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Stampin’ Up! Decorated w/ Happiness #2

Good Saturday morning! It’s a goin’ to be a hot one today. I’ll need to get outdoor chores done ASAP, but I do want to share this card with you first. It’s yesterday’s card in different colors – monochromatic if you will, and I like it even better.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2.1

The card base is Smoky Slate, inks for pine boughs & sentiment are also Smoky Slate; Silver Foil for the bell, pine boughs and stars; Shaded Spruce for the small boughs & Cherry Cobbler for the ‘smoosh’ behind the bell; and Whisper White for the snowflakes. And – you can see the Jingle Bell Trinket – I love the added touch and it doesn’t bother me that it contrasts with the foil.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2, inside

The inside I did just a bit differently from yesterdays card – by adding the pine bough. Inks are Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler & Shaded Spruce stamped on a Basic White panel.

Decorated w/ Happiness #2.3

The envelope is very similar to yesterday’s card – just using Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler. And here are the photos for yesterday’s card…

Decorated w/ Happiness
Decorated w/ Happiness

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be shown below. They CAN be ordered Jul 1!!! If you do not have a demonstrator and need those catalogs or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Decorated with Happiness Bundle… 159711

Jingle Bell Trinkets… 159980

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

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

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Treat Bags

Hello Friday! Christmas must be on my mind this week… Yesterday’s blog hop was a
Christmas Fun Fold, today is a very cute (well two) treat bag. Our out of town daughter came last weekend bringing her family and a couple of fun ‘gifties’. The laser-cut wooden stars were one of the treats and not a Stampin’ Up! product. As I was trying to decide what to do with them, she said she would like to use them in a window or on a tree… or something. Here’s what I did.

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The paper is from – what else – the Sale-a-bration Catalog and is a FREE Item with a $50 purchase. You can get your hands. on this paper Jul 3!!! It’s called Silver & Gold 6×6 DSP. This is obviously the gold. And I’ve used ribbon from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog: Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack. It’s part of a Suite of products called the Sweetest Christmas Suite on pages 9-11. Behind each star is a glimmer paper: Real Red & White 6×6 Glimmer Paper – also part of the Sweetest Christmas Suite. The Glimmer paper was die cut with Layering Circles Dies and added to a Basic White piece cut with Layering Circles Dies, but with a scallop. I slipped a White Baker’s Twine through the star, tied a knot and when tying the Real Red or Garden Green Ribbon, I slipped it in between to hold it in place.

Here’s how to do the treat bag.

  • 6×6 piece of card stock or DSP, scored at the top: 1 3/8, 2 3/4, 4 1/8 & 5 1/2
  • Turn paper to right to score for the bottom: 1 3/8
  • Trim as shown in photo
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  • Add Tear n Tape to narrow strip ~ see photo
  • Burnish score lines with fingers, fold in half along middle score line and seal after removing Tear n Tape covering.
  • Fold in bottom pieces and seal with Tear n Tape or adhesive of choice.
  • Pinch top together; tie ribbon around the top. This can just slip off to get to the treats inside :O)

Fun, right? The fun part about making a treat bag like this, is that it can be decorated to fit the occasion: hearts, banners stamped & layered ~ the possibilities are endless. It’s up to you. Would love to see your creations, so please share.

Products to make this card are from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog and can’t be listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need those or an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

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

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold with Caroling Mice for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! You may have come over from visiting the creative Tara Carpenter – didn’t she have something fun? OR… you may be just ‘hopping’ in :O). Whatever the case, may you enjoy the creations you see today.

Our challenge this week is ‘Critters’ and we can interpret that any way we like. I chose Caroling Mice, which is a new HOST stamp set in the July – December Mini Catalog. You should have received yours from me by now… if not and you don’t have a demonstrator, let me know!

And here’s my card. Hubby & I are in a choir and this just seemed too fun to pass up – and a Christmas card already!

Caroling Mice Z-Fold.1

The larger Z-fold card base is Garden Green, scored and with Real Red card stock added to the two end panels. The middle panel is Real Red Glimmer Paper, part of the Real Red & White 6×6 Glimmer Paper pack. The DSP adhered to the two end panels is Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 cut to size. Card cuts are at the end of this post.

The smaller z-fold is a card base of Garden Green again, but this time I used the Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 DSP for base layers on all three panels then a stamped panel of Basic White. Of course the stamped panels are from the Caroling Mice stamp set, stamped in Memento ink for the mouse and Garden Green ink for the tree. I colored the mouse with Watercolor Pencils and used the Blender Pen to smooth the pencil lines. :O) The music notes are stamped in Memento ink & colored with the Basic Black Marker. I added Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins in both Sweet Sorbet & Garden Green to enhance those stamped panels.

To adhere the two Z-folds together, I centered the smaller Z-Fold (closed) on the largest of the large Z-fold and adhered it in place. I closed the larger Z-Fold card and adhered the smaller Z-Fold to the front panel with liquid glue just on the left portion of the smaller Z-fold. Voila! done… When the card is closed, the smaller Z-fold totally covers itself :O) See photo 1

Caroling Mice Z-Fold.2
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I turned the card over and adhered another Real Red panel to the largest of the sections on the back. I stamped the three Caroling Mice in Memento ink, then VersaMark ink, then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I ran it through the Stitched With Whimsy Dies to give it a fun border, then colored the singing mice with Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen. I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink using the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set from the same July-December Mini Catalog. I adhered this completed Basic White panel to the back of the card and my first Christmas Card of the 2022 season is done!!! Who would have guessed… here it is only Jun 16!!!

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Fun card, right? The Z-fold is so easy… The main trick is centering the first panel, then the other goes on easily… bing, bang, boom.

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Please visit the others on the hop by using the ‘next’ or ‘previous’ buttons. You may also choose a name & click on that to take you to their post. Have fun Hopping! Now visit the fabulous Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright – you are here 🤗

Products to make this card…

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Order info…

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are too!

Larger Z-Fold

  • Card base – Garden Green: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2
    • Real Red panels: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8; 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
    • Sweet Candy Cane DSP: 2 1/2 x 4; 4 x 5 1/4
  • Smaller Z-Fold
  • Card Base – Garden Green: 3 x 8 1/4 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2
    • Sweet Candy Cane: (3) 2 5/8 x 2 7/8
    • Basic White: (2)2 1/2 x 2 5/8

Back panel

  • Real Read 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Basic White 4 x 5 14

Stampin’ Up! Congrats with Happiness Abounds

It’s Saturday! What this means for us is… we rehearse with the orchestra this morning for our patriotic concert tomorrow afternoon. Oh so excited! Having an orchestra just adds so much to the music. Sometimes I want to just listen to them and I forget we’re supposed to come in 😦 So, what are your plans for the day? I hope it’s something you enjoy – such as playing in your craft room, or getting together with a couple of friends to do something fun together. For now, let me show you this latest card.

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This is some of the new Designer Series Paper called Textile Chic Specialty Paper. It’s gorgeous! Rather modern looking. Interesting color combos. Because of the fun shapes on the paper I also used the fabulous Beautiful Shapes Dies to add more pattern. Fun, right? The sentiment of course, is from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and I embossed that in gold. And then – the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots add a shiny touch. Here’s the scoop…

  • Card base is Thick Basic White: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Texture Chic Specialty DSP: 4 x 5 1/4; 2 x a bit more than 3 1/2 (create banner tip); 3/4 x 4 + banner tip
  • Pool Party: 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 + scraps
  • Basic White: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (for sentiment panel on front); 4 x 5 1/4

This card is so quick and easy to create: the Texture Chic Specialty Paper is adhered directly to the card base with liquid glue. Next layer is the Pool Party Panel adhered directly, then the Texture Chic Specialty banner also adhered directly. I used an embossing buddy to clear the Basic White piece of any static, stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Gold embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I die cut the piece with the second largest of this hexagon shape die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies and adhered it with dimensionals. I die cut the additional pieces from Pool Party scraps using more of the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Some were adhered with liquid glue and the rest with dimensionals. The final touch was the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and the card front was done.

Congrats w/ Happiness Abounds.inside

On the Basic White panel I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. I added the banner tip which I had saved 😏 with liquid glue underneath. And finally I added a 3/4″ strip of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper at the bottom. Finis!

Congrats w/ Happiness Abounds.3

For the envelope, more of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper for the flap and that was it. Now let me tell you… a friend had asked for a card to be given to a family moving, purchasing their first home. I didn’t have anything like that on hand – that’s a pretty specific need. So I began looking at sentiments and thought – I like this! My inspiration for the card layout came from page 98 of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. Do you have one of those yet? If not, and you do not have a demonstrator, I would be glad to send you one.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. 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. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.Inspire. Create. Share.

Remember to connect with me if you need a catalog.

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Alternatives, Jan ’22

Happy Monday! New week, new day, new start to whatever. I like to think of it as a new beginning each day, a start-over. Gratitude, praise, thanks, then go… Howe do you like to start your day ~ besides with a cup of coffee or tea?

My Paper Pumpkin arrived the other day and since our grandkids are coming this weekend (it’s my birthday weekend:) I thought, what better time than now to put these adorable cards together & give them to our “Grands” to share with their classmates or teachers. So I set to work. I limited myself to additional Stampin’ Up! products as I needed to keep these simple. I chose Sweet Talk 12 x 12 DSP, Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 DSP and Gold Foil Sheets for decorative papers; the Heart Punch and the Scalloped Heart punch, Basic White, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink card stocks + all the PP kit ingredients. So – lots of pictures in this post…

And a couple of photos of the inside of the alternative cards…

Additional inks used were Blushing Bride & Flirty Flamingo + the ink in the kit, Gray Granite. 17 cards in all ~ that’s a lot of cards with minimum product added to the Paper Pumpkin kit. Such a good deal – just sayin’. And these kits come monthly with each one different from the last. Some make cards, some are boxes or treats, it varies, which is kinda fun. This way a person doesn’t get bored :O) Now is a good time to join Paper Pumpkin too, ‘cuz prices increase just a bit as of Mar 1, 2022. And if you get the entire year subscription, that becomes a fixed price before Mar 1… Get your Paper Pumpkin, click here.

PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTIONS DURING SALE-A-BRATION
3-month prepaid subscription1 FREE $50 USD | $60 CAD
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 6-month prepaid subscription2 FREE $50 USD | $60 CAD
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OR1 FREE $100 USD | $120 CAD 
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12-month prepaid subscription4 FREE $50 USD Sale-A-Bration items
5 FREE $60 CAD Sale-A-Bration items
OR 2 FREE $100 USD | $120 CAD 
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(Plus host benefits!)

This offer is only available during Sale-A-Bration, from 4 January to 28 February 2022.

Sale-a-bration is from 4 Jan to 28 Feb ~ that means placing orders during this time can earn you some FREE PRODUCTS. What are you waiting for??? Products are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: R6D2 7PHD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. Click here to go my store. 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. Would love to have you. :O)

Stampin’ Up! Whitewash Technique with Daisy Garden

This is a new technique for me ~ and I loved it. For one thing, I enjoy coloring and that’s helpful with so many flowers to do – lol. And I’ve prepared two cards… one is silver embossed while the other is stamped with Misty Moonlight ink. Both are done on Misty Moonlight card stock.

Whitewash w/ Daisy Garden & Embossing.1

With the photo on the left, I inked the Daisy Garden stamp with my VersaMark ink pad then stamped it on the Misty Moonlight card stock that had first been rubbed with my embossing buddy to remove any static or finger prints. I sprinkled the image with silver embossing powder and heat set it. While it was cooling, I prepared my acrylic block by placing it on the White stamp pad to get a good amount of ink on it. I also added a dab of White reinker to the same block. Then I set to coloring using my blender pen as the tool of choice. I colored all the flowers with a basic layer of white ink then followed by adding more white where I wanted it. I used the reinker for additional highlights. I attached this to a Basic White panel with liquid glue, put dimensionals on the back then added that to the Misty Moonlight card base.

Whitewash Technique w/ Daisy Garden.2

With this photo, I stamped the Daisy Garden (yes, using my Stamparatus) with Misty Moonlight ink. I then took an acrylic block and ‘inked’ it on the White stamp pad. I did this by simply putting the acrylic block directly to the ink pad and lifting it. I also added a drop of White reinker to the block. I used my my blender pen as a paint brush to add color to the flowers. As the ink dries it becomes more pale and therefore more coloring is needed to get the desired amount of white to the flowers. I used the drop of reinker when I wanted more highlights in detail and this shows nicely in this photo. it does not show as well on the silver embossed card – at least not in the photo. I added the panel to a Night of Navy piece, wrapped a length of Seam

Binding ribbon around it and tied a knot. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to a Basic White card base. I added another small bow with a glue dot, then three Pearl Basic Jewels. I will do the same sentiment as the above card, but use Misty Moonlight ink in lieu of embossing. It will get dimensionals & be added on top of the ribbon. I simply forgot!!!

On the embossed card I made what I call a ‘fussy bow’ using the Seam Binding Ribbon in White and the Silver Cording from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. (This is a great bow for hand delivered cards!) For the sentiment on the front, I used the Love & Happiness stamp set, stamped it in VersaMark ink then sprinkled with Silver Embossing powder and heat set. I put dimensionals on the back and and added it appropriately. For a final touch, I added three Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done.

For the inside of these cards…

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Whitewash daisy garden, inside.4

For both cards I stamped the sentiment from Love & Happiness stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel. For the card on the left, the panel was adhered directly to the inside of the Misty Moonlight card base. For the card on the right, I adhered the panel to a Night of Navy piece then into the Basic White card.

Love this technique and can’t wait to do it again, using another floral stamp!

Sale-a-bration is from 4 Jan to 28 Feb ~ that means placing orders during this time can earn you some FREE PRODUCTS. What are you waiting for??? Products are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: R6D2 7PHD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. Click here to go my store. 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. Would love to have you. :O)

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When you as a customer reach the qualifying purchase amount required to earn a free Sale-A-Bration item, Stampin’ Up! will let you know by highlighting the “rewards” icon. This will allow you to choose from multiple reward options depending on the total amount of your shopping cart. Before checking out, you can easily select which products you want! 

SAB FLYER

If you decides to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive two free stamp sets after picking all of the products you want in your Starter Kit. The stamp sets need to be live at the time of picking them, so anything you see in a current catalog or at stampinup.com is eligible.  Remember, the two free stamp sets are available if you join now through the end of February.

Thank you for stopping by! May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Spring

The theme for todays Blog Hop is Celebrate Spring… woohoo. When we walk early in the morning we are hearing the cardinals singing as though there is no tomorrow and the woodpeckers are at it as well. And here on the East Coast we have these adorable frogs we call ‘peepers’ that start their magical mating calls. And bulbs are beginning to show their green stems – so excited to see what’s coming. And oh yes, it’s daylight before 6 AM!!! Oh my goodness, can you tell I REALLY like this time of year?! But… back to the Hop ~ there should be some very special cards on the hop today.

My card to Celebrate Spring…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I began by die cutting the ‘wreath’ from Basic White card stock using the Birds & More Dies. Using liquid glue I adhered this to a very slightly smaller panel of Sand & Sea DSP – using paper that looked like a sunrise. As the morning begins there is this glorious pink that melts into the blue sky. I adhered these to a slightly larger piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, again with liquid glue. I stamped this sweet bird in Balmy Blue ink on Basic White card stock using the Birds & Branches stamp set. I die cut it with another die from the Birds & More Dies. The feet are die cut from the same dies using Soft Suede card stock scrap and adhered with liquid glue. I adhered it with a mini dimensional making it look as though the bird was watching the morning sky.

Next I took a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I used my Blending Brush and Flirty Flamingo ink to color the upper portion of this piece – as though the sky was all around. I adhered the square panel and bird with dimensionals to this Seaside Spray panel. I then notched each edge using the ___________ Punch. I tied a double ribbon using the Flowers for Every Season Combo pack (Seaside Spray & Silver twine) and the Navy twine from Well-Suited Twine Combo Pack, tied a bow and added a glue dot at the knot to hold it in place.

I stamped the sentiment from A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White strip and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Dies. I die cut another panel from Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Tasteful Labels Dies and mounted the sentiment oval on it using liquid glue. This sentiment banner got dimensionals and was adhered to the embossed panel. I added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment banner. I adhered the embossed panel with Seal + to a larger panel of Basic White card stock. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card base of Seaside Spray. Card front is done!

For the inside…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring, inside

I stamped the nest in Crumb Cake ink from the Birds & Branches stamp set on a Basic White panel. I then stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue ink on a Basic White scrap and die cut them with the Birds & More Dies. I adhered the two outer eggs with liquid glue and the third egg with a mini dimensional.. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Flirty Flamingo piece with liquid glue and attached this to the Seaside Spray card base inside ~ and the card was complete.

For the envelope….

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I adhered a panel of Sand & Sea DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed it to fit. I then stamped the branch from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. I followed that by stamping the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and the set was fait accomplis!

You can find the card cuts listed at the bottom of this post. Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the Jan- Jun Mini Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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 CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. 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.

In case you get lost, below is the list of those participating in todays Blog Hop. Click on the appropriate link to either move forward or go to the previous blog. Enjoy!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy: https://wp.me/p79UhD-4VN
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic: https://wp.me/paaNf4-4e9
  3. Mary Deatherage: https://wp.me/p5snyt-h1y
  4. Sue Prather: https://wp.me/p5yitZ-2tQ
  5. Donna Leonard: http://stampdabbles.com/?p=4619
  6. Jillian Good: http://dyedwith.love/?p=139
  7. Tara Carpenter: https://tarabethstamps.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-arrange-wreath-happy-easter.html
  8. Leslie Larkin https://leslielarkin.com/ice-cream-corner-suite/
  9. Terry Lynn Bright: https://tlsbrightspot.com/2021/03/09/stampin-up-celebrate-spring/
  10. Akiko Sudano: https://wp.me/paOv8E-2ww
  11. Karen Finkle: https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-wildly-happy-for-amys-inkin.html
  12. Amy Koenders: https://wp.me/p2SFwf-moQ
  13. Krista Yacgi: https://www.thestampingnook.com/post/stampin-up-jar-of-flowers-welcome-spring-card

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card cuts for todays project:

Seaside Spray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 3 1/8 square, 1 1/2 x 3 (oval), scrap for bird, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Flirty Flamingo 3 1/4 square, 2 x 3 1/4 (banner), 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 (inside)

SU! Warm Hugs Bundle

It’s Monday – and a glorious day! I’m thankful for so much… and one of those I have the opportunity to play with some amazing SU! products. What I did prior to SU! was just muddle around in mediocre stuff. Once I found SU!, there was no turning back. All products are made well; products coordinate. I can’t say enough. So if you are ‘on the fence’, jump in. I’ll help you navigate and create – we could make a great team. Contact me at tlsbrightspot@gmail.com and let’s talk about how to make this happen.

For today’s card I pulled out a stamp set I haven’t used before – yep – from the amazing Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Warm Hugs Bundle and is actually part of a suite of products that can be found on pages 8-11. I used many of the products from the suite but incorporated some other items as well.

Warm Hugs Bundle #1

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Then took a panel of Mossy Meadow cs and ran it through the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder twice. This embossing folder is narrow, and probably is not meant to emboss a card front, but I did and think it turned out really well. I took a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP cut a banner at the bottom and adhered it with liquid glue to the card front. I took another very narrow strip of this same DSP, cut a side angle at the bottom and slipped it under the right of the banner. Next I took the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe ribbon and wrapped it back and forth on the card front, adhering in various places with Stampin Seal. The sentiment was extra fun and easy to create using the Warm Wraps Dies and the Warm Hugs stamp set. Don’t you love this hexagonal look?

Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink on a Whisper White scrap. The sentiment comes from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set which is part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite of products. Stamp the hexagonal decoration around it in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the Warm Wraps Dies. Put dimensionals on it and adhere to a circle cut from Pear Pizzazz cs. That circle also is in this die set. The Pear Pizzazz also got dimensionals and was adhered over the Diagonal Stripe Ribbon.  Since the card front is complete, let’s move to the inside.

Warm Hugs #2

So, so simple but I love how the inside coordinates with the outside… another strip of DSP adhered to Whisper White panel. This was adhered to Mossy Meadow and attached to the Crumb Cake card base. And voila, your card is complete!

Warm Hugs Bundle #3

For the envelope I stamped a fun little cup in Mossy Meadow, then the steam rising from the cup in Crumb cake. The envelope flap got the same Heartwarming Hugs DSP as the card front. Fait accompli! While this card is done in Holiday-type colors, it could so easily be used as a card of encouragement or a birthday card, and it’s a bit masculine too.

Warm Hugs Bundle #4

Here’s a link to the cattie to help you find everything.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Crumb cake card base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Mossy Meadow 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 2 1/2 x 5, 3/8 x about 5 (front), 3/8 x 5 (inside) and 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 (inside) + scrap for front sentiment
  • Pear Pizzazz for front circle

SU! Ornamental Envelopes

Hi Everyone – have you visited the UPDATED SU! site yet? Oh my goodness – it’s wonderfully exciting…the techs have worked miracles! AND the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog is now live… see that right here…08.01.20_HAPPENING_NOW_AD_CATALOG_GOLIVE_ENG

OK, I have two cards for you today, both using the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set with coordinating dies.

Ornamental Envelopes #1 a

Ornamental Envelopes Card #2 a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really appreciate how different and yet how similar these two cards are… similar due to colors mostly, and different as different elements were used from the stamp set.

Card #1:

  • stamp the ornaments using Versamark ink on Whisper White panel, sprinkle with silver embossing powder then heat emboss to set.
  • Once embossing has cooled sufficiently, color with Stampin’ Blends: Light Misty Moonlight, Lt Highland Heather, Lt Granny Apple Green, and Lt Melon Mambo
  • Add a pearl to the one ornament and color with the Lt Misty Moonlight Blends
  • Adhere this panel to Pear Pizzazz with liquid glue
  • Adhere both of these to Silver Foil sheets with dimensionals
  • Place but DO NOT ADHERE on the Pear Pizzazz card base.
  • Using your Stamparatus, place the ‘Merry” sentiment and the ornament in the appropriate position, remove the ornament panel and stamp with Versamark ink. sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat set. Again, once cooled, color the ornament with Lt Misty Moonlight and Lt Melon Mambo Blends
  • Adhere the ornament panel and your card front is complete :O)

For the inside:

  • Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White panel with Melon Mambo ink. The sentiment comes from Festive Corners stamp set (an awesome versatile stamp set I might add!)
  • Because I colored the single ornament on the card front with Blends, the colors bled through – what to do? Cover the offending panel with DSP – this comes from Heartwarming Hugs DSP and coordinates perfectly!

    Ornamental Envelopes – card inside using Festive Corners

    The envelope got the same DSP on the flap and then using a die from the coordinating dies, create this incredibly beautiful edge. Can you see that cuteness?

    Ornamental Envelopes with Envelope Dies

    The card is complete… yay!

    Card cuts for Card #1

  • Whisper White: 2 1/2 x 4 1/2, 4 x 5 1/4
  • Pear Pizzazz 2 3/4 x 4 3/4, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Silver Foil sheet 3 x 5
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 4x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap

Thanks for stopping by

May you have a beautiful day

Create something wonderful and send it to a friend.

OH PS… I’ll share directions for Card #2 tomorrow :O) 😏

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