Stampin’ Up Above The Clouds Birthday Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone doing today?  We’re halfway through the week already.  I’ll be making my annual visit to the 4-H fair with my niece and 2 little nephews today.  She loves bringing the boys to see the animals and the train tent along with other tents.  Hopefully the weather will hold off, we’re expecting thunder storms today.  I always feel bad when it rains on the fair.  All the work those kids do and then to get stormed on is horrible.

Onto today’s card.  For today I made you a masculine card.  They are always cards I struggle with.  After the Balloon Festival here in NJ last week I was inspired to make a hot air balloon card.  Here’s my card.

My card joined in with Sunday Stamps Triple The Fun Challenge #210.  Here is their sketch.

I started with a Cajun Craze card front and embossed it using my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to a mat of Mossy Meadow cardstock using Snail and then adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped 3 of the hot air balloons from the Stampin’ Up Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped 2 of the same and 1 of the other.  I colored the balloons in using my Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I punched the balloons out using my Hot Air Balloon Punch.  On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the balloon basket from the Above The Clouds stamp set 3 times in Crumb Cake Ink.  I punched the baskets out using the Hot Air Balloon Punch.  I cut out 2 of the same size rectangles from the Stitched Rectangles Dies in Crumb Cake cardstock and Very Vanilla cardstock.

On the bottom of the Very Vanilla stitched rectangle I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthday’s Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered the Crumb Cake stitched rectangle to the top of the Very Vanilla stitched rectangle using Snail.  I adhered the baskets to the bottom of the hot air balloons using Glue Dots.  I adhered the 2 similar hot air balloons to the Crumb Cake rectangle using Glue Dots.  I adhered the 3rd hot air balloon in front of the other 2 using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the artwork panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthday’s stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the smaller balloon image from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink around the sentiment.  I colored the balloons in using my Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the smaller balloon image from the Above The Clouds stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a panel of Come Sail Away 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. 

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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IT’S TIME TO REDEEM THOSE COUPONS YOU RECEIVED IN JULY.  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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Subscribe for the August kit from July 11–August 10

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

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

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

August Kit Information

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

Add-On Information

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4″ X 2 1/2″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (DSP mat on card front)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner) 4″ X 2 1/2″ (stitched rectangle)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 2″ X 5 1/2″(card front strip), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Above The Clouds Fun Fold Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: AHCJYGJN

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

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK 

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

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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

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

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

Details:

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

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

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

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

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

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

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

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

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

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

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

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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

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

More about the July Kit:

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


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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

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

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Stampin’ Up Over The Moon Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: AHCJYGJN

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

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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

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

More about the July Kit:

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


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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 3 1/4″ X4 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 3 3/8″ X 4 5/8″ (artwork 2nd mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/8″ X 4 3/8″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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