Stampin’ Up! Turtle Love for The Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here is the sketch we had to work from.

As soon as my daughter saw this stamp set she asked me to make a card for her using the Turtle.  She has a whole turtle collection.  Here’s my card using this sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of the Whale of a Time 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Balmy Blue card base using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered another panel of the Whale of a Time 6 X 6 DSP to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal and then adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the turtle image from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set in Just Jade Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink below the turtle image.  I cut the image out using the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut a scalloped mat out of Balmy Blue cardstock using the Layering Ovals Dies.  I adhered the artwork to the mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some of the Whale of a Time Sequins to the card front using my Fine Tip Glue Pen.

On the inside I adhered 2 strips of the Whale of a Time DSP to either side of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Cling Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink in the center of the panel.  I stamped the seaweed image from the Whale Done stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on the bottom of the panel, stamping off once.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Balmy Blue card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the turtle image from the Whale Done stamp set on the envelope front in Just Jade Ink.  I adhered a panel of the Whale of a Time 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Sue Prather: skipping this week
Karen Ksenzakovic:  You Are Here

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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: RBBKEF3W

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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STAMPIN’ UP! PICK A FREE BUNDLE STARTER KIT PROMOTION

Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?  🙂

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com

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STAMPIN’ UP! ANNUAL KICK OFF CELEBRATION

EXTRA HOST REWARDS FOR YOU!!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit, ask me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, ask me for details!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 2 3/8″ X 5 1/2″ (card front DSP mat), 3 1/4″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Whale of a Time 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel), 2 – 3/4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner strips), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Woven Heirlooms Thinking of You

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers and Happy Memorial Day.  Please take a moment to remember all the men and women who risked their lives for us and all the those who still do.  Remember to thank them when you see them.  My dad was one who fought in WWII for us and I think of him everyday, not just today.  Is anyone able to do anything today?  My niece and her boys are coming over for a very small picnic and to celebrate my daughters birthday.  We usually have a big picnic, but under the circumstances we are not.  In the past years, there has been a huge bike race in our town on Memorial Day.  This year the parade and race have been cancelled.

For today’s card I made something a little different than I usually do.  I’m usually all about the colors, well not today.  Here’s my card for you today.

I started by embossing a Very Vanilla card front using the new Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (available June 3rd).   I adhered it to a Very Vanilla card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut out an oval frame using the Heirlooms Frames and embossed it using the Heirlooms 3D Embossing Folder.  This set will be retiring June 2nd.  On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Woven Heirlooms Cling Stamp Set in Rococo Rose Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.

I adhered the sentiment to the back of the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the frame to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set in Rococo Rose.  I stamped the flourish image from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set in Rococo Rose above and below the sentiment.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Very Vanilla card base using Snail.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using some of the retiring Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  Don’t forget, if you like this Heirlooms Frames & 3D Embossing Folder grab it while you still can.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day. Stay safe everyone.  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: KBMV24AJ

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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2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Tuesday, June 2 at 1:00 PM ET

Do you want all the great new Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything? I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on June 3 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 June 8.  Click here for more information.

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JUNE 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN BOX OF SUNSHINE

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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

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2019-2020 Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog Retiring List

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available.

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: COVID-19 PRODUCT GIVEBACK

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you!  You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond June 2, we’ll let you know

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front) 2- 4″ X 5 1/4″ (frame and inner liner), 4 1/4″ X 3″ (sentiment)
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap), 1″ X 6″ (strip for envelope front)

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Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers. Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month so that means Blog Hop Day!! If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. If you’ve hopped over from Mary Deatherage’s blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “For The Boys/Men”. We can interpret this any way that we’d like.  I made a Father’s Day Card for you.  Here’s my card.

I started by adhering a panel of the Country Club Designer Series Paper to a Garden Green Mat using Snail.  I embossed a Whisper White strip of cardstock using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a Garden Green and Night of Navy piece of Twine  from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack around the card front and tied a knot.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tall tree image from the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Cling Stamp Set which I colored using my Garden Green and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the image out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut the next size oval out from the Layering Ovals Dies from Garden Green cardstock. I adhered the artwork to the Garden Green mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the leaf image from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Garden Green Ink, stamping off twice.  I stamped the sentiment from the Rooted In Nature stamp set in Garden Green Ink over the leaf image.  I cut the sentiment out using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut the next size larger circle from the Layering Circles Dies from Garden Green cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment to the Garden Green mat using Snail and then to the card front, overlapping the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Night of Navy card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Silver Metallic Pearls to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the tall tree image from the Rooted In Nature stamp set on the left side of the panel, which I colored using my Garden Green and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Garden Green mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tall tree image from the Rooted In Nature stamp set which I colored using my Garden Green and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers, on the front of the envelope.  I adhered a panel of the Country Club DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Hit Previous to hop back to Mary’s blog or hit Next to head over to Sue’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

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

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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: KBMV24AJ

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.

The Clearance Rack has been updated.  Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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JUNE 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN BOX OF SUNSHINE

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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

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THINGS ARE GOING FAST.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE RETIRING ITEMS, DON’T WALK, RUN OVER TO GRAB THEM WHILE YOU STILL CAN.

2019-2020 Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog Retiring List

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available.

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share.

Do you want all the great new Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything? I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on June 3 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 June 8.  Click here for more information.

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: COVID-19 PRODUCT GIVEBACK

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you!  You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond June 2, we’ll let you know

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Garden Green Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat), 2″ X 2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1″ X 5 1/4″ (strip on card front), 3″ X 3″ (artwork), 1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper 4′ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Friends Like You

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Saturday was a beautiful day here, but Sunday was rainy and chilly.  Sorry I missed yesterday posting.  I got a call at 6am from one of my cashiers telling me she was at the vet with her dog and wouldn’t be able to get in to work on time.  Of course I had to go in and cover for her, so I didn’t have time to get my post done for you.

Today’s card uses some of the 2018-2020 retiring colors, one of them is not my favorite.  My team leader, Amy, thinks she is going to get me to start liking yellow.  I don’t think it is going to happen, though I do like it in my card.  Here’s what I made for today.

My sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #432.  Here is their sketch.

My colors are from CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #367.  Here are their colors.

I started by stamping the rose bud image from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink across a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I am definitely going to miss this stamp set.  I colored the images in using my Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel Ink below the row of rose buds.  I adhered the Whisper White card front to a Pineapple Punch mat using Snail.

I cut a scalloped oval using my Layering Ovals Dies out of a panel of Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  I then cut the center out using a solid oval from the Layering Ovals Dies that was 2 sizes smaller.  I adhered the oval to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large rose image from the Tea Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Tea Time Dies and adhered it to the oval using Glue Dots.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a few Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Tea Together stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I adhered a strip of Call Me Clover cardstock to the bottom of the panel using Snail.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pineapple Punch mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the rose bud image from the Tea Together stamp set 5 times.  I colored the images in using my Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers  and cut all the images out using my Tea Time Dies.  I adhered the rose buds to the bottom of the Whisper White panel just under the Call Me Clover strip Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large rose image from the Tea Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom front and the envelope flap.  I colored the images in using my Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  The Tea Together stamp set, 2018-2020 In-Color cardstock, Ink, Stampin’ Blends Markers and the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots are all retiring soon.  If you like these items, don’t wait. Grab them while they are still available.  These items are going fast.  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: KBMV24AJ

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.

The Clearance Rack has been updated.  Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog Retiring List

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

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MAY 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:

DESIGNED WITH (IN) COLOR IN MIND

SUBSCRIBE APRIL 11- MAY 10

The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so we’ve been VERY excited to let you know what we have in store for the month of May: a fabulous kit featuring 2020–2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy, an In Color from the 2019–2021 collection. This means that as Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you will be first to get your hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!

A Kit In Color

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
  • The In Color reveal happens April 24, so stay tuned!

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 3″ X 2″ (oval)
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock 1/2″ X 4″ (inner strip)
  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner), 5′ X 2″ (rose and rose buds)

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Stampin’ Up! Ornate From All Of Us for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?

Today’s card is one that I demonstrated on our Facebook Live Event last Saturday.  Here is the link if you’d like to watch it.  https://creativestampingdesigns.com/…/stampin-up-ornate-ho…/    These cards are the same, but just a little different.  One I made as a book fold and the other a tent fold.  I have both cards here that I  will explain.  The card cuts and products used are below for both cards.  Here are my cards.

With both cards I started by lightly adhering the Early Espresso card front to the Early Espresso card base and the Old Olive card front to the Old Olive card base using a tiny bit of Snail right in the middle.  I cut the Early Espresso card using the Layering Ovals Dies and the Old Olive card using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I embossed both card fronts using my Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the Early Espresso card front to the Early Espresso card base and the Old Olive card front to the Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Layering Ovals Dies, I cut a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock using the scalloped oval that was larger that the cut oval.  I cut the center of the oval the same size as the  one cut through the card front.  I adhered the frame to the Early Espresso card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a piece of Old Olive Ornate Garden 1/4″ Ribbon around the right side of the oval and tied a bow.  On a thin piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to a Blushing Bride mat using Snail and then to the Early Espresso card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a couple Gilded Gems to the card front.

Using my Ornate Layers Dies, I cut a panel of Terracotta Tile cardstock using the frame that was larger than the rectangle on the Old Olive card front.  I cut the center of the Terracotta Tile frame using the same size Stitched Rectangle Die that I used to cut through the card front.

I adhered the frame to the Old Olive card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a Gilded Gem to the card front.

For the inner card I adhered a panel of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Blushing Bride card base using Snail.  I adhered the inner card inside the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue making sure it was centered and opened to the right (opposite of the Early Espresso card).   It will look like photo below.

I added another Gilded Gem to one of the flowers you can see through the card front.

For the inner card I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to a Terracotta Tile card base using Snail.  I adhered the inner card to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue making sure it was centered and opened to the right (opposite of a book fold card).  I stamped the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Terracotta Tile Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment to an Old Olive mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted sentiment to the inner card front using Glue Dots, lining is up through the rectangle card front.  I tied a small bow from the Terracotta Tile Ornate Garden 1/4″ Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I added a couple Gilded Gems to the inner card front and sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  Using the Ornate Borders Dies, I cut out the flourish on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the smaller Blushing Bride card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  There were 2 heart shapes that cut out of each side from the flourish die, so I added them in the top inside corners of the small and large card bases using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Terracotta Tile Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the daisy image from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I colored the images in using my Light Mango Melody and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the small Terracotta Tile card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the scroll image from the Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the 4 corners of the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

To finish my 2nd card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the daisy image from the Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of the envelope front 3 times.  I colored the images in using my Light Mango Melody and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my cards and will give it a try.  If you want to watch the video on the Old Olive card, just click the link above.  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: KBMV24AJ

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.

The Clearance Rack has been updated.  Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog Retiring List

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!

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MAY 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:

DESIGNED WITH (IN) COLOR IN MIND

SUBSCRIBE APRIL 11- MAY 10

The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so we’ve been VERY excited to let you know what we have in store for the month of May: a fabulous kit featuring 2020–2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy, an In Color from the 2019–2021 collection. This means that as Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you will be first to get your hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!

A Kit In Color

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Four NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection.

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
  • The In Color reveal happens April 24, so stay tuned!

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

Rectangle Card Front

  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock 8″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card base scored and folded at 4″), 5′ X 3 1/2″ (rectangle frame on card front)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 5/8″” X 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 1/2″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

Oval Card Front

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock 8″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card base scored and folded at 4″), 4 1/4″ X 3″ (oval frame on card front), 1/4″ X 2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 1/4″ X 2″ (sentiment)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Oasis for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week? The weekend is here already, have you made any plans?  I’ll be at work all weekend, end of the month and 1st of the month.  The good news is I get to take Monday off, YAY!!

Today’s fun fold card is a pretty quick one.  My daughter has been asking me to make a card using the pineapple from the In The Tropics Dies. Here’s my card.

I started by cutting 2 of the pineapples out using the In The Tropics Dies from So Saffron cardstock.  One of them I poked all the little pieces out and sponged it using my Sponge Dauber and So Saffron Ink.  I focused on sponging only the pointy pieces of the pineapple.  I then adhered the cut out piece to the pineapple that I didn’t punch the little pieces out of using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut the pineapple top out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the In The Tropics Dies.  I sponged the edges and points of the leaves using Pear Pizzazz Ink and my Sponge Dauber.  I adhered the pineapple top to the pineapple base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies out of a panel of Soft Suede cardstock.  I embossed it using my Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the pineapple to the embossed oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the card base I started with an 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ piece of So Saffron scored and folded at 4 1/4″.  I then cut the front of the card base at 2 3/4″ to the center fold and then up to the top along the center fold.  I adhered a panel of So Saffron to the front piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to the card front using Snail.

I adhered a strip of the 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim to the card front using Snail.  I adhered the matted pineapple to the card front over the trim using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock I stamped the small flower from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I cut the image out using my In The Tropics Dies and adhered it to the left of the pineapple using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a leaf from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets using a Glue Dot, tucked just under the flower.  I added a Lovely Lipstick Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot to the center of the flower.  On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede Ink and made it into a banner using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to the top of the pineapple using Glue Dots.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the small flower image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom corner of the panel.  I colored the flowers in using my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the bottom of a So Saffron panel using Snail.   I adhered a panel of the Tropical Oasis DSP to the top of the So Saffron panel using Snail.  I adhered the panel to the inside of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated  Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small flower image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the pineapple image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I colored the flowers in using my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the 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: QCX43K4E

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BRINGING THE JOYS OF SPRING MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Paper Pumpkin March 2020: No Matter the Weather

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

About the March Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

About the FREE Stamp Set

  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 2″ X 2″ (flower)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (pineapple top)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 4 1/8″ X 2 5/8″ (card front mat), 5″ X 2 1/2″ (pineapple)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ (mat for pineapple)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 2 1/2″ (inner liner), 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper 2 – 4″ X 2 1/2″ (card front and inner panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Over The Moon

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends.  How has everyone’s week started off?

For today’s card I pulled out a stamp set from the Annual Catalog and used some new items too.  With all the new items from the new Mini Catalog, we sometimes forget about the awesome stamps that are in the Annual Catalog.  Here’s my card.

My card played along with the Just Add Ink Challenge #492.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Always Fun Challenge #150.  Theirs is a Theme challenge.  Their Theme is ‘Animals’

I started by adhering a panel of Highland Heather Subtle 6X6 Designer Series Paper to the Thick Whisper White card base using Snail.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the cow image from the Stampin’ Up! Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Light Basic Black, Highland Heather, Light Smoky Slate, So Saffron and Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Layering Ovals Dies.  I cut the scallop oval from the Layering Ovals Dies that was 2X larger than my artwork from a Soft Seafoam cardstock panel.  I embossed the scalloped oval using my Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  This folder is a Sale-A-Bration item which comes with a stamp set.  I adhered the artwork to the scalloped oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut the strip into a banner using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to a Soft Seafoam strip, which I made a banner out of, using Snail. I adhered the sentiment across the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ends.  On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped 2 of the flower images from the Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set in So Saffron Ink.  I punched the flowers out using the Small Bloom  Punch.  The stamp set and punch are 2 more items you can get with a qualifying order from Sale-A-Bration.  I adhered the flowers together using a Glue Dot and adhered them to the banner using a dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the flower.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink under the 1st one.  I stamped another cow image from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the Whisper White panel.  I colored the cow I using my Light Basic Black and Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Highland Heather mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a couple Rhinestone Basic Jewels to either side of the sentiment.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the cow image from the Over The Moon stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Light Basic Black, Highland Heather, Light Smoky Slate and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a Highland Heather panel of the Subtle 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: QCX43K4E

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BRINGING THE JOYS OF SPRING MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Paper Pumpkin March 2020: No Matter the Weather

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

About the March Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

About the FREE Stamp Set

  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork mat), 9/16″ X 2 3/4″ (banner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork), 1/2″ X 2 3/4″ (banner),1″ X 3″ (panel for flowers), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Subtle 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Power of Hope

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  It ended up being a beautiful weekend here. Did  anyone do anything fun?

For today’s card I used one of the Sale-A-Bration bundle that you can earn  with a $100 order.  I wasn’t sure I was gong to like it, but once I started playing with it I love it.  Here’s my card.

I played along with Fab Friday Color Challenge #182.   Here are their colors.

I also joined in with Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #421.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Coastal Cabana card front using the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  This folder is only available with the stamp set as a bundle FREE with a qualifying order of $100 from Sale-A-Bration.  Using my Stamping Sponges I sponged Bermuda Bay Ink over the embossed panel to add some darker shading.  I adhered the embossed panel to a Coastal Cabana card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the image from the Stampin’ Up! Power Of Hope Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut the image out using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Using the Layering Squares Dies, I cut the scallop square that fit the stitched square in Merry Merlot cardstock.  I adhered the stitched square to the Merry Merlot scalloped square using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the same panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Power of Hope stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the Layering Ovals Dies.  I stamped the lantern image from the Power of Hope stamp set in Melon Mambo Ink, stamping off 3 times, over the sentiment.  Using my Layering Ovals Dies, I cut the scallop oval that matched the sentiment oval out of Merry Merlot cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment oval to the scallop oval using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dot to the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Power of Hope stamp set in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the tree image from the Power of Hope stamp set over the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamping off 4 times.  I stamped the bottom image from the Power of Hope stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored the image in using my Melon Mambo and Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Bermuda Bay mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Coastal Cabana card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the images from the Power of Hope stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front and colored the one image in using my Melon Mambo and Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped the lantern image from the Power of Hope stamp set across the envelope flap in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo Ink stamping twice before reinking the stamp.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.  Don’t forget, this Power of Hope Bundle is available as a Sale-A-Bration item FREE with a qualifying order of $100 or more.  Happy Stamping!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: QCX43K4E

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog or the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE

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:

  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 2 1/2″ (panel for mats)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (panel for artwork and sentiment)

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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. 

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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.

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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! Path of Petals Heirloom for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your time with family and friends.  We celebrate on Christmas Eve, so our Christmas Day was a very quiet relaxing day.  Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Color Challenge.  Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Here’s my card using our colors.

Here is my card using these colors.

I started by adhering a panel of Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a panel of Rococo Rose cardstock using the Heirlooms Frame Dies and 3D Embossing Folder.  On a small panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Woven Heirlooms Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the largest die from the Layering Ovals Dies.  I stamped the stem image from the Stampin’ Up! Path of Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment on the oval.  I stamped the flower image from the Path of Petals stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink, stamping off once, on the stem.

I adhered the sentiment oval to the back of the Rococo Rose frame using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the frame to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the stem image from the Path of Petals stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, to the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel twice.  I stamped the flower image from the Path of Petals stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink, stamping off once, on the stem image.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Rococo Rose mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the stem image from the Path of Petals stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, on the front of the envelope.  I stamped the flower image from the Path of Petals stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink on the stem image on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Kristi Gray:  I will be traveling so will not be able to hop today
Eva Dobilas:  I will be taking a break for this day.
Karen Ksenzakovic: You are here

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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. 

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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:

  • Rococo Rose Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 4″ X 5″ (card front frame)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 4″ (card front sentiment)
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap

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