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Stampin up whimsical words saleabration

Stampin up chipboard big shot alphabet simple Designing for a teenage boy is at the top of my list of difficult projects.  I don't want the result to be too young, too old or too feminine.  This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge is Anything But a Card (PPA26).  I thought it was ideal timing to jazz up a Silver Skinny Tin for a teenage boy who is recovering from a nasty illness and hospitalization.  A gift card is tucked inside, held firmly in place with Mini Glue Dots.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin up dvd tin whimsical words saleabration Free inspiration is everywhere.  I used a page from a CB2 home furnishings catalog for my color palette.
  • Alphabet Simple Bigz Dies (a Stampin' Up! exclusive)  crop classic lower case letters in chipboard and textured Old Olive card stock. They layer for a perfect fit.
  • The circle (also from Alphabet Simple) converted the "a" to the chipboard "@" sign.  A very hip touch suggested by my daughter Caroline.  At 16, she's the expert on "hip".
  • The remaining Old Olive circle from the ring around the "a" is used to back the sentiment. 
  • I think the Whimsical Words Sale-A-Bration stamp set (available free with a $50 product order), offers a "spot on" sentiment for this occasion.
  • Stampin up star punch stampin pretty A Real Red Button from Playground Designer Buttons provides a subtle pop of color.  I LIKE the fact that it doesn't match the rest of the project. 
  • Don't recognize the button?  Shhhhh, it's flipped over.  He'll never know there's a flower on the other side.

Love the Silver Skinny Tin?  These tins are budget-friendly at $.99 each.  However, they are only available with on-line orders from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. 

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Whimsical words stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Whimsical Words (118386 Wood-Mount, 119119 Clear-Mount Sale-A-Bration)
Paper:  Only Orange Textured (108698, Assorted Bold Brights), Yo Yo Yellow Textured (108698, Assorted Bold Brights), Basic Black Textured (108693, Assorted Neutrals), Old Olive Textured (108697, Assorted Earth Elements)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Alphabet Simple Letters (115960), Star Punch (109045), Large Star Punch (110710), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004)
The Perfect Touch:  Playground Designer Series Button (116313), On Board Long Board Sheets (114320, (6) 5 3/4" x 13 3/4" sheets), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Silver Skinny Tin (108333)

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