Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Summer Smootch Swaps

Good Afternoon Friends!

Today I have this sweet swap card to share with you.  My upline Katherine, had a team social last night.  Among the 12 girls that swapped, we got some GORGEOUS cards!  Yea!!  :) 

The swap theme was a sketch challenge from split coast stampers SC344 and it's a sweet one!

I started with my new fabric buttons.  These are ONLY available from Stampin' Up demonstrators (that's me) for the month of April!  They match the beautiful designer paper and stamp sets that are on special for this month as a preview.  I'll get to that in a bit.  Looking at the sketch and my fabulous buttons, I thought it would be sweet to make a dimensional flower with my fun flowers die.  The die actually allows for 3 different flowers that stack on top of one another, but I wanted to keep my flower the size that it is.. so I used two layers, ummm twice!  :)  I was able to cut 6 sheets at a time on my big shot with the large steel rule die!  yea!!  so this went pretty quick.  Because I didnt want a whole bunch of leftovers, I cut my paper to 5 1/2" square and cut 3 whisper white and three tangerine tango all at the same time.  I put them into piles and made a total of 19 cards.

After putting a few cards together, I felt like it was taking me some time to distress my flowers, so I changed methods, and crumpled them all in a ball, in piles according to size and color first.  then when I went to go build my flowers it was easy.  I used my mat pack and piercing tool to punch a few holes, then slid my brads through.  It's good to punch a few holes, as the brads need a little extra room to slide through. The rest of this card is pretty clean and simple and they went together fairly fast after the dimensional flowers were all built.

Okay.. So my measurements are here.
Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded in half at 4 1/4", tangerine
Layer 2: 5 3/8 x 4 1/4", espresso
Layer 3: 5 1/4" x 4", whisper white
Layer 4: 5 1/4" x 2 1/2, espresso.  (i made this a 1/4" larger to account for the decorative border)
Layer 5: Smooch designer paper 5 1/4" x 2"
Layer 6: a 5/8" espresso satin ribbon
and the flower on top!  :)
I stamped the word "friends" and punched it with the tag punch.

What a nice evening!  Okay.. so if you need it, here are the details on this month's sale.
The fabric buttons (that i'm in love with) and stencil, are ONLY available during the month of April.  The rest of the items are a sneak peek out of the new catalog.  they will also be available for purchase during april, then will not be available again until June 1st. :)

Here's the list!  (to shop the whole smooch line in my online store, click here.
Of course, i'll be showing more projects with this line throughout the upcoming days.. :)
But here is the whole list.


 Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set

 Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set

 Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper

 Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric

 Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*

 Summer Smooches D├ęcor Stencil*

 Petite Purse Bigz L Die

 Summer Smooches Photobook Template

 Summer Smooches Digital Kit

That's all for today!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Selene Kempton


Rose said...

Beautiful card, love those big flowers!!!!

Kris McIntosh said...

Simply stunning. Love the clean lines and the bright colour.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

A super sweet card.

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Selene! Beautiful, simply beautiful!! Love the floweres you created. Great design too. May I ask you a question? You cut 6 layers of paper at one time with the die? Wow! I didn't know you could do that. Boy, that would be a huge time saver and extend the life of the cutting plate too. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. I have this die but haven't made anything near this pretty with it yet. SO pretty!

Elin K. said...

So pretty, Selene!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Such a pretty color combo Selene!! Love it!