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Using the New with the Old

One of my favorite parts of being a demonstrator is being able to order new things earlier than when the catalog goes live. In May, demonstrators could start to place orders for some items out of the new catalog almost a month early, and that's pretty fun! When I started playing with my new products, I thought it would be a great idea to use some of the old products with the new. That way, when I started sharing projects with new items, people would hopefully feel like they didn't need to purchase everything new right away. Instead, they could see how a little order of new product here and a little order of new product there could turn into some pretty cool projects when combined with what they already had. So I thought I'd share a couple of the "new with old" cards I made recently.

This card uses the new In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut 3 1/2" x 5 1/4", the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, and the new In Good Taste Elements. It also features the old Early Espresso card stock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"), Very Vanilla card stock (2 1/4" x 4"), Gray Granite card stock (2 1/2" x 4 1/4"), and the Rooted in Nature stamp set. I stamped the leaves directly onto the Designer Series Paper - which I always forget I can do - with Gray Granite ink. Simple and sweet!

Helping dress this card up is the new Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (3" x 4" and 3/4" x 5 1/2") and Antiqued Corners and Slides, paired up with the old...Pear Pizzazz card stock (cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"), Pretty Peacock card stock (3 1/2" x 4 1/2"), Watercolor Paper, and Layering Circles Dies. The stamp set featured is Free as a Bird. I water colored the bird using Water Painters and Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock ink pads. Stamp the bird in Jet Black Staz On ink, push one clear block into the Shaded Spruce ink and another into Pretty Peacock ink, and use those color clear blocks as palettes from which to grab the ink with your Water Painter.

For a complete list of supplies used on these two beautiful cards, see below.

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