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Stampin’ Up! Cozy Moroccan Critters are Here for You – and a Surprise Ordering Special!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  It’s Wednesday and I’m headed to Huntsville for a couple of nights.  Wayne and Mr. Finn will be staying at home. 🙁

Speaking of Mr. Finn – I have a question for you guys.   In my family, someone was always being described as being busy as a cranberry merchant.  Why is that a thing?  Does anyone know why a cranberry merchant is busy?  I don’t actually know any cranberry merchants – and we surely didn’t have any in our family, so…. ?

Regardless.  I feel confident in saying that Finn is almost always busy as a cranberry merchant.

And, since I don’t know any human cranberry merchants, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say my cranberry merchant is the cutest of all….

And, lucky for y’all, Finn is also a generous little soul.  While we were having our little meeting, he persuaded me to offer a surprise ordering special….so be sure to read on down, okay?

Now, my card for today also features some cuteness.  Owl cuteness, to be exact.  The little owl from the Host Exclusive set called Cozy Critters (Holiday Catalog) gets together with some Moroccan Designer Washi Tape and a couple of sentiments from the fun stamp set called Here For You.  Take a look-see:

This one is also super quick and easy – gotta love Washi Tape!  I started this one with a Very Vanilla panel and ran strips of the Moroccan Designer Washi Tape on a diagonal, just wrapping it around the edge to secure it.

Then I made my little Cozy Critter owls.  I stamped them in Early Espresso and punched them out with the Owl Builder Punch.  I colored each of their scarves – one each in Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon.

I laid the owls out on the card to figure out where to put my sentiment, and then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Here For You in Dapper Denim.  Then I SNAILd the panel to a Dapper Denim mat (I did use Liquid Glue for the parts with the Washi Tape on it – it doesn’t particularly like the SNAIL).

All that remained was to adhere the Cozy Critter owls with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front – told ya it was easy!

cozy-moroccan-critters-here-for-you-3-stamps-n-lingers On the inside, I stamped the Cozy Critter owl again in Early Espresso – this time stamping it off twice before stamping my Very Vanilla panel.  Over that, I added a second Here For You sentiment in Dapper Denim, again using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Then I added two strips of the Cajun Craze Moroccan Designer Washi Tape.

I SNAILd the panel to its Dapper Denim mat and then into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a strip of Moroccan Washi Tape and an Early Espresso Cozy Critter owl (with an Emerald Envy scarf!) on the front…

…and then I covered the envelope flap with more Moroccan Washi Tape – trimming the excess with my Paper Snips.

Et Voila!  I love the Moroccan Washi Tape – the colors are so rich and vibrant – and I love how fast it adds a ton of color and interest.  And this little owl….too stinkin’ cute!  And the sentiments in the Here For You stamp set are great – they can cover a whole gamut of card needs.  Hope you like!

Now….read on down and see what my ordering special is – it’s short-lived, so best get on it! 🙂

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


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

The Buy Three-Get-One-Free Sale is Almost Gone…

…and is part of the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special


You know how the special works – buy three of the Designer Papers on the list and choose a fourth one – FREE!  This special ends on 31 Oct – which is Monday.  Click right here to go to the papers in my Online Store.

Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper


Stock up on your favorite papers by taking advantage of the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free DSP Sale between now and the end of the sale (Monday – October 31, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)) and your name will be entered to win a Mystery Prize!  I’m not telling you what it is….but there’ll be a stamp set, some embellishments, ribbon and…??? Only one way to find out! 🙂

And – if your order is over $50 (before shipping and tax), I’ll give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program!  Don’t know what those are?  Check it out right here!

Click right here to go straight to the paper sale in my online store!  Don’t miss out!



New Framelits that instantly create a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects!  These will be coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog – but we’re going to get to buy them early – like…starting next week on the 1st of November.  And there’s going to be a sale on the stamp sets that work so well with the framelits.  Keep watching for more – but you can click the flyer to see it in a size actual people can read!


Tomorrow’s the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – and we’ll go live at 7am Eastern.  See you then! 🙂





Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Cozy Critter owls

Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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!

Categories: Encouragement, For You, Life Event, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! A Paisley Time of Year for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  It’s color challenge week and I hope you’ll take a minute to browse all the projects brought to you by the ladies-who-hop!  With color week – you never know what we’ll come up with!

Here are  the colors we all worked with this week:

Now when I first saw that color combo, I looked to the By the Shore DSP and figured that would be the basis for my card.  But I decided to go a different direction, instead.  I pulled out the new Paisleys & Posies bundle:

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…and combined it with the Host-Exclusive set from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog called Time of Year.  And this is what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

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That’s not DSP there on the card front!  I made that using the Baby-Wipe inking technique.  Cool, huh?  Here’s how I did it.

I laid down my silicon sheet to protect my worktable.  Then I laid a regular old baby wipe down on the sheet.  Using my Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron Ink Refills, I randomly dropped drops of each on the baby wipe – letting it all run together.  Then I used that inked-up wipe as my ink pad.  So every time I inked my Paisleys & Posies stamp, I picked up both colors.  And every time, the colors it stamped were different!

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I stamped the paisley image all over a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a couple of drops of Calypso Coral ink to the edges of my “ink pad” and used that to ink the little flower from Paisleys & Posies and stamped it around the panel.  I SNAILd it to a Calypso Coral mat.

For my Time of Year sentiment, I stamped that in Dapper Denim ink on Very Vanilla.  I cut it out with a square-sided die from the new Squares Layering Framelits.  It’s matted on a Calypso Coral scalloped-edge square, also cut with the Layering Framelits.

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I also used my baby wipe ink pad to stamp another little image from Paisleys & Posies in the top corner of the sentiment panel.  And I stamped a little circle image – and cut it with the matching die in the Paisley Framelits.  I adhered it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue in the opposite corner.

Okay – okay – you’re right.  That one wasn’t planned.  I’d stamped a second little image (like in the top right corner) there, but it came out blurry.  Instead of re-doing the whole panel, I covered it up with a little die cut.

Sheesh.  Y’all know me too well! 😉

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Using some new Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, I wrapped a length around the card front, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I popped the sentiment square over it all with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few little embellishments…the first is a doubled-over piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim.  The next is a die cut from the Paisley Framelits.  I went back to my baby wipe ink pad, and pressed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock into it…

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I think that’s so cool – I’m going to have to try this and use my resulting panel as a card front one of these days! 🙂  With this one, though, I used the Paisley Framelit die to cut out a shape, which I adhered over the lace trim with more Liquid Glue.

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Finally, I adhered a bow of the Mint Macaron 3/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I added a couple more baby-wipe-inked paisley and flower images from Paisleys & Posies on a Very Vanilla panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Calypso Coral mat and then into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

I added more of the same paisley image to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…

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…and again to the envelope flap.  For this, I opened the flap up, masked off the front of the envelope with Sticky Note tape, and stamped all over the flap.

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Et Voila!  I think this is an awfully pretty group of images in this set.  And it works really nicely with the baby wipe technique, don’t you think?  Keep that technique in your kit bag, okay?  It’s a good one! 🙂

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Have fun on the Hop!




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2016-17 Annual Catalog.

Starting Today!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016


When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void.  So…you can’t put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
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  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

It’s Time to Start Spending Your Bonus Days Coupons!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Here are the details:

  • There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
  • Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.


Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016

Redemption Deadlines:  August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)


Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Click the pictures to shop right now!


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Can’t put the Paisleys & Posies Bundle on this listing quite yet! 😉


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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scallop Square (mat for sentiment)

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

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!

Categories: For You, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches In My Heart

Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Hope you’re cashing in your Bonus Days coupons and grabbing up the Thoughtful Branches Bundle (if you’re not sure how to redeem them – keep reading, I’ll show you)!!  I spent my Bonus coupons yesterday – on my 2016 Holiday Catalog Pre-order!  Whooooo-hoooo!  I indulged myself and got the Priority 2-day shipping, so….hopefully I ‘ll see a big box o’ goodies on….Thursday?  I’m going to try to contain myself and take pictures of everything for y’all before I tear into it and start making cards!

I make no promises.  It’s going to be like…Christmas in August!

Right this very second, though, I want to tempt you again with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  This one just uses the stamp set – not the Beautiful Branches Thinlits.  Add in a little Serene Scenery DSP and that’s all that I needed.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: Encouragement, Love, Sympathy, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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