Good Friday morning, y’all! I am gladder than glad that it’s the end of this week. It’s been a week amongst weeks and …well. I hope you had a better week than I did – and are looking forward to a great couple of days off!
My card for today took a little inspiration from a card sample in the 2018 Occasions catalog. It’s a sample for the Love You Still stamp set on page 21! I added just a few other elements and came up with…take a look-see:
My color scheme is from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.
I started with a panel of Crumb Cake card stock and embossed it twice in the new Petal Pair TIEF (it’s a narrow folder, so need to run it twice to get the whole panel embossed!), then Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat for the card front.
Next is a piece of Color Theory DSP, also matted on Basic Black. I stamped the sentiment from Love You Still in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.
On a scrap piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the flower-strewn frame image twice in Tuxedo Black. The first time, I inked the entire stamp – with the exception of the little grass at the bottom of each frame. The second time, I inked only the flowers.
Then I fussy cut the frame – not a very “close” fussy cut – just a casual outline. I also cut out the center – not as hard as it might appear, I promise! To add just a little “finish”, I edged (inside, too!) the whole frame with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. 🙂
I colored the flowers with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend, then I popped the frame over the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I decorated the frame with a Corrugated Elements heart and a heart from the Hearts & Stars Elements – adhering them with Liquid Glue. I popped a single heart-shaped So Saffron Subtles Enamel Shape on, as well.
On the opposite corner, I adhered a Linen Thread Billie Moan bow with a Glue Dot and a Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine double-stranded regular bow with a second Glue Dot. And – cuz I’m a bling-girl! – I added some little Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of the roses. And that was it for the card front!
For the inner liner, I stamped the small flower from Love You Still in Crumb Cake all over a Crumb Cake panel and Fast Fuse’d it to a Basic Black mat. Then I matted a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock on Basic Black and Fast Fuse’d that over the panel.
I Fast Fuse’d the whole thing into a So Saffron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few more Crumb Cake Love You Still flowers on the front…
…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Petal Pair TIEF!
Et Voila! Y’all don’t miss this Love You Still stamp set – or think it’s only good for weddings or anniversaries! It’s plenty versatile for all sorts of beautiful cards! Hope you like! 🙂
P.S. Don’t forget my THREE Blog Candy packages up for grabs this week! You’ve got until next Monday to get entered to win. Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!
HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU
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.
KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…
DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!
I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!! 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. 🙂 Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!
Don’t forget to add the Host Code above 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. And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂
Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!
As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!
Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own. All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.
As a bonus – you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!! Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!
Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!
Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear
I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.
Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)! 🙂
So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there. There are also pictures of the bundles!
And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too! After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form! If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!
I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order. Then, on 3 Jan, I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you! Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂
WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?
Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!
- Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
- Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!
If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!
For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.
Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!
Check it out:
- If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
- If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
- If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!
If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!
If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you. Why not give it a try? We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (mats for smaller panel on front and on inner liner)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Love You Still fussy cut frame
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner)
Color Theory DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ (sentiment panel)
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
So – I was in Huntsville for the past couple of days and got home late last night. Okay – it was 6:30 – but…it was dark. So…LATE!
Which I tell you to break the news that I have no new picture of the Man.
I’m so sorry!
But – I’ll leave you an old picture that just makes me smile!