Friday, February 21, 2014

Retro: "What's Old is New Again!"

In my last post, I talked about the wild weather we had, lo' & behold, it happened again two weeks later!  Fortunately, we had planned a family trip to Disney World and missed the snow last week.  This week Spring does seem to have arrived with temperatures in the 70s.  It's been wonderful and using my allergies as a guide, Spring is definitely on its way!!!

We had a wonderful trip at Disney...our grandson, who turns 5 years old next month, kept four adults going full speed day and night!  Walking through the various theme parks and shops, I noticed that the "retro look" is definitely in...from apparel to home accessories.   Remember "what's old is new again!"  Thus I decided to share a card made in the last class using the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  This is a quick and easy card to make when you have limited time.  

Stampin' Up! "Awesome Thanks!" from Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set and Retro Fresh DSP



Materials:
Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Coastal Cabana Card Stock
Banner Framelits Dies
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
2-1/2"  Circle Punc
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
 
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Flower Shop

Last week was a "wild weather" week in Georgia...62 on Monday, snow and ice on Tuesday!  This week the temperatures are milder with rain.  Yesterday while out and about, I actually saw the first signs of Spring...daffodils!  Seeing the yellow blooms brought a smile and hopes that it's a sign that Winter will soon be exiting.  With news of multiple snowstorms crossing the U.S. this week, I am sure many of you are wishing for Spring to arrive too!  

The daffodils reminded me of a birthday card made for a friend using the Flower Shop Stamps and Secret Garden Framelits Set from Stampin' Up! It's being shared today in hopes that it will brighten your day too!
Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Flower Shop Stamp & Secret Garden Framelit Sets
Materials:
Coastal Cabana Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Old Olive Card Stock
2013-2015 Designer Series Paper Stack (Coastal Cabana)
Flower Shop Stamp Set
Secret Garden Framelits 
Best of Birthdays Stamp Set
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad
White Embossing Powder
Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Extra-Large Oval Punch
Dazzling Details
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals

Notes:  Dazzling Details was added to the birthday greeting using a small paint brush to add a bit of glitter to the greeting.  The Coastal Cabana flower was heat embossed using the White embossing while the Whisper White flowers were stamped using the Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad.  Use the dimensionals to "pop" the center flower and the greeting.

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