Friday, March 15, 2013

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

I was busy trying to come up with some designs for my Birthday Stampers' Dozen next week, when I came across the Dynamic Duos Challenge for this week - Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. "Mmmm!  Delicious!"  I thought, "let's incorporate that colour scheme into a kid's birthday card and I could enter it into the challenge.  Then I noticed the deadline - I had 44 minutes to create, photograph and post the card on my blog!  The race was on!

"And Entry Number 60 takes the corner by the Big Shot and flies over to the punches.  She's opening the Classic Stampin' Pad..... Look at that technique, Bob!  Now she has her paper piercer out and...... yes, Bob, the brad is in!  A little snail, and ...... YES! Bob, the card is finished.  Number 60 has finished her card and all she needs to do is take photos, and write her blog post, but is she going to make it in time?  It's going to be nip and tuck!  Oh, I can't look, Bob!  .....     .....   .....  No!" (groan of disappointment from the crowd)
"Number 60 is going to miss the deadline by seconds, Bob!  What a shame!"

But I can't let a good card go to waste so here's my Pool Party/Lucky Limeade Kid's card:

I love that colour combination, don't you?  Have I told you how much I'm going to miss Pool Party and Lucky Limeade when they retire at the end of May?  Yes, a hundred times?  Well, I am REALLY going to miss them.  Stampin' Up:  please keep these two colours around somehow!

I used a stamp set I've had for a while but never used:  Blue Ribbon, and the sentiment is from Bring On the Cake.  I stamped the ribbon in Pool Party and then in Lucky Limeade, punched out the Lucky Limeade scalloped circle with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and mounted it with dimensionals right over the Pool Party image.  You can see it peeking out underneath a little.  The middle circle was also stamped in Pool Party and the 1 1/4" Circle punch used to punch it out.  I used snail to adhere it to the middle of the Lucky Limeade scallop circle.  

Two little Designer Printed Brads add a little balance to the design.  I also added Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon that I notched at one end to the stamped ribbons on the award.

I may be late, but it's never too late to make someone you care for a hand-stamped card!  Let me know how I can help you get started!

Stamps:  Blue Ribbon (w125979; c125981); Bring On the Cake (w121899; c121958)
Paper:  Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Pool Party (126982) and Lucky Limeade (126984)
Accessories:  3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Pool Party (122975); 3/8" Designer Printed Brads (122940)
Tools:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874); 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
Blue Ribbon Stamp Set


  1. You will just have to stock-pile those colors so you have them for a long time. A bit of an investment now for the pleasure of using them down the road. I don't know how you managed to come up with an idea, find all the supplies and then put it together in 44 minutes! I'm sure I would still be choosing colors. lol.

    1. Yes, Eunice, I will keep some for my own use, but I can't demonstrate with them because customers wouldn't be able to order them so it wouldn't pay. :(
      I'm sure Stampin' Up will come up with more delicious colours in their next catalogue and I probably won't be able to do without those either! lol


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