Well. It’s Monday. I’m sorry. But – Monday make the weekends even sweeter, right??
Next Saturday, I’ll be going to my honorary son and daughter-in-law’s baby shower. I just gave them that honorific! 🙂 Their tiny girl human is coming in November so…we’re getting close! I realized I’d best get on the stick with a card! So…I pulled out a fun sentiment set – called One Happy Family – and the gorgeous Celebrate Sunflowers with the coordinating Sunflower Dies! Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.
And I picked the sunflower theme thanks to The Card Concept inspiration challenge. I’d call my card style “clean and layered”!
Now – before you even ask – yes, cream and pink sunflowers ARE a real thing! 🙂 Mine TOTALLY looks JUST like this, right?!? 🤔🤔🤔
I started with some Shimmery White cardstock and stamped the large flower from Celebrate Sunflowers in stamped-off-once Petal Pink. I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Soft Succulent mat.
On another piece of Shimmery White, I stamped the flower – again in stamped-off-once Petal Pink – and cut it with the matching die from the Sunflowers Dies.
I cut the detailed flower from more Shimmery White (are you starting to see a….common thread here??) and then adhered the detailed flower to the die cut flower with Liquid Glue
Then I adhered the flower to the card front with more Liquid Glue.
I stamped a couple of leaves from the Celebrate Sunflowers in stamped-off-TWICE Soft Succulent and cut them with their matching dies! I also cut the larger detailed leaf from Shimmery White and adhered it to the stamped/die cut leaf with a little Liquid Glue.
I cut the two grasses (I think these must be baby’s breath! 😉 ) from Shimmery White.
I adhered the “baby’s breath” and leaves to the die cut flower with Liquid Glue.
I tied a bow from Soft Succulent 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
On more Shimmery White, I stamped the One Happy Family sentiment in Petal Pink and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Making sure not to “trap” the bow tails, I used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment.
I added some Champagne Rhinestone Jewels here and there and the card front was done!
For the inner liner, I stamped a Celebrate Sunflowers sentiment in Petal Pink on a Shimmery White panel. Over top I added the large leaf in stamped-off-twice Soft Succulent. Then I added a few more Champagne Rhinestone Jewels.
I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Soft Succulent mat and into my Shimmery White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Celebrate Sunflowers leaf in stamped-off-once Soft Succulent on the front…
…and some Petal Pink gingham paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love the soft color scheme of vanilla-Petal Pink-Soft Succulent (made even softer by stamping off!) and the “frilly” Celebrate Sunflowers, don’t you? For me – it’s a perfect baby shower card for the impending arrival of a tiny girl human – which is actually a sentiment in the One Happy Family set! I didn’t pick it – but…it might find its way into the “BABY IS HERE” card!
I hope you like!
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P.S. Still time to score Double Peppermints and donate to a great organization benefitting our Warriors and Rescue Dogs. Read on for the deets!
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:
Shimmery White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); Sunflower die cut flower and leaves
Soft Succulent Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Petal Pink): 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
On Sunday we took some windows we’d purchased back to the Lowe’s.
Finn is VERY aware that Lowe’s is pet-friendly. So…he was ready to roll.
Of course, he helped us unload the windows!
And he was making sure we didn’t forget that he NEEDED to go in!!