Handmade Cards, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up! Promotions, We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop

We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop-Kicking off Sale-A-Bration!

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Are you ready to SALE-a-brate? You read that correctly! Stampin’ Up! has brought back my favorite time of the year for a second time!!! Qualifying purchases of $50 or $100 increments earns you FREE products.

Yep it’s that simple… order a new supplies for holiday cards and poof the Stampin’ Up! Santa brings you FREE products. Order back to school supplies and maybe a welcome back gift for a special teacher and bam, you move to the head of the economics class with great return on investment (yes that is the FREE product).

Keep reading to see how I made the most of my demonstrator only (love all the perks!) pre-order of the items found in the NEW Sale-a-bration catalog.

Raise your hand if you remember the 70’s. This “where are my sunglasses” Be Dazzling 6×6 speciality paper from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog is like looking into a disco ball.

My sample card is a more like a triple whammy of newness. 1. The new 21-2023 In Color Soft Succulent is my base and the circle stamp ink color. 2. That “circle” image is from the Textures & Frames Stamp set on page 12 of the SAB catalog that I earned for FREE and last but not least 3. The Be Dazzling paper as previously mentioned.

Watch for my post in August that will blow your mind with what I do with this paper!

Bonus whammy of newness 4. Did you see that little peek of ribbon at the top? That is the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon found on page 37 of the fall Mini Catalog. Wait… did I mention I colored it to match my Mint Macaroon layer? Yes, you can color this ribbon with your Stampin’ Blends.

Queue the heavenly music.

Let’s a take a quick moment to talk about the card itself.

It is a pocket card made by cutting a full sheet on the short side at 4 1/4, folding it in half and using Tear Tape along the long side to create the pocket and punch a piece out of the top to be able to grab the message card-I used the Tailored Tag.

Inside the pocket the card dimensions are 3 1/2 x 5 1/4. Add a coordinating layer for message writing and any sentiments. For this pocket card I stamped off my ink so the images would not interfer with the message. The colors in the card are Soft Succulent, Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss.

I loved the message card part of this card so much that I see many more versions of this card with this stamp and design combo … in all sorts of shapes (and colors too) thanks to the stamp design.

If you are really digging the pocket style card stay tunned to see the one I made with the Pretty as a Peach bundle…summer isn’t over yet (even if we are all drooling over all the new holiday products)

Start earning your FREE Sale-a-bration items August 3rd but don’t wait they are only available in limited quantites until September 30th!

If you just buzzed over from Lisa Brown’s post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing hop over to Leigh Amburgey’s post, click the buttons below!

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Don’t forget to use the AUGUST HOST CODE RTZEBE3H to order YOUR favorites 24/7 at my online, TOUCHLESS, CURBSIDE FREE, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR store!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video.

About the kit:

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 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: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Order HERE!

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Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. (Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.)

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list below to add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.
JOIN BUNDLE OPTIONS PRICE LIMIT 
156795 Arctic Bears Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 
156819 Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle $50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD 
156801 Christmas Season Bundle $54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD 
156806 Christmas To Remember Bundle $60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD 
156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle $48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD 
158609 Gorgeous Leaves Bundle $44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD 
156813 Nature’s Harvest Bundle $53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 
156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle $54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD 
156391 Peaceful Deer Bundle $36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD 
156789 Penguin Place Bundle $31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD 
156798 Sweet Little Stockings Bundle $47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD 
156810 Whimsical Trees Bundle $51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD 
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
Click the image above for the Catalog PDF.

Handmade Cards, Masculine Cards, We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop

We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop-Everything Masculine

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When I think of the men in my life I think of Simple Stamping. Neither my father or husband appreciate glitter (can’t imagine why??!!) or even bling. But what any guy will appreciate is being told how much they are appreciated.

This little dancing goat just makes me happy and I am sure it would bring a smile to anyone’s face. The card itself is super simple to make with the Stamp-a-ratus because you only set it up once. Cut a piece of Basic White THICK cardstock since there will be no layers and lay on the Stamp-a-ratus. Line up your image on the cardstock and lay the stamping plate on the stamps to pick them up.

I used the edge of my Old Olive ink pad for the grass and then the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink for the image. TECHNIQUE: to get the shaded sky behind the goat use the masking technique. Stamp the goat image on a post-it note then fussy cut the image. Lay the post-it note over the stamped image on the card. Use the new Blender Brushes and Balmy Blue ink starting at the center of the image and working outward to create the ombre effect in color.

To color the Goat I used the light Stampin’ Blends markers in Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Smokey Slate and the color lifter. Add a bit extra Smokey Slate to the outside to get a shadow line.

The sentiment is from a retired set but any Father’s Day wishing one will do!

If you just buzzed over from Karen Burke’s post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing hop over to Mary Ann Rossiter’s post, click the buttons below!

Don’t forget to use the JUNE HOST CODE BSGE9CD2 to order YOUR favorites 24/7 at my online, TOUCHLESS, CURBSIDE FREE, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR store!

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Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

What are In Colors, anyway? In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colors. We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalog! In each In Color collection, we’ll offer ink, paper, markers, and more. The catch? They’re only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favorite In Color supplies while you can!

With the Expressions In Color kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020–2022 and 2021–2023 In Color collections. Make a splash with awe-inspiring, ink-stained artistry! Order HERE!

STAMPIN’ UP! IS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH OTHERS AND SHARING OUR LOVE OF CRAFTING. NOW WHEN YOU CONNECT AND CRAFT, YOU’LL ALSO COLLECT THE REWARDS! From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

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Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. (Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.)

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • Join NOW and get an EXTRA $30 of FREE products, see the image above for details.
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
Click the image above for the Catalog PDF.

Handmade Cards, Masculine Cards, We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop

We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop-Celebrating the New Catalog

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Here it is the first card from the NEW Annual Catalog. I knew I had to have the Simply Elegant Suite (item 155764-link to follow) the moment I saw it. While looking at the products it seemed that it was screaming to me that a masculine card was hiding behind all the lace and flowers. Then when taking a look (ok, like the 40th) at the sentiments it hit me exactly what this simple stamping card would need to look like and who it would go to. In fact I made two! Above is my masculine version. To make the tag use the bottom portion of the punch with the technique featured on page 69 of the catalog.

This is my more feminine version using the top portion of the punch.

If you just buzzed over from Karen Burke’s post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing hop over to Mary Ann Rossiter’s post, click the buttons below!

Don’t forget to use the MAY HOST CODE RW9AK3AX to order YOUR favorites 24/7 at my online, TOUCHLESS, CURBSIDE FREE, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR store!

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Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!

A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Send a seventh-inning stretch in a classic card with all-star stripes, a nostalgic nod, and a stamp set fit for an MVP! But, before you give it all you’ve got, give this month’s promotional video a watch.

Time is running out to get last year’s catalog items and the Butterfly Bouquet… don’t let them fly away for good!

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Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. (Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.)

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
Click the image above for the Catalog PDF.

Handmade Cards, Spring, We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop

We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop-Saying Goodbye Is Hard To Do

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Before you know it the 2021-22 Annual catalog will be here! For me (and probably lots of demonstrators) it is a time of mixed emotions. On the one hand there is so much excitement about all the new stamps, ink and paper on the other you have to say good bye to all the stamps, ink and paper you love in the current catalog.

I wanted to take one more look at my favorite suite in the whole catalog, Forever Greenery. It was the first item on my must have list. The colors are just make me so happy- most especially Pretty Peacock. Not to mention the entire suite is very versatile so much so that everyone would enjoy a card made from it. Don’t forget the gold laser cut paper and coordinating reversible ribbon. Queue sniffle and tear.

If you just buzzed over from Karen Burke’s post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing hop over to Mary Ann Rossiter’s post, click the buttons below!

Don’t forget to use the APRIL HOST CODE ZNRXDYP4 to order YOUR favorites 24/7 at my online, TOUCHLESS, CURBSIDE FREE, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR store!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available 2 March—3 May 2021.

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SET 155092

Early-release product from 2021 Annual Catalog.

Prepare yourself for a burst of butterflies with the Butterfly Brilliance Background Stamp. Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the season or occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, the results will be glorious.  

BRILLIANT WINGS DIES 155523

Early-release product from 2021 Annual Catalog.

Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents. 

155821 Order the BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE and save 10%

NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER 156825

Exclusive Specialty Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

2 sheets, 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm), Non-porous

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Paper Pumpkin is our One-Stop Box™ of creative fun for crafters of all skill levels! Each month, subscribers receive a thoughtfully-themed, seasonally-appropriate kit with all the pre-cut elements needed to create a fabulous paper project—from unique cards and gift tags to treat boxes and more. !

So, what makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Subscribers with kiddos close at heart, such as children or grandchildren, will want to take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe now. Check out the So Cool video, so you can see for yourself—this kit offers the perfect way to engage little ones and spark their imagination while introducing them to the fun of papercrafting

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Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. (Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.)

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
Click the image above for the Catalog PDF.

Handmade Cards, Spring, Summer, We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop

We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop-Marching into Spring

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Thank you for BUZZING IN, I couldn’t be happier to have you visit!

Spring to me is a time of coming out of my winter cocoon and spreading my wings. Nothing could exemplify this more than the butterfly. If you haven’t guessed it butterflies are particularly meaningful for me…I did name my blog “Chasing Paper Butterflies” after all.

Gray Granite is the base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) followed by a layer of Magenta Madness (4 x 5 1/4 inches) and finally a layer of Peony Garden paper. Doesn’t those peonies provide a perfect back drop!

To make the eye catching butterflies I used the Butterfly Beauty dies and the coordinating foil from the Love You Always Foil Paper then glued the cropped image to a piece of BUTTERFLY BIJOU designer series paper that will be available TOMORROW (I am so excited to share this with you-see below for more details). Fussy cut the image out and adhere to the card. Choose a sentiment to stamp on a scrap of Gray Granite and cut a ribbon end.

If you just buzzed over from Karen Burke’s post and need to get back, or if you want to keep buzzing hop over to Mary Ann Rossiter’s post, click the buttons below!

Don’t forget to use the MARCH HOST CODE RYWWXYSD to order YOUR favorites 24/7 at my online, TOUCHLESS, CURBSIDE FREE, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR store!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available 2 March—3 May 2021.

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SET 155092

Early-release product from 2021 Annual Catalog.

Prepare yourself for a burst of butterflies with the Butterfly Brilliance Background Stamp. Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the season or occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, the results will be glorious.  

BRILLIANT WINGS DIES 155523

Early-release product from 2021 Annual Catalog.

Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents. 

155821 Order the BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE and save 10%

BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6” X 6” (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 156824

Some people call a group of butterflies a kaleidoscope, and that’s what you’ll get with the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. You can’t go wrong with these unforgettable patterns.  

48 sheets of 6×6 patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs

Exclusive Designer Series Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER 156825

Exclusive Specialty Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

2 sheets, 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm), Non-porous

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Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

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Do you love to craft? Would you like to work from home? Do you enjoy people? Then becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join now and with your Starter Kit you’ll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit. (Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.)

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
Click the image above for the Catalog PDF.