Posts Tagged With: Forever Blossoms stamp set

Stampin’ Up! Forever Poinsettia Petals 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 theme challenge from Laurie – her son is getting married in September.  Guess the theme?? 🙂  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump, so I hope you’ll come and play along with us!  🙂

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!

My parents were married in December – and, if I was ever going to do a vow renewal or something along those lines – I’d pick Christmas-time to do it.  And there’d be poinsettias and pine boughs and lots and lots of twinkly Christmas lights.  So…I decided to go with a Christmas-Wedding-motif.  And used the splendiferous Poinsettia Petals bundle and gorgeous Poinsettia Place DSP, with a couple of appropriate sentiments from Forever Blossoms, to get ‘er done.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players sketch challenge badge!  Come play!

Always looking for design inspiration, I picked the layout from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!

I started by die cutting a piece of Petal Pink card stock with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.  Then I inked the stand-alone poinsettia flower image in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Petal Pink and stamped it all over the panel.

Next, I used a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of wood-grain design Poinsettia Place DSP and adhered it to the Petal Pink panel with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Early Espresso on a strip of Petal Pink, snipped banner ends, and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

The flowers are all cut from Very Vanilla – using both the cutting and the embossing dies for each size “flower” from the Poinsettia Dies Set.   Using a very dry Sponge Dauber, I added Petal Pink to the center of each flower-ette (?), lightly curled them, and adhered them in a stack with Liquid Glue.

I also cut some Very Vanilla berry-boughs – also in the Poinsettia Dies.

Here’s a thing you might not know!  In the Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP – there are holly leaves, berries and flowers that you can cut with dies in the Poinsettia Dies set!  Whaaaa?!?!?

So – I did that – cut two holly leaves and two berries.  I sponged the holly with Mossy Meadow and the berries with Petal Pink.

I built the collage starting with leaves and berries – adhering them with Liquid Glue.  I added a loop or two of Linen Thread and Gold Trim from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack with a Glue Dot.  Then I popped the large flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I colored a Beaded Pearls with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and stuck it in the center of the flower.

I stacked a few more small flowers – also sponged with Petal Pink – and added them with Liquid Glue.  Their middles are Pearl Basic Jewels, colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

To finish off – I added some Snowflake Sequins here and there with Liquid Glue and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Forever Blossoms sentiment in Early Espresso to a Very Vanilla panel.  In the corners, I added the flower image from Poinsettia Petals in Petal Pink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Petal Pink Poinsettia on the front…

…and some Poinsettia Place DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  See?  Who WOULDN’T want a Poinsettia Place-themed wedding?!?  With the absolute gorgeousness of this suite, I can’t imagine anyone thinking this was NOT a good idea! Think of all the wunnermus decor!

I hope you like!  And – you know, this is just ONE of the bundles included in my Special Bundle #4 – The Pretty Pretty 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 1 AUG – 15 AUG: YKWE2YC6

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.  The August Tutorial features the Autumn Goodness Bundle!


Stamps-N-Lingers Aug – Dec 2020 Special Bundles Now On Sale!

If you’re like me, there’s a lot in the new catalog that you want NEED!  Your best bet, of course – is to join my team and cash in on that 20-25% discount on EVERYTHING you want to buy!  Just saying – it really IS the very best deal going. 🙂

Barring that – I’ve got a way for you to save a little money AND fill out that wish list a little faster!

As I’ve been doing for the past few catalogs, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and well 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! 🙂

Head over to my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Special Bundle Sale Page to check them out – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!


Stamps-N-Lingers Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Shares Close TONIGHT!!

Shares are still available – but they’re filling up fast.  Don’t miss your chance to get a little taste of all the new papers and embellishments in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 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 – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, 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…check it out and get signed up by TONIGHT (2 Aug 2020) using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!


Bonus Days are winding down – FAST!

You’ve got just a TWO DAYS left to earn coupons to redeem in August – that would be today and tomorrow!!

For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend before 11:50 PM (MT) on 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


I’ve got an Online Host Club starting right now with openings!  Hurry and let me know if you’d like a spot – we’ll get ‘er going in time for the release of the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!

Here’s the deets:

A club consists of three peeps doing two consecutive three-month terms.   Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.

Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example!

At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.

What are the other bennies of a Host Club?

  • At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
    Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months.  Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
  • You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders.  Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift!  (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!).  You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
  • You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are Forty-Three tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s way over TWO HUNDRED not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your Host Months – on your Host Order when you close with me!
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term! (which will include the new 2021 Jan – Jun Mini, Sale-A-Bration and the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Kick-off!!)

When you join the club – please plan to commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.

Don’t delay – if there’s enough interest, I’ll run multiple clubs best I can to accommodate everyone, but…there WILL be a limit on how many folks I can get in!

If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please give me a holler!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ Stitched Rectangle die cut (“mat” for card front); 3/4″ x 4 1/4″(sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner);

Very Vanilla Card Stock: Poinsettia Die cut flowers and berries;  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP: Poinsettia Die cut holly leaves and berries

Poinsettia Place DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle die cut (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 

When it’s time for your close-up, Mr. DeMille….you pull out the big guns!

And then your mom goes to town.

Brushing – spritzing – brushing – spraying – brushing…

Did I mention…BRUSHING!!?

But the end result is….

(Okay – the hand is a little dirty. I’M A BOY, MOM!!)

But – he was ready….ROLL Camera!

Complete with flowing Farrah Fawcett-esque locks! 😉

TTFN
MM

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Stampin’ Up! Forever 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 Color Challenge from the 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 last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

The color palette for our challenge didn’t really “scream” one thing or another when I saw it – which meant it was wide open for me!  I finally decided to play with a sponging and silhouette technique – using the pretty floral from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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

The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This is really easy so – I hope you’ll try it!

I started with a Whisper White panel for the card front.   From a second, identically sized, piece of card stock, I cut a Stitched Nested Label – this one is 4 1/4″ from tip-to-tip.

Using repositionable adhesive (like this one), I tacked the die cut panel to the Whisper White panel.

With sponge wedges, I sponged the middle of the opening with So Saffron.  I used Seaside Spray on the top and bottom.  Go easy – start lightly and off the edge with your sponge.  🙂

When I had the color to the depth that I wanted it, I picked up my mask and used a rubber eraser to remove the little adhesive dots.

I placed the panel in my Stamparatus and used it to stamp the big floral image from Forever Blossoms in Granite Gray.  I stamped it a couple of times to get the image as dark as I wanted.

I stamped the Forever Blossoms sentiment in Gray Granite and then added some faux stitches around the shape with my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker.

I matted the panel on So Saffron for the card front.  With my Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blend, I colored three Pearl Basic Jewels and adhered them here and there.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Gray Granite on Whisper White.  I added part of the large floral image in Gray Granite – and lightly colored just the middles of the flowers with the Dark So Saffron Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Forever Blossoms image again in Gray Granite and So Saffron on the front…

…and some Seaside Spray 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Mark the day – no layering, no bows, minimal bling! – is this REALLY a Mary card?!?  Yes – ’tis!  I love how this Forever Blossoms stamp set worked for the silhouetted image – perfect without die cutting or adding any “extras” to it.  It’s just that gorgeous of an image!  I hope you like!

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 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT!!

Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out! (Note – due to being insanely popular – the Ornate Borders Die Set is on Backorder right now, but I can still order it for you with the Suite.  The remainder of the items will ship right away and the die set will follow when it comes in!).

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


COMING SOON – 18 APRIL 2020!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  Hope to see you all on the 18th for this cool event!

Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray 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)

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

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″  DSP: 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


Finn waiting for me to get done cleaning the barn in the morning…

Are you coming in the house with me?

Huh?

Oh – Nah – I’m good.

Just enjoying the morning!

And – before I go – a picture of the marigolds I started this year – they’re growing great guns in the garden

Sooo pretty!

TTFN
M

 

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, Anniversary, Any Occasion, Everyday, Feminine, Friendship, Love, New Catalog Bundles, Ornate Garden Early Release, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well – I am assuming you’re “enjoying” it from home!  Maybe you’re decorating Easter Eggs.  Or…trying to keep from eating all the chocolate in your kids’ Easter Baskets!! LOL

I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me tonight on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page, at 7pm Eastern, for a video tutorial!  We’ll make a sweet and simple card with the Forever Blossoms stamp set.  Take a sneaky peek!

I think you’ll enjoy it – so…hope you’ll be able to join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Now – one more announcement before I leave you!

Check it out – it’s a Live Facebook Event featuring the Ornate Garden Suite!!

The event will be on Facebook on Saturday, 18 April from 1:00 PM ET until around 6:00 PM ET!

We’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with this pretty suite of products!

We’re setting up a Facebook page for the event and we’ll be opening it up on Thursday, April 16.  I’ll be sharing a link to the page on my blog and on my business Facebook page then so keep an eye out for the invitation coming soon!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We look forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.  See you all tonight – and on the 18th on this cool event!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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


Finn likes sticks.

The bigger the better!

Stage 1 – Procur the stick

Stage 2 -Hold the Stick Down for Chewing

Stage 3 – Maint….oh HECK no.  Back AWAY from the stick, Mom!

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Parisian Blossoms Fun Fold with a Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!  Hope your week has been good and that Spring is springing up where you are like it is here!  We had a little rain at the beginning of the week – but…yesterday was gorgeous and the weekend is looking to be the same!  🙂

Which means it’s perfectly perfect for staying home and working around the house, craft room and yard.  And…just leave the TV off, why don’t you?  Or…watch fun things.  Not the news.  They’re busy terrifying us – I’m pretty sure I’ve had the C-19 five or twelve times in the last week! In all my 29 years, I’ve never taken my temperature during pollen season.  But…I did this week!  So…turn it off!

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

I used the gorgeous Forever Blossoms stamp set and bundled Cherry Blossoms Dies, plus paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP to make this super-easy fun fold.  Take a look-see:

The color scheme for this one is from the Global Design Project’s color challenge this week!

I saw Cindy Brumbaugh’s take on this fun-fold using the Best Dressed suite and decided I needed to give it a go!

I started with a piece of So Saffron card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  I scored it at the 4 1/4″ mark, then, using my Paper Trimmer, I cut one side into a point.

Using a straight-edge die from the Ovals Layering Dies, I cut a 3 1/4″ oval in the pointed side of the card base.

For the inner portion, I cut a Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Pool Party in the middle.  In the corner, in Basic Gray Ink, I stamped the big and beautiful floral from the set.  Then I colored it with my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo packs.

I took a piece of 4 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and scored the long edge at 3 7/8″.  Using SNAIL on that small folded section, I adhered the panel behind the inner liner on the right side.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into the card base.

For the front sentiment, I cut two of the largest oval Stitched Shapes die and, on one of them, stamped the Forever Blossoms sentiment in Pool Party.  Then I adhered it to the second oval with Liquid Glue and then to the card front – using the oval cut-out as a guide.

To decorate the front, I used the Cherry Blossoms Dies to cut a Champagne Foil “stem” and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the left of the oval opening.

I cut a bunch of Petal Pink flowers and Pool Party leaves (these are cutting-and-embossing dies, so…spritz the card stock with water first to make lovely deep emboss lines!).  Then I used Liquid Glue and a couple of Dimensionals to adhere them ever-so-creatively to the branch!

From So Saffron, I cut more of the flowers so that I’d have their little centers – which I adhered in the middle of the Petal Pink flowers (using a little tiny piece of scotch tape on the back!).  I also cut some So Saffron flower centers and adhered them to the larger flowers.

I added a Champagne Rhinestone Jewel to the front sentiment oval and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Forever Blossoms floral images in Basic Gray, Petal Pink and Pool Party on the front…

…and more of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think that large floral in the Forever Blossoms set is one of our very prettiest, don’t you?  And the wonderful flowers, leaves and “pretties’ in the Cherry Blossoms Die set….are wunnermus!  All of which perfectly play off the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!!  I hope you like!

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 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

The Ornate Garden Early Release will be available soon for customers – like…next week!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – use this form to get signed up for your Special bundle!  On 26 March, I’ll send a PayPal invoice, which you can pay with a Credit Card if you like.  Then, on 1 April, I’ll get your bundle ordered and on the way quick as I can!  Whoo-hooo!

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States or to Military APOs.  Thanks for your understanding.

If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

 

Happy Bundling! 🙂


So Very Vellum Sold Out!

The So Very Vellum DSP (Sale-A-Bration item number 152313) has sold out and won’t be restocked.  I hope you were able to get some of it before it got gone!  Don’t forget that all of the current Sale-a-bration items are only available while supplies last, so get your orders in early to make sure that you get the items that you are wanting!  And…OBTW – there’s only SIX days left of Sale-A-Bration!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It doesn’t happen often – but…when it does – it’s AMAZEBALLS!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

Order my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you on 1 April.  But!  If you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and then cut as shown in the template and video); Cherry Blossoms die cut flower centers

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Cherry Blossoms die cut flowers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (x2 – stacked sentiment)

Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP:  4 1/2 x 5 1/8″ (DSP panel – scored and folded at 3 7/8″); 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


Finn heard his fans.

He heard your admiration for his “up-ears” look the other day.

So…he’s decided to train.

His ears.

You know – to be “up ears” when he’s obviously a flop-ear dog.

He’s a man of the people and will do whatever is necessary to keep his fans happy.

The training is strenuous, but he’s smart – he does it in intervals.

Lay very still – ears “up” – for an hour or so.

Get up – ears naturally flop – do some “stuff”.

Repeat.  All day long.

Yes – he’s quite dedicated.  Eventually – it WILL work.  He’s certain of it!

TTFN

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Sneak Peek 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’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!

When I saw the color challenge I pretty quickly decided on the Forever Blossoms stamp set to help me out!  This is a gorgeous bundle that’s part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite.  And I thought it would be perfect with our colors!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Silvered Forever Blossoms Sneak Peek

Good morning and Happy Friday!!  Whoo-hoo!  And there’s a lot going on, isn’t there?  Baking and wrapping and shipping, oh my!  Hope you’re getting it all done!

Don’t be so busy that you miss a chance to join my Online Host Club starting in January!  EVERYONE in the club will get a chance to be the host during Sale-A-Bration!  And – in the six-months of the club, you’ll get to “host” twice.  Which is amazeballs!  Of course, “hosting” just means YOU get the host benefits.  No work involved – I’ll do it all.  Winner Winner.  Check all the deets right here.

And there’s also still time to get in on my 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Shares!

Okay – with that little bit of business out of the way, let’s take a look at a pretty Sneak Peek card I made using a lovely set coming in January, called Forever Blossoms!  Sorry – this picture angle is hard (Can you tell there is SILVER on this card?!) – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Sneak Peek and a FLASH Ordering Special!

Good morning and Happy Hawwmp Online Extravaganza Day!  That’s right – Online Extravaganza is underway with some great deals.  AND – my Double Peppermints Ordering Special is also going on.  PLUS – if you read on, you’ll see a fun FLASH ORDERING SPECIAL from me that might let you score some brand spanking new 2020 January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer goodies!  Whoo-hoo!!

I promised in my video yesterday a sneak peek of the new and wonderful Forever Blossoms stamp set and bundled Cherry Blossom Dies.  So – that’s what I’ve got – plus a few other elements that you’ll find in the new Parisian Blossoms Suite.  Take a look-see:

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