Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments for Happy Inkin’ Thursdat Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I hope everyone is doing well today. We have someone new joining us this week, Carol Buckalew. She is one of our team members and she creates some beautiful cards. I hope you will stop by everyone’s blog to see what they have created this week. If you are hopping over from Akiko’s blog, thank you for stopping by. This week we have Color Challenge. Here is my card using this week’s Colors.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow Cling Stamp Set, Merriest Frames Dies and Organic Beauty Dies for my card today.

Our colors this week are Basic Black, Basic White and any other color we want. I chose to use Cherry Cobbler.

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I started by adhering an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I cut the panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Organic Beauty Dies. I adhered the die cut panel to a Basic White Thick card base.

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On a panel of Basic Black cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with my White Embossing Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I adhered the panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the 2 poinsettia images from the Merriest Moments stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink 3 times each. I cut the images out using the Merriest Frames Dies. I adhered the small poinsettia to the larger one using a Glue Dot. I adhered the layered poinsettias to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for the bottom 2 and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the top one. I added 3 of the smallest Pearl Basic Jewels to each flower center.

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On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Brightly Glow stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the poinsettia images from the Merriest Moments stamp set on the top and bottom corners of the panel in Cherry Cobbler Ink. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and then to the inside of the Basic White Thick card base.

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To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the poinsettia images from the Merriest Moments stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink on the envelope front and flap.

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

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

Carol Buckalew:

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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 placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this month’s tutorials are.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen

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Last Week for the Weekly Deals!!!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! will be offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.

Head over to my Online Store Here to see the Weekly Deals for this week.

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Week 1: Sept 1−7, Week 2: Sept 8−14, Week 3: Sept 15−21, Week 4: Sept 22−28
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.

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Available Now!!

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you and your customers will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more papercrafting fun!

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Ho Ho Ho

Subscribe September 11 – October 10

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere. 
Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit. 
And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Die-cut labels
  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes
  • Vellum
  • Vanilla expoy dots
  • Adhesive dots
  • Mini Dimensionals

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

Subscribe to the October Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 September and 10 October at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (artwork & inner liner)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)

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Stampin’ Up! True Beauty Fun Fold Video Tutorial

Good Friday morning my stamping friends welcome to my Fun Fold Friday. How was everyone’s week? Are you ready for the weekend? Has anyone made any plans? I have off tomorrow and tomorrow night my boss has bought all the employees and a guest, tickets to our local minor league baseball game. There are 40 of us that will be in the picnic area eating, drinking and having fun. When the game is over there’s a fireworks display, YAY!! It’s supposed to be nice out, so hopefully we won’t be sweating too much.

Today’s card I made on my Facebook Live video on Wednesday. If you were able to join me or watched the replay, thank you. I’m sorry about the hot mess with my scoring and folding of my card base. I had all the measurements written down, but I wrote one of them wrong. All the correct measurements are below. If you’d like to watch my video and stamp along, the measurements are below along with the links to my Facebook page and my YouTube channel. Here are my cards for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty Bundle along with the Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper for my card today.

I started by scoring and folding a Blushing Bride card base at 4 1/4″, 6 3/4″ & 9 1/4″.

I adhere panel of Awash In Beauty DSP to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the belly band, I took the strip of Blushing Bride cardstock and loosely wrapped it around the card base, so it slides on and off easily. I adhered it together using Stampin’ Seal +. On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the rose image from the Stampin’ Up! True Beauty Cling Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Ink and Merry Merlot Ink. Using my Organic Beauty Dies, I cut the 2 rose images and 3 sprig dies from the Basic White panel. I cut 2 of the leaf dies from a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I brushed some Balmy Blue Ink on the sprigs using my Blending Brush. I adhered the 2 leaf dies to the belly band using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the roses over the leaf dies using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tucked the sprigs under the roses using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On a panel of Merry Merlot cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the True Beauty stamp set in Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with my White Embossing Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I cut the sentiment out using the Stylish Shapes Dies and adhered it to the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a Glue Dot. I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels to the belly bank.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the True Beauty stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on the Awash in Beauty DSP. On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the True Beauty stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink. I stamped the stem image from the True Beauty stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the rose image from the True Beauty stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink on the stem. I adhered the Basic Whtie panel to the inside of the card base over the DSP.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the rose image from True Beauty stamp set in Blushing Bride Ink on the envelope front. Using my Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper, I stamped the rose and fussy cut it, using my Paper Snips. I covered the rose and stamped the 2nd rose in Merry Merlot Ink and the leaf image from the True Beauty stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink. I adhered a panel of Awash in Beauty 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. I hope you will CASE this card and please feel free to post it in the comments on my Facebook page under my post. I’d love to see your take on the card. The list of measurements are below if you’d like to stamp along while watching the video. You can watch my video on my Facebook page Here.

You can also view the video on my YouTube channel Here. Happy Stamping!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS:   RGVNBY93

Use this host code when placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this month’s tutorials are.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen

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New Kits Collection Kit – Best Remedy Available Today!

Stampin’ Up! has a cute new kit that is available in the Kits Collection in the online store!  This kit is called Best Remedy and it creates 9 sweet cards with a get-well theme! I’m not a kit person, but this one is on my list to get ASAP.

Kit Includes:

  • The Best Remedy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 clear block
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Starry Sky
  • $23, item number 160171
  • Available beginning July 6

This is what the Best Remedy stamp set images look like:

Stop by the Kits Collection in my online store to pick yours up!

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Sending Good Thoughts

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

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

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

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

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

This kit includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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If you join during Sale-a-bration you will receive this awesome Making Plans Collection absolutely free. It includes a July 2022-December 2023 Making Plans Planner including an 8″ X 9 1/2″ Faux Leather Carrying Case, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ Planer Pages, Monthly Divider Pages and Sticker Sheets. It also includes 3 – Creative Journals that are 5 3/4″ X 8″ and a Making Plans Photopolymer Stamp Set. Contact me for more information at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com. I’d love to have you on my team. You can join as a hobby demonstrator just to enjoy the discount for yourself. No obligations to sell, hold classes or have a blog.

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To kick off the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog I’m offering 

DOUBLE CREATIVE STAMPING DESIGNS REWARDS 

starting today until Sunday July 10,2022 @11:59pm ET

How My Rewards Work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before Tax, S & H) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 2 Rewards.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
  • $50 = 2 Rewards, $100 = 4 Rewards, $150 = 6 Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial with projects that are exclusive to my classes!
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

HAVE FUN SHOPPING!!

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July-December 2022 Mini Catalog is Now Live

Today starts the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. If you would like to be a customer of mine and would like a copy or the catalog in your hands, just drop me a line at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and I will get one in the mail to you ASAP. Click Here for a printable PDF of the Mini Catalog.

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Sale-a-bration Going On Now!!!

TODAY is the start of Sale-a-bration. This is my 2nd most favorite time of Stampin’ Up! because you get to earn FREE products. There are 7 wonderful stamp sets and 4 gorgeous packs of Designer Series Paper. You can earn all of these FREE with qualifying orders. Who doesn’t like FREE?????? Click Here for a printable PDF of the brochure.

When you are placing your order, don’t forget to use my Current Host Code RGVNBY93 for all orders under $150.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 4″ (artwork), 2 1/4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″, 6 3/4″ & 9 1/4″), 1 1/2″ X 10″ (belly band)
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 1″ x 4″ (sentiment)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2″ X 5 1/5″ (leaf dies)
  • Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″, 2 – 2 3/8″ X 5 3/8″, 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card base panels), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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