Stampin’ Up! Super Quick and Simple Christmas Card

I have a super, ridiculously quick and simple Christmas card for you.

What I love most about Designer Series Paper…you can use it predominantly on a card and not need a whole lot of anything else.

And when life gets super busy, it’s what I use to make a simple and quick card.

My card starts off with Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I then took a pattern from the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper and matted it on Old Olive cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the So Many Stars Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Old Olive cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I then matted it on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

That’s it…easy peasy.  Two cardstock colors, one Designer Series Paper, one stamp set, and some heat embossing.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Card Beautiful Friendship

Every week for the month of October I’ve been giving my team a sketch and color challenge.  They can use them individually or in the same project.

I took a break from Christmas cards today and used the challenges to make a birthday card.

My card starts off with Terracotta Tile cardstock, on which I adhered a Terracotta Tile pattern from the 2019-2021 In-Color Designer Series Paper.

I next took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flowers from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set in Terracotta Tile ink and leaves in Mint Macaron.  I then matted this on Mint Macaron cardstock.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in parts so that it would fit on a long banner in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  In order to stamp the sentiment in parts, I covered the part I wasn’t stamping with washi tape, inked up the stamp, removed the tape, and stamped it down.  I did this until I had the full sentiment.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature Birthday Card

If you’re ever having a hard time putting colors together for a card, my go-to is to look at colors in Designer Series Paper.

On the back of all the Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! always makes note of the coordinating colors in the pack.  The inspiration for my card today came from retired Designer Series Paper from last year.

My card starts off with Blackberry Bliss cardstock which I embossed using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock  and stamped the leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron ink.

I used the Nature’s Roots Dies and Mint Macaron to cut and emboss two leaves.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Enjoy!


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Stampin’ Up! My (now) 11-year-old’s birthday card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog hop theme is “birthday”.

I knew right away that I was going to use my son’s 11-year-old birthday card for the challenge.
We have a tradition in our house where I decorate the house in streamers and balloons the night before my kids’ birthdays, so when they wake up, the house is all decorated.

This year I picked out the colors I wanted to decorate in and then made the card around it.
We also have a tradition where I tape the birthday number on the wall.

Here’s the card I made for my son. He turned 11 which can be a tricky age as they’re not little kids anymore, but not quite teens, so I went with a clean, simple, bright card.

The card starts off with Pacific Point cardstock which I embossed using the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

Next I cut strips of Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, and Night of Navy cardstock.

I stamped the different birthday sentiments from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set on the different colors, sprinkled them with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I then matted this on Whisper White cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created…

  1. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic
  4. Shirley Gentry
  5. Connie Troyer
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Sue Prather
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Amy Koenders

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Check out the retired products on my Facebook page.  To claim an item, just comment “sold” under the picture.

Add up the prices of each item and spend that amount in my online store within 24 hours.  After your order is placed, you can arrange to pick up your free retired items if you’re local to me.  If not, a PayPal invoice will be sent to your e-mail for the cost of shipping and the item(s) mailed to you.

In addition, if your total is $150 or more, you will earn hostess rewards to enjoy (more free product).  If it is not, please use my current host code.


ANNUAL CATALOG NOW LIVE!!

The Annual Catalog is live and you can get your hands on all the new goodies!

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Stampin’ Up! Extended Cake Birthday card

I feel like this week’s cards are going to all be about embossing folders.
I LOVE them because they add such great texture and a little “something-something” without much effort or product.

My card today starts off with Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I then did some matting – Pear Pizzazz under Whisper White under Soft Sea Foam (again) which was embossed using the Lace Embossing Folder.

Next I created my cake using the Piece of Cake Bundle.

I stamped the cake image twice in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it in using Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I fussy cut them out tight to the black line and layered them over each other.

I stamped the cake holder in Memento Black ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut it out using the Cake Builder Punch.

I adhered this down on Vellum cardstock.  I added some Flirty Flamingo ribbon to the cake holder, as well as some pearls around the cake.

I used the Flourish Dies to cut out two leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the right upper corner and then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on another piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Enjoy!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday Color Challenge.


PRODUCT SHARE NOW AVAILABLE!

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is pretty amazing and filled with lots of new goodies.

To help you get your hands on all the new Designer Series Paper and Ribbons & Embellishments (without having to buy one of each), I’ve set up a product share.

How it works is I buy one of everything, cut it up, and repackage it in individually wrapped and labeled for you.  I have a number of options, including some with free shipping and free product.

For all details and to reserve yours, head over here.


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Stampin’ Up! Bloom By Bloom Birthday Card

The Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set and the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder are a match made in heaven.

They both are retiring, so you’re going to want to grab them while you can!

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock which I embossed using the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder.

I then took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the dot image from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set on it in Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, and Blushing Bride ink.  I then matted this on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the flower image from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, the petal in Blushing Bride ink and stem in Mint Macaron.  I fussy cut this out and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Mint Macaron ink and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


WANT A 2019-2020 ANNUAL CATALOG MAILED TO YOU?

I’ll be ordering 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs beginning of May and mailing them mid May. If you have placed an order from me within the past year, you will automatically be mailed one.

If you haven’t and do not currently have a demonstrator you order from, I would love to mail one to you!  Let me know your mailing address here and I’ll get one out to you as soon as possible.


Select products from the 2019 occasions catalog and 2018–2019 annual catalog are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!

Please note:

  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Some of the product retiring in the Bundles section will be carrying over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, this will be the last time they will be available as a bundle for you to receive the 10% discount.
  • Also, there are stamp sets that WILL be carrying over in the retired list.  This is because they are clear or wood mount (retiring) and will be carrying over as cling mount

All carrying over stamp sets are listed here.

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Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Thing Birthday Card

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

Today is also Amy’s birthday!!!  So in addition to the sketch below we all made birthday cards in celebration of her!  Be sure to head over to her blog and give her some birthday love!

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I then used the Jar of Sweets Framelits and cut out a whole bunch of candy wrappers in Bermuda Bay cardstock to adhere around the card front.  (Keep in mind that the middle is covered and doesn’t need wrappers.)

Next I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and matted it on Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I stamped the candy jars and candy from the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, and Bermuda Bay cardstock, cutting them out with the same framelits.

I then wrapped around a Grapefruit Grover ribbon and also added a few Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  I adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!

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

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Julie Johnston
  9. Eva Dobilas

STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP! COMING APRIL 1ST!

Coming April 1st: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

It provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize – space your way!

Five different compartments are available according to your needs.

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Stampin’ Up! Slider Birthday Card – Video Tutorial

Today’s card is one I featured last week for my Wednesday Facebook Live Tutorial.

It’s a fun slider card using the envelope punch board – You will definitely want to watch the video tutorial for this one!!

I do a live tutorial every Wednesday night on my Facebook Page at 7:30 pm EST.  Be sure to hop on over tonight.  If you catch it live, leave a comment, at the end I’ll draw a name for someone to receive tonight’s card!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can find them all on my YouTube Channel.

To watch how I created today’s card, check out the video below:


SECOND RELEASE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT

Stampin’ Up! is offering a second release of new Sale-A-Bration product.

This includes a new stamp set, embossing folder, and stamp set/Designer Series Paper Bundle.  You can start earning them for free February 15th with a qualified order.


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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Card

This is what I call a smorgasbord of a card.
I literally uses a little of this and a little of that.

I designed this card for a specific friend in mind and tried to tailor it to her.  She loves butterflies, the color hot pink, bling, and flowers.

Ironically enough I (unintentionally) basically did the same color combination as this card here.

My card starts off with Coastal Cabana cardstock which I embossed using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder.

Next I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut out two patterns from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, layering one of the other.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set in Lovely Lipstick ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I cut out a scalloped circle from Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet using the Layering Circle Framelits.

Next I used the Dark and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends Markers and colored in two butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP and fussy cut them out.  I adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy!


SECOND RELEASE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCT

Stampin’ Up! is offering a second release of new Sale-A-Bration product.

This includes a new stamp set, embossing folder, and stamp set/Designer Series Paper Bundle.  You can start earning them for free February 15th with a qualified order.


SALE-A-BRATION COORDINATING PRODUCT

Stampin’ Up! is offering new product that coordinates with Sale-A-Bration product.  These items are available through March 31, 2018.


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 $8.50 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Bloom By Bloom Birthday Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “birthday.”  Be sure to hop around to see what everyone created this month.

I’m also featuring the new sketch challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I sure hope you’ll swing by and play along with us!

My card today starts off with Balmy Blue cardstock.  I then took a panel of Watercolor Paper and added a little Balmy Blue color to it using an Aqua Painter and matted it on Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Next I added a pattern from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

I then stamped the stem from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink and the flower in Balmy Blue ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  I fussy cut it out using Paper Snips and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays in Mossy Meadow ink on Balmy Blue cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly I added a few pearls around the card.

Enjoy!

Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created:

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Connie Troyer
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Shirley Gentry
  8. Amy Koenders

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 $8.50 in any current catalog.


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