Happy Friday-after-Christmas! Did you go out yesterday to hit the After-Christmas Sales? Wayne and a friend left early and spent the day on the lake fishing – yes, it’s that kind of weather here right now! Me and Finn? We stayed home and watched the news with all the reports of the After-Christmas traffic and thanked our lucky stars that we weren’t out in it!
While I was doing all that, I made a card (I know – crazy!). It uses a new set called Thanks For The Laughs (coming in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and, incidentally, part of my Special Bundle #8: The Say It In Ink Bundle) and a new-to-me set from the Annual Catalog called Young At Heart. Take a look-see:
How great is that sentiment??
The interesting layout is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and two strips of Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP (also from the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and available on 3 Jan). I laid the strips out to get the layout in place – then used my Stamparatus to stamp the cute image from Young At Heart in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I colored the ladies with my Purple Posy and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combos, plus my Light So Saffron and Light Crumb Cake Blends. The blondes headband is Pretty Peacock and I used a Stampin’ Write Marker for that.
Then I adhered the DSP strips in place – and used my shiny new Paper Trimmer to cut the excess from the sides and top. I matted the panel on Purple Posy using Liquid Glue.
I pulled out some Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – from the new catalog – and colored it with my Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend. I wrapped a length of it around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.
For the sentiment, I inked the top half of the Thanks for the Laughs sentiment in Pretty Peacock and stamped it on a piece of Pool Party card stock. Then I cleaned the stamp and inked the bottom half of the sentiment and stamped it. I cut both sentiments with a Stitched So Sweetly Die (available on 3 Jan) and popped them onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around the ribbon next to the sentiment and tied a snug knot. Then I adhered a bow from the colored ribbon with a Glue Dot over the thread. That helps to make it look more like I tied the bow the “right” way!
I added a few Gorgeous Grape gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done.
On the inside, I matted a piece of the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP on Purple Posy and then adhered it to a Whisper Whtie panel and trimmed the excess. On a diagonal, I added a second sentiment from the Thanks For the Laughs set in Pretty Peacock, then added a Noble Peacock Rhinestone.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Purple Posy mat and into my Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the two ladies on the front…
…and more of the Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! It’s like they were made for each other, isn’t it? Thanks For the Laughs – with its super-fun sentiments – and the crazy women from Young At Heart go together like Caramel and Sea Salt! I hope you like!
P.S Y’all – I’ve got ONE SPOT LEFT in my Online Host Club that starts SOON (January)! Let me know ASAP if you want it!! Check out all the deets about the Online Host Club right here!
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.
Stamp-N-Storage After Christmas Sale!
10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100 IN DOMESTIC U.S.
Is organizing your craft space on your New Year’s Resolution list? Get an early start and treat yourself to storage solutions that keep your product visible and easy to access! Shop the Stamp-n-Storage After Christmas Sale and save 10% OFF storewide, plus FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100 in the Domestic U.S.
Discounts are automatically applied during the checkout process. Sale ends 11:59pm CST, January 2, 2020.
Head over to the Online Store to get started!
PLEASE NOTE: I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links. But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!! I recommend them to everyone!
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!
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!
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
New Products Added to Outlet Sale!
We’ve added even MORE great styles and sale prices – for a truly PERFECT After-Christmas Sale! All the fun – none of the hassle – why don’t you get yourself that gift you’ve been wanting??
Click the picture below to open up a PDF with ALL the goodies – including those added today. Pull out your shopping lists and get busy – because some of these goodies WILL sell out fast!!
And, remember! With every $100 you spend thru 30 Dec, you’ll earn a $10 credit you can use 31 Dec – 31 Jan!
December Thirty One Specials!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Purple Posy Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner)
Pool Party Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly die cuts (sentiment)
Best Dressed 6″ x 6″ DSP: (top strip on front – trimmed on an angle); (bottom strip on front – trimmed on angle); 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!
All the pooches in the family got new toys for Christmas!
And – they apparently had similar reactions to them.
Now – you’re going to be amazed and mystified. Are you ready?
Remember – these two kids live in completely different states and HAVE NEVER MET.
There was no pre-planning – neither of them have a phone nor access to a computer.
Nothing up their sleeves.
Well – no actual sleeves, even!
My mom’s new little pupper – Addy… in Colorado with the Plaidman. Finn’s gift to her.
And – halfway across the country in Georgia, with a plaid bear (from the same Plaid-Family)….Finn.
How’d they DO that?!?