Happy Friday, y’all! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week – we’ve been in the tropical storm pattern all week. Muggy. Hot. Rain every day.
Guess how well our lavender plants are doing?
If you guessed…not so well, then…you are correct! We’ve got as much drainage as we could manage but…the little babies are struggling with their wet feet.
They may have trench foot. Hmm. Maybe I need to sprinkle some Dr. Scholl’s foot powder on them? 🤔🤔🤔
So, if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂
I am really loving the In The Pines Bundle – with the wonderful tree images and simple sentiments for the season – and the bundled Pines Dies are truly stunning! I used them – with some returning Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP to make my fave fun fold – a Double-Easel. Take a look-see:
Since this is a pretty Christmas-y card – even without the actual WORD on the card – I decided I could play along with the Christmas in July theme over at The Card Concept. I think I’d classify this as somewhere between Clean-and-Layered and leaning toward Classy and Elegant, as far as the styles defined on the challenge. I took the trees and stars as starting points from the photo! And then adapted it to more my style of Christmas card!
So – take a gander at the video to see how to do the scoring and folding – basically, this is a regular A2 card made as a portrait tent card – in this case it’s a Soft Suede card base.
Then, I created the double-easel with a 4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Night of Navy card stock – that I scored at 5 1/4″ and 7 7/8″ along the long side.
I adhered the “back” of the easel panel to a Crumb Cake mat.
The stars on the Night of Navy field come from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP – which is returning in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!! I adhered a piece to the back of the easel and a smaller piece on the front-most easel panel.
My “snow” is three pieces of Whisper White that I cut using the edge dies in the new Pines Die set. I added “snow squiggles” in stamped-off-TWICE Night of Navy. On the shortest “drift” – I stamped the sentiment from In The Pines in Night of Navy. Then I adhered the larger drift to the easel and popped the sentiment drift on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I cut numerous pine trees – both the solid and detailed tree cuts – in Mossy Meadow and stacked them with Liquid Glue. Then I adhered two of them to the front easel with Liquid Glue and then added the Soft Suede Moose Punch moose. I popped the final – large – tree onto the sentiment drift with Liquid Glue.
For the back panel – I VERY lightly sponge-daubered Night of Navy onto a Whisper White Layering Circles die cut – and my dauber was also VERY dry! – then I added it to the panel with Liquid Glue to create the full moon.
I adhered a small tree with Glue, added a snow drift and then popped a larger tree on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Then I added a single Star Designer Element by the sentiment and the card front/easel was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second In The Pines sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel. In the bottom corner I stamped the outline and fill tree shapes in Mossy Meadow and added stamped-off-TWICE Night of Navy snow quiggles. And one more Star Designer Element!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to Night of Navy and Crumb Cake mats and into the Soft Suede A2 card base, adhered the card front/easel with Liquid Glue and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more In The Pines trees and snow squiggles on the front…
…and a little more Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Oh my goodness – I do love how this In The Pines stamp set and bundled Pines Dies comes together on this fun double-easel, don’t you? They have the perfect images and sentiments…and die cut trees!!…
…to let you create wonderful snowy, Christmas-y scenes! And – the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP is just as stunning and elegant now as it was when it debuted last year. SO happy it’s back!
I hope you like!
And – the In The Pines bundle is one of the goodies you can pick up – while saving a little money! – in my Winter Bundle #2! Be sure to check that out, okay?
HOST CODE FOR 16 JUL – 31 JUL: D3JZW9MD
The July Tutorial features the Whale Done 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.
Stamps-N-Lingers Aug – Dec 2020 Special Bundles Now On Sale!
If you’re like me, there’s a lot in the new catalog that you want NEED! Your best bet, of course – is to join my team and cash in on that 20-25% discount on EVERYTHING you want to buy! Just saying – it really IS the very best deal going. 🙂
Barring that – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money AND fill out that wish list a little faster!
As I’ve been doing for the past few catalogs, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and well 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! 🙂
Head over to my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Special Bundle Sale Page to check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!
If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!
Shares are still available – but they’re filling up fast. Don’t miss your chance to get a little taste of all the new papers and embellishments in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!
A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!
So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!
Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!). And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!
Bonus Days are winding down!
You’ve got just a THREE DAYS left to earn coupons to redeem in August!
For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend before 11:50 PM (MT) on 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August. Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!
For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!
Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August. Have I said…WHOO-HOOO
I’ve got an Online Host Club starting right now with openings! Hurry and let me know if you’d like a spot – we’ll get ‘er going in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!
Here’s the deets:
A club consists of three peeps doing two consecutive three-month terms. Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.
Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example!
At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.
What are the other bennies of a Host Club?
- At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months. Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
- You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders. Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift! (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!). You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
- You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are Forty-Three tutorials available only to Online Host Club members. That’s way over TWO HUNDRED not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
- FREE catalogs during your membership term
- FREE shipping in your Host Months – on your Host Order when you close with me!
- A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
- At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term! (which will include the new 2021 Jan – Jun Mini, Sale-A-Bration and the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Kick-off!!)
When you join the club – please plan to commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.
Don’t delay – if there’s enough interest, I’ll run multiple clubs best I can to accommodate everyone, but…there WILL be a limit on how many folks I can get in!
If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please give me a holler!
US SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY
If you live in AR, FL, MA, MO, NM, OH, SC, TN, TX or VA, you’ll be getting a sales tax holiday on school supplies soon! Whoo-hoo!!! Some of the items in Stampin’ Up! Catalog are considered school supplies and you can pick them up tax free on the specific dates listed for your state!
You can click the image above to open a full-size printable PDF so that you can check out the list in detail. TENNESSEE and ARKANSAS – you’re up first, so…
Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes. Happy shopping!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Moose punch
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 10 1/2″ (easel – scored and folded at 5 1/4″ and 7 7/8″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Pines Dies die cut pine trees
Whisper White Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment snow drift); 2 1/4″ 3 3/4″ (x 2 – larger snow drifts on front easel and back panel); 2 3/8″ Layering Circle Die Cut (moon); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)
Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (on front easel panel); 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!
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Finn Fan Fix
Love the trees on the fun fold. Those die cuts are amazing! I love your creativity—envy might be a better word! Chillin to avoid a bath is enviable too on these humid days!