Happy Birthday to My Elegant Cards – it’s three today. Actually it’s my birthday too – I always take the day off work for my birthday and three years ago, I decided that what I wanted to do with the morning was start a blog. So I did. And here we are three years later. I wanted to celebrate with some blog candy to thank you for following and reading my blog.
It’s still summer but it’s been getting a little chilly lately so the stamp set seemed quite perfect. And with Halloween coming, the pumpkin pie cotton ribbon seemed like a good choice. There’s some Floral Boutique designer washi tape and some not quite released Season of Glitz Mini Gift bows – they are adorable, just 1 1/4 inches across and in three colours. They come in a package of 45 but I’ve just included 6 here. I was looking for something to put them in and found the container of last year’s mini jingle bells so I put the bows on top, perfect fit. Here’s a close look at the lower part of the blog candy
Just leave me a comment telling me which of the new incolors is your favourite by the end of Wednesday and I’ll randomly draw a winner. Sorry – this is only open to US residents.
Click on the buttons below to join my team, shop or learn how to earn free stamp sets and bundles. This month’s host code is ZWHGFAYW. It’s also above the Shop Now tab in the menu on the left. Just copy and paste it or type it into the box at the bottom of your order where it says HOST CODE and then click apply.
Are you missing the bonus days coupons promotion that went on last month? Well I’ve got the answer for you. I’ve got a lot of retired stamps and bundles and not enough room on the bookcase where they live. So I decided to replace my previous customer loyalty program with a new one where I’m giving away free my retired product. The pages are over there on the left, but the links are also included below.
When you spend $50 (before tax and shipping) in my online store and use the current host code (above the shop now button over on the left), you can select a free stamp set (US only)
When you spend $75 (before tax and shipping) in my online store and use the current host code (above the shop now button over on the left), you can select a free bundle (US only).
If you spend less than $50, I’ll still send you 5 handmade cards along with a thank you card.
Obviously you can’t use the same order to apply twice for free product.
Here’s a couple of examples: Spend $50 and select a free stamp set, spend $100 and select 2 free stamp sets or spend $125 and select a free bundle and a free stamp set.
Once you have placed a qualifying order in my online store, (don’t forget the host code) just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me which stamp set(s) and or bundle(s) that you would like me to send to you. Also include a second choice because I only have one of each item and it’s possible that a previous customer has already snapped up what you wanted. Or feel free to email to check that what you want is still available and I’ll reserve it for you.
I’m only part way though updating the lists and photos of the product, so check back frequently.
There’s a fantastic joining offer going on right now, it really is Christmas in July!
There’s the usual really great deal whereby you select $125 worth of product for just $99 with free shipping. But on top of that, during July Stampin’ Up! adds an Essentials Kit automatically. It contains:
2 D blocks
This is an added value of $52 but as if this isn’t enough, they are ALSO adding a set that is only on pre-order currently for demonstrators, Carols for Christmas ($20 value). So that’s actually $197 of product for $99 with free shipping (the shipping on $197 would be $19.70) plus supplies in case you want to build a business. Here’s the stamp set:
I welcome business builders or hobbiests – I started this because I wanted a discount on my hobby. Once you join, you get an instant 20% discount with the ability to push that to 25% quite easily. And as long as you stay in good standing ($300 of sales per quarter where sales to yourself count), you continue to get your discount. If you don’t want to continue, just stop. It’s that easy. No issues. The first partial quarter doesn’t count, so joining now would mean that you have until the end of the year to get your sales to $300.
Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, clickhere.
I’ve been having a fun day playing with some of the product that arrived a few days ago – as you saw, it was a large box! And I was having so much fun, that I forgot to write a blog post until now! So here’s one I made this morning using the More Than Chocolate stamp set. A reminder of my box…
The mini dimensionals are awesome – they are perfect for putting on the paper pierce tool and just nudging under the edge of a already popped up sentiment to give a little more sturdiness. And I love the fresh fig 1/8 inch sheer ribbon that you can see in the box. As you can see from the card that I’m sharing.
I used fresh fig for the chocolate box and the sentiment – and it’s a great sentiment. And so true! And then I decided to go for monochromatic chocolates – just stamped in early espresso and left the decorative swirls on the top for another time. I really like how clean this makes it and it meant that I could add a bow in the new fresh fig ribbon without the card being overpowered. This is a really fun set – I just started adding chocolates at random, filling in the spaces as I went. My first play had the chocolates too regimented, I much prefer this irregular look.
I matted the very vanilla with a piece of early espresso just 1/8 inch large so there’s teeny tiny border which mimics the thickness of the chocolate box and left a wide border showing of the fresh fig card base.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is NJ99GP9Q (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the fresh fig 1/8” sheer ribbon. Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, clickhere.
Here’s another fun stamp set that’s now on the low inventory list – Pineapple. It’s a really fun, huge stamp which can be great for welcoming people or showing gratitude. Here are some of the cards that I’ve made with it. Click on the photos to go to the original posts.
Here was a first look at last year’s in colors
and a last look at out going ones
Here I discovered that always artichoke was a good substitute for the retired mossy meadow
When doing the pineapple in 2 colours, it was definitely a lot easier to plan something over the join – a banner or ribbon. With the curve between the fruit and the stalks (seen easily in the first card) you can see that it’s hard to get a perfect color change. Covering it up makes it a lot easier!
I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 7UYN7HEJ (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.