Stampin’ Up! Hello Painted Poppies for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers. Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month so it’s Blog Hop Day!! If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. If you’ve hopped over from Amy Koenders blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “For the Girls/Ladies”. We can interpret this any way that we’d like.  I decided to make a Mother’s Day Card.  Here’s my card.

I started by embossing a panel of Blackberry Bliss using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I took my Whisper White Craft Stamp Pad and gently brushed it across the panel to add some dimension to the bricks. I adhered the embossed panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to the top of the embossed panel.

I stamped the poppy images from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Pool Party cardstock.  I immediately sprinkled it with my Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the images out using the Painted Labels Dies.  I stamped the leaf image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on a panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock 3 times.  I cut the images out using my Painted Labels Dies.  I cut the swirly circle from the Painted Labels Dies out of the square of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and adhered it to the top of the DSP panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers and cut the image out using the frame from the Painted Labels Dies.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Glue Dots.  I adhered the die cut poppies and leaves to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Pool Party cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using my Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Coastal Cabana Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.  I adhered the card front to the Pool Party card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment form the Timeless Tulips stamp set in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the poppy images from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, using the masking technique, on the bottom left corner of the panel.  I colored the images in using my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Pool Party card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the poppy images from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of Peaceful Poppies DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Hit Previous to hop back to Amy Koenders blog or hit Next to head over to Connie Troyer’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic –  You Are Here
  2. Connie Troyer –
  3. Mary Deatherage –
  4. Akiko Sudano –
  5. Leslie Larkin –
  6. Karen Finkle –
  7. Julie Johnston –
  8. Amy Koenders –

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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: 6WETZ6WW

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

The Clearance Rack has been updated.  Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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MAY 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:

DESIGNED WITH (IN) COLOR IN MIND

SUBSCRIBE APRIL 11- MAY 10

The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so we’ve been VERY excited to let you know what we have in store for the month of May: a fabulous kit featuring 2020–2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy, an In Color from the 2019–2021 collection. This means that as Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you will be first to get your hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!

A Kit In Color

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • 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)
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Four NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection. (The new In Colors will be introduced on April 24.)

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
  • The In Color reveal happens April 24, so stay tuned!

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INKIN’ KREW ORNATE GARDEN FACEBOOK EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 18TH

Our team is hosting a fun event on Facebook on Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects created with this pretty suite of products with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  See you all then!

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 3″ X 3″ (swirly circle), 1 1/2″ X 4″ (leaves)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3″ X 4″ (flowers)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 2″ X 4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (panel for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug Thinking of You Sneak Peek

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!  Does anyone have any fun plans for this evening?  What does everyone do?  Go out or stay in?  I’m a stay in person.  I grew up having New Year’s Eve parties at our house and inviting family and friends over.  Tonight will be the 1st time, since I’ve gotten married 31 years ago, that we are having people over.  My husband never did anything on New Years, so he never wanted to after we were married.  Now I just have to make sure I can stay awake, that’s always a challenge for me lately.

For my last card of 2019 I made you a Clean and Simple one.  I used one of my favorite sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog, which by the way starts in just 3 short days.  I love stamping large images that I can color with my Stampin’ Blends Markers.   Here’s my last card of the year for you.

My colors were inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #221.   Here are their colors.

I played along with Inspire. Create. Challenge # 059 for my design with today’s card.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Cherry Cobbler card front using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I took my Stamping Sponge and lightly sponged over the card front using Early Espresso Ink to give it a little shading.

I stamped the large flower from the Stampin’ Up! Little Lady Bug Host Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on a small panel of Whisper White Cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from the Little Ladybug stamp set in Early Espresso Ink below the flower.

I adhered the artwork to the embossed card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, letting it hang off the left side just a smidge and cut it even with the card front.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few of the Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the artwork and card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large flower image from the Little Ladybug stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamping off 5 times to get a real light image, on both sides of the panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Early Espresso mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid glue.  I added a couple more Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels on either side of the sentiment to give a little extra bling.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large flower image from the Little Ladybug stamp set once on the front of the envelope and twice on the envelope flap in Early Espresso Ink.  I colored the flowers in using my Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping and have a Happy, Happy New Year!!!!  Stay safe tonight with whatever plans you have and I will see you in 2020!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: U7DEP9F9

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

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

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

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

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

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

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

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THURSDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING SALE!!

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork)

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty and Joy for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends. Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch.

Here is our sketch for this week.

I started by embossing Cherry Cobbler card front using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I sponged the top with Whisper White Craft Ink to give it a little shading.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the flowerpot image from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink.  I stamped the tree trunk image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the flowerpot.  I stamped the holly image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set on the tree trunk in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I cut the artwork out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the holly image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set again in Shaded Spruce Ink and fussy cut the image out using my Paper Snips.  My upline made a similar card last week and she inspired me to stamp the holly separate and fussy cut it.  I adhered the fussy cut holly to the stamped image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the holly and a Star Design Element to the top of the tree.

On a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Greatest Part of Christmas Cling Host Stamp Set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered the sentiment strip to a strip of a Copper Foil Sheet using Snail.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the sentiment over the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the tree trunk image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the holly image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink over the tree trunk.  I stamped the berry image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink over the holly.  I stamped the star image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink on the top of the tree.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Shaded Spruce mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the holly tree image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set on the envelope front the same as I did for the card.  It’s hard to see, but I embossed the envelope flap using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

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

Kristi Gray:  I will be in Disney  World this week (squeal) and will not be hopping.
Karen Ksenzakovic:

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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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IN’ UP! ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA NOVEMBER 20-22!!

Three days of savings with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! For three days only, you can get these deals from Stampin’ Up!:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

  • Neutrals Collection
  • Regals Collection
  • 2018–2020 In Colors
  • 2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

  • 8 bundles
  • Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • 2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

Online Extravaganza Details:

  • Dates:  November 20–22, 2019
  • Order Deadline:  November 22, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion!
  • Promotion includes items from the 2019–2020 annual catalog only.
  • Discounts apply to promotion items only.
  • Ordering information can be found in the flyer below.
  • No limits apply.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available ONLY during the sales period. No exceptions.
  • If you purchased a product offered in the promotion prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. If you try to order an item that is not available, you will receive a notification informing you it is currently unavailable. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives.

Click the image below to open up the full size flyer with all of the discounted items and the pricing.

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AVAILABLE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY 

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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SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING PAPER PUMPKIN 
SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY DECEMBER 10, 2019

December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more! Plus, the three full-sized card designs (four of each) are gorgeous AND multiuse.  Paper Pumpkin’s December kit makes it easier than ever to give a handmade card to a friend—no matter what the occasion!

This is an all-card kit, with 13 sentiments to cover tons of occasions from weddings, get well, birthday, and more, this set does it all.

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and 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: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

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

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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front )
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 1/2″ X 2 7/8″ (sentiment strip), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Copper Foil Sheet 1/2′ X 3 1/4″ (strip under sentiment)

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