Today I am sharing a fresh, light 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ card (9″ x 2-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/2″ to create a card that’s the same size as a Narrow Note Card). This card is cut and scored to be a top-folded, portrait card and uses a whole bunch of fun, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. Here’s my card:
- Beauty Abounds. The star of this show is this array of flowers that are stamped in black ink on a Daffodil Delight gingham paper. Here’s a look at the sentiments and images in the sure-to-be-a-fan-favorite Beauty Abounds Bundle:The two big dies (each has five butterflies) layer on top of each other for a gorgeous effect. Here’s a sample from the Occasions Catalog of how these dies work together:
- Let’s Get Together. If the array of flowers is the star of this card, then the single butterfly and sentiment are award-winning supporting actors. Here’s a closer look at these two:The butterfly is stamped with Butterfly Gala stamp set and punched with the Butterfly Duet punch. I colored the sweet butterfly (the smallest of two in the stamp set and punch) with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, allowing the colors to blend and bleed inside the butterfly. Here’s a look at the Butterfly Gala Bundle:To create a simple sentiment on this small card, I reached for Part of My Story, a Sale-a-Bration option in 2019. Here’s a look at the Part of My Story cling mount stamp set that’s filled with sentiments suggested by demonstrators:I masked “Let’s get together” from “Let’s get together & giggle” by placing tape over the parts of the stamp I didn’t want for my card, inking the stamp and then removing the tape before stamping on Thick Whisper White. Here’s what happens when you complete the first two parts but forget to remove the tape before stamping down:
- I Love Designer Series Paper! That’s no secret! My card features two panels of Designer Series Paper (one from the 2018 Annual Catalog and one from the 2019 Occasions Catalog). The small panel at the center of my card is the small Daffodil Delight gingham pattern from Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of paper:The background is the Grapefruit Grove thatched pattern from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of paper:
Bundles: Butterfly Gala Stamp Sets: Beauty Abounds, Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story Papers: Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral) Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch, Classic Label punch, Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. I released my 2019 Occasions Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books yesterday. If you’d like to sign up (and I know you do) or want more information about the offering, please CLICK HERE.
Clearance Rack Update. Stampin’ Up! loaded up some goodies in the Clearance Rack this week – and lots of them have already sold out. If you haven’t already taken a look, please do so! Lots of items you love at a wee, bitty price. Click below to see what’s on sale:
Year-End Closeout & Other Information. Stampin’ Up! kicked off the Year-End Closeout last week! Many retiring items are being sold on a while-supplies-last basis. If you want to read more about the sale and retiring items, please CLICK HERE. If you are ready to peruse the list of retiring items (these items will only be available while supplies last), the click on the link below to see the items in my online store:
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