Ah, yes, they say all good things must come to an end and today’s card is the end of my cards made from December’s “Another Great Year” Paper Pumpkin. Enough already, right? But I found this last design and couldn’t let it just languish on my crafting table, could I? Nope!
I wanted the Smoky Slate stripes paper to be the card’s focal point. I’ve used the larger flower dies from my Flourish thinlits, but haven’t done anything with the branch and smaller flowers, so decided that I would use them on this card. I cut large branch cut from the retiring In-Color Cucumber Crush cardstock. And I still have lots of the striped Cumber Crush mini striped ribbon so I added it as the band at the bottom to anchor the branch and my greeting. I added a frame of Cucumber Crush frame underneath. When I was finished, I knew I needed a third color to pull the card together and turned to the Delightful Dijon cardstock, another retiring In-Color color. I cut several of the small flowers and the branch ends from the Flourish thinlits. Delightful Dijon has not been one of my favorites, but I think it works in small doses. Here’s my finished card. It’s an unusual one for me, but sometimes I just have to go out on a limb (get the pun??) and try something different.
Here’s my supply list for the card:
Okay, you can breath a sigh of relief…this is the last of Another Great Year Paper Pumpkin kit, but not to a great year! We’re only 1/3 of the way through and there is all kinds of wonderful things coming with the release of the new 2017-18 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog beginning June 1! I’ll be creating a lot of cards and projects showcasing the new things, as soon as I get them. .They are on the way soon since Stampin’ Up! demonstrators got to begin ordering from the new catalog on Tuesday – whoopee!! Want to get your hands on the new catalog also? Join Stampin’ Up! and you can get the catalog and new items now, before everyone else on June 1. See how here.
Thanks for stopping by! Back next week with some retiring projects, then onto new projects! Meanwhile, while you are waiting for the new catalog to come out, don’t forget there are still retiring products available through May 31 or until supplies last. And see the new items on the clearance rack for big savings! See what you can still order now.