Mixed Borders is a stamp set that will be retiring at the end of May. It is such a cute set and I am sorry to see it go. It is a two step stamp set where you use two stamps to make one image. In this case, the border is the two set stamp. The flowers are in Watermelon Wonder (a retiring In Color *sad*) and the leaves are in Emerald Envy. They are really easy to line because the stamps are Photopolymer so you can see through them.
The “Hello” was cut out using the Large Letters Framelits. This set of Framelits is something everyone should own. You can use it to make cards, banners and scrapbook pages. Honestly, although they are a little pricey, they are worth it. You will have them forever and never need another set of letters. You could have a qualifying workshop and get them for half price. You could always join Stampin’ Up! with me and get these letters as part of your Starter Package or you can use your Demonstrator discount to purchase them.
Mixed Borders will be available until May 22nd. After that once it is gone, it is gone for good.
One of my favorites sets in the Annual Catalog is called Mixed Borders. This set a bunch of stamps that can be used as a border, yet they have a space in-between them to put a sentiment in. There are design borders as well as flower and a leaf border. In this card I stamped a border three times. It is easy to do because this set is Photopolymer which means you can see through it so you can stamp exactly where you want. This set also has four different sentiments that fit in the space between both sides of the borders. The dots on the sentiment is also a border stamp.
Don’t forget the 25% Off Stamp Sale this month and the new Stitched Shapes Framelits. You can see them in yesterday’s post.
This year Stampin’ Up! came out with some Copper Embossing Powder. It is really hard to see it in this picture, but this Embossing Powder is gorgeous. A few years ago I did an embossing powder comparison. I took and embossing powder I purchased at the local craft store and compared it to Stampin’ Up! embossing powder. There is quite a difference. You can see this post HERE. This Copper Embossing Powder is no exception.
The sentiments on this card are from the stamp set called Confetti Celebration. The lines are from Mixed Borders. I stamped the border twice and then embossed it.
Buffy has a group of demonstrators that meet once a month to do projects. She was so kind to invite me to the online portion of her group because I don’t really have an active Upline. She gave this group of ladies a color challenge to do. It was to use Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Dapper Denim. Here is the card I made using these colors.
I used a new set from the 2016/2017 called Mixed Borders. It is such a fun stamp set because it has a few border stamp sets that have a space in-between them where you can fit a sentiment. To make the border above I stamped two of them. One is a flower border and the other one is a leaf border. Under the sentiment is a blank spot where I could have stamped “I hope your birthday is amazing” but I chose to put it on a tag. By the way, the tag is from the stamp set called Rose Wonder that has a matching set of Framelits called Rose Garden Thinlits. Then I added the swirl from Swirly Scribbles.
I just love Fridays because it is the day Buffy, Jackie and I have our Stamp Off Challenge. This week the challenge is TIC Tac Toe. You have to pick a column vertically, horizontally or diagonally and make a card using the items in that row. Here is the Tic Tac Toe Board we used.
I used the first column going down (Framelit or Thinlit, In Color and White Perfect Accents). Here is my card:
I did cheat a little with my row. I know. I think I always cheat just a little. I tried a White Perfect Accent in the flower but it didn’t really show up very well so I used a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape. I am sorry, Jackie & Buffy. I know you will forgive me though because you are both awesome like that!
I just love Peekaboo Peach with Pumpkin Pie. They compliment each other so well. The stamp set I used for the leaves is called Falling Flowers. The flowers are from the Flourish Thinlits Dies and the sentiment is from Mixed Borders.
Now let’s go check out what Buffy and Jackie made. I can’t wait to see. They always make gorgeous creations!