Stampin’ Up Vertical Greetings Z-Fold Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your week?  Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend?

For today’s card I made a Z-Fold card.  I just love doing this type of card.  I used the Stampin’ Up Vertical Greetings Stamp Set.  I also used some of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that is a FREE item with Sale-A-Bration.   Just a little reminder, Sale-A-Bration will be ending on March 31, 2019.  If you haven’t gotten the free items that you would like, now’s the time to get that order placed.  Don’t miss out on getting all the free goodies you want.  Here is today’s card.

I started with a Thick Very Vanilla card base scored at 4 1/4″ and 2 1/8″.  I stamped one of the potted plant images from the Vertical Greetings stamp set on the front of the card base.  I colored the image in using my Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Markers.  This is a great way to stamp an image using multiple colors on the same stamp.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set next to the image in Early Espresso Ink.

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the squirrel and bird images from the Stampin’ Up Sitting Pretty Stamp Set in Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Balmy Blue Inks.  Using my Big Shot I cut the squirrel, bird and park bench out with my Pretty Park Framelits Dies.  I cut the park bench out using Wood Textures Designer Series Paper so that it had the wooden look.

I adhered the squirrel and bird to the park bench using Glue Dots and adhered the park bench to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using my Butterfly Duet Punch I punched out some of the butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  I adhered a couple to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I adhered a panel of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a small panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the left of the inside so that it wouldn’t show when the card was closed.  I adhered some more butterflies to the card base using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the potted plant image from the Vertical Greetings stamp set on the envelope front the same as I did for the card front.  I adhered a piece of Botanical Butterfly 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 and have a great weekend!!

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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: EDKNVWRP

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple of spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 2″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at          4 1/4″ and 2 1/8″)
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inside card base), piece for envelope flap
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (scrap for park bench)

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Stampin’ Up Painted Seasons for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to our monthly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. The 2nd Tuesday of every month this amazing group of ladies put together a blog hop and you are guaranteed to see some gorgeous projects.  This month our theme is ‘CELEBRATE SPRING’.  We can interpret this any way we would like to.  If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s projects.  If you’ve hopped over from Amy Koenders, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.  I’ve used the FREE with Sale-A-Bration , Painted Seasons Bundle and the Four Seasons Famelits Dies for my card today.  Here is my card for today.

I love doing Fancy Fold cards, it’s one of my favorites.  Whenever I see a different fold, I keep practicing until I get it right.  I just love the challenge of different folds.  My card has a lot of pieces to it.  All the measurements are listed below.  I started with a Pool Party panel and scored it at 5 1/4″.  Putting the short side on the edge of my Stampin’ Trimmer, I lined up the long edge at the 1″ mark.  I cut from 3″ to 7 1/2″.  I then put the long edge with the 3″ side on the edge of my Stampin’ Trimmer and the 5 1/4″ score mark to the right and scored at the 3″ mark.  Keeping the cardstock the same, I scored the 1″ piece at 7 1/2″.  I hope this makes sense to you.

Here is what it will look like once you fold on the score lines.

I adhered my Wood Textures Designer Series Paper on Petal Pink mats using Snail. I adhered my Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper on the smaller Petal Pink mats using Snail.  I adhered all the matted pieces to the scored Pool Party panel where they all fit using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Pool Party card front to a Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using my Big Shot I cut the word ‘friend’ out from the Well Written Framelit Dies in the Wood Textures DSP.  It did not photograph well, but it show up much better in person.  I adhered it to the bottom front section using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, using my Stamparatus,  I stamped the succulent flower image from the Stampin’ Up Painted Seasons Stamp Set (FREE Sale-A-Bration item) 3 times.  I stamped 2 in Pool Party Ink and 1 in Petal Pink Ink. On the Petal Pink flower I used my Sponge Dauber and lightly went around the edges with Pool Party Ink and then stamped over the 1st image.  I did the same with the Pool Party flowers except I used Petal Pink Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the same stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist Ink 3 times.  Using my Big Shot, I cut all the images out with my Four Seasons Framelits Dies (available for a limited time during the month of March).  I adhered 2 of the flowers and the 3 leaf images to the front section of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I adhered the 3rd flower to the back section of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I wrapped a piece of Silver and Petal Pink Bakers Twine around the front section of the card front and tied a bow.  I added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the succulent flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Petal Pink Ink on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock stamping it off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink over the flower.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the succulent flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set on the front of the envelope once in Petal Pink Ink and twice in Pool Party Ink.  I adhered a piece of Painted Seasons DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you liked my card today.

Now be sure to hit Previous to hop back to Amy Koenders blog or hit Next to head over to Connie Troyer blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic – You Are Here
  2. Connie Troyer
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Shirley Gentry
  9. Amy Koenders
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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: EDKNVWRP

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple of spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″, 2 7/8″ X 2 1/8″,  2 /7/8″ X 4 3/8″, 7/8″ X 5 1/8″, 2 – 7/8″ X 2 1/8″ (mats for designer series paper)
  • Pool Party 4″ X 9 3/4″ (card scored at 5 1/4″, other scores and cuts above)
  • Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper 3/4″ X 5″, 2 – 3/4″ X 2″
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″, 2 3/4″ X 2″, 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4, scrap for ‘friend’ die cut
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 2 1/2″ (inner liner), scraps for flowers and leaves

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Stampin’ Up You’re Inspiring for The Paper Players

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  How has your week been?

For today’s card I’ve made an Easter card using the Stampin’ Up You’re Inspiring Stamp Set.  With spring less then 2 weeks away I’m just waiting for the daffodils to start blooming.  Here is my card.

I’ve played along with The Paper Players Theme Challenge #431.  Be sure to stop by to play along and see the beautiful projects everyone has made.  Here is their challenge.

I started with a Mint Macaron card base and cut 3 1/4″ off the top of the front leaving 2 1/4″.  On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink a couple times to fill the panel.  I colored the image in using my Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the tiny background image from the same stamp set in Pool Party Ink above the daffodils.  I adhered the artwork to a Daffodil Delight mat using Snail then to the bottom of the front card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a larger panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the larger daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink so that it would be coming up from behind the small card front panel.  I colored the image in using my Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I adhered the larger Whisper White panel to a Daffodil Delight mat using Snail then to the inside of the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a butterfly from the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Stamp Set that I had stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Daffodil Delight Ink.  I punched the butterfly out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and adhered it by the daffodils using a Glue Dot.  I added a couple Pearl Basic Jewels that I had colored using my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend Marker.

On the inside I added the sentiment from the You’re Inspiring stamp set.  I stamped the Happy Easter in Mint Macaron Ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the tiny background image around the sentiment in Pool Party Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using my Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and my Big Shot.  I edged the stitched rectangle using my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Marker.  I adhered it under the daffodils using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large daffodil image from the You’re Inspiring stamp set on the front of the envelope.  I stamped the smaller daffodil image from the same stamp set on the envelope flap.  I colored all the daffodils in the same as I did for the card.

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

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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: EDKNVWRP

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE!! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FREE STAMP SET

Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 4 1/8″ X 2 1/8″ (card front mat)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 4″ X 2″ (card front artwork)

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Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Kids Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone doing?  How’s the weather by you? VERY windy here yesterday.  We had trees down and branches flying.

For today’s card I made a Z-Fold Kids birthday card using the Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Bundle.  I love fun fold cards, I really need to make more for you.

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base and scored and folded it at 4 1/4″  and 2 1/8″.  Here’s what it looks like folded.

I adhered 2 different panels of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper to a Call Me Clover mats using Snail.  I then adhered them both to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the Giraffe image from the Animal Outing stamp set,  twice in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored both giraffes in with my Light Soft Suede and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Using my Big Shot, I cut both images out using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.   I adhered the giraffes looking over the short panel at the 2 frogs on the branch on the larger panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On another small piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set in Call Me Clover Ink.  Using my Big Shot again, I cut the sentiment out using the smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit Die.  Then using the next size up, I cut another Stitched Rectangle out in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment to the mat using Snail and then adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Call Me Clover Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the card front and the sentiment.  I also added 2 Candle Embellishments to the sentiment.  In case you can’t tell, the card was for a 2 year old.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set in Call Me Clover on a rectangle a hair smaller than the Lemon Lime Twist mat on the card front.  I edged the rectangle with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker then adhered it to the inside, making sure it was under the rectangle on the card front, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off, I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the giraffe and frog on a branch image from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored the giraffes in the same as I did for the card front and I colored the frog on the branch in with my Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered a piece of Animal Expedition 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: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ and 5 3/8″ X 2″ (card front mats)
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at        4 1/4″ and 2 1/8″
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 7/17″ X 3″ (inside sentiment)
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 5 1/4″ X 4″ and 5 1/4″ X 1 7/8″ (card fronts)

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Stampin’ Up Botanical Butterfly for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

 

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog  Hop.  If you are starting with me, welcome and be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful projects that everyone has made.  If you are hopping over from Amy Koenders blog, welcome to my blog. The 2nd Tuesday of every month this amazing group of ladies puts together a blog hop and you are guaranteed to see a lot of gorgeousness.  This months theme is ‘Birthday’.  I made a fun fold card for today’s blog hop.  I saw this design on Pinterest, but can not remember who made it.  Here is my card.

There are a lot of pieces to my card and all the measurements are found below.  I started with a Highland Heather panel of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a Basic Black mat using Snail.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Humming Along Stamp Set in Highland Heather Ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  I punched the sentiment out using the Pretty Label Punch.  I punched out 2 more of the labels from my Basic Black cardstock.

I adhered the 2 Basic Black labels using Snail behind the  sentiment so they were peeking out on the top and bottom.  I adhered a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front using Snail then  I adhered the matted sentiment on top of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the Butterfly Duet Punch, I punched out some butterflies from a couple different Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration item).  The great thing about this punch is it not only punches out the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set it also fits the butterflies on the Botanical Butterfly DSP which is a FREE item with a $50  during Sale-A-Bration.  I adhered 2 small and 1 large butterfly to the card front and 1 small butterfly to the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added one of the Butterfly Elements (another Sale-A-Bration item) behind the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I also added one of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment.  I adhered the card front to a Highland Heather card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I adhered 2 panels of the Botanical Butterfly DSP to Basic Black mats using Snail and I adhered them both to either side of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Big Shot I cut out 4 stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies in the Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP.  I adhered all 4 of them to a Basic Black mat and a Highland Heather mat both cut from my Layering Squared Framelits Dies, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a butterfly punched out from the Botanical Butterfly DSP, to each of the squares using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to each of the squares.  I adhered a Basic Black strip of paper, which had been scored, to the inside only adhering it on the 2 end sections.  I adhered each of the squares to a section of the Basic Black strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Here is a top view of the inside.

After I was all finished with the inside I realized that I didn’t leave a spot to put a sentiment or write, So I added another panel to the back.

I adhered a panel of the Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP to a Basic Black mat using Snail.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I added a couple more of the butterflies punched out from the Botanical Butterfly DSP and adhered them to the Whisper White panel and cut off what over hung using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the card back using Snail and adhered it to the back of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a couple of the large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP to the front of the envelope and a panel of the same DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.

Now be sure to hit Previous to hop back to Amy Koenders blog or hit  Next to head over to Jaimie Babarczy blog.  You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way.  Happy Hopping!!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic – You Are Here
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Connie Troyer
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Amy Koenders
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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: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (mats for card front, inner liners and card back), 1″ X 11″ (inside strip scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″), scrap to cut out 4 – layering squares next size up from the stitched square
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), scrap to cut out 4- layering squares next size up from the basic black square
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card back)
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liners), piece for envelope flap and to punch butterflies out of
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front and card back), pieces to cut the stitched squares

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Stampin’ Up Amazing Life for TGIF

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Well, tomorrow’s the big day.  The new 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration go live.  Does everyone have their wish lists ready?  Mine’s a mile long.

For today’s card I have a fun fold and I played along with the TGIF Challenge #192. Be sure to stop by TGIF to see all the beautiful projects made.  Here is their challenge.

Their challenge was to use Glossy Paper.  Here is what I came up with.  Take a look.

I started with 2 pieces of Glossy White cardstock and did the Shaving Cream Technique on them using Petal Pink, So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Ink Refills.  Once the paper was dry, I stamped the sentiment and the cake from Stampin’ Up Amazing Life stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on them and let the ink dry completely.  Once they were dry I adhered the panel with the sentiment onto the Petal Pink cardstock and the panel with the cake onto the Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

I adhered the So Saffron panel to the Soft Sea Foam panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then adhered the Petal Pink cardstock to a So Saffron panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon around the Soft Sea Foam side and tied a knot.  I secured the knot with a Glue Dot.  I added some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the Glossy White artwork panels.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Amazing Life stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center.  I stamped the scroll from the same stamp set above the sentiment in Soft Sea Foam Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Petal Pink using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the birthday cake image from Amazing Life stamp set on the front of the envelope.  I stamped the envelope flap with the Marble background stamp in Petal Pink Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  All the card cuts and folds are listed below for you.  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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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

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:

  • Glossy White Cardstock 3″ X 3 1/4″ (sentiment artwork front panel), 2 1/4″ X 4″ (cake artwork side panel)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 8″ X 3 1/2″ (small card base scored and folded at 3 1/4″)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 8″ X 4 1/4″ (large card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 5 1/4″ X 4″ (panel on the Soft Sea Foam and under the Petal Pink)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Half Full Floating Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

 

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends and welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. If you have started with me or come from  Jaimie Babarcay’s gorgeous project, welcome. The second Tuesday of every month the team does a blog hop with a different theme each month.  This months Theme is ‘CELEBRATE’. We can interpret this any way we want.  We have a group of amazing stampers, so be sure to hop around to see all the beautiful projects everyone has made.

Here’s mine for today’s blog hop.  Take a look.

I started with a Merry Merlot card base.  I cut the front leaving 2 1/2″ from the center score line.  I then cut the remaining piece to 1 1/2″.  I stamped the top with the Cheer sentiment from Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Versamark Ink and sprinkled it immediately with my Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the Holiday out from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies using my Big Shot from a piece of Copper Foil Sheet and adhered it above the Cheer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The Merry Christmas To All Bundle is available at a 10% discount only until January 2, 2019.  After that the stamp set and Thinlits Dies will be available separately at the non-discounted price.  If you were thinking about getting this set, now would be the perfect time when you can save an extra 10%.

I stamped the set of wine glasses from the Half Full stamp set in Stazon Ink on a small piece of Window Sheet.  I colored the wine glasses in using my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I adhered the Window Sheet to the inside of the top section of the card base  using Snail.   I then adhered the smaller piece of the card front to the bottom section of the Window Sheet, again using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of 5/8″ Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon around the bottom section and tied a knot and to hold it in place I added a Glue Dot under the knot.

On a small piece of Shimmery White cardstock, I stamped the wine bottle from the Half Full stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the bottle and the cap in using my Aqua Painter and So Saffron and Soft Suede Inks.  I adhered the bottle to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals connecting the top and bottom of the card base.  I added a few Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the top and bottom.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiments from the Half Full stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink.  I made sure that I stamped above and below the Window Sheet so that it didn’t show through where the wine glasses were.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Merry Merlot card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the wine bottle and wine glasses from the Half Full stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope and the wine glasses on the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.  Now you can either hit the Next or Previous to hop around to see all the other amazing projects made.  You can also click on each name to see what everyone has made.  Happy Hopping!

  1. Julie Johnston
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic- You are here
  4. Shirley Gentry
  5. Sue Pranther
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Amy Koenders
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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: MBWFWZCA

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock scrap for wine bottle
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 7/17″ (inner liner)
  • Copper Foil Sheet piece for holiday die cut
  • Window Sheet 2 1/4″ X 4 1/4″

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