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Thoughtful Banners -- Congrats

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There are only a few days left for the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  The items in these catalogs that are not carrying over to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are part of the Retiring List.  Items on the Retiring List are disappearing fast, but there are still quite a few left to choose from.  You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

Today's post is a pretty wedding card I designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

I love to fussy cut.  There--I've said it, I own it, I'm OK with you thinking that I'm nuts.  I know that there are those of you who are looking at this card and thinking that this is a really pretty card, but you are saying to yourself that if there's not a framelit or thinlit for the Big Shot that will cut out those flowers, this card is not going to be made by you.  I used to think that way, too.  Until I learned how to fussy cut.  There are some important things to remember about fussy cutting:

  1. It is imperative that you have a pair of very sharp micro-tip scissors (Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips are perfect for fussy cutting).
  2. When fussing cutting, the scissors don't move...the paper moves.  This takes some getting used to, but once you get used to doing this, fussy cutting is super easy.  Hold the paper firmly, but flexibly, with the fingertips of one hand and rotate the paper.

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This card begins with a card base of Blushing Bride cardstock.  A length of Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim was adhered along the back left edge of a piece of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out).  The paper/lace was adhered at the center of a piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut slightly smaller than the card front and then adhered at the center of the card front.

The "screen" smudge stamp, from the Touches of Texture stamp set, was stamped three times near the upper center of the Designer Series Paper using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The flower bunch image, also from the Touches of Texture stamp set, was stamped three times on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The images were watercolored using the Blender Pen and Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sweet Sugarplum inks (Tip:  Pick up the ink from the inside of the ink pad cover after pressing the ink pad cover to the ink pad while the ink pad is closed).  The images were cut out with Paper Snips (and an X-Acto Knife for the small areas not easily accessible with scissors) and adhered at the center of the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

The curved outline banner image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The image was punched out using the Duet Banner punch and adhered over the flower stems using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "congrats" image, also from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The image was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered at the center of the banner using rolled up Mini Glue Dots.

A piece of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon (Retiring) was tied into a bow and adhered immediately below the banner with a Mini Glue Dot.

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The flower bunch image was stamped at the lower left corner of the Very Vanilla liner using Sahara Sand ink.  The image was watercolored with the Blender Pen and Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  The "Here's to New Beginnings" sentiment, from the Everyday Tags stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The liner was adhered at the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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The flower bunch image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Sahara Sand ink.  The image was watercolored with the Blender Pen and Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  The "celebrate" sentiment was stamped below the image using Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Sometimes fussy cutting is just the right technique for taking a stamped image to the next level.  Take some time to practice the technique--the good news is that all those practice pieces will be ready for creating the focal point of your next project.

Card Measurements --

Blushing Bride:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Sweet Sugarplum:  4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3"; Very Vanilla:  3 @ 2" x 4", 1" x 2"; Falling In Love Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2" x 5"; Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim:  5"; Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon:  8"

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Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture, Everyday Tags; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Duet Banner punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Thoughtful Banners -- You Are...

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There are only a couple weeks left for the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  The items in these catalogs that are not carrying over to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are part of the Retiring List.  Items on the Retiring List are disappearing fast, but there are still quite a few left to choose from.  You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

This post shares the how-to's for creating a birthday card I designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

When I first saw the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the outline image for the Classic Label punch, I immediately thought of the signpost from the movie and television show "Mash".  There are so many great words and phrases in this stamp set and they certainly lend themselves to some fun interpretations for a signpost.  I decided to make this one a birthday card.

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This card begins with a card base of Calypso Coral cardstock.  The edges of the card front were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the edges of a piece of variegated striped paper from the By the Shore Designer Series Paper (Retiring) were sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock, the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink.

A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp inked with Early Espresso.  The Stampin' Trimmer was used to cut one "plank" from the paper then Paper Snips were used to trim the top of the plank.  The "plank" was cut to 4-5/8" in length and the edges of the "plank" sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The "plank", now a signpost, was adhered to the Designer Series Paper with the bottom edge flush with the bottom center edge of the Designer Series Paper.  A piece of Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched ribbon (Retiring) was wrapped around the paper/cardstock and tied in a knot over the signpost.  The paper/cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front.

The long horizontal bar image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on four strips of Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Sky ink.  The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on two of the strips using Calypso Coral ink.  The phrase "You Are" was stamped at the center of one of the labels using Dapper Denim ink.  The word "Inspiring" was stamped at the left side of the second label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "You" and the "Are" on the "You Are" label using Calypso Coral ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "G" in "Inspiring" using Calypso Coral ink.  The images were punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the labels to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of each banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on the remaining two strips using Dapper Denim ink.  The word "Amazing" was stamped toward the right end of one of the labels using Calypso Coral ink.  The word "Fabulous" was stamped toward the right side of the label using Calypso Coral ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "A" in "Amazing" on the "Amazing" label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "F" in "Fabulous" using Dapper Denim ink.  The images were punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the labels to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of each banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The banners were adhered to the signpost with Mini Glue Dots with the "You Are" at the top, "Amazing" second, "Inspiring" third, and "Fabulous" fourth.

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The liner for the inside sentiment area of the card begins with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Stampin' Trimmer was used to cut another "plank" from the Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  Paper Snips were used to trim the top of the plank.  The "plank" was cut to 4-5/8" in length and the edges of the "plank" sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The "plank", now a signpost, was adhered to the liner with the bottom edge flush with the bottom edge of the liner with the left side of the signpost 5/8" from the left side of the liner.  The top edge of a thin strip of Calypso Coral cardstock was sponged with Early Espresso ink and adhered behind the top edge of a strip of By the Shore Designer Series Paper (the top edge of the paper sponged with Early Espresso ink).  The cardstock/paper was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the liner adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The long horizontal bar image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on three strips of Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Sky ink.  The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on two of the strips using Dapper Denim ink.  The phrase "Have A" was stamped at the center of one of the labels using Calypso Coral ink.  The word "Birthday" was stamped toward the right side of the second label using Calypso Coral ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "Have" and the "A" on the "Have A" label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "B" in "Birthday" using Dapper Denim ink.  The images were punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the labels to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of each banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The Classic Label outline stamp image was stamped over the horizontal bar on the remaining strip using Calypso Coral ink.  The word "Blessed" was stamped toward the left end of the label using Dapper Denim ink.  The double "v" shape was stamped to point toward the "D" in "Blessed" on the "Blessed" label using Calypso Coral ink.  The image was punched out using the Classic Label punch.  Paper Snips were used to trim the label to follow the inverted end at the double "v" shape.  The edges of the banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The banners were adhered to the signpost with Mini Glue Dots with the "Have A" at the top, "Blessed" second, and "Birthday" third.

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A piece of By the Shore Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim the edges of the paper to conform to the edges of the envelope flap.  The edges of the envelope flap were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

When you look at all the words and phrases included with this stamp set, you can make a signpost for pretty much any occasion.  By the way, if you cut a piece of cardstock the size of the Hardwood background stamp, you can get 6 "planks" that you can make into signposts.  

Card Measurements --

Calypso Coral:  4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3/8" x 4"; Soft Suede:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Very Vanilla:  7 @ 1" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; By the Shore Designer Series Paper:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched ribbon:  15"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Hardwood; Inks:  Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  By the Shore; Embellishments:  Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Classic Label punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Thoughtful Banners -- Happy Father's Day

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I'm in Colorado this week to attend my oldest grandson's graduation from High School.  Time certainly passes quickly--way too quickly.  Yesterday was graduation day for Zack in Colorado Springs where it was in the mid 70s.  Today, I'm in Denver visiting with my daughter and son-in-law and it's in the low to mid 30s and alternating between rain and snow.  Seriously?????  (When I left Florida on Tuesday it was in the 90s...) 

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There are only a couple weeks left for the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  The items in these catalogs that are not carrying over to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are part of the Retiring List.  Items on the Retiring List are disappearing fast, but there are still quite a few left to choose from.  You can see the most current information at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

Today's post is one of the cards I created for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

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For this card, I combined the Badges & Banners and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  This card begins with a card base of Cajun Craze cardstock.  The card front was randomly stamped with the small splotches image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (Retiring) using Early Espresso ink.  The edges of the card front were sponged with Early Espresso ink.  A piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper (Retiring) was randomly stamped with the small splotches image using Early Espresso ink and the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Emerald Envy cardstock, the edges of the cardstock sponged with Early Espresso ink, and adhered to the card front with the top, left, and right edges of the Emerald Envy mat 1/2" from the top, left, and right edges of the card front.  A strip of Early Espresso cardstock was randomly stamped with the small splotches image using Early Espresso ink, the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink, and the piece adhered across the horizontal center of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  A piece of 5/8" Burlap ribbon with the ends cut into banner tails was adhered across the Early Espresso strip using Mini Glue Dots.

The striped banner image, from the Badges & Banners stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with the Best Badge punch.  The edges of the banner were sponged with Early Espresso ink and adhered at the center of the Burlap ribbon using Mini Glue Dots.  The outline banner image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on Delightful Dijon cardstock (Retiring) using Delightful Dijon ink (Retiring).  The word "Happy" and the phrase "Father's Day" were stamped onto the banner using Cajun Craze ink.  The banner was punched out using the Duet Banner punch, the edges of the banner sponged with Early Espresso ink, and the banner adhered over the striped badge using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The Classic Label outline image, from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock using Emerald Envy ink.  The phrase, "I Love You", was stamped toward the left side of the outline using Early Espresso ink.  The outline image was punched out with the Classic Label punch and the right side of the punched image cut off with Paper Snips to the right of the "U" in "You".  The edges of the shortened label were sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The shortened label was adhered to the lower right edge of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper with the bottom of the label 1/4" from the bottom edge of the paper and the right edge of the banner aligned flush with the right edge of the paper.

Three gold sequins, from the Metallics Sequin Assortment (Retiring), were adhered across the card front using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. 

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The liner for the inside sentiment area of the card was created with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A thin strip of Emerald Envy cardstock, the top edge sponged with Early Espresso ink, was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper (the top edge of the paper sponged with Early Espresso ink).  The cardstock/paper piece was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  

The small splotches image was stamped diagonally across the liner using Early Espresso ink.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Early Espresso ink and the liner adhered centered to the inside sentiment area of the card.

The "Enjoy Your Day" banner image, from the Badges & Banners stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Delightful Dijon ink.  The image was punched out with the Best Badge punch and the edges of the punched image sponged with Early Espresso ink.  The badge was adhered at the upper center of the liner.

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A piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper was randomly stamped with the small splotches image using Early Espresso ink.  The paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  The paper was trimmed with Paper Snips to match the edges of the envelope flap.  The edges of the envelope flap were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

Making Father's Day cards are a challenge for me as it brings back so many memories of my Dad.  It's been more than 5 years now that he's been gone and I miss him every single day.  However, there are still some Dads in my life that need to be recognized and celebrated.  I hope you'll take the time to recognize and celebrate those men who have had a significant impact on your life (or the women who fill a dual role) this Father's Day.  

Card Measurements --

Cajun Craze:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Delightful Dijon:  1-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Early Espresso:  1" x 3"; Emerald Envy:  3-1/4" x 4-1/4", 3/4" x 4-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Very Vanilla:  3" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Moroccan Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Badges & Banners, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy; Designer Series Paper:  Moroccan; Embellishments:  5/8" Burlap ribbon, Metallics Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Classic Label punch, Duet Banner punch, Best Badge punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Thoughtful Banners

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Sue Plote's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Heidi Baks' project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

It's been a while since I took the opportunity to get my "grunge" on; so I took the opportunity with this Father's Day card.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Badges & Banners, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Moroccan; Embellishments:  5/8" Burlap ribbon, Metallics Sequin Assortment; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Best Badge punch, Duet Banner punch, Classic Label punch

When I first saw this stamp set and the Classic Label punch, I thought of the sign post from the movie and television show "Mash".

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Hardwood; Inks:  Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  By the Shore; Embellishments:  Dapper Denim Ruched ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Classic Label punch

I really love the lace prints included with the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper and wanted to incorporate them into a pretty card.  

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners, Touches of Texture; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Duet Banner punch

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Thoughtful Banners stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Charlet Mallett
  2. Nikki Spencer
  3. Jessica Williams
  4. Yapha Mason
  5. Kelly Kent
  6. Betty Traciak
  7. Dawn Tidd
  8. Valerie Moody
  9. Tanya Boser  
  10. Sue Plote
  11. Mickey Roberts
  12. Heidi Baks

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Pun Intended -- Snappy Birthday

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I hope you're having a great week.  There are lots of kids out and about this week in my neck of the woods as it is Spring Break for the public school children of Brevard County.  Of course, Spring Break activities have been going on since the beginning of March with folks travelling to this area from around the country.  It's also the last few weeks of Snow Bird Season and every day more cars, mini vans, and RVs are travelling North now that the temperatures are starting to climb.  It's transition time in Florida.  It's also transition time at Stampin' Up!

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A reminder that the items on the Retiring List are moving out of the warehouse pretty quickly to make room for all the yummy new items in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that will debut on June 1st.  You can see the Retiring List here (updated as of 9 a.m. MT).  To order Retiring Items, click on the Shop Online button at the top right sidebar that will take you to my On-Line store, then click on the Shop Now button.

Today's post is the final card I designed using the Pun Intended Host stamp set (Retiring List).

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This card begins with a card base of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  A piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (Retiring) was matted with a slightly larger piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.

A rectangle of Daffodil Delight cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Silver Foil Sheets.  The "Snappy Birthday" greeting was stamped slightly above the bottom edge of the Daffodil Delight cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  Staz-On Jet Black ink (Retiring) was used to stamp the camera image onto a piece of Silver Foil Sheets [Tip:  The slick surface of the Silver Foil Sheets makes stamping a little tricky--be sure to place the image straight down on the foil, press hard, and bring the image straight up to prevent sliding on the foil], the image cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered at the upper center of the Daffodil Delight cardstock.  A piece of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine (Retiring) was wrapped around the Silver Foil Sheets/Daffodil Delight cardstock between the stamped greeting and the camera with the ends of the Baker's Twine tied off on the back of the Silver Foil Sheets.  The focal point was adhered to the card front--at a jaunty angle--using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock was placed behind the top edge of a strip of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.  The "Picture Perfect" greeting was stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and punched with the Classic Label punch.  A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was also punched with the Classic Label punch.  The punched piece was cut in half vertically.  The right end of the silver punched piece was adhered behind the right end of the Daffodil Delight punched piece so that approximately 1/8" of the silver extends beyond the edge of the Daffodil Delight.  The same process was repeated for the left end of the silver punched piece and the left end of the Daffodil Delight punched piece.  The greeting was adhered at the upper center of the liner.

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A piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the flap of a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim the paper to the edges of the envelope flap.

This card was part of a set that was created for a Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Host Stamp Sets.  For a listing of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

I'll be back soon with another project that features an item (or two or three) from the Retiring List.

Card Measurements --

Daffodil Delight:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 2-1/4" x 3-1/4", 1" x 3", 1/4" x 4"; Whisper White:  2 @ 4" x 5-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 2" x 2-1/4", 1" x 3"; Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4" x 5", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine:  15"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Pun Intended Host (Retiring); Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Staz-On Jet Black (Retiring); Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Pop of Pink Specialty (Retiring); Embellishments:  Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine (Retiring); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope