4th of July

Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing Home with Video Tutorial

Hey, y’all – how’s the weekend going?  We had rain yesterday – which we rather desperately needed.  And it cooled it down for a bit – sort of like a swamp cooler does – cooler AND more humid! 🙂  But the plants and veggies were all mostly glad for a drink – and I was glad they got one that I didn’t have to give them!

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this card, here ’tis! Oh – and I DID also share some sneak peeks of the goodies from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog that I got while we were in Maui.  Just sayin’!


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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Bokeh Fourth!

Happy 4th of July, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a fun day planned – and that you’ll stay safe.  And take a moment to thank those who fight for the independence we’re celebrating today. 🙂

I made a quick card to celebrate the day – or an appropriate achievement!  It uses the new Bokeh Dots stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits.  And…new Embossing Powders in the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday America!

Well – I’m tickled to say Good Morning to y’all on the Birthday of our great nation!

And – even more tickled to be saying it on a DAY OFF!!! Whoo-hoo!!  

Yes – we worked like fools and now have today off!  

I hope you have some fun plans – I’m going to a friend’s this afternoon.  Maybe.  If I can move myself to get out of my pajamas.  Want to go.  Want to lie in bed.  Go…Lie in bed…Go…

We’ll see what I decide!

In the meantime, I made a Happy Birthday America card – using the Brushstrokes background stamp.  A little Touches of Texture.  The Happy Birthday Thinlits.  A dab from the Ribbon of Courage – and a sentiment I built with the Brushwork Alphabet set.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a couple of challenges on this one.  Then first is the Fusion Challenge – my Americana stripes and the script-y fonts are from the inspiration photo.

And then I made some “fireworks” to go along with the Cupcake Inspirations challenge!

So.  To start, I made my Americana striped card front.  On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the Brushstrokes background image in Dapper Denim and Cherry Cobbler.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp directly, alternating stripes.   I SNAILd the panel to a Soft Suede mat (a bit of a nod to the frame in the inspiration photo).

The middle layer is another piece of Whisper White. Using the image in the Touches of Texture stamp set, I stamped it a few times in Versamark on the panel, and sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  After I heated those up, I let them cool and then repeated the process a few more times with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

That panel is also matted on Soft Suede.  I wrapped a piece of new Dapper Denim 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the matted panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape, and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Thinlits.  Man – I just love this die!  I cut it out 4 times – twice in Basic Black and twice in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I adhered them all together in a stack with Liquid Glue.  A little persnickety – but it gives the sentiment super cool depth – that 4th layer is the kicker.  And a heckuva lot easier then cutting oodles of pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue and the front was done!

On the inside – I started with another panel of Whisper White card stock.  Using the pretty Brushworks Alphabet stamp set, I stamped the word “America” in Dapper Denim.  Then I cut a tiny yellow ribbon from a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock, using one of the fun little dies in the new Support Ribbon Framelits, and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added a gold Metallic Enamel Shapes star.

I SNAILd the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped the solid ribbon from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set in Daffodil Delight and added another Gold star.  Then I used the Brushwork Alphabet set again, in Dapper Denim…

…and I masked off my envelope flap with sticky notes and repeated the Brushstrokes in Dapper Denim and Cherry Cobbler.

Et Voila!  Happy Birthday, America!  And we’re waiting for all the men and women to come home!  Hope you like.



P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!

P.P.S  Be sure to come back tomorrow – I have some pretty big news to share! 🙂 🙂 🙂


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All orders of $50 or higher, until next Sunday, 9 July – will earn double peppermint points!  What a perfect time to earn the 16 points that will snag you a free $40 gift from me!!  Need more info about my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program?  Check it out right here!  And here’s an easy link to my Online Store to get you started!

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For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in the month of August!
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Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!

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You’ll get more free goodies than Santa’s got in his bottomless bag – all for joining Stampin’ Up! during the Christmas in July promotion!  

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Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

  • Paper Snips (this is a $10 value).  I flat love these!  You’ve seen me make my decorated envelope flaps – this is my go-to tool for that and all my fussy cutting!
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  Easy to use adhesive for almost every task.
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  • BONUS (and this is HUGE!):  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  I suspect this one could be your go-to for the Holidays.  And you’ll get it early so you can get a head start on your Christmas Cards.  Take a look-see:

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Thick Whisper White Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Soft Suede Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle panel on front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle panel on front)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cuts (x2)

Basic Black Card Stock: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cuts (x2)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock:  Support Ribbon Framelits die cut

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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Celebration!

Good morning, good morning!  As we head into this three-day weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation, I figured I’d share a quick and easy, patriotic-themed card with you.  And since I know you’re getting ready to head out of town, or get to the grocery store to buy ingredients for the cook-out on Monday…I’ll get right to it! 🙂

I used the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and some silvery stars and the Thoughtful Banners bundle – along with the Lucky Stars TIEF.   Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture For the 4th of July!

Okay – so….were you guys laughing at me yesterday?  Behind my back?  Did you think “oh, that woman is so goofy”?

Why didn’t any of you tell me that yesterday wasn’t HAWMP day at all?!?  It was TUESDAY!! 🙁

As I got ready to write this post I read the morning’s post again – I realized I was typing the post on Tuesday evening, which means that it couldn’t possibly be hawmp day!  Sheesh – I must be losing my head!  😉

Today (the actual HAWMP day!), I made a card with one of the cooler new stamp sets – Touches of Texture.  Now, you might think that – what with Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures, we might have enough textural stamp sets.  But – this one is different entirely.  Well, maybe not entirely, but it’s definitely different enough that it’s a great tool to have in your stash.  So, I combined it with Number of Years and the Large Number Framelits and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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