Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards!

I LOVE to make SIMPLE cards that have just a bit of WOW to them! I believe that anyone can create a card. If you are a beginner, you could definitely create this card. This is a super EASY card that even you can do! Using the Stamparatus tool truly makes projects like this go much quicker with precision stamping but you can also just use the Acrylic Clear Blocks.

Evidently I mailed my stepped up card that I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to my dad without getting a picture of it before doing so! I don’t have time to replicate it at this point but you’ll see it in my video. The difference between these two cards, other than using 3 different colors, is that I added a coordinating card base to match the pond (or lake). It’s still a simple card with just a bit more appeal.

I’m still VERY NEW to doing videos so please bear with me when you are watching! After I’ve done a video and watch the replay, I am my own worse critic!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set 
  • Cardstock:
    • Whisper White Thick 8-1/2” X 5-1/2” Base – Scored at 4-1/4” (NOW BASIC WHITE! SEE INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Misty Moonlight – Pond (or Lake)
    • Gray Granite – Upper Mountains
    • Early Espresso – Deer
    • Soft Suede – Sentiment for outside/inside
    • Crumb Cake – Lower Mountains
    • Shaded Spruce – Trees
    • Cherry Cobbler – Little Bird
  • Tools: Stamparatus (or use Acrylic Clear Blocks), Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Shammy

For the stepped up version(s), I added a coordinating cardstock for the base that matches the pond. I then decided to use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some glitter to the mountain for a snow effect. I also switched out the Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler to Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot. With doing that you might as well add on Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray and buy the Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle!

Just a Note: You can use regular Basic White Cardstock verses Thick when just doing a front panel on a colored cardstock base.

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OOPS! If you do the stepped up version then you’ll need an adhesive to adhere your front panel to your card base. Stampin’ Seal #152813 or TomBow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The TomBow glue is more forgiving which allows you to position certain items a bit easier into place. Either one will work great though!

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NEW BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS

Whisper White is no longer available. Stampin’ Up!’s supplier’s mill permanently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers! I’ve added a PDF flyer that you can download to use until the new Annual Catalog is released.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)
Be sure to watch for more information regarding Basic White Paper products!
This is what your PDF FLYER will look like once you download!

It’s a New Year and New Mini & SAB!

Well I have certainly been in hiatus since November 10! I didn’t realize it had been that long since I had posted to my blog. It’s time for me to get back into the swing of things around here! I can share all kinds of reasons for the lack of posting but honestly, I just couldn’t get myself on track. I’ve made cards and I’ve even done several videos that I didn’t upload to my YouTube Channel because I felt they were not good enough to share. I think that I just need to quit over thinking things, letting myself get overwhelmed with all the ideas and/or thinking that it’s a wasted effort as I don’t really have any subscribers to my blog. Well, I do but I have less than 20 subscribers for which I’m thankful for each and every one of you! Having said all of that, if I’m not blogging with some consistency then I’m to blame for my own failure as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Actually I’ve NOT tried very hard to share what I love about Stampin’ Up! products or sharing my creations. That really needs to change this year! I need to do a MUCH better job putting myself out there as well so I hope you’ll bear with me.

Speaking of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’ve NEVER been a PUSHY direct sales person and that is okay. NO ONE likes a pushy person! I signed up to be a SU Demo for the instant 20% savings that I get as a demonstrator, not to mention that I get to see up coming promotions and the opportunity to buy products before the public. Speaking of the instant 20% savings, I believe I have promoted to Bronze Elite and my instant saving will go up to 25% savings! That would be AWESOME! I won’t know until the January 6 if I made it. I LOVE creating with ALL Stampin’ Up! products and you just can’t beat the quality and the coordination between products which includes inks, card stock, embellishments and not to mention stamp sets, dies, and punches! Hang in there with me here as I will be sharing more about how you, too, can be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and why it’s a GREAT time to sign up! Okay let’s move on because it that time for . . .

The NEW January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ) is here and that means it’s also Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time! If you have placed an order with me in the last 6 months, you should have received your Mini Catalog & SAB Brochure by now. If not, please let me know.

Watch this short little video to get a peek inside!

During Sale-A-Bration, beginning TODAY, both Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and customers can earn FREE products. For every $50 and $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), you can choose between two purchasing levels of FREE products. Who doesn’t love FREE stuff?!

ALSO during SAB time, it’s a GREAT TIME to JOIN Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator! Consider joining my team, The Sweet Inkers! Being a demonstrator definitely has its perks! Right now if you join, you’ll not only get the kit for $99 (choose $125 worth of products) plus it ships for FREE! Wait . . . there is more! You’ll also get a FREE assortment of six 6″ x 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper which includes: Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper. WAIT! There is MORE! You’ll also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit as well ($22 Value)! Ask me for more information about Stampin’ Up!’s papercrafting subscription service.

DEMONSTRATOR BENEFITS

  • No obligation! Purchase your kit and do nothing else OR continue being a demonstrator. No RISK! No Penalty! Drop at anytime!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!
  • To remain an active demonstrator, achieve $300 in sales each quarter which includes your purchases as well. The quarters are January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December. From the time you join through the end of the first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter, you’ll be able to enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • Questions? Contact me! I’ll be happy to assist you!
  • Ready to JOIN NOW? Just click on the link, Join my Team, at the very top right of this page to sign up to become a Sweet Inker!

I hope that I’ve given you something to think about! Signing up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for just $99 is an AWESOME DEAL! You’ll get to choose the products for your kit and you’ll receive additional products which includes DSP and a Paper Pumpkin Kit! Plus you’ll get business supplies to get you started as well. Plus I’m here to help you as your team leader!

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Sneak Peek from On Stage!

I had to pleasure to attend this years On Stage event along with over 10,000 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Although it was a virtual event, hence the name OnStage@Home, it was a lot of fun to be able to participate. It was AWESOME getting a SNEEK PEEK at the upcoming products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog! My card above is one of the cards that I was able to make along with the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, which was one of the many presenters. This part of the event was called Stamp & Share Experience. I opted to buy Dandy Garden Project Collection (Jan-Jun Mini Catalog products) prior to the event. Attendees were provided with a list of items (suggested alternate items were included) needed along with measurements to be able to join in and make cards along with the presenter. I’m sorry to admit that I do not have the SU Demo’s name so I can give her credit for her design. I like to give credit where credit is due! I truly love the layout and design of her card. Here it is without the punched dragonflies . . .

There are THREE different types of card makers and/or scrapbookers or just crafters in general: Beginner, Casual, and Avid. This card style is what I would call SIMPLE and for a beginner. BTW, I love simple cards! Adding the punched little dragonflies simply adds a bit more to the card which would appeal to a casual card maker. But what about adding some embellishments onto those little butterflies?! That would definitely step it up a bit more which would definitely appeal to an Avid crafter.

The beauty of making cards is that you can make them as simple as you want or you can step them up by adding just a bit more or a lot more! Regardless of the type of crafter you are, Stampin’ Up! products certainly makes it easy and fun when it comes to creating! Plus I love how Stampin’ Up! makes it SO EASY to coordinate between inks, ribbons, papers, embellishments . . . you really need to check out ALL their products! Be sure to visit my online store at https://tonyadenton.stampinup.net to see it ALL!

Speaking of products . . . this was my before prep for the Stamp & Share Experience. LOOK at all the 6″ x 6″ Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper! Love that paper! This DSP also coordinates with another stamp set that will also be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ 2021).

I have my products grouped for each project (below) that was demonstrated by three different presenters! I’m sorry that I don’t have my other two cards to share at this time.

If you want to see a close up of the products from the Dandy Garden Project Collection that I was able to pre-order, visit this LINK. Remember these items are NOT available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live in January.

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Swag Box & Product Reveal!

I’m attending OnStage@Home this year! It’s a virtual OnStage event this year so that means I’ll be attending but in the comfort of my Hobby Nook at home! OnStage provides inspiration and recognition for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. I chose to attend this year (my first time) so I’m excited!

What does that mean for me as a demonstrator? Well . . . I’m so glad you asked! I get to see new products in action from the upcoming January–June 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. There will be lots of stamping and business presentations, plus I’ll receive messages from the home office, as well as the chance to virtually network with other demonstrators and Stampin’ Up! staff. I’m looking forward to this event and the motivation I’m sure I’ll receive by attending!

I’m working on doing videos and this is a CHALLENGE for me! I TRULY have a whole new appreciation for those who do videos! With that being said, I created TWO videos to share with you. The first one is me revealing what I received in my Swag Box prior to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage@Home event. People, I LOVE the bag not to mention the other goodies that were inside!

This second video is me sharing the Dragonfly Garden Collection that won’t be available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Although it’s currently not available for purchase, I wanted to share a sneak peak of these delightful goodies!

Remember that the Dragonfly Garden Collection isn’t available until the mini catalog goes live in January 2021. Here are some more images . . .

This isn’t my normal format of posting as I don’t have a card to share. I actually do have a card to share and I’ve even done a video so stay tuned! Actually, I’ve done several videos but haven’t shared them as of yet. I’m finding it difficult letting go . . . in other words, just let go and post the videos as none of them are going to be PERFECT! This is my challenge going forward regarding creating and sharing videos. Please pray for me! LOL!

Thank you for reading my post and hopefully you watched my two videos! Now I’ve got to get ready for tonight’s Recognition Event, which by the time you read this post I would have already watched it! Pat Benetar (yes you heard right!) is the headlining entertainment to kick off this year’s OnStage@Home Virtual Event! That just tells me it will be a “rocking” event! LOL! Friday (now today) is the General Session and Stamp & Share Experience then Saturday is another all day event with different presentations to watch, learn, and receive inspiration and motivation!

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Hey There, Pumpkin!

It was really fun creating this Halloween card for our granddaughter, Theä! She is six years old and I’ve always called her my little “Pumpkin”. Hopefully she’ll get a smile when she opens her Halloween card, which also has a little SWEET TREAT that’s hidden inside! She is our one and only grandchild and she makes us smile! Which the inside sentiment says just that, “You make me smile!”

Creating the plaid background panel was a real treat because I’ve not done this little technique until now. I enjoyed the process and it’ll take me another time to get it just right. I’ll explain further in the card making details.

My card colors were inspired by a card challenge that I didn’t participate in due to lack of time. My card was done but I just didn’t have enough time to get it posted and linked before the deadline. I’ll still share the Color Challenge 397 image; which is also a link to that particular challenge so you can view the other wonderful cards over at the Paper Craft Crew.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Harvest Hellos & Buffalo Check Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Highland Heather 3-3/4″ x 5″
    • Plaid Panel – Whisper White – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ to make plaid background panel
    • Inside panel – Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Highland Heather (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces for sentiment.
    • Pumpkin Pie & Just Jade pieces for punched pumpkin face/stem and leaf (stamp & fussy cut)
  • Ink Pads: Bumblebee & Just Jade & Pumpkin Pie & Jet Black Stazon
  • Stampin’ Write Markers:  Highland Heather & Just Jade
  • Tools: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Apple Builder Punch, Stamparatus (or use blocks A, B, D & F), Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots/ Temporary, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Ruler (for adding the plaid lines in the buffalo check).

Using the Stamparatus & Small Grid Paper: Stamp the background stamp onto the grid. Position the WW panel (to create plaid background) with buffalo checks lined up behind it, then place down with a small portion of temporary adhesive to keep in place. Ink up background stamp and stamp image, may need to repeat. 

Using Ruler: Create lines with Stampin’ Write Markers using the ruler to make vertical lines and horizontal lines within the buffalo check to create the plaid panel. My vertical lines are Just Jade and my horizontal lines are Highland Heather. I love how it turned out that I have more Highland Heather lines to coordinate with the Highland Heather panel. NOTE: If you don’t have the Stampin’ Write Marker Highland Heather or Just Jade, use Stampin’ Blends which will be in the product table as well. I have the single Stampin’ Write Marker but you have to buy the Stampin’ Write Markers in the color families to get the one marker or better yet, buy the entire set of markers, Many Marvelous Markers and then you’ll also get the case! Refer to my image to see where I’ve placed the lines.

TIP: Be careful not to drag the ink with your ruler as I found out the hard way! Wipe ink from the ruler before using second color then wipe clean when finished.

Assemble: From here just refer back to my card and assemble!

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QUICK LINKS FOR SAVINGS!

Select Designer Series Paper Sale
  • SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020
    • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
    • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
    • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
    • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
    • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 60% savings! 

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Heartfelt Sunflower Sympathy & PCC396

It’s always hard to think about having to make a sympathy card when there has been a loss in ones family. My husband’s aunt recently lost her husband this past week. I believe they’ve been married over 50 years (if my memory serves me right). I had a card already picked out to send that I had made from a Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is a paper craft subscription offered through Stampin’ Up!. I’ll actually be sending that card to my husband’s aunt’s daughter-in-law who just lost her mother two days prior from the COVID-19 virus. You know the saying, “When it rains, it pours!” My heart just breaks for this family!

When making this card, I decided to use a card layout provided by the Paper Craft Crew over at www.papercraftcrew.com. I wasn’t going to participate in this challenge but I decided at the last minute to go ahead and do this post today. I made my card yesterday but I just didn’t have time to get my post done and schedule it to publish over night. So here I am today. Here is the layout called Vertical Sketch Challenge #PCC396:

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate sSunflower Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″; Embossed
    • 2 Panels 6″ x 6″ DSP Flowers For Every Season – 3″ x 4-1/4″ each
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Misty Moonlight (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces
  • See Product Table for other items used

I stamped the smaller sunflower twice with my Bumblebee ink pad using the Stamparatus. Before stamping it for the second time for another flower, I wiped the leaves off and used Just Jade Stampin’ Write Marker on the leaves and stamped it once more. I ended up using the Bermuda Bay LT to then color the leaves in which really blended well with the DSP leaves. 

I used Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the flowers in the outer center of the flowers. Then I used the Daffodil Delight DK/LT Stampin’ Blends on out from there to add more color to the flowers. I replicated the center of the sunflowers from the DSP by using the Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. 

For the label, cut 2-5/8” x ¾” Misty Moonlight then add your WW label, which is 2” x 5/8”. Stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink pad. I actually stamped the sentiment before cutting. I then popped it up with three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: I cut another WW label to adhere another layer to the back of the sentiment label to add a bit more depth. 

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QUICK LINKS FOR SAVINGS!

  • SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020
    • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
    • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
    • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
    • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
    • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 60% savings!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Cat & Sunflower Sympathy & #FF0069

It’s always so very sad when one loses their Fur Baby! For most of us, our Fur Babies are more than just a pet as they are an actual part of our families. In other words, if you are like me . . . your Fur Baby is actually a family member. I have two feline Fur Babies, Sweet Pea and Sky. More to come on my Fur Babies later in this post! Let’s get back to my card first.

I recently became aware of the fact that the “office cat” at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri’s in house “Queen of the Desk”, named Penny, passed away. Penny was about 8 years old when she came to their shelter and it was decided to keep her as part of their in-house business/family pet. Penny passed away at the age of 16 years old. Any time a Fur Baby passes, the loss is truly with a heavy heart. When I delivered my handmade “heartfelt” card, I also made a donation in Penny’s Memory. The caring people who work at the Humane Society do so much in taking care of these pets until they find their LUVING FUREVER HOMES, it was the least I could do to let them know I shared in their sorrow.

What do you think about my card design? It’s a bit different but all in all, I think I liked how it turned out. All the items used, except for the Gold Faceted Gem in the Sunflower, are current in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You could use the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (large) in place of the Gold Faceted Gem.

Since I’ve started back to blogging, I’m going to participate in card challenges once again. Festive Friday Challenge (#festivefridaychallenge) is one that I had just starting participating in when it first started up back in 2018 then I had a major surgery and let’s just say life got in my way. This current challenge is called National Cat Day Challenge: #FF0069. Be sure to head over to Festive Friday to check out all the great cards submitted by others. My three picks from the Inspo List includes: cats, sparkle, clean and simple. I don’t think my “heartfelt” sentiment falls under pet sentiment but the Gold Faceted Gem does have sparkle!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock: Base – WhisperWhite (WW) 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; Scored at 4-1/4”
    • Front Panel – 6” x 6” DSP In Color 2020-2022 – 4” x 5-1/4” 
    • Second Panel – Whisper White 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
    • WW & Just Jade & Cinnamon Cider for punch/die cuts pieces
  • Ink Pads:  Cinnamon Cider & BumbleBee (In Color 2020-2022)
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Cinnamon Cider, BumbleBee
  • Accessories:  Metallic Pearls (Gold), ¼” Gingham Ribbon Bumble Bee, Gold Faceted Gems (retired) so substitute Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Sunflower Dies, Cat Punch, Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

You can pretty well tell by the image of my card where to place what in my layout. Notice I made the cat collar from the Gingham ribbon. I folded it and then used mini glue dots to hold the ribbon in place on the backside then I added the Gold Metallic Pearls. You don’t have to use Stampin’ Write Markers but I did just to add some extra color to the sunflower. I didn’t have Stampin’ Blends or I would’ve used those to add some depth to the sunflower.

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Now about my two cats, Sweet Pea and Sky! Sweet Pea turned 15 years old this past August. She adopted me when she was about 6 months old. She is a Manx and doesn’t have a tale. She is a one person cat and no one ever sees her as she hides when people enters into our home. I adopted Sky at 3 weeks old after my beautiful mother passed from Ovarian Cancer back on Christmas Eve of 2014. After I came back home from being gone for nearly 5 months, I guess that I needed something else to take care of at that time and/or to fill a HUGE hole in my heart. Sky is my spoiled bottle fed big boy of a male cat and is now 5 1/2 years old. Sky came from Skyview Animal Clinic over in Cape Girardeau, MO. I took Sweet Pea in for her annual checkup and shots and came out with an extra Fur Baby. Needless to say, my hubby was not a happy camper! LOL! Sweet Pea wasn’t too sure about it either but Sky has been a welcomed addition to our lives.

 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

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 When ordering PLEASE USE my October Host Code EPVDPAU6! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020

Click on Image to see ALL DSP at 15% Discount!

PROMOTION DETAILS:

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392

I don’t know why I struggle creating masculine cards, but I do! When I saw the sketch layout over at casethissketch.blogspot.com, I knew I wanted to give this sketch a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my youngest brother who is 11 years younger than myself. He is into hunting so I knew just which stamp set I was going to use, SNOW FRONT. By the way, I have three brothers. I have a twin brother, Tony, then the middle brother, Markus, who is a year younger than the two of us. I always wanted a sister but when Waylon came along, it just really didn’t matter as soon as I saw his little face.

Well back to my card . . . here is the layout sketch for CTS #392. I’ve recently just got back to blogging. When I create a card, I like to have a layout to create by because that really helps me get going, if you know what I mean! I’ve never participated at CAS(E) this Sketch! so this will be my first time.

I will say that with this particular stamp set, you don’t necessarily get a solid stamped image. You’ll see what I mean if you look at the stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) or click on the product below. No matter how hard I tried to get my deer on the right to have a more solid stamped image, it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s okay, I still like my end result. And as always, my pictures never do my cards true justice as I’m not that good of a photographer.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Just Jade 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, create the Early Espresso panel and the Whisper White panel that has the stamped images. There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. See the tips below! Notice that I don’t have the stitched look on the ends of the panels. After die cutting the measurements will be as follows: Early Espresso 3-7/8″ x 2-3/16″ and Whisper White 3-7/8″ x 2-5/16″
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Tin of Cards, but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. DO NOT run the entire die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as to not cut off the end on one side. You can then just trim off one side.
  • Lift the die up then align it with the “notches” or “grooves” and continue on to make it longer so that it’ll fit across the card.
  • BTW, the die will just naturally sit back into the “notches” or “grooves” of the cardstock that has already been through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store!

 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

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 When ordering PLEASE USE my October Host Code EPVDPAU6! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

SELECT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE 1-31 October 2020

Click on Image to see ALL DSP at 15% Discount!

Promotion Details: 

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount. 
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Select Designer Series Paper Sale 1-31 October 2020

Who doesn’t LOVE gorgeous Designer Series Paper (DSP)? During the ENTIRE month of October, you can enjoy a 15% discount on SELECT DSP from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) and the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (A-D). I still call it the 2020 Holiday Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of your favorite paper designs!

Promotion Details:

  • There is NO LIMIT to how many packages of DSP you can purchase during this promotion!
  • ONLY SELECT DSP are available at the 15% discount.
  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount.
  • DSP can be ordered as part of a Starter Kit at 15% discount.
  • DSP can be purchased at 15% discount with qualifying Stampin’ Rewards.

 I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my October Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

24-Hour Stamp Sale This Wednesday! (9.23.2020)

WooHoo! This is the HOTTEST STAMP SALE OF THE YEAR! Stampin’ Up! will have 59 stamp sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog marked down 15% for ONLY 24 HOURS starting tomorrow, September 23. I thought I had better get this posted so you will have time to look over ALL the stamps that are including in this stamp-tacular sale, which only happens once a year. I don’t want you to miss out on these super savings!

ORDER INFORMATION FOR ONLINE ORDERS

  • Central Time: 2:00 AM (9/23) to 2:00 AM (9/24)
  • This sale will ONLY run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select cling and photopolymer stamp sets only.
  • Use September Host Code: UVR2EQV but ONLY if your order is less than $150 before shipping/handling.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my Online Store. NOTE that the prices below do DO NOT reflect the 15% discount as the sale doesn’t start until 2:00 AM CT (or 12:00 AM MT) tonight.

Click on the Supply List link to print out this list! Remember this SALE is ONLY for 24-Hours!

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU gift that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

 Please subscribe to my So Inking Sweet Blog and you’ll be notified via email when I have a new post. Don’t worry, your information will remain private and safe. 

 When ordering PLEASE USE my September Host Code! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack before submitting your order! You’ll never know what you may find and at a great price!

If you have any questions, please contact me! I appreciate any and all comments but remember to always be kind when critiquing! I would love some SWEET comments! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!