Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons

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 CafĂ© 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! Christmas Blessings

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

This week’s card starts off with Garden Green cardstock.  I took a pattern from the Christmas Around the World DSP and matted it on Basic Black cardstock and adhered a panel of Gold Foil cardstock behind it.

I used the Layering Circles Framelits and cut out two circles from the Gold Foil cardstock.  I then added some texture around the edge of them by placing the cardstock face down on my cutting pad (which is well loved and has lots of texture on it).  Over the Gold Foil circle I placed a slightly larger circle framelit but with the cutting “lip” faced up away from the paper.  This way the edge of the circle was making an impression on the paper and the texture from the cutting pad was making an embossed look on the gold foil.

I cut out a scene from the  Hometown Greetings framelits from Basic Black cardstock and measured them across each of the ornaments and trimmed them down.

I wrapped around some Gold Thread a bunch of times and then adhered it from the top of the DSP down to wear the ornaments would hang.  I used the Pretty Pines thinlits to cut out some boughs from Garden Green cardstock and a bow from Real Red cardstock to decorate the one ornament.

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Memento Black ink on Real Red cardstock and cut it out using the Cupcake Cutouts framelits.

Enjoy!

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

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! Special Celebrations

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

My card today starts with Soft Sky cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Bundle of Love DSP and matted it on Gold Foil.

I stamped the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in Soft Sky ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then matted it on Gold Foil.

I added a Gold Metallic-Edge bow just under the sentiment.  I then stamped the little safety pin from the Better Together in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat embossed it.  I fussy cut it out and adhered it underneath the ribbon.

Enjoy!

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 CafĂ© 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.

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: 73SRGG2C

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! 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! Carols of Christmas Bundle

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

My card today starts with Old Olive cardstock.  I took a panel of Basic Black cardstock and used the Card Front Builder thinlits to die cut either end of it.  I matted it on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the card.

I then cut out a panel from one of the patterns from the Merry Little Christmas DSP just big enough to cover the vertical lines that were cut out from the Basic Black cardstock.  I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Carols of Christmas stamp set in Archival Black ink and then cut it out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

I then stamped the poinsettias from the Carols of Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink and the leaves in Old Olive ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out using the Card Front Builder thinlits.  I adhered the poinsettias using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Now click the button below to see what Amy 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: HS3VNEZB

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! Christmas Pines

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge!

My card today is a simple CAS (clean and simple) one that uses my favorite stamp set from last year’s Holiday Catalog – Christmas Pines.

What I love about this card is that it’s quick and doesn’t use the Big Shot.  So if you haven’t taken the plunge yet to buy one, no big deal!

My card starts off with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Christmas Pines stamp set and stamped the pines in Garden Green ink and the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.

I matted the Whisper White cardstock on Silver cardstock and added a few rhinestones over the pines.  I cut a Silver Doily in half and adhered each half behind the Silver cardstock.

I matted a pattern from the Be Merry DSP on Whisper White cardstock and adhered everything to a Garden Green card.

Enjoy!

HOLIDAY CATALOG PARTY!

If you live in the Upstate New York area, I would love to have you join me for my Holiday Catalog party September 22nd.  This is a free event where we’ll make two cards using new product.  We’ll play a few games and I’ll also have some door prizes ready to hand out!  To reserve a spot, RSVP on my Facebook page.

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! Back to School

My card today is inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

This past Thursday my kiddos started back to school.  I always like to make a card for their lunch box telling them how proud I am of them and encouraging them in the new year ahead.  If you go down a bit on my Facebook page, you can see this years’ cards.

I created today’s card with the idea of slipping them in their lunches maybe in about a month or so, you know when homework is in full swing, the novelty of a new year is wearing off, and the reality of tests and quizzes is setting in.

Today’s card’s base is Thick Whisper White cardstock which I covered with a pattern from the Pick a Pattern DSP.  I then matted a panel of Whisper White cardstock on Flirty Flamingo cardstock and adhered that to the card.

Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I cut out another pattern from the Pick a Pattern DSP and matted it on a scalloped Flirty Flamingo circle.

I then used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut out yet another pattern from the Pick a Pattern DSP.  My sentiment comes from the Watts of Occasions stamp set and I thought it fit my card perfectly.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and cut them apart and adhered them to the card.

Enjoy!

*LAST DAY* DOUBLE STAR REWARDS

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! 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! Merry Cafe

Today’s card is a CAS (clean and simple) card using three different colors and the new Merry CafĂ© stamp set with the Coffee Cups Framelits.  I saw Charlet Mallett’s card from the challenge (down below) and I just thought it was so beautiful and it was truly my inspiration.

I started off with Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I took a 1-1/2″ panel of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and embossed it with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder.

Around the Peekaboo Peach panel I stamped the Merry Café images in Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, and Soft Sky inks (stamping the inside images off first for a lighter shade).

I stamped the outline of the cup in Early Espresso ink on a pattern from the Coffee Break DSP.  I stamped the lid and handle outline in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment inside the handle in Peekaboo Peach ink.  I cut them out using the Coffee Cups Framelits.

Enjoy!

My card today was inspired by this week’s color challenge at TGIF Challenges!

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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