Coordinated Smooches

Summer’s coming – and with it comes the new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  I always love to see the new products in July, and this year, we don’t have to wait until July.  The new catalog starts in June – but, even better, there’s a sneak peek coming in April.  You can purchase brand-new coordinating products from the 2012-2013 catalog’s Summer Smooches suite from April 1-30.  You can select one product or you can purchase them all.

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Here’s everything I made today.  The purse in the front is made with the Petite Purse Bigz Die.  It’s so cute, and will hold 3-4 chocolate candies, or a tiny bag of jelly beans, or a necklace or bracelet.  I used Lucky Limeade for the purse, then added some of the Summer Smooches designer series paper to the flap.  The images along the bottom are from the Bright Blossoms stamp set, also in the suite.

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Stamps:  Bright Blossoms; Ink:  Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade stampin’ write markers; Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Whisper White card stock; Summer Smooches designer series paper; Other:  Summer Smooches fabric designer brads, Daffodil Delight seam binding;  Envelope also uses: Big Shot, Framelits – Labels collection, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Simply Scored scoring tool & diagonal insert

The Bright Blossoms set is one that I thought, “Hmmmm. Well, I don’t have anything like it, so I’ll buy it,” thinking it wouldn’t get used a lot.  I really had fun with this.  It’s so fresh and clean looking and works really well with the colors in the designer series paper.  I’m really glad I bought it.  And don’t you love that Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon?  It’s like sunshine on a card.

Here’s a look at the envelope:

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This can’t go through the mail, of course, because of the raised image.  And “stuck on” pieces sometimes rip in the equipment, so I think the postal people would rather you not do that.  But it will be a pretty card to give with the purse full of chocolate or jewelry or something.

Speaking of envelopes, creating any size envelope with the Simply Scored diagonal insert and scoring tool was one of the techniques today.  Demonstrator Michael Funke has a wonderful way of creating envelopes, and you don’t have to keep track of a list of measurements.  Here’s a link to his video on YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day.


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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