Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Deals, Stampin' Up!'s August Promotion, and Blendabilities!

Wow, there are sure a lot of great items in this week's round up! Don't miss out—snag some of these for yourself! Here are a few ideas:

  • Buttons are always a nice addition to a card, especially in groupings of three.
  • Did you know that the sprinkles on the Cupcake Builder Punch are the perfect size to fit the Candy Dot Brad Bases?
  • Now is the time to think about Christmas! Who wouldn't like a present topped with the lovely Gift Bow?
  • Add a little extra glitz to your projects with the Watercolor Washi tape!
Now if you really want to make your order count, hold off on your order until August 1 and then pair some of the above with August's wonderful BigShot promotion: Buy the BigShot and receive a BigShot bundle of stamp set and matching framelits for FREE! What a WONDERFUL deal!

But what if you already own the BigShot? There is still a deal for you! You can purchase 1 or more of these special BigShot Bundles for 15% off! These bundles are NOT offered in the catalog! Check back on August 1 to view these special bundles!

Also, on August 1, ALL of the Blendabilities become available for purchase! Have you tried a few of the early release and are now itching for some of the new colors? If this is your first time ordering them, remember that you will need to use the Memento Tuxedo Stamp Pad as the regular Stampin' Up! inks will bleed into your coloring. The Color Lifter is also a valuable tool to have for creating highlights or cleaning up stray coloring marks. The Blendabilities are designed to work on our Whisper White Cardstock so be sure you have a good supply of that as well!

Here is a sympathy card I created sometime ago using the Blendabilities with the Blended Bloom stamp. I just love the combination of the two!

Blended Bloom using Blendabilities

I created a square card base using Smoky Slate Cardstock. I added a matte from Bermuda Bay Cardstock which I scored using the Simply Scored tool. I adhered this to the card front.

Using the Circles Collection Framelits I used two of the circles to cut through the card front and then to create two ring "frames" to adhere on top of the Bermuda Bay matte. The innermost frame needed a bit more definition so I outlined it using my Indigo Island Stampin Marker.

The flower was stamped on Whisper white using the Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad and then colored using Blendabilities. The flower was then fussy cut and mounted on dimensionals to the inside of the card.

The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White using Bermuda Bay ink and then punched using the Modern Label punch. I punched two more labels from Island Indigo. These were cut in half, one lengthwise, one widthwise, and adhered behind the white label to create a matte. Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment.