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How to Finish the Inside of Your Handmade Cards Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Products

To start the week off, here's a quick tip and idea for the inside of your handmade cards in this video tutorial featuring Stampin' Up! products!

Take a few minutes to watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube.

You can find the supplies as seen in the video tutorial HERE in the Online Store or by clicking the links below. 
Hostess Code for July: QKDY6PFP
(Please do not use the Hostess Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax).

Be sure to leave your ideas on completing the inside of a handmade card in the comment section below.  Hope you enjoyed the tip today in this video tutorial featuring the Stampin' Up! Vivid Vases and Kinda Eclectic sets.

Stampin' Up! What's Your Type? For Backgrounds on Handmade Cards

Stampin' Up! What's Your Type Card Idea

The new Stampin' Up! What's Your Type? stamp set was a little scary to me at first but now that it's seen ink, I'm having a blast using it!

The geometric and abstract images can be used form letters of the alphabet and other shapes such as animals, sailboats, hearts, and more.

My love of this set comes from it's ability to form unique backgrounds and borders that will be appropriate for both feminine and masculine cards. So don't let it "scare" you! Step out of the box and give this new photopolymer set a try!

See the supplies used on this Stampin' Up! handmade card by clicking the links below.  If you choose to shop, please use the July Hostess Code: QKDY6PFP. (Please do not use the hostess code if your order total is $150 before shipping and tax.)

Stampin' Up! On Sale! New Clearance Rack Items

Have you heard about the new Stampin' Up! Clearnace Rack items at great sale prices?!

Here's a look at some of my favorites from the entire Clearance Rack selection: I can't list all my favorites! You'll just have to visit HERE to see all the great deals! (July Hostess Code-QKDY6PFP)
And, remember to look at the Designer Series Paper special ...Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase!

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free. ( $10.95 packs only...pp. 186-187 of the Annual Catalog)
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.

These items don't qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
Let me know if I can help you and when shopping online, be sure to use the July Hostess Code- QKDY6PFP to receive your hand stamped and colored thank you note and Fry Box kit from me!

Stampin' Up! Card and Video Tutorial Using Bordering Blooms and Kinda Eclectic

New Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic
and Bordering Blooms
Card Idea and Video Tutorial

The new photopolymer border stamps from Stampin' Up! are amazing and I've created a card and video tutorial using Bordering Blooms. Also featured is latest favorite stamp set, Kinda Eclectic.  This name fits the  this set perfectly with the variety of images which makes it the "just right" set for so many of your handmade cards.

You'll find the card "recipe" with dimensions in the video below or HERE on my You Tube channel with more that 300 other Stampin' Up! video tutorials.

You can find the links to the product details used in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial below in the Online Store. Please use the July Hostess Code when ordering: QKDY6PFP

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic
and Bordering Blooms Card Idea
Thank you for tuning in for this Stampin' Up! video tutorial and card idea using the new border stamp, Bordering Blooms and the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Sets.

New Stampin' Up! Stamps and Weekly Deals

Lots of new from Stampin' Up! today but let's start off with some new Weekly Deals!


Find all of the Weekly Deals HERE in the Online Store---
Hostess Code QKDY6PFP If your order totals $150 or more in product before tax and shipping, please do not use the Hostess Code so that you can earn your FREE Stampin' Rewards.

Let's take a look at some new photopolymer sets!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Bliss


Christmas Bliss in our popular photopolymer! 138897 $15.95
Christmas imagery that is perfect for beautiful holiday cards and tags.


Dear Heart in Photopolymer

Stampin' Up! Dear Heart 138157 $25.95

This companion to the Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set has the cute boy images so many have been asking for!

Also for Christmas, Stampin' Up! has released a sneak peek from the Holiday Catalog...isn't that awesome!!



Stampin' Up! Beauty of the Season

Beauty of the Season

Also on sale is our $10.95 Designer Series Paper!  Buy Three, Get One Free!

If you'd like to place an order for any of these Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals or new stamp sets, you can call me at 409-719-2853, e-mail me, or visit the Online Store using Hostess Code QKDY6PFP.

Stampin' Up! Video: Getting the Ombre Look with Stampin' Blendabilites


The hubs and I are on the road again today so here's another video from Stampin' Up! featuring our awesome new Stampin' Blendabilities!

In this video, you'll see how easy it is to achieve the popular ombre technique with these new alcohol based markers.  Blending has never been easier and the first six color collections are now available for purchase in the Stampin' Up! online store!

When ordering please use HOSTESS CODE: QKDY6PFP.
***** IMPORTANT: If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please
do not use the Hostess Code.  You will earn free additional product with this product total!

Watch the video from Stampin' Up! below or HERE on You Tube.

I hope you'll give the Stampin' Blendabilities a try and enjoy a whole new world of coloring your stamped images and more!
See all the available Stampin' Blendabilities HERE in the Online Store...Hostess Code: QKDY6PFP

Stampin' Up! Flower Patch Stamp Set and Framelits Video

While the Brown family is still celebrating the holiday weekend at the beach, I wanted to share this video from Stampin' Up! featuring one of the most popular stamp and framelits set from the new catalog, Flower Patch.

Are you looking for a versatile stamp set that gives you nearly endless options for images? Look no further than Flower Patch! This video will show you the variety of images you can make with this set, as well as covering the Two-Step Stampin'® technique.

Watch this Stampin' Up! video below or HERE on You Tube.


You can order this great set and coordinating framelits HERE in the Online Store
Please use Hostess Code: QKDY6PFP before check out!  Please do not use Hostess Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.

The Stampin' Up! Flower Patch set and Framelits are very popular items from the new catalog and I hope you enjoyed the video from Stampin' Up!

Another Look at Stampin' Blendabilities-Stampin' Up! Video

Let's take another look at Stampin' Blendabilites, the new alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! and a coloring technique.  In this video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office, you'll see a different perspective from the video I posted here on the blog earlier this week.

You can view this video from Stampin' Up! below or HERE on You Tube.

Available for purchase now are the following Stampin' Blendabilites color collections and companion products in the Online Store. 
Use the July Hostess code before check out and receive a 3 x 3 hand- stamped and colored card and Fry Box project kit from me. ( Kit will not contain stamped images.) 
July Hostess Code: QKDY6PFP
  (Please do not use the hostess code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax.) Click HERE to shop now.

  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)

In addition, the following accessories will also be available:

  • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369)

After viewing this Stampin' Up! video, you'll seen that Stampin' Blendabilties can be used in a variety of ways and techniques according to personal preference to receive beautiful results on your hand-made creations.

Stampin' Up! Starburst Sayings Cards in Red, White, and Blue

One of my Inkspiration Classroom members sent me these great cards using Stampin' Up! Starburst Sayings in patriotic colors.


I love this stamp set!  The sentiments are appropriate for any celebration and there's even a thank you sentiment for a fun expression of gratitude.


What's really super is the coordinating framelits that can be used with the stamped images or to cut starburst shapes from any paper!

Order the Starburst Sayings and Starburst Framelits as a bundle and save !5%!  Be sure to use the Hostess Code when ordering through my Online Store.
Hostess Code: QKDY6PFP (Please do not use the Hostess Code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax.)

Thank you for joining me today for these Stampin' Up! Sayings Starburst card ideas!

New Weekly Deals, Blendabilities, Designer Paper on Sale, and a Stampin' Up! Treat Bag Idea


Sharing the latest from Stampin' Up!: Blendabilities Available, New Weekly Deals, Designer Series Paper Special, and a treat bag idea!

The first six color collections of the new alcohol markers, Stampin' Blendabilites are available for purchase today! See this post for details!


BUY THREE PACKS OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPER, GET ONE FREE. Purchase 3 packages of the Designer Series Paper and Get One Pack Free. ***This special includes only the $10.95 packs on pp. 186-187 of the catalog. The combination of the 3 packs purchased and the Free choice must be from these $10.95 collections.


It's Tuesday so be sure to check out the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals HERE! These are some great deals that are being offered for a limited time!

Now if you're still looking for an easy yet unique treat bag for your summer celebrations, take a look at this video for a cute customized cello bag as presented from the Stampin' Up! home office. (View on You Tube HERE.)

Get your supplies for this treat bag as seen in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial in the Online Store HERE and remember to use the HOSTESS CODE- QKDY6PFP- before check out.