Saturday, January 06, 2024

Valentine cards using Bee My Valentine Stamp Set and Bee Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!


  • Valentine cards using Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite
  • Two joining bonuses offered until 29 February during Sale-A-Bration
  • Lovely Lavender January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with Perennial Lavender Suite

I'm continuing to play with the Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite from the January-April 2024 Mini catalog to create Valentine cards.  This product suite includes the Bee My Valentine bundle with the most darling Bee images.   I made two versions of today's simple cards.  I made one of my cards using the jolly bee and the other cars with a more sophisticated yet simple look without the bee.  The versatile punch with the Bee My Valentine bundle not only punches the elements for the bee, including the bee body, bee wings and bee antenna, but it also punches two different heart sizes and you could also use the bee body shape as a dialog balloon or a word balloon.  The creative designers at Stampin' Up! gave us a great value with this punch. The Bee Mine suite includes the Bee Mine 12" X 12 Designer Series Paper, the Sweet Sorbet 1/4" Bordering Ribbon and Adhesive-Backed Hearts and Flowers accessories.  There's even a Square Pillow box that's perfect for decorating and filling with Valentine treats.   I used a color theme of Sweet Sorbet, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Basic White for my color them. The Bee My Valentine Stamp Set includes seven different sentiments perfect for Valentine cards, and several would also work for Anniversary cards as well.  With Valentine's Day less than 6 weeks away, its not too early to begin creating your cards today. Purchasing from the January - April Min Catalog is now underway, as does the earning period for Sale-A-Bration.  From January 4-February 29, for each $50 or $100 you spend, you can select Free items from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  As always, Sale-A-Bration selections are available until out of stock, so my Shopping tip is to order from the new Mini catalog and Annual Catalog early so your Free Sale-A-Bration selections are available when you order.

Valentine cards using the Stampin' Up! Bee Mine suite of craft products

    The basecard for this card is Basic Black Cardstock.  Then a layer of one of the prints from the Bee Mine 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper  Then the image layer is Basic White Cardstock matted with a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  

    Bee-themed Valentine card using the Bee My Valentine Stamp Set and Bee Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!

    Next, on both cards, I used the one of the flower stamps to stamp a row of Sweet Sorbet flowers along the bottom of the card.  I colored the centers of each flower with Daffodil Delight Blends.  Then, one one card, I added a Bee created using the Bee Builder Punch and the Bee My Valentine Stamps Set.  You have multiple facial expressions to choose from in this stamp set, and the bee can be positioned to look right, left or straight ahead, which gives you great creative flexibility. The Bee Building Punch also punches the wings and antennae, and can also be used to punch out two different sizes of heart shapes.   

    Valentine card using Stampin' Up! Bee My Valentine Stamp Set


    Finally, I used Sweet Sorbet 1/4" Bordered Ribbon from the Bee Mine Suite to create a bow for the top of each card.  I used a sentiments from the Bee My Valentine Stamp Set and stamped a sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I added Adhesive-Backed Hearts in daffodil Delight to on card, and the Bee to the other card.   

    Valentine cards using Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Stuie

    Here are some of the different looks you can create using the Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite and the Bee Builder Punch.   The recipe for the three hearts card also included the Adoring Hearts Dies and can be found here.   Recipes for the two Daffodil Delight Bee cards can be found here.

    Customers began ordering from the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog earlier this week.  Customers can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 and $100 (less tax and shipping) you spend from 4 January - 29 February.  Order early to ensure you get the items you want. 

    Also, if you are ordering over $99 USD, look for a new joining-Stampin'-Up!-as-a-Demonstrator offer, below,, with two bonuses to choose from when joining during Sale-A-Bration.   Check out page 16-17 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure to review the two different joining option bonuses.
    Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Stamp Set and Bee Builder Punch used to create Valentine cards

    Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Shopping Tip:  Add the January 2024 Host Code to your order if your order is between $50-$149.99 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.

    January Host Code: 7SXUG2CD

      • Stamps: Bee My Valentine (Bee and Sentiments)
        • Ink:   Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sorbet, Tuxedo Black Memento, Daffodil Delight Blends
          • Paper:  Basic Black, Basic White, Bee Mine 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper
          • Accessories:   Sweet Sorbet 1/4" Bordered Ribbon, Bee Builder Punch, Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
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          Two Joining Bonuses to choose from During Sale-a-Bration

          Join Stampin' Up!  If you have a large Wish List totaling more than $99 from the new January-April 2024 Mini catalog, consider joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.  You'll get a Starter Kit of items you select from the catalog, and you'll also select from two separate Joining Bous offers!

          • Option 1:  Stampin' Glass Mat Studio (Retail Value:  $60) Build your starter Kit by choosing $125 of products for only $99 (including shipping), Plus choose the Stampin' Glass Mat Studio, which includes 17" X 14" glass Mat, a Nonslip, multiuse Silicone Mat and a Reusable dark gray cleaning cloth
          • Option 2:  Your choice of $155 USD of Stampin' Up! products for only $99.  That's $30 in additional FREE products to add to the normal Starter Kit, and this option also includes free shipping

          This offer is only good during Sale-A-Bration... 4 January - 29 February 2024.

          Glass Mat Joining Option during Sale-A-Bration
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          Learn more about joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator here.  

          Former Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin are welcome on my team!  If you're new to Stampin' Up!, learn more about the benefits of joining  as a Demonstrator here.

          January Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with Perennial Lavender Suite

          The subscription period for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit has begun.  Paper Pumpkin subscribers already received an email flyer with information about the January, February and Mark kits--and an exclusive add on.  This new add-on works with all three of the January, February and March Paper Pumpkin Kits!  

          And, the January Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Perennial Lavender Suite from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog, which my current customers have begun receiving in the mail this past week.  

          Shopping Tip:  Place an order for a Paper Pumpkin 3 mo., 6 mo. or 12 mo subscription January 4 - Feb 29--during Sale-A-Bration--and earn Sale-A-Bration picks for each $50 your order.

          The Paper Pumpkin all-inclusive crafting kits includes a photopolymer stamp set, Classic Stampin' Ink Spot, and step by step instructions to complete exclusive paper craft projects, including cards, tags, and gift packaging. 


          Lovely Lavender January 2024 Paper Pumpkin

          January:  Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit

          Subscribe 11 December 2023 - 10 January 2024

          Make love-themed cards for special occasions, Valentine's day, anniversaries, and more!

          • Make 8 cards:  4 each of 2 designs with 8 coordinating envelopes
          • 4 bonus tags that punch out from the card front
          • Precut paper pieces and Linen thread
          • Coordinating colors:  Garden Green, Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape (Classic Stampin' Spot), Berry Burst
          • This kit coordinates with the Perennial Lavender Suite Collection (Item 162613)

          Add dimension to your crafting projects with the Love of Spring Dies, Item 163396 | $12.00 USD!  

          Choose from a leaf sprig, daffodil, "Love" sentiment, or label to give your cards or tags that extra special touch.  

          Our favorite thing about this add on is that is coordinates with not just one but three kits (Jan 2024 Lovely Lavender, Feb 2024 Sweet Springtime, and March 2024 Memorable Meadows). Please note that the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is not included and can be purchased separately.

          The Love of Spring Dies Add-On -- available only while supplies last!  You must be an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item.  Again, Love of Spring Dies Add on, Item 164396| $12.00 USD.

          Note:  Beginning 4 January, your Paper Pumpkin subscription placed during Sale-A-Bration earns you credit towards Sale-A-Bration rewards...that means your subscription gets you even more value.  It is the only time of the year your Subscription earns Sale-A-Bration rewards. 

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          Download Free, Current Catalogs  

          If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog or the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog, contact me here.

          Another way to get a hard copy of the catalog:  Add item #163220 | $4.00 USD, to your order for a single copy of the 2023-2024 Annual catalog. 

          Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.  

          January - April 2024 Mini catalog and the January-February Sale-A-Bration Brochure are here.  Customers who have purchased from me during the past 6 months have already received their copy of the January-April Mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure in their mail. 

          Stampin' Up! January - April 2024 Mini Catalog
          Add January-April 2024 Mini Catalog to your order, Item 164533 | $2.00

          • Download Free January-April 2023 Mini Digital Catalog here
          • Download Free January-February Sale-A-Bration Digital Brochure here.

          Add the January 2024 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149.99 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.  Look for January's Host Code before you place your January order.

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