True Love & a Give-Away!

Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demo


Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demo


While I totally understand we are SMACK DAB in the middle of the Christmas season, the Affection Collection stamp set was calling my name for attention.  Sometimes it's good to rest the brain with a different season.  Besides, Valentines isn't too far off and… It's officially my 6 year blog Anniversary!!  This card is dedicated to YOU!! Thank you for following!  

You will want to scroll down for MY Give-Away!! YIPPIE!!!!


The Affection Collection stamp set can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  If it's a stamp set that you feel calling your name, get it before the Holiday Mini stamp sets go away in January.  

I thought this card would be perfect for my Wacky Wednesday! This card is literally WRAPPED up with a belly band.  I had seen a card very similar on Pinterest and I was drawn to the design of creating a Belly Band for a card.  I never do this and thought it was unique and wacky all at the same time.  Tip: You could even create a "secret message" using our Talking Tags underneath the Belly Band.  

To create this card I stamped the Very Vanilla cardstock using Pool Party ink and the swirly stamp image.  Well, it's not so swirly but I don't know what you call that image? Pretty it is.  I also used my Travel Journal Wheel randomly and very lightly over the cardstock.  After was stamped I textured embossed using the Chevron Embossing Folder and and sewed round the cardstock.  Once attached, I added a banner to the top left and attached to the Crumb Cake cardstock.  

The belly band was created using the First Edition DSP which was stamped randomly using Summer Starfruit and Pool Party ink.  Once I had the DSP wrapped around the card I wrapped Pool Party Twine around several times.  I love how the focal image from the Affection Collection fits perfectly on the Window Frame Framelit and it was attached using dimensionals.   If you want to add a little shimmer mist to the focal image, do this before adding to the card.  

The last bit of this card was adding a little more POP of color.  I used Not Quite Navy and stamped the greeting onto a Modern Label punch.  Make the Label a little tattered and attach to the focal point.  

Are you ready to create using the Affection Collection?

What about a Give-Away?

I'm sending this card along with a few fun Stampin' Up! products to one LUCKY Winner!  

You can enter to win by simply leaving a comment below.  

Comments will close on Friday, December 7th at 11:59pm.  


Check out my Online Store and order YOUR's Affection Collection stamp set today before it goes Bye-Bye!

Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demonstrator


Digital fans… Here is another layout for my December Daily.  Doing this album really has me focused on Christmas and our family traditions.  From the elf that appears (they finally moved again!)  to baking, wrapping…. I'm clicking away and preserving the memory. I hope you are inspired to begin your own.  


Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Digital Fans, there is still time to sign up for the My Digital Studio Online Club.  We launched it today and it's very EXCITING.  

Want to join? Email me TODAY!


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62 thoughts on “True Love & a Give-Away!”

  1. I just love your style! So glad you are in a creative swing! Good news for your fans! Happy anniversary!

  2. Happy Anniversary…..even though I'm not eligible (Canadian!) I had to comment as I love your style & especially the color combo! Cheers to many more great blogging years!!

  3. Happy Blogaversary!!!  I'm pretty sure I've been following you the whole time!  (Wow…that sounds stalker-ish, haha!)  I remember your kids being really little and I just wanted to reach into the computer to their cute little chubby cheeks.  My how time flies!!  You are my "take a look every day" blog and "go-to" for inspiration.  Congratulations on 6 years, but most of all, THANK YOU for sharing your awesome talent with us!

  4. Love the card!  Congratulations on your blog anniversary!  I love coming to it every day to see your fabulous creations!!

  5. I love the card!  Would love to have an original from you!  Thanks for all inspiration that comes my way via your blog!

  6. Happy Blogiversary, Happy Blogiversary,Happy Blogiversary, HHHHHHAAAAAAPPPPYYYY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!  (come on, sing it with me)
    Love the card!!!!!
    Love THE LIST!

  7. Love to see your newest blog entry and card ideas.  A pick me up after I get home, from my nursing job and I can go craft!!!  Merrily

  8. Congrats on your 6 yrs!! This card combines two of my favorite colours, sad that they are both in colours but hoping they’ll make it to one of the main colour families! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful card!!

  9. Happy Blog Anniversary…Your Blog is my most favorite place for inspiration…As always your projects are beautifu!!  About the Duck Tape on Alexis's list…I'm thinking the duck tape is to make the latest craze…duck tape purses???  Just a thought 🙂  Have a Wonderful Christmas!!!!
    aka: Slick

  10. Happy Anniversary. I always look forward to seeing what creative things you have come up with.  I love the idea of the talking tags under the belly band.

  11. Congratulations! I adore your traditionally stamped cards, but I just purchased MDS and I am loving all your digital creations! Great card and an exciting give-away!

  12. Love the card.  Congrats on the 6th year blogversary.  I hope you have many more–I am a very happy subscriber in my feed so I don't miss a thing.  Also subscriber to your You Tube videos.  Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous card. 

  13. I totally LOVE your blog!  Especially the videos.  Congratulations on 6 years!  You are a rock star!

  14. I love the card & how u put colors & shapes & textures together on all of your creations. Thanks for sharing your work & your family w/ all of us!

  15. I really like your card. I have enjoyed your blog. Thank you. Congratulations on your 6 year Anniversary.

  16. Kimberly, thanks for sharing your wonderful cards with us and for the chance to win.  Congratulations on your anniversary!  We appreciate you. 

  17. Congrats on your six year blog anniversary.  Always love your posts.  Your cards and now MDS posts are so inspiring for me.  I am fairly new at card making, only a couple of years, but love your work and am really enjoying the SU community. Thanks for sharing so many details about what has been used in making your cards & projects whether hand stamped or using MDS, those details are SUCH a big help.

  18. Wow!  Six years…you are truly dedicated and a wonderful blogger.  Congrats.  I love that you share your creativity with us as well as your family.

  19. Love the card!  A friend would be thrilled to receive such a greeting card.  Congrats on the anniversary.  Here's to many more!!

  20. Barbara Axmacher

    What a beautiful card.  I need to get crafty and away from the Christmas card production line for a bit, too!  By the way, my 11 year old loves duck tape too.  It's amazing how many styles are out there.
    Happy blogoversary!

  21. I love your layering and texture – both digitally and with cardstock. LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us for the past 6 years!! Here is to 106 more!! 😀

  22. Happy 6 year Blog Anniversary!  Thank you for sharing your creativity and parts of your daily life!  I always have to check in to see what is going on in Kimberly's world!  You always make me laugh!

  23. I love the use of chevrons in the background.  Congratulations on your blog anniversary.  I love reading it and all your wonderful and creative ideas!!!

  24. Congratulations on your six year anniversary!  I always come to your blog for inspiration because I love your color choices and style.  Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity.

  25. Happy Anniversary!  Didn't those years just fly?  You truly inspire all of us with your creative projects.  Thanks for sharing…

  26. Congratulations on 6 years.  You have such a unique style all your own…it's a joy to watch you create.

  27. Congrats on 6 years!  I love your blog posts and look forward to each one.  I enjoy seeing your creations and reading about your family.  Thanks for sharing!

  28. Your card is so pretty:)  I don’t own this stamp set yet but plan on buying it.  Congrats on your 6 yr mark!  I love reading your blog and looking at all of your card and scrapbook pages.

  29. Your card is so pretty:)  I don’t own this stamp set yet but plan on buying it.  Congrats on your 6 yr mark!  I love reading your blog and looking at all of your card and scrapbook pages.  Thanks for the giveaway:)

  30. Happy blogiversary! You’ve continued to inspire me ever since my first stamps in the mail….I love your creativity & excitement with everything you create!

  31. Thank you Kimberly for you positive inspiration!  I love your cards and would love to win the stamp set to recreate some of your works of art as well as some of my own.  Thanks for giving us a chance to win!  

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