Monthly Archives: September 2020

Stampin’ Up! For Unto Us Feels Like Frost Christmas Card

Good Tuesday morning – it’s T-1 and counting for the awesome FLASH Stamp Sale tomorrow!  Whoo-hoo!  There are 58 sets on the list (see them right here) with up to 15% off the retail price!  AND – you’ll get Double Peppermints from me for orders over $50.  And you can ALSO leverage the sale and combine it with a Starter Kit and the cool Get-and-Go Joining Special and save yourself so much money and get SOOO many goodies for your $99…..wow!  I DO hope you’ll give it a thought.  If you have ANY questions – please holler at me at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.  Hit me up today so you’ll be all ready to get going tomorrow on the sale!

Now – on to the card of the day!  This one was pretty quick and easy – and is a wonderful Christmas card from the For Unto Us stamp set – with help from the beautiful Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

The color palette is from the Just Us Girls challenge this week!

I started with a Blushing Bride card base and embossed a Blushing Bride panel (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) in one of the Meadow Moments Embossing Folders.  Gotta run it thru twice to emboss the whole panel, since these are Mini embossing folders! 🙂

I adhered the embossed panel to the front of the card base with Liquid Glue.  Remember – this is a great way to get the whole front of your card embossed – without risking weakening and warping the ACTUAL front of the card base!

Next, I matted a pretty piece of Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ DSP on a piece of Balmy Blue for the card front.

Using Glue Dots, I adhered two lengths of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon – with the Pretty Peacock side showing.

I used the dies in the Poinsettia Dies set to cut Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper berries and Pretty Peacock holly leaves – and adhered them to the panel with Liquid Glue.  Tip:  Lay the card front onto the front of the card so that you can judge where – and how much! – you can allow your embellishments to spill off the edge before they go past the edge of the actual card!

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the pretty sentiment from For Unto Us in Pretty Peacock ink.  Then I cut it with a Tasteful Labels die and popped it over the “decorations” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the star and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second For Unto Us sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the star image – and filled it in with my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I added another small Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into the Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a third sentiment and a star in Pretty Peacock on the front…

…and I added some more Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The For Unto Us is a sentiment set with…wonderful sentiments that are absolutely perfect for traditional, spiritual Christmas cards!

And Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ DSP is the perfect backdrop!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!


Double Peppermint Ordering Special

I’ve had a most wonderful Stampin’ Up! year and it is thanks to YOU all!  You’ve been great to me and really supported me in my business!!  And so…being that the year is drawing to an end AND there’s a huge sale coming up…I wanted to take a second to say….THANK YOU!

So – Finny and I are offering Double Peppermint Points starting right this second until the end of the FLASH Sale on Wednesday!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store thru 11:59pm (MOUNTAIN TIME) 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.

Here’s a link to my Online Store if you’re ready to get started!


I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

We already know that this month is a great month to join us – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!  BUT wait – there’s MORE!!!

TOMORROW IS THE FLASH STAMP SALE!  If you’ve been thinking about joining while our joining promotion is going on…you can add the stamp sets that are on sale to your Starter Kit for the sale prices too!! So you get even MORE for your $99 Starter Kit price!  Double-whammy!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: Poinsettia Die cut berries

Pretty Peacock:  Poinsettia Die cut holly leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

Wayne and I sat down in the shop the other day to chat and…of course…our son joined us!

As we talked, Finn listened and took part in the conversation, as one might expect.

I don’t remember exactly what was said here – but…Finny thought it was pretty durned funny!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Flash Stamp Sale and Stamps-N-Lingers Double Peppermint Points Ordering Special!

Hey y’all – Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that they’re putting on a FLASH Stamp Set Sale on 23 Sept!  That’s right – day after tomorrow!  Starting at 12:01am (MOUNTAIN TIME!!) on Wednesday, 23 Sept 20 – and running until 11:50pm (Again – MOUNTAIN TIME!) – you’ll be able to score 15% off on selected stamp sets in the Online Store – and there are a LOT of them on the list!

Stock up on stamp sets at a stellar price! This short, stamp-tacular sale only happens once a year—you won’t want to miss out on these super savings!

And if you were thinking about joining with the current joining promotion going on…you can add the stamp sets that are on sale to your Starter Kit for the sale prices too!! So you get even MORE for your $99 Starter Kit price!  Double-whammy!

Here’s a visual list of the sets that will be available on Wednesday – the prices shown here are the full retail – they’ll be automatically updated in the online store to reflect the 15% off discount at 12:01 AM on 23 September!

Or – click on the image below to pull up a printable PDF list of the stamps that are on sale on September 23:

So start making your list and checking it twice, the sale is one day only!  It starts and ends on Wednesday, 23 September!!  The prices will automatically be updated in the online store to reflect the 15% off discount at 12:01 AM on 23 September and the prices will go back to the full price at 11:50 PM MT that night.  So be sure to get your order submitted on the 23rd!

Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!

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On to the second order of business!  I’ve had a most wonderful Stampin’ Up! year and it is thanks to YOU all!  You’ve been great to me and really supported me in my business!!  And so…being that the year is drawing to an end AND there’s a huge sale coming up…I wanted to take a second to say….THANK YOU!

So – Finny and I are offering Double Peppermint Points starting right this second until the end of the FLASH Sale on Wednesday!

Here’s the deets!

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store thru 11:59pm (MOUNTAIN TIME) 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.

Here’s a link to my Online Store if you’re ready to get started!

Have fun!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!

I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And this month is a great month to do it – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 



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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Well Written Welcome New Pet Card

Well – it’s Monday again – hope y’all are ready for the week!  Don’t know about you but we here in GA had a simply perfect Fall-preview day yesterday!  Bright sun – blue skies – low humidity – mid 70’s!  My windows and doors were open all day and I enjoyed a few hours on the mower in the pasture!  It was wonderful – and I hope we get a few weeks of it!

One of my friends from my previous work-life is…getting a new addition to his family!  They lost their senior GSD a few months back and…finally were ready for a new face in the house.  So…I made them a card to welcome…Gus!  They’re pretty big gardeners, so I used the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Dog Builder Punch (duh!) and a few sentiments from the Well Said stamp set and coordinating Well Written Dies.  Take a look-see:

The card layout is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week!

And many of the elements are thanks to the inspiration photo from The Card Concept.

And – this one might have some feminine elements in it – but…it’s perfect for my friend – he loves his dogs, loves to garden and is a retired Apache pilot.  So…he can totally handle a flower and a few hearts!  Hence – I’m saying it’s a card with a masculine twist for the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge.

I started with a piece of In Good Taste DSP that I matted on Night of Navy for the card front.  Then came a strip of wood-design from In Good Taste, also matted on Night of Navy and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut the solid Sunflower Dies flower from Bumble Bee card stock and sponge-dauber’d it with Bumble Bee ink.  Then I cut the detailed flower in Early Espresso and adhered it over the solid flower with Liquid Glue – just in the center.

I cut an Early Espresso flower center and popped it in place with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I cut some Sunflower Die grasses and leaves in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.  I adhered the detailed leaves to the solid leaves with Liquid Glue -and then added them to the card front.  I added the flower over top with Liquid Glue.

I tied a bow from the black-and-white twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and added it with a Glue Dot.

I stuck a piece of Whisper White onto a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and cut the sentiment with a die from Well Written.  Then I adhered it to a Basic Black piece cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

I used the Dog Builder Punch to cut a Soft Suede dog and adhered him with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I added the sentiment over top of it all with some double-stacked Dimensionals.

I used Cajun Craze card stock, punched a few hearts with the Dog Builder Punch and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside – I stamped a sentiment from the Well Said stamp set in Night of Navy on Whisper White.  Then I cut another Soft Suede Dog Builder Punch and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I spelled out GUS with the Playful Alphabet dies in Night of Navy and adhered them (and another Cajun Craze heart) with Liquid Glue.

Why THAT particular sentiment?  Well…Gus is an 8 week old GSD!!

LOL – they’ve got busy times ahead! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Bumble Bee card base, added the card front with more Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a smaller Celebrate Sunflowers image on the front in Early Espresso.  I used my Blender Pen to pull the ink into the center and more ink from the lid of my Bumble Bee and Mossy Meadow Ink Pads to color the image…

..and I added more of the In Good Taste DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Ahh – the joy of being able to create an incredibly personal card for a friend, huh?  I love the rustic beauty of the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle set atop some In Good Taste DSP!  And I love sentiment dies – Well Written is perfect – and the Playful Alphabet Dies gives us total freedom for any sentiment we need!  Thank you, Stampin’ Up!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!


I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And this month is a great month to do it – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 


World Card Making Day is 3 October!

These days, everyone needs a lift and wants to hear that they’re important to someone. And with everything going on in the world, handmade cards are a perfect way to reach out and show appreciation for special friends!

We held this event last year for WCMD and we all had so much fun that we decided to do it again!  All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and I’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and here on the blog for more details!  Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!


Paper Pumpkin Joy To The World Kit!!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Joy to the World

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you be able to get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world!  After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this holiday kit!

Here’s the deets:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

NOTE:  The holiday kits tend to sell out FAST!  So…if you want this one – best get after it and get subscribed (or RE-subscribed) if you aren’t already!  You’ve got until 10 October to sign up for it – but…supplies may get scarce towards the end and when they’re gone they’re gone!! 🙁

So – are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  If you’re not – but…you’d like to give these fun, all-inclusive kits, a try – you can sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit OR you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Sunflower Die cut solid flower

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for smaller DSP strip); Playful Alphabet Die cut letters

Soft Suede Card Stock: Dog Builder punch dogs

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  Dog Builder punch hearts

Basic Black Card Stock: 1″ x 2 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut under sentiment

Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Card Stocks: Sunflower Die cut grasses and leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: Well Written die cut sentiment; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (smaller DSP strip); 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

Finn is practically an obedience champion.

And I have the video to prove it!

See?  I knew you’d be impressed! 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Hallows Night with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – LeAnn’s given us a Clean-and-Simple challenge to work with this week!  🙂 It’s a good one – and one that I know will 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!

So – funny story.  LAST Sunday – remember my card?  Check it out right here.  It was a CAS Pets card.  Why?  Cuz…I totally messed up and did the wrong challenge for the Players!  Doh!

But that IS the challenge for THIS week – so…the cat punch makes another showing!  I used it – and the Life is Beautiful stamp set, along with the Hallows Night Magic Bundle and some not-real-spooky Magic in This Night DSP – to make…a double-easel fun fold card.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players challenge!

And the layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

The card base is just a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic Black folded into a portrait tent-fold card.

Then I cut and folded a piece of Bumble Bee card stock – 4″ x 10″, score and fold at 5 1/4″ and 7 5/8″ – to create the double-easel itself.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the easel to the front of the Basic Black card base.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a piece of bat-strewn paper from the Magic in This Night DSP to the top – largest – panel.  Then two smaller pieces in a coordinating pattern – to the two smaller panels.

The “moon” is a piece of Bumble Bee card stock, cut with the largest smooth-edged Layering Circles die.  I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge some Bumble Bee ink onto the moon – to create a little depth.  And to look more moon-like and less cardstock-circle-like!

I placed the circle in my Stamparatus and stamped the tree branches from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

While the ink got good and dry, I stamped the pretty label image from Hallows Night Magic in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Bumble Bee.  Then I added the sentiment.

When IT was all dry, I cut it with the matching die in the Halloween Dies set and adhered it to the front small panel of the easel.

I punched the kitty in Basic Black using the Cat Punch.  Then I did a dry fit of the moon and the cat – and popped the moon into place with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals on the large main panel.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the cat on the front fold.

Using the bat dies in the Halloween Magic Dies, I cut a few from Black Glimmer Paper and adhered two on the moon and popped the last one onto the sentiment label with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I again used my Stamparatus to add the spooky tree image from Life is Beautiful in Tuxedo Black to a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into the card base and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Tuxedo Black tree on the front…

…and a little more Magic in This Night DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Hardly any white – but…it looks clean-and-simple to me! 🙂  I’d planned a top-fold Joy Fold card – but…the design that was in my head with the Cat Punch against the Life Is Beautiful tree silhouette on the moon…just screamed DOUBLE-EASEL!  And the Hallows Night Magic stamp set – with the fun Halloween Dies is the perfect accompaniment!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!


I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And this month is a great month to do it – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 


World Card Making Day is 3 October!

These days, everyone needs a lift and wants to hear that they’re important to someone. And with everything going on in the world, handmade cards are a perfect way to reach out and show appreciation for special friends!

We held this event last year for WCMD and we all had so much fun that we decided to do it again!  All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and I’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and here on the blog for more details!  Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!


Paper Pumpkin Joy To The World Kit!!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Joy to the World

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you be able to get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world!  After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this holiday kit!

Here’s the deets:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

NOTE:  The holiday kits tend to sell out FAST!  So…if you want this one – best get after it and get subscribed (or RE-subscribed) if you aren’t already!  You’ve got until 10 October to sign up for it – but…supplies may get scarce towards the end and when they’re gone they’re gone!! 🙁

So – are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  If you’re not – but…you’d like to give these fun, all-inclusive kits, a try – you can sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit OR you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Cat punch

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4″ x 10″ (double easel – scored and folded at 5 1/4″ and 7 5/8″ on the long side); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Layering Circle die cut (moon); Halloween Magic Die Cut label (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Black Glimmer Paper: Halloween Magic Die bats

Magic In This Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (large easel panel); 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x 2 – small easel panels); 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

Ever have one of those days?

Raining outside.  Gloomy.

One of those…roll over days? No real point in even getting outta bed?

Sigh…

Not even the squirrels want to play…

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Fun Fold Video Tutorial Sneak Peek!

Happy weekend, y’all!  One without hurricanes, hopefully! 😳 Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  Our plans are…well – we don’t have any as I type this.  So…we’ll just see what comes!  Might be a good day to check out the Farmer’s Market!

Tonight, though, I’ll be back at my craft table to go live on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page at 7pm Eastern!  I’ve got a fun fold for you – it’s one of my faves (which means you probably will have an idea what it is!!).  Here’s a sneaky peek!

I think you’ll like it!

So – hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here.

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!


I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And this month is a great month to do it – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 


World Card Making Day is 3 October!

These days, everyone needs a lift and wants to hear that they’re important to someone. And with everything going on in the world, handmade cards are a perfect way to reach out and show appreciation for special friends!

We held this event last year for WCMD and we all had so much fun that we decided to do it again!  All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and I’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and here on the blog for more details!  Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!


Paper Pumpkin Joy Of To The World Kit!!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Joy to the World

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you be able to get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world!  After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this holiday kit!

Here’s the deets:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

NOTE:  The holiday kits tend to sell out FAST!  So…if you want this one – best get after it and get subscribed (or RE-subscribed) if you aren’t already!  You’ve got until 10 October to sign up for it – but…supplies may get scarce towards the end and when they’re gone they’re gone!! 🙁

So – are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  If you’re not – but…you’d like to give these fun, all-inclusive kits, a try – you can sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit OR you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

We wash – we brush – we get a nano-moment of silky white fur, unencumbered by hitchhikers – twigs – dirt clods – weeds.

And then – he reminds us….

I’m a BOY, Mom – and I had FUNFUNFUNFUNFUN gallivanting around the tall  – WET – grass in the pasture!

Let’s leave that twig outside, Finny…

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Love of Leaves Card with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a decent weekend in store – if you’re cleaning up after Sally’s visit – I wish you well in those endeavors!  We got some pretty solid rain and wind – but nothing catastrophic where we are.  So…we were lucky.  Didn’t even lose internet! 😳😳😳

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! 🙂

It’s no secret that I love Fall cards – with leaves and boughs and bows and and and….  Yes.  It’s true.  My name is Mary and I’m an over-layer-er! 😉

But.  I decided with this one to try a Fall card that is Clean-and-Layered.

Yes.  That’s a thing.

To that end, I pulled out some gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and the sweet Love of Leaves Bundle (with the amazing Stitched Leaves Dies!) and created my version of a Clean-And-Layered Fall card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

And the Fall colors are from the Sunday Stamps challenge palette.

I started with some copper-foil-embossed Mint Macaron paper from the gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP that I adhered to the front of my Mint Macaron card base (it’s the same size as the front of the card base, just FYI!) with Liquid Glue.

Next up is a different Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP design that I cut and matted on Early Espresso – then adhered to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Stitched Rectangle die from Very Vanilla and stamped a Love of Leaves sentiment on it in Cajun Craze ink.  Then I adhered that to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the large leaf from Love of Leaves in Bumble Bee ink.  Hint:  the large – solid image – photopolymer stamps really do want to be stamped using a foam stamp pad under your cardstock – I used my Deluxe Stamparatus Foam Pad!

I cut the leaf – and embossed the “stitches” in it at the same time! – using both coordinating dies in the Stitched Leaves die set.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front – then popped the leaf over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a simple bow with two pieces of Linen Thread and adhered it to the leaf with a Glue Dot.

I added a few (okay – FIVE!) Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Love of Leaves sentiment in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added the large leaf in Bumble Bee.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into the Mint Macaron card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Bumble Bee leaf on the front…

…and some more of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I LOVE this Love of Leaves bundle – the Stitched Leaves Dies make the most amazing “stitched veins” in the leaves.  And I really like how the stamped images look….a bit worn and distressed?  Not sure if that’s the right word – but…I think you know what I mean??  You can see what I’m talking about in the image below – the stamps are created such that they make lighter and darker places in the stamped image.  Which I think is cool!

And the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is undoubtedly some of our prettiest paper ever!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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. The September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle!


I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And this month is a great month to do it – cuz…Stampin’ Up! has an amazing Joining Bonus special going on in September!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • Just this past weekend – we had a wonderful virtual team meeting!  Look at all these happy faces!  We did four projects “together” – got all the updates from Stampin’ UP! – and there was a Prize Patrol!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 


World Card Making Day is 3 October!

These days, everyone needs a lift and wants to hear that they’re important to someone. And with everything going on in the world, handmade cards are a perfect way to reach out and show appreciation for special friends!

We held this event last year for WCMD and we all had so much fun that we decided to do it again!  All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and I’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and here on the blog for more details!  Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!


Paper Pumpkin Joy Of To The World Kit!!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Joy to the World

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you be able to get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world!  After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this holiday kit!

Here’s the deets:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

NOTE:  The holiday kits tend to sell out FAST!  So…if you want this one – best get after it and get subscribed (or RE-subscribed) if you aren’t already!  You’ve got until 10 October to sign up for it – but…supplies may get scarce towards the end and when they’re gone they’re gone!! 🙁

So – are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  If you’re not – but…you’d like to give these fun, all-inclusive kits, a try – you can sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit OR you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored, cut and folded at 4 1/4″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 4″ (x3 – mats for DSP panels on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched Leaves Die cut leaf

Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 1 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x3 – DSP panels on 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

A Dad and his Dog.

What’s he staring glaring at?

A Mom and her DANGED CAT!!

That’s MY lap, cat! 😡😡😡

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Fall, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Magic Blooms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I decided that it had been a hot minute since I’d played with the Poinsettia Petals bundle – and the flower worked for the sketch – so…out it came!  And – more Plaid Tidings DSP – this time for a Christmas card!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Gathered Plaid Autumn Greetings Card

Happy happy HAWWWMP DAY!!!  I hope you’re all safe – so many of my SU! friends are in harm’s way in one way or another these days – be it from wildfires or the slowest moving tropical storm ever (serious – that one’s moving slower than I do on the treadmill on even my laziest day!)!  2020 can just…go the heck away already! 🙁   Y’all take the best of care.

Now.  Today’s card is so….me.  It’s got plaid.  It’s got leaves.  It’s got a cat!  Yep – I brought the Cat Punch in to play with Gathered Leaves and the Autumn Greetings Bundle – and put the whole shootin’ match on top of some gorgeous Fall Plaid Tidings DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s TGIF Sketch Challenge – although I flipped it upside down!  Let’s…just pretend I meant to do that, okay? 😉

And – the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge let me let my FALL collage freak LOOSE!  I mean – it was like they made this board FOR ME!!  I went up the middle diagonal AND down the right column!

I started with a piece of the Plaid Tidings DSP that I cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″ then cut at 1 7/8″ on the short side.  I left one piece long and cut the other at about 2″.

I matted the three panels on a Basic Black mat.  In order to make all the borders look “right” I used my Paper Trimmer to take a smidge off the panels.  Yes – “smidge”.  Don’t ask me how much that is! 😉

I used the Gathered Leaves Die set to cut leaves in Bumble Bee, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  Before cutting them, I spritzed the card stock with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  Note:  Cajun Craze isn’t one of the colors listed for the Plaid Tidings – but… I like how it works with this DSP.  So…use the recommendations but…if there’s a color that appeals to you…use it! 🙂

I pulled out the Autumn Essentials Dies – bundled with the Autumn Greetings stamp set – and cut a few Cinnamon Cider grasses.  I also cut a couple of solid Pumpkin Pie pumpkins and some detailed Cinnamon Cider pumpkins – which I adhered together with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Basic Black cat with the Cat Punch.

For the sentiment, I stamped one from Autumn Greetings in Cinnamon Cider on Very Vanilla.  How gorgeous is that font??  I cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  Note:  Cheat the sentiment to the left side of the die cut when you make your card.

Then I put all the pieces and parts onto the card front to create the collage.  When I had everything how I wanted it – I took two pictures.  One with everything in place and one with the “top” layers off so I could see.

I adhered everything with Liquid Glue – until I got to the very last pumpkin on the sentiment.  THAT one is popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional!

I added some Pumpkin Pie gems to the sentiment and the card front and the card was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment and some pumpkins from Autumn Greetings in Cinnamon Cider ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored the pumpkins with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo and Light Shaded Spruce Blend.  On these I colored the stem with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker – then added the “ground” with the Cinnamon Cider Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Autumn Greetings pumpkin on the front.  This one got a Cinnamon Cider stem – which do you like better??  This one or the Early Espresso stems on the inside?

…and I added more of the Plaid Tidings DSP on the envelope flap.  Note to self:  order more Plaid Tidings DSP SOON!!

Et Voila!  No – really.  This card has so many of my favorite things – I considered a double-loop Linen Thread bow but you know me…I do NOT like to be over-the-top on these things! 😉

The Autumn Essentials Bundle is gorgeous – the sentiment fonts are beautiful and the die cuts amazing!  And that doesn’t even speak to the huge, wunnermus floral image!!

Add the Gathered Leaves and perfectly perfect Plaid Tidings DSP and…winner winner!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, the card cuts and product list is down below!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Wildly Happy Welcome Wreath Baby Card

Sup, y’all??  Hope your week is going well – we’re sorta keeping an eye on slow-moving-Sally – who is taking her sweet time making her way thru the Gulf, isn’t she?  We’ll get some rain on Thursday, I’m sure, but NOTHING like the folks on the coast are going to see!  Yikes!  Shake a leg, Sally!!

So…yesterday was a day that got away from me.  Not sure how – but it did.  Which meant I was sitting down at midnight (okay – it was 6, but still) to make my card for today.  My mojo is not always firing on all cylinders in the middle of the night, but…when I saw the FUSION sketch my brain said…Forever Fern.  I started stamping and putting together and…nope.  It just wasn’t working for me.  And then my mojo-less brain said…WREATH!  Out came my Wreath Builder Die set and I got after it.  As I assembled everything on the front,  I was trying to think what to do on the inside.  My wreath answered the question!  As it developed – it looked more and more like a welcome-baby front door decoration. So – out came Wildly Happy.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the FUSION challenge that inspired me – and sent me all over my tools inventory!! 🙂

I started with a piece of Smoky Slate card stock that I embossed in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and then adhered to the front of my So Saffron card base with Liquid Glue.

I took a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder – matted it on So Saffron and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using both wreath dies in the Wreath Builder Die set, I cut one in Shaded Spruce and one in Pretty Peacock and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

The set also has a bunch of little flowers dies – so I cut a…bunch of those in Whisper White and So Saffron.  I adhered them here and there onto the wreath – most with Liquid Glue – but there’s a flower in each “group” popped up with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

I stuck a piece of Basic Black onto a small piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and cut the sentiment word using the Well Written Dies.  I peeled off the back of the adhesive sheet and stuck it onto the card front.

I tied a little bow from some black-and-white twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Each flower got a clear Wonderful Gems gem and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a Wildly Happy sentiment and image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the bunnies – ears and noses – with my Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Wildly Happy bunnies and a second sentiment (this is destined to go inside a package to be mailed) on the front…

…and I put some So Saffron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Well – it was certainly a circuitous route to get to the finished card, but…  I really love how the uber-sweet Wildly Happy finished off the baby theme that I sort of inadvertently started on the front, don’t you?  The Wreath Builder Die set is super handy for creating wreaths for almost any occasion you might need!!

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Celebration Tidings Always Grateful

Good morning and happy Monday!  Did you do something fun this weekend?

On Sunday – our team got together via Zoom for our Quarterly Team Meeting!  And – in addition to getting Stampin’ Up! updates AND doing an awesome Prize Patrol…a few of us demo’d some cards for the team to make.  In TTBC (The Time Before COVID) – we’d have met in person and crafted together to make the four cards.  Now-a-days?  Zoom zoom!

We all used the same bundle – the Celebration Tidings bundle – but…boy, were our projects different!  Although… we DID all use Plaid Tidings DSP!  Appears we all LOVE Plaid Tidings DSP and want it to stick around forever!!

The card that I did has an autumn theme – all ready for cool Fall days and the arrival of pumpkins and leaves galore.  Take a look-see:

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