Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms

Good Sunday morning my stamping friends.  How has everyone’s weekend been so far?  I had to work yesterday, which was supposed to be a partial day ended up being all day.  So much for people having to stay home.  It was just a crazy busy day.  I’m home today and hoping to finish up some of my spring cleaning.

Today’s card can be used for a lot of different occasions.  I left the sentiment pretty general so I can use it for whatever I need.  Here’s today’s card.

My design today is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #429.  Here is their sketch.

My colors are from Color Throwdown Challenge #587.  Here is their color pallet.

I started by adhering a panel of the Neutrals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base using Snail.  Using my Stitched Shapes Dies, I cut 3 circles, one in Mint Macaron, one in Rococo Rose and one in Smoky Slate.  I embossed the circles using my Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the circles to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue overlapping the DSP halfway.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large floral image from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink.  I colored the image in using my Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the matching Cherry Blossoms Dies.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the floral image to the card front on top of the circles.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Cling Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink to the left of the artwork.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink in the center of a  Whisper White panel.  I stamped the flower, leaves and flower bud images from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the panel.  I colored the images in using my Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Rococo Rose mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flower, leaves and flower bud images from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Neutrals 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

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

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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

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At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping you build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
One more thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and 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: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe for the April Paper Pumpkin kit from March 11–April 10 at paperpumpkin.com. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (stitched circle)
  • Rococo Rose Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (stitched circle), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (stitched circle)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Neutrals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! By The Dock for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. How is everyone doing today? Hope you are all staying heathly and safe. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects today. This week we had a Color Challenge, here are the colors we got to work with.

Here’s what I came up with for these colors.

My design is from Global Design Projects Sketch Challenge #234.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to a Soft Suede card base using Snail.

On a Whisper White cardstock panel I stamped the shoreline and bird images from the Stampin’ Up! By The Dock Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I cut the image out using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the boat and oars images from the By The Dock stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the Whisper White panel.  I colored the images in using my Dark Real Red and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the frog image from the By The Dock stamp set in Old Olive Ink and colored it in using my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the images out using the Dockside Dies.  From a small panel of Old Olive cardstock I cut the shoreline from the Dockside Dies out.  I cut the die cut in half using my Paper Snips.  I cut a banner using my Banner Triple Punch from a small panel of Real Red cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Birthday’s Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the banner.  I embossed the banner using my Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

I adhered the banner to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the boat, oars and frog to the stitched circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I adhered the artwork to the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the shoreline die behind the artwork using Glue Dots.  I stamped a couple more of the birds from the By The Dock stamp set on the card front in Soft Suede Ink.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the boat image from the By The Dock stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panel and colored it in using my Dark Real Red and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the bird image from the By The Dock stamp set 3 times above the sentiment in Soft Suede Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Real Red mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Soft Suede card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the boat and frog images from the By The Dock stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Old Olive, Dark Real Red and Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the bird image from the By The Dock stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, 3 times in the center of the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Tropical Oasis 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, hop around to see everyone else’s projects. You can hit the next button to hop over to Amy Koenders blog or you can just click on the names below. Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:
Mary Deatherage:
Kristi Gray:
Jaimie Babarczy: 
Sue Prather: Sorry – not able to join this week
Karen Finkle:
Eva Dobilas:  Not able to join this week
Akiko Sudano:
Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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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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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

SUBSCRIBE MARCH 11-APRIL 10

At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping you build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
One more thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and 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: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe for the April Paper Pumpkin kit from March 11–April 10 at paperpumpkin.com. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Real Red Cardstock 2″ X 4″ (banner), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 3″ X 1 1/2″ (shoreline die)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 5″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Tropical Oasis 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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Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did you get a lot of things done that you’ve been putting off?

For today’s card I used a couple items from Sale-A-Bration that will be gone after tomorrow.  Here’s my card for today.

My design is from Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #335.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Smoky Slate card front using the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  This folder comes as a bundle with the Power of Hope stamp set and is available as a Sale-A-Bration item with a qualifying order.  I adhered a panel of Night of Navy cardstock to the edge of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I colored a small panel of the Sale-A-Bration Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper using my Light Night of Navy, Old Olive and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut a flower out using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I adhered the artwork to the embossed card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, letting it over hang a little and trimmed off the edge using my Paper Snips.  Using the next size smaller circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies, I cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Layering Leaves 3D Embossing Folder.  I added some Silver Metallic Thread to the back of the stitched circle and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the butterfly image from the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using my Light Daffodil Delight and Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the butterfly image out using the Nature Thoughts Dies, I also cut the tiny butterfly out from the Nature Thoughts Dies from a Silver Foil Sheet.  I adhered the butterfly to the embossed circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the top portion of the sentiment from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I made the sentiment into a banner using my Paper Snips and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a Glue Dot.  I adhered the silver foil butterfly below the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid  Glue.  I adhered the card front to a Night of Navy card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the bottom portion of the sentiment from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the decorative image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set on the top and bottom of the panel in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered 2 strips of the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP to either side of the panel using Snail.  I adhered 2 foil butterflies by the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Smoky Slate 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 butterfly image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set across the bottom of the envelope front in Night of Navy Ink.  I adhered a panel of the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP to the envelope flap which I had colored using my Light Night of Navy, Old Olive and Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items.  If there is anything you wanted, don’t wait any longer because they will be gone tomorrow night. 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: 6WETZ6WW

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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The Ornate Garden Suite will be available starting April 1st.  Don’t want to wait, you can get it now as a demonstrator.  If you are interested in joining my team, just email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to help you.  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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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

SUBSCRIBE MARCH 11-APRIL 10

At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping you build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
One more thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and 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: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe for the April Paper Pumpkin kit from March 11–April 10 at paperpumpkin.com. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 1 5/8″ X 4 1/8″ (strip on card front)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (small circle, butterfly & sentiment)
  • Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper 3″ X 3″ (artwork), 2- 5/8″ x 4″ (strips on inner liner) 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)
  • Silver Foil Sheet 2″ X 1 1/2″ (butterflies)

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Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed To Impress Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s week started off?  I was informed yesterday that the doors to the store will be locked to the public for a couple weeks.  Even though I don’t deal with the public daily, the work I do does.  So, I’ve got extra time on my hands to craft for a bit, do my spring cleaning and get things done that I’ve put off doing.  I hope everyone is staying healthy, staying home and crafting a lot!!

For today’s card I used a new to me bundle, the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress Bundle.  When I first saw this one, I thought I’d never use it.  Once I got it, I LOVE it.  I can’t wait to play with all the other images.  Did you ever make a card and as you are creating it you just know exactly who it will be for?  That was today’s card.  I didn’t start off making it for anyone in mind, but as I was creating I just know who I want to send this one to.  I just have to wait for her birthday to get here.  Here’s my card for today.

My design was from Just Add Ink Challenge #497.  Here’s their sketch.

I also joined in with TGIF Challenge #256.  They have a Suite Inspiration Challenge.  Here’s their challenge.

I started by adhering a panel of the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper to a Blackberry Bliss mat using Snail. I then adhered it to a Purple Posy card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a square panel of Whisper White cardstock using my Stitched Shapes Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink on the top of the panel.  I stamped the watercolor image from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink, stamping off once, below the sentiment.  I adhered the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat using Snail.  On a scrap panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped 2 of the shoe image from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Basic Gray Ink.  I colored the shoes in using my Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the images out using my All Dressed Up Dies and brushed them with my Clear Wink of Stella to give them a little glimmer.  I adhered the shoes to the stitched square Whisper White panel using Glue Dots and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using my Stitched Rectangle Dies I cut a panel of the Best Dressed DSP and a small panel of Purple Posy cardstock.  I embossed the Purple Posy rectangle using my Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Best Dressed DSP rectangle to a Blackberry Bliss mat using Snail.

I started at the bottom and adhered the matted DSP first to the card front using Snail.  I then adhered the embossed panel using Glue Dots on top of the DSP panel.  Last I adhered the artwork to the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels, which I colored using my Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends Marker, to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Ink below the 1st sentiment.  I stamped another one of the watercolor images from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiments.  I stamped the shoe image from the Dressed To Impress stamp set twice on the bottom of the panel in Basic Gray Ink and colored them in using my Purple Pose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I added  some Clear Wink of Stella to the shoes for some glimmer.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Blackberry Bliss 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 shoe image from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the bottom of the envelope front twice and colored them in using my Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I added a little Clear Wink of Stella for some glimmer.  I adhered a panel of Best Dressed 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: 6WETZ6WW

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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The Ornate Garden Suite will be available starting April 1st.  Don’t want to wait, you can get it now as a demonstrator.  If you are interested in joining my team, just email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to help you.  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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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

SUBSCRIBE MARCH 11-APRIL 10

At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping you build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
One more thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and 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: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe for the April Paper Pumpkin kit from March 11–April 10 at paperpumpkin.com. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front & inner liner mats), 2 7/8″ X 1 1/2″, 1 3/4″ X 1 1/4″, 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (layering panels mats)
  • Purple Posy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2″ X 1 1/2″ (card front panel)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork panel), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Best Dressed Designer Series Paper 4′ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 1 1/2″ X 3″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Thank You in Highland Heather

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  How many of you are Irish out there?  I have no Irish in me at all, I’m all Italian, but my husband and children have a little.

For today I have another card that we made at our team meeting on Sunday using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley.  I feel like this product medley does most of the work for you.  Here’s my card.

I started with a Highland Heather card base and stamped the leaf/berry image from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Highland Heather Ink randomly around.

I adhered a panel of the Botanical Prints Designer Series Paper to an Old Olive mat using Snail and then to the front of the card base using Snail.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the leaf/berry image and the sentiment from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Highland Heather, Old Olive and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the Botanical Prints Dies.  I cut the sentiment out using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies making sure the sentiment was at the bottom of the oval.  I adhered the leaf/berry image to the oval, above the sentiment, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the oval to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the leaf/berry image from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Highland Heather Ink on the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I did not add a sentiment so that I could write my own thank you note.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Old Olive mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Highland Heather card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I stamped the leaf/berry image from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I colored the image in using my Highland Heather, Old Olive and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Highland Heather Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 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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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

SUBSCRIBE MARCH 11-APRIL 10

At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping you build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
One more thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and 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: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe for the April Paper Pumpkin kit from March 11–April 10 at paperpumpkin.com. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 2 1/8″ X 5 1/2″ (card front DSP mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5″(artwork), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ ( inner liner)
  • Botanical Prints Designer Series Paper 2″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise for Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. How is everyone doing today? If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects today. This week we had a Color Challenge, here are the colors we got to work with.

Here’s what I came up with for these colors.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on the bottom right of a panel of Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (which is a Sale-A-Bration item).  I immediately sprinkled it with my Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I adhered the Lily Impressions DSP to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to a Lovely Lipstick card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut 2 strips of cardstock, one in Bermuda Bay and the other in Granny Apple Green, into banners using the Banner Triple Punch.  I adhered the banners to the left side of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the large flower image from the Easter Promise stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using the 2nd largest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Using the Layering Squares Dies, I cut the scallop square that was slightly larger that the stitched square in Basic Black cardstock.  I adhered the artwork to the Basic Black scalloped mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Easter Promise stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the small flower image from the Easter Promise stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Lovely Lipstick card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large flower image from the Easter Promise stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the front of the envelope.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Lily Impressions 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, hop around to see everyone else’s projects. You can hit the next button to hop over to Amy Koenders blog or you can just click on the names below. Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:
Mary Deatherage:
Kristi Gray:
Jaimie Babarczy:
Sue Prather:
Karen Finkle:
Eva Dobilas:
Akiko Sudano:
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: 4UXRJREH

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:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat), 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock 7/8″ X 4 3/4″ (card front banner)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 1″ X 3 7/8″ (card front banner
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Sunshine Inspiring Iris

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers. We’re halfway through the week already. Hope you are having a productive week.

I have another card from our card class last night that we made.  The ladies were busy making all the cards.  It was another fun night stamping with friends.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by Fab Friday Challenge #184.  Here are their colors.

My design is from Global Design Project Challenge #230.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a panel of Pretty Peacock cardstock using the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a panel of Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted panel to a Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the outlined flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Inspiring Iris Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink 3 times.  I stamped the stem fill image from the Inspiring Iris stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink on all 3 flower stems over the outlined image.  I stamped the flower fill image from the Inspiring Iris stamp set 2 times with Rococo Rose Ink and once with Petal Pink Ink over the outlined image.  I cut the flowers out using the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Using the Layering Circle Dies, I cut the scallop circle that fit the stitched circle from a panel of Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  I adhered the artwork to the scalloped mat using Snail and I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink.  I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch.  I punched out another label  from Mint Macaron cardstock using the Classic Label Punch.  I cut the Mint Macaron label in half and adhered it to the sentiment label on each side using Snail  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a small piece of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic Edged Ribbon, which I tied into a knot, to the artwork using a Glue Dot.  I added a few Rococo Rose 2019-2021 In-Color Faceted Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the flower fill images from the Inspiring Iris stamp set 3 times on the bottom of the panel, once in Petal Pink Ink and 2 times in Rococo Rose Ink.  I stamped the stem fill image from the Inspiring Iris stamp set 3 times in Mint Macaron Ink below the flower images.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pretty Peacock mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flower outline image from the Inspiring Iris stamp set 3 times on the card front using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the stem fill image from the Inspiring Iris stamps set over the outlined images in Mint Macaron Ink and stamped the flower fill image from the Inspiring Iris stamp set twice in Petal Pink Ink and once in Rococo Rose Ink over the outlined images.  I adhered a panel of Pressed Petals Specialty 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: 4UXRJREH

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:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 1″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (artwork), 1″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 34/” X 5 1/2″ (card front mat), 3″ X 3″ (artwork mat), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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