Hey y’all! It’s Tuesday again! Only a week and a bit before Thanksgiving! And then full-tilt into Christmas. Hard to believe it’s already so close!
Finn’s developed a love-hate relationship with our deer. He loves to chase them and they hate him. Or…they act like they hate him. He’ll give chase if not on the leash, but he gives up pretty quickly. Scares the you-know-what out of me – I panic and go flying after him in the golf cart and he’s right around a tree. Laughing at me.
Well, he looks like he’s laughing, anyway.
The deer flip their tails at him, and I think they bound away making it look like they’re going really fast? But, in truth, they’re in moderate-boing mode.
This morning in our travels, we spent a little time playing with the fire-hose covered bumper. One of the 2.3 million toys I bought for his entertainment. He’s got quite a pair of springs for legs! He was leaping up like 4′ in the air trying to catch the bumper while I swung it for the throw! Hopefully I can channel that into some Frisbee!
You guys watch for us in the Purina Incredible Dog challenge in a few years! I’ll be the fat girl trying to keep up with my uber-fast-and-fit incomplete-neck-collar Aussie! 🙂
Now – the card for the day! You’re going to recognize my color scheme – I used Real Red, Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy again – just like yesterday. But today’s card is a Valentine’s card. Or a…I just love you lots card! And it perfectly showcases the Occasions Catalog bundle called Sealed With Love. This stamp set, of the same name, and the coordinating Love Notes Framelits are part of the Sending Love Suite of products.
As you can see, there are a few really cool dies in the Love Notes Framelits. One that made the fun heart at the center of the card and one that cut the bottom edge off – and made 3-D hearts at the same time!
My design was inspired by the TGIF Challenges sketch – obviously I went portrait!
This one also went along with The Paper Players challenge:
I started the card by using the edgelit die in the Love Notes Framelits set to cut the bottom from a panel of the Sending Love DSP Stack paper. Then I used a combination of SNAIL and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the cut panel to my Emerald Envy card stock mat. I wrapped a length of Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon around the whole thing and secured it in the back with scotch tape.
I started by cutting out a square with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (I’m a little enamored with them right now – bear with me! And check out the note about them below – if you haven’t gotten them yet…need to get on that ASAP!) and matting it on a square of Mint Macaron, cut with a Layering Squares Framelits die. Using the little swoosh/swath image in the Sealed with Love stamp set, I inked up with Mint Macaron, stamped off once on scrap paper, and then stamped it in the middle of my square.
Then I used the heart die from Love Notes to cut a Red Glimmer Paper heart, which I adhered in the middle (right over the swoosh/swath) with Liquid Glue.
I stamped the little sentiment from Sealed with Love in Real Red. Then I decided I really liked the little arrow – so I cut one from Mint Macaron and carefully threaded it thru the heart – securing both ends to the card with Liquid Glue.
I popped the art square over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and that was it for the card front!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Emerald Envy hearts from Sealed with Love on the front…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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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 – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are Coming Soon!
Catalogs will be mailed out early to mid-December! If you’re a Customer of mine or in my Online Host Club – you’ll automatically be receiving them both! If not – there’s still time! Place an order over $50 before shipping and tax thru my Online Store and you’ll be receiving your own copies, too! 🙂
STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS UPDATE
Because of the extreme demand, the Stitched Shapes Framelits (item 145372) will go into backorder very soon, and will be placed on non-orderable status on November 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM (MT).
Even with the pending backorder/non-orderable status of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, the 25% off sale on coordinating stamp sets is still going strong and will be thru the end of this month! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale. Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂
- 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
- Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)
2017 Online Host Club Openings Available!
My next Online Host Clubs will open in January 2017! The Online Host Club is an excellent way to earn Stampin’ Rewards Points – and DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards!! Check out all the details here and let me know if you want to be on my list!
I have to say, I wasn’t really sure about this set when I bought it. But, I was wrong to be skeptical. This stamp set has 27 (yep – 27!) images – about half and half sentiments and graphics. And the Love Notes Framelits – SU! really went for it with this 14-die set. You’ll be able to buy them bundled up for $45.75. Add the Sealed with Love DSP Stack for $10.00 and you’ve just earned a free Sale-A-Bration Item!
And – speaking of chickens…maybe this cute stamp set would be your Sale-a-Bration pick!
I know it’s going to be one of my first Sale-a-Bration choices! It’s too cute not to be! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Sealed with Love stamp set, Love Notes Framelits, and Sealed with Love DSP Stack will be available on 1 Dec (if you join us as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!) Otherwise – get them on 4 Jan 17!
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Love Notes arrow die cut
Emerald Envy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ Square (mat for art);
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (art piece)
Sealed With Love DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – with bottom cut off with Love Notes edgelit die
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!