Good morning, y’all! It’s Saturday – it’s cooler here (sorry if you’re in one of those spots where it’s surface-of-the-sun hot! 🙁 ) – we’ve got a full load of horse feed (that’s a super warm-and-fuzzy for horse people!) – I bought and hung a new hummingbird feeder for the hummer that buzzes me every morning at the barn – we got the trellis up on my squash and green bean bed – and I got to spend some time making cards (and that time happened to correspond to a time I was feeling creative!). So – life is good!
I’ve got a super quick and easy card for you today, that you can make with just one of the new stamp sets – no Big Shot, no heat embossing. One of the first stamp sets that really caught my eye in the new catalog was this one – Lovely Stitching. I finally got a chance to play with it some. Take a look-see:
This card evolved with the help of two challenges. The first – CAS(E) This Sketch # 177 – drove the layout.
The second was a color challenge from Pals Paper Arts – PPA 305:
I decided early in the design process – again with the artsy-words! – that I was going to do some masking. So the first step was to stamp two of the Lovely Stitching flower images on sticky notes and fussy cut them right quick to act as masks.
To begin the card, I stamped the faux-embroidered flower in Island Indigo ink in the top corner of a Whisper White card stock panel. Then I laid the mask over each flower and successively stamped the second flower image in Pool Party. I moved my mask around as necessary to accommodate my Pool Party images.
I added the little flower-center images in Pool Party – Lovely Stitching is a photo-polymer stamp set – so it’s easy to line everything up!
I decided I wanted a little extra sumpin’-sumpin’, so I stamped another Island Indigo and Pool Party flower onto a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and fussy cut the image. Then I wound some Silver Metallic Thread around on the back of the flower, adhering it with Glue Dots, and popped it over the center flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The stitched sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo ink and the final touch was the addition of a couple of Island Indigo round Enamel Shapes and a Pool Party Enamel Shape. These are new in this catalog and are a fun way to add a last little touch to a card. They come in all the color families – and there’s even a set with Gold and Silver “metallic” shapes! 🙂
I matted the card front on a piece of Pool Party card stock and that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I used a couple of the long stitched line images from Lovely Stitching – stamping them in Island Indigo and Pool Party on a Whisper White panel. I added the second sentiment from the set in Island Indigo and matted it on Pool Party card stock.
I SNAILd the panel into my Island Indigo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Island Indigo and Pool Party stitched lines on the front…
…and on the back flap.
Et Voila! Quick. Easy. Clean and Simple. Suitable for almost any occasion. All with one pretty stamp set and a pair of Paper Snips! I love this little set – it’s for darned sure the easiest “sewing” you’ll ever do. And – in my case – probably the only sewing I’ll ever be any good at doing! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 Jun – 30 Jun 16: WDEPY963
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.
June is a GREAT Time to Join Stampin’ Up!
Join in June and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS (from the brand new catalog!) of your choice (no bundles or kits, sorry!), over and above the items you selection in your Starter Kit! That makes this a really great time to join!
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Here are the details for the extra Stampin’ Rewards:
- Hosts who have qualifying events with $350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
- Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
- Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this promotion. So you don’t have to host a party to get this great reward, just place a $350 or greater order or get a group of your friends who want to order online together and I’ll provide a host code for you to use!
- Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
- Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
- Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
- DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT).
And even better…Remember that Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits. So if your wish list is as long as mine is, why not join and get the discount for yourself?
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
ALSO IN 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! Or – you can even use your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit!!
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That makes this a really great time to join!
- Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
- New recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new annual catalog to be included in the Starter Kit for free.
- Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
- Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
- FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
- ONLINE IDA: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT
You can see a few more details about becoming a demonstrator and what I offer to my team members on my Join My Team page. All types of demonstrators are welcome!
We’d love to have you on our team!!
Have a great Saturday, folks – and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Pool Party Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner 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!