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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! 2021 Seasonal Sale is Underway – and How to Get the Best Deal Ever!

Good very-early-morning!  I’ll be back later with my card share for today!

I wanted to let you know that the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale is underway!

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale Starts TOMORROW – 16 Nov 2021!

ARE YOU READY SKE-DADDY!??!

Don’t know why I started this post like that but…it just seemed right!!

Seriously, though….ARE you ready for the Seasonal Sale?  It’s coming tomorrow – 16 Nov 2021!

Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

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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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Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Heart & Home Sneak Peek Birthday Bees

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  Hope your week is going well!  We’ve had a few really pretty – albeit chilly! – days.  Typical Fall in Georgia!

Just a quick housekeeping note – remember that the Eden’s Garden goodies are available to you right now.  And ALSO remember that my Special Bundle opportunity ENDS TONIGHT!  If your order is in my Inbox when I wake up my computer tomorrow, then you’ll be good to go! 🙂

My card today is a reprise of the coming-in-the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog Blessings of Home bundle, with the gorgeous Heart & Home DSP.  I am really liking this suite of goodies a LOT.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Awesome Starter Kit Promotion Coming on 4 Nov 2022!

Hey y’all – second post of the day – but I just saw that we’re having an amazing joining special starting on 4 November – that’s on Thursday!!  Check it out!

Start With Savings – Starter Kit Promotion

4 – 30 November 2021!

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Stamps-n-Lingers Paper & Packaging Special Ends Soon!

Just a quick reminder! Today’s the last day – and these are the last few hours! – for my Paper & Packaging Special!


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Stampin’ Up! Strong of Heart Quiet Meadow Card

Well – it’s happened.  Monday.  Again.  Hope you had a great weekend!  We stuck pretty close to home – Wayne worked on the barn, I worked in my craft room!

My card today is so clean and simple I am a little shocked that it came from my brain!  It uses the pretty Strong of Heart and Quiet Meadow stamp sets – plus a couple of pretty die cuts from the Scalloped Contours die set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Framed Poinsettia Christmas with Video Tutorial

‘Sup, y’all?? Is your weekend going well?  Ours is going as expected – under a gorgeous blue, GA Fall sky!  Yep – the weather is beyond perfect – one of those days that help us forget the miserable days of summer!

I’m planning to go “help” my friend Jan today.  I might have told y’all that their lab had puppies last week.  And Jan is trying to do a lot of puppy holding to get them people-acclimated and socialized.  I have SELFLESSLY volunteered to go hold puppies to give her a hand.

I know.  I am such a GIVER! 😉

So…if you were able to join me yesterday afternoon for my YouTube tutorial, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!

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