It's Friday Mashup time again - this time the challenge was to create a birthday card and/or use twine on your card. I chose the mashed up option and used twine on a birthday card. Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator gives me the opportunity to pre-order new items, usually a month before they are available. It is currently an exciting time in the Stampin' Up! world - we are about to have Sale-A-Bration, where you can earn free products with purchases of $90, and this year at the same time the new Occasions Catalogue goes live!
Apart from cardstock this card has all new items on it - a mix of SAB and Occasions ones. The Decorative Dots Embossing Folder was used on the So Saffron over layer, I love the gentle, random texture of this folder.
Next is a combination of a cute stamp set called Just Sayin' a selection of speech bubbles that wonderfully come with a matching set of Word Bubbles Framelits. To get the layers just right I first used the framelit on the top layer getting the speech bubble where I wanted it. Then I placed this over the base card (without sticking down) and used a pencil to trace the outline of the shape. Once the top layer was lifted off I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the stamp exactly where I wanted it, on this occasion I used Versamark and Gold embossing powder. Erase the light pencil line and adhere the top layer with dimensionals. I plan to complete the inside with another speech bubble with the person's age in it once I have a recipient!
Rather than try and describe how I made the flags, I thought I would take a picture. I grabbed a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and used the new Retro Fresh Washi Tape to cover it then used the SAB Banner Punch to punch out my little flags using different parts of the Washi Tape. This is a great way to have flags that are different but also match a theme, and I didn't use much Washi Tape either. The Banner Punch also has a cute set of matching stamps that you can also earn for free.
The final new product is the very cute Gold Baker's Twine - this is so lovely in person, it has a thin thread of very shiny gold through it. It also comes in Silver and both are just wonderful and I can see me using them a lot in the future.