Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a nice Saturday. I had a great day yesterday. I saw some dear friends that I haven’t seen in a while and went down to China Town with my friend Kim. It was beautiful in Manhattan yesterday and we also got to walk through Central Park. I’m so glad that the warmer weather is on it’s way, hopefully for good this time! Now on today’s card, but before I get to that one small piece of business to take care of. Stampin’ Up! released their Retired Stamp Sets List today. It’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be! Some of my favorites are staying like French Foliage and Creative Elements. I will be sad to see Fox & Friends and Young Vermillion go but they make way for a bounty of new sets to let us unleash a new chapter of our creativity! To see a the list of Retired Stamp Sets CLICK HERE.
Now on to today’s card. The Corner Catcher was featured in last month’s Stampin’ Success Magazine and I love them. Mary Fish had a great idea to make a card with one on the corner and here is one of my takes on her idea. I started with a base of Real Red and added a background stamped in Real Red on Crumb Cake Card Stock with the Creative Elements Stamp Set. Using some Basic Grey I Punched out some flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and used some Mini Glue Dots to adhere them to the background. The Corner Catcher is made with the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. To make it you start with a piece of card stock that is 4″ x 4″ and you score it diagonally at 2″ on one side in opposite directions and fold. I cut out a triangle to go on the back side to hide the seam. All you have to do after that is embellish it. I used First Edition Designer Series Paper and stamped another image from Creative Elements in Riding Hood Red. Using a piece of Very Vanilla I stamped the same background that I used on the card and then stamped a letter from the Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Set in Basic Grey and punched it out with the Curly Label Punch. That is mounted to a piece of Crumb Cake that is punched out with the 1 3/4″ Scallop circle and then adhered to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and used a piece of Riding Hood Red Ribbon from the Clearance Rack to finish it off. The greeting is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set and is also stamped in Riding Hood Red and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I hope that you are inspired by the card and that you are looking forward to seeing all of the new products in the upcoming catalog. Thanks of stopping by and have a great day! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Grey Smooth Card Stock
Ink: Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Broadsheet Alphabet and Curly Cute Clear Mount
Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty
Embellishments: Riding Hood Red Clearance Rack Ribbon (no longer available)
Tools: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, 1 13/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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