Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons

Before I get into today’s card, if you happen to be seeing this bright and early, be sure to swing by my Facebook page today at 10:00 am EST.  I’ll be going live showing how I made yesterday’s Trick or Treat card using the new Stampin’ Blends!

If you miss it live, the video will stay posted so still swing by and check it out!

Today’s card is a quick, but sweet “Thinking of You” card which is really a thank you card.  Customers who placed orders this past week received this card in the mail with a message on a Post-It Note, leaving it blank for them to fill in and re-mail.

I recently bought the Colorful Seasons stamp set when it was on sale earlier this month, but didn’t have the coordinating thinlits….yet 😉

So I had to create a card that showcased the stamp set without the need to cut any leaves out.  Easier said than done and I, once again, have such an appreciation for thinlits/framelits.

My card starts off with Crushed Curry cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock (which will be layered on Pumpkin Pie cardstock) and created my falling leaves using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I took the smallest leaf and inked it up with Crushed Curry and then sort of tapped the edges on some Peekaboo Peach ink.

I did the same technique with the bigger leaf on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I inked up the outline leaf image in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I cut this one out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then matted a Gold Foil Sheet square behind it.

I inked up the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder, and heat embossed that as well.  I wound around some Gold Thread behind the square and adhered it to the card.

Enjoy!

Here’s the bunch of cards that went out in the mail.  It honestly brings me so much joy!  Remember what I always say – Don’t hoard the cards – mail them!

NOVEMBER MAILED STAMP KIT

I enjoy having stamp parties in my home, but I realize the majority of you don’t live near me.  So I’m going to be offering my Mailed Stamp Kit.

November’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Merry Café stamp set.  I am offering two kits depending on what you’re looking for.  Be sure to sign up for you kit by October 26th!

Check out all the details here.

NOVEMBER MAKE & TAKE PARTY

If you do live in the Upstate New York area I would love to have you join me for my November Make & Take party!  We will be making four cards using the Christmas Happiness stamp set.  The cards are $12 or free with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase.  You can check out this party and all upcoming parties on my Facebook page.

If you aren’t able to join me in person, this class will be my featured Mailed Stamp Kit class available to order in November (more details to come in November).

BUY 3, GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

From October 1st to 31st, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale on 13 different Designer Series Papers, including new ones from the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to open the flyer and see a detailed list of all paper included in this sale.

CURRENT HOST CODE: EHJ9UGVG

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the any current catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings

I. Am. Obsessed. with the Count My Blessings stamp set.

I created a card this past Friday using this beautiful stamp set and then went for it again for this week’s Global Design Project.

My card today is a CAS (clean and simple) card.  I went back and forth with adding DSP or more embellishments or stamping more flowers around the sentiment, but I love that sentiment so much – such a great font and who wouldn’t want to receive it in the mail – that I left it clean and simple.

I start with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a panel of Burlap Ribbon, Copper Trim, and Linen Thread and wrapped them around the card front.

I next stamped the sentiment on a panel of Shimmery White cardstock in Tangerine Tango ink, which (after being stamped on) got matted on a panel of Tangerine Tango cardstock.

I stamped the flower twice in Archival Black ink.  Then using a blender pen I colored them in using Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Lemon Lime twist inks.

Enjoy!

*LAST DAY* TWO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES

Whether you’re looking to get ahead making Christmas cards and tags with Bundle #2 or you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors and sentiments with Bundle #1, both options get you free items just by buying product you love.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Painted Autumn DSP
  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack

You receive the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $52.25 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Be Merry DSP
  • Merry Little Labels Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Be Merry Cardstock Pack

You receive the 1/4″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $53 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

Also, don’t forget that both bundles earn you 2 stars in my Star Rewards Program.

After you’ve placed your order(s), e-mail me at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know what $8 item you’d like for free

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Class Thank You

I try to give a little something extra to say thank you for my stamp party attendees.  It’s not always a card, sometimes it’s a treat or a special ordering deal.

When I do a card, I write my message on a Post-It so the recipient can reuse it.

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I’d love to have you attend one of my parties.  You can check them out on my Facebook page.  I am SO excited for my Holiday Catalog Party next Friday – can we say ladies night out!!

Back to my card for today…

My card starts with Tangerine Tango cardstock.  I then took a panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock which I clipped the end to be a banner.  I then dry embossed it using the Petal Burst embossing folder.  I then took a pattern from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and clipped the end to be a banner and layered it over the Tranquil Tide.

I stamped the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party cardstock.  I cut it out and the scalloped circles (Tangerine Tango and Basic Black cardstock) using the Layering Circles framelits.

I doubled up a piece of Pool Party Baker’s Twine and tied a bow to finish it off.

Enjoy!

My cards were inspired by this week’s Fusion challenge.

TWO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES NOW THROUGH SEPT 19TH

Whether you’re looking to get ahead making Christmas cards and tags with Bundle #2 or you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors and sentiments with Bundle #1, both options get you free items just by buying product you love.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Painted Autumn DSP (144613)
  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set & punch) (146021)
  • Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack (144614)

You receive the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $52.25 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Be Merry DSP (144111)
  • Merry Little Labels Bundle (stamp set & punch) (146030)
  • Be Merry Cardstock Pack (144114)

You receive the 1/4″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $53 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

Also, don’t forget that both bundles earn you 2 stars in my Star Rewards Program.

After you’ve placed your order(s), e-mail me at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know what $8 item you’d like for free

CURRENT HOST CODE: HKREG6GJ

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Oh So Eclectic Thank You

I received the prettiest birthday card yesterday from my amazing upline, Amy. My card today was inspired by her card.

I start out with a panel of Shimmery White cardstock.  I stamped the leaves from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set in Versamark ink on Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  I sprinkled them with Copper Embossing Powder and heat embossed them.  I cut them out using the coordinating Eclectic Layers Framelits.

I then used the stencil created to watercolor on the Shimmery White cardstock leaves using an Aqua Painter and Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay, and Peekaboo Peach inks.

I took a piece of Fresh Fig ribbon and folded it onto itself.  First I cut a piece of Tear & Tape adhesive and put that in the spot where the ribbon would go.  Then I sort of folded the ribbon onto itself.  I added some more Tear & Tape adhesive under the flaps to keep them down.  I stamped the sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set in Versamark ink on a banner of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.

I put some adhesive on the back of the banner and wound around some Copper Thread behind it.  I adhered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I mounted the Shimmery Whisper White cardstock on Bermuda Bay cardstock and then adhered it to a Fresh Fig card.

Enjoy!

My card was also inspired by challenges this week at Just Us Girls and Sunday Stamps.

TWO EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES NOW THROUGH SEPT 19TH

Whether you’re looking to get ahead making Christmas cards and tags with Bundle #2 or you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful autumnal colors and sentiments with Bundle #1, both options get you free items just by buying product you love.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Painted Autumn DSP
  • Painted Harvest Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack

You receive the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $52.25 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

In Bundle 1, with the purchase of the:

  • Be Merry DSP
  • Merry Little Labels Bundle (stamp set & punch)
  • Be Merry Cardstock Pack

You receive the 1/4″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon for FREE! The total for this Bundle is $53 plus $6.25 shipping. With this bundle, you will also receive my free $8 item of choice when you check out using the current host code: HKREG6GJ.

Also, don’t forget that both bundles earn you 2 stars in my Star Rewards Program.

After you’ve placed your order(s), e-mail me at stampinjaimie@gmail.com and let me know what $8 item you’d like for free 🙂

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge.

Of course with these colors I had to use the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.  It is hands down one of my favorite stamps from the Holiday Catalog.

For my card I start out with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I first stamped the sunflower on a piece of copy paper.  I fussy cut it out so I could use the mask technique.  I stamped the first sunflower in the lower left hand corner (stamping off first) in Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped the smaller detail of the petals full strength.  I then covered this sunflower with the one fussy cut out paper and stamped the other two sunflowers around it.

I stamped the inside of the sunflowers in Early Espresso ink, as well as a few leaves around them in Garden Green ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Garden Green ink.  I matted the Whisper White cardstock on a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock and adhered it to a Garden Green card.

I folded a piece of Garden Green ribbon into a piece of Burlap ribbon and tied a bow around it in Linen Thread.  I adhered it using Tear & Tape adhesive.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Labels to Love

My card today starts off with Cajun Craze cardstock.  I took a panel of Crushed Curry cardstock and embossed it using the Hexagons TIEF and then mounted it on Very Vanilla cardstock.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a Cajun Craze circle.  I then cut out four leaves using the Eclectic Layers Framelits in Old Olive and Vellum cardstock.  Before adhering the leaves, I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon and Mini Gold Sequins.

I used the Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry write markers to color in the sentiment from the Labels to Love stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch.  I adhered the label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

My card today was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge.

DOUBLE STAR REWARDS NOW THROUGH SEPT 8TH

In celebrating the new 2017 Holiday Catalog going live, from now through September 8th, I am offering Double Star Rewards for any order.  Not familiar with my rewards program?  Check it out here.

Instead of earning one star with a $25 purchase (before tax & shipping), you’ll earn *2* stars!!!  It’ll help you get to that free $30 order a lot quicker!!  Head over to my store to place your order!

MERRY PATTERNS PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more from now through the end of October and receive an exclusive free stamp set – Merry Patterns.

Click the picture below for a look at the flyer featuring the stamp set and a few sample cards using it.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn At Home With You

My card today was inspired by the challenge this week at Fab Friday.

My card todays off with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I missed together the Embossing Paste with a drop or two of Tangerine Tango ink refill smeared it over the brick design from the Pattern Party Decorative Mark using a Palette Knife.  I then matted this on Tangerine Tango cardstock.

I then used the At Home with You Bundle to create my door and flowers.  I stamped the door image in Archival Black ink on a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP and cut it out.  I then stamped the sunflower/pumpkin image in Archival Black ink on some Shimmery White cardstock.  I used a Blender Pen and Tangerine Tango (pumpkins), Tranquil Tide (leaves), Lemon Lime Twist (inside of sunflowers), and Peekaboo Peach (sunflower petals) inks to color the images in.

I stamped the sentiment in Archival Black, also stamping the bow on the door.  I cut the flowers/pumpkins out with the coordinating At Home Framelits, adhering them with Stampin Dimensionals.  Underneath the door I added a panel of Tranquil Tide cardstock.

Enjoy!

DOUBLE STAR REWARDS NOW THROUGH SEPT 8TH

In celebrating the new 2017 Holiday Catalog going live, from now through September 8th, I am offering Double Star Rewards for any order.  Not familiar with my rewards program?  Check it out here.

Instead of earning one star with a $25 purchase (before tax & shipping), you’ll earn *2* stars!!!  It’ll help you get to that free $30 order a lot quicker!!  Head over to my store to place your order!

MERRY PATTERNS PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more from now through the end of October and receive an exclusive free stamp set – Merry Patterns.

Click the picture below for a look at the flyer featuring the stamp set and a few sample cards using it.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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Painted Autumn Sunflower Card

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge this week at Fab Friday.

My card today was a labor of love.  I’m not a huge fussy cutter, but with the gorgeous printed sunflowers on a pattern in the NEW Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (available September 1st), I had to get my paper snips out!

My card starts off with Crushed Curry cardstock.  I took a panel of Early Espresso cardstock and embossed it using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  Before adhering it to the card, I adhered a doily behind it.

I took the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and fussy cut out one of the sunflowers.  I added a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive to the Early Espresso cardstock where the sunflower would go and added a strip burlap and mini gold sequins.  I adhered the sunflower using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock.

Enjoy!

2017 HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE OPEN!

With the new Holiday Catalog comes all new paper, ribbon, and embellishments.  In order for you to get your hands on everything without necessarily having to buy one of it all, I’m offering a Product Share.

I offer a variety of options depending on what you’re looking for and you have until August 31st to sign up for it.

I will be placing my order September 1st and shares will be mailed mid-September (just as soon as I can cut and divide everything up).

Check out all the details and options here.

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CLASSES OPEN:

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I would love for you to join me at my September stamp parties.  In September, I have two Make & Take parties (where we make four cards together), as well as a Holiday Catalog Party where we’ll make two cards using new product and play a few games that will give you the chance to earn the door prizes.  Check out all my events here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

CASE Thank You Card – GDP100

This week’s Global Design Project challenge is really fun.  Each designer has created a new card and we can choose which designer we’d like to CASE (copy and selectively edit).  I’ve chosen Jessica Williams.

I was immediately intrigued by her card.  It didn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it’s clean design was so pretty and I loved the bright colors.

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I first took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and used the Embossing Paste to create my colored background.  I mixed some paste with Melon Mambo ink and some with Bermuda Bay ink and then spread them across the diamond patterned mask.  I matted the Whisper White on a piece of Vellum cardstock and adhered it to my card.

Next I used the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to cut out a dragonfly using the Copper cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set on Vellum cardstock in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with copper embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I unraveled some Solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine and wound one of the strands behind the sentiment.  I also wound around some Copper Thread behind it.

Interesting discovery, vellum is usually hard to adhere to cards because you can see the adhesive through the paper.  However, this time I adhered it with Tape & Tear adhesive and I noticed you could barely see it!

Enjoy!

2017 HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE OPEN!

With the new Holiday Catalog comes all new paper, ribbon, and embellishments.  In order for you to get your hands on everything without necessarily having to buy one of it all, I’m offering a Product Share.

I offer a variety of options depending on what you’re looking for and you have until August 31st to sign up for it.

I will be placing my order September 1st and shares will be mailed mid-September (just as soon as I can cut and divide everything up).

Check out all the details and options here.

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CLASSES OPEN:

If you are in the Upstate New York area, I would love for you to join me at my September stamp parties.  In September, I have two Make & Take parties (where we make four cards together), as well as a Holiday Catalog Party where we’ll make two cards using new product and play a few games that will give you the chance to earn the door prizes.  Check out all my events here.

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.

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SNEAK PEEK Painted Autumn Stamp Set

I am so excited to introduce a few NEW products from this year’s Holiday Catalog!!

The Holiday Catalog is available to order from starting September 1st.  If you’d like to receive a catalog, let me know and I’d be happy to mail you one – stampinjaimie@gmail.com

My card today starts off with Early Espresso cardstock.  I then took a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and used the NEW Painted Autumn Bundle to create my scene.  I first stamped the sunflower in Daffodil Delight ink and then the more detailed image in Crushed Curry ink.  I stamped the center part in Early Espresso ink.

I created my sentiment using the Labels to Love stamp set which coordinates with the NEW Everyday Label Punch.  I stamped the “Give Thanks” in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and punched it out.  I cut out another label in Early Espresso cardstock, cut it in half, and slightly layered it behind the Crushed Curry.

I wound around some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine before adhering the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the leaf three times in Garden Green ink (stamping off the less detailed image first) and cut it out with the Leaf Punch which comes in the Painted Autumn Bundle (saving you 10%).  Lastly, I matted the Very Vanilla cardstock on Garden Green cardstock and added a few enamel circles to finish it off.

Enjoy!

REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAY COUPONS NOW:

Don’t forget to cash in those Bonus Days coupons that you earned during the month of July!  You can apply as many of the coupons as you’d like to a single order.  Or you can use each coupon on a separate order.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS BUNDLE AVAILABLE NOW!

The beautiful Carols of Christmas stamp set, Card Front Builder Thinlits and Carols of Christmas stamp set bundle are all avaialble for purchase today!  The stamp set, bundle and Thinlits are all available a full month before the Holiday Catalog opens for ordering!  Check them out here!

CURRENT HOST CODE: HDJA9B27

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  See something you like?  Check out my store.