2020-2021 Annual Catalog is Live

Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is live! Yay!

2020-2021 Annual Catalog is Live

What does this mean? Why I am so excited? Stampin’ Up’s new catalog features a host of brand-new products — from stamp sets and coordinating dies, to Designer Series Paper, to punches, to ribbon, to kits, to embellishments, and more.

If you ordered from me during the past six to nine months, you should have received a new catalog in the mail. If you aren’t currently working with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you.

Here’s the link to the PDF of the catalog.

Brand-New In Colors

Each year, we look forward to playing with a brand-new set of In Colors. They’re always on trend with what’s happening in the world around us.

This year’s new colors are: Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee, and Misty Moonlight.

For this card, I used all of the new colors, but the base, the Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are all Bumble Bee.

I hope you enjoy these colors as much as I do.

Want a Free Bundle?

Beginning June 3 and running through 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.
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.
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!



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Seaside Notions Stamping Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this free stamping tutorial featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Seaside Notions stamp set.

Seaside Notions Stamping Tutorial

I’ve seen a sneak peek of Stampin’ Up’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, and it’s gorgeous. When you receive your copy soon, you’ll discover a variety of brand-new stamp sets, framelits, dies, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, In Colors, and so much more.

You may also notice a number of familiar stamp sets that carried over from previous catalogs and found their way into the new one. The Seaside Notions set is one of them. Find it in the online store here.

Seaside Notions Stamping Tutorial

Here are the free directions for creating this card from scratch. (Card inspired by Theresa Huffman of Ink, Stamp, Love.)

Seaside Notions Stamping Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Seaside Notions (149278)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (144237), Pretty Peacock (150880), Shimmery White (101910)
  • INK – Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad (150083), Pretty Peacock Ink Refill (150090), Memento (132708)
  • OTHER – Aqua Painter – 2019-202 Annual Catalog (103954), Water Painter – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (151298), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Die Cutting Machine

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼
  • Pretty Peacock – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Shimmery White – 4” x 2 ½”
  • Linen Thread – 32”



  • Fold the Very Vanilla card base in half.
  • Stamp the images from the Seaside Notion stamp set with the Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the Pretty Peacock 5 ¼” x 4” card stock piece.
  • Once stamped, run this piece through the die cutting machine in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the embossed Pretty Peacock piece to the Very Vanilla card base.
  • Squeeze a couple of drops of the Pretty Peacock Ink Refill into the lid of the open Pretty Peacock stamp pad.
  • Using an Aqua Painter, create a watercolor wash on the Shimmery White piece. Let it dry.
  • Stamp the dots image from the Seaside Notions stamp set on top of the watercolor wash using the stamping off technique (ink stamp, stamp on scratch paper, stamp on Shimmery White) with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.
  • At the bottom of the Shimmery White/watercolor wash piece, stamp the sentiment.
  • Stamp the seahorse image with Black Memento Ink onto the watercolor wash.
  • Gently tear around all of the edges of the Shimmery White piece.
  • On the back of the Shimmery White card stock, place eight to nine Stampin’ Dimensionals in the corners and edges.
  • Arrange the Linen Thread in circles and swirls, sticking the thread to the dimensionals.
  • Place this piece at an angle on the card front.

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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.


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Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

Today, I’m sharing a graduation card and free tutorial made with Stampin’ Up!’s Sailing Home stamp set and Come Sail Away Suite.

Sailing Home Graduation Card

Find this fun suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog on pages 144-146. It’s a perfect choice for a number of occasions, and graduation is one of them. The sentiment, “Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams” seems so fitting for a graduate. The stamp set, Sailing Home, and the coordinating dies, Smooth Sailing, carry over into the upcoming catalog. Right now, purchase the bundle and receive a 10 percent discount. (Note: The bundle won’t be discounted in the upcoming catalog.)

But if you like the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, and/or the Sail Away Trinkets, order them now before they’re gone. They’re retiring. Click here to shop the list of items retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. Some items are discounted!

The Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

Here are step-by-step directions for creating this card:

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sailing Home (149457)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), Balmy Blue (14682), Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149481)
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER –Smooth Sailing Dies (149576), High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (149577), Sail Away Trinkets (149482), Baker’s Twine (149483), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392), Die Cut Machine


Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Night of Navy Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼”; one piece of 5” x 2 ¼”
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 4 ¾” x 2”
  • Balmy Blue – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 2 ½” for sentiment; 5 ¼” x 4” (for inside of the card)



  • Fold the Night of Navy base in half.
  • Place the Balmy Blue card stock inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and run through the die cut machine.
  • With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the embossed Balmy Blue piece to the Night of Navy base.
  • With SNAIL or Glue Dots, affix the Come Sail Away DSP to the 5” x 2 ¾” Night of Navy strip.
  • Attach this strip to the Balmy Blue on the left side of the card with your choice of adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto the Whisper White scrap. Die cut with the coordinating die.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card front. Hint: Place a Glue Dot on the left side of the sentiment and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right and place it on the card front.
  • Cut a four-inch piece of Baker’s Twine and thread through the anchor trinket.
  • Use a couple of glue dots to attach the trinket to the sentient in the bottom right corner.
  • Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock in the center of the card.
  • Stamp the anchor image in Night of Navy in the bottom right-hand corner.

Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

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Stampin’ Up! Releases Last-Chance List

It’s always sad when Stampin’ Up! releases its last-chance list, its announcement of retiring products. But we know something has to go to make way for new and awesome offerings in the upcoming Annual Catalog which goes live June 3, 2020.And, I’m telling you, the catalog is fabulous. (Demonstrators received their first peek at the new catalog today! Let me know if you want to join and get the same perks!)

Stampin' Up! Releases Last-Chance List

This card features a number of products that won’t be around much longer, including the Perennial Birthday stamp set, the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, and the 2018-2020 In Colors of Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Blueberry Bushel. Think stamp pads, ink refills, card stock, coordinating Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more.

Last-Chance List

Click here to see the entire list of retiring goodies from the Annual Catalog. It includes stamp sets, ink, Designer Series Paper, framelits, punches, embossing folders, ribbons, embellishments, adhesives, and more.  If there’s something you want, I encourage you to order it sooner rather than later. Several items have already sold out. Some of the items on the list are also discounted!

Click here to see the list of retiring product from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Order directly from my online store at: kimquade.stampinup.net or contact me directly to place your order! I’d love to help!

Just a couple of quick notes:

  • The Stampin’ Blends are not retiring; they are just being repacked. Single light and dark options will not be available in the new catalog, so if you need replacement singles, order them now.
  • The Layering Circles, Squares, and Rectangles are also not being retired, but they are being repackaged for the next catalog.

Hinge-Step Stamping

Stampin’ Up’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, helped me achieve the fun design on the front of this card. This tool is a must-have for rubber stamping. It helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage. It works well with cling stamps and photopolymer stamps.

The Stamparatus was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want: two strong magnets to help keep the paper in place; a foam mat for use with photopolymer stamps; rulers on two sides for quick measuring; two open edges so you can use larger paper; two reversible plates for four sides to work with; and magnet storage area. Additional accessories include grid paper, a deluxe foam mat, and a cool carry bag.

Watch this video to learn more about the hinge-stamping technique.

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