Colorful Seasons By the Sea GDP151

For today’s card, I created a seaside scene: a chair and a drink in the sand in front of the waves and sunset. I colored some embossing paste with a Sahara Sand reinker for the sand, and I tore strips of cardstock to make the waves. I made today’s card for the Global Design Project theme challenge this week: Take Me to the Sea. You can see their web site here.

 

Here’s the Take Me to the Sea theme challenge:

Here’s what I made:

Ah, the sea. Wouldn’t you like to be sitting here right now watching the waves and the sunset?

Colorful Seasons stamp set & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! this thinking of you by the sea card #stampcandy

The sea is torn cardstock and the sand is colored embossing paste.

Colorful Seasons stamp set & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! this thinking of you by the sea card #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Night of Navy card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Balmy Blue CS cut to 4″ x 3″
  • Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, and Tranquil Tide CS cut to 4″ x 1″
  • Coastal Cabana CS cut to 4″ x 2
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Colorful Seasons stamp set:

  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto the Balmy Blue CS
  • dring in Real Red & Blueberry Bushel inks onto a scrap fo Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: I colored the drink stamp using Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red & Blueberry Bliss

Die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits:

  • chair from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stamped drink

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • a scrap of Pumpkin Pie CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • mixed Sahara Sand ink into some Shimmery White Embossing Paste, using palette knife on a craft sheet
  • spread the paste onto the bottom part of the Sahara Sand CS layer using a palette knife, and let dry
  • Balmy Blue CS layer glued onto the top of the Sahara Sand CS layer
  • Pumpkin Pie CS circle glued onto the Balmy Blue CS layer
  • CS strips torn along the top edge using my fingers
  • bottom of the Coastal Cabana CS strip cut in a curve using Paper Snips
  • torn strips layered and glued onto the Balmy Blue/Sahara Sand CS layer to create the waves in the sea
  • chair and drink glued onto the embossing paste
  • mixed a little more Sahara Sand embossing paste and covered the bottoms of the drink and chair, using a palette knife, and let dry
  • the whole thing glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are 3 amazing limited time offers – August only!:

1) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last. So get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!

Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 12-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season – #149019 @ $53 (wood blocks included); #149016 @ $39 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, e, g, h)
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images! #149013 @ $33. Has10 dies. Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.
  • Save 10%! Blended Seasons BUNDLE – BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES – Wood-mount #149893 @ $77.25, Clear-mount #149894 @ $64.75
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! #149014 @ $12.50. Acid free, lignin free.10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018 – while supplies last
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

2) Bonus Days are back!

  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you may earn.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.) Although new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

3) Buy 10 Stampin’ Ink pads in August and get one FREE!!

  • Buy any 10 ink pads from me in August, I will give you another one FREE!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous with a Wreath Card

Today I’m sharing one of the examples I made for the day I spent with the Stamp or Dye group. You can see my post about our gathering here. I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the flowers & leaves of the wreath, and the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set for the sentiment, which I cut using the Classic Label Punch.

Here’s what I made:

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamparatus wreath card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamparatus wreath card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lovely Lipstick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Call Me Clover CS cut to 3″ x 1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4 for the inside of the card

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • one square (appr. 2-7/8″) from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • second square, next size up, from a scrap of Call Me Clover CS
  • third square, next size up from the second one, from a scrap of Whisper White CS

Stamped using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set:

  • See how to stamp the wreath with a Stamparatus here.
  • flowers in Lovely Lipstick ink onto the smaller Whisper White CS die cut square
  • leaves in Call Me Clover ink between the flowers

Stamped using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using the Classic Label Punch:

  • sentiment

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • sentiment glued onto the Call Me Clover CS strip, then trimmed the ends using Paper Snips
  • sentiment strips adhered onto the wreath layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • wreath layer glued onto the Call Me Clover die cut layer
  • Call Me Clover square glued onto the larger Whisper White die cut layer
  • whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon adhered to the front of the card base using Tear & Tape
  • larger Whisper White Die cut layer glued over the ribbon
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are 3 amazing limited time offers:

1) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last. So get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!

Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 12-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season – #149019 @ $53 (wood blocks included); #149016 @ $39 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, e, g, h)
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images! #149013 @ $33. Has10 dies. Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.
  • Save 10%! Blended Seasons BUNDLE – BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES – Wood-mount #149893 @ $77.25, Clear-mount #149894 @ $64.75
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! #149014 @ $12.50. Acid free, lignin free.10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018 – while supplies last
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

2) Bonus Days are back!

  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you may earn.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.) Although new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

3) Buy 10 Stampin’ Ink pads in August and get one FREE!!

  • Buy any 10 ink pads from me in August, I will give you another one FREE!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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Colorful Seasons Remarkably Created Blog Hop

Today I’m participating in the Remarkably Created Blog Hop featuring the brand new Colorful Seasons exclusive offer. For my card I used the Blended Seasons Bundle with Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and pearls.

Here’s what I made:

I wasn’t home when I made and photographed this card, so I apologize for the less than stellar lighting in these photos.

Blended Seasons Bundle thank you card with Wood Textures by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Blended Seasons Bundle thank you card with Wood Textures by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Blended Seasons Bundle thank you card with Wood Textures by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-12″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Blended Seasons stamp set:

  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Stitched Seasons Framelits:

  • sentiment with the smallest stitched frame die
  • 2 floral sprays from Whisper White CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • die cut pieces glued onto the DSP layer
  • 3 small pearls applied to the DSP layer
  • 2 large pearls applied to the floral sprays

 

Here’s the hop:



Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are 3 amazing limited time offers – August only!:

1) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last. So get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!

Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 12-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season – #149019 @ $53 (wood blocks included); #149016 @ $39 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, e, g, h)
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images! #149013 @ $33. Has10 dies. Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.
  • Save 10%! Blended Seasons BUNDLE – BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES – Wood-mount #149893 @ $77.25, Clear-mount #149894 @ $64.75
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! #149014 @ $12.50. Acid free, lignin free.10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018 – while supplies last
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

2) Bonus Days are back!

  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you may earn.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.) Although new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

3) Buy 10 Stampin’ Ink pads in August and get one FREE!!

  • Buy any 10 ink pads from me in August, I will give you another one FREE!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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Peaceful Noel Merry Christmas Sneak Peek

Today’s card features a sneak peek of two new products from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog: Peaceful Noel stamp set and Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies. Both of these products are available in a bundle with other products, but I liked them together for this card. I actually started by stamping the wreath in the corner. Then I decided I liked this large die cut sentiment with it. I love how easy it is to mix and match Stampin’ Up! products! 

Peaceful Noel Stamp Set © Stampin' Up!

Peaceful Noel Stamp Set © Stampin’ Up!

 

Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies © Stampin' Up!

Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment is die cut from gold Glimmer Paper. I like the look of glitter, but I do not like the mess it can make. That’s why I have rarely used Glimmer Paper in the past. But beginning in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the Glimmer Paper is new and improved. I was told by someone at Stampin’ Up! that the glitter is now milled into the paper, instead of being glued on top of it. There absolutely is no loss of glittery shine – it looks the same. The available colors may be the same as before, but the paper doesn’t shed any glitter now. I’ve cut it with my trimmer and with paper snips, and I’ve die cut it, and I have yet to find a single piece of loose glitter. Not one! You can rub your finger over it and nothing comes off.  I just can’t tell you how excited I am about this mess free Glimmer Paper. I mean, I’m talking zero glitter mess! Woohoo!

And did I mention there are 3 new colors of Glimmer Paper in the 2018 Holiday Catalog? Copper, Merry Merlot, and Tranquil Tide, which go with the new Joyous Noel Suite.

Joyous Noel 6x6 Glimmer Paper © Stampin' Up!

Joyous Noel 6×6 Glimmer Paper © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

Stamparatus wreath xmas card made using Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and Joyous Noel stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Stamparatus wreath xmas card made using Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and Joyous Noel stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Crumb Cake card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″  8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Peaceful Noel stamp set:

  • wreath in Crumb Cake and Real Red inks onto the Whisper White CS layer using a Stamparatus
  • see instructions on stamping a wreath with the Stamparatus in my post here
  • to stamp the wreath in the corner, start with a piece of paper larger than you need
  • then move the same corner of that piece of paper around to the 8 different points of the template
  • then cut the paper down to the desired size

Die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlits:

  • sentiment from gold Glimmer Paper

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • sentiment glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Real Red CS layer
  • Real Red CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are 4 amazing limited time offers:

1) Paper Pumpkin Sale, through August 10, 2018

  • Subscribe between now and August 10
  • Use promo code BLOOM0818
  • Get 50% off your first kit
  • CLICK HERE to subscribe

PP 50% off!

2) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last. So get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!

Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 12-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season – #149019 @ $53 (wood blocks included); #149016 @ $39 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, e, g, h)
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images! #149013 @ $33. Has10 dies. Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.
  • Save 10%! Blended Seasons BUNDLE – BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES – Wood-mount #149893 @ $77.25, Clear-mount #149894 @ $64.75
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! #149014 @ $12.50. Acid free, lignin free.10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018 – while supplies last
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

3) Bonus Days are back!

  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you may earn.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.) Although new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

4) Buy 10 Stampin’ Ink pads in August and get one FREE!!

  • Buy any 10 ink pads from me in August, I will give you another one FREE!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

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I Just Miss You with Blended Seasons

Today I’m sharing another card I made using the Blended Seasons stamp set and Watercolor Pencils. I used the leaves and the “I just miss you” sentiment with some Autumnal colors that I blended with a Blender Pen. I cut the sentiment with the Everyday Label Punch. The background is made from card stock in the same Autumnal colors. I cut 4 different colors the same size, then quartered them diagonally. Since I just used one piece from each color, I have enough to make 3 more cards!

Here’s what I made:

Blended Seasons and new Watercolor Pencils combine to make this colorful handmade card. I just miss you. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Blended Seasons and new Watercolor Pencils combine to make this colorful handmade card. I just miss you. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gorgeous Grape card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (2 pieces)
  • Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″, then cut diagonally into fourths
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 7/8″
  • Gorgeous Grape CS cut to 4″ x 1-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS cut to ___”

Stamped with the Blended Seasons stamp set:

  • leaf image in black Stazon ink onto the __” Whisper White CS
  • sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the 4″ x 7/8″ Whisper White CS

Cut using the Everyday Label Punch:

  • punch the sentiment near one side of the ink, then punch again near the other side of the ink
  • punch the 4″ x 1-1/8″ Gorgeous Grape CS strip
  • glue the punched sentiment onto the Gorgeous Grape punched piece, lining it up at one end
  • then punch the other end of the Gorgeous Grape piece to line up with the white piece

Colored using Watercolor Pencils:

  • leaves in Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Gorgeous Grape
  • blended colors using a Blender Pen

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • one triangular piece of each color CS glued onto the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS
  • Gorgeous Grape 1/4″Mini-Striped Ribbon wrapped around the multicolor pieced layer and adhered on the back using Tear & Tape (or Snail)
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White CS glued onto a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ Whisper White CS layer
  • 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • leaf layer glued onto the multicolor pieced layer, slightly to the left of center, and just overlapping the top of the ribbon
  • sentiment adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • a smaller piece of the ribbon tied in a simple knot, then adhered to the horizontal ribbon using Mini Glue Dots
  • remaining Whisper White CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are 4 amazing limited time offers:

1) Today is the last day!!! Paper Pumpkin Sale, through August 10, 2018

  • Subscribe between now and August 10
  • Use promo code BLOOM0818
  • Get 50% off your first kit
  • CLICK HERE to subscribe

PP 50% off!

2) Color Your Seasons Special, August 1-31, 2018, While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last. So get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!

Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 12-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season – #149019 @ $53 (wood blocks included); #149016 @ $39 (suggested clear blocks: b, c, e, g, h)
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images! #149013 @ $33. Has10 dies. Largest die: 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″.
  • Save 10%! Blended Seasons BUNDLE – BLENDED SEASONS STAMP SET + STITCHED SEASONS FRAMELITS DIES – Wood-mount #149893 @ $77.25, Clear-mount #149894 @ $64.75
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! #149014 @ $12.50. Acid free, lignin free.10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018 – while supplies last
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

3) Bonus Days are back!

  • For every $50 you spend on an order in August, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in September!
  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you may earn.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.) Although new prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

4) Buy 10 Stampin’ Ink pads in August and get one FREE!!

  • Buy any 10 ink pads from me in August, I will give you another one FREE!
  • Contact me to place your order, so I can add your FREE ink pad!

4 Stampin' Up! color families, 2018 color revamp, #stampcandy Stampin' Up! in colors, 2018 color revamp, #stampcandy

Here’s some more cool stuff you should check out:

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Tic Tac Toe Dragonfly Dreams for OSAT End of Summer Blog Hop

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop header

It’s time for the OSAT Blog Hop for August! This month we’re doing a Tic Tac Toe challenge. We must choose three items in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) and include all three on our projects. I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies to create this card and gift container. The container came with cashews in it. Cashews would make a nice little gift, but since I ate the cashews already (they were honey roasted – how could I not?) I washed out the container and now it’s ready for candies or a small gift. 

I’ve included a Holiday catalog sneak peek. The wood grain paper is from the new Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, which is part of the new Festive Farmhouse suite. If you can’t wait until September 5 to order from the Holiday catalog, click here to join my team now. You can add the new products to your Starter Kit, and then you can order them on a demonstrator order!

 

Here’s the Tic Tac Toe challenge:

I went with the left column: Ribbon, DSP, Flowers.

First I used Gray Granite 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon on the card. Then I used Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) on both the card and the container. And I used flowers (Crushed Curry dots) along the bottom of both projects.

The idea is that the critters are flying over a field of yellow flowers with a wooden barn or house in the background. At least that’s what I was going for.

 

Here’s what I made:

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Gray Granite card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ , then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3″ x 1/2″
  • Basic Black CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 5/8″
  • Crushed Curry CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • DSP cut to 12″ x 2-1/2″ (You’ll cut it to fit around your container.)

Stamped with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set:

  • dragonfly in Memento black ink onto the 4″ x 5-1/4″ DSP layer
  • filled in dragonfly’s wings in Gray Granite ink
  • first part of sentiment in Gray Granite ink onto the  3″ x 1/2″ Whisper White CS strip
  • second part of sentiment in Gray Granite ink onto the 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ Whisper White CS
  • bee in Memento black ink onto the 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ Whisper White CS
  • dots (flowers) in Crushed Curry ink along the bottom of both pieces of DSP

Die cut using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits:

  • one large dragonfly, one dragonfly cluster, and 2 bees from a scrap of Basic Black CS

Colored using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • bee’s body in Crushed Curry ink

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • sentiment glued onto the Basic Black CS strip, then cut the ends of the Basic Black CS using Paper Snips
  • 2 pieces of ribbon adhered onto the DSP layer using Tear & Tape
  • sentiment adhered onto the ribbon using Tear & Tape
  • DSP layer glued onto the Basic Black CS layer
  • 3 Sahara Sand sequins applied to the DSP layer
  • Basic Black CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Crushed Curry CS layer
  • Crushed Curry CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the container:

  • die cut critters glued onto the 12″ x 2-1/2″ DSP, and trimmed any excess off the edges
  • 12″ x 2-1/5″ DSP glued onto the nut container

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