Prized Peony Sympathy Card

For my July tutorial, I decided to use the Prized Peony stamp set and Peony Garden DSP.  I absolutely love peonies and I was so excited to see this suite in the catalog.  There are dies to match (get that bundle or the entire suite to save!) but I didn't use them this time.  I was using a One Sheet Wonder template to make this card.  I will show you other cards made using this template in a later blog post.

I really love that gray and white DSP and just coloring in a bit of it to make it stand out.  And I really, really love the crinkle seam binding ribbon--you can color it any color with your Blends to match any project!  It's quick and easy to do!

Here are all the directions:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets Prized Peony (152504 ); Here’s A Card (149438)
  • Card Stock – Gray Granite (146983); Petal Pink (146985); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Gray Granite (147118)

Misc. – Peony Garden (DSP)  (152483); Ornate Frames Dies (150664); Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820); (Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326); Petal Pink Blends (154893); Old Olive Blends (154892); Pearl Basic Jewels (144219); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal+ (149699)

Measurements:  

  • Gray Granite:            8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                       
  • Petal Pink:                3 ½” x 5”             scrap for sentiment backing
  • Whisper White:         4”x 5 ¼”                                 scrap (sentiment)
  • DSP:                           3 ¼” x 4 3/4”             

  

Instructions:

  • Score the Gray Granite card base at 4 ¼”.
  • Choose a flower that you like on the DSP and color it with the Petal Pink Blends.  (You can color it all or just the dark portions.)  Color the leaves with Old Olive Blends. It will bleed through but that’s okay since it will be layered over the Petal Pink piece.  Attach to the Petal Pink piece with Seal+ or the adhesive of your choice.
  • Take a piece of the ribbon and color it Petal Pink with your Blends.  It needs to be long enough to wrap around the card front and make a bow.
  • Attach the card front to the Gray Granite base.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the scrap of Whisper White and die cut and attach to the Petal Pink die cut frame
  • Choose where it will look best on your card front and adhere with dimensionals.
  • Put a line of pearls at the bottom.
  • For the inside die cut the larger white piece with the Stitched Rectangle die.  Stamp the smaller peony at the bottom and color with your Blends.  Stamp the sentiment from Here’s a Card.

         

I wish the colors showed up better!  (It looks so much better in person). You can also stamp that smaller peony on your envelope or use some of the DSP to cover the flap.  Don't you just love to get pretty envelopes in the mail?  Happy mail--not bills!

Don't forget that the Bonus Days promotion ends August 3.  For every $50 you order, you'll get a $5 coupon via email from Stampin' Up! to spend August 4-31 (and the new holiday catalog comes out August 4!)

Do you need a new catalog?  Just click on the "request catalog" above or use this link: http://bit.ly/requestCatalog and I'll be happy to mail you one!

FYI:  Demonstrators will be able to preorder the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (full size) on August 4.  Why not join Stampin' Up! and you could add that to your kit?  

 

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Last Day to Get the June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Today is the last day to get the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  

And don't forget to order the add-on kit to make cards!

Remember that the Bonus Days promotion is still going on.  For every $50 you order, you'll get a $5 coupon to spend in August (the holiday catalog is coming August 4!).  You can purchase a prepaid subscription (3, 6, or 12 months), get the add-on kit (while supplies last) and earn free coupons to spend in August.  How great is that?!?  You'll get an email with a code you'll put into your Paper Pumpkin account to start your subscription--make sure you do it before 11:50 pm MT today!  

And Stampin' Up! will email you the Bonus Days coupon--be sure to save it to use next month!

 

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Boho Indigo Thank You Card

For my June Tutorial, I used the Boho Indigo Medley (page 9 in the Annual Catalog).  It's great to use for cards or projects as it has most everything you need:  stamps, dies, embossed cardstock, 48 sheets of 6x6 paper, 2 different ribbons, die cuts with gold foil accents, and paper flowers.  You can even purchase a refill kit (does not come with the stamps, dies or ribbons).

Here is the card I made:

And here are the directions to make this card with just a few additions to the medley:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Boho Indigo Product Medley (153132); Here’s A Card (149438)
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla Thick (144237); Misty Moonlight (153081)
  • Stamp Pads – Misty Moonlight (153118)
  • Misc. – In Color Enamel Dots (152480); Misty Moonlight ¼” Ribbon (153624); Seal (152813); Label Me Lovely Punch (151296); Dimensionals (104430)

 

Measurements:  

  • Very Vanilla Thick:   8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                       
  • Misty Moonlight:       5 ¼” x 4”    Scrap for label
  • DSP:       embossed piece 1” x 5 ¼”; Floral piece 2” x 5 ¼”

 

Instructions:

  • Score your Very Vanilla cardstock at 4 ¼” to make card base
  • Using the Designer Papers in the Boho Indigo product medley, cut the strip of embossed vanilla paper and a strip of the floral paper using the measurements above.
  • Leaving ½on each side, attach first the embossed piece and then the floral piece lining up to butt up against each other.
  • Wrap the Misty Moonlight ribbon around the card front piece, using tape on the backside to hold into place.  Then wrap a piece of the gold ribbon from the Boho Indigo medley next to the Misty Moonlight ribbon.
  • Punch out the label from the Misty Moonlight scrap.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Boho Indigo onto one of the labels included in the medley and attach to the label with Seal.  Add a gold flower included in the medley to the front of the label with Seal.
  • Attach the label to the card front with dimensionals.
  • Put enamel dots onto the flower centers of the embossed piece

And don't forget to pretty up your insides too!  I stamped the little flowers from the stamp set in Misty Moonlight at the bottom of the inside.

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Bonus Days Are BACK!

For the past couple of summers Stampin' Up! has had Bonus Days.  For every $50 you order (before shipping and tax), you receive a $5 coupon to use Aug 4-31.  There's no limit on how many coupons you can receive or use!

What is different this year is that you can use your coupons on the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog!  It's a great way to get started on your holiday crafting.  I know I need that early start as I haven't finished my Christmas cards in a couple of years!  Since we won't be having OnStage in person this year (that makes me very sad), I won't be doing swaps and will have time to get some cards made!

Available now is the Summer Nights Add-On kit for the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  You need to subscribe by the 10th to get the kit but the add-on is ready now and is while supplies last.  You have to put it on a regular order to get the add-on.  

Here are details about the kit and the add-on:

Summer Nights

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 

Summer Nights Add-On (Item #154973, $10)

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

 

You can also get the Paper Pumpkin subscription as a Prepaid.  Purchase these, add the Add-On and get a free $5 coupon for next month!  Get the prepaids at http://bit.ly/shopPaperPumpkin  Just be sure to add your activation code to your account before the 10th to get this kit!

 

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Only 2 Days Left!

There are only 2 days left to take advantage of these two promotions offered by Stampin' Up!  

  1. The Starter Kit Deal--Grab a Starter Kit for just  $99.  For that amount, you get to choose $125 in products PLUS any bundle (stamps + dies or punch) of any value.  You'll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  With FREE shipping (saving you another 10%) the value of the kit can be over $225!  There is no further obligation on your part beyond the purchase of the kit unless you want to contine and save 20% on all future purchases.  To continue as a demonstrator, you would have to meet a $300/quarter minimum (just $240 with your discount if you are the only one ordering) but you have until the end of October to make that decision.  The new Aug-Dec Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog) is available for demonstrators to order beginning July 1.  Get a head start on your holiday crafting and save 20% at the same time!               
  2. Purchase at least $250 and get an additional $25 in Stampin' Rewards!  You can get friends together to place an order or make the purchase yourself.  Instead of $25 in free rewards, you'll get at least $50!  What a great deal!  You could even grab the starter kit deal and then place an additional order of $250 and save 20% on that purchase and receive $50 in free products!  Shop online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/ShoppingwithBeckyTaylor  

             

Don't miss out on these great promotions!  They end at 11:50 pm MT.  Don't wait until the last minute to do them either just in case there are any computer slowdowns!

Sneak Peek at July Paper Pumpkin

You can now subscribe to the July Paper Pumpkin kit!  Stampin' Up! has given us a sneak peek!

Summer Nights

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

 

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 

Beginning July 1 (while supplies last) you can purchase the Add-on kit at http://bit.ly/ShoppingwithBeckyTaylor

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

If you don't want to subscribe but just want one kit or more, you can purchase a prepaid kit as part of a customer order.  You can find those kits at http://bit.ly/shopPaperPumpkin.  Just place your order before July 10.  Remember you can get the add-on kit beginning July 1.  You could put both on an order.  If you order prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits, you will receive an email from Stampin' Up! with a code.  You will have to go to paperpumpkin.com and create an account (or if you already have an account, just log in) and add in that code.  

This looks to be a fantastic kit!  I can't wait until mine arrives next month!

REMINDERS:

Until June 30, you can get additional Stampin' Rewards with orders above $250.  You'll get an additional $25 in rewards ($50 total) for that $250 order.  Order $450 or more and get even more rewards PLUS one item at 50% off (suites are not available at 50% off but medleys and bundles are!).  Get some friends together and place that larger order if you can't do it by yourself --I can give you a host code that you can share with your friends (they can order using that host code and their order ships straight to them) and you'll receive the host rewards (you have to place your order last in order to get those rewards).  I can help you set this up if you want.

Have a huge wish list?  Want it all?  During the month of June you can grab a Starter Kit and get more!  For $99 you get to choose $125 in products PLUS an additional free bundle (stamp+dies/punch) of any value.  With free shipping, a free Paper Pumpkin kit, and other supplies, this Starter kit can be valued at over $225.  There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of this kit unless you choose to continue!  Once you purchase the starter kit, you'll receive 20% off all future orders (the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog is coming soon--get a start on your holiday crafting at a discount!).  This deal ends June 30 so don't delay if you want to get this super deal!

I would love to have you on my Ink Spot Inkers team!  Check out all of the benefits of joining my team!

Last Day to Get Share Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit

Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the Sara Douglass-inspired Share Sunshine kit!

 

 

Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Once you've made your cards, you'll have a pretty box you can decorate, fill with goodies and give to someone else to bring some sunshine in their life (and we all need some sunshine in our lives)

Here is a video you can watch about this kit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og8A3NL2aeg&feature=emb_logo

Subscribe at http://bit.ly/PaperPumpkinSubscribe

New Catalog LIVE Today!

                                                                                 

 

I just love a new catalog!  And it is now live!  Due to the virus and slowed shipping many of the items in the catalog are already nearing backorder status.  Stampin' Up! couldn't predict that we'd all be stuck at home crafting our little hearts out so they didn't have enough stock on hand.  BUT it is getting better and hopefully, you'll be able to get what you want.  Ordering will be turned off until noon MT to allow SU to load everything into the computer.

The new Emboss & Cut machines are not available yet and won't be until sometime this summer.  I will let you know when.

There's new adhesive--Instead of our snail there is Seal and Seal+.  The seal is like our snail and the Seal+ is stronger for those projects that need a little more hold (or if you live in the South like me and high humidity wreaks havoc with adhesion)

Just a reminder that shipping is much slower due to social distancing in the warehouse

 

There are 2 great specials during the month of June:

  1. Extra Host rewards!  Order at least $250 (you can host a party online, get your friends together to place an order together, ask for a host code and allow your friends and family to order using that) and you get an extra $25 in rewards.  So on a $250 order, you'd get $50 instead of $25.  And the more you order the more your rewards.  Rewards = FREE STUFF!  This ends June 30.

                                                                 

 

  1. Purchase a Starter Kit at $99 (with free shipping) and get to choose $125 in products (this is always a great deal) PLUS you get to choose a FREE bundle (stamp+dies or stamp+punch).  With the most expensive bundle at $57.50, the value of your kit (which includes a Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies, including catalogs) can exceed $225!  There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit unless you choose to continue and receive 20% discounts on all future purchases.  You'll have until the end of October to make that decision (and the fall mini catalog will be coming out by then!)  I would love to have you on my Ink Spot Inkers team!  You can check out all the benefits of joining with this link.  This promotion ends June 30.

                                                                

Also new is the Beginner BrochureThis is designed for the beginner stamper but is available for all.  There is something for everyone in this brochure.  You can purchase an entire group of products (stamp set, ink spots, adhesive, clear block, cards and envelopes) so you can start stamping and creating immediately with all that you need.

                   

Have fun with your new catalog and enjoy!