Well, as Mr. George Jones so aptly stated…
It’s finally Friday
I got my motor running for a wild weekend
It’s finally Friday
Forget the workin’ blues
And let the good times roll…
Which in my case means I’m fixin’ to roll up my sleeves and get my Big Shot running for a crafty weekend! Oh – and do laundry! 🙂 What are your plans? Something fun, I hope!
I’ve got a quick little card to share with you today, using a few things that are retiring at the end of the month. The Love You Sew host stamp set – which is really one of the cutest stamp sets I’ve seen – and the Greetings Thinlits – which produce three great sentiments in a really nice size and font. I added in a little bit of One Big Meaning (not retiring) and this is what I came up with. Take a look-see:
I designed this card based on the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches – #235:
And I pulled my colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #237:
So – once I decided on what I was going to do, this card went together lickety-split! I started my sentiment panel by layering up two mats – one of Pool Party and one in Calypso Coral – adhering them together with SNAIL.
For the sentiment itself, I taped over the word “Thanks” on one of the stamps in One Big Meaning and inked up “kindly” with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it lined up and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I SNAILd the white panel to my layered mat. Using my Greetings Thinlits (retiring) and Big Shot, I cut three of the “thanks” sentiment from Calypso Coral card stock, and adhered them all together with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
I added the stacked-sentiment to my panel with Liquid Glue.
To give it a little extra sumpin-sumpin, I stuck on a couple three buttons from the Subtles Designer Buttons pack (retiring) with Mulit-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I tied a little bow with Basic Gray Baker’s Twine (already retired – sorry!) and stuck that on the large, Pool Party, button with another little dab of glue.
My Smoky Slate card base ended up playing more of a role in the design than my “usual” cards. I used the Elegant Dots TIEF and ran just the front of the card thru the Big Shot. Then I popped my completed sentiment panel onto it with Stampin’ Dimensionals!
The inside of the card started with a three-layer stack of card stock. Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Whisper White – all SNAILd together. To coordinate with the buttons on the front of the card, I pulled out the Love You Sew host stamp set (retiring). I stamped the large button image in Pool Party – at full strength – and two smaller button images in Calypso Coral – which I stamped off once to fade it a little.
I SNAILd the panel into my card base, and the card was done.
The Medium Whisper White Envelope got more of the Love You Sew buttons – in Pool Party (straight) and Calypso Coral (stamped off once)…
…and I cut a liner from the Neutrals DSP stack with my Envelope Liner Framelits. I’m pretty sure this is Smoky Slate, but it could also be Silver. My DSP is all mixed up! 🙂
Et Voila! Quick and easy. And this design is really versatile – it would be easy to change up the color scheme to suit yourself!
TTFN – I’ll see you tomorrow!
P.S. I’m fixin’ to start mailing catalogs – I should get them next week and they’ll go out shortly thereafter! If you’ve recently placed an order with me, I’ll be sending one to you! If you’ve ordered and you received an e-mail from me thanking you for your order, then you’re good to go. If you did NOT get an e-mail within about a day, then you may have checked the box saying I can’t contact you! You can check that by going to the online store and signing in to your account. Then click the tab called My Demonstrator. Then take a look at the box near the bottom.
If you’ve got “no” checked, then change it to “yes”. Then, send me an e-mail and let me know that you’ve ordered! That way I can get you your ordering gift AND get you on my list for a new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!
This has been a public service announcement! 🙂
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:
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Calypso Coral Card Stock: 3″ x 4 1/4″ (first mat for sentiment); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (first inner liner mat); Greetings Thinlit die cut (x3)
Pool Party Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (second mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (second inner liner mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Neutrals DSP stack: envelope liner
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! 🙂