Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Wood Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all! Hope your day has dawned bright and clear! Had a nice – if incredibly short!! – visit with my friends last night.  The got a late start coming from Florida, ran into a giant traffic accident that lost them a couple of hours, and arrived here at about 730 – having to leave to meet friends at the airport at 830.  So…whirlwind visit indeed.  But still time for the two kids to pet the horses, feed them peppermints, meet Finn (who was gobsmacked and thrilled by the tiny humans at his house!), ride around the back pasture with me on the 4-wheeler and sit in the Bobcat for a while.  And then they were gone! 😔  Hopefully they’ll come back when they can “have 3 sleepovers”.  

And waffles for breakfast!

So – my card for today is for a more somber occasion.  Another friend just lost his daughter from complications from COPD.  Same age as I am.  Very sad.  I obviously needed a card to send.   I decided to use the beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits and I paired them with the Wood Textures DSP.    Take a look-see:

I wanted a card that had a rustic element – they’re horse people like us – but some femininity, too.  

I chose a wood pattern in the Wood Textures DSP that has a gray hue to it for my card front.  Using the large die in the Rose Garden Thinlit die set, I cut out my focal point from some Smoky Slate card stock and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.

Then I repeated the die cut two more times – once from Blushing Bride and once from Powder Pink card stock (avail 1 June).  Using various pieces of the die cut, I adhered them into the large flower with little dabs of Liquid Glue.

I used one of the sentiments in the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped it in Basic Black Archival Ink in the corner of the panel and SNAILd it to a piece of Powder Pink card stock.  Now – full disclosure here.  I’m not exactly sure where my brain was – but I cut the panel to 4 7/8″ long (instead of 5 1/8″) – and didn’t realize it until right at this point in the construction of the card! 😳

I decided that, instead of starting completely over, I’d….call an audible.  Which means I made my card base a little smaller than normal.  So it’s like A2-lite sized!

On the inside, I stamped a second Rose Wonder sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added the small flower from Rose Wonder in stamped-off-once Powder Pink ink (avail 1 June).  You can barely see it in the picture!

I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few more of the Rose Wonder flowers in full-strength Powder Pink ink on the front…

…and I used a little more of the Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Pretty quick and easy – more persnickety than anything, with the paper-piecing of the rose.  But worth it, I think, for the pretty result.  I love the rose against the woodgrain!!  I see a great year with this Wood Textures DSP Stack!!  Hope you like! 😊

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/4″); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Whisper White Card Stock; 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Blushing Bride Card Stock:  Rose Garden Thinlit die cut rose

Wood Textures DSP Stack (1 June): 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn-Fan Fix…

Okay, y’all.  I’m going to show you a picture.

Please do not be afraid.

This is my new dog.

Cujo.

Right??  Scary as can be, isn’t he?

Of course, he’s smiling!  It’s something he (and his sister, actually.  And his mother!!) just…do!  It’s a submissive gesture.  

But I was spot on with the camera, and…Cujo!!

Pretty good for an iPhone, huh?!? 🙂

He was so excited to see them.  We did keep him on the leash for a bit, cuz he outweighs both of the tiny humans and we feared in his exuberance (and desire to herd them around!) that he’d knock them down.

Once he chilled a little, we let him loose.  

He likes tiny humans!!  They pick up sticks!!  And they RUN all over the place (moms don’t run around near enough)!!!  He had a big time and was sad when they left.

He’s conked out now while I’m writing.  

Herding kids is hard work!  Almost as hard as herding cats!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Here For You In the Meadow

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is dawning bright and clear and with something fun planned!

So this card for today is destined for our friends who…had a bad thing happen to them.  The kind of thing you see on the news.

Not the kind of thing that happens to actual people that you actually know.

On Tuesday evening, a pretty big storm was on its way to us here in Atlanta, but it veered around us, leaving us with no more than some big (BIG) straight-line winds.  Our friends have a hunting camp that they’ve been going to for 25 years or so.  The storm veered straight to it and a ginormous lightning strike hit their trailer and burned it to the ground.  Along with two boats, four jet-skis and all the things they’ve been collecting there all these years.

These aren’t rich folks.  They’re just people like we are.  Who gathered things up and treasured the memories they’ve made there.

Oh,  and they’d planned to go to the camp the next night.  If they had and the storm had been a night later…

So.  I decided I should make them a card.  Since…I’m a card maker!  I used the little sentiment stamp set called Here For You and added some images from In The Meadow.  Take a look-see:


I played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…


As soon as I got this clean and simple card done, my brain started telling me all the things I could have done different/better/more elaborately.  But I think this fits our friends perfectly.

Next time!

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, matted on another Crumb Cake panel, and stamped the mountain image from In The Meadow twice in Crumb Cake ink.  I added a Lace Doily – Very Vanilla side up (I know, it looks white in the picture) – with some Liquid Glue.


I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position and stamp a sentiment from the Here For You set in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

My art panel is a piece of Crumb Cake, torn to size, and stamped with the sweet deer image from In The Meadow, in Crumb Cake ink.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere it to a torn Always Artichoke mat.  Finally, I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it, securing the thread in the back with scotch tape.  I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.


I added a few Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Crumb Cake mountain from In The Meadow to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock – this time I stamped it off once first. Over the top, I added a second sentiment from Here For You in Early Espresso.  I inked the stamp and then covered the “I” at the beginning with a piece of Sticky Note – the card will be from Wayne and I, not just me!


I SNAILd the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got a Crumb Cake image from In The Meadow on the front…


…and again on the envelope flap.  And I also added a third sentiment (“Well, this just stinks.”) from Here For You in Early Espresso.


Et Voila!  I hate that this happened to them, but I hope this little card – simple as it is – will let them know that we’re thinking about them.  I love the In The Meadow set and the little sentiments in Here For You are great.  They’re the kinds of things people actually say – and I like that!  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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Don’t forget we’ve got new goodies on the Sale-A-Bration list!  Used to be SEVEN – now we’re down to just FIVE.  Both embossing folders have sold out, so they’re not available any longer!!  Sorry – but…you need to hurry to get your favorite.  Don’t forget you need to use the code in this table – not the “normal” item code in the Online Store!


There’s less than a week to take advantage of all the great deals in Sale-A-Bration and my Ordering Special.  And don’t forget the chance to win that Blog Candy!  Scroll on down and read how to get entered to win!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Always Artichoke Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (mat for art piece)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (art piece)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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….

Finn had become a bit of a lap-hug-hog.

He’s always on the lookout for any cats who think they might like to get in my lap and he does what he can to preclude that from happening.

Sometimes it means he has to do a half-lap-hug.  Back half on the floor, front half – the one with the giant wet likker – on the lap.

And bring his toy-of-the-moment with him.

A guy has to do what a guy has to do to keep those pesky cats in line.

The struggle is real. 😉

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Weather Together For Brighter Days

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got nice weather and a plan for an enjoyable weekend ahead of you!

And I hope that you’re thinking about doing one of two things this weekend.  Either…taking advantage of my three-way super duper ordering special…or…taking advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s super duper joining special!  You can find more details on both down below my card share! 😉

I made a card today that I don’t need.

Yet.  I think it’s always good to have a card like this on hand – and I didn’t.  I used the Annual Catalog bundle called Weather Together (coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  Take a look-see:


I used two sketches to help me along with this one.  The first, from CASE This Sketch, was the inspiration for the layout.


And the color scheme is from the FabFri Challenge.


To begin, I made my umbrella.  I stamped the striped umbrella image from Weather Together in So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I used the die that creates the creases in the umbrella so I could make it a little more dimensional.  Then I cut two little trim pieces – one from So Saffron and one from Calypso Coral.  I adhered them together and then to the umbrella with Liquid Glue.


I stamped a So Saffron umbrella handle and cut it out, too.  I colored the shaft in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Calypso Coral marker on the handle itself.  Then I gently creased the umbrella to make it look rounder, and used Liquid Glue to adhere the handle on the inside.

I laid the umbrella on a piece of Shimmery White card stock and, using my alchohol-filled Aqua Pen and the lid of my ink pad, brushed some Mint Macaron “rain” onto the card front – avoiding the area “under” the umbrella.


I made a sentiment from a piece of Shimmery White card stock, cut into a banner with my Paper Snips, and stamping the Weather Together sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Then I lightly edged it with my Mint Macaron Marker.

Finally, I stamped three clouds in Smoky Slate ink and cut them out with their Umbrella Weather Framelit dies.  I adhered two large clouds with Liquid Glue and popped the small cloud over top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to lightly shade under the larger clouds for some depth.  

Next I added the umbrella with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.


I cut the handle with my snips, adhered the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then added the little end of the handle with some more Dimensioanals – so that you can’t even tell that the handle was cut!

The final piece was to cut some raindrops out of Silver Foil, using the little die in the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I adhered them with eensy little dabs of Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron mat and it was done!

On the inside, I added a second Weather Together sentiment to a Whisper White mat in Calypso Coral.  Around that, I stamped a veritable garden of blooms in So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral, using the little flower stamp in the set.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated my brighter days garden…


…and on the envelope flap, I watercolored a little more Mint Macaron and then added a Weather Together sentiment (“I’m here for you”) in Calypso Coral.


Et Voila!  This Weather Together stamp set and matching Umbrella Weather Framelits is a nice one – sentiments for several occasions and lots of image possibilities.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: XBYZMW9W

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


 End-of-Sale-A-Bration Ordering Special

 Now thru 31 Mar!

 

For all orders OVER $50…

1. DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS

                I’m offering DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points for all orders (over $50 before shipping and tax) placed thru me by 31 Mar.                 Peppermint Rewards Points are part of my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards Program – and collecting them leads you to FREE    gifts! For more information on the benefits of collecting Peppermints, check out my Punkin’ Head Customer Rewards program right here!

2.  FREE SHIPPING
               I’m offering free shipping on all orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) placed through me between now and 31 Mar.  

               Here are the two ways you can order and receive your free shipping rebate: 

               1.  Place your order directly through my online store, and:

                     – Give me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a rebate check for your shipping costs
                            or
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               2.  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

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Right now, get up to $200 for just $99.  And – it ships for free!  You select $125 worth of product and pay just $99 – plus, right now, you get 2 FREE BONUS STAMPS with a value up to $104.  Did I mention FREE SHIPPING??  Doesn’t get a lot better than that!

And – of course, from the moment you join, you’ll get your demonstrator discount on all your future Stampin’ Up! products!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

 


Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Umbrella Weather die cuts

Silver Foil: Umbrella Weather die cut rain drops

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….

I’ve created a bit of a monster.

A 55-pound lap-monster.

With spring-y boing-y legs.

That can do a flat-footed leap into my lap.  With no warning whatsoever.

Except…


As we’d say in the military – this is my WARNORD (Warning Order).  At this point, if I look at him and wiggle an eyebrow, he’ll be in my lap.

Best not to have a cup of coffee.

Or a computer.

Or….a cat! 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Best Birds and Better Together Sympathy Card

Mornin’, y’all!  Happy Friday!  Although it wasn’t a 4-day work week for me, it sort of felt like it – Monday was a government holiday and all the government folks had it off – so it was quiet!!

Before we get going – I wanted to say a little something about the videos I’ve promised – just to manage expectations a bit.  So…I am going to be doing them, but…it’s going to be a little bit before you see the first one.  Mostly cuz I’m going to be out of town for most of next week!  I promise I’m going to do them – I’ll try to commit to doing my first one the week after next.

But, you guys have to promise me something!  Promise you’ll cut me a little slack for a few videos, okay?  I know it’s going to take me a minute to get comfy doing them, so if I sound like a total dork on the first….let’s call it 5 videos..no make it 10! …just smile to yourself and shake your head.

Okay – so for today, I needed a sympathy card to send to Igor, my Russian son.  His Russian grandmother passed away last week. 😦  So I needed a sympathy card.  I got a little inspiration from a couple of challenges, so I pulled out my Best Birds bundle and the Better Together sentiment stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Wild About Flowers Aussie Sympathy Card

Good day-after-SB LI, y’all!  I’m suspecting if you watched the whole game – you’re a bit on the sleepy side this morning!  As I type this, we’re smack in the second quarter and Atlanta has just posted the second score of the game!  Atlanta came to play, folks!  But Tom’s no slouch – looks like it’s going to be a good one! (Monday morning addendum….Oh My Goodness!  What a game!  What a crushing defeat for Atlanta.  You have to feel bad for the Falcons – it was a heartbreaker, for sure.  But – say what you will about Tom Brady.  He is just one helluva quarterback.  And the Patriots showed real heart, didn’t they?  To come back after such a deficit – a record breaking effort.  They earned this one, for sure!  I have to say – it was one of the best SBs I’ve ever watched! Wow. 🙂 )

I don’t have any stories about Finn today – well, I do, but I’m going to save them for another day.  I got a little bit of sad news on Sunday morning – a friend of Finn’s – from where he was born – has died.  His name was Cody and he was only 10 years old.  Not related to Finn, but certainly his friend for the first 5 months of his little life.  And he’s the reason they got into Aussies in the first place so…he’s kinda the reason that Finn….is!!   

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So I made a sympathy card for Cody’s parents.  I used the pretty flowers in the Wild About Flowers set and some sentiments from the Flourishing Phrases and the Better Together stamp sets.  And – cuz my mom sent it to me last year when we brought Finn home – I was able to add a little non-SU! Aussie image.   Until you get to the inside, where the dog image resides, this card would be perfect for any Sympathy Card need.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Serene Scenery Sympathy

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Finny is still recovering from his play date – so’s Scout.  She apparently took advantage of the chance to eat…well…”Stuff”.  The kind of stuff Finn eats on a too-regular basis.  But she’s not used to it – so, she discharged said stuff….on my friend’s Oriental Rug. 😦  Oops.  We may have to do play dates at their house for a while!

Finn’s not sympathetic.  He thinks she needs to toughen up.

You can tell just by looking at him what he’s thinking.

Girls. 😉

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My card today is for a friend of my mom’s – who recently had to put her horse down.  He wasn’t terribly old and they didn’t expect it.  So…quite sad.  I had a hard time with this one – I wanted a good quote to put on the card, so I had to read thru a bunch of them.  Which made me think of the horses and dogs and cats that have already left me.  It’s the plight of every animal owner – we outlive them all.

But – I finally found what I wanted to use and called on my Labeler Alphabet again.  I paired it up with some rustic Serene Scenery, and added some vintage feeling touches.  The Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Avant Garden played a supporting role, too.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Sympathy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Better Together Seaside Shore Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all – it’s Friday and it’s Veteran’s Day!  For many it’s a day off – please take a moment to reflect on the reason for the Holiday!  And if you see one – thank a Vet for the freedoms you enjoy today!  I saw a great sign on Facebook – it read “The flag does not fly because the wind blows it, it flies with the last breath of each Soldier who died protecting it.”  Very true – but add Sailor, Airman, and Marine!  Thank you one and all! 🙂

Finn’s had a busy couple of days – and learned a lesson or two.  Not all of them fun – but all of them necessary.  The other night (Wednesday now), he got a little closer to the ponies than he should have – and…got bonked.  Or stepped on.  We’re not entirely sure – I was leading Cerah and Wayne was pulling feed.  I know she didn’t kick him.  But he cried like he’d been shot.  Broke my heart. 😦  He wasn’t hurt – just had a red spot by his nose.  He did, however, learn a lesson that every farm dog has to learn at some point – ya gotta watch out for the business end of the horses!  He was much less interested this morning in running in to try to grab a horse tail, I can tell you!

Still made me feel awful, even though I know it was the best kind of lesson.  Why was it a good lesson?  He didn’t get seriously injured and neither I nor Wayne had anything at all to do with it – it was all the pony and the dog.  So we didn’t “do” anything to him – he did it to himself.

Okay.  Yea.  Even knowing all that, I still feel bad. 😦

On Thursday – he was over the trauma (other than his lack of interest in another close encounter!)….

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A little breakfast (almost time for the stand to raise his bowl up, huh?), followed by a nap…

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…and then a trip in the golf cart!

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He’s not old enough to drive yet – not even in dog years!  I think he’d give it a shot, though, given the opportunity!

So, we made it thru the trauma of the “pony lesson” and recovered well.  All that’s left is a little pink area – just enough to make the mom feel bad every time she sees it. 😉

While he was recovering, I was making a special request Sympathy card.  No…not the Sitting Here stamp set this time.  This request was for a more religious card, with a Cross on it.  And with a seashore and shells theme.

So I pulled out the Seaside Shore, Better Together and the lovely Thoughts & Prayers stamp sets.  Added in a little Botanical Builder Framelits and Serene Scenery DSP and…take a look-see:

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I started with a piece of the ocean-y paper in Serene Scenery as my card front.  The Cross is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, stamped in Crumb Cake ink using the Hardwood background stamp.  I cut two pieces – 3/8″ wide each – and sponged them all over with more Crumb Cake.  For the longer piece, I snipped the “bottom” on a slight diagonal – I was planning ahead (for once!) to make it look like the Cross was dug into the sand.  Then I sponged the edges with Early Espresso.  A quick burnish on the back with my stylus gave each piece some depth and then I adhered the pieces together with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

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Before I stuck the Cross onto the card front, I pulled out the grasses image from the Wetlands stamp set and stamped it once in Crumb Cake on the card front.  Then I laid the Cross down – the way I planned it to go (kind of leaning) – and stamped the grasses again – going over the Cross.  That made it look like the grasses were growing up around it.

I wrapped a length of Kraft Rope Trim around the Cross, adhering it lightly with Liquid Glue, and then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I made a bunch of shells and starfish from the Seaside Shore stamp set.  I heat embossed shells in Copper and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Poweder. I stamped several in Bermuda Bay ink and then quickly sprinkled them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up.  I also made some starfish, stamping them in Marina Mist and then sprinkling them with Clear emboss powder and heating them.  Then I fussy cut them all.

I also employed the Botanical Builder Framelits, cutting some tiny flowers in Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Pool Party.  I added some Enamel Shapes – in Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Pool Party to the Very Vanilla flowers.

Once I had everything cut out, it was time to decorate the Cross!

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I used Liquid Glue and small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional and just added shells and flowers and starfish until it looked good!  At the bottom of the cross, I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “wet sand” to help it look like the Cross is buried.  Then I popped a shell and a starfish on it!

The sentiment, from Better Together, is stamped in Marina Mist, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I didn’t like the color, so I went over it with my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker.  I SNAILd the whole thing to a Bermuda Bay mat and the card front was done! 🙂

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On the inside, I again used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the pretty sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Bermuda Bay to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added some Seaside Shore shells and starfish in Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, SNAILd the card front on, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Seaside Shore shells and starfish on the front…

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…and some Crumb Cake grasses from the Wetlands set on the flap.

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Et Voila!  I am ridiculously pleased with the shell-encrusted Cross on the beach.  I think it turned out really well – and the woman who requested it was pleased as well.  So….bonus!  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: K9PECAM3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are Coming Soon!

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Catalogs will be mailed out early to mid-December!  If you’re a Customer of mine or in my Online Host Club – you’ll automatically be receiving them both!  If not – there’s still time!  Place an order over $50 before shipping and tax thru my Online Store and you’ll be receiving your own copies, too! 🙂


Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set and Matching Stamp Set Sale

 

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These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!

On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale.  Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂

Details:

  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
  • 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Enjoy your day – and (if you’ve got one) your three-day weekend!

I’ll be back tomorrow – with a card that showcases some new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products that will be available on 4 Jan!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3/8″ x 3″ (upright on Cross); 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (crosspiece on Cross)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder flowers; fussy cut shells and starfish

Serene Scenery DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Pink Pirouette and Pool Party Card Stock:  Botanical Builder flowers

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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Stampin’ Up! Sitting Here Under a Sheltering Tree for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We all played with a fun sketch – and I know there are going to be a lot of great projects for you to see this week, so….be sure to check out all the offerings of the Ladies-Who-Hop!  

First off – here’s the sketch….

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And my card also plays along with the Global Design Project #59 – a Theme challenge.

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I actually did my card this week so early that I had to warn the other ladies – I was afraid the shock of getting my link early (heck – even just on time!) would send them into some sort of seizure or…something!  I did that cuz of this little trip to Hunstville, that I’m on even as I type my post.

The boys are at home doing…boy stuff…while I’m here.  I’d be lying if I said it was awful to be away for a minute.  To be sure, I love my husband and Finn and the cats and ponies.  But.  A short little trip away – short being the operative requirement! – is never amiss.  I arrived in decent time, am at a nice hotel, had my favored Vietnamese for dinner (will probably have it tomorrow night, too – yum!), I’m watching one of my fave movies (The Proposal, with hottie Ryan Reynolds and the ever gorgeous and funny Sandra Bullock.  And Betty White!) and typing a little something to my friends.  And I’ll be back home on Friday!  Yup.  What’s not to love?! 🙂

So – the card I got done so early is a Sympathy Card that I made for my friend to give to a lady with two dogs.  She asked for the Sitting Here bench, a yellow lab, and a scruffy little black and brown dog.  So…I pulled out Sitting Here, Sheltering Tree, Bella & Friends, and the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment.  Take a look-see:

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I started by adding the Sheltering Trees to a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the tree trunks in Soft Suede, then used the Baby Wipe technique to add the leaves.  Onto my Baby Wipe, I dropped lots of drops of Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink from my refills.  Then the Baby Wipe became my “ink pad”.  I stamped the leaves twice on each tree.  At first I was afraid the colors were a bit muddy – but then I looked outside and saw….those exact leaves…in those exact colors…on the trees.  So I went with it!

I added a grass swath in Old Olive under the trees – even though I knew it would get mostly covered by the rest of the images.

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I made a “frame” around the panel with my Simply Scored board – adding two scored lines all the way around.  Then I added the sentiment from Sitting Here in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

To make my images, I stamped them all on Very Vanilla, with the intent to fussy cut them.  First I stamped the sleeping dog from Sitting Here in Soft Suede and colored him with Delightful Dijon, using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Then I laid a sticky note mask over the dog and stamped the basket in Soft Suede.  It, too, was colored with the Clear Wink brush, using Crumb Cake Ink.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.

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Bella – I used the image with Bella nose-to-nose with the turtle (but the turtle lost out – next time!) – is stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a combination of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso (I had a photo of the lady’s second dog, so I tried to color Bella as close as I could).  Once he was all colored up – I fussy cut him as well.

The bench, stamped in Soft Suede and colored with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze for the cushion, and then fussy cut, was the final piece.  Well – except for a couple of pillows that I stamped in Soft Suede and colored with a few Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also rounded them up a bit with my stylus.

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Once everything was cut out, I started building the scene.  I adhered Bella first with Liquid Glue, then the bench.  Over that, I popped the sleeping pup with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, I added the pillows, also with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I SNAILd the whole thing to a Crushed Curry mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Better Together in Early Espresso on a Very Vanilla panel.  I repeated the double scored lines and then stamped the flower pot from Sitting Here in the corner in Soft Suede.  I colored the flowers and leaves with various Stampin’ Write Markers.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Medium Very Vanilla Envelope got my non-SU! lab stamp in Soft Suede, colored with Delightful Dijon.  I also added a second image of Bella in Soft Suede, and tried to repeat the coloring I’d used on the inside…

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…and on the envelope flap I added the Sitting Here flower pot, coloring it the same way that I did the one on the inside of the card.

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Et Voila!  I like this little scene of the dogs with the Sitting Here bench under the fall-shrouded Sheltering Trees.  I hope the recipient recognizes the attempt to portray her dogs! And – I hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs 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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog!


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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

 


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Sitting Here and Bella & Friends images

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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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Moroccan Critters are Here for You – and a Surprise Ordering Special!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and I’m headed to Huntsville for a couple of nights.  Wayne and Mr. Finn will be staying at home. 😦

Speaking of Mr. Finn – I have a question for you guys.   In my family, someone was always being described as being busy as a cranberry merchant.  Why is that a thing?  Does anyone know why a cranberry merchant is busy?  I don’t actually know any cranberry merchants – and we surely didn’t have any in our family, so…. ?

Regardless.  I feel confident in saying that Finn is almost always busy as a cranberry merchant.

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And, since I don’t know any human cranberry merchants, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say my cranberry merchant is the cutest of all….

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And, lucky for y’all, Finn is also a generous little soul.  While we were having our little meeting, he persuaded me to offer a surprise ordering special….so be sure to read on down, okay?

Now, my card for today also features some cuteness.  Owl cuteness, to be exact.  The little owl from the Host Exclusive set called Cozy Critters (Holiday Catalog) gets together with some Moroccan Designer Washi Tape and a couple of sentiments from the fun stamp set called Here For You.  Take a look-see:

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This one is also super quick and easy – gotta love Washi Tape!  I started this one with a Very Vanilla panel and ran strips of the Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on a diagonal, just wrapping it around the edge to secure it.

Then I made my little Cozy Critter owls.  I stamped them in Early Espresso and punched them out with the Owl Builder Punch.  I colored each of their scarves – one each in Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon.

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I laid the owls out on the card to figure out where to put my sentiment, and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Here For You in Dapper Denim.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat (I did use Liquid Glue for the parts with the Washi Tape on it – it doesn’t particularly like the SNAIL).

All that remained was to adhere the Cozy Critter owls with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front – told ya it was easy!

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I SNAILd the panel to its Dapper Denim mat and then into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a strip of Moroccan Washi Tape and an Early Espresso Cozy Critter owl (with an Emerald Envy scarf!) on the front…

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…and then I covered the envelope flap with more Moroccan Washi Tape – trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

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Et Voila!  I love the Moroccan Washi Tape – the colors are so rich and vibrant – and I love how fast it adds a ton of color and interest.  And this little owl….too stinkin’ cute!  And the sentiments in the Here For You stamp set are great – they can cover a whole gamut of card needs.  Hope you like!

Now….read on down and see what my ordering special is – it’s short-lived, so best get on it! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


The Buy Three-Get-One-Free Sale is Almost Gone…

…and is part of the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special

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You know how the special works – buy three of the Designer Papers on the list and choose a fourth one – FREE!  This special ends on 31 Oct – which is Monday.  Click right here to go to the papers in my Online Store.

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

STAMPS-N-LINGERS ORDERING SPECIAL

Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize!  I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program!  Don’t know what those are?  Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store!  Don’t miss out!


COMING SOON – 1 NOV 16!

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New Framelits that instantly create a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects!  These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we’re going to get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  And there’s going to be a sale on the stamp sets that work so well with the framelits.  Keep watching for more – but you can click the flyer to see it in a size actual people can read!

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Tomorrow’s the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – and we’ll go live at 7am Eastern.  See you then! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Cozy Critter owls

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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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Stampin’ Up! Petals, Paisleys and Suite Seasons!

Good morning!  We’re back to the weekend and the weather in Atlanta is nothing short of spectacular!  We’ve had the A/C off and the windows wide open for about a week now!  No one is burning their leaves yet, I keep forcing Wayne to wait “just one more day” before he starts the yearly burning.  Life is good!

I’ve been a little….distracted…the past couple of days.  Tomorrow is getting closer and I’m not ready.  Except that I am!  I can hardly wait.  Except I’m about half terrified!

Oh – that’s right.  Y’all don’t know what I’m talking about, do you?  LOL.  You will! 🙂

So, my card for today is a sympathy card, of sorts.  It could also be a get well card, I think.  I used some Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP and another sentiment from Suite Seasons.  That’s just the coolest sentiment set – it spans Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Sympathy/Get Well…I hope it sticks around!  Anyway, when I put it all together, here’s what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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For my layout, I kind of loosely used TGIF Challenge #77:

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I started by double matting a piece of the Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP on Night of Navy and Mint Macaron card stock panels.  Then, using a second design in the DSP, I double matted a smaller rectangle and SNAILd it to the card front.

Using two lengths of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon from the 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog, I wrapped them around the whole card front, securing them in the back with scotch tape.

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The sentiment, from Suite Seasons, is heat embossed in Copper on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I cut it with a Circles Layering Framelits die.  It’s matted on Mint Macaron and a scalloped-edge Night of Navy circle, and then adhered over the ribbon with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I simply matted some Very Vanilla on Mint Macaron and Night of Navy.  Then I wrapped another strand of Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Ribbon around the whole thing.  Simple.  Elegant.  Done!

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I SNAILd it into my Rich Razzleberry card base, and SNAILd the card front on as well.  And the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a single piece of Mint Macaron Washi tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape pack…

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…and more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I love how this card turned out – I think it has multiple uses and could be sent to a man or a woman.  Always something good to have on hand, right?  Hope you like.

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: U9TFNQS2

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.


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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale 

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

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Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?


Sunday looms!  And the Big Reveal!  A friend asked for a hint yesterday – so…here it is.  It has absolutely nothing to do with card making!

Help any? 😉

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:     

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 3/4″ Scalloped Circle (mat for sentiment)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  2 3/8″ x 4″ (mat for front DSP panel); 2 3/8″ Circle (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/8″ circle (sentiment); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 2″ x 3 5/8″ (small 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!


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