Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around Sneak Peek for Stamp Ink Paper #149

Morning, y’all! This is the first of two posts for me today – I’ll be back at 8am with another card for this month’s Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop.

For now, though, being that it’s Tuesday –  it’s also Stamp Ink Paper challenge day!  We’ve got a fun theme challenge for you this week!  Dads & Grads!

I don’t have anyone graduating, but it seemed like a perfect time to use the new Sitting Pretty stamp set.  I’ve been planning for this since I saw it for the first time at OnStage!  Next year – I’ll have a UGA grad to make a card for.  This is…practice for that day!  I combined the bulldog image from Sitting Pretty (a new set in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog) with a few sentiments from Stitched All Around (also coming on 1 June), a couple from the new Itty Bitty Greetings and I made a custom sentiment with the Make a Difference stamp set! 🙂  Take a look-see:

Here’s the challenge badge for SIP #149 – hope you’ll come and play along!

My layout is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started with some pretty (or handsome, depending on who’s getting the card!) paper from the new Share What You Love Specialty DSP, double matted on Basic Black and Real Red for the card front.

The bottom strip is Basic Black and Real Red – adhered with Liquid Glue – then I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to add some 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  Above that is a length of new Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment, from the Stitched All Around stamp set, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die, then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The bulldog is from the new Sitting Pretty stamp set.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the outline image in Soft Suede, then used the fill in image – also in Soft Suede.  I hand-lettered the “G” and used my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to color in his shirt.  Then I fussy cut him.

He’s mounted on a couple of circle elements.  The Real Red element is cut with a die in the Stitched Labels Framelits (which you’ll be able to get on 1 June, bundled with the Stitched All Around stamp set!).  It turns out that that circle fits perfectly on a 1 3/4″ circle – which I cut from Basic Black with my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together.

I punched out a 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle in Crumb Cake, then stamped an Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment (1 June) in Crumb Cake all over it.  I added that with Liquid Glue and then popped Uga on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I popped the circle element on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I wanted to do something a little different, so I matted more of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP on Real Red.  As I was figuring out the sizing on the remainder of the panel, I realized I could make it into a gift card holder!

So – I cut a Basic Black mat and added some Foam Adhesive Strips to the back to form a pocket for the gift card.

The inner liner itself is a piece of Very Vanilla.  I punched four flourishes with the new Detailed Trio Punch.  Then I added an Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment on all four sides in Real Red, and one in the middle in Tuxedo Black.

I adhered the panel to the dimensionalized Basic Black mat and then popped it onto the Share What You Love panel, and used Liquid Glue to add it into my Crumb Cake card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a custom sentiment in Real Red – I used the Make a Difference stamp set – and another Uga from Sitting Pretty on the front…


Et Voila!  I kind of wish he was graduating this year – cuz I sorta love this card!  The Sitting Pretty stamp set – which will have a matching die set called the Pretty Park Framelits – is a lot of fun (and just so happens to be perfect for the UGA mascot!).  And how cool is it to be able to make any sentiment EVER with the Make A Difference stamp set (which you can get right now in one of the early release bundles down below!)?!?  I hope you like! 🙂



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 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Last-Chance Products

Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that a selection of Last-Chance Products have been discounted!  Whoo-Hoo!  Check out all your favorites in my Online Store right here!

The Stamps-N-Lingers 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares are officially open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!

In this Annual Catalog, there are 20 new Designer Papers….22 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!!  If you were to buy one of each of them –  you’d spend over $600!  Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog!  You get a chance to “try before you buy”!

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 couple of free extra goodies!!).  Take a look-see:

1. New Designer Series Paper Share – $55.00 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

You’ll get 202 6″ x 6″ sheets of Designer Series Paper – including new Specialty and Vellum Papers! If you bought a pack of each of these papers, you’d pay about $230!

2. New Ribbon & Embellishment Share – $66.00 plus $7 for Priority Mail shipping.

You’ll get over 290 embellishments and about 61 yards of ribbon and trim! You’d be looking at almost $340 to buy all these goodies!

3. Want it all? $121 + $7 for Priority Shipping – and you’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And, with an I Want It All order – I’ll also throw in a package of a the new Medium Baker’s Twine in Night of Navy and two sheets of new Tea Room Copper Stickers!

For a complete list of what’s included in each of the Shares, head over to my 2018-2019 Annual Catalog Shares Page.  There’s also a handy form for you to fill out to get your Share reserved!  The deadline to sign up is 30 May at 1pm Mountain Time – but…don’t wait too long – I have limited spaces available this year! 🙂

Share What You Love Special Early Release Bundles!

The early release for customers runs thru 31 May.

  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).  HINT HINT!!
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…check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

New products used will be available on 1 June! Get the Share What You Love bundle right now!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1 3/8″ Scallop Punch (behind Uga); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (sentiment)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (first mat for card front and mat for inner liner); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for strip on front); Stitched Labels Framelits die cut; 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mat for card front); 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (behind Stitched Labels die cut); 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (second mat for front strip); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ x 4″ (inner liner)

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Y’all – things are really pretty much back to normal here – Finn-wise!

He’s proven to me that he remembers he live here – and has to stick around.

Just like pre-kick.

So – Helicopter Mom (aka – me!) has pulled pitch and backed off a little.

Which means that…on a warm spring day in GA, a dog can do what a dog wants to do.

Nap under the golf cart!

Life is good in Finn-landia!

Thank the Lord. 🙂


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around Sneak Peek for Stamp Ink Paper #149

  1. What a cool card! Love the gift card holder inside, great design! So glad that things are back to normal in Finn-land. Nothing better than sleeping under the golf card on a hot day! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I usually pick a lounge chair, but…he likes it under there! 😉 Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Exactly why I can’t wait to get my hands on this set later today!!! Love this bulldog! GO DAWGS!!!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s too cute – and so easy to make into Uga!! Thanks much, Angie – have fun with it! 🙂

  3. Love your card. My set is on its way finally. Our friends have a bull dog who just went to the rainbow bridge. She was only 4. Her name was Bella and I’ll be using this stamp for a sympathy card 🙁 BUT, I’m doing my happy dance for what’s going on in Finn land!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh dear – that’s so sad. English Bull’s have a notoriously short lifesoan. Which is zero comfort for your friends. I know your card WILL be a comfort, though! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  4. Heather Heroldt

    Super sweet card, Mary – love these colors together! The papers are just perfect for each other – and you can never go wrong with another cute pup, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heather1 Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  5. So glad Finn is back to normal and you can relax a bit. a the card is great (no surprise there). Your idea to stamp the sentiments all around the inside is great! Thanks for your inspiration.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Sharon! I had some fun with this one!! 🙂

  6. Kathy Fennell

    Great card Mary and I like the gift cardholder on the inside! Such a blessing to see Finn lounging under his fav golf cart 🙂 and now everyday life goes on! Congrat’s to the Deatherage family!!!!! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! Every little “normal” thing he does just makes me so happy!! Thank you so much, Kathy! 🙂

  7. karren Olaveson

    Cute little Finn, doing what he loves to do. So glad he is doing well. Thanks for everything, Mary and hugs to you and Finn!!! Take good care.

    Best wishes,

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he’s happy as he can be just to be with me. If there’s a water hose involved….so much the better! Thanks much, Karren! 🙂

  8. Isn’t that bulldog image so fun? I love your way of adding a little gift card to the inside. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he really is – and he’s perfect for personalizing as mascot! Thanks so much, Heidi! Appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  9. Nothing like a GA bulldog! Love your card and all those little paws! My son was a GA grad. So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Claire – I had to be ready for my friend’s graduation next year! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. Lee

    Go Dawgs! I actually bought this stamp set specifically to make cards for all my UGA lovers!

    • stampsnlingers

      My grad done gradiat-ed a couple weeks back from UGA Vet Med and (amazingly!) I could still put my hands on this card. He LOVED it! So – I know all those who receive your tailored-made-UGA cards will love theirs, too! Thanks, Lee!

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