Forty and fabulous!

I made a card. And it came out of my brain instead of off Pinterest. These things must be celebrated, as should beautiful friends who turn 40 and throw gorgeous parties with pretty food on breezy, summery evenings with lovely people in attendance...

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This card is a combination of so many things that I have been wanting to try out recently.

  • Brusho beckons at me often, and I love the vivid stain of the three citrus-y colours in the background
  • The Celebrate You Thinlits - FREE with a qualifying Sale-a-bration order - arrived at my house at least a couple of weeks ago and haven't been aired nearly enough. I love the bold black statement of the 'celebrate' word here
  • Washi tape. The thing that is collected far more frequently than it is used. Or is that just me? A single strip of the black and white patterned washi from the Pick a Pattern pack adds decoration AND function by holding the doily in place
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My favourite thing here though is the splattery golden goodness.

Behold...

It's an idea that I recall Shelli (Stampin' Up! queen and co-founder) demonstrating at an event one time, combined with an idea that I saw on the blog of one of Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design team. I see these things, file them away and recall them at random times like the weekend just gone.

To get the effect, mix some Tombow Multipurpose Glue with water using an Aquapainter and flick it over the cardstock, leaving little blobs of watery glue. Some Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder poured over the top grabs onto the blobs. Tap off the excess powder, then emboss as usual using the Heat Tool.

Voila! Random, golden and gorgeous!

Hope your weekend was as lovely as mine!

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Rotary Alphabet - final day of the deal

Weekly Deals are due to click over to a whole new selection of fabulous discounted products tomorrow morning, and you have only until the end of the today to take advantage of the current ones.

Here's a reminder of what's available in this week's deals...

Last week I shared a card that I made using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder - a firm favourite in my embossing folder collection, for sure.  I also used the Build a Birthday stamp set - stamp set that has establised itself as a new favourite with the release of our new Annual Catalogue.

I've used it again this week, in combination with the Rotary Alphabet Stamp - a great option for adding your own custom greeting in a funky, vintage typewriter kind of font, and part of this week's deals only until 11.50pm (AET) tonight!

Stamps:   Build a Birthday, Alphabet Rotary Stamp   Paper:   Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer Paper   Ink:   Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Memento Tuxedo Black   Accessories:   Cherry on Top Washi Tape, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Build a Birthday, Alphabet Rotary Stamp Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer Paper Ink: Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Cherry on Top Washi Tape, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Grab a great deal on this week's offerings and check back tomorrow for a selection of new ones!

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New Weekly Deals + Build a Birthday

Heads up, stampers! New Weekly Deals went up yesterday, so you have until next Tuesday to take advantage of the fabulous savings on these products...

One of my favourite Textured Impressions Embossing Folders has made the list this week - Polka Dot! I just love the big, crisp dots that this folder creates, and it's perfect for so many occasions.

Like this one, where the bold dots are the perfect background for a bright and funky birthday card...

Stamps:   Build a Birthday   Paper:   Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay   Ink:   Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie   Accessories:   Deco Labels Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Cherry On Top Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Build a Birthday Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie Accessories: Deco Labels Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Cherry On Top Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals

Build a Birthday is one of the new stamp sets in this year's just released Annual Catalogue and its bold shapes are great for bright cards like this one. Being a photopolymer set, the different stamp images are easy to place for quick and simple project production!

Ink + Washi Tape for fun and funky candles

Ink + Washi Tape for fun and funky candles

Coordinating Cotton Ribbon makes a cute accent

Coordinating Cotton Ribbon makes a cute accent

For all the Weekly Deals and awesome new catalogue products, pop in to my online store - open always for your stampin' shoppin' convenience!

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