Well – we made it! It’s Friday. And it’s a three-day weekend! And…it’s Christmas weekend! So…Yeah!!
I, since it’s Christmas, made a New Baby card today – I had my massage (finally – it’s been way too long!) today and my massage therapist has only been back at work for a week after having her daughter. So…I wanted to take her a little card.
The new Sweet Little Something stamp set (available 3 Jan) with it’s photo-realistic floppy-eared bunny, seemed like the perfect choice! Take a look-see:
Like so many of us, I do spend a little time on Pinterest and a wonderful card, from Danielle Bennenk, caught my eye. I tried to change it up a little – but…it’s so perfectly my kind of card, that…I just couldn’t improve on it! You can check out Danielle’s original right here! 🙂
This week’s Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge seemed like a great place to showcase my card!
I started with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a very faint image of the Sheet Music Background stamp. I inked the stamp around the edges with a Crumb Cake-inked Sponge Dauber. And I didn’t add a lot of ink! I wanted it faded.
Then I sponged the edges with the same Sponge Dauber and Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat.
I stamped the adorable Sweet Little Something bunny on a piece of scrap Very Vanilla. This is a three-step image and, as usual, you want to start with the darkest ink color. Step 1 is stamped in Crumb Cake. Step 2 is stamped-off-once Powder Pink. And step 3 is in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride. Then I fussy cut it and lightly sponged the cut edges with the Crumb Cake Dauber.
I adhered a loop of Blushing Bride 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the card front with some Liquid Glue.
I put some Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of my cut-out bunny and used them to wind some loops of Linen Thread around, then popped the whole thing over the Blushing Bride ribbon. The sentiment, from Sweet Little Something, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Crumb Cake. I snipped banners in the ends, sponged the edges with Crumb Cake, and adhered it over the bunny with Liquid Glue.
I added some little flower images from Sweet Little Something – aren’t they just too cute?!? – in Crumb Cake ink. Then, to top it all off, there’s a few Glitter Enamel Dots and a couple three Clear Faceted Gems. And the card was done!
On the inside, I repeated the very-light application of the Sheet Music image in Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla panel. I sponged the edges and added a few more little Sweet Little Something flowers. The sentiment, stamped in Crumb Cake, is from the Flora and Flutter Paper Pumpkin stamp set (that’s really a great set, y’all!).
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Sweet Little Something bunny peeking in on the front, plus some of the little flowers. And, since I still had the Paper Pumpkin stamp set handy, I thought an added little sentiment would be good…
…and then I added more flowers and a couple stamps of Sheet Music on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Seriously, y’all – how cute is this Sweet Little Something bunny!? And, there are so many color combinations you could use – and all would be perfect! Hope you like – and are adding this one to your list!
P.S. Let me know ASAP if you want one of the last spots in the Online Host Club – I’ll be sending all the information out to the members next week! And let me know if you want a Catalog Share!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG
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’ Up! has added goodies and reduced prices…so head over to the Clearance Rack! where you’ll find savings up to 70% off!! So – take a minute and stock up! Merry Christmas to you!
My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off
If You Want in – Now’s the Time!
Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time? Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!
My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.
How does it work? Well – at a glance…
You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:
- Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
- Place your order by the 20th of each month
- Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month
And what do you get in return?
- Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
- In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
- In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
- When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order! So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints. Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
- At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
- And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
- FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my website!
- FREE catalogs during your membership term
Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!
2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!
What are catalog shares, you ask? They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!
We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!). You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!
If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.
The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!
THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!
I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool. Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Sweet Little Something will be available on 3 Jan!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Powder Pink Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); bunny cut-out
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!
Finn Fan Fix
Finn and I spend a lot of time doing the pause-and-catch-up game.
It goes like this.
I’m driving the golf cart around the fence line – we’re “checking fence”. A job.
Finn is ensuring that no bugs or acorns are lurking in the leaves and bushes.
That’s a pretty time-consuming job, so I frequently have to pause, look back to see him, and then holler “Here” in my best command voice.
It’s the voice that says…now, please.
Only please is sort of…loose. 😉
He knows that voice and so he usually – like 9.5 times out of 10! – hauls his wiggle butt at light-speed to get to me and sit down by the cart.
It looks like this….
I tell myself it’s the command-voice.
Or his overwhelming desire to please me.
Reality? He wants a cookie.
I do seriously and firmly believe that he deliberately lags back so…I’ll call him so… he can race to me so…he can…and will!…get a cookie!
He’s something of a cookie-monster!