Alaska Incentive Trip Card Swap
It has been one busy week since I returned from the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska. It was a wonderful trip with so much to tell you, just need to find the time to share it all! In the meantime, I definitely want to share the Alaska Incentive Trip Card Swap I created. Using one of the new holiday stamp set, Stylish Christmas, I was very happy with the end result!
With my Holiday Card Club starting in July, I knew creating this card for club as well as for the card swap was a great idea. I love the fold on this particular card. I also love how I used several of the stamps from the set to complete the look. The hardest part was picking a color palette. With the return of Mossy Meadow, I knew it would be perfect for the holly leaves. Next I selected Merry Merlot because I had not created anything with the new color. Not wanting to use Crumb Cake (I tend to like this color A LOT) I chose Sahara Sand as the 3rd color. Stamping began and I added a few soft colors for the snow flakes with Balmy Blue and Powder Pink.
To create my card, which I often refer to this fold as the “Bonnie Fold” requires one piece of card stock! That is one of the reason I love this fold. There is not a lot of card stock involved and yet the finished product looks polished!
- cut card base at 4 1/4″ x 11′
- score at 5 1/2″
- with the 11″ across the top, cut off 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece from on end. This is the piece you will use on the front of your card
- cut Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″
- cut 2 pieces of Whisper White 2 1/2″ x 4″
Once all your card stock is cut you can now begin the stamping! The holly leaves, as I mentioned were stamped in Mossy Meadow and the poinsettia was stamped in Merry Merlot. I will mention, the new ink pads have been well inked and I found that I had to move the ink around for a better stamped image. How did I so that? I took a`plastic card (hotel room key, rewards card) and went back and forth across the ink pad as well as up and down. Here’s a picture I took when I made the poinsettia in the Poppy Parade color for my Stampers Dozen Blog Hop July 2018 post.
The Alaska Card Swap:
The first day on the cruise ship, I dropped off my 25 card swaps and was handed back 25 cards later in the week. The selection below are the cards I received. What a great assortment of cards to share with my customers.
Bonus Days are back and if you are unfamiliar with what this promotion is, I am here to tell you, you will love it! For the month of August, whenever you spend $50 you receive a $5 coupon to be used on a September purchase! YAY!!! Stock up on supplies by shopping my online store this month and next month use your coupons to purchase items from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog. That’s right, the holiday catalog will be here soon!
This upcoming week I plan on posting more from my Alaska trip as well as the other 2 note cards from my Holiday Card Club Class for July.
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