Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thoughtful Branches Thank You Cards

Today’s share is from Thoughtful Branches, the limited time offer stamp set bundle from Stampin’ Up!  I made two Thoughtful Branches Thank You cards to show you how versatile this set is.  I love it that you can use it for any season!  

Thoughtful Branches Thank You Cards

 

For the fall Thoughtful Branches Thank You card, I chose to use the leaf images and stamped them in Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry on a panel of Whisper White.  The bottom two leaves were die cut with the Beautiful Branches Thinlets and popped onto the front with dimensionals.  The sentiment is also from Thoughtful Branches and is stamped in Soft Suede ink.  

 

Thoughtful Branches Thank You Card

 

I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around the stem of the leaf and tied a bow.  My art panel is framed with a panel of Cajun Craze and then popped onto the note card front with dimensionals.   I left the inside blank for plenty of room for a note to be written.

My spring/summer Thoughtful Branches Thank You card uses one of the other images from the stamp set.  This image may be used for the trees, but I am using it as the flower heads.  My flower stems are actually the ground images!  

 

Thoughtful Branches Thank You card

 

I used Blushing Bride and Wisteria Wonder for the “flower heads”  and used Wild Wasabi for the “stems” and the leaves.  I stamped the thank you sentiment from Thoughtful Branches in Wisteria Wonder and die cut it with a die from the Rose Garden Thinlets.  

Both of these went together so quickly!   If you are considering purchasing this stamp set bundle, don’t delay.  I am thinking a set of Thoughtful Branches Thank You Cards would make a wonderful gift for someone, and the holidays are approaching us very soon!  


 

 

Thoughtful Branches

 

144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$52.00 USD

143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$27.00

143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$31.00 USD


 

 

 

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

FIRST-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!

 

Offer begins: August 11, through October 10, 2016

I love a great BOGO deal! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com and select me as your demonstrator, or click HERE and go to my Paper Pumpkin website for your Paper Pumpkin BOGO deal!!


The Fine Print for this paper Pumpkin BOGO:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. Make sure your customers know that they can’t put their subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

 

 

 

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click HERE to go directly to my online store.  Make sure you add the *HOST CODE.  

 

Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  See myREWARDS page for all of the details.


 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my cards today:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Thanks for stopping by, have a super Saturday!  See you next time….

Seaside Shore for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

 

It’s Thursday, and we’re back for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  Welcome to another color challenge. I’m sharing Seaside Shore from Stampin’ Up! this week.   Here are the colors we’re all using, aren’t they lovely together?

 

Happy Stampers Color Challenge

Here is my Seaside Shore card:

Seaside Shore

I pulled out my By the Shore Designer Series Paper and found all of the colors for our challenge this week, so I got busy deciding just which of the papers to use!  I love all of them in this grouping, so it took a while.  I also pulled out the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder(TIEF for short) and did some dry embossing on the two patterned pieces.  

 

Seaside Shore

My anchor and sentiment banner from Seaside Shore, were stamped in Dapper Denim onto Very Vanilla card stock and both fussy cut with Paper Snips  The fish is also from Seaside Shore and stamped in Calypso Coral on Very Vanilla and fussy cut.  Behind the banner I added some 5/8″ Mini Striped Mint Macaron ribbon, and also used the Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine for the anchor line.
Seaside Shore

 

 

For the inside, I chose the other sentiment from Seaside Shore and then stamped a few of the starfish in Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral inks. 

A list of the products used in making my card today will be at the end of my post.  

 

 

Now, hop on over to see what Kristi has created for us today.

 

Happy Stampers Blog Hop

 

 

The Happy Stampers Team:

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray


 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click HERE to go directly to my online store.  Make sure you add the *HOST CODE.  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

 

*When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code, as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my card today:

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you next time!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

 

FIRST-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!

 

Offer begins: August 11, through October 10, 2016

I love a great BOGO deal! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com and select me as your demonstrator, or click HERE and go to my Paper Pumpkin website for your Paper Pumpkin BOGO deal!!

 

The Fine Print for this paper Pumpkin BOGO:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. Make sure your customers know that they can’t put their subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

 

 

 

Holiday Catalog Shares

Cardiology by Jari Holiday Catalog Shares still open!  

Do you want all of the great new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the 2016 Holiday Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Join my  catalog share!  I’m placing an order early on September 1st, and I’m using the expedited shipping option. I plan on having  the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of September 5th.  Click HERE to get all of the information and cost of my shares.


 

 

Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  See my REWARDS page for all of the details.


 

Last Blast of Summer for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew

Amy's Inkin' Krew

 

 

Welcome to our Last Blast of Summer Blog Hop from Amy’s Inkin’ Krew!  If you live in the south, you know we have a while to go until summer is officially over, but if you have children in school already, then SUMMER IS OVER!!  I love the beach, so I had fun making this card and dreaming of my last blast of summer coming up soon….

 

 

Last Blast of Summer

 

I started by stamping the beach umbrella from Weather Together in Bay and Daffodil Delight onto a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock, then die cut them with the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I also die cut the trim for the umbrella from that same set in Daffodil Delight and adhered it with liquid glue.  Next, I die cut Sunshine from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets three times in Gold Foil and carefully glued them together with liquid glue. I die cut two of the Swirly shapes for my sun image from Swirly Scribbles

 

Last Blast of Summer

 

 

I just love the Serene Scenery DSP, especially the one I chose for the background for this Last Blast of Summer card!  I used the ground image from Sheltering Tree to stamp a little more sand in Crumb Cake ink for the umbrella to rest in.  So that it was not too dark, I stamped off once on scrap paper, then onto the DSP.   The Shell and Starfish images from Seaside Shore, are also stamped in Crumb Cake, but full strength and then fussy cut with my Paper Snips.

 

Last Blast of Summer

 

My swirly sun, the starfish, and Sunshine were adhered with liquid glue, the umbrella and shell with dimensionals. this panel is framed with a panel of Bermuda Bay, then popped onto the Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.  

 

Last Blast of Summer

 

 

The sentiment for the inside of the card is from Sunshine Sayings and is stamped in Bermuda Bay.  For the bottom of the card, I created a little more beach sand with more Crumb Cake ink using the same ground image as from the front, and added more starfish and a shell.  The Very Vanilla panel is framed in Bermuda Bay.  

So, what will you do for your Last Blast of Summer?   I am headed to the beach in a few days, YEA!!

 

Card stock cuts in inches and Stampin’ Up! Products used will be at the end of my post.


 

 

Now, let’s see what Linda has in store for us today!  Just click on the image below and you will hop on over!  A previous button is also provided for you.  

 

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Here is a list of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew participating today:

Jaimie Babarczy

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Linda Geiger

Beth Hooper

Amy Koenders

 


 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to become your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Just click on Shop with Me and go directly to my online store.  **Make sure you use the host code below.

 

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**When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  


 

 

Are you using those Bonus Coupons you earned in July?  August is the time to cash them in!  

Redeem Bonus coupons

 


 

 

Holiday Catalog Shares

Are you excited to see the items in the new Holiday Catalog?  Customer ordering begins on September 1st.  If you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving your own free catalog very soon.  Need a catalog?  Contact me!

***Want to sample the new papers and embellishments, check out my Catalog Shares Page

Cardiology by Jari Holiday Catalog Shares information is HERE.  


 

 

Just announced by Stampin’ Up!, this new stamp set, I Stamped This:

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And, don’t forget about the limited time only bundle, Thoughtful Branches and Beautiful Branches Thinlets Dies

 

Thoughtful Branches

 

 


 

Card stock cuts:

Crumb Cake base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/4; scored and folded at 4 1/4; scraps for starfish

Bermuda Bay panel for outside is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; for the inside panel, 4 X 5 1/4

Serene Scenery panel is 4 X 5 1/4

Gold Foil 7 X 3

Whisper White for umbrella and shell is 2 1/2 X 2

Very Vanilla for the inside panel is 3 7/8 X 5 

Daffodil Delight for umbrella trim is just a scrap

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my Last Blast of Summer card:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you here next time…

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Peek

I just had to play with some of my goodies from the 2016 Holiday Catalog and share my Cookie Cutter Christmas Card from the Candy Cane Lane Suite today.  One extra fun part of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting to order from the new catalogs early!  Customers may order beginning on Selptember 1st, so start making your wish list early-trust me, it is going to be a long one…..

 

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

Here is a close up of the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch that can be bundled to save 10%.

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

How cute is this?  The punch also coordinates with Cookie Cutter Halloween, but that is for another day..

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

My card base is Real Red.  I chose the striped paper from the Candy Cane Lane DSP, and layered it on a panel of Crumb Cake with glue.  I added a Delicate White Doily to the center with glue and worked on my banners.  The largest banner is cut in Crumb Cake, then dry embossed with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment from the new Candy Cane Christmas stamp set in Real Red and used another banner from the Banners Framelits to die cut it, then adhered it to the larger banner with glue and glued it on top of the doily.

Here is a look at the Candy Cane lane DSP:

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Candy Cane Lane

 

The Gingerbread Boy is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  I also punched out Real Red heart shaped buttons using that same punch and added them to his shirt with glue.  The candy is from Candy Cane Christmas stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White Thick card stock , fussy cut with Paper Snips, and adhered to the front with glue and dimensionals.  I made a bow with the wonderful new 3 /4″ Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon and attached it with glue dots on the front and back and popped this panel onto the card base with dimensionals.

 

Here is a look at Candy Cane Lane and another peek at the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps:

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

I finished the inside of my card with a little strip of the new Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape along the bottom of the Crumb Cake panel.  

 

Cookie Cutter Christmas

 

I really think you should add Cookie Cutter Christmas to your wish list, I can envision so many adorable projects with this bundle, and of course, you must add Candy Cane Christmas and Candy Cane Lane DSP, and well, you get my drift!!!

 

 

Are you getting a little excited for the 2016 Handmade for the Holidays Catalog?  Why not join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator so that you can be in on all of the new products each season?  Check out my Join My Team page, or email me with questions.  There is no pressure to sell, you may just want to be a hobby demonstrator-no problem!  Contact me with any questions.  

 

 


Holiday Catalog Shares

 

Are you interested in sampling all of the new DSP and Embellishments from the Holiday Catalog?  Check out my Holiday Catalog Shares HERE

Deadline to be on my Catalog Shares list is August 28th!

 

 

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click HERE to go directly to my online store.  Make sure you add the *HOST CODE.  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

*When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more, do not use that code, as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 


 

Thoughtful Branches

 

Have you ordered Thoughtful Branches yet?  Don’t forget, it is only here for the month of August!


 

 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you next time…..

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Irresistibly Floral Hello Card

Happy Saturday!  My share today is using the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper as its starting point.  

 

Irresistibly Floral

 

The sketch was inspired by the one this week at Pals Paper Arts,  PPA 312

 

PPA312

 

And I’m playing along with the color challenge over at Can You Case It? CYCI 131

 

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I have to admit, this color theme was really a challenge for me, as I do not normally tend to use those 3 together, however, I am happy with the results.  

 

Irresistibly floral

 

I chose a pattern in the Irresistibly Floral DSP pack that coordinates with the May Flowers Framelits Die I used for my flower, and sponged it in Smoky Slate.  I then framed it in a little larger panel of Basic Gray card stock, using liquid glue.  Next I die cut 3 flowers in Daffodil Delight, curled the edges a little and glued them together randomly so that they would stay together, but not lay flat.  The center is a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape dot. The leaves were also die cut from the May Flowers Framelits in Basic Gray card stock.  

 

Irresistibly Floral

 

I needed some darker ribbon than I had in my stash, so I dyed a length of White Organza Ribbon by pulling it across the Smoky Slate ink pad while holding it down with  a piece of sponge. The ink dyed it a little darker than I thought it would be, but I decided to leave it alone!  I used Tear & Tape to adhere it to the front and the back of this panel.  The Hello sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases and is stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black onto a panel of Whisper White, then die cut with the smallest Banners die.  I framed it with another small Banners die in Basic Gray card stock and popped it onto the front with dimensionals.  The Daffodil Delight Flower and Basic Gray leaves are attached with small amounts of liquid glue.

 

Irresistibly Floral

 

I used the Flourish Thinlets die to add a little banner across the bottom in Daffodil Delight.  


 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator.  Click HERE to go directly to my online store.  Make sure you add the HOST CODE.  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  


 

 

Look what Mr. Brown delivered to my door today:  

 

Catalog Share

These are just a few of the new goodies in the 2016 Holiday Catalog!  Would you like to order a Catalog Share?  

Holiday Catalog Shares

Click HERE to find out about my Catalog Share for the new Holiday Catalog!  You are going to love all of the new products!!!


 

 

 

Do you live in a state listed in the chart below?  If so, you may have a tax free weekend!  

 

Tax Free Shopping

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in my card today:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Have a happy stamping Saturday!  Hope to see you next time….

Cardiology by Jari Holiday Catalog Shares

As promised, I am announcing my Holiday Catalog Shares.  Are you getting excited about the Holiday Catalog?  Well, let me tell you when you get your hands on it, you will be very excited with all of the wonderful new stamps, thinlets, framelits, punches and embellishments. Wow, Stampin’ Up! has gone all out again to help us create beautiful holiday projects!  Here is a peek at the front of the catalog:

 

Holiday Catalog Shares

 

If you are a current customer of mine, or have spent at least $50 with me in the last 6 months, you will be receiving your very own free catalog in just a few days.  A catalog share is just that, a share of some of the new products at a fraction of the cost of purchasing them all!  I am offering a paper share and an embellishment share.  See below for the details for each.

:

Cardiology by Jari Paper Share  $16.00  (plus $5.25 First Class Shipping)

Receive a sampling of all of the new Holiday DSP (44 pieces of 6″ X  6″ sheets) If you bought them all, you would pay $80.00.  The numbers in parenthesis are what you will receive of each DSP.

Candy Cane Lane   (6)

Warmth and Cheer (12)

Presents and Pinecones (6)

Fancy Frost (6)

Petals and Paisleys (6)

Copper Foil (1)

Halloween Night (6)

Pumpkin Pie Glimmer (1)

 

Cardiology by Jari Embellishments Share  $25.00 (plus $6.45  Priority shipping)

Receive a sampling of all of the Holiday ribbons, twine, boxes, etc. If you bought all of them, you would spend $136.00.  The numbers in parenthesis are how many of each you will receive.

Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (10 yards-5 of each color)

Real Red Stitched Ribbon (2 yards)

Metallic Thread Combo (10 yards of each of 2 colors)

White Gift Boxes (2)

Kraft Rope Trim (3 yards)

Baker’s Twine Trio (15 yards-5 of each)

Silky Taffeta Ribbon (10 yards, 5 of each)

Mini Pinecones (6)

Christmas Trinkets (12)

3/8″ Glitter Ribbon (2 yards, 1 of each)

6 X 17 Gussseted Bags (5)

3/8″ Ribbon Ribbon Trio Pack (3 yards, 1 of each)

Halloween Nights Enamel Dots (48)

Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine (10 yards, 5 of each color)

Mini Tassels (4-2 of each color)

 

Want it all?  $41.00 plus $6.45 Priority shipping

 

Anyone may take advantage of my Holiday Catalog Shares, but I can only ship to addresses within the United States.  I will accept PayPal only for the payment.  Please email me at cardiologybyjari@gmail.com with the share or shares you are interested in and include your name and the email connected to your PayPal account by Sunday, August 28, 2016.  I will order early on September 1st, and once I receive your products, I will cut and sort them and get them out ASAP.

 

Sharing Kindness for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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We’re here with another sketch challenge, so glad you are joining the hop!  My share today uses several Stampin’ Up! products and all of them combine to make the whole, so I could not give it a title with a stamp set name.  That is why I chose Sharing Kindness.  You’ll see what  I mean shortly!

Here is our sketch:

 

Happy Stampers Sketch 8/4/16

 

Sharing Kindness

 

Last week when Sandi shared her butterfly (see it here) made from the flower die from Sunshine Wishes, it made me think I could also use it for a larger flower head, and that’s just what I did!  I actually die cut 3 of the flower images and cut off the stems and played around until I had the shape I wanted.  

 

Sharing Kindness

 

I glued the three Daffodil Deight pieces together in the middle with liquid glue, then I used dies from the Botanical Builders Die set for the flower centers in Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder.  I curled them a little so that they would have some dimension and then popped them onto the center with dimensionals.  

 

Sharing Kindness

 

I pulled out the flower image from Flower Shop that most resembled the larger flower and stamped 2 onto some Watermelon Wonder card stock, then punched them out with the Pansy Punch.  I also curled them a little and added a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape to the centers.   The banner sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches (only available this month!).  I stamped it in Versa Mark ink and dusted it with Copper Embossing Powder, then heat embossed it.  I used the Banner Triple Punch to cut the one end of the Crumb Cake panel.
The layers are Affectionately Yours and Cucumber Crush and are popped onto the Night Of Navy base with dimensionals.

 

Sharing Kindness

I left the inside plain for plenty of room for writing, just added some of the Affectionately Yours DSP to the bottom of the Crumb Cake panel.

 

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The final touch was to decorate the envelope with some more of the Affectionately Yours DSP.

Card stock cuts and products used will be at the end of my post.

 

Now, time to hop on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see what she has created for our sketch challenge today!

 

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Here is a list of the Happy Stampers in case you get lost along the way:

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray


 

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Shopping with me is very easy, just cllick on the Shop With Me at the top of my page, or click HERE to be directed to my online store. Don’t forget to add a Host Code.(See below) Make sure you check out my Rewards page, too!  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me. Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  

 

 

Do you live in a state listed in the chart below?  If so, you may have a tax free weekend coming up!  

Click on the chart for the PDF version.
Tax Free Shopping

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Are you using those Bonus Coupons you earned in July?  August is the time to cash them in!  

Redeem Bonus coupons

 


 

 

 

Card stock cuts in inches:

Night Of Navy card stock base:  5 1/2 X 8 1/2; scored at 4 14 and folded

Garden Green panel:  5 1/2 X 3 1/2

Affectionately Yours DSP panel on front: 5 3/8 X 3 3/8; for inside 5 1/4 X 1/2; for envelope flap:  6 X 2 1/2

Crumb Cake panel for inside: 5 1/4 X 4; for the banner:  4 X 1

Daffodil Delight for flower 9 X 2 1/4

Watermelon Wonder for small flowers:  4 X 2

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Products used in making this card:

 

 

Pansy Punch

$16.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you next time……

 

Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card

How about a Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card for the first day you can order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and/or bundle?  I do love the versatility of this set and with the addition of the Beatutiful Branches Framelits Dies, how can you go wrong?!!

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

 

My color inspiration is from Fab Friday92

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The inspiration for my sketch is from the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge, SSC132.  Why not play along, too?

 

SSC132

 

 My Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card came together actually very quickly.  I started by stamping the ground image in Soft Suede that I stamped off once, then stamped the tree trunk in Soft Suede onto a panel of Very Vanilla. I added the “needles” in Garden Green.  I found a small bird on the Tree Builder Punch and punched it out in Cherry Cobbler, then added some details and glued it near the base of the tree.  

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

 

I used my Layering Ovals Dies to cut the Very Vanilla oval, then backed it in Cherry Cobbler with a Scalloped Die from the same set.  I made a star out of Gold Foil using the die from my Mini Treatbag Thinlets Dies and popped it onto the tree with a small dimensional piece.  I cut two lengths of the 5/8″ Burlap ribbon, added Tear & Tape Adhesive and adhered it to the striped This Christmas Specialty DSP that I had earlier attached to a panel of Very Vanilla stock with liquid glue.

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

 

I stamped the Christmas sentiment from the Time of Year Host Set in Cherry Cobbler onto a panel of Very Vanilla and die cut it with the corresponding banner die from Bunch of Banners Framelits. Then, popped it onto the front with one glue dot on the end attached to the art piece and dimensionals on the other half. This whole panel was then added to the Garden Green card base with dimensionals.

 

Thoughtful Branches Christmas

I chose a sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Cherry Cobbler, then added a narrow strip of the This Christmas Speciallty DSP  to the bottom.

 

Hope you like this Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card, and it will encourage you to order this stamp set bundle today!

 

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144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$52.00 USD

143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$27.00

143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$31.00 USD

 


 

Ordering also begins today for this new set called, I Stamped This

 

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Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Shopping with me is very easy, just cllick on the Shop With Me at the top of my page, or click HERE to be directed to my online store. Don’t forget to add a Host Code.(See below) Make sure you check out my Rewards page, too!  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  



 

 

Stampin’ Up Products used for Thoughtful Branches Christmas Card:

 

 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure to come back Thursday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird Kite

Today’s  clean and simple card is made with the Kite images from the Swirly Bird stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I have seen several cards using the Kite in this set and have been wanting to try it myself.  

 

Kite

 

 

My sketch inspiration came from Case This Sketch, CTS #183.  Please make sure you take a look at all of the inspiration over there.

 

CTS 183 Kite

 

 

Kite

 

I started by stamping the Kite images in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point onto some Whisper White thick card stock.  Whenever I am going to fussy cut an image, the thick card stock holds up much better for me.  I used the “swoosh” image from Sheltering Tree and inked some bright colors for the sky background.  They are in order from top down:  Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral.  

 

Kite

 

 

 

The Thinking of You sentiment is also from Sheltering Tree, and is stamped onto the front of the Whisper White panel in Pacific Point ink.  I decided where I wanted each Kite to go and then stamped the kite strings in Pacific Point.  The tails are stamped in Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.  Then each Kite was added to the front with dimensionals.  I adhered the art piece to a panel of Bermuda Bay with liquid glue, then popped that panel onto the Pacific Point card base with dimensionals.

 

Kite

 

 

For the inside, I chose a sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set and stamped it in Pacific Point, then added another Kite stamped in Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point inks.

 

Card Stock Cuts in inches and a list of Stampin’ Up! products used will be at the end of my post.


 

 

Tomorrow is the Big Day!  Don’t forget to place an order for the 2 new stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! (Use your Bonus Coupons)

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Thoughtful Branches Bundle

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144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$52.00 USD

143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$27.00

143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$31.00 USD

 

 

Are you in need of stamping supplies?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Shopping with me is very easy, just cllick on the Shop With Me at the top of my page, or click HERE to be directed to my online store. Don’t forget to add a Host Code.(See below) Make sure you check out my Rewards page, too!  

 

Current Host Code:  KAVEVC2U

 

When you shop in my online store and use the Host Code provided above, you receive a free gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more:, do not use that code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards.  However, you will still receive a free gift from me.  Your free gift is any item from our current Annual Catalog valued to $8.00.  After you order, email me with the item you would like for free!  


 

Holiday Catalog Shares

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  Demonstrators got a sneak peek of the wonderful new Holiday Catalog last week.  Stay tuned for some information about a Paper and Embellishment Share I will be offering!  You are going to be amazed at all of the wonderful new products!! 


 

Card stock cuts:  

Pacific Point card base 4 1/4 X 11; scored at 5 1/2

Bermuda Bay 4 X 5 1/4

Whisper White for art panel 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; for inside panel 4 X 5 1/4

Whisper White Thick for kites 2 1/2 X 3

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Product List:  

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you next time…..