Every year Stampin’ Up! organise an Incentive Trip for demonstrators who earn enough points through their sales and team building. Next year the trip is to Thailand and for the first time, I’m very, very close to earning the trip! But I need to earn a few more points and I have to do it by 11 pm on Friday, 30th September 2016 – yes, tomorrow!
I’ve made a special offer to all my customers, which I’d like to share here with anyone who doesn’t already have a SU demonstrator and who would like to place an order via my online shop: www.janbcards.stampinup.net . The offer is that I will refund the delivery charge for all online orders placed by 9 pm tomorrow evening (minimum spend is £25.00). If the order is over £100, I will ALSO refund 10% of the cost of the order. I have set up a special Hostess Code, so customers will also receive a Hostess Gift. The Hostess Code is AZNEXXZJ and it’s very important that this is quoted when an order is being placed. (Unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! rules only allow me to sell to addresses in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Austria and Germany).
Is today’s card too simple? I kept going to put some Designer Series Paper (DSP) on a layer of Cherry Cobbler, as a strip across the middle, and then I tried the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP instead of the plain Whisper White Cardstock. To create the Eskimo, I used Basic Black Archival Ink and stamped one onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock which I punched out using the Cookie Cutter Punch. The second one I stamped onto a piece of a Cherry Cobbler Pattern from the This Christmas DSP. I fussy cut this Eskimo out and removed the half moon shape of the face. I adhered the body and the head to the punched out Eskimo and coloured the face using a Marker Pen.
I used my white gel pen and coloured the white trim around the hood, the cuffs and the bottom of the jacket. I adhered the Eskimo to a some Whisper White Cardstock that I’d die cut using the Layering Oval Framelets Dies, and layered this onto a scalloped oval, that I’d die cut from the same set of dies, of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. I wrapped a piece of 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon Cherry Cobbler ribbon around the top layer and adhered it at the back with SNAIL. I adhered the two layers and the card base together using Tombow. I used Dimensionals to adhere the Eskimo to the card front.
Using Cherry Cobbler Ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set and cut it out by hand. Then I attached it to the card front using Dimensionals. I
was tempted to use the white Mica Flakes or possibly Dazzling Diamonds
on the white fluffy trims but decided to leave it as it was. I’m happy with the clean and simple look of this card but it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea!
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Good Luck! I am in USA so can't order. Hope you make it!!!! Love your Eskimo, it is the best I've seen.
Hi, Paowens11. Many thanks for your good wishes! I'm pleased you like my Eskimo too. I kept putting off using him/her (?) because I'm not much of a painter! ☺
Happy crafting, JanB.
sheron Egolf says
I think your card is delightful! I love all your designs. I am also in the States and can not buy from you. I was bummed when I realized that I can't. Good Luck!
Hi, Sheron. I'm pleased you like my Eskimo! It is a real shame we can't sell cross-border. Many thanks for your good wishes. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Ina Nelson says
I live in Canada so I can't help you. I really hope you make it. You have one of the best sites and every morning I look to see what you have made. Love the instructions you give. Good luck.
Hi, Ina. You're so very kind, thank you. I'm so pleased you get so much pleasure from my blog. ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Ina Nelson says
I'm not sure if I deleted my previous comment. But I am hoping you make the trip. I love your site and watch every morning. Your instructions are always so clear and I love what you do. Good luck.
I am also in the USA, so I can't help either.I'm a demo, but I would order anyway if could. Your blog and videos give me so much inspiration.
Hi, Leslie. It's such a lovely warm feeling knowing there are lots of people who would help me if they could – I really appreciate your kind thoughts. I'm so pleased you find my blog and videos inspiring! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.