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Hello!!

I cannot believe a WHOLE month has passed by…and I’ve not posted anything.  It’s been a CRAZY few weeks and I profusely apologize.  But, lets not wallow in self pity…  On to more exciting things like STAMPING.

As you probably know, today’s featured stamp set is Collage Curios.  And, I have to admit… this one didn’t catch my eye.  I have a hard time with the real little images on a BIG card… but, here is what I came up with.

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Pennants are HUGE now.  I just helped a very good friend out with her daughter’s wedding (see Anne Matasci, Maui Stamper who is ALSO part of this blog tour)  hang pennants for her wedding!!  And I’ve decided I gotta make some spring pennants to hang in my house.  Just cause I CAN.  (and WHY NOT).  Anyway, you don’t need to be part of the inner voices that are always arguing inside my head…  But, as I was saying, when I saw these pennants I was thinking that they fit the little scallop edgelit in the catalog (Large Scallop Edgelits, #127019) in the catalog.  Then I got to wondering if I actually HAD this die.  And, when I opened my die box, I realized I DID!!  (Don’t you love it when your compulsive stamp shopping actually works out!!).  Anyway, I used the sentiment stamp from the SAB set Vintage Verses (#129636).  And, I just HAD to use the Pool Party Embossing Powder to make it stand out.  There is little detail on this card so the embossing powder really ADDS.  And, my NEW FAVORITE:  THE SUPER TINY SCALLOP PUNCHES.  The yellow scallop circle is the carry over from the Holiday Catalog (1 1/4″ Scallop Circle, pg 36 in the Spring Occasions Catalog, #127811) and the tiny white scallop (7/8″ Scallop Circle, pg 16 in the Spring Occasions Catalog #129404) is new in this catalog.  And, they compliment each other perfectly.  The pool party circle is the 1″ circle…

Anyway, lots of fun.

Here’s a second card I made with the set:

This one, I opened my NEW FRESH package of Core’dinations Paper (#129322, Primrose Petals).  I just LOVE the stuff.  And, it’s only $6.95 for 12 sheets of 12×12!!!  I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder just to add texture and sanded off some of the outer layer of the cardstock to reveal the inner core!!

Then, I used sticky strip to add the DROP DEAD GORGEOUS two tone satin ribbon.  The moment I laid eyes on this stuff I knew I had to have it.  And, I promptly ordered 3 rolls (#129295).  Added the white doily die cut from the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (#123126), a label from the Apothecary Accents Framelits Collection (#127003).  This was cut out of Basic Gray that had been honeycomb embossed… but you can’t really see it in the picture.

Then, this is my FIRST time flattening the Soda caps!!  Which is VERY easy to do.  You put the soda cap in between the cutting plates and run it through the big shot on the plain (not tab 1 or 2) multipurpose platform.  And VOILA.  A flat soda cap.  That is a GREAT embellishment.  These soda caps are in the Spring Occasions Catalog (#129388).  And, I stamped the word background from the Collage Curios Set in the primrose petals and the Eiffel Tower image with Stazon… just cause I then filled it with Crystal Effects.  Which gives it that nice, lacquered look.  Added some bling, and it’s finished!!  This would be a great Valentine’s Card…with out being TOO sappy…

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another view:  I’m experimenting with angles…

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and, close up… the Crystal Effect kinda smears the pink ink, which is why it’s probably best to use the StazOn for the Eiffel Tower image.  But, the smeary kind of gives it the shabby chic look…

Anyway…

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About clkondo

I am a teacher, mother, wife, and LOVER of all things papercrafting. It's been my sanity (and sometimes insanity) for the past 10 years. I am an Independent Stampin' UP Demonstrator...which helps me pay for my passion...

6 responses »

  1. Yep, loving that first card too!! Love the scalloped edge and the balloon piece along with the sentiment a lot, but also how cleverly you added those flags to the scalloped areas! Really clever and cool; what a wonderful card! I like the other one too; but especially that first card! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  2. Yep, loving that first card too!! Love the scalloped edge and the balloon piece along with the sentiment a lot, but also how cleverly you added those flags to the scalloped areas! Really clever and cool; what a wonderful card! I like the other one too; but especially that first card! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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