I hope you didn't miss last week's Stampin' Up! sale with 15% off all of their stamp sets! I sure didn't. I ended up with four new stamps sets, one of which is the Photopolymer Stamp Set, Pretty Thankful. If you happen to look at this set in the catalog, you will see that it coordinates beautifully with the papers in the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. I hadn't realized that until today when I wanted to use the stamp set for the current SUO Challenge, "Thank You Very Much." But I'd already picked out my papers – I was just looking for some design layout inspiration. Sure enough, there were all kinds of samples using the Pretty Petals DSP – probably why the set has "pretty" in its name! I'll certainly be CASEing some of the Catalog designs. But for today, I created my own layout with the Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper set.
There are so many sheets of paper in this DSP set that are perfect for so many different kinds of cards and crafts – it's not just a set of papers for babies! Oh, yes, there are some cute baby designs, but on the back of every baby design, there's a another design for everyday use. The multi-colored dot sheet on this card front is a perfect example. One the other side are cute strawberries in the Watermelon Wonder color – think the cartoon character, Strawberry Shortcake.
The center element of the card front is made up of two layers of each of the sheets that I picked for this project, each punched at the corners with one of the designs in the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog. I love how I can layer the floral part of the punch! Hint for using this punch: Even though you may be using just one corner at a time, press the punch right in the middle to get the best punched design – don't try to press on the corner you're using!
Besides the Tangelo Twist Color that is a focus of this card, I also added in some Pool Party Color as that is one of the little dots on the Very Vanilla Printed Sheet.
All of the stamped images are from the same stamp set. I just love how easy it is to stamp this kind of design with a Photopolymer Stamp Set. In fact, all the stamp sets that I ordered as part of last week's sale were Photopolymer. They have quickly become my favorite kind of stamp set to use. I'll show off the others that I bought next week after I'm finished with a few more Halloween designs.
Thank you for checking in with me today! And I hope you'll also check in with the SUO Challenge Blog Post to see some more wonderful examples of Thank You cards – and to make and enter one of your own! It's always fun to have lots of entries.