Good morning! It’s Monday and back to work!! And – isn’t this Cyber Monday or some such?!? Talk about gilding a sow’s ear! Nothing REALLY makes Monday all that great – not even the prospect of a sale, am I right?!? Even as a retiree – Monday isn’t my fave. 🤷♀️🤷♀️
My card today is a super easy one – featuring one of my fave bundles in the Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog – the Decorated with Happiness Bundle! Sadly – it’s NOT on the carryover list which means…its time with us is limited! 🙁 I have to have faith that Stampin’ Up! will bring us a pine bough die cut as wunnermus as THIS one is in a future holiday catalog! 🤞🤞🤞 Take a look-see:
This uncharacteristically (for me!) clean-and-simple card was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!
And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge!
This is quick and easy so…buckle up!
I started by embossing a Crumb Cake cardstock panel in the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.
Then I used that wunnermus die from the Decorated Pine die set to cut an Evening Evergreen bough – which I adhered in the corner of the panel with a little Liquid Glue. I used Paper Snips to trim the excess that I let spill off the edge.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat to make the card front.
Using the Decorated Pine set again, I cut a Soft Succulent bow – and a Brushed Metallic Cardstock ornament.
I adhered the ornament – and then the bow – with little dabs of Liquid Glue.
For the sentiment – I stamped the Decorated with Happiness sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a piece of Crumb Cake. Then – using the small-ish rectangle die in the Welcome Home die set…
…I cut out the sentiment.
Using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment onto the card front.
To finish off, I added some coppery Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots – so pretty!! And – the card front was done!
For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Decorated with Happiness in Evening Evergreen on a Crumb Cake panel. Over the top, I stamped the small pine bough from the set twice in stamped-off-once Evening Evergreen. Then I added another coppery Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dot!
I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Soft Succulent card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the single Decorated with Happiness pine bough stamped a couple times in full-strength Evening Evergreen on the front…
…and a little Soft Succulent 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Oh – I am so going to miss this pine bough from Decorated Pine, aren’t you?! And the bundled Decorated with Happiness complements it perfectly with its stamped boughs and ornaments – and pretty sentiments! The Warm Welcome Die set is actually an early release from the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog – you can get it right now!
Now – if you’ve take a gander at the Last Chance Sale list – then you’ll have noticed that the Decorated Pine Die set will be on SALE (starting on 1 Dec!) for a cool HALF OFF!! AKA 50% off – that means that if you don’t have this set yet – you can get the Decorated with Happiness stamp set at regular price ($23) and the Dies at half off ($17)! That’s a seriously good deal! But – they’re going to be while-supplies-last so…don’t tempt the Supply Chain gods, okay?! Get ’em while the getting is good!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below! I also made a short video on how to make this card – you can see it right here!
I’ve also 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:
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HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: NZZPUKSP
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 November Tutorial features the Very Best Occasions Bundle!
The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies beginning 1 December! The Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last so order early as retiring items are already selling out!
Last Chance Sale Details:
- Not all products on the Retiring List are on sale.
- All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
- Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
- Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
- Sale Starts: 1 December 2022 at 12:00 AM (MT)
- Sale Ends: 4 January 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)
You can find the retiring list PDF right here:
If you prefer to download the list in an Excel format, you can find that right here.
You can find the carryover list for the Mini Catalog (those items that will be available through at least April 2023) on this list:
If you prefer to download the carryover list in Excel format, you can find that here.
Let me know have any questions and have fun shopping the sale beginning 1 December!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Soft Succulent Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4”); Decorated Pine die cut bow
Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock: Decorated Pine die cut pine bough
Brushed Metallic Cardstock: Decorated Pine die cut ornament
Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Warm Welcome die cut label (sentiment)
2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: 2 1/4″ 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
We pulled the brisket out of the smoker yesterday at about 3pm or so – it had been on since just after 4pm the day before. Long and low, baby!! It gets wrapped in foil and a towel and then placed in a cooler (its a faux chambeau) until the inside temp drops back to 150 (so you can handle it to pull it apart).
And that begins the WAITING! It’s hard on the people but…it’s torture I’m sure for a dog! 😳
So – when it finally comes out and the chopping and de-fatting get underway – he is RIGHT there to help!
He does get some bites of the fat that’s being trimmed away – we’re not monsters! – but…it’s never – EVER – as much as he would like!
Wayne is a bit…fanatical…when it comes to trimming the fat (so Finn and I “help” with that…)
But – for both of us – all good things must come to an end (for different reasons but…same result!)!
When your mom tells you…that’s it! No more!
Notice the eyes cut back over to Dad to see if he’s following suite or…maybe…he’s a soft touch…
Hope springs eternal…
I simply remind Dad that HE has to get up at 2am if he lets the Man snooker him into giving him just ONE more bite….😂😂😂
We ended up with 10- 1/2 pound bags all vacuum sealed and ready for the freezer! Yeah!!
I love brisket in the freezer!!