Another favorite of mine that is going away is from Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. The Parisian Blossoms Suite caught my eye immediately.
I switched up the Suite’s color palette a bit and used Rose Gold Foil Paper from the Everything is Rosy Product Medley (now on the Clearance Rack), shadowed by some Soft Suede. The warm combination of Pool Party and Soft Suede is a favorite of mine.
If you look closely, you’ll see that I cropped two Eiffel Towers; one in Soft Suede and one in Rose Gold. I glued them together, but slightly offset the Soft Suede in back of the Rose Gold to give some depth to the Eiffel Tower. I repeated the same process when I cropped the “Amour” sentiment. The swirl image from the Parisian Dies is simply stunning! A few sequins add just a little more shine.
The Soft Suede stamped background font is simple and elegant. Rather than Whisper White, I used Very Vanilla for the card layer just to keep the color palette soft. A little Soft Suede ink around the edges of both card layers sets them apart nicely.
The center card layer is a piece of the patterned paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper which is not only on the Retiring Products list, but its on sale at 20% off.
So, treat yourself to the Parisian Blossoms Suite, add a little Soft Suede and just a few sequins and create something soft and pretty.
Stay safe and be well!
Hugs to you.
Cheers for Stampin’ Up!’s “Here’s To Cheers” Clear Mount Stamp Set… and it’s part of the current “Online Extravaganza” promotion going on right now. Act fast, you can only get this great deal for another day. This stamp set is 20% off and you’ll use it again and again.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been hosting card classes and this stamp set and card was a huge success. How’s this for a holiday greeting, or a sparkling “Happy New Year” note, or even a special birthday wish… and how about adding some glitter and gold?
Same sketch, same stamp, two different cards.
- I put together both cards using a standard A-2 (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) card base with Whisper White card stock.
- Each flagged banner is hand cropped and measures 2″ X 3 1/2″. The banner in the first card is cropped from a strop of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (p. 175 in the Annual Catalog).
- I punched all of the circles with my 2″ Circle Punch using Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White and older Brushed Gold card stock (the Gold Foil Sheet featured in the current Annual Catalog would be just as pretty).
- The gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum ribbon is from the current Holiday Catalog. It’s full of shimmering texture and very soft.
- I added a few Fancy Frost sequins to the top card and punched a few 1/2″ circles from the Gold and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
- Sweet Sugarplum card stock and ink is a beautiful contrast to the Whisper White base.
So, find that special stamp, punch a few circles, add a flagged banner, and create something stunning!
Today, when I checked in on The Paper Players Challenge, I saw that Sandy posted a Clean and Simple Spring theme. I created this card to celebrate Spring and wanted to feature it in today’s Simple Sunday Sampler blog post. I thought it would be perfect for the Challenge also.
A few days ago, I noticed a few birds in my yard beginning the work on their nest. As I watched them carry small twigs to the tree, I thought that soon enough their little ones will be popping their heads just above the nest while their mother feeds them. So, I titled this card “Two New Wishes”. Isn’t this a nice way to celebrate Spring? Year after year, the birds make my weeping cherry tree their home and it seems this year is no exception.
I chose Night of Navy because it’s so classic and peaceful… I just love those blues! Of course, the silhouette stamped image is simple and serene, as well. It’s from the “World of Dreams” stamp set.
The silhouette stamp image is so detailed that I wanted to keep the card clean and simple to emphasize the image. By design, I chose a sentiment that would blend with the image so the image would remain the focal point. The “wishes” sentiment is from “Endless Birthday Wishes”.
So, I’m watching the nest take form and soon enough, I’ll know when the “little ones” arrive.
My pick for this week’s Weekly Deals is the Decorative Label punch.
I designed this project for the very first Global Design Project Color Challenge and it is still a favorite of mine. This project features, among other beautiful products, Stampin’ Up!’s “Decorative Label Punch”. As I scrolled back through my blog posts to find this card, I saw just how much I’ve used this punch. It’s the perfect size for many sentiment stamps and works perfectly with any style card.
Below are more of the Weekly Deals that you can get now. My Picks of the Week are the Decorative Label Punch and the Brights Sequin Assortment… Sequins… you need Sequins!! Click on the Weekly Deals Banner for more details.
Although I am excited about the new holiday "fun" and will continue to post the rest of "My Favorites", today I wanted to support my friends over at the NEW Global Design Project Challenge Blog. I enjoy design challenges and this one's sure to be a favorite.
Today's colors are soft so I thought my card had to suit the mood the colors conveyed to me… dreamy and peaceful. I found the perfect stamp set for inspiration… "World of Dreams".
While creating this card design, I realized Smoky Slate is a gorgeous neutral. When I stamped the floral image onto the Pink Pirouette background, I was taken with the softness of it… perfect for the image and mood I wanted to achieve.
Once I held that "Delicate Doily" in my hand, the whole design came together for me… simple and soft.
Remember to always keep your dreams alive and most of all, enjoy the journey!
So, pull out a fabulous sentiment stamp, crop today's colors and create something magical to link up over at the Global Design Project.