Welcome to Stop 19 on the Stampin’ Addicts New Catalog Mega Hop! Stampin’ Up’s new catalog is here and this hop is rockin’ with some really great projects using the new stamp sets! If you’re going forward’s through the hop, you just saw all the cool things Cheryl did with Friends Never Fade. I’ve been playing with Cottage Garden. It’s a neat set with a matching designer series paper.
My first project is a cute little thank you card with a matching milk carton. You can fill the milk carton with M & M’s or another favorite treat! It’s so summery and bright.
I can’t remember who told me about using a scallop circle to close the milk carton die – but it’s such a wonderful idea that I had to try it! It’s hard to see in the picture, but I embossed the green scalloped circle that is holding the carton closed as well.
And here’s a quick tip for you: I always have trouble getting the plastic layer off my sticky strip. I started using either my paper snips or my paper piercer. I just slide the tip under the edge of the plastic and continue sliding the length of my cut off piece. And easy peasy, that piece is removed and I’m ready to stick something together!
Stamps: Cottage Garden, Occasional Quotes
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Peach Parfait card stock, Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
Ink: Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Tag Punch, 1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon
Next up - A beautiful thank you card – if I do say so myself.
This is such a simple design, but I think the colors make it seem really rich. I had intended to do a monochromatic card using Marina Mist and Bashful Blue until I looked in my paper drawer and I only had scraps left of Marina Mist. Time to place another order! Anyway, I had to make some adjustments to my plan, but I really like how it turned out. The Concord Crush was embossed using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder. I seem to be on an embossing kick lately!
Stamps: Cottage Garden, Because I care
Paper: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Marina Mist, Concord Crush
My last project is another card – I was trying to think outside of the box a bit and came up with this. . . .
What do you think? My DH thinks it’s a bit dark, but I think I like it. It won’t quite count as masculine – but I do like this color combination for a man for sure. Yep, I did it again. I don’t think I can make a project right now that doesn’t include some embossing some where. In this one, it’s just the Early Espresso layer that’s embossed. I think it adds some nice texture without overdoing it. My favorite way to apply these rhinestone jewels is using my paper piercer. I slip the point under the edge to pick it up and lay it where I want on my project. Works perfectly for me every time!
Stamps: Cottage Garden
Paper: River Rock, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Ink: Early Espresso
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Accessories: So Saffron Flower Brads (from the subtles pack), Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
Well, my time’s up. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of what you can do with Cottage Garden! It’s time to send you to the next stop, which is Joyce who has made some great projects using a set called Just Believe which I think may be my next new favorite stamp set! Let me know what you think and I’ll see you next time!