Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns Woodland Deer

The Merry Patterns exclusive Host stamp set has a great selection of images.  The deer with the sweater pairs perfectly with this sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  Do you agree?

This combination of the deer and Woodland embossing folder was shared by Debbie Henderson in her awesome YouTube tutorial HERE.  I followed her example by inking the Woodland embossing folder with Soft Sky ink and embossed a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Trim to 3-3/4″ x 5″ to “square it up” after embossing.  Shade the trees using a sponge dauber with Smoky Slate ink while masking the background.  Then stamp the evergreen branches with Garden Green ink while masking the trees.  I drew the markings on the trees with a Basic Gray marker.  If you don’t have a Basic Gray marker, use Basic Black.  Stamp the deer twice – once in Soft Suede ink and once in Cherry Cobbler ink, both on Whisper White cardstock.  Fussy-cut the full deer for the image stamped in Soft Suede.  Fussy-cut just the sweater stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the sweater to the deer.  Cut along both sides of one tree with a craft knife so you can slip the deer behind the tree.  Adhere the deer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue applied carefully to the back of the deer with a toothpick once you have it in place.  The finished art piece is adhered to a panel of Basic Gray cardstock with Liquid Glue.  This finished layer is adhered directly to the Smoky Slate card base with Liquid Glue as well.

Stamp the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set on Whisper White cardstock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Cut out the sentiment piece with the Pretty Label punch.  Punch another label from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut this one in half from top to bottom.  Adhere each half of the Cherry Cobbler label to the back of the stamped label with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, spreading the halves to reveal the Cherry Cobbler mat on the right and left sides.  Loop an 8″ length of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Garden Green ribbon as shown and adhere to the card front with a couple Mini Glue Dots.  Adhere the sentiment label to the card front over the ribbon loop with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card interior liner panel is cut from Whisper White cardstock.  The evergreen branch is stamped multiple times in each top corner with Garden Green ink.  It is adhered to the card interior with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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

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We made this card and a small treat holder at our Inky Fingers Krew team meeting last weekend.

Ready to JOIN in on the fun?  Contact me for more information.

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There are two ways to earn the Merry Patterns exclusive Host stamp set before it is no longer available:

1.) Place an order for at least $300. Click HERE to shop now.

2.) Act as a Host.  Ask some of your friends if they are interested in purchasing some Stampin’ Up! products.  I’ll set up a Host Code that’s exclusively for you and your friends.  All orders submitted with your Host code count toward the $300 total needed to earn the set.  Contact me when you’re ready and I’ll set it up.

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Merry Patterns Stamp Set – Host Exclusive Available Sept 1-Oct 31!

Stampin’ Up! has an awesome host exclusive stamp set that will be available for free for anyone who places an order or hosts a party totaling $300 or greater between September 1 and October 31!  This beautiful stamp set is called Merry Patterns and it’s a two-step stamp set!  You can see the details in a PDF flyer by clicking HERE.

Here are the details:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this great stamp set!
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to the regular Stampin’ Rewards that you earn with an order or party totaling $300+!
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

So get your orders ready!  Any order or party totaling $300+ between September 1 and October 31 will earn this great set for free!  Drop me a note at StampWithSuePrather@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Products used to create the project:

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Additional items needed:  Craft knife, cutting mat and sticky notes for masking

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Smoky Slate CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • Basic Gray Cardstock – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for mat
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for interior liner, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for embossing which is later cut to the finished size of 3-3/4″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for stamping both deer images, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for sentiment
  • Cherry Cobbler CS – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for sentiment mat

 

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Stampin’ Up! Giving Thanks for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Giving Thanks”. Here is the card I created:

One of the great features of Stampin’ Up! products is the fact that they are color coordinated.  This makes the task of matching cardstock, Designer Series Paper, ink and ribbon effortless.  I am a fan of using Basic Black as a neutral so this DSP really appeals to me.  The colors just pop.

Stamp the sentiment from the You Move Me stamp set with Archival Black ink on a panel of Pool Party cardstock.  Die cut the sentiment panel with the second to largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits set.  Adhere the sentiment panel to a scalloped oval mat cut from Old Olive cardstock with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  Adhere the 3-7/8″ x 3-1/4″ panel of patterned paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to the 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel of Basic Black cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue with the bottom edges aligned.

Adhere a narrow strip of Copper Foil Paper along the top edge of the DSP panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This layer is then adhered to a panel of Old Olive cardstock with SNAIL.  The completed layer is adhered directly to the card base with SNAIL, as well.  Adhere the sentiment piece to the card base centered over the Copper Foil strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Fussy-cut a floral image from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  Adhere along the top edge of the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.  Use a few Mini Dimensionals under the area overlapping the card base to adhere it to the base.  Die cut the small butterfly from Copper Foil Paper with the Move Me Thinlits set.  Adhere to the card base as shown with Liquid Glue.

Here’s a peek inside the card.  Adhere a strip of the Designer Series Paper along the left edge of the Whisper White cardstock panel with Liquid Glue.  Use SNAIL to adhere the liner to the card interior.

*** 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 Jari Francis’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Linda Richenberg
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Julie Johnston
  5. Mary Deatherage
  6. Sue Prather – You are here
  7. Jari Francis
  8. Barbara Staradumsky
  9. Amy Koenders

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THIS ORDERING SPECIAL ENDS TODAY!

World Card Making Day Sale – 15% Off Select Items Oct 1-10!

World Card Making Day is a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ Up!.  For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

To see and print a larger flyer with all of the sale items listed click HERE

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ORDER BY TODAY FOR THE OCTOBER KIT!

Coming in October and November: A Season of Style


Adding a beautiful, handmade touch to Christmas will be fast and easy for Paper Pumpkin subscribers during our Season of Style. Subscribers in October and November: Get ready for TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS of perfectly coordinated cardmaking and gifting projects with everything you need—and plenty of time left over for holiday sharing.

Here is the fine print for the two kits:

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • If you do not have a current subscription, you will need to subscribe by the deadline.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Stampin’ Up! created a video to give you a few more details and you can see it here:

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale – Oct 1-31!


By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  And they’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

Here are the details:

  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
  • Promotion Ends:  October 31, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Here is the list of paper included in the sale:

You can see and print a larger PDF copy of the sale list right HERE.

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Products used to create this project: 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 3″ x 4″ panel for die cut sentiment
  • Old Olive CS – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for mat, 3″ x 4″ panel for scalloped oval die cut
  • Basic Black CS – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for mat
  • Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for inside liner
  • Whole Lot of Lovely DSP – 3-7/8″ x 3-1/4″ panel for front, 3/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip for inside, floral image for fussy-cut accent
  • Copper Foil – 1/4″ x 3-7/8″ strip for accent, 1″ square for die cut butterfly

 

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Striped Treat Bag

Here’s a quick and easy project for Christmas treats and cards.  The gold foil Striped Treat Bags are elegant, a great size and food safe!  Win-win-win!

This Treat Bag design was inspired by a sample I saw in a display on Patty Bennett’s blog. To begin, stamp the sentiment from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set on Whisper White cardstock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  Punch the round mat from the Garden Green cardstock panel using the Starburst Punch.  Adhere the sentiment piece to the Garden Green punched layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Wrap a 16″ length of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the Striped Treat Bag and tie with a double knot off to the right side.  Secure the ribbon to the bag with a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue in the area that will be covered by the snowflake.  The Metallic Snowflake is then adhered to the left front of the bag over the ribbon with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. NOTE: the Snowflake is white side facing up and metallic side facing down. Limit the glue on the Snowflake to the area that will be covered by the sentiment panel.

The sentiment panel is adhered over the center of the snowflake with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The flower is cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock with a die from the Support Ribbon Framelits.  Apply a Stampin’ Dimensional to the center of the flower on the back side and add a medium size Gold Faceted Gem on the front side.  Adhere the flower to the front of the bag as shown with the Stampin’ Dimensional.  The leaves are cut with a die from the Support Ribbon Framelits from Garden Green cardstock.  They are adhered slightly under the edge of the flower with a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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

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World Cardmaking Day is next Saturday, October 7th.

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World Card Making Day Sale – 15% Off Select Items Oct 1-10!

World Card Making Day is a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones.

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ Up!.  For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.  Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!

To see and print a larger flyer with all of the sale items listed click HERE

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Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale – Oct 1-31!


By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.  You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  And they’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!

Here are the details:

  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.
  • Promotion Ends:  October 31, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Here is the list of paper included in the sale:

You can see and print a larger PDF copy of the sale list right HERE.

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Products used to create this project: 

Big Shot

$110.00

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Whisper White CS – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ panel for sentiment
  • Garden Green CS – 3″ x 3″ panel, (2) 1″ x 2″ scraps or panels
  • Cherry Cobbler CS – 3″ x 3″ panel

 

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin September 2017 Kit

The September Paper Pumpkin kit makes 8 Fall-themed notecards and pillowboxes, each embellished with a bundle of assorted leaves and a tag tied with pretty metallic twine.

The notecard and pillowbox are both embossed which adds texture and interest.

                 

Everything you need is included – ink, stamps and adhesives.  Click HERE for a video that shows how to assemble the September kit.  Note: I stamped one of the leaves with Old Olive ink – just to try it out.  Love the look!

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     Coming in October and November: A Season of Style


Adding a beautiful, handmade touch to Christmas will be fast and easy for Paper Pumpkin subscribers during our Season of Style. Subscribers in October and November: Get ready for TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS of perfectly coordinated cardmaking and gifting projects with everything you need—and plenty of time left over for holiday sharing.

Here is the fine print for the two kits:

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • If you do not have a current subscription, you will need to subscribe by the deadline.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Stampin’ Up! created a video to give you a few more details and you can see it here:

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Autumn Floral Hello

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper has wonderful floral and botanical patterns as well as graphic prints.  What fun having so many great options to pick from while designing your Fall cards!

The card layout was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #239

To begin, adhere a panel of the small branch pattern paper from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to a panel of Early Espresso Cardstock with SNAIL.  This layer is then adhered to the Old Olive card base, also with SNAIL.  Next use SNAIL to adhere the rectangular panel of Early Espresso Cardstock to the assembled card front.  Cut an 11″ length of Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim and wrap it around the card front.  Use tape to secure the ends of the ribbon to the front of the card over the Early Espresso panel where it will be covered by the art piece.

Stamp the “hello” from the Tabs for Everything stamp set with Early Espresso ink in the lower right corner of a panel of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.  Fussy-cut a flower with leaves from the large floral pattern sheet of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the floral image to the stamped panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere the art piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Highlight the center of the flower with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Add three small Gold Circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishments along the left side of the Early Espresso panel.

Fussy-cut a flower and leaf image from the Painted Autumn DSP and use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a panel of Very Vanilla Cardstock for the interior card liner.  Trim the edges of the floral image even with the Very Vanilla panel before adhering it to the Early Espresso Cardstock panel with SNAIL.  Use SNAIL to adhere the assembled layer to the card interior.  Highlight the flower center with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

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

Products used to create this project: 

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Painted Autumn DSP – Small branch pattern – 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel
  • Painted Autumn DSP – large floral pattern – Flower and leaf images for fussy-cutting
  • Old Olive CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base
  • Early Espresso CS – (2) 5″ x 3-3/4″ panels, 1-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Very Vanilla CS – 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel for liner
  • Very Vanilla Thick CS – 1-3/4″ x 3″ panel for art piece
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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Spooky Cat Gift Card Holder for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – Updated

It’s been a bit of an adventure here in the Atlanta area with our visit from Hurricane Irma yesterday.  Our power and internet have been restored after 27+ hours.  Whew!  Luckily we didn’t have any significant damage to our house.  I have finally been able to edit my post and finish writing the instructions on how I made the Treat Bag and Gift Card Holder, so it’s no longer a mystery.  Yippee!  To view the updated blog post, click HERE

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Spooky Cat Gift Card Holder for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

 

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Halloween Fun”. Here is the card I created:

The Spooky Night Designer Series Paper has images that are compatible with both the Cat Punch and the pumpkin dies in the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits Die set.  So many options and possibilities that make using the individual images an easy task!  The images can be fussy-cut from the DSP, as well.

To begin, die cut the Mini Treat Bag from the striped patterned paper in the Spooky Night DSP.  Assemble the bag following the illustrations on the die packaging using a small amount of liquid glue to adhere the seam and flaps.  Cut a 7-1/2″ length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.  Wrap it around the bag and adhere the ends with tape.  (Place the seam on the front of the bag, as it will be covered with the label.)  Use Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie markers using the Direct-To-Rubber technique to ink the image on the Halloween stamp from the Labels to Love stamp set.  Stamp the image on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Punch out the label with the Everyday Label Punch.

Adhere a generous amount of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back side of the label.  Cut a 48″ length of Black Metallic Thread.  Adhere loops of the metallic thread to the Dimensionals on the back of the label, as shown.  When you are satisfied with the look, adhere the label to the front of the bag over the ribbon.  The Dimensionals will secure the label in place.  Embellish the label with a couple of small Black Rhinestones. Adhere a large Jack-o-Lantern image from the DSP to the bottom right corner of the bag front using Liquid Glue.

The pull-out card is easy and quick to assemble.  Adhere a panel of striped pattern DSP to the card panel by applying a thin line of Liquid Glue to the side edges and bottom edge only.  This forms the pocket for the gift card.  Adhere two Jack-o-Lanterns and a Cat image from the DSP along the striped panel as shown.  Stamp the sentiments from the Spooky Cat stamp set with Basic Black Archival ink. Cut a 4″ length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, fold in half and staple in place at the top of the panel.  Cover the staple by adhering a tiny pumpkin fussy-cut from the DSP with a Mini Glue Dot.  The pull-out card is pretty with or without the Gift 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 on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie Babarczy’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Linda Richenberg created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Sue Prather: You are here!
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Amy Koenders

Products used to create this project: 

Product List

Cat Punch

$18.00

Big Shot

$110.00

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – Striped paper  2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for accent on pull-out card, 10″ x 6-1/2″ panel to die cut the Mini Treat Bag
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – Cat design paper to punch or fussy-cut black cat
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – Pumpkin design paper to die cut or fussy-cut some jack-o-lanterns
  • Very Vanilla cardstock – 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″ panel for pull-out card, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for label

 

 

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