Happy Friday, y’all! Hope you’re getting ready for Christmas. My preparations have been….slower…than I need them to be. For no more momentous reason than sheer procastination! But, I woke up at 3 on Thursday morning, stressing over all the “need-to-do’s” on my list. I finally got up. Not to do any of the things on the list – just to quit trying to sleep.
But – I did do a couple of those “need-to-do’s”, so at least I’ve started to whittle the list.
Finn had a big day. He finally found….Buck’s old orthopedic bed. Not sure why it’s taken him so long – maybe because he always saw the cats piled up on it – but today. Today he found it!
I think I’ve done as many Christmas cards as I need to do this year, don’t you? If you still want or need more Christmas ideas – tell me in a comment, and I’ll do some more. Otherwise, I think I’ll move on!
Which I did for today’s clean-and-simple Sneak Peek of the Window Shopping bundle and the All Things Thanks stamp set. Take a look-see:
This layout comes from the Global Design Project challenge:
And my color scheme came from the Hand Stamped Sentiment challenge:
For those of you who thought my card from yesterday’s Blog Hop was complicated – this one is exactly the opposite! It’s easy peasy! Or…it will be once the Occasions catalog goes live! (Don’t you wish you were a demonstrator and could have already gotten these goodies for yourself?! 😉 )
I started with a piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock and I ran it thru the the Big Shot in the new and beautiful Falling Petals TIEF. I decided to use the de-bossed side for my card front.
I used some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine to wrap around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
The sentiment, from All Things Thanks, is stamped in Pear Pizzazz on a strip of Whisper White. Then I rounded all the corners with the Envelope Punch Board corner rounder.
I flicked the edges of the sentiment tag with a Pear Pizzazz sponge and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to a pop it on the card front. I tied a little bow with the Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a dab of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. The final touch was a Silver star Metallic Enamel Shape.
On the inside, I used the little flower image from the Window Shopping stamp set. I inked the stamp with my Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a veritable garden of little Window Shopping flowers…
Et Voila! I’m already loving the beautiful Window Box Thinlits – the intricate designs are wonderful. And I think that the thank-you sentiments in All Things Thanks are going to be perfect for any thank you card you might need (this one might go to the very next person who decides to join my team!). Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: WJCHVSZW
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 $10.00 in the 2016-17 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 Catalog Shares are Open!
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!
Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products
Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
- All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
- Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store! Hint: There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
- This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory. Use it as you will. Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
- No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
- Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
- Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!
Online Host Club
Only one opening left in the January 2017 Online Host Club. Check out all the details right here! And get your name in before it’s too late!
See y’all tomorrow!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
The Window Shopping bundle, All Things Thanks stamp set and the Falling Petals TIEF will be available on 4 Jan 17!
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
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!