Hey y’all – you did it! You made it to Friday! Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back for getting thru another work week! 😉
I needed a very special – and personalized! – get well card this week. So…I pulled out a couple three sets – including the Cup of Christmas Bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the This Little Piggy and Healing Hugs sets from the Annual Catalog. I paired these up with some Come To Gather DSP. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week.
I started by matting three different patterns from the Come To Gather DSP on Pretty Peacock cardstock and then building the card front with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment, from Healing Hugs, is stamped in Cajun Craze on a strip of Whisper White. Then I snipped a banner end – and edged it with my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker. It’s adhered at a jaunty angle with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Cup of Christmas sentiment in Pretty Peacock and the polka dot cup (in the left-handed configuration – these are cool stamps that you flip over to get a mirror image!). I cut the cups with the die in the Cup of Cheer set – then fussy cut the white border from the polka dot cup. I colored the leaves and berries on the sentiment mug with my Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers.
With the dies in the Cup of Cheer set, I cut some Crushed Curry boughs, and I used the Sprig Punch to cut a few Pear Pizzazz leaves. I adhered those to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I used a length of Linen Thread and one of Cajun Craze Linen Thread (from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo pack) to tie a big loose bow that I adhered to the card front – over the leaves – with a Glue Dot.
I popped the two cups on with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish it all off, I added some Pretty Peacock gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack and the card front was done!
Okay – so now comes some fun! 🙂
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from the Healing Hugs set in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel. Then, in the corner – I added the little pretty piggy from This Little Piggy in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink! She’s colored with my Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends – the flower is colored with the Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers. I added a pink (Melon Mambo) Noble Peacock Rhinestone by the sentiment and a green (Old Olive) in the middle of the flower.
i used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock 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 Miss Piggy on the front…
…and some more of the Come To Gather DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love the fun mirror-image stamps in the Cup of Christmas stamp set – they work really well and open up a world of options for your card projects! And the Cup of Cheer Dies are handy as can be to quickly cut those images out! As you might guess – the recipient of this card likes…pigs! So the This Little Piggy set is the perfect fit – as is the Healing Hugs sentiments. It’s so handy to have so many tools in our “tool chest”! I hope you like!
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The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!
By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!
Here’s the Deets:
- All order types qualify for this promotion.
- Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
- There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
- As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
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- Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
- Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer! So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!! Whoo-hoo!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mats for small DSP panels)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Cup of Cheer Die cut cups
Crushed Curry Card Stock: Cup of Cheer Die cut boughs
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Sprig Punch leaves
Come to Gather DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 1/4″ (small DSP panels); envelope flap
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Yesterday, we went over to Alabama to take our taxes to the accountant. We’ve been going to him since…1992?…so….it’s just what we do. Kind of an annual rite of passage.
He’s really good about letting us bring Finn – so we’ve taken him each year we’ve had him.
Finn’s always up for a ride.
But – it’s a long ride, so…a guy can only stay “on the edge” for so long…
As the ride progresses he settles in – only getting up again when we stop at the rest area.
NEVER pass up a rest area. It’s kind of our rule!
We spent the time at the accountant with Finn-y entertaining the receptionist and her daughter.
It’s not easy being adorable – there are fans everywhere! Old fans and…NEW ones!
They didn’t even KNOW they were fans.
Now they do.
But – that is exhausting work. And for a Star – it never ends until you’re back in the Limo.
He spent the entire two hour ride home totally sacked out. To pooped to do much else until the very end of the ride. He finally did he get up – he was thirsty and hungry (so he ate the rest of the cookies I’d brought along for him) and then….back to snoozing until we made it to the house!