Stampin’ Up! Christmas Means More Elf

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. How has everyone’s week started off? I’ve got a busy couple days with work then I start my yearly Christmas baking on Wednesday night. Perfect time to be baking since we are expecting a pretty big snow storm. Last I heard they are predicting 12″-18″ of snow, but I always wait since they are seldom correct. Guess we’ll have a white Christmas this year. I normally have off today, but I felt bad that I couldn’t work this Thursday or Friday and I know how busy the dog bakery is right now, so I told them I could work today.

I have one final super fun Christmas card for you today. All my cards have now been mailed and I think I’m done for the season. I’ve been wanting to make this one and I have someone special in mind that I want to send it to. I forgot how much fun these cards are to make. Here’s my final Christmas card for the season (I hope).

I used the retiring Stampin’ Up! Christmas Means More Photopolymer Stamp Set for the inside of my card. The outside is all cut and punched pieces. I’ve seen a card similar made by Rachel Tessman, I added my own twist to it.

I started by embossing a Granny Apple Green card front using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. I cut a panel of the Brushed Metallic cardstock using the Ornate Layers Dies. I sponged the edges of a panel of Granny Apple Green cardstock using Granny Apple Green Ink and my Stamping Sponge. I scored the center of the panel, folded it in half and sponged the inside edges with the Granny Apple Green Ink. I adhered the sponged panel to the center of the Brushed Metallic die using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I took a strip of Basic Black cardstock and adhered a rectangle of Brushed Metallic cardstock in the center using Stampin’ Seal. I cut a smaller rectangle of Basic Black cardstock and adhered it in the center of the Brushed Metallic using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the belt to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut 2 trees from a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the Pine Tree Punch and embossed them using the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folder. I adhered the trees to the top of the card front using Glue Dots, having them over lap on the score line of the center Granny Apple Green piece. I adhered the card front to a Granny Apple Green card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Means More stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Brushed Metallic mat using Stampin’ Seal then to a Basic Black mat using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the matted panel to the inside of the Granny Apple Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the feather image from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock to the bottom of the envelope front. If you know the movie Elf he wears a green hat with a yellow rim and red feather. I adhered a panel of Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: YUWDMJMT

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

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

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Sending Hearts

Subscribe December 11-January 10 

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

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

ABOUT THE JANUARY KIT

Details

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

ABOUT THE ADD-ON

Name Little Love Boxes

Details

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

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

ADD-ON ORDERING INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK PRODUCTS- AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

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

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

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

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

What does this mean for you?

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

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

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

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

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

Year End Closeout Sale Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ & 1 1/4″ X 1 3/4″ (belt), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 3/4″ X 6″ (envelope strip)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (tree collar), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock 2″ X 5″ (card front panel), 1/1/2″ X 2″ (buckle), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Curvy Christmas

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone doing today? Don’t forget to vote today if you haven’t already.

For today’s card I used the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set. Here’s my card for today.

I have a special bonus with the purchase of the Curvy Celebrations!! Be sure to read details below.

I started by cutting a panel of Classic Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper using the Curvy Dies. I colored the berries on the DSP using my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Markers. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sprig image from the Curvy Christmas stamps set in Old Olive Ink on either side of the panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Curvy Christmas stamp set below the sprigs in Versamark Ink. I immediately sprinkled it with my Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I adhered the cut DSP above and below the artwork using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the card front to a Brushed Metallic paper mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Gold/Old Olive 1/8″ Trim from the All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack, around the matted card front and tied a bow. I adhered the card front to a Poppy Parade card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added 3 Pearl Basic Jewels that I colored using my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Marker.

I stamped the sentiment from the Curvy Christmas stamp set in Old Olive Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sprig image from the Curvy Christmas stamp set in Old Olive Ink around the sentiment. I stamped the dotted image from the Curvy Christmas stamp set in Poppy Parade Ink around the sentiment. I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Old Olive mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the sprig image from the Curvy Christmas stamp set in Old Olive Ink on the bottom front of the envelope. I stamped the dotted image from the Curvy Christmas stamp set in Poppy Parade Ink around the sprigs. I adhered a panel of Classic Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 9XYYG2ZU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

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

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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

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

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

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Jolly Gingerbread

Subscribe October 11 – November 10

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage them to explore their creativity. As their subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards—and other creations—for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!


So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Details About The November Kit:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Subscribe to the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 October to 10 November at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Curvy Celebrations now available Click Here for a full size printable PDF.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat)
  • Classic Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Peace and Joy CAS

God Wednesday morning my fellow stampers. How is everyone’s week going? We’re halfway through and on our way to another weekend. Hope you are thinking of some fun plans.

I have a clean and simple card for you today using one of the fun bundles from the August-December Mini Catalog. Here’s my card for today.

My design is from Fab Friday Challenge #199. Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper to a Brushed Metallic mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the matted panel to a Real Red card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a small panel of Whisper White cardstock using the scallop edge die from the Budding Blooms Dies and adhered it to the back of a panel of Heartwarming Hugs DSP using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment ‘Joy’ from the Stampin’ Up! Peace & Joy Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versamark Ink. I immediately sprinkled it with my Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I cut the image out using the Joy Dies. I cut the mat for the sentiment from a panel of Real Red cardstock using the Joy Dies and adhered the sentiment to it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut a flourish out of a panel of Brushed Metallic paper using my Christmas Layers Dies. Using my Paper Snips I cut the flourish and adhered it to the back of the sentiment using Stampin’ Seal, having one piece going up and the other going down. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampn’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Peace & Joy stamp set in Real Red Ink on a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut the image using my Paper Snips. I adhered the sentiment next to the ‘Joy’ using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped In Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Real Red Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sprig image from the Peace & Joy stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on either side of the sentiment. I adhered a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the bottom of the panel using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mossy Meadow mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Real Red card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the sprig image from the Peace & Joy stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on the envelope front.

I adhered a panel of Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: RUW6PQNH

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Join me today at 4pm Today on Facebook Live .

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

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Going on Now!!!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! 

Stampin’ Up! has such beautiful Designer Series Paper and they’re putting a select list of those papers on sale for 15% off during the month of October!!  Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of the most popular paper designs…including papers from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog!!

SALE DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  October 1-31
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount
  • Sale Ends October 31, 2020 at 11:50 PM MT

The designer papers included in this sale are shown   Click on the image below to open up the full-size printable PDF:

Get your lists ready to start shopping now – October 31st! 

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Jolly Gingerbread

Subscribe October 11 – November 10

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage them to explore their creativity. As their subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards—and other creations—for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!


So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Details About The November Kit:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

Subscribe to the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 October to 10 November at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Real Red Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 1/4″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 1″ (scallop edge on card front), 2 1/2″ X 2″ (joy), 1/4″ X 2″ (small sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat), 4″ X 2 1/2″ (flourish)
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 3″ (card front panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inner liner strip), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn Gather Together

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone doing today? Does anyone have plans this weekend? I’m working today, but I have off tomorrow. The next 2 weeks are going to be work crazy for me, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I had to take my fur baby to the vet yesterday, annual check up. I got detoured all around to get there because of road work. I turned out to be such a gorgeous ride. It seems like over night the trees have all turned to yellows, oranges and reds. Such a beautiful time of year, until they all start falling and we have to start raking them all up. Of course my big tree in front of my house doesn’t even start to turn until November. There have been years that my husband decorates for Christmas with the leaves still on the tree.

Onto the reason you are here. Because of my drive yesterday I was very inspired. I have a fall card for you today using multiple bundles/sets from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Here’s my card for today.

My colors are inspired by Global Design Project #261. Here are their colors.

I played along with Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #349. Here is their Inspiration board.

I also played along with Always Fun Challenge #183. Their Theme is ‘Pumpkins’.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday #547.

I started by adhering a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to a Mint Macaron mat using Stampin’ Seal and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a small panel of Mint Macaron cardstock I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink and made it into a banner using my Banner Triple Punch. I adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I embossed a panel of the copper Brushed Metallic Paper using my Meadow Moments Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the pumpkin images from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink and colored them in using my Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. I cut the images out using my Gathered Leaves Dies. On the same panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the leaf images from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set in Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie Inks, 3 times each. The fill images I stamped in the same colors stamping off once. I punched the leaves out using my Autumn Punch Pack. Using my Layering Circle Dies, I cut the 4th largest circle out of a small panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and the 4th largest scalloped circle out of a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock. On the Very Vanilla circle I stamped the wheat image from the Gather Together stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink twice. I adhered the Very Vanilla circle to the Mint Macaron scalloped circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the pumpkins to the circle using Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the leaves under the pumpkins using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.

On the inside I stamped the pumpkin images from the Gather Together stamp set in Cajun Craze Ink on the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel using the masking technique and colored them in using my Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the wheat image from the Gather Together stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink by the pumpkins. I stamped the leaf image from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Pumpkin Pie Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Goodness stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of the panel. I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope. I stamped the pumpkin images from the Gather Together stamp set in Cajun Craze Ink on the envelope front and colored them in using my Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the wheat image from the Gather Together stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink by the pumpkins.

I adhered a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: RUW6PQNH

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Going on Now!!!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! 

Stampin’ Up! has such beautiful Designer Series Paper and they’re putting a select list of those papers on sale for 15% off during the month of October!!  Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of the most popular paper designs…including papers from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog!!

SALE DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  October 1-31
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount
  • Sale Ends October 31, 2020 at 11:50 PM MT

The designer papers included in this sale are shown   Click on the image below to open up the full-size printable PDF:

Get your lists ready to start shopping now – October 31st! 

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LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE!!

Joy To The World 

Subscribe September 11 – October 10

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit,  join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit.

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • 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: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy. October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

To connect and spread joy with international customers and demonstrators through the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit, join our Facebook group: Joy of Paper Pumpkin! When connecting with your new friends, don’t forget to share your experience with the #joyofpaperpumpkin hashtag.

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/2″ X 4″ (card front dsp mat), 2 1/2′ X 2 1/2″ (scalloped circle), 1 1/2″ X 1″ (sentiment)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (circle), 2″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Paper 1 3/4″ X 4 3/4″ (card front panel)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 3 1/4″ X 4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Wrapped In Christmas

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Are you all ready to tackle another week?  I’ve got a busy one ahead with the end of the month and the 1st of the month.  I’ll also be working at the dog bakery this week, so not much free time for me.

For today’s card I used some of the beautiful Holiday Designer Series Paper that will be on sale starting October 1st for 15% off.  Here’s my card for today.

I started by adhering a panel of Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to a Thick Very Vanilla card base using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered a thin strip of Garden Green cardstock on the edge of the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped In Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink.  I didn’t have a rectangle the size I needed, so I made one to fit.  I cut the sentiment out part way using my Stitched Rectangle Dies and cut partway through.  I moved the die to the size I wanted, matching up the stitches, turned the panel around and cut partway through again.  I adhered the sentiment, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, to a frame which I had cut using the Beautiful Boughs Dies from a panel of Brushed Metallic cardstock.  I adhered the framed sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut 2 of the small boughs from a panel of Garden Green cardstock using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and adhered them to the sentiment using Glue Dots.  From scraps of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cardstock, I cut the pinecone from the Beautiful Boughs Dies and adhered it to the card front using Glue Dots.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Wrapped In Christmas stamp set in Garden Green Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I adhered 2 strips of the Toile Tidings DSP on either side of the panel using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Garden Green mat using Stampin’ Seal 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 adhered a strip of Toil Tidings DSP to the envelope front and a panel to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: G39RYMEX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! 

Stampin’ Up! has such beautiful Designer Series Paper and they’re putting a select list of those papers on sale for 15% off during the month of October!!  Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of the most popular paper designs…including papers from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog!!

SALE DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  October 1-31
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount
  • Sale Ends October 31, 2020 at 11:50 PM MT

The designer papers included in this sale are shown   Click on the image below to open up the full-size printable PDF:

Get your lists ready to start shopping on October 1st – October 31st! 

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World Card Making Day, this Saturday October 3rd.  Our Inkin’ Krew Team will be doing videos all day, every hour.  I will post a schedule soon.

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Joy To The World 

Subscribe September 11 – October 10

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit,  join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit.

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • 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: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy. October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

To connect and spread joy with international customers and demonstrators through the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit, join our Facebook group: Joy of Paper Pumpkin! When connecting with your new friends, don’t forget to share your experience with the #joyofpaperpumpkin hashtag.

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

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

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

There are only 2 Days left to take advantage of this amazing joining offer.

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

Here are the details:

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Garden Green Cardstock 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (card front strip), 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (pine boughs), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 1″ X 1″ scrap (pinecone)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 1″ X 1″ scrap (pinecone)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 2″ X 3″ (sentiment), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Brushed Metallic Paper 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (card front frame)
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper 3″ X 4 1/4″ (card front), 2 – 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (inner liner strips), 3/4″ X 6″ (strip on envelope front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings Christmas Gift Bag Topper

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  Happy Autumn everyone!!!  How is everyone’s week going?  I hope everyone is having a productive one.

I have one more project that we made at our last virtual in person team meeting a week ago Sunday.  My awesome team leader Amy designed a Christmas Gift Bag Topper.  I was hoping to have a bag full of goodies to display it in.  Here is the project.

I started by cutting out the large, medium and small layering poinsettia flowers from a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Poinsettia Dies.  I cut 3 of the leaves out using the Poinsettia Dies from a panel of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  I adhered the flowers together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue in the centers.  I adhered the leaves behind the flower using Glue Dots.  I added a Beaded Pearl to the center of the flower using a Glue Dot.  I cut a sprig die from the Poinsettia Dies out of a panel of Brushed Metallic cardstock and adhered it to the back of the poinsettia using a Glue Dot.

I cut the largest die from the Celebrations Labels Dies out of a panel of the Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper.  I scored and folded the die cut in half.  I adhered the poinsettia to the front of the label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! 
Celebration Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Ink.  Using the Banner Triple Punch, I punched the end to make a banner.  Using the Banner Triple Punch I made a banner out of a strip of Plaid Tidings DSP.  I adhered the 2 banners together with Stampin’ Seal and adhered the banner to the bag topper using Glue Dots.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked this project and will try it. Happy Stamping!!

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Stampin’ Up! is doing a 24-Hour Stamp Set Sale on Wednesday, September 23 from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT)!  A select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount in the online store!!

Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price!  This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

And if you were thinking about joining with the current joining promotion going on…you can add the stamp sets that are on sale to your Starter Kit for the sale prices too!!  So you get even MORE for your $99 Starter Kit price!

Click on the image below to pull up a printable PDF list of the stamps that are on sale on September 23:

Get your lists ready, the sale is one day only!  It starts and ends on Wednesday, September 23!!  The prices will automatically be updated in the online store to reflect the 15% off discount at 12:00 AM on September 23 and the prices will go back to the full price at 11:50 PM MT that night.  So be sure to get your order submitted on the 23rd!

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As the official Stampin’ Up! year is coming to an end, I wanted to say a huge thank you to my amazing customers with a Double Creative Stamping Designs Reward Point ordering special from now through 11:59 PM MT on Wednesday, September 30!

Don’t forget to add the HOST CODE below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 YOU will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my Creative Stamping Designs Reward Points (my buyer reward program), click Here.  Drop me a line if you have any questions at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

Click Here to head over to my Online store to start shopping!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: G39RYMEX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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World Card Making Day, Saturday October 3rd.  Our Inkin’ Krew Team will be doing videos all day, every hour.  I will actually be doing 2 Facebook Live videos that day.  I will post a schedule when we get closer.

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Joy To The World 

Subscribe September 11 – October 10

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit,  join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit.

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • 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: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy. October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

To connect and spread joy with international customers and demonstrators through the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit, join our Facebook group: Joy of Paper Pumpkin! When connecting with your new friends, don’t forget to share your experience with the #joyofpaperpumpkin hashtag.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now is an awesome time to join.

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

Here are the details:

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/2′ X 5 3/4″ (poinsettia)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (leaves)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1″ X 3 1/8″ (sentiment)
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 3″ (sprig)
  • Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 6″ X 6″ (label), 1″ X 3″ (sentiment mat)

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Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings Haunted Birthday

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone’s weekend going?  It was a gorgeous 55 degrees when I awoke this morning, but it was still dark out 😦  I have the windows open, the attic fan on and it is absolutely beautiful sunny day outside.   Yesterday I went to the farm to pick sunflowers, they neglected to tell us that there were no more to pick when we asked.  Instead I picked some Cockscomb, Zinnias and tomatoes.  I also came home with  a big bag full of basil that I spent a couple hours making pesto and freezing the containers.  I think I’m set for just a little while now.  Whatever basil grows now in my pots I will make pesto and use it, seems my family really likes it.

For today’s card it might look like a Halloween card, but it’s actually a birthday card.  My nieces husband loves Halloween and she wanted me to make him a birthday card.  They go all out with decorating for Halloween like I do for Christmas.  Here’s today’s card.

I had a lot of scraps of my Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper so I decided to put it on a card.  I cut 1/2″ strips of the DSP, Blackberry Bliss cardstock and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I adhered the strips to a Basic Black panel using Stamp[in’ Seal.  Once all the strips were adhered, I cut the panel down to a 3 3/4″ X 5″ panel.

I stamped the large pumpkin image from the Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I stamped the face in the center of the pumpkin and punched it out using my Apple Builder Punch.  I cut the stem out of a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the spider web image from the Stampn’ Up! Celebration Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut the image out using the Celebration Labels Dies.  On the same panel, I stamped multiple of the spider image from the Celebration Tidings stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut them out using the Celebration Labels Dies.  I drew lines coming down from the spider web using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker then adhered the label to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the pumpkin to the label using Stampin’ Dimensionals and all the spiders using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I embossed a panel of the Copper Brushed Metallic cardstock using the  Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue on an angle.  I adhered the card front to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Iridescent Pearls to the card front and brushed the spiders with some Clear Wink of Stella.

On the inside, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped  the spider web from the Celebration Tidings stamp set on the top of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Celebration Tidings stamp set in the center of the panel and the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set below the 1st sentiment.  I stamped the spider image from the Celebration Tidings stamp set around the sentiment and drew lines using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker from the web to the spiders.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  In Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the spider web and spiders from the Celebration Tidings stamp set on the envelope front and drew lines from the web to the spiders using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered the leftover scraps of Plaid Tidings DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: G39RYMEX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEEN UPDATED!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now is an awesome time to join.

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

Here are the details:

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

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

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

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HELLO, PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE AUTUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front cut down to 3 3/4″ X 5″ after scraps were adhered)
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 1/2″ X 6″  scraps
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 1/2″ X 6″ scraps
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front panel)
  • Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 1/2″ X 6″ scraps

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Hello for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  We have a couple new hoppers with our group. Welcome Julie Johnson and Nicole Bloxom, so excited that you joined us.  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we have sketch challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here is the fun sketch we had to work from.

Here is my card using this sketch.

I played along with the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge #506.  I went across the top. Here is their board.

I also joined in with Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #129. Their theme is ‘Just Saying Hello’.

I started by cutting 5 each of the smallest square from the Layering Squares Dies in Cajun Craze Cardstock, Crumb Cake Cardstock and Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I embossed the Cajun Craze squares using the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder and I embossed the Crumb Cake squares using the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folder.

I arranged the squares on a panel of Copper Brushed Metallic Paper and adhered them using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped 3 of the outline maple leaf image from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set in Cajun Craze Ink and the fill image of the maple leaf in Cajun Craze Ink, stamped off once, over the outline image.  I stamped 2 of the outline oak leaf image from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Bumblebee Ink and the fill image of the oak leaf in Bumblebee Ink, stamped off once, over the outlined image.  I stamped 3 of the acorn outline image from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the fill images of the acorn in Early Espresso Ink, stamped off once, for the top and Crumb Cake Ink, stamped off once, for the bottom.  I stamped 2 of the pinecone outline image from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, stamped off once, and the fill image from the pinecone image in Early Espresso Ink, stamped off twice, over the outlined image.  Using the Autumn Punch Pack I punched out the acorns, maple leaves and oak leaves, I fussy cut the pinecones using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the acorns, leaves and pinecones on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals in each cardstock square.  I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, around the metallic card front adhering it in the back using Stampin’ Seal.  I wrapped a piece of the Metallic ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack around the basket weave ribbon and tied a bow.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using my Tasteful Labels Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Very Vanilla card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sentiment and card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the acorn, leaves and pinecone images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set around the sentiment the same as I did for the card front.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the acorn, leaves and pinecone images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope the same as I did for the card front.  I adhered a panel of the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

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

Eva Dobilas: Not hopping this week
Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here
Nicole Bloxom: Not quite ready to start hopping with us yet…will let us know when she’s ready.

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: G39RYMEX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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HELLO, PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE AUTUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 10

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

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

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (squares), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (squares)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1 1/4″ X 7″ (acorns, leaves & pinecones), 1 1/2″ X 2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (squares), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends.  TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is now live.  Hope you have your shopping lists ready and you are ready to use those Bonus Coupons you earned last month.  I know I’ll be placing my order 1st thing this morning!!  I’m so excited, I get to order the new Stampin’ Cut & Embossing Machine today.  This is one of the perks of being a demonstrator.

I have another fall card for you today.  It might be 90+ degrees outside, but I’m thinking cool.  Here’s my card for today.

My design is from the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge #195.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #127.  Their theme is ‘Stamp on Kraft’.

I started by stamping a Crumb Cake card front with the images from the Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos Cling Stamp Set randomly in Crumb Cake Ink.

I cut a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to a Brushed Metallic Gold sheet using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the matted panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front to a Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered a piece of the 3/8″ Embroidered Ribbon to the DSP using  a small amount of Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the sentiment over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment form the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the images from the Harvest Hellos stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Crumb Cake Ink and colored the leaves in using my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the images from the Harvest Hellos stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on the bottom front of the envelope and colored them in using my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Gilded Autumn Specialty 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 love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4Z2KHBVY

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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WORLD’S GREATEST BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JULY11 – AUGUST 10

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

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

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

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

About the August Kit:

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 1 1/4″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock 3 1/8″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions Thank You

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  It was a hot one here yesterday.  The sun was shining and the temperatures were high.  We hit the real feel of 105.

For today I have something a little different for you.  I have the same card one for Beginner Stampers and one for the Casual Stamper.  For those of you that know me, you know that one of my favorite things to do is walk the beach and collect shells.  I have a big curio cabinet full of them, all kinds all shape.  I don’t like just perfect shells, I like all the pieces that I can find too.  Here are the cards.

My colors are from Color Throwdown Challenge #602.  Here are their colors.

I played along with Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #126.  Their theme is ‘Sea Shells’

I also played along with Double “D” Challenges.  Here’s Their theme.

 With both cards I started by stamping Whisper White card fronts starting with the sand image from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, multiple times across the bottom of the panels.  Using the masking technique, I stamped the shell images from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the panels.  To do the masking technique I stamped the shell images on a Post-It note and fussy cut them using my Paper Snips.  I stamped the first shell, covered it with the post-it note and stamped the other shell over the top of the first.  I continued doing this until I got the image that I wanted.

I colored all the shells in using my Balmy Blue, Ivory, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Best Year Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink next to the shell images.  For the Beginner Stamper, I adhered the card front to a Petal Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For the Casual Stamper. I adhered the card front to a Brass Brushed Metallic mat (available Aug. 4th), using Stampin’ Seal and then to a Petal Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside of both I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of Whisper White panels.  I stamped the sand image from the Seaside Notions stamp set across the bottom of the panels in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once.  I stamped the larger shell from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panels and colored them in using my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.

To finish my card I decorated Medium Whisper White Envelopes.  I only have the Casual Stamper card in the above photos since the envelopes were identical.  I stamped the sand image from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, across the bottom of the envelope front and envelope flap multiple times.  I stamped the shell images from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front and flap and colored them in using my Balmy Blue, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my 2 different, but the same, cards and will give it a try.  Everyone has to start somewhere and that is usually the beginning.  I have trouble doing simple stamping since it’s been so long, but most of my cards start off that way and they continue from there.  Happy Stamping!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: FXTA29WD

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Bonus Days from Stampin’ Up! are back!!  For every $50 merchandise that you purchase between July 1 and August 3, you’ll earn a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between August 4 and 31!  

Here are the details:

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes.  If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period!!
  • Deadline for coupon earning:  August 3, 2020 at 11:50 PM (MT)

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

Get your shopping lists ready and start earning those coupons!

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WORLD’S GREATEST BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JULY11 – AUGUST 10

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

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

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

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

About the August Kit:

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

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 2 – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card bases scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat for the casual stamper)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card fronts and inner liners)
  • Brass Brushed Metallic Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat for casual stamper)

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