Posts Tagged With: Thank You Card

Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Thank You

Happy happy HAWWMP Day, y’all!  Hope your week is going well!  We’re about ready to harvest mushrooms around here – we’ve had so much rain that we’ve got fungus a-mung-us!  On the arena – behind the house – next to the driveway.  White ones – red ones – orange ones – speckled ones.

No.  We don’t eat them.  Wayne is pretty certain that at least some of them are edible.

I am equally certain that I will NEVER know! 😉

My card today is a simple one – clean, even!  I know – it’s sort of surprising!  But – miracles happen!  I used the sweet little Beautiful Autumn Bundle to put together a pretty thank you card.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog, Bonus Days, Clean-and-Simple, Fundraiser, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Greenery Lovely You Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Let’s have a moment of silence for the last day of the awesome 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Okay.  Done?

Now – let’s get ready to RUMMMBLE!!!  TOMORROW!

Yes – you have to wait until tomorrow to RUMMMBLE!!  That’s when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog will be available to you for ordering!

For now….speaking of new catalog goodies – I’ve got a couple on my cards to share with you today. Yep – I said cards – as in multiples! I made eight of these – four in each design, using the new Forever Greenery DSP and the Lovely You stamp set.  Plus…a little Well Written (available now – and carrying over!) Die cutting! Take a look-see:

The clean and easy design for this one is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

I used two different paper designs in the new Forever Greenery DSP – and Petal Pink mats on both of them.  I adhered the paper to the mats with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I used a Stitched Rectangle Die and cut either a Shaded Spruce or a Pretty Peacock “mat” for the sentiment.

The sentiment itself is cut from Petal Pink with a die in the Well Written Die set – then it’s adhered to the “mat” with Liquid Glue.

I popped the matted sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied little bows from the gold twine in the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhered them with a dab of Liquid Glue.  I love this gold twine – and I unraveled the “tails” of the bows to make them even prettier! 🙂

I added a single Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the card fronts – all EIGHT of them! – were done!

On the inside, on a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped one of the gorgeous DistINKtive leaf images from Forever Fern in Pear Pizzazz.  The Lovely You stamp set provided the pretty sentiment – stamped in Pretty Peacock or Shaded Spruce.  Each panel got another Champagne Rhinestone.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Shaded Spruce or Pretty Peacock card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the cards were done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes all got Forever Fern leaves in Pear Pizzazz on the front…

…and more of the Forever Greenery DSP on the envelope flaps.

Et Voila!  Some gorgeous Forever Greenery DSP….a die cut from Well Written…and a perfect sentiment from Lovely You!  And wonderful leaf images from Forever Fern – and you’ve got the makings of tons of cards for all sorts of occasions!!

 

I put them all together and – with just a little stamping and die cutting – got 8 pretty thank you cards in short order!

I hope you like and have added these sets to your gotta-have-it-now list!

Be on the lookout for the start of some awesome ordering and joining specials starting tomorrow with the arrival of the new catalog! Whoo-hooo!

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.  Just so you know what to expect tomorrow, 3 June – as we transition the Stampin’ Up! ordering system to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog….Stampin’ Up! reminded us that ordering will be unavailable from midnight to noon (MT) while we transition our systems to the new catalog. Ordering will be restored no later than noon (MT).

The GOOD news is that you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to start ordering your faves!  The bad news is that you may be awake then anyway – out of sheer excitement! – and you won’t be able to start ordering your faves! 😉

P.P.S.  The the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog retiring products will be gone TONIGHT!  Don’t miss out!


HOST CODE FOR 1 JUN – 15 JUN: VEKRRJF6

The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

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.


Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

Starts TOMORROW!

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on 3 June 20, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Want to Join Us?

Stampin’ Up! Joining Special Will Be Available Tomorrow!


Stampin’ Up! just let us know about an amazing new Joining Special starting on 3 June – just in time for the arrival of the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!

THERE’S NO RISK!

NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS

NO PENALTY TO DROP

SAVE 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! 

Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.


Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

There are bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!


Catalog Shares – Last Day to Sign Up!!

With the imminent arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’m offering Catalog Shares to give you the chance to try a little bit of all the new papers and embellishments – without having to BUY all the new papers and embellishments! 🙂

As in the past, 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…head on over to my Catalog Shares Page and check out your options – then get signed up today!  I’ll close the ordering on 2 Jun!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce or Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored folded at 5 1/2″); 1″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die cut (behind die cut sentiment)

Petal Pink Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Well Written die cut sentiment

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Forever Greenery DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″; 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


These are hard days – scary and confusing.

The world is in chaos, it seems.  We’ve got good happening –

that is overshadowed by the bad…

View image on Twitter

 

A flight attendant checks the body temperature of a passenger at the door of a plane at the Tianhe Airport in Wuhan on Friday.

Is there a solution to…any of it?

I don’t know.

But…Finn might find the answer.  He…spends a lot of time thinking…

Solemn demeanor.  Crossed hands.

A sure sign that many of the world’s biggest problems are being contemplated.

I hope he comes up with some answers.

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Catalog Sneak Peek, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, New Catalog Launch, New Catalog Shares, New Product, Shares, Sneak peek, Special Bundles, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Many Blossoms In Bloom Sneak Peek for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – 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!

The color combo today is a pretty classic mix – blue, green and white.  Very summery (in my opinion!).  I decided to go floral with it – and play with the new and totally cool Blossoms in Bloom with the bundled Many Layered Blossoms Die set.  This bundle will be available to customers on 3 Jun in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our challenge badge!

My layout was loosely inspired by this week’s challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I started with a plain Whisper White panel and, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the large floral image from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set in Night of Navy.  Then I matted it on Garden Green for the card front.

From another piece of Whisper White, I cut the large, more “solid” die in the Many Layered Blossoms Die set.

Using the more detailed die (on the right in the picture above), I cut it from Night of Navy and again from Garden Green.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the detailed Night of Navy die cut to the Whisper White die cut.  Then I adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue – lining up the die cut with the stamped images.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the cut-out pieces from the leaves on the Garden Green detailed die cut into the negative spaces on the die cut already on the card front.

Then I wrapped a length of 3/8″ Denim Ribbon around the panel – adhering it in the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped a Blossoms In Bloom sentiment in Garden Green on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with a die from the new Tasteful Labels die set (also coming on 3 Jun in the new catalog).

I stamped a small flower from the Blossoms In Bloom set in Night of Navy next to the sentiment then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the little flower – I cut a small solid flower from Whisper White and a detailed flower in Night of Navy and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.  Then, lining it up with the stamped image – I popped it onto the sentiment die cut with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added a few Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels in Night of Navy and Garden Green and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped some Night of Navy flowers and Garden Green leaves on a Whisper White panel.  I even added a few Holiday Rhinestones, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Garden Green mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Blossoms In Bloom flowers and leaves on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a cool way to make detailed and colorful flowers – first stamping the images with the Blossoms In Bloom stamp set and adding the pretty die cut images from the bundled Many Layered Blossoms die set.  Blossoms In Bloom also comes thru in the sentiment department – covering thank you’s, birthdays, Get Well and more!!

I hope you like!  And if you want it RIGHT NOW – you can get it as part of a Starter Kit!  Give me a shout and I’ll tell you how!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

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.


YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Garden Green Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Many Layered Blossoms “detailed” floral die cut (to use for cut outs to adhere in the large Night of Navy die cut)

Whisper White Card Stock: Tasteful Labels die cut (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); Many Layered Blossoms “solid” floral die cuts

Night of Navy Card Stock: Many Layered Blossoms “detailed” floral die cuts


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


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 😉

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Catalog Sneak Peek, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Sneak peek, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks in Style for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  And welcome to another edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.  All our blogs go live at the exact same time – regardless of where in the WORLD the hopper is located!   I hope you’ll sit down and spend a little time with us – regardless of where YOU are in the world! 🙂  I know you’re going to see some awesome projects!

Each month we’ll have a theme for the hop – this month’s theme is All Things Crafty – Favorite Coloring Tools!  Favorite coloring tools…hmmm.  Well – my FAVORITE coloring tool is, actually, our wunnermus Designer Series Paper!  The colors are so amazing and perfectly coordinated for us – so they can be left to shine shine shine on a project!  And – once I’ve selected some wonderful paper – like the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on today’s card – I tend to gravitate to my Stampin’ Blends.  Which I used today to color my Ornate Style flower.  When I added a sentiment from Ornate Thanks, well…take a look-see!

The layout was inspired by Kerstin Kreis’ card in this week’s Global Design Project‘s Case the Designer challenge.

I started by double-matting a piece of the gorgeous Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on Terracotta Tile and Early Espresso to make the card front.

Using the Magnolia Memories Die set, I cut two large and two small leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock.  I adhered the leaves to Pear Pizzazz and to Old Olive card stock and then fussy cut the leaves.

I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next, I tied a large-ish bow from the Old Olive ribbon in the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the adorable daisy from Ornate Style in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I colored the leaf with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo.  I colored the flower with my Daffodil Delight Combo – then added some Mango Melody (with the Dark Stampin’ Blend) on the petals around the center of the flower.  The center itself is colored with the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.

Then I cut the image with an oval Stitched Shape Die and popped it over the leaves and bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Ornate Thanks sentiment in Terracotta Tile on Whisper White, then used a small Stitched So Sweetly die to cut it out – running it half-way thru the die cutting machine twice and moving the die to create a cut that’s long enough for the sentiment.  I used a Dimensional and some Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Finally I added a single Gilded Gem to the oval and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Terracotta Tile and a third in Old Olive onto a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the little daisy again in Tuxedo Black and colored it the same as the front of the card.  A Gilded Gem finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to double mat the panel on Terracotta Tile and Early Espresso, then into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Ornate Style daisy on the front…

…and more Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Ornate Garden Specialty DSP brings so much color and movement to this card, don’t you think?!  And it’s perfectly complemented by the Ornate Style flower – colored with my Stampin’ Blends – and the wonderful and versatile sentiments in the Ornate Thanks set.   I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts! And –  I know you know this – but…even though this set is in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – you can get it right NOW!! 😉

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  As I said earlier – we’ve got folks from across the globe…

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Shell Anderson’e page.  Or – you can click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

 

Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cazz Boylan – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Satomi Wellard – JA
Melissa Gifford – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Manuela Geiswinkler – AT
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Emma Goddard, Special Guest – UK
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Tina Zinck – CA
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Deatherage – US – YOU ARE HERE!
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Brenda Nelson – CA
Tricia Butts – US
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US
Have fun on the hop! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

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.


Want to Join Us?!

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is GORGEOUS!!  And – if you join right now – YOU could choose to select from the same Pre-Order goodies that I did to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (first mat for card front and for inner liner)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x  5 1/4″ (second mats for card front for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); 2 3/4″ Stitched Shape Oval (art); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (sentiment)

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front);  envelope flap


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


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

Categories: 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, Ornate Garden Early Release, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , | 30 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Oasis and a Blog Candy Winner!

Good morning!!  This is a big Tuesday for us – not cuz it’s Cinco De Mayo but…cuz it’s PRE-ORDER day!!  Whoo-hooo!  I’m excited to get a few of the new goodies – and start to share them with you.  You’ll be able to get them for yourself on 3 Jun!  Of course, you could also decide to join the SU! team right now and then YOU could be sitting at your computer picking new goodies!! 🙂 Interested?  Give me a shout!

Of course – the dark side of new goodies is…saying good-bye to some old friends.  Like…the Tropical Chic stamp set and coordinating Tropical Dies.  These are in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  And – from the Jan-Jun Mini, I used some retiring Tropical Oasis DSP and the wonderful Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder!  Take a look-see:

The layout – and the theme! – is from the FUSION challenge this week.  I went for both sides!!

I started with a piece of Early Espresso card stock and embossed it in the Coastal Wevae 3D Embossing Folder (I am pretty bummed this is leaving us – hope you’ve got it.  If not… 🙂 ).  Then I matted it on Grapefruit Grove (the In Color I’m going to miss the most!) for the card front.

Next up, I used the square die in the Tropical Dies to cut a piece of Grapefruit Grove.  Now – this die actually cuts negative space into a piece of cardstock.  So, I used my Paper Trimmer to cut it out.  I cut a same-size square of the Tropical Oasis DSP.

With Liquid Glue – I adhered the die cut to the DSP square – and then to the card front.

With Liquid Glue, I created a “twist” from a piece of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (also retiring!) and then used more Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

I stamped the Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a strip of Whisper White and snipped a banner end.  With my Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Marker, I edged the strip.  Then I used Liquid Glue under the left end – and doubled-up Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the strip.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the little flower from Tropical Chic.  I used the Marker-to-Rubber technique with the Grapefruit Grove Stampin’ Write Marker.  I finished up the flower by adding some Shaded Spruce accents with my Stampin’ Write Marker.

Finally – I cut it with the die in the Tropical Die set and adhered it to the end of the sentiment strip with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I added a second Tropical Chic sentiment in Shaded Spruce to a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped the little flower in Grapefruit Grove and Shaded Spruce.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Grapefruit Grove mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Tropical Chic flower on the front…

…and some more of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Tropical Chic – and the coordinating Tropical Dies (on sale for just $18.90!!) – is a really nice set – with pretty tropical leaves (with dies to cut them out!!) and sentiments!

And you ALL know how I feel about the wunnermus Tropical Oasis DSP!!

I hope you like – and will get these goodies before they’re gone!  Remember – only the stamp sets are guaranteed thru 15 May.  Everything else is strictly while supplies last.  So…

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

 

 

 

My craft room is ready for new occupants!


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAY – 15 MAY: UWEPJ422 (The May Tutorial features the Mountain Air Bundle!)

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.


Blog Candy Winner!

I’ve got one April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family – to give away! Y’all sound like you’re excited to start playing with the new In Colors – but my informal and highly NON-scientific analysis of the votes puts Misty Moonlight and Just Jade as front runners – with Bumble Bee coming in a close third! 😉

Thank you to all who took the time to think and sort out your faves – or admit straight up that you just could NOT pick one! 🙂

We can only have one winner, though, and the handy Random.org revealed….

Comment #17 came from Glenda Lehrmann – who is loving Cinnamon Cider!!

“I like the new In colors especially Cinnamon Cider! So pretty! Thank you Mary for this opportunity!”

Whoo-hooo!!  Congrats, Glenda!  I’ll be getting in touch shortly via e-mail to get your mailing address and will send your kit quick as a bunny!

Thanks, y’all, for playing along!


Join The Team!

So – today is a BIG DAY for Stampin’ Up!  Why?  Cuz…we’re exercising one of the biggest PERKS of being a demonstrator…ordering from the new catalog EARLY!

And – if you join right now – you can choose to select from the Pre-Order goodies to fill your Starter Kit!!  That’s right – you’ll spend $99 and pick $125 worth of goodies!!  Plus – you’ll get an eight-pack of the NEW Catalogs and brochures (that’s kind of a big deal!!).

As always, Starter Kits ship for FREE!!  Just as soon as you get your Demonstrator ID – you’ll be able to save at least 20% on EVERYTHING you purchase!  No obligation – no commitment – no requirement to sell a thing!  Ever!  I welcome folks with all kinds of goals and Hobby Demonstrators are a big part of the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

If you’d like more info – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.  Would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Tropical Dies cut out)

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

Tropical Oasis DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (behind Grapefruit Grove 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!


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


Well – we turned the A/C on on Monday.

Bleh.  I really love the windows open but…it was just too hot.

For us.

And for the fur-monger.  He was sleeping in front of the back door – sleep-panting… 🙁

So – it seemed like a good day for ice cream.

He agreed!! 🙂

He REALLY puts his whole self into his ice cream!!

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! It Starts with Art Thanks!

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope all is right and well in your world – and that you’re safe and healthy!

Speaking of COVID-19, do take a minute to check out the Stampin’ Up! Give-Back digital stamp set called Share Sunshine!  100% of the proceeds will go to one of two organizations supporting the fight.  Scroll on down for the deets and a link to download the FIFTEEN pages of cool sentiments!!

My card today uses a few retiring goodies that you need to snap up while you still can – starting with the It Starts With Art stamp set, the matching Arts & Crafts Dies and the fun Follow Your Art DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

I started with two panels of the Follow Your Art DSP – both cut the same size as the card front (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) – and I adhered one to the front of a Pacific Point card base and the second on the inside, using Liquid Glue.

I used the Ornate Layers Dies to cut a Whisper White panel and then placed it in my Stamparatus.  I stamped the sentiment from It Starts With Art in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Then I popped the panel onto a Calypso Coral “mat” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the three pens/markers in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and colored them with my Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combos.  Then I cut them with the coordinating die in the Arts & Crafts Die Set.

I popped the die cut pens and markers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final piece is a tiny heart trinket from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit, adhered in the corner with a Glue Dot.  The kit (which is on SALE for just $6.60!) also includes some Linen Thread in Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.  I took a double length of the Bermuda Bay and tied a bow, then adhered it to the heart trinket with a Glue Dot.

I adhered the whole thing to the card front with Liquid Glue and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Retiring Varied Vases stamp set in Tuxedo Black on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped the ink bottles from It Starts With Art in Tuxedo Black and colored them with the Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combos.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more ink bottles on the front…

…and a little Follow Your Art DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Isn’t this just the perfect group of goodies for us as crafters!??  I think It Starts With Art is very aptly named – and it’s so cool that the Arts & Crafts Dies (on sale for $11.60!) help us cut out so many of the images to use, don’t you?!  Finally – the Follow Your Art DSP is bright and cheery and fun.  And on a really good sale – just $4.60 for the pack!!  I hope you like – and will get them soon.  Remember, only the stamp set is guaranteed to be around thru the end of the catalog!  All the other items are only available while supplies last!

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

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


COVID-19 Give-Back Digital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

…and what you’ll be able to create! 🙂

Here’s the 411 on the Share Sunshine PDF Download:

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: 28 April 28 – 2 June 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond 2 June

The charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every single cent goes to these organizations!

You get to choose which charity you would like to receive the proceeds for your purchase!  Here are the two charities that you can choose from:

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Get your digital download today and help us make a difference!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for Ornate Layers die cut sentiment panel); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner)

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

Follow Your Art DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front and inner panel); envelope flap


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


Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


Finn Fan Fix


I snapped this picture the other evening of my silly and sweet dog.  He crawls under that chair and uses his hand to pull and squiggle himself into JUST the right position.

Guess this is it!

Yeah.  Beyond cute! 😉

TTFN

M

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Remember Peaceful Painted Poppies Thank You

Hey y’all – happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is going well!  We went out to do a little shopping yesterday – all masked up and sanitized.   We got needed stuff, but…it’s exhausting.  Guess I’m out of shopping-shape! 🙁 I’m going back to my quiet social isolation.  It’s much more relaxing! 🙂

My card today is a thank you – using the wunnermus Peaceful Moments bundle with a little help from the Painted Poppies stamp set and Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout – and really the colors and flowers and…okay – most of it! – was inspired by the sketch and photo at this week’s FUSION challenge.

And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! I went down the middle and right column – but…one could probably make the case for a full-card BINGO!!

I started with a piece of the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies DSP and cut the largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die from the middle.  I matted the remaining paper on a Basic Black panel.  Then I popped the die cut piece back in place using Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used SNAIL to adhere a length of Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon across the panel. I used two more shorter pieces and adhered them in a sort-of-remembrance-ribbon-shape with Glue Dots.

I stamped a Peaceful Moments sentiment in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White and cut it with the next to smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I used the Poppy Moments Dies to cut a large, solid flower from a piece of Poppy Parade Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Using the small splotch stamp in the Painted Poppies stamp set, I stamped around the flower with Poppy Parade ink.  I cut the detailed flower – and two flower centers – from Basic Black cardstock.

I adhered the detailed flower die cut to the solid flower, using Liquid Glue on just the middle of the flower, and gently curled the petals.

 

Then I adhered the larger flower center with Liquid Glue and popped the smaller center on with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional.

I popped the flower on with more Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the poppies image from Painted Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  I colored the flowers with my Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend Combo pack.  Colored some in Light and some in Dark.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Painted Poppies on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How much do you love the Peaceful Poppies DSP?  It’s just stunning, isn’t it??!  Well – it will be GONE soon!  It’s not carrying over –  and it’s only available while supplies last, so…get some (more!) now!   Fortunately – the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles are carrying over so…..whew!  I hope you like!

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

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


Enter To Win Blog Candy!

 

This is to win the April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family!

To enter – all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Star Wars Day – Monday, May the 4th (Be With You) and tell me your favorite new In Color!  I know you’re going to love them all – but…which one is catching your eye right this minute!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Cinco De Mayo.  That’s 5 May, for you non-bi-linguists! 😉

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!


Stampin’ Up! let us know that the excitement for the May Paper Pumpkin Kit has been off the charts – and…they’ve sold out! 🙁  I HOPE you got in before that happened!

Here’s the deets….

Because we have sold out for May:

  • New customers will not be able to subscribe until May 11, 2020 and will receive their first kit in June.
  • Accounts currently in canceled or suspended status will be allowed to reactivate, but will not receive the May kit. Subscribers that reactivate after we sold out will be reactivated for the JUNE subscription period.
  • Subscribers will not be able to modify their kit quantity to add more kits to their May order.

We have placed a sold out message on the paperpumpkin.com subscribe page with the above information for customers.

Please note that anyone in active status before we sold out will still receive the May kit unless they choose to suspend or cancel their subscription before the end of the May subscription period on May 10.


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); detailed Poppy Moments die cut flower and centers

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Poppies DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); solid Poppy Moments die cut flower; 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


The other evening, I was in the kitchen looking out upon the pond in the evening…

And all seemed pretty normal.

Yes. I wear crocs.  They’re comfy, okay?!?

Anywhooooo….

Then.  All of sudden….I grew a tumor.

A furry one!

What are we lookin’ at, Mom??  One a them squirels???

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Blog Candy, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Morning Star You’re The Best Thanks!

Good morning, all!  Hoping that this – the 435th day of April – finds you well.  And caffeinated.  And chocolate-i-fied.  And dealing as well-as-can-be-expected in self-social-isolation.  Appears that GA is opening up – slowly! – starting on Friday.  Thank goodness – I’ve been anxiously waiting for the tatoo-parlors to open back up.

Say…what now??

Yes.  Hair and nail salons.  Tatoo parlors.  Massage therapists.

But we’re to continue to practice the good social behaviors we’ve been doing.

Interested to see a hair cut – massage – or manicure from….six feet away. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I doubt it will matter – won’t be able to get a hair appointment for 3 months anyway!! 🙂

So.  Card.  Let’s do that!  I used the sweet Morning Star stamp set – which coordinates with the Stitched Stars Dies – to make a sweet little thank you card – or friendship card. No stars in sight – just….petunias!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the color palette is from the Global-Design-Project challenge.

This one is a quick and easy card – with a little fussy cutting.  Don’t be scared! 😉

I started with a Whisper White panel that I stamped across the bottom a few times with the cool vine image from Morning Star – in Mint Macaron.

I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and added another leaf image in Mint Macaron. Aren’t those leaves and vines pretty?  I love them!

I embossed the panel in the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on Night of Navy for the card front.

I stamped the large Morning Star petunia in Melon Mambo on Whisper White and fussy cut them.   I edged each of the flowers with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker, then popped them all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Night of Navy gems from the Holiday Rhinestone pack finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Night of Navy, a few Mint Macaron vines and leaves, and the smaller petunia image from Morning Star in Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got vines and small petunias on the front…

…and the pretty vine image on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I do love petunias – and these images in Morning Star are beautiful!  I also really like the vines and sentiments!  And don’t forget the Stitched Stars dies that coordinate – and are still available!

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

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 APR – 30 APR: 62SHAUJZ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP Sold Out

Stampin’ Up! let us know that we’ve run out of the 2018-2020 6″ x 6″ DSP, which is retiring with the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog:

They’re unable to get more inventory before the end of the catalog sales period, so this item (along with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP) have been turned off and will no longer be orderable. (Existing backorders will be fulfilled.)

So sorry! 🙁


BACK IN STOCK!!

Grace’s Garden, Honey Bee, Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments and Bonanza Buddies

I know several of you have been waiting for the return of some heavy favorites from the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

Wait no more!  A bunch of them are baaaaccck….

Bonanza Dies

$26.00

Check them out and get them quick like a bunny!!  I suspect there’s going to be a run on them!


Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (lcard base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut Morning Star petunias


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


This seemed like a good day for a garden update.  The rain and pretty pleasant weather – well, except for Easter night – has had a pretty electrifying effect on the veggies and fruits!  Check it!

Raspberries and blueberries….

My single rose – it’s got a little bud on it!

Ancho Magnifico Peppers – I saw a video on YouTube about pruning pepper plants.  Seemed to make sense so I did it.  And they’re branching out and getting bushy instead of tall and leggy!  Yeah!

This bed has two Sweetheart Tomatoes training up the trellis.  And mustard and collard greens going gang-busters.  Plus 6 Buttercrunch lettuce plants that I’ve harvested twice now.  They’re doing a nice job as cut-and-come-agains.  I have more starting in the house! 🙂

Two more tomatoes – called Mater Sandwich (cute, huh?) – on this trellis and White Ball Turnips.  A little spinach – I think my seed was a little old and I didn’t get quite the germination I’d hoped for on that.

The bed in the background has a yellow summer squash and a spaghetti squash on the trellis and radishes on the right side.  I don’t love radishes – but they taste pretty good roasted in the oven.  And they’re sort of instant gratification!  I have a couple of Roma tomatoes starting that will transplant there in a few days.

Finally – here’s my French Algarve beans!!  They are growing like crazy!!  Best.  Beans.  Ever!  The bed on the left has Tomatillos – and will soon have some Sweet Basil in their beds – Wayne saw a thing said they were good for pest management, like marigolds, but…they smell wonderful.  And you can eat it! Win win!

So there it is!  So far – so good!

I’m excited to harvest mustard, collards and turnips soon.

Amy – I know you’re jealous.  Sorry, bud – you’ll have to grow your own greens and beans!! 😉

TTFN

M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , | 26 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Sailing Home Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Well – it’s Good Friday.  Literally.

Do you have a three-day weekend?  Maybe you have today “off” instead?   By which, of course, I mean…are/will you be wearing your “weekend pajamas” or your “go to work” pajamas??  I am SURE you’ll be wearing your DRESS pajamas on Easter Sunday, right??  I know I for sure will be! 😎

Since this is pretty much business-as-usual for us, I was able to do a live YouTube video yesterday.  If you were able to join me – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I wanted another card to send as part of the Bee The Blessing Card Drive being sponsored by Stamp-N-Storage and I thought it would be good to make a couple with a more masculine feel.  So….the Come Sail Away suite called!  For the sample card – I used the DSP in Mossy Meadow colors – for the video…I did it again in Night of Navy.  Both are identical and use the Sailing Home, So Sentimental and Ornate Thanks stamp sets.  Take a look-see:

I love this modified gate-card with its belly-band, but I wanted it to be a little more traditional (and easier to display!).

So – I started with a Crumb Cake card base in my normal portrait tent-fold orientation.  The gate-fold becomes the matted card front.

I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 8″ and scored it along the long side at 2″ and 6″.  Then I marked each short end at 2 5/8″ and used my Paper Trimmer to cut the “gates” into points.

I cut two strips of Come Sail Away DSP, cut them both into points and adhered them to the gates with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I adhered a second design of the Come Sail Away DSP to a Mossy Meadow mat and then inside the gate-fold with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the entire panel to the front of the Crumb Cake card base with Liquid Glue.

On a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, I stamped the compass image from the Sailing Home stamp set multiple times in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I wrapped the strip around the card base and adhered the ends together with Liquid Glue.

The front sentiment, from So Sentimental, is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut with the larger label die in the bundled Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  Over the sentiment, in Crumb Cake, I added the Sailing Home compass.  Then I adhered the label to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I pulled off the belly band to work on the inside.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a perfect sentiment from Sailing Home in Mossy Meadow.  I added a Crumb Cake anchor and cut it with the next-to-largest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Then, I adhered it on the inside with Liquid Glue – ensuring it would be hidden by the belly-band.

I replaced the belly band and added a Sail Away Trinkets anchor with a Glue Dot.  On this Mossy Meadow card, I used a double-length of Line Thread to tie a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  On the Night of Navy version, I used a single-length of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine.

Just a note – I would send this card with the belly band around the just the front of the card base/gate-fold (versus around the entire card).  That let’s the recipient see the card in its best “display mode”!  😉

On the inside of the card, I added a sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I added the anchor in Crumb Cake and the compass in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.

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 the Sailing Home anchor and compass on the front…

…and more Come Sail Away DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s easy to lose track of the super-cool goodies in the Annual Catalog, what with Sale-A-Bration and the Jan-Jun mini, isn’t it?  But…don’t!  The Come Sail Away Suite – anchored by the Sailing Home Bundle (see what I did there?!?) – is chock-full of wonderful products that are really awesome for creating masculine projects!  The Come Sail Away DSP let me quickly make two cards – using the same stamp sets and designs…

So Sentimental with the WUNNERMUS Stitched So Sweetly Dies, melds in nicely – and, of course, there aren’t enough words for me to express how much I love the Ornate Thanks set and all the perfect sentiments it contains!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.

Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.

Mail Cards To:

Michelle Donahe
Stamp-n-Storage
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.

Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!

*Please note:
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.

SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive.  You can find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1″ x 10″ (belly band)

Mossy Meadow/Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 8″ (front mat/fun fold – scored and folded at 2″ and 6″ – then cut as shown in the video); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly label (front sentiment); Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (inside sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);

Come Sail Away DSP : 1 7/8″ x 5″ (x 2 – cut to a point for the front flaps); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside of front fun-fold); 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


 

Uhm…can we talk?

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Amazing Ornate Borders Thank You Card

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Palm Sunday!

Now, my card today, by rights, should be an anniversary card.

For me and Wayne.  For THIRTY YEARS!  Wha….?  Whe….??  HOW the heck did that happen?!?  Feels like a really long time some days – and others?  Like a blink.  It truly is hard to believe so many years have passed.

Our anniversary rituals are pretty ingrained – so it’s simply devastating to be confined to the house this year.  We usually dress up in our finest – go out to a fancy restaurant…maybe a movie or dancing after.

ROFL!!!  Oh stop – I’m killing myself!!

Our “ritual” is to…pretty much totally forget the day!  Like…three days AFTER, we’ll look at each other and be like…did we miss our Anniversary again?  How many years WAS this!?

Yeah.  We are romantic devils, for certain sure!  So being confined to the house is no big.  🙂

So – my ACTUAL card today is a clean-and-simple thank you card made with elements of the new Ornate Garden Suite – and a couple of embossing folders.  Take a look-see:

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

And it fits perfectly with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed twice.  The first time was in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder – and I only did about 1/3 of the right side of the panel.  I embossed the other side in the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted the panel on So Saffron for the card front.

Using one of the dies in the Ornate Borders die set, I cut out a piece from some Old Olive cardstock.  With my Paper Snips, I carefully snipped off part of the die cut – then I adhered the remainder with Liquid Glue, right over the “seam” between the two embossed portions.

From So Saffron card stock, I cut the three flowers from Ornate Borders and adhered them to the die cut with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Old Olive on Whisper White and cut it with the smallest narrow Stitched Rectangle Die.   Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Each flower got a pink Frosted Flower Embellishment and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle.  Then, I added a final Rhinestone to the sentiment and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Old Olive on Whisper White.  Under that, in Blushing Bride, I added another sentiment.  I stamped the little Ornate Style flower in Old Olive and colored it with my Light Old Olive and Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Ornate Style flowers on the front…

…and a little Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I am love love loving all the sentiment combinations we can make with the wonderful – and HUGE! – Ornate Thanks stamp set!  And the bundled Ornate Borders die set gives super fun decorative options!  I hope you like and are ADDING THIS SUITE to your stash!!  Be sure to check out my money-saving limited time Special Bundle offer down below!

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

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 APR – 15 APR: 23JZBQNU

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

ORNATE GARDEN SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!

As has become my habit, I’ve  put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!

Check it out!

Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)

Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7

BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!

When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!

Got it?  Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up!  Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!


Ornate Garden Suite !!

Now Available in the Online Store!

Order here in my Online Store or….sign up for my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you quick like a bunny.

Check out some of the cards I’ve made for you with this Suite!








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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blushing Bride 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); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); Ornate Borders die cut flowers

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ square Stitched Shapes Die cut (art)

Old Olive Card Stock:  Ornate Borders large die cut

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap in Blushing Bride


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


Warning – non-Finn-Finn-Fan Fix ahead! 😉

So…my day revolves around satisfying every whim of my tyrannical little cat.

She wants three things from me.

Food – a very specific couple of kinds (don’t even TRY to mess with this) – and as frequently as it occurs to her to want said food.

Pettings – on her timeline and to her exacting specification.

Laptime.

Mornings go like….wake up.  Feed the cat.  Put the dog out.  Make my coffee.  Put dog bone in bowl.  Let dog in.  Pick up cat bowl (unless I just WANT Finn to clean it all up).  Then…sit down and…hold the cat.

Evenings.  Feed the cat.  Feed the dog.  Feed the people.  Sit down and…yes.  Hold the cat.

She’s an old lady.  Gonna be a bit of a hole when she leaves us, wouldn’t you say?

In totally different news… the other day on one of my videos, I mentioned freezing eggs.  Here’s what they look like…

I fork-beat one or two eggs in a bowl and pour them into a silicone ice cube tray (I got this one on Amazon but it’s showing out of stock):

Freeze.  The cubes pop out super easy and then I just store them in gallon freezer bags.  Awesome for scrambled eggs or recipes needing eggs!  They are, however, not even SORT of good if you’re wanting an egg over easy!  😉

TTFN

M

Categories: 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Feminine, New Catalog Bundles, New Product, Ornate Garden Early Release, Special Bundles, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , , | 26 Comments

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