New Specialty Papers

Specialty Papers are always popular and I do have a rising favorite in the new Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut.  Also, it’s perfect for creating beautiful and elegant projects.  While it’s only one of the Specialty Papers, it can also be a beautiful accent to that special card.  Take a look at this card I created using the new paper as well as a variety of other new products from the annual catalog.  Simple and Elegant.

Delightfully Detailed DSP with Grapefruit Grove

This card was also created using the Love What You Do stamp set and one of our brand new colors – Grapefruit Grove.  I really love this shade of orange and am so glad we have an additional option.  It’s soothing and so natural.  As with many new products, I bring you this lovely card to showcase these new products.  A perfect example of how you can use just a portion of the Specialty paper.  Simply add the paper alongside the edges leaving the bottom right for the sentiment.  It makes a statement.  Keeping the colors to just the Grapefruit Grove and white help with the simplicity. 

Specialty Papers

Remember, this is only one of our new Specialty Papers.  The new catalog is chock full of many great new papers to choose from for your crafting journey.  Sometimes the new catalog can be a lot to take in and I’m happy to share some inspiration.  Furthermore, it gives me the opportunity to play with the new products as well.  In addition to the new papers, you get to explore the new colors in the form of our color revamp.  I love that Stampin’ Up! keeps our colors fresh and trendy.   I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration today.  I know I enjoyed creating it.  Give the paper a try and see how you enjoy working with it.  Here are the products use to create this card:

Swap Samples

I have some great Swap Samples from our group meeting in May.  We had a team swap for the Luv2 Stampin GA group meeting.  I hope you enjoy some of the swaps as we really had a great time and love to exchange our swap samples.  We used a variety of products on the samples and had a lot of fun with them. 

There are a lot of flowers and I think they make for some beautiful Spring cards.  You will also find a handful of special occasion cards listed.  I am always happy to have a good selection on cards in a swap.

I hope you enjoyed the array of beautiful cards.  The ideas and inspiration in my group is truly remarkable.  Our projects really come to live with the vibrant colors and products.  The samples were very motivational and uplifting. 

A Special Anniversary!

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our “40th Anniversary”!  My how time flies.  Naturally the special event necessitated a special card. When designing the card, I wanted to make a larger card than the normal size so that there would be ample room for my handwritten note.  Thus, I made a card that would fit into a legal size envelope. 
Anniversary Card using Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
 

 

Interior of Anniversary Card using Stampin' Up! Number of Years Bundle
Interior of Anniversary Card using Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Bundle
When planning the card, I decided the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper had the look that I wanted for the card front and knew that for the special anniversary number, that the Number of Years bundle with the stamps and coordinating dies had to be used for the card too.  I then looked through my other stamp sets to find additional words and a background stamp to help complete the card.  By masking words from several sets, I was able to create a card that contained the sentiments wanted.  As you can tell by the project material list, a wide variety of stamp sets were used! The color selection of Crumb Cake and Navy were the perfect combination.  Of course, a handwritten sentiment was included to express my feelings of having achieved 40 years of marriage and the card was perfect to use for my expressions of love.

We took a special trip to Sedona, Arizona to celebrate the occasion.  It was a great trip and we have wonderful memories of our special anniversary!

Have a great week and check back soon to see another project!

 

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