Monthly Archives: October 2017

Stampin’ Up! Cheery Merry Patterns for the Stamp Ink Paper #123

Good morning!  Welcome to another Tuesday in October – oh my goodness – the last Tuesday in October!  Can’t believe it’s flown by so quickly  – thank you to the folks at Stamp Ink Paper for letting me be a Guest Designer with them this month!!

Our last challenge of the month is a sketch challenge to work with this week – and you can play with it, too! 🙂  Check out this fun sketch, Challenge #123, from Dena.

Now – being that it’s Halloween (!!) I decided to really get with the program and do a Christmas card!  I wanted to give you one last look at the wonderful – and almost gone!! – Merry Patterns stamp set.  Which I paired with some shiny Foil papers and Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it in the Winter Wonder TIEF, then matted it on a piece of Copper Foil for the card front.  The next layer is some gold paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, matted on Copper Foil and adhered with Fast Fuse.

Using the two largest circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits,  I cut circular frames from Copper, Champagne and Silver Foil Sheets.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to “tack” them together in a wreath (of sorts!!) and adhered them to the DSP panel.

For the sentiment, I cut a small rectangle of Whisper White and heat embossed the Merry Patterns candles onto it – I used Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the outline of the candles.  Then I filled them in with Silver and Gold embossing.  The little sentiment, from Merry Patterns, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on the bottom of the panel.  I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the sentiment and popped it on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

My decorations are from an eclectic group of die sets…  There’s a Gold Glimmer Paper swirly-do from the Swirly Snowflakes, adhered with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I cut a couple of the little branches from the Lantern Builder Framelits – one in Silver and one in Copper Foil – and adhered them on with more Liquid Glue.  Finally, I cut two of the bows – one large and one small – from the Pretty Pines Thinlits in Cherry Cobbler.  I adhered the smaller one on top of the large bow and then to the card front.  To top it all off, I added a silver Metallic Enamel Shape.

On the inside, I went old-school. I just cut a narrow strip of the same Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and matted it on Copper Foil.  Then I adhered it at the bottom of a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel onto a Copper Foil mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few strips of Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape across the front…

 

…and a little more of the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  A white and mixed-metals Christmas card with just some pops of Cherry Cobbler!  I’ve loved the candles in Red and Green, in Blue and Green – and now, all shiny and gorgeous in Silver and Gold!  I hope you like!

This is the very last day to qualify for the Merry Patterns stamp set!  Scroll on down to see what you need to do.  While you’re at it – make one last swing thru the DSP sale (buy-three-get-one-free!) and get yourself stocked up!! 🙂  Two good things going away on the same day….tsk tsk.  Don’t miss out!!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stampin’ Blends!

Available TOMORROW!!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers tomorrow, 1 Nov!  And….I’m cookin’ up an Ordering Special! 🙂

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 Last Day to Stock Up on All That Gorgeous Paper!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

BUT THIS IS IT!  THE. LAST. DAY!

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cut bows

Copper Foil: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 2 7/8″ circle (one large circle frame); one Lantern Builder branch

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment);

Year of Cheer Specialty DSP: 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ (middle DSP panel); envelope flap

Silver Foil: 2 7/8″ circle (one large circle frame); one Lantern Builder branch

Champagne Foil: 2 7/8″ circle (one large circle frame)

Gold Glimmer Paper:  Swirly Snowflakes die cut

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Ever seen a cuter face?!?

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse

Mornin’, y’all!  I hope you’re ready for the week!  I am – cuz the quicker we get thru this week – the quicker it’ll be OnStage Week.  And then the week after that is the last week here!  Whoo-hoo!!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not, but would like to watch the video on how to make this card, here’s the replay!

I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to lay down the background for this Eclipse-technique card and made it into a birthday card with the lovely Happy Birthday Thinlit.  Take a look-see:

It so happened that the TGIF challenge this week showcased the Eclipse Technique!

To begin the card, I made several flowers with the multi-step images from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I used the larger – less detailed – image and stamped it two or three times (rotating between each stamp) in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I used the second image in Dapper Denim.  I stamped that one twice per flower – rotating it a little – and I didn’t re-ink between stamps on the Dapper Denim.  The middle of each flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight – complete with little dots.

I added some more of the little dots around the flowers in Daffodil Delight.

Next, I embossed the panel in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

For the sentiment, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, offsetting it into the corner of the card.  IMPORTANT:  Save all the little cutout pieces!! 🙂

Then I matted the panel on Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

I cut three more of the Happy Birthday Thinlit shapes in Dapper Denim and stacked them all up using Liquid Glue.

Then comes the persnickety part.  Using Liquid Glue, I replaced all the little cut out pieces back onto the card front.  Take your time on this – it’s worth it in the end!  Here’s how it looks when all the pieces are back in:

Then I used more Liquid Glue and adhered the stacked sentiment.

I decided a few leaves were in order, so I stamped two of the detailed leaves from Painted Harvest in Lemon Lime Twist on some Vellum card stock.  When they were dry, I punched them out with the Leaf Punch and added them to the card front with a little Liquid Glue.  I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it over the stems of the leaves with a Glue Dot.  Then I made a double Linen Thread bow and stuck that on top with another Glue Dot.   Finally, I added a Crushed Curry Glitter Enamel Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Painted Harvest flower in Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight to a Whisper White panel.  And I pulled a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug stamp set, stamping it in Dapper Denim.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower on the front…

…and another one on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The lady who asked for this card – for her mother – said she loves flowers and bright things.  I do think this qualifies, don’t you!?  I love the eclipse technique and really like how Painted Harvest works so beautifully with it.  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming Wednesday…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 Only One Day Left!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE  

BUT FOR JUST ONE MORE DAY!

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Happy Birthday Thinlit die cuts (x3 – to stack the sentiment)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock:  Leaf Punch (x2)

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Remember the days of yore when the Finny-Win had to be “tied” to the chair with his leash?  And remember that time he fell asleep chewing on a bone bigger than his head (used to be?)??

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Happy Birthday Eclipse Video Sneak Peek!

Good morning, my peeps!  Happy Sunday!

If you read yesterday’s post, you know I planned on doing laundry and cards, cards, CARDS.

Well – I did laundry.

And made one card.

And frittered.

You know frittering, yes?  My alarm went off at 5 so I could go to work.  A phone call cut that off.  But…I was awake.  So…

I took a bath.

And then I did the laundry.

Once it was done – I spent the rest of the day making one…single…card.  Which is to say I….worked on a card…took a little break…worked on the card….had some lunch…worked on the card…you get the drift.

When I had the card done enough to call it done enough…I “watched” movies on NetFlix.

Which is to say I slept thru several movies on Netflix. 😉 

They were bad ones, though, so it’s okay.  That’s what bad movies are for – sleeping thru!!  Frittering the day away.

The card I did make is what we’re going to look at tonight on my Facebook Live video at 8pm Eastern.  Take a look-see:

As you might be able to tell – there’s a little Painted Harvest and the Eclipse technique!!

Here’s a link right to my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page!  I do hope you’ll be able to join me!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Color Me Happy Thanks

Hey, y’all!  Happy Saturday!  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned.  Or a restful one.  Not sure you can really do both…but if you can – more power to you!  I think I’ve got a couple hours at work then it’s laundry day!  And cards cards CARDS!

Guess what’s almost here, y’all??

Well – yes…OnStage.  But I was really thinking of….the release of the new Stampin’ Blends!!

I’m so excited for you to get them in your hot little hands – I do believe you’re going to be tickled with them!  They’re going to be available to you on the 1st – which is next Wednesday!  When they come out, there will also be a new (limited supply!!) stamp released – called Color Me Happy!

It’s chock full of wonderful, color-able, line art images for you to use with the coordinating Color Me Happy Project kit (which will ONLY be available while supplies last!!)…

…or all by itself!  Which is what I did today.  I added a little Painted Autumn DSP and a couple of sentiments from All Things Thanks and made…take a look-see:

For the layout, I borrowed the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.

So, y’all know this kind of card – where I have to build on the card front itself – strikes fear in my heart, right!?  So this one is a huge act of bravery!

I first stamped a rectangle of Whisper White card stock with the pretty flower image in the Color Me Happy set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then, using my Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, I colored the flowers.  When I was done with the Pumpkin Pie flowers, I went back over them with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blends Pen to brighten it up and give it a little peachy hue.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Early Espresso.

The middle panel is from the Painted Autumn DSP, matted on Early Espresso.  Then I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  I made a faux bow by tying a short piece of the ribbon around it and pulling it snug.

For the sentiment, I pulled out my All Things Thanks stamp set and stamped it in Early Espresso on a square of Whisper White.  And matted that on Early Espresso, too.

To build the card front, I Fast Fuse’d the Color Me Happy panel directly onto the front of my Thick Whisper White card base. Then I popped the Painted Autumn panel on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and did the same with the sentiment square.

I decided it needed just a little something more, so I stamped and colored another flower from Color Me Happy, fussy cut it and adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a tiny Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the middle and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second All Things Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, I stamped a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Color Me Happy Flower and colored it with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I even added another Rhinestone Basic Jewel!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso Mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped two more Color Me Happy flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Here’s a tip:  the plastic sheet from the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig fits inside our Medium envelopes perfectly!  Slide that in before you color the flowers with the Stampin’ Blends – it’ll protect the back of your envelope from the inevitable bleed-thru!  I used more Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…

…and then I added a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I have the Color Me Happy Project Kit – and will be showing you the completed cards on the 1st.  But – the Color Me Happy stamp set is completely stand-alone as a wonderful set filled with beautiful images and fun sentiments.  I hope you like – and are planning to snap them up quick like a bunny come next Wednesday! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  

Click on the picture of the brochure to get all the details!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

The Stampin’ Blends and Color Me Happy Stamp Set will be available on 1 Nov 17!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for Color Me Happy panel); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for DSP panel on front); 1 7/8″ square (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (Color Me Happy panel); 1 3/4″ square (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP:  2 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Fall, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Pumpkin Cat!

Happy Friday, y’all – when you read this, I’ll probably be on my way back to Utah.

Or not.  My jet lag has jet lag – I have no idea what time it’ll be anywhere I’m at today, so…you know what I mean!  When next you hear from me, it’ll be from Utah!

My card today uses an all-time favorite, the Painted Harvest stamp set, and I played with the Eclipse technique.  A couple of die cuts from the Patterned Pumpkin set and a few Cat Punches lent a hand.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using the two-step flower image from Painted Harvest, stamped several flowers all across the panel.  I used three colors for the petals – Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  There wasn’t a lot of rhyme or reason behind the color combinations – I just played with the colors.  

It’s not like there are any rules – just mix these three colors – two per flower.  Stamp each image a couple three times – rotating the image a little for each stamp. And you’ll be a flower-making rock star!!  Promise!

For the middles, I used Early Espresso – and stamped the large middle twice per flower, rotating with each stamp.  And then I added some little dots – also in Early Espresso – to each flower.

I used the Cat Punch and cut him from the bottom of the panel – and added some eyes in Early Espresso from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Then I cut four more of him from Early Espresso and stacked them all together with Liquid Glue.

Next, I ran the panel thru the Big Shot with the large pumpkin die from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits laid on the panel – and slightly overlapping the cut-out cat.  I made sure to keep track of the cut out-middle pieces.

 

Then I cut three more of the pumpkins from Early Espresso – and stacked them all up with Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach mat and used more Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked pumpkin back into its negative space.  Then I added the single-layer of the cut-out pieces back where they went in the die cut.  To finish it off, I added the stacked cat back in as well.  He sits a little higher than the pumpkin (due to having 4 additional layers versus the three under the pumpkin), giving the impression he’s sitting in front of the pumpkin! 🙂

 

I enlisted the help of the Gourd Goodness stamp set for the sentiment, stamping it on a strip of Peekaboo Peach card stock in Soft Suede.  I snipped banners in both ends, edged it with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I tied a bow with two strands each of Crushed Curry and Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twines and adhered it over a Billie Moan Bow made with Linen Thread, using a Glue Dot.  I added it to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I made three more Painted Harvest flowers across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel – again from Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  I added the centers with the Early Espresso.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower on the front…

…and a few more on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love it!  Painted Harvest never fails to impress!!  And I love how it looks like the cat – when you can even see him!! – is sitting in a pumpkin patch, surrounded by beautiful flowers.  Hope you like!!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); four Cat Punch shapes; three Patterned Pumpkin die cut shapes

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 5/8″  (sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Christmas Around the World for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster playing with today’s sketch, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Here’s our fun sketch – I love these designs with the wonky matting!

I decided to let some pretty Designer Paper from the Christmas Around the World do a lot of the work for me – and ended up with a card that used zero ink.  Yep, no stamping!  I added some texture with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and a few snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

This card also plays along with the theme challenge from this week’s TGIF Challenge.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, embossed it with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and matted it on a piece of Powder Pink card stock for the card front.  

Next up, I matted a piece of Quilted Christmas DSP on Powder Pink and adhered it to the card front – sort of wonky-style – with Fast Fuse.  A second panel, from Christmas Around the World, is also matted on Powder Pink.  That one’s popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

I adhered a strip of Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon across the panels with some Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is cut from a piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP using an Ovals Layering Framelit and matted on a scalloped Powder Pink mat.  It’s adhered over the ribbon with Fast Fuse.

I cut three small snowflakes with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits from Powder Pink card stock.  I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to lay glue down all over each snowflake and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.  Then I adhered them with a little Liquid Glue to the card front.  The addition of a Rhinestone Basic Jewel on each snowflake finished off the card front.

On the inside, I cut two snowflakes with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits from the bottom corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I adhered the panel to a Powder Pink mat with Fast Fuse (and a little Liquid Glue around the cut-out areas).  Finally, I used more Liquid Glue and stuck the die cut snowflakes back into the negative space.

I added a Rhinestone to each snowflake, Fast Fuse’d the panel into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Powder Pink Seasonal Layers snowflake adhered to the front with Liquid Glue…

…and another piece of the Christmas Around the World DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Now…”Happy Holidays” isn’t my normal choice for a greeting at Christmas – but I thought it would be fun to show how versatile that design is in the Christmas Around the World DSP!  And I love how the papers all work together with the the gorgeous Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mats for front DSP panels); 2 3/4″ oval (mat for sentiment); Seasonal Layers die cut snowflake

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Quilted Christmas DSP:  2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (bottom DSP panel)

Christmas Around the World DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (top DSP panel); 2 1/2″ oval (sentiment); envelope flap

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 😦

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Stampin’ Up! Festive Jingle Wishes All Aglow

Well – hey, guys!  It’s Haawwmp Day – from CA.  Where it’s going to be over 100 this week.

Are you kidding me?!?  I didn’t bring enough clothes for “over 100″ to Utah!  Was thinking winter – not “Death Valley”!  Sheesh!

My card today features Real Red and Black and some Merry Music Specialty DSP.  I combined all that and added a fun sentiment from the Wishes All Aglow stamp set and….take a look-see:

The kind of unusual layout is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And it really plays along beautifully with the Inspire. Create. Challenge.

 

I started by Fast Fuse’ing a piece of the Merry Music Specialty DSP to a Real Red mat for the card front.  If you’ll notice – it’s the music for Jingle Bells.

Yea – I did that. 😉

Next up, I cut a piece of Real Red Glimmer Paper into a parallelogram.  Check out the dimensions…

 

I cut an identical piece of Basic Black.  And then I did a dry fit…

…which let me see the angle for stamping the sentiment!

I inked up the sentiment from the Wishes All Aglow stamp set with Versamark and stamped it on the Basic Black shape.  Then I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.

I used Fast Fuse and adhered both panels to the card front.  Then I turned the panel over and trimmed the excess with my Stampin’ Trimmer.

I tied a little bow of Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I used tiny dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere the tails where I wanted them to say.  To finish, I added small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each of the ornaments on the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Wishes All Aglow stamp set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  I cropped part of the Merry Music Specialty DSP that caught some perfect words from the song, matted it on a strip of Real Red and onto the panel.  Then I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Real Red 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 a couple of Real Red bows stamped from the Christmas Happiness stamp set on the front…

…and more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Red.  Black.  Music.  I think it kind of shouts “festive holidays”, don’t you?  I love this little Wishes All Aglow set – it’s kind of one of the fly-over sets – but you need to check it out!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); sentiment piece (cut to size shown in template in the body of the post)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Red Glimmer Paper:  Piece behind the sentiment – cut to the same size as the sentiment

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Don’t be scared!  This is what a “vicious” Aussie looks like!  Which is an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard of one!  He was smiling so hard at our company – and I caught him at just the right moment!  He puts on a pretty scary face, though, doesn’t he??  🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Musical Seasonal Layers for the Stamp Ink Paper #122

Mornin’, y’all!  Before we get started – wanted to let you know that the Pining for Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit is sold out. I think it went in about 2 hours!  Yikes!

Now, it’s a Tuesday in October, so once again I’m bringing you a project from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge – where I’m a Guest Designer this month (thanks, you guys!)!  I do hope that you’ll take inspiration from the challenge and use it to make a project of your own!

This week’s challenge, #122, was a product feature challenge! And that product is…Washi tape!  

Now- I kind of love Washi Tape – and especially the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape, so I knew that was what I’d use.  I ended up adding a sentiment from the Musical Season stamp set, a few leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle and a couple three stars from Add a Little Glitz.   Take a look-see!

So – even with a starting point, I found a couple more “helps” to get going.

First, the sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps helped with the layout.

And I got some more inspiration from the photo at the Card Concept.  I’d call my card Clean and Layered!

Finally – cuz…why not?  I let this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge give me that last little bit of inspiration.  I went right down the left side!

So – I started out with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the fun star image from Add a Little Glitz, I heat embossed them in Silver several times across the lower half of the card.  Once the stars were cooled off, I used the new Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and wrapped a few pieces across the panel.  Finally, I matted it on a piece of Champagne Foil.

My sentiment is from the new Musical Season stamp set – I heat embossed it in Silver on a strip of Whisper White.

I made three leaves – I stamped and heat embossed two in Silver using the stamped image from Colorful Seasons and then cut them out with the matching die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Using my new Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie, I colored the leaves.

The third leaf is cut with the detailed die in Seasonal Layers from a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped my sentiment strip over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  My bow was created with – wait for it – two lengths each of Silver, Gold and Copper Metallic Threads.  I added it to the card front with a scrunched up Glue Dot.

To finish the card front, I added a Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of the bow and several more scattered about the design.

On the inside, I stamped another leaf from Colorful Seasons in Versamark Ink onto a Whisper White panel, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends I’d used on the front.  A couple more rows of Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape completed the picture!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Champagne Foil 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 more Year of Cheer Specialty Washi across the front…

…and a few more Colorful Seasons Silver-embossed leaves on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape adds a gorgeous shimmer to this kind of transitional Fall card – and the Musical Season stamp set lent the perfect sentiment, I think!  Of course, there’s no denying the beauty of the delicate leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle, is there? I think it could work for Christmas or a wedding (particularly a wedding at this time of year!).  Hope you like!  

We’ve got a couple of specials that are drawing rapidly to a close – so be sure to scroll down and check them all out! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Stampin’ Blends will be here on 1 Nov!! 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Champagne Foil: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); Seasonal Layers die cut leaves

Gold Glimmer Paper:  Seasonal Layers die cut leaves

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

Man – I miss my boy! 😦

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Pining For Plaid October 2017 Kit is Available Now!

Quick Update, y’all – for those of you who are Paper Pumpkin subscribers, the Pining for Plaid kit from October is now available in the Online Store!!  Get it quick!  

If you’re not a subscriber – here’s a link to get signed up and then you, too, can grab that October kit!

Pining for Plaid Full Paper Pumpkin Kits Available Now

 



Stampin’ Up! is thrilled with the great response they’ve had so far to their Season of Style October kit!  In fact, you’ve loved it so much that they’ve decided to only offer FULL kits beginning Monday, 23 October, after 2pm MT, in the online store while supplies last.  They’re doing everything possible to accommodate the demand and allow as many people as possible to get the Pining for Plaid kit, so they will not be offering refills for this kit.  They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you are enjoying your super-sparkly Paper Pumpkin shaker cards!

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And – if you sign up right now, you’ll be guaranteed to get the coordinating November kit!

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Paper Pumpkin’s Season of Style: Part Two – Coming in November!

 


If you love October’s adorable shaker card kit, Stampin’ Up! has good news: November’s kit is every bit as amazing. The projects are so easy to make that even beginners can put them together in just a few minutes. And besides being adorably cute, they will definitely help add heart and a handmade touch to your Christmas celebrations. So head over to subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 10 November at 11:50 PM (MT) so that you can get your kit too! 

 

TTFN
Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (No more new pics – sorry!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Quilted Merry Patterns

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Monday again – and this week that means that I have one day left here and then I head to CA for a quick trip – back on Friday!  I spent yesterday catching up on my shows in between getting cards made for the week!  Never even got out of my pj’s! 😉

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, and you’d like to watch, here’s the link to the video on YouTube!

This card is to remind you that the Merry Patterns Christmas stamp set is still available – less than two weeks are left – and you need to get it quick!  You can read on down and find out how to get your very own copy, okay?  I added some Quilted Christmas DSP and came up with…take a look-see:

The layout for this card came from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

And it also plays along quite nicely with the Inspire.Create.Challenges #003.

 

This card started with a piece of Quilted Christmas DSP, which I embossed in the Quilt Top TIEF and matted on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist.

The next layer is a strip of Whisper White, also embossed in the Quilt Top TIEF, matted on Lemon Lime Twist and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I wrapped a length of Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim around the panels, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered a Foil Snowflake – silver side up – to the card front – offsetting it from center.

For my art piece, I cut a Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White card stock and then stamped the candle outline image from the Merry Patterns set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

I used the two candle-fill-in images and colored the candles with Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.  Using my light and dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (available to customers on 1 Nov!), I colored the flames.

For the sentiment, I inked just the part of the large sentiment that I wanted in Real Red and added it under the candles.  Then I matted the circle on its Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle (cut with my Circles Layering Framelits) and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow from the Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and added it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from the Merry Patterns – this is just the fill-in portion of the large sentiment – in Real Red.  Then I added a few Lemon Lime Twist pine boughs – also from Merry Patterns.  Using my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, I filled in all but the berries in the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another set of Merry Patterns candles on the front…

…and some more pine boughs and Quilted Christmas DSP on the back and the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I hope that y’all already have this wonderful Merry Patterns stamp set – or are busily making plans to get it before it’s gone!  If you want it – let me know.  We’ll figure out how to make that happen!  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Pining for Plaid Full Paper Pumpkin Kits Available TODAY (after 2pm MT)!

 



Stampin’ Up! is thrilled with the great response they’ve had so far to their Season of Style October kit!  In fact, you’ve loved it so much that they’ve decided to only offer FULL kits beginning Monday, 23 October, after 2pm MT, in the online store while supplies last.  They’re doing everything possible to accommodate the demand and allow as many people as possible to get the Pining for Plaid kit, so they will not be offering refills for this kit.  They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you are enjoying your super-sparkly Paper Pumpkin shaker cards!  Remember – you’ve got to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to be able to buy these kits!


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

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!

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Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Stampin’ Blends will be available on 1 Nov – that’s just around the corner! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  Scalloped Circle (mat for art/sentiment); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for white embossed strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched Shapes circle (art/sentiment); 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (white embossed strip) 

Quilted Christmas DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn-Fan Fix  (No more new pics – sorry!)

TTFN

M  

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