Year End Closeout

Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well Wreath for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebration!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I am celebrating the Christmas season with today’s card – after all, Christmas celebrates a pretty big Birthday, don’t you think?!  I used the Wishing You Well stamp set – and a sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set – to make a beautiful Christmas wreath!  Take a look-see:

This one was just perfect for this week’s challenge over at As You See It!

I started with a piece of Festive Farmhouse DSP and matted it on some Basic Black for the card front.

My art work is a wreath that I built using the leaf-wreath image in the Wishing You Well stamp set.  I followed the instructions of Dina Kowal over at SplitCoastStampers!

I didn’t have the wreath builder template that she used, but I DID have Squares Layering Framelits – so I made one of my own from a piece of Thick Card Stock – using the largest smooth-sided square die.  Just cut out a square – then rotate the die 45 degrees and cut again!

I used Mossy Meadow and stamped the wreath 8 times – rotating my Very Vanilla card stock panel each time.  Then I repeated the process, using the flowers image in Cherry Cobbler!  Easy peasy!  This series of photos shows how I did it – I used a small flower image to practice before I graduated to the wreath!

Once I had built the wreath, I inked the Merry Christmas from the big sentiment in the Farmhouse Christmas set in Cherry Cobbler.  I used sticky notes to mask off the part of the sentiment I didn’t need.  Then I stamped the sentiment in the corner of the panel.

Once the wreath was good and dry, I inked the pretty bow from Wishing You Well in Versamark Ink and then sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I matted the panel on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock, I heat embossed the bow twice in Gold.  I fussy cut the two “loops” from one of the images and the “tails” from the other.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add them atop the bow on the wreath for some dimension!

I added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the wreath – and one next to the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Wishing You Well bow in heat embossed Gold and a Farmhouse Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Very Vanilla panel.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got two more gold-heat-embossed bows from Wishing You Well on the front…

…and a little more Festive Farmhouse DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The wreath in Wishing You Well is beautiful all by itself – but…I think it really POPS when it’s thickened up and made “bushy” with the wreath-stamping technique, don’t you?  I hope you’ll give it a try – and we may do one some Sunday night soon!  And that bow will forever be one of my favorite things!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Sue’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Julie Johnston

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Ksenzakovic

Shirley Gentry

Sue Prather

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Finkle

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN


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The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy Cut Wishing You Well bows

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

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Stampin’ Up! New Sales, New Bags, New Products!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  This is a somber day in many regards – a National Day of Mourning for President G.H.W. Bush.  I wish I was going to be able to watch the ceremonies taking place in our Capitol today, but…I’ll be driving to Kentucky.  I’ll have to catch it on the replays.  I’m mourning him in my heart.

On a different front – there’s some big happenings in the Stampin’ Up! world today!  We’ve got the End-of-Year Sale starting today! We’ve got the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag available to you NOW!   And – we’ve got a special, limited offering – only for customers of demonstrators in select areas.  Read on, my peeps!!

The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!

Here’s the deets:

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discount applies to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Surplus items from 2018 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price!
  • Host sets may be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party/order
  • Ordering deadlines: 2 Jan 2019 at 11:50PM (Mountain Time!)

The Year-End Closeout is broken into two categories – be sure to check out BOTH lists carefully to make sure you have everything you need before submitting your order! 🙂

RETIRING FAVORITES:  This list has all the 2018 Holiday Catalog products that will not be offered in the 2019 Occasions Catalog or in the 2019 Annual Catalog.  Check ’em all out and get them before they’re gone-baby-gone!

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