Good morning! It’s Friday. Which is 3 days after I ordered my 2016 Holiday Catalog Pre-Order to arrive in 2 days.
So – guess what that means?? Yep – I’ve got a couple of teaser pictures for you. I fought my instinct to tear into the box like my 10-year-old self would have torn into a Christmas present under the tree. You know the one – the one that would somehow – magically! – contain a HORSE!?!
But – I thought of you and restrained myself. See?
Well – I’m not even going to tell you what that little ole box costs! It never fails to amaze me how much stuff Stampin’ Up! can put in one little ole box! 😉
Here’s a little something that I’m about as excited over as anything in the catalog…
Here’s another lovely Christmas stamp set:
So get ready!
Now – on to the card for today! This one is another special request card – from the same friend. This one is for her friends who live in California – by the ocean, and recently had to put their Alaskan Malamute to sleep. So, she needs a sympathy card.
I bought a couple of non-SU! stamp sets, cuz she asked to have Malamute images. But I was really drawing a complete blank on what to do with them once I got them!
And then, in the middle of my massage – yes, I get a lot of good ideas in the middle of massages! – it came to me.
Take a look-see:
I pulled out some new Seaside Shore shells and starfish, and some Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder flowers. And the cute little sandpipers from Wetlands. I added all of it on top of an oh-so-obvious Serene Scenery DSP Stack design and….voila!
My Nautical theme fit perfectly with the Global Design Project’s Theme challenge #047:
The dog image is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake paper – then I popped the card front onto it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
And then – I decided to get personal. The pup’s name was Pluma – which means “feather”. I thought, what if her name was drawn in the sand? So – I did! With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker.
The final piece was to decorate the oval. Do you see that “rope” around the window? Well – that’s a little sneak peek – that’s the new Kraft Rope Trim (from the Holiday catalog!). How handy that it looks so darned nautical! I wrapped it around the window, adhering it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue – and then tied the ends in a square knot (right over left, left over right!).
From the Seaside Shore stamp set, I heat embossed the shells in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the starfish in Gold. And fussy cut them. Then, from the Bunch of Blossoms set, I stamped some tiny centers in Island Indigo and stamped the larger flower image in stamped-off-once Island Indigo and fussy cut them. Finally, I punched some of the star-shaped flowers with the Blossom Builder from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I used my stylus and rounded everything!
I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to add everything in as artistic a way as I could muster. Then I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and some Island Indigo and Gold Enamel Shapes!
On the inside, I stamped a Whisper White panel with a second malamute image that I’d gotten – I stamped it in Crumb Cake that I’d stamped off once. I SNAILd that panel to an Island Indigo mat. Then, I stamped more of the Wetlands sandpipers on a strip of the Serene Scenery DSP, SNAILd it on Island Indigo and added it to the inner liner.
Et Voila! I image that in her lifetime, Pluma probably played and ran with her parents on the beach a lot. I hope this will bring a happy memory to them when they receive it! Who knew? Seaside Shore and Wetlands as a sympathy card for the loss of a pet. Hmmm. 😉
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 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.
It’s Time to Start Spending Your Bonus Days Coupons!
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. Here are the details:
- There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
- Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
- All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
- Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
- During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
- Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.
Redemption Deadlines: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Online Store Coupon Redemption
- Add merchandise to your order.
- Enter your coupon code in the Coupon Codes box and click the “Apply Coupon” button. Repeat this step if you have multiple codes.
- If you want to remove a coupon code, simply click the “Remove” button.
- Before you close your order, verify that your discounts have been applied.
There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time! If you live in one of the lucky states, make sure to take advantage of the holiday!
You can click on the picture below or check out this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.
You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).
Keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes. Lastly, Massachusetts normally participates in this holiday but they are not participating this year.
ALABAMA, ARKASAS, FLORIDA, LOUSIANA, NEW MEXICO, OHIO, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS AND VIRGINIA
– YOUR TURN IS THIS WEEKEND!
If this is your weekend for the Back To School Tax Free – be sure to get your order in!
Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks of the Holiday Catalog products – and all the deets on my Holiday Shares! 🙂
Have a great Friday and I’ll see you tomorrow…
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Can’t show you the Kraft Rope Trim here yet – September! 🙂
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for inner liner strip)
Serene Scenery DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap
Crumb Cake Card Stock: approx 2 1/2″ x 3″ (panel with Malamute in the oval)
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!