Special Reason

I was just starting to play with this stamp set called Special Reason when I found out it is retiring on May 31st.  It has a set of matching dies called Stylish Stems, which is also retiring.  This set is different then the usual flower sets.  A couple of the dies actually cut our the negative image of the flowers instead of the positive image.  I didn’t use those dies in this card but you can see how they work in this video.

Don’t forget to check out the 2017 Retirement List by clicking on the button to the right of this post.  Items will go fast and you don’t want to miss out on your favorite.


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Stylish Stems And Free Glimmer Paper

Edit:  I have to apologize about this post.  I had to do a bunch of posts early because Rob was scheduled for some surgery.  This was written before the Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack was sold out.  You could still make this card using Sweet Sugarplum card stock and it would be just as pretty.  Please accept my apologies.

There are only ten more days left for Sale-a-bration.  Last month, Stampin’ Up! added three new products to the free items you can earn.  One of these items is the new Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.  The colors in this pack are gorgeous.  You get four sheets of Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  It is just gorgeous and is my favorite Sale-a-braiton item.  You can get this pack for FREE with a qualifying purchase!

I made this card using the new Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper.  It is hard to catch on camera, but the sparkle is amazing.  I also used new stamp set called Special Reason on this card.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Stylish Stems.  These Framelits are different than normal Framelits.  Instead of cutting out a shape, they cut out the inside of the shape.  I cut out the flower using these Framelits and then cut around the flower using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  They are not in any  catalog right now but are available for purchase.

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