Good morning, my peeps! It’s Friday again! Tomorrow Finn-y gets his staples out! Can you believe it? And he’s coming back to us! 🙂
Now – today I’ve made a card using all current product – meaning you have (or could get!) everything you need to make this one! And – in case you’re one of those uber-organized folk, it’s a Christmas Card! Make this vintage-inspired card and you’re one-on-the-way to being ready to mail out your cards this Christmas! So – gather up the Nature Sings and Sheet Music stamp sets, the Pretty Pines Thinlits and some Be Merry DSP and make…this. Take a look-see:
The layout was inspired by this month’s Viva La Verve sketch.
And the Christmas theme was thanks to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I started with a piece of Be Merry DSP in Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White – which I antiqued with a Stampin’ Sponge and Crumb Cake ink! Then I adhered it to a Cherry Cobbler mat with Liquid Glue.
The next layer is a square of Crumb Cake, stamped with the Sheet Music background stamp – in Crumb Cake. I used the new Detailed Trio Punch (okay – you can’t get this until 1 June – but you COULD use the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board!) to round all four corners of this panel and its Cherry Cobbler mat.
I adhered the panels together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.
Next, I used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere a length of 5/8 Burlap Ribbon, wrapping it around to the back. Over that is a piece of 1/4″ Copper Trim – secured in the back with a little strip of Tear & Tape.
I punched a Vellum Card Stock circle with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, then added the Nature Sings sentiment in Early Espresso all over it. It’s adhered with a few Glue Dots – be sure to put them down where they’re hidden by the sentiment.
I pulled out one of my favorite die sets – the Pretty Pines Thinlits – and cut several pine boughs from Always Artichoke (sadly retiring – but Mossy Meadow is coming back, so…whoo-hoo!) and a couple of berry branches from Copper Foil. I also pulled a few lengths of twine out of a piece of Burlap Ribbon.
I adhered the pine boughs and berries with Liquid Glue, and used a couple of Glue Dots for the twine (arranging it ever-so-artistically!).
For the sentiment, I stamped a few of the trees from Nature Sings in Always Artichoke – I stamped the image twice without re-inking – on a Whisper White panel. Over that, I added an Early Espresso sentiment. Then I cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die. I sponged the edges lightly with Crumb Cake, popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Nature Sings in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel. Over the top, I added the pine bough (from Nature Sings) in stamped-off-once Always Artichoke. I also added more of the tree image across the bottom – stamping the image twice without re-inking. Then I sponged the whole thing with Crumb Cake.
I adhered the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Nature Sings trees in Always Artichoke across the front…
… and I added some more of the Be Merry DSP onto the envelope flap – after sponging it with Crumb Cake first!
Et Voila! Will the Nature Sing and the Sheet Music background stamp sets help you make your first Christmas Card of 2018? I sure hope so – and don’t forget the Pretty Pines Thinlits to add that woodsy collage touch! Hope you like!
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Spring Paper Pumpkin Clean Out Sale Going On Now!
Spring has sprung, and Paper Pumpkin has decided to do a little spring cleaning and they are blowing out select items in their refill and past kit inventory.
Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. They will then permanently discontinue these items.
Here are the kits and refills that will be on sale:
Click here to see all of the past Paper Pumpkin Kits currently available and be sure to stop by the online store to pick up the sale kits!
Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!
Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter
We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.
The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.
- À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
- Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
- Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
- Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
- There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
- There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).
Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…
…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!
You’ve heard the rumors! You’ve watched some videos. You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors! Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks! Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page! There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out! Enjoy! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Note: Use your envelope punch board outside corner rounder until you can get the awesome Detailed Trio Punch on 1 June!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ square (sheet music panel)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ square (mat for sheet music panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Be Merry DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
Vellum Card Stock: 2 1/4″ circle
Always Artichoke Card Stock and Copper Foil: Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts
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
I’ve had some folks ask how Finn’s surgical site is doing.
Well – it looks itchy to me, but…he doesn’t seem to worry overmuch about it. And it’s healing perfectly.
Brace yourself – if you’re squeamish…when I woke up to find staples in my leg, that sorta put me off (read: freaked me out!) – so… ready?
Not so bad, huh? Way better than the “before” pics – which I’ll spare you! 🙂
And – he’s just chillin’ with it!
He’s SO much better, y’all! It’s pretty much a miracle! 🙂