Good morning and happy Friday. It’s been quite a week, has it not? I surely don’t know where we’re headed from here – it all feels broken. Maybe we can all help – be kind. To EVERYone. Let’s see if that works. It surely can’t hurt!
And – let’s maybe spread some beauty and love – with our cards, shall we? We’ve seen the smiles that our paper creations can bring – the comfort in hard times. The moment of lightness in dark days. They seem like little things – paper, ink, some ribbon…Dimensionals! But – sometimes they are just THE thing.
Well – that was a lot deeper than I planned. Sorry!
But I’m totally right.
Admit it. 😉
If you were able to join me for my YouTube video yesterday – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me! If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!
We all send cards for birthdays – and today’s would be a great one! It uses the new and WUNNERMUS Blossoms in Bloom bundle with its spectacular floral images and the stunning die cuts. Take a look-see:
This one is going in the pot for the floral theme challenge at the Global Design Project.
And I think it works as a layered card for The Card Concept, too!
The florals for this one are reminscent of a card I saw created by Anna Helman over at Stampin Scrapping and More! 🙂
I started off by cutting the large floral die cut from the Many Layered Blossoms from a piece of Brass Foil. Before I cut it – I stuck the Brass Foil onto a piece of Adhesive Sheet.
Next, I placed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock into my Stamparatus and used it to stamp the large floral from Blossoms in Bloom. I placed my die cut onto the card front and used it to correctly place all the stamps.
The large blue flowers were first. I inked them with Seaside Spray ink, spritzed them with water and then stamped them. I dried the image off and then used a Sponge Dauber to add some Misty Moonlight in the middle of the flowers.
I repeated the stamp placement using the die cut for the small flowers – stamped in Highland Heather – and the leaves – stamped in Old Olive daubed with Mossy Meadow.
I ran the panel thru my die cutting and embossing machine in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, then I sponged it with Crumb Cake using a wedge of Stampin’ Sponge. Finally, I matted the panel on Mossy Meadow.
I pulled the backing off the die cut and adhered it to the card front.
On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Blossoms in Bloom sentiment in Mossy Meadow and cut it with an Ornate Frames die. Then I embossed it in the Tasteful Textile folder and sponged it with Crumb Cake.
I tied a Linen Thread double-loop bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Then I used a Glue Dot on top of the bow – and some double-stack Stampin’ Dimensionals – and adhered the sentiment. A few Pearl Basic Jewels and some Glue-Dot-adhered Antiqued Corners finished the card front!
On the inside, I borrowed an idea from Kylie Bertucci and adhered part of a Brass Foil Many Layered Blossoms die cut and a small flower to a Very Vanilla panel.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Blossoms in Bloom flowers in Seaside Spray and stamped-off-once Highland Heather, plus some stamped-off-once Old Olive/Mossy Meadow leaves and stamped-off-once So Saffron flower middles on the front….
…and a couple on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! How. Spectacular. Is. This. Bundle?!? Blossoms in Bloom – with it’s Many Layered Blossoms Die set bundled with it – will let you make blooms for DAYS! Weeks, even! And I adore them all vintagized with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and some Antiqued Corners! I hope you like!
And – you could pick THIS BUNDLE as your FREE BUNDLE when you join Stampin’ Up! during the month of June!! 😉
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6
The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Rewards page for full details.
DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!
To celebrate the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering my customers Double Peppermint Rewards points!!
Here’s the deets!
1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between today (3 Jun 20) and the end of the day on 10 Jun 20 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!
2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).
3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.
Happy Shopping, Saving and Peppermint-Gathering!
Head on over to my Online Store to get started
Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration
3 – 30 June 2020
The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!
Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!! So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!
Here are the details:
- Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
- Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion. But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
- Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
- The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
- The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
- Order Deadline: 30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)
Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.
Want to host a catalog party??
Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party! I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code. If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party! If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!
Let me know if you have any questions. Have fun making your shopping list!
Want to Join Us?
Check out the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special!
It’s a bundle bash! If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.
There could not be a better time to join the Team!!
THERE’S NO RISK!
NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS
NO PENALTY TO DROP
SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE!
Check out some of the benefits of joining…
- See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
- Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
- Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
- Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
- Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
- Access to regular promotions!
- Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
- Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS! Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community! It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!
Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time
With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!
I spent some time curating these 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! 🙂
There are a bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle. Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!
These Special Bundles will only be available until 17 Jun! 😳😳😳
New Online Host Club Starting in July!
Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time? Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you! I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!
You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…
Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″)
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Brass Foil: Many Layered Blossoms die cut on front and inside
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Ornate Frames die cut (sentiment)
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!
You may notice – in these hot summer weeks – that MOST of the pictures I share of the fur-kid are of him…sleeping.
In the air conditioning.
Cuz he’s furry AND smart! 🙂
He’s not too interested in spending extra time in the hot. He’s usually to be found on a cool smooth floor – preferably right in front of an AC vent!
He’s on carpet. No vent around.
And – when you see the spot from the other direction…
Tucked in a corner, behind the chair – with his chin on the step.
Not really sure why that seemed like a good idea to him – but…he sure does look comfy!