Good morning and happy Friday! Another weekend – and then…next week is Thanksgiving!! I did most of my shopping on Wednesday. I think. Hope??
So – I was going to TRY to not use goodies from the new January – April 2024 Mini Catalog until…at least…December. Cuz it felt sorta mean. “Hey y’all…Look at these amazeballs new things but…nope – you can’t have it until JANUARY!”
But then I realized it would be mean and selfish to NOT share right now! Cuz there IS a way you can get them in December! More on that later!!
The very instant that I saw the Nature’s Sweetness Suite, I had to have it. HAD. TO. HAVE. IT. And had to use it. NOW!
And so I did. I used the entire Suite – Notes of Nature and Lovely & Sweet bundles and the Nature’s Sweetness Specialty DSP, plus the new trim and embellishments to make a card for a friend! Take a look-see:
I know. Soooo pretty!!
The layout was inspired by the Sketch Saturday sketch challenge. Turn your head side-ways….there it is!
I took some inspiration from the samples in the new catalog – those Stampin’ Up! artists are just the best!
To start, I used the splatter image in Notes of Nature to stamp all over the front of a Thick Very Vanilla card base in Pecan Pie – both full-strength and stamped-off-once.
I took a piece of the Natures’ Sweetness Specialty DSP…
…and with the cool edge die from Notes of Nature…
…against one long edge – ran it thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. Using the perforation that the die cuts into the paper, I tore off the edge.
Then I cut the paper in to four equal 1 1/4″ wide strips and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue, deliberately making them uneven and a little crooked.
I cut the next-to-largest Stylish Shapes circle from a piece of the Pecan Pie Nature’s Sweetness DSP and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
Then it was time to cut out foliage, glorious foliage!
Using the Notes of Nature bundle:
– I stamped the leaves from the set in Mossy Meadow twice on Very Vanilla and cut them out with their matching die. They’re colored with Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
– I cut two large leaves from Pecan Pie cardstock.
– I cut out three medium leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock.
– I cut out five small leaves from Old Olive cardstock.
Using Liquid Glue – I arranged the leaves and adhered them to the card front.
I added a couple of short little bits of Stampin’ Seal + between the leaf clusters and used it to adhere a loop-de-loop of the new Gold 1/8″ Faux Leather Trim (part of the suite and available in January!!).
On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Lovely & Sweet in Mossy Meadow ink and cut it out with the label die in the bundled Lovely & Sweet die set. Note: a Google search revealed that the final plant in the set – the largest image – is a sweet Almond! Inquiring minds…. 😎😎
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment over the leather trim.
I added some new Adhesive-backed Cork Rounds (these wunnermus beauties are the final piece in the suite and are…perfect!) and the card front was done!
On the inside, I made a collage in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.
– I stamped the Field Notes image from Notes of Nature in stamped-off-once Pecan Pie.
– I stamped the smaller Field, Lawn and Garden image from Lovely & Sweet in stamped-off-once Pecan Pie.
– I stamped the baby’s breath (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) from Notes of Nature twice in stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow.
– Finally, I stamped the splatters from Notes of Nature a couple times in stamped-off once Pecan Pie.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pecan Pie mat and into the Thick Very Vanilla card base and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the same collage-y stamping that I’d done on the inner liner on the front…
…and some more of the Nature’s Sweetness Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila and…OHHHH…EMMM….GEEE!! I am head-over with this Nature’s Sweetness Suite (say that a couple time fast!). There’s not one thing in the Notes of Nature or the Lovely & Sweet bundles, or a single design in the Nature’s Sweetness Specialty DSP, that I don’t like. And the trim and embellishments are just perfect. I can’t WAIT for you to be able to get it for yourself!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – this is the card I made on my Thursday After Lunch Bunch Video! 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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HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 31 NOV: Q9UWV4E7
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 beautiful Magical Meadow Bundle!
WANT TO GET JAN-APR 2024 MINI CATALOG PRODUCTS EARLY??
If you’d like to get your hands on these products – and many others! – then consider joining the Stampin’ Up! team! Demonstrators will be able to order all the new products on 5 December 2023 (that’s like…in two weeks!).
There are two ways to go about this….
Option 1: Join the team now and fill your Starter Kit ($125 worth of product!) with goodies from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, the Sep – Dec 2023 Mini Catalog, the Online Store….wherever!! Your Starter Kit will ship for FREE – and you’re only paying $99 plus tax. Then – on 5 December – you get to take part in the Pre-Order and buy those new products with your shiny new 20% discount!
Option 2: Hang on and wait until 5 December to join and THEN – you can choose from the new catalog (in addition to the current mini and annual!) to fill your Starter Kit with $125 in product (still pay just $99 plus tax)! Once you do that – you’ll be a demonstrator – and you can turn right around and get the REST of your Wish List with that 20% discount!
There’s no wrong way to do this! And either way you go – you get all the same perks and bennies!
If you’d like to join our Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew (CNCK) team, we’d love to have you! We welcome all types of Demonstrators from those joining to get the discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and those anywhere in between! Look at those faces – you KNOW we have a lot of fun! 🙂
Head over to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page here to see the benefits of being a Demonstrator and to sign up now – or to gather info for joining on 5 Dec!)! I would love to have you on my team and help you get all the discounts, and early goodies, and…ALL THE THINGS! :).
If you have any questions about joining, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to chat with you!
NEW CATALOG TIME!? YEP!
Hard as it is to believe – we’re heading into New Catalog Season! Whoo-hoo for new goodies to yearn after and play with!
I’ll be ordering boxes and packs and cases of the new Jan – Apr 2024 Mini Catalogs AND the Jan – Feb 2024 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs on 5 December.
If you’re in my Online Host Club OR have ordered at least $50 from me in the past 12 months – then your name is on my list! If you’re not sure – please reach out and I’ll let you know!
If you aren’t a customer of mine yet and would like to be (and you’re not already working with another demonstrator) – then there’s still time to head over to my Online Store and get an order of >$50 in retail in. Maybe some goodies from the Seasonal Sale?!? 😎😎😎 You’ll automatically be added to my mailing list, earn an ordering gift (don’t forget that Host Code!), Peppermint rewards and our amazing Tutorial Bundle! Not sure what I’m nattering on about? Check out my Customer Rewards program!
I can’t show you the cover yet, but I CAN share a little sneak peek unboxing video I did of my Product Purchase Premier goodies (one of the BEST benefits of being a demonstrator is getting to order EARLY!)!
If you want to see what all I got – here’s the video!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: You’ll also want the entire Nature’s Sweetness Suite when it’s available!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Pecan Pie Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Notes of Nature die cut leaves (x2)
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: Notes of Nature die cut leaves (x3)
Old Olive Cardstock: Notes of Nature die cut leaves (x5)
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Notes of Nature stamped & die cut leaves (x2); Lovely & Sweet die cut label (sentiment)
Nature’s Sweetness Specialty DSP: 3 5/8″ x 5″ (cut into four 1 1/4″ wide strips – on card front); Next-to-Largest Stylish Shapes circle die cut (behind art); 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” had pizza the other night!
Four little mini pizzas! Yum!
Finn ALSO had pizza.
Well – it was more “essence of pizza” but…HE was happy! 🙂
And yep – he’s lying down – holding the plate with his hand – and licking the essence off without ever getting up.
Poor abused pup.