Good morning – it’s Sunday and if you’re coming over from Amy’s blog…thanks so much for stopping by. I surely do hope you’ll become a regular! 🙂
Since it’s Sunday, and everyone has things to do today, I know – I’ll cut right to the chase and get straight to the card share for today! I used the fun Sunshine Sayings bundle for this one – which includes the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. And that was all that was needed to make…this. Take a look-see:
This one is quick and easy to make, just like yesterday’s card. I made it to play along with two challenges – the first is a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. Challenge #242:
And the second challenge gave me my color scheme. FabFriday #90:
So – to begin, I made a designer paper panel for the card front. I’d gotten the idea for this colorful background from Brian King’s card that he shared a couple days back – for this very color challenge! You can check it out here, if you like. Thanks, Brian, for the inspiration! 🙂
Using the sketchy flower image in Sunshine Wishes, I stamped two very precisely measured ( 😉 ) rows in each of the blues of the FabFriday challenge. At the top is Tempting Turquoise, then Pacific Point and finally Night of Navy. Which made for a very busy background, indeed. To counter that, I matted a panel of Whisper White on Pacific Point and SNAILd it over the top. And that made it all juuuuuust right!
I used Real Red card stock to cut two of the scribbly hearts with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit die. One of them, I used some little dots of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and stuck it down on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I fussy cut around the outside edge. The second heart, I used the Liquid Glue to attach it right to the card front.
The center strip is another piece of Whisper White, on which I stamped the same sketchy Sunshine Sayings flowers, in Pacific Point. Then I matted it on Pacific Point card stock and adhered it across the card, covering just the tip of my first heart.
All that I needed now was a sentiment – so I used two sentiment phrases/words from Sunshine Sayings. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align to the two sentiments, which I stamped in Night of Navy ink. The final “word” comes in the form of a Real Red Enamel Shape from the fun new Brights Enamel Shapes package.
I added three more Enamel Shapes – one in each of the Blues – to the card, and that was it for the card front. To be honest, I hadn’t planned on those last three additions, but….you know….smudge! 😉 And I think they worked out just fine!
On the inside, I took a third Real Red Sunshine Wishes Thinlit die cut and adhered it to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and trimmed off the excess. Then I SNAILd the panel to a Pacific Point mat.
…and gave a similar treatment to the flap. I opened the flap up and then covered the envelope itself (to protect it!) with a piece of thin scrap paper (envelope paper works great for this, OBTW!) and stamped three rows of the flowers in the colors of the sketch.
Et Voila! I think this is a fun card – with a color scheme that really works. And I think the sentiment leaves this card useful for….an everyday card to someone you love…an anniversary card….a “hey – you know, it’s Wednesday and I love you” card…or even a birthday card for that special someone in your life. Add a stamped sentiment on the inside…or don’t! Versatile card to have ready to go. And all brought to you by the wonderful fun Sunshine Sayings stamp set and the bundle-able Sunshine Wishes Thinlits! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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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.
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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 Two Free Stamp Set Promotion:
- Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
- 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
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I know there are some folks out there thinking of joining – so…why not now? There’s no penalty if you decide that it’s not right for you or never order anything beyond your Starter Kit and it’s such a great deal right now with the two free stamp sets in addition to the $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your Starter Kit! The kit is only $99 plus applicable taxes and it ships for free!
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ALSO IN JUNE!!
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- 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).
The end of June is really looming, folks – if you have any interest – whatsoever! – in joining the Stampin’ Up! team, now is such a great time to do it – I’d hate for you to miss two extra free stamp sets!! Give me a holler and let’s chat about it, okay?? 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Sunshine Wishes Thinlits heart die cuts
Pacific Point Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for front panel); 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (mat for front strip)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (front panel); 1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (front strip)
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