Today’s cards are simple and pretty clean with the embossing on the panel adding lots of texture. I did some partial embossing with a diffuser I made with the cardboard that comes with Stampin’ Up! DSP (Designer Series Paper) so that I could have a flat circle in which to stamp.
Today’s card combines the Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack and the A Nice Cuppa Photopolymer Stamp Set. I also used the matching dies but they are no longer available (sorry!) but you can fussy cut the cup. The sentiment is stamped with the Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, and trimmed out with the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies. The flower on the teacup is stamped and punched out of Vellum 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with a sentiment and punch from the Petite Petals Clear-Mount Bundle (the stamp set and punch are also available separately: Petite Petals Clear-Mount Stamp Set and Petite Petals Punch).
I know, I know, the new Paper Pumpkin is already on it’s way… But if you haven’t made all your cards from the last kit you may be looking to finish them before playing with the new kit. Here are some different cards I made using only a couple of inks and a gel pen that are not included in the kit.
I cut apart one of the envelopes so I could use the center of it for the background of this card.
Stampin’ Up! is replacing the Weekly Deals with a less frequent but better promotion called Special Offers. These Special Offers will occur every few months and will feature more products and discount tiers than Weekly Deals. We don’t have a date for the first Special Offers yet so take advantage of this last Weekly Deals (17 products!).
If you have lots of scraps, including strips left over from trimming panels for cards, you may like this idea. I end up with lots of strips when I trim cardstock for card classes and I hate throwing them away. Here’s a way to use them. I made two totally different cards with the strips laid out differently. You could use any color cardstock and do the same tone on tone look, or you could use use two different colors of cardstock or paper.
Today I’m sharing the cards we made at our last shoebox swap. I think technically it should be “shoe box” but in the crafty world we have turned it into one word :-). Unfortunately, three people were not able to make it at the last minute but I still have five cards to share with you. All the products are Stampin’ Up! and I have links to the stamp sets, punches, and scissors below the last card. Please contact me if you have any questions about the other products.