Happy Saturday, my peeps! Did y’all brave the elements – and the crazy crowds! – to hit the Black Friday sales? I sure didn’t! We stay pretty hunkered down on Black Friday – I hate the traffic and Wayne has zero tolerance for them (cars or people!). So…we stay home and shop the old fashioned way.
You guys did a little Online Extravaganza shopping yesterday, I saw! Yeah! There’s still today left for the Paper & Embellishments sale and then we’ll segue over into two days of Phase 2: Stamps & Kits! Then there’s two more days after THAT (Tools & Ink)! And – of course, thru the whole event, I’m offering Double Peppermints. So…it’s a most wonderful time….of the YEAAAAAAR!
Now – on a slightly different tack, my card for today features some new goodies that will be available starting on 3 Jan 19 with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs! Lasting Lily is a wonderful 16-stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – that you’ll be able to pick up for free with a $100 purchase! And I tapped into the wonderful Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits from the Annual Catalog. Take a look-see:
I started this one with some Daffodil Delight paper from the new Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming 3 Jan in the Occasions catalog). I cut an oval (3 1/4″) with my Stitched Shapes Framelits and then matted it on Granny Apple Green for the card front. I used Liquid Glue to mat the panel – and didn’t use glue around the edges of the oval (so I could stick elements inside later!).
For the flowers, I inked the beautiful Lillies in the Lasting Lily set with Grapefruit Grove and used my Stamparatus to stamp them on Whisper White. I added stems in Lemon Lime Twist, with some sponged Garden Green. To do that – I inked the image with the Lemon Lime Twist as “usual”, then I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Garden Green to the edges.
I also inked and stamped some leaves. Then I fussy cut everything.
I put Stampin’ Dimensionals under the flowers and stuck the stems inside the oval, with a little Liquid Glue on them. I added the leaves with Liquid Glue, too.
I cut the pretty detailed cross with the Cross of Hope Framelits die from Gold Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue (sliding one arm under one of the flowers).
The sentiment, from Lasting Lily, is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink on Granny Apple Green card stock and cut with the Pretty Label Punch. I added “faux stitches” with my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and used them to wind loops of Gold Metallic Thread, then popped the sentiment onto the card front.
I used the new Butterfly Duet Punch (2019 Occasions Catalog) to punch a flurry of butterflies from one of the DSP designs in the new Botanical Butterfly DSP (available with a $50 purchase in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog) and then adhered them hither-and-yon with Liquid Glue. I added a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl and the card front was done.
On the inside, I did a double liner. Both sentiments, one from Lasting Lily and the other from the Hold on to Hope stamp set, are stamped in Granny Apple Green, then I added a “splatter” image from Lasting Lily in stamped-off-once Grapefruit Grove. Then I stamped the butterfly from Hold on to Hope in Full-strength Grapefruit Grove.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere both panels to Granny Apple Green mats and into my Grapefruit Grove card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a stamped-off-once “splatter” in Grapefruit Grove and a couple of full-strength butterflies on the front…
…and more Daffodil Delight paper from the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I hate having to make these kinds of cards – but I’m always grateful to have the right tools when I do need them. Lasting Lily is going to be a wonderful set for these sorts of cards as well as cards of appreciation (thanks to the variety of sentiments!). I know it’ll be one that you’re going to want to have in your tool box come January! Hope you like!
I’m just assuming you’ve already GOT the Hold on to Hope stamp set and the Cross of Hope Framelits! If not – you can pick them up right now in the Annual Catalog!
P.S. Stamp-N-Storage has a great Small Business Saturday sale going on now! Check it out below!! 🙂
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.
Online Extravaganza Sale 1 – Paper & Embellishments Thru Today
PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS – Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale: 24 November, 11:50 PM (MT)
- Brads and Buttons
- Cards and Envelopes
- Designer Series Paper
- Embossing material
- Specialty Paper
- Washi Tape
Here’s the fine print!
- All order types qualify for this promotion.
- Includes customer, workshop, and online orders.
- Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
- While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
- Host stamp sets
- Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
- Big Shot
- Click here for a full list of the exclusions from the Online Extravaganza Sale
- Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
- Item quantities are limited.
- Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
- Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold.
- If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36 hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
- Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period. (E.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale.) No exceptions.
For information on what’s coming in the next few days, check it all out here on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!
DOUBLE PEPPERMINT ORDERING SPECIAL THRU 28 NOV!
Here’s the deets…
1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 28 Nov 18 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!
2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).
3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.
Stamp-N-Storage Small Business Saturday Specials!
Due to record numbers of kits sold in the past several months, new subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin are closed for the month of December.
What this means . . .
New customers will not be able to subscribe until December 11, 2018 and will receive their first kit in January.
Current subscribers will still be able to manage their accounts via the regular login process. However, they will NOT be able to add additional December kits to their order. We strongly recommend that all subscribers check their account information to ensure that their account is up-to-date. Due to inventory levels, we cannot guarantee a second billing.
Canceled subscribers can still return, but after November 21 at 5:00 PM (MT), they will receive December’s kit based on availability; additionally, if kits are available, returning subscribers will only be allowed one kit.
If we are unable to fulfill orders for returning subscribers (as noted above), we will notify you on the billing date (December 11, 2018). Your subscription will be automatically suspended and you will not be billed for December. These subscriptions will automatically resume in January unless the account status is changed to “canceled.”
The Paper Pumpkin subscription program is as popular as it has ever been and we are experiencing strong growth. In order to avoid missing out on our amazing kits, the best way to avoid disappointment is to subscribe and remain active in the program.
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Label Punch (sentiment)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Lasting Lily flowers and leaves
Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming 3 Jan 19): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
Botanical Butterfly DSP (coming 3 Jan 19): punched butterflies
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
Finn spent most of the day sleeping. On the carpet. In the hallway. On the sofa.
It was cold and nasty outside – even for a big ole Aussie.
While he snoozed – we did a little decorating!
He wasn’t all that impressed with the results of our efforts. 😉
P.S. Yes, I’m aware that the bottom of the tree is a little bare of ornaments. By design, people. By. Design.