When a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes I tend to get so excited about the new merchandise that some of my older, but still current things get forgotten. I was searching for a set to use that hadn’t seen ink in a while and saw Seaside Shore sitting there so lonely on my shelf. When this set came out I used it constantly. I bet most of you got tired of seeing it all the time but how can you not like those cute little fish?!
I stamped the sentiment twice ~ once onto Marina Mist Cardstock and once onto Soft Sky. Then I cut the middle section out using a dies from the At Home Framelits and put it over the Marina Mist sentiment with Dimensionals.
The Designer Series Paper I used is called Color Theory Paper Stack. It is 6″ x 6″ and you get 48 sheets in the pack. My favorite design is the Ombre look sheets, I thought it went perfectly with the fish because it kink of looks like water.
The other day I was trying to make a card and it just wasn’t coming as planned. I stamped this and stamped that. I cut this and I cut that and nothing seemed to come out as I imagined. This happens sometimes. Well, this happens to me a lot. I get an idea in my head and I just can’t put it on cardstock. The good thing is that I usually keep all the pieces I have stamped and cut to see if I can use them another time. The bad thing is I have a ton of cut images!
A couple of days later, I tried again. I saw these cute little flowers I had cut out using the Bouquet Bunch Framelits. I thought I could make a wreath out of them so I started to look at my stamp sets that had a wreath included. The first set I came across was At Home With You. Of course it was first because I file my stamps alphabetically!
At Home With You is a new stamp set that it in the Annual Catalog. It has matching Framelits called At Home (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle). This set is so cute because there is a door stamp that you can cut the outline out plus it has another die where you can cut the door out on three sides so the door actually opens! How cute is that?!? I didn’t actually do that on this card but I could have.
This card uses the colors of my house and front door (Crumb Cake and Tranquil Tide). The wood background is an new Dynamic Embossing Folder called Pinewood Planks. Dynamic Embossing Folders are thicker and emboss a deeper image into the cardstock.