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. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed my #simplestamping project.

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Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping Supply List

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Free Card Kit with Purchase

I’m offering a FREE three-card, card kit and bonus 3D project with purchase to help you get started stamping!

Free Card Kit with Purchase

Stampin’ Up!’s Darling Label Punch Box

Are you looking to add to your crafting supplies and get a cute box with it? Do you want to get started stamping? Do you need a few basic supplies?

Darling Label Punch Box

Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog offers many awesome kits, including the Darling Label Punch Box packaged in a beautiful gold-foil decorated box. The Darling Label Punch Box is $45 and comes with:

  • A six-piece photopolymer stamp set that includes sentiments for birthdays, congratulations, thinking of you, thank you, and more.
  • A clear stamp block.
  • Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots.
  • Darling Label Punch.
  • An 8 x 8 tin, perfect for storing your stamping supplies or gifting to that special someone.

When you purchase this fun-filled tin, I’ll send you — FREE — the ingredients (card bases, card stock, and embellishments) and instructions to make three cards using the goodies in the box. I’m also including a bonus 3D project! Use the link above or go to kimquade.stampinup.net and click Shop Now. Use item #146855. Be sure to insert the Host Code: 3D9NUZPR. (I won’t be sending adhesives, so be sure you have Glue Dots and/or SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals on hand or include them in your order.)

Or make any purchase of $45 or more from my online store and use Host Code: 3D9NUZPR, and I’ll send you the card kit FREE.

Stampin’ Up! offers a variety of all-inclusive kits. Contact me and I’ll help you find a kit and/or products to help you create.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Click on the link below and go directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7. Be sure to use the Host Code: 3D9NUZPR and spend a minimum of $45 to get a free card kit (and bonus 3D project) from me in the mail.

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PS: Next week, Stampin’ Up! announces a list of retiring products. A couple of things have already sold out. If there’s something you want, buy it now! Don’t miss out!


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Season of Thanks

Stampin' Up! Season of Thanks, Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Gather Together, Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampers!

With the debut of Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog there are so many stamp sets and products I want to share! There’s just not enough time!

This fun fall card features the Gather Together stamp set, Come to Gather Designer Series Paper, Vellum Card Stock, and Stitched Nested Labels. Place an order of any size, and I’ll send you a free tutorial for creating this card!

Free Shipping

Place an order of $30 or more this month, and I’ll pay for the shipping. You can contact me directly to place your order. Call my cell phone at 402-617-7955, email me at kimqskards@gmail.com or complete an order form at one of my upcoming classes. Or you can order directly from my online store at: kimquade.stampinup.net. (If you place your order directly, I’ll send you a check to reimburse you for your shipping costs.) This offer is only available through me.
In addition, with any orders of $60 or more, I’ll give you a free package of Jingle Bells (found on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog.)
Also, remember, the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper runs through September 30. See the chart below for the paper offered in this deal. Share packages with a friend, or stock up on your own.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Please let me know if you have questions about products or cards or promotions!


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Delightful Daisy

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight Stamp Set

Hello Stampers!

Punches help make projects easy! Once again, I pulled out Stampin’ Up!’s Daisy Punch and coordinating stamp set Daisy Delight to create this thank-you card.

Here’s how it goes together:

  • Card base: Whisper White Thick
  • Designer Series Paper: Happiness Blooms. Cut at 5 ¼ x 4 inches
  • Top layer: Whisper White Thick cut at 5 x 3 ¾ inches
  • Punch the Daisy from the Whisper White
  • Using Night of Navy ink, stamp the sentiment
  • Adhere the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
  • Use dimensionals (I was very generous—using at least 10) to “pop” the piece up onto the Designer Series Paper.
  • Adhere panel to white base.
  • Cut a ½-inch circle from Pineapple Punch card stock and adhere to center of daisy

Super easy and super fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! Look below to see a list of all the products I used to create this card. Click on the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.



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Butterfly Gala

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala and Butterfly Duet Punch

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala and Butterfly Duet Punch

Hello Stampers!

The Butterfly Duet Punch has been one of the most popular Stampin’ Up! punches of all time! It coordinates with the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Both of these can be found in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. The good news is that the punch will also be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. (You can order from that catalog beginning June 4.)

However, buy them now as a bundle and receive a 10 percent discount.

The color inspiration (Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, and Pool Party) for this card came from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. You can see the little strip of it that runs across the middle of the card.

I stamped each of the butterflies in each of the three inks and stamped them on their coordinating card sock. I then punched them out with the punch. The cool thing about the set is that the little butterfly and big butterfly are hooked together on the same stamp so it’s easy to punch.

The colors definitely say spring, and it’s finally here in Nebraska. I’ve made a lot of these cards to express my gratitude.

Thanks for stopping by today! To see a list of the products used in today’s projects, scroll to the bottom of the post. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase these 24/7.

Please let me know if you have questions.


Stampin’ Up!’s Butterfly Gala Bundle


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