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Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well Wreath for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebration!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I am celebrating the Christmas season with today’s card – after all, Christmas celebrates a pretty big Birthday, don’t you think?!  I used the Wishing You Well stamp set – and a sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set – to make a beautiful Christmas wreath!  Take a look-see:

This one was just perfect for this week’s challenge over at As You See It!

I started with a piece of Festive Farmhouse DSP and matted it on some Basic Black for the card front.

My art work is a wreath that I built using the leaf-wreath image in the Wishing You Well stamp set.  I followed the instructions of Dina Kowal over at SplitCoastStampers!

I didn’t have the wreath builder template that she used, but I DID have Squares Layering Framelits – so I made one of my own from a piece of Thick Card Stock – using the largest smooth-sided square die.  Just cut out a square – then rotate the die 45 degrees and cut again!

I used Mossy Meadow and stamped the wreath 8 times – rotating my Very Vanilla card stock panel each time.  Then I repeated the process, using the flowers image in Cherry Cobbler!  Easy peasy!  This series of photos shows how I did it – I used a small flower image to practice before I graduated to the wreath!

Once I had built the wreath, I inked the Merry Christmas from the big sentiment in the Farmhouse Christmas set in Cherry Cobbler.  I used sticky notes to mask off the part of the sentiment I didn’t need.  Then I stamped the sentiment in the corner of the panel.

Once the wreath was good and dry, I inked the pretty bow from Wishing You Well in Versamark Ink and then sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I matted the panel on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock, I heat embossed the bow twice in Gold.  I fussy cut the two “loops” from one of the images and the “tails” from the other.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add them atop the bow on the wreath for some dimension!

I added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the wreath – and one next to the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Wishing You Well bow in heat embossed Gold and a Farmhouse Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Very Vanilla panel.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got two more gold-heat-embossed bows from Wishing You Well on the front…

…and a little more Festive Farmhouse DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The wreath in Wishing You Well is beautiful all by itself – but…I think it really POPS when it’s thickened up and made “bushy” with the wreath-stamping technique, don’t you?  I hope you’ll give it a try – and we may do one some Sunday night soon!  And that bow will forever be one of my favorite things!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Sue’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been up to!

Julie Johnston

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Ksenzakovic

Shirley Gentry

Sue Prather

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Finkle

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.

 


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products To Make This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy Cut Wishing You Well bows

Festive Farmhouse 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 FFF’s on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M

Categories: Christmas, Special Promotions, Year End Closeout | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Christmas Season

Happy Weekend!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned!  I made it home safely yesterday ahead of the next winter storm.  Whoo-hooo!  Did not get the test done that needed to be done – the plane simply wouldn’t cooperate.  But – I got a nice little road trip and saw some of my friends from our last event in CA, which was fun.  So – far from wasted for me! 🙂

I’ve got a pretty little Christmas card for you today using the wonderful Winter Woods stamp set.  I set it stop some Woodland TIEF embossing – take a look-see:

I played along with the Global-Design-Project theme challenge this week!

I started with a panel of Whisper White that I embossed in the Woodland TIEF and matted on Merry Merlot for the card front.  Around the card front, I wrapped a piece of Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

On a smaller piece of Whisper White, I stamped the big pine tree image from Winter Woods in Mossy Meadow – I stamped it twice without re-inking.  Then I stamped it a third time (but that one ended up under the cut-out tree, so…you can put it on or not.  Up to you!).

I matted the smaller panel on Merry Merlot and adhered it onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a Window Sheet, I stamped the Winter Woods tree again in Mossy Meadow.  Be sure to go straight down and straight up – your Stamparatus will help with this!! – so that the stamp doesn’t slip and slide and smear your image!  Then WAIT for it to dry – or help it a little like I did with my Heat Tool on the lowest setting.

Once the tree was good and dry – I cut it with the die in the matching In the Woods Framelits.  I also cut a second solid tree from a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Using Glue Dots under the stamped image (to help hide them!) – I adhered the stamped Window Sheet tree over top of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper tree!

I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woods stamp set in Merry Merlot on Whisper White and cut it with the die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.  With the slightly larger die – I cut a Merry Merlot mat.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue and then added it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I popped my sparkly tree over top of the whole thing with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With some Gold Metallic Thread, I tied a knot tightly around my Merry Merlot ribbon right next to the art panel.  Then I adhered a bow, tied of the same ribbon, right over the top of that knot with a Glue Dot.  Tying the metallic thread around the ribbon makes it look like it’s a bow tied the “right” way!

And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a couple of Mossy Meadow pine boughs and an Early Espresso pine cone from Winter Woods onto a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Merry Merlot mat and into my Mossy Meadow 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 more Winter Woods pine boughs and cones…

…and did the same on my envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love this Winter Woods set – and am glad it’s carrying over!  Note:  the stamp set and In The Woods Framelits are both carrying over – but the money-saving bundled price will NOT.  So – if you want this stamp set and framelits – I’d urge you to get it now!  Hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club Openings

I’ve got some openings in the next Online Host Club opening in January!  Join the club and earn free goodies faster than ever!  Check out all the details right here – then let me know ASAP if you want in.  Spots will go quickly – so don’t miss out!


Stamps-N-Lingers 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares Are Open

My 2019 Occasions Catalog Shares are open!  Shares are a way to get a little taste of all the new papers, ribbons, trims and embellishments in a new catalog – without buying the WHOLE catalog – which would set you back about $200!  This way – you get a sampling of everything and then you can decide what you want to buy whole-packs of!  Makes pretty good sense, huh?

Check them out here and fill out the handy form to get signed up!


The Year-End Closeout is our chance to do a little inventory cleaning—and your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.  During this promotion, you’ll be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— and some are “last-chance” and limited inventory.  I suggest you place your orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the YearEnd Closeout ends on 2 January.  After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!

Or – download PDF and Excel versions by clicking the links below!

Year-End Closeout Item List – PDF

Year-End Closeout Item List – Excel


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.  And get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


 Cut & Ready Card Bases Available Now – Quantities Are Limited!

Yeah!!!  Save time making your cards this year with Cut & Ready Card Bases!!!  Stampin’ Up! has asked a small group of Demonstrators to offer these awesome card bases to their customers for a limited time and in limited quantities to see how they sell…And if they sell well, they’ll likely be adding them to the catalog offering in the future!  Double YEAH!!

So add some to your orders now if you like them and want to see more of them!  The card bases will be available through December 31 while supplies last!

You can see the details on the flyer (click on the image to open up a full-size version).

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project

The Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon is no longer available.  🙁

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for art panel); Frosted Bouquet die cut mat for sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3″ x 4″ (art panel); Frosted Bouquet die cut (sentiment)

Window Sheet and Sparkle Glimmer Paper: Frosted Bouquet die cut trees


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

 

When I arrived home on Friday, it was to a couple of big – and heavy! – boxes from Stampin’ Up!

Whaaa?!?  That almost never happens here.

Said no one ever! 😉

I’ll share the “fun goodies” pic with you soon – but…the important work inside was….2019 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!

I’d pre-stuffed and labeled envelopes for all my customers before I left on Wednesday, so…Finn and I sat down to label and stuff the two catalogs into their envelopes.

HIS contribution was to lay sprawled behind me and push into my back with his large man-dog feet.

Guess he figured a back-rub would help?? 🙂

Anywho – “WE” got them done and they’re on their way!!  Whoo-hooo!

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Christmas To All Is Bright

Mornin’, y’all.  It’s Monday, the Monday after we lost #41.  He’s with Barbara and his little girl, now – but…we’re worse for the loss of George H.W. Bush.  He was a great man and a great patriot, who exuded grace and civility throughout his Presidency and his entire life of service.

I’m proud to have served under you, sir.

I’ve got a quick and easy card for you today – one that you can whip out in a heartbeat!  A little paper – in this case from the All Is Bright DSP – and stamp and some ink!  The Merry Christmas To All set is perfect if you want a big, bold sentiment!  Take a look-see…

The layout was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week – although I turned it a little! 🙂

And the theme is from The Paper Players challenge!

Buckle-up, Buttercup – this’ll take about two blinks of an eye!

Ready?!

I started with a plain piece of paper from the All Is Bright DSP and matted it on Real Red for the card front.

Then I matted a smaller piece on Real Red and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the large sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the flourish in Real Red, matted the panel on Real Red – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I finished it with a Gold Metallic Pearl and the card front was done!

Told ya! 😉

On the inside, I added a second Shaded Spruce sentiment and a Real Red flourish to a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Merry Christmas To All flourishes in Real Red on the front…

…and then I put some more of the All Is Bright DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This very basic layout is perfect with some All Is Bright greenery and a bold, center-stage-taking sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set!  And – you could do this same design with any of your favorite DSPs and a big, stand-out sentiment!  Hope you like!

TTFN


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG

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.


Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available on 5 Dec!


A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.


Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!


2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Coming Soon!

I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.  Not sure if you’re on my list?  Drop me a note and I’ll double check for you!

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!


Get the Products Used in This Project!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mats for front DSP panel and sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

All Is Bright DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (front DSP panel); 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

Today’s Finn Fan Fix has absolutely nothing to do with Finn.

Well – he DID go up to the gate to pick up the boxes.

So…it’s Finn-Fan-Fix-Adjacent! 🙂

We got a call from the Amazon Sunday delivery lady saying she had two boxes for us – so we just had her leave them inside the gate and then Wayne and the Man went and got them.

I was trying to remember what I’d ordered.  I’m a bit of a Prime-a-holic, y’all.  Not gonna lie.

So anyway – Wayne comes back in with…

Now I’m totally stumped.  What the….??

No kidding.  Three items and the packing slip.  Not another thing.  Those could have fit in a padded envelope – and not even needed a very BIG one!!  LOL!!

Well – it’s a good box for mailing Christmas I guess!! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas and All Days Bright 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 color challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I took the color challenge and went all Christmas – using the Making Christmas Bright and Making Every Day Bright stamp sets, plus some Pretty Pines!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Cabled Bring on the Presents!

Good Monday, y’all!  Oxymoron aside, glad you’re here and hope you had a great long Thanksgiving weekend!  We’re on the short-slope into Christmas now, right?  It’ll be here in a blink.

If you were able to join me last night on my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your holiday weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the Memorex version – here ’tis!

I used the Holiday Catalog Bring on the Presents Bundle, along with the super Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF to make a simple Christmas card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Snowflake Showcase!

Morning, y’all!  Hope the week is treating you well as you get ready for the big day!

I’m in Huntsville – worked for a while, did my meeting – then went and had dinner with a friend and his family – and their pretty darned new and awfully cute little baby boy!  Had such a nice time with them!!  It really made the long drive worthwhile!! Oh – and my meeting was actually quite useful – and also worth the drive! 🙂

I made a quick and easy card for you today – and you’ll be able to put it together fast, too – with the Snowflake Showcase and some Frosted Floral Specialty DSP (and your handy stampapotamus!).  Take a look-see!

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Festive Poinsettia for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! This is another installment of the Joint Blog Hop between the Happy Inkin’ Thursday and Happy Stampers Blog Hop ladies!  I hope you really enjoy all the inspiration you can get from our talented folks!

I pulled out some Festive Farmhouse DSP and the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle to work with our sketch AND color scheme!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Woodland Nature Sings for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!

 

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I don’t really do “Happy Holidays” so…it was all about Christmas for me.  So, I pulled out a sweet little set from the Annual Catalog called Nature Sings and added a little embossing with the Woodland TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! A Beautiful Glistening Snowfall!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  We’re headed into the last day of OnStage 2019!  Wow – I can hardly believe it’s almost over.  It’s gone by SO fast.

I suppose it really IS true that time-flies-when-you’re-having-fun!  And being here with all these Demos from around the world and, most ESPECIALLY! – with my wonderful teammates from the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew and Amy’s Inkin’ Krew….has been AWESOME fun!!

Of course – getting FREE goodies AND seeing the new 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products doesn’t hurt, either! 😉

My card today is a quick and easy one that really celebrates the new limited-time Snowflake Showcase products – particularly the Snow is Glistening stamp set and the most-wonderful Snowfall Thinlits!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Angels on Earth

Good morning!  So…Tuesday!  I hope you voted (or are planning to) today.  I’m hoping to get that done on our way out of town – cuz…I hate to think I’d have to spend the next few years NOT having the right to gripe and complain about our elected officials, right?!

On a much more important note…Amy and I will be traveling to Orlando today to begin our whirlwind week of fun at OnStage!!  This is Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary – so…it’s going to be a blow-out event, I am certain sure.  Watch thru the week for pictures and updates – the usual Spoiler Alert has been lifted.  Which means I can share goodies from the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs all willy and nilly!  Whoo-hoo!!  Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

For today, I’ve got an angelic card to share with you, courtesy of the Angels on Earth stamp set and some Tin Tile Dynamic embossing.  Take a look-see:

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