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Stampin’ Up! Detailed Band Together Birthday Card

Happy Sunday, y’all!  How goes the weekend?

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay – which…includes a pretty extensive sneak peek at the goodies in the 2019 Holiday Catalog! – here’s the instant-ish replay!

For this one, I used the Band Together stamp set and bundled Detailed Bands Dies (you’ll save 10% by buying them as a bundle!!) to make a cheerful and feminine birthday card.  Take a look-see:

I played along with this week’s CAS Colour’s & Sketches Double Challenge – has to use the colors and the sketch!

I started with a panel of Mint Macaron and stamped the big flower from the Band Together stamp set in Mint Macaron a couple of times.  Then I ran it thru the die cutting machine in the Subtle 3D Folder.

I cut it down to size and matted it on Shaded Spruce for the card front.

Using the Detailed Bands Dies, I cut some Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce leaves.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped just the flower (three times) and some leaves in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  When they were all good and dry, I cut them out with their matching dies in the Detailed Bands set.

I used Light and Dark Rococo Rose and Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves.TTFN

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere everything onto the card front.

For the sentiment, I cut the band from a piece of Mint Macaron using the die in the Detailed Bands set.  I saved the largest cut-out piece.  Then I adhered the band to another piece of Mint Macaron with Liquid Glue and fussy cut it (to create a solid band).  Then I used a little more Liquid Glue to adhere the large cut-out piece back into the middle of the die.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the band onto the card front – wrapped the ends around and secured them on the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from Band Together in Rococo Rose on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with the oval die in Detailed Bands.  Then I used my Rococo Rose Stampin’ Write Marker to make faux stitches.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue and adhered a tiny Linen Thread Bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Band Together in Rococo Rose on a Whisper White panel.  Then I inked the large flower in Mint Macaron, stamped it off once, and stamped it in the corner of the panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a couple of stamped-off-once Mint Macaron flowers on the front…

…and another one on the back of the envelope (I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to fill in the “gaps” between the envelope and the flap!)

Et Voila!  Isnt’ this a pretty bundle?  Band Together – with its big, bold flower and handy leaves, plus the wonderful sentiments – pairs perfectly with the delicate die cuts in the Detailed Bands Die set!  I love the possibilities!  Hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 

P.S.  Watch for a second post today with my 2019 Holiday Catalog Shares!!  Whoo-hooo!


HOST CODE FOR 1 AUG – 15 AUG: ZZFS3EFN

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you! I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

It’s all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Let me know which box you want! 🙂


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  This is YOUR weekend – don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


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


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

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Detailed Bands leaves die cuts

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); Detailed Bands leaves die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: Detailed Bands oval (sentiment);  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Detailed Bands flowers and leaves die cuts

Follow Your Art DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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!


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


The Finn-ster yielded his spot today so that I could share a couple of pictures of one of my favorite people!

I met this young man almost a year ago.

The Big Ginger guy – one of my OTHER favorite people – is his Dad.  Mom – who took the pic – well – yep.  Another favorite person. 🙂

Fair to say that this is one of my favorite families – ever!!

So – this past week, while we were in Huntsville, we were lucky enough to catch them all at home – so…we invaded!

Little Ginger was teething and yet…barely a frown!  One of the happiest tiny humans I’ve ever met, really!  I got to spend about an hour with him in my lap and rocking him – and it was pretty danged nice, to tell you the truth!

The next day, while we were waiting for the “here’s-some-food-now-get-out-and-let-us-get-back-to-making-the-world-safe-for-democracy” event, I found something that simply had to go to the Little Ginger Man.

I do believe he liked it!

Is he not ridiculously cute??

Little Ginger Man hit the lottery in the gene game.  He’s going to be a very handsome gentleman.  AND – with his parents help, he’s going to be a real gentleman, in every sense of the word – his daddy most surely is!  And his mom – well.  She’s wunnermus and I’m so happy to call her my friend – and she’s raising her little man just right!

Can’t wait to watch him grow! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019 Holiday Catalog, Bonus Days, Catalog Sneak Peek, Feminine, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, New Catalog Launch, Recruiting Special, Retired Products Sale, Sneak peek, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Art is Everything Amazing Birthday!

Here ’tis, y’all!  Say it with me.  And do it IN CAPS!!

HAPPY HAPPY HAWWWWWMMMMP DAY!!!

There – that felt good, huh?

Guess what today is?  It’s a LAST day.

  • Last Day to Earn Bonus Days Coupons – the EARNING starts tomorrow.  So…if you don’t have all the $5 coupons you want…you know what to do!
  • Last Day to SAVE big on Thirty One Goodies!
  • Last at-home-work day for Mary
  • Last day before I can order 2019 Holiday Catalogs to send to you!!
  • Oh – last day of July, too!

That’s a lot of Last Day stuff, isn’t it? 🙂

Now – this will NOT be the last day you see a card from me using the super Everything Amazing stamp set!  It’s so darned handy and versatile and…COOL!  Look what happens when you add it to Follow Your Art DSP!

This is my CASE of the Designer from this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

I started with some fun paper from the Follow Your Art DSP and matted it on Crushed Curry for the card front.

I wrapped a length of Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the big beautiful sentiment from Everything Amazing in Calypso Coral on a piece of Whisper White.  I cut it out with the largest Stitched Nested Label die.  Then I used my trimmer to cut off one point.

I added two more pieces of the sentiment in Pacific Point and some Crushed Curry curly-do’s here and there around the image.

I laid the sentiment onto the card front where I planned to set it – and stamped the balloon image from Everything Amazing in Tuxedo Black – letting the strings overlap the sentiment panel.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the balloons again – this time in Calypso Coral – on another piece of Whisper White and colored them with my Light Calypso Coral Blend, Dark So Saffron Blend and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I fussy cut the balloons and popped them over the stamped image on the card front.

I tied a small bow from the Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and used a second piece to tie it onto the ribbon already on the card front.

I added some Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added the balloons and curly-do’s on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Pacific Point card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Everything Amazing balloons and confetti (I’m pretty sure that’s the technical term for the curly-do’s!) on the front…

…and some more of the Follow Your Art DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I.  LOVE.  THIS.  SET!!  Everything Amazing really IS amazing – for so many occasions!  And, of course, the cheerful and color-filled Follow Your Art DSP is so much fun!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you!  Head over and see what’s left – and what great values you can get on these pre-packaged boxes of SU! goodness! 🙂

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

The boxes are all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Let me know which box you want! 🙂


Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).


LAST DAY TO EARN BONUS DAYS COUPONS!

This is the very last day to earn Bonus Days coupons!  For every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) today, you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August (which means…starting tomoroow!)!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA EXTRA JOINING SPECIAL

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


LAST DAY TO SAVE!

Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.

It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!  

 

Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices.  And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on!  Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂

As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until the end of TODAY!

Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself!  I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/4″ Nested Stitched Label (sentiment);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Follow Your Art DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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!


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


A Story.  In Pictures.

By Finn

 

 

The End.

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Retired Products Sale, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Pocketful of Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s Hop is a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I decided to go “obvious” when I saw the sketch and pulled out the new Pocketful of Happiness stamp set and the matching Pocket Dies to make a birthday card for the challenge!  Take a look-see:

Here’s our sketch:

I also pulled elements from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

I started with some woodgrain paper from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on Soft Sea Foam for the card front.

Next up is a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed in the Corrugated Embossing Folder and matted on Soft Sea Foam – then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the large and small floral images from Pocketful of Happiness in Tuxedo Black.  I used the matching die from the Pocket Die set to cut the large image and I fussy cut the small flower.

To color the images, I used the Dark Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the “pocket” and the smaller flower images to the card front.  Then, cuz…hello?  It’s me!…I stamped the large image again and fussy cut the dove, then popped her over the first dove with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With the Well Written Dies, I cut three sentiments in Basic Black and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added a gold Metallic Pearl to the card front – two in flower centers and one off to the side on the pocket.  Finally, with a Glue Dot, I adhered a small bow tied from Linen Thread.  And..that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a sentiment from the Pocketful of Happiness set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to a Whisper White panel.  I also added the floral spray image and colored it with my Stampin’ Blends.  I added a gold Metallic Pearl in the middle of the flower, too.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the floral spray image on the front…

…and more Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the florals in the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set – and the sentiments range from birthday to thank you, in lovely fonts.  And the Well Written Die set is just such a workhorse – I really LOVE word dies!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: 6K4B3PDV

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Well Written die cut sentiments

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for middle embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (middle embossed panel); Pocket Die Cut image on front; Fussy cut Pocketful of Happiness flower on front; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petal Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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!


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 FFFs on Blog Hop Days.  But…just so you know – Finn is definitely on the mend! 😉

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Bonus Days, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Woven Rare Blessings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s Hop is a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with –  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop!

I love the color combo for today’s challenge – and I know you will, too!  I decided to ink up a new set called Rare Blessings – and I combined it with a bit of Magnolia Lane DSP and a Woven Heirlooms sentiment  Take a look-see:

And – just in case it’s not totally obvious – here’s the color challenge we had!

I started with some appropriately-colored paper from the Magnolia Lane DSP and matted it on Petal Pink for the card front.

Next up is a piece of Basic Black card stock, embossed in the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, torn to size and adhered at a jaunty angle with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the big floral image from Rare Blessings in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Die.  Using the “splotch” image in the set, I added some Petal Pink around the top of the image and some Mossy Meadow around the bottom.  Then I colored the flowers with my Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with my Light and Dark Mossy Meadow Blends.

I wrapped some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped a Rare Blessings sentiment in Mossy Meadow.  Over that I added the splotch image in Petal Pink.  Then I cut it with a small Rectangle Stitched Die.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Dimensionals.

I tied a double-length bow with the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  A Pearl Basic Jewel finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms set in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  Over top is some Rare Blessings splotches in Petal Pink.  I also added a smaller Rare Blessings flower in Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Blends.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Rare Blessings flower and splotch on the front…

…and some more Magnolia Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Rare Blessings is a truly lovely stamp set – and works so perfectly with the pretty paper from Magnolia Lane and the fonts/sentiments from Woven Heirlooms.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

 


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ (Corrugated panel, torn to size)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/8″ Rectangle Stitched Shape (art panel); 1″ x 2 3/8″ Rectangle Stitched Shape (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Magnolia Lane DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card 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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Finn Fan Fix


 

No FFFs on Blog Hop Days

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Friendship and Birch Birthday!

Good morning!  It’s Sunday at…some time?…in Rome.  I think when you get this post, it’ll be around 1400 in the afternoon (which is totally the Department of Redundancy Department since 1400 can ONLY be in the afternoon which is why the 24-hour clock is so darned handy!).

And – we’ll probably be on the ship or close to it!

O. M.  G!  It’s finally here!  Cruising again!!  I got a real taste for being on the water (in a big ship with a comfy cabin and lots of good food!!) on the Alaska cruise last summer – and I’m very grateful to be getting a chance to do it again!!

I’ll post ship pictures tomorrow – and maybe to my FB page today – so…be watching!

My Birthday card today uses the spectacular, and also gorgeous, Beautiful Friendship and Birch background stamp sets.  Take a look-see!

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge (I turned it on it’s side…)

I started by using my Stamparatus to stamp the Birch image in Sahara Sand on a panel of Whisper White.  Then I cut it down to card-front size and matted it on Seaside Spray using Liquid Glue.

I adhered a strip of the linen-look Pressed Petals Specialty DSP across the card front with Liquid Glue – then used SNAIL and Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the hydrangea image from Beautiful Friendship twice in Seaside Spray.  Then I added some Rococo Rose roses, Old Olive leaves – some full strength and some stamped-without-reinking – and some Highland Heather lilacs.

I also added the pretty sentiment in Old Olive.

I matted the panel on Seaside Spray and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped two more Rococo Rose roses and a couple of Old Olive leaves on Whisper White and fussy cut them.  The leaves and one of the roses is adhered with Liquid Glue – and I popped the second rose next to the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a double-loop bow in Linen Thread and a Purple Posy 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a whole cottage garden of flowers from Beautiful Friendship in Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Old Olive on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Seaside Spray mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few (okay – a lot!) more flowers on the front..

…and some more of the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Beautiful Friendship lets you garden-on-paper!  No rain or weeding required!  And – the cottage-garden look you can create is just gorgeous!  I hope you like!

Now – off the the Lido Deck! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S  Saturday was a good day in Rome – will post more about it later – but…we only ate gelato ONCE.  We had tiramisu, too.  But…it was so tiny….  We went to a spot that is apparently the #1 Tiramisu in Rome.  Called Two Sizes. We posited that there were two doors – a narrow one to go IN and a much WIDER one to go OUT.  But – in fact it was that they had Tiramisu – in a variety of flavors (who knew?!?) – in…yes.  Two Sizes.  I chose small. 😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL: P9E9MVVS

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Get Double Peppermint Reward Points Through 14 Jul!

Here’s the deets…

1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on SATURDAY 8 Jun 19 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!  AND – they’ll earn you a Bonus Days coupon, too!

2. Don’t forget to add my Host Code (P9E9MVVS) if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you git!).

3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.  See what gathering up Peppermints is a great idea!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store to get you started!

 


NEW-STYLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS NOW AVAILABLE

These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style.

 

I’ll let you know as soon as I know when additional carryover 3D embossing folders (previously named Dynamic) become available in the new style! 🙂


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Seaside Spray Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); fussy cut Beautiful Friendship flowers and leaves

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP: 1″ x 5 ” (strip 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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Finn Fan Fix


 

No news on the Man – I’m pretty sure he’s having a wonderful time at Puppy Tubs!

You might check them out on their Puppy Tubs FB page – they post pictures of all the kids playing.  Maybe you’ll see his sweet face!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Rustic Retreat Birthday Card!

Well – good morning!  We’re T-1 and counting!

I sort of have the laundry done.  I mostly have cards ready.  I might have pared my luggage down to one ball-gown and three tiaras….

Man, it’s hard.  It’s so much easier to just throw one or five of everything in the suitcase(s) and then pick and choose once you get there!

But – I have resolved to go at least a little lighter.

So – I’m really going to get strict with myself.  Obviously the DIAMOND tiara will make the cut – Diamonds go with everything!

I have a “one-of-my-favorite” cards today for you.  It uses the new Rustic Retreat stamp set and some other fun goodies (most of which you’ve seen before).  Take a look-see:

This one was quick to make- so hang tight! 🙂

I started by embossing a piece of Crumb Cake card stock in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and then matting it on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

Next up, I embossed another piece of Mossy Meadow – this time in the Corrugated embossing folder.  I tore it sort of ragged-ed-ly down to size and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL.  Then I added some decorative staples in the corners (using a non-SU! handheld stapler!).

I cut two lengths of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and used more SNAIL to adhere them to the Corrugated panel.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from Rustic Retreat on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Over the top, in stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow, I stamped the branches from Rustic Retreat a few times.  Then I cut it with a Stitched Nested Label Die.

I popped the sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With Glue Dots, I adhered a Bird Ballad Trinket (one of the leaves), tucking it under the sentiment.  Then I tied a double-length bow from Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Pack) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added the sentiment from Rustic Retreat in Early Espresso to a Crumb Cake mat.  Over the top, I added a line of pine trees in stamped-off-twice Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue (and a few decorative staples!) to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got Mossy Meadow branches across the front…

…and the line of pine trees on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Not gonna fib-ya, folks – I LOVE how this card turned out!  Torn edges – crooked panels – woodsy accents from the Rustic Retreat stamp set.  Yep – this is smack in the dead-center of my wheelhouse.  I hope you like!

TTFN
M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUL – 15 JUL P9E9MVVS

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Bonus Days are In FULL SWING!!

What – exactly! – IS Bonus Days, you ask?

Well – during the month of July 2019, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!!  And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn.  Whaaa?!? 🙂

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  31 July 2019, by 11:50 pm (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  You need to keep those e-mails with the Coupon Codes!
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Regardless of how you place your order, though – you STILL HAVE TO HAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS!
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!


EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?

 

Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it out!

  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. Pay just $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your Starter Kit.  That makes an already-great-deal even better – and doesn’t even count the $10 off the next montg!!
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire 31 October 2019 – like you’d be able to resist for THAT long! 😉

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator comes with lots of bennies!  Like…a 20-25% discount on everything you purchase!  Getting to see (and buy!!) all the new goodies before everyone else!  The opportunity to earn great trips – Alaska, Greece, Maui (just to name a few!).  Joining other Demonstrators at awesome-fun yearly events to learn and network (and party!!)!

And joining my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team brings even more fun – we’re building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page where we chat and share our projects, with monthly challenges and awards.

Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! Whatever YOUR goal is – I’d love to have you on board!

Head over to my Join My Team page and read-up – then let’s get you started (but- you’ve only got until 31 Aug to join if you want this Extra Extra great deal!).  If you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


My Retired Sale List!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (Corrugated panel – torn to this size)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Nested Labels Die Cut (sentiment)


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


There is something in the woods across the pond.

He stood there for the longest time – absolutely focused.

Finally, he decided it was probably nothing (he was right – it was just one of our mama deer doing her mama-deer thing)…

He was still keeping an eye out – JIC.  But…from a much lower DEFCON level.

But – this DEFCON posture made some paw-poofs stick out.

So I took yet another picture of his paws.

Cuz…I find them to be just about his cutest thing! 🙂

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Friend Like You Celebration Card

Well it’s here.

Monday.

Again.

But – just this week and half of next and….it’s off the races.

Erh – the Coliseum!

So – a funny thing happened on the way to the Colise….

Ooops – sorry!

Let’s do a card – and leave the stand-up to….ANYone else! 😉

I pulled out the Friend Like You Bundle – and a little Perennial Essence Vellum and new Designer Series Paper to create a birthday card.  But…it could easily be for any celebration!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Truck Ride by the Waterfront

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Sunday!  Hope all is well is in your neck of the woods and that you’re having an amazeballs weekend!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of the weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to check it out, here’s the spot!

To make last night’s birthday card, I used the new Ride With Me bundle – which includes the stamp set by that name and the Truck Ride dies – then I added a few woodsy elements from the Waterfront stamp set – and some Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! We’ll Walrus Be Friends Birthday!

Hey y’all!  Happy Friday!  Just make it thru the day and it’ll be the weekend!  And Father’s Day!! 🙂

So – I really ought to have a Father’s Day card to share with you – but…instead…birthday!  Using a so-cute little set called We’ll Walrus Be Friends.  Which – you can get in my Special Bundle #5 – Wild & Wiggly!  And the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by embossing a Thick Whisper White panel in the new High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and matting it on Pool Party card stock for the card front.

I took the same folder and swiped the embossing side with my Seaside Spray ink pad, then I embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  That created a sort of icy-looking sea, don’t you think?  I cut the panel down to size, matted it on Pool Party and then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the We’ll Walrus Be Friends image on a piece of Whisper White and Vellum card stock in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored the walrus using my Light and Dark Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.  His muzzle uses the Ivory Blend with the Light Gray Granite Blend laid over the top.

On the Whisper White image, I used my Balmy Blue Light and Dark Blends to color the water.  I used the same blends to color the back of the vellum water image.  And I used my Light and Dark Pool Party Blends on the back of the iceberg part of the vellum image.

I fussy cut the entire Whisper White image and just the iceberg and water of the Vellum image – then used Glue Dots to adhere the Vellum over the Whisper White image.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped sentiments from We’ll Walrus Be Friends on Pool Party,. Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray card stocks (I used a Sticky Note to mask off “hi” on the middle sentiment!), then cut them with the Classic Label Punch.  I edged each sentiment with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and popped them all on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another We’ll Walrus Be Friends sentiment and a couple more fun images in Tuxedo Black to a Whisper White panel.  I used my Light and Dark Gray Granite, Balmy Blue and Pool Party Blends, plus the Ivory Blend, to color the images.  I added another Noble Peacock Rhinestone, too.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimemsionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more fishies on the front…

…and another Walrus on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How.  Cute.  Is.  This.  Stamp set?!?  I mean…seriously.  We’ll Walrus Be Friends – another one you may have missed in the new catalog!  I do hope you’ll check it out – heck – get it with some other fun goodies in my Special Bundle #5 Wild & Wiggly and save a little green.  And – you can pick up the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder for FREE when you purchase Special Bundle # 6: Let’s Hear It For The Boys!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  Time is running out on the Special Bundles – today and tomorrow and then…poof!  Gone!  Don’t miss out!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VXTTY7PW

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Remember that carryover 3D embossing folders will not be available to order at the start of the new catalog but I’ll let you know when they’re available to order.

Also keep in mind that we expect to receive staggered plate shipments in all markets during June and July as we build inventory. Which means, you may experience periods of time when it is unavailable to order if inventory is depleted; it will become available to order again when inventory is replenished.

How to Use the New Plate

The new plate makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders and our new-style 3D Folders in most die-cutting machines. The 3D Embossing Folder Plate replaces the Standard Cutting Pads in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.

To create your emboss sandwich:

  • Use a die-cutting & embossing machine platform as a base; no matter which machine you’re using, use the standard platform which comes with your machine.
  • Use the 3D Embossing Folder with your paper in the middle.
  • Then use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate on top.

Given the differences in machines and platforms, you may still have to add a shim to get your desired embossing results. (You can also spritz your paper before embossing to maximize your embossed impressions.)

Without the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate, you will need to use several shims with the Standard Cutting Pad in your 3D embossing folder sandwich, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use. Most machines will need between three to five sheets of cardstock to shim. Please be careful in how you shim; start out with fewer sheets first, then add sheets to get your desired results.  Stampin’ Up! won’t be responsible for replacing products broken due to using a sandwich which is too thick for a machine.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019-2020 Special Bundles Sale – Just a Few Days Remain!

You’ve only got until 15 June to take advantage of my LIMITED TIME Special Bundles to kick off the new catalog!  As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you select one of my bundles, you’ll get about a 15% savings on each bundle versus the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own. All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.  And every bundle includes a FREE GIFT.

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time – and then click here to get all the details and a list of what you’ll receive in each bundle.  There’s also a handy order form – and info on my Special Bonus!!  These deals are only available until 15 June, so…don’t miss out!


Bundle #1: 2019-2020 In Color Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the 2019-2020 In Color Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #2: The Bird Watcher Bundle – $183
BONUS:  When you purchase the Bird Watcher Bundle, you’ll get the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #3: The Verdant Garden Bundle – $147
BONUS:  When you purchase the Verdant Garden Bundle, you’ll get the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #4: The Petals & Posies Bundle – $182
BONUS:  When you purchase the Petals & Posies Bundle, you’ll get the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #5: The Wild & Wiggly Bundle – $131
BONUS:  When you purchase the Wild & Wiggly Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #6: The Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle – $154
BONUS:  When you purchase the Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle, you’ll get the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder FREE!

Bundle #7: The Emboss Everything Bundle – $86
BONUS:  When you purchase the Emboss Everything Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #8: The Color Me Pretty Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the Color Me Pretty Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Folks – when you select one or more of the bundle above, then you also will have the option to select one or more of these Add-On Bundles!

ADD ON RIBBON BUNDLE – $44

ADD ON BLENDS BUNDLE  – $49


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Classic Label sentiment

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for embossed panel); Classic Label sentiment

Balmy Blue Card Stock: Classic Label Sentiment

Vellum Card Stock: Fussy cut iceberg and water

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: fussy cut Walrus and iceberg on front


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


I’ve been working on the pantaloonies.

Hmmm – dog grooming maybe isn’t a viable third career for me, huh?  😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Parcels & Petals Gift Box and Birthday Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome back to the work-week.
Bleh.

I’ve got a cute little birthday card to share with you – this was one of our make-and-take’s from our team meeting yesterday.  It uses the Parcels & Petals stamp set and bundled Perfect Parcels Dies.  Amy provided us with an example – using the Bird Banter DSP.  We sort of went our own way and used the Prrssed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see at our projects!

Now – I’m just teasing you with the box – cuz I’m not going to cover it in this post.

I’m so mean! 😉

I promise – we’ll make a box in a Saturday video – it’ll be a heckuva lot easier to show than to tell!

For today, let’s look at the Birthday card!

I started with some Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on Very Vanilla for the card front.


Next up, I used the pretty filigree die in the Perfect Parcel Die set to cut a shape in Mossy Meadow.  I cut it in half and adhered each piece to the card front with Liquid Glue – separating them to make it “bigger”!

On a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped the flower image from Parcels & Petals in Rococo Rose, then added a few leaves in Mossy Meadow.  Then I cut the image with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


On a piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Parcels & Petals sentiment in Mossy Meadow and cut it with the Timeless Label Punch.  Then I added “faux” stitches with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker.

I added the sentiment with a little Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional.


I added some Rococo Rose 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added more of the Parcels & Petals image in Rococo Rose and leaves in Mossy Meadow to a Very Vanilla panel.


I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Very Vanilla mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensional and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Parcels & Petals flowers on the front…


…and some more of the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  This is a really pretty set – and the Perfect Parcel Die set is a wonderful complement to the Parcels & Petals stamp set.  I particularly love it when paired with the Pressed Petal Specialty DSP, don’t you?  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  We’ll look at the box this weekend in a video, shall we? 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VXTTY7PW

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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Remember that carryover 3D embossing folders will not be available to order at the start of the new catalog but I’ll let you know when they’re available to order.

Also keep in mind that we expect to receive staggered plate shipments in all markets during June and July as we build inventory. Which means, you may experience periods of time when it is unavailable to order if inventory is depleted; it will become available to order again when inventory is replenished.

How to Use the New Plate

The new plate makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders and our new-style 3D Folders in most die-cutting machines. The 3D Embossing Folder Plate replaces the Standard Cutting Pads in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.

To create your emboss sandwich:

  • Use a die-cutting & embossing machine platform as a base; no matter which machine you’re using, use the standard platform which comes with your machine.
  • Use the 3D Embossing Folder with your paper in the middle.
  • Then use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate on top.

Given the differences in machines and platforms, you may still have to add a shim to get your desired embossing results. (You can also spritz your paper before embossing to maximize your embossed impressions.)

Without the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate, you will need to use several shims with the Standard Cutting Pad in your 3D embossing folder sandwich, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use. Most machines will need between three to five sheets of cardstock to shim. Please be careful in how you shim; start out with fewer sheets first, then add sheets to get your desired results.  Stampin’ Up! won’t be responsible for replacing products broken due to using a sandwich which is too thick for a machine.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019-2020 Special Bundles Sale – Just a Few Days Remain!

You’ve only got until 15 June to take advantage of my LIMITED TIME Special Bundles to kick off the new catalog!  As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you select one of my bundles, you’ll get about a 15% savings on each bundle versus the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own. All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.  And every bundle includes a FREE GIFT.

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time – and then click here to get all the details and a list of what you’ll receive in each bundle.  There’s also a handy order form – and info on my Special Bonus!!  These deals are only available until 15 June, so…don’t miss out!


Bundle #1: 2019-2020 In Color Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the 2019-2020 In Color Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #2: The Bird Watcher Bundle – $183
BONUS:  When you purchase the Bird Watcher Bundle, you’ll get the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #3: The Verdant Garden Bundle – $147
BONUS:  When you purchase the Verdant Garden Bundle, you’ll get the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #4: The Petals & Posies Bundle – $182
BONUS:  When you purchase the Petals & Posies Bundle, you’ll get the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #5: The Wild & Wiggly Bundle – $131
BONUS:  When you purchase the Wild & Wiggly Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #6: The Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle – $154
BONUS:  When you purchase the Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle, you’ll get the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder FREE!

Bundle #7: The Emboss Everything Bundle – $86
BONUS:  When you purchase the Emboss Everything Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #8: The Color Me Pretty Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the Color Me Pretty Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Folks – when you select one or more of the bundle above, then you also will have the option to select one or more of these Add-On Bundles!

ADD ON RIBBON BUNDLE – $44

ADD ON BLENDS BUNDLE  – $49


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Timeless Label Punch (sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Circle (Art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petal Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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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Finn Fan Fix


 

This was Finn-y’s Sunday.

THIS was MY Sunday!

Yep.  It was Inkin’ Krew Meeting at my friend Sue’s house!  Our first meeting with Amy via Zoom!

First, we all chatted and ate our lunches in Sue’s really wonderful craft room.  And watched the hummingbirds out in her garden.

Then, we “dialed in” to the Zoom meeting and got all the news and updates.  And some free goodies from Amy!

Y’all remember that episode of Big Bang Theory where Sheldon was interacting with everyone thru his computer?

Wave, Amy….!!

Once the business was done, we “hung up” and made the projects Amy had worked up for us.  The Parcels & Petals Gift Box and Birthday Card (yes – the ones in my post!).

As always – we had a great time – learned some new techniques – and spent time with friends.  One of the BEST benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Meanwhile – back at the house…

TTFN
M

 

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