Wednesday, July 25, 2012


There is only one week until Stampin' Up!'s Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue finishes.  This Mini contains some fabulous new products, that have become "go-to" items in my stash.  I'd like to share with you a card we made in my classes this month, that focussed on products from the Mini catalogue.  The card design is very simple, but I think showcases beautifully how well Stampin' Up! do the "matchy-matchy" thing! 

We white-embossed one of the flower stamps from Mixed Bunch, onto In Color cardstock.  The Blossom punch perfectly punched out the shape, and the flower centre is decorated with a cute Jelly Bean brad.  Check out how the ruffled ribbon and baker's twine match the cardstock and brad - cute, don't you think?!  The card also features a scalloped edge cut using the new Adorning Accents Edgelits dies (love them!).  We had a play with the new Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored scoring tool, too, to add a bit of texture to the card.

Here's the card my class attendees made, using Calypso Coral:

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Curly Cute
Card: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink Versamark inkpad, Jet Black Staz-On inkpad
Other: Blossom punch, Jelly Bean brad, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Plate, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Adorning Accents Edgelits die, stampin' dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, mini glue dot

I made similar cards in the other three In Colors that feature in the Jelly Bean brad designs.  Here is the same layout in Pool Party:

......   and Wisteria Wonder:

.... and, finally, Lucky Limeade:

I varied my diagonal scoring a bit, so you can see what a difference a little change can make.  I love these cards, and think they'd make a nice little gift set - don't you?


  1. These are gorgeous, I especially love the blue one.

    PS Its nice to have some time to be back xx

  2. Love these Christine. I don't know which colour I like best. They are all gorgeous! I love the idea of the diagonal background and the twine over the ribbon. So much to take in!

  3. Yes, definitely a gorgeous gift set, Christine! The white embossing, layered trim & mix of colours are fantastic. Believe it or not, the coral is my fave, lol! Hugs :)

  4. Wow these all look fantastic, each colour has its own look.
    Tam x

  5. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.Love the embossing and twine on ribbon.

  6. Don't have this stamp or punch! Am I going to seriously regret that? Hugs xxx

  7. I definitely need this stamp and punch! I promised myself at Convention I'd get it.

    Love this stunning line-up - you're so right, they each look so different with subtle changes.


  8. Love the clean simplicity of this set of cards, Christine. Great use of the Jelly Bean brads and the twine is a perfect finishing touch.