose $125 of product of your choice from any of the current catalogs and you can also choose any 2 Stamp Sets of your choice (cannot be host or Sale-a-bration sets) absolutely FREE!!! You can end up with $175 in product for just $99. There is no obligation to sell, you can join as a Hobby Demonstrator. Interested??? Ask me how. I’d love to have you on my team, drop me a note at I’d be more than happy to talk to you about it.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2″ X 5 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″), 2 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ & 2 1/2″ X 5 3/8″ (card front panels), 1/4″ X 6″ & 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope)


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