Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sneak Peek - Pick A Pattern

2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Card Swap

"A Patterned Hello"

As a Stampin' Up Demonstrator we have the ability to view the new Stampin' Up! 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue early and can preorder a select range of new products a month earlier than the general public.  This year, I got offered a chance to participate in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Card Swap with a group of ten other demonstrators, and I selected the Pick A Pattern Suite as my starting point for my card creation "A Patterned Hello".  

I love this range as it suits teenage girls down to a T.  It is funky, fresh and vibrant and yet still offers some versatility as some patterned pages suit boys, some girls, and also for a range of ages,  This is the card I created:

When making a number of identical cards it really is key to keep it simple.  You don't want to be spending three hours on one card, to have to replicate it over and over and over again. So for this card I selected the floral flirty flamingo cardstock from the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper set.  Because this set is very detailed and also features a unique colour palette, I wanted the paper to stand out and be the main base element of my card.  

I started with Flirty Flamingo cardstock for my card base, layering it with Whisper White.  I then cut 4 squares of 1.5" x 1.5" in the patterned DSP and adhered these to the card, spacing them out approximately a centimeter from the card edge & each other.  The sentiment "Hello There" from the Pieces & Patterns stamp set suited this paper perfectly, and I decided to gold emboss this onto white cardstock.  I layered it with the scallop circle from the Layered Circles framelits set using dimensionals, and placed gold trim underneath to add some interest and pretty it up a bit.  

Stamping Tip:
You can adhere ribbon & trim using double sided tape, multi-purpose glue or glue dots, but when you use very thin trim, like the gold trim used on this card, or need to make multiple cards in a hurry, it is a lot quicker & fuss free using double-sided tape as shown below:-


I love how this card turned out - simple but effective.  If you would like to purchase the products used in this card, they will be available come the 1st June 2017.  Want them earlier? Sign up as a demonstrator today and you can preorder them to start playing with them earlier!

Products Used:

Whisper White
Flirty Flamingo
Pick A Pattern DSP

Stamp Set:
Pieces & Patterns

Layered Circle Framelits

Gold Trim

Versamark Pad
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Gold Embossing Powder


Thank you for stopping by my blog today and viewing my card creations.  I hope you liked my cards and were inspired on your crafting journey.

See you next time :)

Lorin xx

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