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A New Year’s Resolution –

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I rarely do because I never keep them. I’m good for a few weeks and by February, it’s all out the window. And every year it’s always the same thing…..and it’s what I see most other people have on their list too….do something more (exercise, spend more time with family/friends)….or do something better (eat better, get more organized).   But I saw something the other day that made much more sense. Pick one word and let it be your guide, so to speak, for the year.   Pick a word for the year…..and strive for that word.  My word for 2021 is JOY!   And I picked that because I bought this sign as a Christmas decoration and it is sitting just above my desk.  I plan to leave it out all year.   I want to do things that bring me joy this year…like travel, sit and craft for hours, spend time with my friends and family.  I want to do things  that will spread joy….make other people joyful.  Like sending cards in the mail, That is something I think I can accomplish this year. So let’s spread a little joy this week by making a simple card with a few layers….all you need is paper and ink and a basic sentiment. This is a great way to use up smaller pieces of your Designer Series Paper, or even break out a new pack…like I did. This is a tiny sneak peak (because the card doesn’t use much) of one of the new Designer Series Paper called Hydrangea Hill.  It’s a beautiful mix of purples and blues with a little pink  in both large and small patterns. And to dress it up a bit, I used one of the new embellishments – Pastel Pearls and a bit of one of the new ribbons – Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon.   There are four colors of pearls in this package – Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray….all perfectly matched to the Designer Series Paper…and the ribbon and the cardstock.  I just love when everything is coordinated for you. And I used the new Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and the coordinating Hydrangea Dies…so you get a sneak peak at that too!  See the long flower die at the bottom?  It’s not a border, it cuts 9 of those little flowers all at one time! If you’d like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need.  (The new products won’t be available until Tuesday, January 5th when the new catalog comes out, but you can put it on your wishlist!
  • Hydrangea Haven Bundle (Hydrangea Haven Stamp set & Hydrangea Dies)
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock
    • Cut 5 1/2 x’ 8 1/2″; Score and fold at 4 1/4″
    • Cut 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
    • Cut 2″ x 3 1/4″
    • Cut 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ (Scalloped oval)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (or the new Basic White)
    •  Cut 2 pieces 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside & embossed front)
    • Cut 1 piece 3″ x 2″ (oval)
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
    • Cut one piece 2″ x 3 1/2″ (flower pattern) and one piece 1/2″ x 4″ (inside card)
    • Cut 1 3/4″ x 3″ (purple stripes)
  • Ink: Gorgeous Grape
  • Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon (about 6 inches)….more if you add an optional bow)
  • Pastel Pearls
  • Adhesive: Stampin’ Seal and Dimensionals
  • Layering Ovals Dies
  • Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
A simple thank you card is a great way to spread joy….and a smile.  So I am off to a good start.  How about you?  What word will you choose for this year? Happy Stamping! Patricia

Year End Close Out Sale Ends TODAY!

11-24-20_header_yearendsale_naToday is your last chance to purchase products that will be retiring from the August-December Mini Catalog at discounts up to 50% off!   All retiring products are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.…so once an item is SOLD OUT, it will no longer be available.  Please click 2020 Year-End Close-Out & Retiring Sale  to see the retiring list If you would like to place an order, please click HERE and then choose SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.  When prompted, please use my new January HOST CODE: KEEBJDNP.  I appreciate your business!  This is also a perfect time to purchase some discounted Stampin’ Up! Products for your crafty friends and family!
2_Square_Sending-HeartsNow is the time to order the January Paper Pumpkin kit – Sending Hearts!  It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day,  But, that’s not all…this love-filled kit can be used to celebrate a variety of other occasions, like weddings, bridal showers, and anniversaries. Or use the kit’s cards to simply put a smile on a loved one’s face at any time of year!  This kit makes 8 cards with envelopes using the coordinating colors of  Basic Black, Gold, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate and White. There’s so much you can make with January’s kit, but…..you can make even more with January’s add-on – Little Love Boxes!   The add-on includes 20 printed mini boxes and 24 die-cut paper pieces that you can combine with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit to create tiny treat packaging, gift tags, and even more cards. Whatever your heart desires, this kit and coordinating add-on have it!  The price for the Add-On is only $8.00!

The deadline to order your January Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sunday, January 10th!  Order yours today by clicking HERE.   


11-03-20_th_shareable_mini_machine_preorder_eng The new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available to order on January 5th!!  This little machine weighs in at just 2.7 lbs and has a compact footprint making it easy to store and travel!   The platform is 3 1/2″ and works with many of Stampin’ Up!’s smaller dies and smaller embossing folders.  It also comes with a Mini Base Plate, 2 Mini Cutting Plates and 1 Mini Embossing Plate and 1 Mini 3D Embossing Plate.   If you want to check out the new machine, you can watch a video here: Stampin’ Up Mini Cut & Emboss Machine
The new January-June Mini Catalog (and SALE-A-BRATION! catalog) will go live tomorrow, January 5th!  If you are one of my customers you will automatically receive one from me!  If you do not currently have a Demonstrator and would like to receive a copy, please visit my Catalog page and request your copy.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I get an early copy and let me just tell you, I think this is one of the best ones yet! Not familiar with Sale-A-Bration?  It’s one of the best times of the year because for each $50 product purchase (not including tax/shipping) you can earn one “Free with $50 purchase item”!  For a $100 product purchase you earn two “Free with $50 purchase items (or one “Free with $100” purchase item).  The best part?  There is no limit to the number of free items you can receive!  The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through February 28th.  These products are not available for purchase and once the sale period is over, these products are retired.
IF YOU NEED SUPPLIES SO YOU CAN MAKE TODAY’S PROJECT or any other crafting project, please click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my JANUARY HOST CODE: EEBJDNP and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you! 1AB56D3E-8F5D-4F40-8314-6AB6D04F2493 If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.  Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your gift from me!
These are the products I used on today’s card.  Several of the products I used are new products are not yet available, so I can’t link them here to my online store yet! 
Paper Snips
$10.00

3 thoughts on “A New Year’s Resolution –”

  1. It is a real joy for ME to have you as a friend! Keep that sign over your desk and buy more for random placement as you recover from your surgery. Great card, great post.

    1. Well thanks! Right back at you! Yeah, I’m going to need those signs all over my house!
      Glad you like the card. It’s going to my sister….she loves purple…and she makes me smile!

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