Stampin’ Up! has really upped their game on Designer Series Papers. There are some really gorgeous packs in the new 2023 January – April Mini Catalog as well as the 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. The colors are just gorgeous and there are so many to choose from. Plus, don’t forget there are also some beautiful packs in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog as well.
I used a new pack of DSP from the mini catalog called Fancy Flora. This paper is 6″ x 6″. The best way to explain it is, it looks like it was made from gobs of paint in different colors. I know that doesn’t sound the best but it is true. Here is a photo of the different patterns:
Aren’t the colors just gorgeous!?!
To make this card, I first folded a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Basic White card stock in half. Next, I used a new bundle called Around The Bend. This bundle includes a stamp set and coordinating dies with the same name (Yay!). I used one of the curved stamps that includes the two lines as the dots with Evening Evergreen ink and stamped in about halfway down the front of the card. The die set includes one that goes with this stamp. It cuts a scallop around each of the dots perfectly.
Next, I cut out all the flowers and leaves using Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen card stock and layered them above the curve line. I cut a piece of the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper and adhered that to the inside of the back of the card. I stamped the sentiment in Evenin Evergreen ink. Lastly, I added some 2021-2022 InColor Opal Rounds between the flowers.
I love the holidays but I have to say that this year I was wiped out by the time they ended. We did a lot of traveling to different places, a lot of cooking and preparing, and lot of being with family (which was the best part)! We went to go visit with my youngest son and when we left his house, we took Emory home with us for five days. When she was visiting we also had Madelyn and Nolan here so they could all play together. We went to a trampoline park, shopping, walking, and lots of playing games. We really had a great time but I was exhausted by the time it was over. I am definitely out of practice!
Around The Bend is another great product in the January – June Mini Catalog that is now available to purchase. It is a fun stamp set that has a lot of curves, great sentiments and some added flowers and leaves. I love the curves. The dies, which are also called Around The Bend are the stars of this bundle. The second I saw them, I knew I had to have them. There are stitched curves and curves with leaves and bubbles. There is a scalloped curve plus there are some great leaf and flower dies.
To make this card, I first added a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper to a Basic White card base. This DSP is gorgeous! It has the most beauitful colors that are soft and go so well together. Is is one of the products you can get free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration. Then I cut out a 3.75″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock using the die that cuts a curve but also has leaves attached to it. You can see how it cuts if you look at my card. The white leaves are part of this die. Next, I cut out all the flowers and leaves in Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue and Pool Party card stock and layered them along the curve. I stamped sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink and cut it out using a die from the set called Mini Pocket Envelope. Lastly, I added some Glossy Dots.
Remember, it is also Sale-a-bration time so if you order the Around The Bend bundle you can save 10% PLUS you can choose something free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!