Thursday, April 24, 2014

Love and Laughter for Stamper's Dozen

This a such a busy time of year for special occasions.  There's Mother's Day and Father's Day.  There's graduations.  There's engagements, weddings and anniversaries!  There are babies being born.  And you need cards for all of these occasions, not to mention Get Well and Sympathy cards.  You need to attend an All Occasion Stamper's Dozen and I've got just the one for you!  It's coming up this Monday and I've got some great cards planned.  You make 3 each of 4 designs, and I'm trying to cover the gamut of all the occasions that you could encounter.  We'll focus on a Mother's Day card, a get well card, a baby card and a the one I'm going to show you today, using the retiring Love & Laughter stamp set.  It could be a wedding or engagement or anniversary card.

  • I dug back into my brushed metallic cardstock for the Brushed Silver this time.  So classy looking and very easy to use.  It cuts and scores like regular cardstock, and even though I didn't stamp on it this time, it work like a dream.  
  • I'm trying to showcase some of the retiring stamp sets and accessories in the next month so that you get to review which ones you might really want, and I get a little more use out of each one before I have to bid them all a fond farewell.  Don't forget that until tomorrow evening Stampin' Up! is giving us Free Shipping on all orders, so you should really take advantage of that offer to get some of those stamp sets and accessories that you've had your eye on all year.  Check out the link to the retired lists on the sidebar to the right/
  • The main image and the sentiment are both heat embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder which adds to the glitz and glamour and adds some sparkle to the occasion!  Don't forget to use your Embossing Buddy to rid your paper of static before you add your silver embossing powder.  Then stamp your image using VersaMark ink, add your embossing powder and shake off the excess.  Heat it using the highest setting on your Heat Tool from Stamin' Up!.  It's embossed when you can see that the entire image has gone shiny!
  • The image panel and its matte were die cut using the Ovals Collection Framelits. I was going to add another colour, but decided on the K.I.S.S. principal: "Keep It Simple, Stamper!"  For a Stamper's Dozen, you definitely need simpler cards.
Thanks for dropping by today!  Let me know what big celebrations you have coming up this spring and summer!

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1 comment :

  1. Elegant Card. The embossing work is very neat and beautiful.


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