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Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick Bundle Sneak Peek Birthday Card

Happy Happy HAWWWWMP Day!!  Yep – it’s mid-week and you’re at the top of the hill.  It’s a downhill slide to the weekend from here! 🙂

Weekends are fun.  Everyone likes weekends!

And…new stamp sets and dies – swarming with uber-cute-and-stinkin’-adorable chickens are ALSO fun.  And everyone ALSO likes THEM!  Which means everyone is going to LOVE this new bundle that you’re going to be able to get on 2 Feb!  It’s called the Hey Birthday Chick bundle!  Now – Hey Birthday Chick is already IN the Jan- Jun 2021 Mini Catalog (page 52 if you’re looking).  But – in a couple of weeks (or…right NOW if you’re a Demonstrator or JOIN NOW!) – you’ll be able to get the Hey Birthday Chick DIES!  I’ve used this new bundle today – with some Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front.  From a piece of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP I cut two rectangles with the second-largest of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered them to the panel with Liquid Glue.

Then I pulled out the Hey Birthday Chick dies, cut a Bumble Bee sentiment (how cool is that?!?) and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White (Basic White will for sure work, too!), I stamped the cute chicken and balloon image from Hey Birthday Chicken in Early Espresso.  I also stamped the balloon part on a piece of Blackberry Bliss Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Using the die in the Hey Birthday Chicken set to cut the chicken and balloon.  I fussy cut the DSP balloon and colored over the lines with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, then popped it over the stamped balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I colored the chicken with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo and Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker.

Using the fence die in Hey Birthday Chicken Dies I cut an Early Espresso fence.  I also cut three “feed sacks” – one each in Bumble Bee, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake.

I adhered the fence and three “feed sacks” with Liquid Glue – then popped the chicken and balloon over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I decided my chicken was a hen – and needed a hair bow – so I cut one (yes, it’s in the die set!) from the same Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP paper and stuck it in her hair with Liquid Glue.  And…the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Hey Birthday Chick image in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Whisper White (or Basic White).  I colored it with Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend Combos and Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker.  I also stamped the image on the Dandy Garden DSP and fussy cut just the cupcake liner, which I adhered with Liquid Glue over the stamped image.  Then I stamped a second sentiment in Bumble Bee.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to Mossy Meadow and Bumble Bee mats and then into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the fun chicken and cupcake image on the front…

…and more of the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  You know, I loved the Hey Chick set when it was part of 2017 Sale-A-Bration and these little guys and gals in the Hey Birthday Chick set are all similar to those guys!  And…add in the totes-adorbs Hey Birthday Chick Die set….and you’ve got a winner!

And – we’re ALSO going to see the return of Hey Chick.  With dies of its own!

I hope you like and…are adding the whole shootin’ match to your I-gotta-get-it list!!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  If you want it RIGHT now – joining as a demonstrator is a great plan – there’s some awesome bennies to joining during Sale-A-Bration 2021 (or anytime, really!).  Check out the deets down below and then – if you want some chickens in your coop sooner rather than later….AND 20% off everything – give me a holler! 😉


HOST CODE FOR 1 JAN – 15 JAN: BBPADBD6 

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 online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is Here!

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!


There’s still time for you to save some money on all the new goodies you’re loving as you look thru the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!  My Special Bundles will save you 10-15% off what you’d spend if you bought all the products separately!  And – every bundle comes with a free gift!  AND – Sale-A-Bration rewards.

Head over to my Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and get all the details – plus find a handy order form!  These bundles are only available until 20 Jan and then they’re gone!

Happy bundling!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Bumble Bee Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Birthday Chick die cut sentiment and “feed sack”

Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Birthday Chick die cut “feed sack”

Crumb Cake Cardstock: Birthday Chick die cut “feed sack”

Early Espresso Cardstock:  Birthday Chick die cut “fence”

Whisper White (or Basic White!) Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP: Next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (x 2 – on card front); Fussy cut balloon; Birthday Chick die cut hair bow; fussy cut cupcake liner on inside; 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 

Since his arrival four years ago, we’ve taught Finn to not go into the stalls.

At all.  Whether the horses are in them or not.  For obvious reasons.

And he’s been pretty solid on it.  He does lean into the doorway some to…sniff the sniffs and see if they dropped any food.

Or….erhm…droppings. 😉

So – imagine my surprise when, as I was cleaning Cady’s stall yesterday morning, I look up to see…

Four paws in.  ALL the way in.

You can see he knows he’s been spotted.

So….

I think this is the dog equivalent of whistling!  Nothing to see here.  Just a dog.  In a stall….

Maybe she won’t be mad if I offer an obedience behavior. And be really cute.

Who knows.  It could work!!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! True Love Forever & Always Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

Now – it is ALSO Christmas Eve!  Which means that – naturally – I have a Valentine’s/Anniversary/Love/Friendship card to share with you today! LOL!  I figure me showing you how to make a Christmas card is a little like…closing the barn door after the horse has left!  I’m looking forward – with the new Forever & Always stamp set with its bundled Always Dies, and some pretty black-and-white DSP from the True Love DSP.  These will be available to you on 5 Jan in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Hill Fun Fold Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Only SEVEN more sleeps before Santa will come – are your kids ready?  Are…YOU ready!?  My list has been whittling down – I actually DID mail everything that needs to be mailed.  This might be a minor miracle.  Or…a major one for me! 😉

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis!  🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry Love You Always Treat Box Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  It’s been a busy week here – catalogs getting mailed – Catalog Pre-Order – lots going on and I’ve felt like I’ve met myself coming and going!  But…today???

Today is a GOOD DAY!  Ms. Sonya comes back today!

Did you hear the choir of Angels singing?!?  I sure did!  I am so ready!

Finny is, too!! He’s missed his friend with the Bacon Bites! 😉

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis!  In addition to the project – I gave everyone a sneak peek at my second Pre-Order from the new catalog and….the new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! 🙂

I made a fun little treat box using products that you’ll be able to get on 5 January in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini catalog and 2021 Sale-A-Bration Flyer!  The box itself is a Love You Always Treat Box – and it’s very cool!  I decorated it with Berry Blessing DSP – which will be bundled with the Berry Blessings stamp set and, as part of the 2021 Sale-A-Bration, will be available for FREE with a $100 purchase!  I also used the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and bundled Strawberry Builder Punch. – these are in the Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

The Love You Always Treat Box goes together pretty easy – once you see it!  Do take a peek at the video and you’ll see how easy it is!

Before I assembled the box – I stamped the long side with the leaf outline image from Berry Blessings (this is the stamp set that’s bundled with the Berry Delightful DSP in the Sale-A-Bration flyer!) in Granny Apple Green.  Tip – the boxes have a “food safe” side – it’s kind of shiny.  The OTHER side – kind of matte – is the one you want on the OUTside of the box if you plan to stamp it.  Ink doesn’t dry at all well on the shiny food-safe side.  Ask me how I know?

Actually – don’t ask.  Watch the video and you’ll see! 😉

I also covered the two short ends of the box and the two long edges of the “sleeve” with some Poppy Parade-matted Berry Delightful DSP  before I assembled the box.

For the top of the box, I cut a second design of the Berry Delightful DSP  and then laid a strip of the plaid pattern at an angle across it – adhering it with Liquid Glue. I trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer and matted the panel on Poppy Parade.  Hint: it’s a lot easier to decorate the top of the sleeve/box if you slide the box back into the sleeve – that makes it a little sturdier!

I wrapped a length of Daffodil Delight 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the diagonal DSP – securing it in back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped the panel onto the top of the box/sleeve with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To make the strawberries, I stamped the outline image from Sweet Strawberry in Poppy Parade four times on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock and cut them with the Strawberry Builder Punch.  I folded two in half and adhered the “fold” to each of the remaining flat strawberries with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the strawberry hat leaf image from Sweet Strawberry three times in Granny Apple Green ink on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut them with the Strawberry Builder Punch. I used Liquid Glue to adhere two of them to the tops of my strawberries.

 

I made some leaves by stamping the image from Sweet Strawberry three times in Granny Apple Green onto Granny Apple Green cardstock and punched them out.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves and the two strawberries to the top of the box.

On a piece of Daffodil Delight, I stamped the strawberry again in stamped-off-once Poppy Parade.  Then I added the Sweet Strawberry sentiment in Granny Apple Green.  I punched it with the punch and added a little strawberry hat leaf with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered it with a couple of stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Et Voila!  This Love You Always Treat Box is really cool, y’all – it’s about 2″ tall and 4″ long – so it’s got a little room for some goodies!  If you do as I suggest and put the non-food-safe side on the inside – then you’ll want to wrap your food gifts if you use it for that! 🙂

I think the Sweet Strawberry bundle – from the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog is going to be a lot of fun – and it’s REALLY fun that it totally coordinates with the Berry Blessings Bundle from the 2021 Sale-a-Bration catalog!

I hope you like – and are starting to make your list!

I mailed catalogs on Wednesday so…if you’re expecting one from me, be watching your mailboxes this weekend or Monday!  If you’re not sure if one is on the way to you – give me a holler!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 DEC – 15 DEC: J4NNCNV7

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 online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!


I’ve got an Online Host Club starting on 1 January (just in time for the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration!) and I’ve got openings.  Whoo-hoo!!!

What is an Online Host Club?  Glad you asked!

An Online Host Club lets you get some of the benefits of being a host – without doing any of the WORK of being a host!  And – it helps you build your crafting tool chest a little at a time.  While earning FREE goodies!

A club consists of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms.   Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.

Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example!  As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!

At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.

What are the other bennies of a Host Club?

  • At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
  • Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months.  Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
  • You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders.  Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift!  (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!).  You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
  • During Sale-a-Bration – each of your host club orders will earn you AT LEAST one Level 1 ($50 level) Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s around TWO HUNDRED FIFTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
  • Access to my Weekly Zoom The Craftroom online Zoom Party – where you can come craft and chat with me and other customers! YEP – THIS IS NEW!!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your TWO Host Months
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!

When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.   The launch of a new catalog and Sale-A-Bration is ALWAYS a great time to join a club!

Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!

If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sleeve top); 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″  (x2 – mats for short ends of box); 1 3/8″ x 3 7/8″  (x2 – mats for long edges of sleeve); Strawberry Builder Punch strawberries

Granny Apple Green:  Strawberry Builder Punch leaves and strawberry tops

Daffodil Delight: Strawberry Builder Punch strawberry (sentiment)

Starwberry Blessings DSP: 2 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (box top); 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (diagonal strip on sleeve top); 1 1/4″ x 2 3/8″ (x2 – short ends of box); 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (x2 – long edges of sleeve);


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 

On Thursday morning, it was in the low 30’s.

AKA – too stinkin’ cold for me!

I pull on my sweatshirt.  Buckle up my Carhartt bibs.  Wrap my shemagh twice around my neck.  Tug my knitted cap (thanks Mom!) over my head and ears.  Zip up my insulated hoody and pull up the hood.  Pull on my gloves.

Say a sort-of-dirty word under my breath and head out.

Finn?

Just chillin’ in the….chill!  Love it, Mom – and no – I do NOT want to come in!!

🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

TTFN

M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Any Occasion, Catalog Sneak Peek, For You, Gift Boxes, Gifts, Host Club, New Catalog Launch, Sneak peek, Treat Boxes, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack Sneak Peek!

Good morning and HAPPY HAWWMP DAY!

Also?  Happy Thanksgiving Day-eve. 🙂  I wish I could tell you we’re looking forward to dinner with our friends tomorrow – but…I decided on Tuesday that the risk-reward analysis just didn’t work out in favor of getting together in person. 🙁  I think we need to be cautious for a little while longer – and hope that things are a little less scary at Christmas.  We’re still going to share our sides – we’ll meet and have a handoff somewhere in full hazmat or something….  And may try to Zoom.

Danged COVID! 🙁

Sigh….

Well.  With all that – I decided a quick and fun and EASY card was in order – and I figured you might like a little sneak peek at the new Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack – with the matching (and GORGEOUS!!) Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, Clean-and-Simple, Memories & More, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Online Extravaganza, Quick, Sneak peek, Stamp-N-Storage Sale, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy Bundle Sneak Peek!

Good morning.  Happy first day of the week in Standard Daylight Time.

Let’s be clear.  I HATE Standard Time.

Hate.  It.

I got up at just after 5 yesterday.  Finn was still asleep – Katy was moving and griping at me.

Headed to the kitchen to make my coffee and realized…yes.  The clock by my bed is NOT one of those that changes automatically.  Which meant…yep.  It was a little after 4.

Grrrrrr.

At that point, I was truly up (not awake – but up) so…I just went on with it.  But – then Standard time struck again at feeding time.  Which we did in the DARK!

Hate.  It.

There.  Got that off my chest.

Now.  Let’s talk cards!  I’ve got a fun little sneak peek at the new Quite Curvy bundle – which you can get TOMORROW!!  Whoo-hoo!  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Curvy Celebrations, For A Friend, Friendship, Just Hello!, New Catalog Bundles, Sneak peek, Special Bundles | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sneak Peek Thank You with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  October is winding down – meaning November is right around the corner!  Yikes!  I passed up bags of cranberries yesterday at the grocery store.  Stopped.  Considered.  Decided there was plenty of time.  Fingers crossed that that is true and there’s not the Great Cranberry Shortage of 2020 – just to tie a bow on this year! 🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy Sneak Peek Birthday Card

Happy happy Hawwwmp DAY!!  Hope your week is going well – and that if you’re in the path of the 378th hurricane to hit us this year…that you’re taking steps to be safe!  🙁

I have a SNEAK PEEK for you today!!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ve got a fun new grouping of goodies – called Curvy Celebrations – coming your way in November!  As a demonstrator, I had the chance to get my hands on it early – and you know I did!  My card today uses the Quite Curvy stamp set and the bundled Curvy Dies (these are actually sneak SNEAK peeks of a set that’s going to be in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!).  I used it to create a birthday card for you.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Heartwarming Hugs Tree Angle Sneak Peek

Happy happy HAWWWWMP day!!  And happy can-you-even-believe-it’s-practically Christmas day??

Yeah.  That’s not a real thing but…serious.  Can you believe the year is half over?  I mean – 2020 can just go ahead and get gone, but…wow.  It’s flying!

Now – I mentioned Christmas cuz I’m playing with a Christmas theme today with my card.  There’s a bundle in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog called The Right Triangle – and I bought it specifically so I’d have the Stitched Triangles Dies that are part of the bundle.  I NEEDED those cuz of the Tree Angle stamp set in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.  That one really caught my eye – although it’s kind of a flyover set and one you may have thumbed right by!  I combined it with some homey-cozy paper from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Sweetest Time Sneak Peek Fun Fold with Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday, y’all!  It’s been a busy time here for us – Wayne’s been working outside, sawing lumber and repairing fences.  Mowing the never-ending grass.  We’ve worked in the garden – you can see a little of the “fruits” of our labors in Finn’s spot below.  And, of course, it’s been hot and muggy and generally….the South-in-Summer!

Which is why, with all my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog pre-order goodies looking me in the face, I’ve been making some winter-ish cards.  As I predicted when I was griping about being cold a few months ago…now?  Yep.  Griping about being hot.  My 4 degree comfort-zone-window is being breached at every turn! LOL!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This is a really cool fun-fold, it’s called a Dutch-Door Gate Fold and I think you’ll see why in a sec.  I used the beautiful new Sweetest Time stamp set with the amazing and bundled Sweetest Borders Dies.  Take a look-see:

Yes – if you’re looking closely – you’ll see that this card looks different from the card in the video thumbnail.  There’s a reason for that – and you’ll need to watch the video to find out what it is! 🙂

For this one, I started by scoring, cutting and folding a 7 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Real Red card stock as shown in the video – and according to this template…

Once I had it all cut and folded, I decorated the gates with some pretty, new Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP matted on Mossy Meadow.  I used Glue Dots – hidden behind the flocked images on the DSP – to adhere it to the mats and then used Liquid Glue to adhere the panels to the fronts of the gates.

Pretty, huh? 🙂

I stamped the three-candle image from Sweetest Time in Real Red on Whisper White and fussy cut it, then popped it onto a Whisper White panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a Daffodil Delight “flame” above each candle with the little stamp in the set.

Using the dies in the Sweetest Borders Dies, I cut a bunch of holly leaves and pine boughs in Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.  I also stamped berries in Real Red and cut them out as well.

I added the leaves and boughs around the candles with Liquid Glue.  I tied a bow with the Gold Trim from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Finally,  I adhered the berries with Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a strip of Whisper White, I stamped the Sweetest Time sentiment in Mossy Meadow, snipped banner ends and adhered it with Liquid Glue – and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional on each end.  I used more Liquid Glue to mat the panel on Mossy Meadow and adhere it to the top panel of the card base – and the front of the gate card was done!

On the inside, I added a second Sweetest Time sentiment in Mossy Meadow to a Whisper White panel.  Under it, I stamped Real Red candles and Daffodil Delight flames, as well as a couple of Pear Pizzazz holly leaves.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another candle and holly leaves on the front…

…and added the candles to the envelope flap, as well!

Et Voila!  This Sweetest Time stamp set – and its bundled (and AWESOME!) Sweetest Borders Dies – is a great bundle to have in your kit bag as we get ready to head into the holiday season.

And don’t miss the gorgeous Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP (you can get a taste of it in my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Shares!)…

Hint:  you can actually cut those flocked poinsettia flowers with one of the dies in the new Poinsettia Dies set!  Cool, huh?

I hope you like and are adding these goodies to your gotta-have-it-right-away list!  The catalog goes live on 4 Aug for customers or… you could join Stampin’ Up! with me right now and select any or all of these new goodies to fill your Starter Kit and then get at least 20% off EVERYTHING you buy for as long as you stay active! 😉

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.  This is the card in the video thumbnail!  It’s a CASE of the sample card on page 21 in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog and it uses the fun edgelit die with the holly leaves and pine boughs.  I explain in the video how to make it if you prefer this version!  Yup – it’s a two-fer.  Sort of! 😉


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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.


Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 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 – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!


Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO


Down to one shelf!  But – there’s plenty left – so…help me wipe the shelf clean, okay?

I’ve got the remaining list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….96.7%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Real Red Card Stock: 7 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded as shown in the template and the video)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for top front panel); 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ (x2 – mats for gates); 3 7/8″ 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); Sweetest Borders die cut holly leaves and pine boughs

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Sweetest Borders die cut holly leaves and pine boughs

Whisper White Card Stock:3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (top front panel); 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x 4″ (sentiment); fussy cut Sweetest Time candles

Plush Poinsettia Specialty DSP: 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ ( x2 – gates panel)

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


Finn asked me to share a little garden bounty with you.

So here it is – our first Mater Sandwich tomato of the season (which – fun fact – is on a plant that I’d pretty much given up for dead 5 weeks ago!!)

These pictures are about 2 days apart!

Big and starting to get a little blush…

A little more…

…and almost Wonder-Bread-and-mayonnaise ready!

I’m trying to decide…mater sandwich on white bread/mayo/salt/pepper?  Or…big slab of mater on half of an Everything Bagel – salt/pepper/slice of cheese on top – under the broiler for a little toast!?!

Both?!?

Decisions decisions… 🙂

TTFN

M

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