Affection For You Always

Stampin' Up! Affection Collection Stamp Set Card

Last Friday I featured a LOVE card using the Affection Collection stamp set and today I've used the same set to create this "always" card. And {whoa!} are these two completely. different. looks. I snuck in a few *new* products, too, from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog - making its official debut tomorrow. Woo Hoo!

For the background panel, I've embossed Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and the Big Shot; then gave it a quick swipe with the new Stampin' Sanding Block to reveal the lighter core color.

Creating the sweet banner was a breeze using the new Hearts a Flutter Framelits*. This collection of dies is going to get a workout! The shapes are perfect for little tags, card accents, and scrapbook page elements just for starters. They also coordinate with the darling Hearts a Flutter stamp set (not shown).

Stampin' Up! Hearts a Flutter Framelits Banner

I embossed two of the banner pieces using folders, then strung the banner together with White Baker's Twine. The "no. 1" banner image was hand cut and layered onto the larger die cut. The heart shape gets attention with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button tied with Baker's Twine.

Affection Collection Stamp Set Image

The "always" sentiment was simply cropped using the Large Oval Punch and popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals. The little wisp of ribbon behind the oval is new Striped Organdy Ribbon* in Melon Mambo. Seriously sweet ribbon and also comes in blue (Marina Mist) and green (Old Olive).

Last Call, Y'all ...
Today is the last day to order products from the Holiday Catalog - including the Affection Collection Stamp Set. (A selection of items WILL still be available to order - see page 36 of the Spring Catalog for details.) All other products from the catalog must be ordered by 11:50 PM (Mountain Time) today.
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I can't wait for the Spring Catalog to go live tomorrow. I really, really, REALLY love so much in this new catalog it is almost scary. Almost. ;)  I'll have links to catalog tomorrow so be sure to check back. Looking for a copy of the actual catalog? Request your free Spring Catalog here.


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Affection Collection Stamp Set Banner DetailStamps: Affection Collection (W-127946, C-127949)
Ink: Melon Mambo (126948)
Paper: Natural White (102316), Early Espresso Core'dinations (127848)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Stampin' Sanding Block (129367), Hearts a Flutter Framelits* (130159), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601), Large Oval Punch (119855), Handheld 1/16" Circle Punch (101227)
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon* (129293)
*Available Jan. 3, 2012

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