Posts Tagged ‘Last Chance Ideas’
It’s the “chocolate” part that got your attention, isn’t it? Yes, you can admit it to me. I’d be in the same boat. Well, I would have been, except that I’m loving the Petal Cone Die so much that it would have been enough to make me check out this blog post!
The scallop half-circle and the banner piece are from the Petal Cone die. And the “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (see it online). Talk about a great stamp set–Teeny Tiny Wishes has greetings for LOTS of occasions and I find myself using it all the time.
You probably recognize the Owl from Punch Bunch (see some of my other samples). And the shamrock is one of my favorite punch creations! Here’s what you’ll need:
- one branch from the 2-Step Bird Punch (see it online)
- 4 hearts from the Small Heart Punch (see it online)
And the Shamrock Directions:
- Trim the two end leaves from the leafy branch piece
- Attach one heart to the remaining leaves to serve as the ‘base’ for the hearts
- Add the 3 remaining hearts to create the shamrock petals
- (and yes, I know that a Shamrock should have 4 leaves…feel free to add a 4th!)
This is a project from one of my home workshops recently. If you’d like to have your own party and get together to stamp with your friends, drop me an email! I’d love to get together and share this project with you in person.
Have you checked my Clearance Rack lately? As you’re looking back and deciding on one last order to place for items from the Last Chance list, don’t miss shopping in the Clearance Rack at the same time–for some extra great specials. (yes, today is the LAST day for the Last Chance List!)
For example, the Tea Party Designer Series Paper that I used on this card is 25% off on the Last Chance List! And there are other fun Designer Series Papers in the Clearance Rack that could easily adapt to this card design.
Here I paired the paper (fun stripes) with the Almost Amethyst and So Saffron cardstock, along with the Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set. This is a really simple design that can be used for quick notecards or as a quick gift set. Just make up 4 – 8 cards with the monogram of the person who needs a gift!
Be sure to check my other Last Chance project ideas for things you *need* to order before today ends!
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Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet (115030)
Ink: Almost Amethyst
Paper: Tea Party Designer Series Paper (113992), So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White
Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
As we’re winding down the last day for the current Last Chance items and you’re placing your final order online for retiring card stock, inks and stamps, don’t forget about the retiring Color Coach!
If you haven’t used this little gem, you’re missing out on a great tool that can make your stamping projects a breeze.
To create this card below, I needed a color that matched with Gable Green (think Last Chance list here). So I pulled out my Color Coach (the one that is also Last Chance!) and dialed it up to find that Barely Banana and Ballet Blue are great colors to pair with Gable Green. And there we have the card on the left!
When I first cut this cardstock, it was to make the card on the right. The card on the left is my updated one–using the Last Chance stamp set A Beautiful Thing.
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing (113618)
Inks: Gable Green, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana
Paper: Gable Green, Whisper White
Accessories: 5/8″ Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Regals Brads, Color Coach (105796)
Your last chance is coming! Wednesday is when we say ‘bye-bye’ to these last retiring Bold Brights colors. Here I’ve used Only Orange and Green Galore along with Tempting Turquoise (which will still be current after July 1st).
For this card, I actually redesigned a pre-cut card stock kit left over from a previous class, and added in a stamp set that I always enjoy using: Cheep Talk. These cute little birdies get me every time!
Plus the words included in this set are really useful:
- a special note of thanks
- hello there!
- you’ve got a friend in me!
Really handy, right? Don’t forget the retiring Bold Brights Brads when you’re looking at this card. And using the Crimper on your card stock strip really adds nice texture and accent for a finished look.
Wondering how to get 3 brads perfectly lined up? Use the Mat Pack! It’s a set of punching and poking guides that you can use with the Pokey Tool (aka Paper Piercing Tool) to get things perfectly lined up on your projects.
Stamps: Cheep Talk (113204)
Ink: Green Galore, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise
Card Stock: Green Galore, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Crimper, Bold Brights Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool
Does the term “watercolor” strike fear into your stamping life? If so, then rest assured–watercoloring does NOT have to be scary. This card uses a very simple watercolor technique for a brilliant effect.
In fact, this was the group favorite card at my recent A La Card Class — even with the watercoloring!
The card features the elegant Embrace Life stamp set (yes, on the Last Chance list and only available until June 30th).
It’s a bit of a Sneak Peek too though, since it uses the upcoming River Rock ink and card stock for the background. (And if you’re taking “new color” notes, be sure to write down that Soft Suede and River Rock are absolutely gorgeous together!!)
You’ll have to wait til July 1st to order your River Rock, unless you’re a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Or unless you sign up as a demonstrator NOW, in which case you can pre-order right away (see details on becoming a demonstrator)
But back to the watercoloring… here are some simple steps for a great effect, as seen on the little red flower branch:
- Using a closed Stampin’ Up! Classic Pad (Really Rust here), squeeze your pad so that the top of the pad touches the inside of the box lid.
- Open your stamp pad, then use a Blender Pen to pick up a tiny amount of ink from the pad lid.
- Use the tip of the Blender Pen to color in your stamped image, starting where you want the color to be darkest and working towards the light area
- If you find the color too intense, gently ‘scribble’ with the Blender Pen on scratch paper until you have the desired ink tone, then continue watercoloring
- When finished with the ink color, ‘scribble’ more on scratch paper to clean the tip of the Blender Pen and go on to your next color
Stamps: Embrace Life (114958), Warm Words (115108)
Ink: Soft Suede, River Rock (coming July 1st!), Really Rust
Card Stock: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Retired Designer series Paper
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pens (102845)
Two reasons I wanted to share this card with you today:
- It’s summer, and everyone needs a quick-fix card idea that you can make while running out the door to your next activity
- All the supplies here are “Last Chance” and will be retiring after June 30th! (be sure to check my Last Chance specials)
The background card stock is Ballet Blue, and the Only Orange layer and stamped flower are a great complement that really bring out the vivid colors.
The Circle Designer Brad in the center is the perfect size to match the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set. If you haven’t added this stamp set to your stamping collection yet, I’d encourage you to consider it before June 30th. I LOVE it for cards as well as scrapbooking, especially since the “enjoy” greeting is such a nice size. (check it out by searching for it in my online store).
As I’ve been working on changing out my retiring card stock colors (see the Color Renovation), I’ve been (trying) to do some sorting as I go. It turns out that I have LOTS of packets of card pieces that I’d cut for past classes and home workshops. If there were an extra 3-4 sets of pre-cut pieces, I’d stick them in a cello bag and put them in a box.
This is a card I designed with a friend in mind–for her new baby girl. You can check out the original card here, and see how I changed it.
The stamp set I used, Nursery Necessities, (113506) is on the Last Chance list, which means you can only order it until June 30th. (don’t forget about my extra Stampin Rewards for online orders in June!)
The card also includes a little Sneak Peek for the upcoming catalog (out July 1st!). See the Scallop Circle Punch? It’s a new size–a whopping 2 3/8″ Extra Large!!
As a demonstrator, you can actually order this punch NOW, along with several other upcoming items. Otherwise you’ll need to wait til July 1st to add this new punch to your collection. (Learn more about joining my LovenStampfuls family and the $99 June special!)