While I have a whole room full of stamping supplies it's still nice to get that box and see what surprise is inside! I don't get every month but of course I had to get the April kit because I wanted that free extra stamp set that Stampin' Up! was including to celebrate Paper Pumpkins 3rd birthday. It's called All About Everything and is a nice mix of floral images and sentiments. I put it right to work making some cards for Administrative Professionals day last month.
|Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe|
I made 3 different color combinations but only ended up taking pics of 2 for some reason. I was probably interrupted part way through and didn't remember to go back and finish! Story of my life!
This is a fun layout as you stamp on a piece of Whisper White down one section and then add the solid cardstock over the top with a section cut away to reveal the images.
I used Tip Top Taupe for my base and top layer. The top layer is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder and also sprayed with the long retired Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol to make shimmer mist. It adds a nice light sparkle.
I used the One Big Meaning set and framed it up nicely with the Tags & Labels framelits. I fussy cut one of the large blossoms and added a die cut fern from the Botanical Builders framelits. A scrap of Whisper White organza ribbon and a vintage faceted button tied with gold cord finish off the embellishments. Since the cards were all going to be hand delivered I wasn't worried about making a lumpy card.
|Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe|
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: All About Everything (free Paper Pumpkin set), One Big Meaning
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Softly Falling embossing folder, faceted button, gold cord, organza ribbon, Botanical Builder framelits, Tags & Labels framelits, dimensionals, Shimmer mist, corner rounder