Stampin’ Up! Christmas to Remember for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set, the Christmas Season Stamp Set and the Seasonal Labels Dies.  I also used the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  We are all working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my card:

And this is the sketch we are all using:

The Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper features beautifully hand painted images of leaves, branches, berries and pinecones.  All are in traditional, natural colors.  I chose a design that could stand alone on the card front and used the coordinating cardstock, ink, ribbon and embellishments to pull it together.

Use Evening Evergreen ink to stamp the mistletoe branch image from the Christmas Season stamp set along the right side of the Evening Evergreen card front.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the panel of Painted Christmas DSP to a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Then adhere the layer to the left side of the card front as shown using Liquid Glue.

Stamp the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set on a panel of Basic White card stock with Real Red ink.  Crop with a label die from the Seasonal Labels Dies.  To make the mat for the sentiment, flip the die over on a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock and use a pencil to trace around the outside edge.  Trim with your Paper Snips and adhere the stamped label to the coordinating mat.

Wrap a length of Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front and secure the ends to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment label to the card front, covering the ends of the ribbon.  Add a bow to the left side of the label, adhered with Mini Glue Dots.   Complete with a few sparkly Real Red Wonderful Gems.

Use Real Red ink to stamp the inside sentiment on a panel of Basic White card stock.  The branch in the lower left is Evening Evergreen ink stamped off twice before stamping on the inside panel.  Adhere to a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock before adhering to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for these projects at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Karen Ksenzakovic
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Tara Carpenter
  8. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code WNXE4VEW when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
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** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Evening Evergreen CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Pear Pizzazz CS – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel, 3-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • Basic White CS – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel for star, cut two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 3″ x 5″ panel

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Paper Snips

$10.00

Posted in August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, Celebrate, Christmas, Floral, For You, Holiday, Nature, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Treat Holders for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set, the Gingerbread Dies and the Pretty Pillowbox Dies.  I also used the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6×6 Designer Series Paper and the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack.  We are all working with a Color Challenge this week.  I made a number of fun treat holders:

These are the Colors we are using this week (pick at least 3) :

The Gingerbread & Peppermint 6×6 Designer Series Paper has all these colors and is great for making treat boxes and baskets.  I had a lot of fun playing around with it the other day – I bet you will, too!


The triangular box above is made with a 4″ x 6″ panel of DSP, first folded in half and then each end is folded in as a triangle.  It is decorated with a label from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Card Pack, peppermints die cut from the DSP and a Real Red Sheer Ribbon bow.

Use the Pretty Pillow Box Dies to cut out this sweet box from the Gingerbread & More DSP, then cut a label from Basic White Thick card stock.  Add an ornament image fussy-cut from the DSP.  Wrap a length of Mini Ruffled Ribbon around the Pillow Box and tie the tag to it with White Twine.

These treat holders are made with a 6×6 sheet of DSP.  Just four folds and they’re done.  They don’t require any adhesives!  Add some “cookies” die cut from the DSP with the coordinating Gingerbread Dies.

This sweet little basket is also made with a 6×6 sheet of DSP.  I added the die cut icing trim adhered with small dabs of Liquid Glue along the top edge.  The handle is a strip of Real Red card stock.  The front has an Old Olive label and an ornament cut with the Gingerbread Dies.  The back has the same label and a small ornament fussy-cut from the Designer Series Paper.  Add a White Twine bow to complete.

 

These treat holders are all quick and easy.  They’re a great way to showcase this great collection of patterns and really fun to make.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for these projects at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code WNXE4VEW when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
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  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create these projects:

Paper Snips

$10.00

Posted in 2021-22 Annual Catalog, Bags and Boxes, Boxes, Celebrate, Christmas, For You, Holiday, July -December 2021 Mini Catalog, Memories & More, Notecard, Packaging, Quick & Easy, Tags, Treat Bag, Treat Holder | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Sale is here! – Nov 16 thru 18, 2021

                            CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE FOR PDF WITH LISTS

Get your list together!  Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Sale starts today, November 16 and ends November 18!  Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on card stock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies!  Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on paper crafting products!

SALE DETAILS:

  • The sale will run for three days only, November 16-18, 2021.
  • The discount includes 10% off card stock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
  • The sale is available for online store purchases.
  • The sale ALSO applies to Starter Kit purchases!!  So if you join as a Demonstrator between Nov 16-18, you’ll get even more free items in your discounted kit!!  And once you join, you’ll get the Demonstrator discount on top of the sale prices on any orders that you place!!  YAY!!
  • Sale times and dates:
    • Start time:  November 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT)
    • End time: November 18, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click HERE to bring up a full-size flyer with all of the items that are on sale.


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DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
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Stampin’ Up! Tidings & Trimmings Misty Moonlight Star for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set and the Christmas Trimmings Dies.  I also used the Beautiful Trees Dies.  We are all working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my project:

Here is the Sketch we are using this week:

I’ve been wanting to feature the pretty star in the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set, so this seemed like the perfect sketch to let it shine front & center.  Misty Moonlight is still a favorite color of mine, so I used it like the night sky background behind the pretty star.

Adhere a panel of In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper to a Basic White card stock mat with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then adhere the layer directly to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base.  Using the Christmas Trimmings Dies, cut the solid star from Basic White card stock and the star accent is cut from the lightest shade of silver in the Silver Foil Specialty Pack.  Adhere the accent to the solid star with small dabs of Liquid Glue.

The touch of nature accent was inspired by a card made by Nikki Spencer.  The twig with berries is cut from Crumb Cake card stock and the berries are Cherry Cobbler – adhered with Glue.  The leafy branch is Evening Evergreen.  They are cut with dies in the Christmas Trimmings Dies set.  Adhere them to the star with Liquid Glue.  Top with a bow made with twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the star centered on the card front.  Use Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder to add the sentiment from the Tidings and Trimmings stamp set to a panel of Misty Moonlight card stock.  Crop with a die from the Beautiful Trees Dies and adhere as shown using Dimensionals on the card base and Glue in the area it overlaps the star.

Stamp the stocking image from the Tidings & Trimmings on a panel of Basic White card stock with Misty Moonlight ink, stamped off once.  Then stamp the sentiment with the same color, fully inked.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the inside of the card base.

 

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ panel or scrap
  • Basic White CS – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel for star, cut two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels
  • Crumb Cake CS – scrap for branch
  • Evening Evergreen CS – scrap for branch
  • Cherry Cobbler CS – scrap for berries
  • Silver Foil Specialty Pack – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

 

Posted in 2021-22 Annual Catalog, Celebrate, Christmas, For You, Holiday, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Whimsy Ornaments for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is “Christmas or Happy Holidays”.  My project today features the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper, Sparkle of the Season Stamp set and the Festive Finishes Dies .  We have a great group of participants in our hop this month.  Please take time to stop by to visit each blog to see what the Inkin’ Krew Team members are sharing with you today.

The Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper has iridescent foil accents that work beautifully with the non-traditional colors in this collection of designs.  The ornaments were begging to be fussy-cut so I grabbed my Paper Snips and had some fun!  Yes, I LOVE fussy-cutting.

Use the pine boughs embossing folder from the Wintry 3D combo to add texture to a panel of Basic White card stock and then use Stamp N’ Seal tape to adhere it to a Polished Pink card stock panel.  Cut lengths of the Silver Trim from the Simply Elegant Trim combo.  Tape one end to the back of each ornament before adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the ornaments.   After adhering the ornaments to the panel, wrap the Trim to the back and secure in place with tape.

Use Mint Macaron ink to stamp the small pine bough from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set along the left and right edges of a Mint Macaron card base.  Adhere the front panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Use the small pine bough die from the Festive Finishes Dies to cut five branches from Mint Macaron card stock.  Adhere the branches across the top of the center panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Tie small bows with the Silver Trim and adhere one to the top of each of the ornaments with Mini Glue Dots.  Embellish the pine boughs with some Polished Pink jewels from the 2021-23 In Color Jewels.  Lots of sparkle, twinkle and shine going on…

Use Polished Pink ink to stamp the sentiments from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Stamp the pine bough from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in the upper left and lower right corners with Mint Macaron ink.  Adhere one more fussy cut ornament to the panel with Glue.  Then adhere the panel to a Polished Pink card stock mat before adhering to the inside of the card base.

***  You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Terry Lynn Bright’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members joining the hop today:

  1. Sue Pratheryou are here!

  1. Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!

    DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


    How Can I Help You?

    Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

    • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
    • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
    • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
    • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
    • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
    • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

    ** Card Stock cuts for this project:

    • Mint Macaron CS –4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, scraps for die cut branches
    • Polished Pink – cut two 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ panels
    • Basic White CS – cut two 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panels
    • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – scraps for fussy cut ornaments

    Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Paper Snips

$10.00

 

Posted in Christmas, Feminine, For You, Holiday, July -December 2021 Mini Catalog, Team Blog Hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Festive Foliage Joy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Festive Foliage Stamp Set and the Playful Alphabet Dies.  I also used the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and Beautiful Trees Dies.  We are all working with a Theme Challenge this week.  Here is my project:

Our theme this week is Christmas:

Christmas will be here before I know it, so I need to get busy making cards!  How about you?  I do make some that go together quickly, but also like to take some time to do some coloring.  The Festive Foliage Stamp Set has been calling out to me to be colored, so I stamped the image on Basic White card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and got busy.

I had fun with it using Stampin’ Blends in the following colors: Granny Apple Green, Soft Succulent, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Evening Evergreen and Real Red.  After it was colored, I trimmed it down to the size I wanted and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a panel of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

I used the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut the letters from Real Red card stock.  The letters are glued to a panel of Basic White card stock cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  Cut a strip of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and use Paper Snips to flag the ends.  Adhere the gold strip to the front panel with Liquid Glue.  Wrap a length of Gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack across the panel and secure the ends on the back with tape.  Adhere the sentiment over the cord using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tie a triple loop bow and secure with a few Mini Glue Dots.  Add a couple birds die cut from Real Red card stock using a die from the Beautiful Trees Dies.  Embellish with a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  To complete, adhere the panel to the Real Red card base using Dimensionals.

Use Real Red ink to stamp the sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Stamp the branch – also from Merriest Moments Stamp Set – with Evening Evergreen ink and adhere another small die cut bird.  The inside panel is then adhered with Glue to the inside of the card.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Real Red CS –4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, scraps for letters and 3 birds
  • Basic White Thick CS – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for art piece, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for inside, 2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for die cut
  • Gold Metallic Specialty Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ strip

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Posted in 2021-22 Annual Catalog, Birds, Botanical, Celebrate, Christmas, For You, Handcolored Card, Holiday, July -December 2021 Mini Catalog, Nature, Stampin' Blends, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Product Suite Available Today

Eden’s Garden Product Suite is available for order starting today

Click HERE or on the image above for a PDF flyer with more information

Such an amazing suite of products.  Here’s a closer view of some of the products:

A collection of 10 stamps and 5 dies

Will be in the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog

 

Botanical prints with Gold Foil accents – 12 x 12 sheets – 2 each of 6 two-sided designs

Available only while supplies last

 

140 gems total – two shapes/styles, three sizes, Cherry Cobbler & Soft Succulent

Available only while supplies last


Stampin’ Up! Products in the New Eden’s Garden Collection:

Eden Dies

$35.00


Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.
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Stampin’ Up! Happy Holly-Days Whimsy & Wonder for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Happy Holly-Days Stamp Set, the Seasonal Labels Dies and the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  We are all working with a Sketch Challenge this week.  Here is my project:

Here is the Sketch we are all using:

The beautiful Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper is featured front and center on today’s card.  The patterns with non-traditional colors combined with iridescent accents are so pretty.  I hope I have been able to capture this in my photos.

Adhere a panel of the Whimsy & Wonder DSP to a mat of Blushing Bride cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then adhere the completed layer to front of a Mint Macaron card base, again using Glue.

Stamp the sentiment from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set on a panel of Basic White card stock with Mossy Meadow ink.  Use a die from the Seasonal Labels Dies to crop the sentiment.  Use Paper Snips to fussy-cut a couple bunches of the Mint Macaron holly leaves and berries.

Adhere the accent pieces to the sentiment label with Mini Glue Dots.  Then adhere the sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Embellish with a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete.

For the inside, adhere strips of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP along the left and right sides of the inside of the card base.  Stamp the sentiment from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink on a panel of Basic White card stock.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the stamped panel to a mat of Blushing Bride card stock.  Then Glue the layer to the inside of the card.  Hoping you like this look as much as I do and will give it a try.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright

Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron CS –4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride CS –cut two 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panels
  • Basic White CS – 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ strip for die cut sentiment, 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel, cut two 5/8″ x 5-1/2″ strips, scraps for fussy cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Paper Snips

$10.00

Posted in Christmas, Feminine, For You, Holiday, July -December 2021 Mini Catalog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Artistic Watercolor Special Celebration Card

Today’s card is a special one I made for my friend and upline Amy Koenders – Stamp With Amy K, that achieved $1 Million in sales last week.  Woo-hoo!  So proud of her!!!

I used the detailed floral and greenery die from the Artistic Dies set to cut the image from a Gold Foil Sheet.  Place the die cut on a panel of Basic White card stock to determine placement.  Use a fine mechanical pencil to very lightly trace around the areas where you plan to add the watercolored background.

The colors I used for watercoloring are all from the 2021-2023 In Colors collection: Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya.  Gently squeeze the closed ink pads to transfer some ink from the pad to the lid.  Use a water painter brush to add a small amount of water to the ink on the lid.  Then use the brush to add layers of color to the area you want to paint.  I prefer an uneven coverage, with light and dark variations, not trying for perfection.  I also try to work quickly and keep the wetness factor to a minimum.  Once it’s thoroughly dry, use a white eraser to remove any pencil lines, if needed.

Then adhere the Gold Foil die cut over the painted area using small dabs of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use Stampin’ Seal tape to adhere the art piece to a Gold Foil mat.  Wrap a length of Gold Metallic Trim from the Simply Elegant Trim pack around the art piece three times and secure the ends on the back with tape.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper to the front of a Basic White Thick card base.  Adhere the art piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, use Gold Metallic Stampin’ Emboss Powder to add the sentiment from the A Grand Kid stamp set to a strip of Basic White Thick card stock.

After it is completely cooled, crop with a die from the Seasonal Labels Dies.  I did a double cut to shorten the label to the length I wanted.  Turn the die over and trace it on the back side of a Gold Foil Sheet – you’ll need to adjust the length.  Use Paper Snips to hand cut to make a mat for the sentiment.  Adhere the sentiment to the foil mat with Liquid Glue.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the label over the trim, extending over the right side of the artpiece.  Stack two Dimensionals on the end that extends to adhere to the card front.  Add a triple loop bow with Mini Glue Dots.  A few Genial Gems add sparkle and shine.

Use Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder to add a sentiment from the A Grand Kid stamp set to a Basic White panel for the inside.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Gold Foil Sheet and also to adhere the layer to the inside of the card base.

I gently and carefully took apart a Stampin’ Up! medium envelope and used it as a pattern to make the coordinating envelope from a panel of Simply Elegent Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used a pencil to trace it and hand cut with Paper Snips.


Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Thick CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for card base, 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ strip for sentiment
  • Basic White  CS – 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel for artpiece, 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel for inside
  • Gold Foil Sheet – 4″ x 4-1/2″ panel for die cut, 3-7/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip for label
  • Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel, 8″ x 11″ panel for envelope

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Paper Snips

$10.00

 

Posted in 2021-22 Annual Catalog, Celebrate, Congratulations, Feminine, Floral, For You, Nature, Uncategorized, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings Christmas Critters for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Please be sure to visit everyone’s blog  to see the great projects they are sharing with you this week.  My project today features the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set, the Stockings Dies and the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper.  We are all working with a Color Challenge this week.  Here is my project:

Here are the colors we are using (pick at least 3):

This pattern in the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper collection has the cutest critters in stockings just begging to be showcased.  AND it has all the colors in this week’s Color Challenge.  Win-win!  AND it makes me smile.

This is a pretty simple card to make.  Adhere a 7/8″ wide strip of the Sweet Stockings DSP across the top of the front of Basic White Thick card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Glue a 1/1/8″ wide strip of the same DSP across the bottom of the card base.

Adhere a panel of the Designer Series Paper to a mat of Evening Evergreen card stock using Liquid Glue.  Then adhere the layer to a panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Use Liquid Glue to adhere the completed layer to the card front, as shown.

Use Cherry Cobbler ink to stamp the sentiment from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set on a strip of Basic White Thick card stock.  Trim the ends of the strip with Paper Snips.  Adhere a 4-3/4″ length of Pool Party 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon to the front of the card base with Mini Glue Dots.  Adhere the sentiment over the top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add a medium size Bumblebee Matte Decorative Dot to complete.

Stamp the sentiment from the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set on a panel of Basic White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Use Paper Snips to fussy-cut a couple little critters in stockings from the Sweet Stockings DSP.  Adhere them with Liquid Glue.  Then adhere the stamped panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat before adhering to the inside of the card.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Karen Finkle has created:

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Sue Prather <– You are here!
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Tara Carpenter

Use Host Code PNNJBGEM when placing orders over $50 and get a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, do not use the host code, and you’ll still receive a free gift from me!


DID YOU KNOW???  Did you know that if you select “No Contact” when placing an order that I can’t see who ordered from me?  That means I can’t thank you and I can’t send you a free gift.  Oh, no!  Please let me see your contact information – we’ll both be happy!  If you’ve placed an order from me that I haven’t acknowledged, please contact me or leave me a comment


How Can I Help You?

Questions? You can Contact Me HERE.  If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Online With Me button on the top right side of the screen to go directly to my online store.

  • You can Shop in my online store HERE.
  • Ready to Join our team?  Click HERE for more information.
  • Want to earn Host rewards?  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Interested in my Events? Click HERE.
  • Interested in my Online Host Club? Click HERE.
  • Want information on current Stampin’ Up! Promotions? Click HERE.

** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Thick CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/2″ for card base, 3/4″ x 4″ strip, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • Cherry Cobbler CS – 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel
  • Evening Evergreen CS – 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ panel, 7/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip, 1-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip, scraps for fussy cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this project:

Paper Snips

$10.00

Posted in Celebrate, Christmas, For You, Holiday, July -December 2021 Mini Catalog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments