September 1, 2008

Birthday Blowout!

Wooooohoooo! Finally got all the grunt work done, now it's time to share the fun stuff with you! Thank you for sitting through my two previous posts today!

This Wednesday is my birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to give you a present? I'm so thankful for those of you that subscribe to this site, or visit every now and then, leaving kind words and comments, you make all the hours typing away worthwhile! does FREE POSTAGE on ALL orders over $50 sound?!?

For this week only choose anything your heart desires from the 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue or the Spring Mini Catalogue, and as long as your order totals at least $50 I'll pay the $9.95 shipping! This offer is open to everyone (even if this is your first visit to thINKingstamps!) New Zealand wide - including those of you living in a rural area! Orders will be couriered to your door, and yup, I take Visa and Mastercard as well as bank deposit/cheque.

Even better....YES this order is available in conjunction with this months Free Wheelin' promotion - including my 10% off jumbo handles and ink cartridges offer! That means you can choose any of the stamp sets on the list, pay only for that stamp set and have it delivered to your door for FREE along with a FREE matching jumbo wheel! How cool is that?

To place an order, please email me. Emails must be sent before 11:59pm on Sunday night to qualify for the free shipping offer. This month's Beautiful Bundles have free shipping for the entire month as usual.

Ok, onto the card!

I wanted to make you something showing how simple but effective the wonderful Jumbo Wheels can be. I've used the Priceless bundle from the promotion. Without even thinking about it, this turned out to be a rather "Spring-y" card, I think all the lovely sunshine we had today had an effect on me! Here's how to replicate this look:

Ink the So Swirly Jumbo wheel with Versamark ink. You can do this two ways - with an uninked cartridge filled with Versamark refill, or just by running it along your Versamark inkpad...simple! Cover with clear embossing powder and set with a heat tool. I love the tonal effect clear embossing gives, and it looks gorgeous on this Soft Sky cardstock.

Scallop the edge of a piece of So Saffron dotted Designer paper from the Spring Flowers pack (Just realised I used paper with the word Spring in it even - wasn't deliberate, but very cool!). You won't find this pack of paper in the current catalogue, but it is still available along with the Spring Showers pack. Both of those packs of paper coordinate with the Looks like Spring stamp set and the Spring Flower Bouquet punch.

Tie a length of Soft Sky double stitched ribbon around the dotted paper before adhering to a Soft Sky card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. Add brads from the Rich Regals pack to the corners of your embossed Soft Sky card before adhering this, also with Dimensionals.

Ink the butterfly from the Priceless set with Versamark, stamp on scraps of the designer paper and emboss with clear embossing powder. When cutting out the butterflies, it's important to leave a small margin all around the piece. If you cut directly on the line of an embossed element, the embossing will crack and peel off, not what you want at all!

Adhere the butterflies to your card. The cool thing about stamping them on designer paper is the underside of the wings is already pretty - and as the wings naturally curl because of the embossing, you can see the second design when looking at the card side-on.

Apply sellotape to the "So Kind" sentiment from Priceless, masking off the "So". Ink with Versamark, remove the tape, then stamp on a Soft Sky scrap. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Punch out using the Round Tab punch, apply a little SNAIL adhesive and adhere to the popped up layers. All done!

Although that looks like a lot of instructions, this really was a quick card....just lots of short bursts with my heat tool! It might not quite qualify as a Terrific Ten because of the cutting out, but it sure was a Fantastically Fast Fifteen!

I hope the sun was shining where you were today, have a wonderful week and don't forget to take advantage of my Birthday Blowout offer!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Set: Priceless + So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Versamark
Card stock: Soft Sky
Paper: Spring Flowers
Punches: Round Tab Punch, 1/16" Handheld punch, Corner Rounder punch
Accessories: Rich Regals brads, Soft Sky double stitched ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up! Please email me to purchase.


  1. Ohhh that's a perfectly springy card! And I'm so digging out my catalogue to look up those Free Wheelin' stamp sets. And Happy Birthday week ... hope it's filled with good things!

  2. Happy Birthday Sarah (for tomorrow), and SNAP - I'm a virgo too LOL


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