Last week BS & J Productions did a Stamp Off Sketch Challenge. Sometimes we set up these challenges weeks ahead of time. Sometimes I see the challenges and get a card in my head so I make it a long time before it is scheduled to post. This is the case with this card. I saw the sketch, made the card and then promptly forgot about it. I was going through my stash today and found it. Sometimes it is hard to get old and lose my mind!
So, again, here is the sketch challenge from last week:
Funny how my card I posted for the official challenge (HERE) looks exactly the same except for the different products! I guess that is what a sketch challenge is all about.
This time I used the stamp set called Daisy Delight. This was the most popular set in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog when it first came out. It has a matching punch called Daisy and the punch itself sold the entire 6 month supply in a week (or something like that). It was a crazy time but no worries. Stampin’ Up! has it back in stock. You can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle. There is also matching Designer Series Paper called Delightful Daisy.
The sentiment is from a stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
If you purchased the Daisy Delight Bundle, the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and a pack of cardstock you would be eligible to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.
After the Annual Catalog came out on June 1st, a Stampin” Up! product made world history. Now, I am not sure it was a big enough event to end up on CNN, although, if you pay attention to everything Stampin’ Up! you would have thought it should be. It caused quite a ruckus in the stamping world!
Normally, a punch sells around 7,000 units in it’s lifetime. The Daisy Punch sold over 10,000 units it’s first month! That is a lot of punches! The good news, is the Daisy Punch is back in stock with lots to go around so if you missed it in the beginning, order it now. Don’t forget to order the matching stamp set called Daisy Delight. If you order both in a Bundle, you will save 10%.
I made this card using the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch. The background is an Embossing Folder called Polka Dots Basics. The colors are Pool Party, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay. It is one of my many favorite colors combinations.
As some of you might know, Rob and I bought a small cottage on Lake Ontario in May. It is awesome and is a dream come true. We have always wanted to live on the water. I have to pinch myself to remind me that it really happened.
One of the best things about this cottage (other than it is right on the lake) is the neighbors. They are all so nice and friendly and lots of fun. They all have big families that come up on the weekends. Rob and I really enjoy watching all these kids running around having a great time.
A couple of the neighbors were so kind and brought us welcoming gifts. Stamping at the cottage has been a challenge but I have managed to do it. It takes me forever to make a card because I keep spending most of my time staring out the windows at the waves. At home, my stamping area is in the basement with no windows so it is easy to concentrate down there. Not so much here.
In any case I needed to make a couple of quick thank you cards. I used the Daisy Delight Stamp set and matching punch called Daisy (you can buy both in a Bundle and save 10%). As you recall I am also trying to use my Designer Series Paper (I used Delightful Daisy) more often. These items all go so well together (as you can tell by the names!). I’ll show you the other card I made in a couple of days.
This is the first card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting. We used a couple of new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalog to make it.
The first product we used is the new Embossing Paste. Where have you been all my life? I love this stuff. It comes in white but you can make it any color you want by adding a couple of drops of ink to it. In this case, we added So Saffron ink. This paste is great. It adds a lot of texture to the card and Stampin’ Up! makes it is so easy to do. You can buy the Embossing Paste, the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (we used the brick one) and the Palette Knives. We put a little paste on the Silicone Craft Sheet, added the ink and mixed it up with a Palette Knife. Then we held down the mask with a couple of pieces of Washi Tape onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and spread the past over the mask. It dries fairly quickly so make sure you wash the Silicone Sheet, Palette Knife and Mask right after spreading it.
The stamp set is called Daisy Delight. It has a matching punch called Daisy Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
It is Friday which means it is time for another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge. This week our challenge is to make a fun fold card. I do have to mention how awesome Jackie is for coming up with these challenges every week. She keeps us going and I truly appreciate her.
I decided to something a little different than a normal fun fold card (are you surprised?).
I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to make the outside of my card. I used some awesome new Designer Series Paper that will be in the new 2017 Annual Catalog beginning in June. It is called Delightful Daisy. You will love the color combinations in this paper. Actually all the products I used for this card will be in the new catalog. The flower is a new stamp set called Daisy Delight. It has a matching punch called Daisy. By the way, the new catalogs are here so if you would like one, let me know!
Inside the Mini Treat Bag is a card.
All the stamps on this project are included in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. Aren’t they just adorable?
Now let’s go see what Jackie & Buffy made for their fun fold card.