Well here we are in mid-May with only a couple of weeks to go before the big reveal on June 1st of the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, and all the new products. Our group at the Wacky Watercooler thought it would be fun to have our May Blog Hop celebrate some of our "old favourites" that we know are going through to the new catalogue.
We have seven design team artists participating in this month's hop and sharing at least three projects each with you. If you hopped on over from Heidi Weaver's blog, I'm sure you were thrilled with her projects, they're always awesome. And if you started with me, when you click on the next button at the bottom of this post, it will take you to the beginning of the hop.
Project One: Butterfly Basics Meets Swirly Scribbles
I must say that when Stampin Up! posted their Retirement Product Lists earlier this month and I saw that the Butterfly punches and Papillon Potpourri were retired I was very sad indeed. I was very relieved however, to see that the Butterfly Basics and the Butterfly Thinlet Dies survived the cut. I was also elated to see that the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlet dies survived. So in honour of these great sets let's take a look at my first project:
|The Happy Birthday sentiment and little butterfly is from the Basic Butterfly stamp set.|
While I love butterflies I also totally love some of the floral stamps and punches that have been around for a while. One of these is the Flower Shop stamp set with the coordinating Pansy Punch. Here is a card I made that features one of my favourite pansy's from this stamp set and some products from the Eastern Palace suite.
|Unfortunately this photo of the inside of the card doesn't show the edges. Trust me this is the 4" x 5 1/4" panel on the inside of the card. I've stamped the pansy in Tuxedo Momento Black ink and water coloured with Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime inks but kept it very subtle in comparison with the face of the card. The sentiment "a note for you" is from the new Eastern Beauty stamp set. I really love it when you can combine stamps from different sets and they really work together.|
|The little butterflies are from Butterfly Basics (yeah we still have a tiny butterfly). The "Hello" sentiment is from Banners For You. I edged all the flowers with a Versa Mark Ink pen and then embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.|
My final project today is a Pop N' Twist Card using the One Wild Ride stamp set. Boy am I glad this carried over. There is such a shortage of truly masculine stamps around and this is one of my favourites. I hope you like this card.
|This is the front of the Pop N' Twist card with the Belly Band in place.|
|The Born to Ride sentiment worked perfectly on the belly band.|
|The front of the card without the belly band. Reminds me of some old pajamas my brother used to have.|
|I love the "Cool" sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp set............it is cool! This set is also carrying over from the Spring Occasions catalogue and I'm so excited about this, as I just haven't finished playing with it.|
Well that's the end of my contribution to the Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed these cards and the sets that I'm excited are going forward in the new catalogue. Whoo Hoo! I thoroughly enjoyed designing these cards. If you have questions, please feel free to send them to me in the comments area.
If you haven't checked out all all the other design team contributions make sure you go to the beginning of the blog hop by pressing the Home button, and you can go back to Heidi's blog by pressing the Previous button. I hope you'll take time to visit all the participating blogs and, perhaps, leave a short message letting us know what you've thought of our posts.
Have fun and come back again!
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