Stampin’ Up! Blue Peony for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?  Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend?  Normally this is the weekend that we have our quarterly in person team meeting, but under the circumstances we will not be able to meet in person.  Hopefully we will for our next quarterly meeting.  Instead, we will be meeting up together virtually.  It should still be fun.  This was also the weekend I was finally going to be off from work.  Notice I said ‘was’.   Yup, my boss asked me to come in both days to relieve my cashiers so they could take a lunch break, so I’ll be working both days for a couple hours.

So for today’s card I have a super simple fun fold.  I finally got brave and tried making the layered peony.  It’s much easier that it appears when you first look at all the dies. Here’s my card for today.

My design is from Global Design Project Challenge #244.  Their theme is CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit.

I also played along with Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #275.  Here is their theme.

I started by cutting 1 1/2″ off the right side of the card front base.  I adhered a panel of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to a Balmy Blue mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Peony Dies for all the following, I cut all the layers of the peony out of a panel of Seaside Spray cardstock.  Using my Sponge Dauber I sponged all the edges of the pieces using Misty Moonlight Ink.  I embossed the pieces using my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder then using my Bone Folder I curled the edges of all the pieces.  I layered the pieces one inside the other and adhered them together using Glue Dots.  I cut the center of the peony from a scrap of So Saffron cardstock and brushed some Clear Wink of Stella over it.  I adhered it to the center of the flower using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.   I cut 3 large leaves from a panel of Just Jade cardstock and 3 leaf edges from a panel of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  I embossed the leaves using my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the Shaded Spruce leaf pieces to the full leaves using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered them to the back of the peony using Glue Dots.

I added some of the Misty Moonlight/Silver Bakers Twine, from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, to the card front.  I adhered the peony over the twine using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone Photopolymer Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight Ink.  I made it into a banner and adhered it to the peony using Glue Dots.  I added a few of the clear Elegant Faceted Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Special Someone stamp set in Misty Moonlight Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the medium peony from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set on the bottom of the panel in Misty Moonlight Ink and colored it in using my Seaside Spray and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the left side of a Seaside Spray mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered a small panel of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper to the right side of the Seaside Spray mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I then adhered it to the inside of the Misty Moonlight card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the medium peony from the Prized Peony stamp set in Misty Moonlight Ink on the envelope front and colored it in using my Seaside Spray and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the In Good Taste 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: 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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SUMMER NIGHTS BY PAPER PUMPKIN

SUBSCRIBE JUNE 11 – JULY 10

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between June 11 and July10, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases 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)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning July 1st!

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from June 11 to July 10 at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Double Sand Dollar Rewards are only around for 3 more days

I’m celebrating the start of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog by offering DOUBLE SAND DOLLAR REWARDS for any orders placed June 3rd – June 15th.  You will get double Sand Dollar Rewards for every order of $50 or more (before tax and shipping).  This means for a $50 order you will get you 2 Sand Dollard, $100 order will get you 4 Sand Dollard, etc.   Remember, you MUST use my Host Code, RBBKEF3W, to receive the Sand Dollar Rewards and your order must be $50 or more.  Click Here for details about my Sand Dollar Rewards.

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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:

  • Just Jade Cardstock 4 3/4″ X 1 1/2″ (leaves)
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 2 5/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat), 8 1/2″ x 3″ (peony pieces), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 3″ X 1 1/2″ (leaf edges)
  • So Saffron Cardstock scrap for flower center
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (Inner liner), 1/2″ X 3″ (sentiment)
  • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper 1 3/16″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner strip)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 2 1/3″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Special Someone for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone doing today?  Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. 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 this sketch.

My colors were inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #237.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #337.  Here is their Inspiration.

I started by adhering a panel of Mint Macaron Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Mint Macaron card base using Snail.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the racoon image from the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone Photopolymer Stamp Set first in Early Espresso for the outline then in Soft Suede for the fill color.  I stamped 2 round balloons and one heart balloon from the Special Someone stamp set on the same panel.  I stamped the round balloons first in Mint Macaron and Night of Navy for the outlines.  I then stamped the fill color in Mint Macaron and Night of Navy, stamping off once.  I did the same for the heart balloon, stamped the outline in Melon Mambo and the fill color in Melon Mambo stamping off once.  I cut the images out using the Special Day Dies and I also cut out the balloon strings and the bow.

I embossed a Melon Mambo panel using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the racoon to the embossed panel using Stampin Dimensionals.  I adhered the balloon strings to the racoon using a Glue Dot and the bow to the strings using a tiny drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the balloons to the top of the strings on the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a strip of Night of Navy cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Special Someone stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I immediately sprinkled it with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered the sentiment strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a couple Melon Mango Glitter Enamel Dots to the sentiment strip.  I added a couple Night of Navy Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the card front and one to the center of the bow.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Special Someone stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the racoon image from the Special Someone stamp set on the bottom of the panel, first in Early Espresso Ink for the outline then in Soft Suede Ink for the fill color.  I stamped the mouse image from the Special Someone stamp set on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the outline image in Basic Gray Ink and the fill image in Smoky Slate Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the racoon image from the Special Someone stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the outline image in Early Espresso Ink and the fill image in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the balloon string image from the Special Someone stamp set in Night of Navy Ink.  I stamped the balloon image from the Special Someone stamp set first the outline image in Mint Macaron Ink and the fill image in Mint Macaron Ink, stamping off once.  I adhered a panel of the Melon Mambo Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 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: 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. (The new In Colors will be introduced on April 24.)

  • 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:

  • Melon Mambo Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/4″ (card front panel)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 1/2″ X 3″ (sentiment), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4′ x 1 3/4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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