Stampin’ Up! Textured Basket of Wishes!

Good morning, y’all – happy Sunday!  Today’s going to be fun – we’ve got our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “business” meeting!  I put it in quotes, cuz – while we do take care of some business, we also eat our lunch and make a few projects.  And it’s really fun to get to be with some of our fellow demonstrators who are lucky enough to be in Amy Koenders’ downline!  I’m always glad when I get to be home when the “in person” meetings are being held!

Wayne made it safely home, a smidge before I got the house as “done” as I’d planned, but…it’s all good!  Good to have him back in the house – even if there’s the usual adjustment period.  Dinner on a schedule, sharing the remote, socks on the coffee table.  Not the ones with his feet in them – the ones he takes off at the end of the day!  It’s his version of dropping his underwear on the floor – which he doesn’t do! LOL.  But, as I said, it’s good to have him home!  I know his mom is missing having him there with her in the rehab center.😦

My card for today is a bit of an homage to Fall – cuz I know it’s going to get here soon!  Weather folks on tv say Wednesday.

So…you know that’s gonna happen, right?😉

I used the pretty Basket of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday catalog and one of my favorite texture sets – Touches of Texture – from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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This one plays along with two challenges.  The first is the Viva La Verve sketch challenge – the second challenge for September:

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And I also used a Photo Week challenge from Just Us Girls.  Challenge #362:

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I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, which I tore all around the edges.  Then I used the big splattering of tiny dots image from Touches of Texture, stamping it all over in Crumb Cake ink.  Sometimes full strength and sometimes stamping a second time without re-inking.  Then I added the flower image, all over (leaving a blank spot for my sentiment) in Delightful Dijon.

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I cut a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – the same length as the card – and used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.

The sentiment, from Basket of Wishes, I stamped in the corner in Early Espresso.

For my art, I matted a small piece of Serene Scenery DSP to a Delightful Dijon mat and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut two pieces with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits – one in Crumb Cake and one in Cajun Craze.  To give them some texture, I used the same dots image from Touches of Texture and stamped all over the die cuts in Early Espresso ink.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card.

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The focal art is from Basket of Wishes.  I stamped the basket in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla, then added the flower bunch in Soft Suede.  I colored the image with my Clear Wink of Stella brush – using Soft Suede on the basket, and Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive on the flowers.  Then I cut it out using a die from the Circles Layering Framelits.

I got the bright idea to make the circle look a little like a sunflower.  So…I punched a flower with my Flower Medallion Punch from a piece of Delightful Dijon.  Then I made some stitches all around the edge of the flower with my Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker.  

I added the circle with some Liquid Glue – and then it seemed like a good idea to add some stitches to that as well, so I did!

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The final touch – see him up there? – is a little buzz-bee from the….Jar of Love stamp set!  I stamped him with Early Espresso ink on some Vellum card stock, adding some Crushed Curry to his body with my marker and cut him with his little die in the Everyday Jars Framelit set.  Then I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add him to the basket – and the card front was done!

It’s mounted a little differently than usual – I SNAILd a panel of Delightful Dijon to my Crumb Cake card base – then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On the inside, I tore the edges of another piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Then I stamped around the edges with the Touches of Texture in Crumb Cake.  In the middle, I stamped the flower image, in Delightful Dijon – stamping off twice before I stamped the card.  

Then I SNAILd it to a Delightful Dijon mat and into my Crumb Cake card base.  And that was it!

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On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I stamped more of the Touches of Texture flower in Delightful Dijon on the front…

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…and then I borrowed an idea from my friend and downline Beth Hooper (check her card out here!), and added the little flower image from Basket of Wishes to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This one has a lot going on, but I think it works!  I love Touches of Texture for all the possibilities it gives you.  And, of course, Basket of Wishes is just flat beautiful! Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!

You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.

AND!!

You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
Check them out and get them before they’re gone!

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COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

buy-three-get-one-dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Hope your Sunday is a good as mine’s going to be!  Enjoy the day – and I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (then edges torn, card front and inner liner); Swirly Bird die cut

Delightful Dijon Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for Serene Scenery DSP); Flower Punch flower

Serene Scenery DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3″ (front panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 7/8″ circle (art circle)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: Swirly Bird 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Jolly Friends Christmas Magic

Good mornin’, y’all!  Happy Saturday – hope you’re planning something fun!  My hubby’s coming home today – he’s been gone for 6 or 7 weeks now, taking care of his mom.  She had a car accident back in July – and….well.  It’s been a long few weeks.  So, he’ll get home this afternoon – probably pretty tired.  I need to get the house cleaned up and have something good planned for dinner!

Yes.  I am a Holly-Homemaker like that.  Sometimes!

Not a lot – but sometimes. And my definition includes the fun stuff….cooking tasty things (someone else cleans up), growing fun stuff in the garden (someone else weeds, de-bugs), crafting (would be lovely if someone else tidied up after me), kissing pony noses (someone else clean stalls and sweep the aisle)….you get the drift!😉

My master plan is to get my house cleaned up one last time and then maybe hire someone to come in and do it for me!  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?!?  I could card make, and cook and gather up stuff for the Goodwill.  Without that pesky housecleaning hanging over my head all the time.

That’s how it feels to me – like a giant weight hanging over my head.  I detest housecleaning.  Gives me a panic knot in my throat to think about doing it.  But I like a clean house, so it’s a conundrum for me!

Anyway – enough of my housekeeping angst!  Let’s talk about something fun, like a card, shall we?  I played with the Jolly Friends stamp set – specifically the moose.  He’s so cute!  And I added a couple of nice sentiments from the Christmas Magic set.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with a sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, challenge #191:

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And I also played along with a technique challenge from TGIF Challenges….#74:

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Fortunately the folks at TGIF said I didn’t have to use “real” stitches!!  So I could use my little faux ones!

I built the card kind of in stages.  First I cut my frames – I used different size scalloped edge dies from the Squares Layering Framelits to cut pieces of Real Red and Crumb Cake.  Then I used smaller straight edge dies to cut the middles out.  I stitched them up with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

Next up?  The Jolly Friends moose.  I stamped him in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White and fussy cut him out.  Then I colored him in with my Clear Wink of Stella “paint” brush – I gave him some Blushing Bride “cheeks”, a Crumb Cake head, and Sahara Sand antlers.

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To make him uber-cool, I gave him some Maui’s….I used sticky notes to mask his antlers off and then stamped the little sunglasses from Jolly Friends in Basic Black Archival Ink.

Then I figured out how the frames were going to be arranged and how he was going to be inside them.

Next I cut a Whisper White card front, and my Candy Cane Lane DSP square and its Real Red mat.  I dry fit everything together so that I could find where my sentiment needed to be.  Once I had that, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the little sentiment from Christmas Magic in Real Red.

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I really wasn’t sure how the sentiment was going to look if I embossed the panel, but I figured….what the heck!?  So, I ran it thru the Big Shot in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF (stitching…sewing…knitting?!?).  When it came out – the sentiment looked just fine, so I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat.

I SNAILd the matted Candy Cane Lane square to the card front and trimmed up the excess.

The framed moose is made as a separate piece.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything together first, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals all over the back of it to pop it onto the card.  And that was it for the card front!🙂

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On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Christmas Magic in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped the Jolly Friends moose in Early Espresso, peeking in the corner.  He’s colored exactly the same way I colored Mr. Moose on the front.

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I “stitched” all the way around the panel and the moose with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat and into my Crumb Cake card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated Mr. Moose – including the stitches and his cool shades –  on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope…

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

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Et Voila!  Mr. Jolly Friends Moose has got himself hung up in the picture frames, for sure!  But, he’s so cool – he looks like he meant to be there, doesn’t he?!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!

You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.

AND!!

You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
Check them out and get them before they’re gone!

clearance-photopolymers


COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

buy-three-get-one-dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Have a great Saturday and I’ll see y’all tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 2 1/4″ square frame

Real Red Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3 3/8″ square (mat for Candy Cane Lane DSP); 2 1/2″ square frame, 2″ square frame

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)

Candy Cane Lane DSP: 3 1/4″ square (front panel); 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Wishes

Happy Friday, y’all!  Day Two of Fall.  I have to say that day one kind of….wait for it…fell short! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!  I’m crackin’ myself up!!  

It was not at all “Fall-like” here today.

Which is getting tough on my ponies – who’ve been getting ready for winter as fast as they can for the past few weeks.  Furry coats when it’s 90 are kind of a pain, dontcha know?!  They come in in the evening more than ready for a quick shower while they have their dinner under the fans!

Contrary to the temperatures outside, I’ve got a wintery-cool card to share with you today.  I recently acquired the Santa’s Sleigh bundle from the Holiday Catalog and decided it was time to ink it up!  Take a look-see:

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My design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #255:

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And the color palette comes from the Pals Paper Arts color challenge #319:

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I started with a piece of 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper in Mint Macaron – I think it looks kind of like a snow flurry.

Doesn’t it?

So – I played around with what color to mat it on – and ended up going monochromatic with a Mint Macaron card stock mat.  Not my usual, but…I liked it the best, really.

The center panel is a Whisper White piece, that I embossed in my Softly Falling TIEF, matted it on Mint Macaron and SNAILd it to the card front.

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Then I wrapped a piece of Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Now, I told you this was the first time I used my Santa’s Sleigh bundle, yes?  Well, I’m officially in love with it – particularly this pine tree and its matching die.  It’s such a pretty, stylized tree – and the die cuts it perfectly!  I stamped it on Whisper White in Versamark, and then heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I rinsed and repeated twice more.

Well.  Didn’t rinse.  That would be silly…

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I cut them all out with their Santa’s Sleigh thinlit die.  To adhere them – I stuck a little piece of Stampin’ Dimensional under the very top of each tree and under the very bottom of each trunk.  Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue on the rest of the tree to stick them on.  To the very tip-top of the center tree, I adhered a Gold star from the Metallics Enamel Shapes.

My sentiment, also from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set – this is a full-service bundle! – is heat embossed in Silver on a strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  I snipped the end into a banner, and adhered it over the trees with Liquid Glue.

The last touch is a little bow – heat embossed with Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder from the Holiday Catalog – and cut with its matching Santa’s Sleigh die.  Then I adhered it to the banner with a little Liquid Glue, and the card front was done!

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On the inside, I stamped the second Santa’s Sleigh sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White.  And, cuz I think it’s pretty cute and I love this Emerald Envy Glitter – I gave it another little bow.

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I matted it on Mint Macaron and SNAILd it into my Emerald Envy card base.  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The Whisper White Medium Envelope was easy to gussy up (no naked envelopes!!) with a couple of Emerald Envy Glittery bows on the front…

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…and then I used some of the Mint Macaron Envelope Paper on the flap.

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Et Voila!  This one makes me feel a little cooler just looking at it!  The Santa’s Sleigh bundle is a sure-fire winner – this barely scratches the surface of what’s in the set!  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!

You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.

AND!!

You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
Check them out and get them before they’re gone!

clearance-photopolymers


COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

buy-three-get-one-dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Enjoy the last day of the work week – and I hope that wherever you are, Fall has fallen in line.

See what I did there?

See y’all tomorrow!🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for center panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ (center panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Santa’s Sleigh die cut trees

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 3/8″ x 3″ (sentiment banner)

2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (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!

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Stampin’ Up! Totally Suite Paisley Trees for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. If you’re following along, you’ll know this is a color challenge week.  We changed some things up a bit, though – now you may see us use a sketch or design challenge to help us get our creative juices flowing.  Yeah!  I’m excited to see what everyone did with these pretty colors this week.  Hope you are, too, and that you’ll check out all the projects from the ladies-who-hop!

Here’s our color scheme…perfect for the first official day of Fall, don’t you think??

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Before I get into my card – let me share the news.  I know many of you probably had a sleepless night, worrying about whether I hurt myself getting on my hands and knees to search for my AWOL spider from the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  And if that wasn’t concerning you – you were anxious about whether I found him – or vacuumed him up!

Well….I found him!🙂

I searched thru all my scrap paper.  Used a flashlight to peer around under the desk.  Emptied the trash cans – searching (a little bit!) thru the papers in them to see if he was there.  No joy.  I slumped back in despair, knowing I had no choice but to pull up my big girl panties and get down and run my hand all over the floor, hoping I’d feel him.  As I gazed dejectedly down at said floor (have I mentioned I need to vacuum?!?), I noticed an oddly shaped scrap of Real Red card stock.

It looked….blurry…on one end.

Could it….?  Could it possibly be??

Not holding out much hope, I reached down and picked up the scrap.

And, by golly – there he was!!  Clinging stubbornly to that scrap of card stock.  I know he was hoping I’d find him – he’d lost his way – and not vacuum him up!

There was much singing and rejoicing!  And while he was singing and bouncing around,  I gave him a stern talking to for scaring me and a time out.  In his stamp case.  If he thinks I’m just going to jump up and stamp his little image on something anytime soon…well, he’s just got another think coming to him!😉

So – what did I do with these colors for today?  Well, I didn’t stamp a spider, that’s for darned sure!  I pulled out the Suite Seasons stamp set, which is just chock-a-block full of great sentiments for the season.  I suppose that’s why it’s called that…  I added some trees from Totally Trees and dressed it all up with beautiful Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

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I used this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge to help me with my design.  Mojo Monday #466:

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I started by SNAILing a piece of Mint Macaron design-paper from the Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Rich Razzleberry mat.  For the small rectangle on the left, I SNAILd the copper-foil-embossed paper – also from Petals & Paisleys – to a second Rich Razzleberrry mat.  And SNAILd that to my card front.

The art began with the sentiment from Suite Seasons.  I inked the image with Versamark, then with my Delightful Dijon ink, stamped it on a Very Vanilla square, and sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated it up – resulting in a shiny, embossed, Delightful Dijon sentiment!

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My trees, from Totally Trees, are stamped three times in Versamark ink, sprinkled with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heated.  Then I colored the leaves with my Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon Stampin’ Write Markers.  I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry Mat and then to the card front.

My ribbons are from the 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog in Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon.  I snipped little banner ends and then wrapped them over the top of the card, securing the end with scotch tape.  I used a little line of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stick the ribbons down on the card.

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For the embellishment, I cut a little shape from Copper Foil with my Paisleys Thinlits and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue.  Using a Glue Dot, I added a small Classy Designer Button.  I finished it off with a little bow that I’d tied with a length of Linen Thread and two lengths of Copper Metallic Thread, adhering that with a Glue Dot, too.  And that was it for the card front!🙂

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On the inside, I SNAILd a Very Vanilla panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat.  Then I used a small image from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and – stamping off once first – ran it up the side of the panel in Delightful Dijon.

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I SNAILd it into my Delightful Dijon card base, added the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a line of stamped-off-once Paisleys & Posies images across the front…

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…and some more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap!

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Et Voila!  This pretty Thanksgiving-worthy card holds so many of my favorite things from the Holiday Catalog!  And it sure was easy to put together, too!  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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!

You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.
AND!!

You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for DSP rectangle); 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for art panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner);  2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (art panel)

Petals & Paisleys DSP:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (front rectangle); 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Haunts Basket of Wishes

I’ve lost a spider.

He’s just a tiny little thing.

Black.

The requisite number of legs.

Clear around the edges.

About the size of my pinky fingernail.

Know what I’m talking about?

You might guess it – it’s one of my favorite images in the Holiday Catalog.

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As I was making today’s card, I pulled out the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  Started stamping my favorite pumpkin image.  Stamp stamp sta….

Hey!

Wha…..?  Where….?

Where’s the spider?

I searched the whole stamp case.  Looked under the piles of scrap paper on my desk.  Rolled back a little and peered under my desk.  

Nuthin’.  Nada.

Tomorrow I’m going to take a flashlight and get on my hands and knees – I have to prepare ahead for this, it’s no longer the easy maneuver it was a few years ago – and see if I can find him.  Cuz….soon I have to run the vacuum.  Like – soon.  And it will definitely find him if he’s down there.  And then he’ll be lost in the vacuum vortex with some real spiders who had a bad day.

Keep your fingers crossed, please.  I want him BACK!!! No. I neeeed him back – I don’t know if I can make it thru the Halloween season without him.😦

Let’s take a look at the card I was making when I realized that the spider had flown the web.  As I already mentioned, it uses the Jar of Haunts stamp set and a sentiment from the Basket of Wishes set.  And a few little touches from….Glamper Greetings.  Sounds like a bit of a mishmash, huh?  Well, see what you think.  Take a look-see:

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I let two sketch challenges drive this one – the first is the design.  Hand Stamped Sentiments #247 is where this one came from:

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And I played with a theme challenge from The Paper Players.  PP313 is why there’s pumpkins and pies on my card!

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I started by stamping the two little images from Glamper Greetings all over a Pumpkin Pie panel in Pumpkin Pie ink and Tangerine Tango.  

Then I SNAILd it to a Silver Foil mat.  Over that, I added a piece of Halloween Night DSP, SNAILd in Silver Foil.

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The pumpkins, from my spider-less Jar of Haunts set, are stamped in Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla.  Then I used ink from the lid of my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and colored them in, using my old Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I added some extra shading with more Tangerine Tango.

The stems are stamped in Soft Suede – then I outlined the stem portion in Early Espresso with my Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves in Always Artichoke.  I used the Clear Wink to color the leaves with Old Olive – but letting the Pumpkin Pie show thru as well (which made a fall leaf color).  Then I colored the stems in with Soft Suede, still using the Clear Wink Glitter Brush.

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I fussy cut the three pumpkins and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them onto the card front.

For my sentiment, I used the nice one from Basket of Wishes – individually inking the three phrases with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, and covering the other phrases with Sticky Note tape.  I inked the middle image first – then added a Glamper Greeting Pumpkin Pie pie on either side.  Then I stamped the first and last phrase, and added a pie on either side!

I cut it down to size, and snipped little banners on the ends.  In lieu of another mat, I edged the banner with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the pumpkins.  And that did it for the card front!

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On the inside, I added a row of Glamper Greetings goodies across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel – pies in…Pumpkin Pie and Jack O’Lanterns in Tangerine Tango.

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

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got more of the same Glamper Greetings images across the bottom….

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…and more of the same on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  A little Halloween-ish, a little Fall-ish…kind of a sweet little card for Thanksgiving, I think.  Hope you like!🙂

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


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TODAY’S YOUR LAST CHANCE

You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through the end of today – 21 Sept!  

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COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Heeeerrreeee spider spider spider…..heeeerrrreeee spid……..

See y’all tomorrow!🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

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

Silver Foil:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for center DSP panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);

Halloween Nights DSP:  2″ x 5 1/8″ (small DSP panel 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Paisleys & Posies Grateful

Good morning, y’all!  How’s your week going?  I started mine with a trip to the doc – you know, to get some prescriptions refilled.  Cuz, they gotta listen to your chest, ask you the same questions they asked 6 months ago, take some blood – right after telling you that the tests from 6 months ago look just fine.  And then dispense the scripts.

Oh – and send the bill to the insurance.  Don’t forget that piece, right?

I like my doc, don’t get me wrong.  But…seems a bit like a money-making endeavor, to me.

And I learned a little lesson – one that I knew, but apparently had to relearn.  I have an ankle that’s been giving me some angst – I suspect it’s from an old sprain.  I asked if she’d look at it.

And then drove over to the Outpatient x-ray place – which is where she sent me right after pushing around on my ankle a bit.

So my 30 minute appointment turned into 3 hours.  And guess what’ll be the outcome?  “Looks like you maybe sprained it a couple years ago….did you?  Oh, and you’re getting old, so….”🙂

Sheesh.

Oh – the lesson?  Never, ever confess to anything “wrong” at the doctor’s (unless you want to spend half a day running around doing tests and stuff!).  I learned that long ago in my previous life, but….guess it slipped my mind!

But, I still had time to make a card – so I did!  This one uses the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, for the pretty sentiments, and Vintage Leaves, for an autumn-y touch.  I added some of the Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

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For my design, I used the sketch over at RetroSketches this week.  Sketch challenge #232:

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I started by SNAILing a panel of the Copper-embossed Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Cajun Craze mat.  I SNAILd a second, smaller, piece to another Cajun Craze mat and then SNAILd that to the card front.

I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere a 2015-2017 In Color Doily – in Mint Macaron – to the center panel.  Over that, I ran a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.

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My sentiment, from Paisleys & Posies (this is one of my fave sentiments ever!), I stamped in Versamark on Very Vanilla card stock, and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s matted on Cajun Craze and then popped over the ribbons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a Vintage Leaf in Versamark on Very Vanilla, heat embossed it in Copper, and cut it with its matching Leaflet die.  Then I used some Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it to the sentiment panel and card front.

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I added a few Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I heat embossed the Vintage Leaf in Copper down in the corner.

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I SNAILd it to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Mint Macaron card base.  The card front’s popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and that finished the card off!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Copper-embossed Vintage Leaf on the front…

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…and an envelope flap from the pretty Cajun Craze-design Petals & Paisleys DSP.

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Et Voila!  Vintage Leaves – pretty paisley paper – and a great sentiment all add up to a pretty Fall card.  Thank you card?  Just grateful to a friend card?  Yep – could be any of those things!  Hope you like!🙂

Speaking of paper – see what I did there? – check the BTHRGO (that’s Buy Three Get One Free – but it danged sure doesn’t just roll off the tongue, does it?!?)  deal coming up on 1 Oct!  Great way to stock up on some Designer Paper!  Scroll down for the deets.

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from 1 – 21 Sept!  Check out the discounted products for the week of

15 – 21 Sept below.

The sale products will change weekly so check back often – you don’t want to miss out on these great deals!

Click here to go right to them in my Online Store!

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COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Only a couple days left in the Special Offers – if there’s something you’ve got a hankerin’ for – best getcha some!

See y’all tomorrow!🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2′)

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for center DSP panel);  1 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2″ x 4″ (small DSP panel 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here with a Flourish!

Welcome back, folks – hope you enjoyed the Weekend Time Warp!  We actually had rain on Sunday!  It was wonderful – a little more than had been predicted, along with some lightning.  We sure do need it.  We could really use it every day for a week straight!

So here’s a thing.  You guys know I’ve been talking – sort of obscurely – about a dog.  You know we lost our guy last summer.  You know my hubby isn’t ready for another dog.

But, here’s the thing – I found one at a rescue that I thought might just be perfect!  He’s a 6 year old Aussie named Roy.  Wayne actually said – Ok – when I told him I wanted to get some more info.

My foot’s in the door, folks! I sent the application in – it was the only way to get said more info.

Then I went to dinner at my friend’s house.  And got an e-mail from the rescue.  Roy’s being adopted this weekend.

Waaaaahhhh.  I didn’t even know I wanted him until yesterday and now I’m super bummed cuz I can’t have him.  Waaaaaahhhhh!😦😦😦

I guess I just have to keep looking.  Foot – in door!

Now – my card for today.  It’s another sympathy card for my friend – the one I made last weekend (as I suspected) didn’t answer the mail.  She really really wanted the Sitting Here swing on the card.  That’s a really popular image, don’t you know?  So – I made another stab at it, with her requested sentiments from the Better Together stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Greetings From Santa!

Good morning!  If you’re here from Amy’s blog – welcome!  Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by.  Hope you’ll be back!

I just got back from another trip to the Goodwill drop off – they recognize my van, have my receipt ready, and tell me they’re glad to see me again and hope I’ll come back! Which I assure them I will – I think I could single-handledy keep the GA Goodwill Industry afloat for a decade!  And that’s without even going into the basement.😉

If I go into the basement – which I probably won’t, cuz….I just ain’t that tough! – I’ll keep all of the SE continental US in donated goods for…well…  A long time!

But, before I went to the Goodwill I made a fun card for Christmas.  This is a super easy, super fun fold, that’s both a greeting card and a holiday decor item.  This one uses the new Detailed Santa Thinlit and the coordinating Greetings From Santa stamp set – that I bought together as a bundle and saved a little dough!  Take a look-see:

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There’s a little battery-operated votive candle inside there, creating the glow.  Cool, huh?  Let me show you how to do it!

First though – I’m playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge #65:

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I started with a piece of 12″ x 4 1/4″ Real Red card stock, that I scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2″.  I cut a second piece of the card stock at 4 1/4″ square.  To make the card front, I lined up my Detailed Santa Thinlit die in the middle of what would be the front of the card.

Says Captain Obvious, from the Department of Redundancy Department!

Sorry.

I ran the 4 1/4″ square thru as well – I used the first piece to line things up so they’d both have the image cut out in the same place.

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Then I cut a square of Vellum card stock to 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the back of the cutout on the card base.  I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the second die cut square over the card base, sandwiching the vellum between the two pieces.  That way, the inside looks just as good as the outside when your recipient opens the card!🙂

On the inside, I used two pieces of Candy Cane Lane DSP to mat two pieces of Whisper White card stock.  One goes in the middle and one is the bottom piece that holds the card up!

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I used images from the Greetings From Santa stamp set, and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get them all lined up.  Everything is stamped in Real Red.  When you make this, the biggest trick is ensuring that your main sentiment – in my case “Merry Christmas” – is placed so that it’s visible when the card is standing open.

One of the dies in the Detailed Santa Thinlits makes different size stars, so I cut that die twice in Silver Foil and then used little tiny dabs of Liquid Glue to strew the stars (that’s star strewing) around on the two panels.

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The last thing to do is make the card “stops” – the two embellishments that hold the card in place.  For this one, I used two silver stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.  They weren’t tall enough by themselves to catch the card stock, so I mounted each little star on an equally small piece to Stampin’ Dimensional!  Just stand the card up how you want it – and eyeball the placement of your “stops”.  And that’s all there was to it!

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Then I looked at the front and decided it needed a little extra…something!  So – I ran a piece of Whisper White thru in the large Detailed Santa Thinlit die, and snipped his fluffy hat from the die cut.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the same area on the card.

And…didnt’ like it.  Still a little too…plain!  I decided I wanted to use some Silver Stampin’ Glitter on the fleece.  But I was askeered to do it right on my card – after all – if I hated it or messed it up, I’d be messing up the entire card!

So – I cut another piece of Whisper White, snipped the fleece and applied a little line of Liquid Glue around the edge.  Then I sprinkled it with the Silver Stampin’ Glitter.  When I shook off the excess, it looked good, so I adhered that to the card, too.  That makes the fleece trim of his hat be a double thickness – which worked out quite well!🙂

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For my envelope, I created a custom envelope – using the measurements on the Envelope Punch Board for a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ card.  Since this is bigger than my card already – I didn’t add any more size to the paper.  I used my White Envelope Paper again – sorry, but I just couldn’t make any of the active envelope papers work.  I’m calling SU! on Monday and asking why they retired the Neutrals – and asking them to please bring it back!🙂

Once I made the envelope, I decorated the front with a little of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape…

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…and then added some more Candy Cane Lane DSP to the flap.

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Et Voila!  A super cute card – that, with the addition of a little battery votive, becomes a fun decoration for the holidays!

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Hope you like!  I’ve made a couple others – check ’em out! You can click each picture to go to the post and see the directions, if you like.  :)

Festival of Trees Fun Fold 11 - Stamps-N-Lingers

Lighthearted Leaves 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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I hope you guys enjoyed this card and will try one for yourself! There’s lots of possibilities for your “glow-y” front! :)

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 12″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″); 4 1/4″ square (second panel to die cut and sandwich the Vellum Card Stock)

Vellum Card Stock:  3 7/8″ square (between the two Real Red panels)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ square (middle sentiment panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (end sentiment panel); Santa’s fleece trim

Candy Cane Lane DSP: 4 1/8″ square (mat for middle sentiment panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for end sentiment panel); envelope flap

Silver Foil: Detailed Santa Thinlit stars

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Stampin’ Up! Endless Thanks This Christmas Pines!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  My goal – yes, I actually have a goal – is to finish the living room re-arrangement that I started on Friday.

I’ve now officially annexed half of my living room as my craft area.  When Wayne gets home tonight, he’s gonna be….a little surprised.😉

Now, to be fair, I have a really large living room – so there’s space.  It just doesn’t look like anything you’re likely to see in a design magazine, you know?  And yes – I have an extra bedroom that I could set up in – but…I’m not a fan of being “off in a corner”.  I don’t need quiet to work – I like the television yakking in the background and activity around me.  Keeps me going!

Also – Martha Stewart never comes to visit and it’s my living room.

So…there!

My card for today depends on texture and a fun fold for its interest.  I made a thank you note, using the Endless Thanks stamp set, adding some This Christmas DSP in a fun drapery fold, some Pretty Pines boughs and some texture from the Pine Bough TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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I used a tutorial from the Split Coast Stampers website to make my This Christmas fun fold.  You can check it out right here.

I started by cutting a piece of This Christmas DSP to 7 3/4″ x 3″.  Then I cut the angle, per the tutorial.  I made y’all a template:

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Make a mark 1 1/2″ down the right side, and 3″ over from the bottom left corner, and use your trimmer to cut from point to point, to create the angle.

Then use your trimmer or Simply Scored Board to score at 3″, 3 1/2″, 5″ and 6 1/8″.  Make an accordion fold – folding the 3″ as a valley and then alternate mountain and valley.  Use a little SNAIL or Fast Fuse to adhere the folds down to the paper.

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I wanted my fold to be card-front sized, so I trimmed the un-folded side to make it be 4″ wide.

For the card front itself, I ran a panel of Garden Green card stock thru my Big Shot in the Pine Bough TIEF.  Then I used SNAIL and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the folded This Christmas DSP to the panel.

I ran a length of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, topping it with a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and securing them both in the back with scotch tape.  Over that, I ran some Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine.

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I stamped my Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso in the unembossed portion of the card front.

For my embellishment, I cut a couple of pine boughs with my Pretty Pines Thinlits in Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  I also cut a small “bow” and some berries from Cherry Cobbler.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the ribbon…

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The last little touch was to make a bow from Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine, capturing a couple of Mini Pinecones as I tied the bow.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere it over top of the card stock bow.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut two pine boughs from the corner using my Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Then I used SNAIL and Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to my Garden Green mat.  I made sure to get Liquid Glue on each of the little “needles”, to ensure the card stock was thoroughly adhered to the mat.

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I SNAIL the liner into my Crumb Cake card base and added the card front with SNAIL as well, and the card was done!

On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I used the two Very Vanilla pine boughs that I’d cut from the inner liner, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the front…

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…and added some more of the sheet music from This Christmas to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Sorry to keep using this piney set, but… I really love it!  And, I think it really shows that the same bundle can make so very many different kinds of “looks”, don’t you?!  Hope you like!🙂

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


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You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from 1 – 21 Sept!  Check out the discounted products for the week of

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Have a good Saturday and be thinking strong, positive “organize that house, Mary” thoughts, okay?🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cuts

Garden Green Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: Pretty Pines die cuts
This Christmas DSP: 3″ x 7 3/4″ (drapery fold); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Warm & Cheery Holly Jolly Layers

Good morning, y’all!  Yes, it’s true – it’s Friday again!  This week has flown by, hasn’t it?  Not sure why, but…it really has!

I have a new….friend.  Well.  Friend could be an exaggeration, since I’ll likely never see her again.

Meet….Maggie:

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I came across Maggie (named for the Ancho Magnifico peppers she’s cozying up to!) this morning as I picked a peck of non-pickled peppers.  I was able – just barely! – to keep from squealing like a girl (the ponies were watching – there’s an image to uphold, dontcha know?) and just casually greeted her.  And then really watched where I picked next!  She didn’t so much as wiggle!  She’s kinda cute, huh?  Doubt she’ll be there next time – will be off doing whatever frogs do!

My card today channels Outlander.  Do y’all watch that on Starz?  Or – better – have you read the series?  My mom introduced me to Outlander many years ago.  Once I got into that first book – which took me a minute – I read the entire series voraciously!  They.  Are.  Wonderful!  Dianna Gabaldon – the Outlander series.  If you’ve got a Kindle, you can get the entire set on Amazon.

Anywho – card.  A friend asked me what I’d do with the new Mini Tassels.  I hadn’t really figured anything out yet, just sort of figured it would be some kind of Halloween Card.  But when I started making this card….I started to think of the flashes used to hold up kilt hose.  Thus began my card with it’s artistically-licensed kilt-hose-flash!  I used the Holly Jolly Layers host-exclusive stamp set, some Warmth & Cheer DSP, and…a few little surprises.  Take a look-see:

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See the Mini Tassel?🙂

The card design hails from the Pals Paper Arts design sketch #318:

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This is a square card – so I also made a custom envelope!

The first step was to mat a square of the pretty plaid Warmth & Cheer DSP paper on a double mat of Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.  

Then I SNAILd that to the front of my 5″ square Whisper White card base.

The sentiment, from Holly Jolly Layers, is stamped on Whisper White in Emerald Envy ink, and cut out with a Circles Layering Framelits die.  I dabbed a little Cherry Cobbler on the berries with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used the back of one of the 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, and turned it from White to Black with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the doily.

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The next step was to build my flash.  I first heat embossed – in Silver – one of the smaller circle images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, and cut it with its matching die in the Paisleys Framelits.  I rounded it up with my stylus on the back of the circle.

Holly Berry Happiness also lent a hand – I stamped a couple of small holly leaves in Versamark on Emerald Envy, heat embossed them in Silver and cut them with the Holly Builder Punch.

The last piece to cut was a short pine bough with my Pretty Pines Thinlits, cut in Silver Foil.

I built the flash with two lengths of 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – one each in Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Emvy.  I used my Handheld Stapler to secure them together and some Liquid Glue to add the Silver pine bough and the two holly leaves.  Then a Glue Dot to add the Mini Tassle and a Stampin’ Dimensional for the silver “medallion”.

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I used a Glue Dot to add the flash to the card front, then another Glue Dot to nestle a Mini Pinecone into the decoration.  Finally, I made some “berries” with Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes.

I added the sentiment with more Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

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On the inside, I used a layer stack of Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White, and added a Basic Black-matted strip of the Warmth & Cheer DSP plaid across the bottom.

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I SNAILd it into the card and that was that!

I made a custom sized envelope with a piece of White Envelope Paper (this color is retired now – sorry!).  You can see my Tutorial on how to do this right here.  I used the dimensions for a 5″ x 5″ card on the Envelope Punch Board – plus 1/8″ to accommodate the embellishment on my card – to make a square envelope.  When you add the additional 1/8″, still use the score line measurement that’s on the Punch Board.

I ran a strip of the plaid Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape across the front…

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…and added some more of the Warmth & Cheer plaid paper to the envelope flap!

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Et Voila!  Or….er….Aye!  I may be a Sassenach, but….if you squint your eyes, I think it’s possible that a self-respecting Scottish lad might wear this flash to keep his plaid kilt hose up where they belong.

Maybe…🙂

Regardless – hope you like!

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


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You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from 1 – 21 Sept!  Check out the discounted products for the week of

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The Holly Jolly Layers stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards – so…you’ll need to host a workshop or place an individual order over $150 in product to get this one!  If you want it – let me help you get it!🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5″ x 10″ (card base, scored and fold at 5″); 1 7/8″ circle (sentiment); 4 5/8″ square (inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  3 1/2″ square (mat for DSP on front); 4 7/8″ square (mat for inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/8″ square (mat for DSP on front); 4 3/4″ square (mat for inner liner); 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Warmth & Cheer DSP:  3 1/4″ square (DSP on front); 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

Silver Foil:  Pretty Pines bough

Emerald Envy Card Stock: Holly Berry leaves

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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