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Stampin’ Up! A Wrapped Flowers Bouquet with Video Tutorial

Happy half-way-thru-the-weekend day, y’all!  Hope it’s been a good one for you!  Yesterday, I got half of my gardens “turned” and ready for amending with some compost to give them a little boost before spring planting time comes.  And I’ve got my seed starting stuff ready to seed start.  So – soon I’ll have my grow light working on my kitchen island and we’ll see what sprouts! I love this time of year!! 🙂

I’ve got a spring-y card for you today and I showed how to make it last night on my Facebook live video.  If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

The new Wrapped Flowers bundle – which includes the Wrapped Flowers die set (that makes the fun “newspaper wrapper”! – is for sure one of the more beautiful sets in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  I used it to make a love-themed card for friends or family.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

And the color scheme is from CAS Colours & Sketches.

And the love-theme fits perfectly with the Global Design Project theme challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic White card stock that I embossed in the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die from the center.  I cut the largest scalloped oval from the Ovals Layering Dies from Old Olive card stock and matted the white oval on it with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat – then popped the matted oval back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a piece of Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP with the next-to-smallest rectangle Stitched So Sweetly die, cut it in half – and slid the halves under the popped up oval, adhering them with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Basic White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the newsprint image from the Wrapped Bouquet Die Set twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I cut it with the second-to-smallest rectangle in Stitched So Sweetly.  I used a Blending Brush to sponge the die cut with Smoky Slate ink.

I crinkled the die cut a bit to weather it – then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Basic White, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the smaller floral image from Wrapped Bouquet in Tuxedo Black and cut it with the die in Wrapped Flowers.  I colored the image with my Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

For the wrapper – I stamped the newsprint image in Tuxedo Black on Basic White and cut it with the square die in Wrapped Flowers. Then I turned it over and stamped the back with the newsprint image.  I sponged both sides in Smoky Slate with my Blending Brush and then used the score lines (from the die) to fold it into a “wrapper”.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to hold the wrapper closed – and then to adhere the bouquet inside the wrapper.

On a piece of Basic White – I stamped the Wrapped Bouquet sentiment in Crushed Curry.  Then I cut it with the little tag die in Wrapped Flowers.  I also cut the same Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP with the tag die.

I used my Dark Old Olive Stampin Blend to color a length of Linen Thread.  I adhered the thread on the back of the “wrapper” with a Glue Dot, threaded the two little tags onto it and tied a bow.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the wrapped bouquet to the card front and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Wrapped Bouquet sentiment in Crushed Curry on Basic White.  I added the floral image in the corner in Smoky Slate and colored it as I’d done the image on the front of the card.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Wrapped Bouquet image on the front…

…and more of the Crushed Curry Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Okay – this is silly, but whenever I look at this Wrapped Bouquet flower with it’s sweet Wrapped Flowers “newspaper” wrapper, I think of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.  No?  Just me?  Well – whatever it makes YOU think of….I think you’re going to really have fun with this bundle!!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Blending Brushes are amazing, aren’t they??  Well – Stamp-N-Storage has a NEW product (that I was given a chance to preview and give ideas on!) – for storing those brushes!!  Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting then to start shipping on 12 Feb!

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HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: 9N4CPU92

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 Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming in February!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crushed Curry Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/4″)

Old Olive Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); Largest scallop Ovals Layering Die cut (mat for white oval on front)

Old Olive Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Wrapped Flowers die cut pieces on front; Second-to-smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (newspaper panel on front)

Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP:  Next-to-smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die (cut in half on 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!


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Finn Fan Fix 

Sometimes, when you’re trying to sleep on non-purpose-built furniture, you have to…improvise and overcome.

It often requires some judicial tucking and folding of paws – and the use of a handy exercise trampoline.

You know – for the overflow.

I mean – why not?  MOM pretty obviously isn’t going to use it! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, For A Friend, Joining Special, Love, Recruiting Special, Storage, Valentine's Day, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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! Pedal Pusher Sneak Peek!

Good morning from Atlanta!!  🙂

Made it safely home (says Capt Obvious!) last night.  A minor miracle took place on the plane.  I had a window seat (not the miracle).  A young lady finally took the aisle seat.  We started to chat and discovered our mutual Air Force background.  People kept streaming by us – and no one was taking our middle seat.  We began to get excited.

The flight attendant came by and asked us if someone was sitting there.  We said no (cuz – that’s how we were raised!) and she replied that she had someone who needed a seat.

Somewhat crestfallen, we waited for the passenger to arrive.

And they closed the doors!  Yes, you read that right – they closed the doors and we were blessed with the ONLY open middle seat in the whole plane!  I tell ya – it was like Christmas!  It was almost like being upgraded to First Class!

What does it say about air travel these days that we were so pitifully grateful to just not have someone in the middle seat?  Really?!

Motor home, baby.  Motor home!

Any hooch – today I’m doing a quick share of a new stamp set that y’all can get for yourself starting tomorrow!  It’s the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Pedal Pusher – and boy is it fun!  The focal image is a great tandem bicycle – have you guys ever ridden one of those?  We had one when I was growing up and my brother and I would take turns riding on the back with my dad in the front.  We always thought we were so clever – we’d put our feet up on the center bar – and make Dad do all the peddling! 🙂

I paired the new stamp set with an Occasions set called Happy Home.  And I threw in a couple of little images from Beautiful Ride.  What you’re about to see is what happens when I get a couple of sets and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig together!  Take a look-see:

Pedal Pusher Happy Home 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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