Thursday, August 2, 2012

My own August challenge

Last night as I lay in bed, unable to sleep due to all of the crafting ideas spinning through my head, I decided I was going to try and post a new project each day during the month of August.  Sounds easy enough, right? So I decided I was going to make it a little more challenging and create all of my projects using new items from the Holiday CatalogHere goes nothing!  I hope you have fun visiting my blog each day to check out all of the fun creations!  You may see a few of the same stamp sets through out the month, but I promise the designs will all be different :)
So, on to day 2!  I love, love, love the Perfectly Preserved stamp set!  But what I love even more is that it comes with coordinating more scissor cutting shapes out!  So many of the sets in the Holiday Catalog have the option to bundle the stamps and dies at a discounted price.  Awesome!
With the help of a sketch idea from Freshly Made Sketches, I came up with this card.  As you can see, the cut little mason jar, the pear and the jar lid are all nicely cut out using the Cannery Set!  The new Festive Paper-Piercing Pack is so much fun!  Not sure how well you can see it in the picture, but I did pierce holes all around the Window Frame die and then crumpled the paper up to give it some added texture.  I looked to flat and boring before I did this ;)  It's always fun to try a simple trick to give your card that extra touch! 

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink ~ Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso
Stamp Set ~ Perfectly Preserved
Other Supplies ~ Cannery Set Framelits, Window Frames Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Argyle Embossing Folder

Lots of fun new stuff used here!  Be sure to visit my Online Store today to get your fun new Stampin' Up!'s like Christmas in August!!!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fun creation from the new Holiday Catalog! 
Happy Stamping!


  1. I really love your card Breelin! I am in love with Perfectly Preserved set! Love your colour choices and great take on the sketch! I hope you succeed with getting a card done every day this month! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Cute card Breelin! Ooh, you all are really tempting me with that Perfectly Preserved set! But I already have a jar set so I think I need to break it out myself! LOL! Good luck with your challenge! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Cute card, love the DSP. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Beautiful card ... love the argyle background and pretty colours!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  5. Great card! I love the colors and the way you used the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. Thank you for all of the great comments! I was so excited to see that my card was selected as one of the winners for Sketch 46 :)