**Late breaking (or early, depending on your perspective!) news….I found out this morning that my card from the other day…
…was selected as a Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick! What a great thing to wake up to….Check it out here if you want to see the post and how it was made. Thanks to all the Artists over at Pals Paper Arts for picking my card! And – y’all go over and check them and the other winners out, okay?
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming!
Well, folks – here it is, Hawmp-Day! Again! Today, after I got “home” from work, I persuaded the hotel folks to give me a table – a little bigger than I need, and it’s a little in the way of housekeeping, but….it works! Tomorrow I’ll set out all my stuff and I’ll be in business again. And – if I can just adjust to the time change, I’ll be ready to roll!
For today, I’m sharing a card that I made last week in anticipation of this lag in my ability to make cards here. I saw a card on Mary Fish’s blog that featured a flower “arrangement” in a vase. And the idea was so ridiculously easy and clever that I had to do my own take on it! The end result is a combination of One Big Meaning, Wild About Flowers (a new addition that I’d not really used yet) and some lovely Into the Woods DSP. And – there’s one other ingredient that is the source of the “secret”! Take a look-see:
Can you spot it? Do you know what the secret ingredient is? Read on, my friend – and I’ll share!
I started with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. The vase is made from a piece of one of my favorite designs from the Into the Woods DSP. It’s cut with…..one of the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits! Yep – that’s what I learned from Mary Fish. It’s no wonder she’s the star that she is! I aligned the taller, more narrow ornament die over the bouquet on the DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot. Then I lined it up on the card front panel and determined where I was going to adhere it.
At that point, I pulled out the Wild About Flowers set and stamped the stems/leaves image in Mossy Meadow, right above where I wanted the vase. The stems extend down behind the vase. After that, I SNAILd the die cut to the card panel, allowing it to overhang the bottom edge of the card stock. I used my Paper Snips to trim the “vase” into submission and make its bottom!
I then pulled out some scraps of Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry and Whisper White card stock, and punched out a flurry of Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack flowers and some Petite Petals. I adhered the different colored flowers together with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, after folding and lightly curling each petal. I mixed and matched colors, cuz I could and cuz I wanted it to look like I’d stepped into my gorgeous cottage garden and picked just exactly the right flowers! Of course, that “gorgeous cottage garden” exists only in my dreams…..
Before I stuck my flowers on, I used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers to freehand a bunch of “grass” in the vase. I didn’t really know what I was doing, so I just kept doing it until it felt about right. Then I stuck all the flowers on with Liquid Glue. I used my Sharpie pens to color some large Pearl Basic Jewels in Yellow and Brown, and stuck them in the centers of my flowers. I decided Tangelo Twist should have yellow centers and Crushed Curry should have brown. Made sense to me!
I inked up the sentiment from One Big Meaning in Tangelo Twist ink and stamped it next to the vase. Then I added a triple bow – one strand Linen Thread and TWO strands Gold Metallic Thread – with a tiny dab of Liquid Glue.
With that, I set the card front aside and moved inside.
As you’ll see, the inside is blank – quick – and easy! I just SNAILd a panel of Very Vanilla to a panel of Tangelo Twist. Then I added a strip of Into the Woods DSP, matted on Tangelo Twist. I adhered it to the panel with SNAIL, cutting the sides off to get a clean edge. Then I SNAILd it into my Crumb Cake card base.
I popped the card front onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
For my envelope, I stamped the leaves and stems from Wild About Flowers, in Mossy Meadow, on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. I added some flowers from the same set, in Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist. This particular image has two flowers on it – so I just inked both flowers with crushed Curry and stamped them, then cleaned it off, inked one flower in Tangelo Twist and added it…..
…I used a piece of Into the Woods and made a liner with my Envelope Liner Framelits.
Et Volia! I’m so glad I saw Mary’s post with this great idea – it’s so clever! I’m just ridiculously pleased with how….pretty!….this card turned out!
Now – want another glimpse of what’s coming in the 2016 Occasions Catalog? Weeeeellllllllll, okay…just cause I like ya! Take a look-see:
This is a bundle that includes the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits. How pretty is that?
How about this one?
That’s the Bear Hugs Bundle – and I just love his string of fish! Too danged cute.
Okay – that’s all you get! I have a few sets tucked away in my tote that I’ll be making a couple of projects with soon. And I might leak a few more pictures of the Display Boards from last Saturday’s event. They were all set up in a big room and all of us were wandering or racing around taking pictures!! Quite chaotic – but a lot of fun. Also a lot of ooohhhhing and aaahhhhhhing to be heard. 🙂
Tomorrow is Blog Hop Thursday! It’s a color challenge this week – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Old Olive. We go live at 9am so I’ll be in your Inbox a leetle later than usual!
P.S. Stampin’ Up! announced today that they’re going to run the Online Extravaganza sale again this year! While we don’t have all the details yet, we DO know the dates for the sale will be 23 – 30 November and there will be savings up to 50% on select items! So be sure to watch for more information as we get closer to the sale dates! 🙂
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 17 Nov – 23 Nov 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 Nov!
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Dates: 16 Nov 15 – 4 Jan 16 (or while supplies last)
Holiday Catalog Retiring List: The list is available here. It’s going to be updated every business day, so I’ll be checking and updating this link with every post.
- Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack. Here’s a link to the Clearance Rack – be sure to check often to see if your favorite hits the rack!
- Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! plans to keep producing retiring stamps until December 28. This is only applicable to stamps. Accessories are only available until they run out!
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base; scored and folded at 4 1/4″);
Tangelo Twist Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ (front and inner liner mats); Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accent Flowers
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner)
Into the Woods DSP: Delicate Ornaments die cut for vase; envelope liner
Whisper White Card Stock: Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents Flowers
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
BACKORDER LIST AS OF 17 Nov 15
131188: Regals 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
Reindeer Paper Clips (2,363 backordered; 10,368 expected)
138317: Corrugated Paper (more details)
139638: Snowflake Elements (7,632 backordered; 15,120 expected)
140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (2,239 backordered; 10,440 expected)
135829: Tiny Treat Boxes (386 backordered; 3,024 expected)
138283: Leaflets Framelits Dies (more details)
139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (475 backordered; 4,740 expected)
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (6,414 backordered; 12,096 expected)
139618: Gold Cording Trim (1,283 backordered; 5,248 expected)