Those of us of a certain age certainly remember that little riddle from our childhood. Now that newspapers are not the primary source for news, the funny answer is not as relevant as it once was.
BUT I can share with you a project using Stampin' Up! products that is indeed Black and White and Red all over. The Black is Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black; the White is Very Vanilla; and the Red is Real Red. And I'm back to sharing a set of one of Stampin' Up!'s newest Designer Series Paper (DSP) sets with you, this time the set, Modern Medley. This set of paper is made up only of Basic Black and Very Vanilla designs. As the Stampin' Up! catalog puts it, "Classic patterns in classic styles…with a little splash thrown in!" The sheets that I used in today's card are all pretty classic. My splash is the big splash of Real Red!
There are three designs from this DSP set in the card, although two of them are just peeking out from behind other layers. The black polka-dotted sheet of Very Vanilla is the one sheet that I'm really showing off in this card. No, the red is NOT part of the design! There are two red patterns on the stamped layer, and both come from the set of three stamps, Background Builders. I got the idea for using the Adorning Accents Framelit with the scallop design on this card from the sample shown for the Background Builders set in the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Catalog. Then I kind of went a bit crazy with the framelits – for one thing I was SOOOO impressed with the way the Big Shot Magnetic Platform holds onto these framelits so they don't budge from their position when run through the Big Shot machine. Definitely a "wow"! I added two layers, also with the framelit design, one of which is a layer of Real Red Card Stock and the other is a second sheet from the DSP set that is a black and vanilla striped design.
The floral element shows off another new stamp set from Stampin' Up!, Flower Shop, which is full of designs that go with Stampin' Up!'s newest punch, the Pansy Punch. I stamped one of the designs in Real Red and mounted it on a layer of yet a third sheet from the DSP set that I'd punched with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. The last little bit of stamping was a sentiment from Hostess Stamp Set, Express Yourself, cut out with one of the Bitty Banners Framelits. Then I tied the whole project together with a bit of Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
With all the new products that I used in this card, I think that my favorite product is the Background Builders Stamp Set, which I basically used to make my own Designer Paper quickly and easily. I just love the look I achieved – and that's the most fun you or I can have with a project – you get it finished and you LOVE the way it looks! I hope you'll be able to take some time this weekend to make YOUR own original project and enjoy looking at it as much as I've enjoyed looking at mine!