Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month and you know what that means, Blog Hop Day!! If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s awesome projects. If you’ve hopped over from Mary Deatherage’s blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays”. We can interpret this any way that we’d like.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up So Many Stars Bundle.  Here’s my card.

I started by adhering a Whisper White card front to my Merry Merlot card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut a star out of the center of both pieces of cardstock using the Stitched Stars Dies.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set in Merry Merlot Ink.  I adhered the sentiment strip to a Merry Merlot  mat using Snail.

I adhered the matted sentiment to the bottom of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the inside on a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped a large star image and a small star image from the So Many Stars stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink.  I cut both stars out using the Stitched Stars Dies.  I also cut out a medium and small star from Champagne Foil Sheet using the Stitched Stars Dies.  I adhered the medium foil star to the large Whisper White star using a Glue Dot, not lining up the points.  I adhered the small foil and Whisper White stars together using a Glue Dot, not lining up the points.  I adhered the small stars to the medium stars using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the So Many Stars stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the bottom of a Merry Merlot panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the stars to the center of the Merry Merlot panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large and small star images from the So Many Stars stamp set in Merry Merlot Ink on the envelope front and envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now be sure to hit Previous to hop back to Mary Deatherage’s blog or hit Next to head over to Karen Finkle’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Mary Deatherage
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic – You Are Here
  4. Leslie Larkin
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Amy Koenders

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: DDDXNW6A 

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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DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SUITE

THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Here’s a video of what’s included in the suite.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 1″ X 4 1/4″ (card front sentiment mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 3/4″ X 4″ (sentiment), 1 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (inner liner), 4 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (stars)
  • Champagne Foil Sheet 4′ X 2 1/2″ (stars)

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Stampin’ Up! Hold On To Hope Christening Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Were you able to  hop around yesterday and see all the beautiful projects made by my team members?  Well, we’re at the half way mark through the week already.  Is it me of do the day’s seem to go even faster as we get closer to the holidays.  I feel like I am running out of time already.

For today’s card I was asked to make a Christening card for a baby girl.  Here’s my card.

I started by lining up my Shimmer White card front with my Shimmer White card base.  I cut the oval out using my Layering Ovals Dies through both pieces of cardstock so that everything would be lined up.  I embossed the card front using the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I then cut out the 2 pieces of the cross from a panel of Shimmer White cardstock and adhered them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Hold On To Hope Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a panel of Shimmer White cardstock and I cut it out using the Cross of Hope Dies.

I stamped the foliage image from the Hold On To Hope stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I cut the images out using the Cross of Hope Dies.  I adhered the foliage to the card front using Glue Dots.  I adhered the sentiment banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On scraps of Petal Pink and So Saffron cardstock I stamped 3 small butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink and punched them out using my Butterfly Duet Punch.  I adhered them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels to the cross and card front, which I colored in using my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Marker.

On the inside I stamped the foliage image from the Hold On To Hope stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Hold On To Hope stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom left of the panel.  I adhered the Petal Pink oval which I cut out using the Layering Ovals Dies, to the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the cross to the center of the oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the foliage image from the Hold On To Hope stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the envelope front and 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: 3F496G6J

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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CHRISTMAS IS COMING EARLY THIS YEAR

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST, THE NEW CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is! This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last only starting November 1st, 2019

Here’s a sneak peek video of what’s included in the suite.

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WINTER WONDERS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY OCTOBER 10, 2019

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE!!

Paper Pumpkin wants to help you share love and joy this Christmas with a duo of delightful, special-edition kits. October’s kit includes 10 traditional cards, while November’s kit features 24 can’t-miss tags. Put them together and you have everything you need to make the season bright.

There’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. Even non-crafters like making simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, we have the perfect kits for you!

In October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

October Kit

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click Here for more information and to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

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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:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (inner oval)
  • Shimmer White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 3 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ (crosses and sentiment banner)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4″ (greens on card fron)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 3/16″ X 5 7/16″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Rustic Retreat Waterfront Fun Fold Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Are you ready for the weekend?   I hope so because it’s here.

I have another fun fold card for you today that I’ve never done before.  I’ve seen this fold, but never attempted it.  I would love to hear from you if you’d like me to continue with my Fun Fold Fridays. Please leave a comment or you can email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

Have you ever had one of those stamp sets that you just always seem to have trouble with?  Mine is the Stampin’ Up Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I don’t know why I have so much trouble making cards with it.  Well I decided that today was the day to conquer that.  This artwork of my card took me 6 tries before I got it the way I liked it, but I refused to give up.  I was determined to make the scene on my card the way I pictured it.  You can be sure this card is going to someone special that saves my cards.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #234.  Here is their theme.

I started with a Garden Green panel and scored it at 3/4″ along the 5 1/2″ side.  When you fold the panel you should have a 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ panel.  With the scored edge to the left and the paper lined up on my Grid Paper, I made tiny marks at the 2 3/4″ marks on the 3 sides.

I cut from the sides 2 3/4″ marks to the edge across from the scored edge 2 3/4″ mark as shown below.

Using my Layering Squares Dies I placed the die so that there was equal space from both edges to the die on my Garden Green panel and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set on the top of the Garden Green panel in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the bear image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the Garden Green panel.

I adhered the cut Garden Green panel to a Thick Very Vanilla card base, on the back of the opening edge, using Tear & Tape Adhesive.

I adhered a panel of the woodgrain paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper on the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I closed the Garden Green panel over the card front and placed the smaller square die from the Layering Squares Dies centered inside the die cut making sure it was equal all the way around and used a Post-It not to hold it in place.  Opening the card up, I ran it through my die cutting machine to cut out the smaller square.  I made a tiny slit in the card front so that the corner of the Garden Green panel could slip in to stay closed.

This is where I had fun doing all the artwork that took me multiple tries because of my OCD.  I stamped the cabin image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored the cabin in using my Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the mountain images from the Waterfront stamp set behind the cabin in Gray Granite and Smoky Slate Inks stamping off once.  I stamped the small trees from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Garden Green Ink in front of the mountains.  I stamped the water image from the Waterfront stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink below the cabin.  I stamped the sand image from the Waterfront stamp set between the water and cabin in Crumb Cake Ink.  I stamped the taller trees from the Waterfront stamp set on either side of the cabin in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthday’s Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink below the artwork.   I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Garden Green mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the cabin image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the tree image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Garden Green Ink on the envelope front also.  I adhered a panel of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my Fun Fold card. I tried my best to explain what I did, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 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.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’m doing a 2019 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper share.  Click here for more information.

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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS – COUPON REDEMTION GOING ON NOW!!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON HOW TO REDEEM THEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

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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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BONE APPETIT PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY SEPTEMBER 10TH TO GET IN ON THE FUN

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with their frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with them in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

September Kit Information:
The September kit makes 20 Halloween-themed, food-safe treat boxes
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White
Subscribe for the September kit at paperpumpkin.com from August 11–September 10.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, 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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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:

  • Garden Green Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 5″ (card front flap), 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Incredible Like You

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has you week started off?

For today I have, what I call a Peek-A-Boo card.  It’s a lot easier than it looks to make.  I used the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Bundle and the Stampin’ Up Incredible Like You Stamp Set.  Here’s my card.

See how the sentiment peeks through the window.  I joined in with Just Add Ink color challenge #454.  I have to admit I am not a huge fan of yellows, but once I put it on the card, I really liked it  Here are their colors.

I started by using my Big Shot and the 2nd largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and placed it near the top of the Pineapple Punch 2018-2020 In-Colors Designer Series Paper and cut it out.

I placed the cut DSP on top of the Blueberry Bushel card base and centered it.  I took the 4th largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and ran it through my Big Shot to cut the opening in the card base.  I wrapped a piece of the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the DSP and tied a knot.  I adhered the DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I placed a Whisper White panel inside the card base and stamped the sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink so that it was centered through the window.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock I stamped one of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I stamped the top wings of the butterfly in Pineapple Punch Ink.  I then punched the 4 butterflies (2 large and 2 small) out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I adhered the 2 larger butterflies to the window opening of the card front so that they hung over inside the window, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also added a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

I adhered the stamped Whisper White panel to the inside of the Blueberry Bushel card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the 2 smaller butterflies by the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the larger butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch Inks on the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of the Pineapple Punch 2018-2020 In-Colors 6 X 6 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!!

Just a reminder that if you are wanting the Butterfly Gala Bundle, now is the time to get it.  The stamp set and the punch will be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, but not with the bundle discount.  Also, the Incredible Like You stamp set will be retiring as of June 3rd, so if it’s something you’ve been wanting, now’s the time.

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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.

The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new deals! So check it out

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4WY7GYTC

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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If you’re on my mailing list I will be sending you a catalog as soon as I get them the beginning of May. If you want to be on my mailing list, you must have placed an order of $50 or more before May 1st 2019.

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Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click the images below to head over to shop the specific retiring items:

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Here is the list of stamp sets that WILL be in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp sets on this list will not be retiring, they will simply be transitioned to Cling Mount moving forward:

  • Accented Blooms
  • Animal Outing
  • Artisan Textures
  • Barn Door
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beautiful You
  • Bee Thankful
  • Birthday Backgrounds
  • Bokeh Dots
  • Botanical Bliss
  • Country Road
  • Crafting Forever
  • Dandelion Wishes
  • Dashing Deer
  • First Frost
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Gallery Grunge
  • Healing Hugs
  • Heartland
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Kindness & Compassion
  • Label Me Pretty
  • Lilypad Lake
  • Little Elephant
  • Little Twinkle
  • Love You to Pieces
  • Magical Mermaid
  • Painted Glass
  • Peaceful Place
  • Perennial Birthday
  • Pop of Petals
  • Rooted in Nature
  • Sea of Textures
  • Sorry for Everything
  • Special Celebrations
  • Stitched All Around
  • This Little Piggy
  • Tropical Chic
  • Winter Woods

Any other stamp sets in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog that are NOT on this list will be retired.  Sorry again for the confusion!  Stampin’ Up! is aware of the confusion and hopefully will be posting an updated list for us.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

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About the “Shelli” Kit

Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

  • In order to receive the Hugs from Shelli kit, the subscriber must have an active subscription by May 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin.  Click HERE to subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Bella and Friends Pretty Kitty for Watercooler Wednesday

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your weekend?  Did anyone watch the Super Bowl? Did your team win or did you just watch for the commercials like I do?

For today’s card I have a little girls birthday card using the Stampin’ Up Bella and Friends Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up Pretty Kitty Stamp Set.  I also used the beautiful Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  You get 8 sheets of this gorgeous paper, 4 Lovely Lipstick and 4 Grapefruit Grove.  Get it before supplies run out.

For my card today I joined Watercooler Wednesday challenge #206. Be sure to stop by to see everyone’s projects and to play along.  Here is their challenge.

I started by layering a panel of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet and a panel of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper on a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  I decided where I wanted the peek-a-boo circle and placed my Layering Circles Framelits Dies on top of the card front.  Using my Big Shot I ran it through all 3 layers, going through a couple of times to make sure it cut  all the way through.  I adhered the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet on the Lemon Lime Twist card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the Animal Expedition DSP on the Foil Sheet using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using my Big Shot again, I cut the scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies that was larger than the card front circle out of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  I adhered the scallop circle over the card front circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the dog with balloon image from the Bella and Friends stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then fussy cut the image using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the dog to the right of the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the bird just under the circle using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set in Berry Burst Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and made a banner using my Triple Banner Punch.  I adhered the banner to the left side of the card front using Snail.

On the inside I stamped the kitty in the flower-pot image from the Pretty Kitty stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I lined it up and stamped it so that it would be peeking through the card front circle.  I colored the kitty in using my Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Berry Burst mat using Snail and adhered it to the inside of the Lemon Lime Twist card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Berry Burst Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I cut a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, that was just larger than the stitched oval, out of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet.  I adhered the stitched oval to the scalloped oval using Snail and adhered it to the inner liner using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the puppy and kitty image from the Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty stamp sets on the front of the envelope.  I colored them in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a piece of Animal Expedition DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EHUYUM4S 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Berry Burst Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at        4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner),  scraps for sentiments and puppy with balloon
  • Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), Pieces for scalloped circle and oval
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Assorted Valentine Cards

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

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

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Animal Outing Peekaboo Birthday Card

Good Friday morning everyone.  Hope you had a successful week and are making some fun plans for the weekend ahead.

For today’s card I used the Animal Outing stamp set again.  I just can’t get enough of these adorable animals.  I made this one into a peekaboo card.  Take a look.

I started by taking the Petal Pink card base, a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and a piece of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  I layered the 3 pieces together and using the 5th Layering Circles Framelits Dies I cut through all 3 layers with my Big Shot.  I then took the Animal Expeditions DSP and using the 6th Layering Circles Framelit Die I centered it around the already cut circle and cut the larger circle with my Big Shot.  I adhered the Animal Expeditions DSP to the Balmy Blue cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue again to the card base.  On a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock I used the 6th Layering Circle Framelit Die and the 7th Layering Circle Scallop Framelit Die together and cut out the frame for the circle.  I adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Rhino image on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored it in using my Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Using my Big Shot I cut the image out with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies that coordinate with the stamp set.  The Rhino did have a bird sitting on its tusk, I cut that off using my Paper Snips.  I stamped the cupcake image from the Bella and Friends stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the cupcake in using my Highland Heather and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then fussy cut the cupcake out.  I adhered the Rhino to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I attached the cupcake to the top of the Rhino’s tusk using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

I cut a couple of the branches out from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies in Tranquil Tide cardstock and attached them to the left side of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue so that they overlapped the circle.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set in Tranquil Tide Ink about 2/3 of the way down on a Whisper White liner.  On a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the branch with the frog image from Animal Outing stamp set twice in Tranquil Tide Ink.  I stamped the giraffe from the same stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored the branches with the frog with my Crumb Cake and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I colored the giraffe with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Markers.  I then cut the images out with my Big Shot using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I cut a couple more branches out in Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I cut the frog off one of the branches and arranged the branches using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the giraffe using Stampin’ Dimensionals above the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White liner to a Tranquil Tide mat using Snail then adhered it to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish off my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the giraffe image using Soft Suede Ink and the branch with the frog image using Tranquil Tide Ink on the front of the envelope and colored them in the same way I did on the card.  I adhered a piece of Animal Expedition DSP to the envelope flap.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Hope you will stop back again soon.

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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.  Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat)
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (scallop circle frame)
  • Tranquil Tide Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), scraps for branches
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front)

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00