What is Easter without a Dip Dyed Egg?

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Hello, Peeps!  (That is a little Easter greeting!!)

Before I get to my sample, I wanted to give you all a heads’ up.  As you know, Stampin’ Up! catalogs last for a year (well , the big ones anyway).  At the end of that year, a boatload of stuff gets retired to make way for the new goodies coming.  Well–that day is coming!  On Monday, Stampin’ Up! will release it’s list of retiring items.  BUT–unlike in the past, EVERYTHING on this list is first come, first serve and they will run out!–Everything!  Even STAMPS, this year.  SOOOOOO–here is my suggestion to you:   Get up on Monday and check out the retiring list.  Make your list of “Can’t live withouts” and order it immediately on my site (“Shop Now“) using this hostess code:  XZM2CY2M

Your order will ship right away so you won’t be disappointed that your “can’t live without” was everybody else’s “gotta have”.

Today, I have for you a card that my club members did this past month.  It uses the “Dip Dye” method and I think when you see it, you will immediately thing of your own egg dying experiences.

Here it is:blog april17

To get this effect, you simply ink up your white cardstock (I HIGHLY recommend Stampin’ Up!’s Whisper White—and not just because I sell it.  It really stamps wonderfully—better than your average cardstock!) using “direct to paper” (Translate:  Stamp your inkpad right on to the paper).  Next, use a darker color and repeat a little lower on the paper.  Finally, find your most egg-shaped punch and punch it out!

If you don’t own the Fringe scissors (yet!), order them!  But in the meantime, just start cutting with your regular scissors.  It will take longer (5 times longer, in fact) but it will work.

Finally, I know you are all wondering why I am using a retired item on my card.   Two reasons—Three, really:

1.  You can still get this embossing folder  on the clearance rack!  Boo yah!

2.  Some of you own it and need to be reminded to get it out and use it.

3.  It should have never been retired in the first place!  Just sayin’!

Ok–If I can help you out with any of the supplies used for this card–or any other card for that matter, just call on me.  I am happy to help.

Supplies:

Stamp SetDelightful Dozen

Paper and Ink:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green

OtherCloudy Day embossing folder (on sale!), Big Shot, Fringe Scissors, Egg Oval Punch

 

 

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