Sailing Home Treat Box

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Just a simple pillow box for a treat for a gift card. The pillow boxes come in a 10 pack, and all you have to do is a quick embellishment, and VOILA, instant gift box! Bundle the Sailing Home Stamp set and the Smooth Sailing dies and receive 10% off. Also, check out the entire suite on page 145 of the Annual Catalogue

I used Balmy blue ink in the High Seas Embossing folder, then ran the Whisper white card stock through the Big Shot, to get the background. Stamped the Light house in Night of Navy and used the dies from the Sailing Home Bundle to cut out the lighthouse. Night of Navy ink on Crumb Cake completed the Sentiment and a little Night of Navy and Sahara Sand twine, knotted at the bottom .


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Varied Vases Birthday Card

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I love the simplicity of this card. Just a couple of layers and some clear embossing, absolutely make it shine (no pun intended) lol.

I ran a matte of Crumb Cake through the “Subtle” embossing folder, for some texture, and created a soft background of Soft Seafoam ink on Soft Seafoam paper. A backdrop of a pearlized doily and a stitched circle of Pear Pizzaz complete the background. I stamped the vase, tone on tone with Balmy Blue ink on Balmy Blue paper, then gave it a shine with clear embossing powder, as well as the orchid and leaves. I did all the other stamping with Crumb Cake ink. The vase and leaves are punched with the vase builder punch and the orchid and shelf are fussy cut.

Soft Seafoam 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score 4 1/4 and 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Crumb Cake 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 + scrap
Subtles DSP Pear Pizzaz
Whisper white 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) plus 3/4 ” x 4″ (sentiment), plus scrap
Pear Pizzaz scrap
Balmy Blue scrap
Pearlized Doily


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Accented Blooms Thank you card

This cute card layout was designed by Rich Griffith, husband to the Glitter Queen, Dawn Griffith. You can see her tutorial on YouTube, https://youtu.be/R4yi0mBzRdE, here.

Basic Black – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score 4 1/4, Plus 3/4″ x 4″ for the banner and a 4 x 4″ square for the black oval matte
Whisper White – 4 x 4″ square for Stamp
Granny apple green – 5 1/4 x 4
Mango Melody – 3 x 3 3/4, 3 3/4 x 1 3/4, Plus 3/4″ x 4″
Coastal Cabana – 2 7/8 x 3 5/8, 1 3/8 x 3 5/8, Plus 3/4″ x 4″

Using your trimmer, line up the left edge of the Granny Apple Green (4″ side) to the 3 1/4″ mark, and using the cutting blade, make a cut from the 1 1/2 inch mark to the 3 1/2″ mark. Alternatively, you can use a ruler and a craft knife to cut a 2″ slit at the 3 1/4″ mark. This is where the little banners slide in.

I stamped the design with Memento Black ink, on Whisper white, and cut it out with the second largest plain oval, from the Layering Ovals dies. I used the Stampin’ Write markers in Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple green, then went around the designs with my Smokey Slate Stampin Write Marker. You can use the Stampin Blend if you don’t have the Neutral set of Stampin Write markers. Wink of Stella on the flowers and leaves, finished it off quite nicely. I cut out the black with the largest scalloped oval of the Layering Ovals

On the banners, I used “Thank You” and “You are simply the best” from the Varied Vases stamp set, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.


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Have you been on the fence about becoming a Stampin Up! demonstrator?

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $40 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $14 coupon code the following month.

The bonus at initial sign up allows new demonstrators to pick $40 more than usual. They will pay $135 to sign up and choose $205 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in their Starter Kit.

Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up. You will have until October 31st to redeem these bonus coupons.

Contact me for more information or to guide you through the signing up process.

Evening visitors

Every evening around 7 or so we have a little guest. There are two different critters, one is a recent mother and the other, we call stumpy because the end of his tail has been cropped by something.

No wonder our feeders are empty all the time.

Glen commented, the other day, how our humming bird feeders were emptied almost every day. Well, the nursing mother was caught drinking the sugary syrup, but I wasn’t fast enough with the camera. Mystery solved.

Over The Moon

A fellow Demonstrator, Julie Gilson of Stampin’ Gala, created this card, and I was instantly smitten. I chose not to change it up, as I thought it was perfect the way it is. You can find the link at her site http://www.stampingala.com, and she also has a “how to” video on YouTube.

Card Base – Smoky Slate, 4-1/4 X 9-3/4, score 4-1/4
Powder Pink – 4 X 4
Whisper White – 3-3/4 X 3-3/4, stamp several “spots” from the Love What You Do stamp set. then emboss with the Subtle EF
Smoky Slate, 1-1/2 X 10-1/2, score at 5-1/4. (Half of this strip is on the inside of the card.)
Powder Pink, 1-3/8 X 5-1/8, 3 X 3 – scalloped circle
Powder Pink DSP, 1-1/4 X 5
Basic Gray, 3 X 3 – smaller scalloped circle
Whisper White, 3 X 3, stamp the cow image, color with Stampin’ Blends markers, Stitched
Shapes Framelits Dies


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