Sending Smiles of Gold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On this eve of the New Year, I am so excited to share another Sending Smiles Card with a touch of Gold! The Gold comes from the New Jan-April Mini Catalog on page 15 … it has the most beautiful shimmer! Stampin’ Up! calls it Fine Shimmer and it comes in 12 x 12 size and you get 2 of each of the three colors: Soft Succulent, Fresh Freesia and Gold.

I teamed it up with the Fancy Flora designer paper found on the same page in the Mini catalog, so you know that the colors will coordinate! Makes our life so much easier that way right. No need to stress when designing our cards. I invite you to case (copy) my designs so you can start creating right away.

You can see that the layout is the same as yesterday’s card with just a few changes….

My card base is Evening Evergreen and my mat for the “same” Fancy Flora designer paper is the Gold Fine Shimmer paper. I also replaced the ribbon with a Evening Evergreen banner. Yesterdays card was “stamped” onto the Soft Succulent, where today I used Evening Evergreen and cut my Gold from the center of my mat (paper saving technique).

Layering the detailed die cut “sending” against the die cut mat creates a bold statement and adds some texture to your card. I love sentiments and when you can die cut them it really creates a WOW on your card …

The greetings from both cards that I stamped onto the Basic White comes from the Sending Smiles bundle. Yesterday’s was die cut, and I just cut the ends at an angle for today’s card. It’s these subtle changes to your cards that can make it look like a whole new card. Again, taking the stress out of trying to come up with designs.

I can’t wait for the New Mini and Sale-a-bration Catalogs to go LIVE on January 5th … there is so much to see. The Sending Smiles is already available in our current Annual Catalog and is such a fun bundle to play with … with or without the Gold!

Thank you for spending part of your day with me today. I hope your as excited for the new catalogs as I am, and your ready to play with the Sending Smiles and Gold Fine Glimmer paper (and more).

Happy New Years Eve ~

Here are the supplies I used for today’s card that are currently available…

Sending Smiles with Embossed Designer Paper …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared some different ways to use our Embossing Folders, so today I thought I would share another use! I simply emboss my Designer paper! Using an embossing folder to compliment and add texture to your designer paper is a great way to elevate your card.

Today’s card highlights the upcoming Fancy Flora Designer paper and the Painted Texture Embossing Folder that is in our Annual Catalog ….

I love the texture that the Painted Texture embossing folder really highlights the brush strokes on our “painted” designer paper. I can’t wait for you to be able to order on January 5th … you will want this paper in your stamp room.

My cardbase is Soft Succulent and the mat for the designer paper is the Evening Evergreen. I used the Sending Smiles bundle for my greeting … it is stamped in Evening Evergreen onto the Soft Succulent cardstock. This bundle is in the Annual Catalog and this is the first time I’m actually playing with it. I popped up greeting with Mini Dimensionals and secured it over the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon.

The card was finished off with 3 of the white Adhesive Backed Milky Dots that are in the new Jan-April Mini Catalog that will be available January 5th. These are the same embellishments and designer paper that I used on Wednesday’s Card …

Stop back tomorrow as I share an “elevated” take on today’s Soft Succulent card. Until then … Have a great day!

Thanks for joining me today ~

Here is a list of supplies that I used in today’s card. It does not show the Designer Paper or Adhesive Dots as they are not available until January 5th.