Who needs a birthday to have an excuse to celebrate? Not me! We are closing in on the last month of school for my daughter and my son finishes up his first year of college this next week and that is reason enough to celebrate. I really, really, really look forward to the end of the school year – all that homework, all those tests, all those school commitments. Of course, they are both taking summer school this year to get ahead, but it’s not quite the same pressure as the regular school year.
One of my favorite sentiments in the Occasions Catalog is this one from the Amazing Life stamp set: life’s too short to say no the cake. It’s perfect for so many different occasions: birthdays, congratulations, or even cheering someone up. I am so sad that the Amazing Life stamp set is retiring at the end of this Catalog period. I think I will be adding this one to my permanent collection, there are just too many good sentiments in this set that are perfect for a wide range of events. It is still available while supplies last. This card also uses the Piece of Cake stamp set and coordinating Cake Punch. I stamped the cake and cake stand in our Memento Black ink and then colored them using our Blends markers. Our Blends are alcohol markers and they tend to be very wet and will saturate your card stock. I recommend coloring all pieces before you glue them to your final project. You don’t want the Blends ink to seep through your project and end up with a blob on the inside of your card. The word “cake” has an ombre effect, which is really easy to get with Blends markers. I colored the bottom half of the letters with the light and colored the top half with the dark. Then I used my light to color the entire letter, starting at the top and coloring down into the light. This step blends the light and the dark together so you get the ombre look.
I love the vibrant colors of this card. It reminds me of Summer… bright colors, beach towels, picnics, fun activities. And the yellow flowers in the pattern paper kind of resemble fireworks. Ah, I can’t wait for Summer! What are you most looking forward to this Summer?
Have you seen the Everything Is Rosy kit? It’s available for the month of May only (or while supplies last). This is a fun new collection of products that all coordinate together – stamps, dies, paper, ribbon, and embellishments. There are no instructions in the kit so you are limited only by your imagination.
Here’s a sneak peak of June’s Paper Pumpkin kit. The June kit makes it easy for you to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever. Not only do we give you 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but we also provide you with an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit! Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive.
Check out our brand new Storage line! These products have been so popular that they sold very quickly. The Storage products will be back in stock in just a few weeks.