I cannot believe it’s Wednesday already!! DH and I are getting ready for a trip across the big pond next week, and there is SOOOO much to be done!
But, as always, I have to have some time in the craft room! I made today’s greeting card in response to a challenge on one of the Yahoo groups to which I belong: Stampin’ Up! Late Night Stampers (StampinUpLNStampers. com). The group was formed before last year’s Stampin’ Up! convention, and has continued and grown and now even has two groups–one for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators only. While I belong to both, I shared this card in the open group (and yes, you can join the group, too!) There are lots of ideas for cards floating around in that bunch of creative women (haven’t seen any men posting so far).
This card is, once again, a mix of the old and the new. But none of the old products in this card are going to retire this year. So you’ll still be able to purchase them for the next 12 months!
The background is one of the new Stampin’ Up! colors, Crushed Curry, and the ribbon is a matching 1/2" Polka Dot Ribbon. The smaller strip of card stock is also a new color, Dusty Durango. The Corduroy Buttons, however, are in one of Stampin’ Up!’s standard colors, Summer Sun. But don’t you think they go together nicely? The Crushed Curry is just a tad bit softer than Summer Sun, and I think that the corduroy texture of the buttons softens them up to make a pretty close match! I’ve used two stamp sets here, again one old and one new. The new is the "Thinking of You" stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, and the old is the butterfly from the stamp set, Dreams du Jour.
The fun part of this card was cutting the Dusty Durango strip with the Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Movers and Shapers Curly Label die. Then I punched the butterfly (stamped on Very Vanilla in Dusty Durango ink) with the Curly Label punch. I assembled all and placed it on a Very Vanilla card.
This is just a nice, simple card, and I think that I’m going to enjoy sending it out to someone special. I’ll have plenty of time to write letters and notes to friends while I’m on vacation, and I’ll be packing lots of cards!
If you’d like more information about how to design and assemble a card–or even how you might go about trying to respond to a design challenge!–just call (808.854.6145) or e-mail me!