I see that, overnight and with much surprise, some errant blog posts have magically appeared! If you’re seeing double, it’s not your fault! Computer programs have a way of providing us all with some excitement in our lives, whether we like it or not. I’ll be trying to clean up a bit when I have some free time in the next few days.
But now for the real reason I’m putting fingers to keyboard this evening! I’ve just finished a couple of Valentine cards made using brand new products in Stampin’ Up!’s newest catalog, the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog. And I can hardly wait for my next shipment of these products to appear on my doorstep – which will be tomorrow! Hooray!
My absolute favorite of all the new stuff? Oh, man, I’m having trouble with that. Well, let’s say that, for today, my absolute favorite is the fabulous new Designer Series Specialty Paper, Sending Love. IT’S GOT GLITTER! Oh, my, to have this sparkling all over the place! Each sheet of paper in this set has a side with glitter and a side without. Guess which side is my favorite?
The cards that I’m showing off today and tomorrow are both for a "Stamp a Stack" class. Cards for this class have to be easy to make because we’re going to make 5 of each in a short period of time. So no complicated folds or layering or embellishment. But they have to be Stampin’ Up! classy nonetheless!
Today’s card not only uses the new papers from the Occasions Mini, but it also uses one of the newest stamp sets, Well Scripted and a brand new Stampin’ Up! Embosslits Die, Heart of Hearts. I keep rubbing my finger over the wonderful texture of the embossed heart. The colors in this card are Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip. Gotta have Chocolate when you have Valentine’s Day!
I’m going to include the measurements for all the pieces in this card in my next Newsletter, which is the first in a series of 4 newsletters that will feature Valentine Cards and instructions for making them. There will be two cards featured in each newsletter. Just click on "Sign Up for my Free E-Mail Newsletter!" at the top of the column to the right and you’ll get those instructions, too!
More new products to show off tomorrow!