Stampin’ Up! Window Box Medallion Thank You Card

Well, good morning, y’all!  We’re making our way thru the week pretty fast, heh?  My bachelor time is almost over…yep, it’s true.  Wayne and his mom will be on their way back to Hot Springs today.  We’ll see if she persuades him to stay an extra couple of days to help her there!  I confess I’m not sure what I’m hoping for…I had a few more things in my “what I want to eat when Wayne’s not here” pile!  I had my spaghetti squash chow mein tonight – it was good!  And some green curry chicken last night…

I’m not crushing the card making the way I’d hoped to while he was gone, but…it is what it is, huh?  The one I made for today…well, I got way more wrapped around the axle over it than I should have.  Ended up making it like…1 and a half times!  I used the Window Box Thinlits and the Make a Medallion stamp set along with some Playful Palette DSP and the new Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch…

And my colors are from the Global Design Project color challenge – this is a Bermuda Bay kind of week, isn’t it??

I also played along with the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge:

And finally, I thought I’d play along again with The Paper Players – these little die cuts were a little persnickety and I did so many of them…figured I’d submit the result!


I started out with a piece of Playful Palette DSP in Peekaboo Peach, matted on Bermuda Bay.  For the center strip, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and embossed it in the Boho Chic TIEF.  I SNAILd it to the card front and then ran two lengths of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon down either side, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  I thought that would be a fun departure from a regular “mat”!

I made the little squares by first cutting the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper with a scallop die from the Squares Layering Framlits.  Then I ran them each back thru the Big Shot with one of the small square dies from the Window Box Thinlits.  The first time I laid this out, I cut the little squares from plain Bermuda Bay card stock.  Didn’t like it.

Started over!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere each shiny square to a matching scalloped square of Early Espresso.  Then I popped all the squares on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Make a Medallion stamp set (Sale-A-Bration).  I stamped the first image in Bermuda Bay, the second in Peekaboo Peach and the third – yes, the third image that can make the medallion a little bit “more”! – in Early Espresso.  And I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso as well.

I cut the Medallion out with a circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to an Early Espresso scalloped circle.  Then I popped that on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My little embellishment is some strands of thread pulled from a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I topped it with a tiny bow tied from Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside. I started with a Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom, I used the Bermuda Bay card stock Window Box die cuts that I’d made and not used to stencil some pattern in Bermuda Bay ink.

See why I have a couple of pretty Sticky Note holders?  I go thru them like crazy!  They make such great masks!

Once I’d stenciled in the two bottom corners, I ran a length of Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and one of the Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon over them, securing both ribbons in the back with scotch tape.

I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into an Early Espresso card base, SNAILd the card front on and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got three more of the Bermuda Bay stenciled patterns across the front…

…and a little more of the Playful Palette DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This was one of those color challenges that was difficult for me to do – these aren’t colors I’d choose to put together all by my lonesome.  But…they ended up working out okay!  And I am just in love with the Make a Medallion stamp set and I hope you’ve all gotten it for yourself.  Can you believe there’s only four weeks of Sale-A-Bration left?!?  Yikes! 🙂

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


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Which Color Will You Miss the Most When It’s Gone???

The TIME Draws Near

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It’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


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Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

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  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
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If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


Start stocking up on your favorite 2015-2017 In Color goodies!

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Hope you have a great day – I’ll be back tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 1/2″ Scallop squares (x 5 – behind Glimmer Paper squares); 2 1/2″ scallop circle (mat for Medallion)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ circle (Medallion) 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (center embossed strip)

Playful Palette DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper: 1 1/2″ scallop squares (x5 – Window Box die cuts)

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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FINN-FAN FIX….

It’s come to my attention that there could be some unintended consequences to teaching your young, a little too smart, independent thinking Aussie that no obstacle is too much to conquer.  Go over it, under it, thru it, or across it.  Climb it.  Slide down it.  Jump it.

Doesn’t matter.  You can get to the other side.

Cuz there’s a mini-milk-bone waiting there!

Yes, that’s him standing at the top of the little stairs next to my chair.

No – they’re not for me!

Sheesh.

They’re for my two little old kitties so they can climb them and get on my lap.

Or for my 9 month old puppy who’s so jealous of them (cats, not stairs) he can hardly stand it!

Works for them, Mom – why not me!?!

But – he’s not quite figured out how to transition from the stairs to my lap.  When I finally gave in and moved the computer, he had to jump down and come around so he could leap into my lap.

I doubt it’ll take him long to figure out the other way to get there. 😉

TTFN

M

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Window Box Medallion Thank You Card

  1. Love the way you did the stenciling. Your dinner sounded yummy. No one but me here likes spaghetti squash so I never make it. Rarely do I find it on a menu either 🙁 Finn is so handsome in this pose. Have a great day. It will be a good one for me because I’m ordering the parts to your gorgeous card!

    • I know – no recipe that starts with spaghetti squash or Bok Choi is a good idea when he’s here! 🙂 And nope, I’ve not seen it in a restaurant either! Thanks so much, Karen – can’t wait to see what you make with your new goodies! 🙂

  2. Your medallion is beautiful, Mary! I love that stenciling, too. Way cool!

  3. Such a pretty card Mary! They aren’t colors that I would have put together either, but they’re beautiful! Mr Finn is too funny, love that he’s trying to be a lap cat. 😉

  4. Karen L.

    Hey, I do the same thing!! Fix food that I enjoy & my husband doesn’t!! He goes on an annual fishing trip to Canada with the boys……..I get to control the TV remote, eat different food, get dressed when I want to, watch chick flisks & etc, etc! I don’t think I would use those colors on my own either. Just a question……are those candles upside down or are they rockets?? 🙂

    • Well, I’m starting to think we need a “Wives who like spending some time alone” club!! We’ll have a secret handshake and everything! 🙂 Upside down candles?!? Of course not! They’re quite obviously rockets, as you so cleverly deduced! That’s so funny – I didn’t even see them as candles!! LOLOLOL!! Let’s just pretent they’re just shapes or rockets, shall we?? Thanks for the chuckle, Karen! 🙂

  5. Gorgeous card! Such a detailed background, with great layering and amazing color combo. Thank you for joining us at Paper Players!

  6. Elisha

    Beautiful, beautiful card! That medallion is stamped perfectly! The Early Espresso really sets it off👍 And you really rocked (err…rocketed?) the glimmer paper! Lol! Love it! Finn must be such a joy to have around – some new antic every day😀 I LOVE spaghetti squash – especially since I found the perfect way to roast it😋

    • It was really good as Chow Mein!! Even with no meat! 🙂 Yea- rockets. Sheesh, Mary! And yes – he’s a fun soul. Unless you just want to veg and watch a show but he hasn’t succumbed to his need for a nap…. 😉 Thanks, Elisha!!

  7. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Love the colors, the design is striking with the die cut outs. I especially like the inside. Great job!

  8. What a beautiful card to showcase some of the great new SAB products! That glimmer paper just really POPS! Thanks for joining us again this week over at The Paper Players, Crystal, DT

  9. I adore the use of all those gorgeous SAB products on this glitzy card Mary. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week and good luck with the guest designer pick.

  10. Amber Trubiak

    Those square panels sure add sparkle! Great choice! And I think I need to get that medallion stamp before it is too late!

  11. Sandy M

    Your persnickety die cuts are gorgeous, Mary! Well worth the time you put into them, I’d say. I love the attention you paid to your card inside and envelope, too. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players, twice!

    • LOL – persnickety indeed! Thanks so much, Sandy – glad that you liked them. Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. What a gorgeous card. I love your colors, and those dies are awesome. And so is the medallion, just beautiful. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!

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