Thursday, 29 December 2016

International Blog Highlight - December 2016 - Up & Away Retirement Card


Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.

Our theme for this highlight is encouragement as we all need a kind word said to us to build us up.

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The simple front of this card hides a secret!
This is a card that I made for a very valued staff member (they're ALL very valued!) who is retiring this week.  It's a Twist and Pop fun fold .
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The Wild About Flowers stamp set is great for retirement sentiments


I thought the balloons and mountain scenery were appropriate for someone who will probably travel a bit in her retirement.
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Mix and match the Lift Me Up stamp Set, Up & Away Thinlits and Carried Away paper for great results

 I added just a touch of shading with the new Watercolour Pencils and an Aquapainter

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Creating an oblong with a square Stitched Shapes framelit is very easy
The really special bit is inside the card.  Once it has twisted and popped, she'll have photographic mementos of her colleagues and fun times.

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I haven't added to the plethora of tutorials for Twist and Pop cards.  If you've never made one but would like to - just google "Twist & Pop Card" and you'll have plenty to choose from.

If you'd like more information about any of the techniques or products I've used - please feel free to contact me.


The Carried Away Designer Series Paper will be available for FREE from 4th January to 31st March with a purchase of $90.  It matches perfectly with the Lift Me Up Bundle in the new Occasions Catalogue (available 4th January) - so I'm sure you'll want to take advantage of that special offer.

If you live in Australia, don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Distributor, don't yet have a copy of the catalogues but would like to .... do let me know by contacting me.

Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.


'Til next time!
Stephanie

This card has been entered into Jessie Holton's challenge, CTC017.  Click here to link to the challenge and perhaps enter yourself!
 

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12 comments:

  1. I love this Stephanie. So clever to add the photos for a beautiful keepsake card.

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    1. Thank you, Lou. A few people have been retiring so I'm always trying to think of new ways to add photos!

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  2. So thoughtful & gorgeous! I love the pop of pink against the navy! xx

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  3. Awesome card Stephanie, such a wonderful idea to make a twist and pop card with a belly band. Love this set and the colour combinations you've used. :)

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    1. Many thanks! I appreciate your comment!

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  4. Fantastic project Stephanie! Love the Belly band too. The pop and twist card looks amazing with the photos inside what a beautiful gift. Thanks for being part of my international highlights this month! All the best with the voting.

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    1. Thank you, Kylie. I really appreciate your comment.

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  5. Great card, Stephanie! I love your mix of colours & the belly band! Thank you for entering your card into Case This Card this week - Congratulations! You're this week's winner! Please contact me with your address, so I can post your little gift & card - jessie@jessieholton.com xx

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  6. Love, love, love this card. I know what I'm making at our crafty date next time. It's a great gift, too.

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    1. Thanks, Satomi! I'll get the tutorial ready for you! x

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