Good Thoughts

Typeset Flower

Today’s card was inspired by two challenges. The first one was challenge #102 from SUOchallenges and asked for anything created with our “favorite new toys” from Stampin’ Up! My mind started whirling and I couldn’t wait to get started. Then I hopped over to freshlymadesketches and found a beautiful sketch by Jen M. Here is her sketch:

Freshlymade Sketch Challenge 148 JPEG

I spent the day feeding kids, cleaning up, then feeding kids again, my mind whirling with ideas all the while. Suddenly, I remembered one of my very “favorite new toys” is the Typeset Designer Series paper. I featured the paper on an earlier post here. This paper is amazing! It is lighter weight than regular designer paper and a dream to work with when making the spiral flower rose. I had been looking for a way to use the pieces with numbers and bold diagonal stripes. Instantly, this card popped into my mind and I scurried off to make it. When I was finished, my hubby told me he would pin it if he saw it, so I was one happy girl! I wasn’t finished until I played with another of my latest toys and made an envelope with the envelope punch board. (Which is new to me and had been on my list for while.)

Typeset flower With Envelope


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Rose Box

Today’s project is a vintage inspired gift box and tag. I’m in love with the new Designer Series Paper called “Typeset.” It it lightweight and imitates the pages of an old book perfectly. My brain is overflowing with projects for this beautiful paper! I even used it for filler in the box- see it peeking through? For the tag, I used the Spiral flower die for the rose and I antiqued the doily with a sponge dauber and crumb cake ink. The greenery was created with the flower frenzy bigz die. Vintage faceted buttons add a bit of sparkle. The to/from stamp is from the holiday carryover and will only be available until August 27th. Here is a closeup:


Rose Box Close Up


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