Hi Stampers. Greetings from flood central. I live in northern California near the Petaluma, Napa and Russian Rivers. For three days I’ve been at home, hibernating in my studio. I’ve been very productive in the card making department. I’ve designed all 8 cards for my virtual card class – they are awesome!!! I’ve also mailed out cards to those who have ordered from me in 2016. (Note: if you ordered from me online and picked the “no contact” option, Stampin’ Up! didn’t give me your name, or any other information… so I don’t know who you are. Please don’t pick the “no contact” option. It drives me nuts wondering who it was and I have no way to send you a thank you note. I promise not to spam you or share your name with anyone. I just want to thank you for supporting me in my business.)
We were unable to attend church yesterday because the city closed the streets getting to the church. Thankfully it never reached inside the building and the tree that fell, fell into the street not into the building. This is the first time I know of that our church was closed on a Sunday due to weather.
This weather is making me feel adventurous, so for the card I’m showing you today, I used the Always an Adventure stamp set and the coordinating Outdoor Adventures Framelit Dies (buy as a bundle and save 10%). This card was a special design for a client who is going to visit the Disney Wilderness Lodge and wants to thank the mousekeeping staff. How sweet is that?!?!
I have not been to the Disney Wilderness Resort Lodge, so I looked it up to get a look and feel for my cards. When I saw the logo, it came to me instantly which set to use!
The card starts with a Soft Sky card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. I cut the mountains and trees with the Outdoor Adventures Framelit Dies. The mountains are cut out of Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card stock and the trees were cut out of Old Olive card stock. I stamped the bears in chocolate chip ink onto Whisper White card stock and the clouds in Smokey Slate ink onto Whisper White card stock and then cut them out with the framelit dies.
I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto a 5.5″ x 4.25″ layer of Crumb Cake card stock and then cut the middle out with the Lots of Labels framelit dies and adhered it to the card front using stampin’ dimensionals, making a shadowbox effect. I used my computer and a fond I downloaded from online to print the wording for the sign onto Soft Suede card stock. I then used the paper trimmer and my paper snips to cut out the pieces for the sign. So fun!
Have you had a chance to look at the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure? It’s amazing! If you (like the rest of us) have a super long wish list and it exceeds your budget, Stampin’ Up! has a way to help. Did you know that most Stampin’ Up! demonstrators (well more than half) are “hobby demos”? Meaning they signed up and picked their own kit, but never host a party or work with customers. The kit is comprised of $125 in product that you choose, costs $99 and ships free! (Stampin’ Up! adds catalogs, order forms, etc.) During Sale-a-Bration you can add two more stamp sets to add to that for free. You can’t lose! You want to talk to me about this awesome deal ASAP!!!