Happy Friday! We made it – again! All you have to do is make it thru this day and you get two days off!
Unless you don’t and then that means you’re on some weird work schedule. If that’s you… I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to get so excited about a 48 hour period that you have no reason to be excited about! 🙂
So today’s card is another special request. Here was the criteria:
- Thank you card to a Stepmother for a Mother’s Day gift
- Likes blue
- Likes frilly and fussy and busy
- Likes Victorian things
As I sat at my desk the other night looking – slightly bleary-eyed – at my stamps and papers and punches…I finally came up with something to use as a starting point. A piece of the Birthday Bouquet DSP – the one with the blue roses. And I went from there.
This isn’t a clean and simple card – that wouldn’t have answered the mail at all! And it occurs to me that I’ve been sort of inundating you with, what appear to be, 1000-step cards these past few days. So, tomorrow’s card will be clean and simple. I promise! 🙂
I finally settled on the pretty font in the Sassy Salutations set (retiring very very soon!) and the Timeless Textures stamp set. And lots of embellishing. Take a look-see:
I started with a plain piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the filigree image from Timeless Textures in Pool Party all over. Then I used the edge image – in Sahara Sand – all the way around the edge of the panel. Finally, I added several of the splotches image in Sahara Sand – stamping off once and then stamping multiple times without re-inking.
I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge all over the panel to “antique” it a little. Then I tore some pieces of the Birthday Bouquet DSP into smallish pieces and sponged them with Sahara Sand to darken and antique them. Then I used the Handheld Stapler to adhere them to my card front.
To help with the “lacey/frilly” – I used some of the soon-to-be-retired Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim and laid two lengths across the panel, “gift-wrapping” style, securing them in the back with scotch tape.
For the sentiment, I cut a Whisper White label with the next-to-largest die in the Lots of Labels Framelits set. Then I ran it thru the Big Shot inside the new Affectionately Yours TIEF (available 1 June) to add the pretty embossed florals. I added the Sahara Sand sentiment from Sassy Salutations and then lightly sponged the embossed flowers with Pool Party ink and the edges of the label with a little bit of Sahara Sand.
The mat is a second label – cut with the largest die in the set – stamped it all over with the Timeless Textures filigree in Pool Party. Before I SNAILd the two pieces together, I used Glue Dots on the back of the white label and ran multiple loops of Gold Metallic Thread around and around. Then I SNAILd the two pieces together and popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂
And then I got to decorating! First I stuck a Very Vintage Designer Button in the top left of the label – over the crossed Sahara Sand Lace Trim pieces. And I tied bow with the Lace Trim and adhered it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. I added tiny little Pearl Basic Jewels to the flowers that I’d embossed on the sentiment label.
But that still wasn’t frilly enough for me! I built a fun little flower with my Pansy Punch – I cut one from Sahara Sand (and then stamped it with the Timeless Textures filigree in Pool Party). I cut a second pansy from Vellum card stock – and stamped it with the filigree! And then I cut two tiny Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack flowers from Pool Party card stock. Guess what I used on those?
Can’t guess? How about the lace image in Grateful Bunch? Yep – in Pool Party. And the little Very Vanilla piece that you see peeking out is the smallest flower punch in the Blossom Bunch punch! So my stack went: Sahara Sand flower – Vellum flower – Gold Metallic Thread loops – Very Vanilla Blossom Bunch Punch flower – two Itty Bitty Accent flowers – Pearl Basic Jewel! I used Liquid Glue to adhere a little scrap of the Lace Trim and then the flower over the top of that.
The final addition is two little butterflies. I stamped the butterfly from Grateful Bunch on Very Vanilla card stock – once in Pool Party and once in Blushing Bride. Then I punched them with the Bitty Butterfly punch, touched up the “blank” spots with the matching Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered them with Glue Dots. I added a little line of Pearl Basic Jewels to each one, too.
I SNAILd the panel to a Pool Party Mat and the card front was done!
On the inside, I did more Timeless Textures filigrees in Pool Party, edge stamp in Sahara Sand and splotches in Sahara Sand on a Whisper White panel. I sponged all over with Crumb Cake – my dauber accidentally left some little smudges of yellow, which added to the overall vintage look of the panel.
Adding some of the butterflies from Grateful Bunch in Pool Party seemed like a good idea – so I did. And I also added a little more of the Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim. I SNAILd the panel to a mat of Pool Party and then into my Blushing Bride card base.
I SNAILd the card front on – so as to not add any more thickness – and the card was done! 🙂
My envelope is a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope to which I added some Timeless Textures filigree in Pool Party and a sweet little Pool Party butterfly from Grateful Bunch….
…and then I added a liner made from Birthday Bouquet DSP, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelit. Which is retiring. I’ve mentioned that, yes? And that I really really think you should buy it before it’s gone!? 😉
Et Voila! A vintage-y, Victorian-y (at least – in my head!), blue-themed, frilly and girly Thank You card! And I can tell you my friend who asked for it was very happy with it when I gave it to her – I even got a hug! 🙂 I hope that you guys like it as well!
Scroll on down and I’ll give you the card cuts and all the deets on what you need to make this card yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 May – 31 May 16: NK9FHKCF
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 – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN MY
ONLINE HOST CLUB!
1 JUNE 2016 KICK-OFF!
- Each Club consists of 6 people who each commit to purchasing at least $25 in product each month for 6 consecutive months.
- Each month, one person will be the “host” of that month’s workshop – I’ll put all your names in a hat (okay – maybe a box) and draw the names out at the beginning of the club period – that way everyone will know which month will be “theirs”!
- I’ll mail the host code to everyone on the first of each month and then everyone just applies that host code to their order by the 20th. Then the host and I will figure her order together at the end of the month! Each month the host will have earned at least $15 in Host/Stampin’ Reward dollars!
- During your participation in the Online Club, I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint reward points! So – your $25 order will get you TWO peppermints each month, versus the normal one.
- And – at the end of the 6 months – I’ll give each participant the stamp set of their choice (with a value up to $20)
- And you’ll get first dibs on the next club sign up!
- You’ll receive Free Catalogs from me during your Host Club term and free shipping on your host month! That’s going to amount to two Annual Catalogs (this one coming up and the 2017-2018 AC), the Holiday Mini and the Occasions Catalog!
Let me know ASAP if you’re interested – we’re kicking this club off on 1 June! 🙂 678-360-1359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2016-2017 Annual Catalog Shares
Do you want all of the great new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the 2016-17 Catalog but can’t afford everything all at once? Join in my share!
- New Designer Series Paper Share – $33.00 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping. You’ll get 151 6″x6″ sheets of Designer Paper
- New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $40.00 plus $6.00 for Priority Mail shipping. You’ll get 55 yards of new ribbon and trim, and over 200 embellishments (treat bags, doilies, binder clips and enamel shapes!
- Want it all? $77 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping and you get a free pack of the new Solid Baker’s Twine.
- Double shares are available too!
**Please note: Sign-up deadline is 30 May for my shares. See more details about my shares and sign-up here.
Please take a minute to think about joining my Online Host Club, will you? That new catalog is going to tempt you something fierce – and it’s a great way to get some of those items free! 🙂
Tomorrow’s card is a one-stamp-set, clean and simple card that you’ll be able to put together lickety-split! I’ve already made it so I know it’s true!
See you in the morning!
COMING 1 JUNE!
For the entire month of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra Stampin’ Rewards for hosts whose orders or workshops are $350 or greater! That’s over and above your usual rewards. So…that’s even more free money to spend to fulfill your Wish List! Check it out!
We can even do an Online Catalog workshop – give me a holler and we can chat about it, okay?
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Affectionately Yours TIEF will be available on 1 June! Unless you decided to join Stampin’ Up! right now – then you could fill your Starter Kit with these goodies! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Blushing Bride Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Next to biggest Lots of Labels die cut (sentiment)
Sahara Sand Card Stock: Biggest Lots of Labels die cut (sentiment mat); one Pansy Punch flower
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 Bitty Butterfly punches
Birthday Bouquet DSP: Torn pieces for card front; 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!