Who would have thought Polished Pink & Pool Party would compliment each other? Not me! But as I was playing with colors, I really liked this combo ~ and the Gray Granite is just enough to soften things a bit. And this came together because I was rooting around in my stash and found these die cuts from the All Squared Away bundle!

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The flower die cut comes from Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP using the Floral Squares Dies and the background is stamped in Polished Pink on a Basic White panel with the All Squared Away stamp set. I trimmed that down and adhered the die cut with liquid glue, put dimensionals on the back and attached it to a larger square of Basic White cut with the Layering Squares Dies (OOPS>>> these are a retired item – bummer!). I used a scalloped square from the Layering Squares Dies to create a Polished Pink and the squares were adhered to that with liquid glue. This is when I discovered this fun contrast with Pool Party… using the Fine Art Floral DSP and the Scallop & Contour Dies. I made a square by die cutting only a portion of the Scallop, matching the contours and die cutting the other end. And I really like the smaller scallop paired with the larger scallop.; it provides a nice contrast. The Polished Pink layers were adhered to this new scalloped square with liquid glue, then onto a larger panel of Basic White. I pulled in another Pool Party using the Subtles 6×6 DSP and adhered that to a Thick Basic White card base (yep, lisuid glue) then added all the layers using liquid glue. The sentiment banner comes from the Artistically Inked stamped set and I stamped that in Gray Granite on a Basic White strip then angled the ends. That was attached to a Polished Pink strip and added to the card front with liquid glue. For a final bit of bling, I added three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in Polished Pink ~ and the card front was done!

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For the inside of the card I added another panel of the Fine Art Floral DSP. On the Basic White panel, I stamped this extra fun ‘blotch’ using the Artistically Ink stamp set with Pool Party ink. Over that I stamped the sentiment with Basic Gray ink from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. I adhered the Basic White panel to the DSP and the card itself was complete.

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For the envelope, I used the Subtles 6×6 DSP to adhere to the envelope flap and that was it. I’m rather excited about this new color combo… hope you like it too. Card cuts are listed at the end of this post.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – 4A6RJ2TA . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy by creating something handmade.

Card cuts:

Basic White, Thick – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

Basic White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, 2 1/4 square, 1 7/8 square, 3 3/4 x 5 (inside), 1/2 x 3 3/8

Subtles 6×6 DSP – 4 x 5 1/4, 2 1/4 x 6 (flap)

Fine Art Floral DSP – approx 3 1/8 for the scalloped square, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Polished Pink – 2 1/2 square, 5/8 x 4