Loveliest Day

Making cards can be fun and challenging!  Occasionally it takes a paper a little while to speak to me.  This Rustic Harvest finally spoke out!

 

Stampin' Up!, Hello Harvest Bundle, Rustic Harvest DSP Brushed Metallic Dots, Jackie Beers

Papers

The star of this card is this piece from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series paper.  This pack of papers is beautiful and has great colors, but this one was a bit more difficult.  It was the yellow pumpkins and gourds that were stalling me in deciding which direction to go.  Finally my little brain picked up on the gorgeous leaves.  And the card was finished!  Well, almost finished.  By using the Merry Merlot, which is a color I rarely use, it brought the leaves out from that dark background.  Of course the larger layer of Basic White helped with that.

Stamps

The Hello Harvest Bundle, Hello Harvest stamps and Rustic Pumpkin Dies, is a match for this DSP.  But after finally getting the paper idea worked out, I did not want to cover it up!  The banner sentiment is a stamp with a matching die.  So using Mossy Meadow Ink and then die cutting the banner I was almost finished.  There was quite a lot of debate about a background layer for the banner.  But finally I decided it could stand alone.  However, I did notice the small leaf stamp and matching die.  So I used Merry Merlot Ink and added the little die cut leaf to the top edge of the card.  With that leaf and a few of the Brushed Metallic Dots placed around, I declared it good to go.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Soft Mistletoe

It is never too early to begin making Christmas cards.  Today’s project uses the Mistletoe Magic Bundle for a soft and sweet card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Mistletoe Magic, Sweet CandyCane, He's All That, Boughs of Holly, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Technique

The softness of the mistletoe is a wonderful, and different, look to this stamp set.  The Mistletoe Magic Bundle is great with fun sentiments and great detail to the stamps and dies.  This Real Red bow is from the Die set and has amazing details.  It really pops and makes you look at the mistletoe as well.

A surprising find was to stamp the image using Shaded Spruce Ink on Evening Evergreen instead of Evening Evergreen Ink. It made the image stand out more.  The White touches were done using an old and fairly dry Blender Pen with the White Craft Ink.  Simply touch the tip of the Blender Pen to the ink pad and color.  This technique allows you to play with it and get as much, or as little, of the white color as you want.

DSP and Sentiment

This beautiful Designer Series Paper is from the Boughs of Holly pack.  These are mostly bright papers and this one really jumped out at me.  The pop of the red berries made it a quick favorite.  And those softer colors give me ideas for various colors of cards in the future!

The sentiment is short and sweet.  But it is also a favorite as Christmas is a time of Cheer!  It is from the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set.  And the layer it is on is a die from the All That Dies from the He’s All That Bundle.  Using an oval is a bit different and fits the shape of the wording perfectly.  Plus finding a second use for a die is a winner in my book.

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My September Host Code is KVGNY4TA.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Heartfelt Thank You

Ferns are the theme of today’s card.  Nature’s Prints is an awesome stamp set for any card need.  Flexibility is a trait of a wonderful stamp set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nature's Print, Fern Embossing Folder, Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon , Jackie Beers

 

Beginning

To begin with the colors is only part of where this card started.  The Sweet Sorbet embossed piece is the actual beginning.  It was a discarded piece laying on my desk.  And as they say….the rest is history!  LOL!!  When I saw the embossing from using the Fern 3D Embossing Folder, I knew which stamp set I wanted to use.  And that led to what colors.  Based on the Sweet Sorbet I decided to go with bright colors and opted for Starry Sky.

Stamps

The Nature’s Prints stamp set is a perfect one for a variety of reasons.  But for this card it was due to the sentiments and the fern stamp in the set.  That fern stamp matches the embossing on the Sweet Sorbet layer.  To mimic that I stamped tone on tone down the side of the card base.  Then to carry that for the sentiment I stamped off once and then stamped the fern onto the White layer.  The sentiment is stamped using Sweet Sorbet Ink.

Finishes

Actually the next step deciding how to layer everything.  To give more dimension and texture I tore the top and right side of the embossed Sweet Sorbet layer.  After adding the sentiment layer I tied a bow around it using the beautiful Starry Sky Metallic Ribbon.  For the finishing touch I had to add some bling.  This time I went with the Classic Matte Dots in White.  They bring help blend the White sentiment layer with the other colors.

 

 

 

 

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My September Host Code is KVGNY4TA.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Holly Split Front Card

Even a little bit of gold is a bold look on a card.  And today’s project showcases gold in a fun way with the Leaves of Holly Bundle.

 

Stampin' Up!, Leaves of Holly, Holly Berry Dies, Lights Aglow, Gold Foil, Timeworn Type, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

The various papers are the star of this card.  By using Gold Foil for the holly leaves gives them extra Pop and more shine for the card.  And the beautiful piece of DSP peeking from behind the  Soft Succulent contains gold flecks.  This paper is from the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper.  Each piece of the gorgeous paper in this pack has bits of gold in them.  It being a 6X6 makes the sheets the perfect size to cut strips as I did here.

Stamps and Dies

The Leaves Of Holly Bundle is a great Winter and Christmas Bundle.  The holly leaves are wonderful in that there are both detailed and more solid stamps for each leaf.  There are also matching Dies for each of the layering leaves.  All of the sentiments are good ones.  The shape of the sentiment layer is an included Die too.

Extras

The dividing of the Soft Succulent layer is the highlight of this card but It still needed some texture.  By using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder it made a variety of different textures.  And the final touch of a Festive Pearl gives a bit of bling to the sentiment.  Between the pearl and the shaped sentiment layer helps it not be totally overlooked from all of the gold!

Directions

This layout is a case of a Mary Fish card.  The card base is a normal one but the layer is the exciting part.  To create the layer cut a piece of Soft Succulent to 3 1/4″ X 5 1/4″ and then emboss it.  Next cut the left side off at 1″.  A 1″ X 5 1/4″ strip of the wonderful DSP is what makes this fun layer.

Place Stampin’ Dimensionals down the center of the back of the 1″ piece of cardstock that was cut.  Adhere it to the left side of your card with equal space at the top, bottom, and left edge.  Next add adhesive to the strip of DSP and place it just a bit underneath the edge of the raised cardtock and flush at top and bottom.  Finally add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the larger piece of cardstock and place it on the right side the same way as the left side.

 

 

 

 

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My September Host Code is KVGNY4TA.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  Those with orders over $50.00, in addition to the Perk Rewards Program, will receive a small gift from me.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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At The Beach

September Specials

Stampin’ Up! has Two great specials for the month of September.  The first is that Each week will be a different set of discounted products!  For this week it is a mixture of Dies, DSP, and embellishments.  The second is that Dies have been added for some of the Annual Catalog stamp sets.  These are available individually or as a bundle with the set.  My favorite is one for This Birthday Piggy!  Click on my button saying “Shop” and go to “Specials”. You will see both the Weekly Deals and the Perfect Partners special.

The Beach

My project for you today is a fun Beachy card.  The Beach is on my mind and this one turned out as I envisioned.  SunKissed stamp set is not just a Christmas set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Sunkissed, Cup of Tea, Rings of Love, Jackie Beers

 

Stamping

The Sunkissed stamp set is a simple beachy theme with both regular and Christmas sentiments.  This little scene is what I plan on doing next week.  That is doing nothing but sitting on the beach!!  Until then I will share this beach with you.  The stamping is the beach scene.  It is stamped onto Sahara Sand cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored using Stampin’ Blends.  The darker “sand” area is a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend to create more depth.

The beach scene was torn along the water edge to give the beach and sand look.  However the umbrella required a bit more finesse and was cut around.  Then the beach scene is added to the DSP piece to give more of the 3D look.  For the final stamping, I used Memento Black again and stamped the simple “Enjoy” from the Cup of Tea stamp set.  That is definitely what I plan on doing.

Paper

Sadly I am a day late on sharing this card regarding the paper.  The DSP piece is a reverse side of a piece from the Rings of Love Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  But if you are lucky enough to have some, then you are ready.  There is a similar piece in the Awash In Beauty DSP.  To pull out the bit of Soft Sea Foam that is in the upper edge of the paper, I went with a Soft Sea Foam card base.  That is an ocean color as well and fits in perfectly.

 

 

 

 

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My September Host Code is KVGNY4TA.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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The Best

Today is the Final Day of Sale-A-Bration for 2022.  Today’s project showcases three of the available ones.  The Hippest Hippos are definitely Smile worthy.

 

Stampin' Up!, Hippest Hippos, Hippo Dies, Dots and Spots Die, Double Oval Punch, 2022-2024 Matte Dots, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

This adorable little hippo has such a cute expression!  One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! are the cute animal stamps.  This Hippest Hippos stamp set is a Free from SAB with a $50.00 order.  There are three of these adorable hippos.  They are wonderful to color with Stampin’ Blends, which I have done here.  And besides the sweet hippos, there are fun sentiments included in the set.  This sweet thought is one of the sentiments.

Die Sets

There are two different Die sets used on this card, and both are available Free during Sale-A-Bration.  First is the Hippo Dies.  These come separately from the stamp set, but match perfectly.  Which is a great idea in that if you are not interested in having both, you can choose to one you prefer.  Although for me, having the matching dies simplifies everything.  Also additional dies in the set are decorations for the hippos but do not have a matching stamp.

The second Die set used is the Dots and Spots Die.  You can see that in the “More to SAB” lower in the post.  Actually the Dots and Spots Die is in the current Annual Catalog.  All of the “More” items are in the Annual Catalog.  What a deal is that?  To get them Free on this Final day of SAB.  However, be sure to use the item number listed in the “more” flyer.  It is different than the one in the catalog.

Finishes

Soft colors were what I chose to help the lovely hippo pop a bit more.  And in following that, I gave the little flower a bright color of Polished Pink.  To help that stand out I used the Double Oval Punch to layer the sentiment.  And used more of the Polished Pink as the background.  There is a simple White strip of cardstock for the hippo to stand on and hold the sentiment.  For the final touch I gave the sentiment one of the 2022-2024 Matte Dots in Parakeet Party as its bling.  This gives some sparkle and highlights the Soft Sea Foam layer.

Last Chance

As I have mentioned, this is the Final Day of Sale-A-Bration.  Please do not let any of these items slip away if they are on your Wish List!

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

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My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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Wonderful World

Today’s project is a super simple card using the Wonderful World Bundle.  And other than the inside, there is no stamping.  How simple is that?

 

Stampin' Up!, Wonderful World, Celebration Tags Dies, Heart Pearls, Orchid Oasis Metallic Ribbon, Jackie Beers

 

Wonderful World Bundle

This cute and wonderful card is from the Wonderful World Bundle in Sale-A-Bration.  And it is down to the wire for getting this FREE Bundle.  Yes, this sweet Wonderful World stamp set with matching Wonderful World Designer Series paper is Free with a qualifying purchase of $100.00.  But Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow night.  So if you have items left on your wish list, now is the time to get to my online store and place your order.

The stamp set Wonderful World is three beautiful flowers with a couple of additional leaves and stems.  They are red rubber so could be colored in a variety of ways.  Or you could do as I did!  All I needed was a shape to die cut the flower I chose.  It is hard to believe, but that focal flower is simply die cut from the Wonderful World Designer Series paper!

There are two sheets of the DSP which have a Flirty Flamingo background on one side and the opposite is covered in the flowers you see in the large piece of DSP I used.  To get the circle shape, I used the stitched circle from the Celebration Tags Dies.  But any circle or even oval would work.  How simple is that?

Stamping

In the introduction I mentioned there was no stamping on the card.  As you can see, that is correct.  So in return I am showing a part of the card that I normally do not.  And that is the envelope.  Sending naked envelopes is something I try to avoid.  But I generally do a smaller decorative stamp relating to the enclosed card.  This time I went with the daffodil from the stamp set.  It is stamped using So Saffron Ink on the envelope and on the inside of the card.

Finishes

All of the colors came from the DSP of course.  That is my usual method.  And I highlighted the yellow by adding So Saffron instead of Daffodil Delight for a little softer look.  With the addition of the Orchid Oasis Metallic Ribbon there is plenty of sparkle and shine.  This ribbon is a dream to work with!

For the final touch, I raised the focal flower circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  But trying to find what bling would be best on that piece was a bit more of a challenge.  After some debate, I decided on the Heart Pearls.  Flowers should be given from the heart, so I thought that was a perfect match.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

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My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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An Apple For Teacher

This is a Back To School card with an apple for the teacher.  Except teachers probably deserve an entire basket full!

 

Stampin' Up!, Cheerful Basket, Charming Sentiments, Sentiment Silhouette, Gingham Cottage, Jackie Beers

 

This card is for the Make My Monday Blog Challenge.  Please click on the link and see what the other design team members have made for their version of Back To School.  And you can submit your own card to the challenge also.

 

Stamps

Two weeks ago the InKing Royalty Blog Hop’s theme was Back to School.  It took some mixing and matching to make a card that fit the title.  Now here is another challenge for the same type card!  This one I came out a little easier on.  The wonderful Cheerful Basket stamp set came to the rescue.  There are a variety of fillings for this sweet little basket.  And the apples seemed to fit the bill.  However, I will admit to getting the idea from that last hop where someone used apples!

The basket is stamped using Soft Suede Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  While the apples are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  For the sentiment, I went with the wonderful Charming Sentiments Bundle.  It is a stamp set of fun sentiments with matching Dies.  The Dies cut just around the sentiments so it appears as if you fussy cut it.

Paper and Colors

Of course the apples are the starring role of this card so it makes sense to do Real Red for the card.  The gorgeous Gingham pattern is from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series paper.  This piece has larger red and white check on the back side.  But I thought this piece was perfect with the two shades of red.  By adding the layer of White between the DSP and card base it helps to make the DSP pop. The old olive ribbon helps to pull the leaves out a bit as they are small and somewhat hidden.  Plus it breaks up all of the red.

Card layout

This card would qualify as a Fun Fold.  It has an offset gate fold look.  Doing the Fun Fold was a way to break up the DSP and add some more depth to the card.  Here is a look at the open card.

 

 

It may not show well, but the top section is quite a bit larger than the bottom.  And this card could be made as a portrait layout using the same measurements.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 1 1/2 and 5 3/4.  For the White layers, the bottom section is cut 1 1/4 X 5 1/4 and the top is cut to 2 1/2 X 5 1/4.  The DSP layers are 1 X 5 and 2 1/4 X 5.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

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My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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Holly Fun

This time of year offers opportunities for a variety of card themes.  It is hard to believe that we will be making Christmas cards soon, or even now!  I have a little Fun Fold card to share with you today.

 

Stampin' Up!, Holly Berry Bundle, Santa Express, Real Red, Opal Dots, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps and Dies

These fun holly leaves and berries are from the Leaves of Holly Bundle which includes the stamp and Holly Berry Dies.  There are solid leaves plus the open ones that I have used that are awesome layered together.  The berries, if you can see up close, are actually layered.  Sweet Sorbet and Poppy Parade were layered to show the shading.

The sentiment and it’s layer are from the Bundle also.  To have the little ticket like notches on the corners of that layer adds great detail as opposed to a straight strip.

Papers and Finishes

The DSP was the consideration for the specific greens and reds chosen.  It is from the Santa Express Designer Series Paper.  Shaded Spruce was pulled from the paper for the card base and the holly leaves.  The layer of White, along with the White sentiment layer helps to make others pop against that darker background.

The real red ribbon is from the Red and Green combo pack.  It is very easy to work with for tying bows, which I love.  To give a touch of sparkle, I added an Opal Dot from the 2021-2023 Opal Dots.

Fold

This card is a little bit narrower than a normal card due to the fold.  Here is a look at the open card.

 

To make the angle pocket on the inside required a 10 3/4 length of cardstock and then divide that into thirds. So it had no choice but to be a little smaller.  That is not a problem for me and hopefully not for you either.  The card begins with 10 3/4 X 5 1/2 and is scored at 3 5/8 and 7 1/4.  On the far right section, cut from the score line down to the outer bottom corner.  When folded inside, it creates the little pocket.  Only place a small amount of glue at the bottom of the pocket to leave room for the insert.  Plus, a gift card will fit there as well!  That is a win in my book.

The inside DSP is the reverse of the front piece.  It is cut 3 X 4 7/8 and cut on the diagonal.  When making the diagonal cut, have your preferred side up.  Cut from top right to bottom left.  The inside White layer is 3 1/4 X 5.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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A Bunny Celebration

Today’s card is another that qualifies as #simplestamping.  This one is a very “clean” card, which is not something I do very often.

 

Stampin' Up!, All Bundled Up, Peaceful Deer, Fine Sparkle Gems, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The All Bundled Up stamp set from the Mini Catalog is so cute!  The various little critters have been used by me several times since the catalog launched.  Animals are a favorite image and these are top notch.  These are easy to color and have some wonderful expressions.  This little guy was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored using Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  To help ground him, I used the light Pool Party Blend and squiggled a bit of a shadow at his feet.

The second stamp set used on this card is the Peaceful Deer stamp set.  Only sentiments were used.  There was temptation for a few of the small images of this set.  However, I restrained myself and stuck with the simplicity of the single bunny.

Layout

A layout of White on White is such a great choice and makes the perfect “clean” card.  But I went just a step further and did some dry embossing on the top layer of White.  Using my Simply Scored, I scored all four sides at 1/4″ and 3/8″.  It does not show well in the photo.  There is a bit at the top you can see. Please trust me that it is on all four sides!  With most of the top layer left white, I thought it needed a little something.  And a few score lines really add to the card.  Plus by raising the top layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, that gives more depth to the card.

The final touch was adding a little bling.  Even a little bunny needs some bling.  So there are three of the Fine Sparkle Gems added above the sentiment.  To be different, I added two that are a Pool Party color and one of a more Balmy Blue color.

Sale-A-Bration

This is the last few days of Sale-A-Bration for 2022!  These Free items go away when the calendar clicks over to September.  And there are quite a lot of awesome items which you can get at no cost with a $50.00 or $100.00 order.

Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

Click on either catalog photo and you will be taken to my Online Store where you can download either or both catalogs.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is H9KF4JUC.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,

Jackie

 

 


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