Stampin’ Up! Queen Bee Birthday

Good Monday morning my stamping friends. How was everyone’s weekend? I hope you were able to do something fun. It was a gloomy one here in NJ.

Today’s card I played with one of my favorite sets from the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. I used it last Wednesday for my live and I think I had mentioned that I wasn’t sure I was going to like it alot. I do and I’ve been playing with it a lot. Here’s my card for today.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Queen Bee Bundle, the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set, Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper and Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper for my card today.

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I started by adhering a panel of Perfectly Penciled DSP to a Basic White Thick card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered a panel of Subtle DSP to the card front on an angle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut a panel of Basic White cardstock using the 2nd largest Deckled Rectangle Dies. I embossed the panel using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. Using my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and the flicking technique, I added black ink on the embossed panel.

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I stamped the flower and small bee images from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Bee Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the images using the Queen Bee Dies. I colored the flowers only using my So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers. Using the Queen Bee Dies, I cut the hives from a panel of Basic Black cardstock and the leaves and flowers from a panel of So Saffron cardstock. I adhered the floral image and small bee to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiments from the Queen Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the sentiment out using the Queen Bee Dies. I adhered the sentiment to the embossed panel overlapping the flowers a little using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the die cut leaves under the sentiment using Glue Dots. I adhered the hives around the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added Classic Matte Dots to the flower centers. I tied a small bow using the Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and adhered it to the sentiment using a Glue Dot. I adhered the embossed panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the floral and bee images from the Queen Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the flowers using my So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers. I randomly stamped the newsprint image from the Queen Bee stamp set in So Saffron Ink on the Basic White panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a So Saffron mat then to the inside of the Basic White Thick card base.

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To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the floral and bee images from the Queen Bee stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the flowers using my So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered a panel of Subtle DSP to the envelope flap.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you like 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:   222EBX64

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 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog!  Unfortunately, packs of cardstock are no longer an option for a free gift. Shipping has become too expensive to ship and it’s costing me as much to ship as the cardstock costs. 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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In response to changing policies at Stampin’ Up – I’m adjusting my Ordering Gift policy as well.  I’m having to get a little more tough on the adding of Host codes when you place your order thru my Online Store.

Not to worry – you’re still going to get that $10 ordering gift for orders of $50 (before shipping & tax) or greater.  And the gift is still any 1 SU! product up to that $10 value – which includes some of our fun Host Sets!

But – if you DO NOT use the Host code for your orders of less than $150 (this is the RETAIL total before Shipping & Handling), then you’ll have two options:

  1. You’ll need to call Stampin’ Up! (1-800-Stamp-Up) and ask them to add it for you. They’re very helpful and will get it done quickly!  OR….
  2. If your order was over the $50 threshold but under $150, then…you’ll forfeit that $10 ordering gift and rewards – this is the Bummer Option – and I REALLY don’t want to do this, SO please remember to add my Current Host Code.

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Amazing Joining Special during Sale-a-bration January 5 – February 28

Stampin’ Up! has an amazingly awesome joining special. You get to choose what you want. All the options ship for free and include a past Paper Pumpkin Kit along with some business supplies in case you want to make this a business. There is No Obligation to sell, you do NOT have to use this as a business, you can join just to enjoy the discount for yourself. I would LOVE to have you on my team. Join as a hobby demonstrator and enjoy all the benefits of a business demonstrator.

Option #1 This exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.00. The Boho Blue is one of the new In-Colors coming for 2023-2025.

Option #2 The original White Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (a $63 value), + Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.00

Option #3. Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.00.

If you have a LONG shopping list, this is a great way to get everything you always want at a discount. Enjoy at least a 20% discount on the products you purchase. Why wait, this is such an awesome deal, and it only sticks around until February 28th. Join now and start enjoying that discount right away!!! Contact me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and we can talk about you joining. We have people on our team from all over the United States. We get together monthly via Zoom; we have team Facebook pages where we share what we make and ask questions. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I’ve made a lot of new friends from all over.

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Saying Thanks Kit Now Available

We invite you to say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! Make nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

#162361 $13.00 USD | $18.00 CAD

Each kit comes with precut die cuts in Dutch, English, French and German

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Sunshine & Smiles

Subscribe January 11 – February 10

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

PEEK THROUGH CARDS

Catch a glimpse of sunshine through those springtime showers with this kit’s playful peek-through cards! Each card includes an open window in the front, perfect for adding a touch of dimension and layering! You and your customers will have fun crafting with these cards—rain or shine!

AND for the first time ever, we’ve got a coordinating die add-on! (Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately). Keep reading to learn more!

This kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556).

Subscribe to the February Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January 2022 and 10 February 2023 by clicking here!

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

ADD-ON

Sunshine & Smiles Dies (Available for purchase starting 11 January, while supplies last)

Item number: 162486

$6.00 USD / $8.25 CAD

This add-on includes:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″ (2.9 x 2.2 cm)
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″ (2.9 x 2.2 cm)

Note: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front& inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 5 /14″ (artwork), 3″ X 1 1/4″ (sentiment)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1″ (hives)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (leaves & flowers), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″(iner liner mat)
  • Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front panel)
  • Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Queen Bee for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends welcome to my Fun Fold Friday. How was everyone’s week? Any plans for the weekend yet? I have off of work tomorrow, but I’ll be working all day on Sunday. Tomorrow would have been a very special day if my dad were still here. It’s his 100th birthday. I’m sure he’ll be enjoying it up in heaven with my mom and all his siblings and family members.

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 is my card for today.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Queen Bee Bundle, Sale-a-bration Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper and the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.

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I started by scoring and folding the large and small card bases as listed below. I randomly stamped a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock using the newsprint stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Queen Bee Cling Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Ink. I embossed a panel of Crushed Curry using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the embossed panel to the back of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the small card base to the center back of the large card base and the front of the large card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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I adhered a panel of Dainty Flowers DSP to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered a small panel of the Dainty Flowers DSP to the front of the small card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the large bee image from the Queen Bee stamp set in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with my Black Embossing Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I cut the bee out using my Queen Bee Dies. I adhered the bee using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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From a scrap of Dainty Flowers DSP, I cut the tiny heart die from the Queen Bee Dies and adhered it to the large bee. I added a few Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the card front.

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On the inside, I adhered a panel of Dainty Flowers DSP to the center of the large card base. I adhered a panel of the Dainty Flowers DSP to the center panel of the small card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut 3 of the small leaf dies from the Queen Bee Dies from a panel of Old Olive cardstock. I cut the larger flower die from the Queen Bee Dies from a scrap of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I adhered the leaves to the center of the small card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the flower using a Glue Dot. I stamped the small bee image from the Queen Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the center panel. On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiments from the Queen Bee stamp set in Stary Sky Ink. I adhered the Basic White panel to the back section of the small card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I cut 5 of the beehives dies from the Queen Bee Dies from a panel of Basic Black cardstock. I adhered the hives randomly to the back of the card base and the Basic White panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On the panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the small bee image from the Queen Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I cut the bees out using the Queen Bee Dies. I adhered the bees to the hives using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I brushed the wings of all the small bees and the flower center using my Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer.

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To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the large bee image from the Queen Bee stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the heart on the bee using my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. I adhered a panel of Dainty Flowers DSP to the envelope flap.

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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. If you watch this on my YouTube channel, please remember to subscribe so that you will get notified when a new video goes live. I’m hoping to start doing YouTube lives soon, thanks to all that have subscribed. 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:   222EBX64

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 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog!  Unfortunately, packs of cardstock are no longer an option for a free gift. Shipping has become too expensive to ship and it’s costing me as much to ship as the cardstock costs. 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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In response to changing policies at Stampin’ Up – I’m adjusting my Ordering Gift policy as well.  I’m having to get a little more tough on the adding of Host codes when you place your order thru my Online Store.

Not to worry – you’re still going to get that $10 ordering gift for orders of $50 (before shipping & tax) or greater.  And the gift is still any 1 SU! product up to that $10 value – which includes some of our fun Host Sets!

But – if you DO NOT use the Host code for your orders of less than $150 (this is the RETAIL total before Shipping & Handling), then you’ll have two options:

  1. You’ll need to call Stampin’ Up! (1-800-Stamp-Up) and ask them to add it for you. They’re very helpful and will get it done quickly!  OR….
  2. If your order was over the $50 threshold but under $150, then…you’ll forfeit that $10 ordering gift and rewards – this is the Bummer Option – and I REALLY don’t want to do this, SO please remember to add my Current Host Code.

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Amazing Joining Special during Sale-a-bration January 5 – February 28

Stampin’ Up! has an amazingly awesome joining special. You get to choose what you want. All the options ship for free and include a past Paper Pumpkin Kit along with some business supplies in case you want to make this a business. There is No Obligation to sell, you do NOT have to use this as a business, you can join just to enjoy the discount for yourself. I would LOVE to have you on my team. Join as a hobby demonstrator and enjoy all the benefits of a business demonstrator.

Option #1 This exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.00. The Boho Blue is one of the new In-Colors coming for 2023-2025.

Option #2 The original White Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (a $63 value), + Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.00

Option #3. Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.00.

If you have a LONG shopping list, this is a great way to get everything you always want at a discount. Enjoy at least a 20% discount on the products you purchase. Why wait, this is such an awesome deal, and it only sticks around until February 28th. Join now and start enjoying that discount right away!!! Contact me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and we can talk about you joining. We have people on our team from all over the United States. We get together monthly via Zoom; we have team Facebook pages where we share what we make and ask questions. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I’ve made a lot of new friends from all over.

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Saying Thanks Kit Now Available

We invite you to say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! Make nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

#162361 $13.00 USD | $18.00 CAD

Each kit comes with precut die cuts in Dutch, English, French and German

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Sunshine & Smiles

Subscribe January 11 – February 10

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

PEEK THROUGH CARDS

Catch a glimpse of sunshine through those springtime showers with this kit’s playful peek-through cards! Each card includes an open window in the front, perfect for adding a touch of dimension and layering! You and your customers will have fun crafting with these cards—rain or shine!

AND for the first time ever, we’ve got a coordinating die add-on! (Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately). Keep reading to learn more!

This kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556).

Subscribe to the February Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January 2022 and 10 February 2023 by clicking here!

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

ADD-ON

Sunshine & Smiles Dies (Available for purchase starting 11 January, while supplies last)

Item number: 162486

$6.00 USD / $8.25 CAD

This add-on includes:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″ (2.9 x 2.2 cm)
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″ (2.9 x 2.2 cm)

Note: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 3 1/4″ (bees), 1 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (inner liner)
  • Basic Black Cardstock 1″ x 4 1/4″ (hives)
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (embossed panel)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (leaves)
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock scrap for flower
  • Starry Sky Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (large card base scored & folded at 2 1/8″ & 4 1/4″), 3 3/4″ X 6 1/4″ (small card base scored & folded at 2 1/8″ x 4 1/4″)
  • Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper 2 – 2″ x 5 3/8″, 1″ X 3 5/8″ & 2″ x 3 5/8″ (card base panels), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea Thank You

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends, welcome to the weekend and Merry Christmas Eve. We’re down to the final countdown till Santa arrives. I’ll be at work today waiting on those crazy people (like me) that waited till the last minute to go shopping. The good thing is, we’re closing the store at 2pm. In all the years I’ve worked here (38 to be exact) I’ve NEVER worked on Christmas Eve. I’m usually home prepping our 7 fish dinner. Things have changed a bit over the past couple years.

I have a fairly quick card for you today using items from the Annual Catalog. Here’s my card for today.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea Bundle along with the Tea Boutique 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper for my card today.

My sketch is from Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #404.

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I started by adhering 3 panels of Tea Boutique DSP to a Garden Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. ON a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the teacup image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the lemon slice from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Daffodil Delight Ink and the sentiment in Garden Green Ink. I cut the images out using the Teacup Dies. I colored the teacup using the Fresh Freesia and Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.

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I cut a panel of Basic White cardstock using the Deckled Rectangle Dies. I embossed the die cut panel using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to a Garden Green mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I wrapped a piece of Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon from the Real Red and Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack, around the layered panel and tied a bow.

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I adhered a piece of White Bakers Twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack to the back of the teacup. I threaded it through the handle and adhered it to the back of the tag using a Glue Dot. I adhered the teacup to the layered panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the lemon slice using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Glossy Dots Assortment to the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Garden Green Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the teacup image from the Cup of Tea stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it using the Fresh Freesia and Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the lemon slice next to the cup in Daffodil Delight Ink. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Garden Green mat then to the inside of the Garden Green card base.

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To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the teacup image from the Cup of Tea stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the image using my Fresh Freesia and Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the lemon slice from the Cup of Tea stamp set next to the cup in Daffodil Delight Ink. I adhered a panel of Tea Boutique DSP to the envelope flap.

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

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas tomorrow and are able to spend some time with family and friends.

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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:   7PTW7A3H

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 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog!  Unfortunately packs of cardstock are no longer an option for a free gift. Shipping has become too expensive to ship and it’s costing me as much to ship as the cardstock costs. 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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In response to changing policies at Stampin’ Up – I’m adjusting my Ordering Gift policy as well.  I’m having to get a little more tough on the adding of Host codes when you place your order thru my Online Store.

Not to worry – you’re still going to get that $10 ordering gift for orders of $50 (before shipping & tax) or greater.  And the gift is still any 1 SU! product up to that $10 value – which includes some of our fun Host Sets!

But – if you DO NOT use the Host code for your orders of less than $150 (this is the RETAIL total before Shipping & Handling), then you’ll have two options:

  1. You’ll need to call Stampin’ Up! (1-800-Stamp-Up) and ask them to add it for you. They’re very helpful and will get it done quickly!  OR….
  2. If your order was over the $50 threshold but under $150, then…you’ll forfeit that $10 ordering gift and rewards – this is the Bummer Option – and I REALLY don’t want to do this, SO please remember to add my Current Host Code.

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January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Share

If you are a customer of mine, you should have received your catalogs. If you are not a customer yet and would like to be, please send me an email with your name and address stating that you would like a copy of the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on January 5 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 January 9.

How shares work:  I order full packs of all of the Designer Series Papers listed below, I cut them into 6″ x 6″ pieces (or 6″ x 12″ pieces for double shares) and give you one panel of each design from each pack on the list.  I pack up the paper in a cellophane bag and mail it back out to you just as quickly as I can!  Shares give you a good working sample of all of the papers so that you can decide which ones to order in full packs! Designer Series Paper Shares Do Not earn my Creative Stamping Designs Rewards.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Shares that I am offering from the new Mini Catalog:

New Designer Series Paper Share – $27.00 plus $8.00 for Priority Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP and specialty paper packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty – 12
  • Country Floral – 6
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ – 6
  • Delicate Desert – 6
  • Dry Brush Metallic – 2
  • Enjoy The Journey – 6
  • Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ – 12
  • Fine Shimmer – 3
  • Like An Animal Specialty – 6
  • Rain Or Shine Specialty – 6
  • Ready To Ride Specialty – 6
  • Regency Park 6″ x 6″ – 12
  • Textured Shimmer – 3
  • Vellum Basics Specialty – 3

In all, you’ll receive 89 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or speciality paper!

Double DSP Share – $54.00 + $8.00 Shipping by Priority Mail – I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get three A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the By The Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

FREE Gift From Me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll also get a sampler of the Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper Packs!  I’ll send each participant in my share a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers, Day At The Farm, Favored Flowers and Dandy Designs Sale-a-bration DSP packs!

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your address for Paper Shares to be shipped to
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Monday, January 2.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Last Chance Going on Now – January 4, 2023

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last. Click Here for a printable PDF of the Last Chance List. Get those shopping lists ready for December 1st to shop early

  • This Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires).
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. When they are, they will vary from one market to another depending on product performance.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.

SALES PERIOD

  • Starts: 1 December 2022 at 12:00 AM (MT)
  • Ends: 4 January 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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Love Treats Kit

Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Love Treats Kit comes with everything you need to make sweet, homemade crafts and spread the love this season!

This kit includes: 

  • 20 treat boxes measuring 3″ x 2″ x 15/16″ (7.6 x 5.08 x 2.3 cm)
  • One photopolymer love-themed stamp set
  • One Basic Gray Ink Spot
  • Different die-cut stickers with heart designs
  • Coordinating colors include Petal Pink and Soft Succulent
  • Building the 20 treat boxes takes less than 60 minutes to complete

161127 LOVE TREATS KIT $21 USD | $29 CAD

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Key To My Heart

Subscribe December 11 – January 10

Seal your love this season with the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit represents the tradition of locking a padlock on a bridge to symbolize unbreakable love. It comes with everything you need to make 9 darling love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. So, no matter who your dance partner or dinner date is, you can make something heartfelt for them this season.  

Plus, this month there is a special add-on! The add-on is a heart-shaped treat box. These Heart Boxes are easy to put together and will take your crafting even further. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but are only available while supplies. Act quick, and don’t miss out on these Heart Boxes filled with love! 

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit includes everything you need to create 9 love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. It has coordinating envelopes, special padlock and key die cuts, adhesives, Vellum, and more!
  • This month’s kit has a unique love-theme photopolymer stamp set! With special sentiments and images that represent the tradition of locking padlocks on a bridge, there are so many ways for you to express your devoted love.
  • The Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit also comes with a Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • This kit also has a special add-on to take your crafting even further!
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, Petal Pink. The designs are accented with gold foil. 

Subscribe to the January Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 December 2022 and 10 January 2023 by clicking here!

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

ADD-ON

Heart Boxes Add-On

Add-on number: 162417 Available starting: 11 December Price: $11.00 USD

The add-on includes:

  • 10 treat boxes
  • Key and label stickers
  • Box size: 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink with gold foil

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/4″ (die cut panel), 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Green Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 2 3/4″ X 4 1/8″ (die cut mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Tea Boutique 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ & 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front panels), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Hello & FREE SHIPPING STARTS TODAY

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. I hope your week has started out well. TODAY is the day!!! FREE SHIPPING DAY from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $75+ TODAY ONLY, Tuesday, June 21! 

Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On 21 June only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 USD | $100 CAD or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only!

Free shipping details:

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount of $75 merchandise has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on June 21, 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
    • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
    • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Free Shipping will only be offered on June 21, 2022 beginning at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT).

Contact me if you have any questions.  Head over to my Online Store on Tuesday June 21st to take advantage of this awesome offer.

Today I have a card that we made at our Creativity Now event from Saturday night. The designers from Stampin’ Up! came up with 4 different cards that we made. Some of them were not exactly my style, but I made them anyway. They adhered DSP and dies crooked on the card fronts. Those that know me, know that I like things straight. These cards were out of my comfort zone, and I liked them lol. I’ll be showing the others over the next week. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Bundle (available July 1st) along with the Stampin’ Up! Pansy Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set and Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper (available July 1st) for my card today.

I started by embossing a Fresh Freesia card front using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the embossed panel to a Fresh Freesia card base. I adhered a panel of the Splendid Day DSP to the card front on an angle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I colored a panel of Basic White cardstock using my Fresh Freesia and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers. I colored the top half with my Light Pool Party and the bottom half with my Light Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends Marker. I colored of the center of the panel with Dark Pool Party and Dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends Marker (I hope this makes sense). I stamped the bumblebee image from the Stampin’ Up! Splendid Thoughts Cling Stamp Set in Pool Party and Fresh Freesia Inks on their respective colors. I adhered the panel to the card front at the opposite angle of the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Fresh Freesia Ink. Using my Paper Snips, I cut the ends into a banner. I cut 2 of the leaf dies from the Splendid Stems Dies from a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I adhered the dies to the back of the sentiment using Glue Dots. I adhered a piece of the beautiful Soft Sea Foam 3/8″ Seam Binding Ribbon (available July 1st) behind the sentiment using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few 2021-2023 In-Color Opal Rounds to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Fresh Freesia Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the eucalyptus and bumblebee images from the Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Pool Party Ink on the panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and then to the inside of the Fresh Freesia card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the eucalyptus and image from the Splendid Thoughts stamp set in Pool Party Ink on the envelope front and the bee image in Fresh Freesia Ink. I adhered a panel of the Splendid Day DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card. The bundle and DSP used for my card today will be available for purchase starting on Friday July 1st. I hope that you are getting those shopping lists ready. I have mine ready to go first thing in the morning. 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:   KNZ2Y4WT

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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July – December 2022 Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Share

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday June 28

I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog, and I’d love to have you join in on it!!  I’m placing my share order on July 1 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 July 11.

How shares work:  I order full packs of all of the Designer Series Papers listed below, I cut them into 6″ x 6″ pieces (or 6″ x 12″ pieces for double shares) and give you one panel of each design from each pack on the list.  I pack up the paper in a cellophane bag and mail it back out to you just as quickly as I can!  Shares give you a good working sample of all of the papers so that you can decide which ones to order in full packs!

Here are the Designer Series Paper Shares that I am offering from the new Mini Catalog:

New Designer Series Paper Share – $29.00 plus $5.50 for First Class Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP and specialty paper packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Black & White – 6
  • Boughs Of Holly – 6
  • Festive Foils Specialty – 3 (one of each color)
  • Gingham Cottage – 12
  • Lights Aglow Specialty 6″ x 6″ – 12
  • Painted Christmas – 6
  • Rustic Harvest – 6
  • Santa Expressions – 6
  • Splendid Day Specialty – 6
  • Storybook Gnomes – 6
  • Sweetest Christmas – 6
  • Glimmer Specialty – 3 (one of each color)
  • Metallic & Shimmer Specialty 6″ x 6″ – 3 (one of each color)
  • Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – 2 (one of each color)
  • Snowflake Specialty Vellum – 6
  • Snowy White Velvet Sheets – 1

In all, you’ll receive 90 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper!

Double DSP Share – $58.00 + $8.50 Shipping by Priority Mail – I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Lights Aglow, Metallic & Shimmer and Real Red & White Glimmer Paper, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

FREE Gift From Me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll also get a sampler of the Rings Of Love and Silver & Gold Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper Packs and a sampler of the Celebrate Everything host exclusive paper!

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join email the following information to creativestampingdesigns

  • Your first and last name
  • The email address that is connected to your PayPal account. I only accept PayPal for payment.  ***You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a PayPal account.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Tuesday, June 28.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

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Sending Good Thoughts

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

“Seas” the day and set sail with across the ocean the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 daring designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic!

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code!   

Play the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz and share it with your friends! Good luck!

This kit includes:

  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Twine
  • Mini glue dots
  • Dimensionals

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

Subscribe to the July Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Stampin’ Up! Buy One Get One 50% off Kits Collection Sale June 1-June 30!

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection Here. Go to Shop Products and Kit Collections.

Ordering information:

  • Sale runs June 1-30, 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale.
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply to the more expensive kit (yes…the more expensive one!!) at checkout.
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

Let me know if you have any questions.  And get ready to pick up some BOGO kits in June!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/2″ (card front panel), 1″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Fresh Freesia Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 4″ (die cuts), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Splendid Day Designer Series Paper 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug Bumblebee, Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good Friday morning my stamping friends HAPPY APRIL!!! Welcome to my fun fold Friday. I can’t believe that it’s April, WOW!!! My Bradford Pear Tree has buds on it and so does my Dogwood Tree. My Hydrangeas are starting to sprout green and Tulips are popping up everywhere. Looks like spring is in the air, now if the temperatures would just cooperate. Does anyone have plans for the weekend? I’ll be signed in on my OnTour watching new products get used and learning some new things. I got my preorder placed this morning before I had to leave for work, so once it come in I’ll do an unveiling video. My credit card has gone in hiding for a bit, I guess it was a little bit of a shock all at once for it.

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! Hello Ladybug Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper for my card today.

I started by scoring and folding a Bumblebee card base at 2 1/8″ & 4 1/4″ to make a Z-Fold card. I adhered 2 panels of Pansy Petals DSP to 2 Basic Black mats. I adhered 1 of the layered panels on the front of the card base.

I cut 2 of the flower images from a panel of Pansy Petals DSP and 6 of the leaf images from another panel of Pansy Petals DSP using my Pansy Dies. I adhered the leaves to the back of the die cut flower using Glue Dots. I adhered 2 of the 1 7/8″ Basic Black squares to the card front as diamonds lining up the corners with the edge of the matted DSP. I adhered the die cut pansies to the diamonds using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hello Ladybug Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock. I cut the strip using my Banner Pick A Punch and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered 2 of the Adhesive-Backed Hexagons to the sentiment and 2 to the flower centers.

I cut a small panel of Basic Black cardstock using the Ladybug Builder Punch. I adhered 3 strips of Bumblebee cardstock evenly on the punched ladybug giving it stripes for the bumblebee. I punched a piece of Vellum paper using the Ladybug Builder Punch for the wings. I embossed the Vellum paper using my Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the wings to the bumblebee body using a Stampin’ Dimensional and added an Adhesive-Backed Hexagon in the center of the wings. For the mechanism the bumblebee is on, I took a 2 7/8″ square of Basic Black cardstock scored and folded it from corner to corner one way. I cut a 2 3/4″ square of Pansy Petals in half corner to corner and adhered it to one side of the square. After the inside was finished, I matched up the square with the inner liner, having the DSP side facing out. I added Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the Basic Black side of the triangle and adhered the card base to it so that it would line up perfectly. I adhered the bumblebee to the DSP side using Stampin’ Dimensionals. (If I didn’t explain this part clearly it might be better off watching the video).

I adhered the 2nd DSP layered panel to the inside left of the card base. I cut 2 – 2″ Basic Black squares to make triangles. I cut 2 – 1 3/4″ Pansy Petal DSP squares to make triangles. I adhered the DSP to the Basic Black mats and then to the 4 corners of the inside of the card base. On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Ladybug stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the flower image from the Hello Ladybug stamp set in Bumblebee Ink on the Basic White panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to the inside of the Bumblebee card base. I added a couple Bumblebee Trinkets to the 2 outside corners.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I adhered a strip of the Pansy Petals 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. 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:   XXM77BHN

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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The Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Retiring Lists have posted, and the Last Chance Products Sale has begun!

Click here for a printable PDF list of all retiring items including the discounted prices.

LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS DETAILS

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits, so order soon (or order now so that you don’t have to worry!) to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting!
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • ORDER DEADLINES:  May 2, 2022, at 11:50 PM MT
  • The 2020-2022 In Colors – Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight will be going away. I HIGHLY encourage you to stock up early on the 2020-2022 In-Color Cardstock, Ink Pads, and Refills as soon as possible, as these items sell out quickly!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalogs Coming Soon!

With the retiring list for the current Annual Catalog being posted Today…that means that the new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will be here soon!  I got to preview it today and I’m loving what I’m seeing!

Here are the details:

  • I will be ordering the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogs on April 1 for my customers.  I will pack up the catalogs and mail them back out to my customers just as soon as they arrive.  I anticipate that the new catalogs for my customers will begin arriving by mid-April.
  • If you are not a current customer of mine but would like to be and would like to get a copy of the upcoming catalog when I mail them out, simply place an order through my Online Store and you’ll be added to my mailing list!
  • Ordering from the new Annual Catalog starts on May 3, 2022!

Let me know if you have any questions.  I can’t wait to see the new catalog soon!  Demonstrator preorder starts on April 1!  If you’re interested in joining, you can preorder and get the discount for yourself!  Head over to my joining page Here to see the benefits of being a Demonstrator and to sign up now!

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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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Stampin’ Up! New Shipping Fees Beginning April 1

I want to let you know about a change to Stampin’ Up!’s shipping and handling pricing.  Starting April 1, the minimum shipping charge will increase by $1.00, from $6.95 to $7.95—or by one percentage point, from 10% to 11% of the total order amount—whichever is greater.

If you ever use the expedited shipping options, those fees are going up a bit too.  Here are the new fees for expedited shipping:

  • Next Day Upgrade: $38.00 USD ($3.00 USD increase from the previous rate)
  • 2nd Day Upgrade: $23.00 USD ($3.00 USD increase from the previous rate)
  • 3 Day Shipping Upgrade: $15.00 USD ($5.00 USD increase from the previous rate)
  • The expedited shipping option rates above are calculated in addition to the standard shipping rate (e.g., the next day shipping option would cost $7.95 USD or 11%—whichever is greater—plus $38.00 USD)

I want to make sure you’re aware of this change, as it impacts both you and me.  Stampin’ Up! has worked to keep the increase as minimal as possible so they can continue bringing you the unique, high-quality, and coordinated paper crafting products that you love.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 – 2″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inside dsp mats), 2 – 1 7/8″ X 1 7/8″ (card front panels with pansies), 2 – 2″ X 2″ (cut into triangles for inner liner mats), 2 – 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (inner liner mat and mechanism for bumblebee)
  • Basic White Cardstock 1 1/2″ X 1/2″ (sentiment), 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (inner liner)
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 7/8″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inside panels), 2 – 1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ (cut into triangles for inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (cut into triangle for mechanism), pansy and leaf panels cut with pansy dies, 1/2″ X 6″ & 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope)
  • Vellum Paper scrap for wings

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Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home Sneak Peek

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends and welcome to the weekend. I hope you have some fun plans. Have you gotten your tree up yet? Shopping done? I’m doing all my Christmas cookie baking this weekend. I started Thursday and should be finished up by today. Tomorrow will be finishing touches and putting all my trays together that I hand out.

For today’s card we did a Mystery Stamping at our team meeting this past Tuesday night. It was a lot of fun. Jaimie gave us measurements and told us what to do putting the card together. I got my right and left a little mixed up, but I’m still happy with the results. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home Bundle along with the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper for my card today.

I started by embossing a Pale Papaya card front using the new Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the card front to a Pale Papaya card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered 2 panels of the Heart & Home DSP to the card front. I cut a strip of the Heart & Home DSP into a banner and adhered it to the left side of the card front. On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the foxglove floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Honeybee Home Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it in using my Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends Markers and my Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker. I cut the image our using the Honeybee Blooms Dies. Using the same dies, I also cut out the floral and leaf images from panels of Cinnamon Cider and Garden Green cardstock.

I arranged the die cut pieces the way I wanted them and adhered them to the card front. On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Honeybee Home stamp set in Cinnamon Cider Ink and cut it our using my Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered a piece of the Pale Papaya 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon to the card front and adhered the sentiment over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Pale Papaya Genial Gems to the sentiment and added a Bumblebee Trinket to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Honeybee Home stamp set in Cinnamon Cider Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the floral image from the Honeybee Home stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it the same as I did for the card front. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Pale Papaya mat and then to the inside of the Pale Papaya card base.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the foxglove image from the Honeybee Home stamp set on the envelope front and colored it in the same as I did for the card. I adhered a panel of the Heart & Home DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card. The items I used will all be available starting January4, 2022. I just love this DSP with this bundle. 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:   JSPXUJD6

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 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2021 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.

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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Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with a few new goodies!  Head over there quick to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

CLICK HERE to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping!

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The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! t’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!  Beginning December 1, Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to open the full retiring list from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (includes the sale prices that start on December 1)

Click Here to see the full carryover list (items that will continue to be available and items that will be available again in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog)

Last Chance Sale Details:

  • See the full Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) with the sale prices Here. The sale prices start on December 1!
  • See the Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires) Here.
  • All retiring products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Last Chance Sales Period:  Starts December 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM MT and ends January 3, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to pick up any of those items on the retiring list that you’re wanting soon so that you don’t miss out!

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Kisses & Hugs

Subscribe December 11 – January 10

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the teaser video below to get a taste of what’s included.

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

ADD-ON

Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes 

Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD | $13.75 CAD

Details:

  • Contains 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags
  • Gold cord: 10-1/2″ yards (9.6 m)
  • Finished size: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
  • Printed with gold foil

These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

Subscribe to the January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 December and 10 January 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 2 1/2″ X 2″ (sentiment), 1 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ (floral image), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ (floral die)
  • Garden Green Cardstock 3″ X 1 3/4″ (leaf die)
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Heart & Home Designer Series Paper 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ & 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (card front panels), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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