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

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.

Anniversary/Love/Valentine's/Wedding, Handmade Cards, We BEE Stamping Team Blog Hop

We BEE Stamping TEAM Blog Hop-Love Is In the Air

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Thank you for BUZZING IN, I couldn’t be happier to have you visit! This last year has really shown me how important my relationships have been. You know they say the heart grows fonder with absence except it grew as well for those I have been spending most of my time with- my family.

I made this card thinking of my daughter Sidney as it is so very much her personality- light, soft and quietly beautiful. Ok maybe not so “quiet”, she is 11! I also like this for an anniversary card which is one type of card I am always needing but don’t seem to have on hand.

Start this card by cutting a full sheet of Blushing Bride at the 4 1/4 mark on the short side. Fold in half and crease. Normally, I do not score but with this cardstock it seemed much crisper to do so.

Build the front layer first with Very Vanilla 4×5 1/4 then with the Love You Always Speciality Designer Series Paper 3 3/4×5. Wrap the bottom 1/3 with 2 layers of Scalloped Lace Trim and adhere to the base with Stampin’ Seal or Stampin’ Seal Plus.

Crop the sentiment background in Very Vanilla and the Always in the Blushing Bride sheet from the Love You Always Foil. I used adhesive sheet on the back of the foil to make applying to the background easier but Tom Bow is also an option. Adhere to the lace with dimensionals. **TIP** put Stampin’ Seal under the lace where you will add the sentiment to keep it secure as the heaviness of the sentiment will cause the lace to move.

On the inside we have another Very Vanilla 4×5 1/4 that is stamped with a sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set in Blushing Bride and adhere with Stampin’ Seal.

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 Mary Ann Rossiter’s post, click the buttons below!

Mary Ann Rossiter

Don’t forget to use the FEBRUARY HOST CODE R2DEXVUX to order YOUR favorites 24/7 at my online, TOUCHLESS, CURBSIDE FREE, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR store!

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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!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE… when you join during Sale-a-bration!

  • Choose $125 of product for $99 (yes, anything from the annual or mini catalog) as long as the total does not exceed $125.
  • An exclusive gift from the upcoming catalog 5 packs of 6’x6′ stacks of our newest Designer Series Paper. Thats 200 sheets of paper covering EVERY Stampin’ Color- a $57.50 value
  • FREE shipping that’s like getting another 10 % off your order!
Coming SOON for a LIMITED time!

During Sale-A-Bration 2017, we were blown away by how much you loved the Hey Chick Stamp Set. We decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time, please your orders starting Febuary 2nd.

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What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting.

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully-chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind—inspires customers to continue crafting. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple.

So, what’s in store for this month’s kit? February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time.

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