Happy day-before-Christmas-Eve, y’all! Time is growing short, so I hope you’ve got everything done that needs doing!
I know I’ve already shown you a card using today’s Sale-A-Bration stamp set – Heartfelt Blooms – but I just had to use it again. This time I paired it up with some Bundle of Love Specialty DSP from the Annual Catalog to make a soft and pretty thank you card! Take a look-see:
The layout is from this week’s Global Design Project.
I started by Fast Fuse-ing a piece of the Blushing Bride paper from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock for the card front.
The vertical strip is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that I embossed in one of the Petal Pair TIEFs (available 3 Jan in the Occasions catalog). I added some “stitches” with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and then adhered it with Liquid Glue.
For the art panel, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms image (available free with a $50 purchase starting 3 Jan) in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla, and cut it out with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.
Using my Blender Pen, I ever so lightly colored the flowers with Powder Pink (picking the ink up from the lid of the pad), the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the middles in Daffodil Delight. I matted the circle on a scalloped circle of Very Vanilla, that I’d cut with my Circles Layering Framelits. Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the Heartfelt Blooms sentiment in Crumb Cake. I snipped banner ends and edged it with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, then adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional under the right end. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I stamped the Heartfelt Blooms image again in Crumb Cake on a piece of Very Vanilla and colored it with my Blender Pen. Then I matted it on another piece of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.
I Fast Fuse’d the matted panel on a Very Vanilla mat and into my Powder Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added another Crumb Cake Heartfelt Blooms image – colored similarly to the card front and inner liner…
… and then added some more of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! It’s hard to keep from going back to this Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, folks – it’s just one of the most spectacular images I’ve ever seen! I can’t wait for you to be able to get it for yourself – for FREE! – starting 3 Jan! Hope you like!
P.S. There’s still time to give someone special the gift of creative fun! Check out the information about gifting someone with a PrePaid Paper Pumpkin subscription or giving them a Stamps-N-Lingers Gift Certificate! All the information is on my blog post from yesterday – right here!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 43XZQJ9P
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 the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off
If You Want in – Now’s the Time!
Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time? Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!
My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.
How does it work? Well – at a glance…
You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:
- Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
- Place your order by the 20th of each month
- Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month
And what do you get in return?
- Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
- In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
- In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
- When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order! So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints. Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
- At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
- And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
- FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my website!
- FREE catalogs during your membership term
Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!
2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!
What are catalog shares, you ask? They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!
We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!). You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!
If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Heartfelt Blooms and the Petal Pairs TIEF will be available on 3 Jan!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Powder Pink Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stiched Shapes Circle (art circle); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for art circle); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (middle vertical strip)
Bundle of Love Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 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!
Finn Fan Fix
Want to know my favorite day of the week?
Okay – I can’t hear your answer so I’m just going to tell you.
It’s the day Sonya comes to clean the house.
We spend a little bit in the morning picking up all the little bits of flotsam and jetsam that accumulates during the week. And then…like an angel with a mop and an odd enjoyment of cleaning houses – Sonya sweeps in and sets it all to rights.
A few hours later, as her car drives away for 7 days, I bask in the delight of a clean house. In those fleeting moments before the flotsam escapes and the jetsam begins to build again.
That’s why that’s my favorite day.
It’s also pretty high on Finn’s list.
For an entirely different reason (no – he cares not about the cleanliness of the house!).
Nope. Sonya – who cleans many houses with four-legged dog people living in them – brings treats!
Now – we all know that, abused and neglected as he is, Finn gets no treats whatsoever on any other day of the week! So – he’s pretty danged happy to see her.
Today, he met her in the living room and politely accepted her offered treat.
And excused himself to partake.
Miss Sonya brings the very bestest bones!