Thursday, August 18, 2011

Simply Stampin' Up! - Edition 10

Well stampers, it's Thursday again!
And here at Trinity Designs, that means it's time for Simply Stampin' Up!. This is my weekly feature that transforms a published, NON-SU! project into an ALL SU! project! Many of you have written me and told me that you are loving this series, so I plan to continue on with it. Thanks for all your sweet comments~!
Just a quick note - I'll be on vacation next week, so this feature will be taking a week off, but I'll be back the next week with a fun, newly transformed project just for you.
Be sure to keep visiting next week though, I'll be showcasing some of my favorite swaps from Convention while I'm gone. I got some FABULOUS cards and I want to share them!

Now, how about a peek at this week's Simply Stampin' Up! project? Here ya' go!

Now, how fun is that?!!
When Stampin' Up! brought out the Many Mustaches A La Carte stamp, my first thought was, "Really? What do I do with THAT?" But I knew that the mustache icon was very hot with teens right now and of course the huge circus theme trends in the paper crafting industry. Stampin' Up! proves once again that they really are right at the forefront of the popular trends. Love it!

Here's my version of the card next to the magazine card:

I just thought it was adorable and it was a super-easy project to recreate! So, let's get started!

Layer 1 - Cut a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2" and fold.

Layer 2 - Cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".

Layer 3 - Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 3/4" x 5".

Using the Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, ink up just the top mustache on the Many Mustaches stamp (There are four mustaches to choose from!) and stamp it about 1/2 way down on the Whisper White cardstock.

**TD Tip: - If you are concerned with getting ink on the rest of the stamp, you can take a sticky note and cover the rest of the stamp rubber while you are inking your mustache of choice. The result is a clean stamp with only the portion you want inked, inked! Just peel off the sticky note(s) before stamping. This is a different way of Omitting part of an image and it works so well.

Next, take the Happy Birthday greeting from the Bring on the Cake stamp set and ink it up with Basic Black Classic ink as well. Stamp it just below the mustache. (Note: my Basic Black ink pad is VERY juicy - a good problem to have to be sure, but be sure to let your black stamped images dry completely before finishing the card assembly. Ask me how I know......)

After completing the basic stamping, I adhered my Whisper White layer to my Real Red layer with SNAIL Adhesive.

Next, I took out my Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, and using the piercing guide, added three holes under the stamped greeting. I normally skip a hole to leave some space between the brads I intend to use, but not here since I was mimicing the magazine card. I did use the small, wide set holes in the piercing guide.
After adding the holes, I filled them with three Gold Brads.

Let's take a look at the party hat embellishment:

I used my Pennant Parade stamp set and chose the most solid image in the set. It was inked up with Real Red Classic Ink and stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Taking out my Petite Pennants Builder Punch, I punched it out and set it aside.

To get the hat band, I took out my NEW Stocking Punch that is coming out in the Holiday Mini on September 1st! I punched out a stocking top from Tempting Turquoise cardstock and trimmed it off a little bit to make it more narrow. Worked like a charm!
After glueing the hat to the band with a bit of Tombow Adhesive, I added a Stampin' Dimensional to the back and adhered it just above the mustache at a jaunty angle - just like the magazine project! Another Gold Brad was added to the top of the hat, and VOILA!, the card was done!

Now, wasn't that easy?
You'll notice that I chose a generic birthday greeting for my card - this way it could be given to anyone, male or female - or even the special teen in your life!

Here's a few of the products I used on today's project:

#122917 - Many Mustaches $9.95

#121958 - Bring on the Cake Stamp Set $27.95 Clear Mount
#105826 - Mat Pack $9.95
#104337 - Gold Brads (200 pack) $6.95
#122742 - Pennant Parade Stamp Set $$16.95 Clear Mount
#122361 - Petite Pennants Builder Punch $16.95

All of the products I used today can be purchased from my Online Stampin' Store. Each order placed with me there gets you a beautiful hand-stamped THANK YOU card that you can use again!

Have a great Thursday everyone!
It's T minus 36 hours until vacation here, so I'm scrambling today, but I'll still be back tomorrow with a new project for you!

Stamped blessings,

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  1. What a fun card! So glad you are continuing your Simply Stampin' Up! series!! Hope you have a great time on your vacation!

  2. Very nice. I like the different use of that stamp set!


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