Hey y’all! How’s the haps on this Tuesday?
Last week my friend in Colorado asked me for a special Anniversary card for some good friends of hers who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Which is pretty darned cool! I asked for some specifics and wrote down: grasses/prairie, horses, down-to-earth, vintage.
Then I stewed for a while. I flipped pages in the catalog for ideas. I knew I wanted to use the Friendly Silhouettes Dies for the grasses. And the Let It Ride set for the horse element. I also figured Well Said/Well Written for the sentiments. But I wanted a…..better?…sentiment, too. I finally found it in the Path of Petals stamp set. And I saw a fun card front treatment in the catalog, sooo…putting it all together, here’s what I came up with. Take a look-see:
I started with a Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes card. I matted some Mossy Meadow 6″ x 6″ DSP (from the Neutrals pack) on Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front.
Then I pulled out the Come Sail Away DSP and cut 6 – 1″ x 4″ strips of the newsprint design. I used my Paper Snips to rough up the edges of each strip and then sponged them with Crumb Cake using Sponge Daubers.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the strips to the card front and then added mini staples (from a non-Stampin’ Up! stapler) for a vintage-y decoration.
With the grasses die in the Friendly Silhouettes Dies, I cut one in Gold Foil (50th Anniversary!), one in Mossy Meadow and one from an extra piece of a Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Card. I adhered the Mossy Meadow die cut to the Gold die cut – offsetting them a bit for some depth – using Liquid Glue. Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue (and added a couple more mini staples).
I stamped “Anniversary” from the Well Said stamp set in Early Espresso on more of the Come Sail Away DSP. Over the word I stamped the grazing horses from Let It Ride in Crumb Cake ink. Then I cut it out with a Stitched Nested Label Die, roughed up the edges with the Snips and sponged it with Crumb Cake.
I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and used them to wind/adhere a few loops of Linen Thread and popped it onto the card front – nestling it down in the grasses a little.
I used the die from Well Written to cut a Gold Foil “Happy” and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
To finish it off, I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Over top I added a simple bow in Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. Finally, I added a Gold Metallic Pearl – and the card was done!
For the inside, I added the Let It Ride horses in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake to a Very Vanilla panel. Over the top, using my Stamparatus, I added the perfectly perfect sentiment from Path of Petals in Mossy Meadow. I used Liquid Glue to add about a half of the Friendly Silhouettes grasses that I’d cut earlier from the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Card. I finished up with another Gold Metallic Pearl.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Card, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
The matching Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Envelope got more Crumb Cake Let It Ride grazing horses on the front…
…and I added a Come Sail Away DSP Envelope Liner (I traced the shape of the liner that comes with the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, then fussy cut it – and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake) with Liquid Glue.
Et Voila! So…uses a lot of elements, yes. Has multiple steps…yes. But – nothing very hard – and I think they pieces and parts all come together to create the card I was going for! I love the versatility of the Well Said stamp set and Well Written Dies – and the wonderful sentiment from Path of Petals is just right for an Anniversary or Wedding card. I hope you like!
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Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you! Head over and see what’s left – and what great values you can get on these pre-packaged boxes of SU! goodness! 🙂
Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used. The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box. No swapping between boxes please.
I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from! Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!
The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each. I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States. PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.
The boxes are all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment. After that, it will go to the next person in line.
Click right here to head over and see what’s left!
Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?
If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)
If you live in
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state ! HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up! Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!
Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).
TODAY AND TOMORROW AND THEN?… GONE!!
You’ve got just THREE more days to earn Bonus Days coupons! Thru the end of the month, for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you’ll redeem in August!! And – there’s no limit to the number of Coupons you can earn. Whaaa?!? 🙂
Once we get into August, I’ll share the How’s and Deets on redeeming all those wonderful coupons!!
Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!
EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!
Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?
Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?
Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?
Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!
From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit! Whooo-hooo!
Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started! Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!
Check out the HUGE (ginormous!) blowout Outlet Finale sale going on over at Thirty-One right now.
It runs thru the end of the month and features savings of up to 75% on 170 incredible styles!
Some of my favorite things are included – like…the awesome All About the Benjamins wallets – in multiple fabric choices. And duffles, carry-alls, thermal totes, cinch sacs…the list goes on! Check it out – and get them while they last! 🙂
As with any and all sales this good, it’s “Only while supplies last!” or until 31 July!
Head over to see all the goodies and get them for yourself! I’ve got a party open for you – click right here to get started!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes: Card base and envelope; Friendly Silhouettes Die cut grass on inside
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 6″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Friendly Silhouettes Die cut grasses
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (inner liner)
Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (Mossy Meadow): 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (card front)
Gold Foil: Friendly Silhouettes Die cut grass; Well Written die cut sentiment
Sailing Home DSP: 1″ x 4″ strips (x6 – for card front); 3 1/8″ Nested Label Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (envelope liner)
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!
Apparently I wasn’t paying enough attention to The Man and Mr. Reindeer yesterday afternoon.
So – The Man brought Mr. Reindeer VERY CLOSE!!
It was pretty close – and moving fast! – so…sorta hard to get a picture.
He. Was. On. A. Mission.
The mission was successful. And – interestingly – Katy just watched in disgust. But she didn’t leave.
Younger brothers are just something dignified cats have to deal with, I suppose.