Gray and Yellow Colors Make Elegant Cards

I needed a quick card recently and I felt like I was getting into a rut with the layouts I had been designing so I started flipping through my designer paper and tried to find a design that called to me.  In the end, I decided to play with the Eastern Elegance designer paper.

I love this sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. Isn’t it so true?

“Life Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful”

The layout turned out super simple – and quick to make again with different colors and paper patterns – but it is nice to let the pattern from the paper do a lot of the work and be the perfect tone for whomever you are sending the card to.

Card Supplies Used

Stamps – Perfect Pennants
Ink – Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit
Paper – Whisper White cs, Smokey Slate cs, Eastern Elegance designer paper
Accessories – Sponge Dauber, Crushed Curry chevron ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Now I need to go try out this layout again with different paper and see how it turns out! Smile 


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Using Punches to Create a Fun, Colorful Bookmark

Each year when the new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out, they release the latest set of In Colors.  So, I usually figure that when I’m sending out my catalogs to customers that it would be nice for them to see what these new colors look like in person.  So I create a little bookmark to show off the different colors.

This is what I came up with for this year:

2013 In Color Bookmark with Mosaic Punch

I had just gotten the Mosaic Madness stamp set, Mosaic punch, and Mosaic embossing folder.  Plus of course the new In Colors:
Crisp Canteloupe, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, and Strawberry Slush.

Oh, and I had to throw in there the new core color – Smoky Slate as well. Smile  I mean, if you are going to play with some new products, why not jam as may new things as you can on your project!

And this is what it looks like when you are trying to mass produce 36 copies of a bookmark like this:

2013 In Color Bookmark pieces

Let me just say that was A LOT of punching!

But I love how they turned out and if I end up with one left, I may just mount it on a card for another fun use of the bookmark.

Still need a new catalog?  Shoot me an email at or let me know with my catalog request form and I’ll get one in the mail to you right away!  Plus, you’ll get one of these cute bookmarks too!