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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Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Incredible Like You

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has you week started off?

For today I have, what I call a Peek-A-Boo card.  It’s a lot easier than it looks to make.  I used the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Bundle and the Stampin’ Up Incredible Like You Stamp Set.  Here’s my card.

See how the sentiment peeks through the window.  I joined in with Just Add Ink color challenge #454.  I have to admit I am not a huge fan of yellows, but once I put it on the card, I really liked it  Here are their colors.

I started by using my Big Shot and the 2nd largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and placed it near the top of the Pineapple Punch 2018-2020 In-Colors Designer Series Paper and cut it out.

I placed the cut DSP on top of the Blueberry Bushel card base and centered it.  I took the 4th largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and ran it through my Big Shot to cut the opening in the card base.  I wrapped a piece of the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the DSP and tied a knot.  I adhered the DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I placed a Whisper White panel inside the card base and stamped the sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink so that it was centered through the window.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock I stamped one of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I stamped the top wings of the butterfly in Pineapple Punch Ink.  I then punched the 4 butterflies (2 large and 2 small) out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I adhered the 2 larger butterflies to the window opening of the card front so that they hung over inside the window, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also added a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

I adhered the stamped Whisper White panel to the inside of the Blueberry Bushel card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the 2 smaller butterflies by the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the larger butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch Inks on the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of the Pineapple Punch 2018-2020 In-Colors 6 X 6 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!!

Just a reminder that if you are wanting the Butterfly Gala Bundle, now is the time to get it.  The stamp set and the punch will be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, but not with the bundle discount.  Also, the Incredible Like You stamp set will be retiring as of June 3rd, so if it’s something you’ve been wanting, now’s the time.

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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.

The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new deals! So check it out

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4WY7GYTC

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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If you’re on my mailing list I will be sending you a catalog as soon as I get them the beginning of May. If you want to be on my mailing list, you must have placed an order of $50 or more before May 1st 2019.

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Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click the images below to head over to shop the specific retiring items:

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Here is the list of stamp sets that WILL be in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp sets on this list will not be retiring, they will simply be transitioned to Cling Mount moving forward:

  • Accented Blooms
  • Animal Outing
  • Artisan Textures
  • Barn Door
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beautiful You
  • Bee Thankful
  • Birthday Backgrounds
  • Bokeh Dots
  • Botanical Bliss
  • Country Road
  • Crafting Forever
  • Dandelion Wishes
  • Dashing Deer
  • First Frost
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Gallery Grunge
  • Healing Hugs
  • Heartland
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Kindness & Compassion
  • Label Me Pretty
  • Lilypad Lake
  • Little Elephant
  • Little Twinkle
  • Love You to Pieces
  • Magical Mermaid
  • Painted Glass
  • Peaceful Place
  • Perennial Birthday
  • Pop of Petals
  • Rooted in Nature
  • Sea of Textures
  • Sorry for Everything
  • Special Celebrations
  • Stitched All Around
  • This Little Piggy
  • Tropical Chic
  • Winter Woods

Any other stamp sets in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog that are NOT on this list will be retired.  Sorry again for the confusion!  Stampin’ Up! is aware of the confusion and hopefully will be posting an updated list for us.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

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About the “Shelli” Kit

Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

  • In order to receive the Hugs from Shelli kit, the subscriber must have an active subscription by May 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin.  Click HERE to subscribe.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Quick and Easy card

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was your weekend?  We had a beautiful one here. I took my 4 legged furry baby out and went for over a 5 mile walk yesterday.  It felt so good to be out walking and not cold.  Jasmine loved every minute of the walk too.

For today’s card I made another quick and easy card for you featuring a Sale-A-Bration item.  I’m going to try to feature a different Sale-A-Bration item each day this week.  This is your LAST WEEK OF SALE-A-BRATION.  This wonderful time of year ends Sunday, so if there are items that you would like to receive for free, now’s the time to get them.  Here is my card.

 I started with a Lemon Lime Twist card front and adhered a piece of the beautiful  Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper to it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom portion of the cardstock.  I then ran it through my Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to give it a little texture.

I wrapped a piece of Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine around the bottom and tied a bow.  I adhered a large and small grapefruit grove butterfly and 2 small daffodil delight butterflies, that I had punched out from another sheet of the Botanical Butterfly DSP using my Butterfly Duet Punch, to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Lemon Lime Twist card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Daffodil Delight and 1 Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the card front.

On the inside I adhered another piece of the Botanical Butterfly DSP to the inside of the Lemon Lime Twist card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set toward the top of a panel of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Botanical Butterfly DSP on the inside of the card base using Snail.  I adhered a daffodil delight and lemon lime twist butterfly using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a Lemon Lime Twist butterfly to the envelope front and a panel of the Botanical Butterfly DSP to the envelope flap.  This was a very quick and easy card that the DSP did most of the work for you.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: EDKNVWRP

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK THEY ARE AVAILABLE.  THEY WILL BE GONE SUNDAY

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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Here at Paper Pumpkin, we love providing easy, fast, and fun creative experiences for our subscribers. We do this in a cost-saving and time-efficient way: by delivering a cute package filled with fun paper-crafting goodies . . . right to your door.
In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!
In April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be treating you to something extra-special: Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® stamp images.

About Distinktive Stamps
Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

Click HERE to go to my store to subscribe to April’s Paper Pumpkin before April 10th.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple of spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at        4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (inner liner)
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper 3 3/8″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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