Well – here we are! It’s Christmas Eve! I know you’re settling in by a fire with a cuppa nog or….something. And cozy as a bug in a rug!
Oh – wait. You’re NOT?? You’re…going to pick up the roast for dinner? Making eggs and desserts and wrapping those last minute gifts??
Yea. Me, too! LOL! Have a great day ANYway – take a minute to slow down and enjoy the Season!
My card today is not a Christmas card – gasp! – it’s a sympathy card. Sorry – but…sometimes you just have to do what you have to do – and I needed to have this on hand. I used the lovely Timeless Tulips bundle and the Parisian Beauty Bundle with a little help from some Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP. These will all be available to you on 3 Jan in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch challenge at FabFriday.
I started with some Pool Party paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and matted it on Basic Black for the card front.
My art is a smaller piece of Whisper White. First I used the script stamp in the Parisian Beauty set to stamp the image all over in Pool Party.
Next, I used Petal Pink to stamp several of the flowers from the Timeless Tulips stamp set and then gave them Pear Pizzazz stems and a few leaves (some in full strength and a couple that I stamped a second time without re-inking).
I stamped some flowers and leaves on another piece of Whisper White and punched them out with the bundled Tulip Builder Punch.
I wrapped some Petal Pink 3/8″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon around the panel, adhering it in the back with Glue Dots – then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I cut a Basic Black fleur-de-loo from the Parisian Die set and adhered it with Liquid Glue. Over that is a Vellum Card Stock label cut with the soon-to-be-available Stitched So Sweetly Die set.
I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Timeless Tulips sentiment in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White then I cut it with a rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Die set. I adhered it over the Vellum with Liquid Glue.
I added my punched flowers and leaves with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I finished off with a small bow tied from the Petal Pink 3/8″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon – adhered with a Glue Dot – and some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used the Stamparatus again to add a second sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Tuxedo Black. Over that, I added more flowers in Petal Pink and some Pear Pizzazz stems and leaves. A few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels rounded it out.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Pool Party card base, adhered the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers, stems and leaves on the front…
…and a little more Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! While no one ever wants to need a sympathy card – it’s wonderful to have the tools at hand to make one. The Timeless Tulips bundle is simply perfect – with sentiments that say just the right thing. And the Parisian Beauty bundle lends elegant texturing and interest. I hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4W4NPYET
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 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available
As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!
I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from. Like your own Personal Shopper. When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself! And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂
And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards. The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn. Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!
Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!
NOTE: At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies. Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?) I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can! Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!! If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!
But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!
Online Host Club Openings!
I’ve got a few more openings available in my Online Host Club starting in January! Online Host Clubs are a GREAT way to build your stash-o-goodies! And with Sale-A-bration coming up, I’ve worked it out so that ALL Hosts in the club will get to be “the Host” during the three-month event! YES!! There are lots of benefits to being in a club. Check out all the deets right here – and then give me a shout to reserve your spot!
2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Shares Are Open!
A catalog share lets you try a little bit of each of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments without having to buy full packs of everything. Once you’ve sampled it all – you’ll know what goodies you want MORE of!
Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies! Head on over to my Catalog Shares Page for all the details and to get signed up. Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators – but spots are limited so….don’t wait too long!
Going On Now!
Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!
Here are handy links to the goodies in my Online Store!
Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lots of new goodies! Whoo-hoo!!! Head over there right quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals. But hurry!! Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!
There are lots of new dies, punches, designer papers and embellishments!
Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!
Thirty-One Gifts Helping You Get Ready for the Holidays!
Outlet Sale – Going On Now!
Click the picture below to open a PDF that lists ALL the products available in the Outlet Sale – including all the new products just added today!
And – with every $100 spent 1 – 30 Dec, you’ll earn a $10 credit you can use 31 Dec – 31 Jan!
Check out my Online Store for all the deets!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for middle Whisper White panel); Parisian Dies fleur-de-loo
Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (middle panel); 1 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tulip flower and leaf punched shapes
Vellum Card Stock; Stitched So Sweetly die behind sentiment
Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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!
When everyone but you is busy (even the cat can’t be interested in a game)….you play with Mr. Octopus all by yourself!
It’s not easy getting a satisfying head shake on Mr. Octopus on the slippery floor! Wears a kid out!