Each time I have sat down to make a card this past week, I tell myself, “Brian, use your favorite items from the Annual Catalog. It’s true – you have some great new items from the Holiday Catalog, but the Annual Catalog is still so new.” I have so many products from the Annual Catalog that have remained untouched – they are still new, but the Holiday Catalog items are NEWER and SO MUCH FUN!
Here’s a card I made with some new products from the Holiday Catalog:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Home for Christmas. Let’s talk about this gorgeous paper that is sure to be on the top of your list from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. The catalog explains the Home for Christmas suite of products as images that “evoke the nostalgic feelings of Christmas past.” I want to take it one step further – this incredible Designer Series Paper reminds me of the wrapping paper you would have found at Grandma’s house 40 years ago. It’s not vintage. It’s not modern. It’s what my childhood memories look like. The sentiment, created with a combination of words from Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set is decidedly NOT nostalgic, but it works well with the rest of the card. Here’s a peak at the page of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper from which I snipped this adorable Santa:
- Building Simple Layers. With so many whimsical and fun papers in this pack of printed papers, I wanted to carefully pick patterns that wouldn’t fight with this adorable Santa. I didn’t want him to get washed into a sea of red, so I strategically placed him against this Mossy Meadow with its mistletoe pattern. What fun! The bold candy cane pattern made for a nice, contrasting base piece on this layout.
- Color Combination. I just love the colors used throughout this Designer Series Paper – there are unexpected colors like Mint Macaron and Pacific Point that play a key role in its beauty. For this card, I focused on three colors that I quite love: Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Very Vanilla. Yes, the circle is Very Vanilla (even though the picture looks like it’s the same color as Santa’s white beard). If you like this combination, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Papers: Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Very Vanilla Inks: Mossy Meadow, Real Red Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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