Well the stamp set, Button Buddies, isn't exactly "old." It's only been around for a year. But it is older than all the new stamp sets we're going to be seeing in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Catalog. For now, though, with just a couple of exceptions, I'm not able to buy any of the new sets let alone show them off for you here on my blog. But I do want to start using some of the brand new products so that you can get a bit of a taste of what's coming June 1st!
The new products that I'm featuring in this card today are the 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and the Designer Series Paper set, Floral District. I was a bit disappointed when all the current 1/4" ribbons were retired. On the other hand, you haven't seen me use them much recently – because I haven't been using them!. One of the reasons has been that the current ribbons are sometimes a bit stiff and awkward to use in a card. These new ribbons, however, wrap and tie beautifully!
The Designer Series Paper has a ton of colors represented in the set, but (so far at least) my favorite sheet is the one peeking out from behind the stamped layers, and it features Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight. The background paper is ALSO from this Paper Set, and is printed only in Daffodil Delight.
The layout for this card is one that I'm using this morning for an online Chat & Challenge with my SUDSOL Stampin' Up! Demonstrator group. One thing that seems to be happening to a lot of us demonstrators right now is that we're itching to get our hands on new products to show off – but we can't! Yes, we do have a few such as these that are in my card today. But we all want a whole room full of new products so that our creativity can just take off! So a Chat & Challenge is especially useful for us all right now to help us get going and use what we have to be creative between now and May 31st.
As always, for the Chat & Challenge – as well as for you here! – I have a sketch! But before that, let me tell you about all the other details of this card. First, the two primary colors are Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry. I originally intended not to have mats behind the layers. But that Daffodil Delight background paper made the Whisper White of the stamped layer seem a bit washed out. So off I went to cut mats for the two layers on the right of the card. The flower stamp is from Button Buddies, and the sentiment stamp is from the stamp set, Petite Pairs. All of the Daffodil Delight Buttons are from the Brights Buttons set (did you order extra free buttons during Sale-a-bration this year? I certainly did!). I tied a little piece of Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine through the larger button, but left the smaller buttons to stand by themselves, mostly because they were so close together.
I hope you're starting to get as excited as I am about the new catalog. I already have my shopping list made, though as every day goes by, something else gets added to it! I just love having a shopping list, but usually I don't have one sitting around for this long!
Have a fun week – I know I'm going to as I get ready for that brand new catalog!