Hello! Happy weekend! As a matter of fact, it is MEMORIAL DAY weekend. If you have served in the military ~ or are part of a military family, thank you for your service. It is an honor to serve our country: thank you, thank.

Today’s card COULD be a thank you to a woman in the service. Honestly I hadn’t thought of that when I made it, but I like the idea. The card front is from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack and I embellished it with ribbon and a few butterflies and the sentiment of ‘thanks’. Let me give you a bit more detail.

Hand-Penned Thanks

This is probably my favorite in the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack. I could use a whole pack of this design :O) I cut it down to 4 x 5 1/2 and mounted it on a Highland Heather panel just slightly larger (4 1/8 x 5 5/8). I then wrapped the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, secured it in back with Seal+ then added another short length to tie a knot. The knot has a glue dot under it to hold it in place. The card called for more ~ so I obliged by pulling out the Brilliant Wings Dies: the larger butterfly is die cut from Basic Black card stock and the two smaller are from Pool Party. The larger butterfly was added with a thin line of liquid glue down it’s body, while the smaller ones were attached with glue dots. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink from the Hand-Penned Petal stamp set. I added dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the card front and voila.

Hand-Penned Thanks

For the inside, I randomly stamped the flowers in Fresh Freesia using two different floral sizes from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set on a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4. I added the two sizes of leaves from the same stamp set in stamped-off Garden Green (the lighter greens were stamped, then stamped again without re-inking). I then took a Micron pen and added some detail to the flowers & leaves. The softness of the colors and the added pen makes it look very much like a pen & ink painting. Love it! I mounted it on a slightly larger piece of Pool Party card stock to bring in the color of the card base (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) with liquid glue then right into the inside of the card with more liquid glue. I use liquid glue a lot, cuz I prefer the wiggle room it provides if I don’t get it perfect at first.

The envelope if from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – oh – and the card base is as well. Gosh, I don’t think I mentioned that… well now I did and now you know. No secrets here 🙂

Hand-Penned Thanks

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info – reminder… the JOIN promotion ends 30 May! They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.

More info to join…

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  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  • The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

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From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

And thank you again, to our military men & women & their families, for your sacrifices to our country. BLESS YOU!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.