I am super excited to share with you my first creation form the new Holiday catalog! Did you get yours? If not, contact me by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be sure to get you one.
How do you like the new layout? I love that Stampin’ Up! put so many samples in there for us!! It’s a bit of a teaser, showing us all those samples, and then the stamp sets. How fun is that!
Today I will be using the “Magnificent Maple” (131868 – wood only) stamp found on page 18 of the Holiday catalog. It’s part of a bundle that I received for free. Stampin’ Up! has different ways their demonstrators can earn free product, to help keep our cost of doing business down. I love that! If you’ve ever thought of doing what I do, let’s talk. Now when you become a member of my team, you have a choice of a free bundle for yourself. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Now onto the card … I began with the beautiful “Sweater Weather” (132184) Designer Series paper. This made my color choices easy. If you look on the back of the package of your Designer Series paper … Stampin’ Up! has put a list of the colors! So, from the colors listed, I chose Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango.
I wanted to stay true to the colors on the paper pack and that is why I chose the Whisper White to stamp on. I toned it down a bit and created some dimension by gently sponging the edges in Tangerine Tango.
For added texture and to get that fall feeling, I used the new “Burlap Ribbon” (132140). It also highlights the the leaf and sets it off the page. I think I’m going to be using this unique ribbon quite a bit. Works great for masculine cards too!
To create the multi-colored leaf … I inked up the stamp with Crushed Curry, then with sponge daubers, I added the Tangerine Tango and then Rich Razzleberry to the very tips.
To decorate the inside, I just used the scrap piece of designer paper from cutting the front piece, then “huffed” on the stamp to re-stamp the inside. We stampers let nothing to waste… not even a little ink on a stamp! lol
To finish off the card, I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip. The “Thank You” comes from the stamp set “Perfectly Penned” ( 128703 – Wood / 122892 – Clear). This stamp set is one of my “go to” sets, I love the font and find it goes with many different styles of cards.
I hope you enjoyed a look into the new catalog. I have so much more to show you, so be sure to stop by… or better yet, join us for one of my fun stamping events!