Good morning! Did y’all see the convergence? We went down into the arena where we had as clear a shot as there is (we’re sort of surrounded by trees). We saw the two planets pretty close together – but…the pair slipped down below our effective horizon around 7:30. I’ve seen photos online, but… we didn’t get to see it. The moon, on the other hand…the MOON! Oh my. We had the binoculars and…it was…just amazing. The detail I could see with just the nocs made me really think a telescope would be cool! 😉
So – one little admin-y note…I’ve had an opening come up in my Online Host Club (one member is planning to join the team in January – whoo-hoo!!!). So…if you’d like to get Stampin’ Up! goodies a little at a time – AND earn Double Peppermints and Stampin’ Rewards (aka “free money to spend”) – without any “host duties”! – then give me a holler! The club starts in January!
My card for today showcases a new Suite in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog – the Dandy Garden Suite! For this one, I’ve got the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, some Dandy Laser-Cut Paper and Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP. Take a look-see:
This layout is from the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!
I started with a piece of Smoky Slate card stock. Using random-width scraps of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP – I adhered the strips on a diagonal using Liquid Glue.
Then I used my Paper Trimmer to cut off the excess DSP.
I stamped the pretty wildflower image from Dragonfly Garden three times in Smoky Slate in the corner of the card front. Then I matted the panel on Blackberry Bliss.
I pulled out my Dandy Laser-Cut Paper and adhered a round – leafy frame to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Smoky Slate, I stamped the Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Blackberry Bliss. Then I cut it with my 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.
I added the flurry of dragonflies image in Smoky Slate – and gave it some “faux stitches” with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker.
Then – I popped the sentiment over the laser-cut frame with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I snipped a very thin piece of Stampin’ Dimensional – and adhered it to the body of one of the Dandy Laser-Cut dragonflies – then I used that and a little Liquid Glue to adhere the dragonfly to the sentiment.
I used a Glue Dot to add a Ladybug Trinket and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped a couple of large dragonflies in Smoky Slate. I added the “wing fill” image in stamped-off-once Blackberry Bliss, and some Smoky Slate fly-flurries!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and into my Night of Navy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Dragonfly Gardens dragonflies on the front…
…and more Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Man – I do love this Dandy Garden Suite, don’t you? With the Dragonfly Garden bundle and the coordinating Garden Wishes Bundle…and the beautiful papers! Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP and Dandy Laser-Cut Paper! If you love it all – take a look at my In The Garden Special Bundle. 😉
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, the Stampin’ Up! products you’ll need – and all the card cuts! – are down below. 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: N2PFGZUG
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 Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!
Online Host Club Opening!
Hey, y’all – I’ve got an unexpected opening in my Host Club that starts in January! That means that you’ve got a chance to jump in – just in time for the kick-off of the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration! There are some great benefits to being in a Host Club!
- DOUBLE Peppermint points on all your club orders – which means you hit that magic 16 Peppermints even faster – and score your $40 rewards gift!
- TWICE during the 6 month club YOU will be the host – which means you score Stampin’ Rewards – at least $15 (and usually more!). But – you don’t have to do any work! All the benefit – none of the work. Yes, please! 🙂
- You’ll get a free stamp set from me – of your choice up to $25 – twice during the club as my thank you for playing!
There are other benefits, too – so…head over to my Online Host Club 2021 page to see how it all works. Then give me a holler right quick – I’ve only got ONE spot open!
Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares Are Open
My Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are now open!
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!
You’ll get to try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, cards & envelopes, and treat boxes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Jan 21 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 11th as I can manage!
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!
Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares to get all the details and use the handy form there to get signed up!
Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 3 Jan 21 at 8pm EST!!
It’s that time again! Time for you to save some money on all the new goodies you’re loving as you look thru the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog! My Special Bundles will save you 10-15% off what you’d spend if you bought all the products separately! And – every bundle comes with a free gift! AND – Sale-A-Bration rewards.
Head over to my Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and get all the details – plus find a handy order form! These bundles are only available until 20 Jan and then they’re gone!
The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!
Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are selling out FAST! So…don’t delay!
This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!
Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!
There are a lot more items on the list that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time)
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Smoky Slate Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Card front); 2 1/4″ Circle Punch (sentiment)
Whisper White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner panel)
Dandy Laser-Cut Paper: Leafy frame behind sentiment and die-cut dragonfly
Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP: Multi-width scrap-strips – adhered to card front and trimmed of excess; 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!
Finn Fan Fix
Finn’s Grandma Kate sent his Christmas present and it arrived a day ago.
There was no waiting. He KNEW it was for him and he wanted it now!
He’s an instant gratification kinda guy!
We opened it to discover…Pumpkin Spice Meatballs.
Apparently – to a dog – it sounds like “I’ll have a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte with extra whipped cream and chocolate swirls”.
There was no holding back. And any manners to be seen were…bad! 😉
FINALLY – the mom was able to get the bag open (apparently it was child – adult – Aussie proof) and….
Thanks, Grandma Kate! 🙂