Postage Stamp {thanks}
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A Big Thank You!

Hello!  Happy Thursday!

Today is the very last sales day for the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I'd like to take this opportunity to give a great big shout out to all the folks who placed orders with me, participated in the SASS Stamp Club, and hosted workshops during the last year with a great big Thank You for your support of my Stampin' Up! business.  You are all AWESOME!  So here's a virtual Thank You card for sharing your time and talents with me during this past year.  I've had so much fun working with all of you.

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The design for this card was inspired by a project created by Twila and featured on her blog, Stamp A Little Longer, during the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Mega Hop in mid-June.  Twila chose to showcase the Pick A Petal stamp set and demonstrated how fun and versatile this stamp set is to work with.  (You can see her card here.)  So when it was time to make Thank You cards for the SASS Stamp Club for their June orders, I immediately reached for the Pick A Petal stamp set because I just couldn't get Twila's card off my mind.  It was just that cute!

My interpretation of Twila's design begins with a Tangerine Tango card base randomly stamped with the solid five-petal flower using Tangerine Tango ink and the edges of the card front were sponged with Tangerine Tango ink.  A piece of Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta ribbon was wrapped vertically around the card front and knotted about 1/3 of the way down from the top edge of the card front.

The focal point was created by inking the five-petal flower stamp with Daffodil Delight ink and then the edges of the stamp were rolled across the Tangerine Tando stamp pad to add color to the edges of the petal stamp (Rock and Roll Technique).  The image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Below the petal, the solid circle stamp was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink and the doodle circle image was stamped over the solid circle using Tangerine Tango ink.  The "thanks" sentiment, from teh Fabulous Phrases stamp set, was inked with Basic Black ink and stamped across the center of the Daffodil Delight circle.  The edges of the Whisper White cardstock were sponged with Tangerine Tango ink and matted to a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock (the edges also sponged with Tangerine Tango ink).  The Whisper White/Tangerine Tango cardstocks were matted with a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock (the edges sponged with Daffodil Delight ink).  The completed focal point was adhered to the card front with the right, top and bottom edges of the focal point approximately 1/2" from the right, top and bottom edges of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, the edges sponged with Tangerine Tango ink.  The solid circle image was stamped three times near the lower left corner of the cardstock and the doodle circle was stamped over the solid circles using Tangerine Tango ink.

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The same stamping process was utilized for the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "thanks" image was stamped across one of the solid circles using Basic Black ink.

As I mentioned previously, this is the very last day you can order form the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog, Celebrando Creatividad Catalog, and Definitely Decorative Brochure.  If there's a retiring stamp set or accessory or Definitely Decorative item on the retiring lists that you just can't live without, NOW is the time to place your order!  You have until 11:50 p.m. (Mountain Time) tonite; but I wouldn't wait until the last minute and take the risk that there may be some computer SNAFU.

You might be thinking that you can wait a bit because all retiring stuff that didn't sell will eventually show up on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack.  You may be right; however, this would only be true of the Accessories and maybe the Definitely Decorative items.  There's really no way to know for certain what Stampin' Up! may decide to offer and when that might happen.  As for the retiring stamp sets, you won't find them on the Clearance Rack.  That's because Stampin' Up! makes their own stamps and once they're retired, that's it!  They just shred up the excess rubber and put the dies away.

If you decide to place an order, be sure to use my on-line store front to take advantage of the lowest available prices on merchandise, the best shipping prices, and to receive the best "hostess" benefits (with a qualifying order).  Just click on the Shop On-Line button near the upper left sidebar of this blog page, then the Shop Now hotlink near the lower right corner of my Stampin' Up! web page.  OR you can give me a call and I'll be happy to place your order for you.


Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases, Pick A Petal; Inks:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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Cindy E.

Love this! What a great idea, using an exclamation point. :)

Lynn Koepke

there's a lot of movement in this card and vivid color - I like it!


Super cute!! Great way to say good-bye to Pick a Petal.

Holly/Rubber Redneck

That is just so cute!! I love the bright colors too.

Sara Mattson-Blume

I love your version!

Jen Timko

Such fun! Love the colors!

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