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Sunday, 31 March 2019

Mothering Sunday! Double Whammy!

Happy Mother's Day to all the women folk who are Mothers, Grandmothers and Great, Great Great Grand ones too!

Well, today I haven't got one card to show, but two - and also I'm here not just to wish you lovely ladies out there who have a Mothering role - these include being Mummy to fur babies too (winks) but also to say that sadly, today is also the last day of our 2019 Sale-a-bration extravaganza!  Did you manage to get all the freebies on your wish list?

Back to celebrating Mothering Sunday!

In this first card, I stamped the potted plant in the top left corner, then embossed with the Petal Pair TIEF, attached the ribbon and die cut six "M"s and two "U"s.  I adhered 3 layers to each letter to add strength and sponge daubed the top letters in Mango Melody before adhering it to the middle layer of letters.  The bottom letters were cut on Mango Melody card stock which had a multi-purpose adhesive sheet on the back, so I didn't have to get messy with glue!

Here's the inside of the card, which, as you can see is just a bit of quick stamping.

For my second card I used the Stamparatus to position my stamp "because of YOU" and stamped on vellum card stock several times for as intense black colour as I could get stamping with Stazon so that it wouldn't smudge.  I  let it dry properly before wrapping it round to the back of the card front layer to secure it.

I also wrapped a piece of the Granny Apple Green textured ribbon in the middle of the vellum to help anchor the vellum card stock to the front of the card layer.

The right side of the card front was embossed with the floral Petal Pair TIEF.  I stamped the daisy twice and punched them out then staggered them for a fuller daisy to embellish the card with.

Inside the card - more simply stamped sentiment and a little daisy.

Enjoy a relaxing day, and I hope your loved ones will pamper you lots today!!!!

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow!

Sadly Sale-a-bration is drawing to a close.  Tomorrow is  the last day of Sale-a-bration!  It ends  at 23:50 (CET)/10:50 p.m. (GMT).

I considered doing a round up of all the Sale-a-bration projects I'd made, but it would've made this post too long!  

Instead I thought I would show you  another way to use that corner stamp from the 2nd Release Sale-a-bration "All Adorned" stamp set.  I had already set up the corner image stamp to use on the four outer corners of a 4" x 4" piece of card stock on my Stamparatus.   I didn't want to alter the position of the stamp as I wanted to make more square cards.  

Consequently, I made a template and cut a 4"x 4" (10.2 x 10.2 cm) aperture which enabled me to position the card stock so that I could get an inverted image of the corner stamp without moving the stamp and  simply rotated my paper to create this pattern.  The stamped inverted corners reminded me of butterflies, so I pulled out my Butterfly Gala Bundle to stamp and punch these butterflies to embellish my card with.

I stamped "miss you" in versamark on Merry Merlot card stock and white embossed it then cut it using one of the dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits set.  The Whisper White piece I stamped on measures 4" x 4" (10.2 x 10.2 cm), and to create the square Merry Merlot Frame, I cut it the same size and used my trimmer to create a 1/4" frame.  

You can't see it in the photo, but I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to emboss the sides on the frame to give it a faux stitched look.  

To bridge the "join", I attached the braided linen thread, adhered the Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons on the left hand side and frayed the linen thread. 

 The butterflies were stamped and punched and I used the Wink of Stella to add extra sparkle and finished it with a Rhinestone as shown.

Here's the inside of the card.

You can see how the stamps in this set can be used as backgrounds which will complement any of the stamps you already own.  I'm really pleased I got to play with it a little before it disappears from the scene.  I won't be able to share any more projects using this set because it will no longer be available, but there's no reason why you can't if you're not a Demonstrator, if you get my drift.

All Adorned can be yours for Free - subject to a qualifying order excluding shipping/handling.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Going, Going...Gone! plus Just Because

Eek!  Where has March gone?  I've been so focused on Sale-a-bration Coordination and also the 2nd Release items, I suddenly realized that I hadn't done anything for Mothering Sunday!  Here in the UK it's on 31 March which coincides with the "last orders" day of Sale-a-bration 2019 too!

There is a Host set called "Just Because" which you can earn with Host Rewards for a qualifying workshop or £150 order and way back at Onstage in November last year, Stampin' Up! had featured this set and I had completely forgotten about it.

I really enjoyed working with this set - the images are simple, distinct and easy to colour and in our busy day to day lives, it takes merely minutes to make into a gorgeous card!  Take today's one for example - photo doesn't do it justice, but see it on the VT.  If you have time on Sunday, pop back and see the other cards I made using this same set!

Don't forget - the Story Label punch  finishes on 31 March.  At time of writing, no news as to whether these items will carry over beyond that date.

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