Good morning! It was an absolutely gorgeous day here in Atlanta – and we spent the day doing a little spring prep! For the past couple of years, we’ve done Square Foot Gardening. Have you heard of that? Well, it’s a great way to grow lots of veggies and flowers in a not-so-big-space. My wonderful hubby built me a few raised 4′ x 4′ beds the first year that I did this….
Well, they’re starting to be a little the worse for wear, so it’s time to rebuild. This time we’re using plastic pallets for the bases (we used wooden pallets the first time) and, since we’re building the sides with Trex, I think they’ll last for years! Whoo-hoo!
But, even in the midst of picking and choosing and finding and loading our new plastic pallets…I was designing a card in my head. I’m a multi-tasker that way! I’d seen a card that Brian King did a while back that had rainbow colored smiley faces on it – and I’d wanted to use that idea.
So I did. But, I put a little twist on it – and it’s so easy and quick, you can knock this out in a heartbeat! I used my 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, my 1″ Circle Punch, some card stock and Designer Series Paper Stack Backgrounds….and the fun little Annual Catalog Set called Petite Pairs. Take a look-see:
Now, I can’t ever remember the colors or order of the colors in a Rainbow, so I Googled it (yes, that’s a verb!). And there’s all sorts of memory joggers and songs and mnemonic devices – but basically its Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. I interpreted that my way…
I started with a long and skinny card, and decided to use a double mat. So I SNAILd a panel of Basic Black to a panel of Basic Gray card stock. For the card front itself, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock.
Each smiley face is made exactly the same way. I punched a piece of the appropriately colored card stock with my 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch. Then I pulled out the matching color Designer Series Paper Backgrounds (in Brights, Subtles and Regals) and punched a 1″ Circle. I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the card stock scalloped circle to its corresponding 1″ Circle. Then I used my Signo White Gel Pen to give them all a smiley face – deliberately making them all different!
The colors are – from left to right….Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. 🙂
I laid them out in a curve, setting it up so that I could put my Petite Pairs sentiments on each side of the line. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp each sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink. Then I adhered all the smiley faces with more of the Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
I SNAILd the panel to my double mat and then added a little Rhinestone Basic Jewel next to each sentiment. And the card front was done.
On the inside, I just stamped another Petite Pairs sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink in the center of a Whisper White Panel. Then I drew a little Melon Mambo smiley face with my Stampin’ Write Marker.
I matted that onto Basic Gray and then onto Basic Black card stock panels and then SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base.
I made a custom envelope with a piece of Whisper White Envelope Paper. I’ve got a Tutorial for you on how to use the Envelope Punch Board here! I decorated the front with little smiley faces – drawn with my Stampin’ Write Markers in the same colors as my rainbow smiley faces…
…and I used the same markers to make smiley faces all over the inside flap!
Et Voila! A fun, colorful card that’s beyond easy! I hope that you like it and will try one of your own!
Please keep in mind the Online Host club and let me know if you’d like to join. I’ve still got some room!
ONLINE HOST CLUB STARTING IN JUST 2 DAYS!
The Stamps-N-Lingers Online Host Club is a great way for you to garner Host benefits without even “doing” a workshop! We’re talking Stampin’ Rewards Dollars and access to exclusive Host sets (plus a few added bennies tossed in)! And it’s easy peasy….
- Each Club consists of 6 people who each commit to purchasing at least $25 in product each month for 6 consecutive months. Each month, one person will be the “host” of that month’s workshop – I’ll do a random draw of all your names at the beginning of the club period – that way everyone will know which month will be “theirs”!
- I’ll mail the host code to everyone on the first of each month and then everyone just applies that host code to their order by the 20th. Then the host and I will figure her order together at the end of the month. Each month the host will have earned at least $15 in Host/Stampin’ Reward dollars!
- During your participation in the Online Club, I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint reward points! So – your $25 order will get you TWO peppermints each month, versus the normal one. Order $50 and get four peppermints! $75 – you’ll get six…By the end, you’re going to have at least TWELVE peppermint rewards point. Remember that 16 gets you another $40 gift!
- At the end of the 6 months – I’ll give each participant the stamp set of their choice (up to $20) as a thank you for participating.
- You’ll get first dibs on the next club sign up opportunity!
- You’ll get Free Catalogs from me during your Host Club term
- Shipping will be free on your host month order!
Sound like something you want to be a part of? If it is – let me know ASAP! I’m planning to start the first Host Club on 1 March – that’s one week from today. So – don’t hesitate! Contact me right away at 678-360-1359 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org!
More information is available over on the Online Host Club page!
HOST CODE FOR 18 Feb – 29 Feb 16: J9VBU4KX
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for Feb is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 23 Feb – 29 Feb 16!! 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 29 Feb!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Whisper White Card Stock: 7″ x 7″ (card base, scored and folded at 3 1/2″); 3 1/8″ x 6 5/8″ (card front and inner liner)
Basic Gray Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 6 7/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
STAMPIN’ TRIMMER CUTTING BLADES UNAVAILABLE
Due to an issue with our supplier, the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) are currently not orderable. Hopefully we’ll get some more information about the problem and a potential remedy. I’ll let you know just as soon as I have any word! 🙂
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!
Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply. When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.
If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂