With Love & Caring

Here is my most recent swap creation. Somehow, I managed to work these in amongst all the Christmas prep stress! Always feels good to be stamping, but sometimes it is hard to take the time! Got some great cards back though as usual!! Our theme was Occasions Mini, so I chose to work with the Thanks for Caring set, Springtime Vintage DSP and new Framed Tulips embossing folder. Here is the result:

Card base is Baja Breeze and I embossed the front with the new folder. Next is a layer of Pear Pizzazz behind a floral print from the DSP. Around that I knotted Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon. Did you see the fun new colors of Seam Binding ribbon?? Fun fun!! For the main image, I punched a Very Vanilla Decorative Label and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to add the saying on the lower left in Pear Pizzazz, and butterfly on the right side in Baja Breeze. I punched two more Decorative Labels from Baja Breeze and matted the Very Vanilla one. Final accent is a flower shaped Bitty Button with a Pear Pizzazz punch behind it. Have you all seen those buttons (p. 186) and coordinating punches (p. 200)? I will admit I haven't used them much, but they were the perfect accent for this card! Finally, the saying element was attached with dimensionals.

Reminder: the Holiday Mini sales period end January 3rd. Get your orders in NOW if there is anything in there you haven't gotten yet. The Occasions Mini sales period starts January 4th. Get your orders ready!!

Stop by tomorrow and make sure you find both posts! First up will be my creation for the Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch as usual, and the sketch is mine this week. And starting at Noon is the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop. I am in the company of some fabulous stampers so you won't want to miss it!! We are all featuring a set or product from the upcoming Occasions Mini. It runs through Sunday so you'll have plenty of time, but do make sure to stop by!!

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SU! Catalog Items used:  121961 Thanks for Caring Clear (121901 Wood) * 111352 Baja Breeze Card Stock * 119795 Pear Pizzazz Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 121782 Springtime Vintage DSP * 111833 Baja Breeze Classic Ink * 119784 Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink * 118761 Bitty Buttons * 122331 Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack * 120907 Decorative Label Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 121809 Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

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