Stampin’ Friends: Perfectly Plaid

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop where I’m featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Perfectly Plaid stamp set for a handmade greeting card and easy gift card holder.

Thanks for joining us on our monthly blog hop. The theme this month is “anything goes.” That fits perfectly with my theme this month. Be sure to visit all of the hops on the blog and leave comments.

Each Thursday this month, I’m featuring a Christmas or holiday themed card using products found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

For this card, I used the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch. The set and punch carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog. Now, we can get a jump start on our holiday greeting card making with this awesome and popular duo.

Stampin’ Friends: Perfectly Plaid Card

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

In addition to the the stamp set and punch, here are some of the Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

  • 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Just Jade)
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestones

This is a clean and simple and easy-to-create card. See the end of the post to purchase the products used to create this card.

Perfectly Plaid Gift Coordinating Card Holder

Gift card holders are a popular item for the holidays. I created a coordinating holder using the same products as the card above. To create the holder base, start with a piece of card stock measuring 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Score at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Fold the bottom piece up, adhering just the sides of the card stock with Tear and Tape to make a pocket for the gift card. I used small Velcro dots to the flap down. Decorate any way you wish.

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

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Bonus Days is Ongoing

Now through August 3, receive a $5 bonus coupon with each purchase of $50 or more before tax and shipping. Earn and redeem as many coupons as you like! (You’ll be ready to spend in August when Stampin’ Up!”s August-December Mini Catalog goes live August 4.) Stampin’ Up! delivers the codes via email. Be sure to save the code in a safe spot or print the email. Codes redeemable through August 31.

When you purchase the Perfectly Plaid stamp set ($17), the Pine Tree Punch ($18), 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper ($11.50), and the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper ($11.50), you qualify for one $5 Bonus Code to use in August. How easy is that?

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions on how this card came together. I’m happy to help with any of your crafting needs or questions.

Kim

Blog Hop List

  1. Teri Pocock – https://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/07/stampin-friends-blog-hop-anything-goes.html
  2. Jean Beaulieu – https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-2020-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  3. Jo Blackman – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/07/sf-2020-blog-hop-anything-goes.html
  4. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/07/16/stampin-friends-blog-hop-anything-goes-2/
  5. Barbara Lash – https://stampingwithbarbara.com/?p=1550&preview=true
  6. Kim Quade – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-perfectly-plaid/
  7. Kim Lamos- http://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/07/stampin-friends-blog-hop-anything-goes.html
  8. Heidi Collins – https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/nothings-better-than-the-stampin-friends-july-blog-hop
  9. Maureen Rauchfuss – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/07/sf-2020-july-anything-goes-blog-hop.html
  10. Melissa Thomas- https://seatoseastampin.weebly.com/blog/stampin-friends-anything-goes-blog-hop
  11. Steph Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-2020-july-blog-hop
  12. Barbara Welch – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/07/anything-goes-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  13. Tiziana Milano – http://stampinwtiziana.blogspot.com/2020/07/stampin-friends-july-blog-hop-anything.html
  14. Anne Marie Hile – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/07/july-2020-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard – https://www.queenbcreations.net/2020/06/stampin-friends-blog-hop-2.html

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Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Playing with Stampin’ Up!’s Daisy Lane stamp set, the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box, and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

 

In the last week, I’ve been on a binge creating fun projects with Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. I love the versatility and the ability to decorate in a number of ways. A package of 10 sells for $7.50. And, they hold a variety of different items.

See this previous post about sponging the boxes: Sending Sunshine

This post showcases using Designer Series Paper: Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Did you know the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box are a perfect fit for Stampin’ Up!’s note cards and envelopes? These pre-cut and scored card bases (20 for $7) offer a way to create quick and easy cards. Look for them in Whisper White and Very Vanilla. Wouldn’t these make a great hostess gift? Or a fun set to send in the mail?

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

I decorated the box with the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and created coordinating cards to go inside. The Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch made this project quick and easy.

 

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

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Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

August Paper Pumpkin

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s full-size version of its monthly crafting kit, Paper Pumpkin. Each month, subscribers receive a one-of-a-kind crafting experience all tucked into a box delivered to your mailbox. The kits contain and exclusive stamp set, a mini ink pad, and the ingredients to create that month’s project. In a month’s time, you’ll have collected twelve different stamp sets and twelve different mini ink pads you can use to create your own handmade greeting cards.

Subscribe by August 10 to receive August’s kit: Celebrate the World’s Greatest. This kit focuses on the everyday heroese—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

This kit allows you to create nine handmade greeting cards with coordinating envelopes for just $22 + tax (shipping is included).

Use this link to subscribe: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2078804

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions or comments about today’s project. I’m happy to help!

Kim

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Christmas in July: Winter Woods

It’s the second week of Christmas in July with Winter Woods on my blog today! Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas in July: Winter Woods

Each Thursday in July, I committed to creating a holiday, winter-, or Christmas-themed card with the products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. This week, I feature Stampin’ Up!’s Winter Woods stamp set, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and Woodland Embossing Folder.

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Christmas in July: Winter Woods Card

Highlights of this Christmas card:

  • Winter Woods stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set
  • Woodland Embossing Folder
  • White Heat Embossing
  • Real Red and Smoky Slate Card Stock
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Ribbon
  • Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Classic Label Punch

I admire clean and simple greeting cards and ideas that can be easily reproduced. You could make a pile of these quickly and be ready to send at holiday time.

Check back next week for another card and a gift card holder. I’m participating in the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop.

Bonus Days are Here

Earn in August, Redeem in July. For each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) receive a $5 Bonus Code to apply to orders in August. Earn as many coupons as you like and be ready to redeem them August 4. (Hint: Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog debuts that day. The catalog contains an array of on-trend, fun new products for crafting from fall to Thanksgiving, to winter to Christmas, and even Valentine’s Day.)

Remember, the coupons arrive via email, so be sure you have a valid email on file with Stampin’ Up! Save the email and the codes in a safe place. Or print them out. You’ll want them accessible when it’s time to redeem them.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Christmas in July! Click on the product photos below to shop for the ingredients to create this card at home.

Kim

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Christmas in July: Snowman Season

Welcome to my first Christmas in July post featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Snowman Season stamp set!

Christmas in July: Snowman Season

Did you know Stampin’ Up! offers a great selection of holiday, Christmas, and winter-themed stamp sets in the Annual Catalog? That means you can start your holiday card making now while you have some time on your hands.

Each Thursday during July, I’ll feature a different stamp set from the catalog for Christmas in July. (Stay tuned for the last Thursday of the month; I’ll share a card created with products from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog. Ordering from this holiday catalog begins August 4.)

Christmas in July: Snowman Season

This is a super fun set carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog. The Snowman Season stamp set and coordinating Snowman Builder Punch make a perfect pair.

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Here are a few details of how this card came together:

  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Stamped Snowflakes with Misty Moonlight (stamped off several times)
  • Designer Series Paper from Flowers for Every Season
  • Silver Foil as an accent
  • Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon
  • In Color Enamel Dots
  • Snowman colored with Stampin’ Blends

Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days are Back

Now through the end of July, receive a $5 bonus coupon when you spend $50 before tax and shipping. Redeem the code in August. Collect and redeem as many codes as you want. When August 4 rolls around, you’ll be able to use your coupons on new products from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog. (I’ll have copies of that for you in the next few weeks.)

Remember, these codes are sent via email, so be sure you have a correct email address on file with me or Stampin’ Up! Also, when you receive the email, print it and/or save it in a special file on your computer. You’ll want to find these gems to use them for free product in August.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to answer questions you have about creating handmade cards with rubber stamps, ink, and paper!

Kim

Products Used to Create this Card

Click on any of the graphics to shop from my online store 24/7 or click: kimquade.stampinup.net

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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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