Stampin’ Up! Cup of Tea Birthday

Good Monday morning my stamping friends and Happy Independence Day!!! Does anyone have any fun plans for today? It’s going to be a quiet day here. Maybe a little gardening, maybe some card making and just a little BBQ for my husband, daughter and me.

I have a quick card today that I’m thinking about using for my Stamp Camp Card Class tomorrow night. I haven’t decided yet what we are going to make. I guess I should get on that. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Cup Of Tea Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the Stampin’ Up! Celebrating You Cling Stamp Set and Tea Boutique 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper for my card today.

I played along with the Colorful Options July Challenge Red, White and Blue.

I started by adhering a panel of Tea Boutique DSP to a Starry Sky card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the striped teacup image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Sweet Sorbet Ink. I stamped the leaf image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Starry Sky Ink on top of the cup. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Starry Sky Ink on the top of the panel. I embossed the panel using the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder.

I adhered the embossed panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the layered panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a double bow using the 2022-2024 In-Color Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the teacup handle using a Glue Dot. I added a few 2022-2024 In-Color Matte Decorative Dots to the artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set in Starry Sky Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the teacup image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Sweet Sorbet Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the leaf image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Starry Sky Ink on top of the cup. I adhered a strip of the Tea Boutique DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat and then to the inside of the Starry Sky card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the teacup image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Sweet Sorbet Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the leaf image from the Cup of Tea stamp set in Starry Sky Ink on top of the cup. I adhered a panel of Tea Boutique 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:   RGVNBY93

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

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

Happy Stamping, Karen

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Sending Good Thoughts

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

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

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

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

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

This kit includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DOUBLE CREATIVE STAMPING DESIGNS REWARDS 

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

How My Rewards Work:

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

HAVE FUN SHOPPING!!

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July-December 2022 Mini Catalog is Now Live

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

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Sale-a-bration Going On Now!!!

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

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Starry Sky Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Sweet Sorbet Cardstock 3″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Tea Boutique 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 1/2″ X 4″ (inner liner strip), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous Hello

Good Monday morning my stamping friends. How was everyone’s weekend? It was gorgeous here and of course I was inside both days working.

Today’s card is one that we’re going to make at my class on Tuesday night. I wanted to try something a little different but easy. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Simply Fabulous Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper and the Stripes & Splatter 3D Embossing Folder for my card today.

This is my template for my DSP. I took a 6 X 6 panel of the Lovely In Linen DSP and marked 1″ from each corner. I lightly drew lines from my little pencil marks. I then cut the paper in 4 pieces using my Paper Trimmer. This will give you 4 panels to make 4 cards.

I adhered a panel of the Lovely In Linen DSP to a Very Vanilla card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I embossed the small panel of Sweet Sorbet cardstock using the Splatter embossing folder from the Stripes & Splatter 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to the bottom of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue lining it up with the DSP

I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Fabulous stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink on the Very Vanilla card front panel above the DSP and embossed panel. I adhered the layered panel to an Evening Evergreen card base. I added a few 2021-2023 In-Color Opal Rounds to the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Fabulous stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I stamped the leaf image from the Simply Fabulous stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink on either side of the panel stamped full strength and stamped off once. I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Sweet Sorbet mat and then to the inside of the Evening Evergreen card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. I stamped the leaf image from the Simply Fabulous stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink full strength and stamped off on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of Lovely In Linen 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:   KNZ2Y4WT

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

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

Happy Stamping, Karen

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Going On Now

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies beginning on June 1.

For a PDF copy of the retiring items list Click Here(note: sale prices start on June 1).

LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS DETAILS:

The sale prices begin on June 1, all items on the retiring list are available only while supplies last.

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last
  • Discounted Prices Sales Period:  June 1-30, 2022
  • Ordering Deadline:  June  30, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT

Head over to my Online Store to pick up any of those items that you want to make sure that you don’t miss out on and then head back on June 1 to pick up any of the items on sale!

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Stampin’ Up! Buy One Get One 50% off Kits Collection Sale June 1-June 30!

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection Here. Go to Shop Products and Kit Collections.

Ordering information:

  • Sale runs June 1-30, 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale.
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply to the more expensive kit (yes…the more expensive one!!) at checkout.
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

Let me know if you have any questions.  And get ready to pick up some BOGO kits in June!

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Pick of The Crop

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting.

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • And you’ll get a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8″ x 6″; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available to purchase separately.)
  • 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: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 

 Available for purchase on stampinup.com starting 13 June 2022:

Mini Shopping Bags Add-On

Item Number: 161922 

Add-on details:

  • Includes 4 mini canvas bags.
  • You can fit a couple cards in each bag. Perfect for a fun twist on card packaging!
  • Stamp or color on the bags for a personalized touch.
  • Mini Shopping Bag size: 5-3/8″ x 6″ (13.7 x 15.2 cm)

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! has some new Branded Merchandise you can purchase in the Online Store. They have tumblers in all the new 2022-2024 In-Colors, a hoodie in the Stampin’ Up! Abigail Rose design. Some Abigail Rose File Folders, the 2022-2024 In-Colors Grid Paper and an Abigail Rose Poster. Click Here to go to my Online Store to see all the new merchandise.

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I’ve updated my retirement list with items from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You can see the list Here. If there are initials next to the item, they are being held for payment.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Sweet Sorbet Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ (card front panel), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
  • Lovely In Linen Designer Series Paper 6″ X 6″ (cut as in image), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Through It Together

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone doing today? We’re halfway through the week and on our way to the weekend already.

Today’s card is another one we made last night at our Stamp Camp. My card design is from a friend and team member Terry Lynn Bright. My main focus at this month’s class was using designer series paper. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Through It Together Cling Stamp Set along with the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper and the Brilliant Wings Dies for my card today.

I started by adhering a Pattern Party DSP card front to a Basic White Thick card base.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from Through It Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink down the center of the panel. I embossed the panel using the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat. I adhered the layered panel to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Brilliant Wings Dies, I cut the solid butterfly from a panel of Rainbow Glimmer Paper. I cut the detailed butterfly from a panel of Vellum Paper. I adhered the Vellum butterfly to the Rainbow Glimmer butterfly just on the body. I adhered the butterfly to the layered panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I added a few Black Classic Matte Dots to the body.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from Through It Together stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a Basic White panel. I adhered a strip of Pattern Party DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and then to the inside of the Basic White Thick card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I adhered a strip of Pattern Party DSP to the envelope front and a panel 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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Join me today at 4:00pm on my Facebook Live.

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page with a project today at 4pm ET.  Please join me if you can, to see what card I will be making today.

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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:   XXM77BHN

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

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

Happy Stamping, Karen

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The Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Retiring Lists have posted, and the Last Chance Products Sale has begun!

Click here for a printable PDF list of all retiring items including the discounted prices.

LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS DETAILS

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits, so order soon (or order now so that you don’t have to worry!) to make sure that you are able to get the items that you are wanting!
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • ORDER DEADLINES:  May 2, 2022, at 11:50 PM MT
  • The 2020-2022 In Colors – Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight will be going away. I HIGHLY encourage you to stock up early on the 2020-2022 In-Color Cardstock, Ink Pads, and Refills as soon as possible, as these items sell out quickly!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

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Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalogs Coming Soon!

With the retiring list for the current Annual Catalog being posted…that means that the new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog will be here soon!  I got to preview it and I’m loving what I’m seeing!

Here are the details:

  • I will be ordering the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogs on April 1 for my customers.  I will pack up the catalogs and mail them back out to my customers just as soon as they arrive.  I anticipate that the new catalogs for my customers will begin arriving by mid-April.
  • If you are not a current customer of mine but would like to be and would like to get a copy of the upcoming catalog when I mail them out, simply place an order through my Online Store and you’ll be added to my mailing list!
  • Ordering from the new Annual Catalog starts on May 3, 2022!

Let me know if you have any questions.  I can’t wait for you to see the new catalog!  Demonstrator preorder starts on April 1!  If you’re interested in joining, you can preorder and get the discount for yourself!  Head over to my joining page Here to see the benefits of being a Demonstrator and to sign up now!

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Change is Beautiful

Subscribe March 11 – April 10

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature. 

This kit includes:

  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the April Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 March and 10 April at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Stampin’ Up! New Shipping Fees Beginning April 1

I want to let you know about a change to Stampin’ Up!’s shipping and handling pricing.  Starting April 1, the minimum shipping charge will increase by $1.00, from $6.95 to $7.95—or by one percentage point, from 10% to 11% of the total order amount—whichever is greater.

If you ever use the expedited shipping options, those fees are going up a bit too.  Here are the new fees for expedited shipping:

  • Next Day Upgrade: $38.00 USD ($3.00 USD increase from the previous rate)
  • 2nd Day Upgrade: $23.00 USD ($3.00 USD increase from the previous rate)
  • 3 Day Shipping Upgrade: $15.00 USD ($5.00 USD increase from the previous rate)
  • The expedited shipping option rates above are calculated in addition to the standard shipping rate (e.g., the next day shipping option would cost $7.95 USD or 11%—whichever is greater—plus $38.00 USD)

I want to make sure you’re aware of this change, as it impacts both you and me.  Stampin’ Up! has worked to keep the increase as minimal as possible so they can continue bringing you the unique, high-quality, and coordinated paper crafting products that you love.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Basic Whtie Thick Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 2 7/8″ X 5 1/2″ (card front panel mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Pattern Patry Host Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 1/2″ X 4″ (inner liner strip), 1/2″ x 6″ & 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope)

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Stampin’ Up! Turtle Friends Birthday

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. Happy February!!! Yesterday my daughter started back in person collage. She was really looking forward to it since she hated remote learning. The downside is that I have to have her at the train station to catch the 6:30am train. I’m up at that time, but I don’t like to be out in the winter at that time. Once she got to the campus, she had a 30-minute walk to her building and it was only 10 degrees out, brrr.

I have a cute little card for you today using items from the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Turtle Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the Tidings of Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper for my card today.

My colors are from As You See It Challenge #267.

I started by adhering a panel of Tidings of Christmas DSP to a Crumb Cake card base.

I cut a panel of Basic White cardstock using my Stitched Rectangle Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink down the one side of the panel using my Stamparatus. I adhered the Basic White panel to the card front.

I cut a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Ornate Layers Dies and embossed the panel using my Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to the left of the sentiment panel. On a small panel of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the larger outline turtle image from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink. I stamped the shell image from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Soft Succulent Ink stamping off once. I stamped the sentiment from the Turtle Friends stamp set on the shell in Evening Evergreen Ink. I colored the turtle using my Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the hat from the Turtle Friends stamp set on the turtle in Calypso Coral Ink and colored it using my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the bird image from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink on top of the turtle. I stamped the bow tie image from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink, fussy cut it using my Paper Snips and adhered it to the turtle using a Stampin’ Dimensional. I cut the image out using my Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Bragworthy Cling Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the 2 small outline turtle images from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the grass and shell images from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Soft Succulent Ink. I colored the turtles in using my Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Markers. I adhered the Basic White panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and then to the inside of the Crumb Cake card base.

To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the large and small turtle outline images from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Evening Evergreen Ink. I stamped the grass and large & small shell images from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Soft Succulent Ink. I colored the turtles in using my Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Markers. I stamped the bird image from the Turtle Friends stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink. I adhered a panel of Tidings of Christmas 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:   739EQ2NM

Use this host code when placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2021 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.

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

Happy Stamping, Karen

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Join The Stampin’ Up! Community During Sale-a-bration and get 2 FREE Stamp Sets

Now through February 28 you can get 2 FREE STAMP SETS when you join Stampin’ Up! For just $99 you get to choose $125 of product of your choice from any of the current catalogs and you can also choose any 2 Stamp Sets of your choice (cannot be host or Sale-a-bration sets) absolutely FREE!!! You can end up with $175 in product for just $99. There is no obligation to sell, you can join as a Hobby Demonstrator. Interested??? Ask me how. I’d love to have you on my team, drop me a note at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com I’d be more than happy to talk to you about it.

Here is what $172.00 worth of product looks like and you can get it for just $99 and it ships for FREE. Stampin’ Up! also throws in a past Paper Pumpkin kit, catalogs and other material. We have an awesome team and I’d love to have you join us. Contact me and we can talk.

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Available February 1 – May 2

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. 

The All Together Collection includes early-release products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog—an exciting new range of natural Stampin’ Blends—and exclusive products you can’t get anywhere else! Come together to create projects inspired by you.  

  • The Here Together Stamp Set, Here for You Dies, Here Together, and the All Together Collection are available in English and French.
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards. (Except for the All Together Collection)
  • All Together items can be added to a starter kit.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Here for You Dies
    • Here Together Bundle
    • All Together Collection

To see a printable PDF flyer Click Here.

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Sale-a-bration January 4 – February 28!!!

This is the last month of Sale-a-bration!!! Don’t miss out on items you might want to get for free with a qualifying order.

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

When you are placing your order, don’t forget to use my Current Host Code 739EQ2NM for all orders under $150.

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Host A Party During Sale-a-bration

If you host a party during Sale-a-bration, both you and your guests can earn FREE Sal-a-bration products! Plus, place any party or personal order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia Stamp Set for FREE! Interested? I can set up a Host Code for you and your friends/family to order with. Drop me a line at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com. I’d be happy to talk to you about it.

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Safari Celebration

Subscribe January 11 – February 10

Did you see that? It’s a mischievous monkey swinging from tree to tree! What about that elephant marching through the mud? Can you catch an antelope galloping in the grass? Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit. To explore what’s inside, keep reading!

Details:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Explore each of our current In Color collections with this colorful kit! Discover designs and paper pieces in Bumblebee (a 2020–2022 In Color), Fresh Freesia (a 2021–2023 In Color), and Soft Succulent (a 2021–2023 In Color).
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

Subscribe to the February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January and 10 February at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (sentiment panel), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Tidings of Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday. Happy New Year’s Eve!!! Does anyone have any plans for tonight or tomorrow? It’ll be a quiet night at my house.

I used a set today from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Sometimes I forget about the annual catalog when the new catalogs are available. Here’s my card for today,

I used the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set along with the Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card today.

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of a Pale Papaya card front. I stamped the small floral image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Pale Papaya Ink around the sentiment. I embossed the panel using the new Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folder (available January 4, 2022).

I took a panel of Expressions In Ink DSP and scored, cut & folded it as in the diagram below. I adhered the cut & folded panel to the Pale Papaya card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the top edge, left side and the small right side.

I wrapped a piece of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the top of the panel and tied a small bow. I adhered the card front to a Pale Papaya card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Gilded Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small flower image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Pale Papaya Ink on either side of the sentiment. I stamped the leaf images in Old Olive Ink on the flowers. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Pale Papaya mat and then to the inside of the Pale Papaya card base.

To finish my card, I decorated a Basic Whtie Medium Envelope. I stamped the small flower image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Pale Papaya Ink on the envelope front and the leaves in Old Olive Ink. I adhered a panel of Expressions In Ink 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:   JSPXUJD6

Use this host code when placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2021 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.

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

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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

CLICK HERE to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping!

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The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! t’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!  Beginning December 1, Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to open the full retiring list from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (includes the sale prices that start on December 1)

Click Here to see the full carryover list (items that will continue to be available and items that will be available again in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog)

Last Chance Sale Details:

  • See the full Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) with the sale prices Here. The sale prices start on December 1!
  • See the Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires) Here.
  • All retiring products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Last Chance Sales Period:  Starts December 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM MT and ends January 3, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to pick up any of those items on the retiring list that you’re wanting soon so that you don’t miss out!

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Kisses & Hugs

Subscribe December 11 – January 10

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the teaser video below to get a taste of what’s included.

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

ADD-ON

Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes 

Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD | $13.75 CAD

Details:

  • Contains 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags
  • Gold cord: 10-1/2″ yards (9.6 m)
  • Finished size: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
  • Printed with gold foil

These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

Subscribe to the January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 December and 10 January at paperpumpkin.com!

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Expressions In Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 11 1/2″ (card front scored & folded as in diagram above), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

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