Sunday, September 19, 2010


Yesterday I got to spend an afternoon with some of my wonderful friends, who are also customers.  I ran a class, to share a whole lot of the new products I've bought from Stampin' Up!  We made 4 cards.

The first one is a little "love note" sized (3" x 3") card, using the beautiful "Elements of Style" stamp set and a couple of new "in colours".  The photo doesn't show it well, but we used Shimmery White cardstock - LOVE it!

Stamps: Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush
Other: Concord Crush 1/2" poly-stitched ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, sponge dauber, Word Window Punch, paper snips

The next card we made was using the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, which I think looks divine on the new Early Espresso cardstock - don't you?  This card also shows Poppy Parade, another of the new "in colours", and a new border punch (that I am also loving to bits!  Easily pleased, aren't I?!).

Stamps: For You Flower, Confetti
Card: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Poppy Parade stampin' pad, Early Espresso marker, white gel pen
Other: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Fancy Flower XL punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Mat pack and paper-piercing tool, stampin' dimensionals, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Poppy Parade 1/2" stitched-poly ribbon

Now, I couldn't possibly hold a "new products" class without letting the girls have a play with the new Two-Step XL Owl punch!  Here is the card we made (don't you love the 'feathers' on the owl's tummy?):

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Card: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
DSP: Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze and Soft Suede markers
Other: Circles #2 Originals die (in Big Shot), Elegant Lines embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Two-Step Owl XL punch, Two-Step Bird XL punch (for the branch), Tombow Multi glue

The last card I have to share with you is another using the cute "Funky Four" stamp set.  The colour inspiration for this card came from the new bright and cheery "Play Date" designer series paper.

Stamps: Funky Four, Confetti, Teeny Tny Sentiments
Card: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Play Date designer series paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Chocolate chip stampin' pad and marker, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive markers
Other: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Beautiful Wings embosslits die (in Big Shot), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, sponge dauber, Tombow multi glue

What a nice way to spend an afternoon, don't you agree?!


  1. oh these are allll lovely Christine, I love them all, and the owl is sooo cute, just love him.

  2. Oh Christine, what brilliant cards - I love them all! Your little feathered friend is way too cute on his embossed background! What a perfect way to spend the afternoon. :)

  3. More awesome cards Christine, I love your little owl, I am going to play with mine tomorrow. Marls

  4. Four beautiful cards...I love them all. And I love the way you've photographed them on the wooden's the perfect background for your lovely creations. xo

  5. All these cards look great! Lovely colour combinations and some gorgeous new stuff (including a few pieces I haven't got, but am considering buying now, hmmm)

  6. They are all fabulous Christine, but that little owl is very, very cute! I'll have to add that embossing folder to the list too.

  7. Absolutely fabulous cards Christine. Great colour combos and compositions. That owl is super cute especially perched on a little branch;)

  8. Wow, Christine, these are all awesome!