Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Your Day!

Greeting Card Featuring Raining Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Maybe this should be titled "It's Your LUCKY Day" since the card base is Lucky Limeade - one of the yummy new In Colors from Stampin' Up! I LOVE the new In Colors - Every. Last. One.  Sometimes certain colors take a while to grow on me. Sometimes they NEVER do! But these five new In Colors? LOVE at first sight. In case you haven't seen them ...
New Stampin' Up! In Color Swatches

And, of course, in typical Stampin' Up! fashion you can count on effortless coordination: inks, smooth and textured card stock, Patterns Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Write Markers, Designer Printed Brads (polka dots!), and ruffled ribbon are all available in these new In Colors.

I can't take credit for designing today's card - it was one of our Make & Take projects at the Stampin' Up! Convention last month. I think it's super cute and thought I'd share it with you. The It's Your Day stamp set gives this card its name (and theme). To ensure the sentiments lined up properly we used the Stamp-a-ma-jig®. This tool is essential for precise stamp placement and so easy to use. I actually use mine quite often!

Raining Flowers Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! flower detail

The flowers and stems are from the Raining Flowers stamp set - a new, really fun 2-Step Stampin'® set with 13 images to mix and match. I can't wait to play around with these rubber stamps a bit more! The More Mustard flower centers were punched using the 1/2" Circle Punch, then slightly curled using a Bone Folder and attached with Mini Glue Dots.

The ribbon detail was a snap to create: SNAIL adhesive was applied across the bottom of the Whisper White piece to hold the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon in place. The Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon was simply stapled over the top. Cute AND easy!  TIP: A mini stapler works great, but if you use a regular stapler, apply a tiny bit of SNAIL to hold the Old Olive ribbon in place. The larger staples may allow enough "wiggle room" for the ribbon to come loose.

I'm still trying to decide WHICH new In Color is my favorite of the bunch.  I'm torn - guess I'll have to keep playing a while longer before I decide. How about YOU? Have you picked a favorite yet? Let me know which one (or if you're still deciding like me) in the comments. I'd love to know what you think.

Have a colorful day!

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Stamps: Raining Flowers (W-122765, C-122767), It's Your Day (123682)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Cherry Cobler (119669), Island Indigo (122937), Lucky Limeade (122935), More Mustard (103162)
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Bone Folder (102300), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stapler
Accessories: Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (122974), Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119256), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Raining Flowers Stamp Set © Stampin' Up!

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