Mornin’, y’all – hope you’re looking forward to a short week if you have to work! If not – I hope you’re enjoying leftover Christmas dinner and the lights on your tree! We “solved” our tree light issue by….just not turning them off! We turn them to multi-colored when we go to bed – even from the living room the white lights are too bright in the bedroom for Wayne. Me? I’d probably string twinkle lights over my headboard and sleep with them on year round. 😉 Then I put them back on white when I get up! Hopefully we can get a power adaptor before the next holiday tree-time!
Or…a new tree!
Speaking of trees – today’s card has no trees on it. It has…succulents! Simply Succulents, to be exact – cut out with the bundled Potted Succulents Dies. I also used some Sand & Sea DSP to create a…desert feel for my thank you card. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one comes from this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
I started with some pretty Sand & Sea DSP that looks like a desert sunset (to me. Squint your eyes if you’re not seeing it, okay? 😉 ) and matted it on Soft Sea Foam cardstock for the card front.
Then I selected another piece that I cut to about half the size of the card front. I used the Curvy Dies to cut it twice – ending with three pieces.
Starting with the piece that has the “eyelet” holes – I adhered that and the second layer with Liquid Glue. I added the third – bottom – layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Simply Succulents flower pot image in Early Espresso and colored it with my Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends. I used my Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Write Marker for the lip and the “bands” around the pot. Hint: if you consider the Stampin’ Write Marker, then you can actually get THREE levels of color depth for SU colors! The light and dark Blends – and the Marker! 😉
I cut the pot with its matching die in the Potted Succulents Die Set and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I used my Stamparatus to stamp the large succulent image in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut it with its matching die.
I colored the succulents with my Light Purple Posy, Light Flirty Flamingo and Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends – then highlighted the tips with my light Granny Apple Green Blend. The little hangy-down plants are colored with the Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Blends.
I cut two aloe vera plant die cuts from Soft Sea Foam – then used my Dark Soft Sea Foam Blend to add some shading to each “branch” before embossing them in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Then I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Liquid Glue to adhere the large flower image on top.
I tied a double-loop bow from some new Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (coming on 5 Jan in the new catalog) and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Then I stamped the Simply Succulents sentiment in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, cut it with one of the handy dies in Potted Succulents and popped it over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added some pretty Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second Simply Succulents sentiment in Early Espresso to a Very Vanilla panel and then added the large succulent image in the corner – coloring it the same way I’d done the image on the front.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Sea Foam mat and into my Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Simply Succulents image on the front…
…and more of the Sand & Sea DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Amazing what a green thumb I have when I’m “growing” in paper, huh?? And this lovely Simply Succulent bundle – with the Potted Succulents dies that cut out EVERYTHING – is the perfect tool! I had fun coloring these pretty plants – and I know you will, too. I LOVE that there are multiple label dies – with stitching! – in the Potted Succulents set – to cut out the sentiments in Simply Succulents! And – I didn’t even touch the huge, gorgeous background die!! YET! 😉
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
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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!
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- 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:
Blushing Bride Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Potted Succulent Die Cut plants
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Potted Succulent Die cut plant and sentiment
Sand & Sea DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 3″ (cut into three pieces with the Curvy Die); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
Santa brought Finn a new toy. Well – two. Santa shopped at Sam’s so….it was a two-pack. 😉
Donuts! And they brought much excitement!
Santa had a heckuva time getting them off the packaging. Those elves are GOOD! And their loss-prevention tactics are…formidable!
But – finally…success.
The wrapping is pretty…confident.
ingenious! I love your take on the sketch. Beautiful card. As for Finn, well, I’ll bet he can get that donut in pieces before the new year! Your tree sounds like my daughter’s tree, with the alternating colors/white lights. Beautiful.