When the retiring list came out, I was so relieved to see that Lovely As a Tree is still with us! Such a beautiful & versatile stamp set! The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is focusing on Masculine Cards today, and I reached for this set to make my card.
I used our new In Color, Tranquil Tide, for this card & I stamped off the background image first to make it a bit lighter. This is supposed to be a masculine card, but I pulled the sentiment from Beautiful You, a very girly stamp set. I think it works just fine.
Here’s a similar card without the stamping off.
Which one do you like best? I can’t decide. But I do know I love that tree!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team has a new challenge. I was determined to use my new Eastern Palace Suite Products and I managed to pair them with a girl holding an umbrella. Beautiful You. Here’s what I came up with:
I wasn’t sure about the Eastern Palace Suite at first, but I’m a sucker for getting things early!! The colors are fun & bright and the best thing is the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!! Don’t you love that cut-out circle!! And I love the new InColor, Lemon Lime Twist!!
Also, this is sort of a new fun fold card. I’ll give directions here:
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) 5 1/2 x 11, score at 4 1/4, then cut off 2 1/4
DSP for flap (5 1/4 X 1 3/4)
Front image: Cardstock (4 1/4 X 3) & Very Vanilla (4 X 2 3/4)
Did you notice that gold border on the bottom? Those are beautiful Gold Vinyl Stickers!
Can you help me come up with a name for this fun fold?!! I’ll make a set of cards for the person who comes up with the name I choose!! Just leave your comment below!
Time to head over to the SSINK page to see what the others have come up with for this challenge!
I’m excited to help promote an upcoming class hosted by 2 of my Stampin’ Up! downline, Claudine & Ramona! They’ve come up with 4 beautiful projects and we’re hoping you’ll be able to join us- or at least send us some love!!
Sunday, March 5th (1 pm – 3 pm)
St. Anthony School Library (1618 Lower Main St., Wailuku)
Class fee $10 or FREE if you place a $20 order that day
We’ll be making 3 Thank You Cards and a candy holder.
Isn’t this a gorgeous card?!! Guess what the skirt is made from? An upside down hot air balloon! And the lace on the side is a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp you can get by placing a $50 order.
More balloons! And see the pretty designs on the bottom. That’s Washi Tape! Love the colors!
Simple & colorful card! That “Thank You” is another FREE set!
And… a fun fold candy holder!
RSVP soon to hold your spot in class! Hope to see you there!
And please leave some comments for Claudine & Ramona to let them know how much you like their projects!!
Before I go, I’ll show you the card I started out with. Also fun, but a very different look.
Which card do you like best?
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure & put those Watercolor Pencils on your Wish List. They’ve been so popular that we’re unable to order them right now. I can contact you when they’re back on the order list. Just let me know if you’re interested.