Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Closer Look - Sweet Pea card and blog candy!

Good morning!  Let's take a closer look at my second project from the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini blog hop.  Here's the card:

First, I folded a piece of Kraft cardstock as if I were making a regular 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base.  The cut-out from the Scallop Square Clear Bigz die measures 4-3/8" square around the outer scalloped edge, so you will need at least a 4-1/4" x 4-1/2" card base (after folding in half) to make a nice sized scallop card.  The fold was positioned just inside one of the scalloped edges, so when you cut it out, it keeps the fold as you can see above.

After creating my background from cardstock and patterned paper from The Write Stuff Specialty Designer Series Paper pack (has to be one of my all-time favorites!), I stamped the sentiment from the new Little Angel stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog in Melon Mambo.  I then punched out some hearts in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo with the Heart to Heart punch, and finished off the corner with a piece of looped Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.  The ribbon was held into submission with Mini Glue Dots, and a Kraft Corduroy Button goes perfectly on top.

Sweet Pea Scalloped card supplies: Little Angel stamp set; Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad; Kraft, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Very Vanilla cardstock; The Write Stuff Specialty Designer Series Paper; Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; Kraft corduroy button; Linen Thread; Heart to Heart punch; Scallop Square Clear Bigz die

By the way, the Occasions Mini Catalog went live today!  If you would like a FREE paper copy of this and/or the Definitely Decorative brochure with the new product insert, contact me and I will get them out to you.  You can also view them to the right!

Sale-a-bration also starts today!!  Here are the details:
  • Spend:  For every $50 you spend on any products, get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure!  This year, items include stamp sets (wood-mounted or cling-mounted!), a 6 x 6" paper pad, a punch (how wonderful is that!!), and even some items from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog!  See the Sale-a-bration brochure here, or contact me for a free paper copy!
  • Host:  Host a $300 workshop and earn a free Sale-a-bration item!  This is in addition to the fabulous hostess goodies you already get!
  • Join:  Join my downline today, and receive a FREE stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalog, up to $47.95 - wow!  The Starter Kit, which is already a fantastic deal, is also 15% off!  Contact me to start sharing what you love today!
Now.. about that blog candy!  Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite new SU product is by Friday, Jan. 8th, 11:50PM EST, and I'll use a randomizer to draw a winner.  The winner will receive a package of the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt!

Images copyright Stampin' Up!


  1. Are you serious?? Pick one item as my favorite... puuulease Melissa!
    I think it's probably going to be the
    I {heart} Hearts!
    Love the card....going to have to get that Bigz die I think.

  2. I am in love with the Well Scripted and having the Whimsical Words also is a bonus! The Sweet Pea paper and felt embellishments are my favorite non-stamp items.

  3. My favorite SU! products are the stampin spots and I have them all. It's a great way to take all your inks to a crop. And my next favorite is the cleaner & pad - the best in the industry!...SBQ

  4. I just found your blog and I love your style!! The color combos you use are adorable!! I think I am loving the new punches and the new paper packs!!

  5. I'm liking the new corduroy buttons in pink and red and I'm also liking the new Well Scripted stamp set. And the new pink/red DSP - there's just so much to love out of the new Spring mini!! Debra

  6. I came across your blog not too long ago and love it! Your creativity is truly inspiring. How to pick just one favourite new product? So far, I am loving Fox & Friends and the new punches.

  7. May be too late now, but I love the Sending love paper! Can't wait to get the Vintage Vogue stamp set either!


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