Welcome to the Fun n' Crafty Blog Hop for June! This is our first of our monthly blog hops and I hope you enjoy all the inspiration. This month we will be showcasing project ideas from the NEW Stampin' Up annual catalog. So make sure to check out the list of stops on the hop at the bottom of this post to see them all!
As I flipped through the catalog, I had the hardest time deciding what to showcase... After the longest deliberation I ended making two cards. I'm very proud of myself for narrowing down my choices to only two.
My first is based off of the card on page 145 of the 2014-2015 annual catalog. What really caught my eye was the fun pattern. I bought the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set a few months back, but haven't used it much. After making this card, I need to break it out more often. My favorite part is definitely my silver glimmer paper. I hoard this but forced myself to actually use it... Love how it turned out.
My second is based off of the card on page 67. While I kept the design basically the same for my card, I changed a lot for this card. Most of my changes stemmed from not having certain products. I don't have Coastal Cabana enamel dots, so I went with the dot stamp from the Work of Art set. I don't have the Dictionary Stamp for the background paper, so I used some In Color DSP instead. Even with all the changes, the card is very similar to the one in the catalog. And my version is much more "me." Just a note, I free handed the wavy sides of the banner and the piece of Coastal Cabana DSP.