Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card

Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simpletstamping challenge to its demonstrators. This month: Make a handmade card with a hello theme with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper and a punch. It’s all about getting back to the very basics of stamping.

Today, I share my card for this month’s challenge. I use the brand-new Circle Sayings Bundle. The bundle includes the Circle Sayings stamp set and a 2 3/8-inch circle punch. Buy the set and punch as a bundle and save 10 percent. Look for it in Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog on page 17. It goes live May 2. Be sure to put this bundle on your wish list.

It’s perfect for creating quick and easy cards. And it includes a variety of sentiments that work well for all occasions: thank you, birthday, hello, smile, thinking of you, and celebrate. Mix and match the images and sentiments to create the perfect card.

Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card 

Here are a few details of this card:

  • Used Stampin’ Up!’s Basic White Notecards and Envelopes. You receive 20 pre-cut and scored notecards and 20 envelopes for $8. Not only are these a great value, but they save time, too.
  • Rays of Light Stamp Set for the background. Stamped with the new Lemon Lolly Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • “Sending You A” sentiment stamped with the new Azure Afternoon Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • “Warm Hello” sentiment stamped with Pool Party ink
  • Quick note: I punched the circle first (I generally stamp first, punch second) and then stamped the “Sending You ” sentiment. I found it easier to place the sentiment at the top and bottom. But do whatever works best for you.

Here is a “stepped up” version of the card above. I added a Pool Party stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Circle Sayings

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Enjoy this #simplestamping card and make some of your own to send.

Kim

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Season of Chic Free Tutorial

Season of Chic Free Tutorial

Card-making inspiration comes from many places. For today’s card and free tutorial, I spotted a sketch on Pinterest and adapted it to fit the Season of Chic stamp set. Find it on page 99 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.

Click here to see another blog post with additional cards using this sketch. 

Season of Chic Free Tutorial

Please enjoy this free tutorial.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Season of Chic (158810)
  • PAPER – Petal Pink (146985), Pool Party (159259), Texture Chic 12 x12 Designer Series Paper (158808), Basic White Cardstock (159276)
  • INK – Pool Party (147107), Petal Pink (147101), Soft Suede (147115)
  • OTHER – Stylish Shapes Dies (159183), Stitched Rectangle Dies 151820) Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (154894), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Petal Pink – 11” x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½” and folded in half
  • Pool Party – 1 ¾” x 5”
  • Basic White Card Stock – 2” x 5”, 3 ½” x 1”, 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Texture Chic DSP – 5 ¼” x 4” (seashell pattern)

Instructions:

  • With the 1 ½” square from the Stylish Shapes Dies, die cut three squares from the 2” x 5” Basic White Card Stock.
  • Die cut a Stitched Rectangle 3” x 3/4” from the 3 ½” x 1” Basic White Card Stock.
  • Stamp the seashell on each square: one with Pool Party, one with Soft Suede, and one with Petal Pink.
  • Ink the sentiment with Pool Party and stamp on the rectangle.
  • Add the DSP to the Petal Pink card front.
  • Adhere squares on the Pool Party Card Stock. With adhesive of choice, glue this piece to the DSP on the lefthand side, as shown above.
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and place on the card front.
  • Color three pearls with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.
  • Add pearls to card front.
  • Stamp a seashell on the remaining Basic White Card Stock and adhere to center of card.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Get more ideas by signing up to receive my free email newsletter. Click here. I send two to three newsletters each month that include a free tutorial, video, and updates on Stampin’ Up! news.

Kim

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Beauty of Friendship Card Tutorial

Beauty of Friendship Card Tutorial

I just love the excitement of a brand-new catalog. Stampin’ Up!’s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog officially debuts today. Click here to view a PDF copy. (Please contact me to receive your own hard copy of this beautiful catalog.)

Look for new stamp sets, die cuts, bundles, punches, patterned paper, ribbons, and more! Today, I’m sharing a free card tutorial using the Beauty of Friendship stamp set. (It’s offered in a bundle with the Beautiful Trees Dies for a 10 percent discount.)

Beauty of Friendship Card Tutorial

This card features #simplestamping and goes together quickly.

Beauty of Friendship Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Beauty of Friendship (154983)
  • PAPER – Bumblebee (153077), Mossy Meadow (133676), Basic White (159276), Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) (155841)
  • INK – Early Espresso (147114), Old Olive (147090), Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • OTHER –Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Paper Snips (103579), Baker’s Twine Essential Pack (155475)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Bumblebee – 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”, 5” x ¼”
  • Basic White – 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Mossy Meadow – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • DSP – 5” x 1”
  • Baker’s Twine – 5”

Instructions:

  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Bumblebee cardstock in half.
  • Ink the tree trunk from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set with Early Espresso ink and stamp on the front of the white cardstock, closer to the right side, as shown in the card above.
  • Stamp one of the smaller foliage images with Mossy Meadow ink on the tree branches. Stamp the other image with Mossy Meadow directly on top of the first. This is called two-step stamping.
  • Ink the shadow/ground stamp with Old Olive and stamp at the bottom of the tree trunk.
  • Choose a sentiment and stamp it at the bottom of the card with Mossy Meadow ink.
  • Afix the DSP piece to the front of the white piece, aligning it directly with the left edge.
  • Place the Bumblebee strip next to the DSP.
  • With Stampin’ Seal or your choice of adhesive, place the white cardstock onto the Mossy Meadow panel.
  • Afix this whole piece to the Bumblebee base.
  • Tie a bow with the Baker’s Twine and place on the front of the tree with a Glue Dot.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check back often to see samples from this great catalog.

Kim

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Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop! Look for loads of paper crafting inspiration from an array of talented stampers.

Stampin' Friends Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on this monthly blog hop. This month, we feature cards and projects with a “well wishes” or “thinking of you” theme. A list of participating stampers is at the end of this post. Be sure to visit them all and leave comments.

Stampin’ Up!’s Boho Indigo Product Medley

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley

With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I vowed to actually use what I purchase. Novel idea, right? Who doesn’t get caught up in the excitement of all the new supplies? Sometimes I don’t get a chance to use some awesome products. Not this time! The blues of Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy spoke to me with the Boho Indigo Product Medley. I’ve been working hard (and, really, it’s not that hard) to use all of the included elements. It’s such an awesome grouping of supplies. For $70, the kit includes:

  • 11-piece photopolymer stamp set (clear stamp blocks sold separately);
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs;
  • Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed sheets, 2 each of 3 designs;
  • die cuts with gold foil accents, 2 sheets each of 3 designs;
  • Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, 10 yards;
  • Very Vanilla/gold 1/4″ Pleated Ribbon, 10 yards;
  • paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes;
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies

The Card and Project

The “Sorry You’re Feeling Blue” sentiment works well with this month’s well wishes theme. I created a greeting card and mini standing Kleenex holder with the medley ingredients — with a few additional items (Gold Foil Sheets, Stitched Shapes, Layering Ovals and Cirlces) thrown in.

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley

I grabbed the Kleenex holder idea from my friend, Bev, who makes a lot of things for craft shows.

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley

List of Blog Hoppers

  1. Steph Jandrow – https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-2020-well-wishes-blog-hop
  2. Jo Blackman – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/08/sf-2020-blog-hop-well-wishespick-me-ups.html
  3. Katja Ettig – https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/08/20/stampin-friends-blog-hop-well-wishes/
  4. Rachael Rife- https://rachthestamper.com/stampin-friends-well-wishes-pick-me-ups-blog-hop/
  5. Teri Pocock – https://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/08/stampin-friends-blog-hop-well-wishes.html
  6. Jean Bolen Beaulieu – https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/08/friends-2020-august-blog-hop-august.html
  7. Sue Vine – https://misspinkscraftspot.blogspot.com/2020/08/well-wishes-on-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  8. Kim Quade – US – https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-blog-hop/
  9. Heidi Collins – https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/sending-sunshine-for-cloudy-days
  10. Barbara Welch – US – https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/08/well-wishes-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss (US) – https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/08/sf-2020-august-well-wishes-blog-hop.html
  12. Anne Marie Hile – http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/08/august-2020-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  13. Tiziana – https://stampinwtiziana.blogspot.com/2020/08/stampin-friends-august-blog-hop-well.html
  14. Kim Lamos- https://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/08/stampin-friends-blog-hop-well-wishes.html

List of Products Used to Create these Projects

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy stamping!

Kim

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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!

Kim

 

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