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

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Are you all ready for the weekend?

For today’s I needed a card for my little nephew who is turning 6.  I was back and forth with what I was going to do and I decided to use some of the new Designer Series Paper from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog called Birthday Bonanza.  I wasn’t real sure about the Daffodil Delight for a boy, but I thought it would be fun.  I do not have the Bonanza Buddies Bundle, but sure could have used it for this card, so I had to improvise.   Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #358.  Here are their colors.

My design is from the Fab Friday Challenge #183.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper to a Pear Pizzazz card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set on a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I stamped the splatter image from the Stampin’ Up! Delightful Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove Inks all around and over the sentiment.  I cut the sentiment out using my Layering Circles Dies.  I cut a circle out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I adhered the sentiment circle to the Pear Pizzazz circle using Snail.

I cut a panel of Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Rectangle Stitched Dies and then embossed it using my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the rectangle to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut a thin strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock into a banner using my Paper Snips and adhered it across the rectangle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I made banner ends on a piece of 5/8″ Whisper White Flax Ribbon and adhered it over the Pear Pizzazz using Snail.  I adhered the sentiment circle on top of the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Candle Embellishment above the sentiment.

The inside is where the fun fold comes in.  I took a 5 3/8″ X 10 1/2″ piece of the Birthday Bonanza DSP and scored it at 2 1/4″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/4″ & 8 1/4″ and folded it like an accordion.  It should look like the picture above.

I adhered first one side to the inside of the Pear Pizzazz card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered the other side the same.  You only want to put the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the 2 1/4″ piece on either side of the accordion.  I cut 3 squares out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I fussy cut the 3 images from the Birthday Bonanza DSP using my Paper Snips and adhered one to each square using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I arranged the squares the way I wanted them and adhered them using Multipurpose Liquid Glue only on 1/2 of each square.  I stamped the sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the panel to the inside right of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a strip of Birthday Bonanza DSP to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I fussy cut another one of the images from the Birthday Bonanza DSP and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of the Birthday Bonanza 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!!  Hope you all have a great creative weekend!!

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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:

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 5″ (card front)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 5 1/2″ X 2″ (panel for stitched squares), 3″ X 3″ (panel for stitched circle), 1/4″ X 4″ (banner)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (artwork), 2 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 5 3/8″ X 10 1/2″ (inside scored at 2 1/4″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/4″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″, 7 1/4″ & 8 1/4″), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap), 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope front)

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Stampin’ Up! A Good Man

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope you are all moving right along through your week.

I’ve got a masculine card for you today that is very quick to make.  Here’s my card.

I played along with Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #224.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of the Country Club Designer Series Paper to a Night of Navy card base using Snail.

I cut 2 mats out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies in Garden Green cardstock and Night of Navy cardstock.  I adhered the Night of Navy to the Garden Green mat using Snail and then adhered them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the image from the Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from A Good Man stamp set in Night of Navy Ink above the stamped image on an angle.  Using my Delightful Tag Topper I punched the top of the panel.  I colored the image in using my Ivory, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I took a small piece of Garden Green and a small piece of Night of Navy twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack and threaded it through the top of the tag.  I separated the twine to give it a frayed look.  I adhered the tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the image from A Good Man stamp set in Tuxedo Black memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel, stamping off 4 times.  I stamped the sentiments from A Good Man stamp set in Night of Navy Ink over the stamped image.  I adhered 2 strips of the Country Club DSP to either side if the panel using Snail.  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 image from A Good Man stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Ivory, Mint Macaron and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Country Club 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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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:

  • Garden Green Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 4 3/4″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork mat)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″(inner liner)
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 – 1/2″ X 4″ (strips on inner liner), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Band Together Birthday Card for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends. 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 Sketch Challenge. Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects.
Here is the sketch we had to work from.

Here’s my card using the sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of 2019-2021 In-Color 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Pretty Peacock card base using Snail.  On a Whisper White panel I stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Band Together Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I adhered the artwork to a So Saffron mat using Snail.

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped just the large flower from the Band Together stamp set in tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the flower in using my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Detailed Bands Dies and adhered it over the stamped flower using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Band Together stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered it to the card front using a Stampin’ Dimensional and a Glue Dot.  I added a Candle Embellishment to the left of the sentiment and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Band Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the flower image from the Band Together  stamp set in So Saffron Ink, stamping of once, over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a So Saffron mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Pretty Peacock card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flower image from the Band Together stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope and colored it in using my Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the 2019-2021 In-Color 6X6 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: 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:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 3/4″ X 3″ (sentiment strip)
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 1/8″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (artwork and inner liner)
  • 2019-2021 In-Color 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! Beautiful Moments Birthday for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew 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 and you know what 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 “Birthday”. We can interpret this any way that we’d like.

For my card today I used one of my absolute favorite sets from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  Here’s my card.

My card played along with Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #332.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Purple Posy card front using the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the card front to a Purple Posy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the 2 pieces of  Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail.  I embossed a Mint Macaron banner using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the back of the Mint Macaron mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the image from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Basic Grey Ink.  I colored the image in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory, Mint Macaron and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered the artwork to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail.  I threaded a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine through a  2018-2020 In-Color Button and tied a bow.  I adhered a piece of Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon to the back of the button using a Glue Dot and then to the artwork using another Glue Dot.

I adhered the artwork to the small card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then adhered the small card front to the large card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a small strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Grey Ink.  I sponged the edges using my Stamping Sponges and Mint Macaron Ink.  I adhered the sentiment using a Stampin’ Dimensional to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Basic Grey Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the image from the Beautiful Moments stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink, stamping off once, on top of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Purple Posy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the images from the Beautiful Moments stamp set in Basic Grey Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory, Mint Macaron and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Best Dressed 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 Deatherage’s blog or hit Next to head over to Shirley Gentry’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy  –
  2. Connie Troyer
  3. Akiko Sudano
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Ksenzakovic –  You Are Here
  6. Leslie Larkin
  7. Sue Prather
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Karen Finkle
  10. 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: 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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4″ X 4″ (small card front mat), 2″ X 2″ (banner), 1 15/16″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Purple Posy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front)
  • Whisper Whtie Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 1/2″ X 2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Best Dressed Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ (small card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart Poppies

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  We’ve made it half way through the week already.  How is everyone doing today?  It’s been like spring here the past couple days.  I know this is just a tease before the freezing weather starts, but it’s been nice.

Today’s card is another one we did at our Stamp Camp class last night.  I wanted to do all pretty easy cards and wanted at least one where the designer paper did all the work.  Here’s my card.

I started by cutting the Rich Razzleberry card front using the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.  I cut the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper using the 3rd from the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.  I adhered the DSP to the Rich Razzleberry mat using Snail and adhered it to the Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heart To Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I cut the scallop edge piece from the Painted Labels Dies out of a scrap of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I adhered the scallop edge to the bottom of the sentiment using Snail.

I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I colored 2 of the Heart Epoxy Droplets using my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends Marker and adhered them to the sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Heart To Heart stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the small heart below the sentiment from the Heart To Heart stamp set colored with my Old Olive and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers.  I stamped the small Heart from the Heart To Heart stamp set around the sentiment in Poppy Parade Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tiny heat image from the Heart To Heart stamp set colored with my Old Olive and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers, on the bottom of the envelope front.  I stamped the small heart from the Heart To Heart stamp set twice in Poppy Parade Ink on either side of the tiny heart image.  I adhered a panel of the Peaceful Poppies 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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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:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/5″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 1 2/3″ X 4″ (sentiment)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Sneak Peek

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  Merry Christmas Eve.  I hope you have all your shopping done, gifts wrapped, decorating done and meals planned.  Believe it or not, I got it all done.  This was a little more last minute that I’m used to, I’m usually much more organized with this kind of stuff.  Time got the best of me this year.  By the time you read this I will already be starting our Christmas Eve Dinner.  My family does the feast of the 7 fishes.  I took over doing it many years ago and I have my whole family over tonight for dinner and to start the celebration of Christmas.  I haven’t gotten anyone to help me out with cleaning all the fish, but  I do get help with the cooking.  Everyone starts coming over at 2pm and we get started with our celebration.  Tomorrow will be a nice quiet, relaxing day spent with just my family opening some gifts, watching some Christmas movies, having a nice Christmas meal, playing games and maybe I’ll even get some craft time in.  A good day to just unwind after all the Hussle and bustle.

For today’s card I have a sneak peek from the upcoming January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Only 10 days left till the catalogs go live.  I hope you are getting your shopping lists ready, I know I have mine ready to go.  Here’s my card.

My design was inspired by the Fab Friday Challenge #179.  Here is their sketch.

I started by cutting a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper using the largest Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I cut the inside out to make a frame of the panel using the 3rd largest Rectangle Stitched Die.  I adhered the frame to the front of a Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  You can get this Golden Honey Specialty DSP FREE with a qualifying purchase from the Sale-A-Bration catalog starting January 3, 2020.  With the purchase of the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bundle and something else small you can earn this beautiful paper.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the bee hive image from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set.  I inked the stamp up with Daffodil Delight Ink and using my Sponge Dauber I edged the stamp with Calypso Coral Ink before stamping.  I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink around the bee hive image.  I stamped the small bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink above the bee hive.  On a small panel of  Whisper White cardstock I stamped each of the flower images from the Honey Bee stamp set.  I colored the stamps in using my Calypso Coral and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the images out using the Detailed Bee Dies.  I stamped the large bee image from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on a small panel of Vellum cardstock.  I cut the bee out using my Detailed Bee Dies.  I colored the small bee image and the vellum  bee image in using my Basic Black and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I cut the artowrk out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  I adhered the vellum bee to the artwork using a Glue Dot.  I adhered the flowers on the bottom of the artwork using Glue Dots.  I adhered the artwork to the center of the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

On the inside of a Whisper White panel I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center.  I stamped the flower images from the Honey Bee stamp set  on either side of the sentiment.  I colored them in the same as I did for the artwork.  I stamped a couple of the small bees from the Honey Bee stamp set on the panel in Smoky Slate Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Daffodil Delight mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Basic Black card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the bee hive image from the Honey Bee stamp set on the envelope front colored the same as I did for the card front.  I stamped a small bee from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink next to the hive.  I adhered a panel of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.  I stamped a couple of the small bee images from the Honey Bee stamp set on the DSP on the envelope flap.  If you look at them close up, they look like they are behind the honey comb.  I stamped the flower images from the Honey Bee stamp set on the bottom of the envelope back colored the same as I did for the card front.

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 be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN DECEMBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 10, 2020

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

About the January Kit
Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Coordinating Product
It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! See additional details about the punch pack below.
Heart Punch Pack (item 151292), $34.00 usd/$46.00 cad

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

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 3″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork), 3″ X 2 1/2″ (flowers)
  • Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front frame), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (panel for envelope flap)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: NVSKQ72X

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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I’LL BEE YOURS PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN DECEMBER 11, 2019 – JANUARY 10, 2020

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

About the January Kit
Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Coordinating Product
It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more! See additional details about the punch pack below.
Heart Punch Pack (item 151292), $34.00 usd/$46.00 cad

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

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is here while supplies last!!  You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits! Shop early to avoid missing out as items on the sale are only available while supplies last! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Head over to my Online store to see all the Discounted Items and Retiring Favorites Items.  You don’t want to miss out on these savings because when they are gone THEY ARE GONE!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

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

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