Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful for 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 have something different, we have a Theme challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here is the Theme we had to work from.

Here’s what I came up with.

My design is from Inspire. Create. Sketch Challenge #075.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to an Early Espresso card base using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered another panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to a Very Vanilla mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the matted panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the tree image from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the bird house image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso Ink, hanging from the bottom branch.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee Ink and Cajun Craze Inks on the tree branches.  I cut the image out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut the largest scallop circle from the Layering Circles Dies out of a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I adhered the artwork to the scallop circle mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I embossed a panel of Early Espresso cardstock using the Pinewood Plank 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the matted artwork to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the Early Espresso panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a small bow using the 1/4″ Bumblebee Ribbon 2020-2022 In-Color Ribbon and adhered it to the artwork using a Glue Dot.  I stamped the sentiment from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to the bottom of the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in the center of Very Vanilla panel in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee and Cajun Craze Inks on the bottom of the panel.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to an Early Espresso mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Bumblebee and Cajun Craze Inks on the bottom front of the envelope.  I adhered a panel of Gilded Autumn 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 to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

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: 4Z2KHBVY

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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IT’S TIME TO REDEEM THOSE BONUS DAYS COUPONS YOU EARNED IN JULY!!

  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31 2020, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the amount of an order.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

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HELLO, PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE AUTUST 11 – SEPTEMBER 10

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

Subscribe to the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 August to 10 September at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ (embossed card front panel), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4 1/8″ (small dsp mat), 4″ X 7″ (artwork, scalloped mat & sentiment), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 3/8″ X 4 1/8″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends.  TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is now live.  Hope you have your shopping lists ready and you are ready to use those Bonus Coupons you earned last month.  I know I’ll be placing my order 1st thing this morning!!  I’m so excited, I get to order the new Stampin’ Cut & Embossing Machine today.  This is one of the perks of being a demonstrator.

I have another fall card for you today.  It might be 90+ degrees outside, but I’m thinking cool.  Here’s my card for today.

My design is from the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge #195.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #127.  Their theme is ‘Stamp on Kraft’.

I started by stamping a Crumb Cake card front with the images from the Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos Cling Stamp Set randomly in Crumb Cake Ink.

I cut a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to a Brushed Metallic Gold sheet using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the matted panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the card front to a Crumb Cake card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Life Is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered a piece of the 3/8″ Embroidered Ribbon to the DSP using  a small amount of Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the sentiment over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment form the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the images from the Harvest Hellos stamp set on the bottom of the panel in Crumb Cake Ink and colored the leaves in using my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the images from the Harvest Hellos stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on the bottom front of the envelope and colored them in using my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Gilded Autumn 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. 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: 4Z2KHBVY

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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WORLD’S GREATEST BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JULY11 – AUGUST 10

With Paper Pumpkin, you are provided with everything you need to explore your creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!

  • The intended use of this kit is to celebrate and appreciate life’s champions and everyday heroes.
  • Especially during this time, this is something anyone can do to make a difference. The August kit makes it easy!
  • Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.
  • The Distinktive stamps included in August’s kit are an especially excellent feature for new stampers still exploring their creativity!
  • Masculine card designs can be difficult to find, this kit has a real masculine feel.
  • While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the masculine card designs are perfect for the men in your life!

About the August Kit:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • 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: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps
  • Subscribe to the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 July to 10 August at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 1 1/4″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock 3 1/8″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Sneak Peek

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Hope you were able to spend some time doing something fun.

I have another sneak peek for you today from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.  Here’s my card.

I started by adhering a panel of the Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Pumpkin Pie card base using Stampin’ Seal.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tree trunk image from the Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set multiple times on the tree in Pumpkin Pie Ink.  I cut the image out using the Celebration Labels Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Pumpkin Pie Ink.  I adhered a piece of Bumblebee  2020-2022 In-Color 1/4″ Ribbon on the artwork using Glue Dots and adhered the sentiment over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few of the Iridescent Pearls to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Goodness Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pumpkin Pie Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set on the bottom of the panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Pumpkin Pie card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tree from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the leaf image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Pumpkin Pie Ink.  I adhered a panel of Plaid Tidings DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.  The Items I used today will be available for purchase starting August 4th, that’s just a week from tomorrow.  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: FXTA29WD

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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LAST DAYS FOR BONUS DAYS!! DON’T MISS OUT!!

Bonus Days from Stampin’ Up! are back!!  For every $50 merchandise that you purchase between July 1 and August 3, you’ll earn a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between August 4 and 31!  

Here are the details:

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes.  If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period!!
  • Deadline for coupon earning:  August 3, 2020 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click hereto head over to my online store to start earning those coupons now!  Don’t forget to use my current Host Code so that you will get your free gift from me, any 1 item in the catalog valued up to $10 with a qualifying order.  Detail about the free gift are here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Get your shopping lists ready and start earning those coupons!

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WORLD’S GREATEST BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JULY11 – AUGUST 10

With Paper Pumpkin, you are provided with everything you need to explore your creativity and discover new ways to craft. As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!

  • The intended use of this kit is to celebrate and appreciate life’s champions and everyday heroes.
  • Especially during this time, this is something anyone can do to make a difference. The August kit makes it easy!
  • Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.
  • The Distinktive stamps included in August’s kit are an especially excellent feature for new stampers still exploring their creativity!
  • Masculine card designs can be difficult to find, this kit has a real masculine feel.
  • While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the masculine card designs are perfect for the men in your life!

About the August Kit:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • 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: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps
  • Subscribe to the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 July to 10 August at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pumpkin Pie 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)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5″ (artwork), 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Plaid Tidings 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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