Stampin’ Up! Super Simple Free as a Bird Thank You Card

Have you ever had an idea for a card design and wonder if it’ll work…or if it’ll even look good?!

Well, you know me and my fussy cutting, so I had this idea for the Free as a Bird Stamp Set, and I have to say, I really like how it came out.

It’s definitely a super simple card, but the “wow” is in the fancy cutting on the bottom.

I took a panel of Thick Basic White cardstock.

Using the Stamparatus was key. I first stamped the birds from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set on the front of the card, then opened it up and stamped them again on the inside in Memento Black ink. Using the Stamparatus ensured that I would stamp both birds in the exact same spot on the outside and on the inside.

I then colored the image in using Crumb Cake (branch), Granny Apple Green (leaf), Daffodil Delight (flower), Smoky Slate (birds), Petal Pink and Calypso Coral (birds) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Then, using my Paper Snips, I fussy cut out the birds on the card front so the birds on the inside show through.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies, as well as wound some Linen Thread underneath.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!


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


Last Chance Product Sale Going on Now!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! announced the retiring product from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The list is extensive and items available while supplies last!

Click the button below to see the list of retiring product. Please keep in mind that as items sell out, the list won’t be updated, so head over to the store to see what’s still available.


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – 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 $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Humming Along – HSS#309

My card today features the newest challenge over at Hand Stamp Sentiments
And it’s a beautiful color challenge – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors together!

Be sure to play along this week with us!

My card starts off with Highland Heather cardstock which I embossed using the Lace embossing folder.

Next I cut out a pattern from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and stamped the sentiment from the Humming Along Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.

Underneath the sentiment, I adhered a leaf I cut out of Pool Party cardstock using the Wonderful Floral Framelits.

Next I stamped the hummingbird from the Humming Along Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and used Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Markers to color him in.  I used the coordinating Hummingbird Framelits to cut him out and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere him down.  I added a few rhinestones around for a little bling.

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.


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.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoming Basket Card

We are now in the homestretch of Stampin Up’s greatest sale of the year: Sale-a-bration!!!

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st and with it all the many great free product!

One of these items is the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which includes a fun stamp set and beautiful basket weave embossing folder.  The Bundle is free with a qualifying purchase of $100+ now through March 31st.

My card starts off with Pink Pirouette cardstock.  I then took a smaller panel of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed it using the Basket Weave embossing folder.

I stamped the basket, butterflies, and tag images on a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  I colored the flowers and butterflies in using the Calypso Coral Light Stampin Blend Marker and the Pink Pirouette Dark and Light Stampin Blend Markers.  The tag using Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin Blend Markers.

I wrapped around a Linen Thread Bow and added a Pink Pirouette Heart Enamel Shape over it.  I stamped the sentiment from the Blossoming Basket Stamp Set in Old Olive ink.

Enjoy!


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


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions?  I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Petal Passion Card “For My Friend”

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

I decided to interpret the sketch a little differently and instead of having a banner down the center, I started off with Basic Black cardstock and embossed the center of it using the Petal Pair Embossing Folder.

Next I cut down a pattern from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and colored it in using the Stampin Blends Markers.  I took a lot of inspiration from Patty Bennett as I would never have thought to use more than one color when coloring in a flower.  For example, the purple flower almost in the center is colored in using the Dark and Light Rich Razzleberry markers AND the Dark and Light Pink Pirouette markers.

I mounted the DSP on a panel of Rich Razzleberry and adhered it to the card front.  I stamped the sentiment from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on a small piece of Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, and heat set it.

For the inside I added another small panel of colored in Petal Passion DSP using the Stampin Blends Markers and then stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry, also from the Special Celebrations Stamp Set.

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 Johnson

STAMPIN BLENDS MARKERS BACKORDER

The Stampin’ Blends have been such a hit that a few colors have already gone on backorder and there are a few more expected to do the same shortly.  If the Stampin’ Blends are on your wish list, I wouldn’t wait to get them, as we don’t know how long it’ll be before they are orderable again.


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 any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions?  I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit?  Click here for more details!

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