Happy Monday, y’all. When I got ready to share the Wedding Book Card that I’ve been promising you, I went to my computer bag and pulled out the sheets of paper (only there was only one….strange…..) that I’d so carefully written my card recipe on before I gave the card away in CA. But, neither side said “Wedding Card – Book Style” (which I’m quite QUITE sure is what I wrote on the top of the paper). Hmmm. I tore my computer bag apart. I searched on the kitchen island, the dining table, my “office” area, the bedroom dresser, my suitcases (still not unpacked!)…..and nothing. I KNOW I put that paper in my bag. I’m sure of it. And yet – it’s. Just. Gone. So, I must apologize. I really wanted to show you guys how to make that card! But I can’t do it without the measurements and card cuts – and I don’t have them OR the card to re-measure! So….. I’m going to show you a DIFFERENT card today. And then I’m going to make ANOTHER book card – and THEN I’ll show you how to do it. Promise.
Or – as is just as likely to happen – I’ll find that dratted piece of paper where I have no expectation of finding it – and THEN I’ll show you all the deets!
I am sorry. Also, I apologize! 🙁
But – here’s my share for you today – it’s a baby card, and it uses the new 2015-2016 In Colors, and the new Circle of Spring and Baryard Babies stamp sets! Take a look-see:
I started by running a piece of Mint Macaron card stock thru my Big Shot in the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then I SNAILd it to my Watermelon Wonder card base. Then I pulled out a piece of Shimmery White card stock and used the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelits die to cut out the wreath center before I stamped the wreath. Here’s a PSA for you and this is kind of cool. This die set not only matches the Wondrous Wreath stamp set for Christmas, but it ALSO matches the new Circle of Spring stamp set. Double bang for the buck!! And – you can GET the stamp and framelits set in a bundle and save another 15%!
Anywho…..Once I’d cut out the center, I stamped the wreath image from the Circle of Spring Set, in Mint Macaron. Then I ran the card stock back thru the Big Shot with the wreath die – the Magnetic Platform really comes in handy for this.
Et Voila! One spring-y wreath!
I stamped the totally adorable lamb from Barnyard Babies in Tip Top Taupe on a small scrap of the Shimmery White card stock and SNAIL’d that to the Mint mat – being sure it was going to be right in the middle of my wreath. Then I used some Dimensionals to attach the wreath over the top of my little fleecy fellow. I colored some of the flowers, leaves and hearts with my new Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Markers. The bow and additional flowers are stamped from the Circle of Spring set again (although they actually match the same flower and bow in the Wondrous Wreath Set!), using Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock. I used some glue dots to adhere them to the wreath. The banner is another scrap of the Shimmery White, with the sentiment from Barnyard Babies in Mint Macaron. I used the new Triple Punch to take it from rectangle to banner, edged it with the Mint Macaron Marker, SNAIL’d it to the wreath and then added the flower accent.
I added some Pearl Basic Jewels, a Mint Macaron 2015-2016 In Color Blossom Accent, and a little double bow from the new Gold Metallic Thread. And that finished off the front of the card!
For the inside, I went to my Hello Life stamp set, and added Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder accents across the bottom of a piece of Shimmery White. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set in Mint Macaron. After I stamped it, I covered it with a sticky note (crafter’s best tool!!) and added the little lamb, again in Tip Top Taupe.
I punched a few hearts out using my Heart Border and Itty Bitty Heart punches, and stuck them on kind of randomly. I bet you’re thinking that I did this because I must have made a smudge of ink.
Well, I NEVER! Of all the things for you to think. Man. The temerity of some blog-readers…..oh. Wait. Well. Actually…..yea, come to think of it …..I DID smudge some ink. Just a teensy bit!! But, enough to need a cover up…..sorry I berated you. You know me too well! But, in for a penny, in for a pound – so I took advantage of the opportunity to add – of course! – a few little seed pearls to their centers! 🙂
I completed the ensemble by stamping the Hello Life accents on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope – and I was done!
The card went in a package with a completely cute onesie for the new arrival. I hope the new parents enjoyed receiving the card as much as I liked making it – I feel pretty confident that young Wyatt probably didn’t care one way or the other! 😉
Tomorrow heralds the arrival of a new set of Weekly Deals. And – starting tomorrow and running thru 3 August, Stampin’ Up! is adding additional items to the Weekly Deals AND to the Clearance Rack! This is a great opportunity to get 30% off items or even up to 60% off items in the Clearance Rack. Click here to go right to the Clearance Rack tomorrow and see what new items have been added!
And – there’s only ONE MORE DAY (tomorrow!!) to get in on the Demonstrator Joining special. Seriously, this is too good an opportunity – and a completely no-obligation one, at that! – to pass up. Don’t miss out, y’all!
SU! will give you TWO free stamp sets in your Starter Kit. And, guess what? YOU get to choose the stamp sets – how cool is that!?
- Promotion Period: June 2-June 30, 2015
- New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two stamp sets from the new 2015-2016 annual catalog for free in their Starter Kit. Remember – your Starter Kit contains $125 in SU! product (that YOU choose!!) for only $99!
- Deadline – all recruits must be submitted by:
- Online: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Fax: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 6:50 PM (MT)
- Online: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by 11:50 PM (MT)
And – in case it wasn’t apparent – there’s never an obligation with Stampin’ Up! You can get your Starter Kit with a bunch of your favorite products, at a super price, plus TWO free stamp sets….and you can say “see-ya!” (I don’t think you’ll want to – but, you COULD!)
Go over to my Join My Team page for some more info! The time for waiting is over – take the plunge now – what have you got to lose, anyway? 🙂
TTFN and LLAP
June 18 – 30 HOSTESS CODE: M3Z4TMZC 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 June is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog!
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 23 Jun – 29 Jun 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 29 Jun!
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Front mat);
Shimmery White Card Stock: Circle of Spring die cut; front sentiment banner – just eye-balled and cut-to-fit!; 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
Shop the Clearance Rack here.
Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!
BACKORDER LIST AS OF 25 Jun 15
120279: Clear Block Storage Caddy
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
138295: Tree Builder Punch
138447: Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper
138425: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
138426: Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
138377: Cottage Greetings Card Kit
138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit (initial shipment will likely not cover all backorders; learn more here)
135862: Gift Bag Punch Board
Date to be Determined
140893: 2015-2016 annual catalog (single)
138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (available late July; learn more here)
138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (available late July; learn more here)
140406: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (available 1 July 2015)