My friends had their little baby boy last week! Yeah! He and mom – and dad, of course – are doing great, and home by now I’m sure! I’d built cards for all the couples who were “in a certain way” at the beginning of the year (you can see the one that I waiting for this little guy’s arrival here), but when I pulled it out, I decided I wanted to make something new. I’d gotten new stamp sets and die and….well, ideas – so, I wanted to create something special just for Noah (that’s little dude’s name!). Take a look-see:
On Thursday evening, I got my latest SU order in the mail. And it had all sorts of fun things in it – yes, I went the tiniest bit crazy!! – and so, after I opened everything and put it “away”, I started pulling out the things I was most anxious to play with. This great background stamp, that I got when it was on a Weekly Deal, was one of those things. It’s the Wildflower Meadow stamp, and I just love it. I inked it up with Versamark, stamped it onto a piece of Soft Sky Card Stock, sprinkled it with Stampin’ Up white Emboss Powder, and heat embossed it. Beautiful, isn’t it? I adhered it with some SNAIL to a Wild Wasabi mat – love that color combination! – and got busy on the sentiment.
Using my go-to sentiment set, Sassy Salutations, I heat embossed in white on a 2 1/2″ circle of Soft Sky – cut with my brand spanking new punch! Then, I used the Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up just the sneakers from the Baby, We’ve Grown set. I didn’t want the “cute boy” part on the card – don’t judge – I just didn’t want it! Then I stamped it right over the top of the embossed sentiment, which acted as a resist. I tidied up a few spots on the sentiment with a little piece of paper towel – which was easy peasy, it wipes right off! Then I stuck on a heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Sticker set. To mat the sentiment, I used Wild Wasabi, cut with the circles framelits – which I SNAIL’d directly to the card front BEFORE attaching the sentiment circle. Then I wrapped a couple strands of the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine around the card – securing it in back with tape. Finally, I popped the sentiment circle over the twine with Dimensionals, and then adhered the entire layered piece to a Soft Sky card base – again with Dimensionals. Never one to miss an opportunity to add my favorite embellishment, I added some tiny Pearl Basics to the centers of the flowers and some on the little embossed dots – and the front was done!
For the inside, I started with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock, and stamped the first part of the sentiment – again from Baby, We’ve Grown – in Wild Wasabi. I added the tiny sentiment from the Petite Pairs set in Soft Sky. At this point, let me make a little plug – when the Blendabilities became a discontinued item, I wisely used that as the very excuse I’d needed to buy the Many Marvelous Markers set. And – It. Is. Marvelous! It was like being a kid again and opening that giant box of crayons – you know, the BIG BOX!! It has every color SU makes – except Whisper White and Black – and the box had spaces for the two In-Color sets, which I already had. It’s one of my favorite things – I say that a LOT, don’t I!? Sorry – again, don’t judge. I just happen to like a lot of SU things….can’t help it (it’s why I joined the company!! ;0) Any-who….back to the card! After I stamped the sentiments, I decided that I really wanted that little bunny guy in there. So, I used a couple of sticky notes to cover the sentiments, and added just the top of Mr. Bunny.
I stamped him in Wild Wasabi and then colored his little bow with Soft Sky and gave him a tiny pearl, just to up his dashingly cute factor. I SNAIL’d it in place and…..inside – done.
I added another Wild-Wasabi-with-Pear-Pizzazz-accents Mr. Bunny to a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Since I knew that this card is going in a box with a completely adorable set of little clothes (and an actual bunny that was sitting enticingly next to the register just begging me to take him home) and not going thru the mail by itself, I even gave Envelope Bunny a pearl of his own.
I think the final results turned out pretty darned cute (she says modestly…).
I hope they like the card, and the clothes and the softer-than-soft-floppy-eared-stuffed-bunny. Here’s his picture (it’s not the best lighting – he didn’t fit in my photo “booth” very well!):
I’m sure Noah will be just thrilled! Actually, I DO know that infants can’t have stuffed animals – at least not unsupervised – but I hope that mom enjoys him (he’s VERY huggable!) and that Noah will too. One day!
As of today, 23 Mar 15 – there are only 8 days left to get in on Sale-A-Bration! Don’t forget there are some additional products – Annual Catalog items – now available as freebies:
Today’s the last day for this week’s Weekly Deal specials, so if you’ve had your eye on some of the embossing folders (or how about the coordinating Mosaic Madness stamp set?) – now’s your chance!
SNEAK PEAK! Thursday is the monthly Happy Stampers Blog Hop! Several of us will be sharing Easter/Spring projects as well as some ideas on how we like to store our Stampin’ products and tools and set up our crafty areas. We’ll all have some blog candy to give away, too – so be sure to mark your calendars and stop by! 🙂
TTFN and LLAP
March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: 33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for March is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
WEEKLY DEALS 17 Mar – 23 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 23 Mar.
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You’ve been reading that the Blendies have been on ordering hold, due to quality issues in manufacturing. Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner the company is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued. If you have Blendabilities that you feel are defective, please let me know and I’ll guide you through what to do next. Hopefully SU will find a new source for alcohol markers – you’ll know just as soon as I do!
Backorder Report – as of 19 Mar 15
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
131171: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad–March 23
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 23
132133: White Stampin’ Chalk Marker–March 23
131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 24
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 27
137364: Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–TBD
137366: Berry Basket Bigz L Die–TBD
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits