It's easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of new products. There are so many new, pretty things from the January - April 2023 Mini Catalog, and then came the Online Exclusive products I've written about in a couple of recent blog posts. So Exciting and so much fun to play with!
Then came the realization that the new Annual Catalog is coming. Now less than 2 months away, there are so many products I want to use! If they retire at the end of April, I'll be sad. So it was because of this that I decided this week during What's Up! Stampers? I should use some products from the Annual Catalog that I've been neglecting. On Facebook I put out a few Choose What I Use posts to help me decide what to use when I created my project. Here were the three choices:
After lots of votes, here was the final tally:
The Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper is just beautiful, and because I love green, it was an easy choice to grab the Evening Evergreen pieces to design my card. And of course, what would the Nature's Prints stamp set be without the coordinating Natural Prints Dies.
The card came together nicely, with a little help from the new Vellum Basics Specialty Designer Series Paper. it's difficult to tell from this photo, but one sheet has diagonal stripes, one has dots, and the one - the one I used - has leaves. PERFECT for this card, indeed!
The wreath is cut from the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper, and I had zero idea before making this card that Soft Sea Foam would be the perfect combination for Evening Evergreen. Gorgeous!
Cut the paper for this card, as follows.
Evening Evergreen cardstock:
-7" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Very Vanilla cardstock:
-4" x 5 1/4"
-2 3/4" x 4 1/4" (for leaves)
-3 1/2" x 1 3/4" (for label)
Soft Sea Foam cardstock:
-2 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Soft Succulent cardstock:
-Scraps for small leafy pieces
Vellum Basics Specialty Designer Series Paper:
-4" x 4"
Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper:
-4 1/4" x 4 1/4" (for wreath)
-1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
You can watch as I make the card here. For a list of products I used, as well as links to my online store, see the bottom of this blog post.