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Stampin’ Up! Buffalo Check Pretty Perennials with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Again!  My, how the weeks do fly by!  We’ve noticed that the days are getting longer – it was still light when we got in after feeding the horses last night – at about 6:45pm…  Whooo-hooo!!  Early sunrise and late sunset – my time of year!!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, here’s the replay!

I saw a color challenge and it made me think Spring!  So – I decided to create Spring on a card.  The Pretty Perennial bundle – with the wonderful Perennial Petals die set – seemed like the way to go!  And then I pulled out my Buffalo Check background to get it started.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

And here’s that color palette – from the Sunday Stamps challenge!

Finally – my sentiment dovetails perfectly into the Just Add Ink challenge this week.

I started by stamping the Buffalo Check background onto a piece of Basic White cardstock in Daffodil Delight ink.  Hint: You’ll want to use your Stamparatus for this – it makes getting a nice, clear image easy and peasy! Check out the video to see how I positioned the panel in the Stamparatus to get it just right the first time. 🙂

Then I adhered the panel onto a Mango Melody mat to create the card front.

On a smaller panel of Basic White, I used a few of the Pretty Perennials flower images – well, I guess they’re more like flower CENTERS! – to stamp an ever-so-artsy “designer series paper” – in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.

Then I cut the panel into three equal-sized pieces and adhered them to a Mango Melody mat – eyeballing the separation- with Liquid Glue.  Tip:  glue the two end pieces first to get their spacing from the edges correct – then add the third panel, “splitting” the difference between the first two.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped three flowers from Pretty Perennials in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody and cut them with their matching dies in the Perennial Petals die set.  I cut detailed flowers and centers in Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight cardstock and some leaves in Gray Granite.

I stacked the flowers as you can see, using Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces together.

To build the collage, I started with the leaf then built up from there, adding all the parts with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped both Pretty Perennial sentiments in Poppy Parade on Basic White and fussy cut them.  Tip:  a really good pair of scissors – like our Paper Snips – really helps here! 😉

 

I popped the two sentiments on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – including some tiny pieces under the “tails” in the “happy” sentiment.

I colored three Opal Rounds with my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend and popped them into the middle of the flowers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Pretty Perennials sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Basic White panel.  Then I added more of the flower centers in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Gray Granite card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Pretty Perennial flowers on the front….

…and then I used some Poppy Parade paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What a pretty Spring garden you can make with the Pretty Perennials bundle – those Perennial Petals flower dies are so much fun!  And…Buffalo Check?  A…”perennial” favorite!!  Yep.  I did that!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: MAXGE2KE

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The March Tutorial features the Simply Succulents Bundle!  


Butterfly Brilliance Collection Available Now!

Stampin’ Up! is giving us a chance to get an early look at a new bundle coming in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  It’s called the Butterfly Brilliance Collection!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project.

Get all the detail and shop the whole collection at my Online Store! 🙂

Or…read on to see how to get the whole shootin’ match – plus some extras! – all while saving a little money – by choosing my limited-time Special Bundle!!


Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!

Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021.  After that  – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them.   But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period.  You read that right!  The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof!  Gone! 🙁

So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!

Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one!  If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!

Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on:  $10 each

Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)

So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021  (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂

One more note – once you hit “Submit” -it takes a hot second (or twelve!) for the system to do it’s thing.  Be patient – it’ll get there. Once it has – it says “Message Sent – Go Back”.   You can click “Go Back” and that will return you to the Blog Post! 🙂


2019-2021 In Colors Retiring Soon!

The Retiring List will be coming out in March! While we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on it…we DO know that our 2019-2021 In Colors will for sure be leaving us!

NOW is the time to stock up on Ink, Refills, Cardstock and DSP – they’ll sell out QUICK once the list goes live!

Be sure to get yours before they fly off the shelves!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Perennial Petals die cut leaf

Mango Melody Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for triple panel on front); Perennial Petals die cut flowers

Daffodil Delight Cardstock:  Perennial Petals die cut flowers

Basic White Cardstock: Fussy Cut Pretty Perennials sentiments; Perennial Petals die cut flowers; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP:  envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix 

After everyone has breakfast in the morning and Finny has a short little after-breakfast snooze – everyone heads out to go about their business.

I usually head to the craft room to make a card or pack up customer or team gifts and the men-folk…well….

Check your six…

All clear – and…they’re off!

Finn will stay with the golf cart until time to come in for lunch.

Unless the leaf blower – the manlift – a chainsaw – the shop vac….any of those noisemakers are on the day’s plan – then he’s back to the house!

He’s such a sensitive soul…. 😉

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, New Catalog Bundles, Special Bundles, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Wings and a Welcoming Window Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Sale-A-Bration is SOOO close to being over!  If there are still some of the free goodies you’re wanting – now’s the time!  And – if you’ve given any thought at all to joining the SU! team – THIS is an awesome time to do it!  The wonderful Starter Kit PLUS 200 FREE sheets of brand new Designer Series Paper!  Check out all the benefits of joining right here – then give me a holler and let’s get you hooked up! 🙂

I’ve also got my Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundle – with some add-ons! – available for you to order.  Check it out down below! 🙂

On to the business at hand! If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not, here’s the replay!

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Early Release, 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Special Bundle, Fun Fold card, Happy Birthday, New Catalog Bundles, Special Bundles, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Welcoming Window Flower Box Birthday Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Again.  Time she be a flying, huh?  Hard to believe how quickly it’s passing.  Sale-A-Bration is almost over (as is the Joining Special going on – you can the deets on that down below).  My Sticky Sweet Adhesive Ordering Special is flying by – don’t miss out!  And winter is…still here.  But – as I told my bestest friend the other day – it’ll be summer before you can blink!

And – with summer comes…flowers!! If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me – and you saw plenty of flowers!  If not, here’s the replay!

I pulled out my Welcoming Window stamp set and bundled Window Flower Box Dies to make this pretty scene – all decked out for SpringI  The Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder helped me create a “stucco wall” and some True Love DSP gave me a floral foundation on which to build!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

And the color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece – my FAVE design! – of the True Love DSP that I matted on Poppy Parade for the card front.  Then I embossed a smaller panel of Basic White in the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, matted it on Poppy Parade and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped one of the floral images from Welcoming Window four times in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used the coordinating flower stamp and stamped two of them in Poppy Parade and two in Flirty Flamingo.  Then I cut them out with the die in the Window Flower Box Die set.  I also stamped a pitcher from the set – in Flirty Flamingo and cut it out with its die.

Using the window frame, shutters and window box dies in the set, I cut Basic Black pieces.

To create the window element, I cut a small piece of Basic White (sized to fit behind the window frame) and adhered the pitcher and one of the Poppy Parade flower die cuts to it.  I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips, then popped the window frame on top with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals (that I’d cut down to be quite narrow strips!).

I adhered the window box die cut near the bottom of the embossed front panel with Liquid Glue – then added the window and shutters.  Finally, I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere three of the flower die cuts.

I stamped a sentiment from Welcoming Window in Poppy Parade on a narrow strip of Basic White, snipped some banner ends and popped it over the flower box with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Welcoming Window in Poppy Parade on a Basic White Panel.  Then I added the little corner image in Tuxedo Black and the pitcher and flowers in Flirty Flamingo, Tuxedo Black and Poppy Parade.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the pitcher and flowers – plus the little corner image! – on the front…

…and more of the pretty True Love DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  How much fun is this Welcoming Window stamp set and bundled Window Flower Box Dies?  I can think of so many ways to use all the wonderful dies and stamped images to create cards for any occasion, can’t you??  And I love it in this color palette – with the True Love DSP lending a beautiful floral background!

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special

My annual Sticky Sweet Adhesives ordering special is back for a limited time!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Sunday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive – that assists you in using adhesive – or decorates adhesive!! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and nobody thinks that’s a good idea! Never fear, though, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Seal Refill
  • Stampin’ Seal+
  • Stampin’ Seal+ Refill
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Adhesive Sheets
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Fine-Tip Glue Pen
  • Foam Adhesive Sheets
  • Cling Adhesive
  • Shimmery Crystal Effects
  • Heat & Stick Powder
  • Silicone Craft Sheet – so handy for sticking down sticky stuff without sticking down what you don’t want to stick!

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host order on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Shopping and sticking!!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these right now – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Window Flower Box die cuts

Poppy Parade Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ 4 5/8″ (mat for small front panel)

Basic White Cardstock: 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (small front panel); Window Flower Box die cuts and piece behind black window frame; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

True Love 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 

So – I mentioned on my video yesterday that I was taking Katy to the vet right after for her pain medicine shot.  That’s really getting to be a frequent occurrence – like…every couple of weeks.  That, coupled with her 1 pound weight loss between the last visit and yesterday is…worrisome.  I feel the shoe getting ready to drop, y’all. 🙁  We’re going to keep doing what we can do to get food in her (we’ve got a pill to give her every 3 days to bump her appetite – I KNOW she will love that so much) and keep her comfortable.  But time is passing too quickly, I fear.

Anywho – sorry.  Her brother heard that there was a trip afoot AND that it was to his doctor (whom he LOVELOVELOVES).  So – he gave me the lips and persuaded me that he REALLYREALLYREALLYDIDWANTTORIDEWITH!  Even after I explained that he’d have to wait in the car with me. 😉

So – off we went.

HE loves to ride (a well-established factoid).  Katy, on the other hand, most assuredly DOESNOT!  And makes that painfully and annoyingly obvious by screaming her unhappiness at the top of her lungs all the way there and again all the way back.

I figure Finn must be bilingual – cuz he sure appeared to be able to follow her message.

But…it DOES confuse him.  Mom?  What the heck is wrong with her.  WE’REINTHECARANDIT’SAWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME!!!

HE was the one who wasn’t happy when the tech came out TWICE and he didn’t get to go in AT ALL!

Total bait-and-switch!  😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Prettiest Birthday for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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

I decided it was time to ink up a pretty set called…Prettiest Birthday and use the matching Pretty Birthday dies to create a birthday dessert-apalooza!  And – since birthdays seem to demand ice cream with the cake, I used a little Ice Cream Corner DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout I chose is from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I turned the sketch on its side…

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock and, using the banner stamp in the Prettiest Birthday set, stamped it five times in Cinnamon Cider. I colored the banners using my Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron and Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock.

Next up, I use my Stitched Rectangle dies to cut two equal-size pieces of Ice Cream Corner DSP and adhered them to the side of the card with Liquid Glie.

I cut a Rococo Rose circle with a Stitched Shapes Die and added it with Liquid Glue.

On Basic White, I stamped the cake, plate of macarons and flower arrangement images from Prettiest Birthday in Cinnamon Cider.  Then I cut them all with their matching dies in the Happiest Birthday die set.

I colored the images using the Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron and Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Markers.

The sentiment, from Prettiest Birthday, is stamped in Rococo Rose on a strip of Basic White, with a banner end.

I adhered the flower arrangement and then the plate of macarons onto the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I used a Glue Dot to add a bow tied with two lengths of white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack.  I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added the cake with DOUBLE-STACKED dimensionals.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Prettiest Birthday in Cinnamon Cider to a Basic White panel.  Then I added more of the banners in Cinnamon Cider, coloring them as I’d done on the front.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cinnamon Cider mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Prettiest Birthday banners on the front…

…and a little more Ice Cream Corner DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the Prettiest Birthday set and its bundled Happiest Birthday dies are a whole party-in-a-stamp-bundle!  All you need to add is some Ice Cream Corner DSP!

I hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Amy’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Jaimie’s been up to!

Mary Deatherage – This is me!

Jaimie Babarczy

Jillian Good

Karen Ksenzakovic

Leslie Larkin

Akiko Sudano

Connie Troyer

Sue Prather

Terry Lynn Bright

Donna Leonard

Tara Carpenter

Krista Yagci

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these right now – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Rococo Rose Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); next-to-largest Stitched Shapes Circle die cut

Cinnamon Cider Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ strip (sentiment); Prettiest Birthday die cut desserts and flowers

Ice Cream Corner DSP:  1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die cuts (x 2 – on 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 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Happy Birthday, Sale-A-Bration 2021 | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick in a Window!

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  Hope the week is going well for you – and that you’re getting dug out of the snow if you were in the path of the Snowmaggedon!

I’ve got a cute card for you today using the brand new Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and the bundled Birthday Chick Dies!  Take a look-see:

The color scheme for this one is from this week’s MFT Color Challenge.

And I’d say this little chick definitely qualifies for the Inspire.Create Theme challenge.

I started with a piece of Gray Granite plaid paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (this is one of the NEW patterns that you’ll get when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration – yes, it’s one of the 200 FREE sheets of DSP!!).  I matted it on Basic Black for the card front.

I used the fun fence die in the new Birthday Chick Die set to cut two Basic White fence pieces – that I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a darker piece of Rococo Rose paper from the Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration) using the next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.  I cut the same size from a piece of Basic Black.

Using the next-to-largest oval Stitched Shapes Dies, I cut a “window” from the black die cut and popped it onto the DSP die cut with Mini Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sweet Hey Birthday Chick image in Tuxedo Black on Basic White.  Then I stamped just the balloon on the lightest part of the Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre DSP (the pattered side).  Using the die in Birthday Chick, I cut the image from the Whisper White panel.  Then I fussy cut the Oh So Ombre balloon.

Using my Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, I colored the chicken – and used my Petal Pink Blend for her head.  I cheated the color challenge a smidge to color the beak and feet with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.

I adhered the die cut to the Rococo Rose panel – tucking it under the raised panel.  I left the balloon “out” – using a Mini Black Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it to the outside of the frame.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the fussy cut balloon in place. Finally, I cut a tiny little bow tie with the Birthday Chick die from a piece of the lightest Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre DSP and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Using the fun sentiment die in the Birthday Chick die set, I cut the sentiment in Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added some Champagne Rhinestone Jewels here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked a second chicken from Hey Birthday Chick in Gray Granite, stamped it off once and stamped the middle of a Basic White panel.  Then I added a sentiment from Hey Birthday Chick in Rococo Rose in the middle.  Using stamped-off-once Rococo Rose, I added confetti.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the chicken in full-strength Gray Granite and confetti in stamped-off-once Rococo Rose on the front…

…and more of the Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These little crazy chickens in the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set are so stinkin’ cute – and the fact that they ALSO have matching dies in the Birthday Chick set is just the icing on the cake!  And…little fences!  And that die cut sentiment is just wonderful!

I hope you like – and will add this one to your…barn! 😉

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting them to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these right now – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!



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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Gray Granite Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic Black Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle Die Cut for window;  Hey Birthday Chick Die Cut sentiment

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Hey Birthday Chick Die cut fence (x2); Hey Birthday Chick die cut chicken

Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ DSP: Next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (behind chicken); Hey Birthday Chick die cut bowtie; fussy cut balloon

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (the SAB Joining Special Pattern!):  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 

So – when I got done with my Live last weekend, I came out to the living to discover….

Both the boys kickin’ and chillaxin.

Finn gently cradling Mr. Elephant and tucked up under his Dad’s chair.

Pure man-happiness here! 🙂

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Happy Birthday, Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles, New Product | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fine Art Floral Gallery Easy Card Set with Video Tutorial!

Good morning and happy Friday!  Hoping that your week went well – and that you’re ready for a weekend.  Not for nuthin’ – this is National Corn Chip Day.  Pretty sure that there’s no calories if you’re CELEBRATING a National Day.  So…go forth and eat corn chips!

What does that have to do with card making or today’s card?  Absolutely.  Nothing! 😉

I’ve got a whole set of pretty cards for you today – that would be perfect for gifting.  Or…keeping for yourself!  If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not, here’s the replay!

I used the Art Gallery Bundle and pretty (okay – it’s actually GORGEOUS!) Fine Art Floral DSP to make 6 cards that cover multiple occasions.  And I did it quick – thanks to my awesome and amazing Stamparatus.  Take a look-see:

The layout that I used is from The Paper Players challenge this week:

I created the cards and envelopes in 6 different color combinations….

The video shows the process pretty well – but…here we go!

I started with a piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP in a coordinating color for each of the card combinations – and matted them on the appropriate colored cardstock.  The mats for the card fronts and inner liners are in Terracotta Tile, Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy.

Next, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock with the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.  Then I placed it in my Stamparatus and stamped the large flower from Art Gallery.  This is a 3-step stamped image.

Step 1:  largest (least detailed) image:  stamped in Terracotta Tile, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, or Misty Moonlight.

Step 2: next largest (more detailed) image: stamped in Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss or Night of Navy.

Step 3: smallest and most detailed image: stamped in Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss or Night of Navy.

I popped the art panels onto the card fronts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped various sentiments from the Art Gallery set in the same colors that I’d used for the Step 2 and Step 3 flower images and cut them with the label dies in Floral Gallery.  The sentiments are popped on with Dimensionals.

I colored 6 Rhinestone Basic Jewels for each card, using the Dark Stampin’ Blend from the Terracotta Tile, Poppy Parade, Misty Moonlight, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss or Night of Navy Blend Combos.  I put three of them on the card front and that was it!

On the inside, I stamped the flower again in the bottom left corner of a Basic White panel and added the other three colored Rhinestones.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panels to their coordinating mats, popped the card fronts on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the cards were done.

My Basic White Medium Envelopes got the Art Gallery flowers on the front…

…and more of the Fine Art Floral DSP on the envelope flaps.

This is a pretty little set of cards – and they’d make for a really sweet gift!  Simply wrap the bundle in a little Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon and tie a pretty bow!

Et Voila!  Clean.  Simple.  Quick.  Easily repeatable.  TOTALLY not a typical “Mary-card”, right? 😉 But – the Fine Art Bundle with its Floral Gallery Dies has all the pretty flowers and sentiments for so many occasions!

And there’s no doubting the gorgeousness of the Fine Art Floral DSP!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Want to make all these cards?  Set up an assembly line.

  1.  Cut all your card stock and DSP.
  2. Place the inner liner into the Stamparatus – make note of where the bottom left corner is placed (I used a crossing of two ruler lines on my Small Grid Paper).
  3. Set up the two acrylic plates with the three stamps needed to create the flower.
  4. Stamp the inner liner, the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle and envelope with the flower in one color combination.
  5. Clean the stamps and then repeat the process with all the pieces for each card.
  6. Stamp the sentiments in the appropriate color – and cut with the label from Floral Gallery.
  7. Color the Rhinestones with the Stampin’ Blend.
  8. Adhere the DSP and the inner liner to their mats with Liquid Glue.
  9. Adhere the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Adhere the sentiment to the card fronts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Adhere 3 colored Rhinestones to the front and inner liner.
  12. Adhere the DSP to the envelope flaps and trim the excess with scissors.
  13. Repeat for each color combination you’re making!
  14. DONE!

HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: 9N4CPU92

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting then to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming in February!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card bases, scored and folded at 5 1/4″)

Bumble Bee, Blackberry Bliss, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Terracotta Tile Cardstock or Night of Navy:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock:  Largest Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle Die Cut (art panels on front); Floral Gallery die cut label (sentiment)

Fine Art Floral DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card fronts); 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 

It’s Movie Day at Stamps-N-Lingers!  Even Finn’s got a little video for you today.

A little bit of Cady – a little bit of Cerah – a little bit of Finn!

If you can stand it and stick to the end – it’s about 2 min – we end with the Star of the FFF’s! 🙂

TTFN

M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Best Wishes, Clean-and-Simple, Congratulations, Everyday, Happy Birthday, Recruiting Special, Thank You Cards, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick Bundle Sneak Peek Birthday Card

Happy Happy HAWWWWMP Day!!  Yep – it’s mid-week and you’re at the top of the hill.  It’s a downhill slide to the weekend from here! 🙂

Weekends are fun.  Everyone likes weekends!

And…new stamp sets and dies – swarming with uber-cute-and-stinkin’-adorable chickens are ALSO fun.  And everyone ALSO likes THEM!  Which means everyone is going to LOVE this new bundle that you’re going to be able to get on 2 Feb!  It’s called the Hey Birthday Chick bundle!  Now – Hey Birthday Chick is already IN the Jan- Jun 2021 Mini Catalog (page 52 if you’re looking).  But – in a couple of weeks (or…right NOW if you’re a Demonstrator or JOIN NOW!) – you’ll be able to get the Hey Birthday Chick DIES!  I’ve used this new bundle today – with some Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front.  From a piece of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP I cut two rectangles with the second-largest of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered them to the panel with Liquid Glue.

Then I pulled out the Hey Birthday Chick dies, cut a Bumble Bee sentiment (how cool is that?!?) and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White (Basic White will for sure work, too!), I stamped the cute chicken and balloon image from Hey Birthday Chicken in Early Espresso.  I also stamped the balloon part on a piece of Blackberry Bliss Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Using the die in the Hey Birthday Chicken set to cut the chicken and balloon.  I fussy cut the DSP balloon and colored over the lines with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, then popped it over the stamped balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I colored the chicken with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo and Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using the fence die in Hey Birthday Chicken Dies I cut an Early Espresso fence.  I also cut three “feed sacks” – one each in Bumble Bee, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake.

I adhered the fence and three “feed sacks” with Liquid Glue – then popped the chicken and balloon over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decided my chicken was a hen – and needed a hair bow – so I cut one (yes, it’s in the die set!) from the same Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP paper and stuck it in her hair with Liquid Glue.  And…the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Hey Birthday Chick image in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Whisper White (or Basic White).  I colored it with Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend Combos and Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker.  I also stamped the image on the Dandy Garden DSP and fussy cut just the cupcake liner, which I adhered with Liquid Glue over the stamped image.  Then I stamped a second sentiment in Bumble Bee.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to Mossy Meadow and Bumble Bee mats and then into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the fun chicken and cupcake image on the front…

…and more of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  You know, I loved the Hey Chick set when it was part of 2017 Sale-A-Bration and these little guys and gals in the Hey Birthday Chick set are all similar to those guys!  And…add in the totes-adorbs Hey Birthday Chick Die set….and you’ve got a winner!

And – we’re ALSO going to see the return of Hey Chick.  With dies of its own!

I hope you like and…are adding the whole shootin’ match to your I-gotta-get-it list!!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  If you want it RIGHT now – joining as a demonstrator is a great plan – there’s some awesome bennies to joining during Sale-A-Bration 2021 (or anytime, really!).  Check out the deets down below and then – if you want some chickens in your coop sooner rather than later….AND 20% off everything – give me a holler! 😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: BBPADBD6 

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is Here!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming in February!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


There’s still time for you to save some money on all the new goodies you’re loving as you look thru the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!  My Special Bundles will save you 10-15% off what you’d spend if you bought all the products separately!  And – every bundle comes with a free gift!  AND – Sale-A-Bration rewards.

Head over to my Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and get all the details – plus find a handy order form!  These bundles are only available until 20 Jan and then they’re gone!

Happy bundling!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Bumble Bee Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Birthday Chick die cut sentiment and “feed sack”

Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Birthday Chick die cut “feed sack”

Crumb Cake Cardstock: Birthday Chick die cut “feed sack”

Early Espresso Cardstock:  Birthday Chick die cut “fence”

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

Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP: Next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (x 2 – on card front); Fussy cut balloon; Birthday Chick die cut hair bow; fussy cut cupcake liner on inside; 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 

Since his arrival four years ago, we’ve taught Finn to not go into the stalls.

At all.  Whether the horses are in them or not.  For obvious reasons.

And he’s been pretty solid on it.  He does lean into the doorway some to…sniff the sniffs and see if they dropped any food.

Or….erhm…droppings. 😉

So – imagine my surprise when, as I was cleaning Cady’s stall yesterday morning, I look up to see…

Four paws in.  ALL the way in.

You can see he knows he’s been spotted.

So….

I think this is the dog equivalent of whistling!  Nothing to see here.  Just a dog.  In a stall….

Maybe she won’t be mad if I offer an obedience behavior. And be really cute.

Who knows.  It could work!!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Blooms & Happy Thoughts Sneak Peek Birthday

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Christmas week!  Four days left!  If you’re panicking over last-minute gift ideas – give me a shout!  I can hook you up with a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate – that I’ll e-mail right to you to print out!  Quick – easy – and no postage or shipping delays! 🙂

My card today has nothing to do with Christmas – except for being a birthday card.

Think about it.

There – you got it! 🙂

I used a super cool new sentiment-only stamp set called Happy Thoughts – which will be available to y’all on 5 Jan in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  I also used a couple of free (with qualifying purchase) products from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer:  A Touch of Ink stamp set and Paper Blooms DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! You are Amazing Stitched With Whimsy Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which – for this past year – has meant I’d be bringing you a new challenge from The Paper Players.  But…sadly!…my time with them as a Guest Designer has come to an end!  I so enjoyed the year working with that great –  and talented! – group of ladies!  And I very much appreciated the opportunity to participate.  I’ll for sure be playing along with Paper Player challenges in the future – and I hope y’all will, too! 🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Strawberry Punch Party Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw the color combo we were to work with this week – I was thinking Christmas.  But…I’m sort of ready to move on! 🙂  So…I pulled out a few new goodies – including the Sweet Strawberry stamp set with its bundled Strawberry Builder Punch and the coordinating Sale-A-Bration set called Berry Blessings & the pack of Berry Delightful DSP.  These will ALL be available on 5 Jan – and some of them will be FREE!  And….one more fun thing!  The Punch Party stamp set.  Which is a HOST set – that you’ll be able to earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Take a look-see:

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