Posts Tagged With: Fun Fold card

Stampin’ Up! Ridiculously Awesome Fun Fold 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 – Joanne brought us a really cool sketch challenge to work with this week!  🙂 It’s a good one – and one that I know will 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!

I inked up the cool Ridiculously Awesome stamp set and added an apple from Harvest Hellos to make a card that would be great for back to school!  With a little Playing With Patterns DSP – and a front-flap-fun fold – well…take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players challenge!

And I played along with the theme challenge over at the Global-Design-Project.

I started with a piece of Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP that I adhered to a Night of Navy mat for the card front.

Next up is a Whisper White rectangle cut with a Stitched So Sweetly die and adhered with Liquid Glue.  Then came a strip of the DSP – bannerized at both ends with the Banner Pick a Punch.

On yet another design in the Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP, I stamped the apple image from Harvest Hellos in Calypso Coral and then punched it with the Apple Builder Punch.  I also punched a little Night of Navy stem.

An apple that’s made of swirls of Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry could for sure have a Night of Navy stem.  Work with me, here! 😉

I adhered the stem to the apple and then stuck the whole thing on to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a smaller “card” from Night of Navy and adhered another Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP design to the front.  On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a Ridiculously Awesome sentiment and some Crushed Curry stars to a small piece of Whisper White and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Then I adhered the little card to the front of the big card with Liquid Glue.

For the main sentiment, I used my Stamparatus and inked the big Ridiculously Awesome sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Before stamping it on a piece of Whisper White – I cleaned off the middle word of the sentiment so that there would be a blank space there.  Then I stamped it and cut it with a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle – making it a little smaller by re-positioning the die and running it back thru the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

I adhered that piece to the front of the small card.

I stamped the sentiment again in Crushed Curry and fussy cut just the word “Ridiculously”.  Then I adhered the word in place with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tip – be sure that you don’t put dimensionals too close to the beginning and end of the word or you’ll have sticky stuff where you don’t want it – hanging over the edge of the little front card!  You know how I know this! 😉

For the back, I stamped another Ridiculously Awesome sentiment in Calypso Coral on a Whisper White panel and added a few Crushed Curry stars.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and onto the back of my Calypso Coral card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue as well and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Harvest Hellos apple in Calypso Coral and Night of Navy and some Crushed Curry Ridiculously Awesome stars on the front…

…and more of the Playing With Patterns DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Ridiculously Awesome really lives up to its name – it’s filled with fun sentiments in great fonts – for so many occasions!  And it’s even got some sweet little images to help get your message across!

And how fun is the Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP?  It’s chock-a-block full of color and patterns!

Next week is the start of our Designer Series Paper sale and Playing With Patterns is one of FIFTEEN…wait for it…RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME!…Designer Series Paper Packs on sale for 15% off!  SCORE!  Get the deets on the sale down below – and get ready to stock your stash!!

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 SEP – 30 SEP: JBMCHDXU

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 September Tutorial features the In The Pines Bundle! 


Coming on 1 October!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! This’ll be a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Here’s the Deets:

  • Sale runs 1 Oct – 31 October 2020 at 11:50 pm (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount – WHOO-HOOO!!!

Here’s a printable PDF that will let you start planning your plan!!


I’d Love To Have YOU Join My Team!

And there’s still a few more days to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing Get & Go Starter Kit Joining Bonus!

The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion will give folks who sign up in September additional products to kick start a business OR just get some amazing extra goodies to create 16 super pretty cards in a blink!!

In addition to the already great-valued Starter Kit, new demos will get pre-cut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use however you want!  Stamp with friends?  Yup!  Make a bunch of cards quick-like-a-bunny?  Yup!  Whatever you want to do with all these extra goodies…go for it!

Here’s the deets:

    • This great deal ends on 30 September!
    • In addition to the regular starter kit – you pay $99 plus tax and choose $125 worth of products plus get FREE SHIPPING! – you’ll ALSO receive…
      • 16 pre-cut and individually-packaged cards packs – including envelopes!
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack
        • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack
      • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
      • The So Much Love stamp set – here’s a video of the project ideas included!
      • The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set – here’s a video for this set’s projects!
    • Use these extra goodies to make samples (using the “recipes” – you’ll ALSO get!) -hold an event with your friends or…for whatever you like!  Would you just like to get a lot of cards made fast?  This is a great tool!
    • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

There’re lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! and I’d love to have you join my team!

  • Enjoy a 20% discount (from the git-go!) on ALL of your Stampin’ UP! Purchases – and that discount can go up!
  • Receive new catalogs EARLY
  • Order new product EARLY
  • Attend virtual and in person demonstrator only events
  • Join our online Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew community of over 35 Members in our private FB group – and you KNOW we’re having fun!
    • We have great virtual team meetings!  Here’s a couple of pics of all of us peering into our computer cameras.  Look at all those happy faces!  When you join our team – then you’re a part of a fun community of men and women who love crafting and love Stampin’ Up! products!!

  • Enjoy hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) just the same as customers – yes, in ADDITION to your Discount! 😉
  • You choose whether you want to simply enjoy the discount, new friends and lots of ideas or whether you’d like to start building a business – which you can decided to do anytime.  Or not.  There’s no pressure – EVER!  This is my promise to you!

So – who’s going to join us?! 🙂

If you’ve got questions, give me a shout and we can chat! 🙂 


World Card Making Day is 3 October!

These days, everyone needs a lift and wants to hear that they’re important to someone. And with everything going on in the world, handmade cards are a perfect way to reach out and show appreciation for special friends!

We held this event last year for WCMD and we all had so much fun that we decided to do it again!  All are welcome to join us!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and I’ll be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my Facebook page and here on the blog for more details!  Can’t wait to stamp with you all then!!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for back); 2 1/2″ x 7″ (small card base on front – scored and folded at 3 1/2″)

Whisper White Card Stock: Largest Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle(section); Third Largest Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (sentiment panel cut down to 2 7/8″ x 2″); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (small inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (back of card); fussy cut sentiment

Playing With Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (front of small card); 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (strip on front); Apple Builder Punched apple; 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 

Have you heard of the Dawn Patrol?  Surely you have….

In aviation – it’s the first aircraft up to do a weather check – or recon for enemy activity.

In surfing – it’s the first person to hit the waves and provide the surfing conditions to other surfer-dudes.

In Finn-land….it’s more like the several-hours-AFTER-Dawn patrol (a guy has to get his sleep!) – and it’s all about that first look for the deer.  The figments.  The rogue squirrels.

Regardless of the intent of the mission – or your definition of “patrol” – it requires laser focus.

Don’t even try to distract me, Mom – I’m at my post.

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Plaid Tidings Happiest of Birthdays Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning and welcome to the weekend!

We’ve got a few errands – all masked up, thank you very much.  And then this afternoon, if we can beat the rain, it’s time to get a load of hay for the ladies!  Getting hay in when it’s a million degrees with the same humidity?  Oh yes – horse ownership is a glamorous life, indeed! 😉  But – the sense of well being that comes from a barn full to the rafters with round bales of good horse hay…can’t be beat for a horse owner.  So – we’ll get it done.

Thank GOODNESS for heavy equipment.  That’s all I have to say about that! 🙂

Now this evening, after all that is done – and hopefully after a shower – 😳😳😳 – I’m planning to go live at 7pm eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  I’ve got a fun project for you using the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set….take a sneaky peek!

Okay – it’s a fun fold.  You wore me down! 😉

Hopefully you’ll be able to join me to see it play out in the gorgeous Plaid Tidings DSP!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUL – 31 JUL: D3JZW9MD

The July Tutorial features the Whale Done 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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

There’s still time to get in on my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Shares!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – 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 before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 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


Down to half a shelf!  But – there’s plenty left – so…help me wipe the shelf clean, okay?

I’ve got the remaining list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….96.7%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 


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


On Friday – we took a big excursion to the bank to cash a check.

It’s about 5 miles round trip.  And that includes the 1/3 mile of driveway!!

But – when asked, Finn enthusiastically agreed that a quick trip to the bank was just the thing for a too-hot-for-furry-dogs Friday.

So…we all piled into the van and headed out.

Why did he want to go?

Well – any ride  – any time  – anywhere is sort of his motto.

Also?  The teller ALWAYS passes a milk bone for him.

Any bone – any time – anywhere.

See a pattern?

We left the window down some for him on the way home.

He likes that a lot!

If you look close in this next one – you can see his lips blowing in the breeze.

That’s how you know it’s been a good ride.

Your lips get blown!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful World Fun Fold 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 Ann – 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!  And – fair warning – the video is 1 hour and 20 minutes – but…the card making is pretty fast.  The bulk of the video is a sneak peek at my pre-order from the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog – which will be available for customers to order on 4 August!

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Stampin’ Up! Whale of a Time Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

Good morning and Happy Friday! 🙂  Hope you’ve got a fun weekend planned!  Not really sure what’s on our agenda, to be honest.  Probably something uber-exciting.  Like…I think the Costco Business Center has Wayne’s bottled water on sale…

Yes.  I know.  You’re a little jealous of our Lives-of-the-Rich-and-Famous lifestyle. 😉

I saw a sweet “exploding” box-card that Brigitte Keiling had created with the adorable Zany Zebras stamp set and decided I needed to make one – or two! – of my own and share the how-to with y’all.  I did mine with the wonderful Whale Done bundle and gorgeous Whale of a Time DSP.  Take a look-see:

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – and you got to see exactly how to build these fun “box cards”.  If not – take a gander at it here on YouTube.  They’re really pretty easy – but…kinda hard see how to do it in still photos – moving pictures are worth a gazillion words! 😉

The box is super easy to make – I started with a 6″ x 12″ piece of card stock that I scored at 2″ and 4″ on the short side and at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ and 10″ on the long side.

I folded and lightly burnished the score lines, then I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut at the dotted lines as shown above.

I cut 16 pieces of the Whale of a Time DSP into 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares and adhered them to the outside of the box with Liquid Glue.

On the second box – the one in the video – I got a little jiggy with it – and changed up the DSP for the “top” of the folded box – so the recipient see a little “sea-scene” when they lift the lid! 🙂

It made me happy!

On the inside, I used some Brights (Pacific Point) or 2020-2022 In Color (Just Jade) 6″ x 6″ DSP for the squares.

On both boxes – I cut two pieces of Whisper White at 1 7/8″ x 5 5/8″.  Then I stamped the Whale Done sentiments in Pacific Point for both boxes.

I added a variety of sea images from Whale Done – in Calypso Coral, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce and Blackberry Bliss.

I cut the Whisper White panels down to 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ and adhered them in order with Liquid Glue.

For the “extra” sentiments, I turned to my Many Mates set and stamped a few sentiments on Whisper White in Pretty Peacock, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green.  I fussy cut the words and edged them in Pacific Point or Granny Apple Green – then adhered them to the panels with Liquid Glue.

Some Whale of a Time sequins, adhered here and there with dabs of Liquid Glue was all that remained for the card.

For the lid – I cut a 3 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ piece of card stock – in Pacific Point for the sample box and Granny Apple Green for the video box.  I scored and folded them at 3/4″ from each end on the short and long sides.

Then I snipped “tabs” in the end and adhered the lid together with Stampin’ Seal +.

I adhered strips of Whale of a Time DSP around the edge of the lid.  For the top, I stamped a second sentiment from Whale Done in Pretty Peacock on a “scene” piece of Whale of a Time.  Then I adhered the panel to a Granny Apple Green or Pretty Peacock mat and popped it onto the top of the box lid with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the whale in Night of Navy or Pretty Peacock, punched him with the bundled Whale Punch and popped him on with Dimensionals.

A few more Whale of a Time sequins on the lid finished it off!

Et Voila!  This is a “wow” fun-fold for sure!  And the bx is for sure sturdy enough that you could stick a little “green” inside or some candy.  Or…both!

I love the Whale of a Time Suite – way more than I figured I would.  The images and sentiments are cute (and SO fun to just keep stamping and stamping to make my own underwater scenery!) and the paper in Whale of a Time is wonderfully colorful and gorgeous!

I hope you like – and will try one of these fun box-cards for yourself!

And – maybe the Whale Done Bundle will be the one YOU choose when you sign up and join my Team during our amazing Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion! 😉

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  There’s still time to take Finn up on his Birthday Free Shipping Offer!  All orders over $100 (before shipping and tax), via my Online Store thru the end of the day on Saturday (20 Jun 2020), will get Free Shipping!  I’ll reimburse your shipping with PayPal or a check – whichever you prefer!  And, of course, you’ll still be earning Peppermints and getting a free $10 ordering gift of your choice!  So – don’t miss out.  EVERYone likes Free Shipping! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JUN – 30 JUN: 7F4JP7U6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers 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.


Want To Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 


We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for 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.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

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.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live 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!


New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Granny Apple Green or Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  6″ x 12″ (box base, scored and folded at 2″ intervals on long and short sides)

Granny Apple Green or Pretty Peacock Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ (to make lid – score at 3/4″ from each end on long and short sides)

Granny Apple Green or Pacific Point Card Stock:  2″ x 4″ (mat for lid)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (x 2 – for inside sentiment/scene panels – stamped and then cut to 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″); Whale Punch shape on box lid

Whale of a Time DSP: 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ pieces (x 16 – for outside of box);  1 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (for box lid); 5/8″ x 2″ (x2) and 5/8″ x 4″ (x2) – around edge of box lid

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (Pacific Point) or 2020-2022 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP (Just Jade):  1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ Squares (x 12 – for inside of box)


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


Pond?

Swim?

Me?

I, uhm…do not recall that incident….

Why do you ask? 😉

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 3-D Project, Congratulations, Fun Fold card, Gift Boxes, Gifts, Joining Special, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! World of Good Video Sneak Peek

Hey, guys!  It’s the weekend.

Got big plans?  We’re… binge watching Outlander.  Yes – our cable company has a Watchathon thingy going on and Outlander is on it.  So…trying to pound our way thru 5 seasons before it goes away tomorrow!

Have you read the series of books by Diana Gabaldon??  If not…just do it.  Get them right now.  Start with the first book in the series (“Outlander”) and go to the end.  You won’t regret the time, I promise!  You might regret getting to the end, though! 🙂

I AM going to take a break to do a fun-fold card with y’all this evening at 7pm eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.  Here’s a sneaky Peek.

It’s a cool fold and it features the goodie in the World Of Good Suite!  I think you’ll like it!

So – hope to see you tonight!  7pm.  Right here!

Now – back to Jaimie and Claire!! 😉

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.


Catalog Shares Available Now!

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!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

It’s a six month gig – and it’s super easy!  Get all the deets – including all the benefits of being in one of my clubs – right here!  And then – get signed up.  There aren’t a lot of spaces available!


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


 

So – last weekend we were putting a hoodie on in the mornings.

Finn was…ecstatic – he’s a “cold weather” guy for certain sure!

This week?

Tongue…Deployed!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope it’s been a good week for you.  I’ve been busy with the pre-order and doing a lot of ooohing and aaahing over all the new pretties!  And putting shares together for you – look for those to be announced tomorrow.  And pulling retired product off the shelves to “make room”.  And deciding to open up a new Host Club in June to help y’all get all the fun new things I know you want – check that out down below.  Ordering catalogs and checking my mailing list. Yes – busy busy!!

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

This is a set you maybe (probably?!) haven’t seen before? Yep – it’s brand spanking new and it’s part of the Forever Greenery Suite in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, which you can get your hands on on 3 Jun!  The stamp set, called Forever Fern, is bundled with one of the coolest die sets ever – the Forever Flourishing Die set.  And the Forever Greenery DSP is…stunning!  I also grabbed a cool stitched circle die from the new Tasteful Labels die set. Take a look-see (the card on the right is the one we made in the video!):

I’m playing along with this week’s Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

 

This is a fun-fold that I saw on a SplitCoast Stampers tutorial, from the talented Kelly Atcheson.  I thought it was cool, so I made one myself!

I started with a piece of new Just Jade, cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ for the card base.  Then I embossed a Whisper White panel in one of the new Greenery Embossing Folders (this is a 2-folder pack, available in the Forever Greenery Suite on 3 Jun).  These are small folders – so I ran the panel thru the die cutting and embossing machine twice to get the whole thing embossed.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue. Note: on the video, I cut this panel at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and matted in on Shaded Spruce before adhering it to the card front).

The small flap is really just a small tent card – I cut a Just Jade piece at 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded it at 4 1/4″ and then adhered the back of the note card to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I matted a beautiful piece of the new Forever Greenery DSP on a Shaded Spruce panel and adhered it to the front of the flap with Liquid Glue.

Using two of the spectacular dies in the Forever Flourishing Dies, I cut a large leaf in Shaded Spruce and a slightly smaller one in Pear Pizzazz. Before I cut the leaves, I spritzed the card stock lightly with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I adhered the leaves to the front of the flap-card with Liquid Glue.

There’s another cool new product in this Suite, called the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  One of the two trims in the pack is a gold twine/thread.  I tied a large-ish bow with that gold trim and adhered it to the flap front with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Forever Fern sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with the larger circle die in the Tasteful Labels die set.  This cool set – coming on 3 Jun – is bundled with the Tasteful Touches stamp set.

I popped the sentiment over the gold bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a Just Jade 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot (coming on 3 Jun) – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a large leaf in Shaded Spruce and smaller leaf image in Pear Pizzazz – both in the Forever Fern set.  On the video card – I also added a sentiment in Shaded Spruce!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into the small card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Forever Ferns leaves on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! Okay – just get ready, cuz you’re going to hear this a lot in the next few weeks.  Ready?  I think this Forever Fern bundle and the whole Forever Greenery Suite is absolutely going to be my favorite in the new catalog.  It is simply stunning!!  And you KNOW how much I love die cut leaves – and this Forever Flourishing Die set is chock-a-block full of beautiful leaf dies!!

I hope you like. No!  I hope you LOVEEEEEE it as much as I do.  And cannot WAIT to get it for yourself! Psst – I can make that happen for you – just join my team right now and pick this for your Starter Kit.  And then get the rest of the pre-order goodies – right away, no waiting until 3 June! – with a 20% discount.

Just throwing it out there for you!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (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.


Join The Team!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  So much so, that I MIGHT have had a pretty big party placing my Pre-Order on Wednesday.  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the Pre-Order goodies to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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New Online Host Club Beginning in June!

What is an Online Host Club?

Well – besides helping you to build your crafting tool chest a little at a time, a club also lets you get host benefits – without actually HOSTING a workshop!

A club consists of three folks 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!  As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!

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 over FORTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s around 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
  • 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!

When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.   Not only will that help you gather up 2020-2021 Annual Catalog goodies – it’ll put you in a perfect position for the 2020 Jul – Dec Mini Catalog (previously known as the Holiday Mini!!).

Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!

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 This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Just Jade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″  (card base); 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (small card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for small card front and for inner liner) NOTE:  on the card in the video, I also had a mat for the card front at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″); Forever Flourishing large leaf die cut

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Forever Flourishing smaller leaf die cut

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (embossed card front – NOTE: the card in the video had a card front of 4″ x 5 1/4″); 3″ x 4″ (inner liner)

Forever Greenery DSP: 3″ x 4″ (small 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


Today is about flowers.  A particular flower.

Finn likes flowers.  Roses in particular.

Well – he might, you don’t know!! 😉

I planted a rose in a pot a while back – in March.  We bought it at Sam’s.  Along with some lilacs and the raspberries and blueberries.

Sam’s – it’s not just for toilet paper anymore.  Or…at all, actually! 😉

So – when I planted it on 22 Mar, I took a picture of the package so that when it started to die (my expectations of my ability to actually grow a rose….low) I’d at least know what to Google.

I picked it cuz it said “very fragrant”.  Scientific, I know.

Well.  I didn’t kill it!  In fact…..this is what I found on 14 April!  A baby rose!!

So I kept watching – peering at the leaves each morning and evening waiting for signs of the impending demise of my Pink Peace Hybrid Tea Rose with its Magnificent, Very Fragrant blooms of deep, dusky pink on long stems.  And…leathery foliage.

But no….five days ago….

And then – three days ago….

 

And then, yesterday, it happened!

I GREW A ROSE!!! A Pink Peace one!!

And…guess what!??

It really IS magnificent and VERY FRAGRANT! And – I’m pretty sure it has leathery foliage, too! 😉

Boom!

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Catalog Sneak Peek, Everyday, Feminine, For A Friend, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Host Club, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Online Host Club, Sneak peek, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope it’s been a good week for you. We’re just doing the self-isolation/quarantine thing…how about you?  Besides card making – what fun things are you doing to keep yourself busy (and sane!) as we head into the 765th weekend of The COVID-19 Crisis??

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

As you can see from the photo above – this card is based on the wonderful Magnolia Lane Suite – the Good Morning Magnolia bundle (with the Magnolia Memories Die set) and gorgeous Magnolia Lane DSP!  I created a fun-fold that looks a lot like an envelope so…that’s what I’m calling it!  Take a look-see:

The layout – that I turned into a fun-fold! – was inspired by this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started with a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that I scored and folded at 2 5/8″ and again at 6 7/8″ for the card base.

On the smaller panel, I measured and marked the half-way point (2 3/4″) and used my Paper Trimmer to cut the point.

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I used the same technique (measure half-way down the long side and cut to the point) to create the Petal Pink mat (2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″) and the Magnolia Lane DSP (2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″) panel.  Note – this part of the card is at about the 7:35 mark in the video! 🙂

Then I adhered the pieces together and to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a different design of the DSP to a larger Petal Pink mat and then to the larger panel on the front.

For the sentiment, I inked the Good Morning Magnolia sentiment in Versamark Ink and stamped it on a piece of Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  When it was cool, I cut it out with a Stitched So Sweetly label die.

Using the small flower die in the Magnolia Memories Die set – I cut a magnolia blossom from one of the designs in the Magnolia Lane DSP.  I used the leaves dies to cut three Mossy Meadow leaves.

Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the flower to the sentiment label and the leaves to the underside of the label.

I used Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the point of the envelope fold – being sure to leave room for my ribbon to slide through to create my closure.

I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the label – and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped the small flower from Good Morning Magnolia in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I colored the bloom with my Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo.  Then I added a sentiment in Mossy Meadow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my card base – and the card was done!

I slid a length of ribbon (either Petal Pink 5/16″ Organdy Striped Ribbon or the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack – which is retiring and on sale!!) under the label and tied a bow to create the closure for the card.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Good Morning Magnolia blossom on the front…

…and some more Magnolia Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a super easy fold – once you know the dimensions for the pointy flap, right?  I love how it lets you showcase some gorgeous DSP like the Retiring-soon Magnolia Lane paper (and – it’s got a GREAT price right now)!  I hope you like!

And I’m SO happy that the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memories Dies are carrying over!

Do remember, though – that the BUNDLE pricing (with its 10% Savings) WILL go away when this catalog ends.  You’ll have to purchase the stamp set and dies separately in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Just sayin’….

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (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.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts! Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get the information on the recipients of our donations!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Go to my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page to get all the information and a link to get the digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 5/8″ and 6 7/8″); Magnolia Memories die cut leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for pointed panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for larger side of card front and for inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Follow Your Art DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (larger side of card front); 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (pointed panel on front); Magnolia Memories die cut flower; 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


Some days?  The quarantining is just…too much for a guy.  The humans need too much attention.  Too much love.  Too much…everything.

And you have to go sit out in a clearing by yourself and watch the birds and bugs.  And maybe a deer.  A little Me time.

Just for a bit.

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Any Occasion, Blog Candy, Encouragement, Everyday, For A Friend, Fun Fold card, Paper Pumpkin, Retiring Products, Thinking Of You, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Detailed Honey Bee Gate Card With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope you’ve had a good week – and are looking forward to the weekend!  Have you been perusing the Retired List in the online store?  If you haven’t….stop right here and go double check!  Here’s the link.

I’ll wait.

Good? Okay. 🙂

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

The card I made was heavily inspired by a card I saw on one of the SU! Demonstrator FB pages, created by June Dunn.  She thought way outside the box and saw…a hephalump’s badonkadonk in….the (Retiring) Honey Bee stamp set with the matching Detailed Bee Dies.  And it was adorable.  So…I made one of my own. Take a look-see:

I turned mine into a gate card fun fold and played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

So…gate cards are seriously easy.  But they LOOK like they might be tricky – making your awesomeness-quotient very high when you give one of these to someone! 😉  Hang tight – here we go!

I started with a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and used my Simply Scored tool to score along the long side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Then I folded inwards at both score lines.  Boom.  Gate card.  Made.

I matted two pieces of Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on Blushing Bride card stock and adhered them to the outside of each gate with Liquid Glue.

For the bellyband, I used a 1″ wide piece of Blushing Bride card stock – about 10″ long.  I wrapped it around the card, securing it in the front with Liquid Glue.

I cut the second-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die in Whisper White and stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee set in Blushing Bride.  Then I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Honey Bee hive (or skep…) in Basic Gray three times.  One of them, I cut with the die in the Detailed Bee set – that’s the badonkadonk.

The other two, I punched with the smooth-sided heart die from the (carrying over!) Heart Punch Pack.   From the third one, I fussy cut a “trunk”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the trunk and ears (that were hearts just a hot second ago!) to the Stitched So Sweetly panel.  I popped the bee hive – which is now a hiney! – on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

I cut a tiny flower from a scrap of Peaceful Poppies DSP using the little die from the Garden Gateway Dies (also carrying over – yeah!) and adhered it to the end of the trunk with Liquid Glue.

I made a little tassel from some Silver Metallic Thread and adhered it to…uh,hmmm…with a Glue Dot.  I tied a teensy bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with another Glue Dot.

Two Champagne Rhinestone Jewels – one on the bow and one on the flower – finished off the belly band (which is, really, the card front!).

On the inside, I stamped a second Honey Bee sentiment in Blushing Bride on a Whisper White panel.  I added the two flower images in Basic Gray – and colored the flowers with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Honey Bee flowers on the front…

…and a little more Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How to make an elephant out of a bee hive.  Cool, huh?  The Honey Bee stamp set and matching Detailed Bee Dies are so sweet – and this will be your last opportunity to snap them up!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.

The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!

Note:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

A NOTE ABOUT 10% OFF BUNDLES
The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle

 

One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


SNAIL UPDATE!

All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at2 1/8″ x 6 3/8″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gate on front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 1″ x about 10″ (belly band)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); elephant die and punch cuts

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Blushing Bride):  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP panels on gates); 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!


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Finn Fan Fix


Finn has decided he wants to be a brand spokesmodel.

For…Thirty One!

I took a bunch of my totes to the grocery store with me the other day and used them to load and get my groceries home.

 

And once I got home and unloaded them, I found…

That’s the dog version of a Vanna White vowel-turning hand wave!

But…makes ya wanta tote, doesn’t it? 😉

TTFN

 

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Stampin’ Up! Sparkly Ornate Garden with a 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 challenge from the talented Anne Marie 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 us yesterday for our Ornate Garden FB Event and watched my video live, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with us – and hope you had a good time!  If you didn’t see the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

Now – y’all know that clean-and-simple isn’t really my thing.  Also – when I looked at the challenge badge – I might have missed the “clean-and-simple” words.  Oops? 😉  So my Ornate Garden DSP is a little busier than might be considered truly clean and simple. But – the fun fold is fun – and easy!  And the Ornate Layers die cuts and Ornate Thanks sentiments work great.  Take a look-see:

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

 

This fun fold is one I shamelessly CASE’d from my friend Karen Ksenzakovic – check her card out here!

There are essentially two cards here.  The larger card base is 5 1/2″ x 10″ – scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″.  The smaller card is 3″ x 7″ – scored and folded at 3 1/2″.

I started with a piece of Gold Glimmer paper and cut the Ornate Layers die cut frame from it.  Next, I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece from the center of my Ornate Garden DSP – handily, the dies in the Stitched Rectangles work VERY nicely with the Ornate Layers dies!

I adhered the DSP panel (the one with the rectangle cut out) to a Crushed Curry mat and then to the front of the larger card.

I adhered the Gold Glimmer Ornate Layers die cut over the “hole”.  Finally, I added the Stitched Rectangle that I’d cut from the DSP.

I matted an Old Olive strip of the DSP to a Crushed Curry mat and then to the shorter panel of the larger card.

I folded the small card and, using Liquid Glue on about an 1″ of the back of the small card (near the folded edge) I adhered it to the smaller panel of the main card.

I matted two small pieces of Whisper White on Crushed Curry.  Using the flourish corner image in the Ornate Style set, I stamped the four corners of each panel in Old Olive.

On the front panel, I stamped the Ornate Thanks sentiment in Terracotta Tile.  Then I masked the sentiment and added the sweet little daisy over top in Old Olive.  I lightly colored the daisy with my Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend.

The inside panel got a second sentiment in Terracotta Tile – then I adhered it inside the smaller card with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of Old Olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack around BOTH cards – then popped the little card front onto the little card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The card front sort of “captures” the ribbon….

For the inside of the larger card – I added the corner flourishes again in Old Olive on a Whsiper White panel.  Then I added a larger Ornate Thanks sentiment in Terracotta Tile and two smaller sentiments in Crushed Curry.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into the inside of the larger card.

I tied the ribbon in a bow – added a Gilded Gem to the front of the smaller card – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Old Olive corner flourishes on the front…

…and more of the Ornate Garden DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This is a really easy fun fold – it’s harder to describe than it is to do, I promise! 🙂  I am loving this new Ornate Garden Suite – especially the Ornate Thanks stamp set with it’s multitude of wonderful sentiment phrase combinations!!  And the gorgeous paper…don’t miss the beautiful foiled designs!  I hope you like and will be adding this entire Suite to your stash!

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

 

 

 


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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.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck….

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and Brights DSP Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Bright 6″ x 6″ DSP, both of which are retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

No photo description available.

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so these items have been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 10″ (large card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″): 3″ x 7″ (small card base, scored and folded at 3 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for large card front and for large inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (mats for small card front and for small inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for small panel DSP strip)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (small card front and small inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (large inner liner)

Ornate Garden DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (large card front – with 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle Die cut from middle); 1 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ (small DSP 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


Nothing funny today – just a picture of my so-handsome-so-sweet Finn…

…holding down the door-sill. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden FB Event Video Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Well.  It’s 18 April.  In the big scheme of things, BC19, we’d be waking up this morning on Pawleys Island, getting ready to celebrate our friends’ wedding.  Having spent the last couple of days with the whole crowd in a condo – getting ready.

But nooooooooo!

I suspect THEY are more bummed than we are – but…I’m pretty darned bummed. 🙁

However – in yet more evidence that timing is, in fact, EVERYthing….if the wedding HAD gone as planned, I wouldn’t have been around today to take part in our Inkin’ Krew Ornate Garden FB Live Event!!

Yep – that’s TODAY!!  We’ll kick things off at 1pm EDT and run thru around 6pm EDT and we’ll be sharing projects with you throughout the afternoon via Live videos and photos – all created with the awesome new Ornate Garden Suite!  And we’re going to be having some virtual Prize Patrols with give-aways from the Ornate Garden Suite! 

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We’ll be picking 5 random winners after the event from those who’ve left comments on any post or video during our event!!

Here are the prizes that you’ll be entered to win by leaving us comments:

  • Ornate Thanks stamp set
  • Ornate Style stamp set
  • Ornate Garden DSP
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack & Gilded Gems

Please note: Anyone is welcome to leave us a comment but per Stampin’ Up! rules, we are only able to ship the giveaways to addresses in the US.

Come on over and get joined up – then be sure to turn on notifications so you don’t miss a minute! Hope to “see” you online in a few hours!

Click this link to go to the group and then click the “join” button and we’ll get you approved ASAP:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1833741716756137/?fref=nf

Here’s the schedule of events!

And – here’s a little sneaky peek at the card I’ll be sharing with you on my Live at 2pm!

Everyone is welcome to join us!  We’re really looking forward to sharing this beautiful suite of products with you!!

Let me know if you have questions.

I hope to see y’all this afternoon!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

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.


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck…. 

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and Brights DSP Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Bright 6″ x 6″ DSP, both of which are retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

No photo description available.

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so these items have been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies! Whooo-hoo!  Head over there quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There’s lots of Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper and embellishments (and as well as lots of dies and even some card kits too!  So…hop on it!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


 

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


I’ve shown some pictures of Finn in his kennel – quite a few of them, actually, cuz he looks pretty cute in there sometimes!

I think some folks may think his kennel is something he dislikes.  Or is like…a cage.

Okay – it IS a cage – I mean…come on.  Kennel = cage. 😉

But – the Finn-ster grew up with a kennel as his bedroom.

And…he STILL thinks of it as his bedroom.  I know this because…

There he is several days ago – just chillin’ in his room.  That’s where I found him when I went in to change after getting off the dreadmill in the morning.

Two days ago – been up a few hours and….tired again!

I’ve actually left him out a few nights (thinking he ought to know how to sleep NOT in his room) – and…yep.  He’s right in there in the morning!

All of which means that if we ever travel with him…something like his bedroom has to go with us.

Handy.

TTFN

M

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