Happy Weekend, y’all!
Heading into the last day of OnStage Live. It’s been a great event – punctuated by lots of Prize Patrols and whoo-hoo-ing – and a great new catalog. I’ll be bringing home a few make-and-takes, that showcase some of the new products, and I’ve taken lots of display pictures – that I’ll share with you with the updates on Tuesday! I can’t wait for you to see the new goodies!
Today’s card is another one that uses a non-Stampin’ Up! pet stamp image. I’ve used this cute little tilty-headed lab before – here’s a link to one, if you’re interested! I combined it with a few images from the Host Exclusive stamp set called Floral Wings and sentiments from And Many More and Petite Pairs. Add in some pretty DSP and, well, take a look-see:
I suppose since the “right” number of bones a person should break is…zero!…then any bones broken would be “way too many”, huh? Duh, Mary! 🙁
Anyway – I wanted cheerful, so I went for some pretty colors and Designer Paper is the way to go. I first made a card front with a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP – which is a Mossy Meadow color – and I matted it on a Hello Honey dotted design from the 2014-2016 In Colors DSP Stack. Over that, I stuck a length of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, adhering it with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
The focal art started with a piece of Whisper White card stock, matted on another panel of Hello Honey DSP. I stamped the little lab guy in Hello Honey ink (can you guess what kind of a dog the patient has?!? 🙂 ) and then colored him in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker. That kind of washed out all the nice shading that the stamped image had, so I went back with my Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Marker and darkened it back up a bit.
Next to my yellow lab, I wanted a flower arrangement (these are way better than real ones, cuz they don’t need water and they won’t die tomorrow!). I stamped the vase from Floral Wings in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Whisper White card stock, and cut it out. On my art panel, I used some Mossy Meadow and stamped a few Floral Wings stems – 5, to be exact! – making sure they all sort of came together where a vase might be.
Then I popped my fussy-cut vase over the stems with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added some flowers to the stems – the Rose Red ones are from Floral Wings. The Hello Honey flowers are from Number of Years. This little five-petaled flower is one of my favorite flower images!!
I decided the dog-kid needed to be bringing a flower – so I used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the stem image – leaving an un-inked spot (where it would go “thru” his mouth!) and stamped it on the image. I tidied it up with the marker, and then gave him a Rose Red Floral Wings flower.
I also colored him a little Mossy Meadow bow-tie, while I was at it! 🙂
The flowers you see in the corners of the panel are punched with the Tree Builder Punch – in Rose Red, adhered with a little bit of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, and prettied-up with a seed Pearl Basic Embellishment.
I popped the panel over the Burlap Ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Liquid Glue, and then glued a tiny Linen Thread bow to the Floral Wings vase, and the card front was done!
The inner liner is a Whisper White panel, matted on the Hello Honey DSP and Birthday Bouquet DSP paper. I stamped a Mossy Meadow Floral Wings vase, with more Rose Red flowers and a Hello Honey Number of Years flower. Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from And Many More.
Et Voila! I think this turned out to be the perfect Get Well card for a dog-lover having a bad go. I’m pretty sure (at least I hope so!) that it brought a smile to her face when she received it!
One more session today for OnStage and then the 2016 Event will be in the books! Amy and I will head home tomorrow and be waiting by our mail boxes (or the gate, for me!) for our brand new goodies to arrive!! Mr. UPS-man, bring me a prize!
HOST CODE FOR 16 Apr – 30 Apr 16: CAZKY77C
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 is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG COMING SOON!
The time is growing near when we’ll say good-bye to the 2016 Occasions catalog and the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! The announcement of the Official Retiring Product list will be made on 18 Apr. That’s when those In Color products we’ve loved for the last two years will start to leap off the shelves – so be sure to stock up now!
In mid-May – I’ll be sending new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs to those folks who’ve ordered $50 or more from me in the past 12 months. Ordering opens for the new catalog on 1 June – so….you want a catalog! 🙂
If you haven’t ordered from me – there’s still time! Just click on my Online Store icon over there to the right side of your screen and get shopping! Just be sure to check “Yes” at the screen that asks you if your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (that would be me!) can contact you! I promise I won’t bug you – but if you don’t select that, I can’t see anything about you – so…I can’t send you your ordering gift, sign you up for my Rewards Program or send you a catalog! Nuthin’!
This is the last week of Weekly Deals….just sayin’!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 12 Apr – 18 Apr 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 18 Apr!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
The dog image is a Non-Stampin’ Up! product. I got it at Michaels!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (art panel on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); fussy cut Floral Wings vase
Birthday Bouquet DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner mat)
2014-2016 In Color DSP Stack (in Hello Honey): 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″ x 3 1/4″ (mat for art panel); envelope liner
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ALMOST TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE 2014-2016 IN COLORS!
Don’t forget to stock up on these 2014-2016 In Color Supplies – once they’re announced as retiring (coming up in the not-too-distant future!) these are the things that fly off the shelves like Krispy Kreme Donuts when the “HOT” Sign is lit up!
Washi Label Punch Permanently Out of Stock
Stampin’ Up! announced today that the Washi Label Punch has sold out completely and we won’t be getting any more in stock. So, that means it’s going to remain Not Orderable. If you’ve ordered the Washi Label Punch and it was backordered – you’ll be receiving a refund from Stampin’ Up!
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! 🙂