I hope you are as excited as I am for the new Annual Catalog to be LIVE!!!!!  My wallet is not quite as happy, but my heart is.  Waiting on the new items is the hardest part.  So I have a few new products to share with you in today’s card.


Stampin' Up!, Stamped With Love, countryside corners, quatrefoil, azure afternoon, jackie Beers



If you have been following me for very long, you know that I love the whimsical and just different stamp sets.  This stamp set is not really different, but it spoke to me.  And I am so happy it did.  I believe this is the perfect image for a number of reasons.  It is on page 117 of the new catalog.  To make the post box a little brighter, I decided to add the touches of blue.  The POST is stamped again on scrap with the Azure Afternoon Ink Pad. It is cut close to the letters and then overlayed over the black letters.  I wanted it to stand out more and that was a simple way to do that.  The pretty plaque on the box is colored with the Azure Afternoon Stampin’ Blends.

A simple Note is a great reason for a card.   Especially when the  sentiment is so elegantly scripted for the I Like You sentiment.  To go along with that sweet front sentiment, the inside one is even better.  Sadly I forgot to take a picture of it.  But it is a very plain block letter that says “so you get a card” !!  I love that!  You get classy and simple all in one card.

Layers and Colors

The card base is Basic White to go along with the image layers.  And the first thin Basic Black layer is to add to the pop of the black with the post box and the sentiment.  The pretty layer is the Azure Afternoon card stock embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder.  In my mind it somewhat is similar to the plaque on the post box.


The fun shapes for the image and sentiment are from the Countryside Corners Dies.  There are five dies like the image one and then two small for sentiments.  They are a great size for most images and for layering.  The sentiment piece is another example of a use of the die.  It is the smaller of the 5 same shaped ones.  I die cut it and then stamped in the upper end.  Using the Paper Trimmer I then cut it just below the sentiment.  By placing it in the bottom corner, it seems a perfect shape and fit.  The final touch was a scattering of the Classic Matte Dots in black.  The third one is sort of hiding.  It is in the center of the blue plaque on the post box.


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