I thought it was about time for some blog candy again…so lets chat about what we’d like to see in the new catalog!
If you’d like to be entered to win my blog candy package, just leave a comment on this post before Saturday evening (4/20/13) telling me either what item you hope to see in the new catalog or what item you’ll be sad to see retire (or both!) and your name will go in the hat to win! I’ll announce the winner on my blog post Sunday morning. Anyone can leave a comment, but I’m only able to give the blog candy to someone with a US address, sorry about that.
I’m hoping for new stamp sets that go with the existing Framelits Dies and some new Framelits too! I think that I’m most sad about Baja Breeze leaving, it’s one of my favorite colors. Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up’s retiring list will be posted on Wednesday, April 24 (and I’ll post it on my blog for you too) so you’ll have a few weeks to grab your favorite things before they’re gone.
By leaving me a comment, you’ll be entered to win: Stampin’ Up! Hostess stamp set Happy You in clear mount, a package of 5/8″ Neutrals Assortment Brads and a spool of Marina Mist 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon. Thanks for leaving me a comment and good luck!
I’m really liking the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Best of Butterflies. This is the first time that I’ve played with it and I know that I’ll be using it again soon. And when you collect six of the Best Of stamp sets, you can send your collectors card with the “25” year stickers attached to Stampin’ Up! and they’ll send you a free stamp set of your choice valued up to $14.95! See all of the Best of Stamp sets here in my online store.
I started by stamping the butterfly images from the Best of Butterflies stamp set in Elegant Eggplant on a River Rock panel. I adhered the panel to an Elegant Eggplant panel with SNAIL. Then I wrapped Elegant Eggplant 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (with the dot side down) and Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon around the panel, adhered them with SNAIL, then adhered the layered panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I colored the sentiment from the A Round Array Stamp set with my Stampin’ Write Markers, stamped it on River Rock card stock, punched it out with my 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered it with SNAIL to a 1″ Circle Punch from Melon Mambo card stock. I adhered the layered circles to an Elegant Eggplant 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch with SNAIL, then I adhered the layered sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished the card front by stamping the butterfly in VersaMark Ink on White Vellum card stock, sprinkling it with Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat embossing it and punching it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. I adhered the butterfly to the card front with a little bit of SNAIL under the center.
I finished the inside of the card by adhering a panel of Elegant Eggplant and a panel of River Rock that I’d stamped along the edge with the butterfly images.
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: Best of Butterflies (133345 clear only); A Round Array (129090 clear only until May 31)
Punches: 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1″ Circle Punch (119868); 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (127811); Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)
Embellishments: Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon (129293); Elegant Eggplant 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (124143); Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123223)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad (126969); VersaMark Pad (102283); Melon Mambo (119702) & Elegant Eggplant (119701) Stampin’ Write Markers
Tools: Heat Tool (129053)
Card Stock & Cuts: River Rock (108640) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Elegant Eggplant (105126) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; White Vellum (101856) – Elegant Butterfly Punch
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
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