Artisan Award Entry #7: Chalkboard Card

Welcome to Day 7 of my Artisan Award entries!  This is the fourth card of the five I made and probably the simplest one.  I wanted to used the chalkboard technique since it was  so popular! For this technique, you heat embossed the image with White embossing powder and then use the White Craft ink and a sponge to make it look like a chalkboard.  The background is made with little strip of papers from Comfort Café and Patio Party Designer series paper, that I cut to about 1/2″ and perfectly aligned!  The stamp is from Vintage Verse (a Sale-a-bration set from last year.)  I added a little flower from the flower trim and leaves were cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlits die and sponged with Soft Suede.

chalkboard card

My favorite part was actually the little bird inside the card.  I aligned the bird punch so that the printed paper pattern made his eye and beak. Do you like it?

chalboard inside


Vintage Verses stamp set;

Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla Card Stock; Comfort Cafe, Patio Party Designer Series Paper;

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad, Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, Versamark pad, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder;

Heat Tool;  Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Dies, Label Collection Framelits Dies; Bird Builder Punch;

Vanilla 5/8” Flower Trim; Sponge daubers, Stampin’ Trimmer; Glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

Vintage Verse and Circles say “Thanks!”

I think today’s card is pretty colorful and it makes me happy! What do you think? I used a bunch of circles and added different embossing to make it more interesting!  The big “Thanks” from “Vintage Verse” stamp set adds an other focal point.  I like the button too (those are the buttons from the Sale-a-bration items!!! You can get them in a bundle in 3 colors along with 3 color satin ribbons.)

Vintage Verse circles


Stamp set: Vintage Verse*, Madison Avenue*  *SAB

CS and paper: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Tango Tangerine, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake

Tools: 1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots folder, Honeycomb folder, Chevron folder, Square Lattice folder, Delicate Design folder

Others: Linen tread, Sale-a-bration button

Sale-a-bration Vintage Verse: “Just because…”

When I started to make this card, it was something completely different!!! You never know how it’s going to turn out after all!

I used the Vine Street embossing folder (the folder you can get as a FREE item during the Sale-a-bration) for the background and a strip of Sycamore Street designer series paper (also a Sale-a-bration item).  The greeting is from “Vintage Verse”, one of the SAB set, stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White cardstock and cut with the Decorative Label punch.

Vintage Verse flower

To make the flower, I used the Creped Filter paper (available in the mini-catalogue p.6).  I used  the 2-3/8″ and the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punches to cut two flowers of each size. I also used the Boho Blossom punch to cut the biggest flower of that punch.  Then, with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Indigo Island ink, I sprayed each flower and let dry.  I stacked all the flowers, attached with a Rich Razzleberry glimmer brad and crumpled the flowers to add some dimension. I used glue dots to attach the Pool Party satin ribbon underneath.

Vintage Verse flower close-up


Stamp set: Vintage Verse*SAB

CS and paper: Summer Starfruit, Rick Razzleberry, Sycamore Street designer series paper, Creped Filter paper, Whisper White.

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo.

Tools: Big Shot, Vine Street folder,  2-3/8″ and the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punches, Boho Blossom punch, Decorative Label punch

Other: glimmer brad, Pool Party satin ribbon* SAB, spray bottle

Vintage Verse Sale-a-bration set meets Bloomin’ Marvelous

For today’s card, I used 2 Sale-a-bration sets: Vintage Verse (There’s only one you) and Bloomin’ Marvelous (the Turquoise butterfly).  The other butterfly is from the “Papillon Potpourri” set, that I really like too! You can now get the smaller butterfly punch that coordinate with both the Papillon Potpourri and Bloomin’ Marvelous. (It’s called “Bitty Butterfly”.) I wanted to make the butterfly really stand out, to go with the greeting “There’s only one you”.  I stamped it in Midnight Muse ink and colored it with the Markers. It’s raised with a dimensional to make it “pop” even more.  In the background, I used the new Honeycomb embossing folder.

Vintage Verse butterfly


Stamp set: Vintage Verse*, Bloomin’ Marvelous*, Papillon Potpourri  *New Sale-a-bration sets

CS and paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Whisper White

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Midnight Muse, Stampin’ Markers: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Big Shot and Honeycomb embossing folder

Sale-a-bration continues: Madison Avenue meets Vintage Verse!

I used 2 sets from the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) to make this card (Madison Avenue and Vintage Verse), as well as the SAB designer series paper.  The colors were inspired by the Sycamore Street DSP: Summer Startfruit, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party.

If you like this card, we are going to make it tomorrow at my “Basic and Beautiful Card Class”.  I still have 2 spots left. If you want to join me, please email me by 8:00pm Thursday night.

Madison Ave & Vintage verse


Stamp sets: Madison Avenue, Vintage Verse

CS and paper: Summer Startfuit, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP *NEW SAB

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party

Sale-a-bration starts today!!!

So this is it!!! Today’s THE DAY! Sale-a-bration is officially started!!! I’m happy to finally show you, all of the 19 items you can get for free with any $60 purchase (before taxes and shipping)!

Click here to see them all! SAB2013Backup.  Email me at to order now and choose your favorite free product!

Today’s card was made with the Sale-a-bration set called “Vintage Verses”, the Sale-a-bration designer series paper “Sycamore Street” and the Tangerine Tango ribbon (SAB item as well) that comes in a bundle with 3 color ribbon spools and 36 buttons.  The little flower is from yesterday’s set “Madison Street”. I used the Label Collection Framelits to cut the shape that works perfectly with this big stamp.

Vintage Verse Perfect Day


Stamp sets: Vintage Verse *NEW SAB, Madison Avenue

CS and paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP

Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tango Tangerine

Accessories: Tangerine Tango SAB ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Label Collection Framelits dies.

Hosting a Private Class during Sale-a-Bration can not get better!!!

Here’s some great advantages of hosting a private class during the Sale-a-Bration! (Jan.22nd to March 22nd 2013)

For a $200 party, you get:

  • $35 hostess dollars to spend on any product of your choice!

  • A FREE pack of silver glimmer paper (to celebrate Stampin’up 25th anniversary)

  • A free product for every $60 spent, for you and your guests (19 to choose from)

  • PLUS, if you book before March 1st, you can choose an EXTRA stamp set from my basket!

  • You want even more?

For a $525 party, you get:

  • $90 hostess dollars to spend on any product of your choice!

  • A FREE pack of silver glimmer paper (to celebrate Stampin’up 25th anniversary)

  • 50% off any full-priced item

  • A free Sale-a-Bration product bundle (stamp set, ribbon, buttons, designer series paper)

  • A free product for every $60 spent, for you and your guests (19 to choose from)

  • PLUS, if you book before March 1st, you can choose an EXTRA stamp set from my basket!

Contact me for any questions or to book your party today! Or if you prefer, do a “catalogue party”! Collect orders from your friends and family and you still get all the hostess benefits!