Daily Archives: May 4, 2014

Old and New

CAS271The CAS challenge this week is to CASE something from Arizona Maine’s gallery.  I just LOVE her work and picked this card.

I decided to do a bit of things that are retiring (the Tasteful Trim XL Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit and Jumbo Rhinestones), things that are staying (Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, Basic Rhinestones) and things that are NEW (as in new incolors – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow)

This is just such an easy card…here’s the details…

  • Whisper White 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Zig zag from the Tasteful trim die – 5 strips in Whisper White add with Tombow glue
  • Stamp greeting using StazOn Jet Black
  • Flowers:  Lost Lagoon and Blueberry Bliss – Pansy Punch and Petite Petal.  Cut out 3 of the Little Leaves sizzlits in Mossy Meadow, add to back of flowers.  Add Lost Lagoon one directly to card and Blueberry Bliss using dimensionals.
  • Add Jumbo Rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and additional basic rhinestones for a little extra bling.
Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow (all new incolors)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Other: Pansy Punch, Petite Punch, Tasteful Trim XL Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Jumbo Rhinestones Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


A Dozen Thoughts

PansiesI  had been seeing these wonderful pansies all over Pinterest and had decided to do them for a workshop in February.

I waned to showcase the Decorative Dots embossing folder (soooo glad that is coming back) and the Scallop Tag Topper (SOOOOO glad that is STAYING!) and then just wanted to make a happy card with the purple and yellow (and speaking of purple…oh my…the NEW Blueberry Bliss incolor is BEYOND YUMMY!!!!)

Here’s the details:

  • Daffodil Delight 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 7/8, run through Decorative Dot Embossing folder, layer onto Elegant Eggplant 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Add Elegant Eggplant 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 dsp print to panel.
  • Whisper White 2 x 3 1/2.  Punch EACH END using the Scallop Tag Topper.  Stamp greeting using Wild Wasabi, add Daffodil Delight Seam Binding through the holed and wrap around panel.  Add panel to card front.
  • Make two pansies:  EACH Pansy Punch – Daffodil Delight (3 petals), Elegant Eggplant (2 petal), add to 1/2″ Daffodil Delight circle.  Wild Wasabi (Pansy Punch – 2 petals).  Add to back of Pansy.  Use Elegant Eggplant marker to add lines.  Add rhinestone to center of flower to finish off.
  • Add pansies to card front to finish.

Remember…you only have about a month to get retired items!  ALL retiring items (including stamp sets) are ‘as supplies last’ so if there is something you want, don’t delay!

Set(s): A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Regals dsp Paper Pack
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant Marker
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Pansy Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!