My inspiration came from two places, Shopping Our Stash challenge blog and the new June 2012-May 2013 Stampin' Up! catalog, p.41. Shopping Our Stash encourages using old stash. The Bazzill card stock (black, light grey, and dark grey), the metallic gold card stock, the heavy vellum, and the "Happy Anniversary" Class-A-Peel sticker have been in my stash for years. Seriously, all except the Bazzill is from the late 1990s. I "updated" the card with some baker's twine and Imaginisce gems, both of which have been in my stash for a year or two.
The champagne glasses were cut with my Cricut "Sweethearts" cartridge. I didn't think I *needed* that cartridge, and now I am so glad I have it. (Thanks for enabling me, Court!) Last autumn a customer (Heidi) asked me if I would make her wedding invitations. I told her I don't do wedding invitations since stationery stores can emboss and engrave beautiful cards at a fraction of the cost; not to mention all of that mass-production. But she pleaded that she wanted something different. Heidi has been buying my cards for over four years, so it was hard to say "no." Then she told me it was a small wedding and that she only wanted 25 invites. How could I turn her down? Besides, it was a GREAT excuse to decide that I needed to purchased the Cricut "Sweethearts" cartridge for my collection.
I saw a sample card in the SU catalog using the "Embellished Events" stamp set that includes a stamp image of a champagne glass and "celebrate" and "congratulations" sentiments; I literally have hundreds of stamps and I really try not to buy more, but I loved the idea of the sample card in the catalog. I grabbed my "Sweethearts" cartridge and found this cut of a pair of champagne glasses. Perfect.
This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is "Stuck on Stickers." My sentiment is a sticker and arguably the Imaginisce gems are stickers? Perhaps that is a bit of a stretch, but there is adhesive on the back :) I hope you will dig out your stickers and check out the inspiration at SOS. I think it is so rewarding to create a card out of ancient supplies.