Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons Quick and Easy Card

Good Friday morning my stamping friends.  How was your week?  Are you ready for the weekend?  Have you made some fun plans?

For today’s card I joined in with 2 challenges.   The first one is What Will You Stamp Challenge #203.  This was a new one for me.  They give you a stamp set and you come up with something.  Be sure to stop by to see what everyone has made at What Will You Stamp and to play along.  Here is their challenge.

The other challenge I joined in with is Colour and Sketches #305.  Stop by to see what everyone has made at Colour and Sketches and to play along with them .. Here is their sketch.

I’ve made a very clean and simple card today for the 2 challenges.  I don’t usually do simple, but every once in a while I like to add one in.  Take a look.
I started by cutting 2 mats in Balmy Blue cardstock.  On the larger mat I adhered a piece of Subtles 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper in Balmy Blue using Snail.  I adhered the matted DSP to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink.  I adhered the stamped panel to the smaller Balmy Blue mat using Snail.  I then adhered it to the Night of Navy card base,  using Stampin’ Dimensionals, over lapping the matted DSP panel.

I cut one of the snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies using my Big Shot out of a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  I adhered the snowflake to the over lapped matted panels using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the larger snowflake from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink, stamping off once, across a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Night of Navy Ink over the snowflakes.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the smaller snowflake from the Colorful Seasons stamp set across the bottom front of the envelope.  I adhered a piece of the Subtles 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my quick and easy 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.

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (dsp mat), 2 5/8″ X 2 5/8″ (sentiment mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper (scrap for snowflake)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Subtles 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (card front artwork)

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Stampin’ Up Accented Blooms for CAS(E) This Sketch and Global Designs

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope you are all having a great week.

For today’s card I played along with 2 challenges.  The first one is CAS(E) This Sketch  #305.  Be sure to stop by CAS(E) This Sketch to see what everyone has made and to play along.  Here is their sketch

The next one I played along with is Global Design Project Color Challenge #173.  Be sure to stop by Global Design Project to see all the beautiful projects and to play along. Here are their colors.

Here is what I came up with for the 2 challenges  Take a look

I started with a Petal Pink card front and using my Big Shot I embossed it with my Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I then cut out the largest flourish from the Flourish Thinlits Dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock 2 times.  I adhered the one flourish on top of the second to make it a little thicker.  I sponged the die cut with my Soft Sea Foam Ink then adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added some Wink Of Stella to the flowers on the die cut.

On a small strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Accented Blooms stamp set in So Saffron Ink.  I cut the strip into a banner using my Triple Banner Punch and sponged the edges with the So Saffron Ink.  I adhered the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few So Saffron Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the card front and the banner.  I adhered the card front to a Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the bottom with one of the floral images from the same stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink and colored the little flowers in using my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I finished my card off by decorating a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped one of the floral images from the Love What You Do stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the envelope front and flap.  I colored the flowers in using my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

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 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″),           4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (piece for flourish)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 7/8″ X 4″ (banner)

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Stampin’ Up One For All Around The Corner

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Have you all had a good week?  Any fun plans for the weekend?  I’m hoping to spend some time at my craft table.  I’ve seen a lot of great challenges that I’d like to try.

For today’s card I have a very quick and easy card even though there are many layers.  This is one of the cards we made at my workshop.  I had different levels of stampers and they all did a fabulous job.  Take a look.

I started with a Tranquil Tide card front and adhered a panel of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper to it using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of 3/8″ Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the bottom section of the card front.  I then adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  If you really like the Tranquil Tide, now is the time to grab it.  It will be going away in June, so it would be best to get it now before it hits the retiring list.  It’s such a beautiful rich teal color.  I’m surely going to miss it.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Stampin’ Up One For All stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink.  By using the Stamparatus if the image wasn’t dark enough I was able to re-stamp it perfectly.  I then stamped the streamer and the birthday hat from the Stampin’ Up Around The Corner stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink.  I adhered the artwork to a Tranquil Tide Mat using Snail then adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added a few Gold Metallic Pearls to the artwork to add a little bling.

For the inside I used my Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Markers to color just the sentiment part of one of the other images from the One For All stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in the center of a Very Vanilla panel then adhered it to the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card, I adhered a piece of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP to a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope flap.  There you have it a very quick and easy card that looks like it took you hours to make.

Thank you so much 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 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 7/8″ X 4 1/8″ (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 4″ (artwork)
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Abstract Impressions Thank You

Good Wednesday morning all my fellow stampers.  We’re half way through the week already.  Hope you are all having a great one.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Abstract Impressions Bundle.  Did you know if you purchase the Bundle (Stamp Set and Thinlits Dies) you get 10% off?  Who doesn’t like to save some money?  I know I sure do.  Purchasing this bundle you are just about to your $50 to earn a free Sale-A-Bration item and who doesn’t like FREE?

Here’s my card for today.  Take a look.

For this card, the measurements are a little different then my normal cards.  The measurements are below.  Using my Big Shot, I started by cutting out the beautiful corner floral piece from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies in So Saffron cardstock.  I adhered the die cut to a So Saffron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a Whisper White panel, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Abstract Impressions stamp set in Shaded Spruce, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody Inks.  I then stamped the watermark behind each sentiment in Soft Sea Foam, Powder Pink and So Saffron Inks.  I was able to get everything lined up perfectly by using the Stamparatus and hinging down to repeat each sentiment, (hope that made sense).  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Night Of Navy mat using Snail.

I adhered a double bow using Night Of Navy Medium Bakers Twine below the sentiments.  I adhered the artwork to the So Saffron card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I adhered a piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to the right side of the card base.  I stamped the flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink, stamped off once, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Petal Pink Ink and Calypso Coral Ink along the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the So Saffron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered a panel of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to the inside left of the card base using Snail.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flowers from the Abstract Impressions stamp set along the bottom front of the envelope the same way I did for the inner liner.  I adhered a piece of Garden Impressions DSP to the envelope flap.

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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 8″  (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), piece for the front die cut
  • Night Of Navy Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork), 3 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper 3 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (left side inner liner), 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (strip for right side of card), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily Sympathy

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope you all had a great weekend.

For today’s card I made a Sympathy card using a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is available free with a $100 order.  There are a couple of items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that require a $100 order, but most of the products are free with a $50 order.  I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily Photopolymer Distinktive stamp set. Take a look

I started with a Wood Textures Designer Series Paper card front and adhered it to a Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a Whisper White panel, using my Stamparatus,  I stamped the stems from the Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink. I stamped the leaf in Mint Macaron Ink on the stem on the right.  I then stamped the Lily’s from the same set in Powder Pink Ink onto the stems.  All the stamping of these flowers I used my Stamparatus,  it made it much easier to line everything up.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Powder Pink mat using Snail.  I wrapped a Mint Macaron piece of Nature’s Twine around the bottom of the artwork.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Lasting Lily stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink.  I cut the oval out using my Big Shot and my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and my Big Shot again, I cut the Powder Pink scalloped oval mat.  I adhered the Stitched oval to the Powder Pink mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered it to the artwork and card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Pearl Basic Jewel to the sentiment oval.

On the inside Whisper White panel I stamped the Lily image again from the Lasting Lily stamp set the same as I did for the card front, but stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set over the lilies in Mint Macaron Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Powder Pink mat using Snail and then to the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily stamp set on the front of the envelope the same way I did for the card.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textured 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 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Powder Pink Cardstock 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Assorted Valentine Cards

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Well, we made it to Friday.  Has anyone made any fun plans for the weekend?

For today I have an assortment of cards for you.  They are all the same design just different colors and images.  This card is super simple and quick.  I never make 2 cards the same, so that’s why each card is a different color and had a different image on it.  This is one of the cards we will be making next week at my workshop.  Take a look.

As you can see all the cards are kind of the same.  The frog card is made with Melon Mambo and the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch.  The puppy is made with Poppy Parade and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and the kitty is made with Blushing Bride and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  All these cards are Peek-A-Boo cards.


I started with a card base in each of the differed colors. Using Snail, I adhered a panel of either Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper or Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to match the card base. I then adhered a strip of the matching cardstock along the seam of the DSP.  I punched the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch out of the Melon Mambo card and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies from the Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride cards.

I stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely stamp set in either Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (on the Melon Mambo or Poppy Parade cards) or Early Espresso Ink (for the Blushing Bride card) above the circle or ovals.  I wrapped a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the top of each card base and tied a knot.  I added 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each of the card fronts.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the frog from Stampin’ Up So Hoppy Together, the puppy from Stampin’ Up Bella & Friends stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the kitten from Stampin’ Up Pretty Kitty stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I colored the frog in using my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I colored the puppy in using my Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I colored the kitten in using my Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers and my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I cut each of the images out using the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch or the same size Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. 

I stamped the You Are Loved sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set on a Whisper White panel using Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade or Early Espresso Inks.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of each of the card bases.

I lined up the cut image with the card front and using Stampin’ Dimensionals I adhered the images to the inside panel.

To complete each card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the frog, puppy or kitten on the front of each envelope and colored them in the same as I did for the cards.  I adhered a piece of the matching 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flaps.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my cards and will give them a try.  This is a super quick and easy card that looks like you took a lot of time to make. 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock, Melon Mambo Cardstock or Poppy Parade Cardstock  4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1/4″ X 5 1/2″(strip for card front)
  • Brights or Subtles 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 1 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 x 5 1/4″ (inner liner), piece for artwork

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes Humming Along

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  We’re almost through the week.  After having 2 short weeks this one feels extra long to me.  I really think we should have 3 day work weeks and 4 day weekends all the time.

For today’s card I pulled out another set from the Annual Catalog called Dandelion Wishes.  Take a look

I started with  Thick Very Vanilla card base and adhered a panel of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper to the front using Snail.  I took a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the triple dandelion image and the flying dandelion pieces image from the Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Pacific Point Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.

I adhered the artwork to a Pacific Point panel using Snail.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Humming Along stamp set in Versamark Ink below the artwork.  I sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the artwork and tied a bow.

I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then added a couple Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the dandelion image from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the sentiment with the Stampin’ Up Seasoned With Kindness stamp set over the dandelion image in Pacific Point Ink.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Pacific Point mat using Snail then to the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the dandelion image from Dandelion Wishes stamp set on the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Garden Impressions DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you like my quick and easy 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

Today is the last day to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin Subscription to be sure to get the January Valentine Kit.

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, 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.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Pacific Point Cardstock 3 3/8″ X 4 5/8″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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