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Stampin’ Up! Well Defined Gorgeous Leaves for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

So – I saw the colors for our challenge and figured I ought to use the whole Beauty of Tomorrow Suite.  But…I decided to use a little of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and then go rogue and pull out the Well Defined sentiment set and…the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle.  Take a look-see:

I bet you can’t EVEN guess our color challenge! 😉

And I borrowed a sketch from the Global Design Project for the layout!

I started by matting a piece of Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP on Polished Pink for the card front.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the sentiment from Well Defined in Cinnamon Cider, then I matted the panel on Polished Pink.

I cut some detailed leaves from Blackberry Bliss cardstock using the die in the Intricate Leaves die set.  While I had it out, I cut the leaf again from a piece of Gold Shimmer Vellum.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the leaf from Gorgeous Leaves in Blackberry Bliss ink and cut them with the matching Intricate Leaves die.

I snipped the stems off all the detailed leaves.

I did a dry-fit of all the pieces so that I could figure out where the leaves wanted to go on the card front.  Then I used the smaller splatter image from Gorgeous Leaves to stamp stamped-off-once Polished Pink under where the leaves would set.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment panel to the card front.

Using more Liquid Glue, I adhered the detailed die cut leaves to the card front.  Then I popped the stamped leaves over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a Linen Thread SINGLE-loop bow and adhered it to the leaf with a Glue Dot.  This is just the first half of a Double-Loop Bow (so…wrap the thread FOUR times around FOUR fingers and then make your figure-8 and tie a piece of thread around it.  It’s Farrah’s little sister!).

I added some Cinnamon Cider 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added some Gorgeous Leaves in Blackberry Bliss on a Basic White panel.  Next to them is a little more of the stamped-off-once Polished Pink splatters.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Polished Pink mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Gorgeous Leaves leaves and splatters on the front…

…and more of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love love love the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle and the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – and I know y’all do, too!  But…how about the Well Defined set?  It’s kind of a fly-over – but…it’s got fun little definition sentiments for the holidays, Thank You, Winter, Christmas and Halloween (“When taking candy from strangers is good and dressing normally is strange” 😂)!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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:


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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 September Tutorial features the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle!  


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!

Time Be a Ticking Away!

We’d LOVE to have you join us – I mean, seriously – this is such an AMAZEBALLS time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!

Maybe YOU’LL be joining us for our next team Retreat – it’s in October of 2022!


I’ve done the knuckle-counting thing and confirmed that there are – in fact – ONLY 30 Days in September.  WHich means…there are less that TEN DAYS REMAINING to take advantage of the second – and FINAL! – Sale-a-bration special for 2021!  Like the special earlier in the year, this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between now and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Polished Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for sentiment panel)

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock:  Intricate Leaves die cut leaves on front

Gold Shimmer Vellum: Intricate Leaves die cut leaf on front

Basic White Cardstock: 2″ x 5 1/4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stamped Gorgeous Leaves on front

Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

No FFFs on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Above & Beyond Thank You

Happy Happy Hawmpp Day!  We’re on the downward slide to the weekend!  Whoo-hooo!

So – at the retreat last weekend, we did a little “class” on the Marker-to-Stamp coloring technique using Stampin’ Write Markers and the Stamparatus.  I’d taken my Shaded Summer stamp set and 2021-2023 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers to do the demo.  I was pretty happy with the resulting piece of art – so I tossed the panel into my stuff to bring home.  I decided to parlay it into a quick and easy thank you card.  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

The art work that we made over the weekend is from Shaded Summer.  I put the stamp on the Stamparatus plate and a piece of Basic White into the Stamparatus itself.  Then I inked the various flowers, leaves and stems of the image using my Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.  The Stamparatus makes this technique possible – cuz you can stamp over and over in the exact same spot!!

I cut the image out using a Scalloped Contour Die.

I started the card by embossing a Basic White panel in the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder – then I matted it on Basic White to make the card front.

Using a Stitched Rectangle Die, I cut a piece of Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP.  It wasn’t as long as I needed, so I cut it in half and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front…separating the two pieces – the gap is hidden by the art work!

I popped the art panel over the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, also from Shaded Summer, is stamped in Evening Evergreen on Basic White, then cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

Using Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment over the artwork.

Then I added a Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Shaded Summer sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel and added a Polished Pink In Color jewel.  In the corners, I added the small leaf image from the set a couple three (okay – four!) times in stamped-off-once Evening Evergreen.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Basic White panel and then into my Thick Basic White card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Shaded Summer leaves on the front – in full-strength Evening Evergreen…

…and more of the Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This big and beautiful floral image in Shaded Summer just begs for the Marker-to-Stamp coloring technique, don’t you think?  Give it a try soon!

I hope you like!  And…don’t forget that – thru the end of September – you can score the Summer Shadows die set for FREE with a $100+ purchase!  These dies cut the pretty images in the Shaded Summer stamp set – so…you’re going to be happy to have it in your stash!

SUMMER SHADOWS DIES

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products used are listed down below!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: 9Y9BGNFK

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 September Tutorial features the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle!  


Time Be a Ticking Away!

We’d LOVE to have you join us – I mean, seriously – this is such an AMAZEBALLS time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!

Maybe YOU’LL be joining us for our next team Retreat – it’s in October of 2022!


I’ve done the knuckle-counting thing and confirmed that there are – in fact – ONLY 30 Days in September.  WHich means…there are less that TEN DAYS REMAINING to take advantage of the second – and FINAL! – Sale-a-bration special for 2021!  Like the special earlier in the year, this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between now and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Scalloped Contour Die Cut (art); Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment)

2021-2023 In Color DSP: Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (behind art); 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

Aunty Karen’s turtle is getting a workout!

 

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Festive & Bright Christmas Card – a Retreat Card!

Hello, y’all – it’s Tuesday!  Tuesday is such a….”meh” kind of day.  It’s not the first day of the week (yuk).  It’s not the last day (yeah!) nor even the day BEFORE the last day (light at the end of the tunnel) and it’s fer sure not HAWWWMP Day!  It’s just…Tuesday.  Another day to slog thru to get to a day with a purpose! 🤷‍♀️

So…maybe this cheery card – brought to us by Sue Prather – that we created over the weekend at our retreat – will give you a little boost and something to be excited about! 🙂  This one uses the flyover Festive & Bright Bundle in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.  And some…FREE Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  I LOVE FREE paper, don’t you??  Take a look-see at what we did with this Peaceful Prints DSP and the Festive & Bright Bundle.

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Stampin’ Up! Some Krew Retreat 2021 Shoebox Swap Project Peeks!

Happy Monday!  I’m home and Amy and Karen are home and all the other Kool Krew members are home or on their way.  We had SUCH a good time – and are already planning for a late October 2022 retreat at The Crafty Elk Lodge!  We decided that we’d try to go in the Fall when it was lovely and cool in the N. GA mountains so we could take even better advantage of the outdoor fireplaces and seating areas!!

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Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees & Wonder Top-Fold Easel Card

Good Sunday morning, y’all – from the North GA mountain!  It’s the last day of our retreat – hard to believe.  It takes SO long to get here and then –BLINK– it’s over!  We’ve had such a good time I’m already looking ahead to a team retreat NEXT year here, too!  Maybe one of you reading this will join us! 🙂

We’ve done a bunch of great shoebox projects – and they’re all wunnermus!  I’ll most likely be sharing them over the next few days.  But today, I want to show you the project that I brought for everyone!  It uses one of my fave sets/suites in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog – the Whimsical Christmas stamp set with it bundled Christmas Trees dies.  And the gorgeous – totally non-traditional-Christmas colored! – Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  AND – it’s one of my favorite fun folds, too!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Cabin Tailor Made Gift Tags

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  We’re having a marvelous time at our Retreat – crafting and yakking and eating and then repeating!  James is the consummate host – and we can’t recommend Crafty Elk Lodge enough!!  🙂

When we got here yesterday, we “moved in” to the crafting area and got everything set up.  Which included setting out some welcome gifts!  I figured you’d like to see a very cool gift tag that you can put in your toolkit.  Not to put too fine a point on it – but…it’s the 18th of September.  There’s like…three months left before the Big Gift Giving season is upon us!  Consider this tag – cut using the Tailored Tag Die Set and decorated with the Peaceful Cabin bundle!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Melody Christmas Season to Remember

Happy Friday, y’all!!  As you read this, I’ll probably be on the treadmill (for the last time in a few days!)…OR running around like a chicken with my head cut off (something that…quite frankly…I’d be happy to go to my grave never actually seeing!!) trying to get ready to leave for the retreat.  I’ve noticed that the more…ahead I feel…the behinder I actually am!  🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not – but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Tomorrow Likeable Person for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I don’t know about y’all – well, I do, but….that’s such a great way to start, right?!? 😂 – but I LOVE the Beauty of Tomorrow Suite in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!  So…I saw a color challenge that was perfect for the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and decided to start from there and use more goodies from the suite – like the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set, Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and the Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Whimsy Kit Peek!

Good morning and…let me be the first to wish you a very Happy HAWWWMP DAY!!!  Yes!  It’s Wednesday – and….THAT means that I only have two sleeps before I head to the airport to pick up Amy and Karen and then head up to the north GA mountains for our Inkin’ Krew Retreat!  I am so excited to see everyone – and I’ve got a couple of ladies who are in my Crittters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team that I’ve never met in person!  Plenty of time on Zoom – but…this’ll be the first time we’re in the same spot!  It’s going to be a blast!  I’ll share pics as I’m able thru the weekend!

Stampin’ Up! recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called Christmas Whimsy.  I ordered it first jump out the gate and when it came….I dove in!  Remember – this is the one I think looks like it come straight outta Who-Ville!!

When I opened it up I found everything – and I do mean….EVERYTHING!…I needed to make eight fun Christmas cards!

THAT is the neat and tidy image from Stampin’ Up!  Here’s my hot mess!

Great job, Mare! 🤦‍♀️

But – I popped all the die cut pieces, folded the two designs of card bases and opened up the instructions.  I decided that at least for this first one, I’d do them exactly as the instructions said.

The instruction sheet is cool – they used pictures to let you know what to do and in what order – and (unlike some picture directions – you know the ones I mean!) – THESE actually WORK!

I mean – they even tell you how many stars or snowflakes to use and where to put the Dimensionals! 👍👍👍

I used the enclosed Night of Navy Ink Spot and the exclusive stamp set to stamp snowflakes and stars on the card bases – and stamp the sentiments.  This is where I DID depart a little – I’m not a huge “Season’s Greetings”  fan so I did them all with Merry Christmas.  But…you can do whichever you prefer – they both fit on the labels perfectly (thanks, Stampin’ Up!).

 

There’s a roll of Gold Trim to use on each design – love the tag “tied” on (in truth it’s got a little Glue Dot and the tag itself is popped on with a couple of dimensionals!).   And there are pretty blue foil snowflakes and stars adhesive-backed sequins to add, too!

The second design also gets a little gold foil star “sticker” added – only hard part here is making sure to get the ladder onto the card front straight so that it doesn’t look like someone is fixin’ to end up in the ER!

There’s even an “inside” sentiment that I used – and added some Night of Navy stamped stars.

I guess Stampin’ Up! has heard me say #nonekkidenvelopes cuz they included some beautiful envelopes with Gold Foil accents.

But…I added some stars to the front, too.  Cuz….I could! 😉

Et Voila!  In the blink of an eye I had eight fun full-sized cards – with insides stamped and ready – and decorated envelopes – all ready to get signed, stamped and mailed!  No cutting (except for the Gold Trim!) required – and the easy instructions make this a PERFECT project for new stampers or kids or….pretty much anyone who needs really cute Christmas cards!  It would be a GREAT activity to do together with family and friends – order a few kits and get to creating! 🙂

I hope you like!

And – this isn’t the ONLY kit that we’ve got available right now!  Check them all out – we’ve got stamping kits and even NON-Stamping kits for you to choose from.  Stop by the online store Kits Collection to pick up your kits!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order quick to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Cute Halloween Sparkle for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Halloween Fun!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I’ve been having a hankering to cut up some of the sweet little ghosties from the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP pack so…that’s what I did today.  And I added it to an oh-so-spooky (seriously – brace yourself!)….Highland Heather wreath from the Sparkle of the Season Bundle.  Take a look-see:

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