The countdown has begun to Stampin’ Up!’s 2009 Convention! This will be my first convention so I’m incredibly excited! We stampers love to SWAP! I’ve been told that there will be mad swapping going on in Salt Lake City in August. That it starts as early as when you get to the airport in your home town (if there’s any fellow SU demos flying out at the same time). Yesterday, I realized that it’s 7 WEEKS to convention! AUGGH! I haven’t started my swaps yet!
We’ve been doin g alot of work around the house lately, so I haven’t had time to stamp - Last night, I took the evening off to start working on ideas for my convention swaps. I like the 3 cards I made, but I don’t think I like them for convention. lol. These cards are pretty masculine and have a fall feel to them.
I just got the set Lovely as a Tree (LAAT) - I know, it’s been around for ever, but I was slow to get it. It is in the new catalog so we have it for at least another year! All of these cards use LAAT. The sentiments in these cards are a preview of a new set “Teeny Tiny Wishes.” It’s a great set with greetings for most occasions – It has 24 different greetings and they AREN’T double mounted!
So here’s card number 1:
LAAT Just for You Card
The background for this card is Sahara Sand. I took the small leaf stamp from LAAT and stamped a random pattern using Chocolate Chip, More Mustand, Mellow Moss and Dusty Durango (one of our new in colors!). The main image is stamped in Mellow Moss on Very Vanilla cs and mounted on a layer of Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip. I used the Small, Large, and Scallop Oval punches to create the layered sentiment. I used Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.
Here’s card #2
LAAT Thank You Card
This card uses one of our new in colors for it’s base: Soft Suede. Isn’t it a gorgeous brown! The image again is from LAAT and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used markers to ink the tree so that the trunk would stand out among the branches. The trunk is soft suede (YES! The in colors are available in Markers!!) and the branches are Old Olive and the image is stamped on Very Vanilla. The stamped image is layered on Old Olive and More Mustard cs. The sentiment is stamped with Soft Suede and layered using the oval punches in card one.
Card # 3
LAAT Happy Retirement Card
I love this tree. It makes me think of an old Oak tree sitting in the middle of a pasture surrounded by tall grass, and sometimes some cows wandering around. This card shows Dusty Durango again – the ribbon is the new in color ribbon. It’s polka dots on one side and plain on the other side, allowing it to be used for many different styles. The tree is inked with markers, soft suede for the trunk and always artichoke for the leaves and stamped on Very Vanilla cs. It’s layered on Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, and More Mustard. The base of the card is Soft Suede. The sentiment is Dusty Durango stamped on Very Vanilla and layered on More Mustard.
That’s all for today for something old – the set Lovely as a Tree and something new – the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes, and 2 of our new In Colors, Soft Suede and Dusty Durango!