Apr 02 2012

Summer Smooches

First…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of you who supported my Adhesive Sale this past week!  So many of you emailed that you love my blog and that is SO nice to hear!  I'm happy to have shared this huge discount with you on some of the staples of our business.  I appreciate you all SO much for your help in getting me closer to my goal of the  Fiji Incentive Trip this year!  I'm inching closer and closer as you can see from the themometer on my right sidebar.


I love the name of Stampin' Up!'s April Promotion…Summer Smooches.  Since Summer is my FAVORITE time of the year…yes, I love hot weather…it puts me in mind of all the fun activities to do in the summer.  The cute little set, Bright Blossoms, is just SO fun and fits my idea of summer.  AND…that Summer Smooches Designer Paper is so bright and cute and wonderful, I know it will be a favorite of mine.  Fabric Buttons, Fabric, a new PURSE die, ribbon, a Decor Elements Stencil…just look at all those yummy things!  Stampin' Up! is giving YOU, our customers, a chance to get the Summer Smooches products early in April, prior to it being released in the big catalog on June 1st!  So…take advantage and order yours today!  You can see a color flyer HERE!  And place your ONLINE ORDER at my website HERE!


This was my Control Freaks swap card I made last month.  Now I've seen all KINDS of really CUTE ideas that I love using the Bright Blossoms stamp set, but when I got this set there weren't many samples out there at all, so we all were creating without any ideas.  I was amazed to get the swaps back in the mail and they all were SO different, even using the same set of products and stamp set!



I structured my card to use mostly the Summer Smooches family of products.  I used a base of Daffodil Delight cardstock and layered on Baja Breeze cardstock.  Then I cut a 4×4 square of Summer Smooches Designer Paper (did you know that you can get 9 pieces out of a 12×12 sheet of DSP using that dimension?)  for the bottom of the card.  I used a piece of the new Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon across to hide the seam.  I stamped the Bright Blossoms image, inked up with markers, on Whisper White and cut with the Label Framelits.  It is popped up on the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Then, I added a little Boho Blossoms flower punched from the Summer Smooches Designer Paper and a mini brad along side the Label.  Finally, I stamped "I'm Here For You" from Petite Pairs in Island Indigo ink next to the image.


Isn't it a FUN and cheerful card with those bright colors?  I think so!


4 People have left comments on this post

Apr 2, 2012 - 02:04:52
Susan said:

this is a great card; I love your blog….it's so colorful, friendly & easy to find anything  you need at your finger tips

Apr 2, 2012 - 08:04:58
Patti Willey said:

Very bright & cheery card! Unlike you, I don't like it HOT! nope, get really ugly when it hits 80! Good thing I live in New England! 

Apr 2, 2012 - 11:04:03
rose kerry said:

Your card is adorable, quick and cute.  Love the papers!

Apr 3, 2012 - 02:04:28
Carol Carriveau said:

I just got this set today, thank you for inspiration!