Good morning All,
A couple of days ago I had so much fun making these cards, I could have just kept doing it all day!!! I have been invited to a baby (girl) shower and decided that a gift of thank you cards and stamps would be appreciated by the new mommy. See what I did.
Actually, there are 8 cards. I guess the Wisteria Wonder with stripes got buried somehow and I didn’t catch it soon enough to take another photo.
I used the NEW Stamparatus, with great success, to stamp the bunny and the sentiment on all the cards. Since the bunny, from Sweet Little Something (which will retire at the end of May) is a three step stamp, the Stamparatus gives you perfect placement for every layer on every card. A-maz-ing! I have never been able to be this accurate, and to do it so quickly. So. much. fun!
There are 2 cards each of Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder. I had some leftover Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack that I thought appropriate for a baby thank you, so those went on each card. The papers are double sided, so one side did one card and envelope and the other side did the other card. I used two patterns and their opposing sides. This was a totally enjoyable process. I urge you to get a Stamparatus if you haven’t ordered one yet. It is an amazing tool.
And, while I am talking products, all of those colors except So Saffron are going to retire at the end of May. If you like them and want to stock up, I wouldn’t wait as they are only available as long as supplies last. There may be a discount on them later in May, if there are any left, but I wouldn’t chance it if you really want ink, refills or card stock.
Details on making the cards: card base with matching DSP mat. I cut all the card bases first, then all the DSP. Likewise the front panel and the inside liner. Envelope flaps I did last. The mat is liquid glued to each card base. The whole process was done assembly line style.
The bunny is stamped in three colors on Very Vanilla card stock with the darkest first: Soft Suede, then Crumb Cake and lastly Sahara Sand. The bow on her head is from Bear Hugs stamp set and coordinates with the card base. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Blooms and also is stamped in coordinating color. All this was done on the Stamparatus and was so quick and easy. I did all the bunnies first, then just changed ink color for the sentiment and bows as needed. There are plenty of instructions out there for using this tool, so I won’t go into that here.
This panel was Liquid Glued to the card base and the front was done. Quick, like a bunny!
On the inside, I used the largest little flower in the Sweet Little Something stamp set to stamp the flowers along the bottom of one card of each color,
and in the four corners of the other card in each color. They are all the same, yet they are all different. The bunny and the sentiment are the common element, and the papers all coordinate, giving the set a cohesive look. I did not add a sentiment to the inside to leave room for the mom to write a personal note.
I think this makes a nice set of different, yet coordinating, cards for a special gift.
The envelopes have the same little flowers on the front as on the inside of the card, in the proper color, and a strip of the DSP on the flap.
This is the way they look in the box, which is tied with a length of 1/2″ Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon. The box was in my storeroom.
So! What do you think? I think I will make more card sets to give as gifts, now that I have the BEST TOOL EVER for making stamping easier, quicker and a whole lot more fun!
The HOST CODE is good for the month of APRIL: 7XJPHBSC. To get details on my customer rewards, go here. Card cuts and supplies needed are listed below. Please leave a comment as well.
The new catalogs will be out soon, and I have seen a sneak peek. I can’t reveal too much, except to say that there will be several items retiring and the colors are getting re-vamped. I think you will like the changes.
Select products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are retiring—and this is your last chance to get them! Check out all the details below, then get busy stocking up on your favorites before they’re gone!
Here’s the details:
- Promotion dates: April 9–May 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT)
- There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
- Retiring items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
- All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
- Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
- Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
Possible further priced reductions….
- Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8.
- These discounts will not be pre-announced.
- If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
- If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
- If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.
Order Deadline: May 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
PDF lists of retiring items for the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog are below. Just click on the link to download the list, then open it from your downloads.
Card Cuts: Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Soft sky: cut 2 of each color for card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″; Very Vanilla: art panel 3-1/2′ x 4-3/4″, inside liner 4″ x 5-1/4″; Designer Series Paper: (double sided 12″ x 12″) cut one of each pattern mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, envelope flap 2-3/4″ x 6″, also one of each pattern