Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started out?  Can you believe we are at the end of January already?  It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a third of the way through Sale-A-Bration already.

I needed a card for a 9 year old boys birthday.  Anyone that has boys knows that it’s not easy.  9 is one of the ages that they are not quite old enough, yet they are not babies anymore.  You can’t make them a card that’s too childish or too grown up.  So, with that being said, I used some of the goodies from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for today’s card.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by Just Add Ink Challenge #489.  Here are their colors.

I got the idea for my background from my Team Leader Amy Koenders.  You can see her card here.

I started with a panel of Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and colored the stripes using my Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the colored DSP to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to a Call Me Clover card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the meercat image from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  If you look at the stamp, there are 5 meercats, but there are only 4 of us in my family, so I only wanted the first 4.  To get this, I used some washi tape and taped over the end meercat.  I inked up the stamp with the washi tape on, then removed the washi tape before stamping on my paper.  I stamped the cute little gecko image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the meercats.  That is suppose to represent my dog.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the cactus image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink on the same piece of cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Light Call Me Clover and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

From a panel of Basic Black cardstock I cut a mat using the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.  I adhered the stitched oval artwork to the Basic Black oval using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the cactus image to the right of the artwork using a Stampin’ Dimensional and a Glue Dot.  On a small panel of Call Me Clover cardstock I stamped the sentiment from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Die.  I adhered the sentiment to the left of the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the cactus image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink and colored it in using my Light Call Me Clover and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the meercat popping out of the hole image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the cactus.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Call Me Clover Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Call Me Clover card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the meercat and gecko images from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I colored the images in using my Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, which I colored in using my Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers, 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: U7DEP9F9

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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 4″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2′ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 5″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork)
  • Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?  I worked both days.  Saturday would have been a perfect day to stay in and craft here, it rained and rained all day.

For today’s card I used some of the Sale-A-Bration goodies that you can get for free with qualifying orders.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge #354.  Here are their colors.

My design was from Freshly Made Sketches #419.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Rococo Rose card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and a Seaside Spray card front using the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  The Stone 3D Embossing folder is part of the Power of Hope Bundle you can earn  from Sale-A-Bration for FREE.  I adhered the Seaside Spray panel to the Rococo Rose panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on an angle.  I cut the excess off using my Paper Trimmer.  I then adhered it to a Rococo Rose card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the cake image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set (FREE Sals-A-Bration item) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I brushed over the cake part of the image using my Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer. I fussy cut the image our using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the cake image to the Seaside Spray card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink.  I adhered the strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a Glue Dot.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped just the top of the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to get the flower image.  I colored the flower in using  my Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the flower to the end of the sentiment using a Glue Dot and a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the flower centers on the cake and the fussy cut flower.  I added a few Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink, stamping off once, to the center of the Whisper White panel over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Seaside Spray mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Rococo Rose card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the top of the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set on and angle  on the bottom of the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a Rococo Rose panel of the 2019-2021 In-Color 6 X 6 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: U7DEP9F9

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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose 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)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 5/8″ (sentiment strip), 4″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • 2019-2021 In-Color 6 X 6 Designer series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey Bee Mine For Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  The weekend is here again, have you made any plans?  I have work, but  that’s just about it.  I’m hoping to get some crafting time in.

I have another new to me fun fold card for you today.  Here’s my card.

My card played along with a couple challenges today.  First is Fab Friday Challenge #181.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with As You See It Challenge #217.  Their theme is Love Is In The Air.

I started by scoring and folding the Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper. I scored and folded along the long edge at 7/8″.  On the opposite side on the long edge I found the center and made a small mark.  I scored from the center of the edge to the fold line on an angle to both sides making a ‘V’.  I did this to both pieces of Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP.  I adhered the folded edge to the back side of the Whisper White panel on the top and bottom using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I folded all 4 corners in and adhered them using Snail.

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Poppy Parade mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped 3 large bees and 2 small bees from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the stripes of the bees in using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to all the bees wings to give them a little shimmer. I cut all the bees out using the Detailed Bees Dies.  On 2 small strips of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the words ‘Bee’ and ‘Mine’ using the Stampin’ Up! Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black memento Ink.

I cut a panel of Poppy Parade cardstock into a banner using my Paper Snips.  I arranged the bees and sentiment strips on the banner the way I wanted them.  I first adhered the bees using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then adhered the sentiment strips using Snail sliding them under the bees.

I adhered the matted card front to a Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Under the banner on the Whisper White panel I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink.  I adhered the 2 smaller bees to the hive using Glue Dots.  I cut a small heart out using the Detailed Bees Dies and a scrap piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.   I adhered the heart using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the edge of the bee hive.  I colored the stripes of the bees in using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I used my Clear Wink of Stella on the wings to give it a little shimmer.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on top of the bee hive.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Poppy Parade mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink on the bottom of the envelope front. I stamped the small bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the hive.  I colored the stripes of the bees in using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I added Clear Wink of Stella on the bees wings.  On the envelope flap I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Bee Specialty DSP.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it at try. Happy Stamping!!

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LAST DAY FOR MY ORDERING BONUS SPECIAL FROM THE

2020 JANUARY TO JUNE MINI CATALOG!!

I will send you FREE the Peaceful Poppies Elements with the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set or Painted Poppies Bundle.  This is only available from me starting today, Friday January 17, 2020 through Friday January 24, 2020.  This is in addition to my other rewards you can find here.  If you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle you not only receive the free gifts from me, you also get 10% off the bundle and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item.   You might not want to pass this offer up!!

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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: U7DEP9F9

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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat and inner liner mat), 2 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (card front banner)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (bees), 2 – 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment strips)
  • Golden Honey Bee Specialty Designer Series Paper 2 – 3 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (card front folded pieces), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Peaceful Moments

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?  We had a little bit of snow here, but by Sunday afternoon it was gone.  Every winter I ask for one big snow storm, not these little ones that the snow disappears in a day.  I like to get one storm with about 1-2 feet of snow, enough that I just have to stay in for a day and craft.  Last year we never got one, just extremely cold.

For today’s card I used some of the new Designer Series Paper from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and an embellishment from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with TGIF Challenge #247.  Here is their theme.

I started by adhering a panel of the Best Dressed 6X6 Designer Series Paper to a Petal Pink mat using Snail.  I then adhered it to a Lovely Lipstick mat using Snail.

I embossed a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a Petal Pink mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I then adhered it to a Lovely Lipstick mat using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine from the Sale-A-Bration Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack around the matted card front twice and tied a bow.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the Painted Labels Dies.  I edged the die cut sentiment using my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered the sentiment to the artwork using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a Lovely Lipstick Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot to the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I fussy cut some of the shoes from the Best Dressed 6 X 6 DSP and adhered them to the panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat using Snail 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 adhered a strip of the Best Dressed 6 X 6 DSP to the bottom of the envelope front and a panel 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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1 WEEK ORDERING BONUS SPECIAL FROM THE

2020 JANUARY TO JUNE MINI CATALOG, FROM ME!!

I will send you FREE the Peaceful Poppies Elements with the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set or Painted Poppies Bundle.  This is only available from me starting today, Friday January 17, 2020 through Friday January 24, 2020.  This is in addition to my other rewards you can find here.  If you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle you not only receive the free gifts from me, you also get 10% off the bundle and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item.   You might not want to pass this offer up!!

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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: U7DEP9F9

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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (artwork mat), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2″ X 2″ (sentiment)
  • Best Dressed 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Make A Splash for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Are you ready for the weekend?  I’ll be working all weekend, but I’m hoping to find time to do a little crafting.  I’m hearing of a bit of snow coming this weekend and that’s the perfect time to craft for me.  What do you have plans on doing?

We are 2 weeks into the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and I thought I’d offer you an extra bonus for 1 week only.

I will send you FREE the Peaceful Poppies Elements with the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set or Painted Poppies Bundle.  This is only available from me starting today, Friday January 17, 2020 through Friday January 24, 2020.  This is in addition to my other rewards you can find here.  If you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle you not only receive the free gifts from me, you also get 10% off the bundle and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item.   You might not want to pass this offer up!!

For today I have another pretty easy fun fold for you.  While I was on vacation my Stampin’ Up! order arrived.  I couldn’t wait to dig in to see what I got.  I used one of my new sets for today’s card that is available only to Hosts.  Take a look.

My colors were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #330.  Here are their colors.

I started with a Whisper White card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″.  I scored from the top left corner (by the fold) to the half way mark (2 3/4″) on the right edge and folded the corner to the front of the card.  I embossed a Pretty Peacock card front using the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.  I then cut the panel on an angle starting at the top left corner and cut to the center (2 3/4″) of the right side.  I adhered the embossed panel to the front of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Thick Whisper White cardstock I stamped the fishbowl image from the Stampin’ Up! Make A Splash Host Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink.  I stamped the water edge image from the Make A Splash stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink along the top of the fishbowl.  I stamped the sand/gravel image from the Make A Splash stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink along the bottom of the fishbowl.  I stamped the 3 greenery images from the Make A Splash stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink.  The center one I stamped full strength, the one on the left I stamped off once and the one on the right I stamped off twice.  I stamped 2 of the fish images from the Make A Splash stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink.  I stamped the bubbles from the Make A Splash stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink, stamping off twice, by each of the fish.  I fussy cut the fish bow using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the fishbowl to the corner overlapping piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels which I colored using my Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Marker, above the fishbowl.

I adhered a panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Make A Splash stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink and adhered it to the top right.  For the inner liner I cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock on an angle.  I stamped the sentiment from the Make A Splash stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink in the center of the panel.  I stamped the 2 fish images from the Make A Splash stamp set on either side of the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo Ink.  I stamped the 3 greenery images from the Make A Splash stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink along the bottom of the panel.  I stamped a tiny bit of the sand/gravel image from the Make A Splash stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink along the bottom of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Pretty Peacock panel using Snail.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the fish images from the Make A Splash stamp set on the envelope front and flap in Flirty Flamingo Ink.  I stamped the greenery images from the Make A Splash stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink along the bottom of the envelope front.  I stamped part of the sand/gravel image from the Make A Splash stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink along the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the bubble and water edge images from Make A Splash stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink on the envelope front and flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  This stamp set is available when you host a qualifying party or you place an order of $150 or more.  You earn Stampin’ Rewards that can be used for free and discounted products.  If you are interested in more information, please feel free to contact me.  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: U7DEP9F9

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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front sut on an angle from top left corner to center {2 3/4″} right side), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Thich Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2 (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and at an angel starting at the top left corner by the fold to the center {2 3/4″} of the right side), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner cut from the top left corner to the center {2 5/8″} of the right side), 2 3/4″ X 3/8″ (sentiemnt strip)

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Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug Thinking of You Sneak Peek

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!  Does anyone have any fun plans for this evening?  What does everyone do?  Go out or stay in?  I’m a stay in person.  I grew up having New Year’s Eve parties at our house and inviting family and friends over.  Tonight will be the 1st time, since I’ve gotten married 31 years ago, that we are having people over.  My husband never did anything on New Years, so he never wanted to after we were married.  Now I just have to make sure I can stay awake, that’s always a challenge for me lately.

For my last card of 2019 I made you a Clean and Simple one.  I used one of my favorite sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, which by the way starts in just 3 short days.  I love stamping large images that I can color with my Stampin’ Blends Markers.   Here’s my last card of the year for you.

My colors were inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #221.   Here are their colors.

I played along with Inspire. Create. Challenge # 059 for my design with today’s card.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Cherry Cobbler card front using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I took my Stamping Sponge and lightly sponged over the card front using Early Espresso Ink to give it a little shading.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Little Lady Bug Host Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on a small panel of Whisper White Cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from the Little Ladybug stamp set in Early Espresso Ink below the flower.

I adhered the artwork to the embossed card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, letting it hang off the left side just a smidge and cut it even with the card front.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few of the Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the artwork and card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large flower image from the Little Ladybug stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 5 times to get a real light image, on both sides of the panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Early Espresso mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid glue.  I added a couple more Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels on either side of the sentiment to give a little extra bling.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large flower image from the Little Ladybug stamp set once on the front of the envelope and twice on the envelope flap in Early Espresso Ink.  I colored the flowers in using my Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping and have a Happy, Happy New Year!!!!  Stay safe tonight with whatever plans you have and I will see you in 2020!!

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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. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over there speedy quick to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN DECEMBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 10, 2020

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

About the January Kit
Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Coordinating Product
It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! See additional details about the punch pack below.
Heart Punch Pack (item 151292), $34.00 usd/$46.00 cad

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

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THURSDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING SALE!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork)

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Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Sneak Peek

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  Merry Christmas Eve.  I hope you have all your shopping done, gifts wrapped, decorating done and meals planned.  Believe it or not, I got it all done.  This was a little more last minute that I’m used to, I’m usually much more organized with this kind of stuff.  Time got the best of me this year.  By the time you read this I will already be starting our Christmas Eve Dinner.  My family does the feast of the 7 fishes.  I took over doing it many years ago and I have my whole family over tonight for dinner and to start the celebration of Christmas.  I haven’t gotten anyone to help me out with cleaning all the fish, but  I do get help with the cooking.  Everyone starts coming over at 2pm and we get started with our celebration.  Tomorrow will be a nice quiet, relaxing day spent with just my family opening some gifts, watching some Christmas movies, having a nice Christmas meal, playing games and maybe I’ll even get some craft time in.  A good day to just unwind after all the Hussle and bustle.

For today’s card I have a sneak peek from the upcoming January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Only 10 days left till the catalogs go live.  I hope you are getting your shopping lists ready, I know I have mine ready to go.  Here’s my card.

My design was inspired by the Fab Friday Challenge #179.  Here is their sketch.

I started by cutting a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper using the largest Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I cut the inside out to make a frame of the panel using the 3rd largest Rectangle Stitched Die.  I adhered the frame to the front of a Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  You can get this Golden Honey Specialty DSP FREE with a qualifying purchase from the Sale-A-Bration catalog starting January 3, 2020.  With the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bundle and something else small you can earn this beautiful paper.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the bee hive image from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set.  I inked the stamp up with Daffodil Delight Ink and using my Sponge Dauber I edged the stamp with Calypso Coral Ink before stamping.  I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink around the bee hive image.  I stamped the small bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink above the bee hive.  On a small panel of  Whisper White cardstock I stamped each of the flower images from the Honey Bee stamp set.  I colored the stamps in using my Calypso Coral and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the images out using the Detailed Bee Dies.  I stamped the large bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on a small panel of Vellum cardstock.  I cut the bee out using my Detailed Bee Dies.  I colored the small bee image and the vellum  bee image in using my Basic Black and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I cut the artowrk out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I adhered the vellum bee to the artwork using a Glue Dot.  I adhered the flowers on the bottom of the artwork using Glue Dots.  I adhered the artwork to the center of the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

On the inside of a Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center.  I stamped the flower images from the Honey Bee stamp set  on either side of the sentiment.  I colored them in the same as I did for the artwork.  I stamped a couple of the small bees from the Honey Bee stamp set on the panel in Smoky Slate Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Daffodil Delight mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set on the envelope front colored the same as I did for the card front.  I stamped a small bee from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink next to the hive.  I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.  I stamped a couple of the small bee images from the Honey Bee stamp set on the DSP on the envelope flap.  If you look at them close up, they look like they are behind the honey comb.  I stamped the flower images from the Honey Bee stamp set on the bottom of the envelope back colored the same as I did for the card front.

Thank you for visiting 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 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. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over there speedy quick to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN DECEMBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 10, 2020

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

About the January Kit
Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Coordinating Product
It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! See additional details about the punch pack below.
Heart Punch Pack (item 151292), $34.00 usd/$46.00 cad

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

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork), 3″ X 2 1/2″ (flowers)
  • Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front frame), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (panel for envelope flap)

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