Hey y’all – happy Hawwmp Day!
Wow – yesterday turned out WAY differently than I’d anticipated! My PLAN was to get a couple of cards done and get the house picked up a bit. I have a friend from my “old life” coming over this afternoon and I want to do some ribs and show her the place and maybe make a quick card with her. And I wanted to do it in a clean house!
Instead…I spent the day with a friend at the hospital. This past weekend, her dad had an appendectomy – not quite emergent, but….close! – at the age of almost 90! So I went to the hospital today to help navigate and interpret and generally be the squeaky wheel.
I’m a pretty good squeaky wheel at the hospital – I know the lingo and the way things work. So it was an easy thing to offer and do. But – like all things associated with hospitals – it took….all…..day.
When I finally got home after 6 – with no card for today, no blog post for today, and – most critically – no dry-rubbed ribs, and no tidied up house!….well – I had to decide what to do.
And…I made a card! LOL! THAT was easy and fun, so…I took the path I was going to LIKE! And since I’d been plotting the card in my head all day, it came together quickly with the wunnermus Perfectly Plaid bundle and Wrapped In Plaid DSP! Take a look-see:
The layout for this one comes from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.
I started with some pretty Wrapped in Plaid DSP and matted it on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.
Next, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the panel, securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots.
I embossed a small piece of Crumb Cake card stock in the Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder, matted it on Cherry Cobbler and popped it over the Linen Thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
With the Pine Tree Punch (bundled with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set!), I punched a different Wrapped in Plaid DSP design and popped the tree on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a strip of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Cherry Cobbler. Then I added faux stitches with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it onto the art panel with more Dimensionals.
I added a gold star from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley to the top of the tree and the sentiment – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second Perfectly Plaid sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on a Whisper White panel, then used my Stamparatus to stamp the plaid tree in Shaded Spruce. The tree also got another of the Most Wonderful Time gold stars!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another of the Shaded Spruce plaid trees on the front…
…and more of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This is absolutely, positively one of my fave things in the Holiday catalog! Perfectly Plaid is…well…PERFECT! Especially when you add in the bundled Pine Tree Punch. AND – if you pair it up with the awesome, wunnermus and amazingly beautiful Wrapped in Plaid DSP – well – you get Perfectly Piney Plaid Perfection! I hope you like!
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Purple Posy Ink To Be Discontinued Permanently
Stampin’ Up! provided us with an update about Purple Posy Inks. Despite their efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, they’ve learned that the ink color is still shifting over time.
All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colors are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colors are accurate and meet our standards of coordination. Purple Posy DID pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they’ve now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The color begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.
This means that the color isn’t coordinating with our other colors as strictly as SU! requires. Due to these ongoing challenges, they’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink as of November 5, 2019. The following items will no longer be available to purchase:
- Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
- Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
- 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)
All other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) will remain available for purchase.
So – I know this is disappointing to many of you – but…I am actually pleased that SU! is taking this step. One of the major draws of Stampin’ Up! products is the color coordination across the different products. We can count on things matching up as we create! And if Purple Posy isn’t “matching up” – then….this is the right thing to do!
Already purchased the ink pad a refill? While Stampin’ Up! can’t replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers who’ve already received them, anyone with concerns regarding the color shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and receive a $7.50 coupon code as compensation. The coupon codes will expire on January 1, 2020.
Thanks for your understanding, y’all!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (front embossed panel); 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″(mat for front embossed panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Wrapped in Plaid DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Pine Tree Punched shape; envelope flap
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I was gone all day yesterday. Truly – left around 10 and didn’t get home until after 6.
Wayne told me Finn wondered where I was all day.
Guess he figured maybe I’d gone away again.