Sorry I've been an inconsistent blogger lately. I've been clearing out my studio getting ready to paint. Everything had to come down off the walls since cabinets will be replacing a lot of the open shelving I had. But, my husband got the painting finished yesterday and it is BEAUTIFUL! I love the color…nice and bright and springy! It is amazing what a difference it made in the room. This was is exactly how I imaged! It looks wonderful with the new cabinet color and I'm getting so excited to get my room done. The flooring is scheduled to be installed on Monday so I need to clear out my temporary area this week, too. Cabinets are still about 3-4 weeks out from being installed, but it is getting closer! Then, on top of everything, taxes. YUK!!! That is always a chore to get done. I worked on them some over the weekend, but they definitely cramp my creativity.
I think Outlined Occasions is a fun set in the Sale-A-Bration Mini and I haven't used it a whole lot, so I wanted to feature it today, along with Fresh Vintage. I think I've seen this card called the Snip and Tuck and originally I had planned on using it for one of my Club cards this month…then went in a different direction. Since SAB is going away at the end of the month, I thought I'd better be showing it off now.
While this is a pretty simple card, what makes it fun is the opening! The Lucky Limeade base is cut on the top of the front and at the bottom on the back layer so that they tuck inside each other to keep it closed. What is on the bottom shows thru on the top!
On the front I stamped the small flower from Fresh Vintage randomly in Lucky Limeade, then added a strip of SAB Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper, layered on Pool Party that is punched with the Pinking Hearts Border. I stamped Thanks from Outlined Occasions in Basic Black, then colored the letters with Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Lucky Limeade markers. I punched it with the Extra Large Oval and layered it on the Decorative Label punch. That is placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here is the inside. I hope you can see the diagonal cuts on each piece. I stamped Fresh Vintage large flower along the right side so that I appears on the front when the two pieces are tucked together.
I also stamped So Very Much from Outlined Occasiosn in Basic Black, stamped the little flower again in Lucky Limeade, then punched with the Extra Large Oval and layered on Pool Party Decorative Label just like the front. Very simple, but cute with that different type of fold for the card!
Make sure to check out my list of RETIRED STAMPS FOR SALE here! Since I've been cleaning out, I've come across a lot of stamp sets I had saved over the past 10 years…but, time to move them to new homes! Great prices!
Oh yes…do you know what time it is? Tomorrow is the Tour de Freaks…make sure to stop by and check out the tour this month! We'll be featuring Spring into Spring!