Stampin’ Up Very Versailles CAS Card

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers and HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! I hope you have something fun planned for today.  Maybe a picnic or 2 or just going to watch fireworks tonight.  Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.

For today I have a really clean and simple card for you.   I used just Stamps, Ink and Paper, the basics of card making.  Here’s my card.

The colors for my card were inspired by CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #328.  Here is their color scheme.

I started with a Whisper White card front and stamped the script image from the Stampn’ Up Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set in Petal Pink Ink on the top and bottom of opposite sides.  I stamped the leaf image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the opposite sides on the top and bottom of the Whisper White panel.

I then tore the edges all around the stamped panel and sponged them, using my Stamping Sponge, in Crumb Cake Ink to give my card an antique look.  I stamped the sentiment from the Very Versailles stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink over the leaves and script images.

I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Flirty Flamingo card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the leaf image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on both sides of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Very Versailles stamp set in the center of the panel.  I tore the edges of the Whisper White panel and sponged them the same as I did for the card front.  I adhered the panel to the inside of the Flirty Flamingo card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the scripty image from the Very Versailles stamp set on the front of the envelope and the envelope flap in Petal Pink Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink over the script image on the front and back of the envelope.  I sponged all around the envelope front and the envelope flap using my Stamping Sponge in Crumb Cake Ink.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. This is a great card for a beginner with just a tiny technique added in.

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: AVHTNTCN

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.

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK 

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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EXTRA, EXTRA!!  JOINING PROMOTION JULY 1, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT

Details:

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing that Starter Kit, now is a great time!  We’d love to have you join and get that discount for yourself or start your own business!!

If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!!

YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

The earning period for this awesome promotion starts on July 1 and the coupons can be redeemed beginning August 1!!  Let me know if you have any questions.

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

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit! 6 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Above The Clouds Fun Fold Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Welcome to Fun Fold Friday.   I’ve made a Corner Flip Fun Fold card for you today.  Here’s my card.

My card today joined in with Global Design Project Theme Challenge #195.  I didn’t even see this challenge until after my card was done.  Here is their theme for the week.

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base.  After scoring it at the 4 1/4″ mark,  I slid the end of the card to the 3″ mark on my trimmer.  The 8 1/2″ side should be up against the bottom edge.  I placed the cutting blade at the 2 1/2″ mark and cut to the 4 7/8″ mark.  I then turned the card with the 5 1/2″ side against the bottom edge and placed the long edge at the 3″ mark.  I placed the cutting blade at the 3″ mark and cut to the 5/8″ mark.  I turned the cut edge, which is in the middle of the card front, in from the bottom and brought it up to the top and using my Bone Folder gave a good press on the folded edges.

After flipping the cut piece, I adhered a panel of Night of Navy of Navy and Mango Melody to the turned panel.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the cluster of clouds from the Stampin’  Up Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set in Seaside Spray Ink.  I then stamped the cluster of hot air balloons from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink.  On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the 2 large hot air balloons from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and punched them out using the Hot Air Balloon Punch.  I colored all the balloons in using my Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the artwork panel to the card front using Snail.  I adhered the 2 larger hot air balloons to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a scrap piece of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the balloon basket from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Soft Suede Ink twice and punched them out using the Hot Air Balloon Punch.  I adhered them using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the bottom of the larger balloons.

I stamped the clouds from the Above The Clouds stamp set all around the card base in Seaside Spray Ink stamping off once.  I stamped a couple of the birds from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the card base.  On the bottom of the card base I stamped the sentiment from Above The Clouds stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss  Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  It[s very hard to see, but I also stamped a few of the smaller balloons from the Above The Clouds stamp set in VersaMark Ink on either side of the sentiment.  I sprinkled them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.

For the inside I took a panel of Night of Navy cardstock and using VersaMark Ink I stamped the smaller hot air balloons from the Above The Clouds stamp set all around.  I sprinkled the panel with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered the Night of Navy panel to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a Whisper White panel, I stamped the sentiment from Above The Clouds stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center.  I stamped the clouds from the Above The Clouds stamp set around on the panel in Seaside Spray Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the small hot air balloons and the birds from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Whisper White panel.  I colored the balloons in the same as I did for the card front.  To adhered the Whisper White panel so that it doesn’t show when the card is closed, I placed it behind the folded card front and folded the card back to it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the clouds from Above The Clouds stamp set all around the front of the envelope and on the bottom of the envelope flap in Seaside Spray Ink stamping off once. I stamped the birds and the smaller hot air balloons from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope flap and colored them in the same as I did for the card front.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s fun fold card and will give it a try.  I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  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: AHCJYGJN

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.

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK 

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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EXTRA, EXTRA!!  JOINING PROMOTION JULY 1, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT

Details:

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing that Starter Kit, now is a great time!  We’d love to have you join and get that discount for yourself or start your own business!!

If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS ARE BACK STARTING JULY 1, 2019

YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

The earning period for this awesome promotion starts on July 1 and the coupons can be redeemed beginning August 1!!  Let me know if you have any questions.

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

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mango Melody Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (corner flip mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (corner flip mat), 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 5/8″ X 2 5/8″ (artwork), 4 1/2″ X 3 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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Product List

Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Friendship Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope your week is progressing well.  We’re half way through the week and on the downhill to the weekend.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Bundle.  When you purchase the Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies as a bundle you can save 10%.  Who else likes to save money?  Here’s my card.

I love layers and when I saw this sketch on Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #317 I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Here is their sketch.

I started by stamping the larger bird image from the Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set around the bird image.  I colored the bird and flowers in using my Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the 4th from the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I adhered the artwork to a Soft Suede mat, which I had cut out of the 5th Stitched Nested Labels Die, using Snail.

I took a Soft Suede card front and embossed it using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered a larger piece of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to a Pool Party mat using Snail then adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a smaller piece of the Bird Ballad DSP to a Petal Pink mat using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread around the smaller matted DSP and tied a knot. I adhered a bow made from the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread using a Glue Dot.

I adhered the smaller matted DSP to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added 3 Pearl Basic Jewels to the bottom right of the larger matted DSP.  I adhered the card front to a Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the top and bottom corner of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flowers and leaves in using my Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set in the center of the Whisper White panel in Soft Suede Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the larger bird image from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the front of the envelope and colored it in using my Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Bird Ballad 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!!****************************************************************************************************

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: AHCJYGJN

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.

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK STARTING TODAY

Today, June 26, at 12:01 AM (MT), for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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EXTRA, EXTRA!!  JOINING PROMOTION JULY 1, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT

Details:

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing that Starter Kit, now is a great time!  We’d love to have you join and get that discount for yourself or start your own business!!

If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS ARE BACK STARTING JULY 1, 2019

YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

The earning period for this awesome promotion starts on July 1 and the coupons can be redeemed beginning August 1!!  Let me know if you have any questions.

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

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 3/8″ X 2 1/8″ (smaller DSP mat)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 2 7/8″ X 5″ (larger DSP mat)
  • Soft Suede 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), 2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ X 4 7/8″ (larger card front piece), 4 1/4″ X 2″ (smaller card front piece), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Daisy Lane Quick and Easy Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  We’re halfway through the week and on our way to the weekend.

For today I have a Clean and Simple, Quick and Easy card for you.  This is one of the very few times that I only used one color, not counting white.  I’m trying out some ideas do use for my next class that I’d like to feature the Stampin’ Up Daisy Lane Bundle.  Here’s my card.

I started by coloring a piece of the Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon using my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers.  While that was drying, I stamped a Whisper White card front  with the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set in Seaside Spray Ink.  I embossed the stamped card front with my Layering Leaves 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered it to a Seaside Spray mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Once the ribbon was dry, which was pretty quick, I wrapped it around the matted card front and tied a bow.  I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped 2 of the smaller daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink and punched them out using the Medium Daisy Punch.  I adhered the 2 daisies together using a Glue Dot and then adhered it to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a large Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In-Color Faceted Dot to the center of the daisy.

On the inside I stamped another one of the daisy images from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink on the top and bottom corner of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Seaside Spray mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I stamped the smaller daisy image from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the medium daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set on the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my CAS, QAE 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: AHCJYGJN

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.

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

****************************************************************************************************

Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 2 – 4 ” X 5 1/4″ (mats)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front and inner liner), scraps for daisies
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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Stampin’ Up Lovely Is The Day

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your week?  The weekend is upon us again, have you got any plans?  I’m working Saturday, but Sunday, Father’s Day, I have off.  The past couple years I’ve made my husband a Father’s Day brunch, but I’m not sure what we will be doing this year.

For today’s card I used another new bundle from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  It’s the Lovely Is The Day Bundle.  The images in this stamp set to me are very whimsical and the Dies that goes with it are so pretty.  The one I used only partially cuts out the image.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with Freshly Made Sketches challenge #392.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Stamp Ink Paper challenge #201.  Here are their colors.

I started by adhering a panel of Sahara Sand Neutrals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Sahara Sand card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the floral image from the Stampin’ Up Lovely Is The Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink.  I stamped the leaves from Lovely Is The Day stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink and colored the flowers in using my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Using the Lovely Leaves Die I cut the image out, which you can see only partially cuts the image.

I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Is The Day stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink above the floral image.  I adhered the artwork to a Calypso Coral mat using Snail.

On the left side of the artwork I adhered 3 thin strips of cardstock, one Pretty Peacock, one Calypso Coral and one Sahara Sand, using a Glue Dot.  I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel on each one.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the floral image from Lovely Is The Day stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink on the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the leaves in using my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Markers and the flowers in using my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely Is The Day stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink above the floral image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Calypso Coral mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Sahara Sand card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the floral image from the Lovely Is The Day stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink.  I colored it in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a panel of Sahara Sand Neutrals 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.   I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father’s Day to any fathers out there.  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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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.

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock 3 3/8″ X 4 5/8″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 1/4″ X 1 1/8″ (side strip)
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 1/4″ X 1 1/8″ (side strip)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1/4″ X 1 1/8″ (side strip)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Neutrals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Daisy Lane Smile

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  How has you week been going?  The weekend is right around the corner.

I’ve used a few new items for today’s card.  I received my Stampin’ Up order from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog yesterday and I couldn’t wait to play with my new items.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with  couple challenges today.  First off I played along with Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #339.  Here is their sketch.

Next I played along with Color Throwdown Challenge #546.  Here are their colors.

I started by embossing a Very Vanilla card front using the new Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Calypso Coral card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a smaller panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Daisy Lane Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I stamped the fern image from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink, stamping off once, on the bottom of the panel.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Calypso Coral mat using Snail.

I adhered a strip of the new Pretty Peacock Noble Peacock Foil Sheet to the right side of the matted artwork using Snail.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the medium daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Calypso Coral 3 times.  I punched the daisies out using the new Medium Daisy Punch.  I adhered the daisies together using Multipurpose Liquid glue, then adhered them to the artwork using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a few Night of Navy Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the top of the artwork and the center of the daisy.

On the inside I stamped the stem from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink, stamping off twice, on the left side of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the smaller daisy image from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink, stamping off once, on top of the stem.  I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Night of Navy Ink  over the top of the daisy.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Calypso Coral cad base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the stem from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink on top of the stem.  I stamped the fern image from the Daisy Lane stamp set along the envelope flap, stamping off once.

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: AHCJYGJN

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.

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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Share A Little Love – June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE

Care about someone? Why not tell them?

The Paper Pumpkin June kit makes it easy for you to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever. Not only do we give you 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but the kit also includes an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit!!

More about the June Kit:

  • In order to receive the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must have an active subscription by June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The kit creates 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes.
  • Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

Check out the quick video created by Stampin’ Up! with some sneak peaks of the June kit!
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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3 1/8″ X 4 1/8″ (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 4″ (artwork)
  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets 1″ X 4″ (panel on right of card)

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Stampin’ Up Beauty Abounds Thinking of You Card

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  TODAY’S THE DAY!!!  The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live at 2:00 Eastern Time today!!  I’m so excited, I can’t wait to place my order.  I have to work this morning, but I should be out just in time to be able to order.  Now of course we can order anytime after 2pm, but I just can’t wait.

In the meantime, I have a card for you today.  My Upline is doing a daily challenge for the month of June.  I’m always up for a challenge.  Today’s challenge was Take A Walk and Be Inspired By Nature.  Sometimes I just have to walk away from my craft table to find inspiration somewhere.  So, I took a walk outside.  I saw butterflies on the bushes where I was walking, so that inspired my card today.  They were little white butterflies on the green bushes with pink flowers.  I used the  Butterfly Beauty Dies as the focal part of my card.  I have to be honest with you, this looked a lot easier than it was.  I thought for sure cutting out and putting it right back in place was going to be a breeze, nope, I was wrong.   Take a look.

For my card today I joined in with Fab Friday challenge #164.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with Aud Sentiments challenge #228.   Their challenge is Nature + A Sentiment.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White cardstock and did the shaving cream technique using Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz Ink Refills.  Once my panel dried I ran it through my die cutting machine using the Butterfly Beauty Dies.  I ran a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock through the die cutting machine using the Butterfly Beauty Dies also.

The tricky part came when I had to fit the Shimmery butterflies into the Soft Sea Foam cardstock and adhere it to the Pear Pizzazz card base.  I’ll admit, it took me a couple of tries.  Once I was able to get everything in place, I carefully adhered all the pieces using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I ran a panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock through my die cutting machine using the more detailed Butterfly Beauty Dies.  I carefully fussy cut the largest butterfly away from the others using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the large butterfly die to the matching one on the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue in just a few spots so that the wings were raised.  On a small strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I made the strip into a banner and adhered it to the right side of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the bokeh dots from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped one of the butterflies from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink above the dots.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on top of the bokeh dots.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Pear Pizzazz card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Since I had the other butterflies cut out from the larger one, I adhered them to the left inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the wandering flower image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on the envelope front in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I stamped the butterfly from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink  by the flower image.  I stamped the bokeh dots from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on 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: AHCJYGJN

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.

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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Share A Little Love – June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Care about someone? Why not tell them?

The Paper Pumpkin June kit makes it easy for you to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever. Not only do we give you 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but the kit also includes an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit!!

More about the June Kit:

  • In order to receive the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must have an active subscription by June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The kit creates 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes.
  • Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

Check out the quick video created by Stampin’ Up! with some sneak peaks of the June kit!
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.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 4″ X  5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (panel for butterfly die cut)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ (sentiment strip)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 5 7/16″ X 4 3/16″ (card front)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (panel for card front butterflies)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)

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