Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted and even after I promised to be more prolific in my postings. But we’re still dealing with the shock of losing our home. Even more, we’re dealing with the shock of losing our whole neighborhood, and trying to keep in touch with good neighbors who are scattered far and wide is one of the things that takes up a lot of my time. We frequently use the tired old phrase, “I lava you a lot,” to keep a bit of cheer in our conversations.
But I find myself on a Friday evening with a few moments to myself to spend at my computer to share some of the cards that sister Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have been sending to me to help keep me in touch with what’s going on as far as the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes. And it so happens that this weekend is a blog hop for one of my Stampin’ Up! groups, VC Rocks. So not only am I posting, I’m Rockin’ with my friends in a blog hop!
The cards I’m featuring today use one of the stamp sets that I plan to order as soon as I have a place to craft that’s big enough for all the “stuff” I have to have out to put a card together. It’s called Accented Blooms, and features a shape from a punch that was in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog, the Tailored Tag Punch. As you can see in the icon for the stamp set in my product list at the end of this post, the Tailored Tag shape in the middle of the flower is blank. This allows you to stamp the sentiment image on a piece of cardstock, punch it out with the Tailored Tag Punch, and then adhere it to the main stamped image to give it some dimension. You could use a plain adhesive such as Stampin’ Up!’s SNAIL, or give it even more dimension by using Mini Glue Dots or even Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final fun touch in this card are the corners of the top layer punched using one of the punches in the Detailed Trio Punch Set.
Here’s another card that I received from another demonstrator who sent me a group of cards from a swap in which she participated.
You can see here a sample of the use of Stampin’ Dimensionals and you can see that this stamp set works well in a card with a portrait orientation as well as with a landscape orientation.
I’m really hoping that Saturday and Sunday this weekend will give me some more time to play with all these dozens of wonderful cards that my Stampin’ Up! friends have sent. But I do have the opportunity to see one of my former neighbors at least, and that’s going to take some priority. I hope that you have the time to spend with friends who are close to you this weekend, too!
Now for more fun with this blog hop, please hop over to Terri Tank’s blog to see what she has to share that’s in this newest Stampin’ Up! Catalog! Thanks for visiting!