Welcome welcome, y’all! If you’ve stopped by from Amy’s blog, thanks for taking the time to visit! If you’re one of my regulars – well, you guys already know I’m happy and grateful to see you! 🙂
As I sit here typing away on Saturday night, I’ve got one of my favorite movies of all time playing….The Fifth Element. Do y’all know it? Bruce Willis at his sexiest best! I’m a total sucker for Snake Eaters – real or fictional! And for the guys…. Milla Jojovich. Yes, even I can admit she’s gorgeous! But, Bruce? Yea.
Best line of the movie….”Do you…mind….if I try?” Followed by a quick shoot-’em-up and “Anyone else want to negotiate?” And who can forget….”Big badda BOOOOM!!!?” And “Multi-paaaas”. Or….”Negative…I am a meat popsicle”. Oh, there’s just too many good lines! 🙂
Ha – I’m chuckling just in anticipation of seeing and hearing those scenes again! Picture me rubbing my hands together with glee!
So while I do that, how’s about I share a quick card that uses the new coming-to-a-2016-Holiday-Catalog-near-you Greetings From Santa bundle? Greetings from Santa is the same of the stamp set, and it coordinates with the Detailed Santa Thinlits.
All I needed to add to this bundle for my card today was a piece of the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack and some Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon. Take a look-see:
I mean, seriously. How cute is that die cut? 🙂
The card front was easy peasy. I took a regular ole piece of Whisper White card stock, and cut the Detailed Santa from it. I also cut the trim line from the bottom of the panel. Then I cut a piece of the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack and adhered it behind Santa with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
The sentiment, from the Greetings From Santa set, I stamped in Garden Green, using the Stampin’ Write Marker-to-rubber ink technique. I colored just the part of the sentiment I needed and used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to put it right where I wanted it.
I wrapped a length of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape. Then I added a “faux bow” in the middle by wrapping another short piece of the ribbon around, tying it snugly and trimming the ends.
Up in the corner of the Santa image, I added some stars. These were cut from Whisper White using the handy little stars die in the the Detailed Santa Thinlits. I adhered them with Liquid Glue. Then I SNAILd the whole thing to a Cherry Cobbler mat and the card front was done! 🙂
On the inside, I stamped the second half of the sentiment in Garden Green, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I also cut two more trim lines on the top and the bottom.
I added some Cherry Cobbler stars – cut in the same manner as those on the front – and a little Christmas tree in Garden Green. That tree is also in the Greetings From Santa set. Handy, huh?
Now. Let’s just address the elephant in the room, shall we? I am fully aware that my inside sentiment is a little…..crookedy. Yes, I did use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and neither it nor my stamp are broken. Apparently my eyeballs are broken. I made no fewer than four of these stamped panels and every. Single. One. Was. Crookedy. I finally just had to admit defeat and go on with it. Or I suspect I’d still be sitting there making inside panels for this card! 🙂
Hey. It’s handmade. Perfect can be obtained in the greeting cards section at your local grocery store!
So – I SNAILd it to a Cherry Cobbler mat and then into my Basic Black card base. I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another couple of Greetings From Santa Garden Green Christmas trees surrounded by a few stars stamped in Cherry Cobbler. Add in some Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape….
…and a little more Warmth & Cheer DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I really love this bundle – I think it’s got so many possibilities for fun Christmas cards – I especially appreciate that it uses Cherry Cobbler for its “red” – it’s my fave for Christmas! 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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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!
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
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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.
Hope you have a great Sunday and I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow morning. Well – it’s Monday, so I make no promises on the “bright” piece!
P.S. Really. If you’ve never seen The Fifth Element – you really must. You owe it to yourself.
P.P.S. You’re welcome.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to the Greetings From Santa bundle and the Warmth & Cheer product suite!
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack: 3 1/4″ Square (panel behind Santa cut-out); envelope flap
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I love it Mary! The Santa die cut is awesome and the DSP is perfect behind it. I love the inside too (even if it’s a little crooked…it’s hand made!)!! 🙂