Christmas

Stampin’ Up! Peace This Christmas Sheet Music for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll be guessing this is sketch week – and you’d be right!  I feel sure that all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you, so be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s the sketch in question:

Since it’s June and hot and quite obviously summer, I decided to go ahead and make a Christmas card!  I’ve been just itching to use the new Sheet Music background stamp and so… I did!  And I added in a little Peace This Christmas and some Christmas Pines.  Take a look-see:

So to begin, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and embossed it with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Folks – I’m really loving these new dynamic TIEFS – the embossed images are so deep and realistic!!  I’m sorry it’s so hard to see in the pictures! 😦

Next up, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the Sheet Music image on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut it so it would leave some space at the bottom to allow my embossed Cherry Cobbler mat to show thru, and SNAILd it to the mat.

I wrapped a length of new Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the Peace This Christmas stamp set, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut out with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I pulled out the carrying-over Pretty Pines Thinlits (thank you thank you, Stampin’ Up!!) and cut two pine boughs from Garden Green card stock.  

Then I used the small pine cone image in the Christmas Pines stamp set to heat emboss a pine cone in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I cut it with its matching Pretty Pines die.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the pine boughs and pine cone to the card front.  Then I tied a small bow from 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Peace This Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  I surrounded it with Garden Green pine sprigs – also from Peace This Christmas.  And, finally, I added a bow cut from Copper Foil, using the small bow die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

It seemed like it needed to tie to the front of the card just a little tiny more, so I made “stitches” with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I SNAILd it to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another sprig of pine (Peace This Christmas) in Garden Green, and a heat embossed pine cone (Christmas Pines) in Copper on the front…

…and a couple of pine sprigs and Cherry Cobbler “stitches” on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Christmas in June!  Love love love the new Sheet Music background stamp.   Love love love the Pinewood Plank Dynamic TIEF.  And – my love for the Pretty Pines Thinlits is known far and wide!  Hope you like and are putting it all on your wish lists!!

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 Kristi Gray’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUNE – 15 JUNE:  YZJ2HB6A

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.


Earn an ADDITIONAL $35 in Stampin’ Rewards During our Host Rewards Promotion!!

We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June!  For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
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Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!

Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?

Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!

1.  Gather up some friends – near or far
2.  I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3.  We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4.  They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5.  YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!

Easy Peasy!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Pretty Pines pine cone

Garden Green Card Stock:  Pretty Pines pine boughs

Copper Foil:  Pretty Pines bow on inside of card

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 tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Christmas with Suite Seasons!

Good morning, and Merry Christmas!  Thank you so much for taking a moment out of your busy day to stop by – I’m going to keep it short and sweet!

Finn is getting all ready for his first Christmas!  And maybe a prime rib bone?  Or…three? 🙂

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My card today is from the Suite Seasons stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

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The card front is simply a Whisper White panel, embossed in the Holly TIEF and then matted on Cherry Cobbler.  Next up is a piece of Presents & Pinecones DSP, matted on Cherry Cobbler and then SNAILd to the card front.

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The sentiment is from Suite Seasons – I used the marker-to-rubber technique and inked the words and the berries with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker and the pine bough with the Emerald Envy marker.

I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I made a bow with Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy and Gold Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Snugged in under the bow is a silver holly sprig from the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments.

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On the inside, I stamped just the pine sprig again – I covered the rest of the stamp with a sticky note and colored the sprig with the Markers – I also stamped it off once before I stamped my panel.  Over the top of that, I stamped a second sentiment – this time from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set – in Cherry Cobbler.

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I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler and SNAILd it into my Emerald Envy card base.  The card front is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added the sprig image twice on the front (this time in full-strength ink!)…

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…and used a little more Presents & Pinecones DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This is a great layout – letting you showcase a beautiful embossing folder and pretty paper – and the Suite Season stamp set is really pretty perfect!  Hope you like.

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC:  WJCHVSZW

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Paper Pumpkin News!

For those of you who are already Paper Pumpkin subscribers (or if you’re ready to subscribe!) – here’s a fun little deal with the December Kit.  When our supplies allow, we offer a refill kit (without the stamp set and ink) and make it available the Monday after the 20th of the month. This month we’re changing it up a bit. We’re releasing the FULL kit instead of a refill kit! Get the December 2016 Another Great Year Kit in my Online Store – right here!  Please note that since we’re offering the full kit, we will not offer a refill for the December 2016 kit!


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Head over to my online store to check out all of those great deals now! And shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!


Thanks again for coming by – I hope you and your family and friends all have a most wonderful Christmas Day!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Emerald Envy Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for DSP panel); 2 7/8″ square (sentiment panel mat)

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

Presents & Pinecones DSP: 2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Star of Light for Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve, y’all!  I know you’re all busy and getting ready for the Big Day tomorrow!  Me, too!  I’ll be off to the grocery to pick up the Prime Rib for dinner and a few extra little ingredients for my part of Christmas Dinner.  Everyone’s coming here this year, so….it’ll be a big day!

Finn’s in for a big party – he’ll be so excited – maybe I need to put a diaper on him!  He still has a little trouble keeping everything…in?…when he gets excited.  And the whole group showing up is for sure going to be pretty exciting!

Want to know what is not exciting?  When you want to stay outside longer and your mom wants you to come in.  That happens sometimes. 😉

Puppy-solution?

Just say no!

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See him there?  Laying down on the seat and peeking out at me?  Yea.  That’s how he shares with me that he’s happy where he is, thank you very much!!  Little stinker!

My card for today is a serious nod to the day.  I used some non-traditional colors and the wonderful Star of Light stamp set and matching framelits to make this Christmas Eve card.  Take a look-see:

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The layout was inspired by the sketch from Can You CASE It this week:

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And my color scheme comes from the My Favorite Things color challenges:

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I also got some inspiration from a card in the Holiday Catalog – y’all need to be sure that you’re looking at all the samples in the catalog, okay?  The Stampin’ Up! designers are seriously talented folks and you can get some really superb ideas from them!

I started with a panel of Marina Mist card stock and cut a piece of Vellum card stock the exact same size.  I didn’t adhere them together until the very end – cuz I wanted to have all my embellishments on the vellum – thus showing me exactly where I could put my adhesive and have it hidden.

First off, I used one of the dies in the Starlight Thinlits to cut a design in the Vellum.

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Next up is a length of Silver 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – I snipped some banner ends in it and then adhered it directly to the Vellum with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

Using two of the star images in the Star of Light stamp set, I heat embossed three of them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Peekaboo Peach, then cut them out with their matching dies in the Starlight Thinlits.  They, too, are adhered directly to the Vellum with Liquid Glue.

The large star is a double cut.  One is a plain Star of Light star cut from Marina Mist card stock – it became the shadow.  Over that, I heat embossed the large and intricate image in White on Pool Party card stock and then cut it out.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and to wind several loops of Silver Metallic Thread around on the back.  The final product was adhered to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

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Then I cut the smaller intricate star from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhered it next to my large star.

The final piece was the sentiment.  I stamped the Star of Light sentiment in Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White and snipped banner ends.  I edged the banner with my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker and then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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At that point, I turned the Vellum over and wherever there was something on the front – I put Liquid Glue – keeping it light enough that it wouldn’t smoosh out and be visible on the front.  Then I carefully aligned the Vellum over the Marina Mist panel and secured it in place.

On the inside, I took the “swoosh” image from Star of Light and inked it with Smoky Slate.  Then I stamped it off once and stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I stamped the large intricate star in Pool Party – also stamping it off once first.  Finally, I stamped the second sentiment in Peekaboo Peach.

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I matted the panel on Marina Mist and then into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another stamped-off-once Smoky Slate “swoosh” and a full-strength Pool Party intricate star on the front…

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… and a full-strength Smoky Slate “swoosh” on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Celebrating the miracle that occurred this night – the beautiful Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits does a perfect job!  Hope you like.

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC:  WJCHVSZW

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Procastinated?  Still Need a Gift?  Think…Paper Pumpkin!

Still needing a last minute Christmas Present?  Well….how about….a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription?!?  Give the gift of creativity for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. You can purchase a subscription in my Online Store!  Stampin’ Up! will send you an email with a printable gift card and a subscription code.

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Instant Christmas Gift – and you’ll be a hero!

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And – for those of you who are already Paper Pumpkin subscribers – here’s a fun little deal with the December Kit.  When our supplies allow, we offer a refill kit (without the stamp set and ink) and make it available the Monday after the 20th of the month. This month we’re changing it up a bit. We’re releasing the FULL kit instead of a refill kit! Get the December 2016 Another Great Year Kit in my Online Store – right here!  Please note that since we’re offering the full kit, we will not offer a refill for the December 2016 kit.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares Still Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Head over to my online store to check out all of those great deals now! And shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!


Enjoy Christmas Eve, folks.  I have a card to share tomorrow – but I’m going to keep it short and sweet!  

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Marina Mist Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Starlight die cut

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

Pool Party Card Stock: Starlight die cut

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Starlight die cut

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock:  Starlight die cuts

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Hexagons Dynamic TIEF Sneak Peek Gift Card Holder!

‘Sup, y’all!?  The week is progressing apace – Christmas is almost here!  I took out a second mortgage today to mail packages with UPS.  Crazy.  It’s my own fault for waiting so long – procastination is expensive, it turns out – but….really?!?  One might think I’d learn my lesson after doing the same darned thing every year.  But apparently not…

Speaking of lessons – Finn-Chewie sort of got one today from the Haflinger School for Dogs.  He – against my advice – went into the pasture with the horses this morning.  

Cerah decided she didn’t really want him around and stomped her foot at him.  Which caused him to bounce back.  Which made Cady decide he must want to play tag – which she and Buck used to do! 😉

Finn-Chewie didn’t “get” the tag thing.  All he saw was Cady chasing him – which caused him to growl/bark/tuck his wiggler and boogie as fast as he could to the fence.  It turns out that they’re a lot bigger when they’re coming at you with their heads down than they are walking docilely ahead of you to the pasture with Mom leading them.   I think he thinks they’re moving because he’s following them! 😉

Poor little dude.  Except I told him to not go in the pasture.  And I tried to call him back out of it.

Teenagers.  They have to learn the hard lessons on their own, I suppose!  Cuz parents are dumb and also boring.

Getting savagely attacked by rogue Haflinger ponies does make a kid thirsty.  Hose time!  He bites the water as it comes out! 🙂

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So – my card for today isn’t even a card.  It’s a gift card holder.  Gift cards are so easy and usually welcomed by the recipient, right?  But I always sort of feel like I’m phoning it in a little when I give them.  So, if I can give them in a cute holder, it assuages my guilt.  I made two gift card holders with the new (Occasions catalog) Hexagons Dynamic TIEF.  Take a look see:

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These are so darned easy!  I started with a piece of 4 1/2″ x 6 1/8″ Real Red card stock.  I scored it along the long side at 1 1/4″, then turned it and scored 2″ in from the other end.
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Stampin’ Up! Merry Medley and Santa’s Sleigh for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is all about color.  So, it’ll be interesting to see how all the Ladies-Who-Hop interpret that challenge for you!  I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings today!

Here’s our colors – some of my favorites!

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I used one of my favorite-est stamps – the beautiful Merry Medley background stamp – and more of the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp set and matching Thinlits Christmas trees to make a serene and non-traditional Christmas card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags and Jar of Cheer Stocking Stuffers

Okay, y’all – we’re counting down to a bunch of things as we move so fast thru December that it’s going to be 2017 before we can blink!  What are we counting down?  Well…..

  • My Online Host Club will kick off on 1 Jan 17!  I have room for one more person to get in on the fun.  Will you be that person!?  Check out all the details right here and then drop me a line and get your name on the list!
  • Catalog Shares are open.  There’s a list of all the goodies you’ll get and the various shares options over on my 2017 Occasions Catalog Shares page.  Check it out and get signed up!
  • The Year End Clearance is still going on!  But it’ll end soon after we usher in 2017!  Don’t miss the chance to get all your favorites – before some of them are gone forever!  Here’s a link to the Clearance in my Online Store!
  • Only a couple more days to get your last minute Stampin’ Up! orders in to ensure you’ll receive your goodies by Christmas!  Get those orders in by the 15th, okay?

So – that’s the business taken care of.  Oh wait – the other countdown is that it’s practically Christmas!  My sous chef and I are getting all ready to do our Christmas baking.

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It’s pretty common knowledge in the world of the culinary arts that the sous chef routinely sits or lays between the chef and the counter.  That way any messes can be dealt with immediately and efficiently.  He learned quite well! 🙂

He’s a pretty good helper, even if – occasionally – he’s got to get out of the kitchen and take a little chewy break.  A great sous chef is worth his weight in gold, so I – as the Head Chef – tend to….bow…to his needs. 🙂

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I did do some non-cooking preparations today, though.  I made some stocking stuffers with a few 2 x 8″ Cellophane bags, a little card stock, and the Tin of Tags and Jar of Cheer stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Cheer and Pines!

Welcome to Monday, y’all!  I sure hope your weekend was wonderful and that you got all your Christmas cards mailed and your gifts wrapped and your baking done.

Just like I did.

ROFLMHO!!

I wish I got all those things done this weekend.  Here’s what I did get done:

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With actual ornaments!  Last year, I got home so close to Christmas that all we did was put the tree up.  Which is really all I need – I love the white lights even all by themselves!  But…I must say it’s always fun to pull out the ornaments and see the ones that we’ve gathered up together over the years.

Finn was….gobsmacked!

He was outside doing important dog work when we put it up.  He came flying around the corner – he pretty much flies everywhere – and came to an abrupt and skidding stop when he saw the lit tree!  He really didn’t know what to think of it! 🙂

I’m sure he’ll figure out that he’s supposed to raid the tree and take ornaments off of it – he’s smart that way!

My card for today uses the pretty Jar of Cheer stamp set – on the retiring list, so grab it while you can if you don’t have it already – and my favorite embossing folder ever…the Pine Bough TIEF.  I sure hope Stampin’ Up! changes their mind about retiring this one. 😦  I also added a few Pretty Pines embellishments.  Take a look-see:

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This one played along with a few challenges.  The first, from CAS(E) This Sketch, informed the layout.

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The color palette hails from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players:

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Just Us Girls had a Trend Week challenge:

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Finally, I was inspired by the beautiful picture in the Fusion – It’s Christmas challenge.

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Whew! 🙂

So.  I started by running a Whisper White panel thru the Big Shot twice in the Pine Bough TIEF.  Then I brushed all the embossed images with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a little shine.  I SNAILd it on a Silver Foil mat.

My jar – from Jar of Cheer – began when I heat embossed the candle image in Gold.  Then, around that, I heat embossed the jar and “threads” in Silver.  Finally, I cut it out with the matching die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

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I colored the flame and leaves with my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and the candle itself and berries with my Clear Wink.  I wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around the top of the jar, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I popped the jar on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits – I cut one from Gold Foil and two from Whisper White, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stack them up – and to adhere it on the card front.

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I cut two short pine boughs from Gold Foil using the die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and a pine cone from Silver Foil.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the top of the jar.  A small Gold Baker’s Twine bow, adhered with a little more Liquid Glue, finished off the card front.

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On the inside, I heat embossed a sentiment from Jar of Cheer in Gold on a Whisper White panel.

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I SNAILd it to Silver Foil and then into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I heat embossed another Jar of Cheer candle in Gold on the front, coloring it with my Gold and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes…

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…and I ran the envelope flap thru the Big Shot in the Pine Bough TIEF and brushed the embossed image with the Clear Wink of Stella.

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Et Voila!  Silver, Gold and White candle-in-a-pine-embellished-jar-of-cheer for Christmas.  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

2017-occasions-catalog-cover
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

year-end-closeout-graphic

Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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Only one opening left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And get your name in before it’s too late!


Tomorrow is an Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop – the theme is Celebrate.  And I’ll be back with a Sneak Peek of the Succulent Garden Suite!  

We’ll go live at 8am Eastern.

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Jar of Cheer die cut; Christmas Greetings die cuts (x2)

Silver Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cut

Gold Foil:  Pretty Pines die cuts; Christmas Greetings die cut

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!

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Stampin’ Up! Snow Place Family Photobomb!

Mornin’, y’all!  I’ve got a so-fun card to share with you this morning – but first…

Saturday was horse feed day.  We had to replenish our store of grain and hay.  Mr. Finn went along with Wayne to get the hay so that I could get feed in peace.  I told Wayne to keep a close eye – I figured once the hay man saw my cute boy….he’d probably try to spirit him away and hide him.  And keep him forever!  So, Finny stayed in the truck.  Helping from afar.  And…it was exhausting!  And…like any kid is wont to do….he fell asleep in his dinner.

Well…all wrapped in his leash and holding his bone.  Mid-gnaw…

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Poor little dude – having horses is a lot of work! 🙂

So – on to my card.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, and once I saw it – I knew I had to make one for myself – although I did change it up a bit.  You can see Michelle Last’s original card right here!

I used the Snow Place stamp set again – I know, I know! – but it looks a million times different from my card from yesterday.  When I saw Michelle’s card, it made me think of a family Christmas photo.  Seemed like a perfect opportunity for a photo-bomb!  Take a look-see:

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Now, this is so easy and so fun to do, I hope you’ll give it a try and put your spin on it!

To start off, I stamped the smaller snowman from the Snow Place stamp set onto a stack of 4 sticky notes – with his head up near the top where it’s sticky.  Then I fussy cut him out – it’s easy to do all 4 at the same time.  I did the same with one sticky note for the penguin.

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I used Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped the snowman 4 times across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I covered them all with a mask and stamped the next row.  From there, I just kept moving my masks and stamping my way up the panel.  When I got to where I thought the penguin ought to be peeking out, I just stamped him in, covered him with his mask – and went on to the top of the panel.  

Easy peasy.

I colored all the noses (and one beak!) with my Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker.

Now, it’s a known fact that penguins’ ears get cold, so I made some Snow Place ear muffs for him.  I inked just the muffs in Versamark, stamped a piece of Whisper White card stock, and sprinkled them with Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated them up and let them cool.  I carefully inked up the middle part of the muffs with Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped over the glittery muffs.  Then I cut them out with the matching die in the Snow Friends Framelits and popped them onto the penguin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I didn’t want to mess up my family photo (any more than the penguin already had!) with a sentiment that would cover them up, so I pulled out the Brushwork Alphabet set and stamped each letter in Real Red.  Those are the lower case letters, by the way.  I SNAILd the panel on a piece of Real Red card stock, and that was it for the card front!

For the inside, I inked just the second part of the Snow Place sentiment in Real Red and stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Snow Place penguin and a couple of snowmen on the front…

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…and another snowman family photo on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Easy and peasy and oh-so-much-fun to do!  I hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

2017-occasions-catalog-cover
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

year-end-closeout-graphic

Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares.

Online Host Club.

Year End Clearance.

Lots going on folks!  Don’t miss out!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White 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!

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Stampin’ Up! Jolly Snow Friends Christmas

Happy weekend, y’all!  Now – brace yourselves.  I’m going to tell you something completely terrifying.  Two weeks from today is Christmas Eve.

Yes.  Two weeks.  14 days.  336 hours.  20,160 minutes.

That’s not a lot of time, folks.

All I can say is…yikes!  I’m in trouble!  I’ve got a lot of cards made.  No gifts.  No baking done.

Yikes.

Finn’s on a break today.  He did some obedience training this morning and afternoon – so he’s kind of tired.  By which I mean….I clicked the clicker when he did something I wanted and then he got a treat.  At some point, I’m sure his smart self will overcome his stubborn self and he’ll figure it out!  We’re currently working on heel and come.  Lots and lots and lots of “come”!  It’s kind of his hardest thing here at home (away from home heeling is the tough thing).  I call him with my most authoritative voice.  Sometimes he comes right off the bat – sometimes…not so much.  I can see him weighing his options.  I think he’s looking to see if my hand is in my pocket where I keep the treats! 🙂

He’s stupid smart.

I’m just stupid, I think! 😉

So, my card for today is another one of those Christmas cards.  I used the Jolly Friends stamp set (on the Clearance Rack for $13.60), the cute Snow Place stamp set and a couple of fun little things in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

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And my color scheme is from the Fab Friday challenge:

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I started with a piece of Real Red card stock and I used a sponge dauber and some Whisper White Craft ink to stencil some dots all over the panel.  The mask I used was from an older retired set, but you could easily use the Seasonal Decorative Masks – currently on the Clearance Rack!  Once the ink was dry, I embossed the panel in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and then SNAILd it on a Whisper White mat.

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The small square is a piece of Emerald Envy Designer Series Paper, matted on Whisper White and SNAILd to the card front.

See that doily?  That’s a very cool new 2017 Occasions catalog embellishment – the Lace Doilies.  Why are they so cool?  Cuz they’re Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other!  Talk about handy and versatile! 🙂

I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the doily Whisper White-side-up over the Emerald Envy square.

I stamped the fun moose from the Jolly Friends stamp set in Early Espresso on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and fussy cut him.  Then I used the Real Red pencil in the new Watercolor Pencils to add some color to his cheeks and smoothed it out with a Blender Pen.

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I stamped the hat in Real Red on Whisper White and punched it out with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  I also punched a trim piece from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  That’s stuck on the hat with Liquid Glue and then I adhered the complete hat to the moose with a little more Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Snow Place stamp set, stamped in Real Red on Whisper White.  Then I used the fun little die in the new Occasions catalog Window Box Thinlits to cut the ends off the strip and make it into a foldable banner!  I stuck the folds together with Glue Dots and then popped the sentiment on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I stuck Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the back of the moose and used them to wind loops of Gold Baker’s Twine around, then I stuck it on the card.

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The inside of the card is a triple layer.  First off, I stamped the Jolly Friends moose in Early Espresso on a Whisper White panel.  I gave him some Real Red cheeks with the Watercolor Pencil and Blender Pen.

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I matted the panel on Real Red and Whisper White and then into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got another Jolly Friends moose on the front…

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…and more of the Emerald Envy DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  The Jolly Friends moose does it again – super cute little guy paired up with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and a sentiment from Snow Place.  Hope you like!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

2017-occasions-catalog-cover
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

year-end-closeout-graphic

Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I only have 2 slots left in the January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!  And then don’t miss out – get in on the fun!


Don’t miss out on Jolly Friends while it’s still available, okay?

See ya tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       
The Window Box Thinlits, Lace Doilies and Watercolor Pencils will be available on 4 Jan 17! 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Jolly Friends moose

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ square (mat for Emerald Envy square); 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 3 3/4″ x  5″ (inner liner)

Real Red Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner)

2016-2018 DSP Stack (Emerald Envy): 2 1/2″ square (front 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!

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Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh and Pines!

Happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well.

So, apparently I have a puppy with a bit of a jelly-belly streak.  He’s not at all okay with a cat being on my lap.  In fact, just last evening, Katy was on my lap and Finn started to come up, putting his feet…..

On my lap.

Right by the cat.

I saw my life flash before my eyes.

Fortunately, before things got too far out of hand, he accidentally bumped her with his paw – I’m sure it was an accident! – and she climbed down.

Crisis averted.

Much of the reason he doesn’t like Katy or Leo to be on my lap is cuz he thinks he needs to be on my lap.  It’s become something of a nightly routine.  He comes to the chair and gives me the “the look”.  I move the laptop and say “come on – hug”.  And he boings into my lap.  

Like he was on springs.

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And then, to show his total love and adoration…

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Looks so sweet…and it is, but…unfortunatley I have horses.  And I know where that mouth’s been!!

Finally, he was done with the nightly hug and I was able to get on with doing a post for today!

My card uses the beautiful Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and Thinlits die set (FYI – the bundle (for 10% off) is retiring!) and a little bit of Pretty Pines and a touch of Detailed Santa!  Take a look-see:

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My design hails from the sketch challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper:

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And my color scheme is from the Can You Case It challenge this week.

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Finally, I played along with the Just Us Girls Word challenge:

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Thanks to the great Santa’s Sleigh bundle, this one was easy peasy!

I started with a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP and lightly, gently, barely touched the raised pattern with an almost completely dry sponge with Elegant Eggplant.  Just to bring out the pattern and give the trees a little contrast.  I also lightly flicked the edges with the sponge, too.

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Then I matted the panel on Elegant Eggplant and then on Silver Foil.

My trees, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, are heat embossed in Silver on Whisper White, and cut with the matching die from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits.  I adhered two of them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and popped the third one over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a couple of pine boughs with the Pretty Pines thinlits from Silver Foil.  Then I adhered them to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

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My sentiment, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White.  I rounded the corners with the corner rounder on my Envelope Punch Board, edged it with my Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker, and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Over top of that, I adhered a little bow tied from a piece of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine and 3 strands of Silver Metallic Thread.

To finish the card front off, I added an Elegant Eggplant star Enamel Shape on the middle tree.  Then I cut some stars from Silver Foil with the die in the Detailed Santa Thinlits and adhered them on the card front and the trees with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Santa’s Sleigh in Elegant Eggplant on a Whisper White panel and added one more little tiny Detailed Santa star.

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I matted the panel on Elegant Eggplant and Silver Foil and then into my Elegant Eggplant card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Silver heat embossed tree from Santa’s Sleigh on the front, surrounded by some Elegant Eggplant stars…

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…and more of the Elegant Eggplant stars on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Easy peasy quick and breezy!  The very hardest part was getting the bare lightest touch of the Elegant Eggplant on the Fancy Frost DSP.  After that, it was smooth sailing – due to the wonderful images and coordinating dies in the Santa’s Sleigh bundle.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: K2Z3RB2G

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 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

2017-occasions-catalog-cover
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

year-end-closeout-graphic

Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I’ve got just a couple more openings in my January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!


Be sure to get over to my Shares page and see what’s included and then get signed up!  Beautiful papers, and trims and ribbons are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog! 🙂  And – snap up the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle while you still can – you know you want both pieces, might as well get them while you can save 10%, right!?! 

There’s still time to enter to win my 2nd Stampin’ Up! Anniversary Blog Candy – you’ve got until tonight at 8pm eastern.  Here’s a link to the blog post!

Tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop day, so I’ll be back at 7am Eastern!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Silver Foil: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock:  5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits die cuts

Fancy Frost Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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