Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saying Farewell - Of The Earth Tri-Fold Card

Happy Saturday Everyone,
Yes, I am back and on a weekend to boot. I just had to share this card I created today with you all. It is my way of saying farewell to some of my favorites before they disappear for good. Remember, the products listed on the Last Chance Retirement Lists will retire after June 30th, so don't wait too long.
(Note: Products on the Last Chance Accessories List are only available while supplies last and already many products have sold out. Check the List by clicking on the Last Chance Accessories Icon on my Sidebar to see the latest list of available products.)
Now normally in June we are all sad because we have to say goodbye to our 6 In Colors but this year things are a little different. With Stampin' Up's Color Renovation we will have changes in the core colors available and instead of 4 Color Families (with 12 colors in each family), we will have 4 Color Collections (with 10 colors in each).
As part of the Color Renovation, Stampin' Up decided to add 3 of this year's In Colors to the core color collection. This means that Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede will still be available after July 1st.
Sadly, we will have to say goodbye to the remaining 3 In Colors of Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango (Sniff, Sniff). I will really miss these 3 colors and I have found myself using them repeatedly over the past year. The good news is that we will have 5 brand new In Colors starting July 1st and I will have the chance to find some new favorites to play with.
Today's card is created using the Tri-Fold technique and I discovered this wonderful card design by chance when I was visiting one of my favorite blogs, Chic'n Scratch, which has all the wonderful creations of Stampin' Up Demonstrator Angie Kennedy Juda. She has an incredible library of videos that are easy to follow and will have you creating in no time. You can see her version of the Tri- Fold Card here.
The stamp set I chose to decorate my card is the Level 1 Hostess Set, Of The Earth, which is a beautiful stamp set and so versatile that I have found many uses for it over the past year. With this card design, I was able to use this set to create the background for the side panels, the focal design on the front as well as the soft shadow images on the inside of the card. Only the sentiment came from a different stamp set (Watercolor Trio Stamp Set in the Summer Mini Catalog).
The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock and I chose this neutral because I really wanted to showcase the Bermuda Bay color. The side panels were created using Bermuda Bay Classic ink on Bermuda Bay Cardstock for a pretty tone on tone effect.
For the main focal design, I used the In Color Markers and colored directly on the stamp with the brush tip. I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango for the Butterfly and Bermuda Bay for the stems and leaves. Once I had colored the stamp, I huffed air onto the stamp to activate the ink and then stamped the image on Very Vanilla cardstock. Next I created a Faux Border by sponging Crushed Curry Classic Ink around the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock with a sponge dauber.
For the inside of the card, I used Sahara Sand Classic ink to stamp the same image as the front of the card on to the Very Vanilla cardstock to create a soft shadow effect. The sentimet, funnily enough, was also stamped with Sahara Sand Classic ink but I must have forgotten to clean my stamp properly so it had a tinge of Melon Mambo to it, which I actually like.
So there you have it. A creative and colorful card that can be used for many occasions and is very simple to create. Now the Bermuda Bay cardstock has sold out in the individual packs of cardstock but you can still purchase the In Color Assorted Cardstock (while supplies last) that includes 6 sheets of each of the 6 In Colors in the 8.5 x 11 pack (total 36 sheets) and 4 sheets of each of the 6 In Colors in the 12 x 12 pack (total 24 sheets).
Plus, more good news. The 8.5 x 11 assorted In Color cardstock is 25% off the original price, as is the Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay Classic Ink pads. Also the In Color Markers are also 25% off, so now is a great opportunity to pick up these wonderful products and get great savings at the same time.
As for the Of The Earth stamp set, you can earn this Level 1 Hostess set by hosting a party with a minimum of $150 in sales. This can easily be done with a Catalog party by sharing the news of the great savings going on now with the Last Chance Retirement Lists with your friends and family. Contact me for more details on how you can earn this wonderful free Hostess set and the additional free Hostess benefits.
Or host a party and invite your friends and I will show you how easy it is to create this stunning card that you will be able to create yourself plus other great ways to create with Stampin' Up products. Contact me today to select your party date.
Or, you can place an order of at least $150 either online through my Online Store or by contacting me to place your order. You will also qualify for additional benefits to earn free Stampin' Up products. Contact me today to learn more.
But remember, you only have until June 30th. All orders must be placed by 11:50pm on June 30th, and I recommend that you don't wait until the last minute. 
Now, there is one last way that you can earn this stamp set for free. I have one "Of the Earth" stamp set that you can have the chance to win. All you have to do is place an order of $30 (not including S&H and taxes) or more with me either through my Online Store or by contacting me to place your order by June 30th. For every $40 (not including S&H or Taxes) you will receive an additional chance, so if you purchase is $40 in Stampin' Up products you will be entered once in the draw. If you purchase $80 you will be entered twice and $120 will give you three chances. I will draw the winning name on July 1st from the qualifying entries.
Don't forget to download the Last Chance Retirement Lists from my Sidebar on my blog or visit the promotions page on my Website here for the links. Remember that there are selected products on the Last Chance Accessories List that are discounted 25-50% and the Decor Elements Last Chance List contains products with discounts of 25%. Now is the perfect time to purchase fantastic Stampin' Up products and save!
Contact me if you have any questions or problems and I will be happy to help you. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Until Next Time.
Happy Shopping,
Tricia Butts

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Clearance rack for more great savings! Up to 60% discount on discontinued Stampin' Up products that available in limited supply. These items can only be ordered online through my Online Store on my Stampin' Up website here: Just click Shop Now to get started.

Supply List:
Stamp Sets: Of The Earth (Level 1 Hostess Set), Watercolor Trio (Summer Mini Catalog)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Accessories: In Color Markers, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Fiskars Paper Cutter, Bone Folder


  1. Wonderful card you've made! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

  2. I just had to leave a comment to say very cute card but I thought the inside just looks awesome. I know it is simple but the shadow effect is very pretty and perfect for the card. TFS!