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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Stampin’ Up! Releases Last-Chance List

It’s always sad when Stampin’ Up! releases its last-chance list, its announcement of retiring products. But we know something has to go to make way for new and awesome offerings in the upcoming Annual Catalog which goes live June 3, 2020.And, I’m telling you, the catalog is fabulous. (Demonstrators received their first peek at the new catalog today! Let me know if you want to join and get the same perks!)

Stampin' Up! Releases Last-Chance List

This card features a number of products that won’t be around much longer, including the Perennial Birthday stamp set, the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, and the 2018-2020 In Colors of Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Blueberry Bushel. Think stamp pads, ink refills, card stock, coordinating Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more.

Last-Chance List

Click here to see the entire list of retiring goodies from the Annual Catalog. It includes stamp sets, ink, Designer Series Paper, framelits, punches, embossing folders, ribbons, embellishments, adhesives, and more.  If there’s something you want, I encourage you to order it sooner rather than later. Several items have already sold out. Some of the items on the list are also discounted!

Click here to see the list of retiring product from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Order directly from my online store at: kimquade.stampinup.net or contact me directly to place your order! I’d love to help!

Just a couple of quick notes:

  • The Stampin’ Blends are not retiring; they are just being repacked. Single light and dark options will not be available in the new catalog, so if you need replacement singles, order them now.
  • The Layering Circles, Squares, and Rectangles are also not being retired, but they are being repackaged for the next catalog.

Hinge-Step Stamping

Stampin’ Up’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, helped me achieve the fun design on the front of this card. This tool is a must-have for rubber stamping. It helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage. It works well with cling stamps and photopolymer stamps.

The Stamparatus was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want: two strong magnets to help keep the paper in place; a foam mat for use with photopolymer stamps; rulers on two sides for quick measuring; two open edges so you can use larger paper; two reversible plates for four sides to work with; and magnet storage area. Additional accessories include grid paper, a deluxe foam mat, and a cool carry bag.

Watch this video to learn more about the hinge-stamping technique.

Product List

Click on any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the items discussed in today’s post!

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Free Card Kit with Purchase

I’m offering a FREE three-card, card kit and bonus 3D project with purchase to help you get started stamping!

Free Card Kit with Purchase

Stampin’ Up!’s Darling Label Punch Box

Are you looking to add to your crafting supplies and get a cute box with it? Do you want to get started stamping? Do you need a few basic supplies?

Darling Label Punch Box

Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog offers many awesome kits, including the Darling Label Punch Box packaged in a beautiful gold-foil decorated box. The Darling Label Punch Box is $45 and comes with:

  • A six-piece photopolymer stamp set that includes sentiments for birthdays, congratulations, thinking of you, thank you, and more.
  • A clear stamp block.
  • Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots.
  • Darling Label Punch.
  • An 8 x 8 tin, perfect for storing your stamping supplies or gifting to that special someone.

When you purchase this fun-filled tin, I’ll send you — FREE — the ingredients (card bases, card stock, and embellishments) and instructions to make three cards using the goodies in the box. I’m also including a bonus 3D project! Use the link above or go to kimquade.stampinup.net and click Shop Now. Use item #146855. Be sure to insert the Host Code: 3D9NUZPR. (I won’t be sending adhesives, so be sure you have Glue Dots and/or SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals on hand or include them in your order.)

Or make any purchase of $45 or more from my online store and use Host Code: 3D9NUZPR, and I’ll send you the card kit FREE.

Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of all-inclusive kits. Contact me and I’ll help you find a kit and/or products to help you create.

Shop Now

Thanks for stopping by today. Click on the link below and go directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7. Be sure to use the Host Code: 3D9NUZPR and spend a minimum of $45 to get a free card kit (and bonus 3D project) from me in the mail.

Remember to check the Clearance Rack!

Kim

PS: Next week, Stampin’ Up! announces a list of retiring products. A couple of things have already sold out. If there’s something you want, buy it now! Don’t miss out!

 

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#simplestamping: Stamps, Ink, Paper

Today, I’m sharing a #simplestamping card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper.

#simplestamping: stamps, ink, paper

This past year, Stampin’ Up! focused on #simplestamping: the art of creating a handmade card with just stamps, ink, and paper. After all, these provide the underpinnings of paper crafting. It allows us to focus on the basics of the craft and realize we can make beautiful projects with a handful of supplies. It’s a great place to start for beginning stampers, and it challenges seasoned stampers to step away from the extras.

Each month, Stampin’ Up! challenges demonstrators to practice #simplestamping. It presents different themes – and an extra product now and then – that we can add to our card making. This month’s challenge calls for us to create a birthday card with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. I love tulips, so I’m drawn to the Timeless Tulips stamp set found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

My Tulip Card

 Stampin’ Up’s’ note cards and envelopes offer a great place to start with #simplestamping. Available in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, you receive 20 pre cut and scored cards and envelopes for just $7. These bases make it easy to build a card from there without having to cut and score a bunch of card stock.

I added a layer of Melon Mambo card stock between the base and the front, stamping the flower with Melon Mambo ink. Stamps the leaves with Old Olive ink. Although the Timeless Tulips stamp set includes a “hello” greeting (as well as birthday, Mother’s Day and spring), this “hello” comes from the Bloom & Grow stamp set.

Masking Technique

The tulips get their layered look from a technique called masking. Stamp a tulip on a Post It note and cut around the tulip. (If you happen to have the coordinating Tulip Builder punch, use that to punch the image. But it’s not a necessity.)

Stamp your first tulip directly onto the card stock with your ink of choice. Place the Post It note on top of that tulip. Then, ink and stamp additional tulips on both sides.

A couple of tips: I placed a Stampin’ Pierce Mat under my card stock. And, I applied solid pressure to each stamp, making sure the entire image was stamped. Remove the Post It Note , and you’re ready to complete the card.

The photo below shows the masking technique.

#simplestamping: stamps, ink, paper

Masking Technique

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

Kim

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Happy Birthday to You!

Featuring the Sale-A-Bration set, Happy Birthday to You!, for Team Stamp It’s February Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Team Stamp It February Blog Hop where the stampers are sharing projects using Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration projects. We’re glad you joined us today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win the Looking Up all-inclusive card kit. Use the hashtag: #stampitcontest.

In case you haven’t heard, Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s most fun sale of the year. Make a minimum $50 purchase and receive your choice of free items, including exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper and more.

Today’s Card

My card showcases the Happy Birthday to You! stamp set. You can earn it free with a $50 purchase. In addition, I used the Birthday Dies (#153590/$27) from the Coordination Product Release.

It’s such a pretty card, and I’m pleased with the results. Here’s a list of other Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

  • Parisian Blooms Specialty Designer Series Paper (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog)
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog)
  • Subtle Embossing Folder (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog)
  • Petal Pink 1/4-inch Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
  • Petal Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends
  • Petal Pink, Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock

A Tip

The Petal Pink 1/4-inch Metallic-Edge Ribbon has been so popular, it’s currently on back order. But if you want to replicate this card, purchase Gold 3/8-inch Metallic-Edge Ribbon and use the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to color the ribbon. This technique works well to create coordinating ribbon in any Stampin’ Blend Color.

Another hint: Look for more Sale-A-Bration products to be released Tuesday, March 4. Love, love, love the Designer Series Papers and stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember, visit all of the blogs on the hop. There are a lot of fun projects for you.

Congratulations to last month’s winner: Lois Heiland.

 

 

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