Posts Tagged With: Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Way to Goat Birthday with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a sketch challenge from Claire this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

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Stampin’ Up! Many Layered Blossoms with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a TicTacToe challenge (one of my favorites!) from our own talented JayDee this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I turned to the beautiful Many Layered Blossoms bundle – stamp set AND dies – for this one.  And set the blooms atop a Christmas Layers bough and an Ornate Floral 3D embossed panel!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players TicTacToe challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!

I went across the top – down the right column – and across the diagonal left to right.  I’m pretty sure that’s YAHTZEE! 😉

And the layout was (sort of loosely!) inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!

I started by cutting the bough from the Christmas Layers die set from a piece of Just Jade card stock, which would form the basis for the flower spray on the card front.

Using the small flower dies in the Many Layered Blossoms die set, I cut three small and two large flowers from Silver Foil.  Then I adhered them to a piece of the Magenta Madness paper in the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I roughly fussy cut the flowers.

I cut the outline flowers from Misty Moonlight and used Liquid Glue to adhere them (only using glue in the middles of the flowers) to the flowers I’d just created.

I laid out the bough and the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Once I knew where it would all “land”, I stamped the Blossoms in Bloom sentiment in Misty Moonlight.  Then I embossed the panel in the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

I adhered the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and then adhered the Just Jade bough across the panel with Liquid Glue.

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals – I added the five flowers.  Under the fourth flower – I used a Glue Dot to adhere a simple bow tied from a length of Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine from the new Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

I added a Bumble Bee enamel dot from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the center of each flower and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the two small flowers from Blossoms in Bloom in Misty Moonlight on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped little flower centers in Melon Mambo (I don’t have Magenta Madness Ink yet – but it’s a good way to show the difference in the two colors!).  I added a Just Jade enamel dot to each flower.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Magenta Madness mat and into my Misty Moonlight card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Misty Moonlight and Melon Mambo flowers on the front…

…and more of the Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  No way around it, is there?  This bundle – whether you use the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set with the Many Layered Blooms Dies together or just one of the other – is a stunner!!  The stamp set – in addition to the beautiful blossoms – covers a lot of ground in the sentiment department!!

I’m also a huge fan of the new designs in the 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP, aren’t you?  When the new catalog comes out next week (whoo-hoo!!), each color collection will have a new pack of DSP with these designs!

Yep – that’s WOODGRAIN!! 🙂

I hope you like – and are adding all these goodies to your gotta-have-it list!

And I can help you get this bundle – after 3 June you might pick this for your FREE BUNDLE when you join the Stampin’ Up! team during our Kickoff Celebration (see the deets down below), or you might consider my Online Host Club! or you could get it in my All About the Flowers Special Bundle!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts on 3 June!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares Still Open!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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


Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″); Many Layered Blossoms die cut flowers

Magenta Madness 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)

Silver Foil: Many Layered Blossoms die cut flowers

2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: Many Layered Blossoms die cut flowers); 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 other day, Finn had gone outside for…you know.

Business. 😉

He started barking (not at all unusual) and I looked out the kitchen window to see what it was….the last time he did that we had a visitor.

I couldn’t see anything but he was definitely letting me know SOMEthing was up…

He’d barkbarkbark and then…look to see what, if any, effect he was having…

Finally, I guess he decided it just wasn’t worth the effort and he laid down to rest…

Turns out…which I discovered when I went to feed…I’d left the back pasture gate open that morning.

The girls had been taking a turn thru the barn – checking the sawdust barrels, perusing the hay room, and finally finding the clover patch behind the barn.

So…there WAS something to bark at.

THIS time!

Ever heard of the Aussie who cried wolf?!?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! A Grand Kid Jar of Flowers Sneak Peek Fun Fold – with a Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week.  Are you planning to watch the second attempt to launch Space X to the ISS on Saturday – at 1522 Eastern??  I am – and am hoping the weather God’s are more cooperative than they were on Wednesday.  We need to get ourselves back into space!  Also?  The Space X suits and cockpit are super cool and future-istic looking!  Should be exciting!!

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

I used two new-in-the-2020-2021-Annual-Catalog stamp sets for this fun-fold…the A Grand Kid and the Jar of Flowers sets.  Along with some Flowers for Every Season DSP, I ended up with this side-flap tri-fold card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for the front of the card hails from this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge…

And the flowers and colors work perfectly with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge!

This fun-fold came to my attention on this week’s SplitCoastStampers Wednesday Tutorial, so I thought I’d give it a go!

I started with a full 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Just Jade card stock and scored it with my Paper Trimmer.  Basically – I scored at the half-way mark on both the short and the long sides.  Then I cut out one quadrant of the card stock.

I cut the additional 1/2″ off the third quadrant – and the fun-fold was ready to go!  Easy peasy!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a striped piece of the new Flowers For Every Season DSP to a Purple Posy mat.

Using Glue Dots to adhere the trim in the back, I wrapped some new gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo pack three times.

I stamped the pretty floral image from the Jar of Flowers set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut it with the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die.  Then I colored it with my Stampin’ Blends in:  Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo Combo Packs, Dark Balmy Blue, Dark Purple Posy and Dark Mint Macaron.  Then I popped the oval onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals

I stamped a sentiment from A Grand Kid in Poppy Parade on Whsiper White and cut it with the next-to-smallest rectangle die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set, then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I tied a double-length of the gold Forever Greenery trim in a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Finally, I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

On the inside flap, I matted another Flowers For Every Season paper on a Purple Posy mat and then onto the flap with Liquid Glue.  A second sentiment from A Grand Kid, in Poppy Parade on Whisper White – cut with the largest label in Stitched So Sweetly – was all the flap needed!

For the inner liner, I stamped Happy Birthday – from A Grand Kid – in Poppy Parade on Whisper White.  I added a Purple Posy-matted piece of the Flowers for Every Season DSP with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Purple Posy mat and into the card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another fun sentiment from A Grand Kid in Poppy Parade on the front.  I used my Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to color the letters…

…and more of the Flowers for Every Season DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  There’s so much to love about the florals from the Jar of Flowers set – and that’s even WITHOUT using the bundled Jar Punch!  It just makes a project sing….SPRING (or SUMMER!!).  And the A Grand Kid set – a sentiment stamp set – is perfect for Grandparents, but… many of the sentiments are great for non-grands!

And if you want some paper that spans the seasons – look no further than the aptly-named Flowers for Every Season DSP! Poinsettias and pines, sunflowers, daisies, roses….it’s all here!

I hope you like…no…LOVE!  And are making plans to add all of this to your stash at the earliest opportunity!

You can get the whole Jar of Flowers bundle – plus several other great flower-centric products – in my All About the Flowers Special Bundle #3!  Check it out right here!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAY – 31 MAY: 7PTPJE4E

The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration – Starts on 3 June!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Starting on 3 June!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available Now For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares Still Open!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!


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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Just Jade Card Stock: 8 1/2″  x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at as shown in the template and video)

Purple Posy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for side-flap); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (sentiment on front); Stitched Shapes oval (art); Stitched So Sweetly Label (sentiment on side flap); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Flowers for Every Season DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Side flap); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); 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


There are many reasons that Finn has a love-hate relationship with summer.

He sort of loves the reaction from the mom and dad when he flies around the corner of the house sopping wet when he’s taken a dip in the pond.

And he LOVES being toweled off as a result of said dip.

But.

There’s a dark side to summer.

That moment when you realize that the garage door is going up and your dad is going for a drive.

Without you. 🙁

Cuz – the mom is a 3S – that’s a Super Strict Stickler – about hot cars and dogs.  And her window of “okay for Finn to go” is pretty narrow.

Just in case that photo didn’t tear at your heart….

Resist this.  I dare you.

Ahhh – the betrayal of summer….

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed in the Clubhouse 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 a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

For my card today, I used a couple of new goodies that you’ll be able to get for free when the Sale-a-Bration Second Release goes live on 3 Mar (or….quicker if you join my team – just throwing that out there!).  I picked the Well Dressed stamp set (new SAB) and the Clubhouse stamp set (2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog), plus…Flowering Florals Specialty DSP (new SAB!) to make you a masculine birthday card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sleighless Sleigh Ride For All Things!

As we head into the first official weekend of the 2015 Fall Season, I thought it would be fun to Welcome Fall with a simple, one-stamp-set card.  Now, to be fair, I also used the Sleigh Ride Thinlits.  I’m sorry, but I just had to use the Big Shot on this one-stamp-set card!

It’s easy to forget, with all the fun new products in the 2015 Holiday Catalog, that the Annual Catalog also has wonderful items that will make super cards for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and beyond!  The stamp set that I chose today is just such an item – the For All Things set.  This was originally in the 2014 Holiday Catalog and (thankfully!!) made it into the Annual Catalog.  It’s a good ‘un, and I hope it stays as an active set for many years to come.

Take a look see at what I got when I paired For All Things with the Sleigh Ride Thinlits:

Sleigh Ride For All Things 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri and Watercolor Wishes for a Happy Birthday!

Friday Friday!!  Hope you’re all looking forward to a nice, Fall weekend!  I know that I am – the weather promises to be very Fall-ish.  And it’s too early for leaf burning, so we can keep the windows open and enjoy it!

My share for today is neither Fall-ish, Thanksgiving-ish, or Christmas-ish!  It’s a birthday card requested by a friend for her friend.  Description of the recipient:  Not woodsy.  A girly- girl.  Likes shoes.  Wears heels.

Not a lot to go on.  So…..I decided on flowers and butterflies!  We’ll find out soon whether I hit the mark or need to take a mulligan and try again! 🙂

I used some Papillon Potpourri, a little Watercolor Wishes, the Fluttering TIEF and some Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The design is from the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #269.  Be sure to head over as the week progresses to see what folks come up with!

PPA 269

I started by coloring one of the big, gorgeous flowers in the Timeless Elegance DSP (an Annual Catalog offering!).  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and a little Wild Wasabi – courtesy of my Many Marvelous Markers set.  I colored everything in, and then outlined it, and added some shading with Calypso Coral on the flowers.  The centers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing out!

To make the card front, I took a piece of the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot in my Fluttering TIEF (tip: be sure to double check that you have the paper in the folder correctly so that you get the embossing on the side that you want!).  Then I SNAILd it to a Gold Foil Mat.

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The circular elements are a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a gold Metallic Doily.  I just adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.  I did the same with my fussy-cut Timeless Elegance flower.  Then I took a little more of the glue and spread it around on the flower centers, sprinkled that with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Just a little bit of sparkle!  Finally, I SNAILd the whole card front to my Basic Black card base.

The butterflies are all from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I picked the flowery design for both the large Elegant Butterfly and the smaller Bitty Butterfly punches.  I inked the stamps up with Versamark and stamped the flutterbies on Gold Foil (liberally rubbed with my Embossing Buddy first!).  Then I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the stamped images, hit them with my heat tool, and then punched them out with their corresponding punch.  Easy peasy! 🙂

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri - Stamps-N-Lingers

I curled all their little wings up a little, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each butterfly.  I saved them for just a few minutes more….

The sentiment is from the ever-so-useful and beautiful Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  The sentiments in this set are wonderful – and the fonts are perfect.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made the banner end with my snips and then edged the banner with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Gold Foil and then fussy cut the mat out – again with my Paper Snips.

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 9 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I ran a length of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and piece of Gold Metallic Thread thru a Gold Basic Metal Button, tied a little bow and adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once I had the sentiment where I wanted it, I added the small butterflies (Bitty Butterfly punch) with more Liquid Glue, and then put the single Elegant Butterfly up in the top corner.  And the front was done!

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For the inside, I heat embossed (in Gold) the same small flowery butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the Birthday sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The mat is another piece of Gold Foil (note to self: buy more Gold Foil in next order! 🙂 ).

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I added one more little line of Rhinestones at the top….cause I thought they looked cool and girly and sparkly!

For the envelope, I embossed one more butterfly in Gold on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope….

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers

And (you guessed it!) added a liner of Gold and Black from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP using my Envelope Liner Thinlits.

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers

So – we’ll find out in a couple of days whether this will work or whether I’ll be back to the drawing board! 😉  I hope she likes it – and hope that you enjoyed it as well.

Enjoy your last day of the week and I’ll be back tomorrow with another project to share!

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A Lotus Blossom Bouquet for a Birthday

As Sale-A-Bration draws to a swift conclusion, I thought I’d share another card made with my fave set – the Lotus Blossom.  Which I got for FREE during SAB – and so can you (if you hurry!).  I flat love the versatility of this stamp.  And, one of my very favorite color combos is the Crushed Curry and almost-any-other-color!  So, take a look-see at what happens when you combine it with Cherry Cobbler:

Lotuse Bouquet Happy B-day Outside 1 Watermarked 

While I don’t think you’d ever put any kind of curry – crushed or otherwise! – into a cherry anything – let alone cobbler! – I definitely think the combo works for this stamp.  I stamped the blossom on a piece of Whisper White card stock, three times.  As you know, this is a 3-step stamp.  And, it only comes in photopolymer – so you do need to remember to put some sort of squishy mat (a piercing mat or an old mouse pad) under your paper when you use it.  The Photopolymers don’t have any cushion of their own, so you have to provide it.  But, the ability to precisely position your stamp is one of the PP’s greatest qualities.  I love them!

Anyway – steps 1 and 2 of the blossom are Cherry Cobbler.  Step 3 is the Crushed Curry.  For the stems, I started with Old Olive and did the second stamp in Mossy Meadow.  I did make a little “mask” – I stamped a blossom on a piece of scratch paper and fussy cut it out.  Then I laid it over the bottom right blossom while I did the stems.  That’s how I got that one stem to look like it was “in the back” – and made it look more realistically like a bouquet!

Lotus Bouquet Happy B-day Outside 4 watermarked

I ran the long edges of the white card stock thru the Big Shot – using my Magnetic Platform – to cut them out with my Finishing Touches Edgelits.  I love how that lacy edge looks on the Cherry Cobbler card base.

I dipped into my go-to sentiment set – Sassy Salutations – and stamped Happy Birthday in Versamark Ink.  Then heat embossed it in Cherry Cobbler.

A bow and button from the brand new SAB freebie – the In Color Accessory Pack – plus a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the front.  The bow and button are adhered with a glue dot.  The entire front is popped onto a Cherry Cobbler card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, I just stamped another blossom in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  And added a few rhinestones.  The ones across the top hide a little boo-boo! Rhinestones and Pearls – two of my never-be-without embellishments – for obvious reasons! (I need them for my t-shirt fronts – but that’s a whole ‘nother story!). 😉

Lotus Bouquet Happy B-day Inside 1 watermarked

And that’s that!  One each Happy Birthday card for someone special – I hope that you like it, and will put the Lotus Blossom on your “must-have” list.  It’s just too pretty not to have.

As of today, 16 Mar 15 – there are only 15 days left to get in on Sale-A-Bration!  Your opportunity to add the Lotus Blossom to your stash is almost over!  The chance to get that additional $25 in Hostess Dollars is almost over!!   Don’t miss out.

This is the last day to get in on this week’s deals.  The weekly deals are below – some great Baker’s Twine colors on sale this week!  And that Wildflower Meadow stamp…. 😉 (yep – I just ordered the stamp and the TIEF, and some Baker’s Twine and ….)

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 10 Mar – 16 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 16 Mar.

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BLENDABILITIES DISCONTINUED

You’ve been reading that the Blendies have been on ordering hold, due to quality issues in manufacturing. Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner the company is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued. If you have Blendabilities that you feel are defective, please let me know and I’ll guide you through what to do next. Hopefully SU will find a new source for alcohol markers – you’ll know just as soon as I do!

Backorder Report – as of 12 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 16
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 18
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–March 18
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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