I was attracted to the Love You to Pieces stamp set and coordinating Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies as soon as I saw the new annual catalog. I think it might have been the sample on page 113. My card today is a CASE of this sample. It was my swap card for a recent NC Demo Quarterly event.
Start with a card base of Gorgeous Grape. It's one of the new colors. The base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. The Whisper White layer is 4 x 4 and the Highland Heather, also a new color, is 3 7/8 x 3 7/8.
Using the new Big Shot Embossing Mats emboss the large puzzle onto the Highland Heather layer. Glue down all layers with the white and heather centered at the top of the card.
Add one of the Pearlized Doilies toward the bottom center of the card. Add the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon. I added this with glue dots and just folded it back and forth and back on the doily. Angle the ends of the ribbon.
Cut two puzzle pieces from Highland Heather using the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies. Punch three leaves using the Leaf Punch from Granny Apple Green cardstock. Glue dot the puzzle pieces together just at the corners and then glue dot the leaves where you want them. Add this with dimensionals.
Stamp the heart from the Love You to Pieces stamp set and cut out with the thinlits. Add these pieces with dimensionals also matching up the puzzle pieces.
For the inside of the card, the sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set and is stamped in Gorgeous Grape. The puzzle pieces are stamped in Highland Heather. The hearts, Gorgeous Grape, are from the Love You to Pieces stamp set.
The catalog is a great place to get ideas. Sometimes it is just what we need to get our juices flowing again. It often works for me!
Thank you for stopping by today. I'm so glad you did. During the month of July, I will send those of you who order $50 or more before shipping and tax 3 free cards. They will vary as I am picking from my stash of cards. They do add up sometimes. This is in addition to the Incentive Program already in place. WOW!
In addition, some of the Designer Series Paper is on sale during July. Buy three, get one FREE! Those on the sale are Nature's Poem, Twinkle Twinkle, Under the Mistletoe, Animal Expedition, Best Route, Petal Promenade, Tranquil Textures, Garden Impressions, Tropical Escape, and Wood Textures. You could even think about going in with a friend and both take part in the savings! To order go here.
Blends are all in stock. The wait is over. To order Blends go here.