Happy Birthday to A Good Man – ICC #048. Welcome to another Inspire Create Challenge project. This time we have a Theme Challenge, and it is a really great theme because you can do pretty much anything with it. Our Theme? Birthdays. You see what I mean, it can be pretty much anything that you decide. Let your design juices flow, or go and see what the other Design Team Members have made to give you more inspiration. And, remember to enter. You never know, you might win!! Just click on the picture to hop over there.
You may have spotted this card on Saturday, it is the Avid (I have lots of stuff) project for #Simplestamping Saturday. For once I am sharing just how I made the card. It is not a difficult card to make, but it does include both dies and a 3D embossing folder, so you would need a Die Cutting machine to make it if you wanted to replicate it exactly.
I love adding some embossing to a mat, it adds so much to the finished card and is really easy to and quick. If you have the new style 3D Embossing folders you will either need the new 3D Embossing Folder plate or to add some shims to your sandwich as the new style are a little thinner. The Item number for the new 3D Embossing Plate is 149658, so don’t forget to add it to your shopping list.
I am having a bit of a love affair with the A Good Man Stamp Set. I think it fills a hole in our offering; a Stamp set for ALL the men in our lives. The image I used for this card is perfect for single chaps, particularly for summer events. Who wouldn’t like to get a card of sitting on a deckchair just relaxing? The set also works perfectly with both Beautiful You and Wonderful Moments; guess what, it was designed by the same artist.
Although I kept to the Subtles Colour Family for most of the card, I did add some of the new InColor Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Seaside Spray. This ribbon is great for adding a little texture without making it too fussy. I added some Tear and Tape to the middle of a strip and then cut down the middle to form a ribbon sticker. So easy to add to the edge of a project. Take a look at today’s video to see exactly how this is done.
Oh, and did you notice the sequins? I know! Sequins on a masculine card! But these are perfect. They are from the Basic Adhesive Sequins pack and are a matt finish in Sahara Sand, so ideal for a little something for you masculine projects.
Bonus Days are back! If you have no idea what I am talking about, these are a great way to save money. All you need to do is place that ‘Wish List’ Order in July so you will receive a DISCOUNT on your shopping in August!! For every £45 (€60) you spend in July you will get a £4.50 (€6) Bonus Days Coupon to spend in August. That is almost like getting FREE postage even if you only spend the minimum £45!!
I love that you choose me as your demonstrator. Remember, when you shop with me online, use the monthly Host Code to share the Host Rewards. And for every £30 you spend in one order AND use the Host Code, you will earn a Sunflower Reward. Spend £60 in one order and earn 2 Sunflower Rewards. Earn 10 Sunflower Rewards and you can choose £30 of product of your choice. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page. This month’s Host Code is:
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still become a VIP Member.
But there is more! For those of you who have been thinking that you would like to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. but have missed the Sale-a-Bration offers, well, good news. If you join my Team in July or August you will be able to add and EXTRA £25 (€32) to your personal Starter Kit. That means you will be able to choose up to £155 (€207) worth of product for your Starter Kit. BUT there’s MORE!!
Early the month after you join my Team you will receive a coupon code that will give you £8 (€12) off an order you place between then and 31 October!! That is MORE than FREE Postage!! So, whether you are in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria, Join my Team NOW and get all those extras, plus the usual AMAZING Demonstrator Benefits.
Remember, as a Member of this great Family, you get a minimum of 20% net discount on your future purchases. You also get income from sales you make to other people if you want to use this as a business. Win,Win Right?
Whether you are in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands or Austria, just click on the picture to join the Team. If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are Reams of Dreams and Rainbow Wishes by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop from them using this link.