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Stampin’ Up! Rainbows and Pandas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! We’re playing with a fun little sketch today – so be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you’re done here, won’t you?  

And – the sketch in question…

So – I decided to use another new-to-me bundle – the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle – plus some more of the wonderfully cute Party Pandas (a free set with a $50 order while Sale-A-Bration is going on!).  Take a look-see:

The middle layer (which is the base for the card front) is Marina Mist – and I embossed it in the Seaside TIEF, then matted it on Whisper White and adhered it to the Marina Mist card base with Fast Fuse.

Next up is a piece of the Marina Mist paper from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP also matted on Whisper White and adhered to the card front.

I made the rainbow by cutting each band with the dies from the Rainbow Builder Framelits.  The colors, from the top down, are:  Rose Red, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.  I adhered each band with Liquid Glue.

I cut a bunch of clouds with the cloud dies from Whisper White – then I started building my cloud decks.  I adhered the bottom layer with Liquid Glue and then added several more pieces and layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The top later is stuck on with Liquid Glue.

After I laid down the first cloud layer – I added a Party Panda.  I’d stamped him (without his balloon) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and fussy cut him.  Then I stuck him in amongst the clouds with Liquid Glue.

His balloons are punched with the smaller balloon in the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  One is cut in Whisper White (and has a little sentiment from Party Pandas in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink).  The other two are cut from the Myths & Magic Glimmer 6″ x 6″ Paper – one in Irridescent and one in Turquoise.  I adhered them all together with Liquid Glue and then popped the whole bunch on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The string and bow are Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine.

I stamped the Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment in Marina Mist on a strip of Whisper White and bannerized the end with my Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it with some Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished off the card front with a bunch of Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes!

On the inside, I stamped another of the Party Pandas in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I colored his hat with my Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker.

I matted the panel on another piece of Whisper White and then Fast Fuse’d it into the card base and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Party Panda…

…and then I added more of the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I may have taken a little artistic license with the colors of the Rainbow Builder Framelits rainbow – but I think you get the picture, right?  I loved how the clouds got built up – all billowy and white!  And how cute are those Pandas?  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 Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Marina Mist Card Stock: 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (middle embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for embossed card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for DSP art panel on front); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (inner liner); Rainbow Builder Cloud die cuts

Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (art panel on front); envelope flap

Rose Red, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant: Rainbow Builder die cuts

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


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


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Stampin’ Up! Apron of Love Thank You Card

Happy Haaawwwmp Day, y’all!  Gotta love these short weeks, huh?

Not sure what the weather will be doing today – when we got done with the horses last night, it was way warmer than I thought it would be.  But – Atlanta’s been prepping for The Big Event (again) all day!  So I guess we’ll see what we see!

My card today is winging it’s way to one of the ladies who recently joined my team – yeah!! – and took advantage of the seriously awesome good deal that a Starter Kit is during Sale-A-Bration!  Maybe YOU should be looking at it, too??

Just sayin’! 🙂

Anywho – I made this one with the fun little Apron of Love stamp set and a few other little goodies – take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Color Challenge at The Paper Players.

I used another of the fun Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes (free as a $50 Sale-A-Bration pick) as the base for this one.  The card front is a piece of paper from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP (yes, also free as a $50 SAB pick!), matted on a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.  I adhered that to the front of the Notecard with Fast Fuse (yes – a departure from my normal way of doing business!).

I wrapped a length of Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the entire card front – securing it in the front with some Glue Dots (under the soon-to-be-emplaced apron).

I stamped the apron outline from the Apron of Love stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Dapper Denim and cut it with the matching die from the bundled Apron Builder Framelits.  I also cut out a “pocket”, a couple of stings and a neck band.  The sentiment on the top of the apron is from the Apron of Love set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I adhered the strings and the neckband to the back of the apron with some Liquid Glue and used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make some “stitches” around the edges of the pocket.  I wanted a “welcome” sentiment that would fit on the pocket, and I found it in the Host-Exclusive Cozy Cottage stamp set.  I inked it with Versamark and stamped it, then sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up! 

Then I popped the pocket onto the apron with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and popped the apron onto the card front with regular Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I started filling up the apron pocket!  There’s some hearts and “ribbons” in Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, and some Basic Black “paper snips” – all cut with fun little dies from the Apron Builder Framelits.  I added them in with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And I even added a couple of strings of Silver Mini Sequin Trim!  When it was as full as I could get it – the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set – it seemed perfect! – in Tranquil Tide on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of Apron of Love scissors in Lemon Lime Twist!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into the Tutti Frutti Card and the card was done!

The Tutti Frutti Envelope was already pretty well decorated for me, so I just added a couple more Apron of Love scissors in Dapper Denim on the front…

…and, of course, the flap was all ready to go!

Et Voila!  The Apron of Love bundle covers folks who cook, folks who sew, peeps that BBQ and all us crafters!  With fun images and sentiments and, of course, really fun dies in the matching Apron Builder Framelits!  I hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S Want to see what I’d send you when you join my team?! Well – read on to see how to do just that while grabbing The Ultimate Bundle for yourself! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti Frutti Notecard and Envelope

Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Apron Builder die cuts

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

Bubbles & Fizz DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)  

Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black Card Stock: Apron Builder die cuts


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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

The man decided to abdicate his spot for today.

And he brings you, instead, a picture of his second favorite things to herd.

Number one, of course, is the horses.

Even though he does it wrong.

Herding is a “from the back” thing and he thinks it’s “from the front”.

But we digress.

His second favorite thing to herd is…kitties.

Fortunately – they love to be herded!

Did the sarcasm come thru in digits??

Anyway – today, they were taking a break from pretending to be herded and having them a little snooze.

Together.

Not totally sure how they’re not rolling backwards off that cushion!  Or – frankly – how Katy is breathing with her brother on her like white-on-rice!  But – they both seemed perfectly content, so it must be working for them!

Your little-pile-of-panthers-picture for the day!

Finn’ll be back tomorrow.  There’s a limit to his largesse….

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #133 is a sketch challenge!  Won’t you come play along?

I don’t know if you’ve seen the fun paper in the Picture Perfect Party DSP – but it’s photo-realistic pictures on one side and colorful graphics on the other.  As you might imagine – the photos are party-themed.

Duh?

So, I used that paper and the coordinating Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to make my card for today.

Guess what it’s for?

Duh?

Take a look-see:

Oh!  Did you think that ginormous bow was real?!

Well – it’s not!  Hang tight.

I started with a confetti strewn piece of the Picture Perfect Party paper and matted it on Basic Black with some Fast Fuse.

The center strip is a plain piece of Whisper White that I embellished with the little Happy Birthday sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Berry Burst.  I just stamped it all over the strip, then I matted it on Basic Black and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.  

Next up, I used the new-ish Starburst Punch to punch a Basic Black circle, which I adhered with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.

One of the designs in the Picture Perfect Party DSP is a bow-covered design.  I fussy cut one of the Lemon Lime Twist bows, edged it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the Starburst punched shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Berry Burst on a piece of scrap Whisper White and fussy cut each word.  I once again edged the little word pieces with the Basic Black Marker and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere them to the bow.

I finished up with some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in Berry Burst to a Whisper White panel.  Then, in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, I added some of the little confetti images from the stamp set.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

Across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Picture Perfect Birthday confetti…

…and then added another little bit of the Picture Perfect Party DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Folks this one went together quickly and yet – I think it has a lot of impact.  I love how “real” that bow looks on top of the black, don’t you?!  This Picture Perfect Birthday suite is so much fun!  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary

P.S Have you thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  A lot of folks are, cuz this is a great time to pull the trigger! I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team! Check out The Ultimate Bundle down below.  And…come on and join the fun! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: DXQNA92T

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


Get in on the Ultimate Bundle!

What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

  • You spend $99 – and you pick any products you want (the products you pick are 100% up to you!) for a value of $125.
  • Because it’s Sale-A-Bration, you ALSO get ANY two stamp sets…FREE.  So…if you picked…say…the Letters For You stamp set and the Wood mount Flourishing Phrases – that’s another $99 worth of free goodness!
  • Every order thereafter…you save 20%.  On everything.  And, play your cards right (see what I did there?) you can parlay that to a 25% discount.
  • There’s no obligation to sell.  Advertise.  Blog.  Do workshops.  Attend events.  Do craft shows.  Nothing!
  • If you meet your quarterly quota – you remain a demonstrator.  And keep saving that money!
  • If you don’t?  Well…you go on your merry way with about $225 worth of goodies tucked in your craft stash. No commitment – no penalty!
  • Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we are building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page that we share with the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew.  We chat and share our projects there.  We also have monthly virtual team meetings and quarterly meetings where those of us in the area all get together to have lunch and make fun projects! 
  • Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – you’re most welcome!
  • You’ll be joining a super company that’s been around for 30 years! Yep – 2018 is our 30th Anniversary and there’s big happenings in store throughout the year – what a great time to get in on the fun!
  • Joining is easy to do – just click here and head on over the Online application!  And – if you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!

Sale-A-Bration is a pretty big deal, y’all!  Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!



Check out all my special bundles at my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are descriptions of each bundle as well as pictures!  


Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:


Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for middle strip); Starburst Punch shape

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (center strip); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Picture Perfect Party 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  

Finn and I didn’t spend a lot of quality camera-ready time together today.

Wayne was outside with the equipment repair guy much of the afternoon and the Man was helping them.

Man work.

When he did decide he needed a nap and came in, we spent a little time watching Back to the Future.

He’d never seen it, believe it or not! 🙂

Since he wanted to watch from my lap – I took the opportunity to try out the Portrait mode on my new phone.  For a Finn-ie.  Or two.

I need longer arms.

But – I think you can see what he thinks of Back to the Future, huh?

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Witty Birthday Cupcake for the Stamp Ink Paper #132

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #132 is a theme challenge!  Cake Walk anyone?

I grabbed a couple of likely-seeming stamp sets and some dies – settling on the Birthday Wit (2018 Occasions) and the Sweet Cupcake (Annual) stamp sets, and the Cupcake Cutout Framelits.  Then I added some Picture Perfect Birthday DSP from the Occasions catalog and…take a look-see:

Because I needed a little help – on top of the theme! 😉 – I took a gander at the Viva La Verve sketch for help with the layout…

I started with a graphic paper from the Picture Perfect Birthday DSP Stack (one side is graphics and the other side is photos!) and Fast Fuse’d it to a Lemon Lime Twist mat for the card front.

The horizontal element is a simple strip of Whisper White, embossed in the new Simple Stripes TIEF, matted on Lemon Lime Twist and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

Then I used one of those fun photo-papers, and matted it on Lemon Lime Twist.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere it.  I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with some Fast Fuse.

I created a cupcake with the Sweet Cupcakes stamp set – this is three-step stamp set – I used Peekaboo Peach for the “frosting” and Pool Party for the cupcake paper.  These stamps are made so that you can use just one color and you still get great 3-D images! 🙂  I cut them both out with their matching die in the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.  Then I decided I didn’t want white borders – so I snipped the excess off.

I stamped some candles in Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay ink and fussy cut them (same reason – didn’t want the white border!).  I adhered a couple to the card front with Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Dimensionals,  Then I adhered the cupcake liner over the ribbon with Liquid Glue and popped the frosting on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the rest of the candles with Liquid Glue.  To decorate the cupcake, I used Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For the sentiment, I colored the stamp from Birthday Wit using Stampin’ Write Markers – Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist – and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White.  Then I fussy cut the colored words.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add just the words “This is” to the card front in Berry Burst, then adhered the words with Liquid Glue.

To finish up, I tied a faux bow with a short length of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add two more sentiments from Birthday Wit in Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay.  Then across the bottom I added some sparkles from Birthday Wit in Daffodil Delight.  Each “sparkler” got a Sweet Cupcakes candle in Berry Burst or Bermuda Bay.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the sparkler candles across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Picture Perfect Birthday DSP – you kinda knew that was coming, didn’t you?!!

Et Voila!  Not my usual kind of card, for sure, but I like it!  I love the sentiments from Birthday Wit – they’re so cute and fun!  And the Picture Perfect DSP is a perfect foil for those sentiments and the cupcakes from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set!  Hope you like!

Hope you’ll come play with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for center DSP panel); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Cupcake Cutouts die cuts

Picture Perfect DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front DSP panel); Envelope flap

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


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  

You know how it is when you’re really REALLY excited about doing something or going somewhere?  

That anticipation?

And – have you ever been just a little let down by the actual “thing”?

Well.  Finn sometimes has the same thing happen.

He always ALWAYS wants to go for a ride.

Al…ways!

But sometimes, it’s just kinda boring…

Sometimes all you do is go the store and wait for your Mom.  It’s one of the good things about it only being 30 degrees – Mom takes you.  But…you can only people watch for so long.  Then you just gotta lay down and chillax till Mom gets back. 😉

Check the face and the paw.  That’s the Aussie chillaxing pose!

Isn’t it nice that he actually HAS a chillax mode??

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Sale-a-Bration Kick-off Ordering Special with True Gentleman!

Well, y’all!  It’s finally here!  SALE-A-BRATION has arrived – finally!!  Sale-A-Bration is awesome for lots of reasons!  Oh – and, just to bump-up-the-awesome…how’s about Double Peppermint Points?!?  We’ll run that for a week – for orders over $50!  Which will, of course, also get you a Sale-A-Bration goody!  And…I’ll even do Double Peppermints on my Special Bundles.  All the deets are down below!

But – for a second, take a look at my card for today – no longer a “sneak peek” – the sneaking is over!  I made a great “guy” card using the wonderful new True Gentleman suite of goodies.  Including the amazingly gorgeous True Gentleman DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for the pattern-filled card came from the December Viva La Verve sketch challenge.

Much of this card is made by simply Fast Fuse-ing DSP to Crushed Curry card stock – so pretty easy peasy!

I adhered some True Gentleman DSP (isn’t that blue plaid gorgeous?!?!) to Crushed Curry for the card front.  The next layer is a strip of Crumb Cake with Crumb Cake bow-ties from the Truly Tailored stamp set.  I stamped the image a few times without re-inking, and repeated that several times.  I matted it on Crushed Curry and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of the Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back.  For the next layer, I added a little more True Gentleman DSP matted on Crushed Curry and adhered with Liquid Glue.  

I hemmed and hawed for a bit on what to do for the circle element – and finally decided on some Wood Textures DSP.  Both circles are cut with the Circles Layering Framelits – adhered together with Liquid Glue and then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

I made the sentiment by coloring parts of the image from Truly Tailored with my Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers and stamping it on Very Vanilla.  Then I punched it out with the matching Tailored Tag Punch and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Remember the Bow Builder Punch?  Page 207 in the Annual Catalog, in case you’d forgotten!  

I thought it would be perfectly perfect for this card, so I pulled it out and created a tidy and tailored and – dare I say…Classy!?! – bow tie with yet another pattern of paper in the True Gentleman DSP.  I used a short length of Night of Navy 3/8″ Corduroy Ribbon to wrap around the middle of the bow.

 

I stuck the little bow on with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked up a second sentiment from Truly Tailored with my Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Markers and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped it in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I colored the little bow tie – same two Markers – and stamped it under the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got two more bow ties – colored with the Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy Markers – on the front…

…and I added some more of the plaid True Gentleman DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this Suite, y’all!  The paper in particular just hits all the right notes for me – and the sentiments and small images in Truly Tailored are really going to be perfect for the “gentleman” in your life!  I hope you like!

It just so happens that True Gentleman is one of the Special Ordering Bundles I have available right now – you can get it in Clear or Wood!  Click here to see all the bundles and get yours ordered!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Don’t forget my THREE Blog Candy packages up for grabs this week!  You’ve got until next Monday to get entered to win.  Here’s the link…head over to see what’s up for grabs and what you need to do to be eligible!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


KICK OFF SALE-A-BRATION AND THE 2018 OCCASIONS CATALOG…

WITH

DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!

I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) between today and the 10th of January!!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice!  When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free!  Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes).  During this special – you’ll get TWO for each $25 when you spend $50. 🙂  Of course – you’ll also be earning a Sale-A-Bration goody with each $50 you spend!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code above if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  And – make your money go even further with my Special Bundles! 🙂


Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear

BONUS TIME!!

I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?

Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

If you don’t have your own copy of the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure – drop me a line here on my Contact Page and I’ll get a set in the mail to you ASAP!

SHOP!


For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Check it out:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you’ll have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

HOST!


When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

JOIN!


If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you’re interested in joining as a Demonstrator, we’d love to have you join our team! There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net if you have any questions.


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for Crumb Cake panel on front); 1 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for horizontal True Gentleman strip on front); 2 3/8″ Circle (mat for Wood Textures DSP circle)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tailored Tag punch (sentiment)

True Gentleman DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front): 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (horizontal DSP strip on front); Bow Builder Bow Tie; envelope flap

Wood Textures DSP:  2 1/4″ Circle (circle on front)

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  

For most of my childhood, we had a Basset Hound.

A Basset Hound, let there be no doubt, can look pretty danged pitiful.

It’s the eyes.  They use them like a boss.

I didn’t think I had to worry about Puppy-Pity-Parties with an Aussie.

I was so wrong.

I give you…THE Boss.

This was two days ago – when it was only down to 30.  So pretty darned hot.

He refused to come in. No matter how many times I invited/cajoled/enticed/bribed/begged/half-heartedly demanded…Nope.

Now, before you go call Animal Control to report Animal Abuse (two days in a row…) take a look-see:

Thirty is okay.  At thirty degrees- the “suit up” actually works.  Mostly.  So I went out and we played keep away for a while.

Then we went for a walk.

With our stick.

Just walkin’ with my Mom.  And my stick!

Pity to Party in less than a heartbeat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Bottles, Bubbles and a Picture Perfect Birthday!

Well.  Here we are!  The very last day of 2017!  Hard to believe.  When next we meet, it’ll be 2018.

Hope you have a fun evening planned.  Our will be like all the past New Year’s Eves….and will look one heck of a lot like any other night!  We sometimes wake up around midnight – but….it’s not a priority for us, for certain sure!  

In case you’re wondering, I won’t be doing a video tonight – we’ll start up again in 2018.  So I’ll see you “next year”!

My card for today uses a couple of fun new stamp sets and framelits from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I started with the Bubble Over bundle, featuring the Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, and I added a sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday set.  Take a look-see:

I played along with two challenges for this one – the first is the December Designer’s Delight challenge from TGIF Challenges.

I selected Maria Willis’ card to CASE – you can check it out right here!

My color scheme is from the MFT Color Challenge this week.

I started with a Dapper Denim card base and embossed the front in the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic TIEF.

For my next panel, I cut a piece of True Gentleman DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Peekaboo Peach mat.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Peekaboo Peach panel across the card front.  Next up – another piece of Dapper Denim, once again embossed in the Scattered Sequins Dynamic TIEF.

I inked all but the very top of the large bottle stamp from Bubble Over in Peekaboo Peach and stamped it on Very Vanilla.  Then I cut it with the matching die from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.  I stamped a “label” in Dapper Denim and cut it with it’s die, then adhered it over the bottle with Liquid Glue.  I also cut a round Very Vanilla piece and a Peekaboo Peach heart.  I adhered the heart to the circle with Liquid Glue and popped the whole thing on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I added a Dapper Denim Enamel Shape heart.

For the Bubble Over sentiment, I stamped it in Dapper Denim on a strip of Very Vanilla.  Across the bottom, I ran a length of Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape.  I added the banner to the card front with Liquid Glue, then added the bottle with some Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I popped the whole card front onto the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For my bubbles, I stamped the image twice on Very Vanilla in stamped-off-once Dapper Denim and cut them with the fun little bubble die in the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits then adhered them with Liquid Glue.  To finish things off, I stuck on a bunch of round shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to the bubbles.  And added some of the teardrop shapes to the bottle – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the bubbles image again – this time stamping it off twice before stamping the center of a Very Vanilla panel. I added the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in Dapper Denim.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into the Dapper Denim card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some more Dapper Denim bubbles on the front – I stamped the image twice without re-inking…

…and some more True Gentleman DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  When I first saw this Bubble Over set, I wasn’t really sure about it – but…it’s growing on me real quick!  I love all the bottle and label and sentiment possibilities – and the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits is so much fun!  Hope you like!

TTFN – until 2018!

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


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

Bubble Over and all the other Occasions Catalog goodies will be available on Wednesday – 3 Jan!  Whoo-Hoo!!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Dapper Denim Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed panel under sentiment)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for card front); 2″ x 4 1/4″ (mat across card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (inner liner); Bottles & Bubbles die cuts

True Gentleman DSP:  3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″; envelope flap  ‘

Silver Foil:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut

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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

One of the things I’ve taught Finn to do – and encouraged – is to run between my legs.  I don’t know why.  It seemed like a good idea – and fun! – at the time!

As a smart Man, he will offer to do things that he knows I like – whether I’ve asked for them or not.

All in the hope that I’ve got a cookie in my pocket.

Which, of course, I usually do!

This morning, he graced me with…

But he only went half way.  And then just stopped.  And stared off into the distance.

We may never know why! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Fruit Basket Sneak Peek!

Know what today is??  This is the very last time I’ll say Happy Friday in 2017!  Can you even believe that 2017 is practically in the history books?  Crazy!

Anywho – I hope you’ve got a fun – and safe! – weekend planned.  I’ll be making cards!

My card for today uses a fun new set in the 2018 Occasions catalog – plus a coordinating (and free!) goody from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  It’s the Fruit Basket bundle featuring the Fruit Basket stamp set and bundled Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  And it’s all built on the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes – which will be available free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!  Take a look-see:

The grid layout was inspired by the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:

I started by making a grid with my Simply Scored board.  I cut a Whisper White panel to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and, starting 1/4″ in on the short side, scored at 1″ intervals.  I stopped 1/4″ from all sides.  Then I did the same on the long side.  And…grid!

I elected to use the de-bossed side for the front of the card – but the embossed side would look cool, too!  I stamped the four fruits from the Fruit Basket stamp set.  Each fruit is a two-step (I didn’t use the outline images).  I used Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist for the strawberry; Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for the pineapple; Real Red and Garden Green for the watermelon; and Lemon Lime Twist and Chocolate Chip for the pear.  With my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored the seeds in the watermelon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat.

On a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, I stamped three more of each image.  But on these, I changed up the greens.  So…if I used Garden Green on the card front panel, I used Lemon Lime Twist – and vice versa.  Then I punched them all out with their little Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack punches.  Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped each punched-out fruit over the matching one on the card front.  See?

The sentiment, from the Fruit Basket stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White.  I edged the banner with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added a Lemon Lime Twist Adhesive Backed Sequin (available in the Tutti Frutti Suite on 3 Jan) to the sentiment, and then stuck on a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

For the inside, I stamped the little sentiment from Fruit Basket three times in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added more fruit across the bottom and next to the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the Tutti-Frutti Card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes envelope got a few pieces of Fruit Basket fruit across the front…

…and the envelope flap was already decorated for me!

Et Voila!  What a cute stamp set, heh?  And the matching Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack – the punches cut slightly smaller than the stamped image – meaning they’re super easy to get perfectly perfect!  And the sentiments in the Fruit Basket stamp set are versatile and beautiful!  Hope you like!

Oh – one more thing.  The Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes set will be available as a free product choice with a $50 product purchase during SAB.  It’ll give you 16 sets in 4 different colors!  Put it on your list – right there with all the summer-y goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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


The Year-End Sales Event Is Almost Over!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in while supplies last!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


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

All the goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite will be available on 3 Jan – which is right around the corner!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Thick Whisper White Card Stock:  Fruit Basket punched shapes

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  

A friend of mine told me today that I shouldn’t work too hard – cuz Finn wanted to play with sticks.

She was right – so we did!

He doesn’t always make the best stick choices…. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Sneak Peek Fun Fold Birthday

I’m not even going to mention that today is one week – exactly! – before Christmas!  About this time next week, kids will be tearing down stairs and jumping on beds waking parents and anxious to see what Santa brought!

With any luck, the Post Office Santa will deliver the packages I’m sending TODAY (late much, Mary!?!) before Christmas.

And – to be clear – I mean THIS Christmas!! 😉

I hope you’re all ready and just settling back and enjoying the season at this point!  And – to help make it even merrier…head over to the Clearance Rack!  Stampin’ Up! just announced a refresh of the goodies – with savings up to 70% off!!  So – take a minute and stock up!  Merry Christmas to you! 

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much (and many apologies for the repeat of the “the internet incident”!  I do not know what the deal is! 😦 ) – I appreciate you spending part of your last-Sunday-before-Christmas with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the re-play, here’s the link to it on YouTube (sorry that the first 10 min is gone)!

I used the coming-to-the-2018-Occaisons-Catalog bundle called Cake Soiree to make a fun-fold Birthday card.  Take a look-see:

This is a pretty easy fold to do – all the “hard” work is in a couple of cuts for the front!  All of which I show on the video! 🙂

One of the cool new goodies in the 2018 Occasions Catalog is the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  It contains printed card stock flower and number cut outs, silver-embossed Vellum cut-outs, some pretty tassels and mini clothespins, a length of Marina Mist 3/8″ Scalloped Velvet Ribbon and some silver Washi Tape.  In a word – it’s awesome!  

I used parts of the kit for this card – the Daffodil Delight cake on the front and the Silver Embossed Vellum flowers I decorated it with.  On the inside, those gorgeous flowers are some of the larger Vellum flowers – colored with my Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry.  I cut a rose from Silver Foil with the die in the Sweet Cake Framelits and added that, too.

On the inside, I stamped the cake image from Cake Soiree in Versamark on the inside of the cake cutout and heat embossed it in Silver.  Then I colored it with my Blends!

The sentiment on the front and inner liner are from a single sentiment stamp in Cake Soiree.  They’re both heat embossed in Silver.

I decorated a Whisper White Medium Envelope with one of the beautiful card stock cut out flowers in the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit – adhering it with Liquid Glue…

…and then I embossed the envelope flap in the same Petal Pairs TIEF that I used on the card front and sponged it with Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

Et Voila!  I know it’s hard to see how to make this with words and pictures – so do take a minute to watch the video!  And be adding all these wonderful goodies from the Sweet Soiree Suite to your wish list for January!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits, plus the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, will all be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and cut/scored at 2 1/8″ on the front panel); 

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

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

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


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


Finn Fan Fix  

Finn and I’ve been working on some agility “moves”.

Well.  I’m “working”.  He’s playing!  Which is how training should be for the dog-partner, yes?

One of the things is sending him to jump onto flat surfaces and wait.

So – I send him to whatever I can find.

He goes.  Turns.  Watches me for the “click” and the cookie.

It’s all about the cookies. 🙂

Is it just me, or does it look like he’s wondering…what kind of loon for a mother did I get, anyway??

Or is that just …sheesh, Mom, hurry up with that cookie!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree Video Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  Do you realize that Christmas Eve is ONE WEEK from today?!  Holy Smokes!

I have managed to progress to about an October-level of readiness, so…there’s that.  With luck I’ll get everything packaged up today and out the door tomorrow.

Oh wait.  I still have to bake….

sigh….

Be that as it may – tonight I’ll be hanging with you guys on my Facebook Live video!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m making a fun-fold Birthday card with the Cake Soiree bundle from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Take a sneaky peek:

I’ll be Live at 8pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook page – here’s a link!

Hope your day goes well – and that I’ll see you tonight! 🙂

TTFN

Mary  


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


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 just have one picture today.

It’s a glamour shot.

Think…Lassie on the hillside…a valiant war dog awaiting his master…White Fang….

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You with a Sweet Soiree Sneak Peak Birthday!

Mornin’, y’all – it’s Friday!!  And no snow in sight for us.  Whoo-Hoo!!  

I decided I was going to give Christmas cards a rest – at least for a minute! – so I made a birthday card.  And it’s not even a Christmas-y birthday card!  Instead – it’s a straight up sneak peek from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration flyer! These goodies will be available on 3 Jan! 🙂

I used the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack – which is a FREE item (with a $50 purchase) in the SAB flyer and the Celebrate You Thinlits (also free in SAB – but at the $100 level).  On the inside, you’ll see a sentiment from the Sweet Soiree stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Take a look-see:

My color scheme is from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started by matting a piece of Whisper White card stock on a Basic Black panel for the card front.  I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Then I took two likely cards – these are the smaller cards (3″ x 4″) – from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack (avail 3 Jan).  The top panel I colored with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, and my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends!  

I matted both cards on Basic Black and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I cut both words in Basic Black from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  Y’all – the three dies in this set are so cool!!  You’re going to love them!

I adhered the words with Liquid Glue.

I used Glue Dots to adhere a few Petal Passion Embellishments (avail 3 Jan) to the card front, as well as a little Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon bow.  A few Black Rhinestone Jewels (from the Holiday Catalog) finished it off!

On the inside, I used a sentiment from the Sweet Soiree stamp set (available 3 Jan) – coloring it with my Basis Black and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers and aligning it with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  I added a couple of branches (from Sweet Soiree) in Daffodil Delight and a single Black Rhinestone.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Sweet Soiree branches in Daffodil Delight – and I filled in the little berries with the Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends (don’t forget the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig plastic sheet to protect your envelope!)…

…and it got more of the same on the envelope flap.

But – I didn’t take that picture.  Huh?!?  Well – they look exactly the same as the ones on the front!  Sorry! 😉

Et Voila!  Don’t miss out on Memories & More Card Packs – any of them! – just because you might not be a scrapbooker!  They have so many wonderful sentiment cards and decorative cards – that they can be really perfect for card making!  And these just so happen to be FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  My favorite price!  And there’s lots more to see in the Sweet Soiree suite, too – so be watching for more sneak peeks as we get closer to 3 Jan!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Don’t forget to get your Occasions Catalog Shares reserved – and get you a spot in one of my Online Host Clubs!  


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: 43XZQJ9P

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


My Next Online Host Club Has a Few Openings!

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

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

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT

The Sweet Soiree stamp set and Peral Passion Embellishments will be available in the Occasions Catalog and the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack and Celebrate You Thinlits are in the Sale-A-Bration Flyer! All of these will be available on 3 Jan!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for panels on front)

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

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack: 2 – 3″ x 4″ cards for the front

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  

So – the other day, it was chilly here in Hot-lanta.

Like…I had on a t-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, a hoody, my Carhart bibs and an insulated hoody over all that.

Me.  The one that’s always too hot.

Which should confirm for you that it was cold.

I needed to clean the girls’ water trough – so, I dumped and rinsed it with the hose.

The Man, who is (apparently!!) completely impervious to cold, took the opportunity to have a little play…

For a while…

…getting his face totally soaked in the process…

He truly only quit because I finally had to just turn off the hose!

I was laughing so hard I almost…well.  I’d had a bottle of Diet Mt. Dew….

‘Nuff said.

TTFN

M

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