I absolutely love the "Seasons of Friendship" stamp set that was in the last holiday mini catalog. It is such a great set... I went to my friend Alison's house on Sunday and she had lots of inspiration to share with me! THANK YOU ALISON!
First up is a card
This card was fun to make. The leaves were made using the poppin' pastels technique. A simple technique of which you stamp your image using the VersaMark stamp pad, and then you chalk over your image using Stampin' Up!'s awesome chalk set! I had not used this technique before and obviously need a bit more practice, but it's fun to do so I'll be practicing a lot!
Next is a photo frame/home decor item
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I think I might change and put this in a brown wooden frame and then use the white for another project. I just love how the heat-embossed leaves turned out. There is no way this photo can do justice to the actual image. It's so pretty! And I do see the glare in the frame, so I will have to take another photo, but this'll do for now!
Next is an ADORABLE mini photo album
It's a bit difficult to see in the photo, but I ran the front cover through Alison's Big Shot with the "dotted" texture place. It is absolutely adoreable...I love the texture and I am convinced that I need the Big Shot now! Thank you so much Alison, not just for the use of your Big Shot, but for all of your fabulous ideas! I am so in love with the "Purely Pomegranate" color! It's beautiful!
Next we have an extremely easy card to make! Took 3 minutes, if that!
No stamps were used, but instead I used Rubons!!! If you are in love with rubons like I am, it is an absolute MUST that you take a look at Stampin' Up's rubons. They are THE BEST QUALITY you will find anywhere! Don't get me wrong, I do have other rubons that are great, too, but Stampin' Up!'s rubons are clearly the best.
NOW, ya wanna see something really cute!!?? This is a box that you can store all of the greeting cards you make or buy! It is soooooo cute and costs less than a $1 to make!!
Alison came up with the brilliant idea to use the stiff (white) cardboard that is enclosed in all of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper and she used that as the base. It's a great way to really maximize your supplies! It's adorable, functional, and is a fun project!!
So that's all I have for today, but I do expect to have many, many more projects to post very soon!
Until next time!