Happy Friday, y’all. If you’re in Harvey’s aftermath or bracing for Irma – my thoughts and prayers are with you. My friends in Florida…stay safe!
My card today is simple and fast.
My day yesterday was complicated and long – so simple and fast was the order of the day.
I’ve seen some cards out and about using the new Cat Punch in the same way I’ve used it today. I thought it was so cool and had been wanting to make my own version. So – this seemed like the day to do it. I added a few pieces and parts from the bundled Spooky Cat stamp set. Take a look-see:
Buckle up, buttercup – this is going to go quick!
I started with a Crushed Curry card stock circle cut with the largest die in the Circles Layering Framelits. Then I punched the cat silhouette with the Cat Punch.
Using my sponge dauber, I added a little bit of shadowing on my moon with Crushed Curry ink.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals (Mini and Regular) to pop the moon over a Basic Black panel.
I matted the card front on a Crushed Curry mat with Fast Fuse, then wrapped some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
I used a Glue Dot under the three strands near the left side of the card to draw them together (like they’d been tied together). Over that, I added a bow tied from three strands of the Baker’s Twine.
The sentiment, from Spooky Cat, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Crushed Curry strip. I snipped banner ends and then popped it on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Simple doesn’t have to mean no bling at all – so I added a single gold star Metallic Enamel Shape to the corner. And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I used the negative space of my moon circle as a stencil and sponged a “moon” in Crushed Curry on a Whisper White panel. Over that, I added the fun cat image from Spooky Cat.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another sponged moon on the front – along with some cat eyes from Spooky Cat in Tuxedo Black…
…and I added more cat faces to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I fell in love with this technique the minute I saw it – so it was just a matter of time before I used it on a card of my own. And I kinda love it!! Spooky Cat and the awesome new Cat Punch…Winner winner! I 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
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.
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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:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ circle (moon); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)
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!