Thank You To Those Who STILL Follow Me!

If you have been following me for sometime, THANK YOU for hanging in there with me as a Hobbyist Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! I’ve been a SU DEMO for over 10 years. A month after my hubby and I moved from my home state of Texas to his home state of Illinois was when I was first introduced to Stampin’ Up! in June 2008. My husband’s cousin took me to a ‘card party’, which I had no idea what it was all about. Let’s just say that I was hooked from the get go! Honestly, I looked forward to each and every card club as I was able to join the card club group. It allowed me to meet new people and we always had so much fun creating cards or whatever project was on that month’s agenda. I finally signed up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in March 28, 2011. I wanted the 20% discount on all the FABULOUS Stampin’ Up! products! Enough of the back story so fast forward to today! Ha!

I created my So Inking Sweet blog years ago, which for the most part has worked for me. Then I had issues with my web host plus I found out that my blog has been unresponsive across mobile devices the entire time. Sigh! SO I have decided to get professional help from Amy at WebsByAmy, which is now my NEW web host! My blog will be getting a new face lift as well as I’ll have a NEW Crafty Woman Theme that Amy is creating for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! I don’t have the exact date as of yet as to when that will take place so stay tune! PLUS I’ll be getting NEW graphics! I’m SUPER EXCITED y’all!

NOW let me talk about the card you see with the little birdie! I created this card for Stampin’ Up!’s OnTour that took place back in April. The stamp set was sent to SU Demo’s that signed up for the OnTour plus it’s a new stamp set in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. There were quality issues with the stamp set and as always, Stampin’ Up! takes care of their demonstrators as well as their customers! We were able to choose a replacement stamp set! Due to the quality issue, this stamp set in NOT AVAILABLE! So those of you that received a catalog from me, make a note that Etched In Nature Stamp Set on page 101 is a NON-ORDERABLE item.

NEW JULY-DECEMBER 2021 MINI CATALOG

Stress less this season! With the perfect paper crafting products for Halloween, Christmas, and every celebration in between, the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog has got your creativity covered.

Stampin’ Up! offers decades of industry experience, perfect product and color coordination, unique themes, and original designs. No matter the project, Stampin’ Up!’s one-of-a-kind products stand out among the rest!

Although the catalog states JULY, it launches AUG 3 TODAY! Stampin’ Up! made the decision to delay the launch due to product delays which is tied to COVID-19 issues in manufacturing and shipping delays. Stampin’ Up! is doing their VERY BEST in this area and realizes this issue makes it hard for their demonstrators to plan in advance at times. Please practice kindness and understanding during this ongoing ‘pandemic’ that we’ve ALL been affected by since the onslaught of COVID-19.

IT’S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!

Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks for demonstrators, overflowing with opportunities for customers, and filled with fun for everyone! During SAB, we can ALL EARN FREE, EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS for every $50 USD and $100 USD we spend. PLUS you can enjoy unique, unbeatable benefits when you host a party or join the Stampin’ Up! family! During this period, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of Sale-A-Bration!

Personally, I have to tell you that this is the VERY BEST Sale-A-Bration Brochure ever due to the amount and type of products you can earn for FREE!

Did you notice the pre-earn dates in the SAB image? That is one of the perks for demonstrators! We can pre-order SU products before our customers as well as pre-earn FREE products before SAB launches!

NOTE:

I’m creating this post the day before it goes LIVE. Therefore, when you are reading this my blog may not be updated with certain links or the new catalog images in the right hand panel. Remember that you can download ANY current catalog from my ONLINE STORE! They’ll be at the bottom of the home page. You can also purchase catalogs if you are not a current customers. BUT if you place a minimum of $75 in products (before tax/shipping), I can mail you a catalog(s)!

Although you cannot order the Etched in Nature Stamp Set, you can recreate this card layout using other stamp sets and dies. Perhaps I will do that myself and then share the layout measurements at that time!

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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 AUGUST HOST CODE BX2XHCMZ 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

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

I love Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous Designer Series Paper! During this incredible sale, we can enjoy a 15% discount on SELECT papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of these most popular paper designs! I know I’ll be taking advantage of this sale! How about you?! Here is a SNEEK PEEK at the DSP that will be on sale starting July 1, Thursday.

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
  • ALL order types qualify for this promotion
  • NO LIMIT to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders MUST be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
  • Order Deadline:  August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

REMEMBER starting July 1, Thursday, SAVE 15%!

  • 12″ x 12″ DSP includes 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs Sales Price: $9.78.
  • NOTE: In Good Taste DSP includes 24 sheets: 2 each of 12 double-sided designs. Sales Price: $17.85

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 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!

Clear Block Stamping Technique

I was finally able to upload my video to YouTube! It only took me two days, 8 or 9 upload tries lasting hours and hours and hours just to get an ‘error occurred’ when it would almost be completely uploaded! I live in an area where I don’t have broadband and I even have to keep my cell phone in the kitchen window to have a signal. We are currently waiting on Starlink to be available in our area, which hopefully is only a few more months away! This will provide higher upload speeds and so that will definitely help when I do have videos to share.

Speaking of videos, here is the video that should have been with my previous post. Make sure to watch throughout for Tips & Tricks! I’ve been stamping and creating for 13 years (this month) and I have definitely learned a thing or two along the way! In fact, I just celebrated my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator this past March 28! WOW! I signed up as a Demo so I could take advantage of buying SU products at a discount not to mention that I LOVE Stampin’ Up! Products!

Visit my previous post HERE for card details and products used for the cards you see in my video!

As you can tell, I’m still new to doing videos! Plus I cringe every time I watch a replay! LOL! Hey . . . at least I’m trying and that is what counts in the end! Right?! BTW click HERE for The Absorber XL Drying Chamois (image below) you see me using in my video! It’s 29″ x 18″ and I cut quite a few 9″ x 7″ pieces from it! Yes, it will stain but I find that rinsing it and/or soaking it in cold water for just a bit keeps it looking better and smelling fresher! I have used the one in the video so many times yet it still looks decent and still smells just fine. It’s worth the extra little expense and it will last a long, long time. The Simply Shammy is also great product by Stampin’ Up! and I use it as well. It depends on what I’m doing as to which one I end up using and sometimes I’m using both! 

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 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!

Clear Block Stamping with Tasteful Touches!

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I receive Weekly Updates on Tuesday’s from Stampin’ Up!, which also includes a Succeed Weekly section. This past Tuesday it spot lighted a technique that I had not done in ages called Clear Block Stamping. I’ll include the SU image below that I shared this past Wednesday (I think) on my So Inking Sweet Facebook page that I used for illustration. Clear Block Stamping is not only a FUN technique but SUPER EASY! I first created a card that wasn’t layered (see below), it was just the card base and I stamped on it. This is to show you that you don’t need a lot of supplies to do this technique. Then I stepped my card up by layering a front panel onto coordinating card stock (see above). Either way the recipient will LOVE receiving snail mail that is a specially crafted card just for them!

I’m not great at taking pictures and I do not have good natural lighting but believe me when I say that these cards look so much better in person! Did you notice the difference in the block stamping in the above picture? Notice how much better it looks on the left card? Watch my video as I not only explain but show you how to get better coverage when Clear Block Stamping. Perhaps NOT! My video has been unsuccessful uploading to my YouTube not once but three times now. UGH! It’s 11:58pm (June 24) so I’m throwing in the towel. With that being said, hopefully it will work out tomorrow so I can post it! It’s a disappointment that I’m posting without my video so you can see how to do this technique! Plus I struggle making myself do videos! Fingers crossed it will upload tomorrow, which is actually now today (June 25). So stay tuned!

CARD DETALS:

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″ (or coordinating colored card base for layering)
  • Card Front Panel: Basic White Thick | 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Ink Pads: Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, and Just Jade
  • Stamp: Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set
  • Clear Block: Block D
  • Embellishments: Metallic Pearls (includes both silver/gold)
  • Stamp with Block D first then stamp image and sentiment 
  • If doing a layer, adhere panel to card base using Multipurpose Glue or Stampin’ Seal after stamping images
  • Add embellishments last.
  • EASY PEASY PEOPLE!

STAMPIN’ UP! ARTIST CREATED THESE CARDS:

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store! There are some items added in the product table that you may prefer i.e. Multi pack of 8.5 x 11 In Color cardstock verses buying a whole pack of one color. You CAN just use the Block D for stamping your images from your stamp set but I included the Stamparatus. You don’t have to have the grid paper but I added it as well for the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus comes with a foam mat but perhaps you’d like to upgrade to the one in the table below. For more information on these items, just click it!

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 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!

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.

PRODUCT LINKS

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 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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  • 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! 

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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!

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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! 

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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. 

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  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!
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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! 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.

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  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
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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! 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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  • 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