Adorable Owls Thank You

Adorable Owls Thank You

From birthday cards to hello cards to thank you cards, the cute little owls in Stampin’ Up!’s Adorable Owls stamp set work perfectly. Earn the stamp set free with an order of $50 or more before tax and shipping beginning January 5, 2023, during Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration promotion. Also, earn the Dandy Designs 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (used here) free with an order of $100 or more before tax and shipping. I also used the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Find it in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, available beginning January 5.

See other handmade cards using these two products by clicking on the post links below:

  1. Adorable Owls Free Tutorial
  2. Adorable Owls Card Samples

Adorable Owls Thank You

Here’s how this card comes together:

  • Thick Basic White base measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Balmy Blue Card Stock measures 5 1/4″ x 4″, embossed with Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder
  • Coastal Cabana Card Stock measuring 3″ x 4 1/2″
  • Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper measuring 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and 1″ x 5″, different but coordinating designs
  • Coastal Cabana die cut with scallop circle from Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Card Stock circle die cut with Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Die cut small banner from Stylish Shapes Dies with Basic White Card Stock
  • Use thank you sentiment from Art Gallery Stamp Set to stamp in Coastal Cabana ink
  • Stamp owl with Memento ink and color with Stampin’ Blends (Smoky Slate and Balmy Blue) and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker 

Paper Share Details

Did you notice the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper on this card? If you’re like me, you love paper and can never have enough. You hoard patterned paper. You want it ALL. My new paper share offers a way for you to receive a sample of all the Designer Series Paper and Specialty Papers available in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. In addition, I’ll give you a free sampling of the papers included in the January-February 2023 SaleABration brochure. Click here to read the post and complete the form to reserve your share. The cost is $55 + $10 Priority Shipping (if needed).

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you love these owls as much as I do. Remember, you can earn the stamp set free during Stampin’ up!’s SaleABration promotion — January 5, 2023 to February 28, 2023.

Kim

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Artfully Layered Slimline Card

Artfully Layered Slimline Card

Welcome to Kim Plays with Paper! Today, I share a bright and cheery slimline card I created with Stampin’ Up!’s Artfully Composed Suite. Find it on pages 32-34 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog

The suite includes a variety of products:

  • The Artfully Layered Bundle (Purchase the Artfully Layered stamp set and Tropical Layers Dies together and save 10 percent).
  • Artfully Composed 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
  • Vellum 12 x 12 Layering Designs
  • White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon
  • Faux Sea Glass Shapes

Artfully Layered Slimline Card

My featured card uses the Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo color combination. I heat embossed the smaller “open” leaf with White Embossing Power and die cut each of them. I also included a layer of the Vellum 12 x 12 Layering Designs. 

This card measures a little bit different than our regular cards. For this one, cut the base card stock at 8 1/4″ x 7″ and score at 3 1/2″. When you create this slimline card, be sure to order Stampin’ Up’s Slimline Envelopes. You get 15 envelopes for $10.00 (Soft Succulent, White, and Smoky Slate.)

Artfully Layered Slimline Card

View this post to see other slimline cards I recently created.

Artfully Layered Slimline Card Video

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona, I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey. 

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Kim

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Sweet Ice Cream #simplestamping

Sweet Ice Cream #simplstamping

Each month, Stampin’ Up! offers a #simplestamping challenge. It encourages us to use just rubber stamps, ink, and paper to create handmade, rubber-stamped greeting cards. Through this practice, we show you don’t need a lot of wild and crazy supplies. You can make something pretty and functional with just a few supplies. (Of course, as crafters, we love to have all of the extra goodies; there are so many gorgeous and fun embellishment choices.)

This month’s challenge calls for rubber stamps, ink, paper, and a punch. Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and the coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch have been popular items. Through the end of June, purchase the bundle and save 10 percent. (Note: These are both available in the new Annual Catalog separately, but not offered as a bundle discount.)

This duo offers the perfect crafting combination. Although ice cream is a great treat anytime, summer is the perfect season!

Sweet Ice Cream #simplestamping

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle has been my bundle “binge” this week. I have a tendency to choose to a bundle of Stampin’ Up! products and work with it for a few days or a week, thus binging one it! Once I start creating, the ideas usually flow. It’s fun to see all of the designs that can come from one bundle. Check out this blog post for a video showing how I used these two products to create a fun shaker card.

The card featured above uses one of my current favorite products, the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

Sweet Ice Cream #simplestamping

The card above features the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. It’s a host offering — available for $18 when you have a party that reaches $180 in sales. Ask me how you can earn this!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please let me know how I can help you in your paper crafting journey.

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Kim

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Boho Indigo Thank You Card

Boho Indigo Thank You

It’s that time of year where we anxiously await the debut of Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. But, we also mourn the loss of some of our favorite products. (Some things must go to make room for more!)

The Boho Indigo Product Medley finds itself on the retiring list. What a great value at $70. It includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, a lovely package of Designer Series Paper with pre-embossed Very Vanilla components, two ribbons, tags, and flowers. Sorry, the refill kit is sold out.

Boho Indigo

Boho Indigo Thank You Card Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Boho Indigo Product Medley (153132)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237), Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Misty Moonlight Cardstock (153081), Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Boho Indigo Product Medley (155132)
  • INK – Misty Moonlight Ink Pad (153118),
  • OTHER- Boho Indigo Product Medley (153132), Double Oval Punch (154252), Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Seal  (152813)          

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Very Vanilla Thick  – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and  fold at 5 ½”,
  • Very Vanilla – 5 ¼” x 4”, 2” x 3 ½” scrap (2)
  • Misty Moonlight – Scraps
  • Designer Series Paper – 3” x 3”          

Instructions:

  • Emboss the Very Vanilla panel with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.
  • Glue the DSP to the embossed panel, leaving an equal border along the top and sides.
  • Add a 5 ½” length of the gold ribbon immediately below the bottom of the DSP. Adhere to the card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment and the vase using Misty Moonlight ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. Punch the sentiment with Double Oval Punch. Use the scallop portion of the punch to punch the Misty Moonlight layer for the sentiment.
  • Die-cutting – Die-cut one Misty Moonlight sprig and one Gold Foil sprig. Die-cut the vase with the corresponding die.
  • Adhere the two sprigs to the back of the vase. Dimensional the vase in place.
  • Afix the sentiment oval to the scalloped oval. Add this unit to the card front with dimensionals.

I used this medley to create a variety of other cards:

A fun fold. Click here. Birthday card samples. Click here.

Enjoy this video (a Facebook live replay) showing how the card goes together.

 

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

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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