#simplestamping In Colors and Lovely You

I’m sharing a #simplestamping card using Stampin’ Up’s New In Colors and the Lovely You stamp set.

#simplestamping In Colors and Lovely You

Even though I’ve been stamping for about twenty-five years, I still get excited when a brand-new catalog comes out. (And I love it even more as a demonstrator because we receive sneak peeks and a chance to order ahead of time. Ask me how you can receive these same benefits.)

I love playing with all of the new stamps and coordinating framelits, inks, papers, and embellishments. And, we all look forward to using the newest In Colors. This 2020-2022 In Colors include: Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee, and Cinnamon Cider. Offerings include ink pads, ink refills, card stock, coordinating Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Write Markers, ribbon, enamel dots, and a selection of Stampin’ Blends.

#simplestamping In Colors and Lovely You

#simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. For June, it asks that we create a card using just rubber stamps, ink, paper, and the In Colors. My card features all of the colors as well as images from the brand-new Lovely You stamp set.

#simplestamping In Colors and Lovely You

I stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches. Using an assortment of stamps from the set, I added the images with all of the 2020-2022 In Colors. The second layer, Magenta Madness, measures 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches, and the Misty Moonlight base is 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches.

The sentiment piece is 5 inches x 1 inch. And, I cut the Magenta Madness layering piece at 5 inches x 1 1/8 inches.

The 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has been live since the beginning of June. Make time to play with all of the current goodies.

Want a Free Bundle?

Tthrough June 30, receive an additional free bundle of your choice when purchasing Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of product for just $99 (it’s all shipped free) AND get a free bundle — whether it be a stamp/punch combo or a stamp/die offering. That’s a great value!

Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you receive a minimum 20 percent discount on all orders you place, and you have an opportunity to earn a little income when your friends and relatives purchase from you, too. (No need, though, to host parties or workshops. Just enjoy your discount.)

In addition, you become a part of a larger stamping community. I invite all of my team members to join my team-only Facebook page where we celebrate accomplishments and share card samples. You also become part of a larger Stampin’ Up! community and get the perks available to all demonstrators, such as sneak peeks of products and catalogs and a chance to preoroder fun and exciting products.

To purchase the Starter Kit just click the Join My Team button on the top menu bar. Or click this link: https://ida.stampinup.com/en/?demoid=2078804.

More Stampin’ Rewards

During the month of June, host a qualifying party of $250 or more (or place an $250 order) and receive an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards. That gives you a total of $40 in FREE product. What a great opportunity to get your hands on new products or stock up on those must-haves. Feel free to shop directly from my online store or contact me

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping!

Kim

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Clean and Simple Positive Thoughts

I’m sharing a clean and simple card using Stampin’ Up!’s Positive Thoughts stamp set.

Clean and Simple Positive Thoughts

I find myself reaching for this stamp set more and more in the last couple of weeks. The sentiments are perfect for these times we face as a world.

Clean and Simple Positive Thoughts

It’s available in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog on page 23. Good news: It’s also available in Stampin’ Up!’s new, upcoming Annual Catalog (available to customers June 3). The coordinating die cuts, Nature’s Thoughts, will be available for purchase with the release of the new catalog.

For now, I relied on #simplestamping to create this clean and simple card Positive Thoughts rubber stamped greeting card. I can make a large number of cards in a short time and get the in the mail.

Card Highlights

  • Using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies, die cut a hole in a 5 1/4 x 4 piece of card stock. The thick card stock holds up best.
  • Place the stencil on top of a white layer (also measuring 5 1/4 x 4).
  • Sponge color into the circle. This card uses Balmy Blue, Pool Part, and Pacific Point. I started with Balmy Blue at the bottom, using circular motions to blend the ink. Pool part was next, followed by Pacific Point.
  • Ink the flower image with the Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad. Stamp the image once in the center of the circle of sponged ink. Without reinking, stamp again to the left and right of the first flower.
  • Stamp sentiment with Pacific Point ink pad.
  • Color the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the card and adhere in back with Mini Glue Dots. Tie a knot with another small ribbon piece.
  • Adhere the card front to the Pacific Point base.

Think about all of the color combinations that could be used — lots and lots of options for a clean and simple, but beautiful card.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love to help you with any of your stamping-related questions.

Kim

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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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Kim Quade’s December Stampin’ Up! News

 

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Hello Stampers!

It’s almost time to dig out your ugly sweater, pour a glass of egg nog, and enjoy the festive traditions of the season with those you love.

If you have last-minute gifts to find, I have some quick and easy suggestions for the creative folks on your list.

  • Paper Pumpkin craft kits in the mail are one-size-fits-all and come pre-wrapped in a pretty box. Available in 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month pre-paid subscription or month-to-month subscriptions.The December kit is called Something for Everything and includes a 13-piece stamp set and the ingredients to create 12 full-size greeting cards. Be sure to subscribe by December 10 to get your hands on this all-occasions card kit.
  • Stampin’ Up!’s all-inclusive kits are perfect for the crafter on your list. The three kits include a stamp set, ink spot, and the ingredients to create cards. I’d be happy to help you select the perfect kit.
  • Looking for something you can wrap? Here are 25 items under $25 dollars!
  • Last, but not least, contact me for gift cards for Stampin’ Up! products and classes – available in any amount!

Did you know gift cards are a $127 billion market* and 73 percent of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season? That’s a lot of gift cards!

Those gift cards will be much more fun to give and receive if they are in a pretty package! So, it makes sense that this month’s tutorial is lovely packaging perfect for gift cards and other small treats! (Unfortunately, the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper is sold out, but any of Stampin’ Up!’s paper can be substituted for this project.)

Year-End Closeout is Happening Now

Stampin’ Up! is making room for great new products! Check the Year-End Closeout for a selection of discounted and retiring products at kimquade.stampinup.net.

Also, remember to check the Clearance Rack. You never know what deals you might find!

Sale-A-Bration is on the Way

Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year is almost here. Beginning January 3, 2020, you’ll be able to earn free product with purchases of $50 and $100. Look for exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, framelits, and more.

I will be sending both the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs to those who have ordered from me in the last year. If you don’t currently work with a demonstrator, I’d be happy to get a set in the mail to you. Just contact me with your address.

Thank you so much for your support during the last year! I appreciate you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

Happy stamping!
Kim

*Statistics from CardCash.com

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING


Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 7, 11 to 4 p.m., Gilbert Classical Academy Craft Show, 1016 N Burk St., Gilbert, Arizona.
 
Thursday, December 12, 10 a.m., Stampin’ Up! Coffee and Cards, QC Junction Cafe, 20275 E Rittenshouse, Queen Creek, Arizona. Join me as we create two greeting cards. Cost is $10 and includes a $5 QC Junction gift card with which to purchase a snack or drink of your choice. Please RSVP.
 
Friday, January 3. January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalog go live. Look for a amazing new products in these catalogs.
 
Thursday, January 9, 10 a.m., Stampin’ Up! Coffee and Cards, QC Junction Cafe, 20275 E Rittenshouse, Queen Creek, Arizona. Join me as we create two greeting cards. Cost is $10 and includes a $5 QC Junction gift card with which to purchase a snack or drink of your choice. Please RSVP.
 
 
 

Acetate Card Box Gift Wrap


 

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

 

Our Acetate Card Boxes (#144628) are handy to have around any time of the year. You can easily give handmade cards as gifts with these clear card boxes. Each box holds five to eight standard cards plus envelopes and you receive ten boxes in each package.

Today I want to show you how you can completely change the look and purpose with one cut!


Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

1. Cut Box

Cut un-assembled Acetate Card Box in half at 4″ along the 8″ side using scissors or a strong guillotine-style cutter.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

2. Score Paper

Score 4-7/16″ x 5″ Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper at 2-7/8″ and 3-1/2″ along the 5″ side. Fold the Brightly Gleaming Paper along the score lines so the star pattern is on the outside.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

3. Build Box

Assemble one Acetate Card Box half. The finished box is open on one side. Add Glue Dots to back corners of largest scored section of Brightly Gleaming Paper, the side with stars. Slide into box, the smaller scored sections create the top flap.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

4. Die Cut & Punch

Die cut scrap Very Vanilla cardstock with largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Punch 1″ circle from scrap Night of Navy cardstock.

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5. Add Foil

Cut Copper Foil Sheet to 3/4″ x 4-7/8″. Add Tear & Tape along one long edge of the Copper side. Adhere under the edge of the Brightly Gleaming box flap. Add Tear & Tape towards left edge of flap.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

6. Copper Trim

Pinch edges of Copper Trim and pull sideways to stretch the metallic mesh ribbon. It will hold in the shape it is stretched to. Repeat pinching and pulling to create two 4″ pieces.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

7. Copper Stars

Add tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of a large Brightly Gleaming Foil star. Adhere to Very Vanilla circle. Add self-adhesive Star Designer Element to center of small Brightly Gleaming Foil Star. Add to 1″ Night of Navy Circle with a Glue Dot. Adhere to large star with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Add large circle to box flap with Tear & Tape.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

8. Add Fasteners

Create a fastener to hold the box flap closed by adding a self-adhesive hook and loop closure. Adhere one half of the 1/2″ hook and loop dot to the inside of the flap. Close flap to adhere the other half to the box front.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

9. Fill Box

Fill the box with candy, gift cards, or other small gifts. Close flap and this beautiful box is sure to bring a bright, happy gleam to the eyes of whoever you give it to!

 

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Acetate Card Boxes 
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Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements (On Sale)

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Kim Quade - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

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July #simplestamping

Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping

Hello Stampers!

Each month, Stampin’ Up! has issued a #simplestamping challenge. Create a card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, the bonus is to add Designer Series Paper. That’s hardly a challenge! The Designer Series Paper is so beautiful, it’s just hard to choose which one to use.

This card features the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. The colors and designs just stand on their own.

The base is Crush Curry that measures 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches and is scored and folded in the middle. The second layer is Blackberry Bliss cut at 5 1/4 x 4. And the See a Silhouette measures 5 x 3 3/4 inches. The sentiment comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

The purpose of the challenge is to demonstrate that simple cards can be beautiful, and it’s an easy way to get started stamping.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember: Place a $50 order this month and receive a code good for $5 off an order next month. There is no limit to the number of codes you can earn and redeem! Just be sure to have a valid email address as the codes will be sent there.

Kim

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