The Stamparatus Will Change The Way You Stamp!

Stamparatus, a new way to stamp

Stamparatus is Big News!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! Reservations start Thursday, November 16th at 2 pm MT (3 pm CST)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need Stamparatus details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

Watch Stamparatus in Action!


The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator  and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.) JOIN MY TEAM TO RESERVE MORE THAN ONE!
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

How to Reserve Your Stamparatus

In four easy steps: Click here for a printable tutorial.

Stamparatus Launch Q&A

Have more questions? Click here for a printable Q&A.

Create Your Customer Account Now!

If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account yet, create one right now so you will be all set and ready to reserve your Stamparatus! Click the Shop Here Now to create your customer account!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me.

Darla Olson at inkheaven wishing you stamping happiness always

Tips On How To Use the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies As A Card Front

Tips on how to use your balloon pop up thinlit as a card front

Quick video with tips using the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit Dies as a card front!

I have been creating and having fun using my Balloon Adventures Bundle so I thought it was time to share!
Last year I made a decision to be better about sending out birthday cards and I have been using this bundle to help me do just that! 
While I was preparing for my card making class featuring the Balloon Adventures Bundle I decided to attempt using just the balloon bouquet and banner from the pop-up die to create a card front without the “frame” created by the die. This meant some snipping and fussy cutting had to take place. Uh, oh! Right? Sometimes, it can be challenging to fussy cut things out and still have them look nice!

This die does create some score marks that outline the banner making the banner portion easy to cut out so the biggest challenge was cutting out the balloons. I shared my tips for cutting out around the ballooons on FB Live but have edited it and am giving you the short and sweet version (less than 10 minutes!) that you can watch here:

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can have fun shopping for your own creative supplies! Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven. See you next time as we create, have fun, share, and repeat!

Carried Away With A Lift Me Up Card Bonanza!

How would you like to get carried away with a lift me up card bonanza? Get a free supply packet with your $150 order by February 20, 2017 from Darla Olson at inkheaven.

How would you like to get carried away with a Lift Me Up Card Bonanza?

Have you seen this great video tutorial shared by Stampin’ Up! showing how to create these 12 awesome cards?

Wasn’t that just totally fabulous? I know what I am going to be doing for my next batch of birthday, thinking of you, and just because cards!

To make it easy for you, I have posted all the items that you will need to have to create these fabulous cards at the bottom of this post. (Please note that the bundle isn’t necessary, but you save 10% with the bundle and get the fabulous Up and Away Thinlits, so why wouldn’t you?) Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can place your order. Did you know that the Carried Away Designer Series Paper and the Card Tin are both Sale-a-bration items that you can get for FREE with a $100 order! You will want that card tin to put all of your fabulously handcrafted cards in! The tins also work well for embossing folder and die storage as well!

However, if you place a $150 order with me by March 31st, you will receive $15 in Stampin’ Rewards and 3 Sale-A-Bration items of your choice from Stampin’ Up! AND

To sweeten the pot, if you place your order of $150 by February 28th with me, here is what you will get from me!

  • You will receive all the pre-cut supplies you need to make all 12 cards, plus the envelopes! How sweet is that? When you place your online order make sure that you DO NOT select *no contact* or I will not know where to send your FREE packet of supplies to create these 12 fabulous cards!
  • Your FREE Packet will be postmarked no later than March 15th, depending on when you placed your order. For those of you attending my Open House in Cedar Falls or Charles City, Iowa; you will receive your packet at my Open House!

In addition, if you order the Lift Me Up bundle through me, you will also be given an added BONUS for my upcoming Lift Me Up Online Class complete with Videos and tutorial sheets! My online class will consist of 4 Lift Me Up cards that I created as a Display Stamper for OnStage 2016 Kansas City. This online class will be offered for the one time BONUS PRICE OF $15 (valued at $25) to those who purchase the bundle through me and will be available in March! Remember, only those who order the bundle through me will be receiving the BONUS price on their class! You will receive a special link via email to order at the BONUS price! So, don’t delay! Click on any of the images below to be taken to my 24/7 online store to take advantage of these special offers! The clock is ticking! You can be a happy shopper with me anytime at

If you are not familiar with my tutorial sheets, you can see one and download it from HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me. See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!

Copy That Card In The Catalog, Please!

Copy Stampin' Up! catalog samples for fun and easy card making! Tutorial shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Have you really looked at your Occasions Catalog and noticed how many great card samples there are to copy?

Balloon Adventures has a wonderful display of cards to copy!

I have copied this card. A bunch! I have all my February birthday cards made and except for the hand-written message, they are ready to send out!

My photography skills are not quite up to par with the creatives at Stampin’ Up! But I will share my card rendition all the same! Here it is! Aren’t you impressed? Since I have done all the leg work of figuring out supplies and dimensions, I have put together a tutorial with all of that information for you! Use the supply list on the tutorial to help you place your order.
You can click here to download!

Quick & Easy Balloon Adventures card copied from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog by Darla Olson at inkheaven

If you need a little more than a tutorial, I did stamp this card on FB Live (I had some difficulties in the beginning with my FB App. It “quit working unexpectedly” and closing on me so forgive the beginning, it has a rough start as I went live on my tablet to let everyone know I was having tech difficulties!)

Don’t forget that you can always use the layout and switch things up a bit! Different color combinations give different looks to the same layout! Check out this great switch shared by Shannon West of Stampin’ Up! It is the same card but the switch gives it an amazing look!

A color scheme switch shared by Shannon West of Stampin' Up! using the Balloon Adventures set shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

How fabulous is that? I plan on taking some fun adventures in stamping with this amazing bundle! I hope you will take the adventure with me! The Balloon Adventures bundle is perfectly priced for Sale-A-Bration! To get started on this fun stamping adventure, you can click the Balloon Adventures image below to be taken to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase the Balloon Adventures bundle and choose a free Sale-A-Bration item! I will be here to take the adventure with you! Thank you for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Sending Love Sweet Mailbox

Video Tutorial for The Sending Love Suite Mailbox and More with Darla Olson, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator at Inkheaven
The Sending Love Suite Makes A Sweet Mailbox!

The Sending Love Suite Makes A Sweet Mailbox! (Video Tutorial)

Hello Stampin’ Friends!
The Sending Love Suite from Stampin’ Up! was just begging to have a sweet little mailbox! I have had a this mailbox project on my Sweethearts board on Pinterest for the longest time and when I bought the Sending Love Bundle I knew I wanted to take a stab at it! I bought this bundle specifically to do fun little things like this! It’s perfect for fun little cards and sweet treat projects!
I did a FB Live Video sharing this project and several other fun little projects that you can check out here:

Just some notes regarding the mailbox project:

  • I did test out the Banner Framelits and the smallest one is perfect! I will be sharing my tips for that on my FB Live on Thursday evening, January 26th at 7 p.m.!
  • Changing the Whisper White from 3″ to 5″ for the mailbox and scoring at 1″ at each end works way better than the instructions I followed for my video!
  • I also tested my idea for gluing 2 arrows back to back – that works great as well!
Like my Facebook Page here so you don’t miss any of my stamping videos for more fun little projects like this!
If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and help you to create, have fun, and repeat! Purchase your Sealed With Love Bundle at so you can have fun creating your own sweet little mailboxes (and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, learn more here)!
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me.

Happy National Organization Month! Let’s Organize Our Stampin’ Up! Stamps!

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

Happy National Organization Month! Today I am sharing my very first full length video and talking about how to keep track of our beautiful Stampin’ Up! stamps!

I am very excited about this and I hope you will find it helpful!

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Dragonfly Dreams Card Meets Tie-Dyed

Handmade card created with Dragonfly Dreams by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Dragonfly Dreams

I love dragonflies. I have been fascinated with them since childhood. Between their unique flying ability and the iridescent shimmer of their wings in the sunshine they are intriguing and dreamy!

This card features Dragonfly Dreams, but the real secret is the Tie-Dyed background. I wanted to catch the shimmer of sunlight for a background and I had purchased Tie Dyed expressly for it’s capability to produce unique backgrounds, so I pulled it out for this card and got to playing! I originally created this card for my hubby’s birthday, but it was so much fun that I decided to do more for a swap. Each card turned out with a unique background.

I used a Watercolor Technique for the background. It is one of my favorite techniques for unique backgrounds! I shared a FB Live video tutorial for this technique here. This card will be in my Dragonfly Dreams class later this year and I am so excited to share it with you in class.

Every once in awhile I like to write. Usually, it’s a way to express whatever flood of emotions I am feeling. I wrote this in 2004 when my uncle passed away. Since it shares some of my feelings on dragonflies, I thought I would share it with you today.

Of childhood
Hot summer days
Dragonflies flitting, buzzing
Wings shimmering in the sun
Fascinated, awed, slightly afraid
Following, but not too close
Happy, warm, carefree

Like dragonflies
Flitting, buzzing in my mind
Shimmering in my heart
Fascinated, awed,
By the clarity of yesteryear,
I follow close
Happiness and warmth
Comfort me in my sorrow

By Darla S. Olson 2004

I hope you enjoyed my card and my writing. Thank you for allowing me the liberty of a lengthier post that isn’t necessarily all about stamping.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that I used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy sale-a-bration shopper and get free stuff! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here:

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven!

Happy Hello For Those Times When You Just Want to Say Hello

Handmade card created with Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder, Gorgeous Grunge, and Hello shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder

Hello! I am so happy to see you here! This is yet another installment of my something new, something old, and something retired!

These Celebrations Duo Embossing Debossing Folders are so much fun! I love how you can change up the look just by changing what you stamp over the top of the debossed image! For this card, I paired up the new Celebratins Duo Happy with Gorgeous Grunge and last years Sale-A-Bration Hello set. I love how it turned out! I really like taking a black marker to the raised center of the letters in HAPPY and making them POP! A few color coordinated Enamel Shapes add some more dimension to the card.

It’s been a while since I created this card, so I can’t remember which Designer Series Paper I “stole” my color combo from, but it is bright and cheerful, just perfect for saying a Happy Hello!

This is the last of my series of Something New, Something Old, and Something Retired with these amazing folders so I am going to share Stampin’ Up!’s video with you so you can actually see how these amazing folders work! Plus, it introduces you to the amazing coordinating stamp set which will exponentially increase your fun and the amazing looks that you can create with these wonderful embossing/debossing folders!

For your convenience, I have listed most of the current supplies that I used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven!

Flurry of Wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Circle Slider Card created with Flurry of Wishes and Mountain Adventures shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven

This circle slider card created by fellow demonstrator, Cindy Walters is ah-mazing! I love how she combined Flurry of Wishes and Mountain Adventures to make this scenic interactive card! It transports you right to a ski lodge in a heart beat! Plus, since the snow flake moves amazingly well around the ski lodge, it is free entertainment for hours. (Yes, I know, I am easily entertained!)

If you would like to see how a slider aka spinner card works. Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows the process:

Cindy did not provide a list of supplies used with her swap card so I am uncertain where those pretty background snowflakes come from. However, for your convenience, I have provided a list of most of the supplies she used creating this awesome card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy shopper. Be a happy shopper with me any time at inkheaven by clicking here:

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Fun Fold Card With Santa’s Sleigh

Easy Fun Fold Card Displays Santa's Sleigh at Inkheaven
Side View

This is an easy fun-fold that gives depth and dimension to a displayed card. The photo above is a side view.

Front View

You can even put a little stamping inside the fold if you would like:

View inside the fold

Here are the dimensions for your card layers:

  • Emerald Envy Card Base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ with a top down fold (scored at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White layer is 4″ x 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Here is a video for the complete assembly of the card (the front end includes a little info regarding magnetic sheets for storing dies):

For your convenience, I have a listed most of the supplies I used creating this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store. Shop with me anytime at Thank you for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven.