Day of Service

Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Field Of Flowers Sneak Peek 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!

I know I made you guys a card just the other day using a sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set (new in the 2020-2022 Annual Catalog coming on 3 Jun) but…I needed to use it again.  And…yeah.  I ALSO used the Field of Flowers set.  But…yep – needed to use IT again, too.  It was a moral imperative.

Not really – I just like them! 😉  Take a look-see:

Here’s our sketch – I turned it upside down!

I started with a Whisper White panel that I embossed in the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Poppy Parade for the card front.

On a smaller panel, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the grass image from Field of Flowers in Granny Apple Green ink.  Then I lightly sponged the bottoms of the grasses with Garden Green, using a Sponge Dauber, and stamped it again.

I added a couple of tall stems/leaves, also in Granny Apple Green and Garden Green.  I inked it first in Granny Apple Green, then used Garden Green on the edges of the leaves, with a Sponge Dauber.

I used the double-flower image in Field of Flowers in Poppy Parade to stamp the card front with two flowers.  Since this is a double-image stamp, I covered one of the flowers with a sticky note (so that I could stamp just one flower at a time).  🙂

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Lovely You sentiment in Daffodil Delight – then I matted the panel on Poppy Parade.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the double-flower image again – twice – in Poppy Parade and fussy cut the flowers.  I also stamped the five-flower image twice – once in Highland Heather and once in Daffodil Delight.  Then I used the bundled Confetti Flowers Border Punch to punch out all of the little flowers.

I wrapped a length of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I wrapped a short piece around it, tying it snugly to create a “faux bow”.

I adhered all my cut flowers, using a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, I added some dragonflies from the Field of Flowers set in Pool Party ink, popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a second Lovely You sentiment in Daffodil Delight to a Whisper White panel.  I also stamped another couple of Field of Flowers stems and flowers in Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.  A few Pool Party dragonflies finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Poppy Parade mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Field of Flowers flowers on the front…

…and on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I mean, really?  Is it any wonder that I wanted to use the gorgeous Field of Flowers set again?  That grass border has just been calling my name and – I don’t know what those big flowers are, but…I LOVE them!  Handy that you can also cut out a bevy of sweet little blossoms with the bundled Confetti Flowers Border Punch, too!

I am also smitten by the sweet sentiments and wonderful fonts – plus flower and leaf images! – in the Lovely You stamp set!

You’re My Person.  Pretty much says it all, right?  But – if that doesn’t do it for you – there’s 10 others that will! 🙂

I hope you like!

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

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

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Don’t forget that today is the Stampin’ Up! Day of Service FB Event!  Deets down below!


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Day of Service Facebook Live Event is TODAY!!

Stampin’ Up! Day of Service and Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, will be going live on her Facebook page at today 2:00 PM Mountain Time to create 20 cards with the COVID-19 Give Back PDF and she’s inviting everyone to join her!

Here’s Sara to tell you all about it in her Facebook Live Video!

If you want to join in during the live event – here’s what you’ll need handy to make the cards with Sara:

Card bases
Designer Series Paper – any will do!
Scissors or a Paper Trimmer.
Adhesive
Embellishments
Printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here for $12 US – it’s digital so you’ll have it right away!)

So that you can prep your Designer Series Paper before the event starts – here’s a PDF of the instruction/cut sheet!

If you’re unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page!!

Hope you get a chance to “hang” with Sara – she’s a lot of fun and it’s all going to a great cause!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (art panel); Confetti Flowers punched flowers; Field of Flowers fussy cut flowers


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

 

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Stampin’ Up!’s Day of Service and a Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek!!

Happy Happy Hawwwmp DAAAAAAY!!!

Hope your week is going swimmingly!

My post today is two fold – to let you know about a fun event taking place TOMORROW – that YOU can take part in!  And, for the second fold, to share a quick look at the seriously-cute May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit called A Kit In Color (you’ll see why in a just a second).

First – tomorrow, 21 May 2020, is the Stampin’ Up! Day of Service and Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, will be going live on her Facebook page at 2:00 PM MT to create 20 cards with the COVID-19 Give Back PDF and she’s inviting everyone to join her!

Here’s Sara to tell you all about it in her Facebook Live Video!

If you want to join in during the live event – here’s what you’ll need handy to make the cards with Sara:

Card bases
Designer Series Paper – any will do!
Scissors or a Paper Trimmer.
Adhesive
Embellishments
Printed copy of the Share Sunshine PDF Download (which can be purchased here for $12 US – it’s digital so you’ll have it right away!)

So that you can prep your Designer Series Paper before the event starts – here’s a PDF of the instruction/cut sheet!

 

If you’re unable to participate in the live craft party, the replay will be available to view any time on Sara’s Facebook page!!

Okay – fold one done! 🙂  Hope you get a chance to “hang” with Sara – she’s a lot of fun and it’s all going to a great cause!

Fold Two!  Paper Pumpkin!

My May Kit arrived yesterday and I opened it up right away. I’d heard good things about it and was anious to put the cards together!

I found a cute stamp set – and a Misty Moonlight Ink Spot!!  Whoo-hoo!!!

Plus a bunch of die cut designs, banners, CLOUDS!, twine, vellum pieces and ADORABLE puffy flowers in the new 2020-2022 In Colors (plus Purple Posy!) – with card bases and envelopes to make 8 full size cards and 4 notecards!

I got busy right quick and, about an hour later (okay – twelve twine bows sort of slowed me down.  Don’t judge!) – I had them all done!

How.  Pretty.  Are.  Those!?

This set REALLY showcases the new In Colors and lets you see how well they work together!

The first full-sized card is based on Just Jade with the pretty rainbow “postage stamp” die cut on the front!  And – do you see the flowers??  They’re sort of “puffy” and I love them!

The second full-size card has super fun clouds on a rainbow base!  And my favorite sentiment in the whole kit!

Finally, there are four notecards, with a Purple Posy base.  This one is really fun – and I kept hearing Mike Myers in my head saying “Groooovy, baby”!!! 😉

I didn’t do anything to the insides yet – I’m keeping them blank so that I can add a sentiment as I need one.  Happy Birthday.  Congratulations.  Welcome to the Team!  These are great cards – ready for any occasion!!

Here’s a quick how-to-put-it-together video!  JIC my highly detailed instructions didn’t help. 😉

This is a great kit – and…the June kit – created with lots of input from Sara herself – looks to be equally awesome!

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

Here’s Sara again to tell you more…

And here’s the deets!

Box of Sunshine

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included!  Darn it!)

Now – like the May kit, I have a sneaking suspicion that this one could sell out in a hurry!  So…if you’re already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – don’t suspend or skip for this month!  If not, but you’d like to sign up, there are two ways!

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

OR…

…you can do a Prepaid Subscription!

Choose Your Prepaid Subscription Now!

Just a note!  To get the June Box of Sunshine – you MUST be signed up/active by the 10th of June.  If you sign up on the 11th of June…you’ll get the JULY kit!  Copy??

Okay – lots of info.  I hope you get a chance to craft with Sara tomorrow AND get signed up for the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Back By Popular Demand!!

A couple of old friends are back and have been turned back on in the Online Store!  Nature’s Thoughts Dies (coordinating with the Positive Thoughts stamp set) and Special Day Dies (coordinating with the Special Someone stamp set)  – both of which will be offered in the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog are once again available to order.  Whoo-hooo!!


Stamps-N-Storage SALE … 19 – 21 May 2020!

And…New Magnet Card Sizes!

Hey – Stamp-N-Storage has got a couple new-size Magnet Cards – The 12×12 and 6×6 Magnet Cards have the same strong magnet material and sturdy poster backing customers love. PLUS the 12×12 and 6×6 Magnet Cards fit inside the Paper Sleeves for easy labeling and can be stored in a Paper Holder!

To celebrate the release of these new Magnet Cards, Stamp-n-Storage will offer a 20% OFF Magnet Card Sale on May 19-20. The sale includes all Magnet Card sizes (5×7, 6×6, 6×7, 8×7, 8.5×11, and 12×12), Storage Pockets, Paper Sleeves, and the Stamp-n-Die Bundle.

Don’t forget to add the Coupon Code: MAGNET612  🙂

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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 is a…teensy bit…of a medler.

Not a lot – I mean, he doesn’t dig in the trash.

Mostly.

Or chew things to bits.

Mostly.

Or…steal things.

Mostly.

Unless…it’s a peppermint wrapper.

And then, all bets are off.

He’s standing in the front of the tack room door, all innocent, waiting for me to let him out.

Real casual.

Whistling, even.  To throw me off.

And it almost worked.

Huh?  Wrapper? In my mouth?!?

How in the world….????

TTFN

M

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