Posts Tagged With: Birthday Card

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Happy Birthday Thinlit Sneak Peek

Mornin’, y’all!  How goes your week?  We’re rushing towards Wednesday – my hubby is having some surgery that day (tomorrow!!) and I’m trying to get everything done and ready.  Busy days ahead, heh?

One of the new products in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is the Happy Birthday Thinlit (which coordinates and is bundled with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set).  Just a single, bold and beautiful die…All you have to do is add a little color.  Take a look-see:

I just love this font – it’s very much like the pretty a la carte stamp set called Stylized Birthday, which is one of my favorites!

I played along with three challenges on this one.  The first, from TGIF Challenges, inspired the layout.

And my color palette is from the Just Us Girls challenge.

Finally – the Global Design Project is a theme challenge, and this card works perfectly for that one, too!

I started with some Canson 90lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper for my card front.  Using my Watercolor Pencils, I added some Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  I let the colors overlap – and added some Daffodil Delight to the Calypso Coral to make it a little peachier!

Once I had a lot of color laid down, I used my Aqua Pen to blur my scribbled lines and blend the color some.  Then I let it dry completely.

My sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Thinlit – cut once in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and once in Melon Mambo card stock.  When the card front was completely dry, I used Liquid Glue to add the Melon Mambo die cut, then I added the Dazzling Diamonds cut over the top – offsetting it a little for a shadow effect,

I SNAILd the panel to a Melon Mambo mat, added a few Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

For the inner liner, I pulled out the new Lovely Laurels Thinlits (also available 1 June) and cut the little flourish dies from the corners of a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd the panel to a piece of Melon Mambo card stock and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I cut the two little flourishes again – this time from Melon Mambo card stock – and used Liquid Glue to adhere the little cut out pieces to the front…

…and on the envelope flap, I used the pieces of card stock with the negatives of the little flourishes as stencils to sponge a little design in Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight.

Et Voila!  Super quick, super easy, super pretty!  A trifecta!!!  Hope you like – and will be adding this Happy Birthday Thinlit to your wish list!

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


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


You can see the Retiring List right here! There are some great deals on some awesome products so get your lists ready – go take a peek and happy shopping!  Here’s a handy link to the Retiring Products in my Online Store. 🙂

All the details are on my Promotions page – so check it out!


Be Sure You’re Going to Receive Your Own Copy of the new

2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!


See you mañana, y’all!

TTFN
Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

The Happy Birthday Thinlit and the Lovely Laurels Thinlits will be available on 1 June!


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Canson 90lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper (non SU!): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Happy Birthday Thinlits die cut

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…

One piece of getting ready for surgery-day is making sure all the animals are accounted for and taken care of (to my satisfaction!).  In a shining example of “timing is everything” – all the folks who would normally feed the horses and take Finn for the day are out of town.

The hospital is close enough I can feed the horses.

But I was hating the thought of Finn being in his kennel all day – and we’re not sure when we’ll get home tomorrow.

So – he’s going to Doggie Summer Camp!  I got a super recommendation for a spot and we took him yesterday for a visit and…well…an interview!!

It’s the No Place Like Home Kennel – and…it’s awesome!  The dogs are allowed to play with each other (if they’re well behaved – CHECK!) and play in the pond (if their parents let them – DOUBLE CHECK) and they take them for long runs in their huge fenced pasture (CHECK CHECK and CHECK)!!

During the interview (which – as I know you’ve guessed, he passed with flying colors! 😎) he met Ryder – a young Aussie-cross boarder.  

And they played….

…and they played.  Until Finn just stopped to pant.  And grin!

They have a young lady dog coming today that likes to leap off the dock and swim.  I suspect Finny will be in love.  And wet!

It’s an awesome-good spot and I know he’s going to have a great time!

Heck – I hope he even wants to come home when we pick him up!!

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Window Shopping For a Birthday Tasty Treat and a Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’re having a good weekend.  My plan for the day includes a hair cut – and I’m more than ready.  It’s driving me crazy!  Did y’all see the news coverage about the huge fire on I-85 that resulted in part of the highway collapsing!?  That stretch of our most congested commute thoroughfare is going to be closed for a long time – some estimates are thru the Fall!  So…traffic is going to be a bear everywhere as folks adjust and find new routes.  Which is always fun to think about, heh??

My card for today uses the fun Window Shopping stamp set, and I added a little Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to make a sweet birthday card.  See what I did there? 🙂  

Take a look-see:


I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week for my layout (I turned it on the side…):


And the soft color palette is from these yummy looking cupcakes at the Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge.


I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the little splotches image in the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, I stamped all over it in Pink Pirouette and stamped-off-once Soft Sky and Mint Macaron.  I was channeling the sprinkles on the cupcakes!  When I had as many sprinkles as I wanted, I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat.


I SNAILd a piece of Chocolate Chip paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP to a piece of Mint Macaron card stock and SNAILd it to the card front.  Over that I adhered a Lace Doily white-side-up with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the Window Shopping stamp set, is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a piece of Whisper White.  I added the little cupcake images – also from Window Shopping! – in Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals  To finish it off, I added a “faux bow” by snugly tying a short piece of the Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a second sentiment from Window Shopping in Chocolate Chip in to a Whisper White panel.  I added a couple more Pink Pirouette cupcakes by the sentiment.


I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron panel and into a Pink Pirouette card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added Window Shopping cupcakes across the bottom in Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron…


…and added some more Playful Backgrounds splotches in Pink Pirouette and stanped-off-once Soft Sky and Mint Macaron to the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Easy, peasy and tasty, too!  I love the bold sentiments in the Window Shopping stamp set and, of course, they also coordinate with the beautiful Window Box Framelits. Hope you like!  If you don’t have this bundle in your tool box, hurry to get it before the Occasions Catalog goes away at the end of May!

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


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Oh!  Were you wanting the Blog Candy winner?  Well……I added all the entries to the handy Random Name Picker at miniwebtool.com and….drum roll….

Whoo-hoo, Karren – congratulations!  I’ll get this out to you as soon as I can.  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks to all of you who placed orders and got your names in the pot!

Tomorrow I’m taking part in a wonderful Blog Hop to benefit Autism Speaks – along with a whole host of truly talented card makers.  You’re going to want to take some time to hop thru all the projects, and hopefully make a teensy donation to the cause!  We go live at 7am Eastern.  Hope you’ll join us!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for front DSP); 2 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment mat)

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

Tasty Treats Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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FINN-FAN FIX….

I suppose I’ve probably mentioned to y’all that my ponies (I include Bo in the “ponies” group) like peppermints.  “Like” being too lukewarm a word for their obsessive love of peppermints!

And – have I also mentioned that Finn likes whatever the horses like?

Carrots?  Feed?  Pills? 😉

Well.  He also like peppermints.

What’s good for the goose, Mom…

So….I’m a bad mom.  In the morning, I give him a peppermint.  You would, too, if that face was gazing up at you so pitifully!

Just one.  And only in the morning.  And he takes it so politely and gently.

And then CHOMP – SMACK – CRUNCH – CHECK ALL AROUND FOR ANY FALLEN MORSELS….look up at Mom – is this the day she gives me two?!? 😉

He.  Loves.  Them.

In the evening – here’s my proof that I’m only a bad mom, not a terrible mom! – he sits politely and eats two pieces of carrot that he purloins from the girls.

What’s up with those ears??!

He takes these just as politely…

And then CHOMP – SMACK – CRUNCH – CHECK ALL AROUND FOR ANY FALLEN MORSELS….look up at Mom – is this the day she gives me three?!? 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 17 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Birthday for a Special Friend!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope your weekend was good!  My first couple of days bach’n it were good!  Got my errands done, made some cards, played with the dog, did a little live video…

Oh yea, that happened.  By the time you read this, I’ll have done my first Facebook Live video.

And it was awesome!  I was amazed at how much fun I had doing it – thanks, Amy, for helping me ahead of time and letting me settle into the video!  And thanks to all the ladies who joined and made comments and asked questions!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 

In case you want to watch how to make this card (fast forward to about 3:30 unless you just want to watch my pre-video goofiness!)….the card cuts and products you need are still listed below!

So, I had planned a card to use for the video – one I’d posted a few weeks back.  But, while I was making today’s card, I decided to use it instead!  I really wanted to share a card using one of my very favorite bundles – the Special Reason bundle in the Occasions catalog!  Take a look-see:

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My layout is based on the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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The color scheme – which is real similar to yesterday’s palette – is from the TGIFC Color Challenge.

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And I also played along with The Paper Players Theme Challenge.

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I started this one with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and a matching-size piece of Calypso Coral and So Saffron paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  Using the largest solid flower die from the Stylish Stems Framelits, I cut it from the Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the DSP panel. I popped the card front onto a So Saffron mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I ran a length of Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine down the long side of the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Using the largest detailed flower die, I cut a flower from a piece of So Saffron card stock.  Using little dabs of Liquid Glue, I adhered it inside the cut out flower in the Very Vanilla panel.

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I cut a small solid flower from some of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP and a small detailed flower from So Saffron card stock, and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Since I just couldn’t resist, I cut some leaves from a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper – two large and two small.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the large flowers to the card front and then popped the small flower over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock and cut the ends with my Banner Triple Punch.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from the Special Reason stamp set in Bermuda Bay.  I popped that sentiment onto a So Saffron mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere the two little Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper leaves to the end of the sentiment banner and stuck on a little Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine bow with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp two more sentiments in Bermuda Bay in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top, I stamped a small Special Reason flower in So Saffron, stamping it off once before stamping the panel.

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I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few Special Reason flowers on the front in So Saffron and Calypso Coral, using my sticky note mask…

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…and I added some more of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to the envelope flap (yea, I was out of the design I used on the card!).

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Et Voila!  I just love this Special Reason bundle – the flowers are so much fun to make and I think they’re some of the prettiest we have!  Hope you like – and I hope you’ve gotten this set for yourself.  If you haven’t… best get on it!

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


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: X64XATES

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


Hard To Believe, But…

…It’s getting close to Retirement Time, folks!

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As you no-doubt know, we have our Classic Colors that stay with us year after year, and then we have two color collections that we enjoy for two years and then they’re gone!

We’ve been loving these 2015-2017 In Colors for almost 2 years now…I’m sure going to miss Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder!…but it’s getting close to time to wish them farewell!

And that means it’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out!  Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears!  This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!


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There’s Less Than a Month Left to Get Your EXTRA BIG Starter Kit!!

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So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!

Details:

  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

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


If you were on the video last night – thanks!  I appreciate you coming by.  If you missed it, it’s available to watch on my Facebook page as a not-live event! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  7/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment banner); Stylish Stems Framelits flower die cuts

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

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); Stylish Stems Framelits flower die cut; 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….

As you guys might imagine – my cats like yoghurt.  They sit and stare at me when I’m eating a carton, waiting for me to place it on the floor for them to lick clean.

Well, Finn likes anything they’re eating, or I’m eating, or…the horses are eating!

On Sunday I bought a couple of tubs of Noosa yoghurt.  One of them was Blackberry-Serrano.  Unusual flavor, so I had to give it a try!  And it’s really good!  Sweet, with just a little kick of heat from the Serrano.

Definitely not something I figured Finn would like.

But he asked.  And asked.  And then made an impassioned plea involving starvation and never getting anything good and nobody loves him….so I let him try it.  Figuring he’d take a lick and decide I was a bad mother for letting him try it and that would be it.

I was wrong.

Very very wrong.

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He licked that booger so clean I just stuck it right in the cabinet to use for leftovers!

Haha.  Just kidding, of course.  That’s ridiculous.

The leftover-tubs go in the drawer! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Celebrations Birthday!

Good morning!  Welcome back to your work-week, y’all!  Well – and mine, too, of course!

Hey!  Guess what tomorrow is?  Yep – it’s the day SU! releases the new Sale-A-Bration goodies!  Two stamp sets and a pack of too-cool Glimmer Paper!  Whoo-hoo!

And, as one last little teaser, I used some of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper as a little accent for my birthday card – the basis for which is the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first one is from The Paper Players

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And my colors came from the Fab Friday color challenge.

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This is a quickie card to put together, thanks to the fun multi-step Happy Celebrations stamp set!

I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock.  In the center, using the first step in the “Happy” image, I stamped it in Peekaboo Peach.  Then I stamped the second image in Calypso Coral.  I also stamped the final – outline – image in Calypso Coral.

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Underneath, I stamped the second sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.  Then, using my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to add a bunch of little three-dot dots around the sentiment.

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In each corner of the panel, in Peekaboo Peach, I stamped the little confetti image from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

To add just a little bling – but still keep it Clean-and-Simple for the challenge, I cut several stars from the Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper, using the die in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  With some Liquid Glue, I adhered them over the confetti images in the corner.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply repeated the Balloon Adventures confetti in Peekaboo Peach and added a few more Glimmery Bermuda Bay stars.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and then to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base.  On the front, I SNAILd a Peekaboo Peach mat directly to the front of the card base and popped my card front over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more Balloon Adventures confetti on the front…

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…and on the envelope flap, I stamped another Happy Celebrations sentiment in Bermuda Bay.

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Et Voila! Quick – clean – simple.  And the sentiment is for darned sure front and center, huh?  Hope you like!

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


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


SALE-A-BRATION GOING ON NOW!

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For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 

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When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.

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Can’t wait for y’all to be able to earn the new SAB items tomorrow – and I know you’re excited, too!  Can I get another Whoo-hoo?!?

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:  
The new Glimmer Paper pack (Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum) will be available tomorrow! 🙂 


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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 other day, I got a comment – a very nice one! – that asked how, with all I have to do, I can keep making a new card every day!  The answer?  I spend a lot of time way behind!! 🙂

This weekend is a prime example.  It was the weekend of errands.  Costco.  Grocery store.  Horse Feed.  Doens’t sound like a lot – but Costco by itself takes a full day.  It’s an Atlanta thing!

And let’s not forget the Finn-constitutional in the morning…

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He likes to carry big sticks!  And he’s really pretty quiet – you might even say he speaks softly!

And on Sunday, we went to Tractor Supply to get horse feed – and we got his first bag of Adult Dog Food!  Yep – on 1 May, we’ll start mixing the big boy food in with the puppy food!  Can you even believe he’s almost a year old!? 🙂

Finn had a good time.  His obedience was a little slack – it was really busy there, lots of distractions.  But he got some pettings and lots of people admired his handsome self (one lady did think he was a Collie, though!).  And he got to ride in the new truck!

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I don’t think he was ready to be done with the adventure, do you?

A good weekend.

But – I’m behind again…go figure! 🙂

TTFN

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Stampin’ Up! Blossoms, Hearts and Sunshine Sayings Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s sketch week and I know our talented ladies will come up with some awesome projects for you so,  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse thru all our blogs today! 🙂

Here’s the sketch we’re all playing with….

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I decided to go kind of Old-School – meaning I used mostly products from the Annual Catalog.  More specifically, I went back to one of my favorite sets – the Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch.  And I snagged a cute sentiment (I like the font!) from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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I started by double matting a piece of the Sending Love DSP Stack paper – first on Daffodil Delight and then on Real Red.  Then I wrapped a length of Real Red 3/8″ Striped Satin Ribbon around the panel and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

Next up, I cut a Real Red heart with a die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and embossed it in the Hearts TIEF.  Using a Glue Dot, I wrapped a couple three loops of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine onto the card front, then popped the heart on top (DE-bossed side up!) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I used the triple-flower image stamp in the Grateful Bunch stamp set to make several Daffodil Delight flowers on Whisper White, then punched them out with the Blossom Bunch Punch.  I could have used them like that, but I wanted them to look even more daisy-ish. so I went ahead and fussy cut them  – which eliminated the white edge.  Then I used my Bone Folder to gently curl the tips of the petals.

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I colored the centers of the large and small flowers with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, then added a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape.

The sentiment, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a piece of Whisper White and cut into a banner with my Paper Snips.  I edged it with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the heart with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I spread my little daisies all around the heart and sentiment with Liquid Glue, and that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I stamped some more Daffodil Delight Grateful Bunch flowers in the corner of a Whisper White panel, and colored their centers with the Real Red Marker.

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I double matted the panel on Daffodil Delight and Real Red, and SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Grateful Bunch flowers on the front…

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…and some of the Sending Love DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  I love how the elements from the different stamp and framelits sets came together with the new Sending Love DSP to create a sunshine-y clean and layered birthday card!  Hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

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Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Grateful Bunch flowers

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Sweet & Sassy Framelits die cut

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

Sending Love DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Big On Birthdays Card

Happy Hawwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well!

Today’s card share uses a set from the Occasions catalog that I hadn’t used until now.  Called Big On Birthdays, it lives up to its name – big, bold and beautiful Birthday sentiments.  And I added flowers from the beautiful – and free! – Avant Garden stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blast Happy Birthday card!

Happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is going well!

So…Finn-Chewie has finally found a critter that will yield to his superior herding skills.  This critter is completely mesmerized by Finn’s charm and hypnotic stare, driving it where he wants it to go (mostly around the driveway!).  He often just freezes in the vain hope that if he holds very very still….Finn will go away and leave him in peace.

Actually – that frequently works.

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LOL!  That’s our new “goose” – courtesy of my mom this past Christmas!  He’s pretty low maintenance – no food, no poop, no squawking!  And he minds Finn way better then the kitties do, for darned sure! 🙂

My card for today uses the fun Birthday Blast bundle in the Occasions catalog.  And – not surprisingly – I made a…birthday card with the Birthday Blast!  Take a look-see:

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My color scheme was inspired by some cupcakes!  Take a look at this week’s Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

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I also got a little inspiration from a card in the Occasions Catalog. 🙂

To begin, I stamped the large, bold image from the Birthday Blast stamp set in Mint Macaron on a Whisper White panel. I stamped it twice – making sure I reversed the orientation for the second image.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.

Next up, I cut a couple of Stitched Shapes circles – one in Daffodil Delight and one in Sweet Sugarplum.  I adhered the larger, Daffodil Delight circle, to the card front.  Over that is a Lace Doily with the white side up.  Then comes the Sweet Sugarplum circle.

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I used a couple of Glue Dots to wind a few loops of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.

My sentiment is a piece of Mint Macaron card stock with banner ends punched using the Banner Triple Punch.  I inked the Birthday Blast sentiment with Versamark Ink and then sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere a few Daffodil Delight stars – they’re the leftovers from a Star Blast Edgelits die cut that…you’ll see in just a minute!

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On the inside, I started with a Whisper White panel and added…yes.  The Daffodil Delight die cut that I made using the Star Blast Edgelits set!

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I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Daffodil Delight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added a few of the little fleur-de-loopies in the Birthday Blast stamp set, in Mint Macaron…

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…and then added a bunch of Daffodil Delight stars to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This is fun bundle – both the stamp set with it’s big and beautiful images and sentiments and the Star Blast Edgelits definitely give a card a big wow!  Hope you like!

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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (under sentiment); Star Blast Edgelits die cut

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (under sentiment)

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Mint Macaron Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″  (sentiment)

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Stampin’ Up! That’s a Timeless Tag for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We had a clean-and-simple sketch to work with this week – I hope that you’ll spend some time hopping thru all our blogs and check out everyone’s projects!

Here’s the sketch:

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I used a new-to-me bundle from the Occasions catalog called That’s The Tag!  It’s got a beautiful stamp set of the same name and a matching die set called the Timeless Tags Thinlits.  I think it’s gorgeous and it’s what I used for this week’s project.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Birthday

Hey, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  We’re back to cold-ish.  Not as bad as it was a few weeks ago, but…cold for us.  I suppose it’s only to be expected!  Being January and all.

Finn LOVES the cold!  We have a hard time getting him to come in – we’ll look out and he’s chilling on the golf cart seat!  With the wind blowing his fur.  Goofball.

Saturday, though, when he was inside, he was defnitely wanting some lap time. Every time I looked up, he was standing by the chair giving me…the look. So we did a lot of cuddling!

I pulled his collars off to give his little neck a break – they get itchy, you know!  He loves to chew chains.  Have I told you that?  No?  Well – he does.  We do not know why.  So I’ll hand him his martingale collar – which is part chain and part nylon strap.  And he carries it around and lays down and chews it.  

And brings it with him to my lap!

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This was half in – half out.  🙂  Look at those little feet and that freckly nose!

My card for today uses one of my very favorite-est bundles in the Occasions catalog – the Special Reason bundle.  I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this one carries over.  Y’all cross everything, too, okay?  For this card, I used just the Special Reason stamp set and the coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits.  And I pulled in some This Christmas DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up & Away Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  This is color week – and it was a bit of a doozy! – so be sure to check out everyone’s project to see how they worked it, okay?

Here’s our color scheme….

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I took the easy way out and used some of the new Cupcakes & Carousels DSP (which uses Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach!) and added in some of the fun stamped images and die cuts from the Lift Me Up Bundle (which included the Up & Away Thinlits – with a cool 10% saving!), along with a sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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