Cookies Are Better

Did the title catch your attention?  Who doesn’t love cookies, right!!!!  Today I am playing with the Nothing Better Than Bundle.  Love, Love, Love it!  A lot of the things that I Love are in this stamp set.

 

 

Today I focused on the Cookies.  I know the sentiment is not always correct.  But in a big, happy, world, cookies make everything better.  Or, you can choose which stamp makes all better for you!

The “Cookies” die cut is made using the die from the bundle, the awesome Foam Adhesive Sheets, and Coastal Cabana card stock.  I almost lost the dot for the “i”, but found it stuck to the side of my finger. LOL!!  So watch out for those little pieces.

I know my cookies may be a bit odd colored to some of you.  But I am not a big fan of Chocolate Chip cookies.  Which is great for me because my husband loves them, and I would be eating them all the time!  So I made my cookies more of an oatmeal or sugar cookie with sprinkles.

The background DSP is from the Play With Pattern Designer Series Paper, as is the die cut DSP.  The die used is the Celebration Labels, which is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  There are quite a few of the same shape in varying sizes.  They are designed to be folded over as bag toppers as well as layers like I did.

For the sentiment I used the 2nd smallest of the Celebration Labels dies and then cut it in half where it is indented to fold.  I didn’t need the full size.  The “stitching” is using the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker with the hard end to go along the perforated edge.  That is definitely an old technique!!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend.  Monday will be your last day to place an order and receive a Bonus Days coupon code.  Also, the online store will be getting a fabulous new facelift with some great new features.  This will go live on Tuesday along with the new Mini  Catalog.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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Celebrate You

It seems I have a lot of friends with summer birthdays.  That is awesome though, because we have such great summery stamp sets.  For today’s card, I have CASED the catalog.  CASE can be defined a couple of ways.  It originally was Copy And Share Everything.  I like to thing of it as Copy the idea, layout, stamp set, then make it your own – then Share.

 

 

I CASED this from page 13 of the annual catalog.  I used the same products, just didn’t stamp the same and changed the sentiment.

I stamped the sunflowers with Crumb Cake Ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock.  I then used something I cannot even remember when I used it last.  I colored with the Watercolor Pencils!  I colored the flowers with a couple of different orange, yellow and white using the Blender Pen after each color.  I remember when the watercolor pencils were the main coloring method.  It was nice to break them out again.

The sentiment is stamped using Versamark Ink on Soft Suede Card stock.  I used White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool to emboss the sentiment.  The bow is a couple of strands of linen thread.  Even though you cannot see it from the photo, the strands of thread are wrapped around the card beneath the sentiment as well.

For a finishing touch, I added a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems.  These are so pretty.  They are very soft colors where most of the dots and gems are pretty bold.  I felt like soft went well with this card.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I greatly appreciate it and love to hear from you.  Also, let me know if you have any questions regarding the Bonus Days special.

Bonus Days is back  and that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020. When you place a qualifying order, you will receive an email containing the code.  SAVE the email!!!  There is no way to retrieve it later.  So print it and put it with your catalog or on your calendar to redeem in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can get.  WooHoo!

 

 


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It’s All About You

I adore cats and dogs, and most animals.  So I knew I had to have the suite of products fro the Pampered Pets.  I love all of the products.  Especially the designer series paper!  I love the animal prints that match the stamps, and the coordinating opposite side.  My favorite though is the expressions on the animal’s faces from the paper and the stamps.  I do believe they Smile at us.

 

 

Of course I also believe in spoiling the pets.  So the sentiment I chose for this card pairs perfectly with that idea!!  In making this card I am playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge #378.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

This sketch is wonderful to use up those smaller pieces of DSP that I always seem to have quite a lot of.  Neither of these layers are very large.  I mentioned how much I love the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper at the beginning.  I chose to use two different pieces of the paper for my layers.  The words on the paper behind the pup are so cute and just perfect for it.  I layered the DSP on different card stocks to share the colors a bit more since a lot of the card is the white front.

The puppy is stamped with Soft Suede and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Light Cinnamon Cider for the dark places, Light Crumb Cake for the allover body, and Dark Flirty Flamingo for the collar and nose.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.  It has a great mix of sentiments and fonts.  Different fonts are my preferred ones to use.  The sentiment is punched using the Classic Label Punch.  For the background I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  Because it is the 1/2″ size, the tip looks very similar to the tip from the Classic Label.  Another unexpected , but happy, find.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you can return tomorrow for another new project.

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Celebrate

I have a Celebration card to share with you today.  Today is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop with the theme of July 4th.  I could not commit to the hop, but had the theme idea in my brain.  So I decided to play along anyway.

 

 

I started with the new Arrange A Wreath stamp set.  I was going to make a patriotic wreath.  And I sort of did, it just wasn’t what I intended.  My idea wasn’t working so I got the Stitched Stars dies out to make different sizes and colors of stars.  When I noticed the large swirl of stars, I knew it would work perfectly.  It is sort of a banner across my wreath.

I did add a few extra stars to the wreath to evenly balance it out.  I wrapped twine from the Flowers For Every Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.  The Celebrate is from the new stamp set Many Mates.  It is cut using the Ornate Frames dies. The finishing touch was a few Red Rhinestones to some of the white stars.

One of the good things I did on this was to remember our Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Sheets.  I added the adhesive sheet to the Real Red card stock prior to cutting the banner.  It makes for very easy adhesion.  Otherwise I would have had a glue mess on my hands!

Thank you for stopping by today.  It is hard to believe we are mid June already.  July is only a few weeks away.  I will work on another July 4th card for the actual holiday.

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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Celebrate You

I have a project to share today that is using a Bundle that I said I would not purchase.  Do you see how long that lasted?  Yes, as soon as I began seeing samples, from other demonstrators that had gotten it in their preorder, I was sold.

 

 

The Celebrate Sunflower Bundle is fabulous!!  If you can see in the photo, their is a very detailed stamp which matches two different dies.  The first cuts out the stamped image.  The second is the detailed sunflower outline I have layered on top.

I stamped the image in Mango Melody Ink and the detailed die cut is from the new Bumble Bee card stock.  The leaves are stamped with Shaded Spruce Ink on Just Jade card stock and die cut as well.  I stamped the sunflower again on scrap to get the center only.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Mango Melody and Crushed Curry.  I also “flicked” Soft Suede marker for the speckles.  There is a die for the center as well.  The detailed flower is secured with adhesive around the center.  The center is raised using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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Geared Up

Even though the Geared Up Garage stamp set is carrying over, I realized I had not used it often and especially had not used the accessories.  So I had to fix that little issue and made a card that is quick, cute, and masculine.

 

 

I love this car as a masculine card, but it could very well be a female card with her favorite car color.

For this one I began with Crumb Cake card stock, Layered Soft Suede that I embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  And then topped it with Very Vanilla card stock.

The Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder is a new one and is Super!  It looks like a furniture fabric to me.  Or a more deeply embossed version of the Subtle Embossing Folder.  I think it will join the Subtle Folder for a “perfect for any card” type go to background.

The car is stamped in Soft Suede with Sahara Sand as the “exhaust” !  When I first saw that stamp and tried to figure out what to do with it, that is what I saw.  I hope I am not the only one who sees exhaust or dust coming from the back of the car.

For the sentiment, I stamped it in Soft Suede as well.  Both layers are cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. To add the little Key, I used a 10″ piece of Linen Thread.  I placed the thread centered over the front of the sentiment and went around back and then back to the front with each end.  I tied a knot, added the key on one of the strings, and tied another knot.  I do love how that little key makes a big different on the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great weekend.  I look forward to sharing more projects with you next week.

 

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Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

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