Stampin’ Up! Check You Out Congratulations!

Happy Friday!  I hope your week has gone well – we’ve been getting back into the swing of things.  And trying to figure out what time zone we’re in! LOL!

Speaking of time-zones – if you live in Alabama – this is your Tax-Free Weekend!  Read down below to see what SU! products qualify for this big savings – then get shopping (and earn you some Bonus Days coupons while you’re at it!).

I’ve got a cute little number for you today, using a stamp set that you may have missed in your early looks thru the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  This one is called Check You Out – and…it’s totes adorbs!  Check it out!

How cute is that little owl?!?

I took inspiration for the layout from this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

And the colors are from The Paper Players color challenge.

I started with a Basic Gray card base and stamped it all over with books from the Check You Out set.  I put all three book images onto an acrylic block, inked them with Blueberry Bushel and stamped them multiple times across the card front.

I used a piece of Granny Apple Green and a same-size piece of scripty paper in Blueberry Bushel from the 2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP to create the card front, adhering them at jaunty angles with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Rectangle Stitched Die from Whisper White and stamped a Check You Out sentiment at the bottom in Blueberry Bushel.

I cut a length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon, doubled it over and used SNAIL to adhere it to the Whisper White panel.  Then I added a Mini Library Clip at the top and popped it all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the check-out card in Balmy Blue on a piece of Whisper White.  I added the little owl in Basic Gray and a sentiment in Blueberry Bushel.  Then I fussy cut the image (cutting off the extra “owl’ – what I really wanted was his feet! 😉 ).

I stamped the owl again in Basic Gray, added some Granny Apple Green spectacles and fussy cut him.

I popped the check-out card onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then used Mini Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to add the fussy cut owl.  Finally, I tied a little bow from Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and adhered it to the Library Clip with a Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Check You Out sentiment in Blueberry Bushel on a Whisper White panel.  I added a Balmy Blue mortar board (don’t need a graduation card?  Leave that off!).

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green and into the Basic Gray card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Basic Gray owl, Granny Apple Green spectacles and a Balmy Blue mortar board on the front…

…and more of the Blueberry Bushel 2018-2020 In Color DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously?  How sweet is that little hoo-ter!?  I just love the glasses, don’t you?  Although it’s kind of a “fly-over set”, Check You Out is a versatile set, with sentiments for thank you, congratulations, graduation and “just checking up” cards.  I hope you like!





Check out the huge Magnet Sale at Stamp-N-Storage!  Whoo-hoo!

Now’s the time to stock up on Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards! You’ll receive 20% OFF standard sizes (5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11), and our annual Odds & Ends Magnet Cards*. All discounts are applied during the checkout process.

PLUS for the first time ever…the Stamp-n-Die Bundle is available at 20% OFF! Organize your stamps and dies together so you never have to look for missing pieces again.

*Odds & Ends Magnet Cards are available in a variety of options and have limited quantities available. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, Monday, July 22, 2019.


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.

Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT:  ALABAMA is THIS weekend!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).

Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?


Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy cut Check You Out images

2018-2020 6″ x 6″ DSP in Blueberry Bushel: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

Finn continues to improve – we’re tapering the steroid cough medicine and are half-way thru the antibiotic.

He felt good enough last night to bring Mr. Reindeer to me… 🙂

He did mention that he thinks he’ll probably need to go back to see his friends at the vet.  You know – just to be safe.

And get…pets and belly rubs!





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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Check You Out Congratulations!

  1. Susan K

    As a retired school librarian, I put this set on the top of my list! I LOVE your card with it. Love the colors too. I remember the check out cards all too well! Glad Finn is feeling better. They should pay you to get to see him and give him rubs!

    • stampsnlingers

      I remember them, too! I checked a ton of books out in my day!! 🙂 Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  2. That card is way too cute! Love the colors and your layering is perfect! 🙂 Glad that Finn is feeling much better…but you can’t be too careful when it comes to the petting and belly rubbing…oh, I mean vet visits. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re right – an abundance of caution is definitely in order! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Windy Ellard

    A really fun card and layout out! Love the owl and the sentiment is perfect with your images. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Windy! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Poor Finn! Glad he’s feeling better.

  5. What a fun little congrats card…this set is in a big brown truck on its way to me too! Can’t wait to play with it! Very cute! Thanks for sharing this with the Players and using my color palette this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Leanne! Have fun with it – I think you’re going to like this set a lot! 🙂

  6. Kathy Fennell

    Cute card Mary, I guess I did over look this one. Will go back and give it another look-see! Glad Finn is feeling better….not fun when the pooch isn’t feeling good. Give the Finn man a hug for me! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Do – it’s really cute! And thanks – hug…given! 🙂

  7. Super fun grad card! The owl is cute, but I really love the library card!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! That library card is too cute!! Thanks so much, Debbie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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