Another Milestone Celebration

My friend Kristi just passed her $100,000 career sales with Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to celebrate her great accomplishment!

Kristi likes purple (and sparkles), so I created a Rich Razzleberry swing card using the Stampin’ Up! Label Card Thinlits, made a Faux Diamond covered quote from the Feel Goods stamp set (can you see the sparkles over the words?) and a co-ordinating tube for her 100 Grand Candy Bar using the Label Love set and Artisan Label punch:

Here’s what it looks like when you open the swing card (a silver glimmer paper YAY!) and it has another flap over the place where I wrote her a message:

Some things I love about Kristi:

  • She’s always got bling on. And you’ll never see her in public in sweats 🙂 She’s always dressed nicely and looks fabulous. 
  • Her paper crafting designs are always very detailed and perfectly created!
  • She’s a loyal friend
  • Her optimism is contagious!
  • You can give her an assignment and she follows through. Dependable and thorough.

If you aren’t familiar with the Faux Diamond Technique, IT IS SO EASY! I like to do it on a small focal point of a card. Here are basic instructions:

1. Stamp image on card stock and let it dry
2. Press front of stamped card stock into Versamark Pad (102283), covering completely
3. Sprinkle Iridescent Ice embossing powder (101930) over ink-covered card stock. Shake off excess powder
4. Heat embossing powder with Heat Tool (129053) until set. See the diamonds sparkle!

As always, you can order supplies to try this technique at home from my Stampin’ Store.

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A Way with Words

Sometimes words just speak for themselves: That’s how I feel about the new “Feel Goods” stamp set in the Spring Catalog! The quotes are uplifting and positive, and don’t we each know someone who could use a little encouragement or appreciation? The challenge is sometimes how to create the card with words as the focal point. Here’s one idea I wanted to share with you today:
Go ahead, make someone “Feel Good” by sending them a card today!

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!): Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink pad, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (129311), Feel Goods stamp set (Spring Catalog pg 21), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Designer Builder Brads (129329), 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), 5/8″ Crochet Trim (118481), Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378) and Big Shot (113439), stamping sponge (101610) and sanding block (129367)