Stampin’ Up Floral Essence Thank You Card

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?  I went for a ‘walk’ with my husband and daughter to Duke Foundation which is right near where I live.  There are beautiful gardens, landscaping and waterfalls throughout the foundation.  There are bridges that go over different lakes on the property, one in particular leads to a meditation garden which is simply gorgeous.  Our walk ended up being over 3 hours and 7 1/2 miles long.

For today’s card I used a few different stamp sets.  I picked one for my focal image, one for the stripes and 2 different ones for the sentiments.  I like mixing stamps set on cards to give it a different look sometimes.  I was pretty happy how my card came out and all I used was Stamp, Ink and Paper, the basics to card making.   Here’s my card.

My card was inspired by 2 challenges.  First was the Colour & Sketch Challenge #326.  Here are their colors.

The other one that inspired me was the Just Add Ink Challenge #462.  Here is their sketch.

I started by stamping the sketched flower from the Stampin’ Up Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the solid flowers from the Floral Essence stamp set on either side of the sketched flower in Gorgeous Grape Ink using the masking technique.  I stamped the leaves from the Floral Essence stamp set around the flowers in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I stamped the center of the flowers in Sahara Sand Ink stamping off once.  I colored the sketched flower in using my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers and my Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Marker to color the leaves.  I adhered the artwork to a Gorgeous Grape mat using Snail.

On a Whisper White card front I stamped the distressed filigree image from the Stampin’ Up Woven Heirlooms Cling Stamp Set using Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow Inks.  I adhered the card front to a Gorgeous Grape card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the top corner of the artwork, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up New Wonders Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on an angle.  I adhered the matted artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the larger solid flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink on the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the smaller solid flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Gorgeous Grape Ink, stamping off once, on either side of the Calypso Coral flower.  I stamped the leaves from the Floral Essence stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink around the flowers.  I stamped the flower centers in Sahara Sand Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Gorgeous Grape card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flowers from the Floral Essence stamp set on the envelope front the same way I did on the inner liner.  I stamped the distressed filigree image from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set on the envelope flap the same way I did on the card front.

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 be very happy 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: AHCJYGJN

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click here or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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I have gathered up a lot of retired Stamp Sets, Embossing Folders & Dies  and put a list together for anyone interested.  I have single Stamp Sets along with Stamp Sets bundled with Dies or Punches.  Take a look and see if there is anything that you missed out on getting and would still like.  Click Here to go to my list.

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 3″ X 3″ (artwork mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner), 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ (artwork)

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Stampin’ Up Heartland Father’s Day Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is your week going?  We’ve made it to the half way mark.  Before you know it the weekend will be here.

For today’s card I have a Father’s Day card for you.  I don’t know about you, but Father’s Day kind of snuck up on me.  Here’s my card.

I started with a panel of Soft Suede cardstock and using the 2nd largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies, I cut an oval out in the center.  I then embossed it using my Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I adhered it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, to a Sahara Sand card base which I had cut using the 3rd largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies.

On a small panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the tractor image from the Stampin’ Up Heartland Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink.  I cut the image out using the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut out the work ‘happy’ using the Well Written Dies in Sahara Sand cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink on a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I adhered the ‘happy’ using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the sentiment using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the right top of the card front.  I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the card front through the oval and tied  knot.

On the inside I stamped the barn image from the Heartland stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel making sure it would show through the oval.  I added a tiny bit of color using my Aqua Painter to the grass and trees.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to the inside of the Sahara Sand card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the barn image from the Heartland stamp set on the envelope front in Soft Suede Ink.  I stamped the little boy walking with the ducks from the Heartland stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on 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 be very happy 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: AHCJYGJN

For any orders $50 or more I will send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click here or go to my Customer Rewards to see what this months tutorials are.

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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Sail Into Summer – July Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination, giving you THREE new suites that you can mix and match with July’s kit!  The three suites are:

  • Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
  • Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
  • Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

More about the July Kit:

  • Makes 9 mailable cards with envelopes (3 each of 3 designs)
  • Coordinating colors: Gold, Kraft, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile
  • Must have an active subscription by July 10, 2019 to receive the On My Mind kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotion period.


If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, CLICK HERE. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, CLICK HERE.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), scraps for sentiment
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 4 3/16″ X 5 7/16″ (card front)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner), 2 1/4″ X 3 1/3″ (artwork)

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Stampin’ Up Just Because CAS Thinking of You Card

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  How is your week going?  We’re halfway through and the weekend is right around the corner.

For today I have a quick and easy card for you using the soon to retire Stampin’ Up Just Because Host Stamp Set.  Here’s my card for today.

I joined in with the Fab Friday sketch challenge #163.  Here is their sketch.

I also played along with Inspire. Create color challenge #043.  Here are their colors.

I started by adhering a panel of the soon to retire Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to a Poppy Parade card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I stamped the one of the images from the Stampin’ Up Just Because Host Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the image in using my Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I adhered the artwork to a Granny Apple Green mat uisng Snail.  Host stamp sets can be earned with Stampin’ Rewards which you earn with qualifying parties of orders of $150 or more.  Each catalog has a select few sets that are only available with Stampin’ Rewards.  If you have any questions on how to earn them, please feel free to contact me.

I adhered a strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock to the back of a banner made from the soon to retire Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper using Snail.  I adhered the banner to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the matted artwork over the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the top of the leafy image from the Just Because Host stamp set on the bottom of a Whisper White panel in Granny Apple Green Ink, stamping off twice.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Granny Apple Green 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 plant from the Just Because Host stamp set on the envelope front and colored it in the same as I did for the card.  I adhered a piece of the Wood Textures DSP 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 be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new deals! So check it out

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4WY7GYTC

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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Share A Little Love – June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Care about someone? Why not tell them?

The Paper Pumpkin June kit makes it easy for you to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever. Not only do we give you 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but the kit also includes an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit!!

More about the June Kit:

  • In order to receive the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must have an active subscription by June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The kit creates 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes.
  • Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive

Check out the quick video created by Stampin’ Up! with some sneak peaks of the June kit!
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

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EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCE MEDLEY – AVAILABLE NOW!!

WHAT IS A PRODUCT MEDLEY?

Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!. In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″
  • 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

Sales Period: May 1–31, 2019 while supplies last!

Click the image below to head over to my online store to get yours now!

Everything is Rosy Product Medely  [150059] $80.00

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 2 1/8″ X 3 7/8″ (artwork mat), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 3/8″ X 2 3/4″ (strip on card front)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 3 3/4″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 1 1/4″ X 3″ (banner on card front)
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front) piece for envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up Lift Me Up CAS

Good Wednesday morning my fellow stampers.  Were you able to hop around yesterday for the Blog Hop?  If not, be sure to go back and check out everyone’s awesome projects.

For today’s card I made a Father’s Day card with one of the retiring stamp set.  Here’s my card.

I played along with the Sunday Stamps challenge #204.  Here is their sketch.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the large and small hot air balloons from the Stampin’ Up Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Poppy Parade Inks.  I did the Masking Technique when stamping the balloons so that it looked like some were in the background.

I stamped the sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set below the balloons in Night of Navy Ink.  I stamped a few of the clouds from the same stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink stamping off once around the balloons.

I adhered the artwork to a Silver Foil Sheet using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to a Night of Navy card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the large hot air balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Night of Navy Ink stamping foo multiple times until I got the light image that I wanted.  I stamped the clouds from the same stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink again stamping off multiple times until I got the light shade that I wanted.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink inside the hot air balloon.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Poppy Parade mat using Snail then I adhered it to the inside of the Night of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I stamped a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the larger hot air balloons from the Lift Me Up stamp set on the envelope front in Night of Navy and Poppy Parade Inks.  I stamped the smaller hot air balloons from the same stamp set on the envelope flap in the same color inks.  I used the masking technique the same as I did for the card.  I stamped a few clouds from the same stamp set on the envelope front and flap in Smoky Slate Ink.

The Lift Me Up stamp set along with the matching Up & Away Thinlits will be retiring as of June 3rd.  This is such a fun set, I’m sorry to see it go.

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 be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new deals! So check it out

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4WY7GYTC

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

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EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCE MEDLEY – AVAILABLE NOW!!

WHAT IS A PRODUCT MEDLEY?

Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!. In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″
  • 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

Sales Period: May 1–31, 2019 while supplies last!

Click the image below to head over to my online store to get yours now!

Everything is Rosy Product Medely  [150059] $80.00

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
  • Silver Foil Sheet 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat)

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Stampin’ Up Well Written for CAS On Friday Challenge

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Were all  mothers treated like queens?

For today’s card I’ve made a wedding card. I joined in with a challenge that was a real challenge for me.  I think this was one of the hardest ones for me to do, but I was determined to come up with a design that would work.  Here’s my card.

The challenge was from CAS On Friday challenge #157.  Their challenge was White on White.  I don’t usually do cards like this, but I was pretty happy with the results.  I started with a panel of Shimmery White cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  From another piece of Shimmer White cardstock I cut out the butterflies, floral design and words using the Well Written Framelits Dies.

I started by adhering the words to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the 2 butterflies on the top right and the floral cut out on the bottom all using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the butterflies and the flowers.

I adhered the card front to a Shimmery White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the large floral image from the Stampin’ Up Wonderful Romance Stamp Set, (which will be retiring as of June 3rd), in Soft Sea Foam Ink stamping off twice to get a real light image.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink over the floral image in the center of the Shimmery White panel.  I adhered the Shimmer White panel to the inside of the Shimmery White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the floral image from the Wonderful Romance stamp set in Soft Sea Foam Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

The Well Said Bundle has so many great sayings and dies.  If you are considering getting this set, purchase it before June 3rd to receive the 10% discount.  It will be carried over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, but will have to be purchased individually and you will not receive the discount.  The Wonderful Romance stamp set used and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper used will be retired as of June 3rd, so if these are something you have been wanting, get them while you still can.

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 be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new deals! So check it out

Click here to shop the clearance rack.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 4WY7GYTC

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you are interested in joining my team click here for details or email me.  I’d love to have you on my team.

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Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

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EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCE MEDLEY – AVAILABLE NOW!!

WHAT IS A PRODUCT MEDLEY?

Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!. In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″
  • 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

Sales Period: May 1–31, 2019 while supplies last!

Click the image below to head over to my online store to get yours now!

Everything is Rosy Product Medely  [150059] $80.00

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Shimmery White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper – piece for envelope flap.

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Stampin’ Up Apron Of Love Soon To Be Retired Set

Happy Earth Day my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did you have a nice Easter?  I was very thankful to have my daughter, niece and nephew over to help me with the cooking.  I’m finding it to be a bit of a nuisance to work with just one arm, especially when putting food in and out of the oven.  They were wonderful and so much help, I am so lucky to have them.

For today’s card I’m using another set that will be retiring on June 3rd.  It’s the Stampin’ Up Apron Of Love Stamp Set.    Here’s my card.

I was also able to join in with a couple challenges with my card.  I played along with Fab Friday sketch challenge #161.  Here’s their sketch

I also joined in with the Color Throwdown color challenge #539.  Here are their colors.

I started by doing all my cutting so that I would have everything ready.  Using my Big Shot I cut the apron, bow, flowers, pocket, ruffle and strings out from the Apron Builder Die out of Brights 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Whisper White cardstock.  I then cut the Mango Melody frame using the largest and 3rd largest or the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I cut Daffodil Delight and Whisper White squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies using the smallest square.  Then it was time to start assembling.

I started by arranging the squares to look like a tile floor then adhered the Mango Melody Frame to the top of the squares using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid glue.  I adhered the strings to the back of the apron using Glue Dots, the flowers to the front of the apron using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the bow to the pocket using a Glue Dot and the pocket to the ruffle using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I adhered the pocket to the apron using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the apron to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from the Apron Of Love stamp set on a piece of Vellum cardstock in Pacific Point Ink and made a banner out of it.  I adhered the banner to the bottom of the card front using Glue Dots.

On the inside I stamped the apron from the Apron Of Love stamp set in Pacific Point Ink on a Whisper White panel stamping it off once.  I stamped the utensils from the same stamp set in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Inks on the bottom of the panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Pacific Point Ink in the center of the apron.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mango Melody mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Thick Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the utensils from the Apron Of Love stamp set in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Inks across the bottom to the envelope front.  I adhered a piece of the Brights 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.  If you are liking this set, I’d grab it before it’s too late.  Happy Stamping!!

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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If you’re on my mailing list I will be sending you a catalog as soon as I get them the beginning of May. If you want to be on my mailing list, you must have placed an order of $50 or more before May 1st 2019.

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Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click the images below to head over to shop the specific retiring items:

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Here is the list of stamp sets that WILL be in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp sets on this list will not be retiring, they will simply be transitioned to Cling Mount moving forward:

  • Accented Blooms
  • Animal Outing
  • Artisan Textures
  • Barn Door
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beautiful You
  • Bee Thankful
  • Birthday Backgrounds
  • Bokeh Dots
  • Botanical Bliss
  • Country Road
  • Crafting Forever
  • Dandelion Wishes
  • Dashing Deer
  • First Frost
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Gallery Grunge
  • Healing Hugs
  • Heartland
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Kindness & Compassion
  • Label Me Pretty
  • Lilypad Lake
  • Little Elephant
  • Little Twinkle
  • Love You to Pieces
  • Magical Mermaid
  • Painted Glass
  • Peaceful Place
  • Perennial Birthday
  • Pop of Petals
  • Rooted in Nature
  • Sea of Textures
  • Sorry for Everything
  • Special Celebrations
  • Stitched All Around
  • This Little Piggy
  • Tropical Chic
  • Winter Woods

Any other stamp sets in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog that are NOT on this list will be retired.  Sorry again for the confusion!  Stampin’ Up! is aware of the confusion and hopefully will be posting an updated list for us.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

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About the “Shelli” Kit

Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

  • In order to receive the Hugs from Shelli kit, the subscriber must have an active subscription by May 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock scraps for flowers and squares
  • Mango Melody Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front frame), scrap for bow
  • Pacific Point Cardstock scraps for strings and pocket
  • Vellum Cardstock 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner), scrap for ruffle
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at        5 1/2″)

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Stampin’ Up Apron Of Love Fun Fold

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers.  How has your week started off?

For today I have a Fun Fold card for you that is very easy.  I was asked to make a Birthday card for a Hair Dresser.  I had to think a little about that one and then I thought Stampin’ Up Apron Of Love Stamp Set.  I had a lot of fun making this card.

Here’s my card, take a look.

I do have to admit, I don’t own this set.  I had to borrow it from my best friends ever.  The advantage of having a friend that stamps and lives close to you is that you can share your Stampin’ Up Stamp Sets along with other Stampin’ Up products.

I started by taking a  Petal Pink card base and scoring it at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ to make the Gate Fold card base.  I then took 2 pieces of Smoky Slate cardstock and 2 pieces of the beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  I adhered the DSP to each of the Smoky Slate mats using Snail.  I ran them both through my Big Shot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I adhered them to both sides of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I love all kinds of textures on a card.  It’s something you don’t always get with store-bought cards.

I then moved on to the really fun part of designing my card.  I knew I wanted an oval on the front of my card so using my Layering Ovals Framelits Dies I cut out a larger oval from the Petal Promenade DSP and a scalloped oval one size larger in Smoky Slate using my Big Shot.  I adhered the DSP oval to the scalloped oval and ran it through my Big Shot again with the Subtle DTIEF and set it aside.

I cut the apron, bow, neck piece and strings out from a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, the pockets out from a scrap of Petal Promenade DSP and the scissors out of Silver Foil Sheet using the Apron Builder Framelits and my Big Shot.  Before putting everything together, I ran the apron through my Big Shot using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder so that it had a quilted look. I assembled the apron using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for the neck piece and strings, a Glue Dot for the bow and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the pockets and scissors.  I added a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the pockets and scissors.  I adhered the assembled apron to the embossed oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals and then the oval to the right card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the apron, neck piece and strings from the Apron Of Love stamp set in Petal Pink Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the scissors from the same stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink in each of the corners.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Bright Wishes Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink in the top part of the apron.  I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink under the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Smoky Slate 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 apron, pocket, scissors and strings on the envelope front in Petal Pink and Smoky Slate Inks.  I adhered a piece of the Petal Promenade 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 be very happy 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: 7923DX9M

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″) scraps for apron, bow, neck piece and strings
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock 2 – 2″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mats), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 3″ X 4″ (scalloped oval)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 2 – 1 7/8″ X 5 1/4″ (card fronts), 3″ X 4″ (artwork oval) scraps for pockets
  • Silver Foil Sheet scrap for scissors

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