Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day - A Wallet for Dad

It's just around the corner - Father's Day. Here is a cute idea for a Father's Day card.

I submitted this "wallet" card  for the Stampin' Up! demonstrator magazine March 2011 art contest "mama & papa". It was selected for recognition with an honorable mention.
The outside is embossed with a SU! Texturz plate from the kit #4, sponged and inked with brown ink and then covered with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. The sentiment says "A FATHER CARRIES PICTURES..." and is continued above the first picture on the inside with "...WHERE HIS MONEY USED TO BE". 
The pictures on the inside can be pulled out individually. I also made coins for the coin pocket that have family members from the "All in the Family" stamp set embossed on one side and a photo on the other side. The coins are made with the faux metal technique.

All In The Family Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
All in the Family (113488)
All Holidays Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
All Holidays (114916)
Whisper White (100730)
Chocolate Chip ( 102128)
Old Olive (100702)
Tempting Turquoise (102067)
Versa Mark (102283)
Chocolate Chip (100908)
Old Olive Marker (100079)
Tempting Turquoise Marker (100058)
Pumpkin Pie Marker (105115)
Texturz Plates Kit #$ (114531)
Stampin' Emboss Powder Clear (109130)
Heat Tool (100005)
Jumbo Eyelets Pewter (108432)
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Early Espresso (retired)
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Old Olive (111368)
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Tempting Turquoise (retired)
Sticky Strip (104294)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Velcro Dot

Thursday, June 2, 2011


It's that exciting time of year again. On July 1st the new 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog will be released! To make room for all the new products hundreds of stamps, accessories and decor elements will retire. Now is the last chance to get your favorites before they are gone forever. Retiring merchandise can be ordered until June 30th 2011, accessories and decors only as long as supplies last.

I am sad to see some of my favorite stamps sets go but I am glad I own them already and can play with them in the future.

View and order retiring products at your convinience 24/7 on my Stampin' Up! website here.

And no reason to panic. There will be no color change. All the retiring 12x12 card stock will be "reconfigured". That can mean a change in price or packaging.