Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  The weekend is here and hopefully you have made some fun plans.  Tomorrow’s the 1st of February already so that means I have to work in the office sending out our monthly statements.

I had to make one more masculine birthday card for the month.  Today is my husband, my great nephew and my nephew’s birthday.  One masculine card wasn’t bad enough for the day, I had to make 3.  As you know I struggle with masculine cards, but the one I made Tuesday for the 9 year old and today’s were the hardest.  Today’s is for a teenager that I’m honestly not sure what he’s into.  I came up with a quick and easy card for today’s fun fold for a teenage boy.

I started with my Night of Navy card base and I cut 1 1/4″ off the right front edge.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base using Snail.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life Photopolymer Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I stamped the cyclist image from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink over the sentiment.  I adhered the artwork to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Night of Navy Ink multiple times with the help of my Stamparatus.  The plate on the Stamparatus is hinged so you can stamp in a row keeping it perfectly straight.  I adhered the strip of Whisper White cardstock to the right side of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the foliage image from the Enjoy Life in Night of Navy Ink on both sides of the bottom of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the cyclist image from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the bottom of the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away 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: QCX43K4E

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.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 7/8″ X 2 1/4″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 2 1/8″ (artwork), 1 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (strip on side), 2 3/4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 2 7/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away to a New Adventure

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  I got all my baking done and now I just have to make up all the platters that I give out.  I like to make up all the platters at once so that I’m not pulling containers in and out since there are so many.  The final count was 25 different kinds and 1820 cookies not including the bar cookies.  I have to admit, by Saturday night I was wiped.

For today’s card, my husband asked me to make a card for a co-worker of his that is leaving for a new job.  I decided to bring out some DSP from the Annual Catalog and came up with a really quick card that he loved.  I even let him help design the card, just a little though.  Here’s my card.

I started by adhering a panel of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to a Seaside Spray mat using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine around the matted DSP twice and tie a square knot.

I cut the sentiment out of a scrap piece of Seaside Spray cardstock using the Sweet Silhouette Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the card front to a Sahara Sand card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I adhered another panel of the Come Sail Away DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a strip of Come Sail Away 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 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: NVSKQ72X

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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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN DECEMBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 10, 2020

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

About the January Kit
Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Coordinating Product
It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! See additional details about the punch pack below.
Heart Punch Pack (item 151292), $34.00 usd/$46.00 cad

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

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (inner liner)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)

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Stampin’ Up Come Sail Away Home Birthday Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  We’ve made it halfway through the week and we’re almost on the downhill to the weekend.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF BONUS DAYS!!! PROMOTION ENDS AT 11:50PM (MT). Don’t wait any longer to take advantage of this super deal.  For every $50 order you will earn a $5 coupon to used in August.  See details below.

For today I have a pretty quick and easy card for you after all that sponging yesterday.  Here’s my card.

I started with a Night of Navy card front and adhered 2 panels of the Come Sail Away Home Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using the Smooth Sailing Dies, I cut out the rope image from a scrap piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.

I adhered the die cut rope across the center of the card front using Snail.  I stamped the rope image from the Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink, stamping off once, on a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on top of the rope image.  I cut the sentiment out using my Layering Ovals Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the card front to a Sahara Sand card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink, stamping off once, in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink over the top of the lighthouse.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Sahara Sand card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away 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!1

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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: 66KPP6BN

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.

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK 

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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EXTRA, EXTRA!!  JOINING PROMOTION JULY 1, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT

Details:

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing that Starter Kit, now is a great time!  We’d love to have you join and get that discount for yourself or start your own business!!

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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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS LAST DAY TO EARN COUPONS!!

YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they 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 participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

The earning period for this awesome promotion starts on July 1 and the coupons can be redeemed beginning August 1!!  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Subscribe for the August kit from July 11–August 10

What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep our customer’s crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing them to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so they can explore the world of paper crafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.
Now, it’s no secret that our subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

  • The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. To receive this kit you must subscribe by August 10.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.
  • The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle card designs offer a great sneak of the designs and elements to come in the August kit.
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • Just as you would with any other Stampin’ Up! product, you will need to purchase the add-on bundle via OEX or the online store. You will not be able to add it to a Paper Pumpkin subscription purchase.
  • The price for the add-on bundle is $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad and is available for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only. This add-on is available beginning August 1, while supplies last!
  • The add-on bundle is a cash and carry item
  • Click Here to subscribe. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.  

Click HERE for a sneak peek of the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.

August Kit Information

Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Add-On Information

Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
Price: $10.00 usd/$13.00 cad
Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
Available August 1, while supplies last
Purchase via my online store
Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription
Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

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I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner mat)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (sentiment oval)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 3/4″ X 5″ (card front pieces), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Z-Fold Birthday Card

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to Fun Fold Friday.  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.  Some of you may be lucky enough to have today off making this a 4 day weekend for you.

I have a masculine Z-Fold card for you today using one of my absolute favorite suites, Come Sail Away.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.  Their challenge is ‘Any Occasion’.

I also played along with Seize The Birthday Challenge#169.  Their challenge is ‘Sunshine’.

My card also joined in with Stampin’ Up Only Challenge #226.  Their theme is ‘Birthdays’.

I started by scoring and folding my Night of Navy card base at 4 1/4″ and 2 1/8″.  I folded my card base in half and then I folded the front back.

I adhered a panel of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the 2 1/8″ piece of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a piece of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine around the front folded piece and tied a square knot (it seemed appropriate).

I adhered a laser cut panel from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack to a panel of Night of Navy cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to the 2 1/8″ side using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the banner die from the Smooth Sailing Dies.  I edged the banner using my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker then adhered it to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away DSP to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the larger sailboat image from the Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink stamping off 3 times.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink over the sailboat.  I stamped the birds from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the top of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a little Sail Away Trinket to the bottom corner using a Glue Dot so that you could see in when the card is opened or closed.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the lighthouse and sailboat from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away 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.  Z-Fold cards are one of the easiest Fun Fold card and you can do so many different things with it.  Stampin’ Up has made it very easy to order entire suites now.  I used everything that comes in the Come Sail Away Suite except for the 3D Embossing Folder.  One number now can order everything in the suite.  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: AVHTNTCN

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.

STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK 

For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack!  This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—so pick up those deals while you can!

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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EXTRA, EXTRA!!  JOINING PROMOTION JULY 1, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.  Are you interested?  Keep reading to learn more!

Dates:  July 1 – August 31 at 11:50 PM MT

Details:

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual.  You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.

If you’ve ever considered purchasing that Starter Kit, now is a great time!  We’d love to have you join and get that discount for yourself or start your own business!!

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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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS ARE HERE!!

YAY!!!  The awesome Bonus Days promotion from Stampin’ Up! is back!!  For every $50 that you spend between July 1 and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

Earning Period Details – July 1-31:

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they 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 participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Redemption Period Details – August 1-31:

  • Redemption Period Deadline: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

The earning period for this awesome promotion starts on July 1 and the coupons can be redeemed beginning August 1!!  Let me know if you have any questions.

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I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit! 5 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


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.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″ & 2 1/8″), 3″ X 4″ (piece behind laser cut image)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ (inner liner)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 2″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inside card base)

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Stampin’ Up A Good Man Father’s Day Card

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did you do anything funb?

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!!!  The new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog goes live. Is anyone as excited as I am???  You can order anything and everything tomorrow.  I can’t wait.  I’m hoping to be able to hop on before I have to head into work to get my order placed.  My list is so long it may send my credit card into shock.  If anyone has a list as long as mine and you are interested in an online host club, click here for more information.  Now, if there is anything you have been wanting that is retiring, today is the last day to get it.

I have a quick Father’s Day card for you today.  I used the new Stampin’ Up A Good Man Stamp Set and paired it up with some of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  I absolutely love stamp sets that have that sketched look.  Here’s my card.

My card was able to join in with a few challenges.  First is the  Festive Friday challenge #0035.  Here is their challenge.

I joined in with the Stampin’ Up! Only challenge #224.  Their challenge it Masculine

I also joined in with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #223.  Here is their challenge.

I started by adhering a panel of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to a Balmy Blue panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the image of the man carrying the little boy from the Stampin’ Up A Good Man Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.  I colored the image in using my Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Ivory and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Using my Triple Banner Punch I punched the bottom into a banner.  I adhered the banner to the matted DSP using Snail.  I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine around the top and tied a knot.

 

I adhered the panel to the front of a Night of Navy card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a thins strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the A Good Man stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional and a Glue Dot.  I colored one of the Heart Epoxy Droplets in using my Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Marker then adhered it to the right of the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the man carrying the little boy image from A Good Man stamp set in Night of Navy Ink, stamping off 4 times, in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from A Good Man stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on top of the stamped image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the man carrying the little boy image from the A God Man stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the envelope front.  I colored it in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a piece of Come Sail Away 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 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:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 2 7/8″ X 5 1/2″ (dsp card front mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork), 3/8″ X 2″ (sentiment strip), 5″ X 3 3/4″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Sneak Peek for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time for another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. The 2nd Tuesday of every month this amazing group of ladies put together a blog hop and you are guaranteed to see some awesome projects. This month our theme is ‘MASCULINE’. We can interpret this any way we would like to. If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s projects. If you’ve hopped over from Amy Koenders, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.

For today’s card I have a little sneak peek for you along with a Fun Fold card.  I used the Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Stamp Set, the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack and one of the new 2019-2021 In-Colors Seaside Spray, all which will be available June 4th.  I really struggle with masculine cards, but I had so much fun with this one.  The Sailing Home Suite makes it really easy to make a masculine card.  Here’s my card.

I started with the new 2019-2021 In-Color, Seaside Spray cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″ to make a gate fold card.

On the 2 sides I adhered a panel of the new Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I made a little collage for the overlapping panel.  I stamped 2 of the Whisper White panels with the sailboat image and sentiment from the new Sailing Home stamp set in Night Of Navy Ink.  I adhered the anchor and banner stickers, that come in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack, on the 2 smaller panels.  I sponged all the panels using my Stamping Sponge and Sahara Sand Ink.  I then adhered all the pieces to a panel of Night Of Navy cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue so that I had a little wiggle room.  I adhered the collaged panel to one side of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a knot using the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine and adhered it to the artwork using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up High Tide Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the water from the same set on the bottom of the panel in Seaside Spray Ink.  I stamped the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink and the birds from the same stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then adhered it to the inside of the Seaside Spray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the front of the envelope similar to the inside of the card adding the sailboat from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered a panel of Come Sail Away DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card, this was a lot of fun to make.  The Come Sail Away Suite made it so easy.  If you like the items I used, they will be available June 4th.  Happy Stamping!!

Now be sure to hit Previous to hop back to Amy Koenders blog or hit Next to head over to Terry Lynn Bright’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic – You Are Here
  2. Terry Lynn Bright
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Connie Troyer
  10. Amy Koenders
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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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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)

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.

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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ (front panel artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock (available June 4th) 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 2 3/4″ & 8 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ X 1 1/4″, 2 – 1 1/4″ X 1 1/8″ (collage pieces)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 2 – 4 1/8″ X 2 5/8″ (card front panels), piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Sneak Peek

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers and Happy May Day everyone! .  We’re half way through the week and on our way to the weekend.  I can’t believe it’s May already. Before you know it, Memorial Day will be here.

For today’s card I have a little sneak peek for you from the up coming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  It’s the Stampin’ Up Sailing Home Bundle.  This was the first set that caught my eye and I just had to have it.  I’ve also made a fun fold card for you.  Here’s my card.

I joined in with the TGIF Inspiration Challenge #209 .  Here’s their challenge.

I started with a Soft Suede card base and scored it at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″.  I adhered a panel of the up coming Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the inside.  I just love news print paper on cards.

I took a small panel of the Soft Suede cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder will be retiring as of June 3rd, so now’s the time to grab it if it’s something you’ve been wanting.  I stamped the anchor, lighthouse, sailboat and sentiment images from the Sailing Home stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I then cut them out using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  I also cut a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock and sponged it with Soft Suede Ink using my Stamping Sponge.

I arranged the pieces the way I wanted to on the embossed panel.  I adhered them using Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to the front panel of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the small inside panel I adhered a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up High Tide Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the grass and birds from the same stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Sahara Sand Ink stamping off once.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I started by sponging all around the front and back of the envelope with Soft Suede Ink and my Stamping Sponge.  I stamped the lighthouse and sailboat from the Sailing Home stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I adhered a panel of the Come Sail Away DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope that you liked my card.  This stamp set, dies and DSP will all be available June 4th for purchase.  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.

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)

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.

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:

  • Sahara Sand Cardsock 3 7/8″ X 2 3/8″ (inner liner) scraps for all cut out pieces
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″&2 3/4″), 4 1/4″ X 2 3/4″ (embossed card front)
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″(inside card base), piece for envelope flap

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