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Hello Stamping Friends,
What a flurry of a month this has been! Our new grandson, Emmitt, was born January 9!
What a miracle is a new little life! Fun and adventures for all in the future!
Meantime back to business and the cool new products I have to show you. Today I will feature the Party Pandas stamp set in the Sale A Bration catalog which is free with a $50 order:
I saw this card setup on stampsnlingers.com with the pandas and balloon, then changed the designer series paper and the balloon and the circles and added hearts; so I guess this is a CASE that is copy and selectively edit instead of copy and share everything! What I would recommend with this stamp set is doing what I did here with the panda’s eyes to make them friendlier. I used a white gel pen to increase the size of the whites and then made a bigger black dot in the middle of the white. I thought the eyes were too beady. Can you tell a difference?
The Designer Series Paper is Pop of Pink which is in the clearance rack for only $3.90 but it won’t last long because it is perfect for Valentines as you can see with the heart paper I used above. Click on the image to visit the clearance rack.
- Base of the card: Melon Mambo 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
- 1st Layer: Whisper White 4″ X 5 1/4″ make two so you have one for the inside
- Top Layer: Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3 3/4″ X 5″
- From the DSP punch a balloon for the inside – Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609, page 207
- From a scrap of Melon Mambo punch a balloon for the front, sponge the edges and use a white gel pen for the line
- With the Big Shot, cut two Melon Mambo 1 7/8″ Stitched Shape Circle Framelits and two Whisper White same size
- Melon Mambo 4 x 4 and Whisper White 4 x 4 needed for the circles, they are offset and pink on white then white on pink
- Whisper White 2 1/2″ X 4″ for stamping the two pandas with Tuxedo black, color the circles in the hat and then fussy cut
- Stamp Happy Birthday on Whisper White Scrap and cut with the Bunch of Banners framelit
- The hearts are from the Brights Enamel Shapes on page 196 of the Annual Catalog #141680
- The Baker’s Twine I used is retired but there is solid white #124262 or black and white striped #134576 on page 199. Trick: to adhere your Baker’s Twine, position the twine, put a small dab of liquid Tombow on a scrap of paper, slightly lift the twine and slide the scrap with the glue under the twine, let the twine absorb a little glue then remove the scrap. No mess!
- Melon Mambo Marker and Black Marker were used to add a little line on the balloon to look like a tie from the twine
- The inside greeting comes from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set page 96, the confetti is from Party Pandas
Ribbon of Courage in clear mount is $19, the Balloon Punch is $18, The DSP is $3.90, the Enamel Shapes are $9.00 and twine is $3.00 so you can reach your $50 with those purchases and get the Party Pandas for free!!
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Karen (Click on the image to go to the store)
Hello Stamping Friends,
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hopefully your vacation day is a sunny one.
This post will include cards from our bimonthly club and the Elizabeth Stamp A Stack. Check back in a couple weeks for recipes. Today I will just show you the cards so you can decide if you want to make that last purchase from the catalog before savings and product are gone forever! Tuesday, May 31, is the last day to place an order from the Occasions catalog and the big catalog. Several items have already sold out so hurry!
My favorite project was the Birthday Blooms Surprise Pull Out card. I saw this card on My Tanglewood Cottage and the directions are on Splitcoast Stampers. Scroll through the Splitcoast Stampers pictured instructions to go down to the video (click here) to get the measurements I used.
The flower image is stamped with Stazon black on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and colored with Blender Pens using Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi Ink. The bottom parts of the image’s leaves are fussy cut and then the oval framelit #4 is slipped under the cutout and run through the Big Shot. When you run the stamped image through the Big Shot you will get a nice indentation to fussy cut the oval between the two large leaves. The little flowers in the corner are the top flowers of the image stamped a second time, fussy cut, and mounted on greenery from The Bird Builder Punch. The butterfly is from the hostess Best Thoughts set. It is stamped on vellum and then placed upside down on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and rubbed with the Stylus to give a nice white color.
When you pull on the ribbon – Voila!
The inside words come from the Best Thoughts hostess set which has the butterfly we used on the front:
Retiring Products: The Bird Builder Punch (117191), The Best Thoughts hostess set (139234), The Curvy Corner Trio Punch (139683) that made both the corner and the ribbon slider hole, and It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack (140552) from which I pulled the green striped paper. You will see more of this paper in another card. The Paper Stack has 48 sheets with 4 each of 12 double-sided 12X12 designs.
The masculine version of the Surprise Pull Out card uses Butterfly Basics, In The Meadow and Guy Greetings stamp sets, all of which carryover to the new catalog- Yay! Once again it uses the “Think outside the Framelit” technique to stamp an image, cut out a little of the image and then slip the framelit under the cutout part and run through the Big Shot.
Our technique sheet for club was the Mirror Image technique:
We mirrored the little yorky from the Hey Girl stamp set (#138706) which is retiring. I used the retiring Oval Scallop punch(#119856) to create the clouds. Join my team, or the bimonthly club, and you will make the technique sheets at our meetings. If you live far away or can’t make the meetings, I will mail you a completed technique sheet.
The Stamp A Stack held at the Elizabeth library was another fun time of stamping! Here is the first card:
The Sunburst Sayings stamp set and Sunburst Thinlits Die used on this card are currently bundled for a 15% discount. See page 25 of the Occasions catalog. Though both products are in the new catalog, there is no longer a bundle. Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey are used together on this card and both are retiring colors in only three days. See page 137 for all the In Color retiring products.
The second card: (Stampers make six cards- two each of three designs for $20)
What could be better than Bermuda Bay with a black accent?! The flower is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set which is carried over to the new catalog, however the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (#129378) is retiring, as well as the Honeycomb Hello stamp set (#134075) which has the little “hello” and a cute little bumble bee that a couple of my stampers added to their card front. The Curvy Corner Trio punch is retiring (#139683) and the Candy Brads (page 161) are being replaced with shaped enamel dots.
The third card demonstrates the Drapery Fold Technique, modified from that found on Laura’s Stamp Pad:
Once again I have used the retiring It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack (#140552). Sadly, all the Scallop Circle Punches are retiring (see page 165). I used the 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch and punched the white inside layer of the card so that the main card stock showed. I then stamped “make a wish” in Basic Black with the Party Wishes retiring stamp set (#140651). The ‘It’s My Party’ enamel dots (#140554) are retiring as well. The Happy Birthday is from the Rose Wonder stamp set (#140697) and thankfully it is NOT retiring. If you wanted a stamp set with words that fit many different occasions, this set is a must have. See page 18 of the Occasions catalog. The more masculine version of this card:
The balloons are from the Balloon Bouquet punch (#140609) and will still be available in the next catalog but the mini balloon punch in the Party Punch Pack (#140608) on page 4 of the Occasions catalog is retiring. The punch pack and the Party Wishes stamp set used for the “make a wish” shown above is available as a bundle at a 15% discount in a wood mount (#141073) or clear mount (#141071).
The drapery fold starts with a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is 4″ X 11 1/2″ so you can get three cuts out of a 12X12. Be careful if your design is one that shouldn’t be upside down. (Yes, I learned that the hard way!)
Score your DSP on the long 11 1/2″ side at: 3″, 4″ , 6″ , 7″ , 9″ , and 10″ .
Turn the paper to the short 4″ side closest to the 10″ score line and make a small score mark or pencil mark at 1″.
Use your cutter to cut diagonally from the 1″ mark to the bottom of the 3″ score line. Make a z fold. I trimmed the right side of the top of the folded DSP to 5 3/8″ so I could have a border around each edge.
I love the way the drapery fold shows both sides of our pretty Designer Series Paper. There are many different fold sizes you can make. I would love to see one you have made!
My next event is the catalog launch on June 18 from 10:00 – 2:00, open house style. I will have catalogs, and you can make new In Color sheets, a bookmark for the catalog and a quick make and take with a new product. Retired product will be available for purchase.
Have a wonderful weekend and remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
SAL (Salute A Life)
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