I was sending out a few thank-you cards this weekend and here is the one I came up with using one of the new In Colors – Lost Lagoon. I love the new paper pack called Moonlight that coordinates with several of the new In Colors.
It’s time to make a few graduation cards. I saw this card on Dawn Olchefske’s website a while back and finally decided to try making it. Her instructions are great and easy to follow, especially when you can use our Simply Scored Scoring Tool. This is the outside of my card. I will definitely be putting this in one of our Clear Envelopes when I hand it to the graduate.
The card opens from the graduation cap. This is the inside of my card.
I used the Congratulations from the Sassy Salutations stamp set. I made the owl using our Owl Builder Punch. I added the graduation cap on the owl by copying an outline of a cap from a retired Stampin’ Up! set from years gone by. The date was added using the new Photopolymer stamps that are being sold on a trial basis right now.
I made a small pocket on the top portion to insert a little something for the graduate. It will probably be more than the dollar bill that’s in my sample! Thanks again to Dawn Olchefske for this great little card!
Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!
I am so excited about our new Spring Catalog. It goes “live” on January 3. All of the products in this catalog will be available from January 3 until May 31, 2013. You can view the catalog through my website or you can also view the catalog through Google catalogs on your iPad or Droid device.
Of course, I’ve been playing with some of the products in the catalog. You will be using them in the Stamp Camps scheduled for January 18th or January 19th, 2013. The camps are a great way to actually touch and create with these new items.
Also keep in mind the beginning of my Stamp Club starting in February. Everyone is welcome to attend a club meeting (giving me advance notice, of course, so I have everything prepped for you) and can pay a $10 club fee or make a product purchase of $50 and receive the club for free. Those of you who are actually club members and have committed to the $50 product order for the duration of the club will also have the opportunity to receive hostess benefits. Call or e-mail me for all of the details.
Now for the card I made using the Sizzlit S Pinwheel die for the Big Shot from the Spring catalog. It took me a few times playing with the die to figure out the easiest way to make the pinwheel, but I think I have it now. Those of you attending the club in February will get a chance to make a few and get a feel for this new die.
I used some of the retired Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper for my pinwheel, and this is a great card to use those older papers that you loved but need to move out of your creating space. The circles are the 2″ circle from the Circle #2 die. I used the same paper for the circles. I loved keeping it simple
The card base is Wisteria Wonder, and the sentiment comes from the very versatile Sassy Salutations stamp set. It was stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink on the Whisper White card stock. The coordinating ribbon is the 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon in Calypso Coral. The ribbon was attached after I adhered the two circles to the Whisper White card stock. Then this entire piece was placed on the card base. I also used the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (punching from Whisper White card stock) and the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (punching from Wisteria Wonder card stock), to which I adhered the pinwheel using Mini Glue Dots, and then adhered the entire pinwheel piece to the card using Dimensionals.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in 2013!
Remember when I said I had pulled out all of my old extra embellishments and leftover punched and die-cut items? Well, you saw some of the tags I made, and now let me show you how I bundled them up and got them ready to give to my friends and family.
I took the large frame from my Apothecary Accents Framelits, ran it through the Big Shot, and scored it down the middle. I swiped my Embossing Buddy over it, and then stamped “Merry Christmas” from the Sassy Salutations stamp set in Versamark. I embossed it with White Embossing Powder.
All the tags went in our 4″ x 6″ cellophane bags. I stapled the top of the bag to keep the tags from falling out. I did this before adding my topper because I didn’t want the staple to show. I placed my hand-made snowflake on the outside of the bag, and then I placed Sticky Strip on my topper and attached the topper to the bag. Worked great!
Hope you enjoyed my Bundle o’ Tags!