Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stampin' Trends #1

     I had a fun idea for a series last week that I can't wait to share with you! I recently recreated a card I loved in Paper Crafts Magazine using only Stampin' Up products, and I had so much fun that I've decided to make it an ongoing challenge.  Hopefully these posts will help you find new and interesting ways to use your Stampin' Up stash or whatever product line is your favorite. Let's get started!

     This week's card, designed by Becky Cowley, was featured in the May/June issue of Paper Crafts on page 29. Thanks for the inspiration, Becky!

     For my version, I used More Mustard Cardstock for my card base. I created the Crumb Cake background using the Travel Journal builder wheel stamped in Crumb Cake and the flourish from Creative Elements stamped in Soft Suede. 

     I used the Everyday Enchantment paper pack to create the stitched element on the side, layering each 1" x 1 3/4" piece from the bottom up over a base piece of scrap cardstock. I then stitched the whole thing using white embroidery floss after poking holes using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. (My sewing machine is dead in the water or I wouldn't normally hand stitch anything!) I layered this element over a ruffle of Victoria Crochet Trim and my greeting.

     For the greeting, I cut a piece of First Edition DSP with my Framelits label die and stamped the "Thanks" from the retired Rue Des Fleurs stamp set in Basic Black ink. I inked the edges in black and adhered the label under the crochet trim.

     The highlight of Becky's card was the beautiful rose motif featured on her label. I used the retired Baby Blossoms set to try to recreate her heirloom roses using stamped off Pumpkin Pie and Real Red ink, Pool Party for the bitty blossoms, and Lucky Limeade for the leaves. I couldn't resist adding just a touch of glitter to the roses and bitty blossoms!

     This card reminds me of a farmhouse kitchen, and I had a blast making it! I hope this project inspires you to pull out your favorite paper crafting magazine and recreate your favorite project using just your Stampin' Up (or other favorite)product line.

     Have a great weekend, my friends!

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