Stampin’ Up! All For Baby

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. Have you started shopping the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and earned some FREE Sale-a-bration items yet? What are you waiting for? Shop now through Monday August 9th and earn my Double Creative Stamping Designs Rewards. I got my order in first thing yesterday morning, YAY!!! I should have my goodies by tomorrow and can’t wait to start playing with them all.

Today’s card is another one we made at my class last night. I had a couple of the ladies request a baby card. A couple wanted baby boy cards and others wanted gender neutral. Here’s the card we made.

I used the Stampin’ Up! All For Baby Bundle for my cute card today.

I started by using my Blending Brush and added Pool Party Ink to a panel of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the clothesline image from the Stampin’ Up! All For Baby Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gray Granite Ink on the inked panel. I cut the top of the panel using my Basic Borders Dies. I adhered the card front to a Thick Basic White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the romper outfit from the All For Baby stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink and the teddy bear image from the All For Baby stamp set in Gray Granite Ink. I cut the stamped images out using my Baby Clothes Dies. Using my Baby Clothes Dies I cut 2 of the hangers from a panel of Basic White cardstock, 4 of the clothespins from a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock, the onesie outfit from a panel of Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper and the bib from a panel of Pattern Party Hose Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the sentiment from the All For Baby stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on the top of the inked panel. I adhered the outfits to the hangers using Stampin’ Seal and the clothespins to the die cut images using a tiny amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the die cut images to the clothesline using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the All For Baby stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the teddy bear image from the All For Baby stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on the bottom of the panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Pool Party mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Thick Basic White card base using Stampin’ Seal.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the bear image from the All For Baby stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the little striped romper outfit from the All For Baby stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of Pattern Party Host 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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Join me today at 4:00pm on my Facebook Live.

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page with a project today at 4pm ET.  Please join me if you can to see what card I will be making today.

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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:   US3JFJ62

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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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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!!

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!

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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 paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front & inner liner), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (bear, outfit & hangers)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 1 1/4″ (clothespins)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper 1 3/4″ X 2″ (onesie)
  • Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper 1″ X 1 1/2″ (bib), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up’ Oval Occasions for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers. Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month so that means Blog Hop Day!! If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. If you’ve hopped over from Jaimie Babarczy’s blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “Celebrate Spring”.  We can interpret this however we want.  A couple of my cashiers at work are going to be grandmas this spring, so I made a baby card. I used the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions Bundle for my card. Here’s my card.

My design is from Try Stamping On Tuesday Challenge #496.

I started by embossing a panel of Petal Pink cardstock using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I cut a panel of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper on an angle and adhered it to the embossed panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the layered panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I wrapped a piece of 1/4″ Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack, around the card front and adhered it on the back using Glue Dots. I adhered the card front to a Terracotta Tile card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Terracotta Tile is another one of the 2019-2021 In-Colors that will be retiring in May.

On a small panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the bunny image from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the flowers and leaves in using my Mint Macaron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers and for the flower center I used my Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Marker. I punched the image out using the Double Oval Punch. Using my Layering Ovals Dies, I cut the solid oval in Terracotta Tile cardstock and the scalloped oval in Mint Macaron cardstock. I adhered them together using Stampin’ Seal.

On a strip of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Oval Occasions stamp set in Terracotta Tile Ink. I cut the sentiment out using my Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Glue Dots. I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Terracotta Tile Butterfly Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Oval Occasions stamp set in Terracotta Tile Ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the bunny image from the Oval Occasions stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom of the panel. I colored the image in using my Mint Macaron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers and my Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Marker. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Terracotta Tile card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the bunny image from the Oval Occasions stamp set on the envelope front and colored it in the same as I did for the card. I adhered a panel of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting by my blog today, I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Hit Previous to hop back to Jaimie Babarczy’s blog or hit Next to head over to Mary Deatherage’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy:
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here
  3. Mary Deatherage:
  4. Sue Prather:
  5. Donna Leonard:
  6. Connie Troyer: 
  7. Jillian Good:
  8. Tara Carpenter:
  9. Leslie Larkin:
  10. Terry Lynn Bright:
  11. Akiko Sudano:
  12. Karen Finkle:
  13. Amy Koenders:
  14. Krista Yagci:

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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: 2QRN664Q

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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Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Available Now!!!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available March2 — May 3, 2021.

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The 2019-2021 In-Colors will be retiring soon. See the complete list of items in my online store Here.

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Here’s To You

Subscribe February11th – March 10th

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

ABOUT THE MARCH KIT

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • 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, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February and 10 March at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3″ X 4″ (artwork and sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 3″ X 2″ (scalloped oval)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3″ X 2″ (artwork mat)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front panel), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Zany Zebras Baby Card

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. We’re halfway through the week and heading towards the weekend. How is your week going?

It’s time for another inspiration challenge for The Card Concept. For the next 2 weeks we have a Welcome Wee One challenge. Here is my card that was inspired from the challenge photo.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Zany Zebras Cling Stamp Set for my card today. I was inspired by the colors in the photo and the zebra rug under the ottoman.

I hope you will take a moment to visit The Card Concept and join use this week to play along with our challenge #149. How are you inspired by this photo?

I started by adhering a panel of Playing With Patterns 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Cinnamon Cider mat using Stampin’ Seal.

I embossed a panel of Petal Pink using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I wrapped a piece of 1/4″ Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack around the card front and tied a bow. I adhered the card front to a Cinnamon Cider card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the strip into a banner using the Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to the top of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On another panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the adorable zebra image from the Zany Zebras stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink and cut the image out using my Stitched Shapes Dies. I colored the zebras ear, nose and mouth using my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the image to the card front overlapping the Petal Pink panel and the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Coastal Cabana Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Oval Occasions Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the zebra image from the Zany Zebras stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored the inside of the ears, nose and mouth with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Petal Pink mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Cinnamon Cider card base using Stampin’ Seal.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the zebra image from the Zany Zebras stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front and colored the ear, nose and mouth using my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered a panel of the Playing With Patterns 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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Join me today at 4pm on my Facebook Live.

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page with a project today at 4:00pm ET.  Stop by my Facebook page at 4pm ET to see what card I will be making today.

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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: 9BCVNW9D

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.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Coming Soon!!!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available March2 — May 3, 2021. Want it early???

There’s no better time to join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale-A-Bration.   Stampin’ Up! is offering five FREE packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit if you join during Sale-a-bration! You can not buy this DSP now. So why not get it FREE! This offer ends February 28, 2021!!

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Here are the details:

  • Starter Kit Price:  $99 + tax and it ships for free!
  • Starter Kit includes:
    • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
    • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  The packs are: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
    • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.
  • You’ll get the following perks from Stampin’ Up! when you join:
    • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
    • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
    • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
    • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like to be a hobby demonstrator and get the great discount, I am here to help support you in any way that I can!

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Here’s To You

Subscribe February11th – March 10th

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

ABOUT THE MARCH KIT

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • 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, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February and 10 March at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 1″ X 2″ (sentiment banner), 3″ X 3″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Cinnamon Cider 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 mat)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (strip on card front), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Playing With Patterns 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/3″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Baby Shower Card

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers. Well, another OnStage in the books. Even though it was virtual, it was still a lot of fun and very informative. I’m already looking forward to next years in Philadelphia, we’re already getting our group together. OnStage is one of the many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. We’ve already gotten to see new products coming in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. We were even able to order some items already that I will get to show you soon. If you are interested in joining my team, I’d be more than happy to help you.

For today’s card my son’s girlfriend asked me to make her a baby shower card. I don’t really have any baby stamp sets since I don’t have babies in my life. But I was able to work with what I had and came up with this card.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalog to make my card for today. Just a reminder, when you buy the stamp sets and dies as a bundle you save 10%.

I started by embossing a Seaside Spray card front using the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder and adhering it to a Seaside Spray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the birds nest image from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped the 2 bird images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in 3 steps. The detailed images I stamped in Early Espresso Ink, stamped off once. The solid images I stamped in Sahara Sand Ink, stamped off once. The wing images I stamped in Sahara Sand Ink. The eggs image I stamped in Seaside Spray Ink. I cut all the images out using my Birds & More Dies.

On another panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink. I stamped the small leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on the branches. I cut the Whisper White panel using my Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal then to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I stamped the birds feet image from the Birds & Branches stamp set, on the nest in Early Espresso Ink then adhered the birds on top of their feet using Glue Dots. I adhered the nest with the birds to the stamped branch using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the eggs to the panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink. I cut the sentiment out using my Tasteful Labels Dies. I adhered a piece of Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon to the artwork using a tiny amount of Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the sentiment over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Blue Adhesive Backed Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the top sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink. I stamped the bottom sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink. I stamped just the top of the birds nest from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the 2 bird images from the Birds & Branches stamp set the same as I did for the front of the card. I had stamped extra eggs from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink and cut them out using the Birds & More Dies, so I added one to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Seaside Spray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the small leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on the branches. I adhered a panel of the 2019-2021 In-Color 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: 9XYYG2ZU

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 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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FREE Bonus Quite Curvy and Curvy Christmas Project Tutorials With Videos When You Purchase The Bundle From Me!!

A group of us worked together to create five awesome tutorials using the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations special release products with video tutorials!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!

If your order is $50 or greater and includes either of these bundles, you will get this set of tutorials in addition to the monthly online class tutorials AND your $10 thank you gift!  And you’ll also earn my Creative Stamping Designs Reward Points!

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Jolly Gingerbread

Subscribe October 11 – November 10

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage them to explore their creativity. As their subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards—and other creations—for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!


So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Details About The November Kit:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Subscribe to the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 October to 10 November at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork mat), 2″ X 1 1/4″ (sentiment), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Seaside Spray 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)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork pieces), 4 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork rectangle), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • 2019-2021 In-Color Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Hello Baby

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started off?  Can you believe June is over already and we have a holiday weekend coming up soon.  These months are a blur to me this year.

I have another baby card for you today using the Birds & Branches Bundle.  This one is for my aunt and uncle for their new Great Grandson.  I made a male and female bird for today’s card.  Did you ever wonder why the male bird is so much more vibrant than the female.  Something is definitely wrong with that.   Here’s my card for today.

Today’s card played along with Fusion Challenge – Relaxed Living.  Here is their inspiration and sketch.

I started by stamping a Balmy Blue card front using the Stampin’ Up! Buffalo Check Cling Stamp in Pacific Point Ink.  I adhered the card front to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the nest image from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink.  I stamped the birds eggs image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink.  I stamped step 1 of one of the bird images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink and step 2 of the bird image in Gray Granite Ink.  I cut all the images out using my Birds & More Dies.  On a small panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock I stamped the step 2 image of the bird facing the opposite way in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut the image out using my Birds & More Dies.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large and small branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink.

I cut the Whisper White panel into a banner using my Banner Triple Punch.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink on the end of the banner.  I adhered the birds nest to the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the eggs inside the nest using Glue Dots.  I adhered the birds on the nest using Glue Dots.  I adhered the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the 2 branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the side of the panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on the branches.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal 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 2 branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on the branches.  I stamped the envelope flap using the Buffalo Check stamp in Balmy Blue Ink.

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: RBBKEF3W

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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SUMMER NIGHTS BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JUNE 11 – JULY 10

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between June 11 and July10, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • 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)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning July 1st!

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from June 11 to July 10 at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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STAMPIN’ UP! PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION

THIS AWESOME DEAL ENDS TODAY!!

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 creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com

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STAMPIN’ UP! ANNUAL KICK OFF CELEBRATION

EXTRA HOST REWARDS FOR YOU!!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!

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!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 2″ (male bird)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (banner)

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Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Congratulations

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?  I worked on Saturday and yesterday I worked around the house.  I thought about going for a nice long walk, but when I walked outside and couldn’t breath, I changed my mind.

For today I played along with another new bundle from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  I just got the Birds & Branches Bundle last week and couldn’t wait to play with it.  My cousin’s son just had a baby boy so I thought I’d send her a congrats on being a  grandma card. Here’s my card for today.

My colors were inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge #599.  Here are their colors.

My design is from Try Stamping On Tuesday Challenge #463.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #277.  Here is their theme.

I started by stamping the bird nest image from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the 1st step of the bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink on the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the 2nd step of the bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on top of the first image.  I stamped the birds eggs image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Balmy Blue on the Whisper White panel.  I cut the images out using the Birds & More Dies.  I cut a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock using the circular die from the Birds & More Dies.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the branch image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Just Jade Ink, stamping off once, on the branches.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the back of the die cut Soft Sea Foam panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Soft Sea Foam panel to a panel of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the birds nest to the die cut panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   I adhered the bird to the nest using a Glue Dot and Stampin’ Dimensional.  I adhered the birds eggs inside the nest using Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the top of the panel and tied a small bow.  I adhered the card front to a Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels that I colored using my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped step 1 of the bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped step 2 of the bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on top of the 1st.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the branch image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Just Jade Ink, stamping off once, on the branch.  I stamped step 1 of the bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink above the branch.  I stamped step 2 of the bird image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Gray Granite Ink on top of the 1st image.  I stamped the birds legs in Gray Granite Ink.  I adhered a panel of In Good Taste 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: RBBKEF3W

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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SUMMER NIGHTS BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JUNE 11 – JULY 10

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between June 11 and July10, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • 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)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning July 1st!

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from June 11 to July 10 at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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STAMPIN’ UP! PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION

THIS AWESOME DEAL ENDS TOMORROW!!

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 creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com

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STAMPIN’ UP! ANNUAL KICK OFF CELEBRATION

EXTRA HOST REWARDS FOR YOU!!

THIS ENDS TOMORROW!!

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!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 3 1/4″ (card front), 12″ X 4″ (sentiment mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork panel), 3 1/2″ X 3″ (die cut pieces), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front mat), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Animal Outings Under My Umbrella Baby Shower for Fun Fold Friday

Happy Valentine’s Day my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week? Is anyone doing anything special today or tonight?

A co-worker of mine asked me to make her a baby shower card for her daughter who is having her first baby.  The only thing she told me was to make it blue since they are having a boy.  So I pulled out something old and something new.  I used some of the new Designer Series Paper from the Coordination products.  Here’s what I came up with.

I joined in with Inspire. Create Challenge #062.  Here is their challenge for the week.

I started by adhering a panel of the Coordination Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper to a Soft Seafoam mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted panel to a Whisper White mat using Snail and then to a Balmy Blue card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the Kangaroo image from the Stampin’ Up! Animal Outings Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the Animal Friends Dies.  I stamped the umbrella image on a panel of Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the umbrella handle on a scrap of Soft Seafoam cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  I punched the umbrella and the handle out using the Umbrella Builder Punch.

I used the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the stitched circle to a scallop circle which I cut using the Layering Circle Dies in Soft Seafoam cardstock using Snail.  I adhered the kangaroo to the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the umbrella handle to the umbrella using a Glue Dot and adhered it to the kangaroos hand using a Glue Dot.  I adhered the artwork to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink and made it into a banner.  I adhered it to a Soft Seafoam banner mat using Snail and then to the left side of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Heart Epoxy Droplet which I colored using my Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Marker.

Next I made the card base.  I scored a 4 1/4″ X 11″ panel of Balmy Blue cardstock at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 8 1/4″ and 9 5/8″.  I folded the sides in and then back so that it would look like this:

It’s kind of like a Z-Fold on both sides.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Animal Outings stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the kangaroo image from the Animal Outings stamp set over the sentiment in Crumb Cake Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the umbrella and handle images from the Under My Umbrella stamp set in Soft Seafoam Ink in the kangaroos hand.  I colored the umbrella in using my Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Soft Seafoam mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Balmy Blue card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On the right side panel of the card base, I adhered a panel of Coordination Pleased As Punch DSP which I matted on a Soft Seafoam panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front to the left side of the card base using Tear & Tape Adhesive.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the kangaroo image from the Animal Outings stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the umbrella image from the Under My Umbrella stamp set in Soft Seafoam Ink attached to the kangaroo.  I colored the images in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory, Smoky Slate and Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends Makers.  I adhered a panel of the Pleased As Punch 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.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BRINGING THE JOYS OF SPRING MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Paper Pumpkin March 2020: No Matter the Weather

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

About the March Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

About the FREE Stamp Set

  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 8 1/4″ and 9 5/8″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 3 3/4″ X 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 1 1/4″ X 4 1/8″ (mat for side panel DSP), 3/4″ X 2 1/4″ (sentiment mat), 3″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner), 5 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ (panel for artwork), 2″ X 5/8″ (sentiment)
  • Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 1 1/8″ X 4″ (side panel piece), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)
  • Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 3″ X 2″ (umbrella)

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Paper Snips

$10.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Animal Outings for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  The weekend is here already, has anyone had a chance to make plans?  I feel like the weekend snuck up very quickly.  Gotta love these 4 day weeks.

For today’s card I was asked to make a baby shower card for a friend.  I had to put my thinking cap on for a bit to come up with an idea.  I don’t really have any ‘baby’ stamp sets, but then I remembered the one set that I have that would be perfect.  I made a ‘Z-Fold’ card for you, but my measurements are a little different than normal.  Here’s my card.

My card was able to join in with a few challenges today.  First off I played along with Global Design Project Color Challenge #205.  I thought these colors were perfect for a baby shower card (mom to be knows it’s a girl).  Here are their colors.

Next I played along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #332.  With a little work I made this work as a fun fold.  Here is their sketch.

I also joined in with Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #237.  They have a theme challenge and I thought how much more feminine could a baby shower card be.  Here is their challenge.

I started by stamping the momma kangaroo image from the Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Rococo Rose and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Animal Friends Dies.  I cut out a stitched square from Rococo Rose cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut out a scalloped square from So Saffron cardstock using my Layering Squares Dies.  I adhered the stitched square to the scalloped square using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the kangaroo to the square using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a strip of Rococo Rose card stock to the folded edge using Snail.  I adhered the artwork to the folded edge using Stampin’ Dimensionals only on one half.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set in Rococo Rose Ink on a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch and I cut the one edge straight using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using a Glue Dot and Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I attached a small bow made from Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine with a Glue Dot.

I wrapped a piece of the Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon around the left side of the card.

On the inside I adhered a panel of the Mint Macaron Gingham from the Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper using Snail.  I adhered a Whisper White panel to a Rococo Rose mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I did not stamp a sentiment on the inside because my friend wants to write something herself.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the kangaroo image from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Rococo Rose and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of So Saffron Gingham from the Subtle 6 X 6 DSP on 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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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BONE APPETIT PAPER PUMPKIN

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY SEPTEMBER 10TH TO GET IN ON THE FUN

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with their frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with them in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

September Kit Information:
The September kit makes 20 Halloween-themed, food-safe treat boxes
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White
Subscribe for the September kit at paperpumpkin.com from August 11–September 10.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click HERE To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store click HERE

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BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September (4TH–30TH), you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs included in the sale:

ITEM PAGE DESCRIPTION PRICE
149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149497 165 WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149589 166 DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149592 166 BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149500 167 PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $14.50

 

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I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″ & 1 3/4″)
  • Rococo Rose Cardstock 2 1/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner mat), 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (stitched square), 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (strip on card front)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (scalloped square)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inside card base)

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Stampin’ Up Animal Outings Baby Card

Good Monday morning everyone and Happy Columbus Day.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another great week.  If you have off today, hope you have some fun plans and enjoy your day.

A friend asked me to make her a Baby Shower card, so I took a break from my holiday cards to make her one.  I used the Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Stamp Set and the Buffalo Check Stamp which I made into a plaid.  Take a look.

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped it using the Buffalo Check stamp in Petal Pink.  Then I turned it into a plaid by adding Pool Party and Highland Heather lines using my Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I saw this technique done by one of our wonderful team members Mary Deatherage from Stamps-N-Lingers.  You can see hers here.

I stamped the Kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored her in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory and Smoky Slate Stampin’  Blends Markers.  I cut her out using the coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I cut  the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shaped Framelit Dies out of Whisper White cardstock and sponged the edge with Highland Heather Ink.

I attached the Kangaroo to the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I made a banner from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper using my Banner Triple Punch and adhered it to the plaid panel using Snail.  I adhered the plaid panel to a Highland Heather mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to the center of the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then adhered the card front to a Petal Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside panel I stamped the Kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping it off 3 times to get a very light image, in the center of the Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Animal Outing stamp set in Highland Heather Ink over the top of the Kangaroo.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pool Party mat using Snail and adhered it to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the Kangaroo on the bottom front left corner and colored her in the same as I did on the card.  I stamped the Buffalo Check on the envelope flap in Petal Pink Ink.  Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale For New Subscribers Oct 8-10!!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!

How it will work:

  • The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
  • The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018.
  • The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
  • If the supply runs out before October 10, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

A few more details:

  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 11″ X 4 1/4″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 2″ X 5″ (banner)

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Big Shot

$110.00