Because adulting is hard at times, one of Stampin’ Up!’s million dollar demonstrators had a stamp set created for the 20-21 Annual Catalog honoring just that task. Connie Stewart also honored the importance of coffee, cookies and chocolate as well as a cocktail! “Her set” can be found on page 91 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.
I made today’s card for a group of friends who love to get together for cocktails, a few in person, most virtually via Zoom these days. They’re scattered in California, Idaho and Washington states.
Which card looks best to you? The Granny Apple Green “Cocktail” or the Mango Melody “Cocktail”?
Tips for putting this card together:
- I did all the die cutting and some stamping first:
- Second largest Stitched Shapes Dies circle using Whisper White card stock.
- Stamp the ‘because adulting is hard.’ greeting using Black Memento ink followed by Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink, followed by Mango Melody Classic Ink inside the die cut circle.
- Stamp the cocktail glass using Black Memento ink plus the ‘liquid‘ (Flirty Flamingo) , lime (Granny Apple Green) and umbrella (Mango Melody); then die cut using the Love You More Than dies.
- Die cut the Granny Apple Green horizontal strip using the Ornate Borders Dies.
- Die cut the word ‘cocktails‘ using the Love You More Than dies in the color of your choice. I used Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green but Whisper White might also have looked quite nice.
- Then it was assembly time. Before attaching the Flirty Flamingo layer:
- I did use Multipurpose Liquid Glue for attaching the ‘cocktail’ die cut image to the card front, placing little tiny dots of the glue on the back side of the word. It would have been easier to use Adhesive Sheets bits when die cutting which could then just be peeled from the back of the word at attached to the card front with no potential mess. I’ll walk you through the steps to use these Adhesive Sheets in another post. Attention to detail is the clue! 🙂
- Use Dimensionals to attach the stamped circle, the glass and the horizontal strip.
- Add a single Rhinestone Jewel to the right end of the horizontal strip.
- Final touch: color in the ice cubes using the Clear Wink of Stella.
- Consider stamping some fun on your envelope. I stamped the cocktail glass on the back flap just for fun.
Tomorrow (Monday, the 17 of August) eight of these cards will go in the mail. I’m supporting our U.S. Post Office (which IS quite important to our well being in this country) and bringing smiles to a few friends.
Click on any of the images above if you’d like to order any of the supplies used in today’s card. I’m always available for assistance if needed.
By the way, Stampin’ Up!’s long awaited STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE (standard size) will be available on September 1st. You can check it out on pages 170-171 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The companion MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE will not be available yet. Sigh. But it will be available as soon as stock is sufficient to let it go live.