Friday, September 10, 2010


Today I've cleared my schedule, and kept the entire day free to play with NEW STAMPS, papers and other goodies!!  When I arrived home from work yesterday, there were a few brown boxes just crying out to be opened.  Yippee - all the new Stampin' Up! products I ordered last week are now in my hot little hands.

It has taken me the best part of this morning to make just one card, because I've felt rather overwhelmed by the amount of choice I have.  I didn't know which products to play with first!

Before I show you the card I've come up with, I have a card to share with you, that I made the other day (before I had my new coloured cardstock and inks).  It's using "Friends Never Fade", one of the gorgeous new stamp sets, that I was able to pre-order before the official release of the new Stampin' Up! catalogue.

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Tiny Tags, Oval All
Card: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Confetti White,Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
DSP: Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Ink: Certainly Celery stampin' pad and marker, Pumpkin Pie stampin' pad and marker, Sahara Sand stampin' pad
Other: 1/2" circle punch, Pewter Build-a-Brad, Fleurette II, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval punch large, Scallop Oval punch XL, sponger daubers, mini glue dots

Even though it doesn't show in the photo, I 'dirtied' the crocheted flower a little, with Sahara Sand ink, so it would blend in with the 'rustic' colouring of the card.  I really love the look of coloured ink on Crumb Cake card - must use that more often!

Now, onto this morning's creation.  I am in LOVE with the "in colour" Patterns pack of Designer Series Paper, so that was my starting point.  I chose to use Blushing Bride, a really sweet new pink, that will be in Stampin' Up!'s range for the next two years.  On my card, I've used HEAPS of new stuff.  There are two new colours of card and ink, some new paper, two new stamp sets, a new border punch, a tiny, adorable, Sizzlits embosslits die, and .... drum roll please ..... a new, self adhesive (hallelujah!) pearl!  Anyway, enough of my words - here's a picture!

Stamps: Funky Four, Perfect Punches
Card: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
DSP: Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Blushing Bride stampin' pad and marker, Pear Pizzazz marker
Other: Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Basic Pearl, 1" circle punch, Curly Label Punch, white embossing powder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Scallop Edge border punch, Scallop Trim border punch, mat pack and paper piercer, sponge dauber, mini glue dots, Tombow mono multi glue

I'm loving the new border punch, and think it is so cute that the tiny flower from "Funky Four" co-ordinates with the pattern on this paper.  I am looking forward to having some new ribbons to go with all my new papers and inks ... it is very hard to exercise patience at the moment!

Right, back to my craft room, to see what else I can come up with.  I hope your Friday is as happy as mine is!


  1. Beautiful and have fun playing.

  2. Love both those cards! I cant wait to get my order of goodies, thinking it's high time I churn out a card!! Love ya lots XX

  3. Oh I can feel the excitement. My order finally arrived today, got to unpack it but then had to dash out. I'm home now and itching to have a play.

    Love your cards! Bet you've done a couple more since this post :o)

  4. Wonderful cards, love the border punch.. Will have to get creating with my new stamps and punches

  5. The Blushing Bride card is gorgeous Christine and even better IRL! That butterfly is too cute by half!

  6. I too am having trouble restraining my self from ordering EVERYTHING! I dont have much spare time at the moment, so I have been quite good, but boy, looking at all of your cards is making me drool!!!!

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