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!

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Special Moments Card Samples

Special Moments Card Samples

Stampin’ Up! lovers everywhere do a dance of joy today! Why? Two new catalogs go live today.

The January-June 2022 Mini Catalog boasts almost 90 pages of brand-new paper crafting products, including stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, punches, ribbon, and embellishments for Valentine’s and Easter and more Look for a host of inspiration with the samples provided.

In addition, SaleABration begins. The exciting promotion gives you the opportunity to earn free, exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. Choose from nine different products with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping.

Special Moments Card Samples

The card featured above uses Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set available free during SaleABration for a $100 purchase before tax and shipping. I love this sentiment-only set for its font and the huge variety of sayings. Something for every occasion.

Stampin' Up! Special Moments

I also used the Island Vibes stamp set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping) and a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper package. 

Please enjoy these other card samples as well as the video (a Facebook live replay).

Special Moments Card Samples

This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Island Vibes stamp set and Special Moments stamp set, both available during SaleABration.

Special Moments Card Samples

This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set and Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, available during SaleABration.

SaleABration Starter Kit Special

Do you have a long wish list after seeing the brand-new catalog? Consider Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit promotion. For just $99 + tax (shipping is free), choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing. In addition, get two free stamp sets of any value FREE. Then, receive a 20 percent discount on your future Stampin’ Up! purchases. No requirements to host parties or workshops or teach classes, unless you want to. Just enjoy your discount. 

And, enjoy being part of Kim’s Paper Krafters and Stampin’ Up! It’s a great community of people who share your love of paper crafting. Click here to start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Starter Kit and its many benefits.

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Kim

Free SaleABration Items with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping

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Free SaleABration items with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping

 

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Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge to its demonstrators worldwide. We go back to the basics and focus on creating a card with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, we add an extra element: ribbon.

Although I need a few more Christmas cards, I also use a lot of thank you cards this time of year. I’ve received a number of heartfelt gifts, and I want the givers to understand how much I appreciate them thinking of me. 

Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping

I turned to #simplestamping to help me create s stack of cards I can have handy and get in the mail right away. This card uses:

This layout features three strips of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5 1/4 inches by 1 4/ inches. I spaced them equal distance apart on the Soft Succulent card base. Imagine creating a host of different backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!’s huge array of patterned papers.

The white stamped piece measures 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, and the Evening Evergreen layer measures 2 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I topped it off with a bow created with the Soft Succulent 3/8 inch Open Weave Ribbon.

As I’ve said before, I’m a clean and simple stamper and this basic layout and design really appeals to me. It will be easy to create a stack in a short time. 

 

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Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping Supply List

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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

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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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Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

Are you a beginning stamper with just a few supplies? Do you love the art and craft of rubber stamping but just don’t have a lot of time? Are you short of space and can only store limited stamps? Do you need a quick and easy, clean and simple card?

What is #simplestamping?

Stampin’ Up!’s #simplestamping is for you! It focuses on using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper to create quick, easy, and cute handmade greeting cards.

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues demonstrators a challenge. This month: Employ the #simplestamping technique with your favorite retiring product in a thank-you card format.

I have a lot of favorites retiring from Stampin’ Up’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. (A new catalog debuts May 4. To make room for new goodies, some things have to go.) But one I’ve used a lot is Rooted in Nature. It includes  a host of tree and nature images and features versatile sentiments.

(To browse the list of retiring items and those discounted, click here and then click on Specials and Last Chance Product List.)

Rooted in Nature

This stamp set is slated to retire; it’s not available after May 3 (or while supplies last). Enjoy these card samples. They go together quickly, especially when using Stampin’ Up!’s Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes. Already cut and scored, you receive 20 cards and envelopes for $7. Just add stamps, ink, and paper.

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping Cards

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

For these cards, I used:

  • Pieces from the In Good Taste 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. I love the wood grain designs featured on some of the sheets.
  • Early Espresso ink and card stock and Garden Green ink and card stock
  • Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes

With this technique, you can make a set of cards quickly and easily. Send them out or package them up and give them as gifts.

Be sure to view the video below (a Facebook live replay) to see how these cards go together.

To see a more intricate card using this stamp set and the coordinating Nature’s Root Dies, see this post.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if I can help you on your paper crafting journey.

Kim

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping video

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