Jan 30 2012

Fresh Vintage Gift Certificate

A friend of one of my Club members called to ask for a gift certificate for her.  I have a stack of these gift certificates from Merrill, so I decided to design a gift certificate holder around it!  I did trim the gift certificate to 5 1/4 inches wide so that I just needed to use a 1/2 sheet of cardstock and it would fit in a normal sized envelope.



Since I'm in LOVE with the Everyday Enchantment Sale-A-Bration Designer Paper, I took my colors from the floral print.  The base of the gift certificate cover is Peach Parfait, cut 5 1/2 x 7, and scored at 4 1/4.  I used Sticky Strip to close up the sides.  I stamped Celebrate from Outlined Occasions in Black Stazon, then used my Versamarker to color in the letters…it gives a really neat tone-on-tone look.  I stamped the Fresh Vintage floral image in Peach Parfait in the corner and on the envelope.


I cut a piece of the floral DSP and used the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die to cut the front and back edges.  I used a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock to line underneath the DSP for more stability and used the Edgelit die and embossing folder along the front edge.



Inside, the pocket holds the gift certificate.  The corner of the certificate is also stamped with the Fresh Vintage image.




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Jan 28 2012

CCMC-OCC2 – Fresh Vintage

Well, we have come to the end of Week 2 of Create with Connie and Mary Occasions 2012…it's not too late to join us!  You can refer back to all the projects we've done so far…and be one of the first to see the NEW projects coming up in the next 4 weeks!  Click on my right sidebar to join!


And, to finish the week, we are celebrating with a Color Challenge for subscribers (although anyone can play along, only subscribers will have a chance to win PRIZES!)  The colors were perfect for Sale-A-Bration…Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral.  I liked the card I did for this challenge so well, that I had all my Club members make it this week!  I think they loved it, too!




Now…I must admit that I didn't use Calypso Coral on the card anywhere…shhh, don't tell Mary.  I'm skating by thinking it is in the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper…or at least that is what I'm claiming!  lol!  Don't you LOVE those new Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies and Embossing folders…they make ANY card a WOW!  Hey Stampin' Up!…we want MORE!!!


I started with a base of Pool Party.  I used the curvy Edgelit on the top of my Poppy Parade layer, then used the matching embossing folder.  I stamped the large floral image from Fresh Vintage in Poppy Parade Ink on top of that layer randomly.  I cut the larger scallop circle from Scallop Circles #2 Die out of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper.  Then I stamped the floral image in Poppy Parade on Very Vanilla and punched with my 2 1/2" Circle punch.  It is popped up on the scallop circle with Stampin' Dimensionals and I added a little Rhinestone Jewel on the flower for some bling.  I stamped the greeting from Warm Words in Early Espresso on Pool Party and punched with the Modern Label Punch.  Under the scallop circle, I did a little gathering of the Lucky Limeade Ruffled   Ribbon.


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Jan 26 2012

CCMC186 – Fresh Vintage

It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  Are you ready?  We have a very fun sketch for you to try this week!



I used Fresh Vintage, one of the Sale-A-Bration sets we are featuring over on Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition.  We are in Week 2 and have had some fabulous projects so far!  It's not too late to join!  Click on the Buy Now button over on my right sidebar, or check out the Preview Projects we did on Create with Connie and Mary…just to give you a taste of what our tutorials look like.  We are sharing over 36 step-by-step tutorials…that will not be seen or previewed anywhere else!  At $34.95 US, that is less than $1 per tutorial!


I love the colors in the Twitterpated Designer Paper.  This stripe, of course, is one of my favorites and I took the colors on my card from it.  The base is Pear Pizzazz.  I layered on two diffferent designs from Twitterpated and added them to a layer of Basic Gray.  I wrapped the Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon around to hide the seam.  I cut two Label Collection Framelits…one in Whisper White and one in Cherry Cobbler.  I inked up the floral design with my Stampin' Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Gray and then stamped on the White.  It is layered on the Cherry Cobbler, and I added pearls to accent the label.  Finally, I added some Beautiful Wings Embossed Butterflies with pearls for their bodies!  I tied a bow, added a Glimmer Brad and placed it on the front with Mini Glue Dots.


My husband even commented (without prompting) that it was a striking card!  Woohoo!


Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team's ideas over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some FABULOUS ideas as usual!