WooHoo! My Blog is Back!

YES! MY BLOG IS BACK! THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT!

I took a brief time away from social media and blogging during April. Honestly time got away from me as I did not intend on being absent the entire month. Come May, I updated my monthly Host Code for my blog (see in right panel) and the next morning when I was going to add the new widget for the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, as it was going LIVE the same day, my site was DOWN and had been until the morning of June 17! I’ve spent since the morning of May 4 going back and forth almost DAILY between my web host and the service that provides my daily backups. I am my own Web Developer, so to speak, as I created my blog through WordPress.org, chose a theme and customized it, created my blog and chose a web host to go LIVE. I’m not a professional Web Developer nor am I extremely proficient with WordPress but I know enough to do what I do, if that makes sense! LOL!

Please be assured at NO TIME was my website infected with malware as it was an internal server issue that caused my problems. Hopefully this matter has been permanently resolved! BTW, my site is a SECURE site! Notice the LOCK in the URL when you visit my blog! Also I’ve been working on my blog to get some links updated, rearranged and added some links as well in the main navigational menu bar! Be sure to check ’em out while you are here today!

FYI: If you look at my blog on a mobile device, it will look the same as if you were on your computer. The interface is the same. That’s called being NON RESPONSIVE on mobile devices. I’ve really not worried about that issue but hopefully at some point in the very near future that will be resolved!

Regarding My Thank You Card

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Card stock: I used retired Designer Series Paper | Substitute any Designer Series Paper | 2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Card stock: Solid color to coordinate with DSP | 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Card stock: Solid color to coordinate with DSP for Butterfly die cuts
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamp: Humming Along (Retired) | Numerous stamp sets to choose from in the new Annual Catalog or Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, which ends June 30
  • Dies: Butterfly Wings Dies | Coordinates with Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set which you can BUNDLE!
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Adhere panels to card base using Multipurpose Glue
  • Stamp sentiment image of your choice
  • Die cut butterflies and adhere using adhesive using Multipurpose Glue
  • Add embellishments last.

I may have used beautiful retired DSP for my cards but you can substitute other DSP in its place! A lot of DSP has coordinating prints on the backside that you can use for the bottom strip as I did in the one below . . . and yes, that DSP is retired as well. The strip on the bottom is the back side of the poppies DSP. I love how that turned out! You may be wondering why I’m not using something current for my DSP. These cards were special made for special people so therefore the prints were chosen with them in mind. *SMILE* With that being said, Stampin’ Up! has gorgeous Designer Series Paper that would work using this card layout!

Don’t you just LOVE the BUTTERFLIES on these cards!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE DETAILS

Bundling a stamp set with a coordinating die set or punch will save you 10% on select bundles.

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  • PLEASE USE JUNE HOST CODE P2BKXPEG when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

LAST CHANCE PRODUCT SALE

The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon, June 30! Do miss out on these retiring products! CLICK HERE to see ALL the RETIRING PRODUCTS!

SNEEK PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards plus coordinating envelopes, all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Click HERE for more information and/or to sign up!

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP! ®

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! These kits have taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts so you get to do the fun stuff, CRAFT! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects. Some kits the stamping is done for you! Kits are great for the beginning crafter but even avid crafters love these kits! This is NOT a subscription and has a low price point. These kits also make great gifts!

KITS COLLECTION ONLINE ONLY! There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection HERE! Pick the kit that’s right for you. Kits are available only while supplies last! 

UNTIED THROUGH CREATIVITY

We’re celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements that represent each of Stampin’ Up!’s markets. And, it’s free for all! Print your favorite pieces, color and create, then share to social media using #UnitedThroughCreativity! Click HERE for your FREE DOWNLOAD while available!

Happy Easter Wreaths & FF0080

I’m LOVING my Easter Wreaths! The card above I added butterflies (retired stamp set) to the tag label so I could participate with the Festive Friday #FF0080 Challenge! I chose BRIGHT COLORS, RIBBON, & BUTTERFLIES from the INSPO LIST. I basically CASEd (copy and share everything) this wreath from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from page 127. I tweaked it and made it my own! There is A LOT of inspiration in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! I used the Arrange A Wreath Bundle to create my cards. By the way, this bundle is on the Last Chance List and WILL NOT be in the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You’ll be able to still purchase this bundle through May 3 or while supplies last! Also be sure to check out the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0080 to see all the wonderful cards created by others!

Here are my first two cards (below) that I created using the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. The one with the grass on the bottom is for my granddaughter, Theä! She is going to LOVE her card! I also added Bumblebee Enamel Dots to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the wreath on her card. For all the other flower centers, I punched out Flirty Flamingo little circles using a retired punch. This is where I definitely use my Take Your Pick tool for picking up those itty bitty circles and then putting them into place in the middle of those little flowers! I placed of drop of glue, using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, in the center of the flowers first. I used a retired die set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, for the grass. I primarily used TomBow Multipurpose Glue to adhere everything except the little flowers and centers. For that I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. LOVE THAT STUFF! By the way, you can use the Clear Block B or the Stamparatus for stamping all the images.

NOTE: The 1-1/2″ Circle Punch & Arrange A Wreath Bundle is on the Last Chance List!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cardstock: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo for punches/die cuts
  • Ink Pads: Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamp all images then punch/die cut them
  • Ribbon: Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon & Ruched Ribbon (I used a retired ribbon) & Linen Thread
  • Embellishments: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (Optional)
  • Use Multipurpose Glue and Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere items to card base.
  • Use a small hole punch to punch a hole for Linen Thread for sentiment label.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up punched tag.
  • Use Mini Glue Dots to attach ribbons.

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Click HERE to see ALL the products that are on the Last Chance List. Some bundles will be included on the list because they will NOT be offered as bundles in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog at a 10% discount. Download either the pdf (first one listed below) or spreadsheet (second one listed below) and be sure to see the “legend” which will help explain the asterisks next to some of the products. I hope this is helpful! If you have any questions, be sure to contact me.

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  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE  MARCH HOST CODE CYMNN93N when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

Who Else Loves Floral DSP Cards?

If the floral paper on the first card seems familiar, yes . . . you’ve seen that Flower For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) before on a pervious card, which you can see that post HERE. I changed the layout and did the ribbon differently for these two cards. The floral paper on the second card is from the same DSP paper pack! I LOVE IT but I love all the papers in that paper pack! I also love the BIG sentiment, from the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set, on the Basic White cardstock. In my opinion, I think the white die cut label from the Tasteful Label Dies pulls the white out of both floral papers. SADLY the DSP and the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set is on the Retirement List! It will NOT carry over into the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, which goes live May 4! I’ll include a download for you later in this post! I’m always so sad to see my favorite things retire but then there will be new things to get excited about as well.

I truly love simple cards with simple layouts. I think you could use these cards for an Anniversary or even a Wedding card! There are more beautiful papers in this DSP paper pack that I’m sure I’ll be using them with this layout again! Adding just a bit of ribbon to my cards gives it that little extra special touch as well as embossing the sentiment. After I embossed my sentiments with Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder, I took a side by side picture. The non-embossed sentiment on the left is softer and blends well with the DSP. The embossed sentiment on the right has the raised, shiny affect which is also a bit darker. Which one do you like?

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Panel: Flower For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper | 5-1/4” x 4
  • Basic White 4” x 3” – Label for Sentiment
  • Basic White | 5-1/4” x 4” – Inside Panel
  • Stamp sentiment with Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Immediately add Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder and set with Heat Tool
  • Die cut sentiment using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 ¼” Ribbon | 5” Long Horizontal Ribbon | 2-1/2” Long for Bow
  • Add ribbon across the lower front of the DSP panel, adhere ends behind the panel with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive
  • Pop up sentiment die cut label with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Attach little bow with a Mini Glue Dot

USEFUL TIPS

  • Stamp sentiment then add Clear Emboss, heat set. You can do this with ANY ink color! WooHoo!
  • If using the Stamparatus – Place cardstock for sentiment on Stamparatus. Lay die cut down FIRST then place cling stamp in center. REMOVE die cut before adding the magnets to hold cardstock in place.  
  • Using the Stamparatus allows you to re-ink your stamp if you need to add more ink or to get better coverage! 
Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Retiring!
So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set – Retiring!

You can still get the So Sentimental Bundle that includes the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Die at a 10% discount, while supplies last (#153828 $48.50). The Stitched So Sweetly Die set WILL CARRY OVER to the NEW catty! But remember that I used the Tasteful Label Dies with these cards. I just want to let you know that this stamp set bundle is great together! I’ll have to create a card using the So Sentimental Bundle for another blog post! So stay tune!

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store! Notice the REDUCED price on the DSP and ribbon!

Click HERE to see ALL the products that are on the Last Chance List. Some bundles will be included on the list because they will NOT be offered as bundles in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog at a 10% discount. Download either the pdf (first one listed below) or spreadsheet (second one listed below) and be sure to see the “legend” which will help explain the asterisks next to some of the products. I hope this is helpful! If you have any questions, be sure to contact me.

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!
  • LIKE my Facebook Page!
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE  MARCH HOST CODE CYMNN93N when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

Let’s Talk Paper Pumpkin!

Whose ready for some springtime weather and cool summertime fun?

April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit ~ So Cool ~ Indulge the craving for warm weather and cool summertime fun and flavors! This kit is certainly full of fun, cheerful colors and will make your mouth water for popsicles and ice cream cones!

Almost everyone I know finds themselves in need of a card to send to someone for any and all occasions. What better way to have those types of cards on hand than being a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If you like to send cards and you like to create/craft then Paper Pumpkin Kits are definitely for you! These kits are fun to do and they come complete with EVERYTHING needed to complete the projects in the box. Every box includes an EXCLUSIVE photopolymer stamp set and Classic Stampin’ Spot! Your first kit will include a FREE CLEAR BLOCK!

These kits are fun to assemble by yourself or get together with friends or family and have some fun crafting time together. Give these kits as birthday gifts, Thank You gifts, or as a Just Because gift! Give a Paper Pumpkin Kit to someone stuck in the hospital for a few days and needs something to do with their hands, whether they are the ones in the bed or staying bed side with a loved one. Take the kit along when visiting someone in an Assisted Living or Nursing Home as a way to spend that special time together and have something fun to do together. Take the kit along on trips to share as a fun event to share with others or have as a fun project to complete with grandkids (they will love April’s kit)! Watch this video for a bit of a SNEEK PEEK!

SO COOL KIT DETAILS

  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • COORDINATES with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. See more information below!
  • Always includes a Stampin’ Spot (different colors each month through the year!)
  • Always includes an Exclusive Photopolymer Stamp Set

Subscribe to the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 March and 10 April HERE which takes you to my Paper Pumpkin Demonstrator’s page. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. Have questions or need help? Contact Me!

THERE’S MORE TO LOVE IN THE COORDINATING ICE CREAM CORNER SUITE!

Keep the creative fun going by pairing the So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit with the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper featured in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. It’s a great way to use the kit’s stamps, ink, stickers, and more to further indulge your craving for summer fun. Plus, the paper is part of the matching Ice Cream Corner Suite, so there’s virtually no end to the possibilities! The suite includes the Sweet Ice Cream Bundles, Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon, Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper, and Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles! This is such a fun suite of goodies!

Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Purple Posy, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Terracotta Tile

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Subscribe monthly (includes shipping) or buy a prepaid subscription!
  • Subscribe on or before the 10th to receive this month’s kit. 
  • Kits ship out around the 15th of each month, once it ships then you’ll be billed.
  • Your first kit includes a FREE clear stamping block! 
  • You can skip a month or cancel subscription at anytime! No obligations! 
  • Receive a monthly newsletter that includes an unboxing video of latest kit, alternate projects, coordinating products, and refill/past kits (if available). 
  • Monthly subscriptions allow you to build up your collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects.
  • Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting!
  • At times COORDINATING products will be offered, which can be purchased separately.
  • Have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion!
  • Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service by Stampin’ Up!, which is a leader in the world of stamping, papercrafting, and cardmaking.
  • SUBSCRIBE MONTHLY HERE for $22.00 a month (shipping included).
  • During Sale-A-Bration (SAB) – you can EARN a FREE SAB item with 3 Month Prepaid Subscription! Earn more free items with each level of spending. 
  • See PREPAID Paper Pumpkin in the below table. Just click on the one you are interested in purchasing. 

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store!

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!
  • LIKE my Facebook Page!
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE  MARCH HOST CODE CYMNN93N when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

FREE Shipping Today ONLY!

Today is the day to PLACE THAT ORDER and get FREE SHIPPING! Seriously though, today is a GREAT day to stock up on some items such as adhesives, basic cardstock colors, ink pads and don’t forget about the retiring 2019-2021 InColor products. Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper coordinates with the different color families and are acid free and lignin free, which is important to scrapbookers! Wait there is more, ribbons and embellishments can add that special touch to any project. Don’t forget envelopes! You see what I’m doing here, don’t you! LOL!

Perhaps you’ve been wanting to buy the NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! There is also the Stamparatus tool that truly helps you to stamp more perfectly and with better precision. It also helps to speed things up when make multiples of the same project! How about the newer Paper Trimmer with the swing out arm that extends out 17″! Everyone should have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool for that perfect folding of 3-D projects. I don’t want to forget about the Heat Tool to be able to emboss your projects with Emboss Powder. Embossing with powders gives the glossy raised design to stamped sentiments and/or stamped images, which is so much fun and adds just an extra special touch to your card or project. See the PRODUCT TABLE further down in this post!

If there has been some stamp sets and/or bundles on your wish list, today would be a good time to buy as well. The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be ending May 3. Make sure you get what’s on your wish list before it may be retired. Speaking of stamps sets, maybe you would like to order the Clear Block Bundle that has every size of clear blocks (9 of them) in one convenient set (Save 10% on the bundle!). Speaking of bundles, you save 10% on a lot of bundles in the catalog! Combine that with FREE SHIPPING!

I need to dedicate more time discussing ORGANIZATION in the future! Stampin’ Up! came out with Storage by Stampin’ Up! as a way to help you organize some of your items. Storage by Stampin’ Up! not only helps you to organize your space but allows for expansion as needed. In other words, you can start simple and as you build up your supplies you can add more Storage by Stampin’ Up! items. This organizational system is made up of stackable plastic trays and are easy to clean, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and helps to keep your supplies within reach. Click HERE to see the individual components!

Think about what you need or want and buy it today and have it SHIPPED FOR FREE!

DETAILS

FREE SHIPPING OFFER only has a 24-hour window starting 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:59 PM (MT) on March 17, Wednesday.

ORDERING INFORMATION

  • ALL order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount of $50 has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that coupon codes are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 17 March 2021.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout and preorder items.
  • PREPAID Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.

Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 USD/$30.00 CAD shipping included) + tax.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store!

BE SURE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • SUBSCRIBE to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 
  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
  • LIKE my Facebook Page!
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE  MARCH HOST CODE CYMNN93N when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFTthat you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

Shimmering Dragonflies

Dragonflies have always been fun to watch. Some are more beautiful than others but nonetheless, they remind me of simpler times. Growing up and even as an adult, I have spent a LOT of time camping, boating, and waterskiing. Dragonflies were always part of the experience. Even at times while mowing in the summertime, there will be swarms of them following me. I’ve never been afraid of them but there are other winged things that I definitely don’t want in my personal space! LOL!

I LOVE the Dragonfly Garden Bundle which is what I used to create today’s card. The bundle consist of the Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set and the Dragonflies Punch, which has BOTH a large and small dragonfly! Did you know that when you bundle, you save 10% off the price? I also used the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This paper pack has some really pretty prints to use for this time of the year! Click HERE to see each of the 12 double-sided designs, which includes 4 each in the pack for a total of 48 sheets.

I used the one sheet with the white background with the various sizes of pretty colored dragonflies (top row, fourth from the right end) for my dragonflies. I used the larger Dragonfly on the punch and punched out my dragonflies, which I then added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the wings to make them sparkle. I decided to add just a bit to the dragonfly’s body as well. I totally love that glitter brush! I just love how each dragonfly shimmers in the light!

I struggled with how I was going to do my layout but I decided on using a strip from the sheet that has the green vegetation and dragonflies (bottom row, third from the left). I decided on the Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Blackberry Bliss Dragonflies to pop on top of the three rectangle shaped pieces which coordinates with the Dragonflies as well. Those prints are part of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper as well! I normally add any little trinkets but I couldn’t resist those little LadyBug Trinkets! They are SO CUTE!

I had two card challenges that inspired my card and I love how it turned out! After completing my card, I realized that I was missing an item! Let me just say that I’m going for the POLKA DOTS on the Lady Bugs at this point! TeeHee! This first challenge is with Festive Friday Challenge #FF0079 which you pick three items from the INSPO LIST. I chose INSECTS, GREEN & POLKA DOTS! Please visit their site to see many creative cards being made from the INSPO LIST below!

The other challenge is with Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges SUOC#270. Their challenge is called Sky High Theme: Anything That Flies. Visit their site to see more flying themed cards!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | vertical strip 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | 3 – 2″ x 1-1/4″ rectangle shapes
  • Position the 3 rectangle shapes 3/8″ apart as well as from the bottom and top of the vertical strip.
  • Glue the vertical strip to the card base
  • Use Clear Block C or Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment.
  • Apply Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the Dragonflies. Let dry. Adhere LAST with mini Glue Dots. Place one Glue Dot under head of Dragonfly and one towards end of the body when ready to attach. TIP: Before placing the Glue Dots, bend the wings upward on each side.
  • Attach the Ladybug Trinkets with mini Glue Dots. TIP: Use the tip the Paper Snips to grab hold of the Ladybug Trinkets and place on top of glue dot. Use same method to place the Ladybug Trinkets on the card. Easy Peasy!
  • If mailing this card with the trinkets, you may need to make it NONMACHINEABLE.

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Saturday Simple Stamping

KEEP IT #SIMPLESTAMPING!

I enjoy papercrafting, evidently! The first time I attended a “Card Club”, I was hooked! I still display the very first card I ever made at that club. Stampin’ Up! believes that papercrafting is something that should be shared with everyone so they started the #SimpleStamping Campaign. It’s about creating and sharing EASY TO MAKE and inexpensive projects to show beginner crafters just how fun and easy papercrafting can be. Honestly, I love to make simple cards! I always struggle with creating masculine cards and I love how my SIMPLE cards turned out! WOOHOO! Can you spot the difference between my two cards?

March #SimpleStamping Challenge

  • Theme: Any
  • Supplies: Stamps, Ink, Paper, and Designer Series Paper

It just doesn’t get any more simpler than this! I knew that I wanted to create a masculine birthday card using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I love ALL the textures in that 12″ x 12″ paper pack! To see the prints up close click HERE! Did you figure out the difference between my two cards? The card bases are different colors! This one above is Basic Gray and the one below is Gray Granite.

I thought I’d show you the FULL 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper sheet with the bricks and the print that’s on the back side which is a canvas print. I used the canvas print to make a birthday card for my son-in-law, Jon. You can see his card HERE. I absolutely LOVE these prints!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic Gray or Granite Gray | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Solid panel cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″ | Basic White
  • In Good Taste DSP panel 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Stampin’ Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Gray Granite
  • I used Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus for the stamping but you can use a Clear Block.
  • Sentiment stamp: Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set*

The *Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set is no longer available. I earned it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (SAB). SAB is over but Stampin’ Up! has many other stamp sets with great sentiments to choose from. I really love the masculinity of this Happy Birthday! stamp. I decided to stamp the sentiment 3x’s using three different ink colors: Basic Gray at the bottom, Smokey Slate in the middle, and Gray Granite at the top. I actually like the Basic Gray as the card base the best but either one works. What do you think?

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Spring Birthday Card for PP531

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for some springtime weather and blooming flowers! Speaking of flowers, I LOVE floral prints so it was a no brainer for me to use the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this birthday card. I think you could also use this as an Anniversary or Wedding card. You can’t tell in the picture but I have the Just Jade ribbon sandwiched in between two layers of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. It just made the polka dots more noticeable plus I think it compliments the dots in the DSP.

I used the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set for my sentiment. I stamped it with Just Jade and then I used Clear Embossing Powder for that extra little something special! I truly love to emboss when I can! Don’t look too close you’ll see a bit of imperfection! It happens but hey, it’s handmade with love! I used the Tasteful Labels Dies to die cut the sentiment and then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can use the Clear Block D or use Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus when stamping the sentiment. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Stamparatus tool!

The Paper Players Theme Challenge: PP531 “Spring is in the Air!” challenge so I thought I’d participate. That’s another reason I chose Flower For Every Season DSP for my card! Be sure to check out all the BEAUTIFUL cards that have been created by clicking the link above or the image below.

Isn’t this Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designers Series Paper just BEAUTIFUL! There are 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. Get a close up of each sheet HERE!

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Thursday Bundle Spotlight – Butterfly Bouquet

Who doesn’t LOVE butterflies?! PLUS this is an EARLY RELEASE product that will be in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but you can preorder NOW. WooHoo! This early release runs now through May 3, 2021. I have a feeling this is going to be a very popular product release. The two paper packs are only available during this early release promotion or only while supplies last. OH MY!

BUTTERFLY BOUQUET INFORMATION

The Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set is a single stamp that has a burst of butterflies that is a background stamp but can also be used to create single butterflies by using the coordinating die set. AWESOME! Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the spring or summer season or a special occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, I know the results will be beautiful.  

Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents. There’s so much you can do. BUNDLE and you save 10% off your purchase!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION

OMGosh! I love the BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION! Instead of ordering each product individually, purchase the Butterfly Brilliance collection. You’ll get one of each product at the best price. The collection includes Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs) and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper (2 sheets: 12″ x 12″). This collection is only available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last. I have a feeling the Butterfly Bijou DSP will go fast! LOVE IT!

BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

This exclusive Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (DSP) is ONLY available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last. I love all the shades of aqua, pink, and yellow and watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. I love the patterns!

  • 48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free
  • Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, So Saffron.

NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER

This exclusive Natural Touch Specialty Paper is ONLY available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

  • 2 sheets
  • 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Non-porous

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It’s Another Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card!

That’s right! It’s another Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card! I’ve used this photopolymer stamp set several times now. My SWEET HUBBY’s birthday is today and yes, he loves deer. He loves to watch them out front at our place where it’s their Deer Sanctuary. There is NO shooting allowed off the front porch, hence the term Deer Sanctuary! He also loves to hunt them during Deer Season out back in the woods but it’s to provide food for our table. Back to the card . . . I made another card just like this one but I placed the ribbon up around the top of the white panel and it had a bow. That one was sent to my son-in-law last year and for some reason I don’t have a picture to share. I decided to make this card with the ribbon at the bottom and no bow. I think I like this one better because it seems more masculine without a bow but hey, there ARE female hunters that might like the bow! I’ll add the other two cards that I’ve made using this stamp set below.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Basic White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Misty Moonlight 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (largest), create the Basic White panel that has the stamped images. You can stamp the panel before or after you die cut but I prefer to stamp my images after I’ve die cut the panel for better placement of stamped images.
  • The Happy Birthday to You sentiment is from the May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Manly Moments – but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer! BTW, you can see the stamp set below from the past Paper Pumpkin kit. As a monthly subscriber, you receive a photopolymer stamp set in each kit as well as much more!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Misty Moonlight 1/4″ Ribbon (Twill), 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC or CLICK HERE.

Here are my other two cards using the Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set to make masculine birthday cards.

To see more details for this card on my October 12, 2020 blog post – Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392 – Click HERE.

To see more details for this card on my January 6, 2021 blog post – Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards! – Click HERE.

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