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Tree Lot Fun

Just when you think Stampin' Up!® has made a stamp set and/or dies for everything, they surprise you with something totally new. Sale-a-bration is a fantastic time to debut something new and different, and the Tree Lot Dies certainly are that!

The best part is that we can get it free with a $100 order during the months of July and August, or while supplies last. If there are Sale-a-bration items you are dying to have, please make sure you get what you'd like by ordering soon. The Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes are already gone!

The second best part about the Tree Lot Dies is that they coordinate with a product from the July-December Mini Catalog. And I know what you're saying: "of course, they do." That's because we know how good Stampin' Up! is with coordination. They do it right. These two products together are just perfect!

This is the first card I made with this bundle (Trees for Sale stamp set: $22, Tree Lot Dies free with a $100 order). I made 22 of them for a swap...because, you know...I couldn't resist. Just too cute!

The trees in the background were stamped using the Trees for Sale stamp set in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen ink. The sentiment was stamped on a banner, and for the rest I let myself play the dies. So fun! This camper is reminiscent of the one my husband and I had when we were DINKS (Double Income No KidS) in Alaska, so this die set is an extra special place in my heart.

On Wednesday during What's Up! Stampers, I wanted to use the camper die again, but I also wanted to showcase the new Rays of Light background stamp. It's so cool. With a few colors of ink on that stamp, a spritz or 5 of water, and stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. It's a great look for this stamp, and I used Stampin' Spots to add most of the color. There are a few ways to get the spots: receive one with each Paper Pumpkin kit and accumulate colors that way, purchase the 8 colors of spots you can purchase together in the Annual Catalog, or purchase the set of five uninked spots in the catalog. Simply ink them with each ink color you'd like using our ink refills.

I started this card with a standard sized Pumpkin Pie ink pad at the top of the card's rays. I then used Stampin' Spots from my Paper Pumpkin kits to fill in more color to the rest of the rays' sections. I used Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, and a little Melon Mambo, to help complete the rays in the background. Let's take a closer look:

There are just three main pieces of cardstock, and the rest are small pieces to cut with the dies.The main cardstock sizes are as follows:

Coastal Cabana:

-5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Pear Pizzazz:

-5" x 3 3/4"

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper:

-4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

To watch me make the card, you can head to my Facebook page.. The supplies and links to my online store are listed below, as well.

Happy Stamping!


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