This week, I opened another fun box of
toys business investments 😉 from Stampin’ Up! There were a couple of stamps in there that I’d been wanting to play with for a while. For today, I picked one to make a quick and easy card with. It’s the Vivid Vases stamp. It’s fun to color, and you get a lot of bang for the stamp. Take a look-see:
I started by stamping the image onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using the Memento Black Ink. Then I ran it thru the Big Shot, cutting the oval with the Ovals Collection Framelit. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image, and I was almost there! I cut out a tiny heart from some Blackberry Bliss Card Stock, using my Hearts Border punch, and glued it on with a little dab of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue. A tiny seed pearl brightens the center of the daisy. And, cause I just thought it wanted a little extra sump’n sump’n, I put a bunch of little dots around the outside of the oval with my Perfect Plum Marker.
I SNAIL’d a Blackberry Bliss mat to one of my Whisper White Notecards (of Notecards and Envelopes fame – so it’s a smallish card). I decided to keep the mat a little smaller than usual – I liked the contrast with the white card base. And, after I popped the sentiment oval on the front with Dimensionals, I really liked the ratio of Blackberry Bliss to White. The card front was done!
The inside got a quick little stamp with a couple more vases (this time I used my Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad – no idea why except that it was new and I wanted to use it!), and some coloring. I added the Celebrate sentiment, in Perfect Plum, from the Good Greetings Hostess Set. And that was that. Done!
This is such a cute card, and it’s so quick to make – the little dots around the oval took the longest! – that I think it would be an awesome pick for a gift set for someone for….Mother’s Day?!? I just love these little vases, and am betting I’ll be using them a lot in the future.
Don’t forget the Butterfly Thinlits special going on right now thru the end of this month:
1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20! (so if you already have the Butterfly Basics stamp set, you’ll be able to complete the bundle at a great discount!
2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!
- Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
- Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
- Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)
And – tomorrow will usher in another Weekly Deal (don’t miss out on the Wonderful Wreath framelits on THIS week’s deal!) AND the 2015 Retiring List – so be sure to check back!! Items on the retiring list are likely to sell out fast fast fast – so if you plan to stock up, you’ll want to get your order in quick like a bunny! When you DO order, don’t forget to use my April Hostess Code (unless you hit the $150 mark with your order and then you’ll want to use your OWN hostess code!!).
TTFN and LLAP
APRIL 1 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: JMYYMNGF 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 April is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
LAST DAY FOR THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS!! 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 the end of today!
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2013-2015 In Color Products that will be on the Soon-To-Be-Retired List that comes out on 21 Apr. Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar will soon be history! Stock up before they’re gone and get that free shipping. Hard to beat that, really!
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Due to issues with the material supplier (they have not been able to provide the manufacturer with the needed materials), combined with the ongoing west coast port congestion issues, the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim from the 2015 occasions catalog (p. 12; item 137898) will not be available before the catalog sales period ends. Unfortunately, this means that this product will no longer be available for purchase.
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
133773: Sponge Daubers
135297: Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases
120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stmapin’ Ink Refill
131170: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
Date to be Determined
103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
122932: Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die
131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse today!)
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood)
139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear)
138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
130148: Grid Paper
137951: So You Project Kit
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
120907: Decorative Label Punch
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch