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June 2012

Blossoms & Smooches in a Fun Fold

Hello!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I spent a couple a large part of the weekend at a dog show in Orlando supporting my sister who had a Shih Tzu showing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The great news is that her beautiful little girl, Mona, obtained her final three points for Champion.  I'm so excited for my sister and Mona.  Here's a recent photo of Mona.  Her AKC name is Champion Dancee Mona Midnight Dream.  Isn't she gorgeous!?!

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Photo credit:  Lisa Goins, FotoXpression

One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that I have access to a wonderful group of demonstrators led by my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood.  Catherine makes sure that we have all the encouragement and mentoring that we need to help us to be successful in our own Stampin' Up! businesses while maintaining and growing her own Stampin' Up! business.  One of the ways that she does this is by hosting a monthly downline meeting.  All demonstrators in Catherine's downline are invited and she uses this forum to keep us up to date on Stampin' Up! home office information, tips and lively discussion for effective workshops and classes, and encourages us to bring samples of our recent projects to share with the group.  Of course, we also stamp!  Catherine presents us with a variety of techniques to help us widen our stamping repertoire so that we can keep our customers interested in continuing to use Stampin' Up! products. 

Here's a project that Catherine shared at a downline meeting a couple of months ago.  It was just so darn cute, I just had to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it for the SASS Stamp Club for the June meeting.

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This type of card format is called a Love Note.  Because of its small size, 3" x 3", it can be tucked into lunch boxes, briefcases, or a sweater pocket for a fun surprise.  The great thing about this card is that there's a fun surprise when you open it, too!

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This card begins with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3" x 6" and a piece of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper cut to 3" x 6".  The Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper was scored at 1 1/2", 3", and 4 1/2" along the 6" length.  The scored paper was inserted into the paper slot of the Large Oval punch and the 3" score line was lined up with the center of the punch window and the oval punched from the center of the paper.  The paper was placed on top of the Whisper White cardstock and the oval was traced onto the Whisper White cardstock using a pencil.  The images from the Bright Blossoms stamp set were inked with Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers and stamped inside the oval on the Whisper White cardstock.  [Note:  the images can run slightly outside the pencil oval because when the paper is adhered to the cardstock the eye can see more than just the oval area.]  The sentiment, from the Petite Pairs stamp set, was stamped adjacent to the floral images using Island Indigo ink. 

Once the ink has dried, the pencil line was erased and the Whisper White cardstock was folded to create a 3" x 3" card with the stamped images on the inside of the card.  The Designer Series Paper was folded along the score lines in mountain and valley folds with the punched oval at the center a mountain fold.  SNAIL was placed on the back of the left panel of the folded Designer Series Paper up to the score line at 1 1/2".  The left, top, and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper were lined up with the left, top, and bottom edges of the inside of the card.  SNAIL was applied to the back of the right panel of the folded Designer Series Paper up to the score line at 4 1/2".  The right, top, and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper were lined up with the right, top, and bottom edges of the inside of the card.  If you look at the top edge of the card in the photo below, you can see the folded Designer Series Paper adhered to the inside of the card.

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The card front begins with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock cut to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".  The cardstock was inserted into the oval frame of the Designer Frames Textured Impressions embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.  Note that the frame is centered between the top and bottom edges of the cardstock and the right edge of the frame is approximately 1/8" from the right edge of the cardstock.  A piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the left side of the cardstock and knotted on front.  The cardstock was adhered, centered, to the card front using Mini Glue Dots.  The dotted tag frame image, from the Tiny Tags stamp set, was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tangerine Tango ink.  The "friends" image, also from the Tiny Tags stamp set, was stamped inside the tag frame using Rich Razzleberry ink.  The 1/16" hole punch was used to punch the hole at the top of the tag and then the tag was punched out using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.  A piece of Island Indigo Baker's Twine was threaded through the hole at the top of the tag, wrapped around the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon near the knot, and tied in a bow.  Paper Snips were used to trim the ends of the Baker's Twine.

Floral images from the Bright Blossoms stamp set were inked with Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The stamped image was punched out using the Large Oval punch and placed at the center of the embossed oval frame on the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The floral images were inked a second time and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Whisper White Mini Square Envelope. 

A couple of months ago, Stampin' Up! revamped the Starter Kit for new demonstrators and reduced the price to $99.00 with FREE shipping.  The best part of this, however, is that ALL the items in the Starter Kit are chosen by the demonstrator.  This means that if you were signing up to be a demonstrator, you'd be choosing $125.00 of Stampin' Up! merchandise and paying $99.00.  How cool is that??!!  AND Stampin' Up! includes all your business supplies for FREE.  That's nearly $200.00 worth of great stuff for only $99.00.  If you've ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, the opportunity has never had a better price.  Also, if you sign up by June 30th, you'll receive the Make a Cake stamp set, coordinating Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and Patio Party Digital Collection DVD for FREE!  That's up to $48.00 in additional FREE products!

For more information, please feel free to contact me by clicking on the Email Mickey button located at the upper right sidebar of this blog page.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Petite Pairs, Tiny Tags; Inks:  Island Indigo; Stampin' Write Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Summer Smooches; Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Island Indigo Baker's Twine;  Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Large Oval punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, 1/16" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Designer Frames Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Whisper White Mini Square Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Pencil, Eraser


Layered Labels -- Wedding Box-Card

Hello!

Hope you're having a great weekend!  It's a little overcast here and we're supposed to get a boatload of rain this weekend due to a tropical system that's developing in the lower Gulf of Mexico.  Needless to say, the weathermen are going bonkers with excitement-inducing adjectives and colored lines of storm path predictions.  Good Grief.  We need the rain, though, and the overcast skies help keep the temperatures below 90; however, the humidity is pretty oppressive.  Definitely Summertime in Florida.

Today's post features the Wedding Box-Card that I shared during the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop last weekend.  The card base uses a single sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock in a unique fold that makes presentation of a gift card a fun experience for the recipient.  I learned to make the unique fold for this project at a downline training meeting hosted by my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood

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We begin with a single 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of Island Indigo cardstock.  Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, the cardstock is scored in the Portrait orientation at 1 1/2" and 7" and the Landscape orientation at 2 1/2", 4", 7", and 8 1/2".  The Diagonal plate was added to the Simply Scored Scoring Tool platform and diagonal scores were made at the 5 1/2" mark down to the intersection of the 7" Landscape and 1 1/2" Portrait score lines; the cardstock flipped over and the same diagonal score line was made to create an inverted "v" in that area.  Then the cardstock was turned 180 degrees and the inverted "v" was scored again.  Once all the score lines were made, the left and right edges of the cardstock (in the Landscape orientation) were trimmed off 3/8" to size the card to fit into a Medium Whisper White envelope.  Paper Snips were used to cut along the score lines to create and shorten the flaps used to build the box area.  See the diagram below.

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Fold the Island Indigo cardstock at the score lines and place Sticky Strip where shown on the flaps.  Note that the diagonal score lines will be pointing up so that they will fold into the card when the card is assembled and folded.

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Fold the flaps forward under the side flaps one at a time to create the corners of the box.

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Once the box is assembled, it's time to begin embellishing.  Pieces of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper were matted with Riding Hood Red cardstock and adhered to each of the card front panels.  The card focal point begins with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock die cut in the Big Shot using the rectangular frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The polka dot "For You" label from the Layered Labels stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Riding Hood Red ink.  The "For the Newlyweds" sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock also using Riding Hood Red ink.

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The sentiment was die cut in the Big Shot using the largest banner from the Bitty Banners Framelits and the "For You" label was die cut in the Big Shot using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  A piece of Baja Breeze cardstock was punched with the Scallop Oval punch and adhered to the center of the polka dot label.  The label was adhered, centered, to the Island Indigo frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "For the Newlyweds" banner was adhered across the center of the polka dot label/scallop oval using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered to the back left side of the focal point, the card was folded closed, and the focal point was adhered to the upper center of the card front.  Jewels Basic Pearls were added to the bump outs on the Island Indigo frame.

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A sentiment insert was created to rest at the bottom of the box.  A piece of Baja Breeze cardstock was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch and cut into two pieces the width of a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Pieces of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper were adhered to the punched borders so that only one scallop edge peeks out from beneath the edge of the Designer Series Paper.  The border pieces were adhered to the top and bottom of the Whisper White cardstock so that the scallop edges are facing toward the center.  Then the Whisper White cardstock was adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock.  The "happy I do day" sentiment, from the Word Play stamp set, was stamped near the upper center of the Whisper White cardstock using Riding Hood Red ink. 

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The insert is not adhered to the bottom of the box until after the sender has signed their name(s) and/or written a personal message.  A gift card will easily fit into the box section of this card along with the sentiment insert.  You can place the card into a Medium Whisper White envelope, or to present in person or drop into the Bridal Mailbox, wrap a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon around the card and knot it on the front just below the focal point.

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The "happy I do day" sentiment was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  If this card were mailed it would require extra postage because of the thickness of the folded card and the necessity for hand cancellation because of the pearls on the focal point.  With something this special, however, I think the extra postage is a non-issue.

I hope you've enjoyed all the projects I have shared from the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop.  The Layered Labels stamp set is certainly versatile and, combined with the Apothecary Accents Framelits for the Big Shot, presents a wide variety of options for adding a touch of elegance to any paper crafting project.

Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Layered Labels, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Play; Inks:  Riding Hood Red; Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Twitterpated; Embellishments:  Jewels Basic Pearls, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Scallop Oval punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Layered Labels -- Floral District Scrapbook Pages

Happy Thursday!

My desktop computer hit a major snag last night while I was creating yesterday's post.  My husband set me up on his laptop at my worktable which faces the window in my work room.  I have to say that sitting here looking out on all the colors of Summer is pretty awesome.  We've had some pretty consistent rain lately and the grass is such a vivid green against all the blooming flowers and shrubs.  It's hard to stop gazing and get back to writing.  Fortunately, today's post has lots of bright color to attract the eye.

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I wanted to use the Floral District Designer Series Paper because I just love all the bright and fun colors that were used for all the wonderful eye-popping designs in this paper.  I chose this pretty print because of the Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade color palette.  You really don't see it except for a small area along the far left side of the left page and the far right edge of the right page, but the base page color for both pages is Rich Razzleberry.  Strips of Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Lucky Limeade cardstock were die cut in the Big Shot using the large scallop border of the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die and adhered together in a staggered pattern.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and placed under the inside facing edge of a strip of Floral District Designer Series Paper then adhered to the scallop border stack.  Lucky Limeade 3/8" Scallop ribbon was wrapped around the border and knotted before the border treatment was adhered to the base page with the outer (non-scallop) edge of the border approximately 1/8" from the outer edge of the base page.

Pieces of Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade cardstock were cut into 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces and embossed in the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade embossed cardstock pieces were cut into fourths (2 1/8" x 2 3/4") and the Rich Razzleberry embossed cardstock pieces were cut into 3/4" x 5 1/2" strips.  The embossed rectangles and strips were arranged on the base page to create color blocks and adhered to the base page.  Note that the Rich Razzleberry embossed pieces at the top and bottom edges of the page are just a hair less than 1/4" wide.  I adhered the 3/4" strip and trimmed the excess away from the top and bottom edges using Paper Snips. 

[These scrapbook pages are 8 1/4" x 8 1/4".  With the retirement of the 6" x 6" scrapbook albums and page protectors, I've begun making the larger pages.  However, the page protectors for the 8" x 8" albums are actually 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" to allow for bulky embellishments.  Since these pages don't have bulky embellishments, I made the base page a bit larger to more completely fill the page protector.] 

The photo frames for each page are comprised of Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight cardstocks.  The bottom Whisper White layer is extended to allow for journaling below the photo.  Strips of Floral District Designer Series Paper provide a vertical border on the left page and a horizontal border on the right page.  The photo frames were adhered to the base pages using Stampin' Dimensionals with the frame on the left page placed near the upper right corner of the base page and the frame on the right page placed centered in the open area with the bottom edge of the frame approximately 1/2" from the bottom edge of the base page.

Title blocks for each page were created by inking the rectangular "Congratulations" image from the Layered Labels stamp set using the brush tip of Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers and avoiding inking the "Congratulations".  [Huff on the inked stamp before stamping to remoisten the ink.]  The inked image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  Rich Razzleberry cardstock was die cut using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits using the Big Shot.  The title blocks were adhered to the frames and then adhered to the base pages.  For the left page, the title block is below the photo frame and for the right page the photo block is above the photo frame.

Here are some greeting cards inspired by the scrapbook page designs.

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And here are some ideas for matching envelopes.

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I'll be back this weekend with the final project from the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop, the Wedding card that opens to a box.  See you soon!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Layered Labels; Stampin' Write Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Floral District; Embellishments:  Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled ribbon, Jewels Basic Rhinestones (cards); Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool (cards), Paper Snips, Bone Folder (cards), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Scallop Edge Border punch (cards), Big Shot w/XL Cutting Plates, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Multi-Purpose Platform w/Standard Cutting Plates, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  8" x 8" Page Protectors, Medium Whisper White Envelope (cards)


Layered Labels -- A Merry Christmas

Hello there!

My second installment of details for the projects presented during last weekend's Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop features the largest "Heartfelt" image from the Layered Labels stamp set used to create a focal point for a Christmas card.   

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This card begins with a Cherry Cobbler card base.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler/Gumball Green/Whisper White variegated stripe paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper was matted with a piece of Gumball Green cardstock.  Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon was wrapped around the top of the panel and knotted before attaching the panel to the card front.  The "Heartfelt" image from the Layered Labels stamp set was stamped on a piece of Vellum using Versamark ink, covered with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, and heat set using the Heat Tool.  The embossed image was cut out with Paper Snips.  The embossed side of the vellum was placed face down on the work surface and the open areas inside the filigreed areas surrounding the center oval were colored with the brush tip of the Gumball Green Stampin' Write Marker.  The filigreed "crown" looking area inside the oval was colored with the brush tip of the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker.  The marker ink was heat set with the Heat Tool (very quickly to ensure the ink is dry) before the vellum was adhered, centered, to a piece of Shimmery White cardstock die cut using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  (Note that you'll want to strategically place the SNAIL on the back of the vellum so that it is not visible from the front of the vellum.  Look for areas that are completely covered with gold embossing or marker ink.)

The "For You" polka dot frame image from the Layered Labels stamp set was inked with Cherry Cobbler ink, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, die cut using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and adhered over the center oval area of the "Heartfelt" gold embossed image using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "A Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Gumball Green ink.  The sentiment was inserted into the paper slot of the Scallop Oval punch, centered inside the punch window, and punched out.  The sentiment was adhered over the center of the "For You" polka dot frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock matted with a piece of Gumball Green cardstock.  The holly branch image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was inked with Gumball Green ink and stamped near the upper right corner and lower left corner of the liner.  The holly berries were colored with Cherry Cobbler ink using the Blender Pen and picking up ink pressed onto the inside lid of the stamp pad.  Strips of the striped paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper were adhered along the top and bottom edges of the liner.  The paper at the top edge was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch prior to adhering.

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The holly branch from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "A Merry Christmas" sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped to the right of the holly branch using Cherry Cobbler ink.  As with the liner inside the card, the holly berries were inked with Cherry Cobbler ink and the Blender Pen.  Note that if this card were being mailed, it would be better to stamp the Christmas greeting first at the lower left front corner and then stamp the holly branch above it to allow more room for the mailing address.

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Another piece of striped paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper was adhered to the back flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using SNAIL.  Paper Snips were used to trim the paper around the flap using the flap as a template.

I like that this card has a bit of a Victorian look to it with the gold embossed filigrees, rich colors and the charm provided by the Bells & Boughs stamp images.  I liked the look of this card so much I decided to use the design to make a Father's Day card for my husband.  I was afraid he'd give me the "look" with the gold embossing, but he liked it!

I'll be back tomorrow with scrapbook pages using another lovely and versatile image from the Layered Labels stamp set.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Bells & Boughs, Layered Labels; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Shimmery White, Vellum, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Blender Pen, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Scallop Oval punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Apothecary Accents Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Layered Labels -- Thank You Card

Hello!

Happy Monday!  Trying to get myself together after a busy weekend.  I hope you enjoyed the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop and found loads of inspiration from all the great projects featuring so many of the new items from the Stampin' Up! 2012-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  You can still see all these great projects by clicking here.

As promised, I'll be devoting my next four blog posts to providing more information about making the projects from the Blog Hop featuring the Layered Labels stamp set.  I'll begin with the Thank You card.  This card was designed for the SASS Stamp Club members to thank them for their June orders and, more importantly, for supporting the SASS Stamp Club during the 2011-2012 cycle.

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This card is a CASE of a card I made last year.  (You can see that card by clicking here.)  We begin with a card base of Midnight Muse.  A piece of Midnight Muse cardstock was stamped with the floral silhouette image from the My Friend stamp set using Midnight Muse ink, embossed in the Big Shot with the Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder, and the edges of the cardstock sponged with Midnight Muse ink.  A piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock was also embossed in the Big Shot with the Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder and the edges sponged with Summer Starfruit ink.  I also brushed the sponge across the embossed stripes to bring them into higher relief.  The embossed pieces of cardstock were placed on a mat of Gumball Green cardstock.  A piece of Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon was wrapped around the panel to cover the area where the embossed Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit cardstocks meet and knotted on the front.  A Mini Glue Dot was placed under the ribbon knot to stabilize the ribbon.  The panel was then adhered to the Midnight Muse card front.

The "Create" image from the Layered Labels stamp set was inked with Midnight Muse ink, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and die cut in the Big Shot using the corresponding Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The die cut image was adhered at the center of the embossed Summer Starfruit panel.  The "Create" image was cleaned and stamped a second time on Whisper White cardstock using Gumball Green ink.  The center circle area of the image was punched out using the 1" circle punch and adhered over the center of the Midnight Muse image using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "thanks {so much}" image from the Tiny Tags stamp set was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Midnight Muse ink, die cut in the Big Shot using the smallest of the Bitty Banner Framelits, and adhered over the Gumball Green "Create" using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock (the edges sponged with Summer Starfruit ink) matted with a piece of Gumball Green cardstock.  The floral silhouette image from the My Friend stamp set was inked with Summer Starfruit ink and stamped at the lower left corner of the liner.

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The floral silhouette image from the My Friend stamp set was inked with Summer Starfruit ink one more time, stamped on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped again at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope (a technique called "stamping off").  The "thanks {so much}" image from the Tiny Tags stamp set was stamped over the floral silhouette using Midnight Muse ink.

It's always bittersweet when a stamp club cycle ends because you've had a chance to get to know some pretty great people and you know you'll miss seeing them on a regular basis.  Sign ups are underway for the 2012-2013 cycle of the SASS Stamp Club and I'm excited that all of the 2011-2012 members are returning for another year.  I can't wait to get started in August!  If you live in East Central Florida and would like to stamp with a great group of people, be sure to contact me to reserve your spot.  I'd love to create with you!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Layered Labels, My Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Tiny Tags; Inks:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit; Cardstock:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Sponge, 1" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope