Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gnomes, Shamrocks and Weddings - from the Stampin' Up! 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

I have another group of cards I received in swaps to show you.  When I saw the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set during the catalog preview, I wondered what was Stampin' up! thinking?  Well I guess they knew what they were thinking because it is a popular set.  Apparently gnomes are "in" again, maybe because of the Travelocity ads. Here are two cards to prove that they can be really cute.
Gnome Sweet Gnome
STAMP SET: Gnome Sweet Gnome

CARDSTOCK: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla

INK: StazOn Jet Black, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder

ACCESSORIES: Designer Series Paper - Everyday Enchantment (2012 Sale-A-Bration); Clips Assortment; Punches - Word Window, Modern Label; Edgelit and Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Adorning Accents; Organdy Ribbon - Calypso Coral (2012 Sale-A-Bration), Blender Pen (to apply color with inks)

Gnome Sweet Gnome
STAMP SETS: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Short and Sweet

 CARDSTOCK: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White

INK: Stazon Jet Black, Island Indigo

Series Paper - Sweet Shop, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots; Punches - Scallop Border, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" circle; Sizzix Die - Circles #2; Stampin' Write Markers - Blush Blossom, Indigo Island, Soft Suede, Pool Party; Stampin' Dimensionals.

St. Patrick's Day is less than a month away, so it is time to think about making cards for that holiday.  Here are two cards to inspire you.

Happy St. Patrick's
STAMP SET: Happy St Patrick's Day

CARDSTOCK: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Basic Black

INK: Wild Wasabi

ACCESSORIES: Designer Series Paper - Just Add Cake; Bitty Buttons; Rhinestones Basic Jewels; Sizzix Die - Two Tags; Punches - Small Heart, Circle.
Happy St. Patrick's

STAMP SET: Happy St Patrick's Day

CARDSTOCK: Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Glossy White, Basic Black

INK: Garden Green, Certainly Celery - Baby Wipe Technique

ACCESSORIES: Rhinestone Basic Jewels; 1/4" grosgrain ribbon - Garden Green; Sizzix Dies - Top Note, Oval 
WEDDINGS won't be too far behind, so here's a a lovely wedding card to get your creative juices flowing. This card is elegant and looks so complicated, but really it is easy to do with Stampin' Up's Framelits and the Boho Blossoms paper punch.
Love and Laughter

STAMP SET: Love and Laughter

CARDSTOCK: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

INK: Elegant Eggplant

ACCESSORIES: Rhinestones, Pearls, Punch - Boho Blossoms, Framelit - Labels Collection, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots 

 Make this really special by using the bride's color instead of Elegant Eggplant.  You can't get that at the Hallmark store!

Well I'm off to do some stamping!   I am working on a project for the Tea Shoppe stamp set.

Stop by again tomorrow to see the last 5 cards I received in swaps.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Phyllis Strickland

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