As the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog comes to a close today (on-line orders must be completed by 11:50 p.m. MST), I thought I would highlight one of my favorite Mini Catalog stamp sets--You're My Type. The rubber stamp images offer a big dose of cleverness and the typewriter is oh, so retro cool! It seems right at home on today's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO239).
- Black Stampin' Emboss Powder gives the typewriter a lacquered finish.
- A quick smooch of the S.W.A.K. single stamp transforms this card into a message of love (male or female recipient).
- To soften the intensity of the "lipstick," I inked it in Riding Hood Red and "stamped it off" once on a piece of scrap paper before adding it to the typewriter.
- The S.W.A.K stamp is on the Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp List (Alphabetical) and only available through 5/31.
- Speaking of smooches, the Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Special ends today, too!
- Adding a strip of Calypso Coral cardstock gives a rich, color blocked look.
- The envelope was created using my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. Here's my Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Envelope Chart for measurements. Please note that I tweaked the sizes for creating an envelope for this 5 1/4" square card to accommodate more embellishments (room for a thicker card). I think you'll like this size better than the original version.
SOLD OUT!!! Two words you don't want to think about if you haven't ordered your favorites from the STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING ACCESSORIES LIST. The Silver Brads on today's card are already sold out. However, the retiring Pinking Hearts Border Punch I used (as of the time of this writing) and plenty of other products are still available (while supplies last). Many items are discounted up to 70%!
VIEW STAMPIN' UP! RETIRED ACCESSORIES LIST & DISCOUNTS! Please note that items with an "X" to the right are sold out. This list is updated daily at 4:00 p.m. MST.
Stamp Sets: You're My Type (Wood-Mount 125564, Clear-Mount 125650), S.W.A.K (120861)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Riding Hood Red (111348), Calypso Coral (122924), Whisper White (100730), 2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (122384)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), VersaMark Pad (102283)
Cool Tools: Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Heat Tool (100005), Stampin' Up! Mat Pack (for lining up brads: 105826), Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
The Perfect Touch: Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (124145), Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (109133), Silver Brads (104336), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)