Hi Stampers. Happy Sunday to you all. I hope you see some sun today, it’s raining here. We really need the rain, so I won’t complain, but it did spark me to hole up in my craft room and product a spring like card. This one is clean and simple. (You may see the term C&S – which stands for clean and simple.)
For this card I used our new thicker Whisper White card stock. It’s the same smooth texture as our regular Whisper White paper, but thicker (like our other card stocks). As demos, we have been requesting a thicker Whisper White card stock to use as card bases – and Stampin’ Up! came through!!! The card base is 8.5″ x 5.5″ (that’s an 8 1/2″ x 11″ cut in half) – then scored at 4.25″. To keep it clean and simple, I didn’t add any additional layers. The stamp set used is one of the free options in our Sale-a-bration catalog which will last until March 31, 2016.
Stampin’ Tip: If you are not familiar with Sale-a-Bration – you want to be!! This is Stampin’ Up!’s largest sale of the year. Each year they product exclusive stamp sets and other supplies that can only be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration by spending $50 on any other product we currently sell. You earn one FREE item for each $50 spent – no limit!
It’s also a fabulous time to sign up as a demo – either as a business or just as a “hobby demo” to get a discount on purchasing your own product and the ability to purchase new and exciting items before they are even shown to the public! For just $99 you get $155 worth of product. That makes you a eligible to order at the demo discounted price for a minimum of 3 months. But, even if you never buy another thing, you still get to keep the $155 worth of product you purchased for just $99. Oh and did I mention you also get FREE shipping!?!? That deal is just too good to pass up! Contact me today to take advantage of this great deal!
Back to my card – this card uses the Botanicals for you stamp set. I stamped the “Just for you” with Versamark ink and used black embossing powder and my heat tool to give a raised shiny appearance to the sentiment. I then used the smaller flowers and stamped them in Melon Mambo, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette ink. The leaves were then stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink. I lined the envelop with some coordinating (retired) designer series paper using my envelope framelit dies and it’s good to go. Wasn’t that simple?