Good morning, y’all, on the very last day of 2018! And – welcome to our final post of the year! 🙂 Here’s to another 365 days of fun with you guys!
For those of you who spent New Year’s Eve-Eve with me, I thank you for giving me a little of your weekend! If you weren’t able to join us – and would like to see the almost-live-but-totally-recorded version, here ’tis!
This card is made with the new 2019 Occasions Catalog Piece of Cake stamp set (it has a bundled punch, but I didn’t didn’t need it for this one!) and some Happiness Blooms DSP. The Celebrate You Thinlits from the annual catalog lent a die cut sentiment. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from the last CAS(E) This Sketch challenge of the year!
I started by embossing a Whisper White panel in the Oh My Stars TIEF and matting it on Basic Black for the card front.
The two DSP panels are made with Happiness Blooms DSP – I know they’re flowers, but they totally remind my of fireworks! – matted on Basic Black and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.
There are two sources for the front sentiment. First, I cut two Celebrate You Thinlit die sentiments – one from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and one from Basic Black. I adhered them together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.
The Happy Birthday is from the new Piece of Cake stamp set – which you’ll be able to get on 3 Jan! I stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White and fussy cut the words individually. I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the two words, then popped them both on with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used my Stamparatus – and the sheet from my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – to stamp the three images from the Piece of Cake stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the cake stand – then the cake – then the candles. I colored them with my Stampin’ Blends in Pineapple Punch and Calypso Coral – plus my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I added the little sentiment in Lovely Lipstick.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and then into my Pineapple Punch card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more candles across the front – and I added some Lovely Lipstick hearts…
…and then I added more of the Happiness Blooms DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! The Piece of Cake stamp set has a lot of fun sentiments and cake varieties (all punch-out-able with the bundled Cake Builder Punch!)! And Happiness Blooms is just such…happy!…paper! I hope you like!
There’s only 3 days left before you’ll be able to get your hands on the 2019 Occasions goodies! Hope you’re as excited as I am!
P.S. Be sure to get in on my Special 2019 Occasions Catalog Bundles so I can order them for you first thing on 3 Jan 19!! They’re a great way to get the new goodies and save a little green at the same time! And there’s still time to get in on my Catalog Shares – but they’ll close tomorrow night (1 Jan at 8pm Eastern)!
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! Hurry, though – the shares will close on 1 Jan 19 at 8pm Eastern!
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:
Pineapple Punch Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);1 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mats for DSP panels on front); Celebrate You Thinlits die cut sentiment
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Piece of Cake fussy cut sentiment words
Happiness Blooms DSP: 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (DSP panels on front); envelope flap
Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Celebrate You Thinlits die cut sentiment
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They say we all have a dopelganger, yes? Someone who could BE us?
Well. Apparently dogs do, too!
Please note the eyes. The broken white collar. The LIP!
And yet – THAT is NOT Finn!
The top picture is a semi-famous actor on a Hallmark Christmas movie!
We almost fell out of our chairs when we saw him. He’s older than the Man by a bit – but…it’s a little like looking into the future of my little guy!