Saturday, 8 October 2011

Cheerful tree(t)

Happy Saturday everyone! It's been a full-on week, so I'm glad it's the weekend and here's a bright and cheerful card to celebrate.

Easy Events has to be the single most useful stamp set in the new catalogue. There are stamps in the set for all year round, and you can mask off the greetings – or even trim them if you’re feeling brave – so that you get even greater versatility.

Here I’ve stamped the tree in Basic Gray and coloured it with blender pens and ink pad lids. The stamp says “sending you love” but I find I need birthday cards more than anything so masked off the sentiment and stamped “happy birthday” from the cake stamp, masking off the cake.

Instead of the little heart on the tree, I thought a flower would be nice, so used the Itty Bitty Punches to create a tiny flower. I gave this dimension by holding it in the palm of my hand and pressing a rubber-tipped pencil into it, which lifts up the petals without causing me pain. It’s topped with a Basic Rhinestone for a little bit of subtle bling.

The paper is from the gorgeous Cheerful Treat collection, which is only available to those lovely people who hold a Stampin’ Up!® party. Holding a party is great fun – all you have to do is lay on a few very light refreshments (we don’t want to distract them from the stamping goodies on offer!) and find the guests. They don’t have to be crafters: remember, we were all non-crafters once, everyone has to start somewhere!

If you’d like to book a party, please get in touch. If you’re not in the area, I can probably find you someone within my team who is close enough to help you. You can even hold a virtual party – if  you  is gather together £150 of orders from your friends you will still qualify as a hostess and earn yourself the freebies! And if you’d like to join my next Virtual Hostess Club round, please let me know as I will be beginning to compile a list shortly. There are more details here

Stamps: Easy Events
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Paper: Cheerful Treat
Ink: Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Concord Crush
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Itty Bitty Punches, Basic Rhinestones, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens

All products by Stampin’ Up!®            

1 comment:

  1. Such a bright happy card! I love that you repurposed your image and sentiment! A lot of people don't know to try this and it really makes the stamps more usable! Love those itty bitty flowers!


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