Stampin’ Up!’s “eScape 2008” June 25

Stampin up escape
Stampin' Up! has designated June 25, 2008 as eScape day.  They are encouraging all of us to put away cell phones, laptops and computers on that day and reconnect with those we cherish through the art of a handwritten, handmade note.   I love the handmade card part.  However, does this mean I have to take a day off from blogging because I can't use my computer?  Will I go into withdrawal?

To celebrate eScape 2008, Stampin' Up! has put together the following bundle available in June at a 25% savings!

Love Notes Assortment (p. 167) 
Circle of Friendship Stamp Set (p. 143)
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad (p. 165)
Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (p. 191). 
The total separately is $40.10 but bundled together it's $30 (click here for a on-line spring/summer catalog)

Today's card is based on Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday Sketch.  I began with some Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock (4.25 x 5.5) and layered some Groovy Guava that took a quick trip through my Cuttlebug with the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder.  I snapped out the corners with a Ticket Corner Punch.  TIP:  Sponging Chocolate Chip ink on the edges and on top really makes the texture pop.

The horizontal banner is 3 different paper patterns from the Afternoon Tea Designer Series.  I sponged the edges and adhered them to Wild Wasabi Card Stock.  A Five Petal Flower in Wild Wasabi was Faux Stitched with a White Signo Pen.  The flower center is from Kind Thoughts, inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on a 1/2" Circle of Afternoon Tea Designer Paper (same pattern as on the far left).  I gave it a little 3-D with a Stampin' Dimensional.

The butterfly is also from Kind Thoughts and was inked in Chocolate Chip, stamped on Whisper White, and matted on Chocolate Chip.  For the "xoxoxo" sentiment (Fundamental Phrases) I used another piece of Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock and popped out the center with a Large Oval Punch.  TIP:  For easy alignment of the sentiment, I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig

Stampin up escape close
The Perfect Touches for this card include luscious Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (attached using the always reliable Stay Put Bow Technique) and these cool micro brads from Just Brads and Eyelets from the Heritage and Antique color collections.  I originally spotted them on Silke Ledlow's My Life Blog and she was kind enough to share her source to the curious. TIP:   A template and paper piercer makes placement of the brads a breeze.

Thank goodness for all the punches or this card would have been a marathon 🙂

Hugs, and Pretties . . . . M

Stamp Sets:  Kind Thoughts, Fundamental Phrases
Paper:  Afternoon Tea, Chocolate Chip Textured, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch, Five Petal Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cuttlebug and Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Signo White Gel Pen, Stampin Dimensional


  1. colleen kramer

    Very nice! All the love is in the details!
    Happy Saturday!

  2. Mary – OMG – this is just beautiful!!! Love the colors and the butterfly you have chosen for this Sketch!!! The Micro Brads are the perfect addition to this beauty!!!
    Thanks for the shout out!!! Hugs, Silke

  3. Wow, Mary, this card is beautiful!! I really like the DP you used, all the patterns coordinate so nicely. TFS!!

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