Happy Long-Weekend, y’all! Hope wherever you are will give you a lovely weekend to enjoy outdoors – and not surface-of-the-sun hot, either! And, please, while you’re preparing for your family picnics and parties on Monday – take a moment to remember the folks still fighting the good fight so we can enjoy our weekend in safety and peace.
So, the other day, when I made the sponged squares card, I actually got about 1/4 of a way thru the card I’m sharing with y’all today. I had a concept in my head, but…it really needed a few extra colors (remember the sponged window card was working a Green/Gray/White color challenge. You can see that one right here if you didn’t get to see it before.) I finally gave up on it – at some point in the day, you have to cut your losses and drive on. Or do your blog post at midnight! 😉
But – I held on to the squares I’d stamped and cut. I was using the Host-exclusive stamp set called Feathery Friends and a little of the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack. When I went to finish it, I added a few sentiment images from the new Tabs For Everything stamp set to make a pretty little card for y’all. Take a look-see:
This sketch, from the CAS-ual Fridays blogspot, is one I’d been intrigued with since I saw it.
And I figured I’d play along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge, too. I mean – I’m a Card Maker. And this was my choice, so… 🙂
To begin, I stamped the pretty little flower from the Feathery Friends stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White and cut it with the smallest Stitched Shapes square die (that’s about 1 1/8″ square). I matted each square on a scalloped-edge square cut from a piece of Tranquil Tide paper in the new Fresh Florals DSP Stack. I did that 8 times in all!
I lightly colored each flower with my Powder Pink Stampin’ Writes Marker – be careful doing this, the Tranquil Tide ink will bleed! Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere each square to my Whisper White card front. I left the center square open.
The center, sentiment, square is cut from Whisper White with a second Stitched Shapes Framelits die. I stamped the little bird from Feathery Friends in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with my Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and yes, Lemon-Lime Twist!!, Stampin’ Write Markers.
For my sentiment, I pulled a couple of words from the handy little Tabs For Everything (avail 1 June!) and stamped them in Tranquil Tide. This is a photopolymer set, so it was easy to get the words right where I wanted them.
I matted the square on a scalloped-edge square of the Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals DSP and popped it over the top of the other squares with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I adhered the panel to a Powder Pink mat and then wrapped a piece of Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape. Then I used another short length to tie a “faux bow” – which is just a tight knot around the first piece of ribbon, with the ends trimmed nicely. And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I stamped the flowers from Feathery Friends in Tranquil Tide a few times on a Whisper White panel. Then I colored them with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.
I SNAILd the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Tranquil Tide card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Feathery Friends flowers across the front…
…and then I added a little more Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I really love this kind of card – with the grid of images. And I think this one, with the flowers from Feathery Friends, came out just right! I hope you like!
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The Countdown Is On…
Stamps-N-Lingers 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares
What are catalog shares, you ask? Well…think of them as a Test Drive of a new catalog!
In this Annual Catalog, there are 16 new Designer Papers….14 new Embellishments…..and more new ribbons than I can count!! If you were to buy one of each of them – you’d spend over $600! Shares are a great way to get a little of everything from the new Catalog! You get a chance to “try before you buy”!
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a couple of free extra goodies!!). You can get all the details and a full list of what you’ll get with each share type and get signed up for your Share right here. Don’t delay – 30 May is the cutoff date!
PAPER PUMPKIN NEWS!
Here’s the fine-print!
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- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
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Only a Few More Days to Get These Value-Packed Bundles!
They Go Away at the End of the Day on 31 May!!
The Eastern Palace Suite is available thru the end of May in two awesome bundles! Just so you know, while all the products will still be available when the catalog goes live on 1 June, these bundles will NOT be! Nope – they go away at the end of May.
Bundle #1 – The Starter Bundle – Item #147196 – $60.50 Perfect for the beginning crafter!!
Bundle #2 – The Premier Bundle – #147207 – $103.50 Perfect for the more experienced crafter or, if you’re anything like me, you just want it all! 😎
Get a complete list of everything included in both bundles on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Feathery Friends will be available with Stampin’ Rewards on 1 June. Tabs For Everything will also be available on 1 June, as will the 2017-2018 In Colors products! It’s almost here, y’all!! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail right now in the Premium Eastern Palace Bundle!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Powder Pink Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/8″ Stitched Shapes squares (x8 – flower squares); 2 1/8″ Stitched Shapes square (sentiment square)
Fresh Florals DSP (avail 1 June): 1 1/8″ scallop square (x8 – mat for floral squares); 2 1/4″ scallop square (mat for sentiment square); envelope flap
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Our days are driven by routine – it’s a by-product of having animals. Dog goes out when I get up.
Dog comes in and has a nap.
We feed the horses at 8. Run the dog around. Play some bumper. He goes for a pond.
Let the horses out. Clean the stalls.
Back inside. Mom starts her work day on the computer.
Cats beg for food.
Dog eats cat food Mom throws for noisy cats.
Cat settles down for a snooze by the back door – especially when it’s a nice summer day and the door’s open.
That’s Leo. He’s eyeballing some chipmunks and a few birds.
Finn – checks out breakfast and usually decides he’s not hungry yet.
Time to join the cat in the morning snooze.
That’s our morning,
All the mornings!
Life is good.