Good morning! And happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend – maybe warming up a bit? We had a gorgeous day yesterday and it’s looking to be the same today. Chilly, yes – but bright and beautiful!
If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me on my Facebook Live video last night, I appreciate it! If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!
Mornin’, y’all! It’s Christmas week! Four days left! If you’re panicking over last-minute gift ideas – give me a shout! I can hook you up with a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate – that I’ll e-mail right to you to print out! Quick – easy – and no postage or shipping delays! 🙂
My card today has nothing to do with Christmas – except for being a birthday card.
Think about it.
There – you got it! 🙂
I used a super cool new sentiment-only stamp set called Happy Thoughts – which will be available to y’all on 5 Jan in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. I also used a couple of free (with qualifying purchase) products from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer: A Touch of Ink stamp set and Paper Blooms DSP. Take a look-see:
Good morning and happy Friday! Another busy week has flown by – I DID finally start baking – yeah me! – so…SOME gifts will go out soon. I fear I’m going to have to GO TO A STORE – cuz….boy have I messed up the whole buy online thing! I’m still waiting for an order to arrive that was slated to come last Monday, so…. 🙄
If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂
There seems to be a spike in the need for sympathy cards right now, so…that’s what I did with this one. I started with a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set (from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog) and brought in some new goodies. The Heal Your Heartand A Touch of Ink stamp sets – available on 5 Jan 2021! Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP – the striped Highland Heather design – and stamped all over it with the flower image in the A Touch of Ink stamp set. I stamped the flowers in stamped-off-once Highland Heather to get a more subtle tone-on-tone look.
Then I matted the panel on Seaside Spray for the card front.
I cut another piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP and a piece of Whisper White to 2″ x 4 3/8″. I punched the tops of both strips with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch – and rounded the bottom corners with the corner-rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch.
I created the “mat” look by cutting the Whisper White tag in half length-wise and then adhering each side to the back of the DSP strip with Liquid Glue – leaving a little white border.
Then I popped the matted tag onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I trimmed a Square Vellum Doily down a bit with my Paper Snips and adhered it to the tag with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Momentsin Gorgeous Grape ink and cut it out with a Tasteful Labels die. Then I adhered it to the tag with Liquid Glue.
On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the hummingbird outline from A Touch of Ink in Seaside Spray ink. To color him, I inked the fill stamp in Seaside Spray – stamped it off once on scrap paper – and stamped it over the image. Then I fussy cut the little bird.
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere him – then I brushed him all over with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
I tied a bow with some new Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon (available 5 Jan 21) and added it at the top of the tag with a Glue Dot.
A Seaside Spray pearl from the new Pastel Pearls (coming on 5 Jan 2021) on the sentiment tag finished off the card front.
On the inside, I stamped a sentiment – one of my favorites! – from the Heal Your Heart set in Gorgeous Grape on a Whisper White panel. Over that, in stamped-off-TWICE Highland Heather – I stamped the A Touch of Ink flower that I’d used on the front of the card.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and into my Gorgeous Grape card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the A Touch of Ink flower on the front in full strength Highland Heather ink….
…and more of the Hydrangea Hill DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Love that both the A Touch of Ink AND Heal Your Heart stamp sets will be available for FREE in the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer! They’re both wonderful!
And the Hydrangea Hill DSP is just….stunning!
I hope you like. And have got ALL these new goodies on your gotta-have-it list for 5 Jan!!
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!
WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK IS RETIRING!
Stampin’ Up! posted this update late in the day on Thursday.
Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.
We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!
The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!
What does this mean for you?
With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected. Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.
Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.
We also have a video message addressing some potential concerns that you may have. This video goes over a comparison of Whisper White to Basic White so you will know what to expect with this change. You can watch the video here.
It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are excited about the new Basic White product line and we encourage you to try it out! We are confident that you’ll love it just as much as we do.
Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares Are Open
My Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are now open!
A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!
You’ll get to try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, cards & envelopes, and treat boxes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Jan 21 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 11th as I can manage!
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a NewDesigner 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!
Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 3 Jan 21 at 8pm EST!!
I’ve got an Online Host Club starting on 1 January (just in time for the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration!) and I’ve got openings. Whoo-hoo!!!
What is an Online Host Club? Glad you asked!An Online Host Club lets you get some of the benefits of being a host – without doing any of the WORK of being a host! And – it helps you build your crafting tool chest a little at a time. While earning FREE goodies!
A club consists of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms. Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.
Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example! As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!
At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.
What are the other bennies of a Host Club?
At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months. Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders. Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift! (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!). You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
During Sale-a-Bration – each of your host club orders will earn you AT LEAST one Level 1 ($50 level) Sale-A-Bration reward!
You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members. That’s around TWO HUNDRED FIFTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
Access to my Weekly Zoom The Craftroom online Zoom Party – where you can come craft and chat with me and other customers! YEP – THIS IS NEW!!
FREE catalogs during your membership term
FREE shipping in your TWO Host Months
A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!
When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments. The launch of a new catalog and Sale-A-Bration is ALWAYS a great time to join a club!
Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!
If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 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!
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)
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Seaside Spray Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Cardstock: Tasteful Labels Die cut (sentiment); 2″ x 4 3/8″ (tag); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); A Touch of Ink fussy cut hummingbird
Hydrangea Hill DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 3/8″ (tag); 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!
So – the other day, I pulled some homemade Sourdough Pancakes out of the freezer and re-heated them in the toaster oven for Wayne. I made about one-too-many but I figured if he didn’t finish them – I could have a bite or two of pancake. With a little warm real maple syrup.
Seemed like a fine plan.
He sat down to eat and I worked on my morning blog posting routine.
Soon, as expected, he started to say he had too much food.
I musta been a little slow on the uptake – cuz before I could say….”I’ll eat them”…..