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 responses to “Special Reason and Stylish Stems

  1. 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. 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???

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