Being a papercrafter can be a little confusing at times. While everyone else is enjoying summer weather we are already thinking of autumn and even Christmas. Earlier this week Stampin’ Up! revealed their 2019 Holiday Catalogue to demonstrators and I’m eagerly awaiting my new goodies. In the meantime there’s always lots in the Annual Catalogue to play with.
For today’s Simple Sunday project I wanted to explore the Very Versailles Stamp Set some more. I love the collection of images and the font used for the sentiments is absolutely gorgeous.
First I decided on my colours, warm Very Vanilla with spicy Cajun Craze.
I stamped the “Always thinking of you” sentiment onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card with Cajun Craze ink. Then I attached it to a strip of Cajun Craze Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I took the Sahara Sand paper from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. The pattern is quite subtle and perfect for stamping on. So using Cajun Craze ink I stamped the leafy image from Very Versailles onto the DSP and then mounted that onto Cajun Craze Card with liquid glue.
While I had the stamp in my hand I then stamped a portion of it in the top left corner of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I did the same thing on a layer of Very Vanilla Card.
Now I was ready to assemble my project.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the stamped DSP layer to the front of a Thick Very Vanilla Card base. Then the layered sentiment was fixed on top.
That just left the stamped Very Vanilla piece which was added to the inside of the card base with liquid glue. Job done.
When I design thinking of you cards I tend to keep them calm and unfussy, and this one is a perfect example of that. There is pattern and colour but its understated and none of it detracts from the message.
ALWAYS WORTH A LOOK
Did you know that the Paper Pumpkin team are always looking ahead too. Take this month’s kit, Gift of Fall. Through the sneak peeks we know that it’s a fall (autumn) themed kit. The box will contain enough supplies to make 12 autumn-themed gift tags, as well as 6 kraft bags to attach them to, just to get you started. Hint – look closely at the promotional image below, is that printed vellum I see??
If you prefer cards you Stampin’ Up! are also offering a pack of 24 coordinating notecards (12 each of 2 designs) with 24 printed envelopes. This Gift of Fall Add-on Bundle is $13.00 (plus shipping and tax) and you will only be able to buy it if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. To get this bundle simply place an order via my online store (it will not be shipped with the kit).
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Not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? What are you waiting for? Stampin’ Up! guarantees that you will be happy with every kit, and if not, just contact them and they will refund your money. If you subscribe through me you can always contact me, and I’ll deal with it on your behalf if you prefer. Unlike many subscription services, with Paper Pumpkin you are not tied in to purchase a fixed number of kits. You can skip a month, or cancel your subscription entirely whenever you wish with no penalties.
Every Paper Pumpkin kit contains a complete craft project with all the pieces prepared for you. All you have to do is stamp the images and sentiments using the exclusive photopolymer stamp set and mini ink spot provided. Then assemble your project using the instructions included in the kit. Most months you’ll even end up with extra pieces to use on your own projects. And don’t forget that stamp set and ink spot that you get to add to your collection. It’s a great option for someone who doesn’t have the space or money to have a whole stack of papercrafting supplies or tools. And they’re portable too so perfect to take to the cottage or while you’re waiting for an appointment.
Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before August 10th to receive the August kit.
Oh and by the way, if you join Stampin’ Up! your discount also applies to your Paper Pumpkin subscriptions too. Find out more on my Join Stampin’ Up! information page.