Friday, August 5, 2011

Nautical Pennants

  Wow!  We had a super busy week doing fun stuff with my cousin and her kids.  We went for a walk in the woods, went to Maymont, painted our own pottery, tested out a frozen yogurt place (good!), went to the new Winnie-the-Pooh movie, went to a bouncy house place, swam at the pool, made our own super bouncy balls, made Christmas ornaments, drew a chalk city in the street to ride bikes on and now it's time to rest!  Whew!  Hopefully I'll get some time in the stamp room this weekend, I think I'm having withdrawl!

  Here is another card that we made last week at my July Stamp Club.  It's another masculine card made with the single stamp Sail Away from the summer mini (Only a few weeks left to order from this catalog.  Don't wait!!).  We used the Clear Block Stamping technique for this card.  This is one of the easiest techniques you will ever use!  Just take your clear stamping block and ink it up.  Yes, just tap, press, or smoosh your clear block onto your ink pad and then press it to your card stock.  It leaves a really cool impression that's a perfect background to stamp right on top of.

  For the clear block stamping here I used Crumb Cake ink and stamped the Sail Away image on top using Not Quite Navy ink.  Cool!  For this card I also wanted to show off some new items from the Idea Book & Catalog.  It might be hard to see but the Early Espresso panel is embossed with the new Houndstooth embossing folder.  This new pattern is very cool and I can't wait to use it on some winter cards.  Houndstooth just makes me think of colder weather!

  Another new item that I used on this card was the new Pennant Punch.  I punched out the straight edged pennant using the Nautical Expedition DSP and mounted them on a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock alternating which way they faced.  I added a silver brad on each end and some bakers twine for more nautical flair.

Stamps: Sail Away

Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy

Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP

Accessories: Houndstooth embossing folder, silver brads, baker's twine, Pennant Punch, clear block

  There are some fun promotions going on right now at Stampin' Up!  Don't miss out on a great deal!

  The first is, is a Buy 3 get 1 FREE of Designer Series Paper.  This special does not include the specialty DSPs but does include the papers in the Summer Mini.  Now is a great time to get your DSP for holiday projects and gifts!  Order online through my demonstrator website listed on my sidebar.

  The second is; the state of Virginia is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $20.00 per item from August 5-7. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be state tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin' Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.   Now is a great time to stock up on adhesives!  You can place your orders through my Stampin' Up! website listed on my sidebar.  
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2-Way Glue Pen
 $    3.50
Dotto Refill
 $    6.50
Watercolor Pencils (24)
 $   19.95
Blender Pens (3)
 $    9.95
Craft & Rubber Scissors
 $   19.95
 $   12.95
Paper Snips
 $    9.95
Mini Glue Dots
 $    4.95
Anywhere Glue Sticks (2)
 $    3.95
Sticky Strip
 $    6.95
SNAIL Refill
 $    4.50
SNAIL Adhesive
 $    6.95
Stampin' Dimensionals
 $    3.95
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
 $    3.95
Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler
 $    3.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
 $    3.95
Stampin' Write Marker
 $    3.50
2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)
 $   14.95
Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons (10)
 $   16.95
2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (5)
 $   14.95

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for looking.  Did you stamp today?


  1. Wow, Amanda! This is one of my favorites (I know, I say that a lot)! I love using the smoosh techniqe - what a gorgeous background for your stamp! That pennant border is fabulous! Your card is a perfect masculine card! Thanks for sharing...

  2. Love this! Great masculine card! Love the colors and everything. TFS


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