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Stampin’ Up! Merry Melody Christmas Season to Remember

Happy Friday, y’all!!  As you read this, I’ll probably be on the treadmill (for the last time in a few days!)…OR running around like a chicken with my head cut off (something that…quite frankly…I’d be happy to go to my grave never actually seeing!!) trying to get ready to leave for the retreat.  I’ve noticed that the more…ahead I feel…the behinder I actually am!  🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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

At our meeting last weekend, my friend (and upline!) Amy Koenders did a super pretty clean-and-simple card using one of my fave things – the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder.  And some Painted Christmas Suite goodies.  I loved her version and so…decided to do my own riff on it!  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday challenge with this one.

I started by matting a piece of Basic White cardstock on another piece of Basic White cardstock for the card front.

Then I embossed a smaller panel of the cardstock in the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder – matted IT on Basic White and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Uhm…are you seeing a theme here?!  😂😂😂

On another piece of Basic White – in Early Espresso ink – I stamped two berry sprigs from the Christmas Season stamp set.  Then I added the berries in Cherry Cobbler.  I also stamped the holly leaves in Soft Succulent (I stamped the image twice which gave me FOUR leaves – I only used three on the card, though) and the pine sprig and other leaf (no idea what kind of plant that is – sorry!) in Evening Evergreen.

I cut all the foliage out with the matching dies from the Seasonal Labels Die set.

On another rectangle of Basic White, I stamped the Christmas to Remember sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and matted it on Basic White.

I started to dry fit the foliage and the sentiment panel and realized I needed just another…little…sumpin’ sumpin’…a pinecone! 😳😳😳

So…I stamped the detailed pinecone – the smallest one in the Christmas Season set – in Early Espresso ink.  I added the less detailed image – the “fill” if you will – in stamped off once Early Espresso.  And then cut it with the matching die in Seasonal Labels.

That was just what I needed – so I adhered everything  to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped my matted sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to nestle some Gold Holly Leaves into the collage and finally added a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in Soft Succulent and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel.  Then I stamped my foliage in the corner, in Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler and added a Soft Succulent jewel.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Basic White mat and then into a Thick Basic White card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Christmas to Remember foliage on the front…

…and the stamped pinecone and bough on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Thank you, Amy, for the inspiration for this card!  I love the pops of color from the Christmas Season die cut foliage and Christmas to Remember sentiment against the white-on-white-on-white.  The addition of the Merry Melody 3D Embossing is the perfect finishing touch!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products used are listed down below!

TTFN
M

 

 P.S. I’ll be leaving the house this morning around 930 my time. It should be obvs that I’ll have my computer and phone a d all that. But – my response time thru the weekend might be a little slower than you’re used to from me! Let not your hearts be troubled – I WILL answer!! I promise! 😉

 


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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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The September Tutorial features the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle!  


There’s only three weeks left in the Aug-Sep 2021 Sale-a-bration…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Stop Ordering From Me!!

I know that everyone likes a discount – and FREE goodies!  Like Peppermints and ordering gifts, right?  And I love you guys for ordering from me.

But – I also love you enough to want you to cash in on the best deal going.  One where you’ll get 20% off on EVERYTHING you orderI  So….I want you to seriously consider… ORDERING FROM YOURSELF instead of from me!!

Yep.  I’m talking about becoming your OWN Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  Start by purchasing the amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING (there’s that FREE word!) – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!

When you do it before the end of the month – while Sale-a-Bration is still going on – you’ll ALSO get to select an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle (caught that one, did you??) from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

And – on top of all that – you get to be part of a super cool community of folks that you’ll come to know and count as your friends!  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for sentiment); 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment); die cut Christmas Season foliage


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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

This means…

…I need something.

Now…YOU guess what that is, Mom!  Cuz this is all the clue you’re gonna get! 😂😂😂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Whimsy Kit Peek!

Good morning and…let me be the first to wish you a very Happy HAWWWMP DAY!!!  Yes!  It’s Wednesday – and….THAT means that I only have two sleeps before I head to the airport to pick up Amy and Karen and then head up to the north GA mountains for our Inkin’ Krew Retreat!  I am so excited to see everyone – and I’ve got a couple of ladies who are in my Crittters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team that I’ve never met in person!  Plenty of time on Zoom – but…this’ll be the first time we’re in the same spot!  It’s going to be a blast!  I’ll share pics as I’m able thru the weekend!

Stampin’ Up! recently released a brand new All-Inclusive Kit called Christmas Whimsy.  I ordered it first jump out the gate and when it came….I dove in!  Remember – this is the one I think looks like it come straight outta Who-Ville!!

When I opened it up I found everything – and I do mean….EVERYTHING!…I needed to make eight fun Christmas cards!

THAT is the neat and tidy image from Stampin’ Up!  Here’s my hot mess!

Great job, Mare! 🤦‍♀️

But – I popped all the die cut pieces, folded the two designs of card bases and opened up the instructions.  I decided that at least for this first one, I’d do them exactly as the instructions said.

The instruction sheet is cool – they used pictures to let you know what to do and in what order – and (unlike some picture directions – you know the ones I mean!) – THESE actually WORK!

I mean – they even tell you how many stars or snowflakes to use and where to put the Dimensionals! 👍👍👍

I used the enclosed Night of Navy Ink Spot and the exclusive stamp set to stamp snowflakes and stars on the card bases – and stamp the sentiments.  This is where I DID depart a little – I’m not a huge “Season’s Greetings”  fan so I did them all with Merry Christmas.  But…you can do whichever you prefer – they both fit on the labels perfectly (thanks, Stampin’ Up!).

 

There’s a roll of Gold Trim to use on each design – love the tag “tied” on (in truth it’s got a little Glue Dot and the tag itself is popped on with a couple of dimensionals!).   And there are pretty blue foil snowflakes and stars adhesive-backed sequins to add, too!

The second design also gets a little gold foil star “sticker” added – only hard part here is making sure to get the ladder onto the card front straight so that it doesn’t look like someone is fixin’ to end up in the ER!

There’s even an “inside” sentiment that I used – and added some Night of Navy stamped stars.

I guess Stampin’ Up! has heard me say #nonekkidenvelopes cuz they included some beautiful envelopes with Gold Foil accents.

But…I added some stars to the front, too.  Cuz….I could! 😉

Et Voila!  In the blink of an eye I had eight fun full-sized cards – with insides stamped and ready – and decorated envelopes – all ready to get signed, stamped and mailed!  No cutting (except for the Gold Trim!) required – and the easy instructions make this a PERFECT project for new stampers or kids or….pretty much anyone who needs really cute Christmas cards!  It would be a GREAT activity to do together with family and friends – order a few kits and get to creating! 🙂

I hope you like!

And – this isn’t the ONLY kit that we’ve got available right now!  Check them all out – we’ve got stamping kits and even NON-Stamping kits for you to choose from.  Stop by the online store Kits Collection to pick up your kits!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order quick to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: 9Y9BGNFK

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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The September Tutorial features the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle!  


Interested in Joining Us?

If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to have you!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99!  We welcome all types of Demonstrators from those only purchasing to get the discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and those anywhere in between!  As an added bonus, anyone joining during Sale-a-bration (August 3-September 30) gets a free bundle from the the select list in the Sale-a-bration Brochure in their Starter Kit!  All of the free bundles are from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, More free stuff?  Yes, please! 🙂

There’s NO commitment and NO penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly.

Look at those fun faces!! 🙂

Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net or reach out to any of our team members if you have any questions.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.


There’s only two weeks left in the Aug-Sep 2021 Sale-a-bration…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix

Seriously.  How sweet is this guy??

Smile, Finny!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Cute Halloween Sparkle for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Halloween Fun!  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’ve been having a hankering to cut up some of the sweet little ghosties from the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP pack so…that’s what I did today.  And I added it to an oh-so-spooky (seriously – brace yourself!)….Highland Heather wreath from the Sparkle of the Season Bundle.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card is from this week’s TGIF challenge sketch.

And the color scheme is thanks to the Global Design Project color challenge.

I started by matting two pieces of the Cute Halloween DSP on Highland Heather and then adhering the smaller panel to the larger one to create the card front.

I cut out the larger wreath from the Seasonal Swirls die set – bundled with Sparkle of the Season – in Highland Heather and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I cut the smaller wreath – with the stars – from Basic White and adhered it as well.

I stamped the Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Highland Heather on a narrow strip of Basic White.  Then I snipped a banner into the left side and popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a little bow from the Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Then I got busy with my Paper Snips to cut out a sweet little ghost – I know this little dude is sweeter even than CASPER!! – and used some stacked-up Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it over the bow.

I used the bat die in the Seasonal Swirls die set to cut three Black Glitter Paper bats and adhered them to the wreath and the sentiment with Liquid Glue.  I also added a few Highland Heather stars from the Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the stars of the wreath and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped the bats from Sparkle of the Season in Tuxedo Black in the corner of a Basic White panel.  And I added some stamped Highland Heather stars, too!

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the bats and stars on the front…

…and more stripe-y Cute Halloween DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’ll tell you what, y’all – the Sparkle of the Season bundle is SOOO versatile and fun!  Get sentiments and images that will have you covered for Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving AND Christmas – all in one bundle! THAT is what I call Bang-For-Your-Buck!  And the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP is just too…well….cute!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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 back to Karen’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Tara’s been up to!

Karen Ksenzakovic

Jillian Good

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Mary Deatherage – This is me!

Tara Carpenter

Donna Leonard

Akiko Sudano

Terry Lynn Bright

Sue Prather

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: 3QFF463R

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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The September Tutorial features the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle!  


Interested in Joining Us?

If you’d like to join our team, we’d love to have you!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99!  We welcome all types of Demonstrators from those only purchasing to get the discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and those anywhere in between!  As an added bonus, anyone joining during Sale-a-bration (August 3-September 30) gets a free bundle from the the select list in the Sale-a-bration Brochure in their Starter Kit!  All of the free bundles are from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, More free stuff?  Yes, please! 🙂

There’s NO commitment and NO penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly.

Look at those fun faces!! 🙂

Drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net or reach out to any of our team members if you have any questions.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.


New Christmas Whimsy Kit

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design!  Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you!

Go ahead – tell me this doesn’t look like it’s right outta Who-Ville!!

All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too!  Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy.  The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

Stop by the online store Kits Collection to pick up your kits!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order early to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!  As cute as this one is – I am betting it’s going to go fast!


There’s only two weeks left in the Aug-Sep 2021 Sale-a-bration…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Highland Heather Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for small center panel); Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3/8″ x 3″ (sentiment banner); Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (small center panel); Fussy cut ghost; 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!


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix 

 

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN
M

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