I am a sucker for flower stamps. I think I must own just about every one there is in the new catalog. This time I used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Summer Silhouettes. It was a quick and easy card to make. I didn’t use punches or my Big Shot (can you believe that?). It just required a little stamping, cutting a piece of Designer Series Paper from the pack called Designer Soiree and tying a piece of Coastal Cabana Bakers Twine around it. It could not be much easier than that. Whenever someone says they don’t have time to stamp, I tell them they could make a card in 5 minutes or less! It is true!!
I love the Designer Washi Tape that Stampin’ Up! offers. There are a bunch of new colors and designs that can be used to add a little color to your cards. It is so easy to use and adhere to the cardstock and it matches the colors that Stampin’ Up! has. The Tangerine Tango Washi Tape on this card is from the Retro Fresh set and the Bermuda Bay Washi Tape I used is from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack.
The sentiments stamped on the tag are from Honeycomb Hello. They fit perfectly inside the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. The Bakers Twine is in Tangerine Tango and Bermuda Bay.
The Photopolymer Stamp set called Endless Wishes is now available to order again. When it first appeared it flew out the door like hotcakes. It has been a couple of months now and Stampin’ Up! once again has it in stock. This makes me very happy because I love this set. By the way, I have a sneak peek for you. Do you remember the set called Endless Wishes? It was a Christmas Photopolymer stamp set that lasted about a week before it sold out. I have some great news. Endless Wishes is in the Holiday Catalog that comes out September 1st!
I also used the Project Life Framelits called Cards & Labels to make this card. Even if you are not into scrapbooking or Project Life, you would still love these Framelits.
I saw a card similar to this one on Pinterest and thought it was really cute so I decided to make it but changed it up a bit. I used the stamp set called Petite Petals that has a matching punch also called Petite Petals. I decided to use most of the colors in the Stampin’ Up! Brights Collection to make it bright and cheery. The Designer Series Paper is from the Brights Color Collection Paper Stacks. I love these Paper Stacks because they have 4 sheets of every color in the family. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Yippee Skippee. I thought it was fitting because it looks like a happy card to me!
I have been trying to use different color combinations than my normal ones. You know. I need to get out of my comfort zone sometimes. Normally I would never have put these two colors together (Tempting Turquoise and Elegant Eggplant). I don’t think they look too bad if you want a very bright card! The stamp set I used is called Oh My Goodies and matching the Deco Label Framelits. To get the squiggle I traced it on a piece of light cardboard twice (once for the bottom and once for the top) and then cut it out very carefully. I am not much of a fussy cutter (as they say) but I like the squiggle so I am going to keep that piece of cardboard for future use.
I needed a really quick birthday card this week so I decided to use the Work Of Art stamp set. This is a new set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Well, I guess it is not all that new anymore since I have been using it since I went to the Catalog Premiere in April. That is the best thing about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. You get to see things and own things before anyone else. You all know I am not a patient person so I love getting things early! The Holiday Catalog is coming out on September 1st and as a demonstrator, I was able to see a copy of it early. Then on August 1st I can order from it! I can’t wait! You can be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator too! Just click on my Join Now Button for more information.
Whenever I need a little inspiration I try to either find a card sketch, color combination or challenge that I like. This time I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. Here is what it looks like:
I used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch. I stamped the largest flower in Bermuda Bay and cut it with the matching Framelits called Flower Fair. Then I stamped it again in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie and cut out the smaller sections of the flowers by hand and put them together using Dimensionals. The little flag shape at the bottom is a new Big Shot Die called Party Pennants and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes. That is a stamp set that is not in the catalog but is available for purchase. If you click on the tab at the top of my blog that says “Merchandise Not In The Catalog” you will see a few other items that are not in the catalog but are available to purchase.