Monday, July 2, 2012

Warm enough to wilt your card

Another extremely hot day today did not damper our enthusiasm for making cards, only today we moved inside Debby's trailer, and turned on the airconditioner.  Made for another comfortable day for stamping.  We started the day by planning our next card buffet, and a catalog reveal party, and talked about other classes that we would love to do.  We used to scrapbook so much before we became Stampin' Up! demonstrators, and we think we should head back to our roots and introduce some scrapbook classes, too.  We also talked about doing an all day Stamp-Camp for holiday projects.  We have so many ideas that we want to share!!  After some strategizing we went back to work on our cards. 
This card was my attempt at something retro.  Can you believe that I would have DSP paper that has been retired, and I have never used any of it??  I do!!  I get a free pack of designer paper every month this year, because I signed on as a SU demonstrator during a special promotion.  So every month I get to pick a free pack of paper, but in April and May I received paper that retired when the new catalog was released June 1, so I have new packs to use, and today was the day.

 I love this paper called Berry Blossoms and wish it wasn't retired.  I love it, so I will use it for my own cards.  Not everything I make has to be current, but everything I make I have to love.  So my sweet berry paper was accented with Calypso Coral card, and a blossom made from Wisteria Wonder.  The flower is two layers made with the blossom punch, that I snipped  the petals on, crumpled them up a little to add some texture, fastened them with a brad (also retired style).  The greeting is from Curly Cute stamp set that said "seasons greetings" until I punched it with an oval. 
I zoomed out a little on the snapshot so you couldn't see the fingerprints from the fresh cherries I was eating while making cards. 
Hope you are enjoying a lovely summer weekend.  Best part this weekend was....no storms :)

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