Thoughtful Leafy Greetings

Create some thoughtful leafy greetings with the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  It’s perfect for thoughtful and sentimental cards created for those you love.  This Spring has been anything but ordinary so give them an out of the ordinary card from your heart.

All images © 1990-2020 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
· Stamps: Rooted In Nature (148217)
· Cardstock: Mossy Meadow (133676) Crumb Cake (120953) Copper Foil Sheets (142020)
· Ink: Mossy Meadow(147111)
· Tools & Accessories: Paper Trimmer (152392) Paper Snips (103579) Stitched Rectan-gle Dies (148551) Magnolia Lane Combo Pack (149485) Leaves Trinkets (146343)
· Designer Paper: Peaceful Poppies DSP ( 151324)
· Misc: Liquid Glue (110755) Dimensionals (104430) Bone Folder (102300) Mini Glue Dots (103954)

Measurements:
· Card Base: Mossy Meadow cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
· Cardstock #2: Crumb Cake cut at 4 X 5-1/4 and 4 x 5 for die cut piece
· Cardstock #3 Accent Strip: Mossy Meadow cut at 1 x 5.
· Cardstock #4 Accent Strip: Copper Foil cut at 1/2 x 5.
· Designer Paper: 3-3/4 X 5 of fern/leaf pattern. Cut in half at 1 7/8.
· Twine: Approx. 24” long

Instructions:

· Fold Mossy Meadow card base in half and burnish using the bone folder.
· Adhere 4 x 5-1/4 Crumb Cake layer over top of card front with the liquid glue.
· Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on the 4 x 5 piece of Crumb Cake and die cut with the 3 1/2 x 2-1/4 stitched rectangle. *Position the die where the stamped image is more toward the right as shown.
· Ink leaf stamp in Mossy Meadow and stamp off on scratch paper before stamping on top and bottom of die cut piece as shown.
· Wrap twine around left side of die cut piece twice and tie in a bow.
· Adhere Leaves Trinket in copper with a glue dot under the knot of the bow. Set this sentiment piece aside.
· Cut designer paper in half at 1 7/8. Flip one piece over to show the linen print side.
· Stamp the same leaves as used on the sentiment piece on top and bottom of the linen print strip. *Do not stamp off.
· Adhere the stamped linen strip and the leaf/fern strip as shown over the Crumb Cake that you adhered to the card base layer. You may have to overlap one strip over the other down the center so that you leave a Crumb Cake border around all sides.
· Adhere the Mossy Meadow strip then the Copper Foil strip down the center of the de-signer paper strips as shown.
· Attach the sentiment piece at an angle with Stampin’ Dimensionals as shown.
· Finish the inside of card as desired and put it in the mail to brighten someone’s day!

Great Product Choices

There are really some great product choices in the Clearance Rack in my online store. As we anticipate the arrival of the new annual catalog, you can shop the Clearance Rack and the current annual catalog for anything you may want to pick up before it’s gone.  Who doesn’t love a sale?  Remember, all products on the Clearance Rack are only available while supplies last so if you see something like, grab it.      

It’s always great when you can save money, right?  If you want to always catch the best deal, visit the  Clearance Rack.  The products do change every so often and some weeks it even gets a complete overhaul.  You never know what you can find when you pop in there. 

Below are a few of my favorite products currently available in Clearance Rack. 

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit

Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder

Sip and Celebrate Dies

Remember that, these products are only while supplies last.  So when they are gone, they are gone.  You can also shop for some of the discounted Last Chance Items and really get some deals.  You really can’t beat the great product choices.
Enjoy!

 Happy Shopping!

Seriously Thank You

Those we love are always there for us.  When times like these happen, people shine through and help each other out.  No matter what, we always know who we can count on.  So who can you count on today?  You can say thank you every day, but just once you may have to say seriously thank you.  This card was created with the Ornate Garden bundle.  It’s still available through the end of this month. 

All images © 1990-2020 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
· Stamp Sets – Ornate Thanks (149471); Ornate Style (152572)
· Card Stock (CS) – Early Espresso (119686); Whisper White (100730); Whisper White Thick (140272)
· Ink Pads – Early Espresso (147114); Mint Macaron (147106)
· Misc. – Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (152488); Gilded Gems (152478); Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (144045); Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (147278); So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (149557); Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Marker Combo (147283); Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Marker (146875); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Bone Folder (102300); Paper Trimmer (152392)

Measurements:
· Early Espresso CS: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”; layer 3-1/8” x 4-1/2”
· Whisper White CS: 4” x 5-1/4”; layer 3” x 4-3/8”
· Whisper White Thick CS: 1-3/4” x ½”
· DSP: 4” x 5-1/2”; 4” x ½”

Instructions:

1. Burnish the fold in the Early Espresso card base using a Bone Folder.
2. Glue the DSP layer onto the front of the card base.
3. Glue the strip of DSP onto the bottom edge of the 4” x 5-1/2” Whisper White CS.
4. Stamp the large flower image from the Ornate Style stamp set in Early Espresso ink onto the 3” x 4-3/8” Whisper White CS layer.
5. Color the image using the Stampin’ Blends Markers (one large flower in Calypso Coral with So Saffron center, one large flower in Flirty Flamingo, 2 flowers in So Saffron with Soft Suede centers, smallest flowers left white with So Saffron centers, leaves in Mint Macaron.)
6. Glue the colored layer onto the Early Espresso CS layer.
7. Glue the Early Espresso CS layer onto the DSP layer.
8. Stamp “Seriously,” in Early Espresso ink onto the Whisper White Thick CS, then adhere it onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
9. Apply 3 Gilded Gems onto the colored layer.
10. Stamp the first two sentiments (“just wanted to say” and “from the bottom of my heart”) in Early Espresso ink onto the 4” x 5-1/2” Whisper White CS.
11. Stamp “THANK YOU” in Mint Macaron ink just below the first two sentiments, then glue the piece onto the inside of the card base.  Then tell them seriously thank you

 

Year Ending Opportunity

Woo hoo! The list of LAST CHANCE products retiring from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog and seasonal January to June catalog was just released today! Some are discounted! Click the image below or HERE to go directly to the last-chance section of my online store. This is a great year ending opportunity.

  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 2.
  • Due to high demand, retiring stamp sets will have guaranteed availability until May 15, 2020; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.

If you see the Stampin’ Blends Markers on the retiring list, don’t panic.  They are going to return with new item numbers in combo packs instead of singles.  If you would like the single pens, order what you need before June 2nd or while supplies last.  Once they are gone, you won’t be able to get them.   However, we do have a good supply so until the inventory is sold out, they will be available for purchase. 

Please note that beginning 3 June, Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends Markers will be sold exclusively in a combo pack (though they may arrive in separate packaging until our single marker inventory is depleted). The Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter will be the only Stampin’ Blends Marker sold individually starting with the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog.

 

If you like PDF’s I have one for each catalog:

Items retiring from the annual catalog are listed HERE.
Items retiring from the January to June mini catalog are listed HERE.

Holiday “last chance” items are in a different department. Look for the Holiday Favorites category or click HEREDon’t miss your year ending opportunity. 

Happy shopping!

Reaching Out Today

Reaching out today is so important with what is going on around the world.  It’s times like these that send a card with positive thoughts can mean more than anything.  Just being able to get a card in our mailbox can put a smile on anyone’s face and turn an otherwise dreary day into a positive one. 

All images © 1990-2020 Stampin’ Up!

Supply:
• Stamp Sets: Positive Thoughts (151490)
Card Stock: Purple Posy ((150881), Whisper White Thick (140272), Soft Sea Foam (146988),
Highland Heather (146986)
Stamp Pads: Gorgeous Grape (147099), Soft Sea foam (147102)
Misc: Nature’s Thoughts Dies(153586); Noble Peacock Rhinestones (149494), Gorgeous Grape1/4” Mini Striped Ribbon (146940); In Color 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (purple posy) (149617), Dimensionals (104430); Snail Adhesive (104332); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurement:
• Purple Posy: 5 ½” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 ¼”,
• Whisper White Thick: 4” x 5 ¼” – cut two
• Highland Heather: 3” x 2”
• Soft Sea Foam:4” x 3”
• Purple Posy DSP: 2” x 4”

Instructions:

1. Use the large rectangular die to cut the white panel for card front.
2. Use the feather die with Highland Heather cardstock to cut a feather.
3. Stamp the “fern” image with Soft Sea Foam ink onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock and cut out shape with coordinating die.
4. Stamp the butterfly and words with Gorgeous Grape ink onto white panel.
5. Use Snail Adhesive to adhere the Purple Posy DSP to the left side of the card front.
6. Attach die cut white panel to card front with dimensionals.
7. Use Snail Adhesive just on the bottom of feather, positioning as shown in photo.
8. Use dimensionals to adhere the fern.
9. Adhere the 4” x5 ¼” panel to inside of card – stamp a greeting or image as desired.
10. Tie a small strip of ribbon into a knot and attach with glue dot.
11. To finish the card, add three Noble Peacock Rhinestones to card front and try your hand at reaching out today to someone special.