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Stampin’ Up! Witty-Cisms Thoughtful Blooms with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Joanne this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 pulled out some more of the pretty Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – coming soon on 1 April (and available in a limited-time special bundle from me!) and then added a little Witty-Cisms and….Thoughtful Blooms flowers, punched with the Small Bloom Punch.  These are both free Sale-A-Bration goodies – available thru 31 Mar.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!  These are my very favorite challenges!! Go across – down – diagonal….join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

And I used the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for the layout – I just flipped it a bit!

I started with some flower-dy paper (oh – I went down the far right column on the challenge!) for my card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sweet little chinchilla from Witty-Cisms.  I used the Stamparatus and the Marker-to-Rubber technique to stamp JUST the chinchilla in Early Espresso.  I colored him with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, then cut him out with the next-to-largest circle Stitched Shapes die.

I went back to the Stamparatus and used the Marker-To-Rubber technique again to color and stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and Terracotta Tile.  Then I fussy cut each word and edged the resulting pieces with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut chinchilla to the Ornate Garden panel with a little hanging over the left edge – then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer.

Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat.

I popped each fussy cut word on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I used Old Olive to stamp some Thoughtful Blooms branches and leaves above the chinchilla.  Using the Leaf Punch, I cut a couple of Mint Macaron leaves and one in Old Olive.  These I attached to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To make the Thoughtful Blooms flowers, I used Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink to stamp a variety on Whisper White.  The outline images are Terracotta Tile and the fills are Petal Pink!  Then I punched them all with the Small Bloom Punch.

Note: both these items are available right now as FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies – the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set with a $50 purchase and the Small Bloom Punch with a $100 purchase!


I adhered two of the flowers with Liquid Glue and then popped the middle flower up with a Dimensional.  A Champagne Rhinestone in the middle of each flower and two on the art circle finished off the card front!

On the inside, I stamped Happy Birthday (from the Witty-cisms stamp set) in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  Around it, I stamped some dots from Thoughtful Blooms in Petal Pink.  In the corner, I added more flowers, branches and leaves from Thoughtful Blooms in Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Terracotta Tile and Petal Pink.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Thoughtful Blooms florals on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Gotta love the punny little sentiments and cute images in the Witty-cisms stamp set (and the Stamparatus makes multiple-color-coloring easy peasy!!).  And I have to say that the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set AND that awesome Small Bloom Punch – are two of my very favorite things from the Sale-A-Bration offerings!  I assume you’ve got them both already – but if not…hurry and get them before Sale-A-Bration leaves us on 31 March!!  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 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

The Ornate Garden Early Release will be available soon for customers – like…next week!

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

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

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

Check it out!

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

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

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

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

Got it?  Okay – use this form to get signed up for your Special bundle!  On 26 March, I’ll send a PayPal invoice, which you can pay with a Credit Card if you like.  Then, on 1 April, I’ll get your bundle ordered and on the way quick as I can!  Whoo-hooo!

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States or to Military APOs.  Thanks for your understanding.

If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

 

Happy Bundling! 🙂


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It doesn’t happen often – but…when it does – it’s AMAZEBALLS!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

Order my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you on 1 April.  But!  If you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Leaf Punch leaves – two

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

Whisper White Card Stock: Second Largest Stitched Shapes Circle (art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Witty-Cisms fussy cut sentiment

Old Olive Card Stock: Leaf Punch leaves – one

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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


I’d like to say we’re done mixing dirt.

I know we’re out of Vermiculite so…we’re done for a minute! 😉

Fortunately, Finn was supervising.

Welll…for a bit.

I mean – it was HOT for a fur-dog!

He tried to get on the golf cart to rest, but his mom had left her drink right in the WAY.

Not very comfortable….

Oopsie… what bottle?!?

Ahhh – THAT’s better!!

Silly mom.

TTFN

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer, Happy Birthday, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, Ordering Special!, Ornate Garden Early Release, Recruiting Special, Special Promotions, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Forever Parisian Blossoms Fun Fold with a Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!  Hope your week has been good and that Spring is springing up where you are like it is here!  We had a little rain at the beginning of the week – but…yesterday was gorgeous and the weekend is looking to be the same!  🙂

Which means it’s perfectly perfect for staying home and working around the house, craft room and yard.  And…just leave the TV off, why don’t you?  Or…watch fun things.  Not the news.  They’re busy terrifying us – I’m pretty sure I’ve had the C-19 five or twelve times in the last week! In all my 29 years, I’ve never taken my temperature during pollen season.  But…I did this week!  So…turn it off!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I used the gorgeous Forever Blossoms stamp set and bundled Cherry Blossoms Dies, plus paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP to make this super-easy fun fold.  Take a look-see:

The color scheme for this one is from the Global Design Project’s color challenge this week!

I saw Cindy Brumbaugh’s take on this fun-fold using the Best Dressed suite and decided I needed to give it a go!

I started with a piece of So Saffron card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  I scored it at the 4 1/4″ mark, then, using my Paper Trimmer, I cut one side into a point.

Using a straight-edge die from the Ovals Layering Dies, I cut a 3 1/4″ oval in the pointed side of the card base.

For the inner portion, I cut a Whisper White panel and stamped the sentiment from Forever Blossoms in Pool Party in the middle.  In the corner, in Basic Gray Ink, I stamped the big and beautiful floral from the set.  Then I colored it with my Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo packs.

I took a piece of 4 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP and scored the long edge at 3 7/8″.  Using SNAIL on that small folded section, I adhered the panel behind the inner liner on the right side.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into the card base.

For the front sentiment, I cut two of the largest oval Stitched Shapes die and, on one of them, stamped the Forever Blossoms sentiment in Pool Party.  Then I adhered it to the second oval with Liquid Glue and then to the card front – using the oval cut-out as a guide.

To decorate the front, I used the Cherry Blossoms Dies to cut a Champagne Foil “stem” and adhered it with Liquid Glue to the left of the oval opening.

I cut a bunch of Petal Pink flowers and Pool Party leaves (these are cutting-and-embossing dies, so…spritz the card stock with water first to make lovely deep emboss lines!).  Then I used Liquid Glue and a couple of Dimensionals to adhere them ever-so-creatively to the branch!

From So Saffron, I cut more of the flowers so that I’d have their little centers – which I adhered in the middle of the Petal Pink flowers (using a little tiny piece of scotch tape on the back!).  I also cut some So Saffron flower centers and adhered them to the larger flowers.

I added a Champagne Rhinestone Jewel to the front sentiment oval and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Forever Blossoms floral images in Basic Gray, Petal Pink and Pool Party on the front…

…and more of the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think that large floral in the Forever Blossoms set is one of our very prettiest, don’t you?  And the wonderful flowers, leaves and “pretties’ in the Cherry Blossoms Die set….are wunnermus!  All of which perfectly play off the Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

 

TTFN

M

 

 

 


HOST CODE FOR 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!

The Ornate Garden Early Release will be available soon for customers – like…next week!

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

That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳

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

Check it out!

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

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

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

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

Got it?  Okay – use this form to get signed up for your Special bundle!  On 26 March, I’ll send a PayPal invoice, which you can pay with a Credit Card if you like.  Then, on 1 April, I’ll get your bundle ordered and on the way quick as I can!  Whoo-hooo!

Please note, per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States or to Military APOs.  Thanks for your understanding.

If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

 

Happy Bundling! 🙂


So Very Vellum Sold Out!

The So Very Vellum DSP (Sale-A-Bration item number 152313) has sold out and won’t be restocked.  I hope you were able to get some of it before it got gone!  Don’t forget that all of the current Sale-a-bration items are only available while supplies last, so get your orders in early to make sure that you get the items that you are wanting!  And…OBTW – there’s only SIX days left of Sale-A-Bration!!


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It doesn’t happen often – but…when it does – it’s AMAZEBALLS!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

Order my Special Bundle and I’ll get it on the way to you on 1 April.  But!  If you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″ and then cut as shown in the template and video); Cherry Blossoms die cut flower centers

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Cherry Blossoms die cut flowers

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (x2 – stacked sentiment)

Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP:  4 1/2 x 5 1/8″ (DSP panel – scored and folded at 3 7/8″); 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


Finn heard his fans.

He heard your admiration for his “up-ears” look the other day.

So…he’s decided to train.

His ears.

You know – to be “up ears” when he’s obviously a flop-ear dog.

He’s a man of the people and will do whatever is necessary to keep his fans happy.

The training is strenuous, but he’s smart – he does it in intervals.

Lay very still – ears “up” – for an hour or so.

Get up – ears naturally flop – do some “stuff”.

Repeat.  All day long.

Yes – he’s quite dedicated.  Eventually – it WILL work.  He’s certain of it!

TTFN

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Fun Fold card, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, Recruiting Special, Special Bundles, Video Tutorial, Wedding | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Thoughtful Blooms Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a Sketch Challenge from Claire this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 saw a super cute fun-fold over on my friend Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog – you can check out her gorgeous version right here – and decided to CASE the fold!  I used the soon-to-be-available Ornate Garden Suite goodies.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players CAS challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

 

I started with a piece of Early Espresso card stock, 4 1/4″ x 11″ that I scored with my Simply Scored Tool at 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″.  Then I folded and burnished each score line – starting with a “valley” fold at 2 1/4″, mountain at 3 5/8″ and 7 3/8″, and finishing up with another valley at 8 3/4″.  And that was the entire fun-fold…done!

To decorate, I matted two pieces of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on Terracotta Tile and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the two side panels.

For the middle panel, I used a different design in the DSP pack, also matted on Terracotta Tile.  With SNAIL and Glue Dots, I adhered two lengths of Old Olive ribbon (from the new Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack – coming on 1 April).

I stamped the pretty flower corner image from the new Ornate Style set in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White.  The image is colored with my Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Combos and the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

I added the large sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Terracotta Tile – then two more in Early Espresso.  Then I cut the image with the second-to-largest rectangle die in the awesome Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration) in Terracotaa Tile (full strength and stamped-off-once) and Crushed Curry (the same).  Then I cut them all out with the Small Bloom Punch (FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).

The little leaves die cuts are actually the NEGATIVE space that was left over from cutting one of the Ornate Borders die cuts from a piece of Mint Macaron.

I laid all the pieces out, then began to adhere the leaves and flowers with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I popped the sentiment on with Dimensionals on the left side of the rectangle.  Finally, I added some Gold Metallic Pearls to the flower centers, popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!

On the back, I adhered two more Terracotta Tile-matted pieces of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the side panels.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped and colored the Ornate Style flower image.  I added another sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Terracotta Tile.

I adhered the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into the middle of the fun-fold card, and the card was done!

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

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

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun fun-fold??  Super easy and awesome to look at – and it all fits perfectly in a regular Medium (A2) envelope!  I love the Ornate Garden Suite with it’s Ornate Style and Ornate Thanks bundles anchoring the gorgeous paper.

Be looking for those – and all the goodies – in the Ornate Garden Suite on 1 April.  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 16 MAR – 31 MAR: VVMYUWBX

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.


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Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration is Ticking Away!

Still time to join the team and cash in on SAB “extras”!

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.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/4″, 3 5/8″, 7 3/8″ and 8 3/4″ )

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4″ (mats for front and for back panel); 2″ x 4″  (x4 – mats for side panels on front and back)

Whisper White  Card Stock:  Second-to-largest Stitched Rectangle die cut (sentiment); 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (back panel);  Thoughtful Blooms punched flowers

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  Ornate Borders negative space leaves

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP:  3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (front panel);  1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x4 – 2 in each design – side panels front and back); 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 scary times.  I’m not going to fib you – I’m a little freaked out some days.

So – when I get that way, it helps to have my dig-dog.  The Finn-ster.  The Finny-winny.  The Finn-man.  The Finny-Bo-Binny.  The dog-a-lous.

Yes.  He’s embarrassed to admit he answers to all of the above.

Usually.

But – regardless of what I call him – he makes me smile and usually makes me feel better.

So…I wanted to share a little Finn-man cuteness.

To help us put everything into paw-spective.

Behold.

From above – this was all I could see of him….just some cute paws.

Do you think that as dogs get older – they get extra hair on their toes?  Like…we sometimes do??

That is NOT loose fur – that’s toe-feathers!! 🙂

Hope you had a minute of aaaahhhhhhhh…..

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Ornate Garden Treat Basket – with Video Tutorial!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  I feel obligated to say….stop touching your face and wash your hands.

There.  Public Service Announcement….DONE!

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I got the idea for this sweet treat basket from my friend Sue Prather – who gave all of us one last weekend at our Spring STAMPede event!

This is so easy. 🙂

Where Sue used some Best Dressed DSP, I used some of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – from the Early Release Ornate Garden Suite (which y’all can get on 1 April – or NOW if you decide to join the team).  I decorated mine with sweet Daisy Lane flowers.  Take a look-see:

With my Simply Scored board, I scored at 2″ and 4″ on one side of the 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP – rotated the paper 90 degrees (doesn’t matter which way) – and scored again at 2″ and 4″.

Next, I used my Paper Snips to cut from the edge of the paper to the crossing score line.  I did that on two opposing sides.  As shown by the dotted lines below.

When I was done snip-snipping, my paper looked like this:

I placed Tear-and-Tape Adhesive on the inside of the DSP on opposite corners…

Then I removed the tape and brought the tips of the outside corners together – tucking the center square panel on the inside.

The end result…

I used some Liquid Glue to adhere the inside flap so that it would help to make everything more secure and tidier! 🙂

Ready to decorate!

I used a length (about 7 1/2″) of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (from the Tropical Oasis Suite) for the handle – using a craft stapler to adhere it on the inside of the basket at the points.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped two each of the large and small daisies from the Daisy Lane set in Daffodil Delight.  Then I punched them with the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy Punch.

 

With the Leaf Punch, I punched three Mint Macaron and three Old Olive leaves.  I creased each little leaf with my fingers and adhered three each on both sides of the basket with Liquid Glue.

I popped the small daisies atop the large daisies with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Then I adhered them over the top of the leaves with Liquid Glue.

A Perennial Essence Flower Center in the middle of each daisy finished off my Spring Baskets!

Et Voila!  These little baskets are so cute and so easy and…how many ways can you think of to use them?  Mother’s Day?  Easter Brunch?  May Day?  Baby Shower?  Bridal Shower?  Think of all the gorgeous papers we have to choose from and the myriad of decorative options we’ve got with Stampin’ UP!  The Daisy Lane and two Daisy Punches are spot-on-perfect for any and everything Spring-y!!  And…the paper.  The Ornate Garden Specialty DSP is gorgeous!!  I hope you like – and will give these a try right now!!

TTFN

M

 

 

 


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BIRTHDAY DIES HAVE SOLD OUT

We have sold out of the Birthday Dies (item 152311). Unfortunately, we are unable to get more before the sales period ends, so they are no longer available to order. We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause.  🙁


Ornate Garden Suite – Coming Soon!!

It’s a new catalog Early Release – and it’s for a wonderful Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.


Customers will be able to start ordering from the suite on 1 April (no this is NOT a joke!!).  But…Demonstrators are getting their hands on this beauty RIGHT NOW!

Take a look at the Ornate Garden Suite flyer….

…and if you decide that – like me! – you need this right NOW (along with the free Mini Trimmer, DSP Sampler and Additional FREE Stamp set!) – then….let’s get you hooked up and on the team.  Click here to get started.  I’d love to have you!!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Card Stock: Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches (x2 each)

Old Olive Card Stock: Leaf Punches

Mint Macaron Card Stock: Leaf Punches

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP: 6″ x 6″ (scored and folded at 2″ and 4″ on both side (basket)

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!


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Finn Fan Fix


Yesterday we started hardening the transplants.

Toted all the little trays and water-bottle “pots” to just outside the garage door for a little while in the afternoon.  Gotta toughen up the plants in preparation for going in the beds!!

And I cut some daffodils (and a couple of tulip tree flowers!!)

It’s just the best time of year, isn’t it?!?

Finn supervised from the golf-cart.

That’s kind of his jam.  Supervising.

If he had actual hands – not adorable paw-hands, he’d be holding a coffee cup in one hand and have the other in his pocket in the ways of site supervisors the world over.

No offense to site supervisors! 😉

TTFN
M

 

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Stampin’ Up! Bold and Beautifully Braided Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a theme challenge (heat embossing!)- to help jump-start your creative mojo this week!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 saw a card out on the interwebs somewhere…can’t for the life of me find it again 🙁 ….that I loved.  So…I decided to try the technique today and share it with you!  Turns out – it’s easy.  My version uses gold heat embossed images from the Beautifully Braided stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

And – I used colors inspired by this week’s FabFriday challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the big flower image from Beautifully Braided in Versamark Ink.  Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool.  I did the exact same thing on a piece of Whisper White.

I matted the black panel on Petal Pink cardstock to create the card front.  Then I wrapped a piece of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon, securing it with a little SNAIL on the front and in the back with Glue Dots.

On the Whisper White images, I carefully colored the flowers with my Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend.  HINT:  be careful – the alcohol ink will react with the embossing – so color carefully and avoid the embossed portions as much as you can!  With my Light Pretty Peacock Blend, I colored a few strips here and there.

Using my Paper Snips, I fussy cut the flowers.

To adhere the colored flowers to the card front, I used Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the tops of the flowers and a dab of Liquid Glue at the bottom.  When I stuck each flower on – the top is popped up and the base is flat to the card front.

On a seperate piece of Basic Black, I stamped the sentiment from Beautifully Braided in Versamark, sprinkled it with Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it.  When it was cool, I cut it out with a label die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.

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

I added some Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Beautifully Braided in Rococo Rose on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I again heat embossed part of the flower.  It’s colored with the Dark Mint Macaron and Light Pretty Peacock Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and into my Rococo Rose card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more embossed and colored flowers on the front…

…and some Rococo Rose paper from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! The flower image in Beautifully Braided is so fun and different, isn’t it?  It looks exotic and I love how it turned out embossed against the black.  Is it just me or does this look like a flower you might find on Pandora from Avatar?  😉  Just sayin!

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

 

 

 

P.S.  Reminder – the Sale-a-Bration Second Release is just around the corner!  Here’s another look-see at the flyer.  It goes live on 3 March – which is next Tuesday!  Click the pic and start figuring out what you’re going to grab first! 🙂


HOST CODE FOR 1 MAR – 15 MAR: GGFKPPSU

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.


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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.


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).

To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Petal Pink Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front): Stitched So Sweetly die cut label (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Beautifully Braided fussy cut flowers

2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP: envelope flap (Rococo Rose)

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


He doesn’t talk with words (yet!), but…I think it’s abundantly clear that he did NOT want to come in.

Come make me! 😉

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Thank You Cards, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , | 28 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Oasis “W” Fun-Fold Birthday Card

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Been a heck of a week and I, for one, am not at all sad to see it fade away. 😉  Hopefully YOUR week has been good and your weekend is looking to be a good one.

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I saw this fun-fold the other day on my teammate Karen Finkle’s blog and I watched the video over on Cindy Brumbaugh’s Cindy LeeBee Designs blog to see how to put it together.  Then, I made one using the Tropical Oasis DSP and the Timeless Tropical bundle.  Take a look-see:

The front of this fun-fold card was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

And it fits perfectly with the Watercooler Wednesday All About Occasions challenge!

The card I made in the video is the exact same layout – but I changed up the card base (and “w” mechanism) to use Terracotta Tile – versus the Shaded Spruce in this post.  Check out how they look next to each other.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Shaded Spruce (or Terracotta Tile for the second card), scored and folded at 5 1/2″.  For the card front, I matted a piece of the Tropical Oasis DSP on Petal Pink and adhered it to the front of the card base with Liquid Glue.

I pulled out my Jubilee Beauty die set and cut the ornate rectangle from Petal Pink, then adhered it to the left side of the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I laid my ribbon across the card so that I’d know where to place my decorations.  This card uses Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon.  The second card (video) uses the linen ribbon in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

Using the dies in the In The Tropics set, I cut a “pineapple” top from Granny Apple Green card stock.  With a Sponge Dauber, I added a little Shaded Spruce ink to the pineapple frond.  I spritzed the card stock with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer and cut three “palm leaves”.

For this card, I stamped the two flower images in Terracotta Tile on Petal Pink.  I cut them with the dies in the In The Tropics set and lightly colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Marker.  The second card is similar – with the flowers stamped in Petal Pink on Whisper White and colored lightly with the same Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the palm leaves and the small flower with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the pineapple frond to the back of the larger flower with Liquid Glue – then placed Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top and bottom (creating a “channel” for my ribbon to slide thru).

I cut two of the “aloha” sentiments from Shaded Spruce (or Terracotta Tile) and stacked them together with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered it to the large flower.

I added a few green gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones Pack and the card front was done.

For the inside, I adhered two pieces of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the inside panels.

The mechanism for the “W”  (or the “M”) fold – depending on your perspective…

…is a 1 3/4″ x 11″ piece of the same color card stock as the card base.  I scored and folded it at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″ – then used Liquid Glue on just the end panels – to adhere it into the card base.

I cut four Petal Pink mats, plus two Whisper White and two DSP squares.  I added two of the Timeless Tropical sentiments in Terracotta Tile on the Whisper White squares.

After adhering the pieces to their mats with Liquid Glue, I adhered them to the mechanism panels.  NOTE:  the two end panels can have adhesive all over the back.  For the two middle pieces (on the panels that move when the card opens and closes), you’ll want to put your adhesive on the MECHANISM, not on the back of the matted square.  Trust me on this! 😉

Once all the panels are in place – here’s how the inside looks!

Close the card and tie the ribbon around it in a pretty bow and…the card is done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Terracotta Tile small flower on the front – I covered it with a sticky note mask and added two Shaded Spruce leaves…

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

Et Voila!  Regardless of whether this looks like a “W” or an “M” fold to you – to me it just looks fun!  And it is!  Especially when it’s done with the uber-gorgeous Tropical Oasis DSP!  With Timeless Tropical-stamped and In The Tropics-die cut flowers and leaves…it’s a tropical vacation in a card!

I hope you like!  And…will be making a W or M of your own soon! 🙂

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 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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.


 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at paperpumpkin.com from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce (or Terracotta Tile) Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 3/4″ x 11″ (W “mechanism” – scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″); In The Tropics die cut sentiment (x2)

Petal Pink Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (mats for inside art and sentiments);  In The Tropics die cut flowers on front

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (x2 – sentiment panels on inside)

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – panels on inside of card base); 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (x2 – small DSP panels on inside); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner); 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


Why – oh why – do you accuse me of digging in the mud??

He’s his Dad’s son…. 😉

TTFN
M

 

Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Fun Fold card, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Label Me a Bold Bee for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a sketch challenge to help jump-start your creative mojo this week!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

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 made two different cards this time around – with the Label Me Bold stamp set and some Golden Honey Specialty DSP as the main ingredients for both versions.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

Although I didn’t use the exact colors, I pulled my color scheme from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

 

And the paper choice comes from the TGIF Product Spotlight Challenge.

And – I also think these have a Masculine Twist, so…they fit right in with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks to some Stampin’ Blends and the gorgeous Golden Honey Specialty DSP – these cards are easy-peasy!

I started with some black and white striped DSP and colored the white stripes with my Light Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The middle few stripes are colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.  TIP:  use long, straight strokes of the brush tip on your Blends.  The color will look better – regardless of which side you use!

I adhered the colored paper to a Basic Black mat for the card front.

For the art, panel – I used the splotch image from the Label Me Bold stamp set – and stamped it three times – the top is stamped-off-once Pumpkin Pie, then stamped-off-once Daffodil Delight.  I finished up with stamped-off-once Old Olive.

Using the stars image in the set, I stamped it three times in Versamark Ink and then sprinkled them with Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I heat set the powder with my Heat Tool.  Then I matted the panel on Basic Black.

I stuck a couple of Glue Dots in the middle of the panel and wound a length of black twine from the Country Club Baker’s Twine Combo pack in a figure-eight “bow”.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a star die in the Stitched Stars Die set, I cut a Vellum cardstock star.

For the sentiment, I stamped two images from Label My Bold in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White.  I cut them both with a narrow die from the Stitched Rectangle Die set.  I had to manipulate it a little to make it small enough for the sentiment (check it out on the video).

I lined everything up on the card and then adhered the two sentiments to the Vellum star with Liquid Glue.

I added some Dimensionals under the sentiments and then popped the whole thing over my “bow” – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the splotch image again in Old Olive – this time I stamped it off on scrap paper TWICE before adding it to my Whisper White panel.  Over that I added another Label Me Bold sentiment in Tuxedo Black.  I stamped some Tuxedo Black stars next to the sentiment.

 

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a stamped-off-once Old Olive splotch – and some Tuxedo Black stars on the front…

…and more colored Golden Honey Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Label Me Bold stamp set is what I call a “fly-over” set – it’s easy to miss it – or to dismiss it!  Heck – I almost did!  But – I love the simplicity of the sentiments and the ability to use them with various dies – or even quickly fussy cut them.  Adding color here and there is easy with the other grpahic images in the set.  And – how happy are you that the Golden Honey Specialty DSP is BACK IN STOCK – and get-able for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-bration!

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 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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 LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (art panel);  Stitched Rectangle Die cuts (sentiments);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for art panel)

Vellum Card Stock:  Stitched Stars die cut

Golden Honey Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (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


The other day, while Wayne and I were eating lunch in the kitchen – as is his usual – Finn ate his breakfast.

Yes.  He saves his breakfast to eat while we’re eating our lunch.  He’s THAT dog.

Anyway – once he was done – he hurried into the living room.

A moment later – here he came.  With his essentially-dead-only-half-of-him-remains bear.

He loves that bear.

He entertained himself for a couple of minutes and then decided we were probably done eating and probably really wanted to play.

Dad?

Mom?

Since he had completely misjudged our level of “doneness” with lunch, he was….disappointed.

Bummer, dude. 🙁

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Parisian Poppies Double Flip Fun Fold!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Another week – done!   Did it feel shorter (and hence…better!) with the Monday holiday??

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I saw this Double Flip-Fold card on France Martin’s blog and thought it was so fun and easy….which it totally is!  I decided to use the Peaceful Moments Bundle and Painted Poppy stamp set – combined with gorgeous Parisian Blossom Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

The front of the card was already close to the FUSION sketch challenge this week – I simply modified the position of the flip portion (sliding it to the rigth instead of centered like a “normal” double-flip).  That gave me more room to collagify!

I started with the “first” card base – Basic Black at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and scored and folded it at 5 1/2″.  The “Flip” is Basic Black, 3″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

I used the gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the front short panel of the first card base and on the inside back – both pieces are matted on Pool Party and adhered with Liquid Glue.

On the flip card base, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiments from Peaceful Moments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on two Whisper White panels.  On the inside panel, I also stamped two of the flowers from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Basic Gray – then I colored them with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo.   I matted each on Pool Party and adhered them inside the smaller flip card base.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the small card inside the larger card base.

For my collage, I used multiple dies from the Poppy Moments Die set to cut my flower and a bevy of leaf parts.  The flower has a solid piece of Petal Pink (I used a Sponge Dauber to ink the edges with Petal Pink ink) then I adhered a Basic Gray detailed flower with Liquid Glue. I cut a large flower center from Champagne Foil and adhered it with Liquid Glue, then I popped a smaller Black Foil center on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the leaves, I cut solid and detailed leaves in Pool Party and Champagne Foil, and also in Pool Party vellum from the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (coming on 3 March in the second Sale-A-Bration Release!).  I glued the leaf parts together and then…started doing my dry-fit on the front of the card (which is the front of the smaller flip card base!

When I was happy – I took a picture with my phone…

Then I picked up the flower and took a second picture.

I adhered all the leaves with Liquid Glue.

Using Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine, I made a loose double-loop figure-eight (I show this in the video!) and stuck it in the middle of the leaves with a couple of Glue Dots.  Then I popped the flower over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Painted Poppies flower in Basic Gray and Petal Pink on the front…

…and a little more Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Double-Flip Fun Fold is crazy easy so I hope you’ll try it soon!  I also wanted you to see how well the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies Bundles work with other papers like this Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP!  The Peaceful Poppies DSP is gorgeous but…don’t be afraid to mix-and-match!  I hope you like! 🙂

If you want to re-create this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  Do you pre-cut card bases?  So that you’ve got them all ready to roll and make cards?  If you do – then you might be interested in a new storage solution from Stamp-N-Storage!  Check out the new 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Paper Holder (available for IKEA, too!)

With three options available, you can neatly organize your 5.5×8.5 sheets, keeping them visible and easy to access. Choose the Standard option to set on your desk or cabinet, or choose between two different options for IKEA®. Each slot fits approximately 35-40* sheets of cardstock.

Number of Slots:

Standard: 15 slots
For IKEA®: 15 slots
Double for IKEA®: 30 slots

*35-40 sheets per slot is an estimate and may be more or less depending on the weight and brand of your cardstock.


HOST CODE FOR 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack

Stampin’ Up! posted the following update about the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack today:

We have SOLD OUT of the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (item 152314). As a reminder, supplies are limited for products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and may run out before the end of the promotion. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding.

But – I DO have some good news!  The Golden Honey DSP is BACK IN STOCK again and is available as a Sale-a-bration selection with an order of $50+!  Whoo-hoo!

So get your orders in soon so that you don’t miss out on getting that awesome paper!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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.


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (First card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3″ x 8 1/2″ (Second “flip” card base)

Pool Party Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner on “first” card base); 2 3/4″ x 4″ ( x3 – mats for DSP on short front panel of “first” card base; front and inside of “flip” card base); Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – front and inside of “flip” card base)

Basic Gray Card Stock: Poppy Moments detailed flower die cut

Petal Pink Card Stock: Poppy Moments solid flower die cut

Champagne Foil: Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves; Poppy Moments die cut flower center

Black Foil: Poppy Moments die cut flower center

So Very Vellum Specialty DSP: Poppy Moments detailed and solid die cut leaves

Parisian Blossoms DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner on “first” card base); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (short front panel of “first” card base); 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


On Wednesday, we picked up a new toilet.

Yes – the life of a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is glamourous, indeed.

We’ve needed a new toilet for a minute – in our second bathroom.

By minute, I mean…well.  A MINUTE!

FINALLY broke down and paid for a “special order” toilet.  Meaning – we wanted it in bone.  Seriously?!?  BONE is a “special order”?!?

Why yes.  Yes it is.

Anywho – we finally got it.

So the menfolk put it in on Wednesday evening.

Gettin’ that old one out’s gonna be a booger, Dad.  You’re prolly gonna get wet!

Wiggle it, Dad – you gotta get it down on that wax thingy!

Doya need a tool or anything??  I’m a little thirsty…..how much longer were ya thinkin’??

Hmmm.  Those’r some complicated directions.  Why we reading directions??  We MEN!  Don’t need no stinkin’ directions!

Mary’s note:  that last picture is probably Pulitzer worthy.  Rare sighting of y-chromosomes reading instructions!

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Welcome Easter Birthday Bunny for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – so come on over and play!  We’re playing with a theme challenge, and it’s a fun one – although it includes “clean and simple”  – which….isn’t exactly my comfort zone.  But – I gave it a go – and I hope you will, too! 🙂

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 used a new-to-me stamp set called Welcome Easter to make a totally not-Easter card!  With it, I paired the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Happy Birthday to You (available for FREE right now with a $50 retail purchase!) to turn the sweet bunny into a birthday critter.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players theme challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

 

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge!

I started with a slightly-bigger-than-I-needed piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that I embossed in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  I cut the panel down to size, cut the second-to-largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Die set out of the middle of the it – on a jaunty angle.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat.  Then I popped the die cut rectangle back in its “hole” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I made the heart using the white-side of a Heart Doily – coloring it with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  I put a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional under the left side of the heart and used Liquid Glue on the rest of the heart to adhere it to the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the totes-adorbs bunn-ya from Welcome Easter in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored him with my Light Petal Pink, Gray Granite and Crumb Cake Stampin’ blends.  Then I cut him out with a circle Stitched Shapes Die.

I added a couple of bees – also from Welcome Easter – in Tuxedo Black, colored in with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.

The die cut is adhered with a Dimensional under the right side and Liquid Glue on the rest.

I stamped the Welcome Easter sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Petal Pink and cut it with a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die – then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card front.  And – that was it!

On the inside, I used the sentiment from Happy Birthday To You in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Very Vanilla.  I added the bunny and a few bees, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Petal Pink mat and 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 another bunny and bees on the front….

…and some Petal Pink paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  That little Welcome Easter bunny makes me smile every time I see him!  As do the other sweet images in the stamp set!

I love that there are also non-Easter sentiments in the set – making it even more versatile and fun!  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 16 FEB – 29 FEB: 3NHJPR2S

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.


The Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure is Here!

The goodies in this release will be available on 3 March for customers to select as FREE gifts with either $50 or $100 purchases (the current SAB offerings WILL still be available!).  Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!


Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

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 LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Stitched Shapes Circle (bunny); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Petal Pink):  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


We’ve had a casualty.

Background:

 

It turns out that INFLATABLE balls are perhaps not the best equipped to deal with….teeth.

It took approximately one second for the Big Blue Ball to stop playing.

Finn – couldn’t quite grasp the underlying problem.

Get up!

What’s WRONG with you?!?

Stupid Big Blue Ball. 🙁

TTFN
M

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Stampin’ Up! Tags in Bloom Sneak Peek!

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Another week – done!   AND – it’s Valentine’s Day! Boom – drop the Mic!

If you were able to join me for my first-ever (but NOT my last!) You Tube Live Video –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

This card gives you a sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets coming to you on 3 March 2020 in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release.  The Tags in Bloom photopolymer stamp set – with 19 image, sentiment and frame stamps – will be available for free with a $100 purchase!

The layout for this one was inspired by today’s sketch challenge over at Fab Friday!

And the floral touches are perfect for the Global Design Project theme challenge this week!

This set  coordinates with the Label Me Lovely and Label Me Fancy Punches already available in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.

For this card, I started with a panel of Granny Apple Green – a little bigger than I needed it – and embossed it in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I cut it down to my desired size.   I “whitewashed” the brick by dragging my Whisper White Craft Ink pad (upside down) lightly across the raised portions, and when it was dry, I matted it on Daffodil Delight to make the card front.

I cut two of the largest scalloped rectangle dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set – one in Daffodil Delight and one in Whisper White.  I adhered the Daffodil Delight die cut to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On the Whisper White die cut, I stamped the flower-edged frame from the Tags in Bloom set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Then I turned the die cut 180 degrees and, lining up the frame, inked and stamped the image again.

Using my Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combos, I colored the leaves and flowers.  I also used my Light Mango Melody Blend on the flowers to add a little extra “oomph” to the shading on the flowers.

I popped the completed panel over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Across the middle, I adhered a short length of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon with a little Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Tags in Bloom sentiment in Granny Apple Green.  Then I added the dotted-frame image, stamped in Daffodil Delight.  I punched the sentiment with the Label Me Lovely Punch – and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Tags in Bloom in Granny Apple Green to a Whsiper White panel.  Across the bottom I added the flowers in Tuxedo Black and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight 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 of the flowers on the front…

…and a piece of Granny Apple Green paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How gorgeous is this image from the Tags in Bloom set??  It is SO pretty in spring yellow and green, don’t you think?  I hope you like!

And – uhm…you’ll be able to get it for free on 3 March and thru the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31 March! Or….get it right now!  Join my team – with no obligation, no requirements, no commitment – and you can get these goodies right away and start using them.  Give me a holler with questions – or get started right here….and let’s get you going! 🙂

TTFN

M

 

 

 

P.S.  This is the LAST DAY to pick your FREE ADHESIVE with my Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!! 🙂


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.


LAST DAY!

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!


The Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure is Here!

The goodies in this release will be available on 3 March for customers to select as FREE gifts with either $50 or $100 purchases (the current SAB offerings WILL still be available!).  Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!


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 LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Introducing the Cinch-Up Bin, only available 13 – 29 Feb or while supplies last!


Available at a great price of just $12, this versatile style comes in five prints, including three NEW Spring looks:

The item number is 9595.

Similar to our best-selling Littles Carry-All Caddy, this stylish bin has a cinch-top closure to keep everything safe and secure.  Take advantage of the low price and get multiples – one for the car, one for the house and one as a gift!

It’s also great when paired with the popular Small Utility Tote…

 

…featured in this month’s Customer Special.

The Small Utility Tote is SUCH a great size – there are hundreds of uses around the house – in the car – at work!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few Cinch Up Bins (did you SEE the hedgehogs?!?) and Small Utility Totes to your collection!

Happy organizing!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner);  2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (mat under art panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4″  Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (art panel); Label Me Lovely Punched shape (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green):  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


It was a dark and stormy day….

Okay – it was raining.  Not stormy.  Really just sort of dreary.

It was a dark and dreary morning….

…and warm enough that I’d directed the staff to open every door and window to air out the musty wolf smell of my lair.

With that done, after eating my specially prepared breakfast….

Okay – it’s dry dog food out of a bag.  Not like…venison benedict or something.

With that done, after eating my dry dog food out of a bag like a “regular” dog….

I took up my post.

I scanned for anything out of the ordinary.

Anything…odd.  Or…new.  Or…just….you know.

Soon, though, the patter of rain and the lack of anything “you know” began to take a toll…

The struggle is real, people.  It’s the ugly truth that no one wants to hear or know!

Sleep.   Happens.

Why do the staff always have a pea-pickin’ camera to catch me in the act of taking a short little teensy power nap?!?

The staff is on their own.

TTFN
M

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