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Stampin’ Up! Night Before a Merry Moose for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the color challenge – I thought…woods.  From there I decided on the Woodland Embossing Folder and…the Merry Moose stamp set!  And I combined them with a little Night Before Christmas DSP.  Take a look-see:

And – our Christmas-y color challenge – right up my alley!!

I pulled a little inspiration from the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for my layout!

I started with some Cherry Cobbler paper from the Night Before Christmas DSP and matted it on Early Espresso for the card front.

I wrapped some of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Striped Ribbon around the panel, securing it with SNAIL and some Glue Dots on the back.

The embossed panel starts with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Using the large tree in the Merry Moose stamp set, I stamped the DE-boss side of the Woodland Embossing Folder several times in Early Espresso.  Then I carefully placed the panel into the folder and ran it thru my die cutting and embossing machine.

I matted the panel on Early Espresso and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the moose outline in Early Espresso, using my Stamparatus.  Then I added the fill-in image in Crumb Cake.  I stamped the image again on a sticky note and fussy cut it to create a mask.  I placed the mask over the stamped moose and then used the Merry Moose tree to stamp several times in Crumb Cake.  When I pulled up the mask – the trees were “Behind” the moose! 😉

I cut the image with a square Stitched Shapes die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color a length of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.  Then I tied a double-loop bow with Linen Thread.  As I secured it – I secured a short piece of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Striped Ribbon.

I adhered the bow to the card front with a Glue Dot – then tied a simple bow with my Cherry Cobbler-colored Baker’s Twine and added that on top with another Glue Dot.

For the Merry Moose sentiment, I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler on Crumb Cake and punched it with my 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch.  I adhered it with a Dimensional and a Glue Dot.

I added a Gold Star from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Merry Moose in Cherry Cobbler on a Crumb Cake panel.  I stamped some of the trees in Crumb Cake across the bottom – and added another Most Wonderful Time Gold Star.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Merry Moose trees in Crumb Cake on the front…

…and some more of the Night Before Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Merry Moose stamp set – and it works really well with the masking technique, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 3 3/4″ (embossed panel on front); 2 1/8″ Square Stitched Shapes die cut (moose cut); 1 1/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Early Espresso Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for embossed panel on front)

Night Before Christmas DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Memories of Home and Christmas for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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

I combined a couple of stamp sets – the Host-exclusive Greatest Part of Christmas set and the Memories of Home set – with the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty DSP to create my Christmas card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s As You See It sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of the burlap-look paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on Cherry Cobbler.  A smaller – wood-look design – also matted on Cherry Cobbler – is adhered with Liquid Glue to create the card front.

I cut a piece of the music paper with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, which is from the Host-exclusive Greatest Part of Christmas set, I used my Stamparatus to stamp it twice on Crumb Cake – once in Mossy Meadow and once with Cherry Cobbler.  I snipped the Cherry Cobbler “Happy” and “Christmas” with my Paper Snips.

I cut the Mossy Meadow sentiment with the third-largest circle Stitched Shapes Die and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added the snipped sentiment words with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped both ornaments from the Memories of Home stamp set in Versamark Ink on Cherry Cobbler and sprinkled them with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated them with my Heat Tool.  These two ornaments work with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack – so that’s what I used to punch them out.

I adhered the ornaments – using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a Linen Thread double-loop bow and stuck it on with a Glue Dot.  Then I tied a simple bow from Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack) and stuck it on with a tiny dab of Liquid Glue.

A few Cherry Cobbler gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack finished off the card front.

For the inside, I used my Stamparatus again to stamp a second sentiment from Greatest Part of Christmas in Mossy Meadow on Crumb Cake.  I added the ornament images in Versamark, sprinkled them with Copper Emboss Powder and heat embossed them.  I added a Cherry Cobbler gem, too.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the Memories of Home ornaments on the front, embossed in Copper….

…and I added more of the burlap Pressed Petals Specialty DSP to the envelope flap – even adding another Copper-embossed ornament!

Et Voila!  The Pressed Petals Specialty DSP is so versatile, isn’t it??  And the Memories of Home set – with the ornaments that can be punched with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack – is so sweet!  If you want the Greatest Part of Christmas, you’ll need to purchase it with Stampin’ Rewards or select it as an ordering gift from me.  Let’s figure out how you can do that (there’s a few ways!), shall we?  I hope you like!

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 Amy’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Leslie Larkin

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!

 

 

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 4″ (mat under wood DSP); Gleaming Ornaments Punched ornaments

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle Die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (wood DSP panel); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle Die (music DSP);  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 FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Christmas, New Product | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Making Everything Festive and Bright

Happy Monday!  Hope you’re warm where you are and ready for a great week!  You MAY have today off for Veteran’s Day!  Whether you do or don’t – please take a moment to thank a Vet or say a prayer for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines sitting in harm’s way today to protect our great Nation!  Past or present, each of them has written a blank check on all our behalf!

My card today is a super simple one – made easy with the wunnermus Stamparatus!  I used the Everything Festive stamp set from the holiday catalog and the Making Christmas Bright set from the annual catalog.  Take a look-see:

This simple layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

For the card front, I used the fun wreath image in the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and stamped it all over a Whisper White panel in Pineapple Punch ink.  Then I matted the panel on Real Red.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus and the Marker-to-Rubber technique to stamp the Everything Festive image on a piece of Whisper White.  I colored the “Merry” in Mossy Meadow, “&” in Night of Navy, and “Bright” in Real Red.  Then I stamped all the stars in Pineapple Punch.

I cut the sentiment with the largest Stitched Shapes square die – and also cut out a piece of the Christmas-light-strewn paper from the Night Before Christmas DSP.

I adhered the DSP square with Liquid Glue – then popped the sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a couple lengths of Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon across the bottom of the panel – adhering them in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a bow in the center.

A single Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright set in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  I added the wreath in Pineapple Punch a few times, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Making Christmas Bright wreaths in Pineapple Punch on the front….

…and more of the Night Before Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Fun – easy – and quick.  All thanks to the Stamparatus and some fun images and sentiments from Making Christmas Bright and the Everything Festive stamp sets!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake 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); 2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (sentiment)

Night Before Christmas DSP:  2 5/8″ Stitched Shapes Square (behind sentiment); 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


Yesterday, while Wayne winterized the trailer,

Finn and I picked some apples from the orchard next door.  Not to worry – we had permission and only took ones that had already fallen on the ground!

We got a decent little haul – and they’re GOOD!!

Of course they’re for the ponies – but they do share with us!

Finn had a blast – watch for more pics in the next couple of days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Christmas | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Angled Snowman Season!

Mornin’, y’all!  Well – Friday again!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m headed north today to get my hair cut – in preparation for next week’s OnStage!  I’m excited for that – it’s always great to see friends from around the country – and we’ll get to see (and order from!!) the new Occasions Catalog, too!  Can you believe it’s almost time for that!?  That means it’s almost 2020.

Where are the flying cars?!?  That’s all I want to know.  I’m pretty sure George Jetson promised flying cars by now… 😉

Anywho – more on OnStage as we get closer!

My card today is ready for Christmas!  And snow.  Which I hope we do NOT get.  No offense to snow or folk who love snow, but…I’m WAY okay without it!  But – that does mean that the only snowmen I’m going to be able to make are in paper.  Thankfully I’ve got the Snowman Season bundle and some cool and frosty Let It Snow Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week!

And the color scheme is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!

I started with a snowy piece of Let it Snow Specialty DSP that I matted on Real Red for the card front.  Then I cut a second design with a Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Snowman Season in Shaded Spruce and cut it with a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using Glue Dots, I wound a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon in a rough figure-8 to create a bow-ish effect.

I cut the snowman from one of the pieces of glittery Let It Snow Specialty DSP using the Snowman Builder Punch (bundled with the Snowman Season stamp set).

I pulled out the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit and added a couple of branch arms, some coal for the eyes and buttons (these are little enamel shapes in the kit!) and used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Shaded Spruce cap.

Then I popped him onto the card front with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Snowman Season in Shaded Spruce to a Whisper White panel.  Over top I stamped some snowflakes in stamped-off-once Coastal Cabana.  A single Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Coastal Cabana snowflakes on the front (I stamped the image twice without re-inking to get the “second” color!)…

…and I added more of the snowy paper from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Snowman Season stamp set lets me make my kind of snowman.  A NOT-snow man, man!  And it’s so cool that the Snowman Builder punch will actually punch out one of the glittery images from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Happy BIRTHDAY, Mom! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Moose Punch Has Sold Out and Will Not Return

Stampin’ Up! posted this update late last night:

Our inventory of Moose Punch (item 150652) has been depleted and is no longer available for purchase.

That means the Merry Moose Bundle is also sold out and can’t be purchased.  But the good news is that the cute Merry Moose stamp set is still available!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Shaded Spruce 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″ (inner liner); 7/8″ x 3″ Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment)

Let It Snow Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (angled panel); Punched snowman 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


 

Yesterday was customer-thank-you-gift mailing day here.

And my side-kick was right there with me!

 

You know – I may have mentioned this a time or two…

Boy do I love this little dog of mine. 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, New Product | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frosted Beautiful Boughs for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous photo-realistic Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP for it – letting it really shine thru.  I paired it up with the Frosted Foliage and Peaceful Boughs bundles to make…this!  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch!

I also played along with The Paper Players theme challenge…

I started by matting my beautiful Feels like Frost Specialty DSP on some Pretty Peacock for the card front.

With the Beautiful Boughs Dies, I cut a couple of boughs from Vellum card stock.  Using my Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend, I colored the BACK of the boughs.  On the front, I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects and then sprinkled them with Ice Stampin’ Glitter.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Boughs in Pretty Peacock.  Then I cut it out with the smaller label die from Beautiful Boughs.

I cut a little Silver Foil banner – snipping the ends with my Paper Snips.

Finally, I cut three Silver Glimmer Paper berry-boughs with the little die in the Frosted Frames die set.

I adhered the Silver Foil banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I used a Glue Dot to add some loops of Silver Metallic Thread.  The berry-boughs and Glitter-covered boughs were next – adhered with Liquid Glue.

I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish off, I added some Pretty Peacock gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones set and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a Frosted Foliage sentiment in Pretty Peacock to a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I stamped some berries from Frosted Foliage in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Metallic Ink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and 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 more Frosted Foliage berries in Silvery Shimmer Metallic Ink on the front…

…and some more woodsy Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP does all the work – with a quick assist from the Peaceful Boughs and Frosted Foliage bundles – to create an icy Christmas Card!  I love the sparkly Pretty Peacock Vellum boughs, too, don’t you? I hope you like!

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued Permanently

Stampin’ Up! provided us with an update about Purple Posy Inks.  Despite their efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, they’ve learned that the ink color is still shifting over time.

All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy DID pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they’ve now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.

This means that the color isn’t coordinating with our other colors as strictly as SU! requires.  Due to these ongoing challenges, they’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink as of November 5, 2019.  The following items will no longer be available to purchase:

  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.

So – I know this is disappointing to many of you – but…I am actually pleased that SU! is taking this step.  One of the major draws of Stampin’ Up! products is the color coordination across the different products.  We can count on things matching up as we create!  And if Purple Posy isn’t “matching up” – then….this is the right thing to do!

Already purchased the ink pad a refill?  While Stampin’ Up! can’t replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers who’ve already received them, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and receive a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  Beautiful Boughs die cut label (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Silver Glimmer Paper: Frosted Frames die cut flowers

Vellum Card Stock: Beautiful Boughs die cut boughs

Silver Foil: 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (banner behind sentiment)

Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Wrapped in Plaid Pine Tree

Hey y’all – happy Hawwmp Day!

Wow – yesterday turned out WAY differently than I’d anticipated!  My PLAN was to get a couple of cards done and get the house picked up a bit.  I have a friend from my “old life” coming over this afternoon and I want to do some ribs and show her the place and maybe make a quick card with her.  And I wanted to do it in a clean house!

Instead…I spent the day with a friend at the hospital.  This past weekend, her dad had an appendectomy – not quite emergent, but….close! – at the age of almost 90!  So I went to the hospital today to help navigate and interpret and generally be the squeaky wheel.

I’m a pretty good squeaky wheel at the hospital – I know the lingo and the way things work.  So it was an easy thing to offer and do.  But – like all things associated with hospitals – it took….all…..day.

When I finally got home after 6 – with no card for today, no blog post for today, and – most critically – no dry-rubbed ribs, and no tidied up house!….well – I had to decide what to do.

And…I made a card! LOL!  THAT was easy and fun, so…I took the path I was going to LIKE!  And since I’d been plotting the card in my head all day, it came together quickly with the wunnermus Perfectly Plaid bundle and Wrapped In Plaid DSP!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

I started with some pretty Wrapped in Plaid DSP and matted it on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.

Next, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the panel, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I embossed a small piece of Crumb Cake card stock in the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder, matted it on Cherry Cobbler and popped it over the Linen Thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With the Pine Tree Punch (bundled with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set!), I punched a different Wrapped in Plaid DSP design and popped the tree on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I added faux stitches with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it onto the art panel with more Dimensionals.

I added a gold star from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley to the top of the tree and the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel, then used my Stamparatus to stamp the plaid tree in Shaded Spruce.  The tree also got another of the Most Wonderful Time gold stars!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Shaded Spruce plaid trees on the front…

…and more of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is absolutely, positively one of my fave things in the Holiday catalog!  Perfectly Plaid is…well…PERFECT!  Especially when you add in the bundled Pine Tree Punch.  AND – if you pair it up with the awesome, wunnermus and amazingly beautiful Wrapped in Plaid DSP – well – you get Perfectly Piney Plaid Perfection!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued Permanently

Stampin’ Up! provided us with an update about Purple Posy Inks.  Despite their efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, they’ve learned that the ink color is still shifting over time.

All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy DID pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they’ve now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.

This means that the color isn’t coordinating with our other colors as strictly as SU! requires.  Due to these ongoing challenges, they’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink as of November 5, 2019.  The following items will no longer be available to purchase:

  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.

So – I know this is disappointing to many of you – but…I am actually pleased that SU! is taking this step.  One of the major draws of Stampin’ Up! products is the color coordination across the different products.  We can count on things matching up as we create!  And if Purple Posy isn’t “matching up” – then….this is the right thing to do!

Already purchased the ink pad a refill?  While Stampin’ Up! can’t replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers who’ve already received them, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and receive a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:     Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (front embossed panel); 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″(mat for front embossed panel)

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

Wrapped in Plaid DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pine Tree Punched shape; 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


 

I was gone all day yesterday.  Truly – left around 10 and didn’t get home until after 6.

Wayne told me Finn wondered where I was all day.

Guess he figured maybe I’d gone away again.

🙁

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, New Product | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Toile Tidings All Around

Hey y’all!  Welcome back to the week.  It’s Christmas!

Well – not really – but…since Halloween is over, it MUST be Christmas, right?  And it’s dark at dinner time and cold.

Yup.  Christmas! 😉

So – I have a Christmas card for you.  This one uses the Tidings All Around Bundle – which includes the All-Around Wreath die set – and some pretty Toile Tidings DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I embossed in the Woodland Embossing Folder and matted on Basic Black for the card front.  Then I matted a piece of woodsy Toile Tidings DSP on Basic Black and then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Tidings All Around wreath in Garden Green on Very Vanilla and cut it with the All-Around Wreath die.  I added Real Red berries stamped around the wreath.

On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Tidings All Around sentiment in Real Red and cut it out with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Die.  I adhered the die cut wreath to the sentiment circle with Liquid Glue, then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals,

I pulled out my Frosted Bouquet Die set and cut a Real Red Glimmer Paper berries die – that I snipped apart.  I also cut a couple of Garden Green boughs using the dies in the All-Around Wreath Die set.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the bows and berries to the wreath – then added a Linen Thread double-loop bow with a scrunched up Glue Dot.

I added a Garden Green Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dot by the sentiment, and some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels around on the wreath – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Tidings All Around sentiment in Real Red on a Very Vanilla panel.  In the corners, I added part of the wreath in Garden Green – with Real Red stamped berries.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a little more of the wreath and berries on the front…

…and some more of that woodsy Toile Tidings DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Tidings All Around stamp set is gorgeous and the All-Around Wreath Die set lets you instantly cut beautiful wreaths!  And…know what else is super-cool about the All-Around Wreath die set?  It not only works with the Tidings All Around stamp set – it ALSO works with the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set (on page 59 of your Holiday Catalog).  THAT is what I call bang-for-your-buck!  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  This is the last day to get 20% off and FREE Shipping on Magnet cards from Stamp-N-Storage!  🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!


HUGE STAMP-N-STORAGE MAGNET SALE

LAST DAY!!

20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING!

Shop 5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11 Magnet Cards, PLUS the Stamp-n-Die Bundle now through Monday, and save 20% OFF. Plus you will receive FREE SHIPPING* on these items. Your discount will automatically be applied during the checkout process. This huge savings is the perfect time to stock up on Magnet Cards to organize your dies. If you’ve never tried our Magnet Cards, test them out today! We know you’ll love these strong and sturdy cards that keep your dies in place.  Get more the details right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Basic Black Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for DSP strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); All-Around Wreaths die cut wreath

Toile Christmas DSP:  2″ x 5″ (front 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


Finn let me hijack his spot again.

Even HE admitted his sister was looking too cute to NOT get her picture on our blog!

Too small as that bed looks to be – and in spite of the MONTHS it took her to decide she liked it – she now LOVES it and sleeps in (or in-ish!) it all the time!  🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Stamp-N-Storage Sale | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

‘Sup, y’all!  How did the Fall-Back go for you?  It’s 7am here.  But really 8.  So – you should be wide-awake and perky!  Your dogs and cats and ponies are looking at you like – what the HECK!! – but…YOU got an extra hour of sleep.

Or…did you??!

Regardless – we’re in it now until Spring.  Bleh.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your last evening in Daylight Savings Time with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay – here ’tis on YouTube!

The project we did last night is quite timely, since we’re plunging headlong into Gift Card Giving Season (GCGS).  I like giving gift cards – I do! – but…they always seem a little like I phoned it in.  So…I feel BETTER about it if I can present them in a beautiful and/or clever gift card holder.  And this one is both!  With the gorgeous Christmas Rose stamp set and bundled Rose Dies, atop wunnermus Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

My friend Sue did a similar fun-fold last week – you can see her card right here – and I just modified it a little bit to get the gift card holder portion on the inside!

I selected two coordinating patterns to use from the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP – and both pieces are matted on Mossy Meadow throughout the card.

The card base itself is a piece of Poppy Parade cut at 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ and scored/folded at 2″.  Then the gift card holder – also Poppy Parade – is 3 1/2″ x 9″ that I scored and folded at 5″.

For the gift card holder itself, I first adhered a Mossy Meadow panel to the Poppy Parade panel – then (with Tear & Tape Adhesive), added another piece of Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP.  I used my Pretty Label Punch to cut a decorative “finger hold”.

The sentiment, from the Christmas Rose stamp set – is stamped in Poppy Parade on Whisper White. I used the fill-in image from the set to stamp the leaves/boughs in Mossy Meadow – and added a Soft Suede Pine Cone.

On the front is a stamped Christmas Rose.  I stamped the image in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut it with the matching die in the Rose Die set.  Then I used my Light and Dark Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to color it.

I adhered the die cut rose with Liquid Glue – letting part of it hang over the left edge of the gift card holder.  Then I added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Christmas Rose boughs and cones on the front…

…and a little more of the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  I love this fun-fold – it’s really easy to do and makes quick work of creating a wowza Gift Card Holder for GCGS!  And the Christmas Rose and bundled Rose Dies are a wonderful way to decorate it, with help from the beautiful Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP!  I hope you like – and will make some of your own!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Ordering Deets

  • Ordering begins on Friday, 1 November
  • No order limits apply.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

You’ve been waiting and now is the time!  Christmastime, that is!  Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!



HUGE STAMP-N-STORAGE MAGNET SALE

Thru 4 November!

20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING!

Shop 5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11 Magnet Cards, PLUS the Stamp-n-Die Bundle now through Monday, and save 20% OFF. Plus you will receive FREE SHIPPING* on these items. Your discount will automatically be applied during the checkout process. This huge savings is the perfect time to stock up on Magnet Cards to organize your dies. If you’ve never tried our Magnet Cards, test them out today! We know you’ll love these strong and sturdy cards that keep your dies in place.  Get more the details right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″  (card base, scored and folded at 2″); 3 1/2″ x 9″ (gift card holder, scored and folded at 5″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  1 3/4″ x 4″ (mats for card front and for inside panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card inner DSP liner); 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (mats for front and inner sentiment panel of gift card holder); 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat under inside card holder area)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (inner sentiment panel); Rose Dies die cut

Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP: 1 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (card front and inside panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card inner DSP liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front of gift card holder); 2″ x 4 5/8″ (gift card holder pocket – with punched center); 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


On Saturday, we fixed fence.  It’s time to move the girls off the back pasture so we can seed it for winter grass – which means they need to be able to go in the front pasture.

Also – the back is getting pretty sparse – which Cady made VERY clear to us when she jumped out of the pasture – twice! – to roam around the barn grazing.

Yep.  Time to fix fence!

So – that’s what we did.  With Finn’s help, of course.  He is QUITE the ranch hand!  And the weather – a little chilly for us but perfect for fur-balls – was just his cuppa tea!  He was ready to ROLL!!

Now – to be honest – there’s a pretty limited set of fence-repair tasks that a four-legged-thumbless person can actually do.

A lot of it is….moral support and watching for interlopers!

Scouting for deer tracks…

Oh – you can’t see him?  Yea – he’s off in the woods “looking”…

While Wayne and I took down broken boards and put up replacements…

…he was working on getting rid of debris.  One.  Stick.  At.  A.  Time.

Everyone has a niche…

At one point, he managed to get a very short ZOOOOM thru the pond – which then made him ZZZZZZOOOOOOOMMMMM around us for a minute – until he claimed the pond rock as his own.

By the end of the afternoon, when I came in to start on dinner and get ready for my Saturday video, my furry ranch-hand was plum tuckered.  He ate his breakfast, got a drink and…

Crashed – until it was time to feed the ponies!

A good day’s work – but that fencing and ranch-handing is hard work, y’all! 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas, Christmas Time is Here Suite, Fun Fold card, Gift Card Holder, New Product, Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Christmastime is Here And So Is the Paper Trimmer!!

Happy Friday, y’all!!  And – more to the point! – happy First of November!! When TWO big things are NOW available for you to purchase!  The first is the Christmastime is Here Suite – which is the focal point for my card today.  The SECOND is the BRAND SPANKING NEW PAPER TRIMMER!!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Go get yours RIGHT NOW – here’s a link!

So – I mentioned the Christmastime is Here Suite….that’s what I used to create today’s Christmas card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Fab Friday Challenge!

I started with a rose-strewn piece of the gorgeous Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP and matted it on Mossy Meadow.  Then I took another smaller piece, matted IT on Mossy Meadow and adhered it with Liquid Glue to create the card front.

I used the die in the Roses Die set (bundled with the Christmas Roses stamp set) to cut a Mossy Meadow lattice, which I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

One VERY cool feature of the Roses Die set is that the largest die actually cuts out a ginormously beautiful rose image from one of the designs in the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP.  Which is what I did!

With Glue Dots, I looped some of the pretty Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon a few times – then I popped the big die-cut rose over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Christmas Rose sentiment in Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink on Whisper White and cut it out with a die in the Roses Die set.  Then I used Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it over the roses.

I fussy cut a smaller two-rose image from the DSP and adhered it with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals to the sentiment.

Finally, I added a small bow from the Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon with a Glue Dot, and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots here and there – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Christmas Rose sentiment in Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink.  Next to it, using one of the fill-images in the set – but only inking a single pine bough – I added a couple of Mossy Meadow boughs.  And then a couple of Soft Suede pinecones.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the pine boughs and cones on the front…

…and a little more of the gold-embellished Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Y’all – the Christmas Rose set and bundled Rose Dies are….gorgeous!  And the Paper.  THE PAPER!!  I am seriously in love with this Christmastime is Here Suite of goodies – and I KNOW you’re going to want it for your Christmas projects!  I mean….Roses.  Pine boughs.  Pine Cones.  Dies that cut the images from the DSP.  What’s not to love?!?  I hope you like!

You can buy the whole Suite – sort of like an “easy button” – and you’ll get all the goods to make this card PLUS the gorgeous gold-tone bracelet!  Check it all out down below!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: Q433WYHE

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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


GET IT NOW!!

I’ve had mine for a minute now – and I love it!  It cuts smooth and straight on a nice stable base!  You’re going to be happy to have it!  And just in time for all your Holiday crafting, too!

Paper Trimmer Deets

Item: 152392 | $25.00

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Ordering Deets

  • Ordering begins on Friday, 1 November
  • No order limits apply.
  • Cutting Blades Multipack will be available to purchase in January 2020.
    • Cutting Blades Multipack $12.00
    • Each Cutting Blades Multipack unit contains four blades.

So – get on over and get it right here!


Christmastime is Here is…HERE!!

You’ve been waiting and now is the time!  Christmastime, that is!  Click the picture below to open a flyer with all the details – or just go right here to my Online Store to get these goodies for yourself right now!



HUGE STAMP-N-STORAGE MAGNET SALE

Thru 4 November!

20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING!

Shop 5×7, 6×7, 8×7, and 8.5×11 Magnet Cards, PLUS the Stamp-n-Die Bundle now through Monday, and save 20% OFF. Plus you will receive FREE SHIPPING* on these items. Your discount will automatically be applied during the checkout process. This huge savings is the perfect time to stock up on Magnet Cards to organize your dies. If you’ve never tried our Magnet Cards, test them out today! We know you’ll love these strong and sturdy cards that keep your dies in place.  Get more the details right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle DSP panel); Rose Dies Lattice die cut

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Rose Dies die cut sentiment

Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle panel); Rise die cut rose; fussy cut roses; 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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Finn Fan Fix


Yesterday was Halloween – and I’d been saving the BIG fully-iced cookie from The Hungry Hound for Finn’s Halloween “treat”.

Didn’t even make him do a “trick” to get it! 😉

Looking good….

Gentlyyyyyy…..

FROOOOOSSSSTTTTIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Let it Snow, Man Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Now – by rights this should be a Halloween card today, but the color scheme just….isn’t right for a Halloween card.  So…I made a Christmas card, cuz the challenge IS perfect for the Snowman Season and Let It Snow Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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