Ahh… the weekend, how I love thee! Happy Saturday! I’m off to Manhattan to see some peeps and have some diner breakfast! Hopefully traffic will light, I can dream can’t I?! What are you all up to this weekend? I will be in Holiday card mode tomorrow, I haven’t started my cards to send out yet, yikes!
Before we get to today’s post Stampin’ Up! had a bunch of announcements the other day. The first one and the one I found the coolest, they have an App! That’s right, go on over to the iTunes App store on your iPhone and download the new Simply Sent App for FREE. You can create cards and send them or post them to Facebook and Twitter. It’s a neat way to take Stampin’ Up! wherever you go! You can find it by clicking here:
The next big announcement is that for a limited time you can buy the Sizzix Texture Boutique directly from Stampin’ Up! This is a great tool for those of you not ready to commit to a Big Shot but still want to be able to emboss. See the flyer below to see the 2 great ways you can get it:
Finally, here is another really cool way to add something extra to your cards and other projects. It’s called Talking Tag. You purchase the Talking Tag Message Tags and adhere them to your project. To make it work you download the App from either the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and use it to record your message. When the recipient gets the card there is a QR Code for them to scan that will take them to get the app and then it will play back your message or short video to them. What a neat way to marry traditional card making with a little technology! See below for more info.
That was a lot of news for one day! I hope that you will take a look at all of the offers and pick one or all up for yourself! You can order by clicking on one of the catalogs to the right!
Now for today’s post, it’s for Pals Paper Arts. This time we have a nice sketch with panels…
I decided that I wanted to use Pool Party and Primrose Petals, They are my favorite In-Colors. Something a little odd happened, but we’ll get to that at the end. The base of my card is Primrose Petals Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and sliced off a piece of the left side. I then adhered it to the card front leaving a little space between the two pieces. A strip of Silver Glimmer Paper goes down on the right side. The panel with the greeting on is stamped with the pine needles from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set in Pool Party. The greeting is from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals. I backed it with a piece of Primrose Petals and used some Stampin’ DImensionals to adhere it to the card. Some more Silver Glimmer Paper is punched out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. The image is 2-Step Stamped in Pool Party and Primrose Petals, also from the Watercolor Winter Stamp Set and punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to each other and the card. Now for the odd thing, if you look at the pinecone it kind of looks like its 3D, like old 3D on a TV. Kind of cool! I hope that you enjoyed my Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge card. Thank you for checking in with me today. I always appreciate your visits and love reading your comments. Oh, one last thing before I go, if you look in the Talking Tags flyer you will get a sneak peek at a new product from the upcoming Spring Catalog. Can you tell me what it is?!?! Have a great Saturday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pool Party and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter and More Merry Messages Clear Mount
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!
A new month starts a new promotion! From now until December 16th when you host a workshop and get over $450 in sales you will get a FREE collection of InkPads!!!! You can have the Subtles, Regals or Brights collection of full size ink pads. What a great way to expand your color palate. Book your party soon to take advantage of the Holiday cards that people want to make! Contact me for more information.
(You can also earn the Stamp Pad Collection by placing an online order over $450 (does not include shipping or tax.)