Marquee Messages-Stampin’ Up!

One of the very fun stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog is Marquee Messages, and it was a gift to those of us who attended On Stage (aka Convention in Salt Lake City in April–I love free stamps!).  Having your custom message literally "up in lights" on a marquee is a great way to express yourself and love on someone special.  Although the actual sign is really cool, I wanted to use the words only–they are a really trendy font.  And my current favorite In Color is Flirty Flamingo which is part of how this card was born.


 Marquee Messages-Stampin' Up!The basic elements and color scheme were originally on the project bags for my recent Training Event aka stamp camp in San Antonio. (Scroll down to see the bags.) I wanted to use my favorite In Color Flirty Flamingo and the new doilies–they are a bit smaller than the previous ones, more intricate details in the lace, and an off-white .  I also wanted to use that lovely new Natural Ribbon with the gold thread.  Do you ever create projects this way?  Where you have a set of items you want to use?  Creativity comes in many ways…

I love the fact that Marquee Messages is a photopolymer stamp set.  Since I can totally see through the stamps, it makes for super easy placement.  I was making a bunch of these, so I just cut out the tags on the Big Shot, then stamped and sponged.  That was quicker and easier than stamping first.  And I'm always looking for shortcuts:)

The project bags are here as well.  I needed something to hold all the precut project supplies for my event and didn't have enough of the kraft bags with handles that I often use.  But I do love lunch sacks!  Maybe they remind me of the good things of childhood like peanut butter sandwiches and apples and a homemade cookie inside, shared with friends in the lunchroom at school:)  Anyway, they have so many uses and are cheap!  And they are nostalgic.  And they are a blank canvas for creativity.  I love them:)  So I normally have lots of these on hand.  So the bag came before the card, and the is my creative journey with these projects.

Awesome Bag  

That's it for today.  I hope you like my Flirty Flamingo creations and are inspired in your own creativity.  Make something pretty today!  It will feed your soul:)







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