Blessings of Home Birthday

Blessings of Home Birthday

My January calendar shows a ton of birthdays. I need to make a stack of cards and get them in the mail. I pulled out Stampin’ Up’s Blessings of Home stamp set, now available in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog

Below, I offer a free tutorial and include 14 additional card samples using this stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home Dies. (Purchase the Blessings of Home stamp set and Flowers of Home Dies as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.) See this post for another card and video using products from the Blessings of Home Bundle.

Blessings of Home Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Blessings of Home (157390)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Night of Navy Card Stock (100867
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER – Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Night of Navy Stampin’ Bends Combo Pack (154891), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Night of Navy – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”, 4 ¼” x 3”
  • Very Vanilla – 5 ¼” x 4” (2), 4 ½” x 3 ¼”, 3 ¾” x ½”

Instructions:

  • Die cut the 4 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the scallop rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies that measures 4” x 3”.
  • Stamp the smaller flower bouquet from the Blessings of Home stamp set onto the above die cut piece with Night of Navy ink.
  • Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere this piece to the 4 ¼” x 3” piece of Night of Navy Card Stock.
  • Emboss one of the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Fold the Night of Navy base in half and adhere the embossed piece to the front of the card.
  • Add the stamped and layered image to the top of the card.
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment with Night of Navy ink on the 3 ¾” x ½” Very Vanilla Card Stock.
  • Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop this up on the card front near the bottom of the card as shown above.
  • Color three of the Pear Basic Jewels with the Night of Navy Dark Stampin’ Blends. Add them to the front of the card.
  • Stamp a portion of the flower image with Night of Navy ink onto the remaining Very Vanilla Card Stock. Adhere to the center of the card.

Blessings of Home Card Samples

Please enjoy this other card samples created by members of my team, Kim’s Paper Krafers, for a recent swap during Stampin’ Up!’s virtual gathering. I hope you find some papercrafting inspiration!

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Sunshine & Rainbows #simplestamping

Sunshine & Rainbows #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up!’ hosts a #simplestamping challenge to demonstrators. Create a handmade greeting card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, January 2022, it calls for us to use a SaleABration product and a birthday theme. The challenge demonstrates that, as paper crafters, we can create something handmade that doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment or products.

This card design of three equal panels allows you to showcase different pieces of the patterned paper. Just think of all the possibilities with the array of paper available today.

Sunshine & Rainbows #simplestamping

I created two cards for this challenge. I chose the 6 x 6 Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. Earn this package of 48-double-sided sheets free through February 28 with a minimum $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). The bright colors and patterns make this paper fun to work with.

Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper

January-February 2022 SaleABration

SaleABration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sales. (This year, look for another SaleABration sale this summer.) Earn FREE exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping. Grab all nine choices. See the brochure here

See this blog post for other card ideas using SaleABration products.

Have a long wish list? Purchase the Starter Kit during SaleABration. For $99 + tax, choose $125 worth of any product and select two additional stamp sets FREE. Shipping is included. Then, enjoy a discount on your future purchases. No need to host parties or workshop or teach classes — unless you want to. Click here to start the process. Have questions? Contact me. I’m happy to help!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona, I’m here to help you with your paper crafting journey.

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Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping

Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping

Be sure to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration promotion. Receive free, exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper packs, and dies with minimum purchases. The sale ends September 30, 2021. That’s about two weeks away. Who doesn’t love free?

A couple of the offerings coordinate with holiday and winter themes and stamp sets. While you may not be in the mood for holiday crafting now, this promotion offers the perfect opportunity for you to save money on your future crafting.

For the last several months, I’ve been playing with all of the free offerings. I try to make as many cards (as time allows) with the sets, papers, and dies. The Textures & Frames photopolymer stamp set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping), lends itself to a variety of background stamp techniques. See this post for a host of other card examples.

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames

Today’s card uses the Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, to create a fun background for a bright and cheery birthday card. The Stamparatus sells for $49. Add some adhesive or card stock to your order, and you can choose the Textures & Frames stamp set (or any of the other level one choices — free).

Textures & Frames Hinge-Step Stamping

The video below shows how I created this multi-color background with one of the design images from the set. The “candles” use another of the images; I added rhinestones to act as the flames on the candles. I created the different color candles by applying ink from Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write markers directly to the stamp. The birthday sentiments comes from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set.

 

 

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Earn these products free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping. Click on the graphics to shop directly from my online store.

 

Earn these products free with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping. Click on the graphics to shop directly from my online store.

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Thirteen Handmade Card Samples

Peaceful Prints

I love many things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! But perhaps the best part is the stamping community that comes with it .

During my almost-eleven years as a demonstrator, I’ve made so many lasting and valuable relationships with people who share my love of Stampin’ Up! and paper crafting.

I had a chance to gather with some of these women this last Saturday at a local team meeting. (I recently moved to Arizona from Nebraska so I have a great group there with whom I met this summer).

One of the fun things we do is “swap” our card creations. Each person designs one card and then creates enough for everyone participating. Then we “swap” or share our cards. I love that everyone has a different style and likes different papers and colors; it gives us some new ideas to implement in our own craft rooms.

This blog post features a look at the cards each of the participants created. The card shown at the top of the post is a remake of one of the cards I received from Ginger Borneman (Ginger Snap Stamps). Be sure to watch the accompanying video. I share these same cards and discuss them there.

 

Thirteen Handmade Card Samples

The cards above feature products from Stampin’ Up!’s current SaleABration catalog and the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

Aren’t these amazing?

It’s easy to become a part of our stamping community. Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s starter kit for just $99 + tax. You then get to choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing, and it’s shipped free. In addition, during SaleABration, get an extra FREE bundle. See the graphic below. You’re not required to host parties or teach classes, just enjoy your discount.

Click here to join this awesome stamping community.

Thanks so much for reading my blog today. Enjoy!

Kim

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Textures & Frames #simplestamping

Textures & Frames #simplestamping

I continue my review of the great offerings during Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration sale. Remember, you receive free product with minimum purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from 10 items that include exclusive stamp sets, dies, and Designer Series Paper. Click here to see a PDF of the catalog.

The Textures & Frames photopolymer stamp set is just one of the choices available  during this sale.It lends itself well to the creation of backgrounds.

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames

 

The card at the top showcases Stampin’ Up!’s #simplestamping. Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. This month we create a handmade greeting using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper with SaleABration products. I used the coordinating colors of Poppy Parade, So Saffron, and Pacific Point to create this bright and cheery birthday card.

I paired the images from the Textures & Frames stamp set with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set found on page 38 of the Annual Catalog. The sentiments included in this set cover most of the occasions for which I send cards. (Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see how this card is created. It’s a Facebook Live replay. I go live each Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Join me!)

Additional Textures & Frames Card Samples

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames SaleABration

Textures & Frames Stampin' Up!

Textures & Frames

Stampin' Up! Textures and Frames

How To Video

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please let me know how I can help in your paper crafting journey. Also, please let me know if you have questions about any of the cards pictured above.

Kim

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