when I sat down to stamp tonight, I wanted to make a thank you card for Dale and Carrie at the Stampin' Up! Canadian office. This fall, they put together a series of twelve events all over Canada for the demonstrators and their customers. They had a lot of help from demonstrators who gave some of their time to contribute, but Carrie and Dale did all of the coordination just between the two of them, which is very impressive, because I'm sure a LOT of hours were involved on their part.They're also two of the nicest people you will ever meet so it's always a pleasure for me to see them again whenever I attend events. For all of these reasons, I thought a nice little card headed their way was in order.
I drew inspiration from the Color Throwdown #319 and Deconstructed Sketch #178. I liked the idea of making a circle card for a change and love the peppy colors of the Color Throwndown challenge. As I was looking at my stamps to decide what to use as the focal point, I stumbled unto the Yippee-Skippee stamp set. Now, considering that the Calgary office is made of two employees and that Dale and Carrie coordinated the events by themselves, wouldn't you say this sentiment is absolutely perfect? I'm sure that's not what SU! had in mind when they designed the sentiment, but you can definitely derive other uses for it! By the way, Yippee-Skippee! is a stamp set we got for free at Leadership, if I remember correctly, and while initially I thought I wouldn't use this set because it was only offered in English, I turned out to be wrong and I've already used it many times. I encourage you to take a closer look at its contents, you'll find that not only are the fonts really fun, but that the sentiments are also both unique and practical. (And at $22.95 for wood-mount and $17.95 for clear-mount, it won't break the bank, either!)
I ended up including two elements that are part of the Weekly Deals right now: the Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss powder and the Decorative Labels Framelits dies. The banner was made out of Brushed Silver cardstock (which tends to be forgotten in the annual catalogue but it's a wonderful addition to any project to add sheen without two much sparkle).
The polka dot paper is actually from an ooold hostess 6" x 6" paper pack back when Pear Pizzazz was an In Color. Those packs included some of the best monochrome Designer paper we've ever had. It's too bad those weren't the designs that ended up in the 12 x 12 paper stacks because I would have been all over those! I still like to reach for those papers once in a while and put them to good use. The Night of Navy cardstock circle was embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.
Color Combo: Strawberry Slush + Pear Pizzazz +
Night of Navy + Silver/Smoky Slate
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Cardstock: Brushed Silver, Strawberry Slush, Night of Navy
Designer Paper: In Color 6" x 6" Paper Stack (Pear Pizzazz)
Accessories: Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle and Circle Dies,
1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, Decorative Labels Framelits Dies, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,
Silver Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder,
Paper Piercer and Piercing Template, White Medium Envelope