I love this Share What You Love card! The pink/grapefruit/blush colored designer paper is so beautiful! You can’t see it in the picture but the flowers actually shimmer. The design is simple but I did have difficulty finding cardstock colors that coordinated with this particular paper design. Early Expresso and Crumb Cake came to my rescue! The card base is cut from this design sheet in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. It measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The Early Expresso cardstock band is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. A length of Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon is adhered to the cardstock band with tape runner. The Lovely Words Thinlits and a slightly larger circle framelit cut the sentiment. A slightly larger scalloped circle framelit on champagne foil paper makes the backing.
More is More!
I’m usually a “more is better” kind of crafter! I learned my lesson on this card. Here’s how it went down. I had just gotten some gorgeous, to die for, colored pearls from my new catty preorder. I had to use them. They were begging me! They matched this card! So I succumbed, even though the card was technically finished and looked good like it was. So I added the pearls and Voila! My card now has chicken pox! I tried to remove them but it scratched the foil and made it worse. Serves me right. I knew better! But sometimes a girl’s just gotta have her bling!
The Share What You Love Paper truly is gorgeous! It will be available in the new catalog in June, but Stampin’ Up has put together some bundles with freebies in them for those of you (like me) who just can’t wait. Plus saving money by getting free stuff is a good thing, right? Check out the brochure then click on the product list images at the bottom to see the 3 wonderful product bundles you can order only during the month of May. The alphabet stamp set is great for adding personalized sentiments AND names! Brilliant!
If you’re shopping today, be sure to use Hostess Code 6USMCVG9 at checkout to get a free gift from me! Click Here to shop early release bundles.
Lynda Falconer, Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator