Hello Sunshine!

I was getting ready for an Open House recently to introduce Stampin’ Up!’s new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items and I needed one more project for everyone to make. Two things a fellow stamper advised me kept resonating in my mind. Essentially he said to draw attention to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful color pallette. He also said that all a new stamper needs for that “wow factor” is to stamp something and then punch it out with one of our wonderful punches. With those suggestions in mind, this card evolved.sunshine

It features one of my new (because I have so many) favorite colors, Crushed Curry, and our new Crazy About You stamp set with coordinating Flower Medallion Punch. Win. Win. Yes?

The Designer Series Paper (DSP), Best Year Ever, is in our Sale-A-Bration catalog so it can be yours for FREE with a qualifying order. The sheets  in this packet have a great color pallette of Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Whisper White. The designs have a slight “etched” effect and are really fresh and fun! I let the DSP determine the inks and cardstock in this project.

IMG_3791Crazy About You is in our new Occasions catalog. If you’re looking for a new greeting stamp set, then look no further. The greetings here are designed to be coupled with one another in a variety of different ways so your options are limitless. Plus, it includes three bold images that can be used for all occasions. And the lagniappe is that Stampin’ Up! now has the Flower Medallion punch that coordinates with the flower I used.

Steps to create this card:IMG_3757
Prepare cardstock: Crushed Curry 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 folded to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, Whisper White  3-3/8 x 4-1/4, Whisper White scraps, Best Year Ever DSP 3-3/8 x 1-1/4

On scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the flower two times with Crushed Curry ink and one time with Calypso Coral ink.

Punch the Crushed Curry flowers with the Flower Medallion Punch. There are thin petals and fatter petals and you will need to line them up with the punch accordingly. Punch just the center of the Calypso Coral flower with the 3/4″ Circle Punch.

Use a Stampin Dimensional to adhere the two Crushed Curry flowers together. They should be stacked so that the petals of the top flower line up between the petals of the bottom flower. Use another Stampin’ Dimensional to attach the Calypso Coral circle. Add a rhinestone to the center.

On the Crushed Curry cardstock base, randomly stamp the flower with Crushed Curry ink.

Stamp the greeting with Soft Suede ink in the upper left corner of the Whisper White cardstock.

Glue the Best Year Ever DSP to the Whisper White cardstock, the flower to the DSP, and the Whisper White cardstock to the Crushed Curry cardstock.

Don’t forget to stamp a flower on the envelope!

IMG_3756Guests at my Open House also stamped monogrammed cards with the new Sophisticated Serifs stamp set. I love that stamp set!

To order any of these items now, head over to my online store by using the Shop Now button. And be sure to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item from our Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 in product that you purchase from our Annual and Occasions catalogs. The Sale-A-Bration promotion will continue through March 31st.

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