Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Floral Essence and a New Catalog

Hello there, stamping friends. Today is a very exciting day y’all. The wait is over, it’s new catalog launch day! It’s always so much fun when new products are released. So many new stamp sets, it’s tough to decide which ones to buy first. Don’t even get me started on the beautiful new In Colors and all the new paper and embellishments. This catalog is one of my favorites, for sure!   
CLICK HERE to take a look at the brand new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog! 

Need need a copy of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog? If you don’t currently have a Demonstrator and would like to order through me, please email me: annemariehile@gmail.com
To celebrate the new catalog, here is a card I created using one of the new product suites: Perennial Essence. This site features the beautiful Floral Essence stamp set with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch. You can buy them both together in a bundle for 10% off! The stamp set also coordinates with the Leaf Punch that carried over from last years catalog. One stamp set, two coordinating punches…yes, please! 

I also incorporated 2 additional punches on this card, the Banner Triple Punch for the sentiment and also the 1/2” Circle Punch for the center of the flowers. First, I stamped the center of the flowers and although the 1/2” Circle punch is just a wee bit larger than the stamped image, I added on some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to snazz it up a little bit. Glitter always makes everything more fun!
I’m excited to share my card over at the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge. I was really inspired by all of those beautiful floral images in the photo. I actually have a couple of other cards in mind from these images, as well. Their challenge is open though July 17th, so check it out! 

Today’s Colors: 

Another product featured in the Perennial Essence Suite is 12” x 12” Vellum Cardstock in Old Olive, So Saffron and Petal Pink. Swoon! I used the vellum on the punched leaves and also cut a stitched scalloped border (Be Mine Stitched Framelits) for a soft detail. There are lots of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the flowers, leaves and the banner for dimension on the card as well. I always say, you can never use TOO many Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

I added a tiny pop of the Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon behind one of the flowers. I cut a 3-3/4” piece of ribbon, folded it in half and tucked it behind the flower. Sometimes that little peek of ribbon adds just the right detail instead of a big, fluffy bow. 

 Card Measurements: 
  • So Saffron Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (embossed with Layered Leaves Embossing Folder) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Perennial Essence DSP - 1-1/2” x 5-1/8”
  • Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock (cut with scallop trim from Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies) - 1/2” x 5-1/8” 
  • So Saffron (stamped sentiment, punched with Banner Triple Punch) - 3/4” x 3” 
  • Scraps of Petal Pink, So Saffron and Perennial Essence Old Olive Vellum Cardstock for stamped/punched flowers and leaves
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Perennial Essence DSP (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a little peek inside the card. I figured the sentiment on the front could work for either a wedding or an anniversary (or possibly retirement) so I just figured I’d add the appropriate sentiment or words when I needed the card for the occasion. 

All of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Beautiful color combination and such a pretty card! I love the soft vellum leaves and that gorgeous ribbon!

  2. Love the beach scene you created with these colors and textures!

  3. What a stunning card! Your flower is so pretty!! I am as excited about the new catalog as you are, Anne. You have showcased some of the fun new stuff here and I can't wait to see the other ones as well. Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. Beautiful card. I love the Perennial Essence Suite and you have used it so beautifully. The inside is pretty also. TFS

  5. Hi Anne Marie! I'm so glad our challenge inspired you to create such a beautiful card incorporating new products from the Perennial Essence Suite. Love the flowers! You're right glitter always adds fun. Thanks for stopping by Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. Beautiful card Anne Marie! So glad to see you again on our challenge. Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors. Hope you will play with us again soon!



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Anne Marie