Mornin’, folks! Hope your weekend is going well!
My trip this week was re-scheduled for January, so I’m not on my way to CA right now. Do have to take a quick trip up to Kentucky at the end of the week, but that’ll be easy!
I’m still not going to do a video tonight – sorry. I have the whole week planned out for cards – and…hadn’t planned something video-worthy. So…I’ll be back next Sunday, as planned!
Today, though, the card I have is SO fun! It uses one of the cutest, most fun stamp sets coming in Jan. And it’s going to be FREE! That’s right – this set, called Hoppy Together – will be FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration! For this card, I added a sentiment from Perennial Birthday (in the Annual Catalog). Take a look-see:
This fun layout is from this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.
And there’s no doubt at all that this little gem is high on my list of favorite new things! As requested by the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge!
I started with a piece of Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan) and a same-size piece of Whisper White. I stacked them up and, using my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, cut them on the right edge. I dry fit them on another Whisper White panel that I’d matted on Shaded Spruce for the card front.
I used the adorable little froggie from Hoppy Together and stamped him in Shaded Spruce on the card front, situating him so he’d be peeking out of the “window” I’d created.
I colored him with my Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. The little bee is also from Hoppy Together – I stamped him a few times in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink around the frog. They’re colored with my Dark Daffodil Delight Blend. I used a Journaling Pen to add some dots as a “flight path”.
On the Whisper White panel with the 1 3/4″ hole punched in it, I stamped the big sentiment from Perennial Birthday in Shaded Spruce. I added the butterfly and bees from Hoppy Together in Tuxedo Black.
I colored the bees with the Dark Daffodil Blend and the butterfly with my Light and Dark Mango Melody Blends and the Dark Daffodil Blend. Then I added more “flight path” dots with the Journaling Pen.
I added the Gingham Gala and the Whisper White panels to the card front at an angle with Liquid Glue.
To make the froggie’s sign, I stamped the sentiment from Hoppy Together in Granny Apple Green on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it.
I cut a little Shaded Spruce “stick” and adhered it with Liquid Glue, then added my sign. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I added the same Hoppy Together froggie in Shaded Spruce on a Whisper White panel, coloring him with my Dark and Light Granny Apple Green Blends – plus my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker for his belly and Shaded Spruce Marker for his spots. I made his sign in the same way as the one on the front and this one is a bit of pun – I stamped the little bee and the “hoppy” (in Granny Apple Green). Get it??
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Granny Apple Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some more crazy Hoppy Together bees across the front…
…and some more Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! How could Hoppy Together NOT be one of my favorite new stamp sets?!? I mean – it’s a-freakin’-dorable AND…uhm…FREE!! Yes. FREE with a $50 purchase once Sale-A-Bration starts in January! I hope you like – and that your wish list just got a little longer!
P.S. I’ve been giving you sneaky peeks at the new papers and embellishments and ribbons in the 2019 Occasions catalog. Wondering about catalog shares? Yup – I’ll be doing them! Watch for that post with all the information and your chance to get in next week! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: GDTYM3QG
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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available on 5 Dec!
A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!
The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December! When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.
Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.
You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!
2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Coming Soon!
I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail! If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December. Not sure if you’re on my list? Drop me a note and I’ll double check for you!
If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now! You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor! Check them out right here!
Get the Products Used in This Project!
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)
Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan 19): 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (panel under sentiment); 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!
Finn Fan Fix
We’ve been giving Katy tuna fish.
Hey – she’s like…16. ANY calories we can get in her are GOOD calories.
And she likes it. Especially the mayonnaise!!
And it smells WAY better than canned cat food.
It’s a hard thing standing sorta-politely back whilst the cat gets ALL THE GOOD FOOD!
So – sometimes, he gets to have the final lick on the bowl.
He makes the most of it.
Getting. Every. Last. Drop.