Stampin’ Up! A Nice Cuppa and a Love & Affection Sneak Peek!

Good morning to y’all – it’s Monday again!  I’m two days from heading out on the next trip.  This one I get to drive to, so my list of things to take (can you say every comfort of home?  Well, except the kitties.  They emphatically declined the invitation! 🙂 ) is long!  And to say that I’ll have nearly every SU! thing I own….well.  You know that’s true!  I’m trying to keep from talking myself into taking my Stamp-N-Storage ink pad combo holder!  It would be sooo nice to have there….  what do you guys think?? 🙂

My share for today is a Mother’s Day card.  Since that’s like…tomorrow! 🙂  I used a little old (retiring) and a little new (not yet available).  A Nice Cuppa – and its matching Framelits are leaving us soon – so…get them while they last!  And, for my paper I dove into my Playful Palette DSP Stack.  Finally, I grabbed a sentiment from the Love & Affection stamp set in the upcoming catalog.  Oh, and a little Awesomely Artistic for good measure!  Take a look-see:

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Guess I might not have mentioned the Botanical Builder Framelits?

I played along with two challenges for this one.  The first, for the layout design, is Freshly Made Sketches #233:

FMS 233 Sketch

The second was a Theme sketch – TGIF Challenge #52!

TGIFC52 Sketch

I started out by SNAILing a piece of the coming-soon Playful Palette DSP stack to a mat of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I got a little creative with the round element of the sketch, choosing to use a teacup shape from the Cups & Kettle Framelits, which I cut from a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I SNAILd it to the card front and added my horizontal elements.

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I laid a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon across the panel and then wrapped that with a piece of Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon (this is retired, but you can snag it right now in the Clearance Rack!).  I added a layer of Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (retiring soon!) and then a triple wrap of Metallic Gold Baker’s twine (yes, also retiring at the end of May).  That last bit was going to set me up for my final embellishing!

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The flowers are all cut using dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I cut large and small flowers from Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride card stock.  I also cut two fern leaves in Mint Macaron.  To pull in some more gold, I looped Gold Metallic Thread on top of my teacup, securing it with a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I started layering the flowers, starting with the fern leaves, and then three flowers adhered with Liquid Glue and three popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I added a Pearl Basic Jewel to each flower just to finish off the bouquet.

For the sentiment, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment from A Nice Cuppa in Mint Macaron in the center.  Around it, to conjure the linen look of the card front, I stamped the image from Awesomely Artistic in Blushing Bride all around the sentiment, and lightly sponged the edges.  Then I matted it on Blushing Bride and used some Dimensionals on the top and bottom to adhere it over the ribbon layers.  The ribbons are actually a tiny bit thicker than the Dimensionals, so the result is a slightly rounded profile to the sentiment panel, which is kind of cool!
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I finished the front of the card with one tiny bow made from the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, adhered with Liquid Glue, and a few of the Pearl Basic Embellishments on the sentiment panel.

On the inside of the card, I did another panel of Very Vanilla, adding the lightly sponged linen image from Awesomely Artistic around the outside in Blushing Bride.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Love & Affection in Mint Macaron and SNAILd it into my Blushing Bride card base (no additional inner liner mat on this card).

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I SNAILd the card front on and that did it for the card! 🙂

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My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Blushing Bride flowers, pulled from the Love & Affection stamp set.  This is two stamp images – both done in Blushing Bride.  I filled the centers in with my Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker…

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…and the inside liner, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits (another retiring goody!), is another piece of the Playful Palette DSP Stack.

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Et Voila!   A bouquet for Mother’s Day, combining some of our favorites that are leaving us soon and some new friends we’ll get to meet in June.  Hope you like!

Folks – the retiring list is chock-a-block filled with ribbon and trim – don’t miss your chance to get some.  All the items I used today are available now – but won’t be when supplies run out!  And A Nice Cuppa is available as a retiring bundle with its Cups & Kettle Thinlits.  There’s just over a month left!

BUT – there’s only a WEEK left for FREE shipping on any order of $50 (before shipping and taxes) and DOUBLE peppermints on the same order! Combine the retiring items with extra rewards and free shipping while you can! 🙂

See you tomorrow for updates from Stampin’ Up!



Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

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For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

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Double Peppermints

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

So – take advantage of the good deals in the Retiring List, get extra peppermint points AND earn free shipping! 🙂

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Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

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HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C

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 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


Love & Affection stamp set and Playful Palette DSP Stack will be available on 1 June 16


Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment panel mat); Botanical Builder flowers

Very Vanilla Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment panel); Botanical Builder flowers

Playfull Palette DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope liner

Birthday Bouquet DSP:  Cups & Kettle die cut teacup

Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron card stock: Botanical Builder flowers

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Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! A Nice Cuppa and a Love & Affection Sneak Peek!

  1. Barb

    Lovely Mother’s Day card! Love the new DSP and the inside sentiment. And as far as taking your needed supplies, my motto is if it fits, take it 😉😃👍🏼

  2. Hmmm – that’s a pretty accurate motto, Barb! And it’s not all that heavy to get into the hotel…. 😉 Thanks! 🙂

  3. Mom

    Beautiful card, Mary. Embellishments are lovely, and the pretty pink plaid is the perfect background for them. You are the best!

  4. Oh, most definitely take the ink pad holder! And everything else that you can shove into your van…I’d leave an empty desk back home if I had to live in a hotel for a few weeks. 😉 Beautiful card, love the little cup of flowers, great colors and design! 🙂

    • I think I’m going to! Seems silly to try to stack the ink pads in a cardboard box, doesn’t it? Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  5. What a lovely Mother’s Day card! I love that bouquet you’ve created! Lovely background paper as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Beautiful card for Mother’s Day! Love your sweet bouquet! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  7. Thank you, Linda! 🙂

  8. Lovely card Mary – the diecut flowers really give it a beautiful look! Thanks for joining our “mom” theme at TGIF 🙂

  9. Thanks so much, Holly! 🙂

  10. Such a beautiful card Mary. I love how you have layered up the different types of ribbon, to almost make a belly band. They look so perfectly neat too!! Thanks for joining us at TGIF – Chlo xx

  11. Just gorgeous Mary. Love the pretty DSP mixed with the woven pattern from Awesomely Artistic. The die cut flowers are a stunning touch to an amazin card. Thanks for playing along this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

  12. Thanks so much, Rochelle! 🙂

  13. Mercedes Weber

    I had to giggle about the road trip! I totally pack as much of my craftroom can fit too! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for this weeks TGIF Challenge!

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