Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday Stamps! #288

 Hello, crafty friends. I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend. This past week I have been busy with summer and spending time with family and friends and as a result took a little time off from crafting.  I can hardly believe we are now at the end of July! The summer (and time) is moving so fast!

I did step back into my craft room to play along with the new challenge at Sunday Stamps!. Since I have so many birthdays in July and August, I chose to make a birthday card using the Shaded Summer stamp set and coordinating Summer Dies. 

I love the Shaded Summer stamp set and the coordinating Summer Shadow Dies! I also love the fact that Stampin' UP! carried them both over to the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog as the dies were a past SAB item. 

For this project, I decided to emboss the images in gold and pair it with the Silver & Gold 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from Sale-a-bration.

After embossing the images, I colored them with Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends and then arranged them according to the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!

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  • Use any brand of products you have;
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  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to four other challenges; and most of all-
  • Have fun creating with us!
This weeks challenge will end on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm EST.

I liked how well my card turned out that I decided to make a few more in different colors.  You can see them in my video below.

In the video, you will see that I also made matching gift card holders for each card using the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies which is also a "must have" if you ask me. ;)

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August's Paper Pumpkin Kit:

Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit

This kit includes:

  • supplies to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) with coordinating envelopes;
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  1. Wow, Annette, this is SO lovely! Love the embossing - really sets off your beautiful coloring!

  2. I like how your card turned out too, it is absolutely gorgeous Annette! Love the strips and dots along with the pretty flowers.

  3. Gorgeous...that gold embossing makes this sketch so elegant!! What great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

  4. Annette, this is GORGEOUS! I love the color combo and those beautiful flowers. The embossing is perfect. Love all the polka dots, too! You rocked this sketch!

  5. This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the stamps you used on this. The colors are amazing.


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