Bird Banter Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing another card included in my February Thank You and it features the stamp set Bird Banter and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  With a $50 minimum order using my host code, you’ll receive all the materials to make this card along with two additional cards.  Everything will be cut, scored, die cut and ready for you to assemble (you’ll need to provide your own ink, adhesive and stamped images). In addition, I will send you a paper sampler featuring Petal Passion and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  It’s my way of saying thank you for placing an order through me!

Here’s what you’ll receive with your minimum $50 order:

  • A Sale-A-Bration gift – see all the selections here
  • 3 Card Kits
  • A Paper Sampler
  • Bradley Points
  • Handmade Thank You card
  • Handmade Thank You gift

ALL Orders receive a Happy Mail package from me with a handmade thank you card and handmade thank you gift.

Click here to place an order and don’t forget to use the host code 2GWMTTXZ.  If you aren’t sure how to use the host code, click here and I’ll show you how easy it is!

Below are all the products I used to create today’s card. You’ll find all these Stampin’ Up! supplies in my online Stampin’ Up! store by clicking on any of the images.

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  • Thick Whisper White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  5″ x 3-3/4″      scrap for bird and sentiment
  • Real Red:  5-1/4″ x 4″     scrap for scalloped circle
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

Have a wonderful day!

Fast Fuse Sale Begins Tomorrow

EDITED on 2-8-18:  The Fast Fuse sale is over! My apologies to those of you who were unable to purchase any! It ended much earlier than expected as the supply ran out.

Several months ago Stampin’ Up! had a Fast Fuse Sale and all of their stock was depleted before the sale was over.  They promised us another sale and it starts on Thursday!  The sale is planned for five days but it’s while supplies last!!  Purchase one Fast Fuse and receive 2 refills FREE (that’s a $15 value)!!!

Fast Fuse Sale

I’m guessing this sale won’t last five days so please, get your order in as soon as you can once it begins on Thursday! I don’t want you to be disappointed!

Bird Banter Thank You

Bird Banter

Bird Banter is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog! It comes with 5 cute birds, a branch, party hat, heart, balloon and cute sentiments. Because the stamps are photopolymer, which means you can see right through them, it’s easy to get perfect placement of the heart. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the bird and heart but you could easily use colored pencils or Stampin’ Write markers.  I like using the Stampin’ Blends because you can’t see your coloring lines.  That’s a big plus to me! My card also uses Petal Passion Designer Series Paper which is a very popular item in the Occasions catalog.

This card is included in my thank you this month! Place a minimum $50 order using my host code (2GWMTTXZ) and you’ll receive all of the materials to make today’s card along with two other cards and you’ll receive a paper sampler! All of the paper in your kits will already be cut, scored, embossed and die cut.  Pull out your own ink, adhesive and stamp set and you’ll be all set to create!  Don’t have Bird Banter? Purchase it for $17.00 (see supply list below) or substitute with a stamp set of your own. Don’t forget that with every $50 purchase, you can choose a Free Sale-A-Bration gift.

Here’s what you’ll receive with your minimum $50 purchase using the Host Code:

From Stampin’ Up!

  • Your choice of a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift(s)

From Me

  • 3 FREE card kits
  • Paper Sampler pack
  • Handmade Thank You card
  • Handmade Thank You gift
  • Bradley Points

It’s the most fun time of the year to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase! Click here to place your order online!

Below you’ll find all of the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to create today’s card! Click on any of the images and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Lots of Happy Card Kit

I was instantly drawn to the Lots of Happy Card Kit the first time I saw it at On Stage in November. It was one of my first purchases from the Occasions catalog and when it arrived, wow!  I was shocked at how much product was included!  There are card bases, envelopes, vellum leaves, ribbon, four full-sized Watercolor Pencils, a clear block, 7 photopolymer stamps, a Black Archival Stampin’ Spot and so much more. You’ll have enough materials to make 20 different cards.  All you need to provide is adhesive (although it does include Stampin’ Dimensionals). How great is that??

A refill is also available which comes with everything except the stamp set, clear block, ink spot and watercolor pencils (#145605).

This video from Stampin’ Up! shows you exactly what you’ll get in the kit and tips for assembling the cards.  As mentioned in the video, a blender pen (not included in the kit) can be used to make your coloring look more even.

If you’d like to purchase the Lots of Happy Card Kit, click here and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! Online store.

With a $50 purchase, you’ll be able to choose a Sale-A-Bration gift right when you place your order. Use my February Host Code (2GWMTTXZ) and you’ll receive my February Thank You – 3 Card Kits and a Paper Sampler.  You’ll just need to supply ink, adhesive and the Bird Banter stamp set (or something already in your stamp collection). Click here to place your order today!

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Have a great day!

Glitter Queens Blog Hop – Treat Holders

Are you ready for the Treat Holders Glitter Queen Blog Hop?  We have some treat holders that are sure to send you rushing to your crafting area! My project is small and holds a little something for someone special.

I used the beautiful Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper.  Although the paper is on a page in the Occasions Catalog associated with Valentine’s Day, it could really be used for any occasion.

My sentiment comes from Seasonal Chums which is a carryover stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  You can’t find it in a current catalog but it is available here!

I made a video showing how to make these cute little holders and I have to apologize for the abrupt end of the video (although the project is finished when it stops).  Every single problem that you could have while filming, happened.  The final product was about my tenth try and I just went with it.  Sometimes you just have to laugh rather than get upset! So please scroll down to the end of the post for the video and you’ll also find a supply list there as well!

I hope you’ll continue through our hop!  Next up is Davette, who always has the most gorgeous projects!Here’s the list of all the hopping Glitter Queens!

Dawn Griffith

Michelle Veller

Tracy Bradley – You are here!

Davette Strange Miller

Dee Slater

Beth Bolinger

Cheryl Pierce Smith

To purchase any of the products used to make today’s treat holders, simply click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.


Have a wonderful weekend!

New Host Code and Thank You Gift

It’s a brand new month which means a brand new host code and a brand new thank you!

But before I tell you about my February Thank You, I’d like to announce a winner!  Several times throughout January, I announced that anyone who left a comment on my blog would have their name entered in a contest to win some Stampin’ Up! goodies.  The winner is:  Lesa (I don’t have a last name)! Congratulations Lesa! Please email me your address and I’ll send your goodies out to you! (Find the rose on the right hand side of my blog that says Email Me).

February Thank You

Place a minimum $50 order this month using the host code 2GWMTTXZ and I’ll send you all the materials to make the three cards below.  Everything will be all ready for you to create and you’ll just need to supply ink, adhesive and stamped images (per Stampin’ Up!, I cannot send stamped images).  I used the adorable stamp set Bird Banter to create all three cards.  You can purchase the set if you don’t already have it or use what you already own.  Click here to place an order!

In addition, when you place a $50 order, you’ll also receive a Sale-a-Bration gift from Stampin’ Up! Simply add your choice at the bottom of the order form.

As a way to thank everyone who places an order through me at my Stampin’ Up! website, all orders will receive a handmade thank you card and handmade gift.  Happy Mail!

Another Glitter Queens Blog Hop will take place tomorrow!  We will actually post tonight (Thursday) but we work on any broken links that we might have so by the time you visit Friday morning everything should be up and ready! I hope you’ll join us!