Stampin’ Up! Blends, Basket Weaves and Lovely Wishes

Happy happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Mid-week on our way to another Continuing Resolution and/or government shutdown.  Whattheheckaretheydoing?!?  Sheesh.  I think THEIR pay needs to stop if they don’t get it together.  

So.  There.  My rant for the day.

Before I get going on the card for today, please be sure you make note of the impending Fast Fuse sale – it starts tomorrow and is a Buy-a-Fast-Fuse and get two refills free SALE!  And it’s only while supplies last – so…be ready to hop to in the morning!

Now.  For my card.  I used a technique that I saw in a Stampin’ Up! video (you can see it right here) to make a pretty background.  The Lovely Wishes stamp set lent it’s pretty flowers for the embossing.  And – if you look close…you’ll see a tiny sneak peek of the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (which will be available to customers on 16 Feb!).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:

I started with a panel of Shimmery White card stock and colored the entire panel with my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.  I added some Dark Daffodil Delight at the top and blended it part way down.  At the bottom, I started with my Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and then moved to the Light Old Olive as I moved up.  Finally, I blended over the Daffodil Delight/Old Olive boundary with the Light Daffodil Delight blend.

I used the low setting of my Heat Tool to thoroughly dry the panel (also used it on the back a little to un-curl-ify the panel), then I rubbed it with my Embossing Buddy.

With Versamark ink, I stamped a few flower images across the panel, plus some individual flowers and hearts, then sprinkled it all with my White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with the high setting on my Heat Tool.  

Then I Fast Fuse’d it to an Old Olive mat.

I cut a Vellum card stock Starburst with the Starburst Punch and embossed in in the new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF (this is coming in the second Sale-A-Bration release on 16 Feb and will be available FREE as part of the Blossoming Basket bundle with a $100 purchase!).  I also cut a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper circle with the new 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch from the Occasions Catalog. I used Liquid Glue to add them to the card front.

My sentiment, from Lovely Wishes, is stamped in Old Olive on Shimmery White and cut with the label die in the Petals & More Thinlits.  I popped it over the circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a Bille Moan bow with a length of Linen Thread and a length of Gold Metallic Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  A few gold Metallic Enamel Shapes finished off the card front.  

On the inside, I colored a swath with my Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend in the middle of Shimmery White panel.  Over that, I added a second Lovely Wishes sentiment and some of the flowers in Old Olive.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends swath and Old Olive Lovely Wishes flower on the front (don’t forget the plastic sheet from your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig!)…

…and I added a few more flowers in Old Olive to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the Stampin’ Blends created such a beautiful background for the white-embossed flowers from the Lovely Wishes stamp set!  The Lovely Wishes sentiments are general enough to make this card good for many occasions!  And – wow!  How cool is that new Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF?!?  That’s going to be a good one, y’all!  And – we’re going to see it again in the Annual Catalog in June!  Whoo-hoo!!  Hope you like!



P.S.  Need Fast Fuse?!?  Tomorrow’s the day!  Buy a Fast Fuse and get TWO REFILLS FREE!  Read on!


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.

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale is Coming on 8 Feb (that be tomorrow, y’all!)!!


As you may remember, the response to our Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, your enthusiasm was so overwhelming we simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, we’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works:

Buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!

This deal will start on 8 February (that’s this Thursday!) and ends on 12 February!!

Remember, that’s five days only – and is while supplies last!  If this goes anything like the last time – you’re going to want to order first thing on Thursday!!

Be sure to mark your calendars, set an alarm and get ready to stock up and save! 

Get in on the Ultimate Bundle! Sale-A-Bration is Marching On!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:

Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  



Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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   

We all know that Finn’s just a kid in a strange furry suit – one that come with a couple extra legs and no thumbs, right?  

Well, like any kid, he’s got a hands-down-it’s-the-bestest-game-ever game.  Or the…if-I-was-on-a-desert-island-the-only-game-I’d-need game!

For him – that’s tug.  Or keep-away.  Okay – maybe it’s a toss up.  

But, he’ll play tug until your arm is falling out the socket.

His latest favorite outdoor thing to tug is the horses’ catch rope.  It’s just a heavy-weight piece of braided nylon that we loop around the horses’ necks to take them out in the morning.  Soon as I’ve turned the last one out – usually Bo – he’s ready to rock.


Let me tell you a secret, folks.  For a not-huge dog, he can do some serious serious tugging.  You’d best be braced and ready, cuz he plays this game for reals!

It’s a workout!

At least for me.  I’ve never gotten to the bottom of him yet – I always call it before he does!

Tough dude!



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Blends, Basket Weaves and Lovely Wishes

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! Love your embossed images across the pretty background. Great layers under your sentiment too! That is some serous tugging by Finn…glad that it’s you and not me on the other end of that rope! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card – I love the background inking! 🙂 Also, that puppy is adorable!

  3. This is stunning. Your blending is fabulous and the embossed flowers really set it off! Love it!

  4. Kate

    Beautiful sunny greeting!
    Yes…”they” should be sequestered until they DO THEIR JOBS!!! My rant. Sorry
    Finn is gonna put you on your 2-spot…I am sure he’d have had ME there on first try. 😐

  5. Linda dickinson

    Gorgeous card !! TFS😊

  6. Kaen Finkle

    Such a pretty card. I’ve missed seeing your FFF posts while at Disney!

  7. Kathy L

    What a bright sunny card! And I love that stamp set, it’s perfect for embossing. Thanks for bringing some happy into my day!

  8. Super pretty take on the sketch!

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