Sunday, July 14, 2019

Beautiful Promenade and Garden Lane Thinking of You Card

Simple Stamping at it's best with a little two step stamping for our Thinking of You card from Beautiful Promenade stamp set.
One of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors is Mossy Meadow.  Just reminds me of the forest.  The Garden Lane Designer Series paper is full of all shades of green.  You have a choice of Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Sea Foam.
All of the patterns in this paper work for Thinking of You or Sympathy cards.  
Paper sizes:
Card base of Mossy Meadow cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
Whisper White for the inside panel cut 4 x 5 1/4
Soft Sea Foam panel cut 4 x 5 1/4
Garden Lane cut 3 3/4 x 5
Scrap of Whisper White for the Stitched Labels die
Follow along by clicking the video below to show you how to make a Simple Stamping card.
For all of the supplies used in the card, head over to my online store by clicking here.
Happy stamping and creating,
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Embossing Powder Organizational Tip

I recently came across Patty Bennett's embossing powder organization and wanted to try it out.  I'm all about organizing and trying to stay as tidy as possible.  Patty's organization was exactly what I was looking for.  
My collection of powders include current and retired colors.  Now I can see what's in front of me and easily find my go to colors quickly.  
The embossing buddies are kept in individual containers for easy access.  The embossing powder and spoon are kept in a Surefresh container.  They come two to a pack and are very reasonably priced.  The spoons come 24 to a pack and cost $1.
All my supplies are kept in a basket which I purchased on sale!

I hope sharing Patty's organization with you inspires you to give this a try.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Come Sail Away Suite

The Come Sail Away Suite is by far my favorite.  Maybe it's the sailboats.  Light House.  Birds,  Water.  Thinking about retirement along the shores?  Night of Navy?  Mossy Meadow?  The Trinkets?

I first saw this Suite back in April at Onstage in Quebec City.  I knew it was the first stamp set I would purchase.  I love the sentiment fonts.  The Memories & More Card Packs will make card making easy.

Buy a few items individually or buy it all with one Item # 152175.

Here is my video showing you how to make this card.  I recently demonstrated this card at two of my events and it was a winner.  Beginner card makers can easily make this card and learn many new techniques.

I hope you get a chance to order the Come Sail Away Suite.  You won't be disappointed.

Happy stamping ~Karen

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Friendship Card Using Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Do you send out greeting cards "just because."  Here's a card I made using the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
At first, I wasn't sure I would like all the designs in the paper, but when I saw the hummingbirds and the different patterns in each design, my decision was made.
You can turn this card design into any occasion; birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, and more.
Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this card.
Stamp Sets:  Country Home and Waterfront
Adhere the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper to the cardbase.  If the cardbase is too long, trim off with the trimmer.  If the Designer Series Paper is too long, trim off with scissors.

Open up the card and stamp thank you in Soft Suede ink on the card front to the left of the Mosaic Mood Specialty Paper.

Stamp the inside message in Soft Suede ink.

Fussy cut out some roses and leaves, one hummingbird, two butterflies and a bee.  Be careful cutting from the full sheets as every image is precious.

Stamp Set:  Part of My Story (retired)

Adhere the roses directly onto the card front.
Add dimensionals to the hummingbird and attach to your card.

Add the butterflies and bee to the inside of the card.  Use your adhesive.

Stamp Set:  Strong & Beautiful

Add five different colored sequins by using a piercing tool.

Stamp the envelope in a mosaic pattern, alternating colors of Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO USE THE INCORRECT INK COLOR.

Stamp on the back of your card if you wish.

Below is another way you can use the hummingbirds.  Adds a nice touch inside your card.

Below is the supply list.  Click here and head over to my website to order all the product used in today's card.

Don't forget about Bonus Days and Perks from Gram!

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Bonus Days are Back AND Freebies Await You!

Do you like special offers from Stampin’ Up!  Who doesn’t?

I have two special promotions for you, so let’s get started.

Bonus Days Are Back!

July 1 to 31, 2019

Earn a $5.00 coupon code to spend in the month of August for each $50 you spend during the month of July (less tax & shipping).  Be sure to keep track of your coupon code(s) that you will receive via email from Stampin’ Up! directly.  You will use these coupon code(2) for your August order.  Click here to place your order today and start watching your inbox for those coupon codes.

Free products in your Starter Kit from July 1 to August 31, 2019

If you are a hobbiest papercrafter or looking to build a business, this is the best time to join as a demonstrator.  I joined over five years ago as a hobbiest just to save on my monthly purchases and now I’m slowly building my hobby to a part-time business.  I’m not a full-time demonstrator, but I will provide you with the best advice I can and also help you along the way.

Build your own personal Starter Kit for $99 (+ tax) by selecting up to $155 worth of any of paper crafting products.
  • Start enjoying your 20% demonstrator discount right away!
  • Earn $5 Bonus Days coupons on all $50+ orders in July!
  • From July 1 until August 31, 2019, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit.  THEN you will receive a $10 coupon code the following month. 

My best advice to you is if you are spending $100 worth of product each month, you should join my team so you can take advantage of saving a minimum of 20%.  To get started, click here to become a teammate.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

It's Time To Celebrate! The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is Here!

We have waiting long enough don't you think?  I'm ready for some new product from the Annual 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Your first purchase should include the Come Sail Away Suite found on pages 144-146.  There are so many options with this Suite.  It's great for scrapbooking, card making, journaling, you name it.

The next Suite that is another must have is the Bird Ballard Suite located on page 90-92.  This is the time most of us see birds returning to their spring/summer habitats so what a great way to take in nature by using your Blends to color and blend all different shades of birds!

Here's a card I made at Onstage in Quebec City this past April.  It's a super fun card and the Scalloped Lace trim is beautiful.

When placing your orders, don't forget to use the June Hostess code 9KVR7TKS if your order is under $150 in product.  Also, take a look at Perks from Gram and my Rewards Program.  I want YOU to obtain as much free product as you can by participating in my programs.
If you have any questions about the Annual Catalog, Hostess Codes, Perks from Gram/Rewards Program, click here to send me an email.  
I hope you enjoy turning the pages of the new catalog.  Click here to place your order today.
I appreciate your business.
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Friday, May 31, 2019

A new month means a new customer appreciation gift.  For the month of June, I am featuring Weddings & Babies.  There are so many variations in the projects included so you will have many different card designs to create.
What's a Customer Appreciation PDF?
Well, it's a free tutorial that you can download right to your computer from your email inbox.  All qualifying orders will receive this FREE appreciation gift.
What's included in the PDF you ask?
  • Instructions
  • Measurements
  • Photos for reference
  • Supply list so you know exactly what is needed

How do you qualify for my FREE download?
Place an order of $40  or more in product (does not include tax & shipping) from my online store and use Hostess Code 9KVR7TKS  and you will then receive an email from me with the FREE download pdf.  Super simple.  You can save the PDF on your computer to reference back whenever needed.  You can also print out and keep in a binder for reference too!  If your product order is $150 or more, do not use the Hostess Code so you can benefit and receive Stampin Rewards.
A PDF download is great to have because the work is done for you.  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I enjoy being able to CASE (copy and share everything) with my customers.
Email me if you have any questions at
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