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Stampin’ Up! Wiggle Worm 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 to make a card for a tiny human’s birthday.  You know – of the age where they don’t know (or care!) what they get for a present – let alone what the card looks like.  Or…if there even IS a card! 😉  Which means – this card is really for the tiny human’s mother, right?  So – I went uber-cute with the new Wiggle Worm stamp set and bundled Wiggle Bug Dies.  And I put my bugs on a Brick & Mortar 3D embossed panel.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with some Crushed Curry paper from the new Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP and matted it on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

For the “brick wall” – I swiped my Cajun Craze Ink Pad across the embossing side of the new Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I carefully placed a Very Vanilla panel into the folder, closed it, and embossed it in my Die Cutting machine.

I cut the embossed panel down to its final size and matted it on Mossy Meadow.  Then I lightly brushed over it with an almost dry Cajun Craze-inked Sponge Dauber – just to add a little more color to the “bricks” – and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Mossy Meadow leaf with the Wiggle Bug Die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  The Wiggle Worm sentiment was stamped twice – once in Crushed Curry and once in Cajun Craze.  I cut the Cajun Craze sentiment with the oval die from the Petals Labels Die and fussy cut the Crushed Curry “birthday” with my Paper Snips.  I edged the little banner with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it onto the sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stuck the whole thing onto the card front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a seperate piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped a few bugs and teensy bees (LOVE!) in Tuxedo Black.  I added some detail to each bug in Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  Then I colored the bugs with my Light Old Olive, Light Daffodil Delights, Light Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends and my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker (the bees).  I cut all the bugs with their matching Wiggle Bugs Dies.

I adhered the bugs and bees with Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

I tied a little bow from new Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I tucked another couple of bees underneath it – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a tiny little sentiment from Wiggle Worm in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel – then added a few more of the adorable two-step bees.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Wiggle Worm bug and bees on the front…

…and I put some more Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap – plus some more bees! 🙂

Et Voila!  Not really my normal “kind” of card – but I am sort of loving this new set!  The Wiggle Worm stamp set and bundled Wiggle Bug Dies…too much fun for creating all sorts of wild and crazy bugs!  And – the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Are you kidding??  It’s perfect!  I do hope you like!

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 to Jaimie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Shirley Gentry

Connie Troyer

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

 

 

 


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New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Remember that carryover 3D embossing folders will not be available to order at the start of the new catalog but I’ll let you know when they’re available to order.

Also keep in mind that we expect to receive staggered plate shipments in all markets during June and July as we build inventory. Which means, you may experience periods of time when it is unavailable to order if inventory is depleted; it will become available to order again when inventory is replenished.

How to Use the New Plate

The new plate makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders and our new-style 3D Folders in most die-cutting machines. The 3D Embossing Folder Plate replaces the Standard Cutting Pads in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.

To create your emboss sandwich:

  • Use a die-cutting & embossing machine platform as a base; no matter which machine you’re using, use the standard platform which comes with your machine.
  • Use the 3D Embossing Folder with your paper in the middle.
  • Then use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate on top.

Given the differences in machines and platforms, you may still have to add a shim to get your desired embossing results. (You can also spritz your paper before embossing to maximize your embossed impressions.)

Without the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate, you will need to use several shims with the Standard Cutting Pad in your 3D embossing folder sandwich, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use. Most machines will need between three to five sheets of cardstock to shim. Please be careful in how you shim; start out with fewer sheets first, then add sheets to get your desired results.  Stampin’ Up! won’t be responsible for replacing products broken due to using a sandwich which is too thick for a machine.


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for Brick embossed panel); Wiggle Bug die cut leaf

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (Brick Embossed panel on front); WIggle Bug die cut leaves; Petal Label Dies die cut oval (sentiment on front)

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap


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Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Happy Birthday, Kids | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Magical Day Unicorn in Pink

Happy Haaawwwmp Day, my peeps!  How goes your week?

I made a fun little card today that could be used for a kid’s birthday or a friend’s big day!  It uses the Magical Day bundle and some pretty Myths & Magic Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Sketch Saturday challenge!

My girly-girl color scheme is thanks to The Paper Players!

And finally, the magical them is from…Just Us Girls!

I started with a pink paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP for the card front.

My art layers start with a scalloped circle of Irridescent Myths & Magic 6″x 6″ Glimmer Paper, then a Whisper White circle and finally a Powder Pink circle – all cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.  I ran the Powder Pink layer thru the Seaside TIEF.  When I adhered all the layers together with Liquid Glue, I put the embossed circle DE-bossed side up.  Wanted it to look more like air than water!

I adhered the layered circles to the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP panel with the side sort of hanging off the edge.  Then I used my Paper Snips to trim the excess and matted the panel on Powder Pink.

I cut some Vellum card stock clouds with the die from the Rainbow Builder Framelits and adhered them to the circle with Liquid Glue – just where I knew the unicorn would cover it up.

On a piece of scrap Whisper White, I stamped the Magical Day unicorn in Versamark, sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.  Then I cut it with the matching die from the bundled Magical Mates Framelits.  While I was at it, I cut some stars from more of the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper.

I colored the unicorn mane with my Powder Pink and Melon Mambo Markers and her body with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on Powder Pink and heat embossed it in Silver, then cut it with the banner die from the Magical Mates.  I stamped it again in Melon Mambo and fussy cut just the small banner (“You are”).  Then I popped that on top of the larger banner with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I edged the banner with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker and then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I adhered the unicorn over it with Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Glimmer stars here and there with dabs of Liquid Glue and added a few Clear Faceted Gems.  Finally, I tied a double bow from Silver Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Magical Day in Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.  Around it, I adhered a few more Glimmer Stars, then I stamped the stars image from the stamp set in Powder Pink.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Melon Mambo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Magical Day stars in Powder Pink across the front…

…and I gave the envelope flap some more of the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP.

Et Voila!  I think this Magical Day bundle, and all the pieces in the Myths & Magic Suite, are so cute.  And I don’t think they’re only appropriate for kids, do you?!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liners); 2 3/8″ Circle (embossed circle); Magical Mates sentiment banner and fussy cut sentiment banner

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ Circle (second circle mat); Magical Mates die cut unicorn

Myths & Magic Specialty DSP: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper; 3″ Scallop Circle (bottom circle mat)  

Vellum Card Stock: Rainbow Framelits clouds (x3)

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

So – the picture I have for you today highlights two things.

First – that my kitchen windows are dirty.

Okay – all my windows are dirty.

Don’t judge.

The second thing that it shows is that my goofy dog has reached new heights of goof-ball-iosity.

Behold.

Yep.  Just chillin’ on the driveway holdin’ my collar.  Waitin’ for someone to come out.  

TTFN
M

 

Categories: Feminine, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Kids, Life Event, Paper Pumpkin | Tags: , , , | 19 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Magical Day Birthday Card for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, 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 it’s 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 have a little friend (okay – I have a few more than just one friend – but most of them are all grown up!) who will be turning 4 this year.  Her name is Scarlett.  Scarlett is sweet and very much a girly-girl.  I got her a really pretty dress with flowers and butterflies on it to send.  For the card, I decided to go pink.  And sparkly.  And…girly!  The new Magical Day stamp set – and the bundled Magical Mates Framelits seemed like just the ticket.  Take a look-see:

I borrowed the layout from the this month’s Viva La Verve sketch challenge! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cafe Makes the Day Go Better!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  I’m at work today – but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!  Yesterday was a good one – we actually got things done!  You need to do things at work – one of my guys even mentioned actually feeling like he’d accomplished something, so…good day for all of us!  And, looks like I should be home next weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ll play next weekend’s Sunday night video by ear – but I’ll be on tomorrow night. 🙂

A friend of mine had a bit of a tough week this week, so I thought I’d make her a quick card.   And since coffee makes my day better – do not get between me and that first cup (fair warning!) – I decided to use some goodies from the new Coffee Break Suite.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired – loosely! – by the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


So, to start with – can y’all guess how I made my card front?  No…don’t scroll down to the product list.  That’s cheating!  

Take a minute.

If you guessed that I used the Marbled background stamp – you guessed right!  I inked it up with Soft Suede ink and stamped a Very Vanilla panel.  Looks like cafe au lait, doesn’t it??  

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and that was my card front.

Next up is a square of the Coffee Break DSP, matted on a scalloped edge square of Pear Pizzazz, which I cut with the Squares Layering Framelits, and adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added a short strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon with some more Liquid Glue and then started pulling my Grande Americano!

I stamped the Coffee Cafe cup image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  While I was at it, I stamped the lid image, too, also in Chocolate Chip.  Then I cut them both out with their matching die from the bundled Coffee Cup Framelits.

Using a Sponge Dauber, I ever-so-lightly (lightly!!) added a little Crumb Cake to the left side of my cup – just for a little depth. Hint:  use your Crumb Cake Sponge Dauber without adding any more ink.  Drier – almost too dry – is better!

The coffee insulator is cut with the fun die from Coffee Cups Framelits from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  This one cuts the shape and embosses it with the cool corrugated stripes that makes it look just like one of those coffee cup thingys you get at the coffee shop.  The ones that keep you from getting third degree burns thru the not-so-thick coffee cup? I used a little Liquid Glue to attach it and then wrapped some Linen Thread twice around the cup, securing it in the back with tape.  Then I tied a double-length bow and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I cut a Garden Green oval with the die in the Coffee Cups Framelits and adhered it with Glue.  Next is a heart from the Corrugated Elements.  Finally, I stamped the “Hi” from the Coffee Cafe stamp set onto one of the Soft Sky circles on a piece of Coffee Break DSP and punched it out with my 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I adhered it to the cup, popped the whole thing over the Burlap Ribbon and DSP panel with Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Coffee Cafe in Chocolate Chip ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  Under it, I added the little heart in Soft Sky.  And, across the bottom, you’ll find some Chocolate Chip coffee beans and Soft Sky hearts – all courtesy of the Coffee Cafe stamp set!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

I added more Coffee Cafe coffee beans in Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky hearts across the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Coffee Break DSP.

Et Voila!  I’m loving that Marbled background stamp, aren’t you?  Looks like coffee with cream just swirling thru it!  And I think the Coffee Cafe stamp set and bundled Coffee Cups Framelits – are just perfect – especially paired up with their coordinating Coffee Break DSP.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



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Take a look-see at what you get in the Essentials Pack:

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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); Coffee Cups die cut oval

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped square (mat for art panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Coffee Break die cut pieces  

Crumb Cake Card Stock: Coffee Cups die cut cup cozy

Coffee Break DSP: 2 3/4″ square (DSP panel on 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  –  no new pictures of the Finn today! 🙁  

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Fairy Celebrates a Birthday with Paint Play

Well.  It’s Friday.  As I type this on Thursday, we’re busy executing the “Mill Around Checklist”.  Which is aviator for “hurry up and wait”.  I thought I was done with that like…11 years ago!

Apparently not.  

Waiting for someone to make a decision.

Guess who that someone is NOT?

Yup.

Your friendly, neighborhood SU! demonstrator.  

Cuz…if it was her/me – the decision would have been made hours ago and we’d be doing something!!!

Sheesh.

Okay.  Rant over.  

Thank you for listening.

My card today is a super cute one (she says modestly), using the new Fairy Celebration and Paint Play stamp sets.  I used them to make a birthday card suitable for a little girl human – or a little-girl-at-heart human!  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things – but it’s already closed!

I selected my color palette from the Fab Friday color challenge this week:

And the Global Design Project challenge helped me decide to use the Fairy Celebration stamp set!

I started by heat embossing the fun little fairy image from Fairy Celebration in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die.  Using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I sliced a little off the bottom.  I matted it on a piece of Silver Foil that I cut with a scalloped-edge circle die in the Circles Layering Framelits.

Then I used my flat-bottom art piece to give me an idea where to stamp the fun images from the new Paint Play stamp set.  I used the colors of the challenge – Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay – for this part.  I popped the art over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint my fairy and her cherries (I used the Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the lid of my ink pads)!  I used Berry Burst for her wings, Daffodil Delight on her hair, Tangerine Tango for her top and Bermuda Bay for her skirt.  The cherries and leaves are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist! 

The sentiment, from Fairy Celebration, is stamped in Bermuda Bay on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner in the end and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to a similarly cut mat of Silver Foil.  Then I used a Dimensional and Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card.

I wrapped a length of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the card front, securing it in back with scotch tape, and tied a “faux bow” with a second, shorter, piece of ribbon.

A fewBerry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots on the sentiment banner and in the flower centers finished off the front of the card.

On the inside, I stamped some more flowers from Paint Play in the challenge colors and added another sentiment from Fairy Celebration in Bermuda Bay to a Whisper White panel.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (and rubbing first with my Embossing Buddy), I stamped a second fairy image in Versamark, and heat embossed her in Gold.  Then I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush again to color her in in Tangerine Tango, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight (her hair).  As a finishing touch, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots (Crushed Curry and Berry Burst) to the flower centers.  

I SNAILd the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Paint Play flowers across the front (I used my Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the flower centers)…

…and then I added even more to the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Cute cute stamp sets… Fairy Celebration is perfect for making a little girl’s birthday wishes come true!  And I love the Paint Play – the images look like they’ve been hand drawn with a crayon or big marker!  I hope you like and will consider adding them to your tool chest!

TTFN

Mary

P.S. Scroll on down for all the card cuts and a list of products I used in this project!  



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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Silver Foil Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art); 5/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner)


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 new pictures of the Finn today! 🙁  

 

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping Birthday Candles – Two Ways!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  I’m one day and a wake-up away from heading to Savannah!  OnStage here I come!  Oh – and CenterStage, too!!  Whoo-hoo!  When I get back, I’m gonna be full of new ideas and in possession of the new catalog, some fun swag (stamp sets and new papers and….oh, who knows what goodness there will be!!)  I tell ya – it’s a great time of the year to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!! 🙂

My card for today comes from the Window Shopping bundle – available now in the Occasions catalog as a 10% off bundle! – and is a quick and easy Birthday card!  Take a look-see:


Pssst…that’s Night of Navy even though it looks like its black! 🙂

I did a CASE-piration from the Succeed Magazine (Stampin’ Up! publication for demonstrators) for the idea for the card.

The color scheme is from the Global Design Project color challenge this week…


I made this card as a smaller Note Card – perfect for adding to the inside of a gift box!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  First, I cut the Window Box Thinlits candles and then I stamped the sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set in Night of Navy, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it where I wanted it.

Behind the candles, using some dabs of Liquid Glue, I adhered a small piece of So Saffron card stock (behind the flames) and a piece of Night of Navy card stock (behind the candles).  Then I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and then to a Night of Navy mat.


I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a small bow.  To finish it off, I used my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker to gently color the bottom parts of the sentiment.  I added a few So Saffron Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the cupcake image from the Window Shopping stamp set across the bottom of a Whisper White panel in So Saffron.


I SNAILd the panel to So Saffron and Night of Navy mats and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

I used an envelope from the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes set, and stamped more So Saffron Window Shopping cupcakes across the front…


And I added a second Window Shopping sentiment in Night of Navy to the envelope flap, plus another couple of cupcakes.


Here’s where I’d usually say “Et Voila!” – but first…


I made the same card – but used Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette to make it a more feminine card!  Same.  Exact.  Card.  Different color scheme!  Easy Peasy!


Et Voila!  This is a really fun bundle – and this card doesn’t even get to the actual box that’s made with the Window Box Thinlits.


Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


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It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

 

Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
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  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

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So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

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Tomorrow’s the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop, so I’ll be back bright and early at 7am Eastern!

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded at 5″); 

Night of Navy/Blushing Bride Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 2″ (behind the candles)

So Saffron Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 5/9″ (Second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2″ (behind the candle flames)

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….

Like many/most pet parents, we have many names for Finn.

Finny

Finn-win

Finny Winny

Finn Chewie

Finnius Winnius

Finn Deatherage – usually a sign that he’s not exactly minding at that moment in time….

Doggalus

Dog-doogala

And sometimes…juuuust…beggar dog…

Apparently he thought that he might get a piece of the fish from his mom.  Who started a diet this week.  And finds herself a little hangry at times.

Sorry, little dude, ain’t gonna happen! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Large Number Balloon Adventures for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s color week and I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to check out all our projects!  And then maybe you’ll make them for yourselves!

The colors were pretty challenging for me – it’s a combination I likely wouldn’t have selected myself…


I needed a birthday card for a young man who turned two just a week or so ago.  And the Party Animal suite uses these colors, so…I figured…there ya go, Mare!  There’s the answer.  I added in some Large Numbers Framelits and the fun Balloon Adventures bundle and…take a look-see:


I started with an Emerald Envy card base and, using the confetti/sprinkles image in the Balloon Adventure stamp set, stamped it a couple of times across the front of the card.

My middle panel is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Crumb Cake card stock.  In the middle, I stamped a “balloon string” from Balloon Adventures in Crumb Cake.  And I added a sentiment in Emerald Envy at the bottom

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I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut a large balloon from Whisper White.  Over that, I adhered an Emerald Envy balloon cut with a Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits die.  For a little bling, I cut a second polka-dot balloon from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered the little cut outs in the negative space.

I used the Number of Years stamp set and the Large Numbers Framelits for the center portion of the panel.  I cut a “2” from a piece of Party Animal DSP and one from Emerald Envy card stock.  Then I adhered them together – just a little offset to create a “shadow”.  I used the “nd” in Number of Years and stamped it in Emerald Envy, then popped the number on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


On the inside, I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create a fun element for this card.  I used a piece of Whisper White card stock  – scored in the middle – and cut it with the large pop-up die.  Then I used the solid balloon image in the Balloon Adventures stamp set to stamp the three balloons in the cut out in Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry.  I also stamped the middle balloon in Emerald Envy with the striped balloon image.


Next, I cut two more polka-dot balloons with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits in Crushed Curry and added them with Liquid Glue to the green balloons.

The sentiment is stamped in Emerald Envy, with a Crushed Curry banner around it – both are from Balloon Adventures.  And I added a little Emerald Envy bow.

For the DSP panels, I matted some Party Animal DSP on Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the large die cut panel.  I also added some Crumb Cake mats behind the side panels.

I carefully folded the die cut inner panel and burnished the creases, laid it flat and put Liquid Glue on just the side panels, and adhered it to the card base, which I’d laid flat on my work table.


Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Balloon Adventures stamped balloon in Emerald Envy on the front.  I added a Crumb Cake “string” and then adhered one of the Silver Glimmer Paper cut outs over the top of the balloon …


…and added some more Party Animal DSP to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun die cut?  Although the card is a little bulky feeling, I don’t think the recipient will have any idea that the inside of the card is going to be so cute and dramatic!  Hope you like – and will add it to your stash before it’s gone! 🙂

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

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

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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT          



CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); Balloon Adventures die cuts; Large Numbers Framelits die cut

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (x2 – mats for inside DSP panels); 2 3/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – mats for inside liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5″ x 8″ (inside liner)

Party Animal DSP: 2″ x 3 1/4″ (x2 – inside DSP panels); Large Numbers Framelits die cut; envelope flap

Crushed Curry Card Stock: Balloon Adventures die cuts

Silver Glimmer Paper: Balloon Adventures die cuts

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


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

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Stampin’ Up! Large Numbers Balloon Celebration Birthday

‘Sup, y’all?  I hope that you’re getting ready for a fun and relaxing weekend!  I’ll be busily trying to get ahead on cards for the week – I’ll be out of town Monday thru Thursday!  And, for these short trips, I don’t take supplies and tools – I’m always so tired at the end of the work day that I don’t even have the energy to stamp. 🙁  I have to take cards ready to blog (oh – and I need their pictures with me, too!).  So….busy weekend!  But that’s a good kind of work, yes? – stamping and making cards.  Poor pitiful me! 😉

Today’s card is a birthday card.  For a little boy who’ll be turning one in a week.  Yes, I said one.

I’m pretty sure he’s going to have zero appreciation for this card.  Heck, he probably won’t even care about his present.  Maybe he’ll eat cake?  Ice Cream?  What do one year olds even eat, besides baby food?!?  Well, that’s for his parents to worry about – just like this card is really for his parents! 😉

I used the fun Large Numbers Framelits and its matching and bundled stamp set called Number of Years.  I added a few Balloon Celebration balloons and pulled out some Cherry on Top DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Friends, Flowers and Party Pants Birthday!

Good Monday to y’all – did that weekend just fly by or what?!?  I hope that you had a chance to rest in addition to those pesky gotta-get-’em-done-before-Monday things that might have been on your list.  And maybe even do something fun!

My card share for today is a quick and simple one, that uses the fun new Occasions stamp set called Friends & Flowers.  This one is kinda cool, because it coordinates perfectly with the Festive Flower Builder Punch – remember that one from the Holiday flyer?  The one that made the cool Poinsettias??  Like this one right here!  So I combined that stamp set with some paper from the Have a Cuppa DSP stack….and some other little fun things from the new Sale-A-Bration set called Party Pants – and this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy….No Bones About It!

We’re taking another break from our regularly scheduled programming – All 2015 Holiday Catalog All The Time – to take a quick look at a card CASEd from the new Annual Catalog.  This is a kid’s birthday card, using the new and quite roaaaaaaar-worthy stamp set called No Bones About It!  And your little dude is going to love it – even if he (or she!) isn’t on a Dinosaur kick!  Take a look-see:

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