Well, good morning – I’m grateful to y’all for giving me a few minutes of your Saturday morning! I’ll confess that my title is a tad misleading – only the Totally Trees stamp set – from the new Holiday Catalog is a true “sneak peek”! But – the Stylized Birthday stamp is new in the Annual Catalog – and new to me! My oh-so-uber-cool upline and friend, Amy Koenders, suprised me with it the other day! This was a stamp I had on my Wish List but just hadn’t acquired yet. So, it was wicked cool to get it out of the blue!
And I was right to want it on my wish list! It’s a really pretty little sentiment – it’s an a la carte stamp, which means you get one image. And it’s a good one!
Totally Trees is a lot of fun – it’s got lots of different images and you can put them together in all sorts of ways to make lots and lots of…well, trees!! And a sun. And…coconuts, too!
I added a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge and here’s what resulted. Take a look-see:
My design came from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #186:
So, even though I used three stamp sets – this is a super quick and easy card to put together!
I started with a plain panel of Crumb Cake card stock and I stamped the solid sort of triangular image from Totally Trees three times in Old Olive ink. Over the top of that (easy cuz it’s a photopolymer stamp set!), I stamped the pine trees in Always Artichoke ink.
I added the Stylized Birthday image in Always Artichoke. For my splattery-speckles, I used the splattery-speckles image in the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I stamped it a few times in Versamark ink, then sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up!
I wrapped some new Gold Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog – putting it on the same angle as the trees, to give me the diagonal element in the sketch! I secured it in the back with scotch tape.
I added a few Enamel Dots – two in Old Olive and one in Always Artichoke – then I SNAILd the panel to an Always Artichoke mat, and the card front was done!
On the inside, I simply repeated the tree image combination – solid image in Old Olive and pine tree in Always Artichoke ink.
I SNAILd this one to an Always Artichoke mat, and into my Crumb Cake card base. The front is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals to complete the card.
I used a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, adding the Totally Trees tree to the front…
Et Voila! Super simple, super pretty. Or super handsome – depending on who you send it to! I think this is a great little gender-neutral birthday card – brought to you courtesy of Totally Trees, the Stylized Birthday stamp and a neutral color palette. Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.
Thoughtful Branches Bundle
Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out! Get it right now!
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52
STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES
Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog. I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up. Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!
New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping
You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!
12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)
New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping
You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)
10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box
Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping
You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.
And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too. I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).
Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to email@example.com
Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up! Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!
It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July! The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August. Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!
If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free! Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.
We’re getting awfully close to the 2016 Holiday Catalog going live – 1 Sept is right around the corner! If you still don’t have a catalog, and would like to order from me, give me a holler, and I’ll get a catalog of your own out in the mail soonest!
Hope you have a great Saturday – and I’ll be back tomorrow.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to the Totally Trees stamp set and the Baker’s Twine Trio Packl!
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – score and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
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This is the perfect card for me to CASE. I need a card for my “younger” brother’s 74th birthday coming up in September Thanks so much for your daily inspiration. I enjoy your blog every day.