- Stamper Sampler Class—"I'm Bringing Birthdays Back" Class. Date & details TBA.
- Stamp-of-the-Month Class—Returning in May.
- Sale-a-Bration Celebration Exclusive Event—April 24. Details TBA.
- "Last Thursdays" Monthly Class—April 28. 4 Cards for $10.
- Weekly Deals are ending April 18!
- Clearance Rack—Discounted retired merchandise!
- Browse The 2015 Annual Catalog—See the latest products!
- Browse The Occasions Catalog—All-new stamps, papers & accents!
Hi Stamping Friends,
I'm so excited that I'll be seeing & stamping with my Too Cool Team tonight at our monthly event! What a blessing to have these stampers in my life—I've missed them so much! Not only have they encouraged me and had my back during two of the most difficult months of my life, they have also been busy sharing their enthusiasm for stamping while I was gone!
Too Cool Team Shout-Out! Can I take a moment to sing some praises for our team? We've had some INCREDIBLE growth during Sale-a-Bration—doubling our size in only 3 months! Wow! We now have more than 70 members in my combined 1st, 2nd & 3rd levels, and we have team members in 11 states! I'm so grateful to each and every one of them for sharing this stamping journey with me. They are truly the ones that make our "little" community of stampers Too Cool!
In Case You Missed It—Play along with my "SNAIL" Mail Challenge and WIN! Click for details!
Weekly Deals Are Going Soon! Stampin' Up! has decided to discontinue their Weekly Deals program, but they're sending it off with a bang! Check out the 15 new Weekly Deals for the week ending April 11, including Rose Garden Thinlits, the Decorative Label Punch and the Gift Bag Punch Board. The Weekly Deals will continue for one more week after that, then they are gone for good! Don't miss out on the savings!
Summer Silhouettes Sparkly Cards
Some of the happy mail that I've been sending out recently has been to our new Too Cool team members! I created this card especially for them with the pretty Summer Silhouettes stamp set. I love the Lost Lagoon & Mint Macaron color combination, so I'm trying to use it as much as possible before the Lost Lagoon In Color retires at the end of May. <sadface>
Background Basics—I started by applying a strip of It's My Party Washi Tape to a 5-1/2" x 3/4" strip of Mint Macaron card stock, then adhering it to a Tip Top Taupe card base.
Two-Step Blossoms—I stamped three stems of the Summer Silhouettes flowers in Tip Top Taupe ink onto a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. Next, I stamped the tops of the flowers in Lost Lagoon ink. I created a thicker flower, but stamping once at the tips of the flower stems, then again without re-inking just a little above. I finished by stamping a few Mint Macaron leaves from the same stamp set. I matted the layer onto a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Lost Lagoon card stock, then popped up the entired piece with Dimensionals onto the card base.
So Sparkly—I dotted my 2-Way Glue Pen nib over the top of all of the flower points, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds. Ooohh! Super-sparkly goodness!
Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the greeting, which comes from a special demonstrator stamp set (and I can't recall its name), in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Bitty Butterfly—The sentiment is highlighted with a Bitty Butterfly punched shape adorned with a Rhinestone Jewel. The butterfly is adhered with a Glue Dot and the wings are gently bent for dimension.
Two Cool—My second card features a vertical version with only two blooms. The birthday sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set. Pretty, pretty!
Complete Supplies List—"Clear" means a rubber stamp on a clear block. "Photopolymer" is see-thru.
- Stamps—Summer Silhouettes (clear, wood), Rose Wonder (photopolymer)
- Ink—Memento Black Ink; Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron & Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink Pads
- Paper—Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe & Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Dazzling Diamonds, It's My Party Washi Tape, Rhinestone Jewels
- Tools—Bitty Butterfly Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL
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Until next time,
Send Some Mail For Some SNAIL!
"SNAIL" Mail Challenge! I challenge everyone reading this blog send out at least Two Cool handmade cards this week! And, when you do, let me know about it in the Comments Section by Monday, April 11. On Tuesday, April 12, I'll select a random winner to win a SNAIL Adhesive & a pack of Medium White Envelopes, so you will be ready to send more Snail Mail! Contest is for US residents only, but anyone can comment!