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Stampin’ Up! Make a Moroccan Medallion for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a fun – sort of geometric focused – sketch this week.  I hope that you’ll spend a little time browsing all our projects and then gathering your goodies to play along! 🙂

Here’s the sketch:

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I might have been the tiniest bit liberal with the sketch – but…I used the Make a Medallion set from Sale-A-Bration and paired it with some Moroccan DSP.  Add in a few Delightful Dijon frames and this is what you get!  Take a look-see:

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This is a quick one – it took me longer to dither and fret about the layout and design than it did to make it!

I started by double-matting a piece of the Moroccan DSP on Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso.  Then I pulled out my Squares and Circles Layering Framelits die sets and got busy making my frames.

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I cut two square frames and one circle from Delightful Dijon – using the scallop dies for the outer frame.  You can actually put the two dies together and cut the frame out with one swoop – just take your time and either use a Magnetic Platform or a sticky note to hold the dies in place.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the frames to the card front.

For my art, I used the Make a Medallion stamp set to create the pretty centerpiece.  First I stamped the Emerald Envy image.  Next, I used the second image and stamped it in Early Espresso – it’s photopolymer, so it’s pretty easy to get it straight – just take your time and get it lined up!

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I also added a Make a Medallion sentiment in Delightful Dijon, then I cut the medallion with a Circles Layering Framelits die.  I matted it on Delightful Dijon and a scalloped Early Espresso mat and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added three Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

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On the inside, I used the two small images in Make a Medallion to decorate the corners of a Very Vanilla (yes, it’s Very Vanilla – even if looks like it’s Whisper White!) panel.  The larger image is in Emerald Envy and the little eesny-weensy-if-you-drop-it-on-the-floor-it’s-gone image is in Early Espresso.

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I matted the panel on Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso, then into my Emerald Envy card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added a couple more little images in the corners…

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…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Moroccan DSP.

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Et Voila!  I’m really growing to love this little Make a Medallion stamp set – the medallion image is very on-trend right now – I see them everywhere!  And this stamp set lets you unleash your imagination with the design element.  Hope you like!

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

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

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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 201 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Everyone Loves Free Things!

Y’all’s Recent Comments Proved It!

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT         


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ scallop circle (mat for medallion)

Delightful Dijon Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ circle (mat for medallion); 2 7/8″ scallop square with 2 3/8″ cut out (frame); 2 1/2″ scallop square with 1 7/8″ cut out (frame); 1 5/8″ scallop circle with 1 3/8″ cut out (frame)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ circle (medallion); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Moroccan DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (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!


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Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Special Reasons and Carousels

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the weekend!  I hope you’ve got something fun on your schedule  – are you planning to watch the Super Bowl??

I wanted to tell you that….we’ve had a death in the…”family”.  I can’t really tell you his name or all that much about him.  He pretty much kept to himself – not too cuddly, either.

Cuz…he was a fish.  A grass carp, to be exact.  We got him a couple of years ago for our back pond – he was the only fish back there.  We’re not really sure what did him in – maybe the big rain caused a really large influx of water and changed the temperature of the pond?  Maybe a bird – one of the big gray herons? – tried to get him and killed him but he was too big to carry off?

I don’t know.

What I do know, is that Finn – with every speck of his giant doggie heart – wants to get that dead and rotting fish.  He wants him bad!  To toss in the air….to chew and gnaw….to roll in!

Bleh!!

So far, he’s minding me when I call him away from the pond – but…I don’t know how long my wishes will overcome his overpowering need to douse himself in the sweet parfum of eau d’poisson!  If it does happen…the bath that, so far, has been a theoretical thing of the future….well. 😉

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For my friendship card today, I went back to one of my favoritest  bundles in the Occasions catalog…the Special Reason bundle!  I put it over some Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  Take a look-see:

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This one was inspired by the sketch at Fab Friday this week. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow Place

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Monday again.  The last Monday before Christmas.  With any luck, I’ll be headed to the post office soon and then we can get to the next large to-do list:  get ready for company arriving on Wednesday!  Whew…good thing the holidays only come around once a year!

So – Finn is back in the news.  And the headline reads:  “Finn-Chewie Hits Puberty”!  In other words, he’s a teenager.

I know this because he’s doing all the things teenagers do – testing the limits, deliberately provoking his parents, avoiding hugs, etc.  I call him and he heads the other way – never out of sight, just not responding.  We’ll be playing with the bumper and I throw it and he races to it…and right by it to go sniff something else.  And then gives me “the paw” when I call him.  Five minutes later – coming instantly when called, trotting right by the golf cart, just sweet as can be!

Like any parent of a teenager – I love him.  But…sometimes he’s a little hard to like right now.

And then – like any teenager – right before a parent just breaks down and kills him dead….he does something adorable.

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The hanging out tongue does me in every time! 🙂  And you think he doesn’t know it?  Oh yes…he does! 🙂

This, too, shall pass and I’m betting we make it out the other side more mature and with lots of character.  Cuz…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yes??

My card for today is another Snow Place family portrait.  But this time that devious penguin didn’t make it into the picture!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring Items List and Year End Closeout Sale!

As promised, this is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for my Happy Stampers Blog Hop card, check it out right here.  But…don’t leave without reading this post – it’s going to fill you in on some important news!

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Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you!  Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  Read below for promotion rules and information.  Head right on over to my Online Store to shop all the deals – and don’t delay!  Many of these deals are available “while supplies last” – and I suspect they won’t last very long!

The other important news is the posting of the 2016 Holiday Catalog Retiring List!  Check it out right here.  Remember that the tools and accessories are only available while supplies last – so, again, don’t delay!  Get on over and pick up the things you want to have around after the Holiday Catalog comes to an end!

So y’all get yer shop on and snap up those deals!

TTFN

Mary


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 – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2015-16 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.


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Here’s the details.  Read them thru and then let me know if you want to be a part of the Club.  Tell me right quick – the slots will fill up fast!

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun!


Blog Candy Giveaway Still Available!

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Here’s what’s up for grabs!

  • Merry Mice Clear Stamp Set
  • Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack
  • Regals Enamel Shapes
  • Mini Jingle Bells
  • Baker’s Twine Trio (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold)

How to win? Well, leave a comment on THIS post before 8pm eastern time on Wednesday, 7 Dec (a Day That Will Live in Infamy!). In your comment, tell me why you love Stampin’ Up! products!  Easy peasy.

I’ve got comment moderation turned on, so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.🙂

One lucky winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, 8 Dec.

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!!🙂


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! Online Host Club Openings, Year End Clearance and….Blog Candy!

Good morning, y’all and Happy Hawmp Day!  So here I sit in a part of Utah way out in the middle of nowhere – and it’s spectacularly beautiful!  And teeming with wildlife.  Bunnies out the wazoo and….

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Pronghorns.  Not something you see on your everyday drive to lunch, huh? 🙂

The day went from a brrrr-ly 19 degrees this morning to a balmy 40 this afternoon.  Snowed again overnight but the day turned beautiful.  

Nevertheless, I was pretty glad that I didn’t have to go back over the mountain pass to get home tonight – but…how gorgeous is this?

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So – a couple of things to bring to your attention today!

First – I want to remind y’all that I have another Online Host club coming up in January – just in time for the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  And, I have some openings left.

Online Host Club Logo
Here’s the details.  Read them thru and then let me know if you want to be a part of the Club.  Tell me right quick – the slots will fill up fast!

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Maybe you know 5 like-minded folks who would want to do this?  Well, let me know and y’all can start your own Exclusive Club! 🙂

So, this is a great way to earn Stampin’ Rewards Points – and DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards – and fill up your tool box with the SU! goodies you love.

And – 5 months of this Club will be during the active Occasions Catalog and 3 during Sale-A-Bration!

Like I said – let me know quick-quick so you don’t miss your chance to take part.

Okay – next item.
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Stampin’ Up! Hey, Chick Sale-A-Bration Freebie…Sneak Peek!

Hey, y’all – here we are at Friday again.  Here in GA we’re hunkering in our houses trying to avoid the smoke from the fires in GA, TN and NC.  Seeing pictures on FB of horses in harms way, homes burned or in jeopardy.  Please pray for all the humans and animals affected.  Help them if you can.  And pray for rain.  Or snow.  Or any sort of wet stuff to come from the sky! 😦

As for us, as we hunker, we’re watching Finn grow!  And become more and more of a “velcro” dog!  His fave activity (well, one of them!) is to “help” me in the kitchen in the evening.

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I wanted him to bond with me, and it appears he really has!

Now.  This next picture may be disturbing to some of you as it shows the naked bottom of a 6 month old child.  So, if you’re easily offended, please scroll down really fast!

I noticed something the other day.  I have proof that my little kid is an angel.  It’s written on his….bottom….

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Right??  Tell me that doesn’t look like the picture of an angel.  No.  Don’t tell me cuz I won’t believe it.  It’s a sign, I tell you!! 🙂

So anyway – on to my card for today.  It’s almost as cute as my puppy!

One of the fun little things you’ll be able to get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration is a stamp set called “Hey, Chick”.

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You’ve already seen me use a second product from the SAB flyer – the Carried Away DSP.

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You can see that the paper stack has a bunch of different designs.  I took one of them and the Hey, Chick stamp set, put them together, and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Sweet Suites Sneak Peeks!

Hello again, y’all!  As promised, here’s my second post of the day!  No Finn, no card, no blathering on!  Just….SNEAK PEEKs of the new 2017 Occasions Catalog!

While you’re eagerly taking in the new catty pics, you’ll see the Designer Papers, Trims and Embellishments that will be making up the Stamps-N-Lingers Occasions Catalog Shares – which will be opening up soon!

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And remember – we’re only a month and a half or so away from the unveiling of the catalog – wouldn’t it be fun to have earned those 16 peppermints and get $40 worth of goodies! – for free!?  The Double Peppermints ordering special ends tonight, so….be sure to gather yours up while you can!  Scroll on down for the details.

So, let’s get to it.  As in the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Mini, Stampin’ Up! brought Suites of products to us.  These are stamps and papers and thinlits/framelits and embellishments that all work together seamlessly!

The first Suite is the Party Animal Suite:

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Stampin’ Up! Ordering Special and Stitched From the Heart Preview

Happy Friday, y’all!  We’re headed into another weekend – and it’s a cleaning weekend for me.  I’ve got friends coming in next week – the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event is being held in Atlanta this year, and my friend (and one of my Stampin’ Up! team members!) is coming from California for the event!  We’ll attend that and Wayne and her husband are going to do some puttering around the place and some fishing.  Y’all keep your fingers crossed for good weather for them, okay?

For today’s post, I wanted to remind you about my Ordering Special going on right now – but only thru the end of the day on Monday!  The end of this special coincides with the end of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale.

ORDERING SPECIAL!

 

Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize! I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, a pack of card stock, a bit of ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

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And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program! Don’t know what those are? Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store – here’s a great chance to stock up on Designer Paper – including two sets from the Holiday Catalog – Presents & Pinecones and Candy Cane Lane.  And – even though you don’t know what the mystery prize is….I promise you’re gonna love it if you win it! 🙂

The second thing I want to share with you is a peek at a cool new set of Framelits and a stamp sale that’s coming really soon – like…on Tuesday!  Take a look-see:

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These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  I can’t wait for them to be available!

Check out this video and you’ll see how cool they are… 🙂

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But wait!  There’s more!!  During the month of November, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% off sale on coordinating stamp sets that really shine with the use of the Stitched From the Heart Framelits.  Click the picture for a full-sized flier and check out which of your favorites will be on sale!

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So – you have two things you should do right away!

  1. Stock up on Designer Paper – and get entered for an awesome Mystery Package gift (and get DOUBLE peppermint points when your order is over $50 before shipping and tax)
  2. And set you a reminder for first thing Tuesday, 1 Nov – and get your very own set of the Stitched From the Heart framelits and some great stamp sets at 25% off!

Now – last but not least, lest you be sad and wondering where my cute little guy’s face was and what he’s been doing whilst his mom was away….

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He’s been working with his dad and working on the giant knuckle bone his mom got him!  It arrived when she wasn’t even there!  Oh, the Magical Mystery Powers of Mom! Amazing!  

You can see he’s working on the knuckle and keeping the peanut butter-stuffed bone at the ready.  Just in case.  Smart boy!

I’ll be back tomorrow – Saturday YAY!! – with a brand new card to share!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


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! Hello You Petals & Paisleys

Hey, y’all – it’s Monday again.  I do not know where the weekend goes, do you?

Well.  I know where some of mine went.  Where “some” = 98%!  Entertaining the goofy dog!  He’s begun, in the way of children everywhere, to test the limits.  He’s got a game that I believe he calls “what can I try today?”  On Sunday, he added this to his repertoire….

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We were sitting in the kitchen on Sunday morning and Wayne got out of the chair.  Mr. Finn immediately got into it.  And proceeded to look too cute to scold.  God’s way of letting puppies get their way, I suppose!

Also this weekend, in addition to the playdate, I did a little turtling of my own…

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Yes – best picture of me ever!  I wasn’t dressed or prepared for a photo shoot!  We sat this way for almost 30 minutes.  The trick is the belly pat-rub.  Cradle the puppy and pat-rub his belly.  He’ll fall into a deep trance – during which you can kiss his nose or tickle his toes as many times as you want!

You’re welcome.

So, in the 2% of the time this weekend that I wasn’t pandering to the puppy, I made a few cards.  This one is a simple and quick little any-day occasion card, using the Hello You, Flourish and Paisleys Thinlit sets.  And some Petals & Paisleys DSP.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one was inspired by the sketch in the Fusion Soft and Subtle challenge:

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And my palette came from the Color Throwdown #415:

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I used Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Mint Macaron as my colors.

The first step in the card was to cut the Petals & Paisleys DSP panel and then cut the edge die from the Flourish Thinlits near the bottom.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the cut panel to a Cajun Craze mat – returning the die cut to the negative space.  Liquid Glue gives you a little “wiggle” room to be sure all the spacing is correct!

Next I built the sentiment.  Using the die from the Hello You Thinlits, I cut three from Cajun Craze and one from Copper Foil.  I stacked them up, adhered them all together with Liquid Glue and then to the card front.

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My little embellishment in the corner began with a little bit of Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon that I doubled over and adhered with a Glue Dot.  Next came a Copper Foil die cut from the Paisley Thinlits, adhered with Liquid Glue.  I added a Classy Designer Button with another Glue Dot and finally a bow tied with Linen Thread and a couple of lengths of Copper Metallic Thread.

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And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I sort of repeated my treatment from the card front.  This time I cut the Flourish edge die from my Very Vanilla panel.  I also cut another one from the same design of the Petals & Paisleys DSP I’d used on the front.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Very Vanilla panel to a Cajun Craze mat – adding the DSP die cut in the negative space.

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

On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped some little images from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, in Mint Macaron…

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…and then added more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I love the Copper with this particular design in the Petals & Paisleys DSP – and this paper reinforces the idea that Mint Macaron can look great with Cajun Craze.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


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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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


Have a great Monday – and I’ll be back tomorrow!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Hello You Thinlits die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Flourish Thinlit die cut on inside; envelope flap

Copper Foil:  Hello You Thinlits die cut; Paisleys Thinlits die cut

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2016 Holiday Cover

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