Good mornin’, y’all! Happy Saturday – hope you’re planning something fun! My hubby’s coming home today – he’s been gone for 6 or 7 weeks now, taking care of his mom. She had a car accident back in July – and….well. It’s been a long few weeks. So, he’ll get home this afternoon – probably pretty tired. I need to get the house cleaned up and have something good planned for dinner!
Yes. I am a Holly-Homemaker like that. Sometimes!
Not a lot – but sometimes. And my definition includes the fun stuff….cooking tasty things (someone else cleans up), growing fun stuff in the garden (someone else weeds, de-bugs), crafting (would be lovely if someone else tidied up after me), kissing pony noses (someone else clean stalls and sweep the aisle)….you get the drift! 😉
My master plan is to get my house cleaned up one last time and then maybe hire someone to come in and do it for me! Wouldn’t that be wonderful?!? I could card make, and cook and gather up stuff for the Goodwill. Without that pesky housecleaning hanging over my head all the time.
That’s how it feels to me – like a giant weight hanging over my head. I detest housecleaning. Gives me a panic knot in my throat to think about doing it. But I like a clean house, so it’s a conundrum for me!
Anyway – enough of my housekeeping angst! Let’s talk about something fun, like a card, shall we? I played with the Jolly Friends stamp set – specifically the moose. He’s so cute! And I added a couple of nice sentiments from the Christmas Magic set. Take a look-see:
I played along with a sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, challenge #191:
And I also played along with a technique challenge from TGIF Challenges….#74:
Fortunately the folks at TGIF said I didn’t have to use “real” stitches!! So I could use my little faux ones!
I built the card kind of in stages. First I cut my frames – I used different size scalloped edge dies from the Squares Layering Framelits to cut pieces of Real Red and Crumb Cake. Then I used smaller straight edge dies to cut the middles out. I stitched them up with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
Next up? The Jolly Friends moose. I stamped him in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White and fussy cut him out. Then I colored him in with my Clear Wink of Stella “paint” brush – I gave him some Blushing Bride “cheeks”, a Crumb Cake head, and Sahara Sand antlers.
To make him uber-cool, I gave him some Maui’s….I used sticky notes to mask his antlers off and then stamped the little sunglasses from Jolly Friends in Basic Black Archival Ink.
Then I figured out how the frames were going to be arranged and how he was going to be inside them.
Next I cut a Whisper White card front, and my Candy Cane Lane DSP square and its Real Red mat. I dry fit everything together so that I could find where my sentiment needed to be. Once I had that, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the little sentiment from Christmas Magic in Real Red.
I really wasn’t sure how the sentiment was going to look if I embossed the panel, but I figured….what the heck!? So, I ran it thru the Big Shot in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF (stitching…sewing…knitting?!?). When it came out – the sentiment looked just fine, so I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat.
I SNAILd the matted Candy Cane Lane square to the card front and trimmed up the excess.
The framed moose is made as a separate piece. I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything together first, and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals all over the back of it to pop it onto the card. And that was it for the card front! 🙂
On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Christmas Magic in Real Red on a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped the Jolly Friends moose in Early Espresso, peeking in the corner. He’s colored exactly the same way I colored Mr. Moose on the front.
I “stitched” all the way around the panel and the moose with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I SNAILd it to a Real Red mat and into my Crumb Cake card base. I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I repeated Mr. Moose – including the stitches and his cool shades – on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope…
…and added some of the Candy Cane Lane DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Mr. Jolly Friends Moose has got himself hung up in the picture frames, for sure! But, he’s so cool – he looks like he meant to be there, doesn’t he?! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!
NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!
You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.
You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!
Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!! As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs. The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last.
We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!
Have a great Saturday and I’ll see y’all tomorrow!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 2 1/4″ square frame
Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ square (mat for Candy Cane Lane DSP); 2 1/2″ square frame, 2″ square frame
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
Candy Cane Lane DSP: 3 1/4″ square (front panel); envelope flap
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