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May Tutorial Design Team Hop

May Tutorial Design Team Hop

It’s time to see the creativity unleashed from the Tutorial Bundle Team.  This is always a fun blog hop filled with great inspiration.

Today’s blog hop is all about the Eastern Palace Suite.

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Shimmer & Pizzaz

May Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop


One of the things I’ve been using a lot with the Eastern Palace Bundle is the Shimmer White Cardstock.  I love how this cardstock looks when you watercolor.

Once I added the Lemon Lime Twist Ink watercolored over the medallion, it was love at first sight.  The picture never does Shimmer paper any justice because you cannot see the shimmer in the photo.  I promise it’s shimmery and beautiful.


Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips when creating this card:

  • I created the medallion by stacking the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits along with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies using Shimmer White Cardstock.  The Eastern Medallion dies stack so beautifully together.  I also die cut another large layering circle using Whisper White cardstock.
  • Once I watercolored the medallion using my Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twist Ink, I layered it over the Circle die cut.  I found using a sponge dauber with Tombow Multipurpose glue to be most effective to keep the medallion adhered to the Whisper White cardstock.  I simply placed a small dab of the glue onto a sponge dauber, then dabbed over the back of the medallion.  It worked like a charm.
  • To keep the label with the greeting in place along with the twine, I used a staple.

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  • Creating the card front I stamped the 3 main circle images along with the star design in the center of each circle.  I love how the Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist Ink coordinate together.
  • Lastly, don’t forget to add a little pizzaz to your medallion by using the Basic Rhinestones.  I love how this created attention to this intricate medallion.

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Did You Know? 

Every month this team of demonstrators comes together to create one of the best tutorials I’ve ever seen. This tutorial is unlike others.  It’s beautifully put together with great projects, step by step directions and fantastic photography!  Every month I’m blown away by the artwork and creativity from this team.

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Our May Tutorial features the Eastern Palace Suite and OH MY WORD… it’s amazing.  If you love cards and 3D projects, this tutorial will INSPIRE you!

Did you know you can get this tutorial for FREE? Yes, if you purchase either of the Eastern Palace Bundles available as seen HERE, you will receive this tutorial for free.  -OR- You can purchase the tutorial for $15.  Either way, don’t miss this!

Check out this sneak peek…

May Exclusive Tutorial, Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!


Be Inspired!

Next, it’s time to be inspired by the other Tutorial Bundle Design Team.  My dear friend Kylie has an amazing project for you.  Simply click the button below to see her project and the rest of the design team.

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Blog Hop List

Allison Okamitsu
Angela McKay
Cornelia Janssen
Erica Cerwin
Janneke de Jong
Juana Ambida
Kimberly Van Diepen
Kylie Bertucci
Louise Sharp
Rachel Tessman


Extra Tutorial… 

Lastly, this month I have an exciting tutorial I’m giving FREE to anyone that purchases the Eastern Palace Bundle this month.  This tutorial has 27 projects using only the Eastern Palace Bundle and ONLY what the bundle comes with.  Yes, that is two tutorials you will receive free when you purchase the Eastern Palace Bundle this month.  YAY!


May Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop


You can find all of the products I used for this project in the clickable links below. 

Exciting and New-Eastern Palace Suite

Eastern Palace Suite

I love when new products are available and today is a big one.  The new Eastern Palace Suite is available starting today!

What I’m most excited about are the resources I have available to anyone who purchases this suite from me this month.  Let me tell you all about it. It’s going to be FUN.


Free Tutorials 

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I’ve been able to create lots of great cards using this suite already, and I can tell you I’m totally wowed by the many ways to use the thinlits, stamp images, Acrylic Stickers and beautiful pattern papers.

So how can you get a hold of this great suite? It’s available now in my Online Store HERE.


I want it!

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There are a few ways to purchase this suite, let me explain.

There are two bundles to choose from.  The Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle.

First, you can click HERE to view the PDF with the two bundles that are available for purchase now. The PDF will show you what is included in this suite.

You might be thinking, “Why would I buy this now Kimberly when I can buy this in the new catalog in June or later?”

If you are like me, I love when I can save money!  Well, Russ enjoys it more when I save us money, but that’s the point in buying the bundles now because you can save money! Plus there are free gifts that you receive when you buy the bundles this month.

The bundles are only available until the end of May.

The card I’m sharing today is just one of the many I’ve created with this bundle. I’m super excited to share more this week.


Resources Available!

Probably what I’m most excited about are the two resources I have available to you.  When you purchase either of the bundles through my online store, you will receive TWO tutorials PACKED with ideas.  Actually, it’s a total of 39 card and box ideas.  12 of the projects are exclusive… you will not see them on the internet anywhere.  I love that.

My first tutorial I created is filled with 27 project ideas with photos and step by step instructions with ONLY the products from the bundle used. The cards are beautiful and I love that this tutorial gets you stamping with your new products right away.

PLUS, I have a tip sheet when using this suite to help you get started right away.

My second tutorial has 12 projects both card and boxes that are stepped up projects.  This is part of a tutorial share I do with 11 other demonstrators that are AMAZING.

Both of these tutorials are available for FREE when you purchase the Eastern Palace Suite from my online store.

Here is a sneak peak of the projects from one of the FREE tutorials.

Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!


Each of these tutorials will jump start your creativity and enable you to jump in and create using the Eastern Palace Suite right away. Isn’t that exciting????


Eastern Palace Suite, Stampin' Up!


Be On the Lookout!

Make sure to watch my blog this week for more great ideas using the Eastern Palace Suite.  I will have more ideas coming your way that will keep you inspired.  Make sure to check out these three card ideas using the Eastern Palace Suite  HERE.

Lastly, let’s talk reality…

What if you just want great ideas and instructions to create fun cards and 3D ideas? You can purchase my Exclusive May Tutorial HERE.  This tutorial is only $15 and packed with ideas.

If you are looking for more ideas, I have a great tutorial library you can check out.  I love that you can use these with any stamp set you choose.  The ideas are timeless. Just click below and see what I’m talking about!

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Lastly, click HERE to download the retired list.

AMAZING-Tutorial Bundle Subscription!

Exclusive Tutorial Bundle Subscription!

I’m SUPER excited to tell you about a fun new project I’ve been working on.


Something BIG.


This has been in the works for some time now.


It’s a beautiful thing when creative people can gather together and collaborate on something BIG.

When you see the line up of amazing demonstrators taking part in this EXCLUSIVE Tutorial Bundle, you will understand WHY I have been so excited.


Now, if you would take just a minute to see what I’m talking about I would be so appreciative.

CLICK the BUTTON below to learn more information about this exciting news.  It’s going to be an AMAZING collaboration with AMAZING designers from Stampin’ Up! I can’t wait for you to SEE.


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Don’t miss out on the Thoughtful Branches promotion.  Click HERE to view gorgeous projects created with this set.  OH, and HERE to see even more.  It’s a beautiful stamp set with matching framelits that you don’t want to miss out on.  It’s more than just tree’s friends.  This bundle has great versatility.


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Happy Monday.  Make today AMAZING.


Don’t Miss This- Exclusive Stamp Set

Don’t Miss This- Exclusive Stamp Set

Exclusive stamp set? Holy cow! This is pretty exciting and there are only a few days left to get in on this good deal.

Exclusive Stamp Set, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


Exclusive Free Stamp Set

Let’s face it, we all love something free and FREE it is if you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber.

That’s right, if you sign up before April 10th, you will receive a FREE exclusive stamp set in your kit along with the Paper Pumpkin stamp set they will use for the kit.


The exclusive stamp set is a $17 value.


<insert BIG EYES>


Hello…. that’s fantastic.


It’s Stampin’ Up!’s way of saying “Thank You” as Paper Pumpkin turns 3.  I love that we get to celebrate with them.


What are you waiting for?

Wait… is it TOO simple for you?


Let me tell you a secret…..


Every month my subscribers receive a PDF with the most amazing tutorials that are centered around that months Paper Pumpkin kit.  The ideas are amazing and the best part is they can be used for ANY of your stamping needs.  Sure, it uses the stamp set from Paper Pumpkin, but it’s the IDEA.  I give you TONS of ideas that will keep you inspired.


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My customers just received this action packed tutorial for the Pocketful of Cheer March Paper Pumpkin.  It’s a delight and March’s kit was my FAVORITE.


Stampin’ Up! has done an outstanding job making this kit worthwhile for all stampers.  If you are new to stamping, this is perfect.  Advanced stampers, you will love the stamp set and enjoy the exclusive tutorials.


Get Your Free Stamp Set!

Are you ready to join Paper Pumpkin and get your exclusive stamp set? Hurry.  It must be done before April 10th.

SERIOUSLY…. don’t miss it.




My new subscribers always get a free gift and handmade card from me.  Yep. You. DO!

Click HERE to start your subscription.  You can get ONE box.  Or you can get a 3 month subscription.  OR 6 month. Or 12 month.

Oh the choices.


Which one will it be? If you have questions, just contact me.  I’d be more than happy to help you.


PS- Did you know I have a NEW Stamps in the Mail available? It’s pretty awesome.  Check it out HERE.

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April. 

I’m not foolin’ ya! Click HERE to shop!

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

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Paper Pumpkin- Don’t Miss Out!

Paper Pumpkin- Don’t Miss Out!

Don't miss this, Paper Pumpkin Subscriber

Are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?

One of the great things I receive each month is my Paper Pumpkin kit.  It’s a little bit of crafty love that fits right in my mailbox and it’s always a joy to open.

For only 19.95 this little box brings a hefty punch of craftiness that brings a smile to my face and something that can’t be bought anywhere else.

Let me tell you a secret WHY I love it so much… and WHY I can’t stop getting it….


Yes, the word exclusive is a big one for me.

The exclusive stamp set that is in that box each month is what brings the giddy smile every. single. time.

As an advanced stamper sometimes the projects are simple, yet as an advanced stamper… I love them.


Because sometimes this crafty brain of mine needs a crafty break for coming up with ideas.

Sometimes this crafty girl wants to enjoy the exclusive project with easy directions so I can be crafty and not think.

Sometimes I just want to take out the stamp set and create my own things with it….

And sometimes, I take that crafty box with me to places I have to sit for long periods of time and it gives my crafty brain something to do.

SO, Are YOU missing out? 

I’d hate to know that you are missing out on something exclusive and come to find out it was because I didn’t tell you.

Here me out!

My subscribers are having a ball and let me tell you why.


That’s right. Each month they get approx. 12 FREE tutorials with MORE ideas to use with their exclusive stamp set and kit contents.  This is perfect for the beginner or advanced stamper.  Whether you are a beginning or advanced stamper you can learn more ways to use your stamp set and out of the box ideas to use the kit.

Now wait…

You could also use these tutorials with other stamp sets you own.  That’s what I call a DOUBLE WHAMMY!

Friends, don’t miss out!


Sign up today and receive Paper Pumpkin to your door.  It’s the perfect little box of craftiness.

Click HERE to subscribe and you will see your EXCLUSIVE project tutorials by the 5th of each month.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.  Seriously, I don’t want you to miss out on this fun.

P.S. Last month we had an exclusive PINK box for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Stampin’ Up! raised $36,378 to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  A HUGE thank you to my subscribers for being a part of that and making a difference in the lives of those affected by Breast Cancer.  YOU ARE AWESOME!!

Have a magnificent Sunday!