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Stampin’ Up! Festive Farmhouse Anniversary

Good Sunday Morning Everyone! This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24

Rejoice even if it is cold! Or hot! Or raining! Whatever. It is a good thing WE don’t control the weather or things would be in a real mess.

For some reason there are a lot of anniversaries in my family in the autumn of the year. One of my nieces is celebrating theirs soon so I made this card for them using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper as my inspiration.

If I recall, her bridesmaids wore plaid silk skirts and burgundy silk jackets. The plaid was similar to the Festive Farmhouse plaid. I think. Now, I could be WAY wrong on what I remember, but whatever.  That is why I chose this paper and colors today.

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My card base is Very Vanilla and the mat on the front is Merry Merlot. A strip of the Festive Farmhouse DSP is cut with my Triple Banner Punch. It has a strip of the new Merry Merlot and Copper 5/8″ reversible ribbon with the Merry Merlot side up on top. I wrapped one end over the DSP and taped it to the back, then cut the other end with my fabric scissors. It was a clean cut, but this ribbon does fray. Badly. The less handling of it the better. To get it to lie flat I used some Tear and Tape to secure it to the DSP. The DSP was Liquid Glued to the mat.

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A piece of Mossy Meadow run through the Big Shot with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder was then cut with the second largest Layering Ovals scalloped oval. The sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped in Merry Merlot on Very Vanilla. This was cut with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval. I stamped a bow from Beautiful Bouquet also, but didn’t really like it, so I made a bow from the Merry Merlot/Copper ribbon. It is tough to make a nice bow from 5/8″ ribbon, but it turned out fairly well. A Glue Dot adhered it to the sentiment oval and Liquid Glue adhered that oval to the scalloped oval. This was then adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The inside Merry Merlot mat was also dry embossed in the Subtle TIEF before adhering it into the card base with Liquid Glue. The sentiment (Better Together) is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla card stock and cut with the same die as the front. The mat is Festive Farmhouse plaid again, cut with the largest Layering Ovals scalloped oval. All are adhered with Liquid Glue.

For the envelope, I used the bow from Beautiful Bouquet  to stamp a row of Merry Merlot bows across the bottom of the envelope front. Full disclosure: I stamped the first envelope front UPSIDE DOWN, meaning I stamped them across the top. Oh, my! Wasted envelope!

2 For the flap, I used the Festive Farmhouse plaid Designer Series Paper again. Gotta love the plaid!

3  I think this card is pleasing and hope it brings fond memories to the recipients.

Card Cuts are below, as are the products I used for this card. Also, you can leave comments below. All of the items mentioned below, clearance rack, bonus coupons and Dashing Along end today!


Host Code: RKS93T47 (Good today) Use this code when ordering from my online store to get a free gift from me. There are also other goodies you can earn. Check it out here.


Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack when you order. There are always great deals there. Click on the image below to see what is available.

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Host a party with total sales (before taxes and shipping) of $250 and earn free Designer Series Paper in addition to the usual Stampin’ Up Rewards. This offer is only good through the end of today!

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AND DON’T FORGET TO REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAYS COUPONS. STAMPIN’ UP SENT THESE TO YOU VIA EMAIL AFTER YOUR AUGUST ORDERS OF $50 OR MORE. Today is the last day to be able to redeem them.


CARD CUTS: Very Vanilla: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, front sentiment  and inside sentiment (cut 2) 3-1/2″ x 5″; Mossy Meadow: scalloped oval 3″ x 4″; Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper: front banner 1-7/8″ x 5″, inside oval 3″ x 4″

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Stampin’ Up! Floral Frame Anniversary

Good Friday Morning! It is cloudy and supposed to drizzle today, but after a GORGEOUS fall day yesterday, who can complain?

Perhaps this anniversary card will chase away any blues you may have! I elected to use some Frosted Floral DSP and chose colors from that paper for my card…Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Merry Merlot, with a bit of Gray Granite for good measure.

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My card base is Merry Merlot with a Petal Pink mat that was dry embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing folder and adhered to the base with Liquid Glue. Over this is a panel of the Frosted Floral  Designer Series Paper, which, as the name implies, has a frosty sheen to it. Lovely Paper, and though it is in the Holiday Catalog, it can be used in any season and for any occasion. Liquid Glue adhered it to the Petal Pink mat.

My sentiment, from Beautiful Bouquet, is stamped in Merry Merlot on Gray Granite and cut with a frame from the Floral Frames Framelit. HINT: by purchasing the Floral Frames stamp set and framelits together in a bundle, you save 10%. If you order as a demonstrator, you get another 20% off. Just sayin’.

I cut a second frame from Merry Merlot card stock, then used my trimmer to cut it in half lengthwise, allowing me to make a nice mat for the sentiment piece.

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A few leaves cut from Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Vellum are cut with the dies from Floral Frames. These were attached to the DSP with Liquid Glue. A couple of them were glued directly onto the sentiment piece, which was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Before attaching this to the card front though, I wound some Silver Metallic Thread around, just to give it some glitz. I think the silver thread and the Frosted Floral paper is just the right amount of glitz.

For the inside, the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder gives some dimension to the Mint Macaron mat, Liquid Glued into the card base. Petal Pink serves as the background for the sentiment, with a strip of the Frosted Floral DSP along the side to dress it up a bit. The sentiment is from Better Together stamp set and is in Merry Merlot.

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The envelope sports more of the DSP on the flap, with a small flower and leaves in Merry Merlot and Mint Macaron on the front. These are from the Floral Frames stamp set.

This card was quick and easy to make, with the Frosted Floral as the centerpiece. if putting colors together isn’t your thing, Stampin’ Up! makes it easy for you. Just use the ones in the Designer Series Paper you have chosen.

Card Cuts are below, as are the products I used for this card.


Host Code: RKS93T47 (Good through the end of September) Use this code when ordering from my online store to get a free gift from me. There are also other goodies you can earn. Check it out here.


Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack when you order. There are always great deals there. Click on the image below to see what is available.

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Host a party with total sales (before taxes and shipping) of $250 and earn free Designer Series Paper in addition to the usual Stampin’ Up Rewards.

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AND DON’T FORGET TO REDEEM YOUR BONUS DAYS COUPONS. STAMPIN’ UP SENT THESE TO YOU VIA EMAIL AFTER YOUR AUGUST ORDERS OF $50 OR MORE. September 30 is the last day to be able to redeem them.


Card Cuts: Merry Merlot: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, mat for sentiment 3″ x 4″; Petal Pink: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside liner 3-3/4″ x 5″, leaves 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; Mint Macaron: inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, leaves 2″ x 3″; Gray Granite: sentiment 3″ x 4″; Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper: front 3-3/4″ x 5″, strip on inside liner 3/4″ x 5″, envelope flap 2-1/2″ x 6″; Vellum: leaves 2″ x 3″

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Happy Inkin’ Thursday Christmas

Blog hop headerGood Thursday morning Everyone! I hope it is a good Thursday for you. My goodness, but the time does fly. Tomorrow is the last day of August and Labor Day will soon be in the past. With those thoughts in mind, I thought perhaps it a good idea to get going on Christmas cards. We have a sketch challenge today,

And here is the card I created from that inspiration.

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Of course, some of Stampin’ Up! promotions end with the closing of August, but we get to look forward to September 5, the first day you can order from the new Holiday Catalog! Woo-Hoo!

If you have trouble with color combinations, just get some Designer Series Paper and the colors are there for you. The DSP I chose to use today is from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. There are so many lovely patterns in this collection it is hard to decide which to use!

I chose the holly and pines pattern and ran it through my Big Shot with the Subtles Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. All the products used in today’s card will be available from the Holiday Catalog on September 5.

The lacy design on the edge of this panel is die cut with the design from Petals and More Thinlits (in the annual catalog). I cut two of these and overlapped them to fit my panel, then Liquid Glued this piece to the back of the panel, trimming off any excess from the ends. The assembled panel was then Liquid Glued to my Merry Merlot card base.

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The sentiment panel was from the Still Night Bundle and inked with Merry Merlot on Sahara Sand card stock. This was cut with a die also from the Still Night Bundle. Remember, when you bundle, you save 10%.

To make this sentiment piece long enough, I used my magnetic platform to assure proper placement, then only cut about 3/4 through the die. To do this, simply place your top sandwich layer where you want the Big Shot to stop cutting, then run it through. Turn the die around, match up the cut lines, and do the same from the other end to get the length you need.

Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere this to the card front.

I thought it was a bit too plain for my taste, so I layered on some die cuts from Pretty Pines and the Still Night Bundle, cutting them from Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot. These were Liquid Glued to, and under, the sentiment panel. A Linen Thread Bow, made by wrapping it around 3 fingers 3 times and tied in the middle, was adhered to the pines with a Glue Dot.

The inside is layered Sahara Sand, Joyous Noel DSP and the sentiment stamped in Merry Merlot on Sahara Sand. This sentiment is from the His Light stamp set.

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The envelope flap was finished off with a piece of the , yep, you guessed it, Joyous Noel DSP. The front has some little pine boughs from the Winter Woods stamp set. I love the way Stampin’ Up! has products that work so well with each other.

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Now, on with the hop! Just click the NEXT button to move on, or, if you prefer, on any name to take you to her blog. Thanks for stopping by, and please, leave any comments below.

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Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

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You still have today and tomorrow to earn some $$ off on orders in September. For every $50 you spend in August you get a $5 coupon to use in September. This is called Bonus Days. The FAQ sheet gives you the details.

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Also ending tomorrow is your chance to purchase the Color Your Season Bundle. This is a GREAT bundle and sure to become a favorite. Get it now while you still can. There are many lovely stamps, but what I like best are the dies. WOW!

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HOST CODE for August: 6C9SNHPK

Use this code for any order between $50 and $150 from my online store to receive a free gift from me and earn Wild Bird Egg points. See my customer rewards page for more information. For orders over $150 you still earn all my gifts, in addition to rewards from Stampin’ Up. DO NOT USE the host code for orders of $150 or more, or you will lose your Stampin’ Up! rewards.

Card Cuts: Merry Merlot: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″; Sahara Sand: decorative strip 1-1/2″ x 6″, front sentiment 1-1/4″ x 4″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside sentiment 3″ x 3-1/4″; Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper: front 3-3/8″ x 5″, inside 3-3/4″ x 5″, envelope flap 2-1/4″ x 6″

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