Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. It’s Cinco de Mayo, who’s having Mexican tonight for dinner? Maybe tacos or burritos or maybe just nachos. I’ll be at work all day, so I’m not quite sure what we will be having. I hope everyone is doing well today. If you are hopping over from Akiko Sudano’s blog, thank you for stopping by. This week we have a Color Challenge. Here is my card using this week’s Colors.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Bundle along with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for my card today

These are our colors for this week.

I started by stamping the sprig image from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink on a Crumb Cake card base. I embossed a Basic White card front using the Brick & Mortar 3d Embossing Folder. I gently brushed my Crumb Cake stamp pad across the embossed panel letting the ink catch on just some of the bricks.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the 3 flowerpot images from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink. 2 of the flowerpots I fussy cut using my Paper Snips and the other I punched out using the Cactus Builder Punch. I stamped the 3 cactus images from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Inks. I stamped the tiny flower image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink 4 times, twice full-strength ink and twice stamped off once on scrap paper. I punched out the oval cactus images that I stamped in Soft Succulent Ink and the tiny flower images using the Cactus Builder Punch. I fussy cut all the other images using my Paper Snips. I adhered the flowerpots and the cactus images to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wrapped a piece of Evening Evergreen baker’s twine from the Fan Baker’s Twine Pack, around the top of the panel and tied a small bow. On a small strip of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink. I cut the end of the strip into a banner using the Banner Pick A Punch. I adhered the sentiment to the card front, over the baker’s twine, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the card front to the Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Calypso Coral Polished Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties in Evening Evergreen Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flowerpot image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink, stamped off once, on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the cactus image on the flowerpot in Evening Evergreen Ink, stamped off once on scrap paper. I stamped the tiny flower image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink on either side of the sentiment. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base.

To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the flowerpot image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the larger cactus image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink and the flowers in Calypso Coral Ink. I stamped the sentiment on the flowerpot in Crumb Cake Ink. On the envelope flap I stamped the flower and sprig images from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Inks.

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 and see everyone’s projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Tara’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all their blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

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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:   GVR7KE4E

Use this host code when placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will 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 from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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 month’s tutorials are.

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Happy Stamping, Karen

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FREE 2022-2024 In-Color Products Joining Special Starting May 3rd

May is a great time to pick up the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color merchandise when you purchase the Starter Kit between May 3-31!

This incredible deal is in addition to the $125 of products that you normally get with your Starter Kit and the free business supplies, free shipping, a free paper Pumpkin Kit and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  And if you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see the list below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping!!

The free items 2022-2024 In Color included with the Starter Kit are:

  • 2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper (item 160009)
  • 2022–2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection (item 161108)
  • 2022–2024 In Color Cardstock Collection (item 159204)
  • 2022–2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortments (item 159253)

Such an awesome deal!!  And such a great time to join as a Demonstrator! 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click Here to see all of the benefits.  You can also sign up electronically on that same page.  If you have any questions, please contact me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com. I’d love to talk to you more about it!

And if you’re ready to join us, click on the “join my team” banner below to head over to my Stampin’ Up! website to get started!

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Celebrating In Color

Subscribe April 11- May 10


Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!

ENDLESS COORDINATION

The Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit is not just a gorgeous kit on its own, it can become a dazzling addition to all the coordinating 2022–2024 In Color products in the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog! There’s a whole new range of colors and products to mix and match with. Make sure you flip through the catalog and pick up all the coordinating products that catch your eye, and then make sure to show us what you come up with. Post your creations on social media using the hashtags #PaperPumpkin and #CelebratingInColor to ensure we see it!

That’s right! Not only does this kit come with 10 stunning cards and coordinating envelopes, it also includes 10 coordinating gift card holders as well. That means you can send your friends, family, or coworkers congratulatory words alongside a well-earned gift card to really show your appreciation for them.

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 USD | $34 CAD in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch Sara in this video where she goes over her favorite features of the kit.

This kit includes:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

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

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

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the May Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 April and 10 May 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:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front), 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (die cuts & inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)

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Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties For Fun Fold Friday with Video Tutorial

Good Friday morning my stamping friends, welcome to my Fun Fold Friday. How was everyone’s St. Patrick’s Day? Did everyone have a good week and looking forward to the weekend? I have to work all day Saturday and Sunday.

Today’s card I made on my Facebook Live video on Wednesday. If you were able to join me or watched the replay, thank you. If you’d like to watch my video and stamp along, the measurements are below along with the links to my Facebook page and my YouTube channel. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Bundle along with the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper for my card today.

Here is the template for scoring and cutting the cardstock for the card base.

I started by scoring, cutting and folding the cardstock as in the photo above. I adhered panels of Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP to the coordinating Mossy Meadow mats. I adhered the layered panels to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the cactus and cactus branch from the Stampin’ Up! Cactus Cuties Photopolymer Stamp Set that does not go with the punch in Mossy Meadow Ink and fussy cut them using my Paper Snips. I stamped the flowerpot with the diamonds from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Cinnamon Cider Ink and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips. I stamped the cactus and cactus branch from the Cactus Cuties that go with the Cactus Builder Punch in Pear Pizzazz Ink and punched them out. I stamped the lined flowerpot from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Cinnamon Cider Ink and punched it out using my Cactus Builder Punch. I stamped the flower image from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Mango Melody and Polished Pink Ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock and punched them out using the Cactus Builder Punch. I adhered the Mossy Meadow cactus branch to the Mossy Meadow cactus and then to the diamond flowerpot and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the 3 Mango Melody flowers to the cactus. I adhered the Pear Pizzazz cactus branches to the Pear Pizzazz cactus and then to the lined flowerpot. I adhered this cactus to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the Polished Pink flowers to the branches.

I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink to the Basic White strip of cardstock. I adhered the Basic White cardstock to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the bottom of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few 2020-2022 In-Color Square Gems to the sentiment and a Bumblebee Trinket by the flowers.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the lined flowerpot from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Cinnamon Cider Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the cactus and cactus branch from the Cactus Cuties stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink in the flowerpot and the flowers in Polished Pink Ink on the cactus. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to the inside of the Pear Pizzazz card base.

To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the cactus, flowerpot and flowers from the Cactus Cuties stamp set on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of Bloom Where You’re Planted 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. I hope you will CASE this card and please feel free to post it in the comments of my Facebook page under my post. I’d love to see your take on the card. The list of measurements are below if you’d like to stamp along while watching the video. You can watch my video on my Facebook page Here.

You can also view the video on my YouTube channel Here. 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:   R6393VBY

Use this host code when placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will 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 from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 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 month’s tutorials are.

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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Savings are in Bloom

March 1 – March 31

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow us to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Take your crafting to the next level. 

Savings are in Bloom Promotion Details

  • Promotion Sales Period:  March 1 – March 31, 2022
  • Promotion Ends:  March 31, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • For this promotion only, we’ve brought back the previously popular Art Gallery, Celebrate Sunflowers, and Garden Wishes bundles. They will only be available in their bundle form during this promotion, so make sure to snag ‘em while you still can!
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.
  • There is no limit on the number of Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines you can purchase during this promotion.
  • Products are available in all markets while supplies last. Offer may vary from market to market based on product availability. No backorders or substitutions will be allowed.
  • The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.
  • Due to supply chain challenges, this promotion may be altered or ended early. I will notify you if we hear that this offer may be changed or ended before March 31. 

You can see the full list of bundles included in the sale on this flyer Click Here for a printable PDF flyer.

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Change is Beautiful

Subscribe March 11 – April 10

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature. 

This kit includes:

  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the April Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 March and 10 April at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Now Available Waves of The Ocean Collection

Each of the world’s wide and open oceans is brimming with beauty and wonder. Marvelous marine animals, miles of submerged mountain ranges, and unique underwater plants lie thousands of feet below Earth’s dry surface, encouraging exploration and awaiting discovery.

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection. With these seaside supplies, you’ll dive into inspiration and swim in a sea of creativity! Keep reading for promotion and product details, marketing tips and tricks, and shareable resources that’ll blow you out of the water.

Promotion Details:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Product Collection available beginning March 1, 2022.
  • Ordering Deadline:  May 2, 2022; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.  The Waves of the Ocean Collection can not be selected as a half price item.

Click Here for a printable PDF Flyer.

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ORDERING BONUS FROM ME!!!

I’m offering a little ordering bonus for all orders of $50+ place through me during the month of March!  Instead of getting only the tutorials of the month, you’ll get six sets of previous tutorials using bundles that are currently on sale plus the March Daffodil Daydream tutorials!

Here are all seven of the tutorials that you’ll get:

  • Daffodil Daydream
  • Sweet As A Peach
  • Quiet Meadow
  • Pansy Patch
  • Art Gallery*
  • Hydrangea Haven*
  • Celebrate Sunflowers*

You’ll get the tutorials from me no matter what you purchase as long as your order is $50 or greater during March 2022!

*Some of the tutorials are feature items that are now retired; however, the basic designs can be incorporated with many different designer papers and embellishments.

Click Here for my Online Store and start shopping those, Sales.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 5″ X 2″ (artwork), 1″ X 4″ (flowers), 4″ X 3/4″ (sentiment), 4″ X 4 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (card front mat), 2 – 7/8″ X 4 3/8″ (card front side panels), 7/8″ X 4 1/8″ (sentiment mat), 4 1/8″ X 4 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored, cut and folded as above)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted 2″ X 4 1/4″ (card front), 2 – 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ (card front panels), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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