Stampin’ Up! Bamboo Beauty CAS Card

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends. Welcome to the weekend. I hope you have some fun plans this weekend. Maybe even some plans just to relax and enjoy the summer. I’ll be at work all day, but I get out by 5pm so there’s still time to do something. Yesterday I got another one of my gardens finished. My niece and her 2 boys came over and helped me out. 6 bags of top soil, 19 bags of ocean pebbles and 6 hours later, it looks so much nicer. We dug out a 30 year old pine tree, with a lot of digging and cutting, then planted a couple hydrangeas. Her boys love digging out trees/bushes.

I have a clean and simple card for you today using just Stamps, Ink and Paper. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Bamboo Beauty Cling Stamp Set along with the Regals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper for my card today.

I started by adhering a Regals DSP card front to a Garden Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I taped off all 4 sides of the Basic White card front using Post-It tape. Using my Blending Brush I brushed Sahara Sand Ink on the exposed panel starting from the bottom and working my way up. I kept adding ink until I got the Ombre effect that I wanted.

I removed the Post-It tape and stamped the bamboo images from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Garden Green Ink on the side of the inked area. I stamped the leaf images from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Garden Green Ink on the bamboo, once full strength and once stamped off.

I stamped the sentiment from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Garden Green Ink next to the bamboo image. I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Garden Green Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the bamboo images from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Garden Green Ink, stamped off once, on either side of the panel. I stamped the leaf image in Garden Green Ink, stamped off once and twice on the bamboo images. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Sahara Sand mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Garden Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the bamboo images from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set in Garden Green Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of the Regals DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS:   CEWAN9UD

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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State Sales Tax Holidays

For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up (or starting today if you’re in Alabama!)!!

The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed below (click on the image to open up a full-size printable document):

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you live in one of those states, YAY!  Have fun shopping tax free during your holiday!

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July-December 2021 Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper

I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on August 3 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of August 9.

How my shares work:  I order full packs of all of the Designer Series Papers listed below, I cut them into 6″ x 6″ pieces (or 6″ x 12″ pieces for double shares) and give you one panel of each design from each pack on the list.  I pack up the paper in a cellophane bag and mail it back out to you just as quickly as I can!  Shares give you a good working sample of all of the papers so that you can decide which ones to order in full packs!

Here are the Designer Series Paper Shares that I am offering from the new Mini Catalog!

New Designer Series Paper Share – $25.00 plus $5.00 for 1st Class Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following new DSP packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ – 12
  • Painted Christmas – 6
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty – 6
  • Sweet Stockings – 6
  • Peaceful Place Specialty – 6
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty – 6
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ – 8
  • Harvest Meadow – 6
  • Heartwarming Hugs – 6 (returning)
  • Kraft 6″ x 6″ – 2
  • Brushed Metallic – 3 (returning)
  • Red & Green Foil Sheets – 2 (returning)
  • Silver Foil Specialty Pack – 3 (one of each)
  • Snowy White Velvet Sheets – 1
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum – 1
  • Cork Specialty Paper – 1 ***please note that Cork paper will be approximately 6″ x 6″ as the sizes of the original papers may vary slightly.

In all, you’ll receive 75 – 6” x 6” sheets of new designer or speciality paper!

Double DSP Share – $50 + $7.75 Shipping by Priority Mail – if you’d like double shares of the designer paper, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Gingerbread & Peppermint, Cute Halloween and Kraft 6″ × 6″, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, either complete the form below or email the following information to creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com

  • Your first and last name
  • The email address that is connected to your PayPal account. I only accept PayPal for payment.  ***You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a PayPal account.

FREE Gift From Me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll also get a sampler of some of the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper Packs!

Deadline to sign up for my share is Sunday, August 1 at 5:00 PM ET.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

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SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JULY 1 – AUGUST 2!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! July is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

Click on image below for a printable PDF of the Sale Designer Series Papers

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Hope Box

Subscribe July 11 – August 10

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box.

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Subscribe to the August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 July and 10 August at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front),4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Green Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Regals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Home For The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends! Welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I hope everyone is doing well today. If you are hopping over from Akiko Sudano’s blog, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we have a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. I have a little sneak peek for you today coming from the August-December 2021 Mini Catalog that will be available August 3rd. Here is my card using this weeks Sketch.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Home Cling Stamp Set which will be a Sale-A-Bration item starting on August 3rd.

I started by stamping the large image from the Feels Like Home stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I cut the image our using my Stitched Rectangle Dies. I had to adjust the size of the die by cutting part of the image, turning the panel around and moving the die matching up the stitching and cutting the other half. I adhered the artwork to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal. I stamped the small flowerpot image from the Feels Like Home stamp set on the panel of Basic White cardstock in Crumb Cake Ink. I colored the image in using my Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers. I fussy cut the image using my Paper Snips and adhered it to the bottom of the layered panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Feels Like Home stamp set in Crumb cake Ink. I tore the edges of the paper and sponged the rough edges using my Stamping Sponge and Crumb Cake Ink. I embossed a Crumb Cake card front using the new Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder (available August 3rd) and adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the sentiment panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the layered artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few of the new Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set on a Basic White panel. I tore the edges of the panel and sponged the edges using my Stamping Sponge and Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped the flowerpot image from the Feels Like Home stamp set on the bottom of the panel and colored it in using my Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the larger image from the Feels Like Home stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the small flowerpot image from the Feels Like Home stamp set on the envelope flap. I colored the image with my Highland Heather 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 their blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

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:   CEWAN9UD

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JULY 1 – AUGUST 2!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! July is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

Click on image below for a printable PDF of the Sale Designer Series Papers

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The Adventure Begins

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

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Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!

Details

  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

Subscribe to the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (artwork & inner liner), 5″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment panel)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mat), 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (artwork mat)

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked

Good Sunday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone’s weekend going? I got my garden done yesterday morning. I went out at 6:30am and boy was I happy, it got really sticky and warm out. I’ll be at work all day today.

I have a quick and easy monochromatic card for you today. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Bundle for my card today along with the Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom of an Expressions In Ink Specialty DSP card front. I adhered the card front to a Thick Basic White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a panel of Basic White cardstock using the Artistic Dies and cut out the large detailed flower. I adhered it to the card front using tiny amounts of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I added a few Elegant Faceted Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small flower image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Pale Papaya Ink on either side of the sentiment.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the small flower image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Pale Papaya Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of the Expressions In Ink Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d 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:  FW2DDUZR

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JULY 1 – AUGUST 2!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! July is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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The Adventure Begins

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

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Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!

Details

  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

Subscribe to the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Final Days to grab your favorite items that will be retiring.

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The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to view the PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the January -June 2021 Mini Catalog.

DETAILS

  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires). For this catalog’s Last Chance Products promotion, a Carryover List will not be provided; carryover products can be viewed in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. When they are, they will vary from one market to another depending on product performance.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.

SALES PERIOD

  • Starts: 1 June 2021 at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • Ends: 30 June 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE GREAT DEALS!! GET THOSE SHOPPING LISTS READY TO GO!! STOCK UP ON YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!! Click Here and head over to my Online Store and Start Shopping!!Don’t forget, the last chance items are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! 

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (detailed flower & inner liner)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up Forever Fern Wedding

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends. Welcome to the weekend. Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. Today’s my son’s 26th birthday. I can’t believe he’s 26 already, not sure when he got older, but I haven’t. He gets to celebrate with a broken fibula and a ruptured ankle, not much of a celebration. I have to work today, but to my surprise I have off tomorrow, YAY!!! Unfortunately my husband has to work. My intentions now are to get one of my gardens redone. We’ll see how that goes.

Today’s card is something different than my normal. No color. Years ago when my children were little, I did child care. A friend of mine and I both needed to work part-time so we decided to swap kids a couple days a week. It was an even swap till she had a 3rd child and needed me twice a week. I ended up watching her girls along with a couple others 2-3 times a week. I loved the girls that I watched and loved watching them grow up with mine. I was sad when the last one went off to Kindergarten and I only had them in the summer. Well, her middle child is getting marries and I’m going to make a few different wedding cards till I decide which one I want to give her. So here’s my first card for her.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set for my White on White card.

My design and color is from the Try Stamping On Tuesday Challenge #510.

I started by cutting a panel of Shimmery White cardstock using the Potted Succulents Dies and adhered it to a Thick Basic White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I embossed a panel of Basic White cardstock using the Dotty Hearts Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a small panel of Shimmery White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set in Versamark Ink. I immediately sprinkled it with my Silver Embossing Folder and set it using my Heat Tool.

I adhered a piece of 1/2″ White Faux Lined Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Pack to the back of the sentiment panel using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I cut 3 flowers from a panel of Shimmery White cardstock using the Potted Succulent Dies and adhered them on either side of the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Shimmery White mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Thick Basic White card base using Stampin’ Seal.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I adhered a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to the envelope front and a panel to the envelope flap.

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

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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:  FW2DDUZR

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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The Adventure Begins

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

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Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!

Details

  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

Subscribe to the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to view the PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the January -June 2021 Mini Catalog.

DETAILS

  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires). For this catalog’s Last Chance Products promotion, a Carryover List will not be provided; carryover products can be viewed in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. When they are, they will vary from one market to another depending on product performance.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.

SALES PERIOD

  • Starts: 1 June 2021 at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • Ends: 30 June 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE GREAT DEALS!! GET THOSE SHOPPING LISTS READY TO GO!! STOCK UP ON YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!! Click Here and head over to my Online Store and Start Shopping!!Don’t forget, the last chance items are available while supplies last so shop early for the best selection! 

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Introducing The Kits Collection

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! They’ve designed beautiful kits and done all the designing and cutting for you – so card making is easier than ever!  Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes step-by-step instructions, the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly, so be sure to check back often! This collection even includes 4 kits that don’t require stamping.  This makes a perfect gift for that special someone in your life who wants to be crafty but doesn’t feel confident to stamp!  You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.

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Changes To The Upcoming July-December Mini Catalog And Second Sale-a-bration


Stampin’ Up! has shared the following update with us related to the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog and second Sale-a-bration this year.  With the global shipping delays, they will be moving the start dates for those two publications back by one month.  Here are the details from Stampin’ Up!:

We’ve recently been made aware that, due to the current global shipping crisis tied to the COVID pandemic, we are not likely to receive the majority of product inventory for the upcoming July–December 2021 Mini Catalog or July–August 2021 Sale-A-Bration in time for the catalog launches. After careful consideration we have decided to push the launches of both publications back by one month to allow time for inventory to be received.
 
Change Details

  • The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will in effect become the August–December 2021 Mini Catalog (though the title of the publication will not change).
    • Demonstrator Preorder: July 1, 2021 – August 2, 2021
    • Customer Sales Period: August 3, 2021– January 3, 2022
  • July–August 2021 Sale-A-Bration will in effect become August–September 2021 Sale-A-Bration.
    • Demonstrator Pre-earn: July 1, 2021 – August 2, 2021
    • Customer Earning Period: August 3, 2021 – September 30, 2021

I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up! made the decision to move the catalog timing back by a month in order to minimize those frustrating backorders and unavailable items!  Let me know if you have questions about this.  Can’t wait to see the upcoming Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogs this summer!  And as always, I’ll get those catalogs mailed out to you just as quickly as I can once I get them in early July!  

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The first Stampin’ Up! value statement is this: we care about people first. What does that look like? Caring about people first means treating others with kindness, respect, and equal consideration. It means working together towards a common goal, helping each other through life’s challenges, and celebrating one another’s accomplishments. It means including others, even when we disagree, have contrasting life experiences, or simply see things differently. Caring about people first is our greatest strength!

In honor of this value—and in the spirit of World Diversity Day—we’d like to celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual sentiments and illustrations that represent the multiple markets Stampin’ Up! engages with. And, it’s FREE for all!

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our one-of-a-kind community through the unifying force of creativity!

  • The elements featured in the United Through Creativity Digital Download were created in the spirit of World Diversity Day—a day for each of us to join together and understand the value of cultural diversity throughout the world. And, to celebrate our unique community of crafters!
  • We celebrate the diversity of the Stampin’ Up! family every day! In the United Through Creativity Digital Download, you’ll see a variety of illustrations, sentiments, and other elements that represent each of our marvelous markets and more.
  • Print your favorite pieces and use them to create cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper projects! We hope you’ll enjoy celebrating diversity, connection, community, and creativity with this sweet selection of inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual elements.
  • Don’t be shy—share what you’ve made! When sharing to social media, use the hashtags #UnitedThroughCreativity and #DiversityDay. We can’t wait to see your creations!
  • Speaking of sharing, spread the word! Let’s celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity!
  • Click on the image below for your free Digital Download
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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 5 3/8″ (embossed panel), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Shimmer White Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2″ X 3 1/4″ (sentiment), 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (flowers), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I hope everyone is doing well. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we have a sketch challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s awesome projects. Here is my card for today.

I needed to make a card for a coworker that has suffered from a heart attach this past weekend. I immediately thought about the Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet Cling Stamp Set to go with our sketch. Here is our sketch for this weeks challenge.

I started by adhering a panel of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper to a Pretty Peacock card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut another panel of Forever Greenery DSP using my Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the turtle image from the Back On Your Feet stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I colored the image in using my Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers. I cut the image using my Stitched Shapes Dies. I cut a scalloped square from a panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock using my Layering Squares Dies and adhered the artwork to it using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Back On Your Feet stamp set on a panel of Basic White cardstock in Pretty Peacock Ink. I cut the sentiment out using my Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Matte Black Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Back On Your Feet stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sloth image from the Back On Your Feet stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the side of the panel and colored it in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory, Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Pretty Peacock card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I adhered a strip of Forever Greenery DSP to the envelope front and a panel to the envelope flap. I stamped the turtle image from the Back On Your Feet stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front and colored it using my Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock and Shaded Spruce 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 their blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle: Unable to join the hop for a bit.

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

Julie Johnston: Taking a break through the end of January.

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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: C4XDWQT6

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Bouquet of Hope

Subscribe January 11 – February 10

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting.

Paper Pumpkin introduces you to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully-chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind—inspires you to continue crafting. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple: share what you love, and help others enjoy creativity!

The Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit provides enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. This soft, sympathetic kit includes patterned card bases, die-cut floral elements, ribbon, embellishments, and more!

The kit’s exclusive Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set features supportive sentiments centered around comfort, care, hope, and love. Such a versatile stamp set can be used throughout the year! Sadly, there is heartache in the world all around us. We all know someone who could use a heartfelt, handmade card that gives sympathy and strength during a difficult time. This kit’s cards are a must to have on-hand!

ABOUT THE FEBRUARY KIT

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

Subscribe to the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January and 10 February at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

COORDINATING PRODUCT

155223 | Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

  • Earn this pack of paper for FREE with a purchase of $50 USD or more during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion! 

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork), 2 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ (sentiment), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(card front), 4″ X 5″ (card front panel), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap), 1/2″ X 6″ (strip for envelope front)

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Stampin’ Up! A Touch Of Ink Sneak Peek CAS

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. Happy New Year’s Eve Eve. Well, it’s almost time to say good bye to 2020. I have to admit, I’m not going to miss this year. There were a few highlights for me, one was after 14 years we finally went on a family vacation to Disney. I’m hoping 2021 will be a healthy year for all and we can get past this Covid and go back to our ‘normal’ lives. How about you, what are you all hoping for?

For today’s card I went out of my comfort zone a little bit, every once in a while I like to do that. Everyone knows I love my colors. Sometimes I use 2 or 3 and other times I used 5 or 6. Well, not today. Today is Black and White. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! A Touch of Ink Photopolymer Stamp Set for my card today. This set is a free Sale-A-Bration item with a qualifying purchase. I also used the True Love Designer Series Paper, but didn’t add color this time.

I started by embossing a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder. I adhered a panel of the True Love DSP to the right side of the embossed panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the card front to a Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the humming bird, butterfly and sentiment from the A Touch of Ink stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the images out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

I adhered the die cut images to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Matte Black Dots to the artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I adhered 2 strips of the True Love DSP to either side of the panel using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered The Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the butterfly and humming bird images from the A Touch of Ink stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of True Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you liked my card. The items to make this card will be available January 5, 2021 from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. Happy Stamping!!

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Join me today at 4pm on my Facebook Live.

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page with a project today at 4:00pm ET.  Stop by my Facebook page at 4pm ET to see what card I will be making today.

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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: YUWDMJMT

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Sending Hearts

Subscribe December 11-January 10 

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!

With the add-on to January’s sweet and sentimental kit, there’s even more love to share! The add-on—called Little Love Boxes—includes 20 tiny, printed boxes and 24 die-cut, heart-shelled snails and sentiment labels. When combined with the remaining components from the Sending Hearts kit, you can create treat packaging, additional cards, and so much more!

ABOUT THE JANUARY KIT

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, white

ABOUT THE ADD-ON

Name Little Love Boxes

Details

  • Add-on contains 20 printed mini boxes and 24 die-cut decorative pieces and sentiment labels.
  • Item number: 156842
  • Price: $8 USD/$11 CAD 
  • Available 1 January, while supplies last!

Subscribe to the January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 December and 10 January at paperpumpkin.com!

ADD-ON ORDERING INFORMATION

Purchase the Little Love Boxes add-on to the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit on stampinup.com, or by placing an order through my online store. The add-on will be available starting 1 January, while supplies last. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order the add-on.

  • Little Love Boxes (156842)
  • $8 USD | $11 CAD

Note: Add-on is not included in January’s Paper Pumpkin subscription. It must be purchased through a separate order. 

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK PRODUCTS- AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Stampin’ Up! announced this information related to the Whisper White paper products late last evening:

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

What does this mean for you?

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected. Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Closeout Sale going on now

If you love great deals, our Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year!

Year End Closeout Sale Details:

Sale Dates:  December 8, 2020 through January 4, 2021

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.
  • Ordering Deadlines:  January 4, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to download the full list of items that are retiring and which items are on sale starting on Tuesday, December 8!  And get your lists ready to shop early!!  The items that are retiring are only while supplies last!!  And everything on this list is retiring!!

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FREE Bonus Quite Curvy and Curvy Christmas Project Tutorials With Videos When You Purchase The Bundle From Me!!

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A group of us worked together to create five awesome tutorials using the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations special release products with video tutorials!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!

If your order is $50 or greater and includes either of these bundles, you will get this set of tutorials in addition to the monthly online class tutorials AND your $10 thank you gift!  And you’ll also earn my Creative Stamping Designs Reward Points!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • True Love Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel), 2 – 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner strips), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn Country Home

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone’s week going?  We’re halfway through the week and on our way to the 3 day weekend, for most.  Is anyone starting to make plans?

Today’s card is a pretty quick and easy one for you using a mix of Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog items.  Here’s my card for today.

My design is from Sunday Stamps Let’s Get Sketchy Challenge #238.  Here is their sketch.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #386.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with The Alphabet Challenge.  Their theme is ‘K-To use Kraft Paper of Card’.

I started by adhering a panel of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I embossed a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the pitcher image from the Stampin’ Up! Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the floral image from the Country Home stamp set on top of the pitcher in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I colored the images in using my Gray Granite and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the artwork on an Old Olive mat using Stampin’ Seal and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a small panel of Whisper White cardstock using the smallest octagon die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn 
Goodness Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I adhered the card front to a Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Metallic Pearls to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Goodness stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the floral image from the Country Home stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink and colored the image in using my Gray Granite and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Old Olive mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the pitcher image from the Country Home stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it in using my Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set on the pitcher in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I adhered a panel of Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d 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: G39RYMEX

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEE UPDATED!!!

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

I saw some retired In Color Card Stock and accessories, lots of pretty designer papers and embellishments and punches too!

Click HERE to head over to my Online Store to start shopping.

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The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Standard Size) is now available for you to order!!!
Here are the details:

The standard machine comes with all the plates you need to get started. The preorder will not include the replacement plates, but they will be available beginning with the customer launch on September 1.

Note that the Cutting Plates and Adhesive Sheets are already available to order. The optional Impression Mats are not be available; I’ll keep you updated on their availability.

So what sets our machines apart from the rest? Here are some of our favorite features:

  • Durable machines with high-quality results. The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machines and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles.

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Stampin’ Up! Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion – Sept 1-30!

Have you thought about joining our Stampin’ Up! team?

Now is an awesome time to join.

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion gives those who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to help get started right away!  In addition to the already great valued Starter Kit, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion Dates: September 1–30, 2020
    Joining Deadline:  September 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products), if you join between September 1 and 30, you will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!!
    • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes).
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

This is such a great deal!  For $99, you get to pick $125 merchandise of your choice for your Starter Kit plus you’ll get the Queen Annes’ Lace and So Much Love stamp sets, card kits to create 16 cards and a pack of Rhinestones for free!!

Drop me a note at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com if you have questions about joining, I’m happy to talk to you about it.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Here

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HELLO, PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE AUTUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 10

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

Subscribe to the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 August to 10 September at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat), 1″ X 4″ (card front panel)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4″ X 2 1/8″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 2″ (artwork), 1″ X 2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Flowering Blooms Sympathy CAS

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone feeling today?  Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend?  I’m working today and I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring.

I have a Clean & Simple card for you today.  A friend of mine asked me to make her a pack of Sympathy cards so she could have them on hand.  She knows a lot of people and is pretty well known in our area.  I actually needed a sympathy card last week and realized I don’t have any in my stash, guess I need to make some for me also.  Here’s my card for today.

I started by stamping the rose image from the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Blooms Cling Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink on a Whisper White panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Touched My Heart Cling Stamp Set, (which is a host set), next to the flowers on the bottom of the panel in Basic Gray Ink.  I embossed the panel using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give it a little texture.

I adhered the artwork to a Smoky Slate mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to a Basic Gray card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Elegant Faceted Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the rose image from the Flowering Blooms stamp set in Basic Gray Ink, stamping off twice, in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Path of Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink over the flower image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Smoky Slate mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Basic Gray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the rose image from the Flowering Blooms stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the envelope front and flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4Z2KHBVY

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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IT’S TIME TO REDEEM THOSE BONUS DAYS COUPONS YOU EARNED IN JULY!!

  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31 2020, 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 monthly subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the amount of an order.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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HELLO, PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE AUTUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 10

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

Subscribe to the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 August to 10 September at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Gray Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner mats)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front and inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Thanks CAS

Good Sunday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone’s weekend going?  Does anyone have any fun activities planned for today?  What ever you do, I hope you have an enjoyable day.

For today’s card I went outside my comfort zone.  I tried a monochromatic card.  I’m usually all about different colors, not today.  I love this technique and wanted to try it out with some blues.  Here is my card.

I’m playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #402.  Here is their theme.

I started by inking up my D Clear Acrylic Block starting with Balmy Blue Ink on the top 1/3.  I then inked the center with Seaside Spray Ink and the bottom 1/3 with Misty Moonlight Ink.  Using my Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water, I spritzed the block from about 8″-10″ away 3-4 times.  I stamped a panel of Thick Whisper White cardstock with the block.  Each time you do this technique you get different results, that’s what makes it really awesome.  I let the panel dry for a bit.

I stamped the floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp Set in Seaside Spray Ink in the center of the ink block.  I stamped the butterfly images from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Wishes Cling Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight Ink on either side of the floral image and stamping outside of the ink block.

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Misty Moonlight Ink below the ink block.  I adhered the artwork to a Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the floral image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink on the side of the panel.  I stamped the butterfly from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set in Misty Moonlight Ink above the floral image and sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Seaside Spray mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the floral image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the butterfly images from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set in Misty Moonlight Ink by the floral image and 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 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: FXTA29WD

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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Bonus Days from Stampin’ Up! are back!!  For every $50 merchandise that you purchase between July 1 and August 3, you’ll earn a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between August 4 and 31!  

Here are the details:

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes.  If you 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 you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period!!
  • Deadline for coupon earning:  August 3, 2020 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click hereto head over to my online store to start earning those coupons now!  Don’t forget to use my current Host Code so that you will get your free gift from me, any 1 item in the catalog valued up to $10 with a qualifying order.  Detail about the free gift are here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Get your shopping lists ready and start earning those coupons!

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WORLD’S GREATEST BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JULY11 – AUGUST 10

With Paper Pumpkin, you are provided with everything you need to explore your creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!

  • The intended use of this kit is to celebrate and appreciate life’s champions and everyday heroes.
  • Especially during this time, this is something anyone can do to make a difference. The August kit makes it easy!
  • Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.
  • The Distinktive stamps included in August’s kit are an especially excellent feature for new stampers still exploring their creativity!
  • Masculine card designs can be difficult to find, this kit has a real masculine feel.
  • While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the masculine card designs are perfect for the men in your life!

About the August Kit:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps
  • Subscribe to the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 July to 10 August at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)

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