Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique

Be sure to watch the video below to learn about the Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique.

Frinedly Flamingo Mirror Technique

Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus, a unique stamp positioning tool, is a must-have for any craft room. Its uses are many and varied. It:

  • helps you get the image straight every time;
  • allows you to re-stamp an image if it’s not dark enough or not all of it appeared;
  • makes it easy to create multiples quickly and easily;
  • is gentle on arthritic hands; and
  • lends itself to a variety of fun techniques such a hinge-step stamping, two-step stamping, the mirror/reflection technique and more.

Today’s card features the Friendly Flamingo stamp set and the Stamparatus. It’s a Valentine/love card using the mirror/reflection technique. Be sure to watch the attached video below.

The Stamparatus costs $49. With just an additional small purchase, you qualify for a free SaleABration item.

SaleABration

This is Stampiin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the year. Earn free products with $50 and $100 purchases (before tax and shipping.) Choose from nine different products which include exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set/paper combination. Take this opportunity to get free items and stock up an array of beautiful paper. Begin shopping here.

Have a long wish list? Consider the purchase of Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of ANY product (it’s shipped free) for only $99 + tax. In addition, during Sale-A-Bration you receive FIVE packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper free. That’s 200 sheets of patterned paper free (a $50 value). After purchasing the Starter Kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops (unless you want to). Just enjoy the discount.

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit

1. The discount! 20% off products!
2. Early release and preordering opportunities.
3. Extra income while doing something you love.
4. Access to the Stampin’ Up! website.
5. My exclusive team Facebook page, Zoom meetings, and in-person gatherings (hopefully back in 2021).
6. Fun team challenges for ideas and monthly recognition with my Crazy Cash program.
7. Exclusive Facebook Page with Stampin’ Up!
8. My team training and one-on-one training to help you get started and continue successfully.
9. Earn Stampin’ Rewards toward products you love by hosting in-person and online workshops. (Definitely not required. Do as much or as little as like! Your choice.)
10. Share your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others as you build your business with Stampin’ Up! and ME, your team leader.

Click here to start the process!

SaleABration ends February 28, so be sure to get your freebies before they’re gone.

Friendly Flamingo Mirror Technique Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love to help you with your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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Flowering Cactus Valentine Card

Flowering Cactus Valentine Card

Since moving to Arizona more than a year and a half ago, I’ve become fascinated with the cactus here in the desert. The varieties amaze me as well as the different blooms each exhibits.

Imagine my excitement when I saw the Flowering Cactus Product Medley in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The stamp set, coordinating dies, and designer series paper make it easy to send tailored greetings from this part of the world. It sells for $70. A refill is also available.

So I just had to make a Valentine card using this fun medley.

Flowering Cactus Valentine Card

  • Old Olive base
  • Real Red layer cut at 4 1/2 x 3 1/4
  • Designer Series Paper cut at 3 x 3
  • Crumb Cake cut at 3 x 1 3/4
  • Old Olive strip measuring 3 3/4 inches x 3/4 inches and embossed with piece from die cuts
  • Heart stamped in Real Red and punched with Kiss Punch
  • Cactus stamped in Old Olive and die cut with coordinating die
  • Sentiment from Meant to Be stamp set (Annual Catalog) in Real Red ink

Here’s a cute little mini card love note created with the stamp set and dies. It fits perfectly in one of Stampin’ Up!’s 3 x 3 envelopes. Tuck it under someone’s pillow or in a lunch box.

Flowering Cactus Mini Card Love Note

Sale-A-Bration is Ongoing

When you purchase the product medley for $70, you receive your choice of a free level one item from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration brochure. This promotion runs through February 28.

With minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping), you earn FREE exclusive stamp sets or designer series paper. It’s a perfect opportunity to add to your collection of paper crafting supplies without breaking the bank.

Have a long wish list? Consider the purchase of Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of ANY product (it’s shipped free) for only $99 + tax. In addition, during Sale-A-Bration you receive FIVE packages of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper free. That’s 200 sheets of patterned paper free (a $50 value). After purchasing the Starter Kit, you receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. No need to host parties or workshops (unless you want to). Just enjoy the discount.

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit

1. The discount! 20% off products!
2. Early release and preordering opportunities.
3. Extra income while doing something you love.
4. Access to the Stampin’ Up! website.
5. My exclusive team Facebook page, Zoom meetings, and in-person gatherings (hopefully back in 2021).
6. Fun team challenges for ideas and monthly recognition with my Crazy Cash program.
7. Exclusive Facebook Page with Stampin’ Up!
8. My team training and one-on-one training to help you get started and continue successfully.
9. Earn Stampin’ Rewards toward products you love by hosting in-person and online workshops. (Definitely not required. Do as much or as little as like! Your choice.)
10. Share your love of Stampin’ Up! products with others as you build your business with Stampin’ Up! and ME, your team leader.

Click here to start the process!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about product or projects. I’d love to help you on your paper crafting journey.

Kim

Click on any of the graphics below to shop directly from my online store: kimquade.stampinup.net.

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2021 Valentine’s Day Card Samples

2021 Valentine's Day Card Samples

Do you remember Valentine’s Day as a youngster? I folded a piece of red construction paper in half and cut the shape of the heart. And, then I decorated it and gave it away. Of course, I signed it with the obligatory “Love, Kim.”

I also remember decorating shoe boxes to collect the little Valentine cards we collected in school.

Paper crafting has certainly come a long way in the last fifty years! We have access to awesome rubber stamps, coordinating punches and die cuts, beautiful Designer Series Paper, and much more.

Valentine’s Day is one of the largest card-sending holidays of the year. Are you ready? Today I’m sharing a sampling of cards using a variety of current Stampin’ Up! product.

Also, enjoy the video inserted at the end of this blog post. I showcase an array of cards and make one with the Hearts & Kisses Bundle.

2021 Valentine’s Day Card Samples

The cards featured here use a range of supplies from Stampin’ Up’s Annual Catalog and January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

From the Annual Catalog:

  • Meant to Be stamp set
  • Coordinating Stitched Be Mine Dies
  • Heart Punch Pack
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Memento Black, Rococo Rose, and Blushing Bride ink and card stock

From the mini catalog:

  • Hearts and Kisses stamp set
  • Kiss Punch
  • Love You Always Designer Series Paper
  • Love You Always Foil Sheets
  • Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon
  • Matte Black Dots

2021 Valentine's Day Card Samples

I heat embossed the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings with white embossing powder.

Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper

I did a bit of white heat embossing to make the sentiment pop.

Valentine's Day Card Samples

For the background, I used the “splotch” from the Hearts & Kisses stamp set. I inked it in Blushing Bride and stamped “off” on scratch paper before making the background.

Valentine's Day Card Samples

More white heat embossing to make the sentiment pop! Isn’t the foil paper gorgeous?

Take a look at this video that shares a bit more information about the card.

2021 Valentine’s Day Card Samples Video

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kim

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Special Someone Valentine Card

Stampin' Up! Special Someone

Stampin’ Up! Special Someone

Special Someone Valentine Card featuring products from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

It’s so fun to open the mailbox and find handmade greeting cards from friends. (The package also contained chocolate for both my husband and me!) The raccoon is so cute holding a bouquet of hearts!

Team member and friend Beth Doty pulled together a variety of products to create this whimsical Special Someone Valentine card:

Special Someone stamp set: Found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (page 36) — $17

Special Day Dies: Product Coordination Release — $29

Stitched So Sweetly Dies: Found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (page 20) — $32

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper: Found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (page 9) — $14.50

These products and the card stock colors are also listed below. Click on any of the images to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

Remember, Sale-A-Bration is ongoing through March 31.

There are three ways to take advantage of the savings: Shop, Host, Join.

Shop: Make purchases of $50 and $100 and get the opportunity to select fun and exclusive items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Host: Host a party for your friends, get orders of $300 and earn the Little Ladybug stamp set free. (Or, create your own order to receive the set and additional benefits.)

Join: Do you have a large wish list? This is the perfect time to get Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. For just $99 (plus tax), choose $125 worth of product (it’s all shipped free). In addition, you receive any stamp set of your choice, a mini paper trimmer, and a 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack. Then, receive a 20 percent discount on future purchases. It’s a win-win situation. You’ll be joined a fun community of stampers who also receive fun perks from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions.

Kim

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Forever Lovely Valentine Card

Forever Lovely and Heartfelt

Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely and Heartfelt

This Forever Lovely Valentine card combines elements from two of Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets–Forever Lovely and Heartfelt–that are perfect for celebrating this special day, which is just two weeks away.

This card comes together pretty quickly. It starts with a Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock base, followed with a Cherry Cobbler layer, and another Very Vanilla layer on which I stamped the hearts from the Forever Lovely set. On a separate Very Vanilla scrap, I stamped the heart from the Heartfelt set and then punched it out with the Heart Punch. I used the Heart Scallop Punch with Cherry Cobbler card stock. I layered the two hearts and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the hearts onto the card.

Forever Lovely can be found on page 81 of the Annual Catalog and Heartfelt and  its coordinating punches can be found on page 10 in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. 

At the very end of this post, look for a list of ingredients to create this Forever Lovely Valentine. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

Remember: Sale-A-Bration is underway. Through March 31, receive your choice of a free product when you make purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from exclusive stamp sets (have you seen The Gang’s All Meer?), Designer Series Paper (the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper is amazing), the Small Bloom Punch (such cute little flowers), and more. There’s still time to get your favorites.

And, February 4, Stampin’ Up! is releasing a host of coordinating products. See the flyer below to get a look. The dies and  Designer Series Paper coordinate with products from both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure. These items are available while supplies last, so if something catches your eye, I recommend you order right away February 4. Contact me for more information or to help you order.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting!

Kim

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