Good morning on the last day of August! Which is an important date….
Cuz there’s a few things coming to an end that you’re going to want to jump on.
- The Color Your Season Bundle won’t be available after today!
- The Watercolor Pencils – Set 2 may very well NOT be available after today!
- This is the last day to earn Bonus Coupons to spend starting tomorrow – or, if you’re anxiously waiting for the 2018 Holiday Catalog…to hang on to until next week on the 5th!
- Finally – this is the LAST DAY to earn TRIPLE PEPPERMINT POINTS from me by purchasing the aforementioned Color Your Seasons Bundle! Folks are getting this great bundle and racking up Peppermints while they do it (remember – when you earn 16 – you get a Peppermint Reward of…anything of your choice up to $40 from me!). If you don’t know about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program – check it out right here. And then…head over to my Online Store and order your Color Your Seasons Bundle! Remember – you have to purchase the BUNDLE to get the Triple Peppermints! And this Ordering Special ends tonight!
Okay – now. On to our card for today!
I decided to play with some of the goodies in the Tropical Chic suite (in the Annual Catalog!). I especially love the colors – pinks and greens – of the Tropical Escape DSP. Take a look-see:
I didn’t come up with this layout on my own, I borrowed it from the sketch challenge at The Paper Players.
And the inspiration photo from Hand Stamped Sentiments helped me pick my theme!
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, that I embossed in the new Subtle Dynamic TIEF. Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the front of my Shaded Spruce card base.
Next up is a piece of Tropical Escape DSP that I cut in strips and adhered to a Basic Black mat. I cut a single panel of the DSP and then cut it into strips. Each strip is adhered with Liquid Glue (giving me some time to wiggle them around and get them aligned/spaced just right).
I stamped the Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a strip of Whisper White and snipped a banner into one end. Then I edged it with my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker.
I cut some leaves with the Tropical Thinlits from Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce. I adhered a couple to the card front with Liquid Glue, then used a Glue Dot to adhere a few loops of Linen Thread – then popped the sentiment over all of that with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I adhered the rest of the leaves with Liquid Glue. Then I added a Tropical Element button with a Glue Dot. And, because….why not!?…I tied a Linen Thread Billie-bow and added it with a final Glue Dot.
I used my Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to color a few Pearl Basic Jewels and tucked them in amongst the leaves and Linen Thread – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I repeated the Subtle Dynamic TIEF on another Whisper White panel and adhered it inside the Shaded Spruce card base with Liquid Glue. On another Whisper White panel, I stamped a leaf from Tropical Chic in stamped-off-once Granny Apple Green. Over the top of that, I added a Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and then onto the embossed panel, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of Tropical Chic leaves in Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce, and a flower in Petal Pink…
…and added a little more of the Tropical Escape DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Black! What a perfect color combination – which means the Tropical Escape DSP is just the best. And – it’s a perfect accompaniment to the Tropical Chic stamp set and bundled Tropical Thinlits! Hope you like! 🙂
Don’t miss out on all the Last-Call specials today, okay?!? 🙂
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Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still 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. It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 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 early in the week of 10 Sept.
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!!).
Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!! Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves
Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for front DSP strips and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Subtle-embossed card front and inner liner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)
Granny Apple Green Card Stock: Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves
Tropical Escape DSP: 3/4″ x 3 5/8″, 1 1/2″ x 3 5/8″, 4 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ (front DSP strips); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
Have I ever told you guys that we have a lot of wheeled vehicles? And tracked vehicles? We’re a farm – so we’ve got too many trucks, too many skid-steers, too many…eveything (well – until I need Wayne to do something construction-y and then we have JUST the right number! LOL).
Anywho…Wayne is a Master-Parker. By which I mean…he can, without expending any undo effort, park one of the aforementioned wheeled/tracked vehicles Right. Smack. In. The. Middle. Of…fill-in-the-blank. There is always and forever some vehicle of some sort IN MY WAY!
And, y’all – it’s not like there’s not plenty of space to park them that would NOT be IN MY WAY! Really. There’s room.
It’s just sort of his thing.
Finn appears to be “his father’s son”.
As if he had thumbs, a ruler, a protractor and a laser-level…he can (and does!) find the EXACT spot to lay Right. Smack. In. The. Middle. Of…fill-in-the-blank. Basically IN MY WAY.
Case in point.
See the precise positioning?
Perfectly poised bewtixt the stove and the frig. While I’m making dinner.
A chip off the ole block, he is.
I’m sure he thinks he’s helping… 😉