Stampin’ Up! Window Box Thinlits Sneak Peek!

Before I get going… I need to say… A great icon has joined his brothers on the other side.  Godspeed, John Glenn, Godspeed.😦


Mornin’, y’all – the end of the week approacheth!  And so does Christmas!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  Can’t believe it! Ain’t ready for it!  No way – no how.

I don’t even have my tree up.  Which is way late for me!

I confess I might – might – be a little worried about the fate of the tree and any ornaments at Aussie nose height (which is getting higher all the time!).  It’s going to be a trick this year!

Speaking of Christmas – check out my Christmas cactus.  It’s looking beutimous this year!

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Finn cares not a lick about the cactus – other than enjoying the feeling of dining al fresco.  His only interaction with it is when he’s chasing a soda bottle around the kitchen and he slams into the table it’s sitting on.  Which is tall.  And sort of wobbly.  And going to come a cropper one of these days, I fear!

Yesterday, though, he was being a very good boy.  He helpfully picked up the scraps of card stock and DSP scattered under my table and then laid down right under my feet.  Cuz that’s handy!  Makes it a little difficult to roll to my Big Shot and cutter, don’tcha know?
But – we’re making progress towards my dream of having my loving dog sleeping peacefully at my feet while I make cards!🙂

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Yes, he’s resting his head on the cord going to my light.  Like a cord-mmok.  I don’t know why.  But he was quiet and not meddling so….who am I to judge??🙂

Speaking of cards, I didn’t make one for you today!

I made a box, instead – using the soon-to-be-available Window Box Thinlits!  Remember a few weeks ago I made this wedding card?

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It used the 2017 Occasions Falling In Love DSP and Love Notes Framelits and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits from the Annual Catalog.

Using the Window Box Thinlits, more Falling in Love DSP and a second sentiment from Sunshine Wishes, I made a coordinating box.  Take a look-see:

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These Thinlits are really cool – and will let you do all sorts of fun things – especially when you combine them with the bundled Window Shopping stamp set.  When I got my Thinlits, I just jumped in and started trying to make a box.  I got two of the box pieces cut out – I knew that much! – and then I was sort of stymied.  So I went out and found the Stampin’ Up! video.  Let me help you out.  Here’s the video.  Watch it before you make your first cut.  Trust me on this!🙂

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So, after watching the video, I started my “real” box (the first one was practice!).  So, I cut the two basic box pieces from Very Vanilla.  

My practice box taught me a trick – when you pick which piece to cut the excess tabs from (per the video!0, cut them from your bottom piece!

Once I’d identified the top, I ran that piece back thru the Big Shot with the floral hexagonal die in place.  I also ran it thru with the square floral hearts design die – cutting two panels.  As the video showed – I turned the die upside down and cut a single square panel in the bottom piece.

I knew I wanted to put something behind the cut-outs, but I wanted the inside of the box to look pretty, too.  So…I took a piece of the same Falling in Love paper that I’d used on the card, and adhered both box pieces to it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed off all the excess.  This completely lined the box, making the inside just as pretty as the outside!

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At that point, I just put the box together like Donna showed us in the Stampin’ Up! video.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything.  That gave me time to be sure everything was lined up and in place.

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With my box together, I made a topper.  I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock with the main box die, and trimmed up just the top hexagon.  Then I cut 3/4″ from both sides to make a piece to place on top.  I adhered that to another piece of Falling in Love DSP, using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen – and only putting glue where I knew I was going to have embellishment on top, to hide the glue.

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The sentiment is cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits – one from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and two from Soft Sky card stock.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered them all in a stack.

I ran a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim across my top strip, adhering it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and trimming the edges.  Over that I added the stacked up sentiment with Liquid Glue.

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I popped the finished sentiment strip onto the box top with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the ends of the strip.

To help keep the box closed and to finish it off, I ran another strip of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the box – running it under the top strip.  On the bottom, I used a little dab of Liquid Glue to adhere the lace to the box.  I tied the trim on the top and added a Falling in Love Embellishment with a Glue Dot.

Just cuz I could, I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from the matching Window Shopping stamp set in Copper on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out with the little tag die in the Window Box Thinlits.  I used a little bit of Liquid Glue and adhered it over the trim on the bottom of the box.  Finally, I added a Rhinestone Basic Embellishment to the tag to finish it off.

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Et Voila!  I love how the card and the box coordinate – and I love love love this Window Box Thinlits die set!  I hope you like – and that you’ve put this on your “must have” list!🙂

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!


So – these Window Box Thinlits and the matching Window Shopping stamp set are really cool!  You’ll be able to get them for yourself on 4 Jan!

Unless, of course, you decided to join Stampin’ Up! now – then you could pick them as part of your Starter Kit right now!  

Just sayin’….  let me know if you want me to get you hooked up!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Window Shopping Bundle, Love Notes Framelits and Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Basic Box die cuts using the Window Box Thinlits

Soft Sky Card Stock:  top embellishment strip; two Sunshine Wishes die cuts

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  Sunshine Wishes die cut

Falling in love DSP: Box liner; top embellishment strip

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Details Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  We had a fun – and interesting! – sketch challenge to work with this week.  I figure you’ll see some Christmas, some Sneak Peeks, some…who’s to say?!  I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all the Blog Hoppers’ offerings today!

Here’s our sketch!

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I decided to play around a little with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits – and used a cool technique called Embossed Impressions.  I saw a card on Pinterest and discovered a great video from Jennifer McGuire – which you can check out right here!  I used the matching Dragonfly Dreams stamp set – which you’ll be able to get as a 10%-off bundle when the 2017 Occasions Catalog comes out in January.  

Take a look-see:

dreamy-dragonfly-embossed-impressions-4-stamps-n-lingersAfter I watched Jennifer’s video, I decided to use some Island Indigo card stock to bring out the shimmery dragonfly wings.  Before I started my embossing, though, I used the dots image from Dragonfly Dreams to stamp in Island Indigo across the top of the panel (you probably noticed I turned the sketch on its side!).

Then I rubbed the panel with my Embossing Buddy.  To emboss the dragonflies, I made my Big Shot sandwich:  cutting plate, Silicon embossing mat (from Amazon), thinlit with the cutting side up, card stock, additional piece of card stock as a shim, silicon mat, cutting plate.  Before building the sandwich, I gently tapped the cutting edge of my thinlit with Versamark Ink.  Then I was really careful to not move the thinlit once I got everything laid down.

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I embossed the panel, removed the card stock from the Big Shot sandwich and sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Be sure you check for any stray embossing powder and brush it off carefully before heating.  Then, using my Clear Wink of Stella, I brushed the raised portions of the dragonfly wings.  I love how it makes them look iridescent!

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I matted the panel on Silver Foil, then ran a length of coming-soon White/Silver 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon (this is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!) around the card front and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

The sentiment, from Dragonfly Dreams, is heat embossed in Silver.

For the large dragonfly, I repeated the same embossing technique that I used for the card front.  Then, when it was all cool, I used the outline die to cut out the dragonfly.  And I cut a second solid dragonfly from Silver Foil.  I brushed the raised parts of the wings and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the two dragonflies together.

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I stuck pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional all over the back of the dragonfly and used them to adhere loops of Silver Metallic Thread behind it, then popped it on the card front.  I added a little row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels under the sentiment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the Dragonfly Dreams dots image across the top of a Whisper White panel, using Island Indigo ink that I stamped off once before stamping the panel.  Then I added a second sentiment, heat embossing it in Silver.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more stamped-off-once-Island-Indigo dots from Dragonfly Dreams across the front…

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…and also across the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I kind of love this technique and hope you’ll give it a try, too.  And the Dragonfly Dream bundle is going to be a heavy favorite when the Occasions Catalog goes live!  Hope you like.

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


BLOG CANDY WINNER!

The Random Number Generator chewed and churned and the winner is….

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Chris Kaul was the 21st commenter – “I have always been impressed with the quality of the paper and the fact that it coordinates with the inks and all the accessories!”

Congratulations, Chris – I’ll be sending an e-mail shortly to get your address and then packing your Blog Candy and getting it on its way to you!  Thanks to all who left a comment!  There’s a lot to love about Stampin’ Up!, but it seems that the coordination of the colors across all the products and the high quality are the two things most appreciated!

Thanks for helping me celebrate two years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, y’all!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT    
Dragonfly Dreams and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits will be available on 4 Jan 17!

And get the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon as a Free Sale-A-Bration gift!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Silver Foil:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


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Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh and Pines!

Happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well.

So, apparently I have a puppy with a bit of a jelly-belly streak.  He’s not at all okay with a cat being on my lap.  In fact, just last evening, Katy was on my lap and Finn started to come up, putting his feet…..

On my lap.

Right by the cat.

I saw my life flash before my eyes.

Fortunately, before things got too far out of hand, he accidentally bumped her with his paw – I’m sure it was an accident! – and she climbed down.

Crisis averted.

Much of the reason he doesn’t like Katy or Leo to be on my lap is cuz he thinks he needs to be on my lap.  It’s become something of a nightly routine.  He comes to the chair and gives me the “the look”.  I move the laptop and say “come on – hug”.  And he boings into my lap.  

Like he was on springs.

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And then, to show his total love and adoration…

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Looks so sweet…and it is, but…unfortunatley I have horses.  And I know where that mouth’s been!!

Finally, he was done with the nightly hug and I was able to get on with doing a post for today!

My card uses the beautiful Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and Thinlits die set (FYI – the bundle (for 10% off) is retiring!) and a little bit of Pretty Pines and a touch of Detailed Santa!  Take a look-see:

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My design hails from the sketch challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper:

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And my color scheme is from the Can You Case It challenge this week.

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Finally, I played along with the Just Us Girls Word challenge:

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Thanks to the great Santa’s Sleigh bundle, this one was easy peasy!

I started with a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP and lightly, gently, barely touched the raised pattern with an almost completely dry sponge with Elegant Eggplant.  Just to bring out the pattern and give the trees a little contrast.  I also lightly flicked the edges with the sponge, too.

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Then I matted the panel on Elegant Eggplant and then on Silver Foil.

My trees, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, are heat embossed in Silver on Whisper White, and cut with the matching die from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits.  I adhered two of them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and popped the third one over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a couple of pine boughs with the Pretty Pines thinlits from Silver Foil.  Then I adhered them to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

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My sentiment, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White.  I rounded the corners with the corner rounder on my Envelope Punch Board, edged it with my Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker, and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Over top of that, I adhered a little bow tied from a piece of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine and 3 strands of Silver Metallic Thread.

To finish the card front off, I added an Elegant Eggplant star Enamel Shape on the middle tree.  Then I cut some stars from Silver Foil with the die in the Detailed Santa Thinlits and adhered them on the card front and the trees with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Santa’s Sleigh in Elegant Eggplant on a Whisper White panel and added one more little tiny Detailed Santa star.

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I matted the panel on Elegant Eggplant and Silver Foil and then into my Elegant Eggplant card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Silver heat embossed tree from Santa’s Sleigh on the front, surrounded by some Elegant Eggplant stars…

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…and more of the Elegant Eggplant stars on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Easy peasy quick and breezy!  The very hardest part was getting the bare lightest touch of the Elegant Eggplant on the Fancy Frost DSP.  After that, it was smooth sailing – due to the wonderful images and coordinating dies in the Santa’s Sleigh bundle.  Hope you like!🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I’ve got just a couple more openings in my January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!


Be sure to get over to my Shares page and see what’s included and then get signed up!  Beautiful papers, and trims and ribbons are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog!🙂  And – snap up the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle while you still can – you know you want both pieces, might as well get them while you can save 10%, right!?! 

There’s still time to enter to win my 2nd Stampin’ Up! Anniversary Blog Candy – you’ve got until tonight at 8pm eastern.  Here’s a link to the blog post!

Tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop day, so I’ll be back at 7am Eastern!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Silver Foil: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock:  5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits die cuts

Fancy Frost Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! It’s a Wonderful Candy Cane Year and 2017 Occasions Catalog Shares!

Good Tuesday morning to y’all!  Hope your week is going well.  We’re getting more rain.  And it’s cold.  

I don’t mean to complain, cuz boy do we need the water, but…it’s chilly and kinda nasty!

And Finn collects water on him like a little sponge!  And has a great time doing it.  He deliberately (yes, I see the “devil” in his face!) leaps into puddles, ensuring that he’s wet from stem to stern!  Little booger.

I bought him a new bone.

Which has nothing to do with the rain and being wet.  Sorry – didn’t give you an external transition there.

Anyway.  New bone.  It’s a winner!  When I pulled it out of the box the other day, he spied it and immediately started leaping about.  Gimme gimme gimme!

I told him it was for the cats.😉

Not really.  That woulda been mean.

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He loves it – and I don’t even think it tastes like anything in particular.

I mean – I didn’t lick it or anything, cuz…yuk!  I’m just going by what he told me.

So, his toy count is definitely on the rise.🙂

My card for today is another Christmas Card – getting close to needing to send them all out and I need to be sure my stash is large enough for my list.  I used the big, bold and beautiful stamp set called Wonderful Year, combined with some Candy Cane Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

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This one was inspired by a few challenges – the first is a sketch challenge from Mojo Monday.

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You can see I turned it on its side.  My color scheme came from the Global Design Project.

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Finally, I incorporated a theme from The Paper Players.

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This one went together real quick and easy.  I started with a couple of designs of paper from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  I SNAILd the first design to a Real Red card stock mat.  Then I cut a smaller piece, SNAILd it to its own mat, and then SNAILd that to the first matted piece to form the card front.

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I wrapped a piece of Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from Wonderful Year, is stamped in Early Espresso and Real Red on Whisper White.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp so that I could have two colors.  Then I matted the panel on Real Red and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now, the snowflakes are kind of fun.  I wanted to use Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  And I wanted the intricate snowflake image from Flurry of Wishes.  It occured to me that maybe I could heat emboss the Glimmer Paper.

its-a-wonderful-candy-cane-year-3-stamps-n-lingersI stamped the double snowflake image from Flurry of Wishes in Versamark onto the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I was careful to not touch it until it was completely cool.  Then I punched it with the Snow Flurry Punch.  I was pretty happy with it, so I did another small snowflake the same way.

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I looped some of the White, Red and Gold Baker’s Twine from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine Combo pack around on the corner of the sentiment panel with Glue Dots.  Then I adhered the large snowflake with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and popped the smaller one over top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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I added the third snowflake with Liquid Glue, then used some Liquid Glue to help adhere some large Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each snowflake, and the card was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Wonderful Year in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I added the little flower-dy image – also from Wonderful Year – in Real Red.

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Now.  You can’t see it, cuz it’s really faint, but….a few months back, I was inking Real Red and Versamark to emboss with and I had a complete brain melt and stamped my Real Red right onto my Versamark pad.  So all my images that use Versamark have a faint pink tinge to them.  Which doesn’t really hurt anything – mostly!  But I decided to use that to my advantage for this card.  I stamped the double snowflake image from Flurry of Wishes twice around the sentiment with my pinkish Versamark.  It looks really good.

No, really.  Trust me!

So I SNAILd the panel to a Real Red mat and then into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Wonderful Year flower-dy image in Real Red across the front…

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…and some of the Candy Cane Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  These sentiments in the Wonderful Life stamp set are big!  They make a statement all by themselves, needing no extra help.  Add in the Candy Cane Lane DSP – one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog – and bing bada boom!  Instant Christmas!  Hope you like.

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I’ve got just a couple more openings in my January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!


It’s a Wonderful Year, the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Red Ribbon are all on the Retiring List – so get ’em while you still can!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for small DSP rectangle on front); 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Candy Cane Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (small DSP rectangle on front); envelope flap

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper:  Snow Flurry punch outs

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags Christmas Treat Box

Hey, y’all!  It’s Monday and we’re back at it, huh?  Had a busy Sunday – it was our quarterly Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting – the one where we get together in person!  We have lunch, then Amy goes over some business, then we make projects!  This time around, we made a treat box using the Tin of Tags stamp set and the Envelope Punch Board and two cards using the 2017 Occasions Catalog stamp set Lift Me Up and the matching Up & Away Thinlits.  I’ll show you the treat box in just a sec.

But first – Finn.

Is a weirdo goofus McGillicuty!

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Yes.  He’s asleep.  Please notice the butt on the back bolster and the schnoozzle pushed against the bars of the kennel.  I don’t know how to explain this pose.  I have no idea why he got into it or how.  Or why he stayed there.

My only explanation is…goofy.😉

So today, we started our projects by making a super cute little treat box with the Envelope Punch Board.  This project was first seen on SplitCoast Stampers – and here’s a link to the Mini File Box tutorial by Chris Slogar.  We used the Tin of Tags stamp set and a Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Take a look-see:

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We made the “mini file box” from Basic Black card stock, using the Tutorial.  It’s super easy and quick and starts with just a 6″ x 6″ piece of card stock or DSP.  Use Tear & Tape Adhesive and the Mini Handheld Stapler to assemble the box.

Once it was together, we wrapped a length of Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon around it and popped the sentiment over the top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment, from Tin of Tags, is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White, then cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die.  Then it was matted on a Real Red scalloped edge square, cut with a Squares Layering Framelit.

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We cut a few little holly leaves from Garden Green card stock, using the Holly Berry Builder Punch and adhered them with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  We finished it off with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels, colored with a Red Sharpie and added a Gusseted Cellophane Bag, filled with candy and tied with a piece of Real Red Baker’s Twine!

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Here’s the two cards we made, using the Lift Me Up Bundle and some Carried Away DSP – which you’ll be able to get for FREE when you purchase $50 before shipping and tax during Sale-A-Bration.

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I’ll be sharing the recipe for these two cards in my Newsletter tomorrow.  If you haven’t subscribed, click on the “Sign Up For My Newsletter” icon on the right!

In the meantime, take a gander at this video all about the Lift Me Up and Away bundle!

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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Here’s the deets:

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun – next Club begins in January!!



I want you all to make one of these treat boxes right away.  Do it – do it now!  Heck – they’re so super quick and easy, make one for everyone on your list this year!  And fill them with goodies in the handy Gusseted Cellophane Bags!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card to share!  Have a wonderful Monday!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 6″ x 6″ (treat box)

Real Red Card Stock: 1 3/4″ scallop square (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  1 5/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment)

Garden Green Card Stock: Holly Builder Punch Leaves

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up and Away Thanks Sneak Peek!

Well, good morning from Atlanta!  Flight home was uneventful and I was met with a very very happy puppy!  Almost wiggled his little nub plum off!  Was awfully good to see him!  And awfully good to be home.  And to some rain!  Thank the Lord.🙂

So – quick little funny story.  When I checked into my hotel yesterday, the little kid (okay – kid is relative) behind the desk handed me my key folder saying “now this is your room number and this first number here is the floor you’re on”….

Uhm….hello?  Is that something new?  Are there hotels where it might say 325 and yet you’d be on the 18th floor?  Hmmm.

It just made me chuckle after my 2 hour semi-white knuckle (there were cows quite literally sleeping ON the road.  A 65mph road!  Can’t imagine having to do that at night!) drive back to Salt Lake.🙂

My card for today is a second sneak peek at the soon-to-be-available Lift Me Up bundle – that comes with the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits and will save you 10%.  Take a look-see:

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I used a new technique that I saw over at SplitCoast Stampers.  Jeanne Jachna did a great tutorial for making a Twine Inlay.  You can see it right here!

I started with a piece of Danson 90lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper that I colored with my Aqua Painters, using Marina Mist and Pool Party inks.  I just swiped back and forth, first with Marina Mist, using a relatively dry Aqua Painter – filled with rubbing alcohol.  Then I came back over the top with Pool Party and that was all it took!

I cut the large intricate balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits.  I’d planned to use it later in the card, but I changed my mind.  So, it’s awaiting another use on another card….🙂

Per the tutorial, I laid my paper over another piece of card stock – I just used a piece of Very Vanilla – and traced the outline of the cut out.  Then I used Gold, Basic Black, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant Solids Baker’s Twine and laid them across my design.  I used just Basic Black and Elegant Eggplant for the “basket” – and I went horizontally across that portion.  For the balloon itself, I when vertically and I alternated the Eggplant and Night of Navy with the Gold.

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When I had all my Baker’s Twine laid out, I popped my watercolored card front onto the twine-covered panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then SNAILd all that to a Marina Mist mat.

I decided to use a plain Very Vanilla balloon to cover my twine.  It’s got a lot of coverage and I wanted the twine treatment to be the star.  So I cut another intricate Up & Away balloon and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the twine and back into the cut out.  I laid it on my work surface and stacked a couple of acrylic blocks on it to be sure to get good stick-on-ness.

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My little sentiment clouds are from the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamped in Elegant Eggplant (x2) and Night of Navy (x1) on Very Vanilla.  Then I cut each of them out with the cloud die from Up & Away.  I also cut three clouds from Gold Foil and used some Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiments to their gold foil cloud mats.

Once the balloon was dry and good and stuck, I popped the cloud sentiments onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

And forced myself to stop and call the card front done!

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On the inside, I taped off a 1/2″ strip at the bottom of another piece of watercolor paper, and inside the tape, added more of the Marina Mist and Pool Party watercolor.  Over that, I used Liquid Glue to add three lengths each of Night of Navy, Gold and Elegant Eggplant Baker’s Twine.  I carefully snipped the ends of the twine, and made sure there was enough glue to hold them down.  On reflection – if I did this again, I’d wrap the twine around and secure it with scotch tape.

Do as I say – not as I did, okay?😉

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I SNAILd the panel to a Marina Mist mat and into my Very Vanilla card panel, then SNAILd the card front on and the card was done!🙂

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a flurry of Lift Me Up balloons in Pool Party and Marina Mist, plus some Pool Party little clouds on the front…

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…and a veritable storm of fun little clouds in Pool Party on the envelope flap.  See the streaks?  I got a little carried away stamping and got some…extra ink where I didn’t want it.  So I owned it like a Boss and used my Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to add more streaks.  Just like I meant ta do it!🙂

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Et Voila!  This technique is fun – just take your time and make sure you get good adherence of your twine to the double-sided tape that you use.  I might use Fast Fuse instead next time – give that a shot, why don’t you?  This is such a fun bundle, too – with great little sentiments and so pretty images!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:

    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.  That’s code for….Hurry!🙂
    • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

Online Host Club Logo
Here’s the deets:

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun – next Club begins in January!!



Hosp you have a wonderful Sunday wherever you’re reading this and I’ll be back bright and early tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits will be available on 4 Jan 17!  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (panel that I did the twine inlay on); Up & Away Thinlits die cut clouds

Marina Mist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Gold Foil: Up & Away Thinlits die cut clouds

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! All Things Thanks Delicate Details Sneak Peek!

Mornin’, y’all.  Will soon be on my way home to my wiggle butt!  Can hardly wait to see the little mongrel!🙂

So.  Remember me saying that I thought the cats are “playing” Finn?  Pretending to be afraid of him and running so he chases them and gets scolded?

Yea.  

We got proof.  Wayne told me today that he set a tuna fish can on the floor for Katy.  She’d come into the kitchen when she smelled the tuna, brazenly disregarding the fact that Finn was in there having his dinner.  She commenced to working on the tuna can – even when Finn came over the see what she had that smelled so darned good!  Wayne told me Finn would try to stick his nose in the can and Katy would pull it away from him with her paw.  So they were nose-to-nose.  Tuna is worth showing your hand paw over, apparently.

Well – the jig is up, Katy.  We’ve got your number now.  Hoisted on her own petard tuna can, she was!

Poor little maligned and always-so-innocent-would-never-do-anything-wrong Finn….duped by a feline!😉

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Now.  On to the card for today.  One of the pretty new stamp sets coming soon in the 2017 Occasions Catalog is called All Things Thanks.  I’m betting you can figure out what its theme is, yes?  I used that, and combined it with one of the stamp sets you’ll be able to earn Free in Sale-A-Bration called Delicate Details.  Look what I got when I put it on top of the oh-so-pretty Falling In Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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My design played along with the Fab Friday sketch this week.

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I started with a piece of the Bokeh print paper in the Falling In Love DSP.  Using one of the pretty lace images in the Sale-A-Bration Delicate Details stamp set, I stamped in Sahara Sand several times.  I started about 1/3 of the way up the panel and overlapped each image a little bit as I stamped on down the panel.  When I was done, I SNAILd the DSP to a Sahara Sand mat.

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I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from All Things Thanks, is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I cut it out with a Squares Layering Framelit.  I decided to add a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to the panel, so I pulled out my Sealed with Love stamp set (also coming in the 2017 Occasions Catalog) and stamped the little fleur-diddle-dee-dee above the sentiment in Blushing Bride.

I matted the sentiment on a scalloped edge square of Sahara Sand card stock, cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For a little more texture, I adhered a couple of wooden hearts from the Sending Love Embellishment pack, using some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And I finished it up with a tiny bow tied with Linen Thread adhered with an oh-so-tiny drop of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!🙂

On the inside, I SNAILd a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to a Sahara Sand mat.  Then I matted a strip of Falling in Love DSP to another strip of Sahara Sand and then to the panel.  Over that I wrapped a length of the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

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I SNAILd the liner into my Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got one of the Sealed with Love fleur-de-doo’s in Blushing Bride on the front, plus a couple of flowerdy hearts  in the corners…

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…and some more of the oh-so-pretty Falling in Love DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I think this would be a perfect card for a new bride to send as a thank you, don’t you?  These are both wonderful stamp sets, and I think the Falling in Love DSP is about the prettiest I’ve seen in a long while! Hope you like!

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:

    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.  That’s code for….Hurry!🙂
    • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

Online Host Club Logo
Here’s the deets:

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun – next Club begins in January!!



Don’t miss out on the Year End Closeout deals and snapping up retiring Holiday goodies while you wait for the start of the 2017 Occasions Catalog!

Speaking of which – if you’re a customer of mine, you’ll want to be watching your mailbox in the next week or so – you’ll be seeing your very own copies of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – they’re scheduled to mail on 8 Dec.  If you haven’t ordered from me and would like to – let me know and I’ll get you a copy in the mail just as soon as I can!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The All Things Thanks, Sealed with Love, and Delicate Details stamp sets and the Falling in Love DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop square (mat for sentiment panel)

Falling in Love DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Dragonfly Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  It’s Friday – whoo-hoo!!  Soon after you read this, I’ll be headed back to Salt Lake for my oh-so-comfortable ride home tomorrow!  Can’t wait to see Finn and Wayne.

Was it wrong of me to put them in that order?!😦

I won’t miss much about being here, I must confess.  One thing I will miss, though, is the beauty of the weather.  It’s so uniquely high-desert; it reminds me of when we lived in New Mexico.  Here’s what was outside the hotel when I went out the other day.

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Breathtaking!

Or maybe that was the cold….hard to say!🙂  But I obviously appreciated it enough to stop and get my camera out to take the picture, right?

My card for today is another 2017 Occasions Catalog sneak peek.  This time I’m teasing you with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits – which you’ll be able to get bundled up to save 10%!  This one also uses some 2017 Sale-A-Bration Carried Away DSP.  And – peeking out from the back, one of the Floral Affection TIEFs from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one comes from the RetroSketches challenge this week:

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And the color scheme is inspired by the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  Triple Irish Creme cupcakes, to be exact.  Hello?!?🙂

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I started out by SNAILing a piece of Carried Away DSP to a Mint Macaron mat for the card front.  The next layer is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock, embossed in the Floral Affection TIEF.  Once I pulled it from the Big Shot, I colored the raised pattern with my Gold Wink of Stella.  My thought was it would look a little like edible gold-leaf on chocolate.

It didn’t get quite that intense, and it doesn’t show up all that well in the pictures, but in person, there’s a subtle gold sheen to the pattern!  Squint yer eyes – maybe you’ll see it….

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I SNAILd that embossed panel to a Mint Macaron mat and then to the card front.

Next up – the tag.  I pulled out my World of Thanks background stamp, inked it up (with it laying rubber-side-up on my work surface) with Mint Macaron ink.  Then I laid a piece of Whisper White card stock on top of the stamp and carefully rubbed all over it – being careful not to move the card stock.  I picked it up and cut a 2″ wide piece for my tag.  Then I punched the top with my Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the bottom with my Banner Triple Punch.  To help it stand out a little, I edged the tag with a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker.  Finally, I took 4 short lengths of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine, ran them thru the top of the tag and spread them out all pretty-like.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tag to the card front.

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My sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I stamped it in Chocolate Chip on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I stuck each end of the strip in the back of the Decorative Label punch to make the ends.  That’s a quick tip to make a decorative label larger than the punch will do just by itself!🙂

I edged my label with my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added three Pearl Basic Jewels under the sentiment.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to make my dragonfly.

Hmmm.  Redundant much, Mary??🙂

First I cut the smaller detailed dragonfly from a piece of Mint Macaron DSP.  Next was a dragonfly cut from a piece of Vellum card stock.  I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two die cuts together – just adhering the bodies, not the wings.  Lastly, I cut one from a piece of Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper, snipped out just the body and adhered it over my dragonfly.  I brushed the Vellum wings with my Clear Wink of Stella and then used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop him onto my card front.  And that was it for the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped the dragonfly image from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Mint Macaron on a Whisper White panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Mint Macaron mat, then into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Mint Macaron Dragonfly Dreams dragonfly on the front…

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…and some more Carried Away DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This is such a fun bundle – the Dragonfly Dreams stamp images and sentiments are perfect and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits make short work of getting beautiful, dimensional additions to your cards!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Year-end closeout items may be added to any and all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online                                          
  • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
  • Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:

    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.  That’s code for….Hurry!🙂
    • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club Logo
Here’s the details.  Read them thru and then let me know if you want to be a part of the Club.  Tell me right quick – the slots will fill up fast!

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun – next Club begins in January!!


I can’t wait for you to be able to order this bundle and other goodies from the 2017 Occasions Catalog – I know you’re excited, too!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek – it seems I’m on a 2017 Occasions Catalog sneak peek roll.  See you then!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and Carried Away DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 2″ x 3 7/8″ (center embossed panel)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for center embossed panel)

Carried Away DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/2″ (tag); 1 1/4″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

2016-2018 DSP Stack: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits die cut (Mint Macaron)

Neutrals DSP Stack: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits die cut (Chocolate Chip)

Vellum Card Stock: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits die cut

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring Items List and Year End Closeout Sale!

As promised, this is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for my Happy Stampers Blog Hop card, check it out right here.  But…don’t leave without reading this post – it’s going to fill you in on some important news!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Read below for promotion rules and information.  Head right on over to my Online Store to shop all the deals – and don’t delay!  Many of these deals are available “while supplies last” – and I suspect they won’t last very long!

The other important news is the posting of the 2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring List!  Check it out right here.  Remember that the tools and accessories are only available while supplies last – so, again, don’t delay!  Get on over and pick up the things you want to have around after the Holiday Catalog comes to an end!

So y’all get yer shop on and snap up those deals!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC:  K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Online Host Club Logo
Here’s the details.  Read them thru and then let me know if you want to be a part of the Club.  Tell me right quick – the slots will fill up fast!

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun!


Blog Candy Giveaway Still Available!

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Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Merry Mice Clear Stamp Set
  • Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack
  • Regals Enamel Shapes
  • Mini Jingle Bells
  • Baker’s Twine Trio (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold)

How to win? Well, leave a comment on THIS post before 8pm eastern time on Wednesday, 7 Dec (a Day That Will Live in Infamy!). In your comment, tell me why you love Stampin’ Up! products!  Easy peasy.

I’ve got comment moderation turned on, so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.🙂

One lucky winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, 8 Dec.

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Thankful Life Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  This week we all worked with a color challenge – and so that means the projects are wide open as far as layout of the cards.  Heck – they may not even be cards!!🙂 I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all the Blog Hoppers’ offerings today!

Here’s the color scheme we were working with!

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Such pretty soft colors, yes?  I did a little bit of faux Bokeh technique, using it to bring out the pretty flowers in the 2017 Occasions Catalog Host-Exclusive set called Thankful Life.  This one will be available on 4 Jan to workshop hosts or folks whose individual orders total over $150.  This is a beautiful multi-step stamp set, and was all I needed to make today’s card. Take a look-see:

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I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock.  Using a couple of sponge daubers, I tap-tapped on my Soft Sky ink pad and then tapped the card stock.  I did that all over – leaving white space for my second color.  I mostly daubed-off once before stamping the card, and then would daub a couple of times without re-inking.  I also made sure to overlap some of my daubs.  Dabs?  Then I did the same again with my Sweet Sugarplum ink pad.  I kept adding until I was happy with the effect!

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I used my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker to “stitch” around the edge of the panel, then I SNAILd it to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

My center art section is another piece of Whisper White – and I rounded the corners on it with my Project Life Corner Rounder.  Using the Thankful Life stamp set, I stamped the flowers first – beginning with Soft Sky for the “leaves and stems” image.

For the second image, I inked up with Sweet Sugarplum and stamped it off once, then stamped it over the first image.  Then I took the third flowers image and stamped it full strength in Sweet Sugarplum.  All you have to do is keep the arrows on each stamp going in the same direction and you’ll be making a masterpiece!

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The vase is stamped in Soft Sky, and then I added the “highlight” image to the vase.  It’s kind of cool the way it works – I wasn’t sure I’d be able to see the highlight since both it and the vase are done in Soft Sky.  But…Stampin’ Up! made it work perfectly!🙂

The sentiment, also from Thankful Life, is stamped across the vase in Sweet Sugarplum.

I rounded the corners of a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock with the outside corner rounder on my Envelope Punch board, and SNAILd the art panel to it.  Like the card front, I used my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker to make “stitches” around the edge.  And then I decided to make it look a little like a hanging picture.

Using my 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch, I punched two holes in the top of my art panel.  Then I ran a length of Pool Party (sorry – not Soft Sky, but pretty darned close!) 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon thru the two holes.  I went from the front to the back with the ribbon and cut it pretty short. I popped the art panel on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then I stuck the cut ends of the ribbon to the card front with a couple of Glue Dots.  Man – I wish someone had taken a picture of this process for you.😉

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I finished it off with a small bow tied from the Pool Party ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot over the cut ends of my “picture hangar”.  And that was it for the card front!🙂

On the inside, I started with another Whisper White panel and stamped a second sentiment from Thankful Life in Sweet Sugarplum,  Around the edges, I added the little dots image in Soft Sky, then repeated my faux Bokeh around the edges.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Soft Sky card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum Bokeh on the front – plus some Soft Sky little dots…

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…and more Bokeh on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I love this sweet vaseful of flowers brought to you courtesy of the Host-Exclusive Thankful Life stamp set – available in January!  And this faux Bokeh….I love how it looks – so soft and kind of dreamy.  Hope you like!🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


YEAR END CLEARANCE SALE – STARTS TODAY!

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The much-awaited Retiring Items List will come out tomorrow – along with the list of items on the Year End Closeout Sale.  Closeout will run from 1 Dec – 3 Jan 17 and will offer some great savings!  I’ll be sending out a second posting in a few hours with all the details for the Closeout Sale and the Retiring Items List! Watch your e-mail!🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT    
The Thankful Life stamp set will be available on 4 Jan 17! Or…tomorrow, if you join Stampin’ Up! Just sayin’….


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Soft Sky Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel)

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


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