Stampin’ Up Lemon Zest

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is your week going?

For today’s card I used another one of my favorites, Stampin’ Up Lemon Zest stamp set.  I did the masking technique for my card today.  Take a look.

I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card front and adhered a strip of the Gingham Gala 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper on the bottom portion.  I wrapped a piece of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Organdy Ribbon (free Sale-A-Bration item with $50 purchase) around the bottom and tied a knot.  I adhered the card front to a Basic Black mat using Snail.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the cut fruit pieces from the Stampin’ Up Lemon Zest stamp set in Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch.   I cut all the images out using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies that matched up with the image size.  I adhered the 4 slices to a Whisper White cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the whole lemon image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Pineapple Punch Ink and the leaf image in Lemon Lime Twist, stamping them both off once. I punched the lemon and leaves out using the Lemon Builder Punch.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lemon Zest stamp set in the center of the lemon in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I adhered the leaves to the back of the lemon using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I adhered the lemon to the center of the sliced images.  I adhered the artwork to the top portion of the Lemon Lime Twist card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered the card front to a Grapefruit Grove card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The inside of the card is where I used the masking technique.  I stamped the 1st fruit slice from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Pineapple Punch Ink in the top left corner.  I covered the image with a cut out Post-It note and stamped the Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist images.  I then covered the Lemon Lime Twist image and stamped the Mango Melody image.  I stamped the sentiments from the same stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Snail then to the Grapefruit Grove card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the front of the envelope with the Lemon Zest stamp set using the masking technique.  I adhered a piece of Gingham Gala 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for checking out my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  The masking technique is a very easy and fun technique.  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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats)
  • Grapefruit Grove Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base)
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Gingham Gala 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4″ X 1″ (strip on card front), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily Sympathy

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope you all had a great weekend.

For today’s card I made a Sympathy card using a Sale-A-Bration stamp set that is available free with a $100 order.  There are a couple of items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that require a $100 order, but most of the products are free with a $50 order.  I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily Photopolymer Distinktive stamp set. Take a look

I started with a Wood Textures Designer Series Paper card front and adhered it to a Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a Whisper White panel, using my Stamparatus,  I stamped the stems from the Stampin’ Up Lasting Lily stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink. I stamped the leaf in Mint Macaron Ink on the stem on the right.  I then stamped the Lily’s from the same set in Powder Pink Ink onto the stems.  All the stamping of these flowers I used my Stamparatus,  it made it much easier to line everything up.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Powder Pink mat using Snail.  I wrapped a Mint Macaron piece of Nature’s Twine around the bottom of the artwork.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Lasting Lily stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink.  I cut the oval out using my Big Shot and my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and my Big Shot again, I cut the Powder Pink scalloped oval mat.  I adhered the Stitched oval to the Powder Pink mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue then adhered it to the artwork and card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Pearl Basic Jewel to the sentiment oval.

On the inside Whisper White panel I stamped the Lily image again from the Lasting Lily stamp set the same as I did for the card front, but stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set over the lilies in Mint Macaron Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Powder Pink mat using Snail and then to the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the lilies from the Lasting Lily stamp set on the front of the envelope the same way I did for the card.  I adhered a piece of Wood Textured DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Powder Pink Cardstock 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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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 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.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: Q2B3H6HZ 

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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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stamparatus

$49.00

Stampin’ Up Bee Thankful for Global Design Project #170 and SIP Challenge #180

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope you have all had a wonderful short week and are ready for the weekend..  Does anyone have any fun plans for the weekend?

For today’s card I played along with the Global Designs Project #170 Challenge.  Be sure to stop by Global Design to see all the amazing projects made and to play along.

Here is their sketch.

I also played along with the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #180.  Be sure to stop by the Stamp Ink Paper blog to see all their projects.  Here is their Challenge.

Here is what I came up with for this Sketch and Thank you Challenge.  Take a look.

I started with a Calypso Coral card front and using my Big Shot I embossed it with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Calypso Coral card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the image from the Stampin’ Up Bee Thankful stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers.  To get the shading on the thanks, I first colored with my Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I then colored the bottom with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker and then blended it with my Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I adhered the artwork to a Granny Apple Green mat using Snail.  I adhered a piece of the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Organdy Ribbon across the bottom of the artwork.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the so much sentiment from the Stampin’ Up A Big Thank You stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink.  I cut the ends on an angle using my Paper Snips and adhered it below the artwork using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dot to the small strip.

On the inside on a Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from A Big Thank You stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink in the center.  I stamped the scroll from the same stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink below the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Calypso Coral card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card, I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the Bee from the Bee Thankful stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope and colored it in the same as I did on the card front.  I adhered a piece of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

Thank you so much 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″),  4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 2 9/16″ X 4 15/16″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4 7/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1’4″ (inner liner),       1/4″ strip for sentiment
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up So Hoppy Together

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  Well today’s the big day.  The new 2019 Occasions Catalog is live and with every $50 order you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  This is my favorite Stampin’ Up time of year.  I don’t know about you, but I LOVE free items.

I still have an opening for my online Host Club for January, February and March.  I’m doing it during Sale-A-Bration.  Everyone loves to get free items, why not be the host for a month and get extra free items.  Are you interested in building your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time and want to be able to receive host benefits?  An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  With the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs starting on today, this is a great time to join!

You sign up for a 3 month term and commit to:

  • A $50.00 minimum order each month (which will get you a free Sale-A-Bration item)
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Using the Host code for each month provided to you in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

A random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • a $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Host Dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • At the end of the 3 months you will get a gift from me.

If you are interested in joining, please contact me ASAP.  This is a great way to earn some free products and build your Stampin’ Up supplies.

Now on to my card for today.  For today I used some of the new DSP from the Occasions Catalog and a couple of the FREE items you can earn from Sale-A-Bration.  Take a look.

I started with a piece of Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper.  Using my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker I drew lines between the checks to make it look like plaid.  I adhered a small piece of the DSP to the left side of a Whisper White card front using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of the Grapefruit Grove 1/4″ Organdy Ribbon around the card front on the seem.  I adhered the card front to a Call Me Clover mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  In the upper right corner of the Whisper White panel, I stamped the flies from the So Hoppy Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them in using my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Marker.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the Frog riding the unicycle from Stampin’ Up So Hoppy Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink below the wheel.  I colored the frog and unicycle in using my Basic Black, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Smoky Slate and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers and my Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered the artwork to a Call Me Clover mat using Snail and then to a Soft Sea Foam mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front to a Soft Sea Foam card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added 1 Grapefruit Grove Share What You Love Artisan Pearl next to the sentiment.

On the inside Whisper White panel I stamped the frog from So Hoppy Together stamp set on the bottom portion of the panel and the flies from the same set by the frog.  I colored it in the same as I did for the front of the card.  I adhered a small strip of the Gingham Gala 6 X 6 DSP to the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Postcard Pals stamp set in Call Me Clover in the center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Call Me Clover mat using Snail, then adhered it to the Soft Sea Foam card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card, I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the frog from the So Happy Together stamp set on both sides of the envelope front and colored them in the same as I did on the card.  I adhered a piece of the Gingham Gala 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  This was really a fun card to make and I hope you 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: Q2B3H6HZ 

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Paper Pumpkin and Animal Expedition Go Wild for Valentine’s Day

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is a Valentine Kit called Be Mine. It combines everything you love about Paper Pumpkin-style treat packaging with adorable critter coordination in the popular Animal Expedition Kit!

About the Kit

January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is a Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. Here are a few more details:

  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party

Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.

Supplies are limited, so don’t wait—subscribe today!

In the event of supplies running out, Stampin’ Up! will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  Just click here to go directly to my online store.  To see more information and sign up for the monthly subscription click here.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 2″ X 4 1/8″ (artwork mat), 3 15/16″ X 5 3/16″ (card front mat), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 18/” X 4 1/4″ (artwork 2nd mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 7/8″ X 4″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Gingham Gala 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper (1 1/2″ X 5″) strip on card front), piece for envelope flap

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