A Grand Kid
Welcome back, Crafty Friends! I’m so excited to show you my card for today. It’s totally not in my usual style! But first – don’t forget that Stampin’ Up!® is offering free shipping all day today on orders $50 and over! It’s a great time to stock up on supplies and splurge on that item you’ve been wanting. (Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are excluded.)
A month or so ago, Stampin’ Up!® warned us that some things in the upcoming January-June Mini Calendar might not be available. As we were planning our demonstrator team challenges, we chose to make a Valentine/anniversary/wedding or other “love” card using products from the Annual Catalog or the July-December Mini Catalog – but not from the new mini. As it happened, almost everything in the new catalog was actually available (yay!!), but we stuck with our challenge. Here’s my card.
I made this with Amelia in mind, so of course, I used the “A Grand Kid” Stamp Set. The sentiments are so cute and perfect for grandkids! I had already chosen to use the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) to keep the colors cheery. This paper is a host benefit so it’s free with a $150 order/workshop. One side of each paper has bright colors and patterns and the opposite side of each design is a black and white pattern. You can leave it black and white or you can color the patterns with your Stampin’ Blends. So fun!
Obviously, I used the brightly colored, diagonal striped design. I cut a 5-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock, then scored 2-1/8″ from each side. I cut two 2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of the DSP to layer to the front of the card.
I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Basic White Cardstock, then punched that and the Petal Pink hearts with the Heart Punch Pack. I wanted a little larger label to act as a kind of latch, so I used the (retired) Stitched Label Dies with the gorgeous Ombre Specialty Paper in Poppy Parade. This pack has four sheets of ombre glimmer paper inGorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, and Poppy Parade.
To finish off my card, I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add some sparkle.
This, of course, is another example of letting the DSP do most of the work for your card. Stampin’ Up!® has such beautiful Designer Series Papers that add so much to any project.
Check back in on Friday to see Susan’s, Jackie’s and my creations using a lovely color palette!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!