Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Mini Card Exchange

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we did another exchange with the theme of Fun in the Sun using stamps from the Summer Mini catalog. Before I show you those, let me show you the fun card Bonnie designed for our project.
Simple elegance. Wild Wasabi, black, and a small piece of dsp. A few pearls add the elegance. I loved the pairing of the black with the Wasabi too. Thanks Bonnie!
Evelyn designed the first card on the left using the Beyond the Garden (122342) DSP and Fabulous Florets (123025W/123027C), as well as the Little Leaves (114511) sizzlet.  You can't see it in this photo very well, but she stamped on the Celery cardstock too. She used Daffodil Delight. It's subtle. Very nice. The second card was sent down from Lorraine. She used the Blossom Bouquet (122464) triple layer punch and embellished the center with a button. She also used the ice cream stamp from the Sunny Fun Set (123040W/123042C). Mmmm, I want ice cream now....
Dede used the same Blossom Bouquet punch but layered hers on a piece of cardstock and added a bitty bits flower for the center, then she ran it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Texture folder (119976) to make it look quilted. She used a brad from the Antique Brads (117273) with the Black satin ribbon. I love her choice of colors here...Black, White, and Baja Breeze!

Bonnie used the Sunny Fun set for her card and used the flip flops. That says "Summer" doesn't it! She layered the pieces on top of a couple of Scallop Edge Border(119882) punched pieces. She embellished with the poly ribbon. Brandy had a similar idea. She decided to cut out some flip flops by using a template. Then she ran them through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice texture folder! It looks just like the flip flop foamy soles!! I love it! She punched holes and added ribbon, then finished off with a bitty bits flower with a rhinestone in the center of it. Too cute!! Oh, the paper she used here was from the Beyond the Garden DSP (122342). 
Casey's fun card was made using the same Sunny Fun set that we've seen earlier in this post. She also used the Scallop Edge Punch but she added glitter to the top of the waves so they sparkle! Michelle used the quilted background effect on her card just like some of the other ladies. It looks so different each time though. She textured the sky and sun, then layered her celery cardstock, stamped, and edged with scallop border punch. She used the sunflowers from the Flower For All Seasons Set (111592) and watercolored it using the water pens. Great ideas ladies! 
As you may know, the new Stampin'Up! Catalog is being released in July! This means many of our current stamps will be discontinued. Our retirement list will be released soon and I will be posting it here once it is. You wont want to wait to get that set you always wanted if its on the list, because once it's gone....It's GONE. I am planning my summer schedule now and will have a retirement party as well as a new catalog party in the upcoming months. Stay tuned for the latest!

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