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Scentsational Christmas

Hello!

With the Winter only a matter of a few days in East Central Florida, it always seems strange to make Christmas cards with a snow flake theme.  I can imagine my friends and family in the cold Northern climates snickering and thinking to themselves, "What could she possibly know about snow?"  I have lived in snowy climates, for a few years at a time, as a member of the military and later as a military wife; so I do understand the stunning beauty and wonder of a fresh snowfall.  But always in the back of my mind was the impatience for warm tropical breezes, lots of green, and, yes, even humidity.

However, for my BFF Terry, a Christmas card just isn't a Christmas card unless there's a snowflake.  I guess it makes sense since she grew up in the North and all of her earliest memories of the Holidays include snow.  When I was thinking about making a Christmas card for her workshop, I knew that a snowflake or two needed to be included in the design.  Fortunately for me, one of the Christmas card swaps I received at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July was this card designed by the extremely talented Lorri Heiling.

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So I thought about how I could use this card for project inspiration.  You can see that I didn't stray too far from Lorri's design.  Why reinvent the wheel?

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This card begins with a card base of Gumball Green cardstock.  A piece of Shimmery White cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing folder, matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and adhered to the card front.  A strip of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper was snipped on one end to create a banner tail and adhered near the lower left edge of the card front.

The focal point begins with a piece of Gumball Green cardstock punched with the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The snowflake mug image, from the Scentsational Season stamp set was inked with Cherry Cobbler ink then the ink over the hot chocolate inside the mug was removed with the Blender Pen and replaced with Early Espresso ink applied with the brush tip of the Stampin' Write Marker.  The image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the corresponding Holiday Collection Framelits.  The die cut was pressed into a Versamark ink pad, covered with Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder, and heat embossed with the Heat Tool.  The room really smelled pepperminty with the Heat Tool going during Terry's workshop!  [Unfortunately, the pepperminty smell didn't seem to last long on the embossed image, so Stampin' Up! has recently removed this product from their Holiday Catalog offerings.  I really LOVE that they are so diligent about ensuring that their products meet high quality standards!]  The same process was used for the steam rising from the snowflake mug; however, this time the ink color used was Crumb Cake.  The coffee cup and steam were adhered to the scallop circle using SNAIL.  The "merry" image from the Tiny Tags stamp set was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink, punched out with the Medium Jewelry Tag punch, and adhered to the handle of the snowflake mug with a Mini Glue Dot.  A piece of Linen Thread was tied into a bow and adhered to the tag with a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A banner of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper was adhered near the left edge of the liner and a 2 3/8" scallop circle of Gumball Green was adhered on top of the banner.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was placed over the medium snowflake of the Snow Flurry Bigz die and die cut in the Big Shot.  The snowflake was adhered at the center of the scallop circle.  The peppermint stick image, from the Scentsational Season stamp set, was stamped on Whisper White cardstock, die cut with the corresponding Holiday Collection Framelits, pressed into the Versamark ink pad, covered with Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin' Emboss powder, and embossed with the Heat Tool.  A piece of Linen Thread was wrapped around the peppermint stick and tied into a bow before adhering it on top of the snowflake with a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.  The beautiful Christmas greeting from the Delightful Dozen stamp set was stamped to the right of the scallop circle using Cherry Cobbler ink.  [I have to admit that when I finished the liner for this card, I realized that I had a great design for a card front!]

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The peppermint stick image was stamped near the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The "merry" image was stamped next to the peppermint stick, also using Cherry Cobbler ink.

If you look closely at the center of the snowflake mug on Lorri's card you'll find a small Jewels Basic Pearl.  I added one to my card, too, but it disappeared sometime after finishing the card for the workshop and taking the photo for this blog post after the workshop.

Terry and all her friends at the workshop really had fun making this card and were very surprised at how quickly the card came together thanks to the Big Shot.  It was fun to listen to them talk about the Christmas cards that they had made in years past and their plans for this year's cards.  It's never too early to start!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, Scentsational Season, Tiny Tags; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Versamark; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Shimmery White, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Be of Good Cheer; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Jewels Basic Pearls; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Peppermint Sticks Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder (Retired), Heat Tool, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Snow Flurry Bigz die, Multi-Purpose Platform, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing folder, Holiday Collection framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Papillon Serenity

Hi there!

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a transition for me.  After a 13 month hiatus, I've returned to work at the Kennedy Space Center.  Transitioning back to working full time has been a little more hectic than I had anticipated; however, things are starting to fall into a routine again.  I think the biggest transition has been for my Shih Tzu, Zorro.  He had gotten used to having my undivided attention while he slept all day or sat in front of the glass storm door at the front of the house to watch the world go by on our very quiet street.  He's definitely not happy to be spending the day alone.

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I wanted to make sure that I didn't fall behind on my blog posts, but I've been overcome by events.  Please be patient with me.  I have so much to share with you from the projects I made in July, August and September.

Here's a simple card I made for my BFF Terry's workshop in late July.  I chose the colors for this card from the Color Coach:  Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry.  I have to admit I was hesitant at first with the selection, but these colors are really lovely together.

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This card begins with a card base of Baja Breeze with the large floral butterfly image from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set stamped randomly across the card front using Versamark ink to create a watermark effect.  A panel of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper featuring Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White in the Fancy Fan design was double-matted with Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstocks.  A piece of Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon was wrapped around the panel about a third of the way up from the bottom edge and knotted on front.  A strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and adhered to the back left edge of the panel so that half of the punched border is exposed beyond the edge.  The panel was adhered to the card front with the top edge of the panel approximately 3/8" from the top edge of the card front and the right edge of the panel approximately 3/8" from the right edge of the card front.  A simple sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Island Indigo ink and punched out with the Word Window punch.  The sentiment was adhered to the center of a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock punched with the Modern Label punch and adhered to the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals centered in the area below the ribbon.

Above the ribbon is a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the Clearlits Scallop Rectangle and adhered to the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top edge of the die cut approximately 3/8" from the top edge of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.  The butterfly antenna image was stamped onto the die cut using Island Indigo ink.  A scrap of Island Indigo cardstock was punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The butterfly was gently folded at the center and adhered to the die cut using Mini Glue Dots placed along the fold.  The large floral butterfly image was stamped on a piece of Vellum cardstock using Rich Razzleberry ink and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  [Note that ink takes a bit longer to dry on Vellum than it does on regular cardstock.  You can speed up the process by using the Heat Tool on the LOW setting before punching out the butterfly.]  The punched vellum butterfly was gently folded at the middle and adhered to the center of the Island Indigo butterfly using Mini Glue Dots attached at the fold.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A piece of Island Indigo cardstock was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and adhered behind a strip of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper so that half of the punched border extends beyond the lower edge of the paper strip.  The strip was then adhered along the top edge of the liner.  The small solid butterfly image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Baja Breeze ink.  The small floral butterfly image was stamped on top of the solid butterfly image using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Island Indigo ink.  The butterfly antenna image was stamped above the body of the floral butterfly; also using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Island Indigo ink.

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The small solid butterfly image was stamped three times along the lower left edge of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The small floral butterfly was stamped on top of the solid butterfly images using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Island Indigo ink.  The butterfly antenna image was stamped above the body of the floral butterflies; also using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Island Indigo ink.

I love the quiet serenity of this card.  You could make a stack of these cards and, with the help of the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, be ready for nearly any occasion.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Versamark; Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Summer Smooches; Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Elegant Butterfly punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Clearlits Scallop Rectangle; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Merry Minis (Holiday Catalog CASE)

Hello!

Over the years, I have been telling my great customers about all the great paper crafting ideas in the Stampin' Up! Catalogs.  I find that they are a great source for inspiration when my crafting mojo has taken a vacation.  I'll pick a feature in "this card" and another from "that tag" as a springboard for creating a project.  What I never seem to do is make a project directly from the catalog.  And why not?  Many times my customers ask how a project they see in one of the catalogs is made and I'll tell them; but why not make one? 

When I was going through the Holiday Catalog, my eye kept returning to the bottom of page 6 and the adorable idea for using the Merry Minis stamp set and the coordinating Merry Minis Punch Pack.  It was so darn cute I just had to make it and I knew that this would be a great project for the first meeting of the SASS Stamp Club.  Little did I know what I was getting myself into...

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When you look closely at the photo in the catalog, you see that the punches from the Merry Minis Punch Pack were used along strips of Cherry Cobbler (3 times), Gumball Green (3 times), and Early Espresso (4 times).  Then the strips were adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was used to stamp the star, tree, and ornament images inside some of the punched out areas using the ink color that matches the cardstock strip.  Note that some of the punched out areas were left "blank".  Then some of the punched shapes were used to fill in the areas that weren't punched so that one star, two trees and one ornament were adhered to their respective color cardstock strips. 

Sounds simple, doesn't it?  Well the reality of the situation was a whole lot more frustrating.  Let's just say that I had a whole lot more success stamping correctly inside the punched area when standing than when sitting.  Just that little change in angle when sitting would result in the image being mostly inside the punched area and slightly on the cardstock strip.  Argh!  Therefore, to get the finished image you see above took more than a few attempts.  Then I thought of how the girls in the SASS Stamp Club might feel about such a narrow tolerance for placement of the stamp.  Needless to say, I had to rethink the process.

Here's the sample panel for the projects that they made.

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Rather than punching the shapes from the strips of Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Early Espresso cardstock, the shapes were punched from scraps of those colors of cardstock.  The stars, tree, and ornaments were stamped on scraps of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with their corresponding punch.  The cardstock strips were adhered to the Very Vanilla piece and then the punched pieces were adhered to the strips.  So much easier and quicker! 

A small Jewels Basic Rhinestone was placed at the center of the stamped tree and at the center of the oval on one of the stamped ornaments.  A Very Vanilla strip was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and adhered along the back of the Very Vanilla panel so that only one scallop edge peeks above the top edge of the Cherry Cobbler strip.  The "Happy Christmas" greeting from the More Merry Messages stamp set was inked with the brush tip of Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The cardstock was then die cut in the Big Shot using the Labels Collection Framelits.  The top half of the die cut label was adhered to the back of the focal point panel.  Then the focal point panel was adhered to a 4" x 5 1/4" Very Vanilla panel.  A piece of Linen Thread was wrapped around the panel and tied in a bow to the left of the greeting.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A greeting from the More Merry Messages stamp set was inked with the brush tip of the Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Gumball Green Stampin' Write Markers and stamped at the upper center of the liner.  Star, ornament, and tree punched shapes were adhered at the top left and lower right corners of the liner.

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A Christmas tree image from the Merry Minis stamp set was inked with Gumball Green ink and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  The "Happy Christmas" greeting was inked with the brush tip of the Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Gumball Green Stampin' Write Markers and stamped next to the tree.

When it was time to demonstrate the project at the August meeting of the SASS Stamp Club, I brought out the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and showed how the focal point panel was created to match the sample shown in the catalog.  When I finished the demonstration, I could tell that there was some serious trepidation about making the project.  Then I began the second demonstration with the easier-to-make focal point panel and the sighs of relief were heartfelt.  I left it up to each of the members to choose the process for making the focal point panel.  Imagine my surprise when all chose the easier path.  I know I would have!

Robertssiggy

P.S.  CASE = Copy And Share Everything.  It's a well-used term in the paper crafting world.  Why reinvent the wheel when someone else has already done the design work?  The important thing is to give credit where credit is due.

Stamps:  Merry Minis, More Merry Messages; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green; Stampin' Write Markers:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, MIni Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Labels Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


An Affection for Lace

Hi there!

One of the most enduring memories of my childhood is my mother at her sewing machine.  Over the years I think she developed a love/hate relationship with the sewing machine; however, there was no disputing her creative genius.  One of the neat things about her sewing was all the stuff that she used to make clothes:  fabrics, buttons, lace, and threads.  There were so many different textures, and colors, and patterns.  I was particularly fascinated by the laces.  I loved looking at them on the giant spools at the fabric store.  When I saw the lace patterns used in the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, I was transported to Mom's sewing area in the family room; the floor covered in fabric scraps and snipped threads.  With the romantic look of the lace, I felt the Affection Collection stamp set would be a good fit for these scrapbook pages.

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We'll begin with the left hand page.  The Island Indigo lace you see in the banners was cut out from the page design and matted on Pink Pirouette cardstock stamped with the flourish image using Soft Suede ink.  The edges of the lace pieces and the Pink Pirouette cardstock were sponged with Soft Suede ink to give the banners a more vintage look.  The banners were adhered to the upper left corner of the 8" x 8" Riding Hood Red base page.  You can see that the flourish image was stamped in two rows along the upper and lower edges of the scrapbook page using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the scrapbook page sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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The Love medallion was created by stamping the lacy oval image twice on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Pink Pirouette ink.  The diamond-shaped image was stamped on top of the lacy oval images using Island Indigo ink stamped on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the cardstock (a process called Stamping Off).  The "always" image was stamped just below the modern label part of the diamond-shaped image using Riding Hood Red ink.  The cardstock was die cut using the Labels Collection Framelits with the edges of the die cut sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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The wings image was stamped three (3) times on Very Vanilla cardstock:  twice using Riding Hood Red ink and once using Pink Pirouette ink.  The "Love" image and "no. 1" banner were stamped using Riding Hood Red ink.  The "no. 1" banner, "Love" image, one Riding Hood Red wings and the Pink Pirouette wings were cut out using Paper Snips and the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Small Heart punch was used to punch the heart from the remaining Riding Hood Red wings.  Soft Suede ink was sponged along the edges of the punched heart.

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A Bone Folder was used to curve the Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red wings.  SNAIL was applied to the back of the heart of the Riding Hood Red wings and the wings were adhered to the center of the Modern Label area of the diamond-shaped image.  The Pink Pirouette wings were adhered on top of the Riding Hood Red wings using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The punched heart was adhered on top of the heart of the Pink Pirouette wings using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The "Love" image was adhered above the wings using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A piece of Island Indigo cardstock was die cut using the Labels Collection Framelits (the same size used for the medallion).  The cardstock was cut in half vertically and 1/2" cut away from each side along the center cut line.  The edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink and each half adhered behind the right and left side of the medallion.  The medallion was adhered over the banners using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered to the back of the "no. 1" banner to use as a page embellishment.

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For the right hand scrapbook page, the flourish image was stamped in two rows along the top and bottom edges of the base page and the edges of the page sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The outside edges of the lace patterned paper were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, and adhered along the top and bottom edges of the base page.  The wings image was stamped six (6) times using Riding Hood Red ink and three (3) times using Pink Pirouette ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The three Pink Pirouette wings and three of the Riding Hood Red wings were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, and the wings curved with the Bone Folder.  The Small Heart punch was used to punch out the hearts from the remaining three Riding Hood Red wings and the edges of the punched hearts sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Riding Hood Red wings were adhered along the bottom edge of the base page using SNAIL, the Pink Pirouette wings were adhered atop the Riding Hood Red wings using Stampin' Dimensionals, and the punched hearts adhered over the Pink Pirouette hearts using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "Love" image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Riding Hood Red ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The "Love" image was adhered to a piece of Island Indigo cardstock die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits that was cut in half vertically and an additional 1/2" cut away from the center cut.  The edges of the die cut piece were sponged with Soft Suede ink and the piece adhered at the center top edge of the base page.

A photo frame was created for the center of the page with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock.  The flourishes image was stamped along the bottom edge of the cardstock using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the cardstock sponged with Soft Suede ink.  A piece of the lace patterned paper, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, was adhered along the top edge of the cardstock.  A piece of Victoria Crochet Trim was wrapped around the cardstock and knotted on the front.  The photo frame was adhered to the base page using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The members of the SASS Stamp Club made the left hand scrapbook page at the first club meeting for the 2012-2013 Catalog year.  The non-scrapbookers made the card you see below.

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I received the Affection Collection stamp set as part of my Make & Takes Kit at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  You can find this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog on page 35.  I'm not sure that I would have chosen this stamp set on my own; however, I really love the images and the opportunity to get my fingers good and inky making vintage-type projects.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Affection Collection; Inks:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede;  Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Fan Fair; Embellishments:  Victoria Crochet Trim; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Small Heart punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Labels Collection Framelits; Other:  Page Protectors, Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Lacy & Lovely Thank You Cards

Hello there!

Where does the time go?  I have the best of intentions for posting projects; however, the available time in the day just keeps disappearing.  Argh!

Today I'd like to share a couple of Thank You cards I made for the great folks who placed orders in August.  Both cards use the same technique to make the focal point flower.  Here's the card for Terry's workshop.

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I learned how to make the flower during a class at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July and thought it would be fun to use that new-to-me technique for these cards.  This card begins with a card base of Crumb Cake.  A piece of Midnight Muse cardstock was scored three times along each side of the panel beginning at 3/8" from the edge of the cardstock before the panel was adhered to the card front.  The flower stem is a 1/4" strip of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper stamped with the paisley flower image from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set using Gumball Green ink.  The leaf image from the Language of Friendship stamp set was inked using the brush tip of the Gumball Green Stampin' Write Marker and stamped twice on First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper and punched out with the Bird Builder punch.  The punched leaves were adhered to the back of the flower stem and the stem adhered to the Midnight Muse panel with the bottom of the stem aligned with the bottom edge and the left side of the stem approximately 1" from the left edge of the panel.  A bow created from Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon was attached to the stem just below the leaves with a Mini Glue Dot.  The "Thank You" image from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Midnight Muse ink and punched out with the Large Oval punch.  The sentiment was adhered to a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock punched with the Scallop Oval punch and adhered to the right of the flower stem using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The flower begins with a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock punched with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and adhered near the top of the flower stem so that the top of the punched cardstock is approximately 1/4" from the top edge and extending just a smidge off the left edge of the Midnight Muse panel.  The large lace image from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set was stamped four times on First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Raspberry Ripple ink and punched out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch.  The edges of each of the punched scallop circles was rolled up with the Bone Folder and folded in fourths to create a triangular shape WITHOUT flattening the folds (just pinch the point with thumb and forefinger).  A dime sized drop of Tombow Multi Adhesive was placed at the center of the Primrose Petals 2 3/8" Scallop Circle and the four triangle points were pressed into the drop of adhesive so that the scalloped edges are facing toward the outside edge of the Primrose Petals 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.  The 1 1/4" doodle circle image from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set was stamped on a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock and punched out with the largest flower on the Boho Blossoms punch and pressed into place at the center of the scallop circle flower.  A Raspberry Ripple In Color Dahlia was adhered at the center of the Summer Starfruit cardstock using a Mini Glue Dot.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The paisley flower image from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set was stamped near the lower left corner of the liner using Summer Starfruit ink.  The doodle circle image was stamped on First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Gumball Green ink (stamped once on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the Designer Series Paper), punched out with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, and adhered at the center of the paisley flower.  The small 8-petal flower was stamped on First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Midnight Muse ink, cut out using Paper Snips, and adhered at the center of the 1 1/4" scallop circle.  A strip of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper was randomly stamped with the doodle circle image using Gumball Green ink (stamped once on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the Designer Series Paper), the paisley flower image using Summer Starfruit ink, and the 8-petal flower using Midnight Muse ink.  One edge of the strip was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch and adhered along the top edge of the liner.

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The doodle circle image, paisley flower image, and 8-petal flower images were stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Midnight Muse inks, respectively.

A couple of weeks later, the SASS Stamp Club met for the first time for the 2012-2013 Catalog year.  It was great to see everyone again and catch up.  I'm so thankful for all of them and their support of my Stampin' Up! business.  I used the same design for their Thank You cards with a few changes.

Lacy_Lovely_ThankYou2
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Here are the differences on the card front:  1.  The card base for this card is Summer Starfruit cardstock.  2.  The base of the flower is the top of the ribbon image from the Blue Ribbon stamp set stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Raspberry Ripple ink, punched out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, and the edges sponged with Raspberry Ripple ink.  3.  The four large lace images were punched out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch.  4.  The doodle circle image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and the center of the image punched out with the scallop circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  The 1 1/4" circle was pressed over the center of the flower and the small scallop circle set aside.  5.  The 8-petal flower was stamped on First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered to the center of the doodle circle.  6.  The small scallop circle was placed at the center of the 8-petal flower.  7.  The "Thank You" image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Raspberry Ripple ink, punched out with the Scallop Oval punch, and adhered to a piece of Raspberry Ripple cardstock punched with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  8.  A Summer Starfruit bow was placed on the flower stem in between the leaves.

Lacy_Lovely_ThankYou2_Inside
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Here are the differences on the liner:  1.  The Paisley image was stamped near the lower left corner of the Whisper White liner using Raspberry Ripple ink.  2.  The doodle circle image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Summer Starfruit ink and the center punched out with the small circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  3.  The doodle circle image, paisley flower image, and 8-petal flower images were stamped randomly on a strip of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, and Midnight Muse inks, respectively.

Lacy_Lovely_ThankYou2_Envelope
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The doodle circle image, paisley flower image, and 8-petal flower image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, and Midnight Muse ink, respectively.

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Terry's Workshop Thank You Card
Stamps:  Lacy & Lovely, Language of Friendship; Inks:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit; Stampin' Write Marker:  Gumball Green; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  First Edition Specialty; Embellishments:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, In Color Dahlias; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Bird Builder punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop Edge Border punch; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

SASS Stamp Club Thank You Card
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon, Lacy & Lovely, Language of Friendship; Inks:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit; Stampin' Write Marker:  Gumball Green; Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  First Edition Specialty; Embellishments:  Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Extra-Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Bird Builder punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (scallop circle and circle), 1 1/4" circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope