Posts Tagged With: Pet Sympathy card

Stampin’ Up! Vine Design Heal Your Heart Pet Sympathy Card

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  We’ve had a spring snap (not trying to rub it in to my friends who are still cold and snowy!) and so it’s hard to stay inside and work!  I even planted seeds inside to get them started.  Too early?  Well…maybe.  But…couldn’t even resist!

My card today is one I did while we were chatting on my Zoom the Craftroom yesterday (I hope you’ll join us one day if you’re one of my customers who’ve ordered this month!! – and…it was nice to get a little feedback from my friends!).  This is a pet sympathy card – nope – do not even need one right now (wheeew!) but it’s good to have one on hand, right?  I used the pretty Vine Design Bundle, the Cat Punch and…the Heal Your Heart stamp set (free for a few more days until Sale-a-Bration ends on the 28th!!).  All set atop some pretty Love You Always Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Clean-and-Simple, New Catalog Bundles, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Special Bundles, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Vine Design and Pampered Pet Sympathy Card

Well.  It’s happened again.  The weekend flew by and it’s Monday again!  Can someone please explain to me why – even now that I’m retired – I still feel like I’m “going back to work tomorrow” on Sunday evening?  And…am excited and all….whew, it’s the weekend…on Friday evening??  It makes no sense! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

My mom asked me for a pet sympathy card for a young lady who recently lost her dog.  Not a kid – not an adult.  A teenager.  So…I scrunched my eyes and wracked my brain and decided that the Vine Design Bundle – with a little help from Pampered Pets, the Dog Builder Punch and…the gorgeous (and FREE!) Flower & Field DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog would be just the ticket!  Take a look-see at what I came up with:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a Basic White panel that I embossed with a Stitched with Whimsy die and then matted on Basic Black for the card front.

I pulled out the Flower & Field DSP and cut three Flowering Vine label dies from one of my favorite designs in the pack.  Remember – this beautiful paper is a FREE option for you to select when you place a $50+ order before Shipping & Tax during Sale-A-Bration!!  Look at those gorgeous designs!!

I stamped the label frame from Vine Design in Cherry Cobbler ink on Basic White.  Then I added the sentiment in Granny Apple Green and cut it with the label die from the Flowering Vine set.

I adhered the three Flower & Field Flowering Vine die cuts to the card from with Liquid Glue.

Then I punched a Basic Black dog using the Dog Builder Punch – and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I popped the die cut sentiment over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped a small flower from Vine Design three times in Cherry Cobbler and cut them with their matching Flowering Vine die.  I added two to the sentiment label with Liquid Glue and the final one is popped on with a Stampin’ Dimensional up in the corner.

I added some Bumble Bee 2020-2022 Enamel Dots to the flowers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp part of one of the Pampered Pets sentiments in Granny Apple Green.  I used a sticky note to mask off the bottom of the sentiment image so that I only got the phrase that I wanted.  With the Dog Builder Punch – I cut three Cherry Cobbler hearts and part of a Basic Black Dog.  These are adhered with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Vine Design flowers (with Bumble Bee centers!) and some Pampered Pets hearts – all in Cherry Cobbler – on the front…

…and more of that pretty Flower & Field DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think the combination of Pampered Pets and the Dog Builder Punch – with the gorgeous Flower & Field DSP – plus the Vine Design Bundle for a sentiment and that pretty die cut label – are perfect for this sympathy card.

I like that it’s not “IN YOUR FACE” with the pet piece but it’s quite obviously about a pet. I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 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!


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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:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/4″); Dog Builder Punch Hearts on inside

Basic Black Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Dog Builder Punch on front and on inside

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Flowering Vine die cut label (sentiment)

Field & Flower DSP:  Flowering Vine die cuts on 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 

That’s it?

The ride is over?

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Fine Art Floral Gallery Sneak Peek Fun-Fold with Video Tutorial

Happy 2021!!  I suspect most of us are hoping and praying that this is a better year – on so many levels! – than 2020 was.  I know – and you know – that it’s not going to change for the better overnight.  But…perhaps the light we’re seeing at the end of the tunnel is NOT a train.  Hope springs eternal. 🙂

My first card for the year comes with a video tutorial and, if you were able to join me yesterday on my You Tube channel, I appreciate you spending part of your New Year’s Eve with me!  If not, here’s the replay!  Hint: don’t be confused by the picture – I DID make a different card on the video.  But…it means you get a two-fer today! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Pressed Petals Sympathy

Happy Monday, y’all!  Don’t know if you’re in a re-opening state or still in a state-of-self-isolation, but… I hope your week is shaping up to be a good one!  Are you planning a Cinco De Mayo celebration?  🙂

My card today is one I hate having to make.  My friend from work (pre-retirement!) lost his sweet German Shepherd Jenna last weekend. He was, understandably, pretty down in the dumps.  So…I figured I’d send them a card and a little gift.  I pulled out the retiring Happy Tails stamp set, added a Stitched Be Mine heart and set it all atop some retiring Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

And – it fits well with the Addicted to CAS Code Word challenge!

So – I started with a piece of wood pattern paper in the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP (you guys – this wonderful paper is leaving us and is only available while supplies last – don’t miss a chance to get another pack in your stash!).  I added a strip of the burlap design on the right side with some Liquid Glue.  Then I matted it on Basic Black for the card front.

I wrapped a length of 3/8″ Denim Ribbon (this is sticking around for another year – YEAH!!) around the seam – securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.

I stamped the sentiment from Happy Tails in Night of Navy on another piece of burlap paper and cut it out with one of the hearts in the Stitched Be Mine die set.

With my Journaling Pen, I made a doodle-dot-dash border around the edge of the heart – then popped it onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With the Dog Builder Punch (which IS carrying over!), I punched a Basic Black dog (I know – not a GSD….best I could do!!) and adhered him with a combination of Liquid Glue and Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Also using the Dog Builder Punch, I punched a little Terracotta Tile heart and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I tied a denim ribbon bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot – and that finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Happy Tails in Night of Navy on a Very Vanilla panel.  I added the paw print in Terracotta Tile right over the word “heart”.

Get it?  Paw print ON your heart?

Oh – check the gift…

Car Magnet.  See a theme?! 🙂

I added some more Terracotta Tile pawprints, then adhered the panel to a Basic Black panel and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the paw prints on the front…

…and some burlap paper – with more paw prints! – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am sorry to see Happy Tails leave us – it’s perfect for this kind of need, don’t you think?  And Keep Calm and Wag On isn’t too shabby for this time in the world, either, is it??

And there aren’t enough superlatives for the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – if you don’t have some – get it RIGHT NOW.  If you have some, get MORE.  RIGHT NOW!!  Just sayin!

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!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  May the Fourth Be With You – Always! 🙂

P.P.S.  LAST DAY to get entered to win a Paper Pumpkin My Wonderful Family kit!  See below!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Enter To Win Blog Candy – ENDS TODAY!

 

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

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time TODAY and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

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

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog tomorrow!

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


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); Dog Builder Punch dog

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

Pressed Petals Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (strip); Stitched Be Mine die cut heart; 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


When I start dinner in the late afternoon, the first step is to tidy the kitchen.

You know – so I can mess it up again.

This involves putting away the clean dishes from the dishwasher and loading the breakfast/lunch stuff.  It’s never a lot, but you know.

Finn watches very diligently.

He knows when I switch from “emptying clean” to “loading dirty”.

And the INSTANT I make that switch, he is right there lickinglickinglicking.

After dinner – he knows he doesn’t even have to wait, so he’s right there from the jump.  He especially loves when I’ve used the griddler for like…a steak.  Or a hamburger.  Or asparagus.  He’s not all that picky! 😉

Lick…..

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Blog Candy, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Sympathy on Wonderful Florals

Happy Happy Hawmmmp Day!  And – it just occurred to me – now don’t be scared – there’s a little less than 10 months till Christmas!

Whaaaa???

More pressing and germain to this blog – we’re 2/3 of the way thru Sale-A-Bration, can you even believe it??  Just one more month to fill your tool chest with free goodies!

My card for today is one that I hate having to make – it’s to express my condolences to a friend for the loss off their pet. 🙁  But – I hope it’ll bring a smile – at least for a minute.  I used the new Happy Tails stamp set and bundled Dog Builder Punch – plus a Wonderful Floral Framelits die cut.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Special Promotions, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails and Nine Lives for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I – sadly – needed a pet sympathy card.  My friend had to put their older kitty, Sam, to sleep earlier this week.  Sam lived with them, because his human Dad had agreed to adopt another kitty – who has turned out to be…less than thrilled with being a sibling.  Definitely needs to be an only child! So…Sam went to live – with my friend.  He saw his Dad a lot, so he was quite happy.  And, he was a very nice boy.

Anywho…I needed a card for his Dad.  I combined the Nine Lives stamp set images with the right sentiments from Happy Tails – then added in some All My Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Sympathy for Loss of a Pet | Tags: , , | 16 Comments

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