Hello Stamping Friends!! Welcome to our June Blog Hop! Thank you so much for stopping by today! This month we are featuring all the gorgeous new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog! I am seriously in love with this newest edition! The bundles and product suites are out of this world! I hope that you enjoy my post today, and don’t forget to leave a comment (or two) we all love to hear from our readers! You can “hop” along all the other demonstrators blog posts by clicking the buttons “next” or “previous” at the end of this post. Enjoy!!
I have loved playing with the gorgeous new Floral Boutique Suite (pages 76-77 in the new catalog). I went to make up some cards to use the new Designer Series Paper and lovely coordinating washi tape and couldn’t believe that I was totally out of Night of Navy cardstock! (not even a scrap to be found!) So I started playing around with other color schemes and our new in-colors and new ribbon and new washi tape. I was looking for a card that had a clean and simple look, would be easy to mail, and that I could use for my up-coming Bingo night. What do you think?
Here’s a look at all four of the cards separately. Each one has a small change from the previous one. They all start with a piece of whisper white cardstock that is 4 1/4″x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. I used the smallest part of the thinlit die with the precision plate and my big shot to cut the floral images out of the bottom portion of the whisper white cardstock. Next I used the new Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (from the Affectionately Yours Suite found on pages 44-45 in the new catalog- I think these two product suites go really well together). Then I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ piece of solid color cardstock and adhered it to the inside front of the whisper white, so the Detailed Floral Thinlits die cuts would really pop out.) Then some coordinating washi tape, colored some pearls with a gold sharpie pen, and played around with different placements of the ribbon and embellishments.
Simple sweet sugarplum version with our rhinestones. Decided to eliminate the washi tape on this one, do you think it is too plain? This greeting is from the Love & Affection stamp set, another new favorite of mine.
Peekaboo peach version- with two strips of the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim, Bow Paper Clips Embellishment (I’m so very glad these carried over from the Occasions Catalog!!) The greeting is from the amazing Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (another product I am thrilled to say is also carried over from the last catalog! I think it is a perfect “starter’s kit” for new stampers, and perfect for those who travel or who have limited space- everything fits inside a small box and it comes with everything you need to make 20 unique greeting cards!)
Another Sweet Sugarplum version, I made a small boo-boo on this one, I thought my washi tape was a little crooked, so I tried to lift it off to reposition it, and it tore my whisper white cardstock a little bit. I decided to keep this card to remember to tell you about it- if you burnish the washi tape (that means rub it in with your finger or bone folder) then it might not easily come off card stock.
This card features one of the colors from our Brights Color Collection- Melon Mambo. This card features a strip of the new Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape from the Pop of Pink Suite of products (pages 84-85). I have loved using this suite for my clubs, a card swap by mail and now this particular card will be one of my Make & Takes at my next Bingo night. I love that this washi tape collection has 5 rolls and two of them are basic black!
Just a word of caution when you are adhering the card stock to the inside of your card base… use adhesive very sparingly. I opted to use some of our tear-and-tape adhesive but I cut it into small strips (the 1/4″ is too wide around the bottom where the flourish design is cut out). Glue dots would also work. I would avoid wet glue, you don’t want it to seep out.
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