2021 SAB Aug-Sep

Peaceful Prints Christmas

It is Thursday which means it is time to show you what I made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge and one I thought would be perfect to use the Peaceful Prints DSP.  The Peaceful Prints DSP is a  Sale-A-Bration choice which  means it is free with a qualifying order ( in the US that is a purchase of $50 before shipping & tax).  There are more choices that can be seen here.  The Peaceful Prints DSP is a lovely pack of paper and a great accompaniment  if you have the Peaceful Deer bundle (J-D catalog).  

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Here's what I made using the sketch.

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The diagonal stripe paper is  from the Peaceful Prints DSP.  Sahara Sand is one of the colors I do not use very much and I always wonder why I don't.  It is kind of a chameleon of a color and I need to use it more.  Do you use Sahara Sand and what are your favorite color combinations using it?

I used one of the Wintry 3D embossing folders to emboss the Basie White piece.  There are 2 folders, one a snowflake design and the other a pine branch both are lovely.  

The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember set.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed using white embossing powder on Sahara Sand CS.  

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To finish off the front of the card I added Red Rhinestones for a little shine and sparkle. If I use a patterned paper on the front of the card, I like to add a strip to the inside.  I also stamped another sentiment from the Christmas to Remember set. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this sketch.

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Whimsy and Wonder Tutorial!  13 tutorials featuring the products in the Whimsy & Wonder Suite for just $15 or receive it FREE with a $50 (before shipping & tax) online order using my Host Code A9GTDA44.  Shop with me online HERE.

 


ICS Blog Hop...Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share blog hop!  The Inspire Create Share blog hop goes live is on the second Tuesday of the month.  This month the theme for the hop is Sale-A-Bration.  This year Stampin' Up! changed from one Sale-A-Bration period  that lasted 3 months to two Sale-A-Brations that lasts 2 months each.  The first Sale-A-Bration period was January-February and the second and current Sale-A-Bration is August-September.

What is so special about Sale-A-Bration?  During Sale-A-Bration when your order (before shipping and tax) reaches a certainly levels ($50 or $100 in the US) you can choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Hop along with us and see lots of ideas of ways to use the Sale-A-Bration offerings.

Counting Sheep is one of the super fun stamp sets  that is available during Sale-A-Bration.  There are even Sheep Dies that coordinate with this stamp set available as a Sale-A-Bration choice!  

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Hope this card made you smile!  It was fun to make.  Frolicking sheep with balloons and party hats, what's not to like?  The grass was textured using the Stitched Greenery die  and the edge created by using the Basic Borders die.

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This is an easy fold to make and it is a fun one to use to create a scene.  Here are the basic measurements.

Card Base: 5" x 8" scored at 2", 4-1/2", 6-1/4".   The only thing you want to keep in mind is the height of the card cannot exceed  4-1/4" if you want it to fit in an A-2 envelope.  

While I was playing around with this fold I decided to make another card using another Sale-A-Bration choice.

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The Penguin Playmates 12" x 12" DSP is another fun Sale-A-Bration choice.  All the animals were fussy cut from the DSP.  So many cute penguins, foxes, and bears can be found on the DSP.   I used the same cutting and scoring measurements for this card.

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There is only a couple of weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so don't miss out on all the great products!

Now it is time to check out what Debbi Green has created for you!

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Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the Hop!

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Don't miss out on the Stamp of the Month Projects To Go! 

Do you like having all the cardstock and DSP cut and scored for you? Do you like tutorials to help you create the cards?  Do you like a mix of cards and   3-D projects?  If you answered yes, then the Stamp of the Month Projects To Go might be perfect for you.

When you place an online order of $40 or more, using the Host Code 66Z9UMFU I will send you 4 tutorials featuring our Stamp of the Month (Nature's Harvest)  You also receive the cardstock &  DSP cut and scored for you.  You will need the Nature's Harvest stamp set since I cannot include stamped images.  Also not included but used in the Stamp of the Month Projects To Go: adhesives, ink (Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Black Stazon,  Early Espresso pad, Bumblebee pad), Watercolor Pencils asst 1, Blending Brush or sponge, Water Painter or paint brush, and a blender pen).

To qualify for the Stamp of the Month Projects To Go, your online order must be placed by September 15 using the Host Code 66Z9UMFU.  The projects and tutorials will be sent by September 22.  

 


Delicate Dahlias Hello

I think it is safe to say that the Delicate Dahlias stamp set is one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration products. This is a 2 step stamp set.  The bold image is a Distinktive stamp and it colors the dahlia so beautifully with lots of shading and details.

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This card was made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge, #CCMC680.  The challenge this week is a color challenge using Fresh Freesia, Misty Moonlight, and Just Jade.

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I used the Hello embossing folder from the Thanks & Hello folders.  There are 2 folders, one that has Thank you in different languages and the other Hello in different languages.  The folder are 6-1/4" x 3-3/8".   I used the Hello folder to emboss the Fresh Freesia CS.  The flowers were stamped with a Misty Moonlight outline and Fresh Freesia for the coloring.  All the flowers and leaves were fussy cut.  The centers of the flowers are rhinestones colored with Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends.  The cute Just Jade gingham ribbon is from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.  The little dotted paper is from the Penguin Playmates DSP, another Sale-A-Bration choice.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out what I made for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

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Join me and 12 talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
 
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes.
  • Make and Takes* for 13 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating.
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!

*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not part of  your bundle.

*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.

*Your kit will include card stock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting. 

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!

Registration is now open and ENDS September 5th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 9th. 
 
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my online store ( use Host Code GECFPUU7) and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $80.25 or an equivalent amount of product $80.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order.  Use of the Host Code GECFPUU7 will let me know you are registering for the Whimsy and Wonder stamp camp.

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The September stamp of the month is Nature’s Harvest (pg 54-56 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Nature’s Harvest stamp set and the Harvest Dies aka the bundle (156813).  Having the Harvest Dies will make it easier to complete the projects but not necessary for the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the cardstock,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards and a box to hold your cards).  Watercolor pencils (asst 1), Early Espresso ink pad,  Bumblebee ink pad, Stazon ink pad, Tuxedo Black Memento pad, Blending Brush or sponge, Water Painter or paintbrush, and a Blender pen were also used on the projects. These items and adhesives are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code 66Z9UMFU on my online store-place link here  before the15th of the month.  Your project kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.    

Questions ? Please contact me  at  sharon@astheinkdries.com

 


Sale-A-Bration Penguin Playmates Shadowbox Card

One of the cutest packs of paper in the Sale-A-Bration catalog is Penguin Playmates DSP 12" x 12".  This adorable pack of paper coordinates with the Penguin Place bundle in the July-Dec Mini Catalog and can be earned FREE with a qualifying order of $50 US (before shipping and tax).  

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These 2 penguin cuties were punched out from the DSP using the Penguin Builder Punch.  The little hat and bow were stamped using the Penguin Place stamp set and then fussy cut out.  The striped background is also from the Penguin Playmates DSP.

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Inside is the shadow box featuring more cute critters cut from the Penguin Playmates DSP.  The die cut snowflakes are from the  So Many Snowflakes dies.  The cute sentiment is from the Classic Cloche stamp set.

The beauty of this card is that it does lay flat and can be mailed in an A-2 envelope.
Basic Measurements

Just Jade card base: 4-1/2" x 11" scored at4-1/2", 5-1/2", 10", 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" scored at 1', 5-1/2"

Whisper White: 4-1/4" x  5-1/2" scored at 1/2", 5"

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to sign up for my newsletter (sign up form on the right) to keep informed on all that is going on!

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WHimsy & Wonder

Join me and 12 talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
 
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes.
  • Make and Takes* for 13 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating.
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!

*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not part of  your bundle.

*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.

*Your kit will include card stock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting. 

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!

Registration is now open and ENDS September 5th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 9th. 
 
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my online store ( use Host Code GECFPUU7) and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $80.25 or an equivalent amount of product $80.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already got the suite. Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order.  Use of the Host Code GECFPUU7 will let me know you are registering for the Whimsy and Wonder stamp camp.

 


Christmas Cheer Dies & Peaceful Prints

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week we have a sketch challenge.  

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I knew I wanted to use the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  Love the patterns on this pack of paper and the price is amazing! This pack of 12" x 12" paper is part of Sale-A-Bration which means it is free with a qualifying purchase of $50 (US).  

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Don't you just love the Cherry Cobbler and black plaid with snowflakes!  Love this design, wouldn't it make an amazing , cozy flannel shirt?  The whole pack of paper has that feel and is a great choice from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  

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In addition to the Peaceful Prints DSP I used the Words of Cheer bundle.  The "happy" die is the best.  It is beautiful all by itself.  You can also add on the foliage outline and change how it looks.  This is going to sound silly but I just realized I could use the outline happy by itself.  Very versatile and love the hand lettered look.

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I added a few rhinestones to the snowflake and label.  Easy and simple card and a great way to use your DSP.  The pieces I used are 1-1/2" wide and 4-1/2" long.  You could make a lot of cards from a pack of Peaceful Prints DSP!

Thank you for stopping by!  Remember to look below the signatures for some announcements of what I am currently offering. 

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Whimsy&Wonder

Join me and 12 talented friends from the International Creativity Abounds Design Team on September 17 and 18 for our second stamp camp.  This stamp camp will be  featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite!
 
About this Event
Are you ready for 13 amazing projects featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Suite?
Your Whimsy & Wonder Stamp Camp includes:

  • The Whimsy & Wonder Product Collection - includes the Whimsy & Wonder Bundle (stamp set and dies), Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon and Wonderful Snowflakes.
  • Make and Takes* for 13 projects and an awesome PDF for you to follow along while creating.
  • YouTube videos for each of the projects for your reference
  • Access to an exclusive FB group where additional LIVE presentations will be held during the 2 days weekend (you can watch later, as well)!

*Card stock will be prepped and ready for you with any of the die-cutting done that is not part of  your bundle.

*You will provide your own ink and adhesive and will use the Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Snowflakes from your purchased suite.

*Your kit will include card stock for you to stamp on, but you will do the die cutting. 

I hope you join in the fun with us! This is such a beautiful product suite and you are going to love how versatile it is!

Registration is now open and ENDS September 5th and the Make-n-Take kit is estimated to ship by September 9th. 
 
How do you register for the event?
Simply head to my Online Store and purchase the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (Item 156276 - $80.25 or an equivalent amount of product $80.25 before shipping and taxes) if you’ve already have the suite. Use must use the Host Code GECFPUU7.  The use of this Host Code will notify me that you have registered for the stamp camp.  Note:  You need the suite to complete the make and takes!  You will earn a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice (Level 1) with your order.


Simple Sunday-Penguin Place

I have a couple of quick and easy cards using the adorable Penguin Place bundle to share with you today.  This stamp set is so cute and really it doesn't take much to create adorable cards.

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First up is this sweet thank you card.  Yes, this bundle is not just for Christmas.  I used the Picture This die and placed patterns from the Penguin Playmates DSP  which is a Sale-A-Bration choice, behind the openings.  During Sale-A-Bration (August & September 2021) when you place a $50 (US) (before shipping & tax)  order you, qualify to chose a gift from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  I also used the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, another Sale-A-Bration choice, behind the sentiments.  

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This is quick and cute and a great way to use  those DSP scraps.

I had this idea that the penguins would be cute as a banner, which is how this card came about.  I used the slope image as the banner string and hung a trio of penguins.

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Isn't the black and white gingham ribbon beautiful?  I love it and it is easy to tie which is how i was able to make those little bows.  

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Simple and cute.  It is hard not to be merry when you these penguins.

I wanted to also remind you that you have just one more week to sign up for the Stamp of the Month Projects...To Go.  Here's all the information about this new program I am offering.

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August 2021 Stamp of the Month Projects… To Go!

This month the stamp of the month is Penguin Place (pg 33 of the Mini Catalog). The To Go projects use both the Penguin Place stamp set and the Penguin Builder punch aka Penguin Place bundle (156789).  Having the Penguin Builder punch will make it easier to complete the projects. What comes in your To Go kit?  All the paper,  DSP, embellishments and a link to the tutorials to make your projects (3 cards and a treat box).  The Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad  (132708), Just Jade pad (153115), Calypso Coral pad (122925) were also used on the projects. Inks and adhesive are not included with the To Go projects. 

To register all you need to do is place an order for $40 using the Host Code QCHS4QTM on my online store  on or before the15th of the month.  Your kit will be mailed  to you on or before the 22nd of the month.  The Host Code is how I will know you want the Stamp of the Month Projects to go. You will need the stamp set to complete the projects.  The punch is optional but be prepared to do some fussy cutting if you do not order the punch.  I would also recommend adding $10 more to your order so you will also qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice.  Penguin Playmates 12” x 12” DSP- FREE with a $50 order (158420) coordinates with the Penguin Place bundle and is simply adorable.                          .

Tutorial only option- If you do not want the To Go project kits or live outside of the US, you can order just  the tutorials for $15 for the 4 projects.     

Questions ? Please contact me  at  sharon@astheinkdries.com.                      .