Beautiful Friendship with a touch of Beautiful Bouquet

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Today’s card started life as a design for a Baby Shower,  I was asked to create for a friend.  The Beautiful Friendship stamp set has the most wonderful, soft flower images allowing you to build up just the design you want.

I could not bring myself to discard the samples I made so I pulled out the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set to convert one to a Birthday card and the other for a Wedding Anniversary

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Fond Farewell ~ Timeless Textures Anniversary Card

We are in the last 8 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Timeless Textures Stamp Set ~ I truly have loved this set – and have used it on so many projects – the texture stamps are so versatile and todays card uses the stamps as the focal point – I shall miss this set when it retires at the end of the month.

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Artistically Asian Anniversary

Last week I shared an anniversary card and that I have a number of anniversaries this time of year, brother, niece and long time friend.  The Artistically Asian  stamp set has been in the catalog for a couple of years now but I have not used it as much as it deserves.  I also dipped into the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for my greeting (if you don’t have this one consider adding it to your next order – it is a great one to have in your stash)

My card colors are Tranquil Tide and Coastal Cabana, I tripped over this combination when designing a card for my June Card Class and have used it again today.

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Beautiful Bouquet – Welcome to the Neighborhood

We had a new family move in a couple of houses along from us – now I am not a great one for cooking a dish or baking a cake as a welcome gift but I am a card maker and so I went with what I am best at and made them a card!

I left it on their doorstep early one morning when walking the dogs, then last Sunday there was a knock on our front door and there was the new family of 4 with a Triple Chocolate cake as a thank you for the welcome.  Daisy Mae and CiCi (our yorkies) gave their usual greeting then got lots of hugs from the children – so their morning turned out perfectly as well.

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Flirty Flamingo and Beautiful Bouquet

In the next couple of days the 2017 – 2018 catalog will retire and so will some of the products within it.  Flirty Flamingo has been one of the In-colors for the last 2 years and it is due to retire too………….. BUT it is coming back in the new 2018 – 2019 catalog as one of the new core colors…. so Goodbye and Hello Flirty Flamingo!

I also reached out for one of my favorite stamp sets – partly because it has flowers and partly because it has some lovely greetings – if you are looking for a versatile stamp set….. look no further than Beautiful Bouquet. Continue reading

A Touch of Vintage ~ Graceful Garden

In 2006 our Best Man got married himself.  The wedding was held in a Scottish Castle which had its own private chapel where the service was held.  All the guests and the Groom gathered in the gardens and we were led to the chapel by a piper in full Scottish dress.  The bride arrived with her own piper a few  moments later.   I just love the bagpipes (not to everyones’ taste I know) but  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and I do!

It was a memorable day and each year I send them a card to commemorate their lovely day, this year I chose a rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set and the greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.

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Beautiful Bouquet and Petal Garden Congratulations

The Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set is my ‘go to’ set, I love the flowers and the set has a ‘bunch’ of lovely greetings in a beautiful cursive script.  The fact that there is a coordinating set of framelit dies just adds to the usefulness of this set.

Sometimes I am a little stumped at which colors to use, Stampin’ UP! has 50 to choose from (I know black and white are not technically colors – but when you are ‘crafty’…….. well they can be colors!)  Turning to the Designer Series Paper section of the annual catalog gives lots of inspiration and heaps of choices.
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Petal Garden Pretties and Beautiful Bouquet

I have been digging into the Petal Garden DSP Stack a lot recently – I just love all the different patterns and the beautiful combination of Pool Party and Calypso Coral – who would have thought these would go so well together.

The Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set is also another favorite – it has 37 pieces which includes the pieces to build a beautiful Bouquet or a single flower and 15 of the pieces are sentiments ranging from Happy Birthday , Congratulations, Happy Wedding Day ~ all in a lovely cursive script.

I could not decide which card to choose so here are two showcasing the DSP, stamp set and 1/8 sheer ribbon.
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