Mornin’, y’all! Hope you enjoyed the long weekend! We had a great day – smoked some ribs that turned out so good they should be illegal! Spent the afternoon with Scout and her family and a few additional folks. I sort of blew the diet – but…man, oh man, it was worth it!
I have a pretty, clean and simple card to share with you today, made with the Painted Harvest stamp set and the (also new) Count My Blessings stamp set. Take a look-see:
I let two challenges give me inspiration for this one. The first, CAS(E) This Sketch, helped with the layout.
And then the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge helped with several elements…I went across the diagonal from top left to bottom right!
I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the pretty flower image in the Count My Blessings stamp set, inked it in Versamark and stamped it four times. I made the sprays come from a central spot and made them so they’d extend beyond the Painted Harvest flower I was planning for the middle of the card.
I sprinkled the four flower-sprays with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up. When it was cool, I used my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color each of the flowers.
For the flower, I stamped the larger image in Painted Harvest several times in Powder Pink on Whisper White. With each stamp, I rotated the image slightly. Then I stamped the second, smaller, image in Sweet Sugarplum – twice – rotating the stamp.
I stamped the middle of the flower twice in Daffodil Delight and then added the small three-dot image in Daffodil Delight multiple times.
Then I fussy cut the flower. 🙂
I dry fit the flower over the gold-embossed sprays, and then stamped the sentiment from Painted Harvest in Versamark and heat embossed it in Gold.
I put a few Glue Dots on the back of my fussy cut flower and used them to wind multiple loops of Gold Metallic Thread round, then I popped the flower onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card front, I added a few Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes.
On the inside, I added another Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum flower from Painted Harvest. And I finished the middle with more Daffodil Delight.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel on a Powder Pink mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Painted Harvest flowers on the front…
…and some more Count My Blessings flower sprays – stamped in Pear Pizzazz and colored with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker – on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Painted Harvest brings yet another gorgeous flower to life, this time accented by the pretty and delicate flower sprays in the Count My Blessings stamp set. Hope you like! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 1 SEPTEMBER – 15 SEPTEMBER: 3UPGQ49U
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 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.Stamps-N-Lingers
NOW THRU 10 SEPT 17…
DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!
I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) thru the 10th of September!! Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂
Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!). For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.
Let me know if you have any questions!
MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION
Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free! Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!
Here’s the fine print:
- Promotion period: September 1–October 31
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
- In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
- There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
- Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
- Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards (Yowza!)
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
Maybe think about doing a catalog show
- I’ll send you a stack of 2017 Holiday Catalogs and a Host Code to give to all your friends!
- They’ll place their order online using the Host Code!
- Y’all have fun shopping for your holiday crafting goodies and YOU earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a super cute stamp set.
Winner winner, chicken dinner!
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut Painted Harvest flower
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!
We had a good time yesterday at Scout’s house!
Matt’s girlfriend, Kaitlin, brought her female Aussie, named Hannah.
That’s right – 3 Aussies – and Finn was the youngest.
And – biggest!
He had a total blast.
There were sticks involved…
Hannah played referee.
This particular standoff lasted quite some time, with both of them just staring at each other. Their expressions were so serious and intense. Getting the stick is important Aussie business. Please note that Hannah is ensuring that no stick-tug rules are being broken.
At the end of the day, he was tired but really happy. And quite ready to go home! 🙂