Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit Thanks

Good Sunday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s 4th?  Anyone have a picnic or go to one?  It was a very quiet day for us, we kind of just relaxed around the house.  Definitely was not our normal 4th.

For today’s card I used the super adorable set from the beginner catalog again.  I really love this set.  Here’s my card for today.

My sketch is from CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #379.  Here is their sketch.

My colors are from Color Throwdown Challenge #600.  Here are their colors.

I started by stamping the watermelon image from the Stampin’ Up! Cute Fruit Photopolymer Stamp Set on an extra long strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the rind first in Granny Apple Green Ink, then the fruit  in Poppy Parade Ink.  I colored the seeds in using my Basic Black Stampin’ Blends Marker.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Stampin’ Seal.

I embossed a panel of Poppy Parade cardstock using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the matted strip of watermelons to the card front on an angle, hanging over on both corners, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut off the excess using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the card front to a Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Basic Black cardstock, I cut the sentiment from the Well Written Dies and adhered it to the strip of fruit using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Cute Fruit stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the watermelon image from the Cute Fruit stamp set on the bottom of the panel stamping the rind first in Granny Apple Green Ink, then the fruit in Poppy Parade Ink.  I colored the seeds using my Basic Black Stampin’ Blends markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the watermelon image from the Cute Fruit stamp set on the envelope front and flap.  I stamped the rind first in Granny Apple Green Ink and then the fruit in Poppy Parade Ink.  I stamped the adorable face from the Cute Fruit stamp set on the watermelon in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Cute Fruit stamp set (because I thought it needed it), under the watermelon image on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!  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: FXTA29WD

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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual 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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Bonus Days from Stampin’ Up! are back!!  For every $50 merchandise that you purchase between July 1 and August 3, you’ll earn a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between August 4 and 31!  

Here are the details:

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes.  If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period!!
  • Deadline for coupon earning:  August 3, 2020 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to head over to my online store to start earning those coupons now!  Don’t forget to use my current Host Code so that you will get your free gift from me, any 1 item in the catalog valued up to $10 with a qualifying order.  Detail about the free gift are here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Get your shopping lists ready and start earning those coupons!

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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 2 1/8″ X 8 1/2″ (artwork mat), 2 1/2″ X 1″ (sentiment), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 8 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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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 Shimmer Tea Together

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone doing today?  Is anyone doing anything this weekend?  I’m going to work and if today is like the past couple weekends, it’s going to be crazy busy.

I have another clean and simple card for you today using one of my favorite stamp sets that’ll be retiring soon.  Here’s my card for today.

My design is from Inspire. Create. Challenge #068.  Here is their sketch.

I also joined in with Shopping Our Stash Challenge #419.  Their theme is ‘Mother’s Day’

I started by embossing a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered it to a Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper card front.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tea cup from the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the rose bud image from the Tea Together stamp set on the tea cup in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the rose bud images in using my Old Olive and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends markers.  I colored the edges of the tea cup in using my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Tea Time Dies.

I wrapped a piece of the Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon around the card front and tied a bow.  I adhered the teacup to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink on a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment to the tea cup using Snail.  I adhered the card front to a Soft Sea Foam card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the tea pot image from the Tea Together stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set in the center of the tea pot in Old Olive Ink.  I added a little shading to the tea pot using my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to an Old Olive mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Soft Sea Foam card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tea cup image from the Tea Together stamp set on the envelope front.  I stamped the sentiment from the Tea Together stamp set in Old Olive Ink in the center of the tea cup.  I colored the tea cup using my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the rose bud image from the Tea Together stamp set on the corners of the envelope flap and the larger rose image from the Tea Together stamp set in the center of the envelope flap all in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the images in using my Old Olive and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.

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: 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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THINGS ARE GOING FAST.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE RETIRING ITEMS, DON’T WALK, RUN OVER TO GRAB THEM WHILE YOU STILL CAN.

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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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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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: COVID-19 PRODUCT GIVEBACK

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you!  You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: April 28 – June 2, 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond June 2, we’ll let you know

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3″ X 4 1/4″ (card front panel)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 3″ (tea cup and sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up! Have A Beautiful Day

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  How has your week been going so far?

Today I was asked to be a Guest Star Stamper for Color Throwdown Challenge #589.  I am beyond thrilled to be doing this.  Here is the card I designed for their challenge today.

Here are the Color Throwdown Challenge #589 colors.

I started by stamped the script image from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the leaf image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the script image.  I embossed the panel using my Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

I adhered the artwork to a Real Red mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to a Basic Black mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to a Smoky Slate card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Very Versailles stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink.  I cut the image out using the smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut a Real Red scalloped mat using the Layering Squares Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the scalloped mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Strong & Beautiful Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink over the sentiment, stamping off once.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Real Red mat using Snail and then to a Basic Black mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted panel to the inside of a Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the script image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the envelope front. I stamped the leaf image from the Very Versailles stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the script image on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of Smoky Slate Neutrals 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: 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.

The Clearance Rack has been updated.  Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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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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INKIN’ KREW ORNATE GARDEN FACEBOOK EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 18TH

Our team is hosting a fun event on Facebook on Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects created with this pretty suite of products with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  See you all then!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Real Red Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (artwork), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner), 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment)

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Stampin’ Up! Wild About You

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone’s week going?  How are you all doing with your Social Distancing?  I don’t know about you, but this is getting tougher as the days go by.  I miss spending time with my niece, nephews and all my other family members and friends.  I know this is all for the best, but I’m ready to go back to normal.

For today’s card, I made a real challenging one for me.  I’m not a big fan of Orange or Yellow, but I was determined to make a card using these colors.  Here’s my card for today.

My colors are from the Fab Friday Color Challenge #186.  Here are their colors.

My design is from the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #366.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Paper Players Theme Challenge #485.  Here is their theme.

I started by stamping the giraffe image from the Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I then cut the image out using the Animal Friends Dies.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink and cut the sentiment out using the 2nd largest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I cut the scalloped square mat using the Layering Squares Dies out of a panel of Terracotta Tile cardstock.  I adhered the stitched square to the scalloped square using Snail and adhered the giraffe image to the square using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the giraffe pattern die from the Animal Friends Dies, I cut a Daffodil Delight panel twice.  I adhered the die cut panel to a Mango Melody mat, which I cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a piece of Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon across the middle of the panel using Snail.  I cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the Ornate Layers Dies and then embossed it using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered a panel of Pumpkin Pie Regals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Thick Whisper White card base using Snail.  I adhered the Whisper White die cut panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted die cut panel on top of the Whisper White panel using Glue Dots and the artwork on top of the matted die cut panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Terracotta Tile 2019-2021 In-Color Faceted Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Big Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the giraffe image from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panel and colored it in using my Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pumpkin Pie 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 giraffe image from the Animal Outing stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom front of the envelope and colored it in using my Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Mango Melody Brights 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: 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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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:

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 2 5/16″ X 3 7/16″ (giraffe pattern layer)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (giraffe pattern mat)
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment), 4 1/2″ X 3″ (die cut layer), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6′ (piece for envelope flap)
  • Regals 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Terracotta Tile Thank You

Good Monday Morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Is everyone staying healthy?  I went to our quarterly team meeting yesterday. Enjoyed lunch and stamping with my team leader Amy.  Unfortunately I was the only one who was able to make it due to the virus.  I did get to see everyone via Zoom meeting.  We made a couple cards and talked.  It was a very enjoyable afternoon.  Here  is one of the cards we made at the meeting.

We used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley that is in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog on page 61.  Everything is included in this product medley except the cardstock and ink.  Amy always comes up with the most beautiful cards.  I embossed a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to an Old Olive mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Light Old Olive and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored the leaves and flower centers in on a panel of the Botanical Prints Designer Series Paper.  I adhered the DSP to an Old Olive mat using Snail and then to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the flower image from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the leaves and flower centers in using my Dark Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the images out using the Botanical Prints Dies.  I adhered the die cut images to the card front using Glue Dots.  I stamped the sentiment from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of one of the labels that comes with the product medley.  I adhered the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few die cut leaves, that were cut from Old Olive cardstock using the Botanical Prints Dies, under the label using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.  I adhered the card front to a Terracotta Tile card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the floral image from the Botanical Prints stamp set on the top and bottom corner of a Whisper White panel in Terracotta Tile Ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the Terracotta Tile card base using Snail.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flower image from the Botanical Prints stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the 2019-2021 In-Colors 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:

  • Old Olive Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat), 2 1/8″ X 5 1/8″ (DSP mat), scraps for leaves
  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Botanical Prints Designer Series Paper 2″ X 6 1/8″ (card front)
  • 2019-2021 In-Color Designer Series Paper (2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a strip of Birthday Bonanza DSP to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I fussy cut another one of the images from the Birthday Bonanza DSP and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of the Birthday Bonanza DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: QCX43K4E

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BRINGING THE JOYS OF SPRING MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Paper Pumpkin March 2020: No Matter the Weather

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

About the March Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

About the FREE Stamp Set

  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

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

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Moments Birthday for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers. Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month and you know what that means, Blog Hop Day!! If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. If you’ve hopped over from Mary Deatherage’s blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “Birthday”. We can interpret this any way that we’d like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the images from the Beautiful Moments stamp set in Basic Grey Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Crumb Cake, Ivory, Mint Macaron and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Best Dressed DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Hit Previous to hop back to Mary Deatherage’s blog or hit Next to head over to Shirley Gentry’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy  –
  2. Connie Troyer
  3. Akiko Sudano
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Ksenzakovic –  You Are Here
  6. Leslie Larkin
  7. Sue Prather
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Karen Finkle
  10. Amy Koenders

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: QCX43K4E

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

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

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Stampin’ Up! Meant To Be Poppies

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did you all watch the Super Bowl last night?  I watched bits and pieces and the half time show.  I have to admit, I really only watch for the commercials.

I have a pretty easy card for you today.  I’m having a Stamp Camp class tomorrow night and I have a couple new people joining me.  I’m not sure what kind of stampers they are, so I thought I’d keep it pretty simple.  Here’s one of the cards we’re going to make.

I played along with TGIF Challenge #249.  Here is their theme.

I started with a small panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the 2 different poppy images from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by the flower images.  I colored the flowers and leaves in using my Mint Macaron and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom right of a Whisper White card front.  I stamped the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink over the stamped sentiment.  I embossed the Whisper White card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

I adhered the artwork to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a piece of Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the card front and tied a bow.  I adhered the card front to a Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set in the center of a Whisper White panel in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the poppy and leaf images from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the top and bottom corners of the Whisper White 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 Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card, I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom front of the envelope.  I colored the images in using the color fill image stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set.  I adhered a panel of Pressed Petals Specialty 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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose Cardstock 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2″ X 5 1/2″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Pressed petals Specialty Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″(envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?  I worked both days.  Saturday would have been a perfect day to stay in and craft here, it rained and rained all day.

For today’s card I used some of the Sale-A-Bration goodies that you can get for free with qualifying orders.  Here’s my card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge #354.  Here are their colors.

My design was from Freshly Made Sketches #419.  Here is their sketch.

I started by embossing a Rococo Rose card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and a Seaside Spray card front using the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  The Stone 3D Embossing folder is part of the Power of Hope Bundle you can earn  from Sale-A-Bration for FREE.  I adhered the Seaside Spray panel to the Rococo Rose panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, on an angle.  I cut the excess off using my Paper Trimmer.  I then adhered it to a Rococo Rose card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the cake image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set (FREE Sals-A-Bration item) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I brushed over the cake part of the image using my Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer. I fussy cut the image our using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the cake image to the Seaside Spray card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Rococo Rose Ink.  I adhered the strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a Glue Dot.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped just the top of the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to get the flower image.  I colored the flower in using  my Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the flower to the end of the sentiment using a Glue Dot and a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the flower centers on the cake and the fussy cut flower.  I added a few Granny Apple Green Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set in Seaside Spray Ink, stamping off once, to the center of the Whisper White panel over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Seaside Spray mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Rococo Rose card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the top of the cake image from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set on and angle  on the bottom of the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a Rococo Rose panel of the 2019-2021 In-Color 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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CELEBRATE A LOVELY DAY WITH FEBRUARY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020.

About the February Kit:

  1. Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  2. Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  3. Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  4. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 3/4″ X 5/8″ (sentiment strip), 4″ X 3″ (artwork)
  • 2019-2021 In-Color 6 X 6 Designer series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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