Posts Tagged With: Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Sleighless Sleigh Ride For All Things!

As we head into the first official weekend of the 2015 Fall Season, I thought it would be fun to Welcome Fall with a simple, one-stamp-set card.  Now, to be fair, I also used the Sleigh Ride Thinlits.  I’m sorry, but I just had to use the Big Shot on this one-stamp-set card!

It’s easy to forget, with all the fun new products in the 2015 Holiday Catalog, that the Annual Catalog also has wonderful items that will make super cards for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and beyond!  The stamp set that I chose today is just such an item – the For All Things set.  This was originally in the 2014 Holiday Catalog and (thankfully!!) made it into the Annual Catalog.  It’s a good ‘un, and I hope it stays as an active set for many years to come.

Take a look see at what I got when I paired For All Things with the Sleigh Ride Thinlits:

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Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri and Watercolor Wishes for a Happy Birthday!

Friday Friday!!  Hope you’re all looking forward to a nice, Fall weekend!  I know that I am – the weather promises to be very Fall-ish.  And it’s too early for leaf burning, so we can keep the windows open and enjoy it!

My share for today is neither Fall-ish, Thanksgiving-ish, or Christmas-ish!  It’s a birthday card requested by a friend for her friend.  Description of the recipient:  Not woodsy.  A girly- girl.  Likes shoes.  Wears heels.

Not a lot to go on.  So…..I decided on flowers and butterflies!  We’ll find out soon whether I hit the mark or need to take a mulligan and try again! 🙂

I used some Papillon Potpourri, a little Watercolor Wishes, the Fluttering TIEF and some Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

Watercolor Wishes Potpourri Papillion 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

The design is from the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #269.  Be sure to head over as the week progresses to see what folks come up with!

PPA 269

I started by coloring one of the big, gorgeous flowers in the Timeless Elegance DSP (an Annual Catalog offering!).  I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and a little Wild Wasabi – courtesy of my Many Marvelous Markers set.  I colored everything in, and then outlined it, and added some shading with Calypso Coral on the flowers.  The centers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing out!

To make the card front, I took a piece of the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and ran it thru the Big Shot in my Fluttering TIEF (tip: be sure to double check that you have the paper in the folder correctly so that you get the embossing on the side that you want!).  Then I SNAILd it to a Gold Foil Mat.

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The circular elements are a Tea Lace Paper Doily and a gold Metallic Doily.  I just adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then I trimmed the excess with my Paper Snips.  I did the same with my fussy-cut Timeless Elegance flower.  Then I took a little more of the glue and spread it around on the flower centers, sprinkled that with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Just a little bit of sparkle!  Finally, I SNAILd the whole card front to my Basic Black card base.

The butterflies are all from the Papillon Potpourri set.  I picked the flowery design for both the large Elegant Butterfly and the smaller Bitty Butterfly punches.  I inked the stamps up with Versamark and stamped the flutterbies on Gold Foil (liberally rubbed with my Embossing Buddy first!).  Then I sprinkled Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the stamped images, hit them with my heat tool, and then punched them out with their corresponding punch.  Easy peasy! 🙂

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I curled all their little wings up a little, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each butterfly.  I saved them for just a few minutes more….

The sentiment is from the ever-so-useful and beautiful Watercolor Wishes stamp set.  The sentiments in this set are wonderful – and the fonts are perfect.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I made the banner end with my snips and then edged the banner with my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker.  I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Gold Foil and then fussy cut the mat out – again with my Paper Snips.

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I ran a length of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine and piece of Gold Metallic Thread thru a Gold Basic Metal Button, tied a little bow and adhered it to the sentiment banner with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Once I had the sentiment where I wanted it, I added the small butterflies (Bitty Butterfly punch) with more Liquid Glue, and then put the single Elegant Butterfly up in the top corner.  And the front was done!

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For the inside, I heat embossed (in Gold) the same small flowery butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the Birthday sentiment from Watercolor Wishes in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The mat is another piece of Gold Foil (note to self: buy more Gold Foil in next order! 🙂 ).

Watercolor Wishes Papillion Potpourri 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I added one more little line of Rhinestones at the top….cause I thought they looked cool and girly and sparkly!

For the envelope, I embossed one more butterfly in Gold on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope….

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And (you guessed it!) added a liner of Gold and Black from the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP using my Envelope Liner Thinlits.

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So – we’ll find out in a couple of days whether this will work or whether I’ll be back to the drawing board! 😉  I hope she likes it – and hope that you enjoyed it as well.

Enjoy your last day of the week and I’ll be back tomorrow with another project to share!

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A Lotus Blossom Bouquet for a Birthday

As Sale-A-Bration draws to a swift conclusion, I thought I’d share another card made with my fave set – the Lotus Blossom.  Which I got for FREE during SAB – and so can you (if you hurry!).  I flat love the versatility of this stamp.  And, one of my very favorite color combos is the Crushed Curry and almost-any-other-color!  So, take a look-see at what happens when you combine it with Cherry Cobbler:

Lotuse Bouquet Happy B-day Outside 1 Watermarked 

While I don’t think you’d ever put any kind of curry – crushed or otherwise! – into a cherry anything – let alone cobbler! – I definitely think the combo works for this stamp.  I stamped the blossom on a piece of Whisper White card stock, three times.  As you know, this is a 3-step stamp.  And, it only comes in photopolymer – so you do need to remember to put some sort of squishy mat (a piercing mat or an old mouse pad) under your paper when you use it.  The Photopolymers don’t have any cushion of their own, so you have to provide it.  But, the ability to precisely position your stamp is one of the PP’s greatest qualities.  I love them!

Anyway – steps 1 and 2 of the blossom are Cherry Cobbler.  Step 3 is the Crushed Curry.  For the stems, I started with Old Olive and did the second stamp in Mossy Meadow.  I did make a little “mask” – I stamped a blossom on a piece of scratch paper and fussy cut it out.  Then I laid it over the bottom right blossom while I did the stems.  That’s how I got that one stem to look like it was “in the back” – and made it look more realistically like a bouquet!

Lotus Bouquet Happy B-day Outside 4 watermarked

I ran the long edges of the white card stock thru the Big Shot – using my Magnetic Platform – to cut them out with my Finishing Touches Edgelits.  I love how that lacy edge looks on the Cherry Cobbler card base.

I dipped into my go-to sentiment set – Sassy Salutations – and stamped Happy Birthday in Versamark Ink.  Then heat embossed it in Cherry Cobbler.

A bow and button from the brand new SAB freebie – the In Color Accessory Pack – plus a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the front.  The bow and button are adhered with a glue dot.  The entire front is popped onto a Cherry Cobbler card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside, I just stamped another blossom in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  And added a few rhinestones.  The ones across the top hide a little boo-boo! Rhinestones and Pearls – two of my never-be-without embellishments – for obvious reasons! (I need them for my t-shirt fronts – but that’s a whole ‘nother story!). 😉

Lotus Bouquet Happy B-day Inside 1 watermarked

And that’s that!  One each Happy Birthday card for someone special – I hope that you like it, and will put the Lotus Blossom on your “must-have” list.  It’s just too pretty not to have.

As of today, 16 Mar 15 – there are only 15 days left to get in on Sale-A-Bration!  Your opportunity to add the Lotus Blossom to your stash is almost over!  The chance to get that additional $25 in Hostess Dollars is almost over!!   Don’t miss out.

This is the last day to get in on this week’s deals.  The weekly deals are below – some great Baker’s Twine colors on sale this week!  And that Wildflower Meadow stamp…. 😉 (yep – I just ordered the stamp and the TIEF, and some Baker’s Twine and ….)

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 10 Mar – 16 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 16 Mar.

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 3/8″ (front art piece); 4 ” x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
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BLENDABILITIES DISCONTINUED

You’ve been reading that the Blendies have been on ordering hold, due to quality issues in manufacturing. Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner the company is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued. If you have Blendabilities that you feel are defective, please let me know and I’ll guide you through what to do next. Hopefully SU will find a new source for alcohol markers – you’ll know just as soon as I do!

Backorder Report – as of 12 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 16
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 18
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–March 18
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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