Monday, May 9, 2016

A few of my favorite things...

Old things, new things, so many fun things! (Yes, I've been reading a few Dr. Seuss books lately.)

This is the time of year when I pull out all of my retiring stuff and think "what have I done?!?" Why have I neglected all these beautiful things?!? Probably because they're so beautiful I don't want to use them up. But there comes a time.

You'll notice that I've been making cards by the STACKS. I think I work best near the end of a deadline, and retiring product is definitely that deadline! It's actually very inspiring to clean off the shelves and make room for all the new product that has quickly filled up my wishlist.

These cards have so many of my favorite elements on them. Black and white (or vanilla), turquoise, a little sparkle, a vintage typewriter, stripes, an old map... you get the idea. The fun thing is that you could change the color to fit your own taste! I used Bermuda Bay here, but wouldn't it also be fun in Melon Mambo??? or Watermelon Wonder? or Cherry Cobbler? The retiring Hello Honey is pretty delicious as well. :)

The typewriter image from the Tap, Tap, Tap set was stamped on Basic Black cardstock with a Very Vanilla ink spot that is exclusive to the Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin kit. One of the best reasons to signup for Paper Pumpkin is to get all the exclusive items!

I also stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out the little paper piece and added a touch of color using a Stampin' Write marker to highlight the H I part of the alphabet image stamp. A little depth was added to the Typeset Specialty designer series paper (oohhh I love this paper so much!!!!) by stamping various stamps from either the Tap Tap Tap set or the Timeless Textures set. I LOVE that grid image!!! 

I trimmed a strip from the Cherry on Top dsp  (So versatile! It's not just ice cream and cupcakes!) then punched it with the banner triple punch and layered another banner in Very Vanilla. The finishing touches were added with extra ribbons and trim. Venetian Crochet Trim, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim and the Baker's Twine Combo Pack from the It's My Party Suite. I used the handheld stapler to secure the ribbons to the typeset dsp before I layered it onto a piece of paper from the Cherry on Top paper stack and added that to a Sahara Sand card base.

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