Happy Christmas Eve, y’all!
I suppose, by rights, I should have brought you a Christmas card today.
But I didn’t! Sorry!
And this isn’t a video Sneak Peek – I’m taking tonight off – and so should you! 🙂
Instead – I have a sneak peek of another new stamp set coming soon to a 2018 Occasions Catalog near you! It’s called Southern Serenade and it’s lovely! I used it this time with some paper from the True Gentleman DSP to make a thank you card. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is courtesy of this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
I started with yet another gorgeous paper from the True Gentleman DSP (which you can get on 3 Jan – or get a taste of this and all the papers with a Catalog Share). I matted it on Crushed Curry with Fast Fuse to make the card front. Then I ran another strip of Crushed Curry down the card front. Over that I layered a length of Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
My art piece, from the new Southern Serenade stamp set (available 3 Jan), is stamped in Crumb Cake on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and colored with Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Old Olive. Then I matted it on Crushed Curry and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My sentiment, which is also from Southern Serenade, is stamped in Night of Navy on Shimmery White and cut out with the new 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (avail 3 Jan). I edged it with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and then added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. I used the Dimensionals to wind some loops of Gold Metallic Thread to the back of the sentiment, then I popped it onto the card front. A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels completed the front of the card!
On the inside, I stamped some of the small flowers from Southern Serenade in Crumb Cake up the side of a Shimmery White panel and colored them with the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more of the Southern Serenade flowers up the side…
…and a little more True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love this True Gentleman DSP – so versatile and gorgeous in Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake as the primary colors. And Southern Serenade is beautiful – the flowers, a wonderful lace image and lovely fonts. Hope you like and are adding these to your lists!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 43XZQJ9P
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.
There’s Still Time – Join My Next Online Host Club!!
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.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Southern Serenade, True Gentleman DSP and the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch will all be available on 3 Jan!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for art panel); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for ribbon)
Shimmery White Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (art panel); 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
True Gentleman 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!
Finn Fan Fix
The only part of Miss Sonya’s weekly visit that the Man doesn’t care for is…the vacuum.
He attempts to avoid it if possible – retreating to the bedroom as she works her way forward in the house.
And he keeps an eagle eye – stationing himself at the door to the bedroom so he can watch the hallway just in case any rogue vacuum approaches.
And he doesn’t know why – WHY, MOM, WHY?!?! – I keep taking his picture! I think he’s starting to get a complex!
I can’t help it very much – he’s too danged cute to not capture on “film”!