Stampin’ Up! Queen Anne’s Lace for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate Summer!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

Summer and flowers really go together for me!  Well – actually, summer and chile peppers and tomatoes, but…flowers are so much prettier on a card, am I right?!  So…I used a new-to-me set called Queen Anne’s Lace – and I put it atop some bright and summery Artistry Blooms DSP!  Take a look-see:

Pretty, isn’t it?  Also – here’s a factoid (yes – you get a card AND a lesson!) – Queen Anne’s lace is also known as wild carrot – and the root is edible!  I know!  You’re mystified and amazed.  But…it looks a lot like poison hemlock – which is NOT edible – so…you know.  Be sure ya know what yer eatin’!

You’re welcome. 😉

My color palette is from the bright and beautiful Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started by embossing a piece of Daffodil Delight in one of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folders – had to run thru twice to emboss the entire panel because this is a Mini folder!  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the front of my Daffodil Delight card base.

On a piece of Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight paper from the Artistry Blooms DSP, I stamped the Queen Anne’s lace image twice in Garden Green. When it was good and dry, I stamped the flower-fill image in Versamark – twice – sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with the high setting on my Heat Tool.

When it was cool, I double matted it on Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green card stock.

I tied a little bow from the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Queen Anne’s Lace sentiment in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.  Then I put two double-stacks of Stampin’ Dimensionals under the right side of the die cut – and a dab of Liquid Glue on top of the bow – and popped the sentiment onto the card front.

A few clear Elegant Faceted Gems finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped the Queen Anne’s lace image twice in Garden Green across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a few more clear Elegant Faceted Gems.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green mats and into the Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Queen Anne’s lace in Garden Green on the front…

…and more of the Artistry Blooms DSP – in the same color scheme, but a slightly different design – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love Queen Anne’s Lace (even more now that I know I COULD eat it if I needed to!) and I love it just as much in card-form!  The stamp set has some really wonderful sentiments…

…and I really like the gorgeous and colorful Artistry Blooms DSP!  So many designs and colors to choose from!

I hope you like – and will pick these up to make your own summer garden on a card! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Sue’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Donna’s been up to!

 

Leslie Larkin

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Sue Prather

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Donna Leonard

Akiko Sudano

Julie Johnston

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend thru 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed card front panel)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (first mat for card front and for inner liner)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (second mat for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment)

Artistry Blooms DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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!


Finn Fan Fix


No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Gilded Beautiful Autumn Sneak Peek

Good Monday morning, my stamping friends!  Hope your weekend was good.  We worked in the garden, worked around the house, got catalog envelopes labeled and ready to roll when the catalogs arrive this week….generally stayed hunkered down around here.  Watching the news make us think we need to throttle back to our stay-home mode from a couple of weeks ago…. which is good for our to-do list, for sure! 🙂

Yesterday, I gave in to my burning desire to play with the stunning new Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and the coordinating Beautiful Autumn bundle.  These are all in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog which demonstrators are able to order from right now – and customers can get their hands on on 4 Aug!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with some beautiful, foil-embossed paper from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and cut two panels at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I adhered them with Liquid Glue to the front and inside of my Crumb Cake card base.

Then I took some Crumb Cake card stock and punched a bunch of leaves and acorns with the three little punches in the Autumn Punch Pack.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the punched shapes all over the front of a Crumb Cake panel.

Then I used my Paper Trimmer to trim the excess.

I adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat and then to a second mat – this one is Bronze Brushed Metallic Card Stock!  Whoo-hooo!!!  LOVE this new paper (and – you can get a taste of it in one of my Catalog Shares!).

I went back to my Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and cut two triangles with the Stitched Triangle Dies (these are in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) and popped them onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Beautiful Autumn sentiment in Early Espresso on a piece of Very Vanilla and punched it with the Everyday Label Punch.  I added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Dimensionals.

I used the little maple leaf in the Autumn Punch Pack to punch a bronze-foil leaf from the piece of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP (Don’t you love it when paper and punches work together?!).

I tied a little Linen Thread bow and adhered it to the sentiment with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I popped my punched leaf over top with some small pieces of Dimensionals – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply stamped a second Beautiful Autumn sentiment in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I punched another little DSP leaf (cuz I really love it!) and adhered it to the panel with some Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to double-mat the panel on Early Espresso and Bronze Brushed Metallic Cardstock, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Early Espresso stamped maple leaves from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set on the front…

…and more of the foil-embossed Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! Oh.  My.  Goodness!  I LOVE this Beautiful Autumn stamp set with the bundled (for a 10% savings!) Autumn Punch Pack!

And the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is simply stunning – it’s going to be a go-to as we head into Fall for certain sure!  Sure doesn’t hurt that the images on the paper can be cut with the punches in the Autumn Punch Pack, either, does it? 🙂

In case you don’t already have the fun The Right Angle Bundle (from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog)…

…you might want to think about picking it up.  The Stitched Triangles in that bundle ALSO coordinate with a cool little set in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini called Tree Angle…

Also?  It just really cool to be able to cut triangles easily AND have them be stitched for you! 😉

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO

 


Folks have been having a lot of fun buying my retired goodies and things have been flying off the shelves!

But – there’s still plenty left – so…help me clear the rest of the stock out of my bookcases, okay?

I’ve got the entire list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….92.6%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); Autumn Punch Pack cutouts

Early Espresso Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (first mat for card front and for inner liner);

Brushed Metallic 12″ x 12″ Card Stock (in Bronze): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mat for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (on front of card base and on inside of card base); Stitched Triangles die cuts on front; envelope flap

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!


Finn Fan Fix


Finny in the morning.

He jumps up on the sofa and then gives me the “What?!” look…

Then he remembers that my sofa (and everything else) is HIS sofa….

A little later – his response to my “Finny – let’s go feed the ponies!”

Interest level is low in the hot summer!

Soft sofa and air conditioning.  Hard to beat.

TTFN
M

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Last Day! Stamps-N-Lingers Oughta-Be-in-Maui Double Peppermints Ordering Special!

Hey y’all – just a head up!  My Double Peppermint Ordering Special ends TONIGHT!

You’ll get DOUBLE Peppermint Reward points for every order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my Online Store by the end of today –  Sunday, 12 July!!  As an added bonus, thanks to Bonus Days, you’ll be earning $5 coupon codes (one for each $50!) from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem in August when the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog) goes live for customer ordering!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150  – they’ll automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Questions?  Give me a shout!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


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! Fabulous Posted For You Note Holder with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a soft-and-pretty color challenge from LeAnne – and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I saw a great sticky-note holder, created by Libeeti Frenkel, on our Paper Players challenge last week and it sent me in search of instructions.  I found some from Yael – in Hebrew…. 🙂  Even with the Google translation – it took a little pondering.  But – I got it figured out and decided to make one and share it with y’all!

Mine has a sort of surprise – it uses the All Things Fabulous and Posted For You bundles (available now in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) on one side and the Snowflake Wishes bundle (available 4 Aug in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog) on the other.  Take a look-see

See?  It’s desk-decor with a purpose – and it’s good in multiple seasons! 🙂

The “spring” side is what I made for our Paper Players challenge colors.

And the Inspire. Create. Challenge this week is sorta perfect!

First, I used my Simply Scored tool to score and fold the 4″ x 12″ piece of Smoky Slate card stock at 6″ to create the tent.

I scored and folded one of the 4″ x 4 1/2″ pieces of Smoky Slate at 1″ and 3 1/2″ on the longer side.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two flaps to the outside of the tent – making a bottom.

I scored and folded each of the 5″ x 8″ pieces of card stock – at 1″ and 2″ along the short side, and 1″, 2″, 6″ and 7″ along the long side.

I used Paper Snips to remove the outside squares

…and snipped tabs into the remaining square…

Then I added Tear & Tape Adhesive as shown…

I removed the cover from the adhesive, and folded the panel to create the pocket.  I did this on both pieces of Smoky Slate cardstock.  Then I adhered them to the tent using Liquid Glue.  The video shows best how this is done! 🙂

Once both note holders were attached, I used Liquid Glue to adhere the second 4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Smoky Slate to the bottom of the caddy.

I adhered the two DSP panels – one from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP and the other from the returning Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ DSP (whoo-hoo!!) – to Seaside Spray mats and to the top of each side of the tent with Liquid Glue.

Both sides of the holder use the same perfect sentiment from Posted For You in Smoky Slate on Thick Whisper White.

For the flowers, I stamped each of the three-step flowers from All Things Fabulous in So Saffron – using full-strength So Saffron for the first step (the smallest image) and stamped-off-once So Saffron for the other two steps.  I cut them with their matching die in the Fabulous Florals die set.

I added leaves from All Things Fabulous in Seaside Spray and Smoky Slate.  Then I adhered the two smaller flowers with Liquid Glue and popped the largest flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the two Posted For You images in Smoky Slate on Whisper White and cut them with the bundled Postage Stamp Punch.  They’re colored with my So Saffron and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered them with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Note – the holder above is one that suffered the “quality escape” on the video (translation – I mis-cut the note holder).  So – I tucked some Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon in the ends and added a little bow with a Glue Dot! 😉  I also added a new Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem (from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini coming on 4 Aug).

On the other side, I stamped snowflakes from the new Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray on the sentiment panel.  Then I added stamped-off-once Smoky Slate snowflakes.  A few Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems finished the sentiment panel, which I adhered to the front of the note holder with Liquid Glue

The gorgeous snowflake comes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and bundled So Many Snowflakes dies!

I cut four – one large in Whisper White, a second large snowflake that I stamped in Balmy Blue and cut out, then a medium Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper flake and finally a small one in Seaside Spray.  I adhered them to the top panel in a stack with Liquid Glue.

A few more Blue Adhesive Backed Gems – cuz who can resist them!?!? – finished off the Double-Sided Sticky Note Holder!

Et Voila!  Card stock and glue.  Ink and stamps.  And some pretty paper – and…you’ve got a useful caddy for your desktop.  To keep – or give away as a handy gift!

I love the multi-step All Things Fabulous stamp set and the matching Fabulous Florals Dies, don’t you?

And I’m pretty sure I’ve said already how much I like the Posted For You set with the wunnermus (bundled!) Postage Stamp Punch, haven’t I?

Finally – as winter approaches (yes – it WILL be cold again!) – snowflakes will be the new “flowers” – and you can never have too many flowers – or snowflakes.  And this new Snowflake Wishes bundle is truly stunning!  Get it on 4 Aug!!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


LAST DAY!!

Not-In-Maui-But-Oughta-Be Double Peppermint Ordering Special!

You’ll get DOUBLE Peppermint Reward points for every order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my Online Store between now and Sunday, 12 July!!  As an added bonus, thanks to Bonus Days, you’ll be earning $5 coupon codes (one for each $50!) from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem in August when the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog) goes live for customer ordering!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150  – they’ll automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO

 


Folks have been having a lot of fun buying my retired goodies and things have been flying off the shelves!

But – there’s still plenty left – so…help me clear the rest of the stock out of my bookcases, okay?

I’ve got the entire list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….92.6%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4″ x 12″ (caddy top, scored and folded at 6″); 4″ x 4 1/2″ (base – scored and folded at 1″ and 3 1/2″); 4″ x 4 1/2″ (base); 5″ x 8″ (x 2 – note card pockets)

Sea Spray Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x4 – mats); So Many Snowflakes Die cut snowflake

Thick Whisper White Card Stock:  2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel on both sides)

Whisper White Card Stock: Fabulous Floral Die cut flowers; So Many Snowflakes Die cut snowflake

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in So Saffron: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (top panel on flower side)

Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (top panel on snowflake side)

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!


Finn Fan Fix


Finn is all about his toys.

He loves them.  He wants to play with them with us.  Without us.

He’s tried to get Katy to play – surprisingly, she’s not really interested in pitting her 10 pounds against his 80 in a game of tug.

Weird…

Sometimes – he just likes to sit quietly on his leather chair and ottoman, gently licking and nibbling one of any number of possible toys du jour.

The Christmas – err….Birthday!…elf is the current fave.

He’s JUUUST about got him stuffing-less…

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Posted For You Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Hey y’all!  Happy weekend!  I hope your weekend WILL be happy – and that maybe there’s a little fun in there somewhere… 🙂

And – I hope that your fun weekend will ALSO include a little time with me this evening!  I’ve got a fun…project (not going to say “card” cuz…. it’s a surprise!) for you!  I’ll be sharing it and showing you how to make it on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern.  Take a sneaky peek!

Haha!  You STILL don’t know! 😉

Guess you’ll have to join me tonight!  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

P.S.  Today and tomorrow are the last two days to cash in on Double Peppermint Points! And – you’ll earn BONUS Days coupons at the same time!  Winner Winner non-social-distanced Dinner!  😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!


Not-In-Maui-But-Oughta-Be Double Peppermint Ordering Special!

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS!

You’ll get DOUBLE Peppermint Reward points for every order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my Online Store between now and Sunday, 12 July!!  As an added bonus, thanks to Bonus Days, you’ll be earning $5 coupon codes (one for each $50!) from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem in August when the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog) goes live for customer ordering!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150  – they’ll automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


Folks have been having a lot of fun buying my retired goodies and things have been flying off the shelves!

But – there’s still plenty left – so…help me clear the rest of the stock out of my bookcases, okay?

I’ve got the entire list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….92.6%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 


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!


Finn Fan Fix


First off – the “chat with the boss” from yesterday was just a mid-report how-ya-doin’?  So…all was and is good!  Still very much employed as full-time-dog-staff!

One of my many dog-hats is “Arthritis Mitigator Engineer”.

Yes – that’s totally a real thing!

So…three times a day, I hold my breath and open the Krill Oil “treats” (Oh MY LORD they smell soooo bad!) and hand them to the Boss.  Who likes them just fine, thank you very much.

And – I just brought home a special “cooling gel” and orthopedically-correct bed for him.

Which appears to meet with his approval. 🙂

Hate that we’re dealing with arthritis at the tender age of 4 but…I guess it is what it is, huh?

He does tell me that new toys go a long way in easing the discomfort.

Not entirely sure that’s accurate….

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 3-D Project, Any Occasion, Gifts, New Catalog Shares, Ordering Special!, Retired Products Sale, Shares, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Whale Done Color Blocking with a Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday, y’all!  Been a busy week here, don’t know how it’s been for you.  Our garden picked this week to decide to BURST at the seams!  I had tomatoes and green beans and chile peppers and tomatillos EVERYWHERE.  On every counter surface and in every rinse/drain container I own.  So, yesterday I decided I’d better get them “processed”.   Let me just say – I can wait a long time to peel and roast another tomatillo, y’all!

Except…I won’t be able to wait – cuz those boogers are just tomatillo-ing their little hearts out! I’ll be peeling/roasting/blending again before I know it!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

I know this card is really similar to the one I did on Wednesday – but I had some requests to see the color block technique, so…I figured what the heck!  This time, though, I used the super fun Whale Done stamp set – I really think the color block looks like water!  Take a look-see:

I used a Thick Whisper White panel for the card front.  To a D-Block, I added Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party ink – about 1/3 of the block for each color.  Then I lightly spritzed the block with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  Tip:  keep the block flat after you spray it – unless you’re going for the “runny” look. 😉

I helped the panel dry with a little blast from the low setting of my Heat Tool.

Next, I stamped the Whale Done sentiment in Pretty Peacock under the block.

I added all the underwater flora and fauna in Pretty Peacock – making sure to go outside the color block for some of them!  Then I added bubbles in Coastal Cabana….

I matted the panel on Coastal Cabana, added a few Pool Party gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.  Easy peasy!

On the inside, I added a Coastal Cabana-matted strip of the Whale of a Time DSP across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped some Pretty Peacock fishes and Coastal Cabana bubbles.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Coastal Cabana mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more fishies and bubbles on the front…

…and a little more Whale of a Time DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Check out the video to see how to do this color blocking technique and then…give it a go!  And the Whale Done stamp set is perfect for this technique, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

If you want to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products used are listed down below!

TTFN

M

 

 

P.S.  Just a couple more days to cash in on Double Peppermint Points! And – BONUS Days at the same time!  Double whammy of savings! 😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!


Not-In-Maui-But-Oughta-Be Double Peppermint Ordering Special!

You’ll get DOUBLE Peppermint Reward points for every order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my Online Store between now and Sunday, 12 July!!  As an added bonus, thanks to Bonus Days, you’ll be earning $5 coupon codes (one for each $50!) from Stampin’ Up! that you can redeem in August when the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog) goes live for customer ordering!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150  – they’ll automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


Folks have been having a lot of fun buying my retired goodies and things have been flying off the shelves!

But – there’s still plenty left – so…help me clear the rest of the stock out of my bookcases, okay?

I’ve got the entire list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….92.6%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Coastal Cabana Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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

Whale of a Time DSP:  3/4″ x 4″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

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!


Finn Fan Fix


Mom – we need to talk.

Always a little scary to be called in by the boss…..GULP!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Anniversary, Bonus Days, Clean-and-Simple, Double Rewards Points, For A Friend, Friendship, Love, New Catalog Shares, Ordering Special!, Retired Products Sale, Shares, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Peonies and Dandelions for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I circled back to an early 2020-2021 Annual Catalog favorite – the Prized Peony Bundle and coordinating Peony Garden DSP for today’s card.  To that, I added the subtle wonderfulness of the Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder.  I decided that it would be perfect as a sympathy card – and, since it’s always good to have one of those in hand…that’s what I made! Take a look-see:

And…here’s our sketch!

The theme of the card fits perfectly over at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week!

I started with some quiet, Gray Granite paper from the Peony Garden DSP that I matted on Petal Pink for the card front.

Next, I took a piece of Petal Pink card stock and cut three sides of it with the long edgelit die in the Peony Die set.  Then I embossed the panel in the Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder.  I VERY lightly Sponge Daubered some Petal Pink on the flowers and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped my sentiment – from Prized Peony – in Gray Granite on Whisper White and cut it with a label die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To create the peony flower – I cut the four pieces needed using the Peony Dies – from Vellum card stock.  I colored each piece with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Marker.  I also used a Sponge Dauber to color the bottom of each piece with Petal Pink ink (for depth).  I curled the four pieces with my Bone Folder and then assembled the flower – using a Glue Dot near the bottom between each layer.

If you want to see how to create these gorgeous flowers, I’ve done a video on how to assemble them – you can check it out right here!

I created a flower center by cutting the appropriate die from Vellum and coloring it with my Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend.  I stuck it into the middle of the flower with a tiny dab of Liquid Glue.

For the leaves – I cut all of the leaf dies from Vellum.  Then, the solid leaves I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I colored the solid leaves with my Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend and the smaller (detail pieces) with the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend.  I adhered the pieces together with little dabs of Liquid Glue and curled them with the Bone Folder.

I adhered the leaves to the card front – then added the flower over top with a few Glue Dots.

I adhered a small Gray Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot, popped on a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels – and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Prized Peony in Gray Granite on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the small flower image in Gray Granite and then used my Light Petal Pink Blend to color JUST the shading marks on the flowers.  A single Champagne Rhinestone finished it up.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Gray Granite and Petal Pink Prized Peony flowers across the bottom…

…and a little more of the Peony Garden DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow – what an amazing and awesome and wunnermus creation this Prized Peony Bundle is, don’t you think?!?  I mean…how clever to come up with a way to create a peony with just four small pieces of card stock.  Stampin’ Up! artists!  Am I right?!?

And the subtle elegance of the Peony Garden DSP is undeniable!

I hope you like – and have added this one to your stash of goodies!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: DYS6PRCB

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. 


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (embossed panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly die cut label (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);

Vellum Card Stock: Peony die cut flower and leaf pieces

Peony Garden DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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!


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

 

The new 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday Catalog) is in the hands of UPS and on the way to me – which means it’ll be on the way to YOU shortly!   Well – it will be if you’re one of my customers already.  Give me a shout if you’re not sure whether you’re on my mailing list, okay? 🙂

And – I’ve gotten a bunch of e-mails these past couple of days – folks who’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – so…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Greenery for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  And welcome to another edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.   I hope you’ll sit down and spend a little time with us – regardless of where YOU are in the world! 🙂  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Like most hops, we have a theme each month – and this month’s is “CAS(E) A TeamMate”!  Our fearless leader drew names from a hat and I was tickled to find myself CASEing Elaine De Montmorency!  Yeah!  I started browsing thru her blog and came upon a card I loved right away.  Well – there were a TON that I loved  – Elaine makes gorgeous cards – and a lot of cool fun-folds (I DO hope you’ll check out her blog!) but this one said “MAKE ME”!  So…I pulled out my Forever Fern stamp set and D Acrylic Block and…take a look-see!

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Friendship, Just Hello!, Ordering Special! | Tags: , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Best Buffalo Plaid and Daisy Lane Card

Good morning!  Hope the week is going well!

Bit of business news….for all my Catalog Share customers – if you’re expecting a few more embellishments to complete your shares…they’re on the way!  I dropped them at the Post Office on my way to the dentist yesterday.  So…yeah!!  And – if you’re wondering if I’m doing Shares for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini – the answer is yes!  Look for those tomorrow, okay? 🙂

My card today is a bright little number – anchored by the sweet Daisy Lane stamp set and both Daisy punches.  I added a plaid background with the Buffalo Plaid stamp and the Best Plaid Builder Dies.  Take a look-see!

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