Today is Mother’s Day in the UK. It’s much earlier than here in Canada, just like the blooming of their daffodils. As my daughter and granddaughter live in the UK I think I should get Mother’s Day twice, although my daughter does not always agree with me on this. Still, that didn’t stop me creating today’s Simple Sunday project.
I don’t drink tea, but I fell in love with the Tea Together Stamp Set, especially one particular sentiment. As soon as I saw it I knew I’d have to use the verses on a bookmark.
I began with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White Card shaped at the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The bottom corners were shaped with the corner rounder option on the Detailed Trio Punch. Then I stamped the two-verse sentiment onto the bookmark using Tuxedo Black ink.
With that done I then used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the small 5-petal flower image all around the outside in a border. As I was stamping I turned the image a little just so it didn’t look all the same.
BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
I wanted the bookmark to be bright and cheerful and chose three Stampin’ Blends Combos for my colour scheme.
I started by colouring a flower with the dark Highland Heather at the inside of the petals. Then I blended the colour out using the light Highland Heather. I repeated this on all the flowers in turn.
Next I coloured the leaves, starting with a little dark Granny Apple Green along the centre vein and blended out with light Granny Apple Green.
Finally I coloured the centre of each flower with light Daffodil Delight. Then I added a little C shape around one side using the dark Daffodil Delight.
Now all the colouring was complete all I needed to do was add the ribbon. I threaded a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon through the slot at the top. Then I secured the ribbon in place using a bow tied from Whisper White Baker’s Twine. In no time at all my Mother’s Day bookmark project was done.
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has coordinating dies for the Tea Together Stamp Set? What’s more you can still get these dies for free as part of their Sale-A-Bration promotion. Simply place an order for $120 (before shipping and taxes) and then choose the dies as your free Sale-A-Bration item.
Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration so you’ll need to place your order before 11.30 pm Mountain Time, if you want the dies for free. After today, the dies will be withdrawn until June 4th when the 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue is launched. Then they will be available to purchase as a standard catalogue item.
Also ending today is the most amazing joining offer I’ve ever seen from Stampin’ Up! Sign up now and for just $135 you can choose $225 CAD of any Stampin’ Up! products for your starter kit. Or for $175 not only can you have $225 of product, but also a really sturdy canvas Craft & Carry Tote. In addition, each starter kit will contain a free past Paper Pumpkin kit ($25 value) and there’s no shipping charges on the kit either. What’s more, depending on your province, you may also not have to pay tax on the kit. Join now, or contact me right away if you have questions or concerns you’d like addressed before you make up your mind. But remember that this offer ends at 11.30pm Mountain Time today.