Before I share today’s project, I’d like to give a big thank you to Christine Pennington at Can You Case It? who selected my Confetti Celebration congrats card as her Design Team Member pick last week. Yippee! I play for the inspiration, but it’s always nice to be recognized! Thanks, Christine! If you missed that card you can see it here.
Until last week, a set of Many Marvelous Markers (includes 38 Stampin’ Write Markers) were the single most expensive item in the Stampin’ Up! catalog. Rightfully so – those versatile markers are a wonderful deal. With the release of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog, there’s a new “Most Expensive Item” Sheriff in town, and this one is also worth every penny, as well. I used the Letters for You Bundle (made up of the Letters for You photopolymer stamp set and Large Letters Framelits Dies) to create a super-fun Father’s Day card. Here’s my card:
My card was created for two online challenges this week – a theme challenge at The Paper Players and a color challenge at Can You Case It?. Here are the banners for those challenges that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Dude? You might be questioning my choice of “dude” on this card – I don’t suggest you call your dad “dude” – I certainly wouldn’t have used that casual term of endearment with my Dad. But – Father’s Day isn’t just about celebrating YOUR Dad – there are plenty of guys out there who deserve recognition for being incredible fathers. My father passed away years ago, so this card is for a friend of mine who happens to be a great dad. While “Happy Father’s Day” would seem appropriate for a card he’d receive from his children, “Dude, Happy Father’s Day” seemed to be the right tone for a card from me.
- Letters for You Bundle. As I mentioned above, the Letters for You Bundle is the single most expensive item in Stampin’ Up!’s catalog. Don’t let that hold you back from exploring how awesome this bundle is! There are SO MANY great ways to use these letters – cards, scrapbook pages, bulletin boards, yard signs…must I go on? While it’s worth every penny of its price, I earned the bundle at 50% off with a $450+ order. Just another great way to save! Just look at how much you get with this set and the coordinating Framelits:
- Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. This card features another new item from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog – the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. This stack of 6″ x 6″ paper is filled with gorgeous photos of nature on one side and coordinating patterns on the other. This grass cloth pattern created a perfect background for my masculine card. Click on this link to see more project with this amazing paper stack:
- Color Inspiration. The Can You Case It? Challenge was Red, White and Blue. While I have all three of those in my project, the texture of the grass cloth background (in a mix between Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand) help to make my card less “July 4” and more “nice color combination.” If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Letters for You, Crazy About You Papers: Scenic Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Thick Whisper White Inks: Dapper Denim, VersaMark Accessories: Large Letters Framelits, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Here’s a quick recap of the items featured on this card:
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamp Sale and Open House. I’m hosting a sale of my retired stamps, punches, dies, papers and accessories on Saturday, June 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Doors will open at 9am and will close between noon and 1pm. I hope that all of my retired items will have found new homes during those hours. 🙂 Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or directions.Trying to Narrow Down Your Wish List? I’ve shared two days of My Favorite Things from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog. Perhaps my lists can help you narrow down your choices? You can check them out here and here.
Do you like free stamps? You’ll earn two from stamp sets when you buy Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit in June. What a great way to check off your wish list of the items you already want! Click on the picture below to read more about this awesome promotion.
Earn $35 Additional Stampin’ Rewards in June. Yippee! With qualifying orders of $35o or more, you can earn an additional $35 of Stampin’ Rewards to spend on whatever you want. Click on the picture below to read more about this great promotion.