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Monday, June 20, 2011

Salute to McIlroy

Did you happen to watch the US Open yesterday? Thats golf for those of you who don't follow the sport. Rory McIlroy won the tournament, by a huge lead. He is a very promising young player (only 22) who is as gracious and charming as he is talented. This card is a salute to his victory.

The card is also a sneak peak at some new product that will be in the catalog coming July 1st. To make the grass I just tore some paper and sponged the torn edge. The hole is the Small Oval Punch (#120908). To make the golf ball I embossed white paper using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and punched the circle with the 3/4" circle punch. To make it look like a golf ball I displayed the debossed side!

Now the flag pole is just a strip (1/8") of black paper. The Flag itself is from a new stamp set called Pennant Parade and this set goes with a new punch called Perfect Pennants. The sentiment is from a stamp set called Happy Greetings which is in the summer mini-catalog.

This stamp set is available in both wood mount or clear mount. I see so many possibilities for this set. I love the elegance of the Happiness Always. The sentiment I used on this card - Congrats - is a sentiment for graduations, promotions, retirements, awards, special achievements . . . . . And remember you don't have to use the whole stamp, if you ink with markers you can select just part of the stamp. I considered using just the "way to go" part on this card and then decided to use the whole stamp. What do you think of the font for the word Thanks; inking with markers you could use just the word Thanks or just the word friend. This set is really so very versatile.

This sentiment set is in the current Summer Mini-Catalog. Sadly it did not make it into the new catalog so its only available until the end of August. To order this sentiment set or any other stamping supplies, go to my online store.  While there be sure to check the lists of retiring stamps and accessories. Remember that the stamps that are retiring from the main catalog are available only until the end of June, 10 more days and then they're gone! DO NOT DELAY! The retiring accessories are only available while supplies last.

Contact me with any questions. To ensure that Stampin’UP! does have the stock to fill your order, I suggest that you place your order online. By placing the order yourself you can be assured that the product is available and you can have it shipped directly to your house.

Happy Stamping

--Katie

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