Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Layers Upon Wonderful Layers

It was like Christmas in Stamping Monica's stampin' studio today ~ my Occasions Mini preorder came! I ordered WAAAAAY more than I was planning and also got a ton of FREE loot... just because SU! is such a fantastic company :) :) :) I love love love being a demonstrator!

There were tonnes of awesome new products in the Mini: pleated ribbons, designer buttons, Framelits (Big Shot dies that create shapes in multiple sizes, similar to Spellbinders dies), Edgelits (card stock edge cutters) and coordinating edge embossing folders! Oh and some really great stamp sets. And Designer Papers. Actually everything :) I also got a bunch of Sale-a-bration loot (SAB runs from Jan 24 to March 31).

Gorgeous Pleated Ribbon and Designer Buttons

Today, I had absolutely no idea where to start. None. So many great products, which ones to work with??? I had to make a project for my upcoming stampers group (I promised them a project with new products) as well as some swaps. The swap cards will be a smidge different to make them a bit easier to make, but the idea will be the same.

I also chose to use the new stamp set P.S. I Love You. It is a super Valentine's stamp set, perfect for kids' valentines, as well as adult ones. This super cute sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches. It's a keeper, for sure. I love the Heart Framelits, coordinating hearts, or make a frame! Place it right over an image and cut it out with precision. Totally AWESOME :)

Tips & Tricks:

*My 3D butterfly and ornament have been real hits! So I thought, why not do it with the Heart Punch and coordinating image from P.S. I Love You. Need some details on how to make the 3D heart? Here's a previous Blog Post on 3D Butterflies - different punch, same idea :)
*This card is an angled easel card. I saw this concept at a demo meeting about a month ago and have been making it ever since. Love. It.
*I cut cupid out by hand ~ sometimes doing a bit of cutting has a great effect.
*Like the Designer Paper? It's the new Twitterpated DSP. It coordinates with the Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon and Twitterpated Designer Buttons, both used on this card. Isn't it gorgeous?

I hope you've enjoyed this little Sneak Peek :) I'll be back with more soon because there's just so much awesome stuff! 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

Wow love seeing the new stuff! That ribbon is gorgeous and all of the layered hearts are terrific!

The Stampin' Doula said...

Beautiful Monica!!! Now even more excited for my parcel to arrive on Friday :)

Christy Q said...

Beautiful card, Monica. The colors are beautiful and that ribbon looks so lux! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lauri Ingram said...

oh I am scared to hit enter on my is huge!! But seeing cards like this one....I have to pull the trigger and enjoy the freebies that will come along with it! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Thanks for the sneak peek! I love how you interpreted the sketch this week. So pretty. I love that pleated ribbon. I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Oh wow, love this sneak peek! That pleated ribbon is on my wishlist for sure. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy said...

Wow! Gorgeous card. Love how you did the heart. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tui Nathan said...

wow ... this is absolutely beautiful ... looove the ribbon and all those pretty hearts!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful sneak peek of all the new things! Love those hearts..and that ribbon...and.... So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko