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Stampin’ Up! Wonder of Seasonal Bells for Christmas!

Mornin’ y’all!  It’s Hawwwmp Day! 🙂

And – for the Deatherage family – it’s the middle of do-the-taxes week.  Yes, we always do our taxes in October.  For as long as we’ve been doing taxes together.

And I.  Hate.  Doing.  Our.  Taxes.  Almost as much as I hate housecleaning.  The only difference is the whole once-a-year versus the every-freakin’-week thing.

Doing the taxes makes me grumpy.  Like….Marcia-when-she-hasn’t-eaten-and-no-one-has-a-Snickers grumpy.  Like…PMSing-in-the-desert-in-a-dirty-house-while-hungry-like-Marcia-and-no-one-has-a-Snickers grumpy.  Catch my drift?

And – that grumpiness doesn’t really lend itself to creativity!  It really really wants that Snickers bar!

So, when I finally sat down to make a card, I wanted – nay…needed – a quick and easy something!  And I really thought I’d achieved my goal.  I combined some Seasonal Bells, and Wonder of Christmas, and a little Holly Berry Happiness – lots of easy punches! – and some Presents & Pinecones DSP.  Take a look-see:

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This is from a sketch that came out a couple days ago, from Sunday Stamps, and I right away wanted to to do something with it.  Sunday Stamps Challenge #136: 

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To start, I SNAILd a piece of Presents & Pinecones DSP to a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Then I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock thru the Big Shot in the Holly TIEF, and sliced it into three strips.  I matted them all on Cherry Cobbler, and SNAILd them to the card front – being sure to attached them in the same order and orientation as they were before I cut the panel up.

Did that make sense?

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For my bells, I inked two of the images from the Seasonal Bells stamp set in Versamark, stamped them on Whisper White card stock, and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I punched them with the bundled Bell Punch.  I gently rolled each bell – since bells are round and all that! – and adhered them together in bell-like fashion with some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue at the top.

Next came the sentiment – which is from the Wonder of Christmas stamp set – stamped in Emerald Envy on Whisper White, and matted on Cherry Cobbler.  I adhered it over the triptych (that’s the fancy name for this kind of three-panel image!) with some Liquid Glue.

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I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the bells over the sentiment banner and then added a little silver holly sprig from the Christmas Trinkets Embellishments with a Glue Dot.  Over that, with another Glue Dot, I stuck a little bow tied from a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and Gold Baker’s Twine.

The last piece is a little holly spring – which I made with the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.  I stamped two of the small holly leaves in Emerald Envy, then added the outline image in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I stamped one of the berry-trio images in Cherry Cobbler and added the outline image.  Then I punched them all out with the bundled Holly Builder Punch, and adhered them to the end of the banner with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I added a second sentiment from the Wonder of Christmas set, in Emerald Envy, on a panel of Whisper White.  I stamped some more Holly Berry leaves onto the panel, and then punched out another trio of berries and stuck it over the leaves with Liquid Glue.  

I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler and SNAILd it into my Emerald Envy card base.

At least….that was the plan.  Cuz…this is where the grumpiness and stress of tax day hit.

See anything wrong with the next picture?

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Go ahead – take a minute.

No – it’s not the fact that it’s kind of crumpled up.

Get it yet?

Yep.  The card front is landscape.  This….this is most definetly not landscape! 🙁 🙁 🙁

I said bad words.  A lot of them.  And crumpled the danged thing up and tossed it.  And said a few more bad words.

Please note – I’d already cleaned up my stamps and put everything away – in a surfeit of (highly irregular!) neatness and organizational efficiency.  

This did not make things better!

So, grumbling about Snicker’s bars and flat taxes,  I pulled everything back out and I re-did the panel.  And SNAILd it into my Emerald Envy card base.

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I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was….finally!…done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got two more Holly Berry Happiness sprigs on the front…

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…and a little more Presents & Pinecones DSP on the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  This really was an easy card to make.  Really!  And the three-panel design is one of my favorites.  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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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!

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Item #    Product Name
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I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!


Tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day – so I’ll be back with you at 7am EDT.  And – there’s a little surprise tomorrow.  I’ll be posting twice – cuz…well, you’ll see! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:      

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Emerald Envy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment); 1 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ (x 3 – mats for embossed strips)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 3 3/8″ (embossed in Holly TIEF and cut in 3 – 1″ wide strips); 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Seasonal Bells

Presents & Pinecones DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Stampin’ Up! Holly Berry Bells Christmas!

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Hope your week – which is almost practically nearly over – is going well!  Mine is…going.  That’s about all I can say about it!

Before we commence – do any of you watch Sunday Morning on CBS?  We like the stories they run.  This last Sunday, there was a story about a goose.

A Canadian goose.

Named Kyle.

Only Kyle is a she… how do they know that, do you suppose?!? Professional goose sex-er? Is that a thing?

Anywho – Kyle was found as a gosling in Lake Oswego, near Portland, OR.  She’d been abandoned by her mama and was struggling in the water – about to drown or be run over by a boat.  This guy saves her, thinking he’ll keep her and let her grow up enough to be able to make it on her own and then she’ll leave and go do goose stuff.

Only she apparently didn’t get, or read, the memo!  She thinks her “dad” is the bee’s knees.  And won’t leave.

He drives his boat up and down the lake and she flies after him and lands IN HIS BOAT!  And then rides there, enjoying the breeze.

Or, she’ll fly alongside him, kinda racing him. As part of her regular exercise routine – she’s nothing if not heart-healthy.

She always wins, getting ahead of him and then throttling back just enough to touchdown in the bow of his ski boat.

I am jealous beyond reason! 🙂

I want a goose who loves me.  I don’t know why I do, but I danged sure do.

She goes into town with him.  Crosses the street and waits while he shops.

Yea.  I’m jealous.

Danged Duck Duck….

Okay.  That’s all I’m saying about Kyle-the-Faithful.  Just makes me pine for Duck-Duck-the-Deserter. So, now we’re going to talk cards!

This week I used the new Holly Berry Happiness and the Holly Berry Builder punch, along with the Seasonal Bells and the Bell Punch.  And a few little extras, to make a Christmas card for you today.  Take a look-see:

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I got my design from the RetroSketches challenge #231:

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I began the card by SNAILing a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP to a Cherry Cobbler mat.  To make the bottom half of the card front, I used a piece of Presents & Pinecones DSP that I cut with the die from the Christmas Stockings Thinlits.  I SNAILd the remainder of the DSP to the Fancy Frost panel.  Then I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the actual die cut right above that panel and wrapped a piece of Emerald Envy 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, concealing the “seam”.

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I SNAILd the entire thing to an Emerald Envy mat, and moved on to the art.

I cut a wreath shape from Cherry Cobbler card stock with my Swirly Scribbles Framelits and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the card front.  The bells are from Seasonal Bells, stamped in Versamark on Whisper White and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I punched them out with the Bell Punch (this is bundle-able with Seasonal Bells!).  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them over the Swirly Scribbles die cut.

I stamped a couple of holly leaves from the Holly Berry Happiness set – the outline in Emerald Envy and the “fill” in Mint Macaron – on Whisper White and punched them with the Holly Builder Punch.  The berries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Cherry Cobbler card stock, and also punched out.  I used Liquid Glue to add them to the bells.  Finally, I tied a double-strand bow with Gold Baker’s Twine – capturing a Christmas Trinket embellishment in the bow – and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

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On the inside, I repeated the layering of Whisper White on Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy card stock mats.  Then I stamped the Holly Berry Happiness images in Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron.  For the berries, I stamped the outline image in Cherry Cobbler and the fill with stamped-off-once Cherry Cobbler.

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I added the pretty sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and SNAILd the panel into my Whisper White card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Holly Berry Happiness holly and berries image on the front…

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…and a custom envelope flap cover with more Presents & Pinecones DSP.

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Et Voila!  A little of this (Christmas Stocking Thinlits), a little of that (the Seasonal Bells bundle) and some of this that or the other (the Holly Berry Happiness Bundle) – and you have a beautiful Christmas card.  Easy peasy! Hope you like! 🙂

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


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What a deal! Get ’em while they last. 🙂


Tomorrow is Happy Stamper Blog Hop Day – we’ll go live at 7am Eastern!  Hope to see y’all then!

TTFN

Mary

P.S.  Maybe it’s time for a dog…. 😉


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Emerald Envy Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Presents & Pinecones DSP:  1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″  (lower portion of card front); envelope flap

Fancy Front 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! Seasonal Bells Christmas Wedding

Morning, y’all – Happy Monday!  It is happy, too – cuz I don’t have to work!!

Well – at least not at work work.  I do have to finish the little mess I started yesterday.  Decided to get brutal in the pantry.  Like…if I’d forgotten I had something, it was gone!  Then I happened to notice the cabinets – before I finished the pantry – and sort of went off on a tangent.  My island is wide and has doors on both sides of it.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t have slide out shelves (don’t think they existed in the 70’s….).  So…if you put something at the front of the cabinet – you can see it and even use it.  Put it behind that, though….and it’s lost.  I might even have found the place that socks go when you lose them in the dryer.  Ravioli plate?  Pasta Maker?  Huh.  Extra crock pot crock with no pot?  Yep.

The downside of my sudden end-of-the-contemplation-and-beginning-of-the-implementation is that I ran out of steam before the completion of said implementation.

So I have a kitchen full of stuff that needs to make it’s way to the van.  And I ran out of boxes.

Which means that’s on the agenda for today.  Bleh…. 🙁

But, let’s talk about something fun – like my card for today, shall we?  I made a Christmas Wedding card.  My parents were married at Christmas and I always thought that would be a cool time of year to get married.  With the church all decorated for Christmas.  Beautiful!

So making a card for a Christmas wedding seemed like a really good idea.  I used the new Seasonal Bells – which has both Christmas and Wedding sentiments!  And I added a great sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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