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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Textures and Orchids for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Everybody’s playing today, so be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs when you get done here!

We had a clean and simple sketch to play with this week.  Check it out.

I played with a new bundle – the Climbing Orchid Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  And I added some Touches of Texture to bring it on home.  Take a look-see:

I got a little help in the color department from the Sunday Stamps challenge this week.

I started with a panel of Smoky Slate card stock, simply matted on a piece of Whisper White.  In the center of the panel, I stamped the image from the Touches of Texture stamp set in Smoky Slate ink.  Over that, and a little to the side, in Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the flower image – also from Touches of Texture.

I pulled out my Cherry Cobbler ink pad and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the “roses”, picking up the ink from the lid of the pad.  The other flowers are lightly colored with the Wink of Stella picking up Dapper Denim and the leaves are in Marina mist.

I made the sentiment banner by stamping the sentiment from Climbing Orchid in Cherry Cobbler on a strip of Whisper White.  Isn’t that font gorgeous!?!  I snipped a banner end on one side and then edged it with my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker.

The orchid embellishment is the smaller flower in the Climbing Orchid stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim on a piece of Pool Party card stock.  Then I pulled some ink from the outlined image with my Clear Wink brush.  When it dried, I carefully went back over the lines with the fine-tip end of my Dapper Denim marker – just to “pop” them back out.  I also stamped the stamen (?) of the flower – I used stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler for the outer part, and straight up Cherry Cobbler for the middle (it’s a two-step image).  

I cut out the two pieces with the matching dies in the Orchid Builder Framelits and used a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to pop the stamen onto the flower.

I ran a strip of Night of Navy Washi from the new Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape across the middle of the panel.  Then, I adhered the flower to the sentiment banner with a little Liquid Glue, used some Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Silver Metallic Thread around on the back and then popped the whole thing on with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And yes – that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I went a little off of “normal” and used another piece of Smoky Slate card stock as the inner liner.  I stamped the flower from the Touches of Texture in the bottom corner and colored it with the Clear Wink of Stella – just like I’d done on the front.  Then I wrapped some more of the Night of Navy Washi Tape around the panel.

I matted the panel on Whisper White and Fast Fuse’d it into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another flower and a little more Washi Tape on the front…

…and a couple more images from the Touches of Texture stamp set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m really loving the clean look of the relatively unadorned Smoky Slate card front, with the pops of color from the Touches of Texture and the Climbing Orchid Bundle.  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going on Now!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


STILL TIME!

 

Join the team in July and get the Free Essentials Pack on top of the already-great-deals of your Starter Kit!

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?  

Be sure to check out all the details right here!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Orchid Builder flower die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner)

Smoky Slate Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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…will be back soont!  But, no FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Framed Fresh Florals Blooms & Wishes!

Good morning, my peeps!  Welcome to Tuesday and Day 2 of what I’m now calling The Final Countdown!  It helps if you say that to the tune of the song by the same name.  Way more impact! 😉

Yes, it’s true – I’m pretty sure I’ll be hitting the road on Friday (fingers crossed).  Somehow, I’m always awake early and raring to go on “go-home” day.  I’ll wait until it’s light and be pulling out of the hotel parking lot – so, with luck I‘ll be petting the wiggle-butt by Friday afternoon! Saturday at the very latest!  Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-HOO!

My card today is one of “those” cards.

You know.  The ones where you say “I’m just going to whip up a quick little card, use some pretty DSP and not overthink it”.  Those ones.

Well.  I did that.  And then I overthought it.  So it took a couple of hours – instead of the few minutes I planned.  But – it’s actually a “few minute” card, if you just make it straight up like it is.

I used some pretty Fresh Florals DSP and a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set to make a card for “any” day.  Take a look-see:

Easy peasy!

I started by Fast Fusing a piece of Fresh Florals DSP to a Whisper White card stock mat.  Then I cut a scalloped oval with a die from the Ovals Layering Framelits and adhered it in the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue. Around that, I wrapped some Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon, securing it it in the back with tape.

For the frame, I cut a rectangle of Whisper White card stock, then used a Squares Layering Framelits die to cut out the middle.  To do that, I cut the square out of the top portion of the rectangle, then lined the die up using the impression left by the first cut and, making sure my frame was the same width all the way around, cut a second time.  Rectangular frame made with square dies! 🙂

I adhered the frame over the card front with Liquid Glue.

My art piece is a piece of Whisper White card stock, onto which I stamped a few images from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I added the sentiment in Berry Burst over the top.  

I cut the image out with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die and popped that over the scalloped mat and ombre ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The final piece is a bow tied in Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and adhered with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used the same large flower image from Blooms & Wishes that I’d used on the front and, stamping it off once on scrap paper first, added it in Powder Pink to the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Then I matted a strip of Berry Burst Fresh Florals DSP on Whisper White and adhered that across the bottom.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Berry Burst card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Blooms & Wishes flowers across the front…

…and a bit more Fresh Florals DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Even though I worked harder at this one than I’d planned (“work” being a little too strong of a word, really!!), I think it turned out quite pretty!  I really like the Blooms & Wishes stamp set – it’s just a nice simple little grouping of pretty flower images and sentiments that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 16 JULY – 31 JULY: 32HPSYMQ

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

And I Have a Surprise to Share With You Tomorrow!  

You’re going to want a bunch of these $5 Coupons…

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


THIS MUST NOT BE MISSED!  

 

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AN EXTRA $72 IN FREE GOODIES.

 

HELLO??

 

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!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

That’s a deal you really really shouldn’t miss!  

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (frame – uses 2 7/8″ square to cut the center); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (art); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art piece); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Naturally Eclectic DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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 new pictures of the Finn today!

Soon, my peeps, soon!! 🙂 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Makes the Day Go Better!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I’m at work today – but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!  Yesterday was a good one – we actually got things done!  You need to do things at work – one of my guys even mentioned actually feeling like he’d accomplished something, so…good day for all of us!  And, looks like I should be home next weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ll play next weekend’s Sunday night video by ear – but I’ll be on tomorrow night. 🙂

A friend of mine had a bit of a tough week this week, so I thought I’d make her a quick card.   And since coffee makes my day better – do not get between me and that first cup (fair warning!) – I decided to use some goodies from the new Coffee Break Suite.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – loosely! – by the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


So, to start with – can y’all guess how I made my card front?  No…don’t scroll down to the product list.  That’s cheating!  

Take a minute.

If you guessed that I used the Marbled background stamp – you guessed right!  I inked it up with Soft Suede ink and stamped a Very Vanilla panel.  Looks like cafe au lait, doesn’t it??  

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and that was my card front.

Next up is a square of the Coffee Break DSP, matted on a scalloped edge square of Pear Pizzazz, which I cut with the Squares Layering Framelits, and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added a short strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some more Liquid Glue and then started pulling my Grande Americano!

I stamped the Coffee Cafe cup image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  While I was at it, I stamped the lid image, too, also in Chocolate Chip.  Then I cut them both out with their matching die from the bundled Coffee Cup Framelits.

Using a Sponge Dauber, I ever-so-lightly (lightly!!) added a little Crumb Cake to the left side of my cup – just for a little depth. Hint:  use your Crumb Cake Sponge Dauber without adding any more ink.  Drier – almost too dry – is better!

The coffee insulator is cut with the fun die from Coffee Cups Framelits from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  This one cuts the shape and embosses it with the cool corrugated stripes that makes it look just like one of those coffee cup thingys you get at the coffee shop.  The ones that keep you from getting third degree burns thru the not-so-thick coffee cup? I used a little Liquid Glue to attach it and then wrapped some Linen Thread twice around the cup, securing it in the back with tape.  Then I tied a double-length bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I cut a Garden Green oval with the die in the Coffee Cups Framelits and adhered it with Glue.  Next is a heart from the Corrugated Elements.  Finally, I stamped the “Hi” from the Coffee Cafe stamp set onto one of the Soft Sky circles on a piece of Coffee Break DSP and punched it out with my 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I adhered it to the cup, popped the whole thing over the Burlap Ribbon and DSP panel with Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Chocolate Chip ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  Under it, I added the little heart in Soft Sky.  And, across the bottom, you’ll find some Chocolate Chip coffee beans and Soft Sky hearts – all courtesy of the Coffee Cafe stamp set!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I added more Coffee Cafe coffee beans in Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky hearts across the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Coffee Break DSP.

Et Voila!  I’m loving that Marbled background stamp, aren’t you?  Looks like coffee with cream just swirling thru it!  And I think the Coffee Cafe stamp set and bundled Coffee Cups Framelits – are just perfect – especially paired up with their coordinating Coffee Break DSP.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

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!  


Spend $99 (plus some tax).  

Get Free Shipping (saves 10%).  

Select $125 in free goodies (select bundles and save another 10%!).  

Add in about $72 in the free Essentials Pack.  

Yea.  

There’s a deal for ya!  

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


Want to know what else you’ll get?  A Lot – including a chance to earn a trip to….well.  It’s different every year!  I’m headed out on an Alaskan Cruise in 2018.  I hear tell that the trip is a Greek Island Cruise in 2019.  Wanna come with!

Check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Coffee Cups die cut oval

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped square (mat for art panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Coffee Break die cut pieces  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: Coffee Cups die cut cup cozy

Coffee Break DSP: 2 3/4″ square (DSP panel on 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 new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Because, Kids, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Stacked Crates

‘Sup, y’all!?  It’s Hawwmp Day!  And I don’t know if I’m staying – going – sitting – waiting – packing – leaving – or on terminal hold!  So…I’ll just keep getting up and going to work (or working at the hotel) and making cards.  Might should buy more food.  Might be a bad idea.  I have no clue.  Stay tuned for the continuing saga of “When will Mary go home!”  🙂

I made a fun little card today to share with you.  I made a stack of Wood Textures Wood Crates.  With some Wood Words goodies quite obviously on their way to the farmer’s market.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Sunday Stamps challenge with this one…

…but I did a bit of a riff on the sketch – making an optically tall and skinny on a regular sized card.  Here we go!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base (of normal proportions) and I stamped the Tree Rings background image on the front in Crumb Cake ink.  

Next up, I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on a Cajun Craze mat – tall and skinny – and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I cut single pieces of the Wood Crates die from three different pieces of the Wood Textures DSP Stack, and trimmed all but the side and end tabs from each piece.  I adhered them to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the end tabs, making sure to angle each successive crate to make a stack!  In the next picture, you can see the Dimensionals and how they’re adhering the crate to the card.

Using the Wood Words stamp set, I stamped Night of Navy stars, Cajun Craze hearts and Crushed Curry chickens on Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped 5 of each image and cut them all with their matching die in the Wood Crates Framelits.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pile them into their respective crates.

The sentiment, also from Wood Words, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a strip of Very Vanilla.  I snipped a banner end into one end, edged it with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, and then, along with a couple of pieces of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon, adhered it to the bottom crate with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-strand bow with Linen Thread and added it to the top crate.  Then I put a Night of Navy star Enamel Shape in the middle of the bow, and one on the sentiment banner and the card front was done.

On the inside, I re-created the optical tall and skinny card effect.  First I stamped the inside of the card base with the Tree Rings image, again in Crumb Cake.  For the liner, I stamped the Wood Words star in Night of Navy across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel.

I Fast Fuse’d it to a Cajun Craze mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more Night of Navy Wood Word stars on the front…

…and a little more Wood Textures DSP Stack on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think it’s fun that the Wood Crates Framelits can be adapted to work on a 2-D card front as well as making awesome 3-D projects!  And Wood Words and the Wood Textures DSP stack just go so darned perfectly with the whole shootin’ match, don’t you think?  Hope you like!

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


Make Sure You Sign Up NOW – There’s Too Much Free Stuff to Miss Out On!

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!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?  

Just a tease….I’m going on the 2018 Alaska Incentive Trip on Royal Caribbean – and I’m throwing my hat in the ring for the Greek Island Cruise in 2019!!  Wanna come!??

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment); Wood Words die cut images

Wood Textures DSP Stack: Wood Crates die cuts (x 3); 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 new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 27 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Summer Bike Ride for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Celebrate Summer!!  We were given free rein to interpret that any way we liked….so, be sure to check out all the ladies’ blogs.  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Being down here in Florida for this one, my mind sort of went to bike rides on the beach.  And, handily enough, we have a brand new stamp set and bundle that just’s the thing!  I used the Bike Ride stamp set and bundled Build A Bike Framelits for my offering today – take a look-see:

My layout and design elements were inspired by the sketch and photo from this week’s Fusion challenge.

I started with one of my very favorite wood designs in the Wood Textures DSP Stack – matting it on a piece of So Saffron card stock – for the card front.

Next up, I made two more – smaller – panels to work with the sketch (you can see I turned the sketch on its side), both are matted on So Saffron.  First, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I SNAILd the first panel (which is another piece of Wood Textures DSP) over the top.  

To build my “beach sign” I used a piece of Smoky Slate card stock and adhered four strips of colored card stock to it.  I used Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral – and I lightly sponged their edges with Crumb Cake.  I adhered them all to the Smoky Slate panel and then ran the whole thing thru my Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks TIEF.  

Then I stamped a sentiment from the Pieces & Patterns stamp set in Calypso Coral on the top “board”.  Upon further reflection – it would have been a little easier to stamp my sentiment and THEN emboss it in the TIEF.  But this way worked, too – although I did have to do a little touch up with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. 😉  I adhered it to its So Saffron mat and added it to the card front with Fast Fuse.

And then it was Build a Bike (framelit) time!  I stamped the parts of the bike on Whisper White, using a bunch of the fun images in the Bike Ride stamp set.  The bike is in So Saffron, with Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay tires.  I cut the front basket from a piece of Smoky Slate card stock.  The dog, books and flowers bunches were all stamped in Chocolate Chip and then colored with various Stampin’ Write Markers (So Saffron, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight).  I even cut some So Saffron “streamers” and adhered them to the handlebars!

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the bike on top of my “beach sign” – then added the books and pooch with Dimensionals and the two flower bunches with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.  The final touch is a tiny Linen Thread bow, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added another flower bunch from the Bike Ride stamp set in Chocolate Chip – and colored it in with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Markers – to a Whisper White panel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Bike Ride flower bunch on the front…

…and I added some more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think a bike ride on the beach – with my books, some flowers and my dog (pretend it’s Finn!)  – would be a nice way to spend a summer day.  Except for the lack of air conditioning! 😉  So…I’ll get my beach ride fix with the cool new Bike Ride stamp set and Build a Bike Framelits!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Jaimie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Linda Richenberg
Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Sue Prather
Jari Francis
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Going On Now!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


There’s a Lot of Free Goodies up for Grabs if you Join Now – Including This Stamp Set!

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!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

Want to know what else you’ll get?  Well – check it all out on my Promotions Page!  I think you’ll agree – it’s a most wonderful time of the year to join us!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mats for the two small panels on the front); Build a Bike Framelit streamers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Build a Bike pieces and parts

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (beach sign panel)

Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ (beach sign “boards)

Wood Textures DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (smaller middle panel); 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, General, Happy Summer!, Life Event | Tags: , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! This Little Piggy that Did for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a full complement of bloggers for you today, so be sure to check them all out and see how everyone handled our sketch challenge this week!  

Here’s what we played with:

And I decided to use the oh-so-uber-cute This Little Piggy stamp set – and a couple of sentiments in it that really sort of seemed right this week!  Take a look-see:

This one was quick – easy – and fun!  The Trifecta!

I started with a piece of my favorite Wood Textures DSP and matted it on Powder Pink card stock.

The art work is a piece of Whisper White, cut with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die (the largest one) and matted on a Powder Pink Scallop circle, cut with the largest scallop die in Circles Layering Framelits.

I stamped the flying piggy in Early Espresso ink on the Whisper White circle.  Using an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and picking up ink from the lid of my Powder Pink stamp pad, I colored her.  I used another Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color her wings and little tiny hooves.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the art to my card front.

My sentiment banner is a strip of Whisper White, with a banner end cut with my Paper Snips.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso onto the strip (I covered the piggy with a sticky note).  It’s matted on another bannerized strip (in Powder Pink) and popped over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I thought she needed a few friends, so I cut three of the adorable little butterfly shapes from the Build a Bike Framelits in Powder Pink card stock – brushed them all with my Clear Wink and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  The final touch is a double-bow from Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I added another This Little Piggy sentiment in Early Espresso to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a few cloud images from the set in stamped-off-once Powder Pink.  Finally – one more Build a Bike butterfly in Powder Pink card stock.

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got three more flying piggies across the front in Early Espresso – colored with Powder Pink using the Clear Wink brush…

…and a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Little Piggy believed she could and so she did.  I love the little smile on her face – she looks a little smug and a lot happy.  And – she pretty much had to have a butterfly on her nose, now didn’t she – so it’s handy there was one just the right size in the Build a Bike Framelits!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Have Started!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

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!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

And – of course, when you join with me, you become part of a wonderful group of ladies  – in my direct team and as part of Amy’s team!

What else will you get??  Well …

  • You’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all of your orders – and it can go even higher!  And with all your orders, you can save even more – earning Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on more free goodies!
  • Your Starter Kit can be any products you want – from any active catalog – including bundles (yep – save another 10%!)!  And we’ve got some great ones.  Check ’em out right here.
  • You get about 30 minutes to test drive a car.  With Stampin’ Up! – you get about SIX MONTHS to enjoy the bennies of being a demonstrator!  Whaaaaa? Yep – you have from the time you join until the end of your first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits.  July is the start of a quarter – the end of the first full quarter is 31 Dec.   So you’ll have until 31 Dec to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan – March.
  • No commitment – and no penalty if you decide to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (31 Dec), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t – you can “drop” with no penalty. Cool beans!
  • You get to order early from the new catalogs.  All demonstrators have the chance to pre-order select goodies from each new catalog!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community – where we chat, ask questions, share projects and win fun prizes!
  • Our group meets each month via Google Hangout – join or not – up to you!!  But – you’ll want to take part – we have a great time together!
  • Oh – and if you stick around….you might earn a cruise…or a trip to Italy…or…who knows what will come for 2019 and beyond!?!
  • And – you get me!  I’m always available to answer questions – help you out – or just talk!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Powder Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scallop circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); Build a Bike butterflies 

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (art circle); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (sentiment banner)

Wood Textures DSP Stack:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Envelope Liner

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…will be back in August!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!   

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Stampin’ Up! Get the Message…in a Bottle?

Good morning, y’all!  I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday!  I did gather myself up and went to my friend’s house for the afternoon – and I’m so glad I did!  I had a wonderful time with her and her husband and a few other folks from their neighborhood!  I even gave myself a bit of a “day off” on the diet – although Sandi made wonderful things that I could eat without guilt.

And her neighbor brought some guilty pecan pie tartlets.

I had one of those, too – and it was….so yummy!

Now.

Last October, I posted a card that looked like….this:

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the opportunity to earn an Incentive Trip each year.  All of them are wonderful – they’re going to a resort in Phuket, Thailand this year – and include airfare and super-cool perks.  As in swag and free goodies and sneak peeks at new catalogs!

The incentive trip for 2018 was announced last September – and it’s an Alaskan cruise!

As I mentioned in my 1 Oct post (check it right here, if you like) – it was the perfect combination for me.

Alaska – check!

Cruise – check!

Cruise to Alaska – check check and CHECK!

So – I set my sights on earning that cruise.

And – thanks to my wonderful customers and the ladies who’ve joined my little downline….

I found out on Monday evening that I’ve earned the Alaskan Cruise!!

Whooo-hoooo!!!  I can hardly believe it yet.  But it’s true.  This time next year, Wayne and I will be just about ready to fly to Seattle for the start of our weeklong cruise with a whole passle of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!  

I guess I can wait that long!

I’m surely grateful that I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and that they’ve given me the opportunity to…earn extra cash, play with wonderful stamping products and meet lovely folks (that’s you guys!!)  Oh.  And go on a CRUISE!!!

Okay – on with the card for today!  I thought I’d make something sort of nautical – that hints at the cruise, to use to send to Wayne and let him know 1) I love him and 2) it’s time to be thinking about getting those little stick legs tanned and ready for some shorts!  Cuz….buckle up, buttercup!  We’re goin’ a-cruisin’!!

I pulled out the new Message in a Bottle stamp set and some Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP for the occasion.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch from the Global Design Project this week.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, created a card base and dry embossed the front in the Seaside TIEF.  I know – I did this very recently on my Magical Mermaid card.  Sorry – but it just makes sense for this card, too! 🙂

I cut a small piece of the striped Soft Sky paper in the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP and ran that thru the Big Shot in the Seaside TIEF, too.  I SNAILd it to a Marina Mist mat and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, I stamped the bottle image from Message in a Bottle, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  To “fill” the bottle, I stamped the water image in Marina Mist.  I also stamped the water image on the top of a sticky note and cut it out to make a mask – which I placed over the water I’d just stamped inside the bottle.

Using the ship image, I stamped it inside the bottle and over my masked water in Early Espresso Ink.  When I picked up the mask – my ship was “in” the water!  Then I colored the sails with my Pool Party and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers.

Finally, I stamped a “cork” in the top of the bottle in Crumb Cake ink, and then I fussy cut the bottle.  

My sentiment, also from Message in a Bottle, is stamped on a strip of Whisper White in Marina Mist.  I cut a same-size strip of So Saffron card stock, snipped banners in the end of both strips and adhered them to the middle panel with Liquid Glue.  Using Liquid Glue (and a mini Stampin’ Dimensional), I adhered my bottle over the top.

To finish it off, I tied a small bow with two lengths of Silver Metallic Thread and one length of Linen Thread and adhered it to the bottle neck with a dab of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I stamped the bottle again in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Thick Whisper White panel and then added the I Love You image in Marina Mist.  This is a photopolymer stamp set – so it’s easy peasy to get the images where you need them.  I added a Marina Mist heart from Message in a Bottle as a cork. 🙂  Across the bottom – since I fully expect to see whales on the cruise!! – I stamped three in Tuxedo Black, with Marina Mist spouts!

I SNAILd the panel to a Marina Mist mat and then into my card base, and the card was done!

I added more of the Tuxedo Black whales across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and then added more of the Soft Sky foil paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What do you think?  Will he “get” both the messages in this card?  I suspect I’ll have to follow up with a phone call.  I know he’ll figure the I Love You piece – but…the ship in the bottle…well.  That one may be a little more obscure.  But – isn’t this a Message in a Bottle a fun little stamp set?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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

P.P.S  If you think you might like to explore the possibility of earning your own trip with Stampin’ Up! – well, this is a super great time to be joining Stampin’ Up!  Even if that wouldn’t be your goal – but saving 20% or more on everything you order IS….it’s still the right time!  Be sure to check out all the things that you’ll get if you join us in July!



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Still Time to Earn Double Peppermint Rewards Points!

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!


Bonus Days Have Started!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

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!  



So – we already know that spending $99 and getting $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! is a heckuva good deal – especially since it also includes Free Shipping (that saves you 10% right there!).

But – add in the Stampin’ Up! Christmas in July Essentials Pack – which you’ll ALSO get for FREE this month and…WOWWWWWW!!  THAT’S what I call a Christmas present!

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.
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Such a simple thing – and yet….so useful.  And you get so many sheets – this one package will last you a LOOOOOONG time!
  • Two Clear “D” Blocks ($17 value).  Keep one.  Give one away to a friend!  Or…you know.  Keep them both for yourself! 😉
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  An oft-overlooked but essential tool for scoring, folding or curling!
  • 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:


So….you get $72 worth of tools for free – meaning your $125 Starter Kit can include all the FUN stamp sets and bundles and paper and and and…that you WANT!  SU!’s covering what you NEED!  Cool, huh?

And – of course, when you join with me, you become part of a wonderful group of ladies  – in my direct team and as part of Amy’s team!

What else will you get??  Well …

  • You’ll get a minimum 20% discount on all of your orders – and it can go even higher!  And with all your orders, you can save even more – earning Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on more free goodies!
  • Your Starter Kit can be any products you want – from any active catalog – including bundles (yep – save another 10%!)!  And we’ve got some great ones.  Check ’em out right here.
  • You get about 30 minutes to test drive a car.  With Stampin’ Up! – you get about SIX MONTHS to enjoy the bennies of being a demonstrator!  Whaaaaa? Yep – you have from the time you join until the end of your first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to take advantage of the demonstrator discounts and benefits.  July is the start of a quarter – the end of the first full quarter is 31 Dec.   So you’ll have until 31 Dec to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan – March.
  • No commitment – and no penalty if you decide to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (31 Dec), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t – you can “drop” with no penalty. Cool beans!
  • You get to order early from the new catalogs.  All demonstrators have the chance to pre-order select goodies from each new catalog!
  • You’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community – where we chat, ask questions, share projects and win fun prizes!
  • Our group meets each month via Google Hangout – join or not – up to you!!  But – you’ll want to take part – we have a great time together!
  • Oh – and if you stick around….you might earn a cruise…or a trip to Italy…or…who knows what will come for 2019 and beyond!?!
  • And – you get me!  I’m always available to answer questions – help you out – or just talk!

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain – so…why not give it a try?  Drop me a note at Stamps-N-Lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Marina Mist Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for Foil Frenzy panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); Message in a Bottle fussy cut bottle

Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (Panel on front); envelope flap

So Saffron Card Stock: 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (banner behind sentiment)


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 new pictures of the Finn today! 😦  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasonal Layers Centerfold Card

Hey y’all – good morning!  I’m really sorry I wasn’t able to do the FB live video last night – we got off work later than I’d planned.  And I had to be back early this morning.  I hope you’ll understand!

I’ll try to be back on next Sunday – and we’ll do this card, or a different one!  It’ll be a surprise! 🙂  Let me know if you want to see how to do this one – or a different one entirely!!

I saw a pretty card on another blog-site (seriously can’t remember which one – is it Christmas?  Tuesday?  Don’t know if I’m coming or going!!) that was a centerfold card using the Delightful Daisy bundle.  I decided to try one with the Colorful Seasons bundle.  And some Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  Take a look-see:


These are a lot like a regular gate card – but the “gates” are narrower – so you can see the inside of the card!

I started with a piece of Basic Black card stock – cut to 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.  I scored and folded it twice – at 1 5/8″ from each end, along the long side.

The gate panels are two pieces of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, matted on Tangerine Tango card stock, and adhered with some Liquid Glue to the front of the gates.

The inner liner is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Tangerine Tango.  I laid it inside the card, where I planned to adhere it.  Then, I closed the gate panels and, using the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, added that in Basic Black Archival ink.  I let the closed gate panels give me the “spot” that the sentiment wanted to go.

To decorate the outside of the card, I cut three branches from Basic Black card stock, using the die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I also cut one from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I stacked them all up, adhering them with Liquid Glue and then I added it to the “top” gate panel.  I made the branch so thick in order to give it a little protection, since it extends over the edge of the gate.

I used a few flower dies from Seasonal Layers to cut some from Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Powder Pink card stock, plus some in Whisper White. I adhered them together with Liquid Glue, smushed the middles in lightly with a stylus, and stuck them on the branch with – yes! – Liquid Glue! A few Glitter Enamel Dots for the flower centers finished that embellishment off.

Using the adirondack chair die in Seasonal Layers, I cut two chairs – one in Basic Black and one in Pool Party.  I adhered them together and then to the “bottom” gate with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the front of the card.

Going back inside, using Sticky Notes to protect the Tangerine Tango mat, I stamped two branches in Soft Suede, using the image in the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  Then I added some flowers in Pool Party and Powder Pink.  The Pool Party flowers are two-step images.

I SNAILd the panel inside the card base, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Colorful Seasons branch and flowers – in Soft Suede and Powder Pink – on the front…they look just like cherry blossoms, don’t you think??

…and another piece of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is really a super easy fun-fold card to make – and I love how the die cuts extend into the opening created by the gate panels.  I think the Colorful Seasons Bundle works perfectly for it, don’t you?  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

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



HOST CODE FOR 1 JULY – 15 JULY: JSKNUQGN

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days Have Started!

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!
Check out the details:

  • There’s no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types (including Demonstrator orders!) qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Which all means…this is a perfect time to start crossing some of those goodies off that you’ve got on your Wish List!


This is the Best Time All Year to Join Stampin’ Up!!

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!  

In addition to the already great deal on the Starter Kit where you get $125 in products for only $99, new demonstrators that join in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips (awesome!!), SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper (wonderful!), two D Blocks (whoo-hoo! Keep one for yourself and give one to a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder!  And Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog for FREE!  

With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

With the Essentials Gift Pack and the Carols of Christmas Stamp set, that’s an added value of $72 that you’ll get for free with your Starter Kit when you join in July!
Here’s the deets::

  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including the free stamp set.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Click here for a printable flyer!

Take a look-see at all the free goodies you’ll get in your Essentials Gift Pack:

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION
118485      D Block (X2)
130148      Grid Paper
103579     Paper Snips
104332     SNAIL Adhesive
102300     Bone Folder
144804     Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (yes – it’s true.  You’ll get a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!)

And here’s the Carols of Christmas stamp set!

What a great deal, huh?!!  

I’d love to have you join my Critters-N-Creating Krew!  We’re a fun group who love to share and craft.  We share a private team Facebook page with Amy Koenders ‘Amy’s Inkin’ Knew, where we chat a lot, ask questions and share projects and we do team meetings via Google Hangout and in person.

We’ve got all sorts of Demonstrators in our group from business builders, to those who only want to get the discount on their own orders and everything in between.  We welcome all types of Demonstrators!  Demonstrators get a minimum 20% discount on all of their orders (can be higher based on your sales and title) and they get to order early from the new catalogs!  There is no commitment and no penalty to drop if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  Check out more details and a quick link to join here on my Join My Team page, or drop me a line at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you’ve got any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Product List


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 1 5/8″ from each end)

Tangerine Tango Card Stock: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – mats for gate panels); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner) 

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP: 1 1/8″ x 5″ (x2 – gate panels); envelope flap

Basic Black Card Stock: Seasonal Layers Thinlits die cut branches (x3); Seasonal Layers die cut chair (x1)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Seasonal Layers die cut branch  

Pool Party Card Stock:  Seasonal Layers die cut chair


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  Not a picture of Finn, today (although apparently he went swimming again this morning – first time in a couple of weeks, thanks to the hot spot!)  – but of the harvest I’m missing! 😦

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Sweethearts and Tulips for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Although a few ladies are off on vacation, we’ve still got some fun projects for y’all.  

We had a color challenge this week – and here ’tis.  Pretty!

My card is the result of more mind changing and dithering.  I had a sketch in my head – but when I started actually making the card…about all I stuck with was the Sweetheart TIEF and the Tranquil Tulips.  When it came right down to it – I used a sentiment from the Lovely Words Thinlits and some Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP as a mat (yes – a paper mat!).  The card front itself is a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock that I embossed in the new Sweetheart TIEF.  Using a Sweet & Sassy Framelits die (it’s the one that cut the entire un-embossed heart out of the panel!), I cut the heart out of the panel and SNAILd the whole thing to the Eastern Palace DSP. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Eclectic Eastern Medallion Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  Back to work with you!

And me! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video – thanks so much! – then you saw the step-by-step instructions on how to make today’s card.  If you didn’t get a chance to hop on while I was live, then here’s your chance to see the re-play!

The card focuses on the super pretty Eastern Medallion Suite – with the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits taking front and center.  I added some pretty paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  Take a look-see:

I played along with a color challenge at My Favorite Things. Continue reading

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, For You, General, Just a Note, Just Because, Just Hello! | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

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