Hi Stampers.  As some of you know, I work as an Accountant at a small boutique winery in the Napa Valley (Crocker & Starr Wine Co.). I love to combine my love of wine and my love of card making.  Today’s card is a perfect example of how I mix the two.  I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set in our latest annual catalog.  It pairs well with my love of everything wine making (that starts with memories of my father making wine in the garage and making it so good that he won many awards!).

Handmade card made using a label from Crocker & Starr Wine Co. and the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set from Stampin' Up! Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsToday’s card starts out with a Crumb Cake card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Across the bottom I used a 1.5″ x 5.5″ strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock (which recently retired – sorry, I’m having trouble giving it up, it’s a yummy color!  You could substitute Elegant Eggplant card stock), followed by a 1.25″ x 5.5″ strip of Very Vanilla card stock onto which I stamped the corks multiple times in Crumb Cake ink. These were all glued together using snail adhesive.

The focal point of this card is our company logo.  It’s a rectangle cut out of a left over label from bottling.  I mounted it on a rectangle of Very Vanilla and mounted that onto a rectangle of Blackberry Bliss with stampin’ dimensionals.  The Blackberry Bliss rectangle was adhered to the card with snail adhesive.

Handmade card made using a label from Crocker & Starr Wine Co. and the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set from Stampin' Up! Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card, I used the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp set to stamp the grapes in the upper left corner and the corkscrew in the lower right corner.  The sentiment is from the retired From the Herd stamp set.  I needed it to say “from all of us” since we were sending it to a wine club member from the Crocker & Starr staff.

I hope my card inspires you too look at wine labels in a new and creative way.

On-Line Extravaganza Sale Starts Tomorrow!


The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale only happens once a year so you’ll want to make the most of it.  For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products.  Some products are available only while supplies last!

STAMPS, DIES, PUNCHES AND MORE!  Click the image below to view the FULL list of items on sale during the Online Extravaganza.

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 sale flyer24-HOUR FLASH SALES!  To sweeten the sale, there will be 24-hour sales on the first (Nov. 21) and last (Nov. 28) days of the promotion,.  The 24-hour sales will offer discounts on select products ONLY on that day!  You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want to miss out on this terrific opportunity to stock up and save!

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Happy Stamping,
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