Category Archives: Happy Flowers

My “top-notch swap.

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I just realized I haven’t shared MY convention swaps….  so here goes.

So. This year my travel plans were extremely tight before convention. I returned from Kansas just 24 hours before leaving again for Salt Lake. Knowing this, I decided to just sign up for a couple of organized swaps just so I could sign up for things I was interested in. This swap was called “Top-Notch and what I liked about this one is that we had to specify the stamp set we were gonna use. That way we we got 20 cards using 20 different sets!  I signed up to use the Happy Flowers hostess set. Cause it is happy, happy! 

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I am in love with the new in colors. They are so…. I don’t even know how to describe it. Anyway. I made this with Crisp Cantaloupe embossed with the polka dot embossing folder. I added the pool party trim embossed with chevron. The strip of paper is crumb cake. And whisper white for the scallop trim. I love the crisp whiteness with the crisp cantelouoness.  I cut out the stamped image with the floral framelits die. Then added the flower in the center. For this, I punched the 1 1/4″ scallop 3 times. Put a mini brad through all 3 and misted with water. Scrunch, smooch, sploosh, crinkle…crinkle and you have a nice flower.

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Then of course rhinestones. Can’t do without rhinestones.

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So… that’s it! My top notch convention swap. And I gotta say. I thoroughly enjoyed the seal too. Well planned and ran. And got lots of great samples.

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Another card from our card class…

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So, here’s the 2nd card that I designed from the New Catalog Card Class we had on June 1.  This card features the Hostess set, Happy Flowers from the new catalog.  And Smoky Slate  It’s a BEAUTIFUL color  I’m so happy to finally have a light gray…

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Smoke slate looks great with white.  Very clean and crisp.  And, I added some of the new In-Color… Crisp Cantaloupe, and a small scrap of Wisteria…  The white was cut out using the Window Frames Collection Framelits.  As, you can see, I love framelits.

The Happy Flowers Stamp fits perfectly into one of the Floral Frames Collection Framelits…

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And, that sentiment is from the Hostess Set offerings as well, called Banner Greetings…..  Sorry, but the button is from the Spring Occasions Mini, which is no longer available.  But you could use any of our awesome new buttons…  I just had a bunch I needed to use up.  Cleaning out…

Here’s one last look…

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For a look at our other cards we made for this class, head on over to Anne’s Blog to see the other cards we made in stamp class.  We used Mosaic Madness Set featuring Costal Cabana  Chalk Talk featuring Strawberry Slush In-Color, and the Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit featuring Pistachio Pudding In-Color.  (Click on her name for her blog site, click on the other links to go to the specific cards we made in the class….)