Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Classy Guy

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   This past weekend I had a birthday card stamp-a-stack and we had a great time putting together some fun cards. All of them, except today's card, have already been featured on my blog. I really love today's card--I love the True Gentleman Suite of products in the Occasions Catalog and I love the clean design of this card. Each guest made two of these "blue" cards and two "brown" cards like this one I previously shared. My guests chose their own sentiments for their cards.

I started with a 3-3/4" by 3" piece of the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper for the bottom and a 3-3/4" by 2" coordinating piece of the same DSP for the top. I adhered these to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Crumb Cake Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon around the pieces where they meet and then adhered everything to a Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock card base. I love this ribbon--it's so easy to work with, it ties and lays nicely, and it feels silky smooth. It also comes in Soft Sky and Whisper White.

Next, I stamped one of the sentiments from the "Truly Tailored" stamp set in Night of Navy onto a Very Vanilla scrap and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I punched another tag from Night of Navy Card Stock. I trimmed down the Very Vanilla piece, adhered it to the Night of Navy tag, and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the card.

What a great card for the guys in your life. And you can save 10% when you purchase the Truly Tailored Bundle and get the stamp set and the punch! Get the bundle, the True Gentleman DSP, and either the coordinating Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon or True Gentleman Buttons and you'll have reached the $50 mark to earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item! Don't delay because Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Note Card Soiree Set

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   Sale-a-Bration ends in less than two weeks--but there's still time to get in on all the action and get some FREE stuff! Who doesn't like free stuff?!

One of my favorite choices of all the FREE SAB products are the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes. You get 16 pre-printed card bases and envelopes, 4 each of 4 designs in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pool Party. They are adorable!! If you want to get them for FREE, all you have to do is place a $50 order with me and you can choose the cards as your free Sale-a-Bration item. Since these cards are meant to coordinate with the Tutti-Frutti product suite in the Occasions catalog, you could order the Fruit Basket Bundle ("Fruit Basket" stamp set and Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack), item 145977, $35, AND the Lemon-Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon, item 145611, $8, AND the Tutti-Frutti 6" by 6" Designer Series Paper Pack, item 145606, $10, for a total of $53 and then choose the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes as your FREE SAB item (147242)! 

I actually used the Sweet Soiree Bundle of products for my cards. But first, let me show you the OG card that inspired me. My friend, Chris Riley made this card to congratulate me on being chosen as a display stamper at the upcoming Stampin' Up OnStage Local event in Harford, Connecticut. 
Chris used the flower from the "Amazing You" stamp set that's another FREE Sale-a-Bration item! She stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight Ink onto the Daffodil Delight Card. Chris used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere a 2" by 3" piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and to 2-1/4" by 3-1/4" piece of Powder Pink Card Stock. She stamped a sentiment in Old Olive and the floral image in Berry Burst Ink from the "Cake Soiree"stamp set onto a 1-3/8" circle of Whisper White Card Stock. She used the 1/8" Hand-Held Circle Punch to make a hole in the tag, tied on a length of Silver Baker's Twine and stapled it to a length of Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon before adhering this to the DSP. For a finishing touch, Chris added some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins to the card. So cute!!

I loved Chris's card so much that I made my own set. I used one of the flowers from the "Cake Soiree" stamp set where Chris had used the "Amazing You" set. I also used different colors of card stock and ribbon to coordinate with the Tutti-Frutti note cards. But the design is all Chris's! Here's my card in Calypso Coral.

Here's the set of cards done with Chris's design. I made two of each of the four colors. Look at the adorable matching envelopes!
I put my cards in one of the Acetate Card Boxes and wrapped a Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP belly band around. The band is 3" by 12", scored at 3-1/2", 4-1/4". 8-3/4" and 9-1/2". I used Tear & Tape to secure the band. Then I tied on a 20" length of Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, added a piece of a Silver Foil Doily to a tag that matches the cards and adhered this to the box. What a pretty gift for someone special!
If you've got Sale-a-Bration items on your wish list, don't delay because SAB ends on March 31!!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

An Emerald Shamrock

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I've had this card in my head for a couple of weeks, but I hadn't sat down to make it. And then I looked at the calendar and blammo! St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow! How did that happen?! Time flies, huh?

This card was super easy to make ("super easy to make" is sort of my "brand"). And I love that it uses an older, standby stamp set, "Teeny Tiny Wishes." I'm wondering if it will make it to the new Stampin' Up catalog. I hope so! I use it a lot!
I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder and adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock Panel. I wrapped a length of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around this before adhering it to an Emerald Envy Card Stock Card Base.

I cut a Whisper White square using a Layering Square Framelit and a scalloped Emerald Envy square with another Layering Square Framelit. I stamped the sentiment in Emerald Envy Ink onto the Whisper White square, adhered it to the Emerald Envy mat, and then adhered this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next, I cut four Emerald Envy hearts from the heart in the Wood Crate Framelits set. The stem is from the Sweet Cake Framelits.  I punched a 1" circle of Whisper White Card Stock (you could use any color) to use as a base while I assembled the shamrock. I put a Stampin' Dimensional on each heart piece and then onto the circle. When I was finished, I bent the shamrock leaves a bit and then adhered it to the card.

Like I said, it was super easy to make and it's ever so cute, don't you think? Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

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