Free as a Bird Friendship

Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird

Stampin” Up! Free as a Bird

Hello Stampers!

A few weeks ago, my team and I had a fun gathering in Lincoln, Nebraska. They were giving me a send off to my new home in Mesa, Arizona. We had a potluck, drinks, a swim in the pool, and then we had a shoebox swap. Each attendee brought a card they designed and included enough pieces for all of us. We stamped until midnight! This is an awesome group of crafters!

This card was created by Ginger Borneman and features Stampin’ Up!’s Free as a Bird stamp set and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. It’s so fun to color the birds with Stampin’ Blends. Other fun elements of this card include the Stitched Framelits Dies and the Layering Ovals. The graphics at the end of this post show the products Ginger used to create this card. Click on any of them to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

It’s easy to become part of a fun stamping team. For just $99 + tax (shipping is free), choose $125 worth of any Stampin’ Up! products. Beginning September 4, you’ll be able to choose items from the Holiday Catalog. You’ll then receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. Contact me for details or click the Join My Team tab.

Thanks for stopping by today!



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Team Stamp It Fall Blog Hop

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Welcome to Team Stamp It’s Fall Blog Hop. Visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain inspiration and ideas for your fall crafting. Look for card samples using both Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog (available for ordering September 4).

My card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Colorful Seasons stamp set and its coordinating Seasonal Layers Dies. It also uses a really fun technique called the Baby Wipe Technique.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Season and Seasonal Layers Dies

Stampin’ Up! Colorful Season and Seasonal Layers Dies

The Baby Wipe Technique is super fun and allows you to create a range of awesome ink combinations, especially for the fall season. I usually grab a couple of baby wipes and stack them on top of each other. I then squirt drops of Stampin’ Up!’s ink refills onto the wipe, making sure the colors overlap. For this card, I used: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green. You then press your stamp onto the baby wipe and then onto your paper (I used Shimmery White). You can move your stamp around to different sections of the wipe to attain different color variations. I then used the coordinating dies to crop the leaves from the paper.

Other fun elements of this card include: Background paper from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil, the Stitched Nested Labels, and the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop by clicking on the names and links below. Comment on each blog for the opportunity to win the Looking Up Card Kit. Comment on each using the hashtag: #stampitcontest.

Congrats to last month’s winner: Geann Kollar.

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August Updates

Hello Stampers!

When I flipped the calendar to August, it reminded me (unfortunately) the end of summer is nearing, schools are starting, and all the fun traditions of fall are coming soon. I don’t want to wish summer away too soon though, so I hope you enjoy the sunshine and some fun, creative, relaxation time this month!

Bonus Days Codes
August also means it’s time to shop with Bonus Days rewards earned in July. Yay – free stampin’ goodies! If you ordered at least $50 of product in July, you received a $5 code to be redeemed in August. Look for your code in your email. Contact me to help you place your August order, or order directly from my online store at:

Extra! Extra!

This month is also a great time to consider joining my team. Being a demonstrator is fun, you get extra free products in your kit this month, and can pre-order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog now! Did you hear that? From the Holiday Catalog! And, I can tell you, it’s fabulous. Select $155 worth of any product for just $99 + tax (shipping is free). Join in August and receive a $10 credit to use on an order in September. Purchase the starter kit and receive a 20 percent discount on future orders. No need to hold parties or workshops. Just enjoy the products and other special incentives demonstrators receive.

Find out more here or contact me to chat about the opportunity.

Paper Pumpkin

You have until September 10 to subscribe and receive the September Paper Pumpkin. It’s a Halloween-themed kit that includes the ingredients to create 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” 

Copy this link into your browser to sign up for Paper Pumpkin:

Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog goes live September 4. It is packed full with new stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, punches, framelits, and more for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, and even Valentine’s Day. I’m in the process of distributing these, so let me know if you want one.

Kim’s News

This week, my husband and I embark on an exciting journey. We’re moving from Lincoln, Nebraska, where we’ve lived for the past fifteen years, to Mesa, Arizona, where my husband will work for State Farm. While it will be very sad to leave, I’m looking forward to new adventures. I will return to Lincoln for a few days in September, so look for my class schedule and get your stamping fix.

Once I get settled in Arizona, I’ll be trying out Facebook Lives and YouTube videos to share Stampin’ Up! products and projects. Stay tuned!

I truly appreciate your continued support of my business as I work toward a major Stampin’ Up! goal! As I transition, you may place orders directly on my web site at or you may call or email. Any order helps get me closer to the goal! Thank you!

Happy stamping!

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Celebrating with Time for Tags

Stampin' Up! Time for Tags

Stampin’ Up! Time for Tags

Hello Stampers!

There’s a really versatile host set in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog called Time for Tags. It has a variety of sentiments and pairs with the Timeless Label Punch. For this card, I also used the brand-new Delightful Tag Topper Punch and the In Color (Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Blueberry Bushel) 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stacks. I colored the images using Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write Markers.

It’s a fun, colorful card that can be shared with anyone, but especially those who love hot air balloons.

You can earn this stamp set and pay just $12.50 when you host a qualifying party (or order) of $150. Ask me how!

Thanks for stopping by today. A list of all the products I used to create this card is below. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.


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Pretty Pressed Petals

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

Hello Stampers!

Tucked on page 172 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog is a really cool product — Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. It’s a two-roll package, but the one roll is so different than any other washi tape I’ve used before. It peels off in petals so you can create your own flowers! How fun is that?

I started with a white 1/2-inch circle and peeled the petals off the roll one by one. I affixed the centers onto the circle until I had created a flower. You can use the embossing buddy on the back of the flower to prevent the flower from totally sticking to your paper. One roll contains about 100 petals allowing you to create anywhere from 16 to 20 flowers per roll, depending on how many petals you use.

This card was inspired by a journal decorated by Ellen Woodbridge. I easily turned it into a card using other fun Stampin’ Up! products including a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, Pearlized Doilies, the Leaf Punch, Classic Label Punch, Subtle Embossing Folder, and Faceted Gems.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see a list of all of the products I used below. Click on any of the links to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.


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