Apr 03 2013

Towels for Two

I was SO excited to see Stampin' Up!'s news that they are continuing the last two assortments of Single Stamps for a few more months!  I know that I didn't get to use the ones that I purchased nearly enough!  Although, Ears to You did get a lot of mileage, this stamp…Towels for Two…just got inked up for the first time.  I purchased it to use on wedding and anniversary cards because it was just TOO cute! 

 

I used it for my swap card at our Downline Meeting on Monday night.  The one on the left is the one I took…a good M&T card.  I have to restrain myself sometimes from doing TOO much on my M&T card examples!  Then…I thought I'd show you what you could do to Step-it-up!  So, I've shown what adding a couple steps can do for your card!

 

Over on Create with Connie and Mary's latest edition Card "Create"tions for All Occasions, we are using this type of Step-it-up Duo as two of our card examples…one other uses a sketch and the last one is the designer's choice!  So, for each stamp set featured (over 18 of them!) we are making up 4 cards with photos, measurements and directions in a downloadable Project Sheet!  You can see two FREE Project Sheet examples over on Create with Connie and Mary that we did last week during out Preview Week!  And, you can also find a list of the stamp sets we are using from the Main and Spring Mini catalogs!  We are just getting started…so join us for this fun, ALL CARDS, edition!

 

 

Here are a few details on my card duo:

Make & Take version:

  1. Base card is 4 1/4 x 11 Midnight Muse, folded in half
  2. I added a 2 x 5 1/2" Strip of Patio Party Designer Paper to the left side.
  3. I stamped the Towels for Two image with Midnight Muse on Whisper White, then cut it with the Oval Framelit.  I layered it on the next larger Oval of Summer Starfruit cardstock.  I colored the towel bar with my Summer Starfruit marker.
  4. I stamped the & from Ciao, Baby! stamp set in Summer Starfruit Ink and punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  I layered it on the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch of Summer Starfruit and popped it up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a little bling with a small Rhinestone in the center of the &.
  5. The Oval was also popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Step-it-Up version:

  1. Base card is 4 1/4 x 11 Summer Starfruit, folded in half.
  2. I added a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Midnight Muse cardstock over the front.
  3. I used a 2 x 5 1/4 strip of Patio Party Designer Paper, layered on a mat of 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 Primrose Petals, then added that to the front.
  4. I stamped the Towels for Two image with Midnight Muse on Whisper White, then cut with the Oval Framelit, I layered it on the next larger Oval of Summer Starfruit cardstock, and used the Oval Piercing Template along the edges.  I also colored the Towel Bar with my Summer Starfruit marker.
  5. I stamped the & from Ciao, Baby! stamp set in Summer Starfruit Ink and punched with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  I layered it on the 7/8" Scallop Circle punch of Summer Starfruit and popped it up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a little bling with a small Rhinestone in the center of the &.
  6. The Oval was also popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. I punched another 7/8" Scallop Circle from Primrose Petals and cut slits in the scallops to make petals, then added a larger Rhinestone to the center and placed on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Isn't it fun how a few extra embellishments really make the card pop!  I love showing my customers the difference!  Here are more details on Card "Create"tions for All Occasions!

 

We are JUST getting started over on Create with Connie and Mary for the NEW Card "Create"tions for All Occasions Edition using occasions, nature and celebration stamp sets from the Main and Spring Mini catalogs!  We have TWO FREE Preview Projects over there for you to see what we are all about and to download the Project Sheets!

* Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards with 18 stamp sets featured!
* Runs daily March 31 – April 20
* Printable supply lists, measurements and DIRECTIONS!
* 24/7 access up to a year
* Perfect for classes or personal cards!
* Designers Elizabeth Price, Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson and Deb Currier are joining Mary Brown and Connie Babbert!

 

Get more details and join the fun over on Create with Connie and Mary!


One Person has left comments on this post

Apr 6, 2013 - 12:04:13
Doris said:

Love how you combined the Two Towels stamp with Ciao Baby; I'm now glad I finally ordered that single stamp for myself!  Both cards are great, but I particularly like the stepped-up version.