Happy Stampers Annual Catalog Blog Hop, Blog Candy & New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

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The Happy Stampers are doing a little blog hop today featuring items from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Be sure to stop by all of our blogs and leave a quick comment, we’re all offering some blog candy too!

I wanted to send a little something to my downline team members this week so I decided to create some cards and gift bags for them.  Since I was creating several of each, I kept the designs fairly simple.  I used the Beautiful Bunch and So Very Happy stamp sets for my cards and the Skinny Mini Alphabet and Another Thank You stamp sets for my gift bags.

Beautiful Bunch Skinny Mini Another Thank You - Stamp With Amy K

I’ll start with the details about the card.

Beautiful Bunch - Stamp With Amy K

My card design was inspired by the My Favorite Things MFTWSC185.

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I started by adhering a panel of Blackberry Bliss DSP from the 2014-16 In Color DSP Stacks to a Whisper White panel with SNAIL, then I wrapped a strand of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine Around the panel and tied a little bow on the front.  Then I adhered the panel to a Coastal Cabana card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Beautiful Bunch 3 - Stamp With Amy K

Then I stamped the solid flower images from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set in Hello Honey ink on a Whisper White panel, then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the second flower image over the first one in Blackberry Bliss ink.  I punched the flowers out with the Fun Flower Punch, curled the petals slightly with my Bone Folder, adhered them together in the center with SNAIL, then to the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the solid flower image again in Hello Honey ink and stamped the second flower over the image with Calypso Coral ink , punched the center with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL.

Beautiful Bunch 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the sentiment from the So Very Happy stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a Whisper White strip, punched the end with the Hexagon Punch and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL.  Then I punched the little flowers from Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral card stock with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, adhered them to the card front with Glue Dots and added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of each.

Beautiful Bunch 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the flower image from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set again in Coastal Cabana ink on a Whisper White panel to complete the inside of the cards.

Polka Dot Gift Bags and Tag a Bag Kit - Stamp With Amy K

For the gift bags, I started by stamping the sentiment from the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark Ink on the Polka Dot Gift Bags.  I sprinkled the image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it, then adhered flower punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack with Glue Dots.  I added a little Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the flower centers too.

Polka Dot Gift Bags and Tag a Bag Kit 1 - Stamp With Amy K

Then for the tags, I used the pieces from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit and I stamped my team members names with the Skinny Mini Alphabet photopolymer stamp set.  I added a few more flower punches and rhinestones, tucked the little gift inside and tied the bags shut with the string from the kit.  I do hope that they’ll enjoy their little treats…they’re going out in the mail today so don’t tell them that you got to see the gift bags before they did!  😉

Blog Candy!!

Alright, now for the goodies for one of you…I’ve got a blog candy package featuring the Let Your Hair Down hostess exclusive stamp set (clear mount), a spool of the recently retired Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and a container of the recently retired Naturals Designer Buttons that will be going to one lucky winner!

Blog Candy - Stamp With Amy K

Simply leave me a comment on this post before 7 AM ET on Thursday, July 24 and you’ll be entered to win.  I’ll have the random number generator pick a comment on Thursday morning and I’ll announce the winner on my blog that morning!  Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.

Okay, on with the hop!  To hop forward to Denise Melia’s blog, click the yellow right arrow button.  To move back to Sandi MacIver’s blog, click the blue left arrow button.

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In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the Happy Stampers Team Members who are joining in this blog hop:

If you’re interested in seeing a complete list of supplies for making these projects, including card stock cuts for the card, please scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.

July 16-31 Hostess Code:  QC3UJCAW

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for July is an Embossing Folder of your choice.  You may choose any one of the embossing folders in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog (you can find them on pages 226-227)!

New Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up!

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 28.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Running Shoe Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • In addition to my online store, also take PayPal payments for orders – Check my Rewards page for more information.
  • I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise too!  Click on my Gift Certificates page for more information.

Card Stock Cuts for the card:
  • Coastal Cabana – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punch
  • Hello Honey – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punch
  • Calypso Coral – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punch
  • Whisper White – 1″ x 2-1/2″ strip, two Fun Flowers Punches, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • 2014-15 Designer Series Paper Stacks – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

96 thoughts on “Happy Stampers Annual Catalog Blog Hop, Blog Candy & New Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

  1. Adorable little giftie – they will love them!! I just want you to know how much I appreciate the detail you go into as you describe how to make your cards- thank you for taking the time:-). And thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Your concept of “simple” varies greatly from mine! 🙂 I love the idea of personalizing each gift bag with the person’s name and love the card. I don’t know how you have the time to have a daily inspiration for us, but thank you!

  3. I love the addition of the little Calypso Coral flowers with the other colors you chose for the card. And, the Beautiful Bunch flower on the card is making me revisit my decision not to buy that set!

  4. I love your emails. I discovered you accidentally, but love your tutorials and signed up immediately.

  5. I look forward to seeing your creations each day! Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win some blog candy!

  6. Thank you, thank you for all the wonderful artistic pieces you create! I look forward every morning to seeing what you have designed.

  7. Love your cards Amy. They are fun and that bag is darling too. Love your new website also, you do such a great job

  8. Love how you take the time to remember your downlines and what a cute little treat they will receive!! Passed over these stamps but may have to add them to my next order! Look forward to your posts Amy

  9. You do beautiful work. I am in love with that Blackberry Bliss in-color. And how fun to check your blog this morning and see this fun chance to “win” that cute stamp set.

  10. I love that you give all the supplies used and instructions with your projects. Thanks for all the great ideas that you share with all of us.

  11. First I love the Blackberry Bliss color on your card….very pretty flowers and colors! The big flower is lovely and the tiny flowers are so sweet! Love the tags on the polka dot bags and the way you personalized each one!

  12. I love the new hello honey and blackberry bliss colors. They are so pretty. Your flowers are great and I love the personalized gift bags. What a neat idea. Great job. Thanks.

  13. cute! cute! cute! I love the details on your flowers and the use of the itty bitty flowers as accents. I pinned the bags for future reference! (thanks for the chance to win blog candy too!)

  14. Thank you for such a beautiful card! The colors are great and I love the layout you chose!
    Thank you also for the chance to win some blog candy!

  15. Loving the little gift bags and those cards are awesome! I really do love that beautiful bunch stamp set. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Love the Blog Candy give a way!!!! Being new to stampin up I just want to ordered everything. And by the way love all the cards that you do. Thanks for the inspiration and all of your help. P.S. Hope I win 😉

  17. I really like your darling gift bag. I haven’t seen the skinny alphabet used on projects yet, it’s really cute. That Blackberry Bliss is going to be my favorite new In-Color!

  18. I always enjoy checking out your blog since you always show the outside and inside of the card and the decorated envelope. All very important. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  19. Your card and holder is so fun. Would love to receive something so pretty. Blog candy is fun, also.

  20. Amy; I love the added touch with the little flowers on the gift bag plus love the color combo. Thanks for the chance to win Blog Candy.

  21. I absolutely love the fact that you used the embossing powder on the bags instead of just a colored ink. You are such an inspiration to others. I’m excited that the Alphabet stamp set is available as a photopolymer!

  22. I love your color combination on your gift sets, its one I would not have thought of. Your gift bags are adorable! I always enjoy your creations!

  23. Love your card for the blog hop. I enjoy seeing your ideas everyday…..very few post a project everyday lol. Keep up the great work 🙂

  24. What a cute thank you set. You always give such detailed information on your creations including a list of products used. Everyday I look forward to seeing what you’ve created. I especially like that you stamp an image on the interior of your cards. Your website makeover looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  25. Oh my goodness Amy! This is such a fabulously beautiful gift, your downline is so blessed to have you. I love all your details that show how much you care. Gorgeous 🙂

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