I just love the products in this year’s first Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration brochure. Today I’m sharing a card that I made with two of my favorites – Awesome Otters and Simply Marbelous Designer Series Papers. To really show off both of these, I used one of the dies from the Picture This die set from Stampin’ Up’s Annual Catalog and Stampin’ Blends that are new this very month!
Catalogs and Brochures Have Some Great Ideas!
The two Sale-a-bration products that I used for this card are pictured in the centerfold of the new Sale-a-bration brochure. If you look at those two pages, you’ll see a card that was made using the Picture This circle die. I just thought that was a fun idea, so I CASEd the idea and made my own card.
For my card, I used all three of the cute little otters in the stamp set. I also needed a birthday card this week and was so very pleased to see that this stamp set has some birthday-themed stamps, too. Perfect!
New ‘Natural Tones’ Stampin’ Blends Aren’t Just for Skin Tones
In my last article, I introduced the new collection of Stampin’ Up! products called All Together. Today I’m showing off a few of the new Stampin’ Blends that are called, ‘Natural Tones.’ The idea is that these Blends can be used to create the perfect skin tone for all the wonderful stamps that feature people in them. Think: the new In The Moment Stamp Set. But that’s not just all that they’re for! Look at how nicely they blend to color in these fun little otters.
The new Blends numbers, not color names. For the otters, I used SU600 for the base color, then used SU 300 around the edges of the critters, blending them back in with the SU600. For the tummies I used SU700 and blended that in with the SU600.
There are 5 sets of the new Stampin’ Blends. I have a brochure that has specific information about the Blends as well as the other products that are in the new ‘All Together’ collection of products.
Have You Seen the US Postal Service Stamps?
This set of USPS stamps is oh so cute and so perfect to go with the Stampin’ Up! otters! The set was released earlier in the winter. I think I’ll be using them as long as I’m using this Stamp Set. Add an otter stamp onto your envelope and you’re sending the cutest card ever!
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