Wishing you a 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.
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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.
Stampin’ Up! Over the Moon
It’s almost as much fun getting handmade cards in the mail as it is creating them! This card came from my team member Kathy Blume. It features the Over the Moon stamp set (so stinkin’ cute), the Buffalo Check background stamp, and We’ll Walrus Be Friends stamp set. It’s a lot of fun mixing and matching stamps and products from different sets.
And, if you like a little bit of coloring, the cow is a fun image to be creative with. Use your Stampin’ Write Markers, your Stampin’ Blends, or watercolor pencils.
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Stampin’ Up! Over the Moon
Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog has been live two weeks! There are so many fun stamp sets it’s hard to know where to start. If you love animals or cows, Over the Moon is a fun one. And, look, you can color the cows any color you want. Who’s judging?
This is a “fun fold” card, though I’m not exactly sure what the name of the fold is. I do know it doesn’t look like my typical cards! But here’s how you create it. Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of card stock down the middle vertically. Your piece then measures 4 1/2 x 11. Score it at 5 1/2 inches. Then, trim a piece 2 3/4 inches from one end. That piece becomes the “swing” piece. It should measure 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches.
Stamp the cow image and the sentiment with Stazon Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4 x 2 1/2 inches. I colored the cow with a variety of Stampin’ Writer Markers, including: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, and Coastal Cabana. These are the coordinating colors in the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. I used that paper for the accents on the Crushed Curry base. One piece is cut at 2 1/2 x 4 inches (adhere to front flap) and another is 1 x 4 inches (adhere to Whisper White insert that’s cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches and taped to the Crushed Curry base).
Adhere the stamped image to the Crushed Curry piece. Using Dimensionals, pop it up on the small, “swinging” panel.
It’s always a bit difficult to write the directions instead of showing. If I get requests, I could show how this card is made on a Facebook Live.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions!