Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends.  How has everyone’s week started off?

For today’s card I went out of my comfort zone.  I usually make cards with lots of colors or at least 3, today I made a monochromatic card.  This was really hard for me, but I wanted to try it.  I used some items from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and mixed it with some new items from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  Here’s my card for today.

My colors are from Seize The Birthday Challenge #190.

I also joined in with Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #017.  I went across the top.

I started by cutting the butterflies out using the Butterfly Beauty Dies in Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I adhered the butterflies to a Soft Sea Foam card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using some of the gorgeous new ribbon from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog I used the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and the Just Jade 2020-2022 In-Color 1/4″ Ribbon.  I started by wrapping a piece of the Whisper White 1/2″ Faux Linen Ribbon around the right corner on an angle and adhered it on the back of the card front using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of the Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon around the bottom of the card front, overlapping the Faux Linen Ribbon, adhering it on the back with Snail.  I then wrapped a piece of the Just Jade 2020-2022 In-Color 1/4″ Ribbon over the top of the Faux Linen Ribbon and the Just Jade Gingham Ribbon adhering it on the back of the card front with Snail.

I cut the sentiment out of a small panel of Just Jade cardstock using the Well Written Dies and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a few Just Jade 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots to the card front.  I adhered the card front to a Just Jade card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the Bokeh dots image from the Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abound Cling Stamp Set in Soft Sea Foam Ink around the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Just Jade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the butterfly image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the bokeh dots image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on the envelope flap in Soft Sea Foam 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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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: KBMV24AJ

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

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

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Tuesday, June 2 at 1:00 PM ET

Do you want all the great new Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything? I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on June 3 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of June 8.  Click here for more information.

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JUNE 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN BOX OF SUNSHINE

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • 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, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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

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2019-2020 Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog Retiring List

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available.

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

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: COVID-19 PRODUCT GIVEBACK

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you!  You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond June 2, we’ll let you know

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3 1/2″ X 2″ (sentiment)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 3 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front, inner liner mat & butterflies)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Beauty Abounds Thinking of You Card

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  TODAY’S THE DAY!!!  The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live at 2:00 Eastern Time today!!  I’m so excited, I can’t wait to place my order.  I have to work this morning, but I should be out just in time to be able to order.  Now of course we can order anytime after 2pm, but I just can’t wait.

In the meantime, I have a card for you today.  My Upline is doing a daily challenge for the month of June.  I’m always up for a challenge.  Today’s challenge was Take A Walk and Be Inspired By Nature.  Sometimes I just have to walk away from my craft table to find inspiration somewhere.  So, I took a walk outside.  I saw butterflies on the bushes where I was walking, so that inspired my card today.  They were little white butterflies on the green bushes with pink flowers.  I used the  Butterfly Beauty Dies as the focal part of my card.  I have to be honest with you, this looked a lot easier than it was.  I thought for sure cutting out and putting it right back in place was going to be a breeze, nope, I was wrong.   Take a look.

For my card today I joined in with Fab Friday challenge #164.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with Aud Sentiments challenge #228.   Their challenge is Nature + A Sentiment.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White cardstock and did the shaving cream technique using Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz Ink Refills.  Once my panel dried I ran it through my die cutting machine using the Butterfly Beauty Dies.  I ran a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock through the die cutting machine using the Butterfly Beauty Dies also.

The tricky part came when I had to fit the Shimmery butterflies into the Soft Sea Foam cardstock and adhere it to the Pear Pizzazz card base.  I’ll admit, it took me a couple of tries.  Once I was able to get everything in place, I carefully adhered all the pieces using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I ran a panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock through my die cutting machine using the more detailed Butterfly Beauty Dies.  I carefully fussy cut the largest butterfly away from the others using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the large butterfly die to the matching one on the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue in just a few spots so that the wings were raised.  On a small strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  I made the strip into a banner and adhered it to the right side of my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the bokeh dots from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped one of the butterflies from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink above the dots.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on top of the bokeh dots.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Pear Pizzazz card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Since I had the other butterflies cut out from the larger one, I adhered them to the left inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the wandering flower image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on the envelope front in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I stamped the butterfly from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink  by the flower image.  I stamped the bokeh dots from the Beauty Abounds stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on 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 be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: AHCJYGJN

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

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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

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Share A Little Love – June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Care about someone? Why not tell them?

The Paper Pumpkin June kit makes it easy for you to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever. Not only do we give you 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but the kit also includes an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit!!

More about the June Kit:

  • In order to receive the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must have an active subscription by June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The kit creates 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes.
  • Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

Check out the quick video created by Stampin’ Up! with some sneak peaks of the June kit!
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 4″ X  5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (panel for butterfly die cut)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 1/2″ X 1 3/4″ (sentiment strip)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 5 7/16″ X 4 3/16″ (card front)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (panel for card front butterflies)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)

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