Home again! Yeah!! Feels good to be back in the fold. The horses were glad to see me – well, they acted like they were glad…coulda just been the prospect of peppermints! 🙂 And I had a lap full of cat last night – which is pretty much about as good as it gets!!
Speaking of peppermints – just a quick reminder that this is such a great time to start filling up those wish lists from the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. In addition to the great specials that SU! is putting on in the month of June – you can earn DOUBLE peppermint rewards points right now thru Wednesday, 8 June! So…git yer shop on! 🙂
The focal point for my card today is the very pretty floral paper in the Affectionately Yours DSP. I used the paper and I replicated the flowers with the Love and Affection stamp set. With the addition of a sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set – available exclusively when you purchase the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – I ended up with a cheerful summery any occasion card. Take a look-see:
The design for this tall-and-skinny card was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday challenge sketch #450:
I started the card by building the first card front layer. Using a piece of new Peekaboo Peach card stock, I stamped one of the pretty floral images from Love and Affection, in Peekaboo Peach, all over the panel. The tone-on-tone look gives it a sort of Damask look, I think! I SNAILd that to a Crumb Cake mat.
The next layer is a Crushed Curry panel, stamped with the same floral image in Crushed Curry. I SNAILd a piece of the Copper Foil paper from the Affectionately Yours DSP over the top of that panel – leaving a strip on the left to go with the sketch. Then I layered that over a Crumb Cake mat and SNAILd it to the card front.
I wrapped a length of the pretty new 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon – in Peekaboo Peach – around the layered panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape. While I had the ribbon out, I cut another length and tied a small bow, which I set aside for the time being.
The sentiment tag is a piece of Whisper White card stock, banner-ized with my Banner Triple Punch. I stamped the sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Peekaboo Peach – isn’t that font gorgeous!? 🙂
Using a couple of different images in the Love and Affection stamp set, I stamped around the sentiment in Versamark ink. I gave it a quick rub with my Embossing Buddy, and stamped just a few images at a time – then sprinkled them with the new-and-beautiful Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heated each set of flowers before I moved to the next.
When all the flowers were Copper heat embossed, I SNAILd the tag to a mat that had also been cut with the Banner Triple Punch, and SNAILd the whole thing to the card front.
The flower is punched with the Pansy Punch, in Peekaboo Peach. I punched out two flowers, lightly sponged their edges with Peekaboo Peach and gently folded their petals. For the inside of the flower, I punched two of the medium sized flowers in the Blossom Bunch punch and lightly sponged their edges as well.
Then I adhered the layers all together with some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and stuck an Antique Brad (now retired – but if you don’t have them already, maybe use one of the new In Color Enamel Shapes or Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes!) thru the center. Using some Glue Dots on the back of my completed flower, I ran multiple loops of Gold Metallic Thread behind it. Finally, I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue and was done with the front of the card!
On the inside, I stamped more of the Love and Affection flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel and then flicked the edges of the panel with Peekaboo Peach. I SNAILd it to a Crumb Cake mat and then into my Crushed Curry card base.
I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The very last step was to add my Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon bow that I’d tied earlier, with little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and the card was done! 🙂
For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Love and Affection flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry…
…and gave the envelope flap a bit of bling with a little more of the Copper Foil Affectionately Yours DSP!
Et Voila! Turns out that Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry go together quite nicely, yes? And the new Copper Foil and Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder…wow!! So pretty! Hope that you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 🙂
Everyone who orders $50 or more (before shipping and tax) between right this very second and the 8th of June (that’s one short week from today!) – will receive Double Peppermint Reward Points!
Here’s the fine print:
- All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store from now thru 8 Jun will earn double DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!
- Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!). SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re in my Online Host Program – don’t use this Host Code! Use the June Host Code you received from me this morning! 🙂
- For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.
Let me know if you have any questions.
HOST CODE FOR 1 Jun – 15 Jun 16: PPFNSC7V
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 2015 Occasions Catalog.
June is a GREAT Time to Join Stampin’ Up!
Join in June and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS (from the brand new catalog!) of your choice (no bundles or kits, sorry!), over and above the items you selection in your Starter Kit! That makes this a really great time to join!
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Here are the details for the extra Stampin’ Rewards:
- Hosts who have qualifying events with $350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
- Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
- Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this promotion. So you don’t have to host a party to get this great reward, just place a $350 or greater order or get a group of your friends who want to order online together and I’ll provide a host code for you to use!
- Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
- Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
- Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
- DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT).
And even better…Remember that Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits. So if your wish list is as long as mine is, why not join and get the discount for yourself?
If you have any questions about joining, feel free to stop by my Join My Team page on my blog or drop me an email at
ALSO IN JUNE!!
For the entire month of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra Stampin’ Rewards for hosts whose orders or workshops are $350 or greater! That’s over and above your usual rewards. So…that’s even more free money to spend to fulfill your Wish List! Or – you can even use your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit!!
Check it out!
That makes this a really great time to join!
- Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
- New recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
- Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
- Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
- FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
- ONLINE IDA: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT
You can see a few more details about becoming a demonstrator and what I offer to my team members on my Join My Team page. All types of demonstrators are welcome!
We’d love to have you on our team!!
Take advantage of the double peppermint points – and get you some of this new Affectionately Yours DSP and the coordinating Love and Affection Stamp Set! While you’re at it – grab that Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – not only do you get enough supplies to make 20 beautiful cards (including ink!) – you’ll end up with the wonderful Watercolor Wishes stamp set. Win-win-win!
I’ll see you tomorrow!
Oh – want to see what I had for dinner the other night? I forgot to take a picture of the entree – Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast – but I did snap a pic of my salad. This is the “BLT” with Fried Green Tomatoes and Sweet Bacon with Black Pepper Thyme Dressing. Oh yes. So good – in fact, it was highlighted on the Food Network Show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. It’s that good. 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ (middle panel on front)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 5″ (mat for Crushed Curry front panel); 2 3/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment banner – punched with Triple Banner Punch)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner – punched with Triple Banner Punch); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Blossom Bunch Punch flowers
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); Pansy Punch flowers
Affectionately Yours DSP: 2″ x 4 7/8″ (front panel on card); envelop flap cover
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!