Good morning and Happy FIRSTDAYOFFREESHIPPING Day! Yep – this is the day! ALL orders over $75 (before tax) will get FREE Shipping from Stampin’ Up! Whoo-hoo!! It only lasts for 72 hours, though, so…tarry not!
Know what ALSO gets FREE Shipping – ALWAYS?!? The Starter Kit! And right now – this month! – the Starter Kit is THE. BEST. DEAL. GOING! If you doubt me – scroll on down. I put together a little table that’ll show you! Be sure to check it out BEFORE you spend your $75 to get that free shipping – okay?!? 😎😎😎
Now – while you’re picking your Starter Kit goodies – you MIGHT want to consider some of the products I’ve used for today’s Twelfth Saturday Before Christmas card!! Like..the beautiful and old-fashioned Saint Nicholas bundle! Pair it up with the Traditions of St. Nick DSP – from the Online Exclusives. And don’t forget Forever Forest Dies! Could THIS be your choice for the card-sending season? Take a look-see:
The layout for this one was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.
I started by embossing a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in the cross-hatch folder that is part of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders pack (an Online Exclusive).
I tore all the edges – taking just a thin strip off each side. Tip: tear towards you to get the best “edge”! :). Then I lightly crumpled the panel to get a little softer and crinkle-ier.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the panel at a slight angle to the front of a Crumb Cake card base.
I pulled out the Forever Forest Die set (I LOVE these dies!!) and cut out three Mossy Meadow and two Old Olive trees.
Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the trees to the card front.
There are two dies in the Saint Nicholas die set that, when both are cut, will assemble a brick chimney. I cut them from Copper Clay cardstock and adhered the bottom of the chimney to the card front with Liquid Glue. Then I added the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used the die in the set to cut out some “snow” – one “top” and two “ground” die cuts. I adhered the top to the top of the chimney and one of the “ground” cuts to the bottom of the chimney with Liquid Glue.
With one of the dies, I cut out a Santa from the Traditions of St. Nick DSP. Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the second “ground” snow die cut to his boots. Tip – set him in place on the card front and see where the snow needs to go to look right. Then adhere the snow to the die cut – and, if necessary, trim any excess “boots” from the DSP die cut.
I adhered the Santa – with his “ground” – to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I tied a small simple bow from a piece of Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
On a narrow strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, I stamped the Saint Nicholas sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink. Then I used Paper Snips to cut banner ends.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment strip to a banner cut from a piece of Copper Clay Traditions of St. Nick DSP (with banners snipped in both ends). Then I adhered the sentiment over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added some Adhesive-backed Star Trinkets and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped the Saint Nicholas Santa in Mossy Meadow on a Crumb Cake panel. Using a Blender Pen, I colored the tree and his robe in Mossy Meadow ink.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow panel and into the Crumb Cake card base and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Saint Nicholas Santa on the front…
…and more of the Traditions of St. Nick DSP – the same design I used for the banner under the sentiment – on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I DO love a vintage Christmas card – don’t you?! And when it ALSO has the bestest pine trees ever? Yes, please!! The Saint Nicholas bundle is perfect for this kind of card – and those Forever Forest dies really ARE the bestest ever! And – the Traditions of St. Nick DSP takes it up even more with the designs AND the ability to cut images right out with the dies. Score!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! I made this card for yesterday’s Inkin’ Krew WCMD Event. If you’d like to see it – for the first time or again! – here ’tis:
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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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 beautiful Merriest Trees Bundle!
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Date: 9–11 October
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3 – 31 October 2023
We’re celebrating our 35th Anniversary IN STYLE – with an amazing Starter Kit joining Special!
Running thru 31 October, anyone who joins our fun crafting community as a new demonstrator can choose EITHER 35% OFF the cost of their Starter Kit OR get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit!
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Promotion Period: 3–31 October
Signing Deadline: 31 October 2023; 11:59 PM (MT)
New demonstrators can choose one of the following options for their Starter Kit:
Select Option 1 – save on your Starter Kit Purchase! – Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will still receive $125 worth of SU product but will only pay $64.35 plus tax. And – shipping of the kit is FREE! THIS IS THE OPTION I SHOW IN THE TABLE ABOVE!!
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Those who sign up for a Starter Kit during this offer will also be automatically registered for FREE* to our virtual OnStage event on 11 November – that’s a $77 value! And – you don’t even have to travel – just do it from home. In your jammies, if you like!
- Those who sign up for this offer have the opportunity to watch the event independently, gathered together with other demonstrators, or with their Team Leader.
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Whether you’d like to start a little side hustle or simply take advantage of the awesome 20-25% discount, I would very much love for you to join my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team! We have a great time together – even though we live all over the country!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in BOTH Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed card front – torn down); 5/8″ x 3″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Forever Forest die cut trees (x3)
Old Olive Cardstock: Forever Forest die cut trees (x2)
Copper Clay Cardstock: Saint Nikolas die cut chimney
Basic White Cardstock: Saint Nikolas die cut “snow”
Traditions of St. Nick DSP: 5/8″ x 3″ (banner behind sentiment); Die Cut Santa; 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Finn Fan Fix
The other day, Finn got all wound up and acted like he needed to go outside.
Like – NEEDED to go outside.
So – I let him out.
Since I was making dinner – and it wasn’t time to feed Cady OR walk to the mailbox – I went back to the kitchen.
He just stood there – staring into the kitchen window.
ONE of us was confused.
I figured it was me so…I went for a walk! 🤷♀️🤷♀️