Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial Sneak Peek of a Timely Treat!

Good morning, y’all.  Not to put too fine a point on it – and I surely don’t mean to scare you – but…do you realize that Christmas is LESS than a month away?!?

Yes.  It’s true.

Also?  The amazeballs Start With Savings Starter Kit Promotion is almost done-ski!  Over and out.  In the rear-view-mirror.  In the books.  That’s a wrap.

Get the picture?  So…if you’ve been teetering on the fence…teeter-no-more!  Take the plunge – joining is the bestest deal going AND…getting $125 in goodies in your Starter kit for just $75….somebody do the math on that!  It’s a seriously BIG discount!  Scroll down a little for deets and links and …holler at me if you have any questions!! 😉

Speaking of math – I did a little math (counted on my fingers and everything!) for the project I’ll be sharing with you tonight at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!  Take a sneaky peek!

What’s that?  You still don’t know what we’ll be making??  😉

Well – guess you’ll have to join me to see, right?

Hope you will!  Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

Connect with me!  https://campsite.bio/stampsnlingers


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 2DBG6ZEX

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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

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 November Tutorial features the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle!  


This is SOOOOO  Close  to Being…GONE!

The Start with Savings Starter Kit promotion is a super opportunity to purchase your Starter Kit at a great deal!  Instead of the standard $99 Starter Kit—which is already a steal of a deal—you can pick up a completely custom Starter Kit for only $75!!!  What an absolutely unbeatable bargain for a box with a value of $125!

There’s no better time than November for you to join as a demonstrator!  From 4 – 30 November, you’ll be able to purchase your Starter Kit with big savings!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Promotion Period:  4 – 30 November 2021
  • When a new demonstrator orders their custom Starter Kit, they will be able to redeem $125 of qualifying products for only $75 (normally $99).
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 4 November or after 30 November will not be eligible for this promotion.  Starter Kit orders must be placed between 4 November and 30 November to receive the discount.
  • Joining Deadline:  November 30, 2021; 11:50 PM (MT)

I would LOVE to have you join my awesome Critters-N-Creatin Krew (CNCK) team!

WHY be a Demonstrator?

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. That’s on….EVERYTHING!
  • While there’s no requirement to sell, there is the opportunity to do so!  You can earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much or as little or even….NONE at ALL… time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Get early looks at new products – and the chance to add them to your tool chest before anyone else!
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

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?  The CNCK has a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and share our projects (you can even win fun prizes!).  And – we gather up via Zoom once a month, too, for folks that want to do that!  Have I mentioned we’re a pretty fun group of folks?  No??  Well – we totally are – and we’d love to have you join us!

Got questions about joining?  Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!   I’d be happy to chat with you more about it!  You can also get more deets about being a Demonstrator here and then head here to get started and pick up that great deal on the Starter Kit!

Will YOU be the next to join my CNCK Team?  I sure hope so! 😉


Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale!

Starts on 1 Dec 2021!

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

SALES PERIOD:

Starts: 1 December 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT)
Ends: 3 January 2022 at 11:50 PM (MT)

DETAILS:

  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires).
  • The Carryover List will be available online until the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog launches.
  • Look for discounts up to 50% on SOME (not all) of the items on the Retiring List.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.

RETIRING LIST (WITH DISCOUNTS!):
See which products will be on their way out once the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET– modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets

CARRYOVER LIST:
See which products will still be available after the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET – modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets


Stamp-N-Storage Holiday Sale Continues!

Shop now through Monday, 29 November, and you’ll receive 15% OFF STOREWIDE, plus FREE SHIPPING is available for all domestic U.S. orders over $100.

Regardless of what you need – now’s a great time to get it! 15% off is nothing to sneeze at!! Whoo-hoo!!
Here’s the deets:

  • 🎉🎉🎉🎉15% OFF ANYthing and EVERYthing!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉
  • Ends Monday, 29 Nov 2021 at 11:59pm CT.
  • No coupon code is needed.
  • Discounts are automatically applied during the checkout process.

If you want to see the S-N-S products that have a spot in my craft room, check it out right here! 🙂  And – you’ll also get to see a fun little surprise that they’ve got for us this year!

Hint: it COULD win you a $25 Gift Certificate from S-N-S!

Small Business Saturday is today – with extra savings ALL DAY on select items!


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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!


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 

That’s it.

You’re welcome. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Sparkle of the Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  First off…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  I hope that (AFTER you read thru our blog!) that you have a most wonderful day with family and friends and lots of food and….elastic waistbands!! 😉

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

I decided that it would be a good day to acknowledge that it’s practically Christmas, so I pulled out the Sparkle of the Season Bundle (one of my VERY favorites in the current Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!) and combined it with some gorgeous Peaceful Place Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the sketch we were all working with!

I also took inspiration from the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week!  I went on the diagonal (Plaid-Wreath-Red); down the left column (Plaid – Layers – Die Cut); and…across the bottom (Die Cut – Sequins/Gsms – Red).  🙂

I started with the diamond-y paper from the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP and I matted it on Evening Evergreen.  Then I took a slightly narrower piece of the plaid Peaceful Place Specialty DSP and adhered it over the top with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock across the “seam” with Liquid Glue to create the card front.

Using the dies in the bundled Seasonal Swirls die set, I cut an Evening Evergreen and a Soft Succulent “pine boughs” wreath.  I also cut the star-strewn wreath from a piece of the (shiniest) silver foil from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the three die cut wreaths in a “stack”.

I tied a small bow from silver Simply Elegant Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a strip of Basic White, I stamped the Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I snipped banners in each end with Paper Snips – and used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over top.

I cut out six holly leaves – there’s a sweet little die in the Seasonal Swirls Dies that cuts two at a time! – from Evening Evergreen and adhered them around the wreath.

Then I added Cherry Cobbler gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels as “berries” for each leaf pair.

I added an Evening Evergreen gem from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the sentiment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from Sparkle of the Season in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel.  Over top, I added the pine bough from Sparkle of the Season in stamped-off-once Soft Succulent.  Then I added a small Evening Evergreen gem.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got some pine boughs from Sparkle of the Season in Soft Succulent on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila! Sparkle of the Season – and the bundled Seasonal Swirls dies – is SUCH a great bundle!  Crossing multiple holidays, with the gorgeous wreath dies – complete with decorations for the wreaths – this will be one of your go-to bundles!  And…there is no denying the subtle, elegant beauty of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP is there?

I hope you like!

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

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

 

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

Connect with me!  https://campsite.bio/stampsnlingers


I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!


HOST CODE FOR 16 NOV – 30 NOV: 2DBG6ZEX

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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

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 November Tutorial features the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle!  


Happy Thanksgiving Images, Wallpapers, Pictures for 2021

Just a reminder that there will NOT be a YouTube After Lunch Bunch video NOR will there be a ZOOM the Craftroom tonight!  I’ll see you on Saturday evening on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page for a new card! I hope your day is wonderful!


Interested in Joining Us?

If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to have you!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99$75 (thru 30 Nov 2021!).  We welcome all types of Demonstrators from those only purchasing to get the discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and those anywhere in between!

It just so happens that this is a SUPER good time to join!


Tick and Also…Tock!

The Days are Winding Down FAST! 

The Start with Savings Starter Kit promotion is a super opportunity to purchase your Starter Kit at a great deal!  Instead of the standard $99 Starter Kit—which is already a steal of a deal—you can pick up a completely custom Starter Kit for only $75!!!  What an absolutely unbeatable bargain for a box with a value of $125!

There’s no better time than November for you to join as a demonstrator!  From 4 – 30 November, you’ll be able to purchase your Starter Kit with big savings!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • Promotion Period:  4 – 30 November 2021
  • When a new demonstrator orders their custom Starter Kit, they will be able to redeem $125 of qualifying products for only $75 (normally $99).
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 4 November or after 30 November will not be eligible for this promotion.  Starter Kit orders must be placed between 4 November and 30 November to receive the discount.
  • Joining Deadline:  November 30, 2021; 11:50 PM (MT)

I would LOVE to have you join my awesome Critters-N-Creatin Krew (CNCK) team!

WHY be a Demonstrator?

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. That’s on….EVERYTHING!
  • While there’s no requirement to sell, there is the opportunity to do so!  You can earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much or as little or even….NONE at ALL… time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Get early looks at new products – and the chance to add them to your tool chest before anyone else!
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

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?  The CNCK has a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and share our projects (you can even win fun prizes!).  And – we gather up via Zoom once a month, too, for folks that want to do that!  Have I mentioned we’re a pretty fun group of folks?  No??  Well – we totally are – and we’d love to have you join us!

Got questions about joining?  Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!   I’d be happy to chat with you more about it!  You can also get more deets about being a Demonstrator here and then head here to get started and pick up that great deal on the Starter Kit!

Will YOU be the next to join my CNCK Team?  I sure hope so! 😉


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1/4″ x 5″ (strip on card front)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath and holly leaves

Soft Succulent Cardstock: Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Silver Foil Specialty Pack: Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Basic White Cardstock:  1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Place Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″(card front); 2 3/4″ x 5″ (plaid DSP on front); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)


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


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


Finn Fan Fix 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Peaceful Place Criss-Cross Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning.  Believe it or don’t – it’s Friday.  Again!  Time is doing that thing that it does…FLY!  It’ll be time to boil the taters and brine the turkey before you know it!

Yes – I know that those two things need to happen at vastly different times.  But…you know what I mean! 😉

If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me – I know that your time is limited!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Well Defined Festive & Bright 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 to work with 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!

The color challenge screamed “TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS” (see?  screamed!) so… I went with it!  The fun Well-Defined stamp set gave me a nice bold sentiment and I added a Christmas-y garland from the Festive & Bright Bundle.  All of it set atop some could-it-be-any-more-traditional-Christmas Heartwarming Hugs DSP!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Bright Baubles Time of Giving Disappearing Nine Patch Christmas Card

Happy happy HAAAAWMMMP Day.  And….happy Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving-Eve!  Yes.  A week from tomorrow you’d best have that turkey thawed!  Do NOT wait until next Tuesday.  Trust me on this – you’ll be Googling “how to thaw my frozen turkey two days before Thanksgiving.”

Ask me how I know this. 😉

My card today is a fun one (I think!).  I saw this Disappearing Nine Patch technique on SplitCoast Stampers and wanted to give it a go.  So…I picked my fave DSP – the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  And I combined it with the Bright Baubles set – for the sentiment – and the Time of Giving Bundle for a cute tag!  Take a look see:

I was playing along with the Inspired By challenges…

And I selected many of the design elements based on the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. I got Gift – Non Traditional Holiday Colors – Patterned Paper.  And Holiday – Silver/Gold – Patterned Paper! 🙂

I followed the instructions that Betty Traciak gave on her SCS tutorial – first cutting 9 1″ squares of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP and adhering them to a 3″ x 3″ square of Foam Adhesive Sheet (I decided to use that instead of an Adhesive Sheet).

Using my Paper Trimmer, I cut the square in half – and then cut each half in half.

I re-arranged the squares and adhered them to a 3″ x 3″ square of cardstock.  Then I trimmed the whole thing down to a 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ square with my Trimmer.  And…totally didn’t take a picture of this stage.  Sorry! 🙁

I wrapped two lengths of White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the square – securing it in the back with Glue Dots – to look like a wrapped present.  Then I adhered the whole thing to a Blushing Bride mat.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the gift to a Basic White panel and stamped the Bright Baubles sentiment in Misty Moonlight.   Then I matted the panel on a Blushing Bride mat to create the card front.

I used a Tailored Made Tag – with the Gift Giving die centered in it – to cut a Shimmery White cardstock tag.  Then I used the same Tailor Made Tag to cut a solid Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP tag.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the detailed Shimmery White tag to the solid Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP tag – then I adhered it to the top of the gift with Liquid Glue.

I tied a fancy bow from the White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered it over the top of the tag with a Glue Dot.

I added some small Blue Adhesive-backed Gems and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped a Time of Giving sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  In the corners, in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride, I added the stylized snowflake image from Time of Giving.  I added some Blue Adhesive-backed Gems in the middles of the snowflakes.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the stamped-off-once Blushing Bride snowflakes from Time of Giving on the front..

…and more Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how that Disappearing Nine Patch technique worked to make my “gift” from Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, don’t you?  I hope you’ll give it a go.  Bright Baubles has lots of fun sentiments, but I really like the size and font on this one that I used on the front.  I am also really loving how the Tailor Made Tags dies work so perfectly with the Gift Giving tags – the die set bundled with Time of Giving!  Such fun – and so handy as we head into the holidays!

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Candy Canes & Sweet Little Stockings for Christmas

Happy Monday!  So…I realized something yesterday while we were at Sam’s.  Wayne said…”It’s Sunday and everyone is at Sam’s shopping!”.  I did a little high-level, very sophisticated math in my head and realized…THANKSGIVING is like…tomorrow!

Well – not EXACTLY – but…close!  A week from Thursday!  I ordered my ham to pick up next week and then promptly decided (apparently!) that I was “ready”.  So…nothing to worry about or prep for – obvs!  Sheesh!

Know what’s RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING!?

Friday!  Bwahahahaha!  YOU thought I was going to say CHRISTMAS!

But – it IS right smack around the corner so…today’s card is spot on!  It uses the Candy Canes and Sweet Little Stockings stamp set – and is SOOO easy that if you’re behind (I am so NOT behind! 😂😂😂😂) and need some quick cards – I’ve got you covered.  Take a look-see!

This sweet layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This one goes fast so….pull out your Stamparatus and…let’s roll!

I started with a piece of Basic White that I matted on Shaded Spruce for the card front.

Another piece of Basic White went into the Stamparatus and I stamped it with the Candy Canes stamp in Real Red.

I used the next-to-largest Scalloped Contours die to cut out a rectangle and adhered it to the middle of the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using Stampin’ Seal, I adhered a length of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon across the panel.

I stamped the sentiment from Sweet Little Stockings in Real Red on a strip of Basic White and matted the strip on Shaded Spruce cardstock.

Then I popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Shaded Spruce gem from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

Who AM I!?? 😳😳😳  Surely….this can’t be a Mary card!!?

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment and a candy cane, from Sweet Little Stockings, in Real Red on a Basic White panel.  Then I added another Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a few Sweet Little Stockings candy canes on the front…

…and one…single…yummy…cane on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Red – White – Green.  Classic!  Real Red Candy Canes!  A Sweet Little Stockings sentiment and…how handy that there was a CANDY CANE in that set, too!?

I hope you like!

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

I’ve got ONE opening left in my Host Club that starts on 1 Dec – so…if anyone wants a great way to add to their stampin’ stash – this is it (beaten only by Joining Stampin’ Up!).  Here’s all the deets!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Sneak Peek Birthday Card from OnStage 2021!

Good morning!  Whew!  OnStage 2021 was awesome!  We got to see all sorts of new goodies coming in January in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  They had the usual stamping demonstrations and…a fun “stamp off” between Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists – that they ran like those Baking competitions on TV!  AND – they told us that next year’s event will be LIVE (vs virtual) and it’s going to be in Vienna, Austria! 😳😳😳

Vienna has been on my “list of places to go” since…I read Marguerite Henry’s The White Stallion of Lipizza a hundred years ago!  And since I am now owned by Haflingers (of AUSTRIAN descent!)…seems like it’s time! Fingers, toes and eyes crossed – I would LOVE to be able to go there!

As always, we did some projects during the event – and we used the new Blessings of Home stamp set with the bundled Flowers of Home dies and the gorgeous Heart & Home DSP – all of which you’ll be able to get in January (or…on 1 Dec as a Demonstrator!).  Take a look-see:

This is pretty close to the planned project – I changed it up a little and gave it a little “bump”!

I started by cutting a piece of Garden Green paper from the Heart & Home DSP and adhered it to the front of my Garden Green card base with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Shimmer White cardstock, I stamped the large floral image in the Blessings of Home stamp set in Misty Moonlight.

I used a Blender Pen to color the flowers and leaves by picking up color from the lid of my Misty Moonlight and Garden Green Stamp Pads.  Like the sample in the event, I only colored the leaves and the two large flowers.

Then I used the matching die in the bundled Flowers of Home die set to cut it out.

For the “boom” factor, I used three foliage dies in Flowers of Home to cut several from Garden Green and a few from gold Metallic Specialty Paper (from the Gold & Rose Gold pack).

I did a dry fit and then used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut foliage directly to the card front to that it would stick out ever-so-artistically from under the die cut flower.

So – the demonstrator/make-along was led by Shannon West from the home office.  She taught us a good trick – especially when you have a lot of layers!

To pop the floral die cut – but…save a little thickness – she showed how to put dimensionals on the back of the die cut above and below where the sentiment would be placed. Like this!

Then you run a line of Stampin Seal down the middle.  That pops the top and bottom up – but sticks the middle down!  Great idea!

So…using the Dimensionals and Seal, I adhered the die cut over top of the adhered foliage.

I stamped the Blessings of Home sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a strip of Shimmery White cardstock.

I ran a little Stampin’ Seal across the die cut flowers and used it to adhere a length of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon (part of this Suite and coming in January!).  Then I popped the sentiment over the top with Dimensionals.

I adhered some white Classic Matte Dots (new catalog goody!) here and there.  Then I used a Glue Dot to adhere a Bumble Bee Trinket on the flower (this wasn’t part of the sample, but…come on!  It was NECESSARY!) – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the smaller floral from Blessings of Home in Misty Moonlight in the corner of a Shimmery White cardstock panel.  I used the Blender Pen and ink from the lids of my Misty Moonlight and Garden Green ink pads to color the flower.  I added a few more of the white Classic Matte Dots.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into the Garden Green card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the small Blessings of Home floral on the front…

…and more of the Heart & Home DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this Blessings of Home stamp set and bundled Flowers of Home dies, with the gorgeous Heart & Home DSP is going to be a big winner in the new catalog!  And…hint hint…there’s more in the Suite!  And…I may or may not (I totally DID!) have hit the get-it-here-lickety-split button when I ordered it on Friday (another demonstrator-who-attended-OnStage perk!)…so…it should arrive on Monday!  I’ll share as quick as I get it – I know you’ll love it!

I hope you like!

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

As I posted yesterday – I’ve got openings in my Host Club that starts on 1 Dec – so…if anyone wants a great way to add to their stampin’ stash – this is it (beaten only by Joining Stampin’ Up!).  Here’s all the deets!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Whimsy & Wonder Joy Fold Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

Well – good morning, it’s Friday again!  House cleaning day (whoo-hoo!) and Day 1 of OnStage!  Last night was fun and we saw a lot of Top Performers recognized for their achievements this year!  🙂

And speaking of…I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to ALL of you!!  I was tickled sideways to find myself at #34 in the Overall Demonstrator ranking in the US for the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! year!!  I owe ALL of that to my amazing customers and Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! 🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻

If you were able to join me yesterday afternoon for my YouTube video, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not – but you’d like to watch the replay and see how to make this fun fold (with a hidden bonus!) – here’s ’tis!

I know.  I know.  HOW many times will I use the Whimsical Trees bundle and pretty Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP this week?!?  I’m sorry (not sorry!).  I just love it – and when I saw the sketch that I used…it was too perfect!  Just to mix it up a little, I DID use the Christmas Season stamp set for the sentiments – and it’s a fun fold.  AND a gift card holder.  So…totally different!  Take a look-see:

And here’s that sketch I was talking about – from the SugarPea Mix It Up challenge for November!

So – I saw the idea of using a Joy Fold card to make a Gift Card Holder somewhere on Facebook.  I carefully saved the post so I could give credit where credit is due but…it’s been disappeared!  🙁  Just know I wasn’t nearly clever enough to come up with this by my ownself!

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock that I scored at 3″ on the long side to make the large card base.  A 3 5/8″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″ on the long side, created the small card base.

I matted some of the snowflake paper from Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron and adhered them to the front small panel and the large back panel of the large Misty Moonlight card base.

I cut a piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – in silver-foil stripes – and adhered it to the inside of the small card base using Liquid Glue.  I cut a smaller piece and used the scalloped oval in the Double Oval Punch to cut a half-circle out of one long edge.

I used a thin line of Liquid Glue  – right at the very edge! – to adhere that piece to the small card base to create the gift card holder.  Note: I only put glue on the two short sides and the non-punched long side.

I matted a piece of Misty Moonlight Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron to create the card front for the small card base.

On some Mint Macaron paper from the DSP pack, I stamped the tree image from Whimsical Trees in Mint Macaron.  Using a second stamp in the set, I added Misty Moonlight lights to each of the trees and cut them with the matching die in the bundled Christmas Trees Die set.  I also cut the cool “open” tree die from the same Mint Macaron DSP.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the three trees to the small card front.  Then I fussy cut a bunch of Christmas gifts from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  These are “piled” under the trees with Liquid Glue.

I tied a small silver bow from a piece of Simply Elegant Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the Christmas Season sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and fussy cut it – roughly following the shape of the words.

I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the sentiment, then used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the small card front.

I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and then adhered the card front to the front of the small card base.  Note: the small card base opens OPPOSITE a “normal” card, so make sure you’ve got it oriented correctly! 😉

For the inside of the small card base, I stamped the second Christmas Season sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I added the Whimsical Trees images in Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight – then I added a medium Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel by the sentiment.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and then adhered it inside the small card base.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the small card to the back panel of the larger card base – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Whimsical Trees images on the front…

…and more of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I can’t overstate how much I love love love the entire Whimsy & Wonder Suite!  The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP are so much fun for the holidays and the images and die cuts in the Whimsical Trees and bundled Christmas Trees die set are perfect.  I borrowed a couple of the sweet Christmas Season sentiments to just slightly change up my message.  And…yes.  How cool is it to use a Joy Fold card as a Gift Card Holder?!?  🙂

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Holly Jolly Christmas Season 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 sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I went with a Christmas theme and some pretty traditional colors!  The Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set gave me the starting point with its big sentiment.  Then I added some Christmas Pinecone die cuts and Christmas Season images.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Sparkle of the Season on Cork

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  How goes the week!? We’ve been busy – Wayne on the building, me getting ready for OnStage@Home at the end of the week.

And…roasting peanuts!  Our friend brought us a BIG (😳😳) bag of peanuts and I’ve been trying to use them up before they…go bad?

Also – they taste really good roasted.  And boiled! 😉

So – I DO want to tell you about something coming next week (16 – 18 Nov) – it’s the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale – and…it’s got some great discounts on cardstock, ink and die sets from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  AND – you can combine the discounts with the Start with Savings Starter Kit special to get you some AMAZEBALLS savings!  All the deets are down below!! 🙂

My card today uses the wonderful Sparkle of the Season bundle (NOT from the annual catalog!), Nature’s Harvest DSP and…Cork Specialty Paper!  Take a look-see:

The wreath and layout are from the Inspired By challenge this week.

And The Card Concept was also inspirational – for the pumpkins and the color palette!  I’d call this style Freestyle Collage!

And the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge…well – I think I got everything BUT Gold Foil/Glitter!  😉

Thanks to the Sparkle of the Season bundle, this one was easy to put together.

To begin with, I cut a piece of Cork Specialty Paper to the same size as my Cajun Craze card base and adhered it to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.

I cut a smaller-than-usual piece of Harvest Meadow DSP, matted it on Evening Evergreen cardstock and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.

Using the Seasonal Swirls dies (bundled with Sparkle of the Season), I cut a leafy wreath from the Cork Specialty Paper and one from Cajun Craze cardstock. I stacked them up on the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used more of the Seasonal Swirls dies to cut leaves from Cork Specialty Paper and Evening Evergreen 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum and Pumpkin Pie pumpkins.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Cork and a Shimmer Vellum leaf to the top back of each pumpkin, then I popped the pumpkins on to the wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a Half-Double-Loop Linen Thread bow (the picture below is a regular Double-Loop bow – they’re the same, just with fewer wraps!).

  1. Wrap the Linen Thread around four fingers TWO times.
  2. Without cutting the thread, wrap around two fingers TWO times.
  3. Pull the loops off and squeeze the loops together.
  4. Twist the loops one time around to create a “figure 8”.
  5. Tie a second short length of Thread around the loops in the middle.
  6. Spread the loops out to create a bow.

I adhered the bow to the side of the wreath with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Cajun Craze and cut it with the smallest, skinny Stitched Rectangle Die (my “go-to” sentiment die!) and popped it over the bow with double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere two more leaves to the end of the sentiment, and then added Pumpkin Pie Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I stamped the sweet little three-leaf image in Pumpkin Pie!

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into the Cajun Craze card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got those little Pumpkin Pie leaves on the front…

…and more of the Nature’s Harvest DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Yeah – you know I love how this card turned out!  The script-y paper from Nature’s Harvest DSP – the Cork Specialty Paper – the bundled up Sparkle of the Season wreath with the Linen Thread bow and simple sentiment.  It’s really DOES have all the things! 😉

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

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