Posts Tagged With: Sympathy Card

Stampin’ Up! Dear Doily, Words Can’t Express…

Happy Monday, y’all!  Hope you had a good weekend – or are still having it depending on how you (or your employer!) view the holiday-status of Martin Luther King Day!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I thank you for spending part of your regular/long weekend with me! 😉  If not, but you’d like to see the replay, here is it on YouTube!

I used the new Dear Doily stamp set and bundled Doily Builder Thinlits to do a little embossing and die cutting to create this sympathy card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And the color scheme hails from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 5″ x 10″ and scored and folded at 5″ (yes – creating a 5″ x 5″ square card!).  Then I embossed both sides in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF (that’s a run thru the Big Shot for each side).

Using the Big Shot Embossing Mats (specifically the hard white mat and the thin blue mat), I embossed a square Petal Pink panel several times with the dies from the Doily Builder Thinlits.  Then, using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded all four corners.

I cut a Mossy Meadow mat and rounded its corners with the punch, then adhered the embossed panel to it with Liquid Glue.

I used several Glue Dots to wind some Fresh Fig 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon loops – letting it hang off both sides.

For the doily, I cut the largest die from the Doily Builder set from a piece of Petal Pink printed vellum in the Floral Romance Specialty DSP.  I adhered my doily to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment, from Dear Doily, is stamped in Fresh Fig and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle die, then popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp a second Fresh Fig Dear Doily sentiment in the corner of a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added a doily image in stamped-off-once Petal Pink.  Then I rounded the corners with my Detailed Trio Punch.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my prepared card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I made a square envelope for the card from a piece of Floral Romance Specialty DSP using my Envelope Punch Board.

The beautiful double-sided paper did the work on the front AND the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love this stamp set!  With a single open-ended front sentiment, you can make a sympathy card, thank you/friendship or thinking of you card just by changing the inside sentiment.  And the Doily Builder Thinlits create lovely embellishments and accents – either by cutting or using the dies to emboss!  How cool is that?!  I hope you like!

TTFN

 

 

 

P.S.  Want more info on how to use the Big Shot Embossing Mats?  Check out this quick video from Stampin’ Up! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: VXWPQNSY

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Retired Goodies Still Available

A lot’s gone out the door – but…a lot HASN’T!  🙂

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle – while you help me make some room in my crafty spot!


Sale-A-Bration Going On Now!

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s way of saying Happy New Year – and it’s our favorite time of year!  Shop, host and/or join the team to get great deals and extra bonus goodies!   Check all the deets on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

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Earn a FREE product every time your order reaches a threshold. For example, if you order $150 in merchandise, you can then choose 3 level 1’s or 1 level 1 and 1 level 2 Sale-a-bration items. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels:

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Through 31 March, hosts with qualifying orders or parties can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards! Below are qualifying amounts and additional Stampin’ Rewards that you can receive.  Don’t forget…these rewards are available when you place an order of $250+ or host a party/workshop with an order total of $250+!!

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Through 31 March, recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration can choose from two offers. These offers are IN ADDITION to the regular Starter Kit offering.

Join my team between 3 January and 31 March and you’ll get the extra bonus in product and/or the Craft & Carry Tote, depending on which kit you choose!

– Option 1 Starter Kit includes:  $175 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $99+ applicable taxes and it ships for FREE!

– Option 2 includes:  $175 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice plus the awesome Craft & Carry Tote for only $129+ applicable taxes and it ships for FREE!

You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page.  I’d love to have you join our team – we have all types of Demonstrators from those who only purchase for themselves and get the discount to those running a full-time business and everywhere in between!  We can help you no matter what your goals are with Stampin’ Up!.


Check out the Craft & Carry Tote!

The new Craft & Carry Tote is exactly the bag every stamper needs!  The tote bag is available only to customers who choose the optional add on for their Starter Kits during Sale-A-Bration!

It’s a really awesome bag and it holds a lot!  It measures 9-1/4″ x 16-1/2″ x 7″ and it’s got removable dividers inside the bag as well as lots of exterior pockets!

You can read more details about the joining promotion with the optional tote add on here.

You can see more details about being a Demonstrator as well as information about my team on my Join My Team page.

Get all the details on shopping, saving and/or joining the team during the BEST SALE OF THE YEAR!!  Check it out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded at 5″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 4″ (mat for card front); 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Circle (sentiment); 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner)

Floral Romance Specialty DSP:  Doily Builder die cut doily; 8 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ square (envelope)

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 showed you guys my new stamp room – created with “found” furniture from around the house (and a couple of Ikea desks from my friend Amy!) – on the video.  And, of course, a LOT of my storage is from my fave spot – Stamp-N-Storage!  Like…my new Stamp Case shelves – that I had built to a custom length!  And that Wayne hung for me – saving me tons of precious table space!

Of course, Finn isn’t nearly so concerned with the finer points of stamp case, paper and thinlits storage as he is with…

…let’s just be sure there’s a likely spot for the dog! 🙂

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Golden Afternoon Sympathy

Happy happy Hawwmp Day!!  The week is officially almost half over!  And so is January.  Can you even believe it?!?  That means…only 11 1/2 months until Christmas!

Now THAT’S a scary thought, huh?!?

I mentioned the other day that my friend needed a sympathy card and that I’d made two for her to choose from.  The first was my butterfly card from Monday.  Today I’ve got the second one – this one comes from the new and lovely Golden Afternoon stamp set, to which I added some Neutrals DSP and a little Subtle Embossing.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Joining Special, Sympathy | Tags: , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Flowing Fountain and Roses!

Good morning, y’all, as we head into another week.  Hope it’s looking okay for you – take heart from the fact that next week is a long weekend!

I’m sorry we weren’t able to do our video last night – hopefully by the time you read this they’ll have it fixed.  As in fixed “good” – not just poking along at the speed of dial-up… 😉

So – I needed a sympathy card for my friend – and this is one of two that I made for her to choose from.  This one uses the gorgeous Rose Trellis Thinlits and a few sentiments from the Flowing Fountain stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! All My Love Happy Tails Sneak Peek

Good morning from rain-soaked-and-soggy Georgia!  Good golly!  We’ve gotten so much rain in the past day or two – it’s been cray cray!  Hopefully it bodes well for a non-drought-ridden summer!

One of the cool new stamp set bundles in the 2019 Occasions Catalog is called Happy Tails!  The stamp set is bundled up with the Dog Builder Punch.

I’ve been waiting for a good dog stamp set – that would let me make sympathy cards for folks who’ve lost their fur-kids!  Non-cartoon-y ones, and this is a great add to my tool chest!

So – for today, I paired this new bundle with some All My Love DSP to make a sympathy card for the loss of a pet – just to have on hand!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Doilies & Butterflies

Good Sunday, y’all!  Tomorrow Santa will begin his whirlwind tour!  Hopefully all his elves are ready!

And remembered AA – AAA – 9V and 75 C-Cell batteries! 😉

In order to ensure that all the elves have time for their last-minute preparations, we will NOT do a video tonight – sorry!  This elf is going to spend the evening watching Hallmark Christmas movies! 🙂  I’ll see y’all next Sunday!

My card today should bring Spring to mind – it does for me, with its gorgeous Botanical Butterfly paper and wonderful sentiments from the Dear Doily stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lasting Lily and Botanical Butterflies Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, my peeps!  Did y’all brave the elements – and the crazy crowds! – to hit the Black Friday sales?  I sure didn’t!  We stay pretty hunkered down on Black Friday – I hate the traffic and Wayne has zero tolerance for them (cars or people!).  So…we stay home and shop the old fashioned way.

Online! LOL!

You guys did a little Online Extravaganza shopping yesterday, I saw!  Yeah!  There’s still today left for the Paper & Embellishments sale and then we’ll segue over into two days of Phase 2: Stamps & Kits!  Then there’s two more days after THAT (Tools & Ink)!  And – of course, thru the whole event, I’m offering Double Peppermints.  So…it’s a most wonderful time….of the YEAAAAAAR!

Now – on a slightly different tack, my card for today features some new goodies that will be available starting on 3 Jan 19 with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs!  Lasting Lily is a wonderful 16-stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – that you’ll be able to pick up for free with a $100 purchase!  And I tapped into the wonderful Hold on to Hope stamp set and Cross of Hope Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings on Pressed Flowers for the Stamp Ink Paper #152

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to inspire you!  Today’s a color challenge and I hope you’ll come over and play along!

My card for the challenge today is a clean and simple one, using the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set – filled with useful sentiments in pretty little fonts – and the lovely Pressed Flowers Host Set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lovely as Trees and Thoughtful Prayers on Black Ice for Stamp Ink Paper #141

Good morning, y’all!  Happy Tuesday!

Being Tuesday, it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge – and this week it’s a sketch challenge!

I used a fun technique that I recently came across called the Black Ice technique.  I did it on Copper Foil, using the Lovely as a Tree pine image and a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold On To Hope Thoughts & Prayers

It’s Monday, y’all!  I’ve got but one thing to say about that.  Bleh.

I repeat.  Bleh.

And that’s all on that subject.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how to make this card, here’s the YouTube replay!

I needed a sympathy card this week – my husband’s Granny died last Monday.  She pretty much raised him, so it was a blow.  She was 98 – so it wasn’t a shock.  She was ready to go home.  I thought that the beautiful Hold On To Hope stamp set and the bundled Cross of Hope Framelits were a perfect choice, especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the last weekend of 2017!!  Yikes!

Sadly, for some folks in my extended circle of friends, this hasn’t been a great week.  And, I need a Sympathy card to send.  So, I pulled out a new bundle in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The lovely Hold Onto Hope stamp set, bundled with the Cross of Hope Framelits, is a gorgeous set, perfect for the occasion.  Especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As you can maybe see, I also broke out my package of new Brusho Colors! 🙂

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Using the pin-hole-in-the-top method, I shook a little bit of the Prussian Blue around the outer edges of the panel.  In the middle, I sprinkled some Yellow.  I lightly spritzed the panel with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I let the panel dry naturally, dabbing off any water that pooled on the edges.  Once it was completely dry, I cut it down to the finished size for the front of my card.

I inked up the pretty floral spray image in the Hold Onto Hope set (avail 3 Jan) with Versamark and stamped it twice on the panel.  I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them with my Heat Tool.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.

For the cross, I cut a Wood Textures DSP solid cross with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits and a Silver Foil detailed Cross with a second die.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I used some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (3 Jan) to drape around the Cross.  I stuck a Glue Dot in the center of the Cross and used that to start the drape.  I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cross and popped it onto the card front – running the tails of the ribbon behind it as I stuck it on.  Over the center of the ribbon, I used another Glue Dot to adhere a new Petal Passion Embellishment (3 Jan) over the top of the Organza Ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Island Indigo on a strip of Shimmery White.  I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it over the Cross with Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Shimmery White, I stamped the pretty little flower from Hold Onto Hope.  I colored the stamp with my Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on the card stock.  Then I cut it with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it over the Cross.  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Hold Onto Hope in Island Indigo on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I repeated the flower…

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.  Before going further, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the little corner image from Hold Onto Hope in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the corners (front and inside) of my Basic Gray card base.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the inner liner into the card base.

I decided to add a little more to the card front – so I cut a couple pieces off a Delicate White Doily and adhered them to the back of the card front – then I popped it on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Basic Gray Hold Onto Hope corners and flowers…

…and I added a little more Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the Brusho background turned out, don’t you?  I think it looks serene and sort of…heavenly!  And I loved this Hold Onto Hope bundle the very first moment I saw it in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU

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.


TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in now – this is the last day!

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).


Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!

We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else. 

Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  


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

The Occasions Catalog goodies will all be available on 3 Jan – that’s coming real soon, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)  

Wooden Textures DSP:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut; envelope flap  ‘

Silver Foil:  Cross of Hope Cross 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  

Today the Dad went up to NC to do some work across the weekend.  So we all helped him get loaded and ready to go!

Finn had a doggy-dilemma.

Stay with Mom?  Go with Dad?

Difficult choice for a little kid – one who loves both his parents!  

But…a road trip?!?

In the end, he made the selfless decision to stay here and protect me.

So…he bravely said good-bye to the Dad…

…and promptly forgot all about him while we worked the gates for the horses.

He’s a go-with-the-flow kind of guy – focused on the right here, right now.  Not the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s.

We should all be so smart!

TTFN

M

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