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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sheet Music and Tranquil Tulips

Whenever I get new stamps, I find myself wondering how to use them, especially if I don't have the other sets used with the samples in our catalog. I was so excited about our Sheet Music background stamp but struggled with what stamp sets to use with it. So I had a pile of my newer stamp sets sitting beside me and decided the hostess set, Tranquil Tulips would work really well. Other than Basic Black and Whisper White, I used our new In Colors, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst. The words come from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

Products Used:
Sheet Music background stamp, W 143967, $20.00; C 143970, $15.00
Flourishing Phrases rubber stamp set (18), W 141531, $49.00; C 141534, $37.00
Tranquil Tulips photopolymer stamps (22), $143767, $10.00 (hostess set only)
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Berry Burst 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144243, $8.00
Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144246, $8.00
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad, 144083, $6.50
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad, 144085, $6.50
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink Pad, 140931, $7.00
Layering Ovals Framelits (15), 141706, $35.00

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Number of Years Stamp Set

I have not used this set in a while and I don't know why. I always love the cards made with it. But it seems I only pull it out when there's a special birthday to celebrate, like my friend Nancy's 80th birthday. She goes to our church and her husband is planning a big party for her. So excited to share in the celebration for such a sweet woman!

For this card I worked in a lot of In Colors. Everyone seems to love the Lemon Lime Twist, but I wasn't so sure. However, it was perfect for this card. I used two of the In Colors introduced last year (Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum) and two new ones (Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist).

I'll let you in on a little secret: I apparently had some ink on my thumb and left a tiny smudge on my artwork. I didn't want to ruin all my work, so I pulled out a Dapper Denim Enamel Shape (the heart) and covered it up. Who would guess I hadn't planned that all along?

And this card also gave me a chance to use the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals!

Products Used:
Number of Years photopolymer stamp set (29), 140653, $27.00
Large Numbers Framelits (11), 140622, $31.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Dapper Denim 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 141414, $8.00
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144245, $8.00
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad, 144086, $6.50
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad, 141394, $6.50
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad, 144083, $6.50
Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad, 141395, $6.50
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (720), 144108, $4.00