Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Birthday

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. How is everyone doing today? We’re halfway through the week and the weekend is right around the corner.

It’s time for another inspiration challenge for The Card Concepts. The inspiration photo is Sunny Sunflowers. Here is my card that was inspired from the challenge photo.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set for my Free Style Collage Card. I was inspired by the beautiful sunflower bouquet and the colors.

I hope you will take a moment to visit The Card Concepts and join us for our challenge #160.  How are you inspired by this photo?

I started by embossing a Smoky Slate card front using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Using my Blending Brush, I brushed a little Smoky Slate Ink over the embossed panel to give it a little color. I adhered the card front to a Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images in using my Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede and So Saffron Stampn’ Blends Markers. I cut the images out using my Sunflower Dies. I cut 5 of the sprig dies using the Sunflower Dies from a panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I cut the large leaf die from the Beautiful Leaves Dies from a panel of Garden Green cardstock.

I adhered the large Garden Green leaf to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I arranged the sunflowers the way I wanted them and adhered them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the sprigs under the sunflowers using Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the stems only. I made a triple loop bow using the Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and adhered it to the center of the sunflowers using a Glue Dot. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock and fussy cut it using my Paper Snips. I adhered it to the bottom of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few 2021-2023 In-Color Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Sunny Sentiments Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink in 2 of the corners of the panel and colored them in the same as I did for the card front. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Garden Green mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set on the envelope front and flap in Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the sunflowers in the same as I did for the card.

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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  • Gorgeous Leaves
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Peaceful Christmas

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When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • 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: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

Subscribe to the October 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 September and 10 October 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 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (artwork), 3 1/2″ X 1″ (sentiment), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Garden Green Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 6″ (leaf die), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (sprigs)
  • Smoky Slate 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)

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins Friendship Monochromatic

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. How has everyone’s week started out? I hope you are having a productive one.

I have a monochromatic card for you today. It’s a little different from my multicolor cards that I usually make, but I really like the way it came out. My team leader Amy made a black and white card last week using these pumpkins and I really liked the way it looked, so I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins Bundle along with the Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card today.

My design is from Just Add Ink Challenge #568.

I started by embossing a Basic Gray card front using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered a panel of Peaceful Place Specialty DSP to the bottom of the panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I wrapped a piece of Black Bakers Twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack around the card front and tied a bow.

Stampin’ Up! has this beautiful new Silver Foil Specialty Pack of paper with 3 different finishes in it. I cut the tall detailed pumpkin from the shiny piece using my Detailed Pumpkin Dies. I cut the smaller pumpkin from the darker panel using my Detailed Pumpkin Dies. On a panel of Smoky Slate cardstock I stamped the leafy pumpkin image from the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pumpkins Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink. I immediately sprinkled it with Black Embossing Powder from the Basic Embossing Powders and set it using my Heat Tool. I cut the embossed image out using my Detailed Pumpkin Dies. I adhered the pumpkins to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals under the bakers twine.

On a panel of Smoky Slate cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink. I fussy cut the sentiment using my Paper Snips and adhered it to the card front, over the bakers twine, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Matte Black Dots to the card front. I adhered the card front to a Smoky Slate card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the pumpkin image from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the bottom of the panel. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Basic Gray mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the pumpkin image from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of Peaceful Place Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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There is an AWESOME joining promotion happening!  If you purchase the Starter Kit between August 3 and September 30, you’ll get to pick a FREE bundle from this list!

  • Frosted Gingerbread
  • Christmas Season
  • Christmas To Remember
  • Whimsical Trees
  • Peaceful Deer
  • Sweet Little Stockings
  • Penguin Place
  • Peaceful Cabin
  • Arctic Bears
  • Beauty Of Tomorrow
  • Gorgeous Leaves
  • Nature’s Harvest

When you purchase the Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable), the kit ships for FREE and YOU get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise OF YOUR CHOICE. If you purchase the kit during Sale-a-bration, you’ll get an additional FREE bundle from the select twelve listed above (with a value up to $60.25!!) with your kit!  A free bundle in addition to $125 in merchandise for $99, YES PLEASE!! You will also get a past Paper Pumpkin Kit and other supplies free in your kit.

If you are planning on placing an order of $100, you might really want to consider joining. This is such an awesome joining deal, you don’t want to pass it up. There is no obligation to sell, have workshops or do Facebook lives. You can join strictly to be a ‘hobby demonstrator’ and enjoy the 20% discount. I would love to have you on my team!!! You also get to enjoy all the demonstrator perks like early ordering, sneak peeks at what’s coming and best of all the events. Why wait, this is such a great sign up promotions, join now and be a part of our awesome Stampin’ Up! family!!!

If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com, I’d love to talk with you about it! You can find more information about joining on my blog @ creativestampingdesigns.com

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Haunts & Harvest

Subscribe August 11 – September 10

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  •  Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

Subscribe to the September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 August and 10 September 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 Gray Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Basic White Cardsotkc 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″), 2 1/4″ X 2 1/2″(pumpkin), 1 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper 1 1/4″ X 4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Silver Foil Specialty Paper 2 1/2″ x 2″ (shorter pumpkin), 2″ X 3 1/2″ (detailed pumpkin)

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Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Sailing Home for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team 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 so 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 “Celebrate Summer”.  We can interpret this however we want.  Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set. Nothing says summer to me like the beach.

My colors are from Sunday Stamps Challenge #261.

I started by embossing a Smoky Slate card front using the new Timber 3D Embossing Folder (available August 3rd). I adhered the embossed panel to a Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the lighthouse image from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink. I masked the lighthouse with a sticky note and added color to the backgrounds using my Blending Brushes. I added Coastal Cabana Ink on the top of the panel and Smoky Slate Ink on the bottom of the image. I stamped the bird image from the Sailing Home stamp set on the top of the panel in Night of Navy Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Through It Together Cling Stamp Set next to the lighthouse image in Night of Navy Ink. I cut the image out using my Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered the artwork to a Night of Navy mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sand dollar image from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink and the seashells in Calypso Coral Ink on a panel of Basic White cardstock. I cut the images out using the Seaside Shells Dies. I adhered the sand dollar and shells using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots. I added a few Opal Rounds to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the sand dollar image from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the bottom of the panel. I stamped the other seashells in Calypso Coral Ink. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Smoky Slate mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the sand dollar and seashell images from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate Inks on the envelope front and 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 Karen Finkel’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

1. Tara Carpenter:

2. Jaimie Babarczy:

3. Mary Deatherage:

4. Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

5. Karen Finkle:

6. Terry Lynn Bright:

7. Jillian Good:

8. Donna Leonard:

9. Akiko Sudano:

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:   CEWAN9UD

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 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 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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We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! July is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
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  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (artwork & inner liner), 3″ X 3″ (shells)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3 1/8″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front & inner liner mat)

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