Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Tin of Tags Joy to the World!

Good morning, y’all – it’s Sunday and I thought you might be in the mood for a Super Simple Single Stamp Set Sunday.  Whatcha think?  I think a single-stamp-set card would be welcome – especially if it’s a quick little note card that you can use thru the upcoming holiday season.

I used the new Tin of Tags stamp set – which coordinates with the Tin of Tags Project Kit.  When you buy them together – you get the goodies you see below and can make all the gift tags you see in the right-hand picture!

Tin of Tags set and Project Kit - Stamps-N-LingersTin of Tags 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

 

But, even when the Project Kit is all used up, you’ve still got the fun Tin of Tags stamp set itself.  I used that today and added some new Candy Cane Lane DSP and Designer Washi Tape to make a seasonal note card.  Take a look-see:

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This one will go together in a lickety and a split – which means you could make bunches of them, maybe use different sentiments on the front (all in the same Tin of Tags set!) – and have you a whole stash of handy note cards!

This layout may look familiar – it’s also from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #251 – I used it the other day for my Star of Light card (see that one here if you haven’t!)

FMS 251 Sketch
I started this little card with a Whisper White Note Card and Envelope (they come in a handy set of 20 cards and envelopes!).  It’s pretty hard to see in the photos (it’ll help if you squint, stick your tongue out just a tad, and bite the right side of your lower lip.  Don’t bite the left side – that never works!), but the first thing I did was stamp the snowflake image from Tin of Tags randomly across the front of the card with Versamark Ink.  It gives a sort of….damask…feel to the front of the card, adding some texture without thickness or color.

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The vertical element is from two designs of Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape – three strips in total.  I laid them across the card front, and trimmed the ends with my snips.

I SNAILd a square of Candy Cane Lane DSP to a Real Red mat and SNAILd it over the Washi tape.

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Finally, I stamped the Tin of Tags sentiment in Crumb Cake ink of a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with an Ovals Layering Framelit die.  It’s matted on a second Real Red oval, cut with the next largest – scalloped – die in the ovals framelits.  I SNAILd the matted sentiment over the middle panel and the card front was done!
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As promised, the inside is blank – but I stamped some more Tin of Tags snowflakes in Versamark and added a strip of the Washi Tape.

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To finish everything off, I added Versamark snowflakes to the front and back of the matching Envelope, and added some more Washi Tape to the front…

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…and left the back with just the tone-on-tone Versamark snowflakes on the flap…

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Et Voila!  If you didn’t get the squinting/tongue/lip biting just right, you’ll have to take my word that the Tin of Tags snowflake is visible in real life!  But, I think this is a cute card that could be repeated quickly and easily – and be a really useful addition to your card stockpile!  And the Tin of Tags is definitely a good thing to have in your tool box – I hope you’ll be getting it (and the Tin of Tags Project Kit!) in….FOUR days!!🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6 

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.


Thoughtful Branches Bundle

27 August folks – that leaves just 5 more days!

Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52


STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES

Today’s the Last Day!

2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is today – 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up! 


It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details!🙂


Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


Y’all have a great Sunday – and don’t forget to order a share of the Holiday Catalog if you wanted one – this is the last day.

See you tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

Four more days and you can order Tin of Tags and the Candy Cane Lane suite of goodies!

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Note Card and Envelope

Real Red Card Stock: 2 3/4″ square (mat for DSP square); 3″ scalloped oval (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ oval (sentiment)

Candy Cane Lane DSP: 2 7/8″ square (DSP square on 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! Thoughtful Branches In My Thoughts!

Happy Weekend, y’all – I hope you’ve got something fun planned!  Or at least something useful…

As I sit here on Friday afternoon, I’m watching the Ellen Degeneres Show.  Her guest – this is a repeat from earlier this year – is Chris Hemsworth.  Thor himself.

With a beard.  And in full Australian accent mode.

Oh.

My.

Goodness.

Mmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Let me ask – for the ladies who live Down Under and for whom that accent isn’t an accent at all….do you guys think it’s as sexy as we Up Aboves do?  Or – do you think American accents are the sexy ones?  I mean – do guys Down Under do an American accent to try to impress the ladies?

Cuz…Chris Hemsworth…Australian accent…. yup.😉

Okay – now that I’ve given you a lovely little mind picture to jumpstart your weekend, let’s talk Thoughtful Branches, shall we?   This little beauty (I’m sure it would have an Aussie accent if it could talk – it’s that pretty!) is only around for a few more days.  I used it today to make a Thinking of You kind of card for a friend of mine who just lost his brother.  This one is easy peasy and the Thoughtful Branches bundle is all you need!  Take a look-see:

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My quiet color scheme is from the Pals Paper Arts challenge #315:

PPA315 Sketch
I started with a panel of Dapper Denim for my card front.  From another piece, I cut out two of the tree die cuts from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits set.  Then I laid them on the card front and let them overlap in the middle.  I turned them over – keeping them together like I had them on the card front – and traced where they overlapped with a pencil.  Then I snipped out that little portion of the tree, so they’d fit together flush on the card front.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them in place.

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Then I SNAILd the panel to an Old Olive mat.  The ribbon is a piece of Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, wrapped around and secured in the back with scotch tape.

For my Thoughtful Branches sentiment, I stamped it in Old Olive ink on a piece of So Saffron card stock, and cut it with a Square Layering Framelit die.  I made a double, scalloped-edge mat – the first is Dapper Denim and the second is Old Olive.  I SNAILd them all together and then popped the square on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished it off with a couple of Dapper Denim Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!


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On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from Thoughtful Branches in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.  I added a couple of bare-tree images in So Saffron and SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and wrapped another piece of the Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around it.  After that, I matted it a second time on an Old Olive panel.

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I added one Dapper Denim Enamel heart, then SNAILd it into my So Saffron card base. Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done.

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My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple more Thoughtful Branches bare-tree images in So Saffron and a Dapper Denim Enamel heart on the front…

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…and then I added the tree image again on the back.

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Et Voila!  I kind of love this tone on tone die cut technique – looks like an embossing folder did it, doesn’t it?  Hope you like.  I love this set – and I hope you’ve all got it by now.🙂  If you don’t – you know what to do!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6 

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.


Thoughtful Branches Bundle

27 August folks – that leaves just 5 more days!

Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52


STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES

Today and Tomorrow are the Last Days!

2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!


It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details!🙂


Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


Hey y’all – if you earned Bonus Days coupons in July and have not redeemed them yet – best get on it – they run out at the end of this month!  You don’t want to waste that free money!🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/8: square (sentiment square)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/2″ Scallop Square (mat for sentiment square); 

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Square (sentiment mat)

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!

Categories: Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Star of Light Peace!

It’s Friday!  Yeah!!  And it’s the 26th of August!

Which means….only 3 days (let’s include today!) left to get in on the 2016 Holiday Catalog shares!  Scroll on down for the details.🙂

Today’s card is a Christmas card.  Not a holiday card.  A Christmas Card.  I hope to not offend anyone, but…for me, the holiday we celebrate in December is Christmas!  And the sentiment I picked is decidedly “Christmas”!

I’m using the upcoming Star of Light bundle.  Notice I say bundle.  When I ordered this as part of my pre-order (a very nice SU! demo perk!), for some unknown reason, I only ordered the stamp set!  Hello?!?  I realized it when the giant box o’ goodies arrived and I dug everything out.  I went thru all the thinlit and framelits envelopes 4 times.  Just in case I’d missed it.  But no.  So…had to do a second pre-order (darn the luck!!) to buy the thinlits.  Let’s just pretend that’s all I ordered in my second go, shall we?!

Star of Light Bundle - Stamps-N-Lingers
When you buy this next week – don’t be like me – be sure to order the bundle, okay?  You’re really going to want it and you might as well get that 10% discount!

So, I used the Star of Light bundle, added a die-cut sentiment from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

Star of Light Peace 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
My design comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #251:

FMS 251 Sketch
So, I started with a piece of Basic Gray card stock, and inked the swirly stars image from Star of Light in Versamark.  I stamped the image multiple times across the panel, and then sprinkled it with Heat & Stick Powder.  After I quickly heated the powder with my Heat Tool, I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter and hit it a second time with the Heat Tool.

Tip: while you need to move along expeditiously doing this, do take the time to close the lid on your Versamark ink pad before you start tapping off excess glitter or turning your Heat Tool on.  This glitter – like all glitter! – moves real easy in a breeze.  And kind of goes everywhere…just sayin’….😉

Once it was all dry, I SNAILd it to a Dapper Denim mat.

Star of Light Peace 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
The center square is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, matted on Dapper Denim.  I cut both squares with the Squares Layering Framelits and SNAILd them together and then to the card front.  Then I wrapped a length of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon around, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the Star of Light focal point, I used two dies from the Starlight Thinlits.  I cut the detailed piece from Silver Foil and the solid backer from Dapper Denim card stock, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them together.

See why you want the Starlight thinlits?  Fussy cutting that top star would have been a bit of a….challenge!🙂

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I used some Stampin’ Dimensional under the top and bottom tips of the star and Liquid Glue on the rest of it to adhere it over the center of the card.

For my front sentiment, I cut the word three times with my Christmas Greetings Thinlits die – once from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and twice from Dapper Denim and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.  I used a little more of the glue to adhere the stack over the star.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I repeated the Star of Light swirly stars image in Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter on Whisper White card stock.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up and stamp a pretty sentiment from Star of Light in Dapper Denim.

Star of Light Peace 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat and then into my Basic Gray card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I used a couple of small star images from Star of Light and stamped them in Smoky Slate and Dapper Denim on the front.  I stamped each image twice – offsetting the second stamp…

Star of Light Peace 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and I used the swirly stars image again on the envelope flap, this time heat embossing it in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

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Et Voila!  Star of Light – a perfectly beautiful bundle to help you celebrate the Christmas/holiday season!  It also has more secular sentiments, so it’s a wicked-versatile set!  I hope you’ll consider adding it to your wish list.  And be sure to get the bundle from the git-go!😉

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6 

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.


Thoughtful Branches Bundle

ONLY SIX MORE DAYS

BEFORE THIS SET WILL BE GONE, BABY, GONE!


Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52


STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES

ONLY 3 MORE DAY TO GET YOUR SHARES!

2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!


It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details!🙂


Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


Have a great last-day-of-the-work-week, and I’ll see you tomorrow!🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

Only 6 days before I’ll be able to include links for the Star of Light Bundle!

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Square (mat for Glimmer Paper square); Starlight die cut

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

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 1 7/8″ Square (square under star)

Silver Foil:  Starlight 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! Sneak Peek – Wonder of Christmas for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. We have a color challenge this week – and it’s a good one. I know it stretched my creativity!  I’m bettin’ all the ladies in the group will have come up with spectacular projects, so be sure to check them all out when you get done here! And we have a new blog hopper with us today – say hey to Jaime Babarczy!🙂

First off, here are the colors we worked with:

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So – a little background on our blog hop.  We all get to see all the challenges well in advance.  Which means we should never be behind.

Well, if you know me, you know that just ain’t the case, don’t you!?  We’re supposed to provide our blog post links to all the hoppers on Tuesday of each week – by 9am Eastern, to be exact.  That’s to let everyone have all the time they need to get their projects done and their posts written.  For all the smart ones in our group who don’t wait until the night before to do their posts. (not me….)

It probably won’t surprise you to know that I’m chronically late with my link.

Were you sitting down?😉

So this week, a minor miracle occured and I actually got my shiitake together earlier on Tuesday than I normally do.  I sat down and tried to figure out what I’d do for Thursday’s blog hop.  I was so early (early is relative!) that I even pulled out a few stamp sets and started making a card.  Versus my normal – find a stamp set, come up with a really blurry “vision” of what I could do, and then build my link.

I think I’ve also told you that a lot of my cards don’t end up like I first think they’re going to – right?  Well…here’s the first draft I did on Tuesday morning – I took it far enough to convince myself that this Wonder of Christmas stamp set and I could come to an agreement and make this color scheme work.

Wonder of Christmas Pines draft - Stamps-N-Lingers
So on Wednesday, when I pulled up to my crafting table to make my card – that’s what I started with.  Here’s where I ended up – take a look-see:

Wonder of Christmas Pines 4 - Stamps-N-LingersAlmost exactly the same, huh?😉

Even while I was building this one, the design was sort of evolving in my head.  Until about half way thru, I saw how it was going to look finished – and knew it would end up being one of my favorites!

I started by heat embossing the Wonder of Christmas angel in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Crumb Cake card stock.  I colored her dress and shoes in Bermuda Bay in with my Blender Pen.  Then I brushed her dress and her wings with my Clear Wink of Stella.  Once I was happy with the coloring, I fussy cut her and set her aside to await her cue.

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The card front began with a piece of the new This Christmas DSP (annual catalog).  I cut it a little bigger than I needed and tore it down to size.  Then I flicked the edges with Old Olive on a sponge.  To age the paper a bit, I lightly sponged the entire piece with Crumb Cake.  Then I SNAILd it to my Crumb Cake card base.

I cut out several Old Olive pine boughs, using my Perfect Pines Thinlits, and a few Bermuda Bay berries and leaves.  Then I dry fit everything onto my card front.

And took a picture so I could re-create it!
Wonder of Christmas Pines in progress 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
How many of you out there remember when we didn’t have cell phones at all, let alone ones with cameras?  I do – but it’s like a distant nightmare.  I can’t even imagine not having a cell phone anymore.  Remember pay phones?  That only took coins (not credit cards)?!? My gosh – it was like making fire with sticks!!🙂

So then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere all my pieces onto the This Christmas paper.  See?  Perfect match!

Wonder of Christmas Pines in progress 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers
After that, it was just a matter of adding my layers.  I used two lengths of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhering them with Liquid Glue.  Over that I wound some Copper Metallic Thread, using Glue Dots to keep the loops in place.  Finally, I stuck my Wonder of Christmas angel on with a combination of Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

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And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I tore another piece of This Christmas DSP down to size and repeated the Old Olive and Crumb Cake sponging.  Over that, I placed a piece of torn and lightly sponged Very Vanilla card stock.  The sentiment, from Wonder of Christmas, is stamped in Old Olive.

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I adhered a couple more Pretty Pines die cuts in Old Olive and Bermuda Bay in the bottom corner, and that was it for the card!

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On the front of my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I used the Pretty Pines die cut negatives as a stencil to sponge a couple of Old Olive pine boughs and a Bermuda Bay berry.  Then I adhered a Bermuda Bay die cut bow on top, trimming the excess with my snips…

Wonder of Christmas Pines 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers…and I used a little more of the Crumb Cake-sponged sheet music design from the This Christmas DSP to add a custom envelope flap cover.

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Et Voila!  My final result barely resembles my first draft of Tuesday morning, but I’m a lot happier with this version.  Hope you like!

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

Now that you’ve seen my card, 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

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 15 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6

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 $8.00 in the brand new 2016-17 Annual Catalog.


It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details!🙂


Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

Almost there, folks – and you’ll get to see things like the Wonder of Christmas and the Pretty Pines Thinlits! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Wonder of Christmas angel

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ (inner liner)

This Christmas DSP:   3 3/4″ x 4 5/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″x 4 7/8″ (mat for inner liner); envelope flap

Old Olive Card Stock: Perfect Pines die cuts

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: Perfect Pines die cuts

 

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! Sneak Peek – Basket of Wishes and Cookie Cutter Halloween!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Wednesday, signaling that we’re cresting the hill and getting ready to slide on into another weekend!  And – in the case of this Wednesday….is one week and a day from the kick-off of the 2016 Holiday Catalog ordering season.  I’m thinking about putting my Christmas tree up, just in solidarity!

Just kidding.  That would be crazy.

Right?

I do have a totally unrelated question?  Does anyone know how many times a week Bachelor in Paradise is on?  Appears to me to be on every night.  And…how many Bachelor spin-offs are there these days?  Bachelors of the Serengeti?  Bachelor on the Orient Express?  Bachelor VS Predator?  Bachelor – The Bores Awaken?

Thank goodness for Big Bang Theory – no matter how many times I watch it – it’s just flat funny!🙂 Perfect background noise for blog typing!

My card for today showcases another couple of stamp sets coming to you soon in the Holiday Catalog.  Cookie Cutter Halloween and Basket of Wishes.  As I’ve mentioned before – both Cookie Cutter Halloween and Cookie Cutter Christmas use the fun Cookie Cutter Builder punch – which you’ll be able to purchase as a bundle with Cookie Cutter Christmas!🙂

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I combined these with some Petals & Paisleys DSP and this is what I got.  Take a look-see:

 

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My layout came from the design sketch challenge #62 at Stamp Ink Paper.

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I did a little something different with this card – I started with my Delightful Dijon card base and ran the front of it thru the Big Shot in the Petal Burst TIEF.  It’s a pretty enough folder that the de-bossed side – visible when you open the card – looks just as good as the front!  I wrapped a piece of the new-in-the-Annual-Catalog Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the card – securing it in the front with a couple of Glue Dots.  That way the inside of the card still looks pretty when you open it!🙂

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I SNAILd a piece of the Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Mint Macaron mat and SNAILd it directly to the card front.  Then I went ahead and made my sentiment, stamping the words in Cajun Craze ink using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  I snipped the word out and adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a circle of Very Vanilla and a mat of Mint Macaron with two dies from the Circles Layering Framelits.  I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to add some faux stitches, then I SNAILd them together and popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Using Crumb Cake ink, I stamped the basket and veggies images from Basket of Wishes on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I used Blender Pens to color the image – using Crumb Cake for the basket, and Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi for the vegetables.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.  I did cut the leaves but I did not cut the little curly-do’s.  I mean, I’m good, but come on!🙂  Using my stylus, I rounded the basket a little and set it aside.

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The little scarecrow dude from Cookie Cutter Halloween is also stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla.  He’s colored with Blender Pens and Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  I punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and then adhered him to the card with some Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional under his head.  Then I popped the basket over the top of him with Dimensionals.  And I added a couple of curly-do’s with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker.  And that was it for the front of the card.

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On the inside, I added another little scarecrow – using the exact same coloring technique as the dude on the front – to the corner of a Very Vanilla Panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Mint Macaron mat and then into my Delightful Dijon card base, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got one more Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow on the front…

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…and a custom envelope flap cover from another little bit of Petals & Paisleys DSP.

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Et Voila!  Yet another group of tempting goodies arriving soon in the Holiday Catalog!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6 

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 $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.


Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Time is Growing Short!

Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52


STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES

ONLY 5 MORE DAY TO GET YOUR SHARES!

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Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!


It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details!🙂


Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.


Hope you’re excited about the Holiday Catty going live – I know I am!

Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop day – so be sure to check back to see all our projects! We’ll go live at 7am Eastern…

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

Only 8 days before I’ll be able to include links for all the goodies – like Cookie Cutter Halloween, Basket of Wishes and Petals & Paisleys DSP 

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for art circle)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ Circle (art circle); base for Basket of Wishes and Cookie Cutter Halloween

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (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! Sneak Peek – Jar of Haunts Happy Halloween!

Good morning, y’all – it’s Tuesday and I have a confession to make.  This may come as a shocker.

I sometimes overthink my cards.

Yes – it’s true.  I especially do this when I’ve spent the day doing all sorts of things that have nothing to do with making cards.  Today – well, Monday – I moved furniture around in my living room.  And laundered the dog-bed-turned-cat-bed.  And vacuumed.  And set up another table to make a photo-booth area.  And talked on the phone with work.  And with Wayne.  Reset the clocks on the cat feeders.  Scrubbed spots on the carpet.

The end result of all this spinning was that I started thinking about a card for today – Tuesday – at 5:30.  That’s pretty late for me.  The lateness just makes me hurry and make mistakes.  And – overthink every little piece.😉

I did have a sketch to work from, so that helped.  And I did know I wanted to do a non-Christmas card.  I figured Fall or Halloween.  So I pulled out the new Jar of Haunts stamp set – which coordinates so nicely with the Everyday Jars Framelits!

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There are two stamp sets in the new 2016 Holiday Catalog that work wth Everyday Jars – cool, huh?🙂

So – I used Jar of Haunts and some Halloween Nights DSP, and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Hang Your Stocking Cookie Cutter Christmas!

Hey, ya’ll!  Here we are on a Monday again – and it’s the 22nd of August.  Can you even believe that?  The weather is surely hot and humid enough for August, but… I actually have trees that are showing some yellow leaves.  And I don’t think they’re dying from heat!  I have leaves in my pond.  Could it….could it actually be….thinking about….maybe….Fall?!?  Oh my goodness, I hope so!!  Don’t you?

One might think I’d have made a Fall card for you today, but au contraire!  I went all Christmas!  I’ve been trying to be good and not inundate you with Christmas – unlike the stores who I suspect will have trees up in a week or so!  But, I can’t help it very much – I love Christmas and the new Holiday Catty has so many good Christmas goodies…..

I used some sentiments from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set – didn’t use the Framelits that coordinate on this one.  And – just cuz I have it, I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the matching Cookie Cutter Builder punch (don’t forget that this punch also works with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!).

 Hang Your Stocking Bundle - Stamps-N-Lingers

Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle - Stamps-N-Lingers

I made a shutter card for you with these stamp sets and some Candy Cane Lane DSP – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Greetings From Detailed Santa!

Welcome welcome, y’all!  If you’ve stopped by from Amy’s blog, thanks for taking the time to visit!  If you’re one of my regulars – well, you guys already know I’m happy and grateful to see you!🙂

As I sit here typing away on Saturday night, I’ve got one of my favorite movies of all time playing….The Fifth Element.  Do y’all know it?  Bruce Willis at his sexiest best! I’m a total sucker for Snake Eaters – real or fictional!  And for the guys…. Milla Jojovich.  Yes, even I can admit she’s gorgeous!  But, Bruce?  Yea.

Best line of the movie….”Do you…mind….if I try?”  Followed by a quick shoot-’em-up and “Anyone else want to negotiate?”  And who can forget….”Big badda BOOOOM!!!?”  And “Multi-paaaas”.  Or….”Negative…I am a meat popsicle”.  Oh, there’s just too many good lines!🙂

Ha – I’m chuckling just in anticipation of seeing and hearing those scenes again! Picture me rubbing my hands together with glee!

So while I do that, how’s about I share a quick card that uses the new coming-to-a-2016-Holiday-Catalog-near-you Greetings From Santa bundle?  Greetings from Santa is the same of the stamp set, and it coordinates with the Detailed Santa Thinlits.

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All I needed to add to this bundle for my card today was a piece of the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack and some Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Totally Trees Stylized Birthday!

Well, good morning – I’m grateful to y’all for giving me a few minutes of your Saturday morning!  I’ll confess that my title is a tad misleading – only the Totally Trees stamp set – from the new Holiday Catalog is a true “sneak peek”!  But – the Stylized Birthday stamp is new in the Annual Catalog – and new to me!  My oh-so-uber-cool upline and friend, Amy Koenders, suprised me with it the other day!  This was a stamp I had on my Wish List but just hadn’t acquired yet.  So, it was wicked cool to get it out of the blue!

And I was right to want it on my wish list!  It’s a really pretty little sentiment – it’s an a la carte stamp, which means you get one image.  And it’s a good one!

Totally Trees is a lot of fun – it’s got lots of different images and you can put them together in all sorts of ways to make lots and lots of…well,  trees!!  And a sun.  And…coconuts, too!

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I added a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge and here’s what resulted.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Better Together Flourishing Sympathy!

Good morning, y’all.  I hope your week went well and that you’re all ready for the weekend.  And that you’re all safe and sound – there are many of our fellows this morning that are neither safe, nor sound.  If any of you are in the floods or fires – you have my heartiest wish for better times.😦

My card today is a sympathy card for a friend.  She requested one – I don’t know if this is going to answer the mail or not.  She wanted it personalized, but had no ideas for how to do that.  So…hopefully “pretty” will work!

I used some of the pretty copper foil paper from the soon-to-be-available Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP and some from the Irresistibly Floral DSP in the Annual Catalog.  With the addition of my Better Together sentiments, and some die cuts, I got what I think is a lovely sympathy card.  Take a look-see:

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