Friday, June 12, 2009

Blue Birds and Snow Flakes, Best Wishes & More

Did some one mention Christmas?  It is that time of year when the highly organized people choose a special stamp set, matching papers, ribbons and inks and begin constructing Christmas cards for family and friends!  Of course it is not too soon to do just that… but there is a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog coming out on July 1 with new Christmas Stamp Sets! Oh my, such a quandry!



The Best Wishes & More stamp set is possibly one of those very “overlooked” stamp sets.  Perfect for all occasions, the nine piece set includes 5 bold images and four greetings for just $26.95.


Today’s card features two of those images, a sweet bird and delicate snow flake… both in a stark and crisp color combination of Bashful Blue and Whisper White!


The wonderful little Mat pack and piercing tool were used to line up and pierce along the edges of the scallop, and around the bird image.  The Mat Pack is a great little must have tool for stampers and scrappers alike… complete with a small cutting mat, foam base, and acrylic punching grid, it is useful for aligning holes for piercing, placing brads, eyelets, punches and more!







This is the bold yet delicate snowflake image from the Best Wishes and More stamp set.  I’ve used it to create a wintery background, as well as a focal image on the card.

I really like this one inch stitched grosgrain ribbon… matching card stock and ink perfectly, it is a wonderful addition to cards, even without a bow, my friend!  (You know who you are  :)

Tomorrow I’ll feature a couple more cards with alternate images from this same stamp set… one quite simple, and a second with a few extra tweaks.  I think you’re really going to like them, so be sure to check back!

On a personal note:  I’m half way thru the month, and about $500.00 short of my sales goal for the Stampin’ Up! year… I thank everyone who has placed orders… online and in person!  You guys are just fabulous!

Card Recipes:

Stamps:  Best Wishes & More (111602 / $26.95)

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue

Classic Ink:  Bashful Blue

  • Accessories:
  • 1” double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Bashful Blue (111848/$8.95)
  • Mat Pack (105825 / $9.95)
  • Paper Piercing Tool (116631/$3.50 -available July 1)
  • Scallop Edge Punch (112091/$15.95)




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