Mixing Catalog Products from Stampin' Up!

Hodgepodge – that was the word I was going for with this card – using multiple catalogs from Stampin' Up to achieve one finished card.  Today is a hodgepodge kinda day in our world.  A lot going on, little bits at a time.  Anyone else have days like this?

And what would a Monday be without polka dots on a card on my site?  If you don't know me, I am a total ‘Dottie', I love polka dots!  They are fun, energetic and exactly what I need to get my week started.

I was looking at the current big catalog, the upcoming big catalog and the Occasions catalog to create this card.  There are many times that I get focused in on the new, especially this time of year.  So the challenge was to use a bit from everything and create a card for a certain someone and mixing my world in it.

It started with the background paper.  This is the Watercolor Wonder patterned paper.  I paired Crisp Cantaloupe and Daffodil Delight with it to get my color palette.  Then I added Whisper White and Crumb Cake for my neutrals.

The stamped sentiment and images come from the Work of Art Stamp Set from Stampin' Up's new upcoming catalog.  I thought that stamp set went perfect with the Watercolor Wonder paper.

Then came the die cutting, I opted for the Deco Framelits.  The smallest in that set for the words and the next size up for the Crisp Cantaloupe layer.  But I wanted to add more Daffodil Delight to this layer.  My Bitty Banner Framelits with Daffodil Delight card stock did the trick.  After you die cut them, cut them in half and separate them behind your Crisp Cantaloupe die cut.  (No one will know that it is split, it looks like one continuous banner.

Mixing Products from Stampin up catalogs, new catalog, occasions catalog

For the left hand side of the card, I went with a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe that is 1/2″ wide.  And it looked OK, but just kinda looked a little flat.  I initially dry embossed it with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and it was too much, it really took away from the rest of the card.   So I just did a single line of dry embossing using my Simply Scored and I liked it for two reasons.

First, it gave me the texture I wanted.  Next, it gave me a guide to line up my little hearts.

Mixing Products from Stampin up catalogs, new catalog, occasions catalog

They didn't start as hearts either….

It's funny how many people out there think that I start out making a card and have it perfect in 15 minutes without anything going in the trash, nothing being redone, perfection in minutes.  And that makes me literally laugh out loud.  As I type this I am laughing out loud.  I can't think of a single card off the top of my head that finishes the way it started.

The one way to guarantee that it will go in the recycling bin is when I don't use a trigger of some sort.  A trigger being a jumping off point, and idea, a thought a something like this:

  • A Sketch
  • A Supply Challenge (like today)
  • A Specific Person in Mind and I Create to Match Their Style

These are just three of many triggers.

Maybe I should start sharing pictures of my trash/recycle BINS – there are three in my tiny stamp studio – strategically placed.  Those pics might be more impressive than my cards!

Just know that as you create, go easy on yourself.  You are doing it because you enjoy it, not to be frustrated by it.  If you find yourself getting frustrated, walk away, grab yourself a Dr. Pepper, then come back to it.

So here is what I created:

Mixing Products from Stampin up catalogs, new catalog, occasions catalog

Below are the supplies I used to create this card.  To order any of the supplies that you see below, simply click on the item, and it will take you into my online store.  To receive a special thank you in the mail, be sure to use this hostess code (XUTDBWNP) and make sure to check off that the demonstrator (me) can contact you or else I can't see your address to send it to you!  The stamp set is not listed, as it is not available yet.  But the Watercolor Wonder paper is about to retire, so don't wait to grab it up!

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Thanks for joining me today for this card that is all about mixing products from various Stampin' Up catalogs!  Be sure to join me on my newsletter list to get my newest update coming out soon that gives you all the catalog details!

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