Well good morning, y’all! Did everyone have a good World Card Making Day? I know a bunch of you joined us for our Inkin’ Krew WCMD 20201 FB Event – and I hope you had a great time. I know WE did! If you weren’t able to take part – I hope you got to do SOME crafting! – the Facebook page is still available and will be open as long as FB lets it stay open! All the videos will be available to watch! If that sounds awesome – it is, trust me! – then click here to join the group and then….Happy Video-Watching! 🙂
Amongst the others is the video of the card that I made – so if you want to watch it again (or for the first time!) – here it is on YouTube.
I used the beautimous Christmas to Remember and Christmas Season bundles, plus the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. Take a look-see:
The abundance of Leaves is perfect with this week’s Global Design Project theme challenge!
I started by embossing a Basic White panel in the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and matting it on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.
Next up, on Basic White, I stamped a bunch of the foliage images from the Christmas Season stamp set. I used Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Garden Green. This image will make it easier for you to see what I stamped and in what color! 🙂
I cut each of the images out using the dies in the bundled Seasonal Labels die set. Note: you want two Holly Leaves – the stamp and die actually stamp and cut TWO at the same time – making it quick!
I also stamped a sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Cherry Cobbler on Basic White – then cut it with one of the labels dies in the Seasonal Labels die set.
I did some dry-fitting – including some Gold Holly Leaves! – and when I was happy with my design – I took a picture (this is a GREAT way to be able re-create your masterpiece!).
I adhered all the stamped/die cut leaves onto the card front with Liquid Glue. Tip: only use the Glue on the “bottom” ends of the leaves – that leaves you room to nestle your Gold Holly Leaves in and amongst them!
When all the leaves were adhered – I added the sentiment label – with Stampin’ Dimensionals (placed near the center of the die cut).
Then I used Liquid Glue to “nestle” my Gold Holly Leaves in place.
I tied a single-loop bow from gold Simply Elegant Trim – it’s like a Double-Loop bow – but…half the loops….(this picture shows how to do it – it shows Linen Thread – but it’s the same concept with the Gold trim)
…and adhered it by the label with a Glue Dot.
I used a Glue Dot to adhere two large Gold Holly Leaves together – then added three large Cherry Cobbler gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I stuck a Glue Dot on top of the middle of the bow and added a Stampin’ Dimensional right next to it – then used those to adhere the assembled Holly Leaves.
I added a Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the sentiment label – and some small Cherry Cobbler jewels here and there and the card front was done.
For the inside, I added a second Christmas to Remember sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Basic White panel. Then I stamped more foliage in the corner, using the same colors as I’d done on the front, and added a Shaded Spruce and a few Cherry Cobbler Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Christmas Season foliage on the front…
.and then I added a piece of Painted Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! These two bundles – Christmas to Remember and Christmas Season – were absolutely designed to work together. Like…peanut butter and jelly. Or…Liver and Onions. 🤢🤢🤢 Okay – THAT was a bad example (sorry, L&O lovers!) – but…you know what I mean! And the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder (which I learned during my video yesterday would play Joy To The World if you played it) is just so elegantly gorgeous!
I hope you like!
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P.S. Don’t have these two bundles yet? Well – pick them both up right now at my Online Store and…you can help me support the K9s For Warriors organization – with a $100+ order I’ll donate 20% of your total retail to the cause, give YOU Double Peppermints AND enter you to win a Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine OR $120 in Stampin’ Up Merchandise (your choice!). Read on down below for all the details – this ordering special and fundraiser will run thru 9 October!
I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project. You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:
HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: UMS9DENS
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 October Tutorial features the Sparkle of the Season Bundle!
Stamps-N-Lingers Fundraiser for a GREAT Cause and a DOUBLE Peppermints Ordering Special!
Through 9 October 2021!
I recently came across an organization that does good for two populations that I care about very much – and I know you do, too. K9’s for Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. Which is awesome. But – here’s the kicker and the piece that made me sit up and take notice!!
The majority of their K9s are rescued from shelters or surrendered by their owners. In saving these animals from abandonment or euthanasia, this great organization gives them purpose. Each pair who graduates from the program represent two lives saved – the Service Dog and the Warrior.
But wait – there’s more. Dogs who do not graduate from their program qualify for a “career change” and are adopted out to loving homes or they enter the K9FW Station Dog Program – which lets them help to address and mitigate the stress factors common to the work and environment of dispatch operators, first responders, and police officers
Okay – so…HOW COOL IS THAT?!? Veteran – WIN. A Dog’s Life Saved?!? WIN WIN!
How can YOU help ME help THEM??
Shop Online: Place an order of $100 or greater through my online store between now and 9 October 2021. Here’s what’ll happen:
- 20% of the retail of $100+ orders placed through my online store between now and 9 October 2021 will be donated to the K9’s For Warriors.
- You’ll earn DOUBLE Peppermint Points and a $10 thank you gift (of your choice!) from me. See my host code details below and be sure to add the Host Code:UMS9DENS
- Anyone ordering $100+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (already have the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine? Well – you can elect to pick out $120 in Stampin’ Up Merchandise of your choice instead!) from me to be given away on 10 Oct 2021! See the details below.
Make a Donation of $50+ directly to K9’s For Warriors. (send me a screen shot of your order to me here!)
- Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the organization directly – Click here to donate directly
- For those in the US, send me a screenshot of the receipt for your donation of $50+ to K9’s for Warriors to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be entered to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on 10 October! See the details below.
- If you order $100+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $50 directly to the K9’s for Warriors, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (OR $120 in Stampin’ Up Merchandise!) Giveaway – 10 October 2021!
As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $100+ through my online store between now and 9 October 2021 OR who makes a direct donation* of $50 or greater to K9’s for Warriors by 9 October 2021 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! Do you already have the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine? Well – then you can elect to pick $120 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise instead!! 🙂
*Please note: Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I’m only allowed to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States or military APO addresses. Only those with US/APO shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine. Orders and/or Donations must be placed by midnight EASTERN TIME on 9 Oct 2021 to be entered to win the machine. One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Sunday, 10 October from all of the entries received.
BONUS BONUS: Everyone who participates ($100+ order thru my Online Store AND/OR Donates $50+ directly to K9’s For Warriors) will also be eligible to win one of 12 prizes! I’ll give away a K9’s for Warriors KeyChain to TEN people…
and a K9’s for Warriors car magnet to TWO people.
Drop me an email at email@example.com with any questions.
Let’s make a difference for our Veterans AND our Canine heroes!! #K9sStrong
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 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Seasonal Labels Die Cut Label (sentiment); Seasonal Labels Die cut stamped foliage
Christmas Season DSP: 2 1/2″ x 6″ (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
Hmmm. There are some real downsides to having a luxurious and flowing coat that all who see it envies….
Whatcha think, Finny?
Darned sticker grass! 🙁