Spring is Blossoming

There’s a little taste of good things to come this month from Stampin’ Up!  From April 1 to 30, when you spend $20 on Stampin’ Up! products (I KNOW.  Who are they kidding?  $20??) you can purchase the Four Frames stamp set and the Petals Designer Series paper that will be included in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.

I have mixed feelings about these sneak peaks.  Part of me gets really excited and wants to jump right in, and part of me feels disappointed because when I come to that page in the new catalog I’ll see that set and say “oh, I’ve already got this”.  Weird,  I know.

So let’s check in with the excited part of me, ok?

Four Frames with Paisley Petals

  • Four Frames Stamp Set
  • Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card stock
  • Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
  • Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy and Peach Parfait Classic ink pads
  • Decorative Label  and Eyelet Trim punches
  • Marina Mist 3/8 inch taffeta ribbon
  • Big Shot and Lattice Textured Impressions embossing folder
  • Aquapainter
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

This is a pretty simple card, and I love how the frame on the stamp finishes off the edge of the punch so I don’t feel compelled to mess around with matting it.   That Certainly Celery trim was an inspiration that shocked me a little, but I’ve come around to it and like the way it looks.  (Honestly?  There was a narrow piece of Certainly Celery card stock sitting on the craft table right in front of me as I was making the card.  I have no idea how it got there.)

The papers the Paisley Petals group are gorgeous.  I’m not a big Paisley fan, and these papers are a stylized paisley on one side and stunning florals on the other.  I broke down and ordered both the stamps and the papers, reasoning that I loved them both and by spending the money now, I would have more to spend in July when the full IBC comes out.  How’s that for creative financing??

Here are the details on the offer:


If you need help figuring out what to spend the $20 on in order to qualify for this promotion, just let me know!  I have LOTS of ideas 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Spring is Blossoming

  1. oh this is sooooooooooo pretty, I want like a whole package of just this paper…it’s just gorgeous….. Thx for sharing your amazing creativity


  2. What a pretty card! I love that pretty paper with the embossing below and the contrasting colors with it. And you did a great job painting the little bird. I agree about the sneak peeks. I think it takes away a bit from the excitement of all the new items in the catalog.


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