Happy last day of January, y’all! And – this is the half-way point for Sale-A-Bration – which means there’s only a month left to join the team and get those extra 200 sheets of Designer Series Paper free! Ask me how to take advantage of this great freebie – AND set yourself up for 20-25% off EVERYTHING you order! Oh – and you’ll be part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew family, too – which…is pretty awesome! Even if I DO say so myself.
Which…I totally do! 🙂
So – I’ve got a fun-fold for you today – that will make you think of summer – and I showed how to make it last night on my Facebook live video. If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me, I appreciate it! If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!
I pulled out one of my favorite papers – that also just so happens to be a freebie during Sale-A-Bration – the Berry Delightful DSP (that I cut using the Curvy Dies!). Then I added some flowers and leaves cut with the Strawberry Builder Punch. And some images and sentiments from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. All on a cool fun fold. Take a look-see:
The layout for the front of the card is inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.
And the TGIF challenge was right up my alley!
I started with a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ that I scored along the long side at 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″. Then I folded at each score line: 2 1/4″ (valley); 3 5/8″ (mountain); 7 3/8″ (mountain); 8 3/4″ (valley).
I matted two pieces of leafy-green Berry Delightful DSP on Flirty Flamingo and adhered them to the outer panels of the front of the card.
For the front panel, I layered two pieces of the Berry Delightful DSP together and ran them thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the dotted-curve die from the Curvy Dies in place near the middle. That gave me four pieces – with two needed for a card front. If you’re doing the math – that means you can go right ahead and make TWO of these cards lickety split! 🙂
I adhered two of the cut pieces to another piece of Flirty Flamingo and then to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment, from Sweet Strawberry, is stamped in Shaded Spruce on a strip of Basic White. Then I snipped a banner in one end and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On another piece of Basic White, I stamped five small flowers from Sweet Strawberry in Flirty Flamingo. Using the fill-image, I stamped five with full strength Flirty Flamingo and two with stamped-off-once Flirty Flamingo.
I adhered the leaves with Liquid Glue, then added two flowers. With a Glue Dot, I adhered a small bow tied with two lengths of White Baker’s Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack. Then I added the third flower with Liquid Glue – and a fourth on top of the bow with a Glue Dot. The fifth flower is adhered with Liquid Glue at the end of the sentiment strip.
I colored some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend and added one to each of the flowers – and the card front was done!
For the back, I matted two pieces of plaid Berry Delightful DSP on Flirty Flamingo and adhered them to the side panels. I added a second Sweet Strawberry sentiment and some flowers and leaves to a Basic White Panel.
The flowers and leaves are in the same colors as the ones on the front. I colored a medium sized Rhinestone with the Mango Melody blend and adhered it to the larger flower.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and onto the back panel and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Sweet Strawberry flowers and leaves on the front…
…and a little more leafy Berry Delightful DSP on the envelope flap!
Et Voila! Y’all – there’s no way for me to explain how gorgeous the Berry Delightful DSP is – if you don’t have it – GET IT RIGHT NOW! Yes – it’s THAT pretty that I have to YELL it! And – the fact that you can get it for FREE is no small thing. It comes bundled with its own stamp set – called Berry Blessings – and is FREE with a qualifying $100 order during Sale-A-Bration!
Although not bundled together – both the stamp set and the paper (duh!) work perfectly with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!
Et Voila! I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
P.S This is the LAST DAY to get the awesome Online Tutorial chock-a-block full of great projects using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (and the Berry Delightful DSP plays a strong supporting role!!). All orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) will get the tutorial plus an ordering gift and Peppermints! And – a Sale-a-Bration goody! Get it over $100 – and that Sale-A-Bration gift could BE the Berry Delightful Bundle!!
HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: 9N4CPU92
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 TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!
HINT: Want to be all ready for the February Tutorial? Well…order the Hydrangea Haven bundle and Hydrangea Hill DSP now!! 🙂
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Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!
During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!
It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set! This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!
You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂
And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family. Even while socially distanced! Yup – it’s true! I’ll make you your own special host code – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!
Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!
What’s in your Kit?
- $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
- 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
- 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.
What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?
- At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
- Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
- The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
- No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount! And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
- And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! Whoo-hoo!
And…what are the perks of joining with me?
- You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
- Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
- Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
- Free access to my online class tutorials.
- A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
- Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
- Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
- Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!
There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know! You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming in February!!
Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles
If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies! Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around. Like…DIES!
Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!
So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle. If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately! And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see! And corn. There’s CORN!
HEY CHICK BUNDLE 158627 $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
HEY CHICK STAMP SET 158190 $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
CHICK DIES 158199 $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
And – there’s more!! There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!
These are brand spankin’ new!!
HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE 158631 $42
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.
HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET 154464 $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Want it today? Get it right here!
BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES 158200 $27
11 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021
So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/4, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″)
Flirty Flamingo: 2″ x 4″ (x4 – mats for DSP on end panels); 3 1/2″ x 4″ (mats for card front and for back)
Basic White Cardstock: 5/8″ x 3″ (sentiment strip); 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (back); Strawberry Builder punch flowers and leaves
Fine Art Floral DSP: 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (card front – cut with Curvy Die); 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x4 – DSP on end 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!
Finn Fan Fix
The other day – before the current cold-cycle, it was ALL the way in the high 50’s.
Which is WAY too hot for fur-bucket ponies in full winter regalia!
I thought I got a glimpse of Cady coming up from the back pasture – and she looked suspiciously….drippy.
When they came in that evening….
…It became pretty apparent that she’d been ponding. 😉
Like…all the way in. Based on the look of her – probably rolling in the pond.
It’s just what she does (I’ve seen her in the pond when it was 35!). 🙂