Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop: A watercolor card for Easter
Welcome to the March Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us today as we share a variety of Easter cards and projects. Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment. Comment with #stampitcontest to be entered into a drawing to win the Botanical Prints Medley.
My Easter Card
What do you do when you don’t have any Easter stamps? You peruse the Stampin’ Up! catalog and search for inspiration. I found my inspiration on page 109 of the Annual Catalog. It’s a watercolor, eclipse card. I thought this style worked well for the card I wanted to share. It features the the Hand-Lettered Prose dies.
Here’s a quick recap of how it goes together:
- Cut Shimmery White card stock – 5/14″ x 4″.
- Use Aquapainters to give a wash with Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, and Highland Heather.
- “Splatter” ink onto the card front.
- Die cut the word with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.
- Layer the Shimmery White onto a Highland Heather base.
- “Pop up” the letters using pieces of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Add the “Blessings” sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set on a watercolor piece with Highland Heather ink.
- Die cut with the label from the Merry Christmas Dies.
- Attach the sentiment with Glue Dots to the front of the card.
- Color five Pearl Basic Jewels with Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. Attach to front of card.
Please let me know if you have questions about this card or how it was created.
Four Days to Sale-A-Brate
Get your free stuff before it’s too late! Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale ends March 31. You receive your choice of free, exclusive product when you make purchases of $50 and $100. See the latest brochure here. Here are the Annual Catalog items offered free.
Contact me with any questions about the card or Sale-A-Bration. Shop my online store: kimquade.stampinup.net 24/7.
Remember: Visit all of the blogs on the hop and comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest to win the Botanical Prints Medley.
Congrats to last month’s winner: Darlene Coin.
Stampin’ Up! adds new Sale-A-Bration items!
There’s just one week left of Stampin’ Up!’s favorite sale of the year: Sale-A-Bration. See the items in the graphic below.
Here are the details about the event. It offers three great opportunities for those who love to rubber stamp, paper craft, and scrapbook.
For each $50 and $100 purchase (before tax and shipping) receive your choice of a free, exclusive product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Look for new and exclusive stamp sets, a punch, a die, Designer Series Paper, and embossed vellum. (Please note: Items are while supplies last. Three offerings are sold out, including: Kerchief Card Kit, Baker’s Twine/Sequins Combo, and Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper).
When your sales reach $300, you earn a super cute free Little Ladybug stamp set. (Hint: There’s also a super cute coordinating die set available for purchase to complement this set.)
If you have a large wish list, consider purchasing the Starter Kit. For $99, select $125 worth of product (your choice). It’s all shipped free. And, receive an additional stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog of any value as well as a mini paper cutter and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Sampler.
Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you earn a 20 percent discount on all of your purchases. This is a great time to stock up on supplies and get your hands on brand-new products. This a great opportunity to be a part of my awesome team (Kim’s Paper Krafters) and be eligible to attend Stampin’ Up! events. There is no requirement to host parties or workshops or sell to others. Just enjoy your discount.
Here’s a link to explore the Starter Kit opportunity:
Thanks for stopping by today! And thank you for supporting my small business; I appreciate you!
Welcome to the March Maui Achievers Blog Hop where I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card.
Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We want to celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams.
This time of year brings a lot of different events and holiday to celebrate: Easter, graduations, weddings, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Even though we may not be able to celebrate this events in person at this time, we can definitely send a card. I chose to feature a Mother’s Day card.
Maui Achievers Blog Hop: Mother’s Day Card
I actually made two cards for this hop. I can’t decide which one I like better. Please leave me a comment and let me know which card you prefer. I love, love, love the designs and color scheme of the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack. And, the coordinating stamp set, Dressed to Impress offers the Mother’s Day sentiment and the pretty flowers. That’s where I started for the inspiration. I found a layout I like and went to work.
All of the Designer Series Paper comes from the same package. It’s fun to see the difference in the card by playing around with the different designs. I stamped the flowers in Stazon ink and colored them with a blender pen and the following colors: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Blackberry Bliss.
See a list of the products I used to create these cards at the very end of the post, after the list of blog hoppers. Be sure to visit all of them and leave a comment.
One Week Remaining in Sale-A-Bration
Say it isn’t so! There’s just one week left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion. Make purchases of $50 and $100 and receive FREE product. There are lots of choices to satisfy an crafter. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. Keep in mind, some of the items have been popular and are sold out. Contact me if you have questions or wish to place an order. I can help!
Here’s the list of everyone participating in today’s hop. Enjoy!
Sharing an Easter card idea, refreshed and updated from a card I created last year. See the details below.
I created a version of this Easter card last year. See the previous card here. I’ve made a couple of changes using current Stampin’ Up! products. It’s just a fun, springy card to send to anyone!
Here’s what I used:
- Timeless Tulips stamp set (found on page 43 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.)
- Waterfront stamp set (for the sprinkles)
- Daisy Punch
- Grapefruit Grove, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight card stock
- 6 x 6 In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper
- Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Two Weeks Left to Sale-A-Brate
Stampin’ Up!’s most fun promotion of the year is coming to end. The last day to get FREE items with your purchases of $50 and $100 is March 31. (If you see something you like, get it sooner rather than later as a number of items have been so popular and are sold out.)
Remember: There are three ways to Sale-A-Brate:
Shop: Spend $50 and $100 and choose free product such as exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and more. At the end of this post, I’ve included the offerings for both the $50 spend selections and the $100 spend selections.
Host: Host a party (this can even be done online) with $300 in sales or purchase $300 (great time to stock up on those supplies) and receive the free Ladybug stamp set.
Join: This is Stampin’ Up!’s ultimate bundle! For just $99, receive your choice of $125 in product (that’s your choice) and it’s shipped free. In addition, get a free mini paper cutter and a 6 x 6 sampler package of Designer Series Paper. And, there’s more. Also receive one additional stamp set of your choice FREE. Then, just enjoy your discount. There is no obligation or requirement to host parties or workshops or sell to anyone else. What do you have to lose? Have questions? Please contact me; I’d love to chat.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card. Thanks for stopping by today.
Free with a $50 purchase:
Free with a $100 purchase:
Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Oasis Suite is one of my faves! Read further to see how I created this pineapple delight!
I can “hear” you frantically flipping through the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (or maybe even the Annual Catalog) looking for the pineapple stamp. (Stampin’ Up! offered one a few years ago, and it’s retired). Inspired by Gina Shappa, I actually “created” my own stamps using the In the Tropics Dies and foam adhesive sheets (purchased from a big box craft store). Isn’t it super fun? I’m just loving the results.
Here’s the process/sandwich I used to make the “rubber” stamp images:
- Use the Big Shot Platform as the bottom layer.
- Working up, add a clear plate.
- Place a piece of the adhesive foam (adhesive side down) on the clear plate.
- Put your die cut on top of the foam, cut side down.
- Add the retired tan embossing pad. (You can also use the current Silicone Craft Sheet, but it may make some cut marks in the silicone.)
- Top it off with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate.
- Run through the die cut machine. (I will caution you that the sandwich is a little tight, so practice with different shims until you can cut the foam with the die cuts. You don’t want to injure your die cut machine.)
When I had the foam images, (aren’t they amazing?) I placed them on a clear block, applied ink and stamped away. The colors used for this delightful pineapple are Old Olive and Daffodil Delight, coordinating colors in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.
Be sure to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. With minimum purchases, you earn the opportunity to select FREE product. Who doesn’t like free? Choose from exclusive stamp sets, a punch, and Designer Series Paper. Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31, so there’s about three weeks left to shop. Please let me know if you have questions about Sale-A-Bration. I can help!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.