Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Pinwheel for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects today. This week we had a Color Challenge, here are the colors we got to work with.

Here is my card using these beautiful colors.  I just love Petal Pink and Pool Party together.

I thought I would pull out some scraps of DSP from the Annual Catalog.  I’ve been wanting to try this card and it’s a perfect way to use up some of your scraps.  I started by embossing a Petal Pink card front using the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.  I adhered the  embossed panel to a Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I took 2 Whisper White panels and adhered them to 2 Pool Party mats using Snail.  Using my Grid Paper for a guide, I adhered one on top of the other so that all sides and points were equal, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue so I had a little wiggle room.

I started at the top and only putting Snail on one side of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper square, I adhered it to the Whisper White panel making sure there was an equal edge around the top.  I continued around the squares adhering every other design of DSP overlapping the left corner of the square on the previous piece and making sure there was an equal edge around the tops.  Each square I put Snail on 2 of the sides.  When I got to the last piece I adhered the left side on the previous piece and tucked the right side under the 1st piece I put down (that is why you only put Snail on one side of the 1st piece).  I then added a little Snail to the 1st piece on the edge overlapping.  I hope this makes sense.  I adhered my pinwheel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon and adhered it to the center of the pinwheel using a Glue Dot.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set in Pool Party Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock using the next size Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the Pool Party mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Petal Pink Frosted Flower Embellishment to the side of the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pool Party Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large and small flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the sides of the sentiment.  I colored the flowers in using my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pool Party mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped a cluster of flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the flowers in using my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Bird Ballad DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  As always, if you have any questions or can’t understand my directions, drop me a message and I will try to explain it better.  Now that you’ve seen my card you can hit the next button to hop over to Amy Koenders blog or you can just click on the names below. Happy Hopping!!

Akiko Sudano: sitting out this week
Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

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

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

About the February Kit:

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 2 – 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork base mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 2 5/8″ X 2 5/8″ (artwork base), 4″ X  5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper 8 – 1 1/4″ X 1 1/4″ squares (pinwheel artwork), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  By the time you read this we will be at Hollywood Studios, first stop is Star Tours.  My husband got the fast pass for that at 8:15am, I’m not sure how I’m going to be on that one first thing in the morning.  We’ll be ending our day watching Fantasmic, one of my favorite shows.  Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Color Challenge.  Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects.  Here are the colors for this week.

Here is my card using these colors.

I started by stamping the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set 3 times in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I masked the large flowers and stamped the medium flower from the Painted Poppies stamp set twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the small stemmed flower from the Painted Poppies stamp set twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  To mask the large flowers, I stamped the image on a Post-It note and fussy cut them out.  I covered the stamped image with the Post-It and stamped the other images over it.

I colored the flowers in using my Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then stamped the splotch image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the Flirty Flamingo flowers and Real Red Ink on the Real Red flowers. Since the Painted Poppies stamp set doesn’t come with any sentiments I had to pick one from another stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to the right of the flowers.

I took a thin strip of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and stamped the splotch image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink all down the strip.  I adhered the strip of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to the right side of the Whisper White panel using Snail.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Real Red mat using Snail.  I adhered the card front to a Flirty Flamingo card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the large flower from the Painted Poppies stamp set on the top and bottom corner of a Whisper White panel in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I masked the flower and stamped the medium flower from the Painted Poppies stamp set on either side of the large flower in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the flowers in using my Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the splotch image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on the Flirty Flamingo flowers and Real Red Ink in the Real Red flowers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Accented Blooms Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Real Red mat using Snail and then 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 large flower image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I masked the flower and stamped the medium flower image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on either side of the flower.  I colored the flowers in using my Flirty Flamingo and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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ONLY 1 DAY LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE

I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

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

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

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1/4″ X 5 3/8″ (strip on artwork)
  • Real Red Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 2 1/2″ X 6″ (panel for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends. Welcome to the first Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop of 2020. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. I used a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set for today’s card.  My daughter’s friend loves Meer Cats, so I made her a birthday card using the new set.  Here’s what I came up with for the sketch.

Here is our sketch for this week.

I started by embossing a Night of Navy card front using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the large image from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Cling Stamp Set using Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the same image on a Post-It note and fussy cut it to do the Masking Technique.  I colored the Meer Cats in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I covered the image with the Post-It note and started sponging.  Using my Stamping Sponges, I started at the bottom with Old Olive Ink. I sponged Daffodil Delight above the Old Olive and Calypso Coral above that.  I continued sponging with the Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather and Night of Navy on the top of the panel.  I adhered the artwork to an Old Olive mat using Snail.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White strip to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthday’s Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the Center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the 2 small Meer Cats and the Lizard images from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the party hat image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set on the 2 Meer Cats in Night of Navy Ink.  I colored the Meer Cats in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers and I colored the lizard in using my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Old Olive mat using Snail and then 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 large Meer Cat image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set on the envelope front and colored it in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the 2 smaller Meer Cat images from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope flap and colored them in using my Crumb Cake and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs!  Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:
Mary Deatherage:
Kristi Gray:
Jaimie Babarczy:
Sue Prather:
Karen Finkle: Not hopping this week
Eva Dobilas:
Akiko Sudano:
Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

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

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

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

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

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

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

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

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LAST DAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING SALE!!

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 1/2″ X 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 2 9/16″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 7/16″ X 3 5/8″ (artwork), 7/16″ X 2 3/4″

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Stampin’ Up Sailing Home High Tide

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has your week started off?  I can’t believe we are at the end of July already.  Before you know if August will be here and the summer will almost be over.  Summer is my favorite time of the year.  It’s light out until after 8pm and it gets light earlier in the morning.  I just love the hot summer days.

For today’s card I’ve done a lot of sponging and a bit of the masking technique for you.  I’ve combined the Stampin’ Up High Tide Photopolymer Stamp Set  with the Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set.  Here’s my card.

I’ve played along with a couple challenges with my card today.  First off is the As You See It Challenge #205.  Here is their challenge.

Next I played along with the Festive Friday Challenge #0039.  Here is their challenge.

I started by stamping the sand image from the High Tide stamp set in Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Inks on the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I added the seagrass image from the High Tide stamp set on the beach I created.  Next I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink on top of the sand.  I stamped the lighthouse again on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock in Sahara Sand Ink and cut it out using the Smooth Sailing Dies and set it aside.

I stamped the light beam image from the High Tide stamp set in So Saffron Ink coming out from the top of the lighthouse.  I masked the lighthouse and light beam stamped images using a Post-It note that I fussy cut the images from.  I added the water image from the High Tide stamp set using Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel and Seaside Spray Inks.  I then started my sponging.  I started from the water and worked my way up.  I started with Daffodil Delight. Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie Inks.  I then continued moving up using Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather Inks and ended with Night of Navy Ink.  After I was all finished sponging the background I removed the masked images and adhered the cut out lighthouse on top of the stamped lighthouse using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the seagull image from the High Tide stamp set in Basic Gray Ink.

On a small piece of Vellum cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the High Tide stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I immediately sprinkled the vellum with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered the vellum sentiment using Glue Dots.  I adhered the artwork to a Blueberry Bushel card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink, stamping off once, in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel Ink over the top of the lighthouse.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Blueberry Bushel card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the walking seagulls image from the High Tide stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the envelope front and added a little of the sand image from the High Tide stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink below the seagulls.  I stamped the flying seagulls from the High Tide stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the envelope flap.

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

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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: 66KPP6BN

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 ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT!!  DON’T MISS OUT!!

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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Subscribe for the August kit from July 11–August 10

What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep our customer’s crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing them to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so they can explore the world of paper crafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.
Now, it’s no secret that our subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle card designs offer a great sneak of the designs and elements to come in the August kit.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • Just as you would with any other Stampin’ Up! product, you will need to purchase the add-on bundle via OEX or the online store. You will not be able to add it to a Paper Pumpkin subscription purchase.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!
  • The add-on bundle is a cash and carry item
  • Click Here to subscribe. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.  

Click HERE for a sneak peek of the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.

August Kit Information

Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Add-On Information

Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
Price: $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad
Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
Available August 1, while supplies last
Purchase via my online store
Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription
Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″(card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Vellum Cardstock 1 3/4″ X 2″ (sentiment)

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Paper Snips

$10.00

Stamparatus

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Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Thank You Card

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started off?  Before I get started, don’t forget to check out my ordering special down below.  There’s less than a week to take advantage of it.

For today’s card I used a few different techniques, Embossing, Masking, Layering, Coloring, you get the drift.  Here’s my card.

I started by stamping the larger bird from the Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set on a Whisper White panel in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the flowers and the leaves from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on top of the panel using the Masking Technique.  I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on an angle on the top of the Whisper White panel.  I colored the bird, flowers and leaves in using my Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the artwork to a Pool Party mat using Snail.

I adhered 2 panels of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper onto Pool Party Mats using Snail.  I embossed my Pool Party card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give a little background texture.

I adhered the 2 matted DSP panels to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted artwork on top of the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Pool Party card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the bird from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel stamping off 4 times.  I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set over the top of the bird.  I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the corners of the Whisper White panel.  I colored the flowers and leaves in using my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Pool Party card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bird, flowers and leaves from the Free As A Bird stamp set on the envelope front in Early Espresso Ink and colored them in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a panel of  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!!

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ORDERING SPECIAL JULY 8, 2019 – JULY 22, 2019

WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE DAISY LANE BUNDLE #149325 

I WILL SEND YOU FREE

A PACK OF THE PERENNIAL ESSENCE FLORAL CENTERS.

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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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Subscribe for the August kit from July 11–August 10

What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep our customer’s crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing them to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so they can explore the world of paper crafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.
Now, it’s no secret that our subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle card designs offer a great sneak of the designs and elements to come in the August kit.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • Just as you would with any other Stampin’ Up! product, you will need to purchase the add-on bundle via OEX or the online store. You will not be able to add it to a Paper Pumpkin subscription purchase.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!
  • The add-on bundle is a cash and carry item
  • Click Here to subscribe. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.  

Click HERE for a sneak peek of the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.

August Kit Information

Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Add-On Information

Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
Price: $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad
Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
Available August 1, while supplies last
Purchase via my online store
Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription
Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 3 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (artwork mat), 2 – 1 5/8″ X 3 3/8″ (DSP mats)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″  X 2 3/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (card front panels), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Thank You Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to Fun Fold Friday.  I’m going to try to start making some kind of a Fun Fold card on Friday’s.  I’d love your input if you would like to see this or not.  The weekend is just a few hours away.  Has anyone made plans?  I’ll be working and I’m hoping to get in some craft time.

For my first Fun Fold Friday I have a gate fold card for you using the new Stampin’ Up Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set.  Here’s my card.

My card played along with a couple challenges.  First is Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #393.  Here is their sketch.

Next I joined in with Color Throwdown Challenge #548. Here are their beautiful colors.

I started by folding my Blushing Bride card base at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ to make the gate fold card.  I then randomly stamped the 2 flower images from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink on the card front.  I stamped the leaf image from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink randomly on the card front.

I stamped the birds on the branch image from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock. I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered 2 thin strips of Highland Heather cardstock on the top and bottom of the artwork using Snail.  I adhered the artwork to a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Putting Stampin’ Dimensionals only on one side of the matted artwork, I adhered it to my card front.  I also added a few Clear Epoxy Droplets to the artwork.

On the bottom right of my card front, below the artwork, I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

On the inside I stamped the flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink on the top and bottom corners of a Whisper White panel.  Doing the masking technique, I stamped the leaf image from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink around the flowers.  To do the masking technique, you stamp the flower image on a Post-It note and fussy cut it out.  After you stamp the flowers on the paper, you cover it with the fussy cut Post-It and stamp the leaf image over the top and it looks like it’s behind the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Blushing Bride card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the larger bird image from Free As A Bird stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored it in using my Crumb Cake and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink on the envelope flap.  Doing the masking technique again, I stamped the leaf image from the Free As A Bird stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink.

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

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d 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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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:

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 2 1/8″ & 6 3/8″)
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 2 – 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (strips on top and bottom of artwork)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Over The Moon Birthday Card

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything exciting?  Hope all the dads out there enjoyed the day.

For today’s card I used the adorable new Stampin’ Up Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  My son’s birthday is this week.  My little preemie will be turning 24 and he’s over 6′ now.  He definitely takes after me with the height (not really).  Well, he hates puns, so that means I have to find stamp sets that have some kind of pun in them and this one fit perfectly.  Here’s my card.

My card for today also played along with a few challenges.  First off is Fab Friday challenge #165.  Here is their sketch.

Next I played along with Paper Craft Crew challenge #340.  Here is their theme.  I’ve known people that have had cows for pets.

I also played along with Color My Heart Color Dare #347.  Here are their colors.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped one of the cow images from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the cow in using my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Using the Masking Technique, I masked the cow with a Post-It note that I had stamped and fussy cut the cow image from.  I then stamped the mountains from the Stampin’ Up Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink.  I stamped the sand image and dirt image from the Waterfront stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink also.  I stamped the clouds from the Stampin’ Up Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set in Seaside Spray Ink above the mountain image.  I stamped the sentiment from the Over The Moon stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink on the card front.

I adhered the artwork to a Blueberry Bushel mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to another mat of Seaside Spray cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered a strip of Burlap Ribbon to the bottom of the Thick Whisper White card base using Snail.  I adhered the double matted artwork to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped another one of the cow images from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamping off 4 times so that I got a very light image.  I stamped the clouds from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the Over The Moon stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthday’s Cling Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel just below the cow image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Blueberry Bushel mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped one of the cow images from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the front of the envelope.  I colored the cow in the same as I did for the card.  I stamped the clouds from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped another one of the cow images from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope flap and colored it in the same as I did for the card.

Than 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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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:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 3 1/4″ X4 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 3 3/8″ X 4 5/8″ (artwork 2nd mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (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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