You’ve already heard me say this (or maybe you read the words I’ve written) – the Holiday Catalog is AMAZING! If you haven’t yet seen it, then you are in for a treat! While there are so certainly many products that are perfect for all of the Fall Holidays, there are also others that work well at all times of the year. Here’s a card I made with the Confetti Stars Punch:
And here’s the banner from Nance Leedy’s four-color challenge at The Paper Players:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- FOUR! Nance wasn’t messing around when she threw down the gauntlet on this color challenge – four colors. Four. On top of that, two pinks, a yellow and a gray. Nice job, Nance! While I was initially overwhelmed by the challenge, I quickly reminded myself that they don’t call it a challenge for nothing, right? I knew that if I used all four, they couldn’t be used equally, so I minimized the use of Blushing Bride.
- A Spattering of White. When all the panels were cut and punched, I needed “something” to add interest to the card. Even with a mess-ton (that’s Southern for “a lot”) of stars, there’s still something missing – isn’t the crazy? I decided to run a piece of Whisper White card stock through the punch and then picked a couple of the punched-out stars to fill-in random stars. I think the white stars add a visual appeal here, almost like the stars are twinkling.
- Dimensions. These three panels add a solid background to this card. You like when I give you dimensions, so I’m happy to share today. Each of these three panels measures 5″ long and 1-1/4″ tall. Underneath each, is a 5″ strip of Blushing Bride or Calypso Coral card stock, trimmed just shy of 1-1/4″.
Stamp Sets: Pictogram Punches Papers: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Basic Gray, Whisper White Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Confetti Stars Punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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RETIRED STAMPS SALE IN ATLANTA
Deb Cozzone, Pam Morris and I are hosting a Retired Stamp Sale at Deb’s home in Roswell, Georgia. We’ll have food, make-and-takes, and lots of entertainment. BUT…the real reason for the event is to get together with you (and to load our retired stamp sets and supplies into your car at bargain basement prices). The event will be tomorrow night, August 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 in Roswell, Georgia (just north of Atlanta). If you are in the Atlanta area, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us, and I’ll send over Deb’s address. Won’t you join us?