Hello Friend

As you all probably know by now, I love wreath stamps.  I have purchased every single one that Stampin’ Up! has produced and I will never give them up.  I don’t know why I love them so much but it is what it is.  The wreath in Hello Friend is one of my favorites that I own.  It is super easy to stamp and you can decorate it any way you wish.  In this case, I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  The flowers were just the right size and I love the font in this set.  It is elegant but fun too.  The best part is this stamp set has matching dies called Bouquet Bunch Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

The colors I used for this card are Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I also used the Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.  Using ribbon is part of my new catalog resolution.  I am not doing as well as I wished but I am getting better!

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Hello Friend With New Champagne Foil Sheets

Sometimes it is hard to see some of the new products in the 2017 Holiday Catalog because each picture is jam packed with so many new things that it is easy to overlook some of the smaller items.  The new Champagne Foil Sheets are one of these items.  I almost missed the because the catalog only shows a small corner and because they are right next to the gold Foil Snowflakes you might assume these are gold too.  Nope!  They are this super soft, beautiful color.  They are a light gold and so pretty.  Let’s all hope that Stampin’ Up! carries them over to the new catalog next year!

I have to admit I used a lot of product on this card but there is nothing there that you should not own already  The sentiment is from Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with a kit but you can still buy it separately if you like it.  The background is a 3D Embossing Folder called Layered Leaves.  I also used the 2 1/4″ Punch and the Layering Circles Dies.  Last but not least, the leaf is from Seasonal Layers.  Now listen carefully.  If you don’t buy another thing, you need to buy this set of dies and the matching stamp set called Colorful Seasons.  It is perfect for every season and you will use it all the time!

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Colorful Seasons

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall.  The leaves in this area are just starting to turn.  Fall is a  beautiful time in Northern New York because the leaf colors are always so bright and beautiful.  Occasionally, we have a dull Fall because of the weather but for the most part it is gorgeous.  I never know why it is dull sometimes.  Some say it is because there is too much rain.  Others say it is because it is too dry.  I think Mother Nature and other powers above just decide that Fall will be dull and there is no rhyme or reason to it.

Last year we went to Denver in September.  One day we took a trip up to the mountains.  It was a guided tour because we didn’t have a car so we went with some other people.  There was a woman in our group that constantly talked about seeing the yellow Aspens.  “I hope they are yellow now.”  “I hope we can see the Aspens.”  “Where are the Aspens?”  I am thinking to myself who cares about yellow Aspens?  We have bright yellows, bright oranges and bright reds.  Just yellow trees?  How boring!  Then I found out she was from Texas.  Apparently trees don’t turn yellow (or any color other than brown) in Texas in the Fall so yellow was very exciting to her.  It made me realize how lucky we are.  I started pointing out the Aspens to her and she was so excited.

I made this Fall card using the stamp sets called Colorful Seasons for the leaves and Hello Friend for the sentiment.  I love big sentiments so you are going to see this one a  lot!  The splatters are from Timeless Textures.  I felt like the card needed something although after adding the splatters, I am not so sure it did.

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Hello Friend Sketch Challenge

Today I decided to participate in the Craft Project Central July Card Sketch #73.  Here is the sketch:

As usual I took a couple of liberties with the sketch.

I used the stamp set called Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with the card kit called Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit, although I didn’t use the kit.  You can buy the stamp set separately if you wish.  It is an adorable set.  I love the wreath and the bold sentiment.

I stamped the wreath in Lemon Lime Twist and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim over the wreath.

The Designer Series Paper is called Eastern Palace Specialty and I used the Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.

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Hello Friend

This is the third card we made at our monthly Stamp Club meeting last week.  It uses a new stamp set from the 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  It is called Hello Friend.  This stamp set goes with a card kit called Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit.  You don’t have to purchase the kit (but, of course, it is gorgeous so you might want to) because the two items are sold separately.  This card was not made from the kit.  As you know, I love big, bold sentiments so I knew I had to have this set.  I love the wreath which can be used alone or with the flowers.

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