Beginning today, I’m trying to get back to some basic stamping and card making.
When the Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog first came out, I was really taken by the Eastern Eclectic theme of many of the stamps and papers. For a Christmas gift to a special friend this year, I made a set of stationery using one stamp set–Eastern Blooms (111626)–and my favorite Designer Series Paper set-Green Tea ((112040). For those of you who have been using Stampin’ Up! Products for awhile, you probably noticed that the Green Tea paper is the same design as the Ginger Blossom design in the Spring/Summer 2008 Catalog. But Green Tea uses the new colors for the 2008-2009 Stampin’ Up! year. Whatever year it is, I just love the design.
I am especially exciited about the way that Eastern Blooms works with the Green Tea paper. So I’m going to be featuring some of that over the next few days. On January 1st, I’ll share how I used the papers with one of our newest stamp sets from the 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. Just a quick peak to picque your interest in what’s to come!
Today’s card uses one of the designs from the Green Tea DSP, as well as one of the stamps from the Eastern Blooms stamp set. It’s accented with the 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in the Baja Breeze color (111375), along with the Certainly Celery card stock. While it may not be easy to see with this photograph, I dry embossed the flowers from the stamp set using the Floral Frenzy Classy Brass Template (111807). I’ll be using this template throughout the next few days. The Classy Brass Templates are so exciting to use with the coordinating Stampin’ Up! stamp sets!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed using your Stampin’ Up! products for your Christmas and other holiday projects. And I’m sure that you’ll enjoy continuing to use them in the New Year. I can guarantee that they will be many new stamp sets and accessories for us all to use as we enter the Spring! Stay tuned here for news albout them all!