Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Catalog Llama Hop!

It's that time again when llamas start hopping and you get to join us. Did you just come from my friend Martha's page? She and I met at last year's Convention and let me tell you, she is awesome! If you didn't get a chance to check out her post, you can use this beautiful button (designed in My Digital Studio by another awesome llama, Stephanie) to visit Martha. Just be sure to come back, please!

I'll be honest, the thought of a smaller, more streamlined catalog made me a bit nervous at first. Would there be enough for me to love? Hahaha, oh me of little faith in Stampin' Up! Of course my wish list is miles long. During my first breeze through the catalog (yes, this takes many many viewings to feel like I've really seen it all), my heart stopped on Papillon Potpourri. I just love butterflies and this set has both realistic and whimsical images to fit all tastes. And the matching new punch.... Love it!

This first card is a case of a sample from the catalog. In fact, if you are the first person to leave a comment with the page number of where it is in the catalog, I will mail this card to you!

You will see I changed it up just a bit to make it my own. First I embossed the base with the Lattice Embossing Folder and I used the new Adorning Accents Edgelits die on either side of the butterflies. I featured our new In Colors on the butterflies and since they are so detailed, the new foam stamp pads created gorgeous crisp images. The new Elegant Butterfly punch means no fussy-cutting that Gumball Green butterfly and he pops right out with a dimensional and threaded button. I'd love to see your version of this card. How will you make it your own?

This second card features the Daydream Medallions stamp set. It wasn't till I saw the matching Floral Frames Framelits Die that this one popped to the top of my must-have list.

Again, I featured the new In Colors and added a new In Color Dahlias to the center. I just love how easy Stampin' Up! makes it to put everything together. Talk about coordination.

For my final project, I made a small purse box to hold love notes (3x3 cards) in. I love to give these as Hostess Gifts and then let my hostess choose her 3 favorite love notes from my excessive stash to put in it.

I chose Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi for this project and featured the new Serene Silhouettes stamp set. The center image is actually set back from the front of the box with Dimensionals and adds a unique prospective. Sorry, the picture doesn't do it justice. I need to work on my photography skills.

Well that's it for me and you've reached the end of our hop. If you didn't get a chance to see all the other great designers and their projects, you can go to our homepage where we are all listed, or hop back to the start with Buffy (click next) and hop around again. Thanks for joining us, leave me a comment and come back again soon!


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