It's 3:30 a.m. and 20 minutes ago I didn't have a card ready for you. As I have shared previously, my husband and I have moved to a new home (simplifying our "digs") and the last of the boxes was moved in this week. The reality is that we have remodeling going on at the same time (including a new stamping studio–woo hoo!) and it makes unpacking and organizing a challenge, especially for a girl who needs everything neat as a pin.
Fortunately, I was quickly inspired in the wee hours by the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration promotion brochure (including scooping part of the idea from the sample on page 4) and popped out a note card (Stampin' Up! Note Cards & Envelopes) in minutes.
The even bigger blogging challenge among my mess is taking a photo. So for those of you who wonder how I take my photos, this (above) ISN'T the norm. LOL! This is a shot of my kitchen which is getting a facelift.
A couple quick tips for you today (before I head back to bed for a few hours and the painters arrive). I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch to trim the Summer Starfruit Cardstock and the Vintage Faceted Designer Button to add splash and sparkle. The buttons are on sale through Monday, January 27, as part of this week's Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals. You could substitute the Scallop Trim Border Punch, which is also on sale! Click to see ALL the Weekly Deals for Jan. 21 – 27.
FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER COLOR CHART. Please enjoy this handy (and printable) chart that includes all the coordinating colors for the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog as well as the Occasions Catalog. I'll update it with the colors for the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White) when Sale-A-Bration begins.
Stamp Set: Thanks & Hello (Wood-Mount Only 131459)
Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper* (133521), Whisper White (100730), Summer Starfruit (126839)
Ink: Sahara Sand (126976)
Cool Tools: Full Heart Punch (119883), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Paper Snips (for flagged end, 103579)
The Perfect Touch: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Other: Stampin' Up! Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
*Earn this product FREE during Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 28 – March 31), with a $50 product order (before shipping and tax).