Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence for Fun Fold Friday

Good Good Friday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s week?  The weekend is here and Easter is on Sunday.  I don’t know about you, but it’s not feeling like Easter this year to me.  I can’t make my Easter Egg Bread because EVERY store is sold out of yeast.  I didn’t make all my traditional Easter items since we can’t be in any large gatherings and that means no family coming over.  I am thankful to be healthy though.  My whole family has stayed healthy so far.  It’s going to be a very small gathering Sunday so I have to downsize everything I make.  Next Easter we’ll be back to normal.

For today’s Fun Fold I pulled out some items from the Annual Catalog.  This card is perfect if you have a lot of Designer Paper that you want to used up.  I used one of the 2018-2020 In-Colors which will be going away in June.  If you are liking any of these In-Colors, you best to grab them while you can.  Here’s my card for today.

I started with an 12 X 5 1/2″ panel of Blueberry Bushel cardstock which I scored and folded at 2 1/4″, 5″ and 7 3/4″.

I adhered 4 panels of Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to Balmy Blue mats using Snail.  I adhered the matted panels to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  You will be able to see better where they are all adhered in a photo below.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I stamped the fern leaf image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Old Olive Ink, below the sentiment.

I stamped the large flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I fussy cut the flower out using my Paper Snips.  I stamped the leaf image from the Floral Essence stamp set on a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Old Olive Ink twice and punched them out using the Leaf Punch.  I adhered the flower to the bottom of the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves under the flower using Glue Dots.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and added a Perennial Essence Floral Center to the flower.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using my Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the center panel using Snail.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blueberry Bushel Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink on the bottom of the panel and colored it in using my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the leaf images from the Floral Essence stamp set in Old Olive Ink around the flower.  I stamped the flower center from the Floral Essence stamp set in Crushed Curry Ink.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Balmy Blue mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Blueberry Bushel card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the large flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Blueberry Bushel Ink on the bottom front of the envelope and colored it in using my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the leaf images from the Floral Essence stamp set in Old Olive Ink around the flower.  I stamped the flower center from the Floral Essence stamp set in Crushed Curry Ink in the center of the flower.  I adhered a panel of Perennial Essence 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.  The 2018-2020 In-Colors Cardstock, 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper, Stamp Pads, Ink Refills, Stampin’ Write Markers, Ribbon and Buttons will all be retiring at the end of May.  If you are loving any or all of these colors, now it the time to get them before they are gone for good.  Happy Stamping!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 6WETZ6WW

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE!!

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:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock 2 – 2 1/8″ X 5 3/8″, 2 – 2 5/8″ X 5 3/8″, 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ DSP and inner liner mats)
  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock 5 1/2″ X 12″ (card base scored and folded at 2 1/4″, 5″ & 7 3/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ (flower), 3 3/4″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment), 5 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (leaves and inside sentiment)
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 2 – 2″ X 5 1/4″ (front and inside left panel), 2 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (inside right panel), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inside back panel)

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Stampin’ Up! Poppy Moments Mother’s Day

Good Saturday morning my fellow stampers.  How has everyone’s weekend started off?  I have to work a partial day today, but I have tomorrow off.  I’m hoping to finish up my spring cleaning, get some windows washed and new curtains hung.

For today’s card I used the Poppy Moments Dies combined with the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin.  Here’s my card.

I started by cutting out all the pieces I needed.  I cut 4 of the longer leaves die from the Poppy Moments Dies by cutting 2 each in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock, the fronts and backs.  I adhered the pieces together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I also cut 2 of the smaller leaf dies from the Poppy Moments Dies, 1 each in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock, fronts and backs.  I adhered them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut all the outline flower dies from the Poppy Moments Dies in Basic Black cardstock.  I cut 2 smaller poppy dies from the Poppy Moments Dies in Flirty Flamingo and Vellum cardstock.  I cut one of the larger poppy die from the Poppy Moments Dies  in Poppy Parade and Vellum.  I cut all the flower centers from the Poppy Moments Dies from a Black Foil Sheet.  I adhered the Basic Black out line dies to the Vellum die cuts, only in the center using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the smaller poppies to the Flirty Flamingo dies and the larger poppy to the Poppy Parade die, only in the center using Multipurpose Liquid Glue  I adhered the flower centers using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I adhered a panel of Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper to the inside front of one of the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards using Multipurpose Liquid Glue only along the edge of the paper.  I arranged the flowers and leaves the way I thought I would like them using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.

I added a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the card front.

You can see when you open the card you see the reverse side of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the poppy images from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom corner of the panel using the masking technique.  I stamped the leaf images from the Painted Poppies stamp set around the flowers in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Mossy Meadow mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated an envelope which came in the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin.  I stamped the poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink around the flowers.  I adhered a panel of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 6WETZ6WW

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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The Ornate Garden Suite available NOW.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

SUBSCRIBE MARCH 11-APRIL 10

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

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (flower outlines)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 2″ X 5″ (smaller flowers)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 5″ X 5″ (leaves), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 5″ X 5″ (leaves)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 3″ X 3″ (large flower)
  • Black Foil Sheet 1″ X 3″ (flower centers)
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 3/16″ X 5 1/2″ (inside card front), 2 3/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)
  • Vellum Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ (flowers)

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Easter

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  It’s been raining here all weekend, so it kind of makes staying home easy.  I did have to work for a few hours yesterday and everyone that came to the store was very understanding and patient.

For today’s card I made you an Easter card using the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Bundle and some pretty pastel colors.  Here’s my card for today.

My sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #428.  Here is their sketch.

I played along with Just Add Ink Theme Challenge #498.  Here is their challenge. My “E” is Easter.

I was inspired by “Just Us Girls” Photo Challenge #529.  Here is their photo. Nothing says spring more that a pasture of tulips.

I started by adhering a panel of the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper to a Mint Macaron card base using Snail.

I cut a panel of Whisper White cardstock using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies.  I stamped the stem image from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set 3 times in Mint Macaron Ink.  Using the largest scallop circle die from the Layering Circles Dies, I cut a panel of Mint Macaron cardstock.  I adhered the Whisper White circle to the scalloped circle using Snail.  I cut a small portion of the circle off to make a straight edge.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the largest tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set 3 times in So Saffron Ink which I edged in Petal Pink Ink using my Sponge Dauber.  I punched all 3 tulips out using my Tulip Builder Punch.  I adhered the 2 end tulips to the circle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the center tulip using Glue Dots.  I adhered the artwork to the edge of the DSP on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a small bow, which I made from the Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, using a Glue Dot.

On a strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Mint macaron Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to a Mint Macaron mat using Snail and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the stem image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink a couple times on the stems.  I stamped the medium tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in So Saffron Ink and edged it using my Sponge Dauber in Petal Pink Ink on the stems.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Petal Pink mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the front of the envelope with the stem and leaf images from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink 3 times.  I stamped the medium tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in So Saffron Ink edged with Petal Pink Ink, using my Sponge Dauber, 3 times on the stem images.  I adhered a panel of the Pleased As Punch 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.  Just a reminder, the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper which is part of the Coordination Products, will only be available until March 31st.  If you are liking this DSP, don’t wait to order it.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and are making the best of the social distancing and quarantined situations by doing some fun crafting.   Happy Stamping!!

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 6WETZ6WW

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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The Ornate Garden Suite will be available starting April 1st.  Don’t want to wait, you can get it now as a demonstrator.  If you are interested in joining my team, just email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to help you.  Click HERE or on the image below to see a printable PDF of all the fabulous items available in the suite.

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APRIL 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN:  MY WONDERFUL FAMILY

SUBSCRIBE MARCH 11-APRIL 10

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

About the April Kit: 

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork mat), 3″ X 3/4″ (sentiment mat)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 2 7/8″ x 5/8″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner
  • Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″(card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Winds of Change Easter Card

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends.  How has everyone’s week started off.  It’s starting to feel a lot like spring here.  This is one of the mildest winters I remember in a long time.  I blame it on my Team Leader moving to NJ from GA.  I think she brought the mild winter with her.

Today’s card is another one we are doing tonight at our card class.  My design was inspired by one of my team members Akiko Sudano.  You can see her card here. Here is my take on her card.

I started by embossing a panel of Petal Pink cardstock using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a Soft Suede mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted panel to a Petal Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the tulip image from the Stampin’ Up! Winds of Change Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored the image in using my Mint Macaron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out using my Painted Labels Dies.  I adhered the artwork to the Petal Pink card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I made the strip into a banner using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the sentiment to a  strip of Soft Suede cardstock, which I made into a banner using my Paper Snips, using Snail.  I adhered the matted banner to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the tulip image from the Winds of Change stamp set in Petal Pink Ink over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Soft Suede mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the tulip image from the Winds of Change stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Mint Macaron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a Petal Pink panel of the Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

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

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4UXRJREH

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

Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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BRINGING THE JOYS OF SPRING MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Paper Pumpkin March 2020: No Matter the Weather

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

About the March Kit

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

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

About the FREE Stamp Set

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

Subscription Information

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (card front)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front mat), 3/8″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment),  3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Subtle 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Birthday for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends. Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects.
Here is the sketch we had to work from.

Here’s my card using this weeks sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to a Poppy Parade card base using Snail.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the fence image and flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the images in using my Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Poppy Parade and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the panel using the largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the flower images, cat and bird images from the Grace’s Garden stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the images in using my Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the images out using my Garden Gateway Dies.  I adhered the die cut images to my artwork using Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a panel of Basic Black cardstock using my Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered the artwork on an angle to the Basic Black rectangle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a couple From The Heart Faceted Gems to the sentiment strip using a tiny dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the flower images and the cat image from the Grace’s Garden stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I colored the images in using my Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Basic Black mat using Snail 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 fence, flower and bird images from the Grace’s Garden stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front. I colored the images in using my Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Poppy Parade and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Peaceful Poppies DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Amy Koenders:
Mary Deatherage:
Kristi Gray:
Jaimie Babarczy:
Sue Prather:
Karen Finkle:
Eva Dobilas: Not participating this week
Akiko Sudano:
Karen Ksenzakovic:

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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:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 5″ X 4″ (card front), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Easter, Happy Spring Sending Flowers

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  We had a beautiful sunny weekend here, nice change from all the rain.

For today’s card I played with one of the Coordination items available now.  Here’s my card.

My design is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #423.  Here is their sketch.

My colors were inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge #581.  Here are their colors.

I started by adhering a panel of Smoky Slate Neutrals 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper to a Smoky Slate card base using Snail.

I cut 2 of the Coordination Sending Flowers Dies, one from Granny Apple Green cardstock and one from Whisper White cardstock.  I cut 2 each of the flowers from the Sending Flowers Dies in Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo cardstock.  I adhered the flowers to the large dies using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I colored the stems on the Whisper White one using my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers. With the Whisper White die cut, I trimmed off the top and sides using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the Granny Apple Green die cut on top of the Whisper White one, off centering it so that you can see all the flowers, using Snail along the bottom.  I trimmed off the excess using my Paper Snips.

I adhered the die cut to my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered a thin strip of Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape below the flowers.  I stamped the top portion only of the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink on a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the Whisper White strip under the Gorgeous Grape strip using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots to the strips.

On the inside I stamped the bottom portion of the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the stems and leave from the Timeless Tulip stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on both sides of the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the smallest tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo Inks on the stems.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Granny Apple Green mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Smoky Slate card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the stems and leave from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the smallest tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo Ink on the stems.  I adhered a panel of the Smoky Slate Neutrals 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

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

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

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:

  • Smoky slate Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (strip on card front), scrap for flowers
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock  4″ X 4″ (artwork), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (strip on card front), scrap for flowers
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 4″ (bottom artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (sentiment strip)
  • Neutrals 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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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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