Perfectly Plaid & Christmas Layers

Perfectly Plaid is one of the stamp sets that is in the 2019 Holiday Catalog that is carrying over and I could not be happier.  This is such a fun, light hearted Christmas set and it has a matching punch called Pine Tree Punch.  Although it is carrying over into the next catalog, you will not be able to purchase it for 10% after January 3rd so if you love this set, you should buy it before the end of the Holiday Catalog sales period.

The colors I used on this card are Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Whisper White.  The first thing I did to make it was to use the Christmas Layers Dies and cut 4 or 5 of the snowflakes out of Whisper White cardstock.  I layered these onto of a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  You can see a close up of it below.

Then I stamped the tree and the sentiment in Call Me Clover Ink.  I punched the tree out using the Pine Tree Punch and the sentiment using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  I wrapped a piece of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Striped Ribbon (also in the Holiday Catalog but is retiring on January 3rd) around a piece of Call Me Clover cardstock and then layered everything together.  I felt it needed something more so I took 3 of the Epoxy Clear Droplets and colored them using my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Blends are great for coloring just about anything and the ink stays on and doesn’t rub off.

I have to say, I have had the honor to take care of my youngest grand daughter, Olivia once a week.  It has been so much fun to take care of a baby again.  Olivia is 6 months old and whenever you look at her, she smiles.  It is the sweetest smile!

Isn’t she just beautiful?!?

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Friend Like You

Friend Like You is a fun stamp set that is in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has matching dies called Friendly Silhouettes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I think it is a fun bundle because it has palm trees, dragonflies and a great font with happy sentiments.  Some of the stamps are two step stamps.  This means it takes two or more stamps to make an image.

The colors I used on this card are Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana.  I think these colors look great together because they are bright and cheery.  I first stamped the grass in Granny Apple Green and then the flowers in Mango Melody in the middle of a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I randomly stamped the dragonflies in Coastal Cabana ink.  I placed a piece of Mango Melody checked Designer Series Paper from the 6″ x 6″ Brights pack and then added the strip from the opposite side along the top.  I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green and then cut out each side using the Everyday Label punch as below:

I haven’t posted pictures of my grandchildren lately so I thought it was about time.  I have been visiting them so you will see a bunch of them in the future.  Here is sweet Olivia.  I can’t believe how much she has changed in the last three months.  She smiles a lot now and squeals like a Pterodactyl (all my grands did.  We must have dinosaur in our blood).

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