Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Blog Hop – Trimming the Town & Poinsettia Petals Suites

Create these projects with the Trimming the Town Suite from Stampin' Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the September 2020 Artisan Blog Hop!

The Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team has so many amazing creations for you to see!  I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs!  This blog hop will feature two Suite Collections from the August – December Mini Catalog:  Trimming the Town Suite | 155105 | $74.25 | Pages 24-26 and Poinsettia Place Suite | 155109 | $94.00 | Pages 14-16

Be sure to check out all 16 blogs as there are so many AMAZING creations using these two beautiful suites. 

 

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Our Adventures Journal with Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop
Our Adventures Journal with Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

OUR ADVENTURES JOURNAL!  This journal really makes the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper shine!  The Designer Series Paper pack really does a fabulous job tying all four of my creations together!  The color palette is one of my favorites.  

The Trimming the Town Suite does not include sentiments, but you have an extremely large selection of Stampin’ Up! sets that pair perfectly.  I used the Playful Alphabet Dies along with the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set to bring this journal to life. 

 

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Wrap the binding of a composition notebook with a 2 1/2 x 10 piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper, adhering with Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Adhere two 7 x 10 pieces of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to the front and back cover with Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Trim the corners to match the curve of the notebook using Paper Snips. 

Cover the seams with Misty Moonlight 1/4″ Twill Ribbon, adhering in place with Tear & Tape Adhesive. 

Adhere Poppy Parade Cardstock to Foam Adhesive Sheets.  Zip through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the Playful Alphabet letters.  Remove the protective backing and adhere to the notebook as shown. 

Stamp the sentiment (Peaceful Moments) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. 

Adhere to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.  Zip through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop with the largest Stitched So Sweetly Die.   Remove the protective backing and adhere to the notebook as shown. 

Use Paper Snips to cut two large and three small pine trees from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.  Adhere to a Foam Adhesive Sheet, then crop with the coordinating Home Together Dies. Remove the protective backing and adhere to the notebook as shown. 

Embellish with All the Trimmings Embellishments. 

Trimming the Town Suite by Stampin' Up! 155105 Order Online 24-7 Stesha Bloodhart

 

TRIMMING THE TOWN SUITE COLLECTION | Item 155105 | $74.25

Capture the feel of a hometown holiday with the whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings in the Trimming the Town Suite Collection.

The Trimming the Town Suite Collection includes:
* Coming Home Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Home Together Dies (10% off)
* Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper
* All the Trimmings Embellishments
* All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack

Product colors: Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

Congratulations on Your New Home using the Coming Home Bundle from Stampin' Up!
Congratulations Trimming the Town Card Stampin Up Products. 2020 Artisan Design Team

It’s not just for the holidays!  The Trimming the Town Suite also works well for a “Congratulations on a New House” card.  I used the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, which has so many options for tiny sentiments! 

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Begin by using a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4.

Adhere a 5 x 2 piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the “congratulations” sentiment as shown with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4 1/8 x 3 piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Adhere to a 4 1/8 x 3 piece of Misty Moonlight and to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp all images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White THICK Cardstock.  Color with Stampin’ Blends: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Seaside Spray,  and a Color Lifter.

Crop with the coordinating Home Together Dies.

Adhere together and to the card as shown with Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Warm Wishes From Our House to Yours Slimline Card & Coordinating Envelope by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

SLIMLINE SPLENDOR!  I love slimline cards, they are so fun to make especially when creating a scene. I immediately imagined a slimline card when I saw the dies that came in the Home Together Set!  Have you tried a slimline card yet?  Sometimes they can be a challenge as there is a lot of canvas to cover….but keep them simple and they are not as hard as they look!

I love to make coordinating envelopes!  I admit that I hate to measure and cut…so I wrapped the Designer Series Paper around my card, made a few scores on where I needed to fold and cut, then assembled it from there.  I will do my best to give good measurements and steps so you can create one too!

Warm Wishes Coming Home Stampin' Up! Slimline Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Warm Wishes Coming Home Stampin' Up! Slimline Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
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Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 9 1/2 x 8.  Score and fold at 4.

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, along with the Magnetic Cutting Plate, to crop a 9 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock with the Home Together curvy die with trees.  It will need to be done in two-steps to cut all the way across. 

Stamp the images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  Crop with the coordinating Home Together Dies.

Color with Stampin’ Blends: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Basic Black,  and a Color Lifter.

Adhere to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Stampin’ Seal Adhesive. 

Stamp the sentiment (Poinsettia Petals) in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool. Trim to 2 x 5/8.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Embellish with All the Trimmings Embellishments.  

Slimline Envelope Dashing Through the Snow Trimming the Town DSP. Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan
Slimline Envelope Enclosure by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop
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ENVELOPE:

Cut a piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to 10 x 12.

Score at 3 1/4 and 7 1/2 on the 10″ side. Flip and score at 3/4 and 10 3/4.

Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners of the top and bottom flaps.

Assemble and adhere all but the top flap together with Stampin’ Seal+.

DECOR:

Cut a piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to 7 3/4 x 3 1/4.  Adhere to the front of the envelope with Stampin’ Seal.

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 8 1/4 x 2 7/8.  Staple a 2″ piece of Misty Moonlight 1/4″ Twill Ribbon to the upper-left corner.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Seal.

Crop the images from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper with the coordinating Home Together Dies along with the help of a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and a Magnetic Cutting Plate.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cut the sentiment from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper and adhere with snipped-to-size Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellish with All the Trimmings Embellishments.

ENCLOSURE:

Crop two pieces of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die. Adhere to the flap and to the envelope body with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Adhere two small trees from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet. Crop with the coordinating Home Together Dies.  Remove the adhesive backing and adhere as shown. 

Wrap Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine around the two for closure.  

Which creation is your favorite?  Do you have questions on a technique or design?  Leave a comment or email me, I am more than happy to help!

Stampin' Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team September Blog Hop Grid

Be sure to click on the links below to visit the rest of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team to see the entire blog hop line-up and to gain oodles of inspiration for the Trimming the Town and Poinsettia Petals Suite Collections.

The extremely talented Tammy Wilson, Stamp Paper Scissors is next in line. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations she has for you!

Click on the name of the Artisan below to visit their blog and see what amazing projects they have created to inspire you!  

September 2020 Hoot Loot

DOUBLE HOOT LOOT! During the month of SEPTEMBER, place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code VJ7U4XBR and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY TWO Current Item** valued at $10 EACH or less FOR FREE! 

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HOST CODE FOR ORDERS $150+!  YOU AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR FREE HOOT LOOT, AS WELL AS STAMPIN’ REWARDS!

**EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • ALL 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
    • NOTE: If you are ok with it cut to 6×6 pieces, then Designer Series Paper can be selected as your FREE item. 
  • ALL Large Grid Papers
    • SORRY! They cost too much to ship! 

AVAILABLE NOW!  The STANDARD Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Item 149653, $120), along with the optional Magnetic Platform (Item 149656, $24) are available for customer purchase!

So what sets the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines apart from the rest?  Here are some favorite features:

  • Durable machine with high-quality results.  Solid steel construction frame and rubber feet.  Produces crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machine and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color-coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich.  And just like the name suggests, Stampin’ Up! Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platform folds for space-saving storage and the clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use the machine on the go with its folding platform and ergonomic carrying handle.  Great for those who like to attend crops or other crafting get-togethers.
  • ALL THE DETAILS!  Click here to view and print a document with details of the new machine!

Get & Go Starter Kit Promo

GET & GO STARTER KIT PROMOTION & BONUS PRODUCTS! SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2020!

TIP:  YOU CAN ADD THE NEW STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE (OR YOUR CHOICE OF UP TO $125 IN PRODUCTS) TO A $99 STARTER KIT.  YOU’LL SAVE UP TO $26 PLUS RECEIVE THE GET & GO FREE BONUS PRODUCTS!   THE KIT SHIPS FREE!

  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive:
    • Enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards,
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
    • So Much Love stamp set, and
    • Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
    • The kit ships FREE!
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes).
    • Coastal Cabana card pack contents
      2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
      2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
      3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
      8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
      5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope
    • Granny Apple Green card pack contents
      8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
      3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
      3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
      3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
      5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT ALL THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE STAMPIN’ UP! COMMUNITY! 

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The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack was JUST REFRESHED with oodles of additional products. You’ll discover lovely die sets, punches, embellishments, pretty paper, ribbon, ink and more with BIG discounts.  Discounted products sell quickly and are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  

SHOP the clearance rack thru me now by clicking here!  Please don’t delay if you don’t want to miss out on your favorites.

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Absolutely Adorable Mini Coffee Cup Holiday Gnomes!

Gnomes made with Mini Coffee Cups from Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Say What?  Gnomes made with Mini Coffee Cups? 

 
As part of the AMAZING Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team, we are honored to be asked to create projects for the corporate Facebook Page! 

I love adorable gnomes just as much as I love cute little owls.  I know, I’m a dork, but I own it and love it all the same. 

I will do my best to give step-by-step details so that you can recreate them or at least a version with your own personal style.  

Gnomes made with Mini Coffee Cups from Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

All products used on my Mini Coffee Cup Gnomes are from Stampin’ Up! and links to those products will be listed/linked at the end of my post for your convenience.  Keep in mind that these were created as I went, using trial and error.  There may be a better, more efficient way to create them, but I am sharing how they came to life, while watching a Twins game on a Sunday afternoon in my living room :).

How to Assemble the Hat:

  • Cut off the “small lip” of the Mini Coffee Cup cover with Paper Snips so that it is a flat surface. Add a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive to the remaining “lip”.
  • Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 9 x 12. Form around the Mini Coffee Cup cover until it is in the shape of a cone. Adhere the edges together with Tear & Tape Adhesive and the center to the Mini Coffee Cup cover.
  •  Cut a 1 1/2 x 11 strip of coordinating Designer Series Paper and wrap around the cone hat, about 2″ from the top, adhering the ends with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Wrap Gold 1/16″ Cord around the coordinating Designer Series Paper adhering to the back side with Mini Glue Dots that have been rolled between your fingers to remain hidden.
  • Cut several 1*1/2″ to 2″ pieces of Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.  Shred to individual threads.  Tie together through the middle with a piece of thread to create the poms for the top of the hats. Adhere to the top of the hat with a hot glue gun.
  • Thread 4 Gold Jingle Bells onto a piece of Gold 1/16″ Cord.  Tie around the top of the hat (the male).

 

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How to Assemble the Bodies & Beard & Braids, Etc:

  • Bodies: Wrap the coffee cups in coordinating Designer Series Paper, adhering with Stampin’ Seal+ or Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Female: Use the All Dressed Up Dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper to cut the pocket, straps and buttons for the “bib overalls”.  Adhere with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Beard: Cut a roll of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim into various lengths from 2″ to 4″.  Gently pull the fibers so they start to come apart.  Adhere in layers to the top of the coffee cup with Tear & Tape or hot glue.
  • Braids: Cut a roll of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim into 5″-6″ pieces.  Split into two groups.  Tie the top with Linen Thread.  Braid as shown.  Tie at the bottom with Linen Thread and then double wrap with Real Red 3/8″ Braided Linen Trim, securing with a bow.  Adhere to the top of the cup with Tear & Tape Adhesive or hot glue.
  • Noses: Crop pieces of Petal Pink Cardstock using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Use the stylus end of a Take Your Pick tool to create the depth around the edge of the noses.  Adhere with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Feet: Crop pieces of coordinating Designer Series Paper with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Snip the end tie end off with Paper Snips.  Adhere together with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere to 1″ x 6″ pieces of Designer Series Paper that have been rolled into a circle (to form the legs) together and to the cup with Tear & Tape or hot glue.
  • Earrings: Tie Gold Jingle Bells to Gold 1/16″ Cord.  Adhere up under the hat with Mini Glue Dots or hot glue.
Gnomes made with Mini Coffee Cups from Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
With Christmas Gnomes come Christmas gifts…and those gifts just happen to be succulent plants set in Mini Coffee Cups decorated to match! The coffee cups were decorated using the coordinating Warm Wraps Dies.
 
I created the bow with the help of an old Stampin’ Up! Flyer called “Paper Bows: Six quick steps for making pretty paper bows”.  I scanned the instructions on the inside so that you could see how easy it was to create the bows above. 
 
Gnomes made with Mini Coffee Cups from Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The photo above represents most the of the materials I used to create my Mini Coffee Cups Christmas Gnomes and coordinating succulents gifts. Just add your choice of Designer Series Paper and a Paper Trimmer and you have the recipe for cuteness. 

Gnomes made with Mini Coffee Cups from Stampin' Up! Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
I just had to add a coordinating slimline card to the mix!  The Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set is what gave me the idea of the Mini Coffee Cup Christmas Gnomes.  It was a must-have from the 2020 Mini August – December “Holiday” Catalog.  

Begin by cutting a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 8″ x 9 1/4″.  Score and fold at 4″.

Cut a piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Seal. 

Crop three circles from a 3 1/2″ x 8 3/4″ piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock as shown using a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Magnetic Plate, and the 2 3/8″ & 2 5/8″ Layering Circle Dies.  

Place a 3 1/2″ x 8 3/4″ piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock under the negative space of the circles you just cropped.  Use a Stamparatus to lineup the stamps within the circles.  Remove the top piece and stamp the images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Stamp the 3rd gnome onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock. 

Color the images with the following Stampin’ Blends (Light & Dark): Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Ivory and Color Lifter. 

Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Seal.  Adhere the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut the 3rd gnome with Paper Snips.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Mask and stamp the sentiment in sections with Versamark as shown.   Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove the excess, set with a Heat Tool.  Crop with the Classic Label Punch.  Snip the ends to size.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots. 

 

Gnome for the Holidays Slimline Card Girl Gnome Closeup Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Gnome for the Holidays Slimline Card Pajama Gnome Closeup Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Gnome for the Holidays Slimline Card Gnome Closeup Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
September 2020 Hoot Loot

DOUBLE HOOT LOOT! During the month of SEPTEMBER, place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code VJ7U4XBR and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY TWO Current Item** valued at $10 EACH or less FOR FREE! 

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HOST CODE FOR ORDERS $150+!  YOU AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR FREE HOOT LOOT, AS WELL AS STAMPIN’ REWARDS!

**EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • ALL 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
    • NOTE: If you are ok with it cut to 6×6 pieces, then Designer Series Paper can be selected as your FREE item. 
  • ALL Large Grid Papers
    • SORRY! They cost too much to ship! 

AVAILABLE NOW!  The STANDARD Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Item 149653, $120), along with the optional Magnetic Platform (Item 149656, $24) are available for customer purchase!

So what sets the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines apart from the rest?  Here are some favorite features:

  • Durable machine with high-quality results.  Solid steel construction frame and rubber feet.  Produces crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machine and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color-coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich.  And just like the name suggests, Stampin’ Up! Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platform folds for space-saving storage and the clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use the machine on the go with its folding platform and ergonomic carrying handle.  Great for those who like to attend crops or other crafting get-togethers.
  • ALL THE DETAILS!  Click here to view and print a document with details of the new machine!

Get & Go Starter Kit Promo

GET & GO STARTER KIT PROMOTION & BONUS PRODUCTS! SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2020!

TIP:  YOU CAN ADD THE NEW STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE (OR YOUR CHOICE OF UP TO $125 IN PRODUCTS) TO A $99 STARTER KIT.  YOU’LL SAVE UP TO $26 PLUS RECEIVE THE GET & GO FREE BONUS PRODUCTS!   THE KIT SHIPS FREE!

  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive:
    • Enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards,
    • A pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
    • So Much Love stamp set, and
    • Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!
    • The kit ships FREE!
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes).
    • Coastal Cabana card pack contents
      2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
      2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
      3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
      8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
      5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope
    • Granny Apple Green card pack contents
      8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
      3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
      3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
      3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
      5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT ALL THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE STAMPIN’ UP! COMMUNITY! 

CLEARANCE RACK REFRESH SAVE 60% OFF

The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack was JUST REFRESHED with oodles of additional products. You’ll discover lovely die sets, punches, embellishments, pretty paper, ribbon, ink and more with BIG discounts.  Discounted products sell quickly and are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  

SHOP the clearance rack thru me now by clicking here!  Please don’t delay if you don’t want to miss out on your favorites.

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Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Peace & Joy Bundle

Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

Welcome to the July 2020 Artisan Blog Hop!

The Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team has so many amazing creations for you to see!  I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs!  This blog hop will feature the Peace & Joy Bundle from the 2020 August – December Mini Catalog. 

 I am so humbled to be a part of this amazingly talented team of artists! Every month the projects WOW me and I hope that they WOW you too!

Stamp Review Crew - Inspiring You One Stamp at a Time
Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team
Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

PEACE & JOY BUNDLE!  One of my TOP BUNDLE PICKS from the 2020 August – December Mini Catalog.  I was so excited to see the die-cut sentiments, I have been crossing my fingers that they would release a set like this for me to play with.  As you will see with all Artisan’s projects, you can use the dies & stamps together, dies on their own, and stamps on their own…so versatile! 

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Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Create an ombre of color by using a Flat Brush Water Painter to apply the following Classic Inks to a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana, and Crumb Cake. Allow to dry completely.

Place several drops of Versamark Refill Ink onto a Clear Stamp Block.  Pick up with a Water Painter or Paint Brush. Flick onto the Watercolor Paper. Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool.

Flick water onto the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Let it sit for 30 seconds.  Dab with a Paper Towel.

Cut the Watercolor Paper to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Save the extra for the Mini Pizza Box shown below).

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine along with the Joy Dies to crop the largest “Peace” and ‘Joy’ Layers from the Watercolor Paper as shown.

Adhere the Watercolor Paper to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.

Adhere the Peace & Joy layers to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the Joy Dies to crop the middle “Peace” and ‘Joy’ Layers in Whisper White Cardstock. 

Adhere as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock to an Adhesive Sheet. Use the Joy Dies to crop the top “Peace” and ‘Joy’. 

Remove the Adhesive Sheet backing and adhere to the Whisper White Layer as shown. 

Stamp the “AND” and “TO YOU AND YOURS” sentiments in Pretty Peacock Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  

Trim closely with Paper Snips.  

Adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! 155167 Page 18. $45

PEACE & JOY BUNDLE

The Peace & Joy Bundle includes the Peace & Joy Stamp Set and the Joy Dies.

PEACE & JOY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Send your warmest Christmas wishes with handmade cards you make using the Peace & Joy Stamp Set. This set has the words to say what you’re feeling. Add any images from your favorite stamp sets to finish off your cards.* 19 photopolymer stamps

JOY DIES
Create die-cut words using the Joy Dies.These dies include the words “Joy,” “Peace,” and “Bright.” Use them on handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects. They’re perfect for Christmastime but you’ll find uses for them all year long.* 9 dies * Largest die: 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ 

Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team
Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

I have to say that Pretty Peacock is currently my FAVORITE color.  Teal is a go-to of mine in all aspects and Pretty Peacock is just a really gorgeous shade of teal!

This card showcases the Peace & Joy Stamp Set on its own, which works well! I positioned all the stamps on a Stamparatus so I could create a drop shadow effect (detailed below), I just love the result. 

 

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Begin by using a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score and fold at 4 1/4. 

Adhere a 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock to the card base with Stampin’ Seal. 

Smooch a 5 1/4 x 4  piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with Pretty Peacock Classic Ink.  (you can see my smooching instructions here). 

Use a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the center of the Shimmery White Cardstock with the largest Stitched Nested Labels Die. 

Adhere both to the card with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

Use a Flat Brush Water Painter to apply Pretty Peacock Classic Ink to a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Allow to dry completely. 

Use a Water Painter to flick water onto the Watercolor Paper.  Allow to sit for 30 seconds.  Dab away with a Paper Towel. 

Crop with the largest Stitched Nested Labels Die.  

Position the four stamps on a Stamparatus. Stamp in Versamark Ink onto the Watercolor Paper.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool. 

Position on the Stamparatus slightly lower than the previous.  Stamp again in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool. (this creates the drop shadow effect). 

Staple a 2″ piece of folded Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon to the upper left corner. 

Add several Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments as shown.  

Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team
Peace & Joy Bundle from Stampin' Up! Creations by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

Mine final project showcases the dies on their own.  I just love how easy a Mini Pizza Box is to decorate and it is the perfect size to fit so many great gifts….Gift Cards, Cookies, Jewelry, and more.    

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Sponge Pretty Peacock Classic Ink onto a Mini Pizza Box prior to assembly.  Set aside to dry. 

Create an ombre of color by using a Flat Brush Water Painter to apply the following Classic Inks to a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana, and Crumb Cake. Allow to dry completely.

Place several drops of Versamark Refill Ink onto a Clear Stamp Block.  Pick up with a Water Painter or Paint Brush. Flick onto the Watercolor Paper. Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Tap to remove the excess.  Set with a Heat Tool.

Flick water onto the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Let it sit for 30 seconds.  Dab with a Paper Towel.

Cut a 1 1/2 x 5 3/8 strip (from the excess of the card shown above).  Note: You can use a 1 1/2 x 3 3/8 strip so that you do not have to wrap and cut slits in the paper as shown.  It would have just as nice of an effect and much easier!   Adhere to the Mini Pizza Box with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Double Wrap the Mini Pizza Box with Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon, securing in the top-center with Mini Glue Dots. 

Create 3″ loops (1 1/2″ long) and gather together to create the bow as shown.  Adhere withe Mini Glue Dots. 

 Use the Joy Dies to crop the bottom ‘Joy’ Layer in Whisper White Cardstock. 

Adhere as shown with Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

Adhere a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock to an Adhesive Sheet. Use the Joy Dies to crop the top ‘Joy’. 

Remove the Adhesive Sheet backing and adhere to the Whisper White Layer as shown. 

Add several Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments as shown. 

Which creation is your favorite?  Do you have questions on a technique or design of my cards?  Leave a comment or email me, I am more than happy to help! 

Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection Blog Hop Grid

Be sure to click on the links below to visit the rest of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team to see the entire blog hop line-up and to gain oodles of inspiration for the Peace & Joy Bundle!

The extremely talented Tammy Wilson, Stamp Paper Scissors is next in line. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations she has for you!

Click on the name of the Artisan below to visit their blog and see what amazing projects they have created to inspire you!  

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    • NOTE: If you are ok with it cut to 6×6 pieces, then Designer Series Paper can be selected as your FREE item. 
  • ALL Large Grid Papers
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    My Artisan Tip! Whale of a Time Embossed Shaker Card

    Whale of a Time Embossed Shaker Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Make a splash with seascapes and sweet sea creatures from the Whale of a Time Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up!

    As part of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team, we are asked (and honored) to supply a tip to fellow stampers that is shared on Instagram by @stampinup.


     

    Want to see past tips?  Click on the links below:

    Tip #1 2019

    Blog Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Punches to Create Notches to Hold Linen Thread or Twine.

    Instagram Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Punches to Create Notches to Hold Linen Thread or Twine.

    Tip #2 2019

    Blog Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Window Sheets & Shimmery White Cardstock to create a smooched background.

    Instagram Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Window Sheets & Shimmery White Cardstock to create a smooched background.

    Tip #3 2019

    Instagram Post: Get the Most out of your Stampin’ Up! Cardstock and Designer Series Papers!

    Tip #1 2020

    Instagram Post: How to get your ribbon and bow placement perfect! 

    Tip #2 2020

    Instagram Post: Add a touch of texture to your shaker’s cards by embossing Window Sheets!

    Whale of a Time Shaker Card Artisan Tip from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

    Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.

    Adhere a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper to the card base with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive. 

    Zip a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Window Sheet tucked inside the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. 

    Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a second piece of Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 

    Crop out the middle using a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the largest Stitched Rectangle Die. 

    Adhere the embossed window sheet to the “frame” with Stampin’ Seal + Adhesive. 

    Carefully pour a handful of the Whale of a Time Sequins onto the center of the card base. 

    Adhere cut-to-size Foam Adhesive Strips to the outer edge of the card base, then adhere the embossed window sheet piece to the top. 

    Use a Stamparatus to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment first in Pretty Peacock Classic Ink, then again in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove any excess, then set with a Heat Tool.

    Crop as shown with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the 3 inch Layering Circle Die. 

    Adhere as shown with strategically placed Mini Glue Dots. 

    Crop the large whale from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Whale Builder Punch.  

    Snip the small whale from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper using a Paper Snips. 

    Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    Adhere three Whale of a Time Sequins with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen. 

    Whale of a Time Suite Shaker Card

    Here is my tip that was published on Instagram by Stampin’ Up! on July 28th:  

    #ArtisanDesignTeam member Stesha Bloodhart (@stampinhoot): “Add a touch of texture to your shaker cards by embossing a Window Sheet using a 3D Embossing Folder!” #ADTtipsandtricks #stampinup #papercrafting #cardmaking #handmadecards #cardsofinstagram #windowsheets #shakercards #3dembossingfolder

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    JULY 2020 Hoot Loot

    During the month of AUGUST, place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code NMNT7MXH and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item** valued at $10 or less! 

    **EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

    • ALL 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
      • NOTE: If you are ok with it cut to 6×6 pieces, then Designer Series Paper can be selected as your FREE item. 
    • ALL Large Grid Papers
      • SORRY! They cost too much to ship! 

    NOTE:  FREE Hoot Loot is shipped separately from your order.  It should arrive mid-month following the month is earned.

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      Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Team Blog Hop: Nothing’s Better Than Bundle

      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

      Welcome to the July 2020 Artisan Blog Hop!

      The Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team has so many amazing creations for you to see!  I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs!  This blog hop will feature the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle and the Blossoms In Bloom Bundle!

       I am so humbled to be a part of this amazingly talented team of artists! Every month the projects WOW me and I hope that they WOW you too!

      Stamp Review Crew - Inspiring You One Stamp at a Time
      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop
      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Mini Paper Pumpkin Box created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

      NOTHING’S BETTER THAN!  One of my TOP BUNDLE PICKS from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   It brings a smile to my face and I hope it does the same for you!  The die-cut fonts are fabulous and I love giving them an ombre look with Stampin’ Blends!  You can see the list of products that I used at the very end of this blog post.

      Nothing's Better Than Bundle by Stampin' Up! 154061

      The Nothing’s Better Than Bundle includes the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and the Love You More Than Dies.

      NOTHING’S BETTER THAN PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
      Cookies, coffee, cocktails, and chocolate! Get it all in a single stamp set.
      *26 photopolymer stamps
      *Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d, g

      LOVE YOU MORE THAN DIES
      Pair the Love You More Than Dies with the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set to create cards, accents, and more.
      *9 dies
      *Largest die: 2″ x 2-1/2″ (5.1 x 6.4 cm)

      Stampin’ Up! craft bundles make coordination easy. Stamp & tool bundles help you quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease.

      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Cocktails and Chocolate Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop
      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Cocktails and Chocolate Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

      I wanted all my creations to coordinate, so I used Pretty Peacock to bring them all together. 

      Three drinks & three pieces of chocolate!  All images, die-cuts, and backgrounds were colored with the amazing Stampin’ up! Stampin’ Blends Premier Alcohol Markers!  

      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Chocolate Clear Treat Box created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop
      Nothing's Better Than Bundle From Stampin' Up! Coffee Bean Treat Box created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

      Fill the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes with your favorite chocolate treat or coffee bean and share it with your friends!  

      I wrapped the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes with a 1″ strip of World of Good Specialty Design Series Paper, Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon, and Linen Thread.  

      Which creation is your favorite?  Do you have questions on a technique or design of my cards?  Leave a comment or email me, I am more than happy to help! 

      Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection Blog Hop Grid

      Be sure to click on the links below to visit the rest of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team to see the entire blog hop line-up and to gain oodles of inspiration for the Nothing’s Better Than and Blossoms in Blooms Bundles. 

      The extremely talented Tammy Wilson, Stamp Paper Scissors is next in line. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations she has for you!

      Click on the name of the Artisan below to visit their blog and see what amazing projects they have created to inspire you!  

      Nothings Better Than Bundle from Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart for #tgifc270 Theme Challenge

      I created this bright and cheery card for a Summer Vibes challenge, which I think represents summer perfectly! Especially this summer when things are just so different and trying.

      You can see the original post here.

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      • ALL 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper
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      Come Sail Away for Father’s Day Gifts!

      Create this Father's Day Gift Pack using the Come Sail Away Suite from Stampin' Up! Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

      Nautical-Themed Father’s Day Gifts!
       
      As part of the AMAZING Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team, we are honored to be asked to create projects for the corporate Facebook Page!  You can find these posts in the Notes Section here: Stampin’ Up! Facebook Notes.
       
      You can see and share this specific post here: Come Sail Away for Father’s Day!

      These masculine-themed projects showcase the nautical feel of the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set, Smooth Sailing Dies, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

      RETIRING ALERT!  ALL Items in the Come Sail Away Suite, excluding the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies, are retiring and will no longer be available as of June 3, 2020 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  NOTE:  BUNDLE & SAVE 10%! Although the Sailing Home Stamp Set and Smooth Sailing Dies will be available individually in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, it will no longer be available as a BUNDLED DEAL with a savings of 10%.

      Make a Splash Stampin' Rewards Exclusive Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2020 Artisan Design Team

      I used the Stamparatus to stamp images and sentiments from the following stamp sets: Sailing Home, Lined Alphabet, Itty Bitty Greetings, and Make a Difference.

      Using Versamark Ink, I stamped on either a piece of Vellum Cardstock or Night of Navy Cardstock (as shown).

      Once inked, I covered the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, shook off the excess, then set the stamped images with a Heat Tool.

      After I finished embossing all of the images, I cut them out with the Smooth Sailing and Layering Alphabet Dies. I also used Paper Snips.

       

      I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the spine of a composition notebook and Whisper White Cardstock to the front and back.
       
      A Stamping Sponge helped add the layers of Night of Navy ink as shown.
       
      Tip: Use a circular motion for the best effect and coverage when applying ink with a sponge.
       
      I then used a Night of Navy Neutrals Stampin’ Write Marker to flick splatters of ink across the notebook.
       
      I also flicked Versamark Ink Refill with a brush, covered it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and set it with a Heat Tool.
       
      Most items were adhered using the Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack, while a few were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
      I created my own coordinating envelope to slip the card inside. I doubled up on the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to make it sturdier.
       
      I added the steering wheel from Sail Away Trinkets, silver Metallic Brads, and Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine to securely close the envelope.
      To create the handmade envelope, I cut my 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper down to 8″ x 10″.
       
      I scored it at 2-1/4″ and 6-3/4″. I then adhered the various selections of Designer Series Paper together using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
       
      After that, I cut 1/4″ away from each side down to the 6-3/4″ score line (shown in the photo below). I folded the remaining tabs in and adhered them to the inside of the envelope to create the pocket for safekeeping of the Father’s Day card.
      I wanted my card to be slightly more elongated than a regular-sized card, so I used a piece of Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock to create my 4-1/4″ x 6″ card base.
       
      I used the same techniques as I did on the composition notebook to create the card base. I again embossed the sentiments and images.
       
      I hope this gives you some inspiration to create some special gifts for the father and/or father figure in your life.
      Annual Catalog Shares

       

      The 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is set to go live on June 3!

       

      What is a catalog share?
       
      When you purchase a share, I will order the products from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog and cut them to size if needed, re-package and label them, then mail each person a sample of ALL of the products they purchased!!
       
      This usually costs you about 1/4 of the price of buying ALL of the new products.
       
      You then have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!
       
      Payment MUST be received by June 2, 8 pm CST. 
       
      I will place the order and ship the items out by June 12th at the VERY latest!
      • You can build your own share bundle or get the I Want It All option.
      • You will receive 10% off when you purchase two or more shares.  
      • You will receive 15% off with the reservation of the I Want It All Share (price reflects the discount) options plus a free gift.
      The deadline to sign-up for the share bundle deals is June 2!
       
      PLEASE NOTE: May/June Host Code Gifts are not included with the purchase of these share bundles. 
       
      IMPORTANT! Some items in the share may not be available or be back-ordered at the time I am able to place this order. Items will be shipped as I receive them in the orders for the Product Shares

      Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code QYVEUW7Y and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less!

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