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Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Shaker Card

Mornin’, y’all!  If you’re coming over from Amy’s blog – thanks for stopping by!  If you’re a regular here – you know I love ya all!! 🙂

Just a quick note – I’ll be going Live tonight at 8pm Eastern with another share.  It’s going to coordinate with this card – and I think it’ll be a fun project!  Hope you’ll join me right here!  Well….there!                                                                                                            👇🏻


Now – my card for today isn’t a single-stamp-set easy and quick card.  Sorry.  It’s got a lot of steps – but I’m really happy with how it turned out!  I used my fave bundle (okay – one of my fave bundles!) – the Special Reason bundle from the Occasions Catalog, and the wonderful All Things Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:


This is one that worked along with three challenges.  The first is from Mojo Monday and it inspired the layout.


Next up is the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, which is why this is a shaker card.


Finally – the overall look of the card and many of the elements comes from the inspiration photo at The Card Concept.


Ready?  Here we go,

I started by cutting two pieces of Soft Sky card stock and stamping them both with the Hardwood stamp in Smoky Slate ink.  I sponged both pieces with more Smoky Slate – getting the edges and adding color inside the panels, too.  To make the “wood” look like the old chair in the photo, I used a sponge wedge to wipe Whisper White Craft Ink in a horizontal motion on the card stock.


Once that was dry (and it takes a minute or some help from your Heat Tool!), I swiped on some very light areas of Delightful Dijon.  Then I cut the second piece down to the size of the shaker front, and used the excesss to tear into pieces to adhere to the card front.  Which I did, after sponging them some more with Smoky Slate ink, using Liquid Glue.  They’re to invoke the peeling paint on the chair.

I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front and then SNAILd the whole thing to a Rich Razzleberry mat.

To make the shaker, I cut the Stylish Stems flower (the solid flower) from a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock and from the smaller panel I’d prepared.  Then I adhered a Window Sheet to the back of the “front” piece and also to the Delightful Dijon piece.  I wanted the sprinkles to have a smooth spot to lay.  I rubbed both window sheets with my Embossing Buddy and piled some Sprinkles Embellishments onto the Delightful Dijon piece.


Then I added Foam Adheseive Strips around the flower opening and around the edges of the hardwood panel, and carefully set it atop the bottom (Delightful Dijon) panel.  You can see the foam strips in the previous photo! 🙂

I cut out a Rich Razzleberry Stylish Stems flower (first you cut the detailed image and then you cut that out with the “solid” die) and used little dots of Liquid Glue to adhere it into the cutout on the top of the shaker.  Then I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the whole thing to the card front.

My flowers are also from Stylish Stems.  I cut the backs from Very Vanilla and made two Pink Pirouette and one Blushing Bride detailed flower.  I lightly sponged each Very Vanilla flower – one with Pink Pirouette, one with Blushing Bride and one with Peekaboo Peach – then I adhered the detailed flowers with Liquid Glue.  I cut two little leaves from Pear Pizzazz and adhered them with Liquid Glue as well.


I laid down some pieces of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim with some Glue Dots, then added two flowers over that with Liquid Glue.  The third flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped each word individually, cut them out, edged them with my Rich Razzleberry marker and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.


I added some Pearl Basic Jewels and that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added another All Things Thanks sentiment in Rich Razzleberry to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I inked up a small flower from the Special Reason stamp set in Pink Pirouette and used a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge the ends of the petals in Peekaboo Peach, and stamped it in the corner.  I covered the flower with a sticky note mask, and stamped a couple of Pear Pizzazz leaves (stamping them off once).  I used my Pear Pizzazz marker to add a little shading to the leaves.


I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat and into my Basic Gray card base, adhered the front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Pink Pirouette/Peekaboo Peach flower and Pear Pizzazz leaves on the front…


…and another on the envelope flap,  Over that, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped “Thank You” (from All Things Thanks) three times on Rich Razzleberry.


Et Voila!  I love the shabby chic vibe of this card!  Taking the time to “distress” the Hardwoood-stamped card stock panels was well worth the effort.  And the Sprinkles Embellishment colors are so in tune with the flowers in the inspiration photo!  Of course, the Special Reason set is wonderful anyway!!  Hope you like!\

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


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My plan for tonight is to show you a Sticky Note holder using this distressed wood technique and the Stylish Stems Framelits!  I so hope you’ll join me at 8pm Eastern!! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Soft Sky Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (front of shaker); torn distressing pieces

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ (back of shaker)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flower 

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Blushing Bride Card Stock: Stylish Stems die cut flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Stylish Stems die cut leaves

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FINN-FAN FIX….

So yesterday I showed you the preparatory stance of the Finn-meister just before he leaps into my lap.

Here’s what I get if I wiggle an eyebrow wrong…

Little more dog up there than there used to be, huh??  Look how “puppy” his face was – and how “not-puppy” it is now! 😩


TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Birthday for a Special Friend!

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope your weekend was good!  My first couple of days bach’n it were good!  Got my errands done, made some cards, played with the dog, did a little live video…

Oh yea, that happened.  By the time you read this, I’ll have done my first Facebook Live video.

And it was awesome!  I was amazed at how much fun I had doing it – thanks, Amy, for helping me ahead of time and letting me settle into the video!  And thanks to all the ladies who joined and made comments and asked questions!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 

In case you want to watch how to make this card (fast forward to about 3:30 unless you just want to watch my pre-video goofiness!)….the card cuts and products you need are still listed below!

So, I had planned a card to use for the video – one I’d posted a few weeks back.  But, while I was making today’s card, I decided to use it instead!  I really wanted to share a card using one of my very favorite bundles – the Special Reason bundle in the Occasions catalog!  Take a look-see:

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My layout is based on the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

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The color scheme – which is real similar to yesterday’s palette – is from the TGIFC Color Challenge.

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And I also played along with The Paper Players Theme Challenge.

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I started this one with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and a matching-size piece of Calypso Coral and So Saffron paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  Using the largest solid flower die from the Stylish Stems Framelits, I cut it from the Very Vanilla panel.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the DSP panel. I popped the card front onto a So Saffron mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I ran a length of Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine down the long side of the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Using the largest detailed flower die, I cut a flower from a piece of So Saffron card stock.  Using little dabs of Liquid Glue, I adhered it inside the cut out flower in the Very Vanilla panel.

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I cut a small solid flower from some of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP and a small detailed flower from So Saffron card stock, and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Since I just couldn’t resist, I cut some leaves from a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper – two large and two small.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the large flowers to the card front and then popped the small flower over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Very Vanilla card stock and cut the ends with my Banner Triple Punch.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from the Special Reason stamp set in Bermuda Bay.  I popped that sentiment onto a So Saffron mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere the two little Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper leaves to the end of the sentiment banner and stuck on a little Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine bow with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp two more sentiments in Bermuda Bay in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  Over the top, I stamped a small Special Reason flower in So Saffron, stamping it off once before stamping the panel.

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I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few Special Reason flowers on the front in So Saffron and Calypso Coral, using my sticky note mask…

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…and I added some more of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to the envelope flap (yea, I was out of the design I used on the card!).

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Et Voila!  I just love this Special Reason bundle – the flowers are so much fun to make and I think they’re some of the prettiest we have!  Hope you like – and I hope you’ve gotten this set for yourself.  If you haven’t… best get on it!

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


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If you were on the video last night – thanks!  I appreciate you coming by.  If you missed it, it’s available to watch on my Facebook page as a not-live event! 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   


CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  7/8″ x 3″ (mat for sentiment banner); Stylish Stems Framelits flower die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); 3/4″ x 2 7/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner) 

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); Stylish Stems Framelits flower die cut; envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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FINN-FAN FIX….

As you guys might imagine – my cats like yoghurt.  They sit and stare at me when I’m eating a carton, waiting for me to place it on the floor for them to lick clean.

Well, Finn likes anything they’re eating, or I’m eating, or…the horses are eating!

On Sunday I bought a couple of tubs of Noosa yoghurt.  One of them was Blackberry-Serrano.  Unusual flavor, so I had to give it a try!  And it’s really good!  Sweet, with just a little kick of heat from the Serrano.

Definitely not something I figured Finn would like.

But he asked.  And asked.  And then made an impassioned plea involving starvation and never getting anything good and nobody loves him….so I let him try it.  Figuring he’d take a lick and decide I was a bad mother for letting him try it and that would be it.

I was wrong.

Very very wrong.

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He licked that booger so clean I just stuck it right in the cabinet to use for leftovers!

Haha.  Just kidding, of course.  That’s ridiculous.

The leftover-tubs go in the drawer! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 32 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Glimmer Thanks!

Good morning – back to “normal”! Safe and easy 7 hours home yesterday.  Good to get out of the car!

Finn tidbit down below!

My card for today uses my fave (well…one of them, certainly!) bundle from the Occasions catalog and the wonderful, sparkly new Glimmer Paper coming on 21 Feb!  Special Reasons and the Stylish Stems Framelits pair up with the All Things Thanks set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Special Reasons and Carousels

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the weekend!  I hope you’ve got something fun on your schedule  – are you planning to watch the Super Bowl??

I wanted to tell you that….we’ve had a death in the…”family”.  I can’t really tell you his name or all that much about him.  He pretty much kept to himself – not too cuddly, either.

Cuz…he was a fish.  A grass carp, to be exact.  We got him a couple of years ago for our back pond – he was the only fish back there.  We’re not really sure what did him in – maybe the big rain caused a really large influx of water and changed the temperature of the pond?  Maybe a bird – one of the big gray herons? – tried to get him and killed him but he was too big to carry off?

I don’t know.

What I do know, is that Finn – with every speck of his giant doggie heart – wants to get that dead and rotting fish.  He wants him bad!  To toss in the air….to chew and gnaw….to roll in!

Bleh!!

So far, he’s minding me when I call him away from the pond – but…I don’t know how long my wishes will overcome his overpowering need to douse himself in the sweet parfum of eau d’poisson!  If it does happen…the bath that, so far, has been a theoretical thing of the future….well. 😉

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For my friendship card today, I went back to one of my favoritest  bundles in the Occasions catalog…the Special Reason bundle!  I put it over some Cupcakes & Carousels DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Any Occasion, Friendship, General, Just Because, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Birthday

Hey, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  We’re back to cold-ish.  Not as bad as it was a few weeks ago, but…cold for us.  I suppose it’s only to be expected!  Being January and all.

Finn LOVES the cold!  We have a hard time getting him to come in – we’ll look out and he’s chilling on the golf cart seat!  With the wind blowing his fur.  Goofball.

Saturday, though, when he was inside, he was defnitely wanting some lap time. Every time I looked up, he was standing by the chair giving me…the look. So we did a lot of cuddling!

I pulled his collars off to give his little neck a break – they get itchy, you know!  He loves to chew chains.  Have I told you that?  No?  Well – he does.  We do not know why.  So I’ll hand him his martingale collar – which is part chain and part nylon strap.  And he carries it around and lays down and chews it.  

And brings it with him to my lap!

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This was half in – half out.  🙂  Look at those little feet and that freckly nose!

My card for today uses one of my very favorite-est bundles in the Occasions catalog – the Special Reason bundle.  I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this one carries over.  Y’all cross everything, too, okay?  For this card, I used just the Special Reason stamp set and the coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits.  And I pulled in some This Christmas DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Feminine, Happy Birthday | Tags: , , , | 24 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Love is the Reason for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

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Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We all worked on a sketch challenge this week, so be sure to check out everyone’s project, okay?

Here’s our sketch…

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I went back to the Special Reason stamp set and bundled Stylish Stems Framelits and called on the So In Love stamp set to help me make a nice Anniversary Card with a fun shaker element.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! No Special Reason Needed!

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Monday – but…no work today!  Whoo-hoo!

Before I get going – I need to fix a mistake I made yesterday.  On the sympathy card, the inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases – I erroneously told you it was from Thoughts & Prayers.  I’ve updated the post accordingly, but wanted to let you know! 🙂

I’m changing Finn’s name.  Or…I’ve giving him a “formal” registered name.  It’s “Finn Don’t…Good Dog”

Finn don’t get the cat food.  Good Dog

Finn don’t bother the cat.  Good Dog

Finn don’t eat horse poop.  Good Dog

Finn don’t bite me.  Good Dog

Finn don’t….Finn don’t…Finn don’t.  Good dog! 😉

He tries to get the “good dog” piece to come first – or even only! – but…it’s hard.  Really really hard!

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My card for today is a No Special Reason card.  One that could go to someone just because it’s…Monday!  It uses the Special Reason bundle – which is really cool.

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I love how the bundled Stylish Stems Framelits work on this one – you can cut detailed “negative” spaces – and you can also cut those negative spaces out using a second die.  I’ve done that in this card, so you’ll get to see that.  I combined the set with some Real Red and White paper from the Sending Love DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Encouragement, Everyday, Friendship, Just Because | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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