Stampin’ Up! Birds and Branches Hello Baby

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started off?  Can you believe June is over already and we have a holiday weekend coming up soon.  These months are a blur to me this year.

I have another baby card for you today using the Birds & Branches Bundle.  This one is for my aunt and uncle for their new Great Grandson.  I made a male and female bird for today’s card.  Did you ever wonder why the male bird is so much more vibrant than the female.  Something is definitely wrong with that.   Here’s my card for today.

Today’s card played along with Fusion Challenge – Relaxed Living.  Here is their inspiration and sketch.

I started by stamping a Balmy Blue card front using the Stampin’ Up! Buffalo Check Cling Stamp in Pacific Point Ink.  I adhered the card front to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the nest image from the Stampin’ Up! Birds & Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink.  I stamped the birds eggs image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink.  I stamped step 1 of one of the bird images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink and step 2 of the bird image in Gray Granite Ink.  I cut all the images out using my Birds & More Dies.  On a small panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock I stamped the step 2 image of the bird facing the opposite way in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut the image out using my Birds & More Dies.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large and small branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink.

I cut the Whisper White panel into a banner using my Banner Triple Punch.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink on the end of the banner.  I adhered the birds nest to the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the eggs inside the nest using Glue Dots.  I adhered the birds on the nest using Glue Dots.  I adhered the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Balmy Blue Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the 2 branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the side of the panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on the branches.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the 2 branch images from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the leaf image from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on the branches.  I stamped the envelope flap using the Buffalo Check stamp in Balmy Blue Ink.

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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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SUMMER NIGHTS BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JUNE 11 – JULY 10

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between June 11 and July10, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases 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)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning July 1st!

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from June 11 to July 10 at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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STAMPIN’ UP! PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION

THIS AWESOME DEAL ENDS TODAY!!

Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?  🙂

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com

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STAMPIN’ UP! ANNUAL KICK OFF CELEBRATION

EXTRA HOST REWARDS FOR YOU!!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit, ask me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, ask me for details!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 2″ (male bird)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 1 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (banner)

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Stampin’ Up! Rustic Retreat for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers. 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 Color Challenge and the colors screamed rustic to me.  Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Here’s my card using our colors.

Here are our colors for this week.

My design was inspired by the Paper Craft Cres Challenge #358.  Here is their sketch.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on the top of the Crumb Cake card front.  I embossed the  Crumb Cake card front using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Cherry Cobbler card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped a small panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Stampin’ Up Buffalo Check Cling Background Stamp in Early Espresso Ink.  I cut the panel out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I stamped the cabin image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a small Crumb Cake panel.  I cut the image out using a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die.  I adhered the artwork to the Buffalo Check stamped Cherry Cobbler panel using Snail.  I stamped the bear image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock and fussy cut the image out using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the bear to the corner of the artwork using a Glue Dot.

I adhered a strip of Early Espresso cardstock to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a piece of the 3/8″ Magnolia Lane Linen Ribbon with White Edge on the Early Espresso strip using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure to add a couple Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the bear to secure it.

On the inside I stamped the cabin image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel stamping off 3 times.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink over the cabin image.  I stamped the bear and deer image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of the panel stamping off once.  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.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tree image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink along the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the cabin and bear image from the Rustic Retreat stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on 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 right to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Karen Ksenzakovic: You are here

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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

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

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