Hello! It’s the last Sunday of the month so that means a new blog hop. And this month our theme is to use a product(s) from our Online Exclusives and a product that is returning to the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. If you aren’t aware of what the Online Exclusives are all about, it’s a select offering of products that are not in any of our hardcopy catalogs. The availability of these products varies, with some being restocked if inventory is depleted, and others that are “only while supplies last”. You can take a look at what is currently available in the Online Exclusive section by clicking HERE.
You may have joined the hop with me or came here from Tina Lesson’s blog post where she shared her fun project. For my creation this month, I decided to use the Classic Letters stamp set and the Radiating Stitches Dies (both Online Exclusive). The carry-over product is the Painted Texture 3D Embossing folder and our Linen Thread. This is the first chance I’ve had to work with the Classic Letters stamps and I really like them!
4 1/4″ x 11″ – Pool Party Card base
4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Pool Party layer (use Painted Texture embossing folder)
4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Basic White – inside card layer
4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ – Basic White (use Radianting Dies)
2″ x 1 1/2″ – 3 pieces, one each Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake (use Heart die)
Take the card base and score at 5 1/2″. The 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Pool Party gets run through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Painted Texture folder. Adhere that layer to the card base front. Take the 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Basic White and run it through the die cut machine using the appropriate size Radient dies. Using a long, narrow acrylic block, line up the letters L O V E. Stamp that using Calypso Coral onto the die-cut piece of 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ Basic White. Attach that to the card front with dimensionals. Then die cut each of the 2″ x 1 1/2″ pieces of cardstock using the heart die. Mount them over the LOVE using double-sided adhesive. Tie a bow using the Linen Thread and add additional embellishments. Stamp your sentiment of choice on the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Basic White and adhere to the inside of the card. And that’s it!
This card is pretty simple to complete. The most challenging part was lining up the letters on my acrylic block. I used my grid paper to make sure my letters were lined up perfectly.
I hope you enjoyed my card and will consider checking out the items available under the Online Exclusives offering. Now, please continue through the hop! Jo Anne Hewins is up next. She always creates amazing projects (as do all of our participants!)
And a couple of quick reminders!! The LAST CHANCE promotion ENDS on May 1st! You still have the opportunity to grab some amazing deals (some up to 60% off!!) on our retiring items. And, starting Tuesday, May 2nd, our new 2023-2023 Annual Catalog goes live!! You can find the online link to the catalog back here on tonimariscreations.com, or through my online store, tonimariscreations.stampinup.net. And you can always request your very own copy by messaging me 🙂