This week I’ve enjoyed sharing the memories of my trip to Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 OnStage and a project with some new products I picked up in Orlando. Today I’m going back to some amazing products that are new this month – and that you can buy today. Yay! For this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I stamped with Happiness Surrounds and cropped a gorgeous frame with Snowfall Thinlits Dies – two of the items in Stampin’ Up!’s Limited Time Snowflake Showcase release. To learn more, click here. Here’s my card:
- Happiness Surrounds. I love Donna’s sketch – I mimicked her pattern with Coastal Cabana strips on a Daffodil Delight base – easy. I really wanted to showcase product from the Snowflake Showcase Limited-Time Release (available in November or while supplies last). I’ve showcased the Snow is Glistening stamp set a couple of times, so I (naturally) reached for the beautiful Happiness Surrounds photopolymer stamp set. The set is the Spring-themed companion to the Christmas set that also coordinates with the dies. Here’s a look at the Happiness Surrounds stamp set:And here’s a look at the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits Dies – it’s brilliant that the dies can be used for the Holiday s AND Spring:
- Sweet Layers. This simple card is made with SEVEN layers of cardstock and three layers of Stampin’ Dimensionals. It’s funny to me how a card can be piled up with cardstock layers but stay clean and classic. I’m OK with this giant die looking like a snowflake (my choice for cropping it in white), but it’s really a classic shape. In a different color, it’s just a beautiful frame for the sentiment.I love a white border – especially against bold colors. A white circle frames the 2-1/2″ Circle punch of Fresh Fig. That circle is mimicked around the focal panel of the card.
- Color Combinations with Mary. I started this card with an unexpected combination of Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight – it’s a combination I’ve used before and loved very much. I was on the phone with Mary Fish at the time (how cool am I?) and I whined about how harsh the Cajun Craze was. She suggested Crumb Cake, which I use a lot, and offered Fresh Fig as an alternative. If you like this combination of Fresh Fig, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight, save this:Here’s the tip from this experience – when you are stuck, just call Mary Fish. I’ll be happy to send you her phone number if you don’t have it stored in your phone.
Stamp Sets: Happiness Surrounds Papers: Fresh Fig, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White Inks: Whisper White Craft Accessories: Snowfall Thinlits Dies, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. The challenge goes live at 10am EST.
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Snowflake Showcase – Order Today!
Stampin’ Up!’s new collection of amazing products – Snowflake Showcase – is now available. You don’t want to miss out on these goodies (they are available from November 1 to November 30 – or while supplies last)! Click on the picture below to learn more:
Join Us for a Holiday One-for-One Card Swap. It’s that time of year – as you are making your Fall, Christmas and Winter cards, I want you to send me one so I can send you one back. Your card for my One-for-One Swap needs to arrive in my mailbox by November 16, so I hope you’ll start working on your card now. <3
To learn more about my One-for-One Card Swap, click here.
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