It’s All In Good Taste To CASE!

No! You are NOT seeing double! LOL! I needed to create a masculine birthday card for my son-in-law, Jon, and my husband’s Uncle Marvin. Their birthdays are on the same day! I don’t know why but I struggle with creating masculine cards. I knew that I wanted to use In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I turned to my Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for some inspiration. WELL . . . on page 122 I found it! Literally! I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the Note Card “YOU ARE THE BEST” but I wanted it to be a regular card size so I tweaked it and made it my own, so to speak. Some will say they could never create a card because they don’t have the creativity or talent but one of the beauties about creating cards, you can find inspiration in many places and even CASE from someone’s card but always give credit where credit is due! Here is the card I CASEd . . . don’t you just love that TEXTURE!

I just love this card but I absolutely LOVE the texture of ALL the papers in the In Good Taste DSP pack. Click on the product in the table below to see a close up of all the different designs this pack has to offer.

As I mentioned before, this card is a Note Card size so I tweaked it a bit and made it a regular card size. This card uses the Tasteful Touches Bundle, which you save 10% when buying bundles. You can buy the stamp set and die separately but who doesn’t love to bundle for a 10% Discount?!

I couldn’t decide what solid colored cardstock to use so I tried two different colors, Gray Granite and Sarah Sand. I embossed the smaller strip of solid color with the Sublte 3D Embossing Folder. I didn’t have the same embellishments in the CASEd picture so I used what I had on hand, Metallic Pearls which comes with both Silver and Gold (121 pearls in each color). Here’s a close up . . .

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base | Basic White Thick Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Solid panel cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″ | Gray Granite or Sarah Sand
  • In Good Taste DSP panel 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Solid strip 1″ x 3-1/4″ | Embossed
  • Basic White Cardstock for sentiment 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″| Die cut
  • Stamp the little blocks image with VersaMark onto the DSP | Emboss with White Emboss Powder
  • Adhere panels onto card base | I used the Tombow Multipurpose Glue
  • Stamp sentiment | Early Espresso
  • Pop up sentiment label with dimensionals | NOTE: keep them to the left side of label.
  • OPTIONAL: add Gold Metallic Pearls | I used five pearls

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NOTES:

  • You don’t have to use Basic White Thick Cardstock for your base. You can use just Basic White. Normally if add panels, I don’t use the thicker cardstock but in this case I did for that more masculine feel.
  • I added the Neutrals 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock in the product table as it has 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 colors which includes the Sarah Sand and Gray Granite.
  • You don’t have to have the embossing folder but I love that extra bit of texture on this card. The card in the catalog uses Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder which you can see HERE. Hummmm . . . why don’t I have that particular embossing folder?! LOL!

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Sweet Valentine & Tasteful Touches!

Don’t you just LOVE my card?! I know my SWEET HUBBY will love it! Slim Line cards are all the rage these days so I jumped onto that band wagon! This is my very first Slim Line card and I’m sure it won’t be my last. I am tickled PETAL PINK how my card turned out! LOL! When I brainstorm a card design, I pick out a few things I know that I want to use. In this case it was the heart and the “Love you” stamp from the January 2021 Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit plus the left over heart embellishments. Do you see them inside the heart?

I used my last large heart embellishment under the sentiment, which is from the Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set. I LOVE the coordinating Tasteful Labels Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Dies. You can buy the stamp set and dies separately or buy them as a bundle and SAVE 10%.

I also knew that I wanted to use Poppy Parade and Petal Pink. January 2021 Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit included a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot and Petal Pink was one of the coordinating colors in the kit. I used the heart stamp for the focal image and to also create my own DSP (Designer Series Paper), which is so simple to do. I just stamped onto Petal Pink cardstock using the heart stamp. My card base is Poppy Parade. By the way, what do you think about how I did the ribbon? I struggled on how I was going to utilize ribbon as I don’t have a lot of current ribbon on hand. The only current white ribbon I have is Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon so that is what I used on my card. Then I had to figure out how I wanted to do the ribbon. I came up with loops! What do you think?!

Taking pictures of my cards are a real struggle as I fight for natural light! There are no windows in my Hobby Nook. Our home has a lot of windows but we sit at a diagonal of the sunrise and sunset.

I used a sentiment from Daisy Lane Cling Stamp Set on my inside panel. By the way, you can use other stamps such as the Always In My Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set for the focal heart image. You can see it in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog #154337 page 12 $18.00. Check it out! You can download the catalog from the right side of my blog! Purchase $75 in product (before shipping/taxes) before the end of March and you’ll receive the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Our current annual catalog ends May 3, 2021.

CARD DETAILS

  • Poppy Parade Base 7-1/2″ x 9″ | Score at 3-3/4″
  • Basic White Panel 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Petal Pink Panel 1″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White Inside Panel 8-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Heart images stamped in Petal Pink
  • Sentiments stamped in Poppy Parade | Use Clear Blocks or Stamparatus for stamping.
  • Add Embellishments
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon | 4-3/4″ strip dove tailed & enough to create 6 continuous loops. Tip: I just used a long strip of scotch tape to secure the loops on back of label. The I added the strip to go straight across.
  • Pop up main sentiment die cut label with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Add panels using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It’s more forgiving to situate the panels into place on the card base.
  • I would love to know what you think about my Slim Line card! Please leave me a comment!

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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

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  • 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!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Here’s To You & FREE Gift!

Whose ready for some SPRINGTIME adventures?!

March Paper Pumpkin Kit ~ Here’s To You ~ Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. Also it’s a perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four FREE STENCILS and a STAMPIN’ SPONGE that you’ll find inside! This is a FIRST to have stencils and a stamping sponge in a kit! Speaking of the sponge, it can be cut into quarters to be used with different ink colors! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. This will definitely be a FUN kit!

KIT DETAILS

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards | 4 each of 2 designs | coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.
  • Always includes Stampin’ Spot (different colors each month through the year!)

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February and 10 March 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!

Check out this SNEAK PEEK VIDEO of the upcoming ~ Here’s to You ~ March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! I’m so excited about the FREE GIFT of the four stencils and Stampin’ Sponge!

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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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

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  • 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. 
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  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Sending Hearts & Bouquet of Hope

DURING Sale-A-Bration (SAB) – Prepaid 3 months or more will EARN you FREE item(s) from the SAB selection through 28 February!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.

This monthly subscription will surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $22.00 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

Subscribe by the 10th of any month to receive that month’s kit. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

SENDING HEARTS PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – JANUARY’S KIT

This kit was so much FUN to make! It had all the supplies to create 8 cards to send out for Valentine’s Day. You can make your cards exactly as instructed or simply implement your own creative style. I usually make the cards as instructed because I love them just the way they are designed!

BOUQUET OF HOPE PAPER PUMPKIN – FEBURARY’S KIT

You can STILL get this kit IF you place your order by the end of today! February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bouquet of Hope – provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time.

DETAILS OF THE KIT

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • COORDINATES with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item | #155223 | Earn this pack of paper for FREE with a purchase of $50 USD or more during the Sale-A-Bration promotion which ends 28 February. To learn more about Sale-A-Bration, click here!

Sign up over on my Paper Pumpkin Pumpkin page HERE to start your monthly subscription or prepaid subscriptions with me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription includes shipping in the price of each kit. Questions? Contact me!

BTW did you know you can purchase an Ink Refill Bottle for the Ink Spots that are included in each kit?

DID YOU KNOW that you can purchase just ONE Paper Pumpkin Kit to give it a whirl?! Just use item #137858 for a 1 MONTH Subscription for $21.00 BUT the shipping is NOT included, which is an additional $6.95! ATTENTION! Doing a MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION is $22.00 which DOES include the shipping and you can cancel anytime. Hummmm? I know which one I would do . . . the monthly!

DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

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
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Something Old, Something New Just 4 You!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This is one of the cards I created to send to someone special! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do but I knew I had to use the ANY OCCASION Stamp Set #143348 (SAB pg. 14) from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! You, too, can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 product purchase (before taxes & shipping).

FYI, you can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and even the Clearance Rack to be able to earn FREE items from the SAB Brochure! February Hostess Code R3G9W2V2

I used the retired Framelits called Hearts Collection for  my two hearts. There is a stamp in this set that has the curved line but it wasn’t long enough so I used the top of a plastic round container to draw the line so it would fit from one side to the other in the heart. I used the retired embossing folder Adorning Accents at the bottom. I love those little hearts! I also used the retired stamp set P.S. I Love You for my sentiments. I love that set!

BTW, you can use the NEW Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707 (AC pg.193) that has MANY hearts to do this same card! AND you can use the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #137364 (AC pg. 195) to have hearts embossed that will cover the entire card front! Also be sure to check out the Blooming’ Love Stamp Set #140643 (AC pg. 46) and Sealed with Love #142815 (OC pg. 15). Both of these stamp sets have sentiments that would work great with this layout! I included these new/current items in my Supply List below!

I’m HAPPY to say I actually entered into two card challenges today! Check these sites out for GREAT inspiration not to mention the many TALENTED Design Team Members!

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SU! Only Challenges

Here is my first Valentine’s Card I made using Real Red card base. Then I decided to use Whisper White for my card base. I actually love both cards! I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the heart up on both cards. I also use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my sentiments. When using Wood Mount or Clear Mount, I recommend using this hand dandy tool! It’s a life saver and ensures I stamp sentiments exactly where they need to be placed on my card. Nothing worse than messing up and having to start over!

Supply List: 

Supply List

Remember:  

When you purchase $50 in products (before shipping & tax), you EARN one FREE item from the SAB Brochure! If you purchase $100 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn TWO FREE items. If you purchase $150 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn THREE FREE items PLUS Stampin’ Rewards! You can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and the Clearance Rack! During the Sale-A-Bration Promotion is definitely a GREAT time to get more bang for your buck! Check out all these items in the SAB Brochure!

Please use my February Hostess Code R3G9W2V2 when you place an order. See image below on where to input this month’s Hostess Code! Be sure to have your items shipped to your address!

Please be sure to subscribe to my blog for future updates, promotions, and to see more of my SWEET CREATIONS using Stampin’ Up! products! If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Mother’s Day Card & Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA298

I sure hope my mother-in-law, Cheryl, doesn’t see today’s post because this is her Mother’s Day card! My mother, Elsie Smart (she passed 12.24.2014 from Ovarian Cancer), would absolutely LOVE my card and I hope you will too! Last year I had a really hard time making a Mother’s Day card but this year was a bit easier. I still miss her terribly though! She was my best friend, my rock, . . . my mom! We talked each and every day about everything and about nothing! My mom was one of a kind!

Any who, I really didn’t know if I was going to like the end result of my card but I’m really happy with it. I LOVE trying to create a card from a sketch layout or color combination. The sketch layout is from Pals Paper Arts (PPA) by Ginger Toivonen. Ginger is one of PPA’s Design Team Members. Be sure to visit Pals Paper Arts and check out all the wonderful cards that are showcased! PPA is one of several of my favorite card challenge sites. I really appreciate all those involved in providing us with such a great card challenge site! Thank you PPA’s Design Team! Well on to my card and my take on the sketch . . .

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Here is the Pals Paper Arts PPA298 sketch layout . . .

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I struggled about what to do in the middle of that bow placed on the wreath! I used the largest Metal Rimmed Pearl! Then I added some some small pearls to some of the flowers on the wreath and bit larger pearls on the flowers placed on the Scalloped Tag. LOVE IT! BTW, the Tangelo Twist Bakers Twine, I won and it’s not a current item. Sorry!

I had wondered about adding some flowers in Hello Honey on the Scalloped Tag. I decided not to since I had used Hello Honey as the mortar in the bricks. I LOVE the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Don’t you?! This was my first time doing this technique using the Brayer to add the “mortar” look to the bricks. I just inked up my Brayer (retiring item!) and ran it over the side that says “Sizzix” on it. Then I laid my card panel down on the side without the ink and then I closed the embossing folder. I held it tight while I sandwiched it between the cutting pad and ran it through the Big Shot!

I LOVE my Big Shot! LOVE IT! If you don’t have one and would like to purchase one, talk to me first! Stampin’ Up! is releasing an updated Big Shot in the catalog! PLUS I can get you an additional item or two for FREE. i.e. Two embossing folders @ $7.50 each = $15.00. Curious? Contact me!

SUPPLIES:

Price: $12.50

Price: $110.00

Supply List

I wanted to use the SOON TO RETIRE In Colors 2014-2016 for my card. I am going to miss these colors! Especially Blackberry Bliss!

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Retiring stamp sets are available through the *end of May* but “everything else” is different . . . when they are gone they are gone! If you see an X in the Not Available column, that item is GONE! This list is continually updated as well! Check it out! *Retiring stamp sets will be manufactured through May 22. After that date, once a stamp set is gone . . . it’s gone! 

Retiring List PDF File Click HERE

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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