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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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.  Click here to shop the clearance rack.

MY CURRENT HOST CODE IS: 7923DX9M

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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

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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.

Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin.  Click HERE to subscribe.

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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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AVAILABLE NOW!!

YOUR SPACE. YOUR WAY.

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Stampin’ Up!’s new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize—your space your way!

PRODUCT DETAILS

Product Launch: April 1, 2019

  • Can be added to any type of order beginning April 1, 2019.
  • No order limits apply.
  • Storage by Stampin’ Up! will be featured in the 2019–2020 annual catalog.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Click the image below to open the flyer with full details:

Click this image for some example ways to configure the storage pieces:

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Here at Paper Pumpkin, we love providing easy, fast, and fun creative experiences for our subscribers. We do this in a cost-saving and time-efficient way: by delivering a cute package filled with fun paper-crafting goodies . . . right to your door.
In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!
In April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be treating you to something extra-special: Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® stamp images.

About Distinktive Stamps
Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

Click HERE to go to my store to subscribe to April’s Paper Pumpkin before April 10th.

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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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Stampin’ Up Painted Seasons for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers and welcome to our monthly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. The 2nd Tuesday of every month this amazing group of ladies put together a blog hop and you are guaranteed to see some gorgeous projects.  This month our theme is ‘CELEBRATE SPRING’.  We can interpret this any way we would like to.  If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s projects.  If you’ve hopped over from Amy Koenders, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.  I’ve used the FREE with Sale-A-Bration , Painted Seasons Bundle and the Four Seasons Famelits Dies for my card today.  Here is my card for today.

I love doing Fancy Fold cards, it’s one of my favorites.  Whenever I see a different fold, I keep practicing until I get it right.  I just love the challenge of different folds.  My card has a lot of pieces to it.  All the measurements are listed below.  I started with a Pool Party panel and scored it at 5 1/4″.  Putting the short side on the edge of my Stampin’ Trimmer, I lined up the long edge at the 1″ mark.  I cut from 3″ to 7 1/2″.  I then put the long edge with the 3″ side on the edge of my Stampin’ Trimmer and the 5 1/4″ score mark to the right and scored at the 3″ mark.  Keeping the cardstock the same, I scored the 1″ piece at 7 1/2″.  I hope this makes sense to you.

Here is what it will look like once you fold on the score lines.

I adhered my Wood Textures Designer Series Paper on Petal Pink mats using Snail. I adhered my Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper on the smaller Petal Pink mats using Snail.  I adhered all the matted pieces to the scored Pool Party panel where they all fit using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Pool Party card front to a Petal Pink card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Using my Big Shot I cut the word ‘friend’ out from the Well Written Framelit Dies in the Wood Textures DSP.  It did not photograph well, but it show up much better in person.  I adhered it to the bottom front section using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, using my Stamparatus,  I stamped the succulent flower image from the Stampin’ Up Painted Seasons Stamp Set (FREE Sale-A-Bration item) 3 times.  I stamped 2 in Pool Party Ink and 1 in Petal Pink Ink. On the Petal Pink flower I used my Sponge Dauber and lightly went around the edges with Pool Party Ink and then stamped over the 1st image.  I did the same with the Pool Party flowers except I used Petal Pink Ink.  I stamped the leaf image from the same stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist Ink 3 times.  Using my Big Shot, I cut all the images out with my Four Seasons Framelits Dies (available for a limited time during the month of March).  I adhered 2 of the flowers and the 3 leaf images to the front section of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.  I adhered the 3rd flower to the back section of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I wrapped a piece of Silver and Petal Pink Bakers Twine around the front section of the card front and tied a bow.  I added some Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the succulent flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Petal Pink Ink on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock stamping it off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink over the flower.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the succulent flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set on the front of the envelope once in Petal Pink Ink and twice in Pool Party Ink.  I adhered a piece of Painted Seasons DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you liked my card today.

Now be sure to hit Previous to hop back to Amy Koenders blog or hit Next to head over to Connie Troyer blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

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Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple of spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″, 2 7/8″ X 2 1/8″,  2 /7/8″ X 4 3/8″, 7/8″ X 5 1/8″, 2 – 7/8″ X 2 1/8″ (mats for designer series paper)
  • Pool Party 4″ X 9 3/4″ (card scored at 5 1/4″, other scores and cuts above)
  • Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper 3/4″ X 5″, 2 – 3/4″ X 2″
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″, 2 3/4″ X 2″, 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4, scrap for ‘friend’ die cut
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2″ X 2 1/2″ (inner liner), scraps for flowers and leaves

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Stampin’ Up Beautiful Detailed Anniversary Card for Fab Friday

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Well the weekend is upon us already.  Have you made any plans?  Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead Saturday before you go to bed or Sunday morning as soon as you get up.

For today’s card I used the absolutely gorgeous Beautiful Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  This paper has a Petal Pink side and a Whisper White side.  I chose to use the Petal Pink side for my card.  Take a look.

I played along with the Fab Friday color challenge #158 for my card today.  Their colors are just beautiful together.  Here’s their color challenge.

I started with a panel of Calypso Coral cardstock and adhered a panel of the Beautiful Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to it.  I adhered the card front to a Mossy Meadow card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Big Shot I cut out 2 hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  I cut one in Petal Pink card stock and one in Calypso Coral cardstock.  On the Petal Pink heart I stamped the Happy Anniversary from the Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink.  I connected the Petal Pink heart to the scalloped Calypso Coral heart using Stampin’ Dimensionals then adhered it to the card front.  I cut out a few embellishments from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies in Mossy Meadow cardstock.  I adhered them under the hearts using Stampin’ Dimensionals or Glue Dots.  I added a couple Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the embellishments.  I colored a Heart Epoxy Droplet using my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend Marker and adhered it to the Petal Pink heart.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the heart cluster from the Stampin’ Up Forever Lovely Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink on either side of the sentiment.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Petal Pink mat using Snail then adhered it to the inside of the Mossy Meadow card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the heart cluster image from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Calypso Coral Ink on both sides of the envelope front and around the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try.  I love when I can let the paper do most of the work for me.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  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: EDKNVWRP

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE!! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FREE STAMP SET

Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple of spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock 3 1/3″ X 5″ (card front)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Petal Pink Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Beautiful Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

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Stampin’ Up Lovely Lattice White Wash Technique

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

For today’s card I’ve done the White Wash Technique for you.  I haven’t done this in a while and I just love how it turns out.  Here’s my card.

I’ve played along with a few challenges for today’s card.  1st is ‘Just Us Girls‘ word week challenge # 477.  Be sure to stop by to play along and see what everyone has made.  Here is their challenge.  This one was pretty easy and left a wide variety.

The next one is Paper Craft Crew Simple Stamping Theme Challenge #328.  I don’t do simple that often, but I really enjoyed it with this card.  This one was a little harder since I’m so used to using multiple layers.  Here’s their challenge.

Last was the Sunday Stamps Natures Hues challenge #199.  They had a some gorgeous colors to work with.  Be sure to stop by and see what everyone has made and play along with their challenge.  Here are their colors.

I started by stamping the large image from the  Stampin’ Up Lovely Lattice Stamp Set, (Free Sale-A-Bration item), in Versamark Ink on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I immediately sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool.  Using my Aqua Painter I colored the flowers with Craft Whisper White Ink and let it dry throughly.  I actually let it go overnight to make sure it was good and dry.

Once it was dry, using my Blender Pens I added color to the flowers starting darker in the middle and blending it out to the edges.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape and Pacific Point Inks for my flowers and Coastal Cabana Ink for my leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Well Said Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and made a banner out of it.  I adhered the banner to the left side if the card front using Snail.  I adhered the card front to a Flirty Flamingo card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dot to the sentiment banner and a few Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Well Said stamp set in Gorgeous Grape Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the smaller flowers from the Lovely Lattice stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the corners and colored them in using my Blender Pen with the same colors as I did on the card front.

I finished my card by decorating a Medium Craft Envelope.  Unfortunately these envelopes are no longer available, but it seemed to go beautifully with my card.  I stamped the large flower image from the Lovely Lattice stamp set on the front of the envelope and colored it in the same as I did for the card front with my Blender Pen.  I stamped the smaller flowers from the same stamp set on the envelope flap and colored them in the same as I did for the inner liner.

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: EDKNVWRP

Happy Stamping, Karen!

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SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATION ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019.

LIMITED-TIME PRODUCTS THAT COORDINATE PERFECTLY WITH SELECT SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.  VISIT MY ONLINE STORE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Third release of SALE-A-BRATION  items available.  Click HERE to see items.

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Mini Pizza Boxes, Pearlized Doilies, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing & Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

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ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE!! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE FREE STAMP SET

Paper Pumpkin is turning six and we want to celebrate with you! After all, we could not have shared all these years of creativity if it weren’t for our subscribers.
To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, we’re offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. And because it’s our sixth birthday celebration, we’ll be pulling out all the stops. You’ll get an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one.
$20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for you to join Paper Pumpkin.

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

A subscriber must have an active subscription by March 10, 2019 in order to receive the March kit.
The FREE stamp set coordinates with the March kit but it is not needed to complete the projects.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so DON’T WAIT.

Click HERE to go to my store and subscribe.

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April I will be starting my Online Host Club and I have a couple spots open.  If you have a long wish list and you want to purchase Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time, this might just be the perfect solution for you.  For more information click HERE.  If you are interested in joining in, please email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front artwork)
  • Flirty Flaming Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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