Friday, September 21, 2012

Mixed Blooms For You

Stampin' Up! Mixed Medley Hostess Stamp Set

This simple and pretty card gave me a chance to try out some new Stampin' Up! products along with one of my current favorite patterned papers - Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. Now who would've thought with a name like that you could produce such lovely flowers?!

The real inspiration for this card started with the new Mixed Medley Hostess Stamp Set featured in the Holiday Catalog. The set covers numerous occasions with a mix and match quality that will make it super versatile.

The stamp set also coordinates with the 3/4" Circle Punch and the new (smaller) 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch - perfect for layering with the larger scallop circles and a welcome addition to the punch offerings.

For You Card with Stampin' Up! Punches

Add "petals" to any scallop circle by snipping in-between the scallops, as done on the gray polka-dot flower. The Blossom Punch creates beautifully edged flower blossoms as do the Floral Frames Framelits (love all the different sizes and shapes from this set of dies!).

The background detail, from the Creative Elements stamp set, was clear embossed directly on Crumb Cake card stock, providing a pretty backdrop for added interest and texture, without stealing attention away from the main elements.

Happy Friday - enjoy your weekend!


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Creative Elements (W-122645, C-122647), Mixed Medley Hostess Set (W-128054, C-128057)
Ink: Basic Gray (126981), Daffodil Delight (126944), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (126906), Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)
Tools: Heat Tool (129053), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Floral Frames Framelits (127012), Blossom Punch (125603), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (127811), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), Linen Thread (104199), Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (120999)

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