Country Home Hello – Card Swap

Welcome back to a new week, friends, I hope your weekend was grand! Last month, I participated in my demonstrator group’s “Pre-Order Holiday Catalog Card Swap”.

Over the course of five weeks, I am going to be sharing with you the swap cards that I received back.  Today I will kick it off with my swap that I made. My card is CASED from page 42 of the Holiday Catalog featuring the Country Lane Suite found on pages 42-43 of the Holiday Catalog. I kicked it up a few notches by adding a Crumb Cake cardstock base, Galvanized Clip, and the 3/16″ Braided Linen Thread.

Happy Birthday Paul!

I saw this card over a year ago and I finally got around to making one for my hubby’s birthday, which is tomorrow.  This is called a Concertina Card and the original idea is from Julie Japes.  Click here to see her video and more information about how to make this card.

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Here are close up photos of the panels.

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Ok, so now the box to hold this awesome little card in.  My card stock measures 7-1/2″ square.  Using the Envelope Punch Board, the first score mark is 2-5/8″ and the second it at 4-1/8″.  As you can see int he photo below, you want to use the “wide” edge for your cuts (removing the top tabs and creating slits in the bottom).  Fold up and you have a freakin’ awesome little box.

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Here the box is made and it is ready to hold the card.  I added a Velcro dot to hold the flap down.

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Please note that the Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are no longer available as there weer some quality issues with them.  Stampin’ Up! knows that these items were very popular and they are looking into another solution.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
131344 Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set $14.95
130622 Label Love Stamp Set $17.95
133666 Metro Type Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set $25.95
130426 Sketched Birthday Stamp Set $17.95
137553 Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $13.95
131197 Bermuda Bay Cardstock $6.95
100867 Night of Navy Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
132622 Gold Foil Sheets $3.95
137783 Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131171 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131173 Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126970 Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
n/a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers ***
n/a Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers ***
n/a Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers ***
n/a Smoky Slate Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers ***
n/a Skin Tone Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers ***
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
138634 Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (2015 SAB) ***
137414 Bow Builder Punch $16.95
133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
130920 Artisan Label Punch $15.95
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $16.95
133782 2″ Circle Punch $16.95
122361 Petite Pennants Builder Punch $16.95
*** This item is no longer available.

A Happy Thing – Take 4

Two week’s ago I had a second job interview and I didn’t know that I would be meeting with all four of the company executives, so once again this was a rush thank you card CASEd from Pinterst, and the creator is Laura Mackie.  The company I interviewed with is for a fruit growing operation and I thought it would be very fitting to use the A Happy Thing stamp set.  This stamp set is offered as one of many products that you can get for FREE.  It’s simple – one free product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping).

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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139143 Lotus Blossom Stamp Set (2015 SAB) *
139134 A Happy Thing Stamp Set (2015 SAB) *
119683 Daffodil Delight Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
130998 Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
133624 Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine $2.95
130031 Neutrals Designer Buttons $7.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
120906 2-1/2″ Circle Punch $16.95
135346 Project Life Corner Punch $7.95
101610 Stamping Sponges $3.50
132657 Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95
137365 Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
* This is now being offered during SAB, you can earn it for FREE when you place a $50 order.

A Happy Thing – Take 3

Last week I had a second job interview and wanted to make some unique thank you cards.  I needed to make them quick as the interviews were the next day.  These cards are CASEd from Pinterst, and the creator is Nancy Gleason.  The company I interviewed with is for a fruit growing operation and I thought it would be very fitting to use the A Happy Thing stamp set.  This stamp set is offered as one of many products that you can get for FREE.  It’s simple – one free product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping).

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Here is a close up of both cards.

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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139143 Lotus Blossom Stamp Set (2015 SAB) *
139134 A Happy Thing Stamp Set (2015 SAB) *
119683 Daffodil Delight Cardstock $6.95
108641 Wild Wasabi Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
130998 Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
133624 Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
132140 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon $7.95
134559 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon $5.95
119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch $15.95
137416 Ornate Tag Topper Punch $22.95
126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat $4.95
* This is now being offered during SAB, you can earn it for FREE when you place a $50 order.

A Happy Thing – take 2

Earlier in the week I had a job interview with several people with a fruit growing operation and I thought it would be very fitting to use the A Happy Thing stamp set.  I shared with you the other day my other unique thank you card that I made.  Remember that this stamp set is offered as one of many products that you can get for FREE.  It’s simple – one free product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping).

 

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A quick note about this card.  I stamped the lemon image several times on the Whisper White cardstock then ran the Hello You Thinlits Die through the Big Shot to create a “peek-a-boo” of the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I wasn’t too thrilled with the look, so I ran a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Hello You Thinlits Die through the Big Shot and fit the “thanks” into the Whisper White piece using some Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Personally, I love how this card turned out and hope that I have inspired you to create something similar.  I did not take a photo of the envelope that I stamped, but it looks just like the other one I did.  Click here to see it.

 

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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139134 A Happy Thing Stamp Set (2015 SAB) *
119683 Daffodil Delight Cardstock $6.95
121045 Basic Black Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
130998 Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
130999 Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
137363 Hello You Thinlits Dies $24.95
* This is now being offered during SAB, you can earn it for FREE when you place a $50 order.

A Happy Thing

The other day I had a job interview and wanted to make a unique thank you card.  The company I interviewed with is for a fruit growing operation and I thought it would be very fitting to use the A Happy Thing stamp set.  This stamp set is offered as one of many products that you can get for FREE.  It’s simple – one free product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping).

 

This card was inspired/CASEd by a gal from the Stampin’ Up! home office that demonstrated it on a live stream broadcast last week.  The live feed was from the Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.  I was supposed to attend but my plans had change unfortunately.  Luckily, I was able to catch a few of the live feeds and while it wasn’t the same as being there in person, it was nice to sort of feel part of the action!

 

Here is the card that I made.  A few things about this card:

  • I used the Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to color the Pearl Basic Jewels.
  • I used the Aqua Painter and Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad to color in (very lightly) the background around the lemons and leaves.
  • The stamped image measures 3″ x 3″ and it is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Here is the envelope, remember never to send a naked envelope!  My customers always get a laugh out of that when I make that announcement during a class.  On the envelope I used the “rock n’ roll” technique to tie the whole lemon/fruit theme together.

 

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139134 A Happy Thing Stamp Set (2015 SAB) *
130538 Four You Stamp Set $11.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
137784 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper $10.95
129399 Tea Lace Paper Doilies $2.95
107301 Whisper White Medium Envelopes $6.50
126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131181 Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
130998 Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
130999 Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
134586 Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine $2.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
103954 Aqua Painter $16.95
* This is now being offered during SAB, you can earn it for FREE when you place a $50 order.

Love Is Kindness

My favorite flowers are tulips, so when I saw this stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, it quickly went onto my wish list.  If you look on page 32 of the Occasion Catalog, I got the idea of wrapping the tulips in newspaper.  Genius, wouldn’t you say?

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Here is the close up of the newspaper wrapped tulips!  I love this small effect, don’t you?

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137131 Love Is Kindness Stamp Set $8.95
111351 Pink Pirouette Cardstock $6.95
120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
133704 Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
129399 Tea Lace Paper Doilies $2.95
132708 Memento Pad $5.95
130999 Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
133625 Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers $11.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
129381 Ovals Collection Framelits $26.95