Posts Tagged With: Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits

Stampin’ Up! Hug in a Patterned Pumpkin Patch for the Stamp Ink Paper #125

So – good mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday – almost the last Tuesday I’ll be in Utah.  I’ll actually admit that I’ll miss it here a little – the scenery is ridiculously gorgeous – especially when there’s some weather around!  I’m betting in the middle of July it might not be so appealing to me…

Before we get going, I wanted to share some pretty exciting (and totally and completely unexpected – heck, I wouldn’t have even looked!!) news with you.  I found out yesterday that I am ranked #107 in the US among Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and #227 in the world!  Holy Smokes – can you even believe that?!?  And – I have you guys and my wonderful Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew to thank for it!!  I so very much appreciate my customers and team – thank you thank you thank you!!! 🙂

Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #125 this week is a color challenge – some of my favorites!

So, since my happy-place-colors were conveniently aligned for me to use one of my very favorite bundles in the Holiday Catalog – I indulged my love of collages with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

 

I started with a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and stamped it all over – in Cajun Craze ink – with the little pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.  Then I embossed it in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and matted it on Crushed Curry.

The center panel is a beautiful piece from Wooden Textures DSP, also matted on Crushed Curry, and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

Then I started cutting and stamping!  I cut three of the large Patterned Pumpkin die cuts – one each in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Copper Foil.  I stamped the sentiment from Hug in a Mug in Cajun Craze on a piece of Very Vanilla and adhered the Crushed Curry pumpkin to it with Liquid Glue.  Hint – you need to snip the middle two “grooves” from the die cut!

I also fussy cut some pumpkins from the Painted Autumn DSP.  A Crushed Curry “starry” Patterned Pumpkin die cut and a Pumpkin Pie-on-Crushed Curry pumpkin rounded out the patch.

I layered up the patch with some Copper Foil and Crushed Curry leaves, berries and tendrils, using Liquid Glue for all but the fussy cut pumpkin on the bottom right and the sentiment pumpkin – those are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a slew of little Crushed Curry stars (from the die cut pumpkin) here and there among the pumpkins, using Liquid Glue. The final finishing touch was a gold star Metallic Enamel Shape just above the sentiment.

On the inside, I stamped a couple of pumpkins from the Pick A Pumpkin set – one in Pumpkin Pie and one in Cajun Craze – on a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the large pumpkin first and then covered him with a sticky note mask before stamping the smaller guy.  I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to lightly color their stems.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Pick a Pumpkin pumpkins on the front – but I reversed them…

…and I added some more of the Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This one has just about every one of my favorite things – Fall colors, wood, and piles and gobs of goodies!!  Pick a Pumpkin and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits – well.  Hope you’ve got them.  If not?  What are you waiting for?!?  Hope you like.

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 1 NOV – 15 NOV: XKWBSPGH

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Stamps-N-Lingers Stampin’ Blends Flash Sale and Ordering Special!

LAST DAY!!

 

Along with the Stampin’ Blends themselves, we’ve got a wonderful new stamp set called Color Me Happy!

And a coordinating Project Kit called – yes, the Color Me Happy Project Kit!

 

And – you use the Color Me Happy stamp set to make all the images and color them with your new Stampin’ Blends!  This kit coordinates with the Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends.  One thing you should make note of….both the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and the Color Me Happy Project Kit are only available while supplies last!  More specifically – the stamp set is only available as long as the Project Kit supplies last.  So…tarry not!

Here’s a great flyer if you haven’t seen it – with all sorts of good information!

They come in a wonderful array of our bestest Stampin’ Up! colors!  A handy color chart might be useful, yes?  Click it to open and print!

Now.  Let’s talk Stampin’ Blends Bundles, shall we?  I’ve put together two bundles – you can select them in Clear or Wood! – for your money saving and convenience-garnering pleasure.  Take a look-see:

Deluxe Bundle #1: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – everything you need to start making cards from the minute it arrives at your door.  This bundle is $162 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $206 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Deluxe Bundle #2: The Deluxe Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $170 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $215 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • The full Stampin’ Blends Collection – which includes all 26 colors (including the Ivory and Bronze), plus the Color Lifter!
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill, plus a pack of Thick Whisper White Card Stock!

Maybe you’re not quite ready to take such a plunge?  Well – the Starter Bundles may be just what you’re looking for!

Starter Bundle #1: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Clear) – brings the stamp set and Project Kit to you, plus the coordinating Stampin’ Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette! This bundle is $74 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $95 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Starter Bundle #2: The Starter Stampin’ Blends Bundle (Wood) – same super bundle – but with the Wood Mount Color Me Happy stamp set.  This bundle is $81 and includes free shipping (I can only ship to the US, folks!), free tax and a couple of free goodies!  Buying it all separately (including shipping, tax and your Free Goody!) would be about $103 (sorta depends on how much you’d give Uncle Sam!!).  Here’s what you’ll get:

  • The Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • The Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood mount)
  • Stampin’ Blends (light and dark) in Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.
  • FREE – Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Refill

Don’t forget – with either bundle, you’ll get the November Online Tutorial which uses the beautiful Night in Bethlehem stamp set and bundled Bethlehem Edgelits.  We made some super projects for you this month – just in time for Christmas giving!

Need more enticement?  How about Double Peppermint Points for everyone who orders one of these bundles? So…do the math – that’s 12 peppermints for the Deluxe and 6 for the Basic.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! 🙂

Double Peppermints
How do you get in on the fun?  Well – fill out the form below.  As soon as I get your order, I’ll blast you a PayPal invoice.  Once you’ve paid that, I’ll place your order and they’ll be on their way!  Easy.

And also peasy! 🙂

Hope you’ll take advantage of this deal – it’s good only thru the end of the day on 14 November!  That’s just two weeks, folks! (That’s why it’s called a “flash” sale!)

 


 Introducing the….Stamparatus!!

 

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

RESERVATION WINDOWS        AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for Wood Textures Panel); various Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); sentiment (fussy cut behind the Crushed Curry die cut pumpkin)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit die cuts

Copper Foil:  Patterned Pumpkin Thinlit die cuts

Wood Textures DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (panel on front);  envelope flap  

Painted Autumn DSP: fussy cut pumpkins  

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!


No new FFF’s  pictures – but soon, y’all – SOON!! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest Pumpkin Cat!

Happy Friday, y’all – when you read this, I’ll probably be on my way back to Utah.

Or not.  My jet lag has jet lag – I have no idea what time it’ll be anywhere I’m at today, so…you know what I mean!  When next you hear from me, it’ll be from Utah!

My card today uses an all-time favorite, the Painted Harvest stamp set, and I played with the Eclipse technique.  A couple of die cuts from the Patterned Pumpkin set and a few Cat Punches lent a hand.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and, using the two-step flower image from Painted Harvest, stamped several flowers all across the panel.  I used three colors for the petals – Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  There wasn’t a lot of rhyme or reason behind the color combinations – I just played with the colors.  

It’s not like there are any rules – just mix these three colors – two per flower.  Stamp each image a couple three times – rotating the image a little for each stamp. And you’ll be a flower-making rock star!!  Promise!

For the middles, I used Early Espresso – and stamped the large middle twice per flower, rotating with each stamp.  And then I added some little dots – also in Early Espresso – to each flower.

I used the Cat Punch and cut him from the bottom of the panel – and added some eyes in Early Espresso from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Then I cut four more of him from Early Espresso and stacked them all together with Liquid Glue.

Next, I ran the panel thru the Big Shot with the large pumpkin die from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits laid on the panel – and slightly overlapping the cut-out cat.  I made sure to keep track of the cut out-middle pieces.

 

Then I cut three more of the pumpkins from Early Espresso – and stacked them all up with Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach mat and used more Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked pumpkin back into its negative space.  Then I added the single-layer of the cut-out pieces back where they went in the die cut.  To finish it off, I added the stacked cat back in as well.  He sits a little higher than the pumpkin (due to having 4 additional layers versus the three under the pumpkin), giving the impression he’s sitting in front of the pumpkin! 🙂

 

I enlisted the help of the Gourd Goodness stamp set for the sentiment, stamping it on a strip of Peekaboo Peach card stock in Soft Suede.  I snipped banners in both ends, edged it with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I tied a bow with two strands each of Crushed Curry and Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twines and adhered it over a Billie Moan Bow made with Linen Thread, using a Glue Dot.  I added it to the card front and it was done!

On the inside, I made three more Painted Harvest flowers across the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel – again from Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  I added the centers with the Early Espresso.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower on the front…

…and a few more on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love it!  Painted Harvest never fails to impress!!  And I love how it looks like the cat – when you can even see him!! – is sitting in a pumpkin patch, surrounded by beautiful flowers.  Hope you like!!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GFV

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

Our new alcohol markers – Stampin’ Blends – will be available to customers on 1 November!  Hope you’re excited!!  Heck – I’m excited for you! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); four Cat Punch shapes; three Patterned Pumpkin die cut shapes

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mats for card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 2 5/8″  (sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner 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!


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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pick a Woodland Pumpkin for the Stamp Ink Paper #121

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s a Tuesday in October, so I’m bringing you a project from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I do hope that you’ll take inspiration from the challenge and use it to make a project of your own!

This week’s Stamp Ink Paper #121 challenge was a Tic-Tac-Toe (one of my favorites!).  I worked this one several different ways – down the left side…across the middle – I got my money’s worth out of it!

I went with my current favorite set – the Pick A Pumpkin bundle with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.   For the “Embossing” I used the wonderful Woodland TIEF.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch from the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

I started by cutting a piece of the Wood Textures DSP stack and laying it over the front of a Crumb Cake card base.  Then I ran the pieces thru the Big Shot, inside my Woodland TIEF.  On the card base, I brushed the trees with an almost-dry Stampin’ Sponge and Crumb Cake ink, then used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to highlight the embossing on the trees.  On the DSP, I used the Early Espresso Marker on the trees.  Then I matted the DSP on a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock.

The middle panel is another piece of Crumb Cake, that I cut into a rectangle with a square Stitched Shapes Framelit.  I laid the framelit on the card stock and ran it about half-way thru the Big Shot.  Then I turned it around, lined up the “stitches” and ran it back thru the other way.  Thus…rectangle from a square! 🙂

Next, I embossed it with the Woodland TIEF – I made sure that its embossing would match the embossing on the card front.  I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to highlight the tree embossing, then I adhered it with some Liquid Glue and started making pumpkins!

I cut a large pumpkin with the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits from Peekaboo Peach card stock and adhered it to a piece of Pumpkin Pie with Liquid Glue, then I fussy cut around it.  The smaller pumpkins, all from Pick a Pumpkin, are stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Peekaboo Peach, then cut with their matching dies from Patterned Pumpkin.  I gave them all faces in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I cut a leaf and a couple pumpkin vine tendrils from Copper Foil and a few leaves from some Painted Autumn DSP, too.  Then I built the collage – using Liquid Glue.  The very last pumpkin – the smallest one – I popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment is from the Spooky Cat stamp set – stamped in Early Espresso on a strip of Crumb Cake.  I bannerized the end with my Paper Snips, added some faux stitches with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker – and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For my little embellishment, I ran a piece of Linen Thread thru the little hole in a Corrugated Elements tag, wrapped it around a short length of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding and tied a bow.  Then I adhered it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I ran one edge of a Very Vanilla panel thru the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF and highlighted the trees with my Crumb Cake Marker.  I also lightly brushed them with Crumb Cake using a Stampin’ Sponge.  I stamped another Pumpkin Pie-on-Peekaboo Peach Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin and cut him out with his matching Patterned Pumpkin die.  Then I adhered him over the trees with Liquid Glue and added a tiny Linen Thread bow.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Peekaboo Peach mat and into the Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin on the front…

…and some more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.


Et Voila!  Y’all told me to keep doing collage cards, so I took your words to heart!  Thank you!!  If you haven’t picked up the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and its bundled Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits – you’re missing out!  Get them now!

And – getcha some Designer Paper!! This is such a perfect perfect time to stock up on your favorite gorgeous papers – including the Painted Autumn DSP!!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 4HQU3GVF

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ Stitched Shape rectangle (panel on front); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner)

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock:  behind the Patterned Pumpkin die cut

Copper Foil:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaves and tendrils

Wood Textures DSP:  3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card front)  

Painted Autumn DSP:  Patterned Pumpkins die cut leaves; 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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

This one just makes me chuckle every time I see it! 🙂

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Cafe Pumpkin Latte Video Sneak Peek

Hey y’all!  It’s Sunday!  Got today off which means it’s laundry day.  Yippee! 😉  And day-that-alarm-doesn’t-go-off-at-345am day!!  YIPPPEEEE!!!

As you’ve come to expect, this is the post that gives you a little sneaky peek at the card we’ll be making together tonight on my Facebook Live video – which is going to be ONE HOUR EARLY tonight!!  

I’m using the fun Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday Catalog that happens to work perfectly with the Coffee Cups Framelits in the Annual Catalog.  Sweet!  And – I’m also using some Patterned Pumpkins…

I do hope you’ll be able to join me tonight at 7pm Eastern!  Please note the time difference – I need to do this a little early so I can join our Amy’s Inkin’ Crew team meeting at 8!

Here’s a link to my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

 

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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Fall, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Pick a Painted Patterned Pumpkin

Mornin’, y’all!  The calendar tells me its Friday, so…happy Friday! We’re drawing to the end of week 2 here in Utah (well, after tomorrow, that is!).  Only 5 more weeks and then home to the hubby and the ponies and kitties and Finn!! 🙂  In between – we’ve got OnStage!  I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone….and getting a sneak peek of what’s coming down the pike from Stampin’ Up!

Okay – today’s card.  Now, when I started to make it, I didn’t really plan on it becoming yet another collage card.

I figure y’all are about sick to death of collage cards – with flowers and/or pumpkins and/or leaves – from me.

I mean, seriously.  What a bore – same kind of card almost every day!

But.  It’s for sure in my wheelhouse – and I like them.

So – you have to cope with yet another collage card.  With pumpkins.  And leaves.  I do think it looks quite a bit different from previous ones, though, so let’s pretend I’m just showing you how to make different looks with the same tools!

For this one, I used my current Fall go-to Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits with an assist from Painted Harvest.  Take a look-see:

I played along with two challenges with this one.  The first, which inspired my layout, is from the Global Design Project, which is a CASE the Designer challenge.

And the second was a photo challenge from The Card Concept.  I used what I’d describe as a layered collage with a rustic flavor style! 🙂 

I started with a piece of the Wooden Textures DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Pool Party mat.  For my sentiment, I used a darker piece of the same paper, and heat embossed – in White – the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it to a Pool Party mat. 

I took a silver Foil Snowflake and trimmed it down a bit, then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.  Over that, I adhered my sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.

To make my collage, I cut a large and a star-filled pumpkin, using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, from the same light-wood paper I’d used on the card front. I also cut a couple of the leaves in the same paper (same die set), as well as punching out a few leaves with the new Leaf Punch.

I colored the two Leaf Punch shapes with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (coming soon!).  I also stamped a couple of pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in Pool Party on Whisper White and cut them out with their matching dies from Patterned Pumpkin.

I made the star-filled pumpkin be more solid by adhering it to a scrap of Pool Party card stock and trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

I used Liquid Glue to start layering up my collage elements.  Before I added the star pumpkin, I stuck a couple of silver Year of Cheer Embellishments on with Glue Dots.  Take a look – you can also see a few “spears” of silver Foil Snowflake nestled in there, too.  Then I popped the star pumpkin on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the last little pumpkin with Liquid Glue.

I tied a bow from two lengths of Linen Thread and one of Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with a Glue Dot to finish off the card front!  

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Painted Harvest in Early Espresso on more of the Wood Textures DSP.  Over that I added another couple of Pool Party pumpkins from Pick a Pumpkin.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, Fast Fuse’d the front on, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another couple of Pick a Pumpkin pumpkins on the front…

…and a little more of the light Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This looks so similar – and yet so different! – from the cards I’ve been doing these last couple of days!  I hope you’re “getting” how handy and lovely the Pick a Pumpkin/Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits bundle really is – and either have it already or are busily placing an order for it!  Hope you like!

I promise to stop this collage-kick I’m on.

Well.

Probably!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Stampin’ Blends coming soon – or available in a Starter Kit (until the 15th).  So…this would be a great time to join the team! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for sentiment panel); scrap piece behind star pumpkin

Wood Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment panel); various Patterned Pumpkin die cuts and Leaf Punch shapes

Whisper White Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut pumpkins

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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Fall, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving | Tags: , | 27 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Painted Harvest

Happy Hawwmp Day, everyone!  Hope your week is going well!  Mine is…going!  And it went in such a way that I had to eat a peanut butter pumpkin.  But I only had one.  And I was able to keep from eating any donuts.  Again.

Just sayin’.

My card today is the result of…”oh, you’ve got to be kidding me.  I didn’t bring Cherry Cobbler card stock?!?”.  I say that because I was half way done with the card and went to pull out said Cherry Cobbler card stock to cut my mats.  Why?  Cuz I was playing with the TGIF Challenge which is a color challenge using…Cherry Cobbler.  And, I’d already stamped my Seasonal Lantern sentiment and Painted Harvest flower using Cherry Cobbler.

So – I decided to substitute Cajun Craze (right after I put in an emergency, 2-day shipping order for Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stock.  Yea.  Forgot that, too).  But I decided that the stamping didn’t look bad – even with the disconnect between the two colors.  So I went for it! Take a look-see:

I was using the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch to help me with the layout.

And the color scheme is, as I mentioned, from the TGIF Color Challenge.

So – let’s all squint our eyes and pretend that the mats on this card are Cherry Cobbler.

I tried!

I started with a Crumb Cake panel and, using the fern-y leaf image in the Painted Harvest stamp set, stamped it all over in Crumb Cake ink for a tone-on-tone effect.  Then I laid a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across it – adhering it with a little Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Seasonal Lantern stamp set above the burlap ribbon, in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Next up, I stamped the larger Painted Harvest flower image in Crushed Curry on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped it three times, inking and rotating the image a little bit with each stamp.  Then I used the inside image and stamped it a couple of times in Cherry Cobbler – again rotating it between the stamps.  I used Crumb Cake and stamped the flower inside image twice.

Say it with me…rotating the stamp a bit each time! 🙂

Then I fussy cut the flower.

I adhered a Delicate White Doily to the side of the panel with Liquid Glue then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut off the excess.  Over that, I used a Foil Snowflake.

I smushed the vanilla side of the snowflake into my Versamark pad and then sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I heated it up!  I adhered it over the doily and trimmed its excess, too.

And here’s where I discovered the lack of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  So – I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat.  Then I wrapped a length of Jute Twine around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

I cut a pine bough in Crumb Cake, using the die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Then I cut a second one from a piece of yellow Painted Autumn DSP.  Finally, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, I cut the leaf/berry shape.  These two pieces I smooshed lightly into my Crushed Curry ink pad to make them a little more curry-ish.

Then I build the collage with Liquid Glue.  For the flower, I put a few Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and used them to wind some Linen Thread looks around – then I popped it over the other elements.

I used my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “seeds” to the middle of the flower and then tied a bow from Jute Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I repeated the Painted Harvest flower in Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a few Crumb Cake leaves and Cajun Craze seeds.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.  

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Harvest flower and leaves on the front…

…and I added a whole slew of Crumb Cake leaves on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think it turned out okay.  I don’t even think the two colors actually clash all that much.  And, it’s hard to go wrong with Painted Harvest elements, don’t you think?  Hope you like! 🙂

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!

We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct.  Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit!  Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pretty Pines die cut

Painted Autumn DSP:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut, Pretty Pines die cut

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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

Categories: Any Occasion, Everyday, Fall, For You, General, Just Because, Just Hello!, Special Promotions, Thanksgiving, Welcome Fall | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gourd Goodness and Pumpkin Leaves for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Giving Thanks!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I decided to go straight up Fall festival with my card, using the Gourd Goodness stamp set and…a few goodies from my October Paper Pumpkin!  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Painted Autumn DSP, that I Fast Fuse’d to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.  I wrapped a long length of Linen Thread around the card front three times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I used a Glue Dot to pull the three strands together – right about under the bow on the card.

Next, I raided the leftover pieces of my October Paper Pumpkin kit and adhered two pretty Gold leaves to the card front.  Don’t have this kit?  You can cut some leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits from Gold Foil and adhere them with some Liquid Glue. 🙂

Using the two-step pumpkin image in the Gourd Goodness stamp set – I stamped the first image in Peekaboo Peach on Very Vanilla.  Over the top, I stamped the second image in Pumpkin Pie.  The stems – also two-step – are stamped in Garden Green ink.  Then I fussy cut them.

I also cut a Cajun Craze pumpkin from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits – and adhered it to another piece of Painted Autumn DSP with Liquid Glue.  Then I fussy cut that, too.

I built up my collage with the Patterned Pumpkin pumpkin adhered with Liquid Glue, popped the Gourd Goodness pumpkins on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then nestled a couple more leaves from the Paper Pumpkin kit in with Liquid Glue.  The final touch is a little Corrugated Elements heart!

My sentiment, from Gourd Goodness, is stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla and then punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  I used my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to add faux stitches and then adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I made a Linen Thread multi-loop bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Over the center, I stuck a small Gold Faceted Gem and the card front was done!

On the inside, I simply added another of the Paper Pumpkin gold leaves to a Very Vanilla panel.  I would love to be able to buy sheets of these beautiful leaves (hello, Stampin’ Up!?).

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another gold leaf on the front…

…and another bit of Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Fall-on-a card….the perfect ode to plenty and thankfulness!  All from the Gourd Goodness stamp set, a Patterned Pumpkin die cut and a little bit of Paper Pumpkin parts!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been doing!  


Karen Finkle

Linda Richenberg

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!

Sue Prather

Jari Francis

Barbara Staradumsky

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

ENDS TODAY – DON’T MISS THESE GREAT DEALS!!

We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  

So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check Out All the Great Deals!  Click to Open a Human-Readable Flyer!

 


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  

Leaves from the October Paper Pumpkin kit 


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin die cut

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  Pretty Label punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Fussy cut Gourd Goodness pumpkins

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); behind the Patterned Pumpkin die cut; 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Fall, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture Patterned Pumpkins

Well – it’s Friday.  But it’s really like Thursday since I have to work tomorrow.  But – we get Sunday and Monday off!  Whoo-Hoo!!  Thank you Chris Columbus! 🙂

Today’s card is a collage card – which I love to do.  But – it’s still got a lot of open space, so…it’s kind of a clean-and-collage-y card!  And it uses the so-pretty Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits with some help from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As you might have noticed, my “photo booth” has changed up a bit.  We’ll see how this works!

I played along with four challenges on this one – the first, from Hand Stamped Sentiments, inspired the layout.

The Paper Players lent the Fall floral theme…

And…the color scheme from the Fab Friday challenge worked perfectly for the theme!

Finally – the Global Design Project was looking for Grateful-themed cards…

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Using the large splatter image in the Touches of Texture stamp set, I stamped it twice in Fresh Fig ink.  I didn’t re-ink between the stamps, either.  Then I matted the panel on Tranquil Tide and Cajun Craze card stock panels with Fast Fuse.

I added a couple of small flowers from Touches of Texture in Cajun Craze, just to add a little more “collage” to the card.  

Next up, I punched a set of leaves in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide with the new Leaf Punch, and cut a larger set of leaves in Tranquil Tide with the die in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  I creased all the leaves a little with my Bone Folder and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the card front.

To make the pumpkin, I cut the large open pumpkin from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits a few times – twice in Cajun Craze and once in Copper Foil.  I adhered one of the Cajun Craze Pumpkins to a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and fussy cut the excess (to give me something to glue to).  Then I took the Copper Foil cut-out pieces and laid them in the Seaside TIEF and embossed them.  And then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them inside the pumpkin shape.  I did one more run thru of the Patterned Pumpkins die – just enough to yield a Tranquil Tide stem!

I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from All Things Thanks, is stamped in Fresh Fig on a Very Vanilla strip.  I cut banner ends with my Paper Snips, edged the banner with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final pieces are some Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes and a bow tied with a length of Jute Twine and one of 1/4″ Copper Trim. The Jute Twine piece is the result of separating the three strands that are twisted together to make the Twine.  I adhered the bow with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I stamped the splatter image from Touches of Texture again in Fresh Fig on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I adhered the Copper Foil Patterned Pumpkin over that, with the Cajun Craze cut out pieces in the middle.  I ran the die back thru to cut a Tranquil Tide stem and added it as well!

I Fast Fused the panel to a Tranquil Tide and Cajun Craze mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Touches of Textures Fresh Fig splatter and a Cajun Craze pumpkin from the Patterned Pumpkins on the front…

…and a few more Fresh Fig splatters and Cajun Craze flowers from Touches of Texture on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Some Fall-colored florals from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, the new Leaf Punch and the Eclectic Layers.  Throw in some Touches of Texture and you’re all set.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTEBYK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Free Shipping and Double Peppermint Points only thru Sunday!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deal #1: Free Shipping on orders over $50!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 8 Oct, I’m offering free shipping.  Here’s how you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
  •  Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

I’m not doing checks this time around – since I’m not at home.  If you just can’t do PayPal – give me a holler.  We’ll see what we can work out! 

Deal #2: Double Peppermints on orders over $50!

Peppermints are the reward “currency” in my Customer Rewards program (the Punkin’ Heads!).  You gather up peppermints when you order thru me – usually you get one peppermint for every $25 in product (before shipping and tax) that you buy.  Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! So – with this Double Peppermint special, you’ll earn four Peppermints for each $50 that you order!🙂

Remember – these are good for just one week!  

When you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code below (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. 🙂  Now – it turns out I’m not the only one offering some free goodies this month!  Stampin’ Up! is, too!  Read on!!


World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!

1 – 10 October 17

We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  

NOTE: We’d been offering two free Fast Fuse Refills when you purchased a Fast Fuse Adhesive, but y’all snapped those up so fast that they went on backorder and we had to discontinue that special! 😦  To help make it up to us, SU! will bring back the same offer on Fast Fuse for five days within the next few months, after they’re confident they have sufficient Fast Fuse in stock (this five-day offer will be in North America only).   In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check Out All the Great Deals!  Click to Open a Human-Readable Flyer!

 


Designer Series Paper Sale…

 All Month Long!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper!  Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!!  Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!

 


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin die cuts

Tranquil Tide Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Leaf Punch and Eclectic Layers die cuts  

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ (sentiment banner)

Copper Foil: Patterned Pumpkins die cuts

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  (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Patterned Pumpkin Label

Mornin’, y’all!  Well – here ’tis.  The day before the big exodus to Utah!  I’m about to switch to “go” mode – that moment when my brain stops fighting it and just decides to do it and get ‘er done.

Any….second…now…

Well.  Maybe not quite yet.  Soon, though, I’m sure! 🙂

Had a “fun” day yesterday – our extra freezer decided it was time to call it a day.  So – big shuffle of frozen food to the other freezer spaces.  Did use the opportunity to get rid of those things no longer identifiable.  Or so freezer burned that…yea, unidentifiable.  So that happened.  Our neighbor is a refrigeration guy so he came and looked at it – told us we should replace the compressor and keep this one (it’s 20 years old).  Said the new ones are….problematic.  So that’s what we’ll do!  

Or – Wayne will do it next week.

My project for today is another Fall-themed card using the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits and some Painted Autumn DSP.  With a little Labels to Love sentiment thrown in for good measure.  Take a look-see:

The layout is inspired by the sketch at the MFT Card Challenge.

And the color palette hails from the Color Throwdown challenge.

I started with a piece of the Painted Autumn DSP and I matted it on Soft Sky for the card front.  Then there’s a strip of Very Vanilla on Soft Sky adhered with Liquid Glue and I wrapped a piece of Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Last up is another design from the Painted Autumn, also on Soft Sky, that I popped over the Very Vanilla strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Labels to Love, is stamped on Very Vanilla.  I used my Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp directly.  Then I cut it with a Stitched Shapes Framelit and adhered it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

I fussy cut a trio of pumpkins from a piece of the Painted Autumn DSP and used my Early Espresso Marker to edge it – that helps to give it a little “substance”.  I used the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to cut a large pumpkin in Cajun Craze, a couple of Garden Green Leaves, one Soft Sky leaf and a couple of Peekaboo Peach tendrils.

I used Liquid Glue to add the various elements – topping them all off with the fussy cut pumpkins, which are popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a bow with the Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Tip – take a little piece of thread (I used Gold Metallic Thread) and tie it around the ribbon that is laid across the card front.  When you “cinch” the knot down, it helps to create the illusion that the bow was actually tied from a single piece of ribbon.

I added a few Garden Green Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked up a pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin set in Peekaboo Peach, then used Tangerine Tango on a Sponge Dauber to add some depth around the edges.  I stamped it a second time on a Sticky note and cut it out as a mask.  Then I inked the smaller pumpkin in Peekaboo Peach and shaded it with Cajun Craze, then stamped it over the taller (and now masked) pumpkin.  I used my Early Espresso Marker to touch up the stems.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Soft Sky mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another couple of Pick a Pumpkin pumpkins on the front…

…and the envelope flap got some more of the Painted Autumn DSP.

Et Voila!  This Pick a Pumpkin bundle, with the matching Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits might well be one of my favorites in the entire Holiday Catalog!  I really love it – especially when paired up with the oh-so-gorgeous Painted Autumn DSP.  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary   


HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTEBYK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPS-N-LINGERS BUNDLES

I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Garden Green Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaves

Soft Sky Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for Very Vanilla panel); Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaf

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (middle strip on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Cajun Craze and Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: Patterned Pumpkin die cuts

Painted Autumn DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (middle DSP panel); 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-y, Finn-y, Watermelon Eater….

Had a piece and needed to eat it…

Nah -I’m no poet! 😦

But – Finn did have a piece of watermelon.

And he did need to eat it – cuz he loves it!!

Slurp….

Chomp…

Yum!!

TTFN

M  

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Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Cat-oween for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Knew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Halloween!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see who went spooky and who went nice, okay?  

I decided to use the Cat Punch and a few pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to make a sorta sweet and not-at-all spooky card.  Take a look-see:  

I played along with a couple of sketches on this one.  

The first, from Sunday Stamps, kind of loosely inspired my color choices:  

My layout comes from the folks at the TGIF Challenge.  

I started with a piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP and Fast Fuse’d it to a Night of Navy mat.  Then I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – leaving space between the halves so the doilies would peek out from my center panel.  

Next up,  I cut the little cross-shapes out of the corner of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, using the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  To make my background, I used some Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks to stamp the leaves images from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, and added the sentiment from Spooky Cat in Night of Navy.  The little speckles and splotches around the sentiment are actually the bubbles rising from the Spooky Cat beakers – stamped in Soft Sky!  Then I Fast Fuse’d it onto a Night of Navy mat and popped it over the doilies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now the cat.  When I first started making a card for the hop, I thought I wanted to play with the Just Us Girls challenge which asked for Watercolor Block stamping.  So I inked up one of my acrylic blocks with Pumpkin Pie ink, spritzed it with water using my Mister, and stamped it down on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

And then I changed my mind and went another direction.  Specifically in the direction of this card!  

But I had that paper…and I needed a cat.  So…out came the Cat Punch and all of a sudden – calico kitty!  I added a Night of Navy face with the little stamp in the Spooky Cat stamp set and adhered her to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then is was time for the pumpkins.  I cut a large pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie – and adhered it to some Peekaboo Peach card stock then fussy cut the excess – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I cut a star-strewn Cajun Craze pumpkin and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally – I stamped a Soft Sky pumpkin on Very Vanilla, added a Jack O’Lantern face in Night of Navy and cut it out with the die in the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  He’s added with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and a little Liquid Glue – and finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf from Pick a Pumpkin on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a strip of the Painted Autumn DSP which I’d matted on Night of Navy.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelop got a Soft Sky Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin – complete with Night of Navy face.  Then I cut a quick sticky note mask and covered the pumpkin, then stamped a Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze leaf over the top…

…and I added another piece of Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I’m not sure, but…this may be a personal record for me for making Halloween Cards!  But – if you’re going to make them, then it makes sense to use uber-cute stamp sets and Thinlits like you’ll find in the Pick A Pumpkin bundle.  And don’t even get me started on the Spooky Cat bundle – love love love!!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Karen’s been doing!  

NOTE:  Several of us had Irma roll through our areas and knock out power so there may be a few links that aren’t working quite right if you run through the hop early. Hopefully there won’t be any hiccups, but please be patient with us if there are. We’ll get them fixed just as quickly as we can! 🙂

Linda Richenberg
Sue Prather
Jaimie Babarczy 
Jari Francis 
Julie Johnston
Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!
Karen Finkle
Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 



HOST CODE FOR 1 AUGUST – 15 AUGUST: 2QVU4G6X

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION

Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″(mat for inner liner strip)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (center panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Painted Autumn DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner 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!


No FFF on Blog Hop Days!

TTFN

M  

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