Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started out?  Can you believe we are at the end of January already?  It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a third of the way through Sale-A-Bration already.

I needed a card for a 9 year old boys birthday.  Anyone that has boys knows that it’s not easy.  9 is one of the ages that they are not quite old enough, yet they are not babies anymore.  You can’t make them a card that’s too childish or too grown up.  So, with that being said, I used some of the goodies from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for today’s card.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by Just Add Ink Challenge #489.  Here are their colors.

I got the idea for my background from my Team Leader Amy Koenders.  You can see her card here.

I started with a panel of Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and colored the stripes using my Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the colored DSP to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to a Call Me Clover card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the meercat image from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  If you look at the stamp, there are 5 meercats, but there are only 4 of us in my family, so I only wanted the first 4.  To get this, I used some washi tape and taped over the end meercat.  I inked up the stamp with the washi tape on, then removed the washi tape before stamping on my paper.  I stamped the cute little gecko image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the meercats.  That is suppose to represent my dog.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the cactus image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink on the same piece of cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Light Call Me Clover and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

From a panel of Basic Black cardstock I cut a mat using the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.  I adhered the stitched oval artwork to the Basic Black oval using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the cactus image to the right of the artwork using a Stampin’ Dimensional and a Glue Dot.  On a small panel of Call Me Clover cardstock I stamped the sentiment from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Die.  I adhered the sentiment to the left of the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the cactus image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink and colored it in using my Light Call Me Clover and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the meercat popping out of the hole image from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink next to the cactus.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Call Me Clover Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Call Me Clover card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the meercat and gecko images from The Gang’s All Meer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I colored the images in using my Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, which I colored in using my Call Me Clover, Daffodil Delight and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers, 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: U7DEP9F9

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:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 4″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2′ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 5″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork)
  • Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started off?  Hope it’s going good so far.

I have a quick and easy masculine card for you today using some of the new Designer Series Paper from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  Here’s my card.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on the bottom of an Early Espresso card front.  I immediately sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered a panel of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to the card front using Snail.

I wrapped a piece of 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim around the bottom of the DSP on the card front and tied a knot.  I adhered the card front to an Early Espresso card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Tropical Oasis Trinket to the left of the sentiment using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Early Espresso mat using Snail.  I adhered a panel of Tropical Oasis DSP to the inside of the Early Espresso card base using Snail.  I adhered the matted panel to the inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the palm tree image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set using Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the image out using the In The Tropic Dies.  I adhered the palm tree to the side of the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the palm tree image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set twice on the envelope front colored  with my Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered a panel of Tropical Oasis 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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1 WEEK ORDERING BONUS SPECIAL FROM THE

2020 JANUARY TO JUNE MINI CATALOG, FROM ME!!

I will send you FREE the Peaceful Poppies Elements with the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set or Painted Poppies Bundle.  This is only available from me starting today, Friday January 17, 2020 through Friday January 24, 2020.  This is in addition to my other rewards you can find here.  If you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle you not only receive the free gifts from me, you also get 10% off the bundle and qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item.   You might not want to pass this offer up!!

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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: U7DEP9F9

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:

  • Early Espresso Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 51//2″ (card front), 3 3/8″ X 4 1/2″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4 3/8″ (inner liner)
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper 3 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1//4″ X 5 1/2″ (inner liner), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up Tropical Oasis Pocketful of Happiness for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to the first Fun Fold Friday of 2020.  Well, today is the day everyone has been waiting for, the New January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is live.  I hope you all have your shopping lists ready, I know I do.  I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new items.  Don’t forget for every $50 order you get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog too.  I just love this time of year.  Who doesn’t like FREE!!  Along with the free Sale-A-Bration item you get to pick one free item from me worth up to $10 from any current catalog and you receive one Sand Dollar Reward.

For today I have a really quick fun fold for you.  I used a little new and a little old.  Here’s my card.

I started by folding my Soft Seafoam card base at 4 1/4″ and I folded the 1″ side back.  I adhered a thin strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock to the back of the 1″ edge using Snail.  I adhered the 1″ folded piece down using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered one of the 1″ strips of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper just a smidge over from left folded edge of the card front using Snail.  I absolutely love this DSP.  This piece especially reminds me of my Tiger Lily Garden that blooms beautifully in the summer.

I adhered the other 1″ strip of Tropical Oasis DSP to the right edge of the inside of the card base using Snail.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz Ink to the right of the panel.  I stamped the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Pocketful of Happiness Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to the left of the sentiment twice, stamping them both off the paper.  I colored the flowers in using my Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the sentiment to the right folded edge using Multipurpose Liquid Glue so that it hung over the edge.  I wrapped a piece of 3/8″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the card front and tied a knot.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the flower from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it in using my Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I fussy cut the flower using my Paper Snips and adhered it to the left edge of the sentiment using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots to the flowers and card front.

On the inside I stamped the smaller flower image from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the top and bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the images in using my So Saffron and Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the sentiment from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Soft Seafoam card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small flower image from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set on the envelope front twice.  I colored the images in using my So Saffron and Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of Tropical Oasis 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: U7DEP9F9

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.

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

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

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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (strip on card front), 3 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 1″ & 4 1/4″)
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper 2 – 1″ X 5 1/2″ (strips on card front and inside), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Mosaic Birthday for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Has anyone had time to go out shopping this week?  I still haven’t had time and with all the crazy drivers out, I’m not sure I want to even go out.  I’m hoping to get to the store today at one point in between watching my little nephews and going to work.

For today’s fun fold this one might be a little tough to explain.  I’m going to do my best and if anyone has any questions, please contact me and I will try to explain a little better.  My niece wanted me to make her father-in-law a birthday card using the Stampin’ Up! Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I made this card, but told her it’s way to feminine to give to him.  Here’s my card.

I started with a panel of Garden Green cardstock and made the following scores on it.  I scored at 3 1/4″ down to 1″ from the bottom, 6″ down to 1″ from the bottom and 5 1/2″ up 1″ from the bottom.  I turned the cardstock in my Paper Trimmer and cut from 3 1/4″ to 8 1/4″, 1″ from the bottom.  I realized after I was finished with the card that I forgot to take a picture to show you how it should look.

I adhered a panel of the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper to the front of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the smaller of the 2 strips to the front card strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I fussy cut 2 of the humming birds out of the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP and adhered them to the card front.  I adhered the bottom one using Glue Dots and the top one using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest Rectangle Stitched Die and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I fussy cut some yellow roses from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP and adhered it to the back panel of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed any extra that was hanging over.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Garden Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I adhered a strip of the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP to the envelope front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a panel to the envelope flap using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my card and will give it a try.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend  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.

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

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

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:

  • Garden Green Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded as described above)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 5/8″ X 3 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 1/8″ X 4 1/8″ (card front), 2 1/8″ X 3/4″ (card front strip), 2 5/8″ X 3/4″ (inner strip), 1/2″ X 6″ (strip on envelope front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap), fussy cut piece for roses

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Stampin’ Up! Ride With Me Masculine Birthday Card

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started off?

For today’s card I needed to make another masculine card using the Stampin’ Up! Ride With Me Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I was asked to make another masculine birthday card and the guy the card is for has always wanted a black truck.  Here’s my card.

My card was able to join in with the Fusion Card Challenge.  Here are their elements.

I started by adhering a panel of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper to an Early Espresso mat using Snail.  I adhered a smaller panel of the Come To Gather DSP to another Early Espresso mat and adhered it to the top of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the truck image from the Ride With Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the pumpkin image from the Ride With Me stamp set in the back of the truck in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the images in using my Basic black, Gray Granite, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the artwork to an Early Espresso mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Ride With Me stamp set on the bottom of the card front in Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the card front to a Cajun Craze card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the pumpkin image from the Ride With Me stamp set across the bottom of the Whisper White panel in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the images in using my Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the truck and pumpkin images in from the Ride With Me stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored the images in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a panel of the Come To Gather 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: ADFAXYQE

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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BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September (4TH–30TH), you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs included in the sale:

ITEM PAGE DESCRIPTION PRICE
149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149497 165 WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149589 166 DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149592 166 BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149500 167 PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $14.50

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WINTER WONDERS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY OCTOBER 10, 2019

Paper Pumpkin wants to help you share love and joy this Christmas with a duo of delightful, special-edition kits. October’s kit includes 10 traditional cards, while November’s kit features 24 can’t-miss tags. Put them together and you have everything you need to make the season bright.

There’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. Even non-crafters like making simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, we have the perfect kits for you!

In October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

October Kit

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click Here for more information and to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

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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:

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 4 1/8″ X 2 3/8″ (artwork mat), 2 3/8″ X 3 3/4″ (dsp mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 2 1/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Come To Gather Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 3 5/8″ (panel on card front)

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Stampin’ Up Ride With Me Birthday Card

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers and Happy Labor Day to you all.  Hope you are getting to enjoy a day off.

For today’s card I played with a new set to me called Ride With Me.  I had to make a card for a little boy turning 2 who loves trucks.  Here’s my card.

My card joined in with Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #227  Their theme is ‘CELEBRATE’

I started by cutting out the rainbow frame using my Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I cut  the Pumpkin Pie frame using the 3rd & 4th die (starting from the largest and counting down).  I cut the Pineapple Punch frame using the 4th & 5th die.  I cut the Granny Apple Green frame using the 5th & 6th die and I cut the Blueberry Bushel rectangle using the 6th die.  I arranged them all together and adhered them to a Real Red card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the truck image from the Stampin’ Up Ride With Me Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the truck in using my Light Basic Black, Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I fussy cut the truck out using my Paper Snips.  I stamped the balloon image from the Ride With Me stamp set on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock using my Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them in using my Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut them out using the Truck Ride Dies.

I adhered the truck and the balloons to the bottom of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using my Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, I cut out the letters in Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered them above the truck using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I adhered to the top of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the truck image from the Ride With Me stamp set in Real Red Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the truck image.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Blueberry Bushel mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Real Red card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the truck image from the Ride With Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it in the same as I did for the card front.  I stamped the balloon image from the Ride With Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink across the envelope flap and colored them in the same as I did for the card front.

Thank you for taking the time today to stop by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Enjoy your day off.  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: ADFAXYQE

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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ONLY 1 DAYS LEFT TO GET IN ON MY SHARE

I’m doing a 2019 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper share.  Click here for more information and if you’d like to get in on it.

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BONE APPETIT PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN BY SEPTEMBER 10TH TO GET IN ON THE FUN

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with their frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with them in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

September Kit Information:
The September kit makes 20 Halloween-themed, food-safe treat boxes
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White
Subscribe for the September kit at paperpumpkin.com from August 11–September 10.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, 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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BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September (4TH–30TH), you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here are the details:

  • Sale Dates:  September 4–30
    • Order Deadline:  September 30, 2019; 11:50 pm (MT)
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online ordering system, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if a you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Paper Packs included in the sale:

ITEM PAGE DESCRIPTION PRICE
149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149497 165 WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149589 166 DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149592 166 BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50
149500 167 PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $14.50

GET YOUR LIST READY TO ORDER ON SEPTEMBER 4TH

 

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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:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 4″ (card front)
  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/4″ (card front)
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″ (card front)
  • Real Red Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base)
  • Whisepr White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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Stampin’ Up Floral Essence Swirly Frames Birthday Card

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone doing today? Hope everyone’s week is moving along smoothly.

I have a pretty easy card for you today, though it does look a little involved, it’s not.  I’ve used a few different stamp sets for you today.  Here’s my card.

To my surprise, my card played along with a few different challenges today.  First off is TGIF Sketch Challenge #224.  Here is their sketch.

Next is Inspire. Create Colour Challenge #049.  Here are their colors.

I was also able to join in with “Just Us Girls” Trend Week Challenge #500.  Here is their theme.

I started by adhering the small Whisper White panel to the Pool Party card front with the tiniest amount of Snail just to hold it in place.  I then randomly stamped the large and small circle images from the Stampin’ Up Swirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink on the 2 panels overlapping some of the circles.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Gray mat using Snail.  I then adhered the matted panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid glue matching the circles.

On a scrap of Mango Melody cardstock I stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mango Melody Ink twice.  I punched the flowers out using the Perennial Flower Punch.  I adhered the flowers together using a Glue Dot and adhered it to the artwork panel using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I stamped the leaf image from the Floral Essence stamp set 3 times in Pool Party Ink on a scrap of Pool Party cardstock and punched them out using the Leaf Punch.  I adhered the leaves under the flower using Glue Dots.

On a small strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink.  I adhered the sentiment strip to a Basic Gray mat using Snail.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Basic Gray card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I colored a few Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels using my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the colored rhinestones to the card front.

On the inside I stamped another flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the top and bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Pool Party Ink around the flowers.  I colored the flowers in using my Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the inside of the flowers with the flower center image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Basic Gray Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set in Basic Gray Ink in the center of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Basic Gray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the leaves from the Floral Essence stamp set in Pool Party Ink around the flowers.  I colored the flowers in the same as I did for the card.  I stamped the small circle image from the Swirly Frames stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on 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: 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.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’m doing a 2019 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper share.  Click here for more information.

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STAMPIN’ UP BONUS DAYS – COUPON REDEMTION GOING ON NOW!!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON HOW TO REDEEM THEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME.

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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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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:

  • Basic GrayCardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 3/8″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork mat), 1/2″ X 2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock scraps for flowers
  • Pool Party Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), scraps for leaves
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 11 7/8″ X 7/16″ (sentiment strip), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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