November is turning out to be an exciting month, and it’s only the 4th! On Tuesday we saw the release of the new Eden’s Garden suite along with some extra limited availability products. In a little over a week Demonstrators will get their first look at the new January to July Mini Catalogue, and the Retiring List won’t be far behind. But starting today we a very special joining offer. So I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to show you this card I made as part of my 24 cards in 24 hours marathon last month.
For this project I was running out of time and ideas, so I decided to keep things really simple.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Basic White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
While I wanted the project to be predominantly white, I didn’t want it to be boring. So I decided to add texture using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder.
I cut two pieces of Basic White Card at 4″ x 5-1/4″, one for the front and one for inside the card. Then I placed one of the pieces inside the embossing folder and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. With that done I fixed the layer to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I embossed just a 1″ strip down the side of the other piece of Basic White Card. Then I glued this piece inside the card base.
Finally I embossed the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope to complete the coordination.
LET’S CELEBRATE YOU
Now I was ready to work on the focal point of the card, starting with the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped “Let’s celebrate you” onto some Thick Basic White Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing some stray specks, I melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To cut out the sentiment I went back to the Cut & Emboss Machine. In the Seasonal Labels Dies I found one that fit the sentiment perfectly. After cutting it out, I cut 2 more blank labels and glued them on top of each other with the sentiment on top.
Now I just needed something separate the white sentiment from the white background.
From the Encircled in Beauty Dies I chose one of the larger dies and for some elegance I went with the Gold Shimmer Vellum. After cutting out the vellum I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the sentiment onto it. Then I flipped the piece over and put liquid glue on the back of the vellum, but only along the centre where it would be hidden by the sentiment. Finally I attached the assembled piece to the card front and my project was complete.
I love how this project turned out. It’s very simple in it’s layout and colour but the texture, shimmer vellum and heat embossing really give it an elegant feel. Perfect for a celebration card don’t you think?
START WITH SAVINGS
O, back to today’s announcement… This new joining offer is one that I’ve never seen before and it’s quite simple. If you live in Canada you can join Stampin’ Up! this month for just $100. Design your custom Starter Kit by choosing $165 of the products you want, and pay no shipping. All the details are on my Join Stampin’ Up! page along with answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question that’s not answered there, just contact me and I’ll be happy to chat with you. Just remember this offer is only good until November 30th.
Just as an example you could select a variety of smaller products for your Starter Kit, or you could get that one big item you’ve been considering for a while. So how does a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine for $100 sound? Yes, with this joining offer you could get this amazing machine ($163 value) and pay $100 with free shipping! That’s a saving of $79.30 (before the savings you’ll make on the taxes). It’s certainly worth considering, don’t you think?
Perhaps some of the products you’d like were used on my project today. You’ll find links to them all below.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Encircled in Beauty Dies with the Encircled in Friendship Stamp Set (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.