Today’s share features the Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that is, sadly, retiring but is, happily, still available and is a whopping 50% off (that makes it a cool $3.98!). It’s one of my favorites and it lends a very nice, tone-on-tone texture to my Birthday Card. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP (Occasions Catalog) as my mat. I liked the yellow and small bit of visible pattern – I’d been “afraid” to use that DSP as a mat (seemed like a “waste”!), but one of the ladies in our stamping group used it one day for one of her cards, and I realized I’d been kind of silly. If it works – it works, right? So..if you’ve got some of the “special” DSP and it seems like it would be a good fit as a mat (versus being a focal point of your card), then go for it! Any-who….with my mat selected, I ran a piece of Whisper White CS thru the Big Shot in my Wildflower Meadow TIEF, and SNAIL’d it to the DSP mat. Then I pulled a length of the velvet ribbon out of my Artisan Embellishment Kit (Occasions catalog) and wrapped it around, securing it in the back with some plain ole tape.
For the sentiment, I started by cutting one of the tag shapes with my Chalk Talk framelits. I actually cut two pieces – one from Whisper White and the other from Blackberry Bliss. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics set (framelits and bundles still on special thru 30 Apr!) in Blackberry Bliss on the white tag. I SNAIL’d the white sentiment tag to the Blackberry Bliss mat – offsetting it a little to make a shadow. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the tag over the top of the velvet ribbon.
I cut several Bitty Flowers using the flower punch, from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, and some Blackberry Bliss. These were adhered to the tag with glue dots, and then I completed them with a pearl. And put a pearl on the “i” in Birthday, just for good measure!
Spreading a few pearls around the rest of the embossed piece completed my creation – and then I popped the whole thing onto my Blackberry Bliss card base with Dimensionals. And the front was done! Okay – truth in advertising. See the pearl in the middle of the right side of the white card stock? Right….on…..the…..edge? Yea – that’s the one. It’s actually covering a little tiny smudge of Blackberry Bliss. Like it’s namesake, that ink just seems to get all over me – and (apparently) my cards! Might as well be a white t-shirt! 🙁 Sheesh. So, once I covered that smudge with a handy pearl, I put a few more around the rest of the card front – you know, to make it look like I PLANNED to use them all along. 🙂 And, although I had NOT planned to use them in that manner, I do like how the end result turned out.
The inside is simply a piece of Whisper White Card Stock, with some Itty Bitty Flowers punched out, and a pearl gracing the center of each flower. The card base itself gives me the “flowers”. Easy Peasy!
Hope you like this card share, and that you’ll consider adding the Wildflower Meadow TIEF (and the Butterfly Basics or Bundle, if you don’t already have them!) to your tool stash. It’s a quick way to add a little oomph to a card!
The retired list shopping pages have been updated, as have these links.
Order deadlines for the retiring items:
- Phone: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
- Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT)
Click here to go straight to my online store to start shopping these retiring products and stocking up! Remember – even though the stamp sets will be available at least through May 26, everything else on the list is available only while supplies last so shop early for the best selection!
Today’s your last day to cash in on the Weekly Deals – so don’t miss out.
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!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 21 – 27 Apr 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 27 Apr!
Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (Card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Chalk Talk die cut mat
Best Year Ever DSP: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″(mat);
Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (embossed art piece); 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Inner liner); Chalk Talk die cut sentiment tag
You can still get the Butterfly Basics – either the bundle or the thinlits by themselves – thru the end of the month, at a special price and with a fun SAB item (when you buy the bundle)!
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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)
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Stampin’ Up! is also retiring My Digital Studio and all products are discounted 30 percent off retail. Here are the PDF and sortable lists for the retiring My Digital Studio products:
Backorder Report – as of 23 apr 15
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
132061: Pleasant Poppies Wood Stamp Set
135002: An Open Heart Clear Stamp Set
136835: Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
131175: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad
126200: Stampin’ Scrub
130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
135294: Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
118484: Clear-Mount Block E
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
Date to be Determined
122797: Love & Sympathy Clear Stamp Set
126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126532: By the Seashore Clear Stamp Set
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
133982: Itty Bitty Baby Clear Stamp Set
135804: Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases
135806: Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits
130148: Grid Paper
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit
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:
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
119859: Large Oval Punch
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon