Good morning! And happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend – maybe warming up a bit? We had a gorgeous day yesterday and spent much of it getting mulch from the landfill (I know – it’s a glamorous life we lead – don’t be envious!) and getting our two new beds in place. Today I think we have to hit Sam’s to see if we can exchange our mixed-gender Martha Washington asparagus for more all-boy-all-the-time Jersey Giants. See? Glamour glamour! 😉
If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me on my Facebook Live video last night, I appreciate it! If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!
This card features a pretty mix of tools – the Potted Succulent die cut and Dragonflies Punch from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog as well as the sweet Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. It’s perfect to send to a friend going thru any sort of tough time – take a look-see:
I played with the Global Design Project CASE The Designer challenge – pulling florals and texture and the polka dots on the card base – from the inspiration project.
My focal color – Mossy Meadow – is my answer to the As You See It challenge!!
And – the remainder of the color palette is from the Fab Friday challenge1
To begin, I placed the polka dot mask from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks over the front of my Mossy Meadow card base. Using a Blending Brush, I added Mossy Meadow dots around the edges of the card.
Next, I adhered a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock to a piece of Adhesive Sheet and ran it thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the pretty background die from the Potted Succulents Die set in place. I removed the backing of the adhesive sheet and adhered the die cut to another piece of Mossy Meadow – then I trimmed it down to size with my Paper Trimmer.
I matted the panel on Mint Macaron to create the card front. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the panel twice, tying a bow on the left side.
On a small piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the main floral image from the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set in Mossy Meadow. I added the fill for the flower tops in stamped-off-once Mint Macaron.
Underneath, I stamped the Queen Anne’s Lace sentiment in Calypso Coral. Then I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I punched three little dragonflies, using the aptly-names Dragonflies Punch, from Highland Heather and Vellum cardstocks. Using my Fine Tip Glue Pen, I adhered the vellum punches to the Highland Heather punches. When dry, I curled them with my Bone Folder, then brushed the wings with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. When it was dry, I ran the little guys thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine tucked in my Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.
Finally – I added them to the card front with Liquid Glue and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Queen Anne’s Lace in Calypso Coral on a Basic White panel. In the corner, I added the floral again in Mossy Meadow and stamped-off-once Mint Macaron.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base – popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Queen Anne’s Lace floral on the front…
…and some little more masked and blended Mossy Meadow polka dots on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I have to thank Brian King for the idea for the tone-on-tone with the Potted Succulent die cut – it’s really stunning – and using the Adhesive Sheets made it so easy! Queen Anne’s Lace is one of those little flyover stamp sets in the big catalog – but it’s one that has such a sweet floral image and really perfect sentiments. The gorgeous die in the Potted Succulents die set makes such a statement, doesn’t it? And – not for nuthin’ – you can get the Simply Succulents bundle – save 10%! – AND be all ready for the March Online Tutorial when you place your order in March! What a totally subtle hint THAT was! 😉
I hope you like!
Y’all – don’t miss out on the last day of Sale-A-Bration, okay? That’s right – THIS IS IT!! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: 3X7NRRKQ
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 February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!
STILL TIME TO ENTER TO WIN BLOG CANDY!!!
I’ve got two Paper Pumpkin Kits to give away to two lucky folks! One December 2020 Beary Comforting and one February 2021 Bouquet of Hope kit.
We’re getting close to seeing what will be carrying over from the current Annual and Mini Catalogs and…I want to know what you’re hoping for! So…to enter to win one of the kits – all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS BLOG POST by 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, 1 March 2021 and tell me what YOU are most hoping will continue into the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!
Just a note – I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment. Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it. 🙂
The two winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on 2 March 2021!!
Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding. Good luck!!
Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!
Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021. After that – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them. But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period. You read that right! The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof! Gone! 🙁
So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.
The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71
If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00
BONUS: When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!
Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one! If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!
Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on: $10 each
Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each
Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)
So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!
I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!
PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses. Thanks for your understanding!
This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021 (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂
One more note – once you hit “Submit” -it takes a hot second (or twelve!) for the system to do it’s thing. Be patient – it’ll get there. Once it has – it says “Message Sent – Go Back”. You can click “Go Back” and that will return you to the Blog Post! 🙂
Of course, if you want the very best deal – AND to get these goodies right now! – I can help you do that!
If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit! Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!! Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up! You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration. BONUS!!
2019-2021 In Colors Retiring Soon!
The Retiring List will be coming out in March! While we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on it…we DO know that our 2019-2021 In Colors will for sure be leaving us!
NOW is the time to stock up on Ink, Refills, Cardstock and DSP – they’ll sell out QUICK once the list goes live!
Here’s the whole shootin’ match – so…be sure to get yours before they fly off the shelves!
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 Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!
All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but 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
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front – with Succulent die cut adhered); large Succulent Die cut
Mint Macaron Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for card front); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for sentiment panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Highland Heather & Vellum Cardstocks: Dragonflies punches
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