Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!!

Now that I have that old annoying song from the 80's going through your mind, I have to share my awesome news. I won the May Demo contest from Stampin' UP! for a dry embossed card I made. I took a very poor scan of the card before I popped it in the mail, so that will have to do to show you the card, but it was so much prettier in real life. I am so psyched. Ask my husband and he will tell you the total happy dance I did when I got the message off my phone. I get to pick 3 stamps sets of my choice from the current catalogs. Hmmm. Alphabet sets, Live your dream, and ABC accessories maybe. I'll have to think hard and long about this one. Anyway, I know it's not super nice to toot your own horn too much, but I had to share something that made my day. I am going stir crazy in my house getting it ready to sell, and this was a welcome little pick me up.

Supplies I used:
Pick a petal classy brass, pretties kit, berry bliss paper, pretty in pink and chocolate chip paper, and chocolate satin ribbon from the Tapestry ribbon originals, paper piercer, and the nursery necessities and god's blessings sets. Oh, and I used the pretty in pink and close to cocoa inks.

I cut two card fronts, lined up the classy brass template on both to get the circle scalloped edge and dry embossed it. Then I carefully cut it out, and then like a crisscross card, glued the two card bases together to get a gate fold style card. Lined the inside with designer paper, put my greeting in, and then tied it up with ribbon, added the pretties flower (I colored it with pastels), added the hatpin, and voila. I am running a little low on current SU! stamps so I made this a baby card, but it would be awesome as a wedding day card. Just didn't have a current Mr. and Mrs. stamp that was from SU!.


Sara in WI said...

Congratulations! When do we get to see the card? You must be very excited....and should be, too!
Sara in WI

Stampin' Malia said...

Congrats, Melissa! That's great! Very exciting for you! Pretty card:)