Here we are – it’s the last day of 2018. While it’s been a rough year on many counts, there have also been many wonderful things about the year. I look forward to seeing what 2019 has to offer and hope (regardless of how good or bad 2018 was) that it’s a much better year for everyone. Here’s my card for the last day of 2018:
- Needlepoint Nook. If you know your way around a embroidery hoop, then the products in Stampin’ Up!’s Needlepoint Nook Suite are certainly going to be on your wish list from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. Even if you aren’t a sewer, quilter or cross-stitcher, it’s probably going to be on your list. The sentiment on this card is from Needle & Thread, a stamp set that’s included, along with the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, in the Needle & Thread Bundle. Here’s a look at the bundle: The large circle of flowers and the Old Olive stitched print are from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers:
- Layering the Focal Point. Three elements are combined to make the focal point of this card – a circle of flowers, a cropped sentiment and a tiny heart. I cropped this piece of Needlepoint Nook Designer Series with a large circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I cropped a piece of Thick Whisper White to support the paper so I could pop it up. The sentiment is stamped with Berry Burst ink on Thick Whisper White and cropped with the Pretty Label Punch. I added a Berry Burst heart from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies to bridge the patterned paper with the punched shape.
- Fresh Colors. As I often do, I pulled the colors for my card straight from the two pieces of Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper. I love the balance of the soft blue, bright pink and regal green – they really play well together. If you like this combination of Balmy Blue, Berry Burst and Old Olive as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Needle & Thread Papers: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue, Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Inks: Berry Burst Accessories: Pretty Label Punch, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Product Shares & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
On Thursday, I shared the options for the 2019 Occasions Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. Options include samples of the Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Embellishments and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from the new book. If you would like to learn more (or if you are ready to sign up), 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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