Day 3: A Lightbulb Moment

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It’s Day 3 of my “Top 10 Ways to Get your Stampin’ Mojo Going!”  Today’s tip is to create cards with a purpose.  Having a recipient in mind turns on the “lightbulb” for contemplating colors, style, sentiment and pattern. My cards rarely end up in a box or stash since I find reasons to send out at least 4 or 5 a week.Stampin up stampinup order mary fish pretty envelope punch board thinlits die circles crazy mixed love
This interactive 4 1/4″ square card (I cropped the bottom of the die cut to make it square) is perfect for my 9 year old grand nephew, Devlin.   Learn more about the Circle Card Thinlits Die.

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Devlin became my “muse.”  The stamp and patterns are fun, plenty masculine (without being too “babyish” or too “mature”) and color combination universal.  I’m confident a 9 year old will appreciate the WOW! factor when the circle flips!

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • The snappy lightbulb stamp is from Stampin’ Up! Crazy, Mixed Up Love (see images below).  I heat embossed it in white for a shiny “glass” finish.

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  • To layer the chevron and embossed patterns, I cut them with the same
    Circle Card Thinlits Die I used for the card but took a little off each
    side to expose a rim of Crumb Cake.
  • For easy removal, I used a small piece of wax paper between the “XOXO” die and my Real Red card stock.   Works like a charm!  I sliced skinny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals for a 3-D effect.

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  • SNEAK PEEK!  You’re witnessing the results of a brand new Stampin’ Up! product.  The Envelope Punch Board is light, portable and creates 66 sizes of envelopes with ease.  It will be available for customer purchase on September 1 (Item #133774, $19.95).

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COME HANG OUT WITH ME ON MY STAMPIN’ PRETTY FACEBOOK PAGE!  I’ll keep the stamping conversation going as well as share Pretty Picks of paper projects I adore from the blogging world!  Here’s a shortcut to get there!

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Set:  Crazy, Mixed Up Love (Wood-Mount 131068, Clear-Mount 131071)
Paper:  Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (130132), Crumb Cake (120953), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045)
Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools:  Small Heart Punch (117193), Owl Builder Punch (tiny heart on lightbulb, 118074), Circle Card Thinlits Die (133480), Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911), Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (130916), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Heat Tool (129053), Envelope Punch Board (#133774), Wax Paper
The Perfect Touch:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

0 Comments:

  1. Carol Carriveau

    Awesome…!

  2. Great card! Love your masculine examples. I have 13 important men in my life….more than one a month… Need all the help I can get. Thanks for yet another great card!

  3. Too funny, Karren. However, I do my bit to keep the post office busy!

  4. The photography of your cards is outstanding! I love seeing all of the details. Thank you!

  5. Chris R. from Iowa

    Definitely a light bulb moment to emboss the light bulb so it is shiny! Love it! This card is fantastic! I would love to receive a card like this. This definitely has your “WOW” factor to it! That envelope is the bomb!

  6. I like these inspirational posts. Sometimes it does take a little push to get going. And, on behalf of the postal service, thanks for sending out so many cards. You might be keeping them in business almost single-handedly. Just image, followers of Mary, if we all did that. We could get something besides ads and catalogs in our mailboxes for a change!

  7. omg what a nice card and Envi , love those three colors together !!
    great job, ma Mary …
    hugs frenchie

  8. what a fun card…. really love that you embossed the lightbulb… perfect touch.

  9. Hi Mary, Nice card:)

  10. LOVE the swing card….and sure Devlin will too!

  11. Nancy Farrell

    Great, Great, Great card, Mary. Very nice for a young boy, at that in-between age. Love the envelope too. Can’t wait for that one. Have a great weekend. Thanks a bunch. 🙂

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