Hey there, Peeps! I'm posting this note at the top of this post to warn you that this post contains peeks at the new Anniversary Set that Papertrey is sending (for free!) to all of it's customers that ordered 12 or more stamp sets in 2009. It's a beauty of a set but I know that some of you that are waiting on your free set to arrive, would like to be surprised about what it looks like and therefore don't want to see any sneaks ahead of time. I would hate to be the one to spoil your surprise, so consider yourself warned!
In the meantime, how about a picture of me feeding a kangaroo in Australia.....you know, to give you time to look away if you don't want to see the card photos! Ha.
And now......bring on the cards!
Papertrey's anniversary set this year is called Round & Round and it is SOOO much fun to play with! I loooove it! Lots of great sentiments in a great font combination -- very versatile, great images and a GREAT large label shape that is conveniently sized to hold ANY 1 3/4" circle images, of which there are TONS in Papertrey's stamp collection, so you can pair this set with images from LOTS of other stamp sets for even more versatility! And my favorite part is that the label shape from Round & Round also coordinates with the new Mat Stack 1 die!
On this first card, I die cut the label shape with the Mat Stack 1 die from ripe avocado card stock and then stamped the great scrolly label shape. Then, I stamped one of the 1 3/4" circle images from Round & Round - a cute bird on a branch image - with Hawaiian Shores ink and punched it out with a 1 3/4" circle punch and popped it on the label shape with foam adhesive. I finished off the label shape with a couple of ripe avocado buttons.
My card base is Hawaiian Shores card stock and the patterned paper is my favorite from the Green Boutique collection. I stamped the sentiment with ripe avocado ink on rustic cream card stock and stitched it to the card front along with the patterned paper.
One of you asked if I would be sharing the card I made to take to the wedding we attended over the weekend. This is it! I coordinated the colors on my card with the colors on the wedding invitation they sent us! I love doing this.....making a card that coordinates with the wedding invitation is a special way to show the bride that you care -- by taking the time to make a card in colors that she loves.
On this card, the focal image I chose to stamp inside the beautiful frame image is a butterfly and leaves. I also stamped the single butterfly image from Round & Round, cut it out and layered it over the top of the larger butterfly in the circle. The "Best Wishes" sentiment is from Round & Round and the "Congratulations" sentiment is from Enjoy the Ride.
The dotted background is also a stamp included in Round & Round and I added a couple of flourishes to my card base from the Fancy Flourishes set.
Can you see just how pretty the Round & Round stamp set is? And how truly versatile? I can't wait to use this set again and again!
I hope you have a fantastic day, Dearies!