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Stampin’ Up! Many Messages and Lots of Heart Card

Good morning, y’all!  Are you hunkering down under the weight of snow and ice and bitter cold??  If so, I hope you’ve got power and water and heat.  And chocolate – chocolate is a pretty awesome winter-storm-survival food.

Yesterday, while a few of us were chatting and crafting on my Monday Zoom the Craftroom, I put together a pretty non-Mary kind of card.  In that…it’s not got a ton of layers.  And not a bow in sight!  But…I like how it turned out – and I think it would be a great card for a man!  It used a sentiment from my handy Many Messages bundle and a few Lots of Heart bundle hearts.  Take a look-see:

The layout and elements were inspired by the FUSION challenge this week.  The sketch side and, to some extent, the photo side! 🙂

I started with some light wood paper from the In Good Taste DSP and matted it on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

I took a second piece of the In Good Taste and made a banner with it using my Banner Triple Punch.

Using two of the heart dies in the Many Hearts die set (bundled with Lots of Heart), I cut a Mossy Meadow and a Gray Granite heart.  This pattern is one of the new 2021-2022 Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP pack – and you can get it for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up! before the end of Sale-A-Bration on 28 Feb.  And it’ll bring 160 of its friends (translation: you’ll get 200 SHEETS of new-design DSP!!).

I adhered the two hearts to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I used the Many Messages stamp to stamp all those wonderful sentiments in Bumble Bee on Basic White and then cut them with the single big die in the bundled Messages Die.  Full disclosure:  I had this sentiment – and a bunch of others! – in my little tackle box from stamping and cutting them for a previous card!

I popped my sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot, and the card front was done.

Yep – done.  Set.  The.  Card.  Front.  Down!

On the inside, I inked the plaid heart from Lots of Heart in Mossy Meadow and stamped it in the corner of a Basic White panel.  I added a sentiment from Lots of Heart in Bumble Bee.  And another Bumble Bee enamel dot, too!

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the plaid Lots of Heart heart on the front in Mossy Meadow…

…and more of the In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Simple.  Hardly any layers (easy to mail – you’re welcome!).  Not my normal card style by any stretch.  But…I really like how it turned out!  The two sets – Lots of Heart and Many Messages go together perfectly, don’t you think??

And don’t forget – there’s only 12 days left in Sale-A-Bration!  Which means…in THIRTEEN days….no more free 200 sheets of new DSP (that’s a $59 value – on top of the awesome Starter Kit goodness!) for joining the team!  Be sure to pull the trigger and get in on the great deal before it’s gone.  I’d love to have you on my team! 🙂

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

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: 3X7NRRKQ

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:

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

Mossy Meadow Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock:  Messages Die cut sentiment; 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Joining Special’s FREE DSP packs!):  Many Hearts die cut hearts

In Good Taste DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (banner); 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 

As long as you wash your hands really REALLY good (he’s singing the happy birthday song…twice…in his head!)….

Then you can sort of….ease….your social-distance a bit.

I’m TRYING to sleep here, Mom!

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, For A Friend, Friendship, Joining Special, Just a Note, Just Hello!, Love, masculine, Sale-A-Bration 2021 | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Well Suited 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 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!

I figured it was maybe time to do a masculine card for you and I even went a little cray cray and made it clean-and-simple.  Well – you know.  CAS for me!   I used the cool Handsomely Suited bundle and some of the coordinating Well Suited DSP.  Take a look-see:

 

And here’s our sketch!

Several of the elements I included are inspired by The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! I went across the diagonal (die cut-embossing-blue):

I started with some of the Well Suited DSP that I matted on Basic Black for the card front.

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die – and, by running it thru my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine twice and moving the die – I made a longer Basic White rectangle die cut than I had a die for.

I embossed that die cut in the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the long tie die in the Suit & Tie Dies, I cut a tie from another design in the Well Suited DSP.  I also cut the little top-of-the-tie piece from the same paper.  This piece I popped on the top of the die cut tie with a Stampin’ Dimensional (that was cut in half).

I adhered the tie to the embossed white panel with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Basic White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Handsomely Suited sentiment twice – once in Night of Navy and again in Poppy Parade.

I cut the Night of Navy sentiment using a Stitched Nested Label.  From the Poppy Parade sentiment, I used my Paper Trimmer to cut just the words “Father’s Day”.  I popped that strip onto the larger sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I popped the layered sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I adhered a Night of Navy Holiday Rhinestone onto the tie as a sparkly tie-tac and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a Handsomely Suited tie in Poppy Parade and a second sentiment in Night of Navy to a Basic White panel.  I gave the tie another Holiday Rhinestone Jewel.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Handsomely Suited tie in Poppy Parade on the front…

 

…and more of the Well Suited DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! I love the tailored look that you can create with this Handsomely Suited bundle and the Well Suited DSP, don’t you?  It’s ready to help you with all the Father’s Day and masculine birthday cards that you need!

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, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

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!  

 


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project.  We’ll start at our normal time of 1pm Eastern.  Come on over and see what I’m up to today!  Look forward to seeing you then!


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:

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

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

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Suite & Tie die cut tie pieces; Stitched Nested Labels Die cut (sentiment); 3/8″ x  ” (cut “Father’s Day” sentiment)

Well Suited DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Suite & Tie die cut tie pieces; 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

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Clean-and-Simple, Father's Day, masculine | Tags: , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Sneak Peek for the Around the World Blog Hop

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  And welcome to another edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.   I hope you’ll sit down and spend a little time with us – regardless of where YOU are in the world! 🙂  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Like most hops, we have a theme each month – and this month’s is “Something New – Something Old”!  That’s pretty easy right now – especially with the Pre-Order/Sneak Peek we demonstrators got from the new Jan – June 2021 Mini Catalog and 2021 Sale-A-Bration Brochure!! 🙂

So….I pulled out the fun Handsomely Suited bundle – with Suit & Ties Dies– and the masculine-themed Well Suited DSP.  Take a look-see!

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

And the colors are a nod to the Cupcake Inspiration challenge.

So…being that this was my first go with the Suit & Tie Dies, I used the samples in the Mini Catalog to help me design my bespoke suit!

I first cut a piece of the Well Suited DSP in a quiet Basic Gray pinstrip to the size of my card front (3 3/4″ x 5″).  Then, using the “V” die in Suite & Ties – I cut out the front of the suit.

I adhered the “suit” to a piece of Whisper White cardstock – making sure to NOT use any Liquid Glue around the bottom of the “V”.  Then I adhered the whole thing to a Night of Navy and a Pacific Point mat.

I stamped a tie image in Night of Navy on Pacific Point and cut it with the die in the Suite & Tie set.

And – I cut a “shirt collar” in Whisper White.

I slid the end of the tie into the bottom of the “V” behind the DSP and adhered it to the piece of Whisper White.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the collar on – making sure the top of the tie was tucked in.

I used the Suit-collar die and cut another piece of the Basic Gray pinstripe Well Suited DSP and popped that in place with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decided a button was in order, so I cut one from Night of Navy with the die in the set and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the Handsomely Suited sentiment in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White and punched it with the Tailored Tag Punch.

Sorry.  Had to do it!

I added some “faux stitches” with my Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used the little “pocket” die in the Suit & Tie Dies to cut two flowery pockets, which I adhered – pointy ends up – to the back of the Tailored Tag sentiment.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tip:  as I look at the picture above – I can just see the Dimensional under the suit collar.  When you make this card – use Black Stampin’ Dimensionals! 😉

I added a few Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots – one to the sentiment and one to the tie (like a tie tack) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Handsomely Suited in Night of Navy ink to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a line of ties across the bottom – alternating between Night of Navy and Pacific Point.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to Night of Navy and Pacific Point mats and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the ties across the front…

…and a little of the flowery Well Suited DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a really cool stamp set and dies, y’all!  Perfect for manly birthday or Father’s Day cards!  The Handsomely Suited stamp set – with the bundled Suit & Tie Dies lets you really get creative with your “clothing”!

I’ve even heard tell that you can make a lab coat!  I think my vet men and women NEED that, don’t you?!?

I love love love the papers in the Well Suited DSP!  The colors are great – and the designs are perfectly suited (sorry.  not sorry) for the tie dies in the bundle!

Right?!?  I hope you like – and are making a list!!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  As I said earlier – we’ve got folks from across the globe…

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Shel Anderson’s page.  Or – you can click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Satomi Wellard – JP
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Deatherage – US – THIS IS ME!
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Anne Marie Hile – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7

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 December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!


The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are likely to sell selling out FAST!  So…don’t delay!

This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!

Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!

If you’re more of a Visual person – here you go!  Fair warning, though – this is a dated list…it is SO yesterday morning! – so…some of these things may already be sold out.  I told you – they’re going like hotcakes in a firehouse!

50% off!

40% off!

30% off!

20% off!

10% off!

There are a lot more items on the list that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time)

Sale Dates:  8 December 2020 through 4 January 2021

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.
  • Ordering Deadlines:  January 4, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

And – as if that wasn’t good enough to make y’all happy shoppers….

Stampin’ Up! has ALSO added more goodies to the Clearance Rack!! The Clearance Rack features goodies with savings up to 60% off!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Everything there is ALSO only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so… getcha some lickety split quick!

Happy shopping and money-saving!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Pacific Point Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (bottom mats for card front and for inner liner)

Night of Navy Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner); Suit & Tie Die cut “button”

Whisper White Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (panel behind “suit”); Tailored Tag Punch (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Suit & Tie Die cut shirt collar

Well Suited DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Suit & Tie Die cut shirt collar and “pocket squares”; 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

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Clearance Rack Update, Happy Birthday, Jan - Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Sneak Peek, masculine, New Catalog Launch, Retired Products Sale, Retiring Products, Sneak peek, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Plaid Press On In Good Taste!

Good morning and welcome back to the week!  Did y’all have a good weekend?  We enjoyed ours – no more riding for us due to the wet and sloggy mud from Saturday’s rain.  Hoping to get back out there a couple times this week!

I made a quick and easy card for you today.  Now – there IS a little fussy cutting but it’s so worth it.  And not all that hard.  I used the fun Press On stamp set – for all us coffee lovers! – and TWO designer papers (BOTH of which are on SALE right now:  The In Good Taste DSP and Plaid Tidings DSP.  Two of my faves!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, DSP Sale 2020, masculine, Ordering Special!, Simple, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Wish for Everything in the World Birthday Card!

Good morning and welcome to another week!  Do you know there’s only two weeks left in October?  It’ll be Halloween before you know it!  AND – that’ll also portend the end of the amazing Designer Series Paper sale!  Can you believe it’s almost over?  If you haven’t gotten your stash all bumped up – now’s the time with 15% off selected papers!!  Getcha some!

My card today is a birthday card – and I used some of the World of Good Specialty DSP (not one of the sale papers – sorry! 🙁 ) and the Beautiful World Bundle.  Plus…a few other goodies – like the Word Wishes Dies and A Wish For Everything stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, DSP Sale 2020, Happy Birthday, masculine, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves in Good Taste with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players!

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Leanne’s got a cool sketch for us this week!  🙂  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump, so I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

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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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Bonus Days, Everyday, For A Friend, Friendship, Just a Note, masculine, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Loyal Leaves for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  And welcome to another edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.   I hope you’ll sit down and spend a little time with us – regardless of where YOU are in the world! 🙂  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Like most hops, we have a theme each month – and this month’s is “Shake Things Up”!   Which means – try something new!

So…I pulled out my NEW uninked Loyal Leaves stamp set and used a technique I haven’t used in a long time – using a new color for the process – to create a masculine card!  Actually – I think it could be for anyone, really!

Cryptic enough?  Well….take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Bonus Days, For A Friend, Friendship, masculine, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 46 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Beautiful World Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – 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 am SO loving the Beautiful World stamp set and the accompanying World of Good Specialty DSP – and I used them again today.  Along with – cuz I can’t seem to help myself – my go-to for all things-thanks…the aptly named Massive Thanks.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our sketch challenge.

I pulled the color scheme from the TGIF Challenge this week.

I started with some World of Good Specialty DSP and matted it on Night of Navy for the card front.

I took a second – Bumble Bee – piece and matted it on Night of Navy, too – then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I put a piece of Whisper White card stock into my Stamparatus and used it to stamp the Beautiful World sentiment in Night of Navy ink.  Over that, in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake, I added the world globe image.

I cut the sentiment with a circle Stitched Shapes die.

I used my Layering Circles dies to cut two scalloped-edged circles – the larger from Night of Navy and a smaller one from Brass Foil.  I adhered the foil circle to the Night of Navy circle with Liquid Glue.

I popped the sentiment onto the matted circles with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used Liquid Glue to adhere it all to the card front.

I used Glue Dots to adhere an Antique Corner to each corner of the middle panel – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a sentiment from Massive Thanks in Night of Navy to a Whisper White panel.  Over top is another stamped-off-once Crumb Cake globe image.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Bumble Bee card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Beautiful World globe image in full-strength Crumb Cake on the front…

…and more of the World of Good Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Beautiful World set is perfect for masculine cards – but…don’t let it get “stuck” in that compartment, okay?  It’s just a wonderful bundle for all your projects….

…and – this bundle could be yours for FREE – PLUS another $125 worth of the Stampin’ Up! goodies of your choice and free shipping – for just $99 when you take advantage of our awesome joining special right now!!

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, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

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 Rewards page for full details.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Check out the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • 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) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner): 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for center DSP panel);  Scalloped edge Layering Circle (mat behind sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched Shape Circle die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Brass Foil: Scalloped edge Layering Circle (mat behind sentiment)

World of Good Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 5 1/8″ (center DSP panel); envelope flap


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


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


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Many Mates In Good Taste Birthday!

Good morning and happy Memorial Day!  Hope you’ll have a great day with family and socially-distanced friends – with good food and fun.  And a moment to remember the sacrifice behind the holiday!

Do you guys realize that we’re only NINE days away from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog going LIVE?!?  Happy Dance Happy Dance!!  Of course, that also means that we’re only EIGHT days from the end of the Retiring goodies – so….be sure to pick up your favorites before they’re gone for good!

Now – my card for today uses the Many Mates stamp set.  Again.  Sorry for the quick repeat, but…this card came to my brain and it needed this sentiment.  This time, I paired it with some Misty Moonlight paper from the In Good Taste DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

 

This one is super easy – letting the wonderful In Good Taste do all the work.

I started with a pretty Misty Moonlight and Gray Granite paper from the In Good Taste DSP that I matted on Bumble Bee for the card front.

The middle panel is a second pattern in the DSP pack – also matted on Bumble Bee.

I ran a length of new Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon thru a slide from the Antiqued Corners & Slides (new in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) then I wrapped it around the small panel and secured it in the back with Glue Dots.

I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Gray Granite, in Night of Navy, I stamped the Many Mates sentiment using my Stamparatus.  Then I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.

I added faux stitches with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, then I popped the tag on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered one Bumble Bee dot from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and…the card front was done!

On the inside, on a Gray Granite panel, I stamped a second Many Mates sentiment in Night of Navy.  Across the bottom is a Bumble Bee-matted strip of the In Good Taste DSP.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and then into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the “Celebrate” sentiment from Many Mates stamped across the front in Night of Navy…

…and more of the pretty In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Many Mates is so stinkin’ useful – with sentiments ranging from this birthday wish to Sympathy, Thanks, retirement and congratulations!!

Look how different this card looks from the last one I made with this set.

Th difference?  The In Good Taste DSP!

I hope you like – and are counting down the days till you can get it all for yourself!  Of course – there IS a way to get it all RIGHT NOW!!  Yes – join the team now and you can select from these goodies to fill your Starter Kit!  Check the deets down below!!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

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 Rewards page for full details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Want to Join Us?

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 1 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Gray Granite Card Stock: Tailored Tag Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (middle DSP panel); 1″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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


Somedays, when the weather is fine, Finny and I just sit on the porch at the barn.

Enjoying the birds.  And the flowers.

The quiet of a garden is good for the soul.

Be it human or dog. 🙂

Finn sleeps.  I read.

Not at all a bad way to spend a few minutes on a lovely Georgia spring morning! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Mountain Air Sneak Peek

Good morning, my peeps!  Welcome to another week.  If you’re still self-isolating, then…it’s week 52 of May!

Just helping you keep oriented to the goings on in the “outside world”! You’re welcome. 😉

My card today is a special request for a thank you card, for a man, who lives in the mountains and has a tree trimming/clearing business.  Obviously, I headed for the Mountain Air stamp set with its bundled Majestic Mountain Dies (carrying over), and I pulled a sentiment from the new Lovely You stamp set (NEW in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog).  Take a look-see:

I pulled the layout for it from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and, in Early Espresso, stamped the mountain range from Mountain Air.  I stamped it a second time in Crumb Cake – offsetting it a little to create a “range”.

Then I embossed the panel in the Woodland Embossing Folder.

Across the bottom of the panel, with Liquid Glue, I adhered a strip of Early Espresso cardstock.  I also cut a triangle and adhered it on the right side.

I created the “barn wood” fence/wall using strips of the new In Good Taste DSP (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).  The strips varied in width.  I laid them out in a lattice fashion…

…and used Liquid Glue to adhere them.  Then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer and matted the panel on Mossy Meadow.

I stamped the sentiment from Lovely You in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, using my Stamparatus.  Then I cut it out with a Stitched Nested Label die.

I stamped a few trees from Mountain Air in Mossy Meadow on Crumb Cake and cut them with their matching dies in the Majestic Mountain die set.  I also cut a few of the detailed trees dies from Mossy Meadow.

The final piece of prep was a double-loop Linen Thread bow.

Then I laid everything out until I got it how I wanted it (including a length of new 1/4″ Faux Suede Trim)…and took a couple of pictures.

First with everything in place…

 

…and then I picked up the sentiment…

I adhered the Faux Suede Trim using Glue Dots on the back of the card front, then I added all the trees with Liquid Glue.

The double-loop bow is adhered with a Glue Dot.  Then I popped the sentiment and final tree on with Dimensionals.  And the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the mountain range in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake on a Crumb Cake panel.  Then I adhered a strip of Early Espresso and more strips of In Good Taste DSP.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Mossy Meadow pine trees on the front…

…and more of the In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Well – what do you think?  Mountains – check.  Trees – check.  Masculine – check.  Thanks to the wonderful scenic images from the Mountain Air set and the matching dies in Majestic Mountain – it’s pretty easy to create any sort of mountain scene!  So glad that it’s carrying over!

And the brand new Lovely You stamp set is chock full of all sorts of sentiments – in really pretty fonts!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

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 Rewards page for full details.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1″ x 5 1/8″ (behind DSP strips); Triangle (behind DSP strips); 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (Behind DSP strips on inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Majestic Mountain Die cut trees

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/4″ Stitched Nested Label die cut (sentiment); Majestic Mountain die cut stamped trees

In Good Taste DSP: Strips for card front and for inner liner strip; 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


When it’s hot in the summer, the smart oh-so-furry dog spends most of his time with the wind blowing thru his flowing locks.

In the house.

And in the barn.


He stands in front of the big fan until we turn it on for him.

TTFN

M

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