Good morning and happy Friday! I’m not gonna fib ya – it’s taken me a minute to get all the way back in the swing. Which…makes it sound like I’m “back” in the swing. I’m getting there – but… you’d think I was gone for a month instead of 4 days. Maybe Finny was on to something! 😳
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! 🙂
This card is a sneak peek of the new Garden Wishes stamp set and bundled Dandy Wishes dies….with another look the Dandy Garden DSP! I LOVE this new set – in fact, it might well be my fave in the new 2021 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!
I started with a piece of the Dandy Gardens DSP that I matted on Blackberry Bliss for the card front. Then I cut a Rectangle Stitched Die from a second design and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I cut a large oval Stitched Shapes die from Whisper White and used the new – and AMAZEBALLS! – new Blending Brushes (you’ll be able to get these on 5 Jan 2020 in the new catalog!) – to color the oval with Bumble Bee and Calypso Coral ink.
I stamped a Garden Wishes sentiment and a few of the little dandelion do-ha’s in Blackberry Bliss. Just above the sentiment, I added the uber-cute bee in Tuxedo Black. I colored the body of the bee with my Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker and brushed some Clear Wink of Stella on his wings.
I popped the oval onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added a Blackberry Bliss Dandy Wishes (bundled with Garden Wishes for a 10% savings and available on 5 Jan) dandelion with Liquid Glue.
Using the dies in Dandy Wishes, I cut two Old Olive and two Mossy Meadow leaves.
I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the leaves in around the oval.
Finally, I tied two lengths of new Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (coming on 5 Jan) into a bow, adhered it with a Glue Dot, and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a Garden Wishes dandelion in Blackberry Bliss to a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped the little bee again in Tuxedo Black (colored with the Bumble Bee Marker and Clear Wink of Stella). Behind the bee, in stamped-off-once Bumble Bee ink, I added the bee-trail image from Garden Wishes!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and into my Calypso Coral card base (or…a Bumble Bee card base like I did on my video) and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Garden Wishes images on the front…
…and added some Dandy Garden DSP to the envelope flap.
Here’s how the card looks on a Bumble Bee card base! 🙂
Et Voila! I know – it’s an amazingly cool new bundle, right? Garden Wishes and the bundled Dandy Wishes Dies is part of the new Dandy Garden Suite – coming to you on 5 Jan 2020! I love this stamp set – the images and sentiments are gorgeous. And the die set…well. So cool!
I hope you like!
Now – not for nothin’ – you COULD pick up this bundle – plus a lot of OTHER new goodies! – starting in December! Yep – it’s true. Join the team in December and you can pick from the Demonstrator pre-order list to fill you new Starter Kit! You’ll pay just $99 + tax and get $125 of Stampin’ Up goodies and FREE SHIPPING! Holler at me if you’re thinking this would be a good idea – I’d love to have you Join My Team!
HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NAQ2MP9A
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. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers – see below for info) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!
Get Ready for Terrific Tuesday!
(That’s the SU! version of Black Friday!)
We’re having a BIG sale next week – on 24 Nov. It’s one day only and you’re going to want to get your lists ready! Practically EVERYTHING in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is on SALE for 10% off! Whoo-hoo!! Now – not EVERYTHING is on the list – here’s a spreadsheet with what is NOT going to be on sale. Or here’s a printable PDF version of the Not-On-The-Sale list!
Hint: Out of the 1000’s of SU goodies in the catalog – there are only 74 that are NOT on sale!! So – if your faves aren’t on the spreadsheet – you’re going to save 10%. Easy Peasy!
Here’s the deets:
Promotion date: 24 Nov 2020
Deadline for ordering: 24 Nov 2020 at 11:50pm (MOUNTAIN TIME)!
January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Coming Soon!
I’m making my list and checking it twice so that I can order catalogs for all my customers on 1 December! Once they arrive, I’ll get them packed up and back out the door as quickly as I’m able! So….are YOU on my list?
If you’ve placed an order of at least $50 in the past twelve months – then…yes! You are! You’re more than welcome to drop me a line if you want to double check!
If you’re not a customer of mine right now – but you want to get on that mailing list – head over to my Online Store and place a $50 or more order! Not only will you start to earn Peppermint Rewards Points (the “currency” in my Punkin Heads Customer Rewards Program), you’ll get a $10 ordering gift (that you get to choose!) – but that will ALSO get your name on that mailing list! Winner Winner Winner!
Online Host Club Openings – and a New Customer Bonus!
I’ve got openings in my Online Host Club starting on 1 Dec – and new little bonus for my Customers – which will ALSO be one of the new benefits of being in an Online Host Club! Whoo-hoo!
What is an Online Host Club? Glad you asked!
An Online Host Club lets you get some of the benefits of being a host – without doing any of the WORK of being a host! And – it helps you build your crafting tool chest a little at a time. While earning FREE goodies!
A club consists of three folks 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! As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!
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 over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members. That’s around TWO HUNDRED FIFTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
- Access to my Weekly Zoom The Craftroom online Zoom Party – where you can come craft and chat with me and other customers! YEP – THIS IS NEW!!
- FREE catalogs during your membership term
- FREE shipping in your TWO Host Months
- 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!
When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments. This is a great time to join a club – with the pending release of the 2021 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog and SALE-A-BRATION fixin’ to start in January, too!
Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!
If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Now – the new Customer Bonus!
So – I’m setting up a “ZOOM The Craftroom” time with me every week! Every Monday, I’ll be in my craft room doing…something!… and you can pop in and we’ll craft together and chat or…whatever! Very casual – no makeup required (I for sure won’t have any on!). It’s a great time to ask questions or get help with problems or issues you’re having! Or…we can just work on our projects together and yak.
Like the Ordering Gifts – you’ll receive the Zoom meeting link when you place an order of $50 or greater (before shipping and tax)! There’ll be a new link every month. All you do is download Zoom and then you can click on the link at the start of the Office Hours and you’ll be in! No account needed. 🙂
Our first Zoom the Craftroom will be on 23 Nov at 2pm Eastern! I sure hope I get to meet you and spend a little time with you!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Calypso Coral (or Bumble Bee) Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Dandy Wishes Die Cut dandelion
Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Card Stock: Dandy Wishes die cut leaves
Whisper White Card Stock: Largest Oval Stitched Shapes Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (middle 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!
Last Monday, Finny and I had another reading-with-kids session online.
We were….both!…pretty tired. So…it ended up sort of being a bedtime story thing for us…
He started like this – at least sort of acting like he was paying attention.
But…within a few pages of the first book….
He didn’t even wake up to say goodbye!
I’m not going to say that I got comfy but….he was a pretty comfy pillow….
(warning – horrible selfie ahead!)
Reading is just so…soothing, isn’t it?? 😉