Good Monday, y’all! And – since it’s a Holiday, it truly is an actual GOOD Monday! 🙂
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I sure appreciate you spending part of your long-weekend with me (and for being patient in the middle of my network difficulties!). If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here it is on YouTube. Be aware that it starts a little disjointedly – my network dropped us near the beginning of the video – but you’ll get to see the whole card being made!
The card we made last night – a Shutter Fun Fold – uses paper from the 2018 Holiday Catalog called Frosted Floral Specialty DSP. And it is gorgeous! I pulled some goodies from the Annual Catalog, too – the Hello Kitty stamp set and the fun Cat Punch. Take a look-see:
The front was inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge! I went straight down the right side column!
A Shutter Card looks just like a regular Gate Card from the outside – complete with a decorated belly band.
In this case, I used a couple of Stitched Shapes Framelits circles – a Whisper White and Frosted Floral DSP circle – atop a Mint Macaron scalloped circle. The sentiment is from Pretty Kitty, stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Sea Foam card stock and cut with the Classic Label Punch. It’s all adhered to a 1″ wide Soft Sea Foam belly band.
The fun of a Shutter Card really gets going when you open it up!
This fold looks way more complicated than it is – and the video will show you just how easy it is to cut and assemble – so I hope you’ll give it a watch! Th sentiment, from Pretty Kitty, is stamped in Blackberry Bliss. Over that, I added one of the sweet kitty images from the set – in stamped-off-once Soft Sea Foam.
I added the same cute image from Pretty Kitty to the front of the Whisper White Envelope…
…and, as usual, gave the flap a little more of the Frosted Floral DSP!
Et Voila! This is an easy fold to make, y’all – and you can decorate it however you wish! So watch the tutorial and try one for yourself! Hope you like!
Days to the 2018 Holiday Catalog!
HOST CODE FOR 1 SEP – 15 SEP: NNXFK6AT
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.
Dashing Along Designer Series Paper Host Promotion!
Host a Workshop or place an order of $250 or more (total before shipping and tax) in the month of September, and get the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE. The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is in addition to the Stampin’ Rewards you’ll earn!
To create the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity. I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only!
- 12″ x 12″
- 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design
- Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
Here’s the deets:
- Promotion period: September 1–30 at 6:50PM (Mountain Time)
- Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
- In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
- One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
- Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
- Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.
I promise – this kit won’t give you nightmares, but you WILL be haunted by the spooky box, wrapped in a whimsical spider web. And the contents? Not scary . . . just adorable, and everything you’ll need for FUN Halloween crafting!! It’s a real “treat”!
Yep – the September kit is all about the Treats! PACKAGING the treats, that is! 🙂
Not wild about Halloween? Prefer cards? Well… As with every Paper Pumpkin kit, September’s kit can be repurposed. For instance, you can add cardstock and make some cards! This kit’s coordinating colors are: Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
- New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
- Canceled subscribers must be in active status by September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
- Current subscribers must stay active through September 10 to get the Halloween kit.
- Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
So…if you’re ready to get spooky crafty fun coming to you in a Paper Pumpkin box, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. For more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. Or, check out the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.
It’s Time to Start Redeeming!
All that ordering you did in August is about to PAY OFF!! It’s time to start redeeming your Bonus Days Coupons! Of course – you CAN wait until the 5th and redeem them on 2018 Holiday Catalog goodies!
Here’s the deets:
- Redemption Period Deadlines
- September 30, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
- There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
- Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
- New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes MAY be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
- Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.
So – here’s a handy flyer to walk you thru redeeming your coupons in my Online Store – click it to make it big enough for humans! 🙂
Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Still Open!
What are catalog shares, you ask? They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best. It’s like…your first trip thru a cruise ship buffet…you have a little taste of all the fun things you like (or have never tasted) and then you go back for seconds (or even thirds!) on the goodies you love!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Sept 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully early in the week of 10 Sept.
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).
Deadline to sign up for the shares is 3 Sep 18 at 8pm EST!! Head over to my Holiday Catalog Shares Page for all the details on what you get with each share type, as well as a handy form to fill out.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
The Frosted Floral Specialty DSP will be here on 5 Sept! 🙂
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″); 3 1/2″ x 4″ (x 2 – for the shutters)
Soft Sea Foam Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for front DSP panels); 3″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inside DSP panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (Cat-Punch circle on front); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (inside sentiment)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3″ Scallop Circle (mat for Cat-Punch circle on front)
Frosted Floral Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle (behind Cat-Punch circle on front) 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – DSP panels on front); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside 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!
Finn Fan Fix
The very name invokes….bar-b-que! Corn on the cob! Baked Beans! Watermelon!
Of those – only ONE is Finn-Friendly.
To be fair – he’d EAT all of them.
And…we’d ALL regret that later.
But. There’s ONE…
A little watermelon on a hot summer day. Yum!!