Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers 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’s blog, thank you for stopping by. This week we have a beautiful fall Color Challenge. Here is my card using this week’s Colors.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set along with the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper for my card.

These are out colors for this week

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I started by adhering a panel of Gingham Cottage DSP to a Cajun Craze card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, I stamped the large sunflower image in Crushed Curry Ink on a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock. I stamped the leaf image in Mossy Meadow Ink on a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I cut the images out using the Sunflower Dies. I cut the detail leaf image from the panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock and the sprig and flower center dies from a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock.

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I adhered the flower center using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the flower to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the detailed leaves to the stamped leaves using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the leaves and sprigs behind the sunflower using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock. I sprinkled it with my White Embossing Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow using the Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and adhered it to the sentiment using a Glue Dot. I added a few Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Cajun Craze Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom of the panel. I colored the image using my Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Markers. I colored the flower petals using my Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil from the Watercolor Pencil Assortment #2. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the Cajun Craze card base.

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To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front. I colored the image the using my Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Markers and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencil. I adhered a panel of Gingham Cottage DSP to the envelope flap.

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Thank you for stopping by 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 and see everyone’s projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Tara’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:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:


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Coming Soon!!! Starting September 1, 2022

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you and your customers will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more papercrafting fun!

Interested in Being Able to Order Them Now? Join My Team!!

Being a demonstrator, you are able to order products ahead of customers. You get to attend the Stampin’ Up! events and be a part of an awesome team and community. There is no obligation to sell or blog, you can join as a Hobby Demonstrator just to enjoy the discount. For just $99 you get to pick $125 in product of your choice. Stampin’ Up! includes a past Paper Pumpkin Kit along with some business items in case you want to make it a business. This all ships for FREE. After that all your future orders you get to enjoy a 20% discount. Ask me how!!

If you join during Sale-a-bration you will receive this awesome Making Plans Collection absolutely free. It includes a July 2022-December 2023 Making Plans Planner including an 8″ X 9 1/2″ Faux Leather Carrying Case, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ Planer Pages, Monthly Divider Pages and Sticker Sheets. It also includes 3 – Creative Journals that are 5 3/4″ X 8″ and a Making Plans Photopolymer Stamp Set. Contact me for more information at I’d love to have you on my team. You can join as a hobby demonstrator just to enjoy the discount for yourself. No obligations to sell, hold classes or have a blog.


New Sale-a-bration Items Added

Stampin’ Up! has added some additional items that you can earn for FREE with orders beginning at $50 during Sale-a-bration!  You can see the new items Here. There are some really great new items to pick from!  You’ll see them added to the list of options that you can pick for free with orders of $50+ as you go through the checkout process.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!


The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until September. For those of you living in Massachusetts, yours is going on now. New Jersey is from August 27th – September 5th!! Be sure to check the list.

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 Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.


Spooky Treats

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Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs! No need to let the season creep up on you; subscribe and order your kit today.

Plus, we’re putting the TREAT in trick-or-treat with a special GIVEAWAY on social media starting 5 September at 9:00am (MT)! Simply follow @PaperPumpkin on Instagram or the Paper Pumpkin page on Facebook, like either post, and mention three friends in the comments for your chance to win one of two personalized JBL speakers. You’ll have to be quick because the giveaway closes 8 September at 4:00pm (MT). Don’t miss out on this fang-tastic opportunity!

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed box bases and tops, die-cut paper pieces, adhesives, and more!
  • The Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit includes an Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set puts the TREAT in trick-or-treat with fun, Halloween-themed sentiments and designs. Embrace the spooky season with ghost, bat, spider, and star images.
  • This kit also includes a special peek-through box top on one of the box designs.

Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 1″ (6.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

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

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


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 1 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (sprigs), 1 3/4″ X 5″ (sentiment & flower center)
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (flower)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 3″ X 5″ (leaves), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(inner liner mat)
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope)


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