Friday, July 8, 2016

Birth Days & Bonus Days....

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a couple of Birthday cards.  July is a busy birthday month around here with 6 Birthdays to celebrate.  In addition to all the regular summer birthday activities I will be taking a trip with my darling husband to Phoenix for 8 days, yes I said Phoenix in July and while I get that it sounds crazy there is a reason for this craziness....which I will share with you all in another update. As soon as we return from Phoenix, I'm talking the next morning, we will be picking up our darling granddaughter at the Salt Lake City airport and she will be staying with us for a month.  I am so excited to see her. The last time I got to spend time with her she was 10 and she just turned 13 last May...her dad is in the USAF and he is stationed on the east coast in Virginia and with my back issues it makes it very hard for us to travel out that way to see her, so we had to wait until she felt like she could handle an unaccompanied minor trip. We have several special activities planned for her.

Well I guess I'd best get on to the Birthday card details and the Bonus days information. 

I know the card on the left looks like it would be a nice masculine card, and it would, but it was for a dear female friend who loves Steampunk. I used some of my Tim Holtz bits and embossing folders but for the envelope,sentiment, some accents, ink and the paper on this card I used Stampin' Up products.The card base is crumb cake as is the embossed clocks layer. I chose Early Espresso & Soft Suede inks to distress the edges of the card base and all over the embossed clock layer. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and I used the new Stampin' Up Classic Label punch. The gold accents are actually Stampin' Up's White Perfect Accents that I colored with a gold sharpie marker to blend with the old gold rub-on paste I used from my stash for the aged effect on the card.  The Mermaid card on the right is for my grand niece who's 4th birthday is during our visit in Phoenix. She is having a Mermaid party so I used my Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and some patterned paper from by stash but the card base is made from Stampin' Ups whisper white cardstock, I used Peachy keen stamps for her eyes, mouth and nose which I applied glossy accents to to make them shinny. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Ups Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set while the frame around the sentiment comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set and it was die cut using the Rose Garden Thinlits and the Big Shot.  The embossing on the tail is from the retired fancy fans embossing folder & sea shell embossing came from d'vine swirls embossing folder by Provo craft. I then used some Wink of Stella that you can get at Stampin' Up on the sea shells as you can never have to much bling on a Mermaid, right??? The white glimmer edge and fin as well as the gold glimmer in the harp and the pink glimmer star on her head are all cut from Stampin' Up's glimmer paper as is the bear, which I cut from Soft Suede and very vanilla Stampin Up cardstock.. The ribbon and all the pearl accents are from Stampin' Up too. The mermaid is popped up on a action wobble so that she will move for my grand niece when she opens her card. You can find a list of all the Stampin' Up supplies I used listed below along with the July Hostess code. If you just click on the supply item it will take you to my online Stampin' UP store there is also a shop now button on the right side of my blog. (Remember If you place less than a $150 order please use the July hostess code. If you order is over $150 you get to have the hostess benefits). 
Speaking of benefits....Stampin' Up is running an amazing special "Bonus Days" promotion from July 7th through July 31st.  For every $50 spent before tax and shipping you will receive a $5 emailed coupon code that you can spend in August starting August 2nd through August 31st,  it's like Kohl's cash only for stamper/crafters.  
Here are the details from Stampin' Up:

For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you and your friends to get items from your wish lists, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!

Note: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered via email, so an email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.

*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).

This is a special you don't want to miss... If you would like a catalog, have any questions or need help please leave a comment below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

Thanks for spending time here in my little corner of the web.... Leave me a comment so I know you came by.  Until next time Happy Stamping and Crafting. 

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