Stampin’ Up! MORE Blossoms

Where do you get your inspiration?  Have you ever used a card that you made previously to inspire a new creation?  I used this card  as a jumping off point for today’s Mixed Bunch card.

Aren’t these colors beautiful?  Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait and Pool Party – beautiful!  I love the soft colors and elegance of this card and it was surprisingly simple to make.

The Whisper White background is embossed with the Big Shot and Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder.  The blossoms were stamped tone on tone.  And aren’t the lovely pearls the perfect touch?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch #125537 clear-mount or #125535 wood-mount
Paper: # 100730 Whisper White cs, #122922 Wisteria Wonder card stock, #119794 Peach Parfait card stock, #122924 Pool Party card stock
Ink: #122936 Wisteria Wonder, #119783 Peach Parfait, #122938 Pool Party
Extras: #119247 Basic Pearls,  #125603 Blossom punch, #119868 3/4″ Circle Punch, #113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, #115963 Finial Press Texured Embossing Folder, #114319 Whisper White Organza Ribbon
 

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches Blossom

The bright colors of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper is perfect for punched blossom inspiration!  And don’t you love the way the Stampin’ Up! patterned paper works together for perfect designing?

I chose Tangerine Tango ink for the blossom and Island Indigo for the blossom center and card base.  Orange and blue are across from each other on the color wheel and are complementary colors.  Therefore, the combination creates high interest.  Crumb Cake cardstock is a great neutral which keeps this card from being too bright.  No need for sunglasses!

In the center of the blossom is a clear bitty button with linen thread.  So cute!  The blossom and the center are popped up with dimensionals.

 Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch clear-mount or wood-mount
Paper: Summer Smooches designer series paper, Island Indigo card stock, Crumb Cake card stock,  Whisper White cs
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Extras:   Blossom punch, Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals,

 Enjoy!  Julie

NEW Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Items!

Stampin’ Up! announcement:

“We have added 55 NEW Clearance Rack items to the Online Store, including a number of punches, dies, and accessories.”

Wow!  55 new items.  Check them out here.  And more than half of the high-quality products on clearance are less than $5.00 each.

And there are still 10 of these great punches available for less than $10 each!

And there’s new My Digital Studios downloads available today.  Check it out here – My Digital Studios April_10 Downloads

Enjoy!  Julie

Where’s Waldo?

…or where’s the blooper?  As much as I try to proof everything I write and post, I still find bloopers as soon as I hit the ‘Publish’ button!  Does anyone else have this problem?  It makes me a little crazy.  So after posting my ‘Happy Easter’, I discovered that I had a couple of things off center in my design.  (Now you are going back to look, aren’t you?)

I  started with a designer template, added some additional elements and a ‘Happy Easter’, and presto, instant Easter wish for my friends.  Then as soon as I hit ‘Publish’ I discovered my boo-boo, BUT of course, it won’t let me post the corrected copy. So frustrating!  So some day, long after Easter is over, the corrected copy will be posted.  I’ll let you know, because I’m sure you are as concerned as I am about it. hee-hee

So maybe someday, I’ll host a contest for finding all my bloopers!  Hopefully, there won’t be too many to find.

Enjoy!  Julie