Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. It’s sketch week, so be sure to check out everyone’s take on it, okay? It was kind of wide open, so I bet we see a lot of fun projects!
So, in my usual way of planning ahead and my wondrous time management, I didn’t make my card ahead. I waited until Wednesday. And, of course, work totally body slammed me! My “real” job is feast or famine – well, in a world where feast is bad and famine is good! Wednesday was a feast. I worked on my other computer all day trying to make a document that was right before – get right again. My Word document just bamboozled me. So by the time I got done, I was brain-whupped!
Fortunately, I’d been sort of planning my card in my head kind of in the background. Like…when you minimize a program and it just keeps running on your computer. So, I was able to whip it up right quick. And, since I’d planned on using the pretty Presents & Pinecones DSP and the Pine Bough TIEF and Suite Seasons….it was too easy! Take a look-see:
So, I started out by SNAILing a panel of Presents & Pinecones DSP to a Cherry Cobbler mat. Then I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White. I used Early Espresso to ink up just the words on the sentiment stamp in Suite Seasons, and lined it up with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp right in the middle.
Then I lined the panel up in the Pine Bough TIEF, turning it this way and that. I wanted more pine bough on the panel than I could fit at the top, so…I just decided to emboss right over the sentiment. I figured – what’s the worst that could happen? I hate it and have to make another one? But – that didn’t happen! It looked just right, so I SNAILd it to its own Cherry Cobbler mat and then onto the card front.
My decoration is a bit of a reflection of the Presents & Pinecones DSP – the Emerald Envy pine boughs and the red bow (which is a prominent feature on another design)! I cut a Cherry Cobbler bow using the the Bow Builder Punch and assembled it with Glue Dots. Using the Pretty Pines THinlits, I cut a Whisper White pine cone and a Mint Macaron background pine cone and adhered them together with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. I also cut a couple of long Emerald Envy pine boughs and shorter Mint Macaron bough.
I began the assembly with a few Glue Dots to wind some Silver Metallic Thread loops around. Then I used Liquid Glue and added the pine boughs and cone. Finally I stuck the bow on with Liquid Glue. Using a Glue Dot, I nestled a little holly sprig from the Christmas Trinkets Embslliehments in for a final little sparkle. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I stamped a Whisper White panel with just the little pine image from the bottom of the Suite Seasons sentiment – using my Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the stamp directly.
On my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated the pine image from Suite Seasons on the front…
Et Voila! Stampin’ Up! gave us perfect tools to use to put together a pretty card – even when our brains have been bamboozled! Pretty Pines Thinlits, the Suite Seasons stamp set and some Presents & Pinecones DSP (which is one of the papers on the buy-three-get-one-free special!). Hope you like!
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!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!
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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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog!
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
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?
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel); Bow Builder punch bow
Presents & Pinecones DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
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