Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there in Blog-ville! I hope you all have breakfast in bed (and don’t have to clean the kitchen), get the house cleaned (without having to lift a finger!), and receive flowers and adulation from all who know and love you!
I am fixin’ to hit the cards hard today – I planned that yesterday, and was partially successful. But…some of the guys wanted to go to lunch….
…what’s a girl to do? And yes – that’s the exact same meal I had at The Olde Pink House last weekend. I was oh-so-tempted by…well, everything else on the menu!….but in the end, just couldn’t resist that chicken!! Yuuuuuuuummmmmmm-oooooo!!
But, I did get one and a half cards made on Saturday – and this is one of them! It’s using some of the many goodies I received this week in my pre-order. It was really hard to pick just one thing to use – so I used a couple! I pulled out the Swirly Bird stamp set and its bundled Thinlits – called Swirly Scribbles and added a sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners bundle as well. Take a look-see:
Bright, huh!? I’m loving these new 2016-2018 In Colors. I wasn’t sure I was going to – and felt the same about the Playful Palette DSP, which you can see peeking out from behind the sentiment panel. But, boy, was I wrong! It’s growing on me like gangbusters!
I was playing along with the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #171 and that’s where the basics of the design came from.
So – you can see I got a little creative with my Washi Tape. I used one of the fun designs in the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape and just laid strips right across the front of my Whisper White card base. The idea to do this came to me in a dream. Well – sort of. It came to me while I was waking up yesterday – that’s kind of like dreaming!
I SNAILd a panel of the Playful Palette DSP stack to some Peekaboo Peach card stock to begin the center panel. I made the Whisper White panel a little smaller than I usually would – I wanted to have a little more of the Playful Palette visible than my normal 1/8″ margin. I added a bunch of Peekaboo Peach splatters in the bottom of the panel, using the splatters image from Timeless Textures, and SNAILd that to my layered mat.
Then I pulled out my brand new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits – which I got bundled with the Swirly Bird stamp set (and you’ll be able to get this one, too, on 1 June!). I cut three of the smaller swirly-do’s – one each in Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and a piece of Playful Palette DSP. I sort of piled them on top of each other and stuck them together with little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
Then I adhered it to the focal panel with more Liquid Glue.
The sentiment is from one of the bestest new stamp sets in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Thoughtful Banners is absolutely chock-a-block filled with sentiments. Check it…
Add it to the Duet Banner Punch….
Right?!? You know me – I’m a Punch-a-holic. I was on this little pair like a Haflinger on a peppermint!
So – I stamped the little Hello sentiment from Thoughtful Banners in Basic Black Archival Ink on a scrap of Peekaboo Peach and punched it out with the Duet Punch. Easy. Peasy. Done!
I popped it onto the panel with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and then popped the entire panel onto the card with more Dimensionals.
I added one little bit of bling with a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel. I stamped a little tiny swirl from Swirly Bird and cut it out – but I’d done it in Sweet Sugarplum and then I added the Rhinestone. It looked…uhm…well. A little too much like a…yea. So I just ditched that part and went with the straight jewel. 😉
On the inside, I matted more of the Playful Palette DSP on Peekaboo Peach. My Whisper White liner got some more Timeless Textures splatters in Peekaboo Peach. I stamped the Swirly Bird image three times in Sweet Sugarplum, without re-inking. Then I used the tiny little barb-y feather-y images in the stamp set to add tiny little barb-y feather-y things to the swirly-do’s. That makes them look a whole lot like the die cuts on the front!
I SNAILd the liner to my layered mat and thence into the Whisper White card base. And the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Peekaboo Peach Timeless Textures splatters, and the Sweet Sugarplum stamped-three-times-without-re-inking Swirly Bird images….
…and then I (say it with me!) cut a liner from more Playful Palette DSP, using my Envelope Liner Framelits.
Et Volia! An oh-so-colorful, oh-so-graphic clean-and-layered card for any occasion. This one is way way out of my normal comfort zone – but…I really love it. I’m totally tickled with how it turned out – and I hope that y’all like it as well. 🙂
Couple of reminders, folks –
- This is an awesome time to join us at Stampin’ Up! You can pick pre-order goodies (see them here) to outfit your starter kit. Scroll on down for the details!
- The 2016-2017 Annual Catalog Shares are now open! Don’t waste any time getting over to my Shares page here, and getting signed up. You’re going to get a whole lotta fun stuff – like a tasting flight for papers and ribbons and trims!! 🙂
- When you order, please be sure to check the box saying I can contact you – that way I’ll be able to give you good stuff, Maynard! You can pop over to this post and read all about how to make sure you are on my list!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun project to share!
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:
Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Thoughtful Banners stamp set, Duet Banner Punch, Peekaboo Peach ink and card stock, Sweet Sugarplum Ink, and Playful Palette DSP all available 1 June (or right now if you join Stampin’ Up! and pick them for your Starter Kit! Just sayin’….)
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 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (front focal panel); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (liner liner)
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (first mat for front focal panel); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (first mat for inner liner)
Playful Palette DSP stack: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (second mat for front focal panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (second mat for inner liner); 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! 🙂