Greetings, Stampers! I must say that today's project took me totally out of my comfort zone. I love looking at super clean and simple cards when someone else makes them, but when I make one I just feel the need to pile on more stuff! In the end I just left it alone. I do like the color blocking and think it's a good guy card for Valentine's Day.
I was intrigued by this sketch at the Retro Sketches Challenge this week and really wanted to play along. I thought it would be perfect for my masculine valentine. I really enjoyed looking at all the other samples, too. You should go check them out!
Do you totally forget that you have things sometimes? I'm guilty of saying "Oh, I really wish I had that punch" when I had it all along. Yikes! Not that I'm saying I have too much of anything, because that is certainly not the case, LOL! Anyway, I'd totally forgotten about my little Fashionable Heart Embosslit until I not only stumbled upon it but also a container of hearts already cut and embossed, including some in Real Red. Sweet!
New Single Stamps
Ten new single stamps have just been released from Stampin' Up! They are all never-before-seen images and will only be available until March 31, 2013 (clear mount only). What a great, affordable way to add some new stamps to your collection, or perhaps just the one stamp you really need! Click on either flyer above for the item numbers and cost, or to print the flyer.
Best of 25 Years
As part of Stampin' Up's 25 year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some your favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining then into 12 sets. One set will be released per month during 2013 and each will cost $14.95. Each "Best Of" set will also include a never before seen image! The first set is a birthday set called Best of Birthdays and is available right now! All of the Best Of sets will be available until March 2014. But wait, there's more! As a special incentive to collect the Best Of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with each Best Of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95!
Want to see the details on both of these promotions? Click here.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink Pads: Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Fashionable Heart Embosslit
Accessories: Linen Thread