Happy Hawp Day! I’m especially glad that it’s Wednesday cuz that means I’m a day closer to heading home! Yeah!!
We have a Blog Candy winner – check it out below….
Today’s card is a bit of a departure from the norm for me. Not too far off the beaten path, but…it’s a little frillier than I might normally make. I used the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies and some of the Birthday Blooms stamp set. And more of the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP. And Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim. What looks like a lot of dotted lace! Take a look-see:
See what I mean? It reminds me of Scarlett O’Hara’s bonnet – tied under her chin with a wide ribbon in a big, flouncy bow…
Or a hat that Melanie might have worn if she and Belle Watling had worked in the same…err….industry!
Don’t get me wrong, I was pretty tickled when I came up with the idea for the card and was actually able to bring it to life, and I think it’s beautiful and full of Southern-Belle-Charm.
I made this card in response to a sketch challenge – but when I went back to find it? Nuthin’! No clue – just disappeared. So….
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE (TIME: mere moments after the post posted and my friend Amy Koenders – who is way more organized than I am and whose e-mail doesn’t just mysteriously send e-mails to….I don’t even know where cuz if I did I’d go find them!) Amy reminded me which challenge I was using when I made this card! It’s the TGIF Challenge #46:
See the horizontal element? Yea – that’s what I was going for with the lace ribbon? Yep – I know. “Sheesh, Mary, that’s….like…the most ingenious thing I’ve ever seen!” 😉
This is a gate card – I’m guessing you figured that out – with the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Ribbon holding the card closed. The recipient would get it like you see in the first picture, then untie the bow…
…and it looks way more sedate and Melanie-esque! I just tucked the ribbon behind the card for that photo – it’s actually adhered to the back of the card with just a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue!
I started by cutting my Watermelon Wonder card base. It’s a piece of card stock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – then scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. I used my Simply Scored board for that.
Then I built the panels on the front. Each side is identical. I matted Mossy Meadow card stock on Blushing Bride. The top layer is a piece of Whisper White card stock – I stamped it all over many many many times with the little dots stamp in the Birthday Blooms stamp set. This was done in Crumb Cake ink – that I stamped off three times before I stamped the card stock.
Across the top and the bottom, I stamped the hearts border in Blushing Bride. Then I lightly sponged the edges with Blushing Bride ink. At this point, I knew I was going to make the little tea cup die cut for the art piece and I knew I was going to rim the top with my Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. So, I edged each of the Whisper White panels with the Gold Wink. I SNAILd all the panels pieces together and then to the card base.
For the circular piece, I SNAILd a Mossy Meadow Circles Collection circle to a Blushing Bride 2 1/2″ Circle Punch mat and then to a Gold Metallic Foil Doily. The tea cup is the result of several die cuts – all from the fun Cups & Kettles Thinlits Die set. I cut the teacup from the Birthday Bouquet DSP. I thought it looked like a china teacup that resided in my grandmother’s hutch for my entire childhood – and is now, I think, in my mom’s hutch! And it had that little gold rim, so…. 🙂
I added a little depth to the teacup by sponging lightly around the edges with Blushing Bride and then added that Gold Wink of Stella rim. I cut the tea bag tag from a tiny scrap of another of the designs in the Birthday Bouquet DSP, and added a Watermelon Wonder heart – cut with my Hearts Border Punch – with some Liquid Glue. Then I stapled a short length of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine to the tag and taped the other end behind the teacup.
The spoon handle is cut from a piece of Silver Foil sheet and the “steam” is the die cut from Cups & Kettle, cut in Watermelon Wonder. I adhered the spoon to the Mossy Meadow circle with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, popped the teacup and “tea bag” on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and finally stuck the “steam” on with more of the Liquid Glue!
I used some Liquid Glue on a portion of the bag of the art work, and adhered it just the right panel of the card base.
On the inside, on a piece of Whisper White card stock, I reprised the Birthday Bloom hearts in Blushing Bride, sponged the edges with Blushing Bride ink, and edged it with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Then I added the Birthday Blooms sentiment in Mossy Meadow, and a stamped-off-once Watermelon Wonder “steam” heart from the A Nice Cuppa stamp set (which I, of course, bought as a bundle an saved 15%!).
I SNAILd the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and then to a Blushing Bride mat and added it into my card with SNAIL.
Using little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Ribbon on the back of the largest panel of the card, and tied my bow (jauntily and saucily!) next to my tea cup! And the card was done.
For the envelope, I decorated the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope with a single Watermelon Wonder “steam” heart (stamped full strength!)….
…and then gave the inside a liner of Birthday Bouquet DSP, cutting it with my Envelope Liner Framelit!
Et Voila! Scarlett meets Melanie meets Belle…. I think it’s a fun card! And I hope that you think so, too. 🙂
Hope you saw my last Ordering Special of the 2016 Sale-A-Bration!
When you order $50 in product (that’ll get you a free SAB item), I’m going to give you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points! So – every $50 will get you FOUR peppermint points! When you get 16 peppermints, you’re going to get to pick any $40 worth of product(s) and I’ll ship to to you for free. Here’s more info on my Rewards Program.
And, I’m also going to send you a MYSTERY GIFT. On top of my regular ordering gift.
So – tarry not! Stock up on all your favorite Stampin’ Up! goodies, earn free SAB products, and get more Peppermints and a Mystery Gift!
Tomorrow’s Thursday, so it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop! We’ll be live at 7 am eastern – so be sure to check back!
P.S. Don’t forget to scroll on down and see if you’re the Blog Candy Winner!
HOST CODE FOR 15 Mar – 31 Mar 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 March is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 15 Mar – 21 Mar 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 21 Mar!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″); “steam” die cuts
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x 2 for front mats); 4″ x 5 1/8″ (inside liner mat); 2 1/2″ Circle (art mat)
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x 2 for front mats); 3 7/8″ x 5″ (inside liner mat); 2 3/8″ circle (art mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 5″ (card front panels); 3 3/4″ x 4 7/8″ (inside liner)
WINNER WINNER CATFISH DINNER!
Or….WHO IS OUR BLOG CANDY WINNER?!?!
We had a few entries for the Blog Candy – and a whole bunch of folks who want the Botanical Bundle to make it into the Annual Catalog. Like….that was the winner by a quite long shot! Hope Stampin’ Up! is reading my blog!
And now….Drum roll, please……
The Random Number Generator yielded comment #7:
Comment #7 belonged to Karen L! Congratulations!!! Karen wrote:
“Have you maybe thought that maybe your cactus is an Easter Cactus? I had one, a long time ago that someone told me it was an Easter not a Christmas Cactus……had something to do with the leaf shape. It bloomed beautifully in the spring, usually around Easter so I went along with that thought. I no longer have it…..”gifted” it to a neighbor when we moved. Just a thought!
Blog candy entry……I hope that they carry over “Balloon Celebration Bundle”…….I like the balloons & with the punch it makes it quick to have a bunch of balloons for a cute card. I really would like to see “Party Pants” & “Sky is the Limit” from SAB to carry over…….you can only spend so many $50’s when you need to put the brakes on!! Know what I mean??
Thanks for the chance at a great blog candy gift. Happy Spring!!
Yea, Karen – you’ll be getting a great bunch of items from the Botanical suite of products:
Thanks again to everyone for playing along! 🙂
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! 🙂
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