Good morning! Happy beginning-of-a-short-week! And almost-Thanksgiving! Soon after this post goes live, I’ll be on my way to Huntsville for a meeting or two today and tomorrow. Then home to start cooking for T-day! I have deviled eggs, mashed potatoes and a couple of desserts on my to-do list. And we’re going to be smoking the turkey! Fingers crossed on that one!
If you were able to join me last night for my FB live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me! If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!
My card looks more complicated than it was – which is awesome, right? Thanks to the pretty Toil & Trouble DSP, Woodland TIEF (and a little bleach), a few leaves from the Seasonal Layers Framelits and some sentiments from Pleasant Pheasants – all the tools were there. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!
And the fall flavor was inspired by this photo from TGIF Challenges!
I started with a piece of Early Espresso card stock that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF. Then, with a Squares Layering Framelits die, I cut a diamond shape in the middle.
To bring out the details in the trees, I used an old Blender Pen and a little household bleach – painting the spots that I wanted to lighten and bring out. NOTE: be sure your crafting spot is ventilated well when you use bleach, okay? 😉
Then I adhered a piece of Toil & Trouble DSP behind the panel with Liquid Glue and matted the whole thing on Crushed Curry to create the card front.
I pulled out the Frosted Bouquet Framelits and cut a couple of Cajun Craze berries.
For the leaves, the Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits did the work. I stamped a couple of detailed leaves in Early Espresso on Crushed Curry and cut them with their matching die. Then I used Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends – plus the Color Lifter – to color them in. To create the look I was after, I carefully crumbled each leaf and then straightened it out!
I also fussy cut two pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP. Finally, I cut two Copper Foil detailed leaves with that Seasonal Layers Framelits die.
With all the elements ready to go – it was a matter of adding them all in an ever-so-artsy manner with Liquid Glue. The top pumpkin also has a Stampin’ Dimensional underneath it!
I finished off with a Linen Thread double loop bow (what else would a girl do for this kind of card?!) and a simple bow made from White Solid Baker’s Twine that I colored with my Dark Pumpkin Pie Blend. I also colored a Pearl Basic Jewel with the Light Pumpkin Pie Blend – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Pleasant Pheasants in Cajun Craze on a Whisper White panel. Over top I added a detailed leaf from Colorful Seasons in stamped-off-once Crushed Curry.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few Colorful Seasons leaves in Crushed Curry on the front…
…and I added some more pumpkin-strewn Toil & Trouble DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Pleasant Pheasants really has two of the prettiest fonts in the catalog – love them for the perfect sentiments! And it’s handy to have Colorful Seasons and the matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits handy for Fall, yes? Hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 7WTD7UDK
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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available on 5 Dec!
A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!
The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December! When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.
Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.
You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!
Online Extravaganza Sale 23 – 28 November (that’s next week!)
Online Extravaganza is coming next week! Deals start 23 November and run through 28 November. I don’t have all of the details right now, but Stampin’ Up! has told us that they’ll post them next Tuesday. So check back on my blog and in my newsletter on 20 November 20 to get all the deets!
Craft & Carry Tote Available With Starter Kit During Sale-a-bration!
The new Craft & Carry Tote is exactly the bag every stamper needs! The tote bag will only be available to customers who choose the optional add on for their Starter Kits during Sale-A-Bration, beginning 3 January 2019!
It’s really an awesome bag, we got to see and touch it at OnStage last week – and…mine came last week! It holds a TON! It measures 9-1/4″ x 16-1/2″ x 7″ and it’s got removable dividers inside the bag as well as lots of exterior pockets!
There are a LOT of great reasons to join the team during Sale-A-Bration, and this Tote is certainly one of them! 🙂 You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.
Or…this bag is available right now for Demonstrators to purchase so if you don’t want to wait until January, join now and order yours!
You can see more details about this tote in a video that Stampin’ Up! has put together (if you’re viewing this post by email, click here to go to my blog post to see the video):
Snowflake Showcase Bundle Updated!
The White Velvet Sheets – a part of the Snowflake Showcase – have been discontinued. As advertised at the beginning of the promotion, these products were all “while supplies last”. And once they run out – they’re not being re-ordered.
What does that mean for my special bundles? Well – I’ve updated the product list to remove the White Velvet Sheets, and reduced the price accordingly.
But folks – if you’ve been thinking you’d wait until the very end of the promotion period – I’d strongly recommend that you NOT wait another moment! This has been a WILDLY popular set of goodies – and I’d hate for you to miss out. The stamp sets, thinlits and trinkets are still available – but…there’s no telling for how much longer!
You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products. Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!
Here’s the deets:
- No limits apply during the customer sales period. So be quick while supplies last!
- Products available while supplies last from November 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. This means products will only be available until November 30 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.
- Items may be purchased in any type of order.
- Items may be included as part of a Starter Kit!! Join now!
- Ordering deadline: November 30, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)
Here’s the updated special money-saving bundle!
Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:
If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $98! That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.
Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5 NO LONGER INCLUDED!
Snowflake Trinkets – $8
With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $80 (new price!) – all in!
And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE! So – you’ll be ready to start creating right away!
Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free – and save a pretty penny, too!
In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.
These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂
Thanks for your understanding, y’all!
It’s easy to order! Fill out the form below. I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door! Easy Peasy!
Don’t want the Special Bundle? Get just the things you DO want right here in my Online Store!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Frosted Bouquet die cut berries
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); Seasonal Layers die cut leaves
Early Espresso Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2″ x 4″ (sentiment)
Toil & Trouble DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (DSP panel behind front card stock panel); envelope flap
Copper Foil: Seasonal Layers die cut leaves
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
The Man has several spots that he likes to sleep.
Also – he apparently likes hats. Or he’s hiding from the cat.
There’s really no tellig.