Update (9 May 16) – just found out that this card was selected as a Design Team pick over on Stamp Ink Paper. Check this card and the other winners at this link! What a nice honor to be given! 🙂
Happy Star Wars Day, y’all! May The Fourth Be With You! 🙂
I’ll tell you, this week is going by fast! And work is heating up – fixin’ to be doing some really long days. The kind that start at the hindquarter-crack-of-dawn! Yuk. Which means I’m really kind of regretting my days of….sloth!….of this past weekend! I usually, when I’m away like this and working long days, try to get all my cards for the week done on the weekend. Cuz I know I’m going to get back to the hotel in a state of brain-deadness; wanting nothing more than dinner, a shower and to veg out in front of the tv till I fall asleep!
But – I must say, I can’t regret what I did on my days of sloth! Eating great food and browsing the historic district in Savannah on Saturday and stamping with a friend on Sunday! So, I’ll take it like a man…a WOman, that is!….and git ‘er done this week!
Today’s card uses another couple of things that are retiring – Petite Pairs stamp set and a little more of the lovely Birthday Bouquet DSP. To that, I’ve added some flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set, punched with their matching Blossom Bunch Punch. Which are not – thankfully! – retiring! Take a look-see:
The design for my card was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #446:
And I also played along with the Stamp Ink Paper Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #46:
I went down the left side of the game – Flowers – Bling – Pink!
With the exception of some fussy cutting, this one is really quick to put together. And even that wasn’t unreasonable!
I started by SNAILing a piece of the Mossy Meadow Birthday Bouquet DSP to a panel of Watermelon Wonder, to form the card front. I took another piece of that DSP and fussy cut around the scalloped design – to create the scallops in the Mojo Monday Sketch. I SNAILd that to its own panel of Watermelon Wonder and then to the card front.
Easy peasy! The sentiment is from Petite Pairs (one of the very first sentiment stamp sets I ever bought – I’m really going to miss it!), stamped in Mossy Meadow on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I cut it out with a label from the Tags & Labels Framelits and matted it on – you guessed it! – Watermelon Wonder, cut with the next larger die in the set. I popped that on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the flowers, I stamped a bunch of images from the Grateful Bunch set – this is the triple-image-stamp. I used Watermelon Wonder and stamped them on Whisper White. I punched them all out with the Blossom Bunch punch, which I got bundled up for a 15% savings! (Side note: I have some news to share with you about pricing, so read on to that down below!). I used my Blushing Bride ink pad, squeezed the top of the lid into the pad (with it closed – duh, Mary!), and then picked up the ink with my sort-of-used-up Clear Wink of Stella. I used that ink to paint all the petals.
At that point, it was all looking pretty good, but I decided that I was going to double up all the flowers to make Chrysanthemum looking blooms. And I wanted them to be really thin and pointy. So I pulled my trusty Paper Snips back out and fussy cut them all. It didn’t take that long – don’t be afeared! Then I rolled everyone’s petals with my bone folder, adhered the flowers together with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then stuck them to the card.
Oh – the littlest flower? It’s actually THREE layers of littlest flower! I had one left over. So…what the heck! All the flowers except for that tiny one are popped on with Dimensionals. Itty bitty dude is stuck with some Liquid Glue!
I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to each flower and the front was done! 🙂
On the inside, I used another panel of Whisper White, and stamped the coordinating sentiment from Petite Pairs in Mossy Meadow (using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line it up) and then SNAILing it to a piece of Watermelon Wonder. I created another narrow strip of scalloped Birthday Bouquet DSP by fussy cutting the scallop again and adhering it to a Watermelon Wonder mat.
I SNAILd it into my Mossy Meadow card base (seriously – Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow – simply made for each other!) and popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped the dotted leaves image from Grateful Bunch on the front. Then I added a Watermelon Wonder single flower. I covered the other two flowers with sticky note tape and only inked the flower that I wanted…
…I cut a liner from a piece of 2014-2016 In Color Designer Paper Stack in dotted Mossy Meadow (yes, I’m out of this design in the Birthday Bouquet! 🙁 ), cutting it with my Envelope Liner Framelits. And I SNAILd that into my….
Fortunately I saw my error before SNAILing my liner into the envelope and had time to correct. Hint: don’t clean and put all your stamps away until you’re completely done and you know you don’t need them again! 🙂
Et Voila! A pink, flowery, bling-y birthday card – using some of the prettiest of the Stampin’ Up! goodies! Hope you like!
Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop day – so we’ll be coming live at 7am Eastern! Hope you’ll join us – we’re all making projects with the colors Rose Red – Garden Green – and Crumb Cake! 🙂
See you tomorrow for the blog hop! 🙂
Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:
PRICING CHANGES IN THE 2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG
Stampin’ Up! notified us they’ll be increasing the prices on a few things in the new catalog. The following items will be increasing in price beginning on 1 June:
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock packs of 24 sheets will be $8 per pack
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ mixed color card stock packs of 20 sheets will be $8 per pack
- 12″ x 12″ mixed color card stock packs of 20 sheets will be $11 per pack
- 12″ x 12″ Basic Black and Whisper White card stock will be $7 per pack
- 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks will be $10 per pack
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ White Vellum will be $8 per pack
- 8-1/2″ x 11″ Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock packs will be $9 per pack
Bundle pricing will be changing as well. Here are the details for the bundles beginning on 1 June:
- Bundles will no longer carryover outside the life of the publication. Once the sales period ends for the catalog, the bundle will no longer be available at its special pricing, even if the components of the bundle are still available.
- Bundles will now be offered at a 10% discount.
But – the good news is you’ve got plenty of time to pick up those last few bundles that you’re wanting (at the 15% discount!) and stock up on card stock in all of the colors before the prices increase in June!
Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂
As a special perk, all Demonstrators get to order from a selection of items from the new annual catalog -starting today! If you’re considering joining, now is a great time to jump in! You can select items from the retiring list, the current catalogs, clearance rack and the new catalog list in your Starter Kit AND you’ll get copies of the brand new catalogs when your kit arrives!
If you have any questions about joining, feel free to stop by my Join My Team page on my blog or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you join us! If you’re ready to jump in and order your Starter Kit, click here and scroll down to the pink “join now” bar and click on it to get started! Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 1 May – 15 May 16: 6WVSHFR7
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.
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
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″)
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for center DSP on front); 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for inner liner strip)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside liner); sentiment label; Blossom Bunch flowers
Birthday Bouquet DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (front DSP strip with scallops); 1/2″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)
2014-2016 In Color Designer Paper stack: envelope liner
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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! 🙂