You're up for a little holiday diversion, right? I have a marathon planned of sneak peeks for stamps and accessories from Stampin' Up!'s soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog. All sneak peek products will be available for customer order Jan. 19 (with an exception planned for early customer purchase next week--woo hoo). Let's get this party started!
The sentiment is inked in Stazon Black, then stamped on Very Vanilla. The corners were snipped with a Ticket Corner Punch and it's adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals onto a Basic Black mat.
Is that Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper? You bet. It's available Jan. 19 (in the new catalog) and is aptly named "Jack Pot." See the teensy clubs and spades in the pattern? The entire paper pack focuses on game themes. It coordinates with a "Game Night" stamp set and "In the Cards" wheel.
I became an instant fan when I saw Basic Black in many of the patterns. I feel there's a shortage of black Stampin' Up! patterned paper outside of Halloween options. It's delightful for neutral and monochromatic cards. As far as I'm concerned, these patterns go with just about everything. Even Mother Teresa :)
I layered the designer paper over Basic Black followed by a Sahara Sand card base (4.25 x 5.5). To give the Very Vanilla Envelope some jazz, I added another Echoes of Kindness multi-flower stamp. So pretty.
My color inspiration was from Splitcoast Color Challenge CC195 and the idea to dress up my envelope was from Splitcoast Ways to Use Challenge WT195. TIP: All daily Splitcoast Challenges (and links) are listed on my left side bar. Check it out and play along.
Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Level 2, 113230--not available until Jan. 19)
Paper: Sahara Sand (105328), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (102851), Jack Pot Designer Series Paper (113995, not available until Jan. 19), Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools: Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
The Perfect Touch: Basic Black Brads (109109, Vintage Brads), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)