Last month while I was visiting my mom (an SU Demo), I got to play with her new stamp sets. Now that the catalog is out I thought I would post my cards.
The first set I played with is Pennant Parade. This banner creating set has a coordinating punch. I used the punch to make this simple banner card. I used the new Lucky Limeade color and Daffodil Delight. I also found some white Baker’s Twine in her supplies and fell in love. Because it is twisted, it doesn’t come apart quite as easily as embroidery thread.
After seeing the samples in the new catalog, I realized the Pennant Parade set can be used to make Christmas trees too – that is cool! This card uses 3 different greens, but since they are all pretty close in color, it works. I am actually a little disappointed in the Limeade color – it isn’t quite yellow enough….it just looks a tiny shade lighter than Olive. *sigh, I miss Kiwi*
I used the eyelet scallop border punch to create the ruffle around the circle. After punching a long border piece, I ran my nail down the cardstock to help break down the fibers inside. Then I peeled it apart to make 2 pieces. Then I adhered it to the back of the circle making folds to help it follow the curve.
The next couple of cards use the set My Friend. The font in this set is wonderful.
For the first card I used my new favorite color – Pool Party. I added a border punch to the background to give some texture (and weight to that side of the card). A few butterflies and a large sprinkling of rhinestones finishes it off.
The next card is a little retro. I love the dangling baubles image in set and used it to create the top border. I filled in the baubles with the Smooch – Top Coal (love this stuff – had to order it for myself!). The sentiment was inked up with markers. I added the flower/pearl to help balance it all out.
This picture doesn’t show the smooch very well, so I took a detail shot. Click the picture to see it full size.
The final set I played with was Best of Everything.
On this card I used Wisteria – another new favorite color. I even got to use a bit of the new ribbon – love those little ruffles. To create the main panel I used the hyacinth image (well, that’s why I’m calling it anyway) and inked it with Wisteria and stamped a bunch, then went back and did the same image using Pool Party.
The butterflies are actually the single flower – I cut them out and tied ribbon and now they look like butterflies 🙂 The background is 2 lattice dies glued down to the card base.
The final card I want to share today was pretty fun to make. Unfortunately I used the now retired Spiral punch (why did they get rid of that??).
I won’t be doing my normal supply list, but everything is StampinUp and should be in the current catalog (except the Spiral punch on the last card). BUT if you have any questions, just leave (or send) a note and I’ll answer.
Thanks for stopping by!