Good morning and happy World Card Making Day! This is kind of “our” day, huh? All over the world, crafters are crafting and makers are making. And carding! I hope you’ve got something fun planned – even if it’s just some time in your craft room making something pretty! 🙂
To help celebrate WCMD, I’m giving away some blog candy to help you make great cards! Read on down to see how to enter! You’ll also see some Stampin’ Up! celebrations starting today – plenty of details down below!
Today is also the start of the Stampin’ Up! year – 1 Oct 16 to 30 Sept 17. In every year, demonstrators can earn an Incentive Trip. The trip in 2017 is to Phuket, Thailand. I’m too late to earn that one. But! The Incentive Trip in 2018 is a Cruise to Alaska!
I want to go on a Cruise.
I want to go to Alaska.
A cruise – to Alaska? Yep. Perfect! So….my goal for 2017 is to earn that cruise!! Everyone keep your fingers crossed that I can do the work and earn my way to a fun-filled Alaskan Cruise, okay?? 🙂
So – I made a card today that evokes that Alaskan Cruise. I used some Outdoor Adventure die cuts, a touch of Swirly Scribbles, a bit of Serene Scenery DSP and a fun little sentiment from Thoughtful Banners. Take a look-see:
I wanted to make a cruise-themed card for this day, and when I saw the sketch challenge #97 at FabFriday, I immediately saw a cruise ship window!
I used some paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack to cut mountains and trees using the Outdoor Adventure Framelits. I also cut some Whisper White “snowy peaks” with the little tiny die in the set, and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the mountain tops.
For the ocean, I cut the long swirly die cut from Swirly Scribbles in Island Indigo and adhered it to the card front.
For the frame of the window, I cut another piece of Serene Scenery DSP with two Circles Layering Framelit dies. These dies are the ones on either side of the die I used to cut the hole in the panel. In all, I used the three largest straight-sided dies. The largest and third largest cut the frame, and the die in the middle cut the hole in the original panel.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere my frame around the hole in the Woodgrain embossed panel. The “rivets” are the largest of the Pearl Basic Embellishments, colored with my Brown Sharpie.
I cut a square of Window Sheet and adhered it to the back of my window panel. Then I ran a piece of Foam Adhesive Strip all around the opening, and all around the outer edge of the panel (instead of using Stampin’ Dimensionals). Then I piled a little pile of sequins that I found buried in my stash in the middle of my Alaskan scene, and stuck the window panel over the top.
My sentiment – which could represent the day I find out I earned the cruise, but it’s also great for World Card Making Day! – is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, stamped in Island Indigo on Very Vanilla. I punched it with the Classic Label punch and adhered it with Liquid Glue. I colored some medium Pearl Basic Jewels with my Brown Sharpie and adhered them to the label.
On the inside, I cut the long Swirly Scribbles die from the bottom of a Very Vanilla panel and then adhered it all to an Island Indigo mat. Over that, I added some trees cut with the Outdoor Adventure Framelit from another piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a simple strip of Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape across the front…
Et Voila! Wouldn’t this be a fun card to send to someone who’s headed off on a cruise vacation?! I love how the ship’s window turned out and I think it really looks like the Alaskan shore!! Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 1 OCT – 15 OCT: U9TFNQS2
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 2016 Holiday Catalog.
CELEBRATE WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!…
Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. With World Card Making Day on 1 October, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).
And in celebration of World Card Making Day, from 1 – 5 October, you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!
• Promotion period: 1 – 5 October, 2016• All order types qualify for this promotion
• Deadline: 5 October, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
Here are all the products that will be discounted for World Card Making Day!
You can head over to my Online Store right now take advantage of these great deals! 🙂
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
Enjoy the day! Make a card, why don’t you, and send it to someone you care about….just because! 🙂
BLOG CANDY FOR WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!
How to win? Well, leave a comment on THIS post before 8pm eastern time the Thursday (6 Oct). In your comment, tell me what your favorite 2016 Holiday Catalog goody is. You’ve had some time to play with the new products, so let me know what you’re loving the most!
I’ve got comment moderation turned on, so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it. 🙂
One lucky winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winner on Friday, 7 Oct.
Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding and good luck!! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)
Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front and for inner liner)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Woodgrain embossed front panel)
Serene Scenery DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); window frame
Warmth & Cheer DSP: Outdoor Adventure die cuts; envelope flap
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!