Special Reason and Stylish Stems

Today’s post uses one of the bundles from the Occasions Catalog which will be retiring on May 31st – so there is still time to get it!

It was a really overcast and dull day and I had it was one of my rare days off from the tax office.  I needed some brightness and sparkle in my day so headed straight for the glimmer paper – you might need some sunglasses for these ones as they have a lot of sparkliness! (its a word…. honest!)

Night of Navy with Silver Glimmer Paper

Each Card follows the same recipe

Card base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  ~ scored @ 4 1/4,

Layer 1: 5 1/4 x 4 Glimmer Paper

Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4 ~ the Stylish Stems framelits dies were used to cut into this layer.  I found it easier to cut each shape out separately – it meant running the card thru the Big Shot 3 times but when I tried to do all 3 at once there was a little movement ~ even with the magnetic platform.

I used about 8 or 9 glue dots to attach layer 2 to the glimmer paper as it needs a good strong glue to bond it and then Fast Fuse to attach the glimmer paper to the card base.

Each card has a 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White card layer for writing my message and I used the coordinating stamp set ~ Special Reasons for the flower and the greeting inside.

Basic Black with Red Glimmer Paper

 

 

I love the richness of this combination.

Mint Macaron with Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper

This is such a fresh combination, I used Very Vanilla for the top layer.

And finally……………..

Sweet Sugar Plum and Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer paper

There are so many combinations you could work thru – Early Expresso with Gold Glimmer Paper comes to mind  and I have not even started with the Gold, Silver or Copper Foil!

I hope you like today’s project – please let me know in a comment ~ by using that little link just under the title.

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3 thoughts on “Special Reason and Stylish Stems

  1. Elly says:

    Lovely, the Mint Macaron is my favourite, why on earth would they retire that lovely colour????!!!! Luckily my local demonstrator is selling me her stamp pad and re-inker!!!

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  2. Toni Jenkins says:

    Well Damn!!! I love the blue card on this post but I’m not very proficient at figuring out how to order the Stylish Stems. Is this $20??? Can you order it for me so that you get the credit? Or give me instructions???
    Hugs,
    Toni

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