Posts Tagged With: Valentine’s Day cards

Stampin’ Up! Love You Always in My Heart Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning!  It’s Sunday so..that heralds the half-way point of your weekend.  And – not for nuthin’ – it’s Super Bowl Sunday!  If you’re one of the lucky spectators – I heard there are going to be 25,000 human people.  And…30,000 cardboard “people”.  For which human people were given the chance to pay – yes PAY!! – $100 for the “honor” of having your face – or your kid’s face – or…your dog’s face – “attend” the Super Bowl.

Seriously?!? 😳😳😳  That just does not pass my sniff-test.

Caveat – if YOU were one who paid $100 to “be” there then I think that’s awesome – no offense meant – and I hope “you” enjoy the experience. 😉

So – I’ve got a fun-fold for you today (for FREE! 😉 ) – that’s just in time for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day and I showed you how to make it last night on my Facebook live video.  If you were able to spend some of your weekend with me, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

I love a good fun fold and I especially love it if it’s EASY – which this one totally is!  I used the pretty Love You Always Specialty DSP and the gorgeous Love You Always stamp set with the bundled Floral Heart Dies to make it gorgeous.  Take a look-see:


The colors on this one are from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Just Us Girls had a timely Word Week challenge, too!

I think it also fits well with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started by cutting two pieces of Rococo Rose cardstock to create the two “cards” that make-up the whole fun fold card. Card 1 is the “base” and then card 2 is the smaller cardbase that is adhered to the large back panel of card 1.

I matted a large piece of Love You Always Specialty DSP – in Rococo Rose – on Sahara Sand and adhered it to the back panel of card 1.  I cut and matted a smaller piece for the left small panel of the first card.

For the smaller card – I matted another piece of the Love You Always Specialty DSP on Sahara Sand and adhered it to the front of the card.

From a piece of Sahara Sand Love You Always Foil, I cut the large heart die from the Floral Heart Dies.  I adhered it to the front of the small card with Liquid Glue.

Then I used the small flower die in the Floral Heart Dies (it cuts three detailed flowers at a time!) to cut some flowers in Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose.  These are adhered to the foil heart image with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Always in My Heart in Rococo Rose on a piece of Basic White and cut it with the same large die in the Always Die set.  Then I popped the heart onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied two lengths of white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack into a bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added a few Opal Rounds and that was it for the card front.

I stamped a second sentiment from Always in My Heart in Rococo Rose onto a Basic White panel.  Then I stamped two flowers from the set in Rococo Rose and filled them using the fill image – in stamped off once Blushing Bride.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Sahara Sand mat and into the smaller card base.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere that card into the larger card #1 – making sure it was centered on the large back panel.  And the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Always in My Heart flowers on the front…

…and more of the Love You Always Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This super-easy fun fold is great for showcasing our gorgeous papers like the Love You Always Specialty DSP – and the perfectly sized front of the smaller card is just right for the big, bold Floral Heart Die cut!  The bundled Always in My Heart stamp set covers the gamut from love to friendship – Valentine’s to Anniversary! 🙂

I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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!  


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting them to start shipping on 12 Feb!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these 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!!


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 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:

Rococo Rose Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8″ (card base 1, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 8″ (card base 2, scored and folded at 4″); Floral Heart Dies die cut floral heart on front

Sahara Sand Cardstock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for large back panel of card 1); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for small side panel of card 1); 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner of card 2)

Blushing Bride Cardstock: Floral Heart Dies die cut flowers on front

Basic White Cardstock:  Floral Heart Dies die cut heart on front (sentiment); 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inner liner on card 2)

Love You Always Foil:  Floral Heart Dies die cut floral heart on front

Love You Always Specialty DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (large back panel of card 1); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (small side panel of card 1); 3 1/2″ x 3 43/4″ (card front of card 2)


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…does this hay make my butt look big??

How ’bout from this angle??

TTFN
M

Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Galentine's, Love, Valentine's Day, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Always a Fun Fold Video Tutorial Sneak Peek

Good morning and happy Saturday!  Enjoy the weekend and the down-time!  If you’re working from home these days, try to put the tech away and be “off” for reals!  I know how hard that can be!!

Tonight I’ll be going live at 7pm Eastern over on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page to bring you a fun-fold card that’s just perfect for this month!  Here’s a sneaky peek!

I like this fold – it’s easy and pretty.  And it’s real pretty in the Love You Always Specialty DSP that you can see in the sneaky peek!

I hope you can join me and see for yourself!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: TPAU6MVF

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!  


Blending Brushes Storage from Stamp-N-Storage

Pre-Order Yours Now!

Meet the three new Blending Brush Storage options!  You can get them pre-ordered right now – they’re expecting them to start shipping on 12 Feb!

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!


Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


Coming Soon!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is already available for demonstrators.  The Customer sales period runs 2 March—3 May 2021. Check out the flyer and get all the details!


The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and bundled Butterfly Wings Dies are EARLY RELEASE Products – meaning you’ll see them again in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Whoo-hoo!!

And – if you want these 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!!


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 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!


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, Finn heard that the first Saturday in February is National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day.

Yes.  Really.

So…he wanted to give y’all a recipe he found on the internet for ice cream for your fur-kids.

Not your cats.  He’s pretty sure cats should not get ice cream made for dogs.

It’s probably…bad for them or something. 😉

Here you go!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 32 ounces plain yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 cup peanut butter – (make SURE it doesn’t have Xylitol in it! 🤢 According to the great Google: The most popular brands of peanut butter, such as Jif, Skippy, Smuckers and Peter Pan are all xylitol-free.  Which is good, cuz that’s totally what we have!)

Instructions

  1. Add bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt to a blender.
  2. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.

Hope your kids love their treat!

TTFN
M

Categories: For A Friend, Friendship, Fun Fold card, Love, Valentine's Day, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Heart to Heart Valentine

Well – good day-after-Super-Bowl Sunday (and also – day after Groundhog Day!).  Did you watch the game?  We did.  No dog in this year’s hunt, but…it’s the thing to do, right??  And boy – I’m glad we did!  What a great game!  KC – talk about keeping their heads up and driving thru to the other side.  I was real happy to see them win.  In the immortal words of Sir Alexander Dane: Never give up. Never surrender!

Also – apparently Spring is right around the corner.  Whether your team won or lost – there’s THAT to hang on to!

My card today is another one for Valentine’s Day – this one aimed at a card for a friend (versus a card for a spouse or other romantic interest!).  I used the Heart to Heart stamp set and the Heartfelt Bundle – with it’s cool Heart Punch Pack!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is inspired by the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

And the color palette of grays, red and white comes from this week’s Color Throwdown.

I needed to start with the sentiment strip and the DSP strip so that I’d know where to stamp all my hearts!  A little different order of doing things, huh?

I stamped the sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set in Basic Gray on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped a banner end.

I laid the strip on a Whisper White panel and used that as the starting point for the stamped hearts.

With the smaller lacy heart image from the Heartfelt set, I stamped twice in Real Red.  Then I pulled out the small heart images from the Heart to Heart set and stamped them in Real Red, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

Then I matted the panel on Real Red to make the card front.

On the side, I added a Real Red-matted strip of Basic Gray paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP, adhering it with Liquid Glue.

Using the scalloped punch from the Heart Punch Pack, I punched out a Real Red foil heart from one of the designs in the From the Heart Specialty DSP pack, and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue, and then added Rhinestone Basic Jewels – one on the sentiment strip and several around the stamped hearts.

A good-sized bow from the Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, adhered with a Glue Dot, finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Basic Gray on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped Heartfelt and Heart to Heart images in Real Red, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts on the front…

…and some more Basic Gray Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two stamp sets – Heartfelt and Heart to Heart – really work in concert to let us make Valentine’s Day cards for friend and lover alike, don’t they?  And I LOVE when punches – like the Heart Punch Pack (bundled with Heartfelt) – will cut images from Designer Series Paper like the From the Heart Specialty DSP.  SOOO stinkin’ handy!!  I hope you like!

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.

 


For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!

And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Happy Shopping!


Coordination Product Release – Coming TOMORROW!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)


Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

 


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One Specials

And look!  Distressed Chestnut will be available for a Limited Time!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); One 1 1/8″ wide strip for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Real Red Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat under DSP strip)

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

From My Heart Specialty DSP: Punched heart on front

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Basic Gray): 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip); 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’ve mentioned a time or two that Katy gets me up early to be fed.

Most mornings, Finn gets up with me.  Out of solidarity.

Also FOMO! 😉

But – like me, the early mornings tend to make him sleepy (“er” than usual) in the afternoons.

Sometimes I’ll take a short power nap in the recliner.

Finn – out of solidarity – usually does the same!

Frequently on the sofa – where he can keep an eye on me.


Just in case.

TTFN
M

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Friendship, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Detailed Hearts for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  It’s a very month-appropriate theme challenge, as you’ll see in a second.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to go all-out Valentine’s Day for our challenge – with the Heartfelt stamp set and bundled Heart Punch Pack with a little extra help from the Detailed Hearts Die set.  Take a look-see:

 

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! 🙂

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

And it’s for certain-sure a Valentine’s Day card so…the TGIF Challenge was perfect!

Finally, the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge helped me add the final element!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Basic Black for the card front.

To create the ombre Detailed Hearts Die cut – I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered 1 1/8″ wide strips of Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Petal Pink cardstock to it with Liquid Glue.  Be sure to get adhesive right up to the edges of the strips!

I laid the Detailed Hearts Die over the panel and ran it thru my die cutting machine.  It takes a few passes – it’s thick!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut to the card front.

Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon on a diagonal.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White.  Using the Heart Punch Pack, I cut the sentiment with the straight-edge heart and used the scalloped-edge heart to cut one from Silver Glimmer Paper.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment heart to its Silver Glimmer heart mat and then to the card front.

I tied a small bow from the Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Heartfelt sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the dotted-heart image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I made a mask from a sticky note by punching the straight-edged Heart Punch.  I set the mask over the heart and sentiment and stamped the arrow in Melon Mambo.  Then I “fixed” the little gap with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Tuxedo Black Memento ink dotted heart and Melon Mambo arrow on the front…

…and a Melon Mambo heart stamp from the Heartfelt set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Valentine’s Day – straight up!  I love the way the Heartfelt Bundle with the cool dual-punch Heart Punch Pack works with the Detailed Hearts Die, don’t you?

That single die gives so much interest to a card – whether you do it in tone-on-tone (like I did on this card here) or with a rainbow of colors like I did today!  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!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team

TTFN

M

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


Coordination Product Release – Coming on 4 Feb!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)


Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

 


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One Specials

And look!  Distressed Chestnut will be available for a Limited Time!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); One 1 1/8″ wide strip for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Basic Black 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); Backer for Detailed Hearts Die Cut; Heart Pack Punch sentiment

Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink and Melon Mambo Card Stocks: 1 1/8″ wide strips for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Silver Glimmer Paper: Heart Pack Punch behind 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!


Finn Fan Fix


So – Finn gave up his “spot” today for a different kind of post.

On Friday evening, my brother lost his sweet kitty, Bijou.  She was rescued from New Orleans after Katrina as a youngster and he adopted her.

Bijou – “a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship; something delicate, elegant, or highly prized”

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As all our fur-children do, she quickly became a fixture in his heart.

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Considering he had her for most of her life he is pretty devastated at her loss.  And I know his apartment is feeling very empty today.

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So – please send good thoughts and prayers his way for peace today and comfort knowing that she’s at the Bridge, playing will all the good kitties who have gone ahead.

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Bijou was about the same age as Katy.

Which means that our time with her is probably drawing to a close.

So I’ll try to remember that at 3:30 in the morning when she wakes me up to eat – even though she’s got food bowls set out.  It’s apparently not the “right” food.  In some cases it’s the SAME food that she WILL eat if I get up and give it to her at 3:30 in the morning.

My little fur-tyrant.

Of course, like all fur-children, just about the time I “can’t take another second” – she…

and….

So.

Now both Bijou and Katy are immortalized on the internet forever!

Thanks for reading my not-Finn-Fan Fix!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Valentine Video Sneak Peek and Blog Candy Winners!

Happy Weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  I mean – I’ve heard there’s some sort of big…party?…this weekend.  Like on Sunday.

Some commercials with some really good and tasty and fattening food.  Interspersed with a sporting event of some sort…

Have you heard of it? 😉

Tonight, though – I hope you’ll be able to join me at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page for a quick video tutorial!  We’re going to make a straight-up Valentine’s day card – being that it’s February and all! – using the new Heartfelt stamp set and the Detailed Hearts Dies.  Take a sneaky peek!

I think you’ll like the card – so…I hope you can join me!

Tonight.  7pm Eastern.  Right here!

Now – how about a couple of Blog Candy Winners?? 🙂  I have two Paper Pumpkin Kits to give away – and a bunch of you “answered the mail”.  We had a lot of votes for a lot of favorites in the new 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.  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! 🙂

So – here we go!

Our winner for Kit #1 the December 2019 Something For Everyone Kit

is….


Comment #32 came from Debbie Love who wrote: “How about 3 things? Parisian Beauty Bundle, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, and Detailed Hearts Die.”

Next up, Kit #2 is the January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit

And the winner is…

Comment #8 – from Carole, who wrote:  “Hi Mary, I think my fav is Grace’s Garden; it has me in Spring mode and I love English gardens which it reminds me of. So happy your plants are growin’!”

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

Hope I’ll see y’all tonight!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ

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.


Coordination Product Release – Coming on 4 Feb!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)


Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

 


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net.


February Thirty One Specials

And look!  Distressed Chestnut will be available for a Limited Time!

We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.

Give me a holler if you want more info!

Here’s a direct link to my Online Store – happy shopping!


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


 

 

Two pictures.

The sweet close-up.  Paw on Dad’s foot.  Awwwww….Sooooo….sweeeeeet!!

The bigger picture.

Little more self-serving than one might have thought, huh?

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty and Blossoms 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!

When I saw the challenge, I just sort of fell on the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP – it just made sense.  Since I hadn’t used the Parisian Beauty stamp set, with its bundled Parisian Dies – I thought this would be a great time!  And so…take a look-see:


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Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Anniversary, Feminine, Joining Special, Love, New Product, Recruiting Special, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Pleased As Punch for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Luuuuuv!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I used the new Pleased As Punch DSP for this one – it really did the lion’s-share of the work.  This pretty paper is one of the goodies coming in the Coordinating Product Release that you’ll see on 4 Feb.  I also pulled the Heartfelt Bundle (with the Heart Punch Pack) and the Detailed Hearts Die to help me out.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2020 Coordination Products, 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer, Friendship, Joining Special, Love, New Catalog Launch, New Product, Ordering Special!, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , , | 16 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Lovely Flowers Are Meant To Be Mine!

Mornin’, my peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well!  Mine started out great – on Friday! – with the arrival of my housekeeper!  She has recovered from her broken knee and been cleared to work by her physician!  I am very happy that she’s better – I mean, broken KNEE! Yikes!  She’s one of the hardest working ladies I know and I know it’s been hard on her being sidelined.  Oh – and I suspect it’s been hurting like crazy!  So – it’s good that she’s recovered as well as she has!

Finny was…beyond ECSTATIC to have her back!  He was gyrating from nose to wiggler for about 30 minutes!

His MOTHER was also beyond ECSTATIC at the prospect of a perfectly clean house – SHE was wiggling from nose to toes on the INSIDE! 😉

My card for today is a quick and easy little number that lets some beautiful All My Love DSP just shine thru!  I added in some sentiments from the Lovely Flowers and Meant To Be sets, plus a few little die cuts.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Feminine, Friendship, Joining Special, Special Promotions, Valentine's Day | Tags: , , , , | 18 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sliding Barn Door Card

‘Sup, y’all?  Having a good weekend?  I hope so!

If you were able to join me last night on my FB Live video – thanks for spending part of your long weekend with me!  I surely do appreciate it!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

One of the fun new bundles in the 2018 Occasions catalog also has a very high “cool” factor, and that’s the Barn Door stamp set bundled with the Sliding Door Framelits.  I used that bundle to create a fun and cool card that could be used for almost any card-sending need.  Take a look-see:

So -the details on how to make this card are really all in the video, so – do check it out! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Basket of Pears Valentine

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Saturday – and a three-day weekend, at that!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – and that the weather wherever you are is conducive to whatever you have planned!  Ours is rainy – wet – and getting cold again.  So…yeah!?

My card for today is a fun little Valentine for a friend.  Remember when Valentine’s were for friends – not just boyfriends, spouses, significant others?  Well – here’s a blast from the past.  A punny little Valentine for a friend, using the cute Fruit Basket Bundle!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one hails from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Continue reading

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