Stackin’ ‘Em Up! – a card for a co-worker who got a promotion

Today’s project is for the Paper Players Challenge – a tall and skinny card. It’s the perfect layout as I need to make a card for a co-worker who got a promotion. Actually, it is my boss who just got promoted and she’ll soon be leaving us and moving on to bigger and better places. I quickly added the “Welcome to the Team” stamp set to my order as I knew it would get a workout with my boss leaving, and a new person coming in to take her place. Plus it has several sentiments perfect for co-workers in many situations. You can see the Welcome to the Team stamp set here.

Now let’s take a look at my card:

All Stacked Up for a Promotion -a tall and skinny card by Nancy Gleason for the Paper Players Challenge #460

The tall and skinny layout is perfect for stacking the chairs up. I thought the stacked chairs represented moving up in the world, which is what happens when you get a promotion, right?

The Paper Players Challenge # PP460

Click on the challenge picture to head over the Paper Players blog and play along.

Paper Players Challenge #PP460

Stampin’ Blends were called in to create an ombre effect of office chairs. I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. I’ve been teaching a Stampin’ Blends Color Club Class, once a month for the past 8 months and the more I use them, and work with them, the more I love them! (Spoiler Alert – I’m going to start offering the Stampin’ Blends Color Club Class as an online class! If this interests you, let me know). Take a closer look at the shading and blending:

Stampin' Blends create an ombre effect in the stack of office chairs

The Details

I used a different color of Stampin’ Blends markers on each chair, from the top I used Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pretty Peacock. Using the darkest color on the bottom visually ‘grounds’ your elements. I stamped the chairs in Momento ink (perfect when using the Stampin’ Blends), and the sentiment on a scrap of cardstock. I used my paper snips to fussy cut the sentiment- this made it fit better and gave the visual interest of overhanging the layer as well. A few Glimmer Enamel Dots add some bling.

To create the Tall & Skinny, I started with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 2-3/4″ x 11″ scored and folded in half. Then a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut to 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, and finally Whisper White Cardstock cut to 2-3/8″ x 5-1/8″.

This card was so fun to make! I hope that you enjoy it, and even more so, I hope that I inspired you to make a card like this yourself if you need to make a card for a co-worker who got a promotion. To order any of the supplies I used to make this card, visit my online store here.

If you are placing an order, don’t forget to visit the Clearance Rack, it was just recently re-loaded with lots of items which are available at deep discounts while supplies last.

Update: Purple Posy Ink is now available to order! You can order an individual Purple Posy ink pad, or the 2019-21 InColor Ink Pad Collection.

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Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space. See ya soon! – Nancy

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8 thoughts on “Stackin’ ‘Em Up! – a card for a co-worker who got a promotion

    1. Thanks for such a nice compliment! I just love the Stampin Blends and your layout was just the thing for this stack of chairs.

  1. Nancy, I love your take on the challenge and how fun is this card for your co-worker. Fabulous CAS card. So glad you shared it with us at the Players this week
    Jaydee

  2. Such a fun card, Nancy! I love the stacked chairs and it was such a cute idea to use with the tall and skinny sketch. I’m sure your co-worker loved it. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Thanks Anne Marie! It was fun playing along with the Paper Players again this week. Your talk and skinny challenge stretched me to new heights!

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