Coffee Talk – I’m Verklempt!

How many of you are old enough to remember Coffee Talk with Linda Richmond on Saturday Night Live?  (Did you read that in her voice?) That is all I can think about with this super fun Coffee Break Suite on pages 30-31 of the new Annual Catalog. I’m not even a coffee drinker and as soon as I saw this suite, I was verklempt!

Coffee Talk

Stamp Set:  Coffee Café
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Coffee Break
Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Corrugated Elements, Linen Thread
Tools:  1/8” Handheld Punch, Coffee Cups Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the catalog below for the PDF and get that Shopping List started!

Annual Catalog Cover

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Falling for Dragonfly Dreams

I finally received my Stampin’ Up preorder with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle! Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE DRAGONFLIES!  In fact, that is the theme in my living room and I even have a framed display of 4 real ones (purchased prior to me becoming vegan, LOL). As you can guess, the second I saw there were dragonflies in the 2017 Occasions catalog, it was over! I also bought the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. It’s marketed in the catalog with the wedding themed items, but it is soft and beautiful with the dragonflies. I have fallen in love with it!

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I stamped the detailed dragonfly stamp in Versamark on Vellum cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After die cutting it out, the wings curled up a LOT. So I decided to use the dragonfly framelit die to cut a matching one out to glue behind the vellum. The large dragonflies and the sentiment banners are popped up with dimensionals. This makes my heart happy!

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Stamp Set:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Vellum, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Falling in Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Versamark
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Soft Dapper Star

I really love all the products in the Holiday Catalog. However, the minute I saw the Star of Light set, I knew that would be my all-time favorite. So, here is another card I put together as a sample for my club today.  I am a sucker for all shades of blue. It is my absolute favorite color and Dapper Denim and Soft Sky work beautifully together with the Starlight Thinlits dies. I decided to stamp the sentiment on Vellum, so the photo doesn’t do it justice. In real life, the sentiment is black, not the hazy gray from the photo. If you decide to do any stamping on Vellum, be sure to use Staz-On permanent ink and hit it with the heat tool for a couple seconds. I also didn’t touch it for at least 24 hours…just to be safe. I am very pleased with how this card came out.

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Stamp Set: Star of Light
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Vellum
Ink: Soft Sky, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Starlight Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Heat Tool

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Manly Missionary Birthday

There is a woman at my church who is in charge of Missions. She is responsible for not only teaching us and updating us on what is going on in the Church of the Nazarene mission field, but she also keeps in contact with both retired and current missionaries assigned to our district.  She asked if I would make the Birthday and Anniversary cards for both families.  Of course, I am delighted to!  The first card I was tasked to create is a masculine Birthday card.  I used to spend HOURS trying to figure out what to do for “guy cards” (that’s what I like to call them). Fret no more! Stampin’ Up has some wonderful masculine sets – including The Wilderness Awaits, which is the fox you see on the outside, and Wetlands, which I used for the inside sentiment. I like to keep the guy cards simple – a little bit of Linen Thread and nice texture from an embossing folder.  Using Stamping Sponges allows for soft, subtle color for my wild fox.

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Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits, Wetlands (Inside Sentiment)
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Linen Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside TIEF, Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stamping Sponges

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Hummingbird Thank You

I always like to include a card with orders I receive.  I wanted to do a soft, CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I settled on the Picture Perfect stamp set.  It’s been collecting dust because doing 4-step stamping can be very intimidating. They are by no means perfect, but I think the hummingbird is lovely. It is perfectly sized on the Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3/5″.  I love the hazy effect of sponging Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz for the background. The colors I used for each of the steps are:
1. Smoky Slate
2. Wild Wasabi
3. Marina Mist (stamped off once)
4. Marina Mist

Hummingbird Thank You

Stamp Set: Picture Perfect, Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes

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Soft Sympathy

I debated on whether I should share today’s card with you, as it does include non-Stampin’ Up! items. I finally decided I would, though, because I do occasionally use other products.  I know you won’t be mad at me, right? This sympathy card is nicely balanced with clean lines and soft colors and makes a beautifully simple sympathy card.

Sympathy

Stamp Set: Rose Wonder
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper: Perfectly Artistic*
Ink: Soft Sky
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Long & Long Scallop Rectangles, Memory Box Chloe Stem, Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush.

*retired Sale-a-Bration product

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Suite Combo!

Here’s a card that highlights TWO new sets from the upcoming 2016 Occasions catalog, which can be ordered beginning January 5th through May 31st, 2016. And do the happy dance – the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder has been carried over from the Holiday catalog!  YAY!

Suite Combo

Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings, Timeless Textures
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky
Lovelies: Softly Falling TIEF, Venetian Crochet Trim, Jewels Basic Pearls, Tags & Labels Framelits

I hope to keep the sneak peeks coming! Stay tuned!

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