Retired But Loved

You know how I love to make cards to coordinate with a gift.  Well, if I can, I also like to make my thank you notes reflect the gift I received. I had to pull a couple of retired stamp sets off the shelf for today’s cards.

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I received this gorgeous orchid from the office staff at school.  This beauty has a place of honor on the table in my foyer so everyone who comes through my front door is guaranteed to see it!  I don’t have a green thumb so the pressure is on to keep it alive!

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I wanted to use the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set (retired)  for the orchid and Sweet Sugarplum for my card base.

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I stamped the orchid on a piece of 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 Shimmery White. This is my go to paper for watercolor projects. I colored the flower with the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen. It is so quick and easy to do!! I love the new Glimmer Paper that I got for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  I cut a 2 3/8 x 4 5/8 piece of Sweet Sugarplum to mat the stamped image. I made a bow from some Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon (retired from the Holiday catalog) which matched perfectly with the Glimmer Paper. I cut a Delicate White Doily in half and adhered it behind the layered piece. The sentiment from Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I made one for each of the them and colored the envelopes to match.

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My friend Caroline brought me a basket with dinner and flowers. She is such a great cook! I wasn’t feeling my best that day and her thoughtfulness really cheered me up!

Caroline often buys cards from me and she really likes the watercolor ones so I knew I wanted to watercolor her thank you note.

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This card is a remake of one I made several years ago that I found on Pinterest.   I used the Love is Kindness Stamp Set (retired) because it had some beautiful tulips just like the flowers. I stamped the image on Shimmery White cardstock with Momento Black ink and colored it with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen.  I cut it out with an Oval Framelit and adhered it to the Delicate White Doily. The sentiment is from Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set.  I used Basic Black Bakers Twine to make a bow and attached it with a glue dot. My card base is Smoky Slate with another layer of Smoky Slate that measures 4 x 5 1/4. I adhered both the layered panel and the stamped layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The inside sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set. I love to stamp the inside of my card as well as my envelope to match.

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I still have several more thank you cards to make! I hope you will check back tomorrow to see what I made to go with the Edible Arrangement I received. I photographed all the Swap Cards today and hope to swap and send them out this week.  I’ll wait to make sure everyone receives their card before I showcase the cards on my blog.  You are in for a real treat!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21 (One of the new products is the Glimmer Paper I used on my orchid card)!

Click HERE to Shop. Use the February Hostess code  K3VM6YBW when placing your online order to receive my Just Stampin’ Card Buffet Kit with an online order of $50 or more. Click HERE for more information.

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Watercolor Pencils Update and more

Here is the latest news I received from Stampin’ Up! regarding the watercolor pencils…

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We have experienced a very high demand for our Watercolor Pencils and are working as quickly as we can to replenish this item. A shipment has arrived in Salt Lake City which will enable us to fill all backorders within the next day or two. At that time we will also be able to accept orders for a period of time (depending on demand).

We have placed additional orders for this item and should hear back on shipping schedules when our suppliers return next Monday from celebrating Chinese New Year; however, due to the holiday and the brief interruption of service, there is a high likelihood that this item will temporarily return to backorder or not-orderable status.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know as soon as more information becomes available.

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If you want these (Trust me, you want these!!!)  I suggest you ORDER NOW before they become not-orderable again!  I have showcased these on my blog HEREHERE and HERE.
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Here’s the deal: for every $50  you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

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Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Click HERE for more information about me and our wonderful team of stampers!

 

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3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin On Sale During Sale-a-bration!!

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If your order is less than $150, use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out and I will send you a card kit as my thanks for shopping with me! Click HERE to shop.

Check back tomorrow for a fun new item in my alphabet series…What do you think I’ll be showcasing for X?

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

W is for Watercolor Pencils

Welcome to my alphabet series showcasing some of the new products in the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.Today I am showcasing the Watercolor Pencils. This is my favorite new item in the Occasions catalog!  I was so excited when I saw them featured on page 24 and couldn’t wait to get my hands on these! I shared previously a couple of projects I made using these.  You can see those projects HERE or HERE .  For this sweet Valentine card I used the watercolor pencils with the blender pen to color a heart cut from a piece of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  You can get this paper for Free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 4 – March 31).

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My card base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Sending Love Paper Stack in the Occasions catalog. It is cut at 4 x 2 1/2.  I cut another piece at 2 1/4 x 6 to line the back of the envelope.

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The inside panel is a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 red cardstock.  I used the heart framelits (retired) to cut the 4 different sized hearts but you could do the same thing with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits (I wish I had those!!!). I used the Sealed with Love Stamp Set to stamp the sentiments in real red ink. I popped the watercolored layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and tucked the smaller heart behind. I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to the flowers and a white organza bow on top of the heart. This Valentine is ready to send!

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In case you missed the video showcasing all the wonderful ways you can use these watercolor pencils you can watch it here.

These watercolor pencils have been so popular that they are currently out of stock! Oh no! Stampin’ Up! is expecting to get a large shipment in mid February. I love the way these pencils are Stampin’ Up! colors so they coordinate with our other products!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

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You can purchase the products used the make today’s project in my online store. Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend January 4 – March 31. Use the February hostess code K3VM6YBW when you check out and I will send you a card kit as my thanks for shopping with me! Click HERE to shop.

3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin On Sale During Sale-a-bration!!

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