One of the best things about making your own cards is that you can make them to suit the recipient and even to match the gift as I have done here for the birthday present I gave my friend Chris on Friday night! Chris has a bit of a tea cup/coffee mug fettish like myself and after recently breaking some cups said she had regretted not buying the set she saw in Victoria's Basement in the QVB when we were in Sydney. I regret not buying a lot of stuff I saw in that place, it was amazing! So I saw these mugs and bought a set of 4 for Chris knowing immediately the card I was going to make to go with them! I used the Cheep Talk stamp set which is on special for 20% off until 31st July. I have used Going Grey textured cardstock, Basic grey cardstock and Whisper White cardstock and Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Basic Grey and Basic Black inkpads plus the 2 step extra large bird punch (all products by Stampin' Up!). Bordering Blue and Going Grey are two of the colours that will be retiring at the end of August as well. See below for the other stamps that are on special this month:
Two Step Stampin' Sale116386 pg 39 Loads of Love was $39.95 now $31.96
116342 pg 42 Big Bold Birthday** was $53.95 now $43.16
115860 pg 78 A Rose Is a Rose** was $66.95 now $53.56
116332 pg 86 Playful Petals** was $52.95 now $42.36
115770 pg 98 Cheep Talk was $47.95 now $38.36
115946 pg 115 Wonderful Favourites was $39.95 now $31.96
119187 pg 14* Tiny Tags (wood-mount) was $38.95 now $31.16
118592 pg 14* Tiny Tags (clear-mount) was $28.95 now $23.16
119163 pg 31* Cottage Garden (wood-mount) was $32.95 now $26.36
120003 pg 31* Cottage Garden (clear-mount) was $24.95 now $19.96
*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
**Retiring stamp sets!
Contact me before 31st July if you would like any of the above sets. I think I might just head out to the shops this afternoon and buy one of those mugs for myself!