Stampin’ Up! Seaside View Hello for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  With any luck, by the time you are reading this, I’ll be at the Jersey Shore for the day.  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here is the sketch we had to work from.

Here’s my card using this sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to a Pool Party card base using Stampin’ Seal.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the palm tree and Adirondack chair images from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside View Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the sand image from the Stampin’ Up! High Tide Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink multiple times on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the grass image from the High Tide stamp set in Just Jade Ink around the palm tree.  I colored the sky using my Balmy Blue and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I stamped the birds from the Seaside View stamp set in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored all the images in using my Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I adhered the artwork to a Pool Party mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Just Jade Ink on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the image out using the smallest die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the artwork using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Seaside View stamp set in Just Jade Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the palm tree and bird images from the Seaside View stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panel and either side of the sentiment.  I colored the images in using my Crumb Cake, Just Jade and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pool Party mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Pool Party card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the palm tree and bird images from the Seaside View stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Crumb Cake, Just Jade and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of In Good Taste 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!!

Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here

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

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 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

ONLY 1 DAY LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE!!

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:

  • Pool Party Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/8″ X 3 5/16″ (artwork mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″ (artwork), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 1 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ (sentiment)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Peony Garden

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers.  How is everyone doing today?  Did anyone do anything fun yesterday?  Does anyone have plans for today?  I’m going into work just to relieve my cashiers so they can take a lunch break.  I’m hoping to only be there for an hour or 2 at the most.

When I buy my stamp sets and accessories, I rarely by a whole suite.  There is always something that I’m sure I won’t use.  That’s NOT the case with the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  I’ve bought quite a few of the Suites this time around.  This catalog is just so awesome.  For today’s card I’ve used a little of everything from the Peony Garden Suite.  My card was inspired by my neighbors flowers.  When I walk out my side door he has these beautiful flowers.  I just figured out what they were.  Here’s what I walk out to everyday (he doesn’t live this close, I zoomed in).

Here is my card inspired by these flowers.

I started by cutting the sides of a Just Jade card front using the Peony Dies.  There is a border die in the set that is absolutely gorgeous.  I then embossed a smaller panel of Just Jade cardstock using the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a Magenta Madness mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered a Square Vellum Doilie to the embossed panel using a couple tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the top of the vellum.  I adhered the matted DSP on top of the doilie using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large peony image from the Stampin’ Up! Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Just Jade and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends Markers and  cut the image out using my Peony Dies.  I adhered a piece of the Gray Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon to the card front DSP using Glue Dots.  I adhered the cut peony image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to a Just Jade card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a few Elegant Faceted Gems.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the medium peony image from the Prized Peony stamp set in Magenta Madness Ink, stamping off twice, over the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Magenta Madness mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Just Jade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small peony image from the Prized Peony stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the image in using my Just Jade and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Peony Garden 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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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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JUNE 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN BOX OF SUNSHINE

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • 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 Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Just Jade 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), 3″ X 5 1/2″ (embossed card front panel)
  • Magenta Madness Cardstock 2 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ (card front dsp mat), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper 2 1/8″ X 3 1/2″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Field Flowers

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  How is everyone doing today?  We’re already halfway through the week.  I just love these short weeks.

For today, I kind of have a triple time card, but not really if that makes sense.    I used some new items coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, some retiring colors and some items carrying over.  Here’s my card for today.

My colors were inspired by Fab Friday Color Challenge #190.  Here are their colors.

I started by embossing a Whisper White panel using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the panel to a Blushing Bride card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of the gorgeous new In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock using Snail.  This DSP is just so pretty and looks so real.  Every time I pull it out I have to touch it because it looks almost 3D.  I adhered the matted DSP to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the stem image from the Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set, (available June 3rd), in Call Me Clover Ink (retiring June 2nd).  I stamped the flower image from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on top of the stems.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Call Me Clover Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I adhered the artwork to a Blushing Bride mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted artwork to the DSP panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink twice.  I stamped the fill color image from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Pineapple Punch Ink on top of the outlined butterfly image.  I punched the butterflies out using the Butterfly Duet Punch, bent the wings forward and adhered them to the artwork using Glue Dots.  I added a few Melon Mambo Rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack to my artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the stem image from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the flower image from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on top of the stems.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Whisper White mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Blushing Bride card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the stem image from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Call Me Clover Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the flower image from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink on top of the stems.   I adhered a panel of 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: 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.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Tuesday, June 2 at 1:00 PM ET

Do you want all the great new Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything? I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on June 3 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of June 8.  Click here for more information.

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JUNE 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN BOX OF SUNSHINE

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • 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 Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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

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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!

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available.

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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:

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4 1/4″ X 3″ (DSP mat), 3 1/2″ X 2 1/4″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner), 3 1/4″ X 2″ (artwork), 2 1/4″ X 1″ (butterflies), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 4″ X 2 3/4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Sunflower Sneak Peek

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?

I have another sneak peek for you today.  I don’t know which is my favorite so far.  I just love all the new sets I’ve gotten.  Here’s my card for today.

I started by embossing a Cinnamon Cider card front using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered a panel of the new 2020-2022 In-Color Designer Series Paper in Bumble Bee on top of the panel.  I wrapped a piece of the new Cinnamon Cider 1/4″ In-Color Ribbon around the center of the panel.  I adhered the card front to a Cinnamon Cider card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small sunflower and small leaf images from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I colored the image in using my Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the images out using my Sunflower Dies.  I cut the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies from a Whisper White panel.  I adhered the sunflower to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the leaves under the sunflower using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a very thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I sponged the edges lightly using my Sponge Dauber and the Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the artwork using a Glue Dot and Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a few Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the large sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Mango Melody Ink over the sentiment, stamping off twice.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Bumble Bee mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Cinnamon Cider card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the front of the envelope.  I colored the image in using my Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the 2020-2022 In-Color 6 X 6 DSP in Bumble Bee to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting 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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JUNE 2020 PAPER PUMPKIN BOX OF SUNSHINE

Subscribe May 11 – June 10

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

It’s a one-of-a-kind kit, inspired by Sara and her #sharesunshine passion.  It provides a unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • 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 Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

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

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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!

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available.

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2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Share.

Do you want all the great new Designer Series Paper from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, but can’t afford everything? I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and I’d love to have you join!!  I’m placing my share order early on June 3 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of June 8.  Click here for more information.

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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:

  • Bumble Bee Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ (stitched circle, sentiment and artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • 2020-2022 In-Color Designer Series Paper 1 1/2″ x 4″ (card front strip), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Ornate Hello

Good Saturday morning my fellow stampers.  Does anyone have any plans for this weekend?  Maybe some gardening, spring cleaning, crafting, binge watching?  I’ll be working today, but I do have off tomorrow.  I’m hoping to start re-organizing my craft area to get ready for some of the new things that will be coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  We got a sneak peek at it this week, I can’t wait till I can place my order.  That’s one of the best parts of being a demonstrator, you get to order early.  If anyone is interested in joining our team, drop me a line and I would be happy to help you sign up.

For today I have one more card using the Ornate Garden Suite.  This was another one I was playing around with doing for my video last Saturday, but decided on a different one.  I made it to use for an Anniversary, but it could easily be used for a birthday too.  Here’s my card for today.

I started by coloring a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper using my Light Mint Macaron, Light Night of Navy, Light Pineapple Punch and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers.  One of the great things about 2 of the designs from this DSP pack is that you can color them any colors and any way you want.

Using the beautiful Ornate Borders Dies, I cut a panel of Night of Navy cardstock using the flower border.  I adhered the colored DSP to the edge of the die cut border using Snail and then adhered it to a So Saffron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added 3 Pearl Basic Jewels in the center of the die cut flowers down the side.  I love the way the Night of Navy looks on top of the So Saffron.

To pick up the gold from the DSP, using the Ornate Layers Dies, I cut a Gold Foil Sheet using the small frame.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the small flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink above and below the sentiment.  I colored the images in using my Light Mint Macaron and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the Gold Foil frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals and then to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel .  I stamped the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set in So Saffron Ink over the sentiment, stamping off once.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then to the inside of the So Saffron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the small flower image from the Ornate Style stamp set across the bottom of the envelope front in Soft Suede Ink.  I colored the images in using my Light Mint Macaron and Light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, which I had colored using my Light Mint Macaron, Light Night of Navy, Light Pineapple Punch and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Markers,  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: 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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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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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: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

  • 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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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 1 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front strip), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/8″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 3/8″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Ornate From All Of Us for Fun Fold Friday

Good Friday morning my stamping friends and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday.  How was everyone’s week?

Today’s card is one that I demonstrated on our Facebook Live Event last Saturday.  Here is the link if you’d like to watch it.  https://creativestampingdesigns.com/…/stampin-up-ornate-ho…/    These cards are the same, but just a little different.  One I made as a book fold and the other a tent fold.  I have both cards here that I  will explain.  The card cuts and products used are below for both cards.  Here are my cards.

With both cards I started by lightly adhering the Early Espresso card front to the Early Espresso card base and the Old Olive card front to the Old Olive card base using a tiny bit of Snail right in the middle.  I cut the Early Espresso card using the Layering Ovals Dies and the Old Olive card using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I embossed both card fronts using my Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered the Early Espresso card front to the Early Espresso card base and the Old Olive card front to the Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Layering Ovals Dies, I cut a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock using the scalloped oval that was larger that the cut oval.  I cut the center of the oval the same size as the  one cut through the card front.  I adhered the frame to the Early Espresso card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a piece of Old Olive Ornate Garden 1/4″ Ribbon around the right side of the oval and tied a bow.  On a thin piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to a Blushing Bride mat using Snail and then to the Early Espresso card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a couple Gilded Gems to the card front.

Using my Ornate Layers Dies, I cut a panel of Terracotta Tile cardstock using the frame that was larger than the rectangle on the Old Olive card front.  I cut the center of the Terracotta Tile frame using the same size Stitched Rectangle Die that I used to cut through the card front.

I adhered the frame to the Old Olive card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added a Gilded Gem to the card front.

For the inner card I adhered a panel of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Blushing Bride card base using Snail.  I adhered the inner card inside the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue making sure it was centered and opened to the right (opposite of the Early Espresso card).   It will look like photo below.

I added another Gilded Gem to one of the flowers you can see through the card front.

For the inner card I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to a Terracotta Tile card base using Snail.  I adhered the inner card to the inside of the Old Olive card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue making sure it was centered and opened to the right (opposite of a book fold card).  I stamped the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Terracotta Tile Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment to an Old Olive mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted sentiment to the inner card front using Glue Dots, lining is up through the rectangle card front.  I tied a small bow from the Terracotta Tile Ornate Garden 1/4″ Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I added a couple Gilded Gems to the inner card front and sentiment.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  Using the Ornate Borders Dies, I cut out the flourish on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the smaller Blushing Bride card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  There were 2 heart shapes that cut out of each side from the flourish die, so I added them in the top inside corners of the small and large card bases using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Terracotta Tile Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the daisy image from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of the panel.  I colored the images in using my Light Mango Melody and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the small Terracotta Tile card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the scroll image from the Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the 4 corners of the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

To finish my 2nd card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the daisy image from the Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso Ink on the bottom of the envelope front 3 times.  I colored the images in using my Light Mango Melody and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my cards and will give it a try.  If you want to watch the video on the Old Olive card, just click the link above.  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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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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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.

  • 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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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

Rectangle Card Front

  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock 8″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card base scored and folded at 4″), 5′ X 3 1/2″ (rectangle frame on card front)
  • Old Olive Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 5/8″” X 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 1/2″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

Oval Card Front

  • Blushing Bride Cardstock 8″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card base scored and folded at 4″), 4 1/4″ X 3″ (oval frame on card front), 1/4″ X 2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Early Espresso 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)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), 1/4″ X 2″ (sentiment)
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Painted Poppies 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 it’s 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 Amy Koenders blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “For the Girls/Ladies”. We can interpret this any way that we’d like.  I decided to make a Mother’s Day Card.  Here’s my card.

I started by embossing a panel of Blackberry Bliss using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I took my Whisper White Craft Stamp Pad and gently brushed it across the panel to add some dimension to the bricks. I adhered the embossed panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a panel of Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to the top of the embossed panel.

I stamped the poppy images from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on a panel of Pool Party cardstock.  I immediately sprinkled it with my Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool.  I cut the images out using the Painted Labels Dies.  I stamped the leaf image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on a panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock 3 times.  I cut the images out using my Painted Labels Dies.  I cut the swirly circle from the Painted Labels Dies out of the square of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and adhered it to the top of the DSP panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the small poppy image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the image in using my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers and cut the image out using the frame from the Painted Labels Dies.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Glue Dots.  I adhered the die cut poppies and leaves to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Pool Party cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out using my Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Coastal Cabana Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.  I adhered the card front to the Pool Party card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment form the Timeless Tulips stamp set in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the poppy images from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, using the masking technique, on the bottom left corner of the panel.  I colored the images in using my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Pool Party card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the poppy images from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the envelope front.  I colored the images in using my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered a panel of Peaceful Poppies 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 Amy Koenders blog or hit Next to head over to Connie Troyer’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic –  You Are Here
  2. Connie Troyer –
  3. Mary Deatherage –
  4. Akiko Sudano –
  5. Leslie Larkin –
  6. Karen Finkle –
  7. Julie Johnston –
  8. 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: 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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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front)
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats), 3″ X 3″ (swirly circle), 1 1/2″ X 4″ (leaves)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3″ X 4″ (flowers)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 4″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper 2″ X 4″ (card front panel), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (panel for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Pastel Timeless Tulips CAS

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  I did enjoy my weekend off.  It was nice not to have to get up and have to leave for work for a few days.

I have a Clean and Simple spring card for you today.  I’m not sure if I want to use this for a Birthday or Mother’s Day, so I left the sentiment pretty open.  Here’s today’s card.

My colors were inspired by CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #365.  These colors just said springtime to me as soon as I saw them.  Here are their colors.

I joined in with Always Fun Challenges #158.  Their theme is “CAS (clean and simple)”.

I started by stamping the stem image from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set 5 times on a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Mint Macaron Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink on the stems and a couple on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The leave on the scrap cardstock I cut out using the Tulip Builder Punch.

I stamped the medium tulip image and the small tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on the stems in Highland Heather and Petal Pink Inks.  I cut the image out using the 2nd largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered the punched out leaves to the stems using Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Highland Heather Ink on the left side of the panel.  I adhered the artwork to a Thick Whisper White card base using Snail.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Highland Heather Ink 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 4 times.  I stamped the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink on either side of the stems.  I stamped the medium and small tulip images from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Highland Heather and Petal Pink Inks on the stems.  I adhered the Whisper White panel 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 stem image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set 3 times on the envelope front in Mint Macaron Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on the stems in Mint Macaron Ink.  I stamped the medium tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Highland Heather and Petal Pink Inks on the stems.  I adhered a panel of Perennial Essence 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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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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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Easter

Good Saturday morning my stamping friends.  How has everyone’s weekend started off?  Yesterday was such a strange day weather wise here.  It was sunny, then it snowed, sunny again, then the hail came down strong, sunny again, then rain.  All this with heavy gusts of wind all day.  It did not feel like spring at all.  I was able to get one of our traditional Easter dishes made and my niece and nephew stopped by for some.  I handed it out the door to them, keeping a distance.  I can’t wait till this Social Distancing is over, but until then I do what I have to do.

I was all done with Easter cards, mailed all that I had out on Tuesday.  My son’s girlfriend asked me Thursday night if I could make her 3 Easter cards, of course I couldn’t say no.  Here’s one of the cards I made for her.

My colors were inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge #588.  Here are their colors.

I also played along with Just Add Ink Challenge #500.

I joined in with Inspire. Create Challenge #066.  Here is their Theme.

I started by adhering a panel of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper to a Daffodil Delight mat using Snail.  I adhered the matted panel to a Granny Apple Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the stem image from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green Ink 3 times.  I stamped the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set on either side of the stems in Granny Apple Green Ink.  I stamped the largest tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set 3 times on the Whisper White panel.  I stamped the 1st tulip in Daffodil Delight Ink and sponged the edge using my Sponge Dauber with Melon Mambo Ink.  The 2nd tulip I stamped in Melon Mambo Ink, stamped it off once, then sponged the edge with my Sponge Dauber in Melon Mambo Ink.  The last tulip I stamped in Pumpkin Pie Ink and sponged the edge in Melon Mambo Ink using my Sponge Dauber.  I cut all the tulips out using my Tulip Builder Punch and cut the stem images out using my Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I adhered the tulips to the stamped stem images using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut the sentiment out in Daffodil Delight cardstock using my Word Wishes Dies and adhered it on the artwork using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Wish For Everything Cling Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the stem image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink 3 times on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set twice on the stems in Granny Apple Green Ink.  I stamped the medium tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie Inks on the stems.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Daffodil Delight mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Granny Apple Green card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the stem image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green Ink 3 times on the bottom front of the envelope.  I stamped the medium tulip image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie Inks on the stem images.  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. 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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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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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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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat and inner liner mat)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 5 3/4″ X 4 1/2″ (artwork), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)

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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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