There are so many great stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. I forget about them sometimes whenever a new catalog comes out because I love using the new products. I have to remind myself to use the older, but just as wonderful products in the Annual Catalog too.
One of the bundles I love is Sweet Strawberry. This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Strawberry Builder Punch. If you purchase them in a bundle you can save 10%. The punch cuts out the strawberries as well as the flowers, stem and leaf in the stamp set. I love dies but punches can be a whole lot easier sometimes.
To make this card I first stamped the three strawberries in Poppy Parade ink and punched them out. Then I stamped three stems in Granny Apple Green Ink and also punched them out. Next I stamped the background in Granny Apple Green Ink and layered the strawberries on top.
I used a set of dies that are in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog called Amazing Thanks. These dies are so much fun because they cut out four words (you, are amazing, thanks) AND they just o\cut the background or shadow of the words. In this case, I cut out the word, thanks in Basic White card stock and the shadow in Poppy Parade.
Lastly I colored some Elegant Faceted Gems using my Dark Poppy Parade Blends and scattered them on the card.
This week my granddaughter, Emory Jade (Emy) had a birthday! I know everyone says this but I just can not believe how quickly children grow up. Emy is five going on 16. She is sweet and sassy and just full of energy. Happy birthday, Emy.