Monday, August 13, 2018

Color Your Season Christmas Offset Impossible Card

 Good morning Happy Stampers!
Today I have another Offset Impossible Card. This time it's Christmas themed. 🎄

I had to offset the fold line and snip two small sections of the card to make the display area big enough for the Color Your Season diecut opening.

I love the cool look you get when you stretch the copper trim over the opening. I colored the Gold Metallic-Edged ribbon & the rhinestone with my Stampin' Blends marker to make it blue.
I heat embossed the bell and added Wink of Stella to it. 

Only 18 more days or while supplies last to get your Blended Seasons Bundle. 

CardstockGarden Green & Real Red
DSPUnder the Mistletoe
BundleBlended Seasons
InkMemento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Metallic-Edged Ribbon, Rhinestones &  Wink of Stella
ExtrasStamparatus, Clear embossing powder

Friday, August 10, 2018

August Stray Ducklings Waddle

Welcome to our Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. This month our theme is black & white with a touch of color. 
I love the new Balmy Blue, so that's the color I chose. 
And well, you can't lose with the Dandelion Wishes set. It's a must have for all stamp collections!
This card was inspired from Betsy Rouw-Rundle in a Facebook Demonstrator group I belong to. Betsy used browns on her card. 
And, if you know me, you know my cards are usually finished on the inside and the envelope. 
Of course I used my Stamparatus to get perfect images and replicate this card for the swap. 
This is my first talking video, so please bear with me as I step into the world of crafting through youtube. 


Please continue waddling through our list of stampers. Next in line is the talented Sue Boerner . You'll be amazed at all the beautiful cards my fellow Ducklings have to share. 

~Happy Stamping!~

                              Kim Baker <---you are here

                                                                              Debbie Kramer

Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Dandelion Wishes, Bokeh Dots
Embellishment: Black Baker's Twine
Tools: Stamparatus

Monday, August 6, 2018

Autumn Offset Impossible Card

Happy Monday Y'all! It's been super muggy here in Illinois, so I've been busy making cards. 
Today's card features the new Blended Seasons Bundle

I used the Impossible Card creative fold, but I had to offset it due to the cut out size on the flap.
The star of the show is the copper trim that I stretched out across the opening of the cutout flap.

This bundle is only available this month. It has tons of options!

I water-colored the leaves using our re-inkers and the Aqua Brush.

The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark then embossed with Copper Embossing powder. 

The copper trim and the linen thread were used to make bows. 

I die cut the leaves and placed a backing on them using Old Olive and Crushed Curry cardstock.

All that and it fits into a regular A2 envelope!

And that's it for today. 
~Happy Stamping~

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
DSP: Nature's Poem, Copper Foil
Bundle: Blended Seasons
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun CrazeMerry Merlot & Versamark
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Copper Trim, Wink of Stella
Extras: Stamparatus, Stitched Shape FramelitsCopper embossing powder

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Around the Corner Sympathy & Last Day for BIG specials

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a card we made in class. I CASEd it from Peggy Murwin
Friends & class participants always say they don't have enough sympathy cards. It's fun to make happy cards. It's not so fun to have to face the reality of sympathy cards. I used Highland Heather to make this card soft and the Tufted embossing folder just added to that softness, imho. 
We used the Stamparatus to get the corner images and flowers perfectly placed. Have I mentioned how much I love my Stamparatus? Well, I do. A LOT! I tell everyone, you don't have to be crafty - it's all about the tools and Stampin' Up! designs the tools to help make us successful. Speaking of which, see that ribbon? It's white, but I can color it with my Stampin' Blends to match my cards. You can do that with embellishments too! 
Onto the inside of the card.
I don't have a close-up shot of the sentiment but it's from the Itty Bitty Greetings set and says, "with love and sympathy."

That's it for the card, but since it's the last day of the month, I need to remind you that today is the last day to take advantage of 2 wonderful offers. 

 If you JOIN MY TEAM today, you can pick one of the 5 stamp family sets of ink pads - that's 10 ink pads- for FREE! PLUS you still get to pick $125 worth of merchandise for $99 (FREE Shipping too)! There's no other commitment after that. None. Zero. Zilch!
But, if you choose to stay you will enjoy a 20-25% discount on all products after that! It's win/win! No pressure. EVER.
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Also ending today is the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE DSP (designer series paper) promo. Pick any 3 of the paper packs below then pick another one for FREE! YAY! I love FREE stuff!

Shop this sale HERE

Don't let these great deals pass you by!
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

DistINKtive Stamping for the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

Welcome to our July edition of the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. We're glad you're here! 
Today's waddle card is the result of a creation for our recent Shoebox Swap. 

From the moment I saw those Koi in the stamp set All The Good Things. I knew I had to have it. 
They're beautiful! Notice the difference in the depth of the colors. I only used one stamp pad each on the fish and the flowers and I only stamped once. This is a new type of stamp called a distINKtive stamp. 
Isn't it cool how it adds a realistic look to the impression?
I love it!
And of course knowing me, you knew it had to be a creative fold of some sort, right? 
I used my Stamparatus on this too. I wanted everything to be perfectly placed on this card. 
Stamp once. Flip the cardstock. Reink. Stamp again. Viola! Perfect placement every time.

While this card looks time-consuming, it isn't. Try it. You'll love it :) 

Now on to our next blog waddle participant, Debbie Kramer

If you get lost along the way, here is our full list of blog waddlers.

                                       Kim Baker <----You are here :) 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th & Happy 50th Birthday Hubby!


I hope you all have fun plans with friends and/or family today. I know I do. 
It's hubby's 50th birthday! I got a bit fancy with his card. 
It needed to be really special. 
Anybody who knows my hubby knows that he is a firecracker! Being born on the 4th of July with his patriotism (he's a Navy man) & his personality was no mistake. 

 The card was definitely a labor of love. All of those letters are individual. Don't look too closely. They leave a bit to be desired. LOL! 
 What did we ever do before Cricut and Silhouette machines??? I used both to cut this one out but I think my Cameo blade needs changed. The letters are a bit rough around the edges. 

 It folds flat to fit in an envelope too! 
 I even designed a sign and had a local company put it on signboard for me. 
Of course I had to embellish it with shiny tape and streamers when I got it home. LOL! 

So, if you live close by, pop over and wish him a Happy Birthday. We have people coming over and just a fun relaxed day planned. 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! 

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Love What You Do

 Happy July Everyone!!!
So many things going on, but first I wanted to share a card I received from our Stray Ducklings group leader (a.k.a. "Mama Duck") Lori Helvick. You can visit her blog HERE
Isn't this card beautiful? Lori used the Love What You Do stamp set and the Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper. All links to the products are listed below under "Supplies". 

Now if I may deter you from this beauty to tell you about our HUGE promos this month. 

We are having a Buy 3/ Get 1 FREE sale on select Designer Series Paper packs. 
Shop this sale HERE

And.....the biggest news of all........
You can choose an entire "Family" of ink pads (that's 10 pads!!!) FREE just for ordering the Starter Kit this month!
There is no obligation to buy ever again.
You choose $125 worth of merchandise PLUS one family of ink pads all for $99 + tax. 
Shipping is FREE too! 
That's a $211.75 value for $99 + tax! 

After that, if you choose to order, you will receive a 20-25% discount! 
It's WIN/WIN!!! 

The most difficult part will be deciding which family to choose out of the 5!

Oh how I wish this was an option when I signed up! 
Sign up with me and order your starter kit HERE

Stamp set: Love What You Do
Specialty Paper: Delightfully Detailed