Good morning and Happy WCMD-eve! That’s right – OUR big day is TOMORROW! I hope hope hope that you’ve signed up for the Stampin’ Up! Event – or are just planning to hop in! – because it’s going to be awesome. AND – there’s a huge announcement that they’re going to share with folks who attend the event. And – being all special and stuff, I’ve had a look at the announcement. It’s pretty stinkin’ cool – you’re going to like it, I promise!! 😉
While you’re at it – be sure to get joined into the Inkin’ Krew WCMD Event – it’s going on ALL day and…it’s going to be wunnermus! NOTE: my video for tomorrow will NOT be on YouTube. It will be on the Inkin Krew WCMD Facebook Event – at 7pm Eastern. The schedule of all the presentations is down below – along with the link to come into the FB Page!
So. Today is the last day of the Perfect Partners promotion – and I’ve used the Fresh Cut Stems – part of the promotion and bundled with the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set from the 2022-23 Annual Catalog. You’ll also see some pretty Perfectly Penciled DSP and a little embossing. Take a look-see:
Good morning and welcome to almost-the-weekend! And it’s a long weekend at that! Yeah! Hope you’ve got something fun planned for the last hurrah of the summer!
My card today is the very epitome of fun! It features the adorable This Birthday Piggy AND the new – LIMITED TIME ONLY! – Playful Piggy Die set! I put those little oinkers on a cool – and EASY! – Double Easel Fun Fold for you. Take a look-see:
Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a fun sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
Today is the launch of the Perfect Partners Promotion (it runs 1 – 30 Sept ONLY!) and one of the cool die sets is Fresh Cut Stems – which coordinates with the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. I used that – plus some sweet Abigail Rose DSP – for today’s card. Take a look-see:
Good morning – and happy there’s-only-15-days-left-for-Sale-A-Bration! Can you believe it? It’s sort of hard to get my head around. Here’s another reality check…There are – as of today – 131 days to Christmas! Plenty of time, right?!?
Now. That 15 days is ALSO how many days there are until the Perfect Partners promotion kicks off! Yep – that’s the one with the amazing die sets that coordinate with your favorite Annual and Mini Catalog stamp sets! Since we’re getting close, I didn’t feel TOO guilty sharing another Sneak Peek with you! This one will give you a look at the Fresh Cut Stems dies – that coordinate with the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Another AC set – Celebrating You – gave me my sentiments. Take a look-see:
Good morning, y’all! It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a sweet Theme 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!
So…when I saw the theme, I decided to use the Apple Harveststamp set. Hint – the theme is…HARVEST. And – we get a lot of apples here and…Harvest is in the name!! So…duh! AND – as I sat at my table – a wonderful new goody was calling my name. It’s called the….drum roll….Apple Blossoms die set! And you’ll be able to get it on 1 Sept (or…join the team and get it right NOW like I did!). Take a look-see at what I did with it!
Here’s our challenge badge.
And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge board, too. I went across the top and down the right column!
I started by using the grid mask in the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks to color a Basic White panel with Petal Pink ink. Then I adhered the panel to a Petal Pink mat with Liquid Glue.
I used the new (or the WILL-BE-NEW!) Apple Blossoms dies to cut two Soft Suede branches. Y’all – check out this die set! It’s so cool – I love the flowers and leaves and branch dies! You’ll be able to get it by itself (if you already have the Apple Harvest stamp set) OR you’ll be able to buy it bundled with Apple Harvest – and save 10%! I’ll be sharing more info about the “Perfect Partners” promotion as we get closer! 🙂
I adhered the two branches to the card front with Liquid Glue.
Using the dies in the Apple Blossom set, I cut out three Basic White flowers, three Petal Pink flower centers, three Garden Green large leaves, two Granny Apple Green small leaves and a partridge in a pear tree…… 😉
That last one isn’t real!
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the two apple images from the Apple Harvest stamp set in Soft Suede ink. I colored them with my Granny Apple Green and Garden Green Watercolor Pencils – and the stems with a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.
Here’s how I did the frame. I set all the pieces and parts in place – then set the 4th from smallest Stitched Rectangle Die over the top. Using a Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker, I traced around the edges – leaving a gap in the frame around the die cut elements. I removed the die and free-handed the rest of the frame.
I adhered the top apple with Stampin’ Dimensionals – then added all the other elements with Liquid Glue. The flowers are a two-piece element – Petal Pink small piece on the Basic White flowers that I’d lightly colored with Petal Pink using a Sponge Dauber.
On a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, I stamped the Apple Harvestsentiment in Soft Suede and cut it out with the label die in the Apple Blossoms die set.
Using two lengths of Parakeet Party twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Combo, I tied a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
I used some Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment onto the card front – right over the tails of the bow!
I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the middles of the flowers and to the card front and the card was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Apple Harvest in Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel. I added the crosshatch image from the set in Petal Pink – and then stamped it in two corners in stamped-off-once Petal Pink.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Apple Harvest cross-hatch image in Petal Pink on the front…
…and the apple (colored with the Watercolor Pencilsand Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker) on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Okay – I already loved the Apple Harvest stamp set – it’s just stinkin’ gorgeous! BUT – add in the ability to cut out all the stamped images AND extra flowers and leaves and branches – oh my! – with the coming-soon Apple Blossoms dies and…that’ll knock it outta the park! I also love the background created with the Artistic Mix Decorative Mask and a Blending Brush, don’t you?!
Let me know if you’d like to pick up this new die set – and any of the 5 OTHER new dies coming in the promotion! – right now! I can help! 🙂
I hope you like!
lf you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!
And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project. You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:
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I’m planning to go live today on my Stamps-N-Lingers Facebook Page with a new project for you – whoo-hoo!! 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!
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AND! We’ve got a VERY COOL joining promotion happening during this round of Sale-A-Bration! If you purchase the Starter Kit between 1 July 2022 and 31 Aug 2022 you’ll receive the amazing Make Your Plans Bundle – FREE with your Starter Kit!! Check it out!
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Head over to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page here to see the benefits of being a Demonstrator and to sign up now! I would love to have you on my team and help you get all the discounts, and early goodies, and…ALL THE THINGS! 🙂
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Soft Suede Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Apple Blossom die cut branches (x2)
Petal Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Apple Blossom die cut label (sentiment); Apple Blossom die cut flower centers (x3)
Garden Green Cardstock: Apple Blossom die cut leaves (x3 large)
Granny Apple Green Cardstock: Apple Blossom die cut leaves (x2 small)
Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Apple Blossom die cut stamped apples (x2); Apple Blossom die cut flowers (x3)
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