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Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Dandy Laser Cut Thanks

Good morning and happy Monday!  We had a gorgeous couple of days here in north Georgia and have heard that the country is thinking about warming up so that’s all good.  We even washed the van yesterday (along with 100 of our closest friends!) 😉

My card today is a reach-back to the awesome Dragonfly Garden bundle and pretty Dandy Garden DSP.  This time, I also used a cool die cut panel from the Dandy Laser Cut Paper.  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

I started by matting a piece of Misty Moonlight Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP on a Bumble Bee mat with Liquid Glue for the card front.

Next, I cut a narrower piece – with the design going 90 degrees to the card front – and adhered it to a Bumble Bee mat of its own.  I set these in place on the card front – no adhesive just yet.

I selected a panel from the Dandy Laser Cut Paper and positioned it where I wanted it on the card front.

Using the narrow matted strip as a guide – I put sticky notes in place to create a mask.

Once the mask was secure, I picked it – and the laser cut panel – up and removed it from the card front.

Then, using a Blending Brush, I colored between the mats with Bumble Bee ink.

I adhered the narrow strip to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the laser cut panel in place with small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Hint:  this part is a bit persnickety, not gonna fib ya.  So…take your time – and then be sure that you line up the colored section of the panel with the DSP strip.

I cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss paper from the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP with the largest circle Stitched Shapes die and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and punched it with the Tailored Tag Punch – then adhered it with Liquid Glue.

The dragonfly is cut using the Dragonflies Punch (bundled with Dragonfly Garden) from one of the designs in the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I colored an Opal Round with my Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend, adhered it to the sentiment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added the wildflower image from Dragonfly Garden in Bumble Bee on a Basic White panel.  Then I added some little dragonflies in Misty Moonlight.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more from Dragonfly Garden sweetness on the front…

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

Et Voila!  The Dragonfly Garden stamp set and bundled Dragonflies Punch will live on my favorites list for a long time – how about you?  It’s just wonderful and is so pretty when combined with the two coordinating papers…Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP and Dandy Laser Cut Paper!

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 28 FEB: 3X7NRRKQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The February Tutorial features the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  


Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!

Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021.  After that  – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them.   But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period.  You read that right!  The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof!  Gone! 🙁

So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!

Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one!  If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!

Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on:  $10 each

Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)

So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021  (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂

One more note – once you hit “Submit” -it takes a hot second (or twelve!) for the system to do it’s thing.  Be patient – it’ll get there. Once it has – it says “Message Sent – Go Back”.   You can click “Go Back” and that will return you to the Blog Post! 🙂

Of course, if you want the very best deal – AND to get these goodies right now! – I can help you do that!

If you join the Stampin’ Up! team now, you can select these goodies for your Starter Kit!  Or…fill your kit with other things you need and then purchase the suite with your shiny new 20% Demonstrator Discount!!  Give me a holler and I’ll get you all hooked up!  You’ll also be cashing in on the 200 FREE SHEETS of DSP by joining during Sale-A-Bration.  BONUS!!


2019-2021 In Colors Retiring Soon!

The Retiring List will be coming out in March! While we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on it…we DO know that our 2019-2021 In Colors will for sure be leaving us!

NOW is the time to stock up on Ink, Refills, Cardstock and DSP – they’ll sell out QUICK once the list goes live!

Here’s the whole shootin’ match – so…be sure to get yours before they fly off the shelves!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Time….Don’t Run Out on Me!!

Sale-a-Bration is Almost Over!!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

 

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kit (you pay just $99 plus tac and select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product (including any pre-order items! 😉) – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

All the details are on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page – but if you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Bumble Bee Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for strip on front)

Dandy Laser Cut Paper:  On front of card

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Tailored Tag Punch (sentiment)

Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (strip on front); Largest Circle Stitched Shape die cut (behind sentiment); punched dragonfly; 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 

So…I got my new phone out the other evening.  You know, to test the low-light photography capabilities.

Thankfully, Finn gave me a totally awesome shot to practice on…

Good thing Wayne had that bag of popcorn to lure him over there! 😉

TTFN

M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Hill Thanks!

Hey y’all – happy Tuesday!  Hope your week is going well.  Just a quick reminder that TOMORROW is the very last day to get in on my Special Bundles from the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!  Don’t miss out – you can check them all out right here.

My card for today uses the Hydrangea Haven Bundle and coordinating Hydrangea Hill DSP (conveniently available in Bundle #4!) to make a thank you card.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

I started with a piece of Purple Posy card stock for the card base.  On the front, in Highland Heather ink, I stamped one of the Hydrangea Haven flower outline images all over the front.  Then I used the matching fill image in stamped-off-once Highland Heather.  In between the flowers, I stamped the Hydrangea Haven thank you sentiment in Misty Moonlight.

I used the largest rectangle die in the Stitched So Sweetly die set to cut two pieces of Hydrangea Hill DSP.  I adhered the bottom panel with Liquid Glue and the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a third design from Hydrangea Hill DSP with the next-to-smallest rectangle die from Stitched So Sweetly and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a Gold Hoop with a Glue Dot (under the right side – where it would be hidden by the sentiment).  Then I used a Glue Dot to adhere a bow that I’d tied with two pieces of Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

I stamped the Hydrangea Haven sentiment in Misty Moonlight on Basic White and cut it with the die in the Hydrangea Dies.  Then I used double stacks of Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it over the bow.

I added a few Seaside Spray Pastel Pearls and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second Hydrangea Haven sentiment in Misty Moonlight onto a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I added the flower in Highland Heather and stamped-off-once Highland Heather.  I also inked part of a stem from the Hydrangea Haven set in Mossy Meadow – stamped it off once – and added it.  Then I added the outline leaves in Mossy Meadow – and the fills in stamped-off-once Mossy Meadow.

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Hydrangea Haven flower, stem and leaves on the front…

…and more of the Hydrangea Hill DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! Is this bundle not wonderful??  It’s amazing even if you DON’T make the gorgeous die cut flower like I did on this card!

And there is little doubt but that the Hydrangea Hill DSP is….STUNNING!! 🙂

I hope you like!

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

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 JAN – 31 JAN: 9N4CPU92

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The January Tutorial features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle!


Sale-A-Bration is The Best Time of Year at Stampin’ Up!

During Sale-A-Bration – 5 Jan – 28 Feb! – you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 (before shipping and tax) that you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products!  There are 7 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level!

 

It’s also a good time to HOST – because, when you host a workshop (OR place an individual order) and the total sales hits $300 (before shipping and tax) – then you will automatically earn the awesome Punch Party stamp set!  This is an exclusive set from Sale-A-Bration and…trust me – you WANT this stamp set!

You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

And you can “host” a “workshop” with a group of friends and family.  Even while socially distanced!  Yup – it’s true!  I’ll make you your own special host code  – you give it to your friends and family and when they place an order using it – YOU get the rewards!!

 

Cuz…not only do you get the amazing Starter Kits – you’ll ALSO get…200 FREE SHEETS OF GORGEOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!!

What’s in your Kit?

  • $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice from the current Annual Catalog, 2021 Mini Catalog or the online store (includes clearance rack items!).
  • 5 free packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (200 sheets in total!!) from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. The packs are: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles & 2020-2022 In Colors…that’s $57.50 in free designer paper with your kit!!
  • 8 Annual Catalogs, 8 Mini Catalogs and 8 Sale-a-bration Brochures and a few additional business supplies.

What are the Perks and bennies of being a Demonstrator?

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items for about a month before they are available to purchase!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business. You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount. If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • And – join now and you’ll be an “active” demonstrator – without selling or buying another thing at all! – thru the end of June – which will also get you in on the pre-order for the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!

And…what are the perks of joining with me?

  • You’ll be a part of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!
  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas. We’re scattered all over the United States, but we get together in person online and have lots of fun chatting!
  • Access to my ZOOM The Craftroom virtual stamping get-togethers each week!
  • Free access to my online class tutorials.
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes! We do fun giveaways and prizes for sharing projects and for reaching sales and recruiting goals.
  • Monthly team trainings and meetings for those interested in learning more about the business side of Stampin’ Up!.
  • Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I’m here to support you in any way I can!

There are lots of great reasons to join Stampin’ Up! now and I’d love to have you on my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team!

If you’ve got any questions or would like to chat or need the current catalogs – let me know!  You can reach me at: stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net

Click here to purchase your Starter Kit and Get Started!


 Coming in February!!

 

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

 

If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK BUNDLE  158631   $42 
Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK STAMP SET  154464  $21
Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!


JUST ONE MORE DAY REMAINING!

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

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

Happy bundling!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Purple Posy Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Seaside Spray Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock:  Hydrangea rectangle die (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Hydrangea Hill DSP: Largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die (x2 – on card front); Next-to-smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die (behind sentiment); 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 

Finn has a skill.

Okay – he’s got a few skills, but this one…

If I didn’t know for sure that there are NO mirrors at his height – I’d say he practiced this in front of one every day until he got it down to a science.

It’s called…Fun With Paws.  Or…how to get cute without looking like you’re even trying.

We see this behavior when he goes to bed at night – and sometimes just when he goes into the kennel during the day.

He walks in – flops in the far corner and – instantly arranges his paws to be totally adorable.

Case in point.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Sale-A-Bration 2021, Special Bundles, Thank You Cards | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Sneak Peek with Forever Fern Greenery

Good morning! Hope your week is going well.  Not too many more days in 2020, y’all!  We’ll be sleeping thru New Year’s before we know it.  Be sure that you’ve picked up your Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens.  After 2020 – I’d say we need as much luck and prosperity as we can get.  I, for one, am taking no chances! 🙂

My card today combines the Forever Greenery DSP and the Forever Fern stamp set – both available right now in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – with another sneak peek of the amazing Happy Thoughts sentiment set coming in like…a week!…in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Pumpkin Ideas And Other Paper Pumpkin News You Can Use!

Morning, y’all!  Happy Tuesday.  I’m not going to tell you about my Monday – the morning in particular – cuz…you’ll decide I’m cray cray and unfollow me!  Let’s just say that Monday started at 5:30 when I set off the alarm in the house even as I stared at the big sign that’s been on the door for three weeks that says “STOP – disarm alarm before opening door” and…it was for sure Monday all the rest of the day!  So…I am very happy that this is NOT Monday!

I thought I’d give you a peek at the latest Paper Pumpkin kit – since the deadline for signing up for the October Joy To The World kit is fast approaching!

The September kit – called Hello Pumpkin – was a Treat kit.  Everything you need to create 20 treat crackers – decorated for Fall, Thanksgiving or Halloween!

Like every Paper Pumpkin kit, it has an exclusive stamp set – the 11-stamp Hello Pumpkin set – and an ink Spot – this one is in Cajun Craze!

And – it also provided all the pieces and parts you’ll need for your treat crackers – including all sorts of cool die-cut flowers, vines, witch hats, pumpkins, doilies and sentiment labels!

Now – we live down a very long – and dark! – driveway.  And we have a gate at the end.  So….in the umpty-billion years we’ve lived here we’ve not had one single solitary trick-or-treater.  Not-a-one.  And parties aren’t really a thing for us.  If that sounds sort of like you – and treat crackers aren’t really up your alley – let me show you some alternate ideas!

These used one of the scalloped rectangle dies from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the centers out of the treat boxes to then adhere onto Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes card bases.

The sentiments are stamped onto the die cut banners and adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and the adhesives included in the kit!

A little die cut pumpkin from the kit finished the inside of each card, too.

It made 12 note cards – with plenty of leftovers to make even more!

Here are a couple more alternate project ideas from the clever minds of Stampin’ Up!

Now – just in case you do need Treat Crackers – this is a fun way to make a bunch!  Here’s the quick video showing you how to put them together as planned! 🙂

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Categories: Fall, Paper Pumpkin, Quick, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

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

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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!

JoinNow_Button


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!

JoinNow_Button


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!

JoinNow_Button


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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