Stampin’ Up Perfect Blend and Irresistibly Yours Friend Card

I told you didn’t I, I am in love with the Irresistibly Yours speciality designer series paper!!  I want to throw all my ink colours at it and I intend to try as many as possible.  I have also been dying to break out the Perfect Blend stamp set since I ordered it.  It was a must have for me as many of my closest friends are huge coffee drinkers so I am sure it will have many outings with me.  I also recently invested in the Neutrals colour collection Classic Ink pads and A4 cardstock so it seemed ideal to put them altogether and see what I could come up with.

Perfect Blend & Irresistibly Yours Cards

Perfect Blend & Irresistibly Yours Cards

So I got inky again with the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series paper and for the first card I used the diagonal striped design measuring 5.5 x 3 6/8 inches (14 x 9.5 cm) and sponged it with Crumb Cake Classic Ink staring in the middle of my piece of paper and working my way out to the edges.  I cut a piece of Crumb Cake A4 cardstock down to 4 1/8 x 11 6/8 inches (10.5 x 29.6 cm) and scored it at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) to make a top folding portrait card base.  I stamped the main image and coloured it in and paper pieced the middle band and the cup lid with papers from the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack.  Then taking a small band of Early Espresso cardstock I stamped one of the sentiments from the Perfect Blend stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed this with Stampin White Embossing powder.  At this point I thought it needed something else and I can never leave well alone so I reached for the “amazing” Perpetual Calendar Stamp set (which has to be the most versatile stamp set ever!) and used the “splotchy/spill” stamp along side the sentiment and again embossed this to match the sentiment.  I popped all this on the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and as a finishing touch added some Chocolate Chip Neutrals candy dots.  I kept the inside quite simple, I took 2 small strips of the Moonlight designer series paper stack and added these for a bit of interest and this is card number one!

For the second card I took a piece of Irresistibly Yours Designer series paper, I chose the stars pattern and cut this a bit smaller 3 7/8 x 3.5 inches (10 x 9 cm) as I wanted to use the darker colour of Chocolate Chip to sponge on to it.  I cut a piece of A4 Chocolate Chip cardstock to 8 2/8 x 5 7/8 inches (21 x 14.8 cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm) for my card base making a top folding landscape card.  Again I stamped and coloured the coffee cup image and paper pieced the lid and band around the cup with papers from the Moonlight Designer series paper stack, on this image I also added some linen thread around the cup.  I then took a strip of Vellum cardstock and heat embossed the second sentiment from the stamp set with white Stampin’ Embossing powder.  I cut the vellum piece into a banner shape at one end.  I then reached for the Perpetual Calendar stamp set again and this time used the star images and stamped and heat embossed this onto the main card base.  I adhered all this to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals and added a final touch of Neutrals candy dots to the sentiment strip. The inside again was very simple, I used a bigger plain piece of designer series paper from the Moonlight paper stack to allow for somewhere to write a personalised message.

If you are interested in any of the products shown you can click HERE and have a look at what you like the look of!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.  If you spend £45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.  These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.  It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every £45 you spend so if you spend £90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend £135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over £150 you can get £25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Thanks for dropping by xx

Neutrals candy dots

Neutrals candy dots

Perpetual Calendar stamp set

Perpetual Calendar stamp set

Versamark Ink

Versamark Ink

Moonlight Designer series paper stack

Moonlight Designer series paper stack

Neutrals A4 cardstock

Neutrals A4 cardstock

Neutrals Classic Ink pads

Neutrals Classic Ink pads

Perfect Blend stamp set

Perfect Blend stamp set

Stampin' White Embossing powder

Stampin’ White Embossing powder

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