Hi There Stamping Friends!
How are you? I had a busy weekend full of stamping and fun, wanted to show you two of the cards that I came up with for our team get together Sunday. I’m going to try to start adding product order numbers for you, as some people have emailed me and asked for it. I love when I hear from you and am here to help you, if you ever have any questions, about Stampin’ Up! or card making or anything you might need my help with.
This first card was a swap card that I made to trade with other demonstrators at the meeting. I made 24 of the same card. It is great to come home with samples of so many kinds of cards made by other talented folks and really shows all the new products so nicely.
The card base is a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ Strawberry Slush card stock (item #131295 is only $6.95 for a package of 24 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock). The whisper white layer is 4 “x 3″ (item# 100730 is $8.50 for 40 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11″ card stock) and the basic black card stock (item # 121045 is $6.95 for 24 pieces) layer is cut to 4″ x 2 1/2” then embossed in the big shot with a texture folder (see below).
This card features the Photopolymer stamp set called Countless Sayings 1
Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set item #135892 Price: $13.95
Say it all with our Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set. With everything from “love stinks” to “love your face” you’ll never be at a loss for words with this set. We recommend clear block sizes A, B, G, H, I, and E (not included in the set).
Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!
Stamp set Quantity: 17 pieces
I stamped the Flowerful Heart (wood mount only $9.95 item #134617) in Coastal Cabana ink, and stamped off once on scrap paper then the ink was a lighter shade over the word “Love”… this “stamping off” is a great technique to get a shadow effect or a lighter opacity when stamping. *If you like this flowerful heart stamp, it is only here until January 27th, so order yours before they are gone.
The cute, flirty little ribbon I used is from our big Annual Catalog, called Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (10 yards) item #130024 Price: $8.95 I used a 4″ piece to stretch across the seam where the white and black card stock meets- using sticky strip.
Also I used three new soon to be released Sale-a-Bration items… the 3 little banners were made with a soon to be FREE stamp set called “Banner Blast” and it was stamped in coastal cabana ink (order item #131175 price $5.95) and punched with a new Banner Punch. The third item I used might be hard to see, did you notice the textured dots on the piece of black card stock? that is a new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Decorative Dots. (I’m not allowed to show pictures of these products, just items I’ve made with them).
These three items will launch on January 28th when our Sale-a-Bration (or SAB for short) for 2014. SAB is the most wonderful time of the year- because you can earn so many free stamps and products. Please let me know if you are intersted in getting the flyer so you can think about how you can earn your favorites. You earn one free SAB item (out of 13 brand new exclusive items) for each $50 order (ie: if you have a $100 order, you can select 2 SAB items, etc.) I love helping people earn as many free items as possible. For hostesses who book parties during SAB (January 28th to March 31, 2014) you will earn an extra $30 in free product if your party reaches $300. That would mean $80 in free product for you.
This is what our new Sale-a-Bration flyer looks like this year- let me know if you need one! I’ll get it in the mail to you.
This second card is one I designed for our Make and Take project. My friend and wonderful downline stamper, Jamie, volunteered to help me with this one. We partnered up and prepared for all the attendees (we prepped for 40 people). The card base is crumb cake card stock- you get 2 card bases out of one piece of 8 1/2 x 11″ card stock. (item #120953 is $6.95 for 24 pieces of card stock). We used the brand new Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item # 132187 Price: $7.95)
The cute little striped piece of paper is made from an awesome new package of Designer Series Paper called Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack ( item#132996 Price: $6.95) Create multiple cards in a snap with this stack of Designer Series Paper. Sized large enough for card fronts. Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White. there are 48 sheets: 4 ea. of 12 double-sided designs that each measure 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and as always, our paper is acid and lignin free. These little stacks are a real bargain, and give such a nice variety of patterns. I love these colors combined together!
Perfect Pennants Clear-Mount Bundle ( item# 134816 Price: $41.50) Buy the Perfect Pennants clear-mount stamp set and coordinating Banners Framelits Dies together at a 15% discount. Who doesn’t love a discount?? Aren’t the bundles awesome??!!!
I used a half of one of our adorable tea-lace doilies, and I think that makes it a little more feminine (if you’re making this card for a guy, just leave off the doily and the white baker’s twine, in my opinion). item #129399 price is $2.95 for 32 doilies (they measure 4″ diameter).
White Baker’s Twine item# 124262 Price: $2.95 You’ll find an endless number of project uses for this sturdy, twisted twine. Created to coordinate with the Nautical Expedition Suite; White twine is approximately 1/16″ wide; spool contains approximately 25 yards.
Red Glimmer Paper made the little tiny hearts a cinch. This comes in a pack of 2 pieces of 12 x 12″ for $4.95 item #121790
Our Small Heart Punch is item #117193 for only $5.95
Again, in this card I used the Banner Blast duo (stamp “love”) and punch. You’ll be able to earn these for free in just 14 days, that’s right- 2 weeks from today we launch our Sale-a-Bration Party!
So, I think those are all my “ingredients” for these two cards. I hope I didn’t forget anything. Do you like these details? Do you like having the photo of the item, do you need the product description? Just looking for feedback from you. (it does take a little more time to type it all in here… just saying).
Whew, that’s enough for today. Hope you made it all the way to the end of this blog post. Thanks so much for reading. Which card do you like better? Leave me a comment. I have several extra of each card, and I’m going to have a little contest- will pick 4 winners (two of each card). Leave a comment to this post by Saturday. thanks!
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