Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spice Cake Faux Tile

Howdy stampers!
So, are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? Nothing like getting right to the heart of the matter, eh? If you're not thinking about Thanksgiving and that big, juicy turkey, then you're probably trying to decide if you're gonna go out at midnight on Thursday and scoop up some of those crazy doorbuster deals, right?

Well I can tell ya where this ol' girl will be - snoozin' in my warm, snuggly bed! This year, I'm really ahead of the game and my Christmas shopping is 97.8% done! And the rest I'm doing online - oh yeah! But even if it wasn't, I'm not the doorbuster type. I love to shop, but not when I'm so sleepy that I can't see the price tags
Nope. Since Mark is working Thursday evening and then again on Black Friday, Emma and I will head out and get breakfast, then hit one of the malls with all the other 5 million people in NoVA just to say we did. I know it's crazy, but it's always fun girl time for us and the best part is that since I'm usually done with most of my Christmas shopping by this time of year, we don't HAVE to buy anything! We can just look at those super long lines and count our blessings that we aren't in them.

That's my kind of Black Friday shopping!

So, if you're not shopping on Black Friday - you can always stamp!
Here's another one of the cards we made at my card classes this month. I showed everyone how to do the Faux Tile Technique with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool - makes it so easy!
Did you pick one of those up yesterday during that great 24 hour sale SU! ran? Well, if not, you can still get one, just not on sale.
Here's a thought - put it on your Christmas list! :)

Just a few details about the card. The card base is So Saffron, sponged with a little bit of Crumb Cake on the edges. The next layer is Not Quite Navy and after I adhered the scored and stamped Spice Cake Designer paper to it, I ran the bottom section through my Big Shot with the Lattice Embossing Folder.

So, the Faux Tile was done by taking a piece of Designer paper - this was cut at 3 3/4" square - and scoring it at even intervals all the way across. I turned the paper one quarter turn and scored all the way across again at the same intervals, creating a grid pattern.
Next, I sponged Crumb Cake Classic Ink lightly all over it then stamped my image from the Inspired by Nature stamp set on top with Early Espresso Classic Ink.

A little bit of Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon added a little feminine element and the stamped and punched greeting from the Perfect Punches stamp set finished the card. I did add an Early Espresso brad to the greeting layer before popping it up on Stampin' Dimensionals - a little extra bling never hurts!

Did you know that the Perfect Punches greeting set is part of the Online Extravaganza? It sure is! It's on Sale for 40% off the regular price making it only $10.77 for the clear-mount option! That, my stamping friends is what we call a steal! I love the versatility of this stamp set and I really love that each image works with one of our punches making it so quick and easy to use!

So, take a minute and head on over to my Online Stampin' Store and check out ALL the great deals and steals in the Online Extravaganza! While you're there, check out the Clearance Rack too - I saw some fantastic buys on there yesterday that I think you'll love!

Remember, ALL your November purchases from my Online Store will count towards my NEW Robin's Rewards Program that begins on December 1st! Shop now, Save now and get a head start on earning FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise from me! For every $40 merchandise purchase you make, your rewards start to add up into FREE Stampin' Up! goodies! Full details on this program will be published here on November 30th, so be watching!

Have a great Tuesday ya'll! Happy Stampin'!

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  1. Looks great Robin! The Simply Scored is so versatile and I love using it...Will have to give your idea a try.

    I was so glad to finally meet you at the RemARKables Team meeting and to be part of your Workshop much fun.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


  2. Very pretty!! This is on my (long!) list of techniques to try. No one could possibly get bored with stamping with so many things/toys to try, lol!

    Happy Stamping!


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