Hey, ya’ll – good morning! It’s Sunday. And – for some of you – a day you’ve been waiting for. And a day that I welcome with….trepidation!
Tonight, I’m going to attempt my first Facebook Live video with…whoever shows up! I’ll be muddling my way thru a card – one you’ve seen before, but you’ll get to see step-by-step instructions for making it. I’ll be going Live at 8pm Eastern Time (you’ll need to do the math for wherever you are!) on my Facebook Page. Here’s a link.
Now. Please be aware that I’m a Facebook neophyte! I think you need to Like and Follow my page – and then you should get a notice when I go live. Hopefully you’ll be able to come on and see me stumbling about – if not, the video should stay up so you can see it.
Fingers crossed, y’all! And – if you get there while I’m live, leave a comment – I’ll try to actually read them while card-making! 🙂
So for my card today, I used the pretty That’s The Tag stamp set and the matching Timeless Tags Thinlits (available in a bundle for a 10% savings!). Along with the bundle, I used a little Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, and two embossing folders. Take a look-see:
This layout is inspired by this week’s challenge at Mojo Monday.
And I took my color palette from the Sunday Stamps color challenge.
So, I started out with a Very Vanilla panel, matted on Calypso Coral, for the card front. I stamped the little corner flourish image from That’s The Tag in So Saffron in each corner. Then I cut a smaller panel and embossed it in the Petal Burst TIEF, then adhered it embossed-side up to the center of the card front (with no mat, for a tone-on-tone textured look).
Next, I took a strip of Very Vanilla and, using the burlap image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, stamped it all over in Sahara Sand. Then I matted it on Calypso Coral and SNAILd it to the card front.
Over the burlap-stamped strip, I laid a piece of Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, securing it in back with scotch tape. I added a piece of Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine, wrapped twice and secured in back with tape.
I made two more panels, both matted on Calypso Coral. One is a piece of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP. The other is a piece of Very Vanilla, embossed in the Fluttering TIEF and adhered de-bossed side up.
I pulled out the That’s The Tag stamp set and stamped the dotted circle image in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral card stock and cut it out with a scalloped Circles Layering Framelit die. At this point, I used Liquid Glue to adhere the two matted panels and this circle together in the orientation I’d decided on. Then I popped the whole thing (all three pieces stuck together) over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment, also from That’s The Tag, is three images. First I stamped the dotted banner image in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla. Then I cut that out with the die from Timeless Tags. I added the sentiment in Calypso Coral, inking only the word “hello” on the “hello, little baby” image. Finally, I added the little hearts in Bermuda Bay. I popped the sentiment over the Calypso Coral circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I tied a little bow with more Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot. Finally, I cut some Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper butterflies with the so-cute die in the Timeless Tags Thinlits, and adhered them willy-nilly with Liquid Glue to finish off the card front.
On the inside, I added more of the That’s The Tag corner flourishes in So Saffron on a Very Vanilla panel. And I cut 4 Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper butterflies – the smallest in the Timeless Tags Thinlits die – and adhered them in the corner with Liquid Glue.
I matted the panel on Calypso Coral and into my Sahara Sand card base, SNAILd the card front on and the card was done.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more of the So Saffron corner flourishes and some Bermuda Bay hearts on the front…
…and I added more of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This one has a lot of elements but it was easy to make. It’s just layering, after all! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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Hard To Believe, But…
…It’s getting close to Retirement Time, folks!
As you no-doubt know, we have our Classic Colors that stay with us year after year, and then we have two color collections that we enjoy for two years and then they’re gone!
We’ve been loving these 2015-2017 In Colors for almost 2 years now…I’m sure going to miss Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder!…but it’s getting close to time to wish them farewell!
And that means it’s time for you to start getting stocked up on your favorite color card stock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbons and Embellishments in these colors before they retire and/or sell-out! Re-inkers and card stock typically sell out fast as retirement nears! This is a really great time to do it, too, cuz you can still take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits!
Here’s a link directly to the 2015 – 2017 In Color Collection – Happy Shopping!
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Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!
- Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
- New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit. Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets! So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
- Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward. Why is that date important?? Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
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If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it! Or visit my Join My Team page for more details. I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂
Okay – hope I’ll “see” y’all tonight! And…be kind, folks! I’m stepping way….way!….out of my comfort zone! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for stamped strip); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for DSP panel); 2 1/8″ square (mat for Fluttering embossed panel); 1 3/4″ scallop circle (circle under sentiment)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (stamped strip); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (Petal Burst embossed panel); 2″ square (Fluttering embossed panel); Timeless Tags die cut sentiment
Cupcakes & Carousels DSP: 2 3/8″ x 3″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap
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Well, Finn-y and I spent Saturday “working”!
We went to the mailbox twice to mail catalogs and customer ordering thank you gifts (twice cuz the Mom forgot some things on the first trip!) so he got a good couple of trots on top of his usual morning perambulations.
Then I came in to work on cards – and worry about my video tomorrow (today!) – and Finn…went on guard.
I see you, Mom. You do your thing and I’ll do mine!
No. Please don’t ask me to come in. I’d hate to refuse your command.
But I for sure will.
Cuz….nice day! And… I’m a dog.
A guard dog. Don’t mess with me.
Rest easy, Mom. I’ve got this!