Christmas in July: Winter Woods

It’s the second week of Christmas in July with Winter Woods on my blog today! Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas in July: Winter Woods

Each Thursday in July, I committed to creating a holiday, winter-, or Christmas-themed card with the products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. This week, I feature Stampin’ Up!’s Winter Woods stamp set, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and Woodland Embossing Folder.

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Christmas in July: Winter Woods Card

Highlights of this Christmas card:

  • Winter Woods stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
  • Woodland Embossing Folder
  • White Heat Embossing
  • Real Red and Smoky Slate Card Stock
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Ribbon
  • Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Classic Label Punch

I admire clean and simple greeting cards and ideas that can be easily reproduced. You could make a pile of these quickly and be ready to send at holiday time.

Check back next week for another card and a gift card holder. I’m participating in the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop.

Bonus Days are Here

Earn in August, Redeem in July. For each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) receive a $5 Bonus Code to apply to orders in August. Earn as many coupons as you like and be ready to redeem them August 4. (Hint: Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog debuts that day. The catalog contains an array of on-trend, fun new products for crafting from fall to Thanksgiving, to winter to Christmas, and even Valentine’s Day.)

Remember, the coupons arrive via email, so be sure you have a valid email on file with Stampin’ Up! Save the email and the codes in a safe place. Or print them out. You’ll want them accessible when it’s time to redeem them.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Christmas in July! Click on the product photos below to shop for the ingredients to create this card at home.

Kim

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Sending Sunshine

Today, I’m showing you how I’m sending sunshine Stampin’ Up! style!

Sendng Sunshine

In case you hadn’t heard, a new trend is here: Sharing Sunshine (#ShareSushine). You fill a box with any yellow items you can find, and send it to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them. Stampin’ Up!’s June monthly crafting kit, Paper Pumpkin, focused on sharing sunshine. The kit contents, delivered in a bright yellow box, contained cards that featured sunshine and caring. We created the cards and decorated the box and sent it to a friend.

Unfortunately, the kit sold out. But you can still share sunshine using Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. A package of 10 boxes costs just $7.50. Decorate them any way you like, fill with goodies, and send.

Sending Sunshine

The boxes come in plain white. I colored the box above with Stampin’ Up!”s Sponge Brayers and Balmy Blue ink, layering on the ink until I received the desired look. I didn’t strive for a perfect solid color; I wanted it to look like sky with a few wispy clouds overhead.

To create the sun, I used the Stitched Shapes Dies (large circle) and the Stitched Triangles (itty bitty triangle) to die cut the images from one sheet of the Playful Patterns 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from the June Paper Pumpkin directly on the box using Memento ink. Don’t have that stamp set? Stampin’ Up!’s Under My Umbrella and Sending Sunshine also have sayings appropriate for a box of sunshine.

I added a piece of yellow tissue paper and a handful of fun, yellow items. Ready to send to a friend!

Share Sunshine

Take a look at this YouTube video showing how I created the box. (It’s a replay of a Facebook Live.)

 

 

Bonus Days are Back

Through August 3, receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon for each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). Beginning August 4, redeem you coupons. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can collect or redeem. Use them to purchase brad-new product fro Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog, which goes live August 4.

Thanks for stopping by today! Here’s a list of products used to create today’s project. Click on the graphics to go directly to my online store to shop 24/7.

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Happy Fourth of July

Wishing you a happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

I love getting handmade cards in the mail. Thanks to Kathy and Ruth for these Independence Day themed cards.

Read on for a recap of what’s happening with Stampin’ Up! and Kim Plays with Paper this month!


Bonus Days Begin: Earn in July, Redeem in August

Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days promotion is back. For every $50 in purchases (before tax and shipping) receive a $5 bonus coupon to be redeemed beginning August 4. There is no limit to the number of coupons that can be earned and redeemed. Codes will be sent via email, so be sure to save the email for use in August. Hint: Stock up on those codes in July and redeem them for merchandise from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog that goes live August 4.


Summer Nights by Paper Pumpkin

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit. In this exclusive, fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. A monthly kit is just $22 + tax per month (shipping is included).
 
What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase with it. The Summer Nights Add-On ($10) includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experiences beyond the kit itself. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from the kit, you’ll be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!
 
Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit before July 10. Contact me to order the add-on.
 
Here is a link to subscribe directly to Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up!’s monthly crafting kit:
 

Facebook Lives and Videos

I’m branching out! I’m restarting Facebook Live videos and also recording YouTube videos. Is there a card you’d like me to make? Is there a technique you’d like to learn? Let me know, and I’ll get it going.
 
I’d love if you would follow my Facebook business page at:
 
 
and follow my YouTube Channel at:
 
 
Here is my latest Facebook Live that I saved as a YouTube video. In this newest video, I make a quick and easy card using a card sketch.
 


Retired Stampin’ Up! Items for Sale

I’ve created a web site page dedicated to selling my retired Stampin’ Up! products. Click here to see the products available and to read all of the details. Look for stamp sets, coordinating dies, embossing folders, Designer Series Paper, and miscellaneous.


Thanks for stopping by and spending some time on my blog.

Kim

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Christmas in July: Snowman Season

Welcome to my first Christmas in July post featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Snowman Season stamp set!

Christmas in July: Snowman Season

Did you know Stampin’ Up! offers a great selection of holiday, Christmas, and winter-themed stamp sets in the Annual Catalog? That means you can start your holiday card making now while you have some time on your hands.

Each Thursday during July, I’ll feature a different stamp set from the catalog for Christmas in July. (Stay tuned for the last Thursday of the month; I’ll share a card created with products from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog. Ordering from this holiday catalog begins August 4.)

Christmas in July: Snowman Season

This is a super fun set carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog. The Snowman Season stamp set and coordinating Snowman Builder Punch make a perfect pair.

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Here are a few details of how this card came together:

  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Stamped Snowflakes with Misty Moonlight (stamped off several times)
  • Designer Series Paper from Flowers for Every Season
  • Silver Foil as an accent
  • Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon
  • In Color Enamel Dots
  • Snowman colored with Stampin’ Blends

Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days are Back

Now through the end of July, receive a $5 bonus coupon when you spend $50 before tax and shipping. Redeem the code in August. Collect and redeem as many codes as you want. When August 4 rolls around, you’ll be able to use your coupons on new products from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog. (I’ll have copies of that for you in the next few weeks.)

Remember, these codes are sent via email, so be sure you have a correct email address on file with me or Stampin’ Up! Also, when you receive the email, print it and/or save it in a special file on your computer. You’ll want to find these gems to use them for free product in August.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to answer questions you have about creating handmade cards with rubber stamps, ink, and paper!

Kim

Products Used to Create this Card

Click on any of the graphics to shop from my online store 24/7 or click: kimquade.stampinup.net

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So Sentimental Birthday

Sharing a birthday card using Stampin’ Up!’s So Sentimental stamp set.

So Sentimental Birthday

Yikes, I peeked at July’s calendar! A ton of birthdays popped up! And, two of them take place July 1.

What do you do when you need a bunch of cards in a hurry? You use a sketch, a blank sample, found online or on Pinterest. Then, you fill in the blanks. So easy!

I’m using this current sketch.

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I grabbed Stampin’ Up”s So Sentimental stamp set and coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The So Sentimental Bundle is $48.50. Read below to see how you can get it free through June 30.

So Sentimental Birthday

Here’s what I used to make this quick and easy birthday card, perfect for men and women.

  • Calypso Coral card stock base, cut at 5/12 inches by 8 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • Playing with Patterns 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, cut at 3 x 4 1/4
  • Night of Navy, cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
  • Whisper White scrap die cut with label from Stitched So Sweetly
  • Night of Navy 1 x 5, trimmed with Banner Triple Punch on each end
  • Basic pearls colored with Calypso Coral and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends

This  design helped me create a stack of cards to get in the mail.

Get a Free Bundle

Through the end of the day tomorrow, June 30, 2020, you could select this this bundle free. Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit for $99 + tax (it’s all shipped free). Select $125 worth of ANY Stampin’ Up! product AND choose a free bundle, whether it be a stamp/punch bundle or a stamp/die bundle. (Most Starter Kits also include a free past Paper Pumpkin kit.)

After this purchase, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops or even sell to other people. Just enjoy the discount. There’s no risk. There’s nothing to lose.

In addition to product, you become a part of a larger stamping community. You can join my group, Kim’s Paper Krafters, where we share card samples, have card swaps, and celebrate accomplishments. As a member of Stampin’ Up!, you receive sneak peeks of new catalogs and an opportunity to order early.

Here’s a link to start the joining process. Contact me if you have questions.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim

 

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