It's time for another SUO Challenges project– actually we're a bit late because I'm just now returning from my travels and I'm the one who sends the final SUO Challenge blog post on its way!
Thankfully, I prepared my project for this week's challenge before I left!
On the other hand, I was limited in the Designer Series Papers I could use before I left because I'd not had the opportunity to see – let along order! – any of the new papers that you'll be seeing in a just a few weeks in the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! I was limited to the other sneak peek preview paper we had available, Summer Smooches. Yes, this delightful Lucky Limeade Paper is part of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. I've been so "in love with" the papers with the graphic colors that I've ignored this sheet. Until this project came along.
But what a perfect background for a colorful bunch of flowers! Oh, yes- the challenge was to make a project with 3-dimensional flowers! On the other hand, the ribbon I've used for these flowers IS retiring soon! This is one of the last projects involving retired products that I'm going to be showing off, and I thought I'd try to use up some of the retiring 5/8" Satin Ribbon. ALL of that ribbon is retiring, and I'm going to be so sad to see it go because it makes beautiful ribbon rosettes. I did sneak in a product from the 2012 Occasions Mini – the large pearls. BUT they're still available! I hope that means they'll be in the new catalog. The final product (besides the Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and Bashful Blue Card Stock), is the set of leaves, all punched using the leaves from the Bird Builder Punch.
I had so much fun making these ribbon rosettes that I made a quick video of how to make them and included it in my last newsletter. If you're not on my newsletter list and sign up for it in the next week or so, I'll be glad to send you a copy. I'm going to be making another video soon showing off a box for greeting cards – and I'm hoping to have some new products to show off as well – as I demonstrate it. That will be something just for my newsletter, too!
And as I rush off to get packed – two weeks before this posts! – here is a quick sketch for this card layout. Hmmm. I'm wondering what I'll be using for envelopes for my 5-1/4" square greeting cards now that the Medium Square Envelopes are retiring? I may know soon!
I hope you're all having as much fun this week as I am now that I'm finally back home and enjoying my craft room again!