This is a crazy time of year! While we bid a fond farewell to certain beloved products from this year’s Stampin’ Up! catalog, we also sound a “last chance” alert for those items we still have time to fall in love with. At the same time, we open our arms to new products that will push their way into our stamp rooms. Today’s project combines Designer Series Paper from the 2012-2013 Catalog with a Hostess Stamp Set from the 2013-2014 Catalog. What fun to bring the two together!
This card is reminiscent of a card I made some time ago by drawing lines and adding Basic Jewel Rhinestones. You can see that card here.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Not for the Birds. Although this background paper is bird-themed, every piece of paper in this pack has a side that is not bird-related. Birds on one side, these dotted strings on the other. This side of the paper can be used for almost any occasion. A lot of the Designer Series Papers are designed this way – theme on one side, coordinating patterns on the other. Make sure you check all sides of the papers – don’t turn down a pack of paper because the theme doesn’t appeal to you.
- Colors. Designer Series Papers often include a true shade of the colors they feature, but they often times include a lighter or darker shade of the colors. This Designer Series Paper lists both Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals as colors featured in the design, but the dots on this paper are somewhere between the two colors. I chose to pair the lighter of the two (Primrose Petals) with the dark Island Indigo.
- Embellish it! This paper has several Whisper White dots on it. When I was done with the card, I decided to add little pearls on top of each one. It really adds a lot without a lot of work. The simple strand of ribbon adds another texture with the blink of an eye – OK, maybe it’s more than the blink of an eye, but it’s less than the flick of a wrist.
Stamps Sets: Sweetly Framed Papers: Island Indigo, Primrose Petals, Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Inks: Island Indigo, Primrose Petals Accessories: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Grab a pack of this paper today (it’s marked down to $8.21) before it’s gone. Click here to get it now.
Like I said at the beginning of this post – this is a crazy time of year. Most years, there is a clean cutoff between catalogs – the sales period for one catalog ends one day, and the sales day for the new catalog starts the following. This year, though, there’s a crossover between periods. Beginning around noon on Friday, May 31 through Monday, June 3, orders can be placed from either the 2012-2013 Catalog, the 2013-2104 Catalog and the 2013 Spring Catalog. Isn’t that crazy? It’s crazy and exciting!
Swatch Books and Shares. Don’t forget about my Designer Series Paper Swatch Books and Product Shares. Find out more here.
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