Good morning! Well, it’s Sunday, so Amy and I are likely beginning the trek back to Joh-ja (that’s Georgia for you yanks!) as you’re reading this. OnStage Live is done for 2016 – and….we found out right at the end that the next event – OnStage Local, this November – will have one venue in Atlanta!! Now, that’s worthy of a whoo-hoo! No travel required!! 🙂 We were so happy to get this news!
I’ve got a lot to share with you – starting tomorrow afternoon! Sneak peeks of the wonderful new catalog. Expect a “regular” post from me in the morning and then a second post in the afternoon. That second one will also contain the Retiring Products list and might even announce a new Stamps-N-Lingers ordering special! So be watching your Inbox tomorrow, okay!?
My share for today is a clean and simple card that’s a little bit out of my wheelhouse – brighter colors and more….geometric-ness….than I usually use. I borrowed a sentiment from the lovely Watercolor Wishes stamp set, and some Birthday Bouquet DSP. Take a look-see:
I played along with two challenges on this one – the design was a result of the MojoMonday challenge #443:
…and my not-Mary’s-usual-color-scheme colors came from The Paper Player #290 – which I missed! But you can go check out the winners here!
This one was quick and easy to put together! I started by SNAILing a panel of one of my favorite things – White Corrugated Paper – to a mat of Pumpkin Pie card stock. Then I cut a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP – it’s a Mossy Meadow design – and SNAILd it on Pumpkin Pie as well.
Getting a little creative with the banner element of the sketch, I wrapped a short length of Melon Mambo 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon around the polka dot panel, securing it with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I trimmed each end to get that banner look.
The two large circles are made from a striped and a polka dot design in the Color Me Irresistible DSP. I sponged them both with some Pool Party and then offset-matted them on circles of Pumpkin Pie. The smaller “dot” is a little bit of White Corrugated Paper (that I cut with one of the circles in the Pyramid Pals Thinlits set!), lightly sponged with Pool Party and matted on a 7/8″ Scallop Circle.
I popped all three circles on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final little bit was to add a Pumpkin Pie Designer Button with a couple of Glue Dots. Then I tied a little bow with some Basic Black/Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine from the Occasions catalog, and adhered it to the button with a dab of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. I tried about 12 times to stick the twine thru the button before I gave up and just glued it on! 🙂
With the front done, I got going on the inside of the card. I SNAILd a strip of the Birthday Bouquet DSP to a little bit more Pumpkin Pie card stock and then SNAILd it all to a Whisper White panel. Easy peasy!
The Whisper White Medium Envelope got a little different treatment than usual (for me!). In keeping with the geometric theme of the card, I used my Sponge Dauber to just add lots of Pool Party circles all over the front…
Et Voila! A bright and cheery, clean and simple layered card, ready to send to just about anyone for just about any reason! While it’s not my norm, it’s kind of grown on me! I hope that you like it, too. 🙂
Tomorrow I have a fun shutter fold card for you – and a new Tutorial will post at the same time. Hope to see you back!
It’s going to be good to be home, y’all! My pre-order should get to the house on Tuesday, so I’ll get to start playing with some of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog products. I can hardly wait to show them to you!
Can I get a Whooo-hoooo!!??! 😉
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
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3/4″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner mat); 2 1/2″ x 3″ (mat for Birthday Bouquet panel on front); 2″ square (sentiment panel mat); 1 1/2″ circle (mat for striped circle); 1 3/8″ circle (mat for polka dot circle); 7/8″ Scallop Circle (mat for Corrugated Paper circle); 7/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip mat)
Birthday Bouquet DSP: 2 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ (front rectangle); envelope liner
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
White Corrugated Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); circle on scalloped mat (cut with Pyramid Pals Thinlit)
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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!
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 a great 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! 🙂