Monthly Archives: September 2016

Stampin’ Up! Jar of Haunts Basket of Wishes

I’ve lost a spider.

He’s just a tiny little thing.

Black.

The requisite number of legs.

Clear around the edges.

About the size of my pinky fingernail.

Know what I’m talking about?

You might guess it – it’s one of my favorite images in the Holiday Catalog.

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As I was making today’s card, I pulled out the Jar of Haunts stamp set.  Started stamping my favorite pumpkin image.  Stamp stamp sta….

Hey!

Wha…..?  Where….?

Where’s the spider?

I searched the whole stamp case.  Looked under the piles of scrap paper on my desk.  Rolled back a little and peered under my desk.  

Nuthin’.  Nada.

Tomorrow I’m going to take a flashlight and get on my hands and knees – I have to prepare ahead for this, it’s no longer the easy maneuver it was a few years ago – and see if I can find him.  Cuz….soon I have to run the vacuum.  Like – soon.  And it will definitely find him if he’s down there.  And then he’ll be lost in the vacuum vortex with some real spiders who had a bad day.

Keep your fingers crossed, please.  I want him BACK!!! No. I neeeed him back – I don’t know if I can make it thru the Halloween season without him. 🙁

Let’s take a look at the card I was making when I realized that the spider had flown the web.  As I already mentioned, it uses the Jar of Haunts stamp set and a sentiment from the Basket of Wishes set.  And a few little touches from….Glamper Greetings.  Sounds like a bit of a mishmash, huh?  Well, see what you think.  Take a look-see:

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I let two sketch challenges drive this one – the first is the design.  Hand Stamped Sentiments #247 is where this one came from:

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And I played with a theme challenge from The Paper Players.  PP313 is why there’s pumpkins and pies on my card!

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I started by stamping the two little images from Glamper Greetings all over a Pumpkin Pie panel in Pumpkin Pie ink and Tangerine Tango.  

Then I SNAILd it to a Silver Foil mat.  Over that, I added a piece of Halloween Night DSP, SNAILd in Silver Foil.

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The pumpkins, from my spider-less Jar of Haunts set, are stamped in Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla.  Then I used ink from the lid of my Pumpkin Pie ink pad and colored them in, using my old Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I added some extra shading with more Tangerine Tango.

The stems are stamped in Soft Suede – then I outlined the stem portion in Early Espresso with my Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves in Always Artichoke.  I used the Clear Wink to color the leaves with Old Olive – but letting the Pumpkin Pie show thru as well (which made a fall leaf color).  Then I colored the stems in with Soft Suede, still using the Clear Wink Glitter Brush.

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I fussy cut the three pumpkins and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop them onto the card front.

For my sentiment, I used the nice one from Basket of Wishes – individually inking the three phrases with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, and covering the other phrases with Sticky Note tape.  I inked the middle image first – then added a Glamper Greeting Pumpkin Pie pie on either side.  Then I stamped the first and last phrase, and added a pie on either side!

I cut it down to size, and snipped little banners on the ends.  In lieu of another mat, I edged the banner with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the pumpkins.  And that did it for the card front!

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On the inside, I added a row of Glamper Greetings goodies across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel – pies in…Pumpkin Pie and Jack O’Lanterns in Tangerine Tango.

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I SNAILd the panel on a Silver Foil mat and into my Basic Black card base, added the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got more of the same Glamper Greetings images across the bottom….

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…and more of the same on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  A little Halloween-ish, a little Fall-ish…kind of a sweet little card for Thanksgiving, I think.  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


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COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Heeeerrreeee spider spider spider…..heeeerrrreeee spid……..

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4′)

Silver Foil:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for center DSP panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);

Halloween Nights DSP:  2″ x 5 1/8″ (small DSP panel on front)

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Paisleys & Posies Grateful

Good morning, y’all!  How’s your week going?  I started mine with a trip to the doc – you know, to get some prescriptions refilled.  Cuz, they gotta listen to your chest, ask you the same questions they asked 6 months ago, take some blood – right after telling you that the tests from 6 months ago look just fine.  And then dispense the scripts.

Oh – and send the bill to the insurance.  Don’t forget that piece, right?

I like my doc, don’t get me wrong.  But…seems a bit like a money-making endeavor, to me.

And I learned a little lesson – one that I knew, but apparently had to relearn.  I have an ankle that’s been giving me some angst – I suspect it’s from an old sprain.  I asked if she’d look at it.

And then drove over to the Outpatient x-ray place – which is where she sent me right after pushing around on my ankle a bit.

So my 30 minute appointment turned into 3 hours.  And guess what’ll be the outcome?  “Looks like you maybe sprained it a couple years ago….did you?  Oh, and you’re getting old, so….” 🙂

Sheesh.

Oh – the lesson?  Never, ever confess to anything “wrong” at the doctor’s (unless you want to spend half a day running around doing tests and stuff!).  I learned that long ago in my previous life, but….guess it slipped my mind!

But, I still had time to make a card – so I did!  This one uses the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, for the pretty sentiments, and Vintage Leaves, for an autumn-y touch.  I added some of the Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

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For my design, I used the sketch over at RetroSketches this week.  Sketch challenge #232:

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I started by SNAILing a panel of the Copper-embossed Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Cajun Craze mat.  I SNAILd a second, smaller, piece to another Cajun Craze mat and then SNAILd that to the card front.

I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere a 2015-2017 In Color Doily – in Mint Macaron – to the center panel.  Over that, I ran a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and a piece of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon.

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My sentiment, from Paisleys & Posies (this is one of my fave sentiments ever!), I stamped in Versamark on Very Vanilla card stock, and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It’s matted on Cajun Craze and then popped over the ribbons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a Vintage Leaf in Versamark on Very Vanilla, heat embossed it in Copper, and cut it with its matching Leaflet die.  Then I used some Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it to the sentiment panel and card front.

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I added a few Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I heat embossed the Vintage Leaf in Copper down in the corner.

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I SNAILd it to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Mint Macaron card base.  The card front’s popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and that finished the card off!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Copper-embossed Vintage Leaf on the front…

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…and an envelope flap from the pretty Cajun Craze-design Petals & Paisleys DSP.

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Et Voila!  Vintage Leaves – pretty paisley paper – and a great sentiment all add up to a pretty Fall card.  Thank you card?  Just grateful to a friend card?  Yep – could be any of those things!  Hope you like! 🙂

Speaking of paper – see what I did there? – check the BTHRGO (that’s Buy Three Get One Free – but it danged sure doesn’t just roll off the tongue, does it?!?)  deal coming up on 1 Oct!  Great way to stock up on some Designer Paper!  Scroll down for the deets.

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 2016 Holiday Catalog.


You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from 1 – 21 Sept!  Check out the discounted products for the week of

15 – 21 Sept below.

The sale products will change weekly so check back often – you don’t want to miss out on these great deals!

Click here to go right to them in my Online Store!

15-21-sep-special-offers


COMING SOON!

Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

buy-three-get-one-dsp-sale

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Only a couple days left in the Special Offers – if there’s something you’ve got a hankerin’ for – best getcha some!

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2′)

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for center DSP panel);  1 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2″ x 4″ (small DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here with a Flourish!

Welcome back, folks – hope you enjoyed the Weekend Time Warp!  We actually had rain on Sunday!  It was wonderful – a little more than had been predicted, along with some lightning.  We sure do need it.  We could really use it every day for a week straight!

So here’s a thing.  You guys know I’ve been talking – sort of obscurely – about a dog.  You know we lost our guy last summer.  You know my hubby isn’t ready for another dog.

But, here’s the thing – I found one at a rescue that I thought might just be perfect!  He’s a 6 year old Aussie named Roy.  Wayne actually said – Ok – when I told him I wanted to get some more info.

My foot’s in the door, folks! I sent the application in – it was the only way to get said more info.

Then I went to dinner at my friend’s house.  And got an e-mail from the rescue.  Roy’s being adopted this weekend.

Waaaaahhhh.  I didn’t even know I wanted him until yesterday and now I’m super bummed cuz I can’t have him.  Waaaaaahhhhh! 🙁 🙁 🙁

I guess I just have to keep looking.  Foot – in door!

Now – my card for today.  It’s another sympathy card for my friend – the one I made last weekend (as I suspected) didn’t answer the mail.  She really really wanted the Sitting Here swing on the card.  That’s a really popular image, don’t you know?  So – I made another stab at it, with her requested sentiments from the Better Together stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Greetings From Santa!

Good morning!  If you’re here from Amy’s blog – welcome!  Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your day to stop by.  Hope you’ll be back!

I just got back from another trip to the Goodwill drop off – they recognize my van, have my receipt ready, and tell me they’re glad to see me again and hope I’ll come back! Which I assure them I will – I think I could single-handledy keep the GA Goodwill Industry afloat for a decade!  And that’s without even going into the basement. 😉

If I go into the basement – which I probably won’t, cuz….I just ain’t that tough! – I’ll keep all of the SE continental US in donated goods for…well…  A long time!

But, before I went to the Goodwill I made a fun card for Christmas.  This is a super easy, super fun fold, that’s both a greeting card and a holiday decor item.  This one uses the new Detailed Santa Thinlit and the coordinating Greetings From Santa stamp set – that I bought together as a bundle and saved a little dough!  Take a look-see:

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There’s a little battery-operated votive candle inside there, creating the glow.  Cool, huh?  Let me show you how to do it!

First though – I’m playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge #65:

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I started with a piece of 12″ x 4 1/4″ Real Red card stock, that I scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2″.  I cut a second piece of the card stock at 4 1/4″ square.  To make the card front, I lined up my Detailed Santa Thinlit die in the middle of what would be the front of the card.

Says Captain Obvious, from the Department of Redundancy Department!

Sorry.

I ran the 4 1/4″ square thru as well – I used the first piece to line things up so they’d both have the image cut out in the same place.

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Then I cut a square of Vellum card stock to 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the back of the cutout on the card base.  I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the second die cut square over the card base, sandwiching the vellum between the two pieces.  That way, the inside looks just as good as the outside when your recipient opens the card! 🙂

On the inside, I used two pieces of Candy Cane Lane DSP to mat two pieces of Whisper White card stock.  One goes in the middle and one is the bottom piece that holds the card up!

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I used images from the Greetings From Santa stamp set, and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get them all lined up.  Everything is stamped in Real Red.  When you make this, the biggest trick is ensuring that your main sentiment – in my case “Merry Christmas” – is placed so that it’s visible when the card is standing open.

One of the dies in the Detailed Santa Thinlits makes different size stars, so I cut that die twice in Silver Foil and then used little tiny dabs of Liquid Glue to strew the stars (that’s star strewing) around on the two panels.

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The last thing to do is make the card “stops” – the two embellishments that hold the card in place.  For this one, I used two silver stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.  They weren’t tall enough by themselves to catch the card stock, so I mounted each little star on an equally small piece to Stampin’ Dimensional!  Just stand the card up how you want it – and eyeball the placement of your “stops”.  And that’s all there was to it!

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Then I looked at the front and decided it needed a little extra…something!  So – I ran a piece of Whisper White thru in the large Detailed Santa Thinlit die, and snipped his fluffy hat from the die cut.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the same area on the card.

And…didnt’ like it.  Still a little too…plain!  I decided I wanted to use some Silver Stampin’ Glitter on the fleece.  But I was askeered to do it right on my card – after all – if I hated it or messed it up, I’d be messing up the entire card!

So – I cut another piece of Whisper White, snipped the fleece and applied a little line of Liquid Glue around the edge.  Then I sprinkled it with the Silver Stampin’ Glitter.  When I shook off the excess, it looked good, so I adhered that to the card, too.  That makes the fleece trim of his hat be a double thickness – which worked out quite well! 🙂

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For my envelope, I created a custom envelope – using the measurements on the Envelope Punch Board for a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ card.  Since this is bigger than my card already – I didn’t add any more size to the paper.  I used my White Envelope Paper again – sorry, but I just couldn’t make any of the active envelope papers work.  I’m calling SU! on Monday and asking why they retired the Neutrals – and asking them to please bring it back! 🙂

Once I made the envelope, I decorated the front with a little of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape…

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…and then added some more Candy Cane Lane DSP to the flap.

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Et Voila!  A super cute card – that, with the addition of a little battery votive, becomes a fun decoration for the holidays!

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Hope you like!  I’ve made a couple others – check ’em out! You can click each picture to go to the post and see the directions, if you like.  🙂

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Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP

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 2016 Holiday Catalog.


You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from 1 – 21 Sept!  Check out the discounted products for the week of

8 – 14 Sept below.

The sale products will change weekly so check back often – you don’t want to miss out on these great deals!

Click here to go right to them in my Online Store!

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CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!

NEW ITEMS – UP 60% OFF!


You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack in the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.

What a deal! Get ’em while they last. 🙂


I hope you guys enjoyed this card and will try one for yourself! There’s lots of possibilities for your “glow-y” front! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 12″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″); 4 1/4″ square (second panel to die cut and sandwich the Vellum Card Stock)

Vellum Card Stock:  3 7/8″ square (between the two Real Red panels)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ square (middle sentiment panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (end sentiment panel); Santa’s fleece trim

Candy Cane Lane DSP: 4 1/8″ square (mat for middle sentiment panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for end sentiment panel); envelope flap

Silver Foil: Detailed Santa Thinlit stars

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Endless Thanks This Christmas Pines!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  My goal – yes, I actually have a goal – is to finish the living room re-arrangement that I started on Friday.

I’ve now officially annexed half of my living room as my craft area.  When Wayne gets home tonight, he’s gonna be….a little surprised. 😉

Now, to be fair, I have a really large living room – so there’s space.  It just doesn’t look like anything you’re likely to see in a design magazine, you know?  And yes – I have an extra bedroom that I could set up in – but…I’m not a fan of being “off in a corner”.  I don’t need quiet to work – I like the television yakking in the background and activity around me.  Keeps me going!

Also – Martha Stewart never comes to visit and it’s my living room.

So…there!

My card for today depends on texture and a fun fold for its interest.  I made a thank you note, using the Endless Thanks stamp set, adding some This Christmas DSP in a fun drapery fold, some Pretty Pines boughs and some texture from the Pine Bough TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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I used a tutorial from the Split Coast Stampers website to make my This Christmas fun fold.  You can check it out right here.

I started by cutting a piece of This Christmas DSP to 7 3/4″ x 3″.  Then I cut the angle, per the tutorial.  I made y’all a template:

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Make a mark 1 1/2″ down the right side, and 3″ over from the bottom left corner, and use your trimmer to cut from point to point, to create the angle.

Then use your trimmer or Simply Scored Board to score at 3″, 3 1/2″, 5″ and 6 1/8″.  Make an accordion fold – folding the 3″ as a valley and then alternate mountain and valley.  Use a little SNAIL or Fast Fuse to adhere the folds down to the paper.

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I wanted my fold to be card-front sized, so I trimmed the un-folded side to make it be 4″ wide.

For the card front itself, I ran a panel of Garden Green card stock thru my Big Shot in the Pine Bough TIEF.  Then I used SNAIL and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the folded This Christmas DSP to the panel.

I ran a length of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, topping it with a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and securing them both in the back with scotch tape.  Over that, I ran some Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine.

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I stamped my Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso in the unembossed portion of the card front.

For my embellishment, I cut a couple of pine boughs with my Pretty Pines Thinlits in Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  I also cut a small “bow” and some berries from Cherry Cobbler.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the ribbon…

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The last little touch was to make a bow from Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine, capturing a couple of Mini Pinecones as I tied the bow.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere it over top of the card stock bow.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut two pine boughs from the corner using my Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Then I used SNAIL and Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to my Garden Green mat.  I made sure to get Liquid Glue on each of the little “needles”, to ensure the card stock was thoroughly adhered to the mat.

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I SNAIL the liner into my Crumb Cake card base and added the card front with SNAIL as well, and the card was done!

On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I used the two Very Vanilla pine boughs that I’d cut from the inner liner, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the front…

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…and added some more of the sheet music from This Christmas to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Sorry to keep using this piney set, but… I really love it!  And, I think it really shows that the same bundle can make so very many different kinds of “looks”, don’t you?!  Hope you like! 🙂

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Have a good Saturday and be thinking strong, positive “organize that house, Mary” thoughts, okay? 🙂

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cuts

Garden Green Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: Pretty Pines die cuts
This Christmas DSP: 3″ x 7 3/4″ (drapery fold); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Warm & Cheery Holly Jolly Layers

Good morning, y’all!  Yes, it’s true – it’s Friday again!  This week has flown by, hasn’t it?  Not sure why, but…it really has!

I have a new….friend.  Well.  Friend could be an exaggeration, since I’ll likely never see her again.

Meet….Maggie:

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I came across Maggie (named for the Ancho Magnifico peppers she’s cozying up to!) this morning as I picked a peck of non-pickled peppers.  I was able – just barely! – to keep from squealing like a girl (the ponies were watching – there’s an image to uphold, dontcha know?) and just casually greeted her.  And then really watched where I picked next!  She didn’t so much as wiggle!  She’s kinda cute, huh?  Doubt she’ll be there next time – will be off doing whatever frogs do!

My card today channels Outlander.  Do y’all watch that on Starz?  Or – better – have you read the series?  My mom introduced me to Outlander many years ago.  Once I got into that first book – which took me a minute – I read the entire series voraciously!  They.  Are.  Wonderful!  Dianna Gabaldon – the Outlander series.  If you’ve got a Kindle, you can get the entire set on Amazon.

Anywho – card.  A friend asked me what I’d do with the new Mini Tassels.  I hadn’t really figured anything out yet, just sort of figured it would be some kind of Halloween Card.  But when I started making this card….I started to think of the flashes used to hold up kilt hose.  Thus began my card with it’s artistically-licensed kilt-hose-flash!  I used the Holly Jolly Layers host-exclusive stamp set, some Warmth & Cheer DSP, and…a few little surprises.  Take a look-see:

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See the Mini Tassel? 🙂

The card design hails from the Pals Paper Arts design sketch #318:

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This is a square card – so I also made a custom envelope!

The first step was to mat a square of the pretty plaid Warmth & Cheer DSP paper on a double mat of Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.  

Then I SNAILd that to the front of my 5″ square Whisper White card base.

The sentiment, from Holly Jolly Layers, is stamped on Whisper White in Emerald Envy ink, and cut out with a Circles Layering Framelits die.  I dabbed a little Cherry Cobbler on the berries with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used the back of one of the 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, and turned it from White to Black with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the doily.

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The next step was to build my flash.  I first heat embossed – in Silver – one of the smaller circle images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, and cut it with its matching die in the Paisleys Framelits.  I rounded it up with my stylus on the back of the circle.

Holly Berry Happiness also lent a hand – I stamped a couple of small holly leaves in Versamark on Emerald Envy, heat embossed them in Silver and cut them with the Holly Builder Punch.

The last piece to cut was a short pine bough with my Pretty Pines Thinlits, cut in Silver Foil.

I built the flash with two lengths of 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – one each in Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Emvy.  I used my Handheld Stapler to secure them together and some Liquid Glue to add the Silver pine bough and the two holly leaves.  Then a Glue Dot to add the Mini Tassle and a Stampin’ Dimensional for the silver “medallion”.

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I used a Glue Dot to add the flash to the card front, then another Glue Dot to nestle a Mini Pinecone into the decoration.  Finally, I made some “berries” with Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes.

I added the sentiment with more Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!

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On the inside, I used a layer stack of Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Whisper White, and added a Basic Black-matted strip of the Warmth & Cheer DSP plaid across the bottom.

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I SNAILd it into the card and that was that!

I made a custom sized envelope with a piece of White Envelope Paper (this color is retired now – sorry!).  You can see my Tutorial on how to do this right here.  I used the dimensions for a 5″ x 5″ card on the Envelope Punch Board – plus 1/8″ to accommodate the embellishment on my card – to make a square envelope.  When you add the additional 1/8″, still use the score line measurement that’s on the Punch Board.

I ran a strip of the plaid Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape across the front…

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…and added some more of the Warmth & Cheer plaid paper to the envelope flap!

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Et Voila!  Or….er….Aye!  I may be a Sassenach, but….if you squint your eyes, I think it’s possible that a self-respecting Scottish lad might wear this flash to keep his plaid kilt hose up where they belong.

Maybe… 🙂

Regardless – hope you like!

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The Holly Jolly Layers stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards – so…you’ll need to host a workshop or place an individual order over $150 in product to get this one!  If you want it – let me help you get it! 🙂

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Mary


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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5″ x 10″ (card base, scored and fold at 5″); 1 7/8″ circle (sentiment); 4 5/8″ square (inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  3 1/2″ square (mat for DSP on front); 4 7/8″ square (mat for inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/8″ square (mat for DSP on front); 4 3/4″ square (mat for inner liner); 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Warmth & Cheer DSP:  3 1/4″ square (DSP on front); 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

Silver Foil:  Pretty Pines bough

Emerald Envy Card Stock: Holly Berry leaves

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Stampin’ Up! Hang Your Stocking By Your Twinkle Tree for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. If you’re following along, you’ll know this is a sketch challenge week!  I got a little….loose…with it, but….it’s all good!  I know the other ladies who hop will have made beautiful projects for you, so be sure to check out all their blogs today, okay?

First off – here’s the sketch…

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I recently acquired the Twinkle Trees stamp set, and I really wanted to see what I could do with it.  It’s got some images in it that let you create a bokeh look – Bokeh is a photography effect that…well, here’s a picture  – since it’s worth a thousand words and all that:

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So, I’ve seen cards where folks created bokeh effects – but, this stamp set pretty much does it for you!  I added some images and a sentiment from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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You can see I flipped the sketch up on end, and sort of got a little jiggy with a few of the elements.

I started with a plain Whisper White panel on which I built my bokeh effect with Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay ink.  I used the large and the medium circle images and stamped them twice without re-inking.  The trick here is to overlap the circles to create that blurry look of bokeh.  Once I had it where I wanted it, I matted it on a piece of Silver Foil.

I used some Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, wrapped around the card front to resemble a package wrapping.

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For my art panel, I SNAILd a piece of Whisper White on Silver Foil and then on Bermuda Bay.  The Twinkle Trees image is stamped in Emerald Envy.  Then I used Crushed Curry to stamp the little dots image all over the tree.  Using the same image, I inked it in Bermuda Bay and stamped it off once to add some more color to the tree.

The sentiment and snowflakes are from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay, and the snowflakes in Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay.

I stamped the Twinkle Trees star in Versamark on Whisper White, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I fussy cut it, rolled it a little with my stylus, and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I popped the art onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a little bow from the Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, using my Bow Easy! – and adhered it to the card with a Glue Dot.  And that did it for the card front!

On the inside, I matted a Whisper White panel on Silver Foil, and added Hang Your Stocking snowflakes in Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay across the top.

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I SNAILd the inner liner into my Bermuda Bay card base, then SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done! 🙂

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On my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more of the snowflakes in Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron to the front…

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…and made some more bokeh (cuz I could!) on the envelope flap.  I used sticky note tape to tape off the body of the envelope so as not to get it all bokeh-fied!

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Et Voila!  Whatcha think?  Not your typical Christmas season color scheme, I know, but…I kinda like it!  And I love being able to make this fun effect without actually knowing how! 😉  And – Hang Your Stocking contributes a lot – without a stocking in sight! Hope you like! 🙂

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Fremantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for art panel)

Silver Foil: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ (art panel)

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Stampin’ Up! Holly Berry Bells Christmas!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week – which is almost practically nearly over – is going well!  Mine is…going.  That’s about all I can say about it!

Before we commence – do any of you watch Sunday Morning on CBS?  We like the stories they run.  This last Sunday, there was a story about a goose.

A Canadian goose.

Named Kyle.

Only Kyle is a she… how do they know that, do you suppose?!? Professional goose sex-er? Is that a thing?

Anywho – Kyle was found as a gosling in Lake Oswego, near Portland, OR.  She’d been abandoned by her mama and was struggling in the water – about to drown or be run over by a boat.  This guy saves her, thinking he’ll keep her and let her grow up enough to be able to make it on her own and then she’ll leave and go do goose stuff.

Only she apparently didn’t get, or read, the memo!  She thinks her “dad” is the bee’s knees.  And won’t leave.

He drives his boat up and down the lake and she flies after him and lands IN HIS BOAT!  And then rides there, enjoying the breeze.

Or, she’ll fly alongside him, kinda racing him. As part of her regular exercise routine – she’s nothing if not heart-healthy.

She always wins, getting ahead of him and then throttling back just enough to touchdown in the bow of his ski boat.

I am jealous beyond reason! 🙂

I want a goose who loves me.  I don’t know why I do, but I danged sure do.

She goes into town with him.  Crosses the street and waits while he shops.

Yea.  I’m jealous.

Danged Duck Duck….

Okay.  That’s all I’m saying about Kyle-the-Faithful.  Just makes me pine for Duck-Duck-the-Deserter. So, now we’re going to talk cards!

This week I used the new Holly Berry Happiness and the Holly Berry Builder punch, along with the Seasonal Bells and the Bell Punch.  And a few little extras, to make a Christmas card for you today.  Take a look-see:

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I got my design from the RetroSketches challenge #231:

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I began the card by SNAILing a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP to a Cherry Cobbler mat.  To make the bottom half of the card front, I used a piece of Presents & Pinecones DSP that I cut with the die from the Christmas Stockings Thinlits.  I SNAILd the remainder of the DSP to the Fancy Frost panel.  Then I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the actual die cut right above that panel and wrapped a piece of Emerald Envy 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, concealing the “seam”.

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I SNAILd the entire thing to an Emerald Envy mat, and moved on to the art.

I cut a wreath shape from Cherry Cobbler card stock with my Swirly Scribbles Framelits and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the card front.  The bells are from Seasonal Bells, stamped in Versamark on Whisper White and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I punched them out with the Bell Punch (this is bundle-able with Seasonal Bells!).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them over the Swirly Scribbles die cut.

I stamped a couple of holly leaves from the Holly Berry Happiness set – the outline in Emerald Envy and the “fill” in Mint Macaron – on Whisper White and punched them with the Holly Builder Punch.  The berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Cherry Cobbler card stock, and also punched out.  I used Liquid Glue to add them to the bells.  Finally, I tied a double-strand bow with Gold Baker’s Twine – capturing a Christmas Trinket embellishment in the bow – and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

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On the inside, I repeated the layering of Whisper White on Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy card stock mats.  Then I stamped the Holly Berry Happiness images in Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron.  For the berries, I stamped the outline image in Cherry Cobbler and the fill with stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler.

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I added the pretty sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and SNAILd the panel into my Whisper White card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Holly Berry Happiness holly and berries image on the front…

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…and a custom envelope flap cover with more Presents & Pinecones DSP.

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Et Voila!  A little of this (Christmas Stocking Thinlits), a little of that (the Seasonal Bells bundle) and some of this that or the other (the Holly Berry Happiness Bundle) – and you have a beautiful Christmas card.  Easy peasy! 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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You can save 25% on select annual catalog products through from 1 – 21 Sept!  Check out the discounted products for the week of

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Tomorrow is Happy Stamper Blog Hop Day – we’ll go live at 7am Eastern!  Hope to see y’all then!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Maybe it’s time for a dog…. 😉


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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

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Emerald Envy Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Presents & Pinecones DSP:  1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″  (lower portion of card front); envelope flap

Fancy Front Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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!


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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves & Pines for the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates the arrival of Fall and Halloween!  That kind of leaves things wide open, so I’m betting you’ll see all sorts of projects today.   Do take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂

My ode to Fall has fall leaves – courtesy of Vintage Leaves and the matching Leaflets Framelits – and pine boughs and cones from Christmas Pines and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits.  It gave me a card that really represents Fall at my house!  We’ve got pine trees and oaks and poplars and maples – so we have a good mix of green and fall colors when everything starts to change.  Take a look-see:

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I based my design on the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.  Sketch #465:

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You can see I flipped the sketch upside down…

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake panel in the Woodgrain TIEF and SNAILing it to a Crushed Curry mat.  Over that is a Crumb Cake rectangle embossed in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Before I ran it thru the Big Shot, I inked up the embossing side of the folder with Versamark and then laid my card stock in, and embossed it.  When I pulled it out, I sprinkled Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder over it and heated it up.  That put Copper in all the spaces between the embossed petals!

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I rounded the corners with my Project Life Corner Punch and then matted it on a Crushed Curry mat – which had been rounded with the Envelope Punch Board.  I SNAILd that to the card front.

I then wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, a length of Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Ribbon from the Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog.  Finally, I wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around three times – securing it all in the back with scotch tape.

Next came pine boughs, cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I cut some from Old Olive and some from Always Artichoke, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

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I made three Vintage Leaves – stamping them in Versamark Ink on Very Vanilla.  Then I sprinkled the two oak leaves with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and the maple with Gold.  After I heat embossed them, I sponged them with Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzelberry inks.  Then I cut them with their matching Leaflets Framelits!  I gathered their stems together, adhering them into the shape I wanted with Liquid Glue and then adhering them over the pine boughs.

I cut a “ribbon” from Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhered it to the top of the leaf cluster.  Then I cut a Pretty Pines pine cone from Copper Foil and added that.  Next came a Mini Pinecone embellishment and a double bow of Gold Baker’s Twine – both adhered with Glue Dots.

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Finally, I made a sentiment leaf.  I first stamped the leaf in Tangerine Tango (stamped off once) on Very Vanilla and sponged it with some Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment, from Endless Thanks, is stamped in Early Espresso.  I cut it with the matching Leaflets, and nestled it into the leaves with Liquid Glue.

I added three Rich Razzleberry small round Enamel Shapes to the side of the card front, and it was done!

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On the inside. I stamped the same Vintage Leaves leaf that I’d used for the sentiment in stamped off TWICE Tangerine Tango in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I quickly made a sticky note mask and masked the leaf, then I stamped a pine bough cluster from Christmas Pines – the first image is in stamped off TWICE Always Artichoke and the second is in stamped off TWICE Old Olive.  Then I added a second Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso.

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I cut another – smaller – Pretty Pines ribbon from Rich Razzleberry and adhered it to the panel.  Then I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I repeated the stamped off twice leaf and pine boughs – re-using my sticky note mask! – on the front of the envelope, in the exact way I’d done it for the inner liner…

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…and on the envelope flap, I used the card stock from which I’d cut the Pretty Pines boughs as stencils, and added some Old Olive and Always Artichoke boughs with my Stampin’ Sponges!

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Et Voila!  This one marries up a couple of my very favoritest bundles – Vintage Leaves and Leaflets and Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines!  Hope you like! 🙂

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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front);  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for front embossed panel)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (Petal Burst front panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner panel); Vintage Leaves die cuts

Copper Foil: Pretty Pines pine cone

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Better Together Sympathy

Hey, ya’ll – welcome to the week.  I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to get after it again!

Before we get started – can someone tell me why I stayed up until almost midnight on Saturday night?  If you know me, then you know that’s about 4 hours past my “sweet-spot bedtime”.  I stayed up watching The Force Awakens.  Which is fine.  Except that…I’d recorded it.  And – it’s been playing on every single Starz channel pretty much 24/7 since it opened up on Saturday.  Which means I’ve now – on Sunday night – watched it approximately 700 times.

Or….maybe 10.

When I was younger – waaaaaay younger – one of my first driving excursions (without a parent in the car!) was to take my brother and I to see Star Wars.

The first one.

Which is really the fourth one…

And remains – for me – the best one!

It was my first introduction to Han Solo/Harrison Ford – thus starting a life-long crush.  Luke Skywalker?  Nah – Han’s the Man!  And I saw him in it many more times after that.  You know – when you had to go to a theater to see a movie?  Drive?  Park?  Walk in and find a seat?  No Redbox – no HBO….

And boy oh boy – (unlike – IMHO – Luke) he’s aged….beautifully.

(Caution – major spoiler alert coming next….skip to the card if you haven’t seen the movie and plan to!)

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For each of the 700 times I watched the movie this weekend, I yelled bad bad words at Kylo Ren when he…..killed/murdered/assasinated….Han.

When I watched it in the theater, I just sat in stunned and horrified silence.

I don’t think this’ll be like the great carbomite freezing incident of Empire.  It’ll be tough to bring him back from a light-saber thru the heart.

Star Wars will never be the same for me…. 🙁 🙁 🙁

So I made a sympathy card for myself. 😉

Actually, it’s another request card, but…I’m not sure it’s going to answer the mail.  She asked for no flowers, mentioned the swing in Sitting Here.  But…I didn’t want to do that for you again so quick.  And I was afraid I’d end up making yesterday’s card again today – whether I meant to or not!

I decided to go with one of the pretty silhouette images in Artistically Asian, paired up with some Paisleys & Posies images.  And sentiments from Better Together.  Take a look-see:

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