Today’s the day to save on your Stampin’ Up! purchases. Every order of at least $100CAD (before taxes) will automatically get free shipping! It’s a really great offer and I predict a lot of retiring products will sell out today. So while I was making this birthday card I wanted to show off a few more items from the Last Chance List. Of course with shipping top of mind I couldn’t resist including the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. It’s now on sale at 40% off (but only while stocks last).
I began my gender-neutral card with the only sheet in the retiring Delicate Desert Desigenr Series Paper (DSP) pack that actually looks like a desert (well to me at least). Making sure the ‘sand dunes’ were horizontal, I first cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the DSP to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
While still keeping an eye on the direction of the pattern I next cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of the DSP, along with a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Cajun Craze Card. After mounting the DSP onto the card layer with liquid glue I set the assembled layers aside.
Finally I cut a 3/4″ wide x 5-1/4″ high piece of the DSP, and glued that down the right-hand side of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card.
With that done I decided to use coordinating Petal Pink Card for my card base. After cutting and scoring the card I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I glued the assembled Basic White layer on the inside.
POSTAGE STAMP SENTIMENT
Now I was ready to work on the front of the card and started with a 1-7/8″ x 2-3/8″ scrap of Cajun Craze Card. Using liquid glue I fixed the the piece to the DSP background layer in the centre about 3/4″ from the top.
Next I wrapped wome retiring 7/8″ Natural Finish Ribbon around the layers and across the Cajun Craze piece. Using Tear & Tape Adhesive I secured the ribbon on the back, before attaching the layers to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my “Happy birthday” sentiment I turned to the retiring Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. Using Cajun Craze ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Basic White Card. Then I punched it out using the retiring Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.
Next I cut a 1-1/2″ a 2-1/8″ piece of Petal Pink Card and glued the sentiment on top. For some bling I chose the retiring Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels which complemented the colours of the DSP very nicely. After adding three of the rhinestones, I attached the completed sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and just like that my project was done.
As always, I’m sad to see products retiring but I received my first new products from the 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue yesterday. So I shall console myself by playing with these today (after taking advantage of the free shipping offer of course!)
RETIRING PRODUCTS (only available while stocks last)
CONTINUING PRODUCTS (however some prices will be higher when the 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue goes live on Mayt 2nd)