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Where Did that Come From?

Do you ever look at a card that was made with Stampin' Up!® products and wonder where the stamp set or dies or even color comes from? It even happens to me! Sometimes I feel like I see something different with every time I go through the catalog.

I believe this is one of those stamp sets with which people are not familiar. Have you seen it? Do you know where it comes from?

In each and every Stampin' Up! catalog, you will find host only items, items you can "purchase" using your free host benefits with an order or party of $150 or more. This is one such host stamp set, and it is found in the July-December Mini Catalog, on page $78. This stamp set with 7 images is yours for the bargain price of $12 in free host dollars! cannot be purchased, only chosen with with your host money.

I finally broke open and put together this new stamp set after having it for awhile, and I've had so much fun with it. The cuteness factor is ridiculous! Here's the first card I made with it:

It's maybe hard to tell, but the black background is actually two pieces. One is 4" x 5 1/4" and the other is 2" x 5 1/4". The 2" strip is embossed using the Dots folder from the Checks & Dots pair sold in the Annual Catalog, then layered to the top edge of the plain piece. This view is a better way to see how I did it:

I hand-cut banners using the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper that measures anywhere from 3/4" x 1 3/4" to 1" x 2," then layered them along the bottom edge of the dotted piece of black cardstock. After the card was put together, I actually changed a couple of the banners around so the lengths would vary from left to right a little bit more.

The Seasonal Labels Dies make the perfect backdrop for the adorable little pumpkin - a stamp inked in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamped on Shimmery White cardstock label, then colored with Stampin' Blends. And don't you just love the little slits cut out of the sides of the label? Those are cut with dies from the Seasonal Labels Dies, as well.

Those slits are perfectly fit for a couple of beautiful ribbons - the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon from the Annual Catalog, and the Black & White Gingham from the Mini Catalog (which at the writing of this post is currently unavailable but will be soon!).

For a complete list of supplies and links ot the online store, see below.

Stamping blessings to you!


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