Posts Tagged With: Pretty Pines Thinlits

Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pines and Wishes All Aglow

So – guess what day it is!?!  Yep – it’s Hawwwmp Day!!

Counting down to that next one-day-off.

Yes, it’s true.  I’m wishing my life away.  Not good.  But – there it is.

I ordered some new goodies (shocker, I know!) and they arrived last week.  One of the little tidbits inside was a fun little stamp set called Wishes All Aglow.  Very cute images and sentiments.  I combined one of them with some pine boughs from Pretty Pines.  Another shocker! 🙂  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the Quilted Christmas DSP that I matted on Garden Green for the card front.  

My sentiment, from the Wishes All Aglow stamp set, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.  I used my Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends pens to color the light bulbs.  I added some more “a-glow” around the edges.

Cuz…I could! 😉

I matted that on Garden Green and adhered it to the card front with Fast Fuse.

Then I pulled out my Pretty Pines Thinlits and cut two medium-length boughs in Garden Green and two short boughs in Lemon Lime Twist.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered them to the card front.

The center embellishment is a Stitched Felt Embellishment, adhered with a couple of Glue Dots.  I tied a little Real Red bow from the Mini Tinsel Trim pack and added it to the felt embellishment with a Glue Dot.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from the Wishes All Aglow stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I stamped a couple of Christmas lights around it in Real Red and Daffodil Delight.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Wishes All Aglow Christmas lights on the front…

…and more of the Quilted Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Quick and easy but oh-so-cute! A very viable candidate from Wishes All Aglow – and quick enough to reproduce for an annual Christmas card when you’re looking for a more secular kind of card!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary  

P.S.  Stampin’ Up! let us know that the Stampin’ Blends will be available to customers on 1 Nov!  Whoo-hoo!  Scroll down and get the details! 


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!


Stampin’ Blends – Available 1 November 17!

 


Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

With the release of the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov, we’ll also be offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.  This fun kit – and the coordinating stamp set feature beautiful line image art that will help you get blending!  Check it out!

The Color Me Happy Project Kit and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set will ONLY be available while supplies last.  So – be ready to snap it up when they “go live”! 

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.  

So – be watching for more information about this fun new way to get yer color on!!


PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:  
Get the Stampin’ Blends on 1 Nov!!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Pretty Pines boughs

Garden Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat under sentiment panel); Pretty Pines boughs

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Quilted Christmas DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card 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!


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  (I got a few pics!)

So, the other day Wayne and Finn went to Scout’s house.  Wayne for dinner and Finn for a play-date!

Which, apparently, he took full advantage of (he was even too pooped to go for his feed-the-horses run that evening – hopped right on the golf cart.  “I’m just going to patrol from up here, Dad – drive on!”).

Scout tried to teach him about herding chickens.

It’s not easy.  Who can even tell which is their front end and which is their back end?!?

But then – maybe all you have to do is do what your sister does!!

And then they rested.

I’m sorry I missed the fun! 🙁

TTFN

M  

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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! Carols of Christmas Whimsy

Happy Monday, y’all – not even an oxymoron today!  I don’t have to work – so I hope I’m still asleep when this hits your inbox!  As I write it on Sunday night, I’m still pumped up from sharing this Christmas card with some of you on my Facebook Live video last night.  And – I think I’m getting used to the altitude, so…I’m not dragging as bad as I have been.  Whoo-hoo!! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night, I surely do appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, here’s the link to the video on YouTube, in case you want to take a look.  

I used several stamp sets for this one – the Carols of Christmas, a little of the Host-Exclusive Seasons of Whimsy set and one of my very favorites – Christmas Happiness.  All of these wonderful stamp sets are showcased on the pretty Merry Music Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

To begin, I stamped the pine bough from the Christmas Happiness set twice in Garden Green on the top of a piece of Merry Music Specialty DSP.  It was a coincidence that I used the music from Deck the Halls!

Or…was it?!? 😉

I also added some lights from Christmas Happiness – I stamped them in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored them with my new Stampin’ Blend markers (coming soon – but we don’t know when!!) in Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight (so – yes, you could use Stampin’ Write Markers, too!).

I heat embossed the sentiment, from Carols of Christmas, in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it positioned where I wanted it.  Then, I cut two medium length pine boughs from Lemon Lime Twist card stock, using the dies in the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and adhered them over the stamped boughs with Liquid Glue.  At this point, I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil mat.

For the Season of Whimsy ornaments, I stamped all three in Versamark on some Whisper White card stock, sprinkled them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them.  Then I fussy cut them and colored them with my Pool Party and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend Markers.

 

Using Glue Dots, I “strung” some Silver Mini-Sequin Trim in my pine boughs, then I adhered the two Pool Party ornaments with Liquid Glue and popped the third on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I tied a bow in Night of Navy 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  I also adhered the tails of the ribbon with Glue Dots – to keep them where I wanted them.  I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the top ornament and the card front was done!

On the inside, I heat embossed two more ornaments from Season of Whimsy in Silver on a Whisper White mat and colored them with my Pool Party and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Silver embossed Pool Party Season of Whimsy ornament on the front…

…And some strategically chosen Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the idea of stamping on sheet music and this pretty Merry Music Specialty DSP lets us do that so easily!  And what better to add than pine boughs and a lovely sentiment?  I think the Carols of Christmas and the Season of Whimsy images are so pretty nestled in the pines from Christmas Happiness!  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.


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.  

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 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 will be coming….soon!  Or – get them now.  Ask me how! 🙂 

CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Gold Foil: 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); Season of Whimsy fussy cut ornaments

Merry Music Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:  Pretty Pines Thinlits die cut boughs

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: Christmas, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Labels to Love


Good Sunday morning, y’all!  I’ll have a second post a little later with my FB Live Video sneak peek!  

I’m excited to be a guest in the Stamping Sunday blog hop this week!  We’re all creating projects using the so-pretty (and versatile!) Labels to Love stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog to share with you today.  

I decided to add a few bits and pieces for my card – a little Christmas Around the World plaid DSP, some Pretty Pine boughs and berries, and an assist from Christmas Happiness.  Take a look-see:

I started by matting a piece of Christmas Around the World DSP (the plaid – my favorite!) on a piece of Gold Foil for the card front.  Next I pulled a piece of Whisper White and embossed it in the new Quilt Top TIEF, matted it on Gold Foil, and adhered it over the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used my Pretty Pines Thinlit dies to cut some Garden Green pine boughs, Real Red leaves and Gold Foil berries.

For the label, I inked the pretty sentiment from Labels to Love using my Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on Whisper White.  Then I punched it with the matching Everyday Label punch.  I also punched a label in Gold Foil, then adhered the sentiment to its mat – offset just a little – with Liquid Glue.

After a quick dry-fit to be sure I knew where I wanted to put what – I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Pretty Pines boughs, leaves and berries to the embossed panel.

I popped the matted sentiment over the embellishments with Stampin’ Dinensionals.  Then I tied a little bow from some Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

The final touch was a small Black Rhinestone Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used the pretty pine bough image from the Christmas Happiness stamp set, and stamped it twice (without re-inking!) in Garden Green in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a strip of the Christmas Around the World DSP that I’d matted on Gold Foil over the top.  Just cuz I could, I added a Black Rhinestone Jewel!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Gold Foil 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 double-stamped pine bough from Christmas Happiness in Garden Green on the front…

…and I added some more of that wonderful plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Labels to Love stamp set really lives up to its name – you gotta love all the different label-sized sentiments for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, New Years and even Valentine’s Day!  All paired up with the Everyday Label punch.  And – of course, you can hardly go wrong with pine boughs and plaid, now can you?  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Stamping Sunday Blog Hoppers today!

Just click on the little blue box to see all the participants and links to their blogs!

TTFN

Mary


SUPER WORKSHOP HOST CODE FOR 24 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP

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:

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

Gold Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x  4″ (mat for embossed middle panel); Everyday Label Punch (mat for sentiment); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip); Pretty Pines die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed middle panel); Everyday Label punch (sentiment)

Christmas Around the World 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!


Finn-Fan Fix  

No FFF on Blog Hop Days!!

TTFN

M  

Categories: Christmas, Ordering Special!, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Little Christmas Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s color challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Here’s the color scheme we had for the challenge.

And I also played along with a sketch challenge over at the Paper Craft Crew

So… the colors sort of scream Fall and the Autumn Harvest suite, which means that I used the Christmas Happiness stamp set and threw in a few “helpers” from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the pine bough image in Christmas Happiness, I stamped it all over the panel in Garden Green.  I stamped the image twice without re-inking to add depth.  Then I added Christmas lights – I love Christmas lights (I’d keep a tree in my living room all year round with nothing but clear white lights on it if I could!).  These little lights are three-step.  Step 1 – I stamped the outline of the light in Early Espresso.  Step 2 – stamped the “light” in Crushed Curry.  And Step 3 – stamped the fill-in of the socket in stamped-off-once Garden Green.

Finally, I added the small pinecone a few times – the outline image in Early Espresso and the fill-in image in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  I gently flicked the edges of the panel with a sponge in Early Espresso and matted the panel to an Early Espresso mat (sheesh – now I need a cup of coffee!! 😉 ).  I ran a length of Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

The center panel is another piece of Whisper White to which I adhered a piece of Wood Textures DSP.  Then I ran the whole thing thru the Big Shot in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using some Liquid Glue, I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon across the middle panel.

I stamped my sentiment from Christmas Happiness in Early Espresso on Whisper White and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die – then I matted it on a scalloped Early Espresso mat.

I cut some Garden Green pine boughs and Crushed Curry berries with the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.  The pine cone is stamped in Early Espresso (just like on the card front) and fussy cut.

I adhered a berry sprig and pine bough under the center panel with Liquid Glue and added another pair on top of the panel.  Then I used Liquid Glue and a Dimensional to add the sentiment.

My embellishment is the fussy cut pine cone and a berry/bough combo, with a looped Linen Thread Bow.  To finish it all off, I added three Crushed Curry Enamel Shapes to the side of the panel and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added some more Christmas Happiness pine boughs, lights and cones to a Whisper White panel and added the second sentiment in Early Espresso.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another treatment of pine boughs, lights and cones on the front…

…and some more of the Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love love love Christmas Happiness – boughs…pine cones…. lights.  It’s the trifecta of good!!  And it works so nicely to add some Pretty Pines die cuts along with it!  Hope you like! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for middle panel); 2″ scalloped circle (sentiment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″  (art panel); 1 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); fussy cut Christmas Happiness pine cone

Wooden Textures DSP:  1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ on middle panel; Envelope Flap  

Garden Green and Crushed Curry Card Stock:  Pretty Pines die cuts

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Happiness for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster for today’s sketch challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

Take a look at our sketch:

I used my fave stamp set from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog – Christmas Happiness – and added some Merry Music Specialty DSP (also in the new catty).  I also made some boughs with the Pretty Pines Thinlits, so…take a look-see:

I started with a piece of the new Merry Music Specialty DSP – but…it’s in black and white (which is cool – but not what I wanted for this particular card…) and I sponged it with Crumb Cake ink to vintage-ize it a little.  Then I matted it on Garden Green card stock.

The middle layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock that I stamped with the new Sheet Music background stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I tore it down to the size I wanted, sponged it with Crumb Cake and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the Pretty Pines Thinlits, I cut a bunch of pine boughs from Garden Green, Always Artichoke and Copper Foil.  I cut each one – so I had a top and a bottom.  When I did my first dry-fit, here’s what it looked like.

I used a few Glue Dots across the card front and wound a length of Linen Thread and one of Copper Metallic Thread around in several loops, then I adhered my pine tops and bottoms randomly across the top and bottom of the panel.

For the center sentiment panel, I took the large pine bough image from Christmas Happiness and stamped it a few times in Always Artichoke on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the first sentiment in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut it with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle.   It’s matted on Garden Green – cut with a Layering Circles Framelits die.

I popped the stamped panel over the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added the sentiment circle with more Dimensionals.  I made a “mat” with some of the new Jute Twine – wrapping two pieces around and securing then in the back with scotch tape.

I stamped some pine cones from Christmas Happiness – in Early Espresso for the outline image and Soft Suede for the fill, then I fussy them, and adhered them with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using Linen Thread, I tied a “Billie Moan bow” and secured it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Christmas Happiness pine bough in Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla.  I stamped it off twice on scrap paper before stamping my panel.  Over that, I added a second sentiment in Early Espresso.

I matted the panel on Garden Green and then 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 another Christmas Happiness pine cone (Early Espresso and Soft Suede) and some boughs (Always Artichoke) on the front…

…and I added more pine boughs on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Pines.  Pine Cones.  Music.  Vintage.  Yep – pretty much right smack in my sweet spot!  I hope like – and that you’ve got the Christmas Happiness set right at the top of your Wish List!  And don’t forget the Merry Music Specialty DSP! 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:   The Christmas Happiness, Merry Music Specialty DSP and Jute Twine will be available to customers on 1 Sept!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at4 1/4″)

Garden Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  2″ x 5 1/4″ (stamped front panel); 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 3/4″ x 4″ (torn panel)

Merry Music Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up! Peace This Christmas Sheet Music for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop



Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  If you’ve been following along, you’ll be guessing this is sketch week – and you’d be right!  I feel sure that all our ladies have made some beautiful projects for you, so be sure to hop thru all their blogs when you get done here! 🙂

Here’s the sketch in question:

Since it’s June and hot and quite obviously summer, I decided to go ahead and make a Christmas card!  I’ve been just itching to use the new Sheet Music background stamp and so… I did!  And I added in a little Peace This Christmas and some Christmas Pines.  Take a look-see:

So to begin, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and embossed it with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.  Folks – I’m really loving these new dynamic TIEFS – the embossed images are so deep and realistic!!  I’m sorry it’s so hard to see in the pictures! 🙁

Next up, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the Sheet Music image on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I cut it so it would leave some space at the bottom to allow my embossed Cherry Cobbler mat to show thru, and SNAILd it to the mat.

I wrapped a length of new Garden Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front and secured it in the back with scotch tape.

My sentiment, from the Peace This Christmas stamp set, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut out with a circle Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I pulled out the carrying-over Pretty Pines Thinlits (thank you thank you, Stampin’ Up!!) and cut two pine boughs from Garden Green card stock.  

Then I used the small pine cone image in the Christmas Pines stamp set to heat emboss a pine cone in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I cut it with its matching Pretty Pines die.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the pine boughs and pine cone to the card front.  Then I tied a small bow from 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Peace This Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  I surrounded it with Garden Green pine sprigs – also from Peace This Christmas.  And, finally, I added a bow cut from Copper Foil, using the small bow die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

It seemed like it needed to tie to the front of the card just a little tiny more, so I made “stitches” with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I SNAILd it to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another sprig of pine (Peace This Christmas) in Garden Green, and a heat embossed pine cone (Christmas Pines) in Copper on the front…

…and a couple of pine sprigs and Cherry Cobbler “stitches” on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Christmas in June!  Love love love the new Sheet Music background stamp.   Love love love the Pinewood Plank Dynamic TIEF.  And – my love for the Pretty Pines Thinlits is known far and wide!  Hope you like and are putting it all on your wish lists!!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!

TTFN

Mary


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT    


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ (card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Pretty Pines pine cone

Garden Green Card Stock:  Pretty Pines pine boughs

Copper Foil:  Pretty Pines bow on inside of card

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Stampin’ Up! Jar of Cheer and Pines!

Welcome to Monday, y’all!  I sure hope your weekend was wonderful and that you got all your Christmas cards mailed and your gifts wrapped and your baking done.

Just like I did.

ROFLMHO!!

I wish I got all those things done this weekend.  Here’s what I did get done:

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With actual ornaments!  Last year, I got home so close to Christmas that all we did was put the tree up.  Which is really all I need – I love the white lights even all by themselves!  But…I must say it’s always fun to pull out the ornaments and see the ones that we’ve gathered up together over the years.

Finn was….gobsmacked!

He was outside doing important dog work when we put it up.  He came flying around the corner – he pretty much flies everywhere – and came to an abrupt and skidding stop when he saw the lit tree!  He really didn’t know what to think of it! 🙂

I’m sure he’ll figure out that he’s supposed to raid the tree and take ornaments off of it – he’s smart that way!

My card for today uses the pretty Jar of Cheer stamp set – on the retiring list, so grab it while you can if you don’t have it already – and my favorite embossing folder ever…the Pine Bough TIEF.  I sure hope Stampin’ Up! changes their mind about retiring this one. 🙁  I also added a few Pretty Pines embellishments.  Take a look-see:

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This one played along with a few challenges.  The first, from CAS(E) This Sketch, informed the layout.

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The color palette hails from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players:

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Just Us Girls had a Trend Week challenge:

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Finally, I was inspired by the beautiful picture in the Fusion – It’s Christmas challenge.

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Whew! 🙂

So.  I started by running a Whisper White panel thru the Big Shot twice in the Pine Bough TIEF.  Then I brushed all the embossed images with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a little shine.  I SNAILd it on a Silver Foil mat.

My jar – from Jar of Cheer – began when I heat embossed the candle image in Gold.  Then, around that, I heat embossed the jar and “threads” in Silver.  Finally, I cut it out with the matching die from the Everyday Jars Framelits.

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I colored the flame and leaves with my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and the candle itself and berries with my Clear Wink.  I wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around the top of the jar, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I popped the jar on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits – I cut one from Gold Foil and two from Whisper White, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stack them up – and to adhere it on the card front.

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I cut two short pine boughs from Gold Foil using the die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, and a pine cone from Silver Foil.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the top of the jar.  A small Gold Baker’s Twine bow, adhered with a little more Liquid Glue, finished off the card front.

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On the inside, I heat embossed a sentiment from Jar of Cheer in Gold on a Whisper White panel.

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I SNAILd it to Silver Foil and then into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I heat embossed another Jar of Cheer candle in Gold on the front, coloring it with my Gold and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes…

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…and I ran the envelope flap thru the Big Shot in the Pine Bough TIEF and brushed the embossed image with the Clear Wink of Stella.

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Et Voila!  Silver, Gold and White candle-in-a-pine-embellished-jar-of-cheer for Christmas.  Hope you like!

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


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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

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Tomorrow is an Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop – the theme is Celebrate.  And I’ll be back with a Sneak Peek of the Succulent Garden Suite!  

We’ll go live at 8am Eastern.

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Jar of Cheer die cut; Christmas Greetings die cuts (x2)

Silver Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cut

Gold Foil:  Pretty Pines die cuts; Christmas Greetings 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!


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Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh and Pines!

Happy Hawwmp day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well.

So, apparently I have a puppy with a bit of a jelly-belly streak.  He’s not at all okay with a cat being on my lap.  In fact, just last evening, Katy was on my lap and Finn started to come up, putting his feet…..

On my lap.

Right by the cat.

I saw my life flash before my eyes.

Fortunately, before things got too far out of hand, he accidentally bumped her with his paw – I’m sure it was an accident! – and she climbed down.

Crisis averted.

Much of the reason he doesn’t like Katy or Leo to be on my lap is cuz he thinks he needs to be on my lap.  It’s become something of a nightly routine.  He comes to the chair and gives me the “the look”.  I move the laptop and say “come on – hug”.  And he boings into my lap.  

Like he was on springs.

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And then, to show his total love and adoration…

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Looks so sweet…and it is, but…unfortunatley I have horses.  And I know where that mouth’s been!!

Finally, he was done with the nightly hug and I was able to get on with doing a post for today!

My card uses the beautiful Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and Thinlits die set (FYI – the bundle (for 10% off) is retiring!) and a little bit of Pretty Pines and a touch of Detailed Santa!  Take a look-see:

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My design hails from the sketch challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper:

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And my color scheme is from the Can You Case It challenge this week.

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Finally, I played along with the Just Us Girls Word challenge:

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Thanks to the great Santa’s Sleigh bundle, this one was easy peasy!

I started with a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP and lightly, gently, barely touched the raised pattern with an almost completely dry sponge with Elegant Eggplant.  Just to bring out the pattern and give the trees a little contrast.  I also lightly flicked the edges with the sponge, too.

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Then I matted the panel on Elegant Eggplant and then on Silver Foil.

My trees, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, are heat embossed in Silver on Whisper White, and cut with the matching die from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits.  I adhered two of them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and popped the third one over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a couple of pine boughs with the Pretty Pines thinlits from Silver Foil.  Then I adhered them to the card front with some Liquid Glue.

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My sentiment, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White.  I rounded the corners with the corner rounder on my Envelope Punch Board, edged it with my Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker, and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Over top of that, I adhered a little bow tied from a piece of Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine and 3 strands of Silver Metallic Thread.

To finish the card front off, I added an Elegant Eggplant star Enamel Shape on the middle tree.  Then I cut some stars from Silver Foil with the die in the Detailed Santa Thinlits and adhered them on the card front and the trees with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Santa’s Sleigh in Elegant Eggplant on a Whisper White panel and added one more little tiny Detailed Santa star.

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I matted the panel on Elegant Eggplant and Silver Foil and then into my Elegant Eggplant card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Silver heat embossed tree from Santa’s Sleigh on the front, surrounded by some Elegant Eggplant stars…

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…and more of the Elegant Eggplant stars on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Easy peasy quick and breezy!  The very hardest part was getting the bare lightest touch of the Elegant Eggplant on the Fancy Frost DSP.  After that, it was smooth sailing – due to the wonderful images and coordinating dies in the Santa’s Sleigh bundle.  Hope you like! 🙂

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


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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 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


2017 Occasions Catalog Shares are Open!

 

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The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here and check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!


Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products

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Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • This is a great list of all the items on Clearance, on the Retiring List and in excess inventory.  Use it as you will.  Note, though, that this list won’t be updated as things sell out!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

Online Host Club

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I’ve got just a couple more openings in my January 2017 Online Host Club.  Check out all the details right here!


Be sure to get over to my Shares page and see what’s included and then get signed up!  Beautiful papers, and trims and ribbons are in the 2017 Occasions Catalog! 🙂  And – snap up the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle while you still can – you know you want both pieces, might as well get them while you can save 10%, right!?! 

There’s still time to enter to win my 2nd Stampin’ Up! Anniversary Blog Candy – you’ve got until tonight at 8pm eastern.  Here’s a link to the blog post!

Tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop day, so I’ll be back at 7am Eastern!

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:       


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Silver Foil: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock:  5/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits die cuts

Fancy Frost Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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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Stampin’ Up! Presents & Pinecones Gift Box

Happy Saturday, y’all – I’m hoping you’re in the middle of a four-day weekend like I am!  And that you’re recovering from the excess of Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s always a little amazing when I’m actually hungry the next morning!

So….does anyone out there speak “cat”?  I mean…like…fluently?  I need someone to tell my little goofy cats that they need to turn around and bow up and fluff their tails and stare…the….puppy…down.  Instead of running from him.  He doesn’t chase things that don’t run.  And – if they’d act all menacing, he’ll slink away with his little wiggle-wagger tucked under as far as he can get it to tuck!

I’ve watched him do it with my friend’s beast of a cat.

But no.

They run.

On second thought…that may be their plan.  They get a little gallop and romp and the puppy gets scolded and put in the kennel or on his leash.  A twofer!  I have noticed that Katy in particular is back in the living room strolling around right by his kennel pretty quickly after “an event”!

Hmmmm. 😉

My share today isn’t a card.  It’s a card holder!  I used some Presents & Pinecones DSP and some Pretty Pines and a little bit of Jar of Cheer to make a box for my mom.  Take a look-see:

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