Mornin’ y’all! We’re headed into the week when Fall arrives. I know this because I have a huge hankerin’ for apple cider. The kind in the refrigerator section – not in the shelves. Or better – at an apple orchard somewhere in north Georgia! The thick kind – that you can’t see thru. So close to the apple that you almost have to chew it!
But you don’t. Cuz of how it’s….liquid. And if you boil it down to a thick syrup – you can make apple cider caramels. Mmmmm.
Today (Sunday night), one of our neighbors apparently thinks it’s already October. Cuz they’re burning leaves. In the evening. And the smoke is hanging thick in our pastures and around the barn. And I’ve had to use my inhaler twice. Hopefully our neighborly phone call to request that they extinguish said smoldering leaves will bear fruit (see how I made that connection? apples? fruit?) and she’ll douse it all the way. And then hopefully the smoke will dissipate. Please cross your fingers!
So, like I told you the other day, we had our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting today. I’m going to show you the fun projects we made, using the Sweet Home bundle, plus some Peaceful Pines, a little Tin of Tags, and….well. Take a look-see:
Really – how cute are those? The little house is a product of the Home Sweet Home Thinlits – the base is made in Crumb Cake and then we used Garden Green and Real Red for all the decorations. This is a chock-a-block Thinlits set – it’s got 22 dies. Everything you see has a die – with one exception. The stripe-y strips are fussy cut. We stamped them in Real Red on Whisper White and just quickly snipped them out.
Biggest tips for making the house: you cut two of the largest dies, and then adhere the two pieces together with convenient tabs. You should cut out the windows and door before assembling the house, and it’s easier to decorate it before it’s put together, too. Then use Tear & Tape Adhesive to assemble the house.
For the card, we used a piece of Soft Sky card stock, and stamped the snowy image from Christmas Pines all over it in Soft Sky ink, then SNAILd it to a Whisper White mat.
The sentiment is from Tin of Tags, and it’s heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I stuck one little Rhinestone Basic Jewel up there in the corner, just for ducks.
Now, the house. Do you guys watch the show called Fixer Upper? On it, an uber-talented couple in Waco, TX remodel homes for folks down there – taking the very worst houses and turning them into marvelous homes. She uses shiplap a lot – and it’s wonderful. With Crumb Cake ink, we added the “shiplap” image from the Sweet Home stamp set down a piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Shiplap even looks good on a card stock house, huh?
Then we cut out one of the large Home Sweet Home die cuts and snipped out just the house portion. Using the window die, we cut a window in the “eave” and a Whisper White window “frame”.
I adhered the frame to the house with some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, and then stuck a piece of So Saffron card stock behind it (to make the room appear lit up!).
The door is stamped in Real Red and cut with its matching die, then adhered with Liquid Glue.
We made the banner over the door by stamping the image from the Sweet Home stamp set in Real Red, and the banner image in Garden Green, and cutting it with its die. See? I told you there’s not a lot of fussy cutting required with this bundle! The banner is adhered with Liquid Glue, as are the two stripe-y strips for the roof. And I had a Garden Green gumdrop leftover from my house, so I stuck it up there in the peak of the roof!
The snow is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, cut with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (is this not like the most versatile thinlit set ever?!?), and adhered to the bottom of the panel with a little Liquid Glue. Then I popped the house over it all with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I stamped some more Soft Sky snow from Christmas Pines across the top of a Whisper White panel. The sentiment, from Peaceful Pines (Annual Catalog), is stamped in Real Red.
I SNAILd the panel into my Real Red card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!
On the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped more Soft Sky Christmas Pines snow across the front and the back flap…
…aaaand you totally can’t see the Soft Sky snow on the envelope. Sorry! You’ll just have to take my word that they’re there. You know I’m not going to be putting out any nekkid envelopes, people! 🙂
Et Voila – one giant bundle, plus a few sentiments here and there – and you’ve got a card and a darling little 3-D house! What’s not to love? Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: YSUSEQAP
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.
CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!
NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!
You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.
You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!
Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!! As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs. The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last.
We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
Check them out and get them before they’re gone!
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!
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
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!
Enjoy this first day of the week, folks – and I’ll see you again tomorrow! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front; inner liner)
Soft Sky Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 3 7/8″ x 1 1/8″ (snow on front)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: Home Sweet Home die cut houses
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!