Oh my goodness. Nothing does the heart good like picking up a really HEAVY box from the hotel desk – and seeing “Stampin’ Up!” written on the side…..it was pretty exciting. But – I made the anticipation last. I went and got some dinner. Came back up and ate. Watched a little tv. If I maybe gave the box a little stroke on my way by each time – that’s not a bad thing, right? Finally – I couldn’t stand it any longer and I broke into it. Nope – didn’t even take a picture of the bounty inside (Warning – Rookie Blogger….). Just started pulling stuff out. And turning it over and inspecting everything. And – quite conscientiously, I thought – putting it all neatly away. Then I took a little bit and assembled several of the stamp sets. And went to bed. Yes, went to bed. I know – I know. How did I stand it? How could I have NOT made a card?!?! It was pure self-preservation, people!! It was already 9:30 and the ^$&%* alarm was going off at 4:30am. Had to sleep – don’t judge me!
But, the NEXT night….I made a card! I’d promised a friend at work that I’d make a card for him to send to his wife – yes, my learning curve is flat flat flat. I haven’t even managed to send my mom’s Mother’s Day present and I’m promising people I’ll make cards. sigh…. But, promise I did, so…. I pulled out the brand spankin’ new You’ve Got This set, and combined it with a going-away-soon set – Lovely Amazing You. Take a look-see:
I did a kinda-sorta CASE of a card I saw in the new catalog. I SNAIL’d a piece of Whisper White CS to a Tip-Top Taupe (brand new 2015-2017 In Color color) card stock mat. Then I used the awesome background stamp that comes in the You’ve Got This set (I think it’s really cool that we get a background stamp WITH the usual sentiment and image stamps!) and stamped twice with Crumb Cake ink. The second time, I turned the stamp sideways and stamped a little lower down.
Then I inked up the pretty flower image with the new Watermelon Wonder ink and stamped it right over the background image. I didn’t think it needed any more coloring than that! The sentiment – from Lovely Amazing You – is ALSO in Watermelon Wonder. To finish off the front, I used one of the new 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents. I pulled a few strands from some 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and glued them onto the stem of the flower with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I used a couple of glue dots and another dab of the liquid glue to adhere the flower. I hemmed and hawed a bit between the Cucumber Crush Flower and the Watermelon Wonder. Finally decided to give a tiny little pop of coordinating color and used the green!
I put the mat onto a Watermelon Wonder card base with some Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the front was done!
For the inside, I kept it simple. I pulled two sentiments from the Hostess Set Good Greetings, and stamped them in Tip-Top Taupe on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to get the placement that I wanted. That thing is just so handy!
I used the little heart from another of the new sets – Friendly Wishes – colored with Watermelon Wonder – to accent the sentiment. I was a little too hesitant with my first stamping effort – so I had to re-stamp my stamp to get the heart to look correct. Cue the Stamp-a-ma-Jig again! 🙂
With that – the card was done. I decided to go a little crazy and make an envelope for this one. What a happy coincidence that I’d ordered a set of the new 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper!! I picked the striped paper (all the paper is solid color on one side and has a pattern on the other) in Watermelon Wonder, and built an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. I used Sticky Tape (will still be in the new catalog, but it will now have an easy-tear paper backing) to adhere the sides of my envelope together. Then I put a couple of strips on the flap for my friend to close his envelope to mail home.
Hope that you like this share – and will consider the You’ve Got This and Friendly Wishes sets for your stash.
When you see the products used in this card (below), remember that you’ll be able to click on all of them, but you won’t be able to order the new products until 2 June. Hey! If you were a demonstrator, you COULD order the new products right now just like I did! Whatcha think? Give me a holler and let’s get you all hooked up!
It’s a gorgeous day here in California – after being downright yucky icky yesterday. Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday. Anyone seen the new Avengers yet?!!? I haven’t had a shot yet, but I hope to get to see it in IMAX 3-D. If you HAVE seen it – let me know how it was, okay?
TTFN and LLAP
P.S. There’s a new Hostess Code for the second half of the month!!
May 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE: JYDMMSBE 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 12 May – 18 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 18 May!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Tip-Top Taupe Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front sentiment mat and inner liner)
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 15 May 15
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
120907: Decorative Label Punch
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
131259: Brights Stampin’ Write Markers
131264: Many Marvelous Markers
Date to be Determined
126562: The Great Outdoors Clear Stamp Set
126747: Stippled Blossoms Clear Stamp Set
126954: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads
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