Good morning from rain-soaked-and-soggy Georgia! Good golly! We’ve gotten so much rain in the past day or two – it’s been cray cray! Hopefully it bodes well for a non-drought-ridden summer!
One of the cool new stamp set bundles in the 2019 Occasions Catalog is called Happy Tails! The stamp set is bundled up with the Dog Builder Punch.
I’ve been waiting for a good dog stamp set – that would let me make sympathy cards for folks who’ve lost their fur-kids! Non-cartoon-y ones, and this is a great add to my tool chest!
So – for today, I paired this new bundle with some All My Love DSP to make a sympathy card for the loss of a pet – just to have on hand! Take a look-see:
The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge at FabFriday!
I started with some heart-strewn paper from the new All My Love DSP (coming on 3 Jan!) and matted it on Crumb Cake with some Liquid Glue for the card front.
Then I used a little more Liquid Glue to lay down and adhere a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.
For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus (with the foam mat in place!). I inked the sentiment from Happy Tails with Balmy Blue, then wiped the ink OFF the word “Heart” – and stamped a Whisper White panel. Then, with my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker, I inked “Heart” and stamped it a few times. Oh, the joy of the Stamparatus!! Multiple stamps – no wiggling – no worries! 🙂
With the panel still in the Stamparatus, I laid the little paw print stamp over the “heart” then picked it up with the Stamparatus acrylic panel. I inked the stamp with Crumb Cake, laid a little piece of scrap paper down to protect my sentiment and stamped the paw off one time. Then I pulled the scrap paper out and stamped the image onto the sentiment. Does that make sense?
I cut the sentiment with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The dog outline is stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White. I added his spots with Crumb Cake – easy to do since this is a photopolymer set! He (she?) got a Flirty Flamingo collar and then I punched her out with the Dog Builder Punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere her to the sentiment/card front.
Finally, I punched a little heart from Lovely Lipstick card stock using the Dog Builder Punch and popped it on with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second Happy Tails sentiment in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel. Then I “walked” the paw print image in Crumb Cake across the bottom!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then into my Lovely Lipstick card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I walked more Crumb Cake paw prints across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…
…and added more All My Love DSP to the envelope flap!
Et Voila! What a perfect pair! All My Love DSP to celebrate the love we have for our fur-kids and the Happy Tails stamp set is wonderful over the top, don’t you think? I LOVE that we can color the pup with large spots – or small – all with the stamp set. Then just punch him out with the bundled Dog Builder Punch! Hope you like -and have added this bundle to your list!
P.S. Tic-Tock, folks! Time is getting short – get in on my Special 2019 Occasions Catalog Bundles so I can order them for you first thing on 3 Jan 19!!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: NW3UU2YP
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.
Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Special Bundles Available
As you’ve come to expect, I’ve put together a couple of sweet-deal bundles for you to help get you going with a new catalog.
I’ve curated 7 bundles for you, bringing you the wonderful new 2019 Occasions Suites – and snag some free goodies! On top of the savings you’ll receive a free Stampin’ Blends Combo and you’re going to be able to pick Sale-A-Bration products, too!
Take a peek – then get all the deets and a sign up form on my Special Bundles Page!
Bundle #1: All My Love Bundle – $132 You’d pay around $162 to buy all of these goodies when you factor in shipping and tax.
Bundle #5: The Gingham Gala Bundle – $71 You’d pay around $84 when you factor in shipping and tax.
Bundle #6: Needlepoint Nook Bundle – $79 You’d pay around $84 when you factor in shipping and tax.
Each of the bundles – Suites, really! – will save you some green – and you’ll get to select a FREE Blends Combo – either Mossy Meadow or Balmy Blue!
It’s easy to order! Fill out the form on my Special Bundles Page now. On 27 Dec, I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice and then I’ll place the orders first thing on 3 Jan and get your bundles on the way to your door! Easy Peasy!
These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or APO Military. 🙂 Thanks for your understanding, y’all!
Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open
My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open! Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200! This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of! Makes pretty good sense, huh?
Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!
Just A Few Days Left To Save!
The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory. I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year–End Closeout ends on 2 January. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good! Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!
Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!
Blog Candy for the New Year!
In a rare fit of “thinking ahead” – I ordered an EXTRA December Paper Pumpkin! Whoo-Hoo! So…if you’d like to get your hands on this fun calendar kit – get entered now!
To enter to win this kit, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 1 Jan 19 and let me know your resolution for the New Year!
Just a note – I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment. Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it. 🙂
The winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Wednesday, 2 Jan 19!
Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding. Good luck!!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Dog Punch heart
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Dog Builder Punch
All My Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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Finn’s Christmas present receiving was sort of extended on Christmas Day. After dinner, Wayne and Matt (one of our surrogate kids!) came over to put Bo’s water in his food to soak.
And when they returned, they brought the Man back for the present opening and a little rough housing with the other four-legged kids.
He. Had. A. Blast.
After we got home he completely crashed. Out like a light.
During the present opening, he got some new chew toys. Including the current front-runner – a tennis-ball-rope-tug-toy thingy.
It’s really easy to hold in his ginormous hands!! Don’t even need a thumb – let alone TWO! 😉