A Golden Anniversary Card

Have I mentioned that I’m finally falling in love with this Gold trend?  When I had a chance to sit down and play with my new stuff for an afternoon recently, I found that I kept reaching for my Gold Foil paper or the Gold Vellum.  Given that this is the girl who ALWAYS prefers silver to gold and practically never wears gold anything… this is HUGE!

So, how about this card for someone who is celebrating an anniversary?  Especially a golden anniversary?  (hee hee… did you see what I did there? : ) )

I was very lucky to have been given this stamp set as a gift over the holidays.  I had actually seen the rubber for this set in the production line when I was in Kanab in September for Founder’s Circle and just LOVED the mustache, the I do with the “o” being a ring, and the people (aka – bathroom people I’ve heard them called).  See… kinda fun, right? Perfect Couple

Perfect Couple Stamp Set

So, I just had to play with it and I got in the mood to try out my Oval Framelits as well.  Yes, I know they aren’t new-new, but they hadn’t come out of their packaging before in my house, so they were novel to me!

I tried this idea of cutting out the ovals to make a frame and then mounting the gold heart vellum to the backside of the frame.  That way, I could have my vellum and not have to worry about edges or how to glue it down.  Plus, in this case, I actually like the embossing that sometimes gets left behind when you cut out with a framelit.  It adds FLAIR!

Then just stamp and punch out your people and it looks like a fun cake topper from their wedding.  Anyone else see it? 

And, yes, this leaves you with big ovals left over from the gold and the Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, but I’ll show you tomorrow an idea for how to use them!  So, make sure to stop back by!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used

Stamps – Perfect Couple
Ink – Basic Grey, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper – Very Vanilla cs, Crisp Cantaloupe cs, Gold Vellum, Gold Foil cs
Accessories – Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Extra Large Oval punch, Decorative Label Punch

Oh hey!  I just saw that one of the Weekly Deals is the oval punch I used in this card.  How snazzy is that?  So, if you don’t have it, know it goes great with the couple stamp and you can get it for 25% off this week.

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The Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is Here!

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to shake off winter and the holiday projects and start thinking lighter and spring!  Turns out the papers and stamps from the new Occasions Catalog help get me in that mood without me even thinking about it.  I personally love how fresh this latest catalog feels… it still has the same set up as the holiday with TONS of ideas and inspiration in the first half, followed by all the actual products in the back half. 
2014 Occasions Catalog

View the Occasions Catalog PDF
Occasions Catalog Supplies List

I’m going through phases with what I’m using and loving (I can’t get enough of the gold foil paper right now!) but here are a few of my favorites for today:

But let me show you…here is one of my first cards I made with the So Very Grateful stamp set:

I saw it and I knew I had to have it.  Apparently I’m craving stamps to watercolor!  But it is just so darn relaxing and fun to get creative with colors without having to worry to much about messing anything up. ha ha.

As you can see, I’m also busting out tons of gold metallic but I think it is just enough to make it pretty and not overdone.

Card Supplies Used

  • Stamps – So Very Grateful
  • Ink – Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
  • Paper – Fresh Prints designer paper stack, Whisper White cardstock, Watercolor paper, Gold Foil paper
  • Accessories – Aqua Pen, Gold Sequins

See something you love?  You can find all of it in the online store. Smile

So Very Grateful stamp set

 

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