Tick tock tick tock….I’m counting the minutes until my order of new SNEAK PEAK 2015-2016 Annual Catalog toys arrives!! Whoo-hoo! In the meantime, I’ve got a quick and easy card to share with you today. This design is very very versatile. Change up the color of the die cut, use a different DSP and all of a sudden, a card very much suited for a man becomes more feminine. Change “Happy” to “Hello” (from the same Hello You thinlit set – which is in the new catalog, OBTW!). Use a different sentiment stamp….and you could have a really cute new baby card. Take a look-see at what I’m talkin’ about:
This card is so quick to put together…..I started with a simple mat of Very Vanilla. Then I pulled out a few of my favorite designs in the Adventure Bound Designer Stack (still available for a couple more weeks!) and punched out a some hexagons with my Hexagon Punch. While my punch was out and handy, I cut out a hex window in the bottom right hand corner of the mat. Then I SNAIL’d the shapes into a design – this was the hardest part, really – making sure that my spacing was good (I used the ole TLAR method – That Looks About Right!).
I laid the mat onto my Cajun Craze card base and, using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, stamped the sentiment from Petite Pairs into the hexagon window. Admininistrative Note Break: The Retiring List shows Petite Pairs as being on the chopping block – but that’s an error. This awesome stamp set will still be available in the new catalog!! Now back to our regularly scheduled blog post….. when I inked the stamp up, I covered the word “Happy” with a sticky note, and inked the stamp with my Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker.
Cutting out the Happy die, with the Hello You Thinlits was quick, since I actually remembered to stick my waxed paper in between the card stock and the die! I used lots of little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid glue to adhere it to the mat. Popping the whole piece onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals completed the card front!
The inside was just as fast. I SNAIL’d a scrap strip of Cajun Craze to my Very Vanilla Liner and then lined up three more Adventure Bound Hexagons across the strip.
And – done! Easy Peasy Quick and Easy! And – was I right? You could easily change up colors, DSPs, die cuts and sentiments and make almost any kind of occasion card using this exact design! Hope that you like it!
Did you know that when you sign up to become a Demonstrator, that if you do it before 1 July, you get an additional bonus? When you become a SU! Demonstrator, and you place your first order over $150 (like it would be that LOW!! 🙂 ) you get an EXTRA 10% off that first order? That’s 30% off!! Which is awesome! BUT – that little perk is going AWAY after 1 July!! So – if you’ve been on the fence, and the SNEAK PEAK from last week wasn’t enough to push you over, consider this little piece of info!! 😉
Just in case you didn’t get to see it last week, here’s the Sneak Peak again…. Click the pic:
And here’s a look-see for you of what’s in store in the new book and some project ideas…..click…..
Happy Monday, folks. Hope y’all have a great week – see you tomorrow with the new Weekly Deals! 🙂
TTFN and LLAP
May 1 – 15 HOSTESS CODE: M6BU9BGA 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 May is your choice of any item valued up to $5.00 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 4 May – 11 May 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 11 May!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Hello You Thinlit Die Cut; Inner liner Strip
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner)
Adventure Bound DSP: Hexagon Punches
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 7 May 15
125537: Mixed Bunch Clear Stamp Set
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
129406: Bitty Butterfly Punch
133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
129267: Bitty Banners Framelits Dies
137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
131264: Many Marvelous Markers
Date to be Determined
126422: Blooming with Kindness Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
137951: So You Project Kit
The following items have been discontinued and are no longer orderable; only current backorders will be filled.
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
131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 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
119854: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch