Happy Easter!! He is Risen – enjoy the celebration of this day!
Something I am so grateful for – and acknowledge as part of the blessings that are upon me every day – are the gorgeous flowers flowering out all over!
Not necessarily at MY house – but…where I can see them when I’m out and about!
The other place I am seeing flowers is in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! My goodness, there are a lot of wunnermus florals in this new catalog and I was fortunate to be able to pre-order several of my faves! I was finally able to choose which set would debut first and…it was the Hand-Penned Suite!
Now – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me. If not – and you’d like to see how to make this pretty card, here’s the replay on YouTube!
I used the black cardbase as the foil for the multiple pieces of stunning Hand-Penned DSP! The beautiful flower and sentiment came from the anchoring bundle for the Hand-Penned Suite which will feature the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and coordinating Penned Flowers Dies. I also used some of the amazing shapes dies in the new Scalloped Contours die set. These will all be available to customers on 4 May! Take a look-see:
The layout I used was from the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge!
I started by cutting a couple of different designs from the Hand-Penned DSP – and there were a LOT to choose from!
The first was cut using the next-to-largest rectangle die in a new set called Scalloped Contours – which will be available on 4 May 2021, bundled with the Color & Contour stamp set!
I adhered that straight to the front of my Basic Black card base with Liquid Glue.
From a second design in the DSP, I cut the next-to-largest of the square Stitched Shapes Dies (these are retiring SOON – so…if you do not have them, I strongly urge you to grab them up NOW!). That was also adhered with Liquid Glue.
I cut a strip of Mint Macaron Hand-Penned DSP and stamped the Hand-Penned Petals sentiment in Tuxedo Black on the left side. Then I matted it on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the smaller floral image from Hand-Penned Petals in Tuxedo Black. This is a photopolymer, multi-step set that creates gorgeous flowers – and the bundle includes the Penned Flowers Die set which will CUT OUT those pretty flowers!
I stamped the smaller flower “fill” image in Daffodil Delight and the larger in Highland Heather. The leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron. Then I cut the image with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies. See? Told you you NEED that die set! 😉
I popped the circle onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a Mint Macaron gem from the new Genial Gems (coming in the new catalog on 4 May) and the card front was done!
On the inside, I repeated the Hand-Penned Petals flower image in the corner of a Basic White panel and added another Mint Macaron Genial Gem.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into the Basic Black card base and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Hand-Penned Petals image on the front…
…and more of the Hand-Penned DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Wow. The Hand-Penned Petals and bundled Penned Flowers Dies will – for SURE – be a heavy favorite. I know it already is for me! And I think I mentioned during my Sneak peek video yesterday (see it here if you missed it!) that I’d be using Basic Black with the gorgeous Hand-Penned DSP and…yep. I think it was a good choice, don’t you?
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below! You’ll be able to get the Hand-Penned goodies and Scalloped Contours Dies on 4 May! Unless you join the team now – then you could get them right away! Holler at me if you’d like to learn more! 😉
HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: KGY3WW7C
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.
Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!
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 March Tutorial features the Art Gallery Bundle!
If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs. Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!
Here’s the deets:
Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)
- Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
- Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
- No minimum purchase is required.
- Retiring items are available while supplies last.
- Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
- Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
- Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
- Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
- For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)
Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!
Would you like to see listings of the Retiring products?
Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!
While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast! Ink Pads, Refills and Stampin’ Blends are all showing Low Inventory, so…tarry not!
Happy shopping, y’all! And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project (gotta wait for a bit for some of them!):
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ (mat under DSP strip); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Cardstock: Largest Stitched Shapes Circle Die (focal art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Hand Penned DSP: Nect-to Largest Stitched Shapes Square (on front); Next-to-Largest Scalloped Contours die cut; 1″ x 4 1/4″ (sentiment); 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!
Well. It happened.
I found a food that is NON-Finn approved.
And I have photographic evidence.
As happens most mornings, Wayne sets his bowl down for Finn to clean.
And he wonders WHY Finn is a bit of a beggar with him….
It’s a mystery!
Anyway – yesterday’s breakfast was cereal with half a banana on it.
The little bit of cereal milk was gone, baby, gone.
Nope. Not gonna eat that.
Give it to the cat. 😉