Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a theme challenge from Laurie – her son is getting married in September. Guess the theme?? 🙂 I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump, so I hope you’ll come and play along with us! 🙂
If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me! If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!
My parents were married in December – and, if I was ever going to do a vow renewal or something along those lines – I’d pick Christmas-time to do it. And there’d be poinsettias and pine boughs and lots and lots of twinkly Christmas lights. So…I decided to go with a Christmas-Wedding-motif. And used the splendiferous Poinsettia Petals bundle and gorgeous Poinsettia Place DSP, with a couple of appropriate sentiments from Forever Blossoms, to get ‘er done. Take a look-see:
And here’s our Paper Players sketch challenge badge! Come play!
Always looking for design inspiration, I picked the layout from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!
I started by die cutting a piece of Petal Pink card stock with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die. Then I inked the stand-alone poinsettia flower image in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Petal Pink and stamped it all over the panel.
Next, I used a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of wood-grain design Poinsettia Place DSP and adhered it to the Petal Pink panel with Liquid Glue.
I stamped a sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Early Espresso on a strip of Petal Pink, snipped banner ends, and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
The flowers are all cut from Very Vanilla – using both the cutting and the embossing dies for each size “flower” from the Poinsettia Dies Set. Using a very dry Sponge Dauber, I added Petal Pink to the center of each flower-ette (?), lightly curled them, and adhered them in a stack with Liquid Glue.
I also cut some Very Vanilla berry-boughs – also in the Poinsettia Dies.
Here’s a thing you might not know! In the Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP – there are holly leaves, berries and flowers that you can cut with dies in the Poinsettia Dies set! Whaaaa?!?!?
So – I did that – cut two holly leaves and two berries. I sponged the holly with Mossy Meadow and the berries with Petal Pink.
I built the collage starting with leaves and berries – adhering them with Liquid Glue. I added a loop or two of Linen Thread and Gold Trim from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack with a Glue Dot. Then I popped the large flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I colored a Beaded Pearls with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and stuck it in the center of the flower.
I stacked a few more small flowers – also sponged with Petal Pink – and added them with Liquid Glue. Their middles are Pearl Basic Jewels, colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.
To finish off – I added some Snowflake Sequins here and there with Liquid Glue and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second Forever Blossoms sentiment in Early Espresso to a Very Vanilla panel. In the corners, I added the flower image from Poinsettia Petals in Petal Pink.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Petal Pink Poinsettia on the front…
…and some Poinsettia Place DSP on the envelope flap!
Et Voila! See? Who WOULDN’T want a Poinsettia Place-themed wedding?!? With the absolute gorgeousness of this suite, I can’t imagine anyone thinking this was NOT a good idea! Think of all the wunnermus decor!
I hope you like! And – you know, this is just ONE of the bundles included in my Special Bundle #4 – The Pretty Pretty Bundle!
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:
The Paper Players Design Team
- LeAnne Pugliese
- Claire Broadwater
- Joanne James
- Laurie Schmidt
- Anne Marie Hile
- Ann Schach
- Allisa Steinlicht
- Stef Perry
- Mary Deatherage – you’re here right now!
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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 by TONIGHT (2 Aug 2020) using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!
Bonus Days are winding down – FAST!
You’ve got just a TWO DAYS left to earn coupons to redeem in August – that would be today and tomorrow!!
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!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ Stitched Rectangle die cut (“mat” for card front); 3/4″ x 4 1/4″(sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner);
Very Vanilla Card Stock: Poinsettia Die cut flowers and berries; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP: Poinsettia Die cut holly leaves and berries
Poinsettia Place DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle die cut (card front); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
When it’s time for your close-up, Mr. DeMille….you pull out the big guns!
And then your mom goes to town.
Brushing – spritzing – brushing – spraying – brushing…
Did I mention…BRUSHING!!?
But the end result is….
(Okay – the hand is a little dirty. I’M A BOY, MOM!!)
But – he was ready….ROLL Camera!
Complete with flowing Farrah Fawcett-esque locks! 😉
Simply stunning! The layering and colors are just perfect, love this design! And Finn does not look very excited sporting his “showsheen” coat. 😉