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Hello Stamping Friends,
With the housekeeping out of the way, let me tell you about Eden’s Garden Suite. This suite is an early release of the bundled stamp and die set that will be in the January Mini catalog. Available only while supplies last is the beautiful specialty designer series paper, cotton paper in two colors, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent, and a set of gems. The paper and gems will not be available in the January Mini so don’t wait– get it all with one item number in the collection shown below!
That is pretty tiny. Do you have a card to show us?
Well, not of my own, but Susie Wood made one and posted to Pinterest:
The gold leaves are foil and just beautiful! I would like a whole pack of just that sheet! I love the greeting in Eden’s Garden Cling Stamps that says “My heart is tied to yours-tug if you need anything” and of course the “Sending Hugs” greeting. The sympathy greeting on Susie’s card is from the ‘Peaceful Moments’ stamp set in the Annual Catalog.
So if you haven’t been making cards with the new set, what have you been doing?
Well, I haven’t been slacking, Sal (Slave driver At Large). October is pastor appreciation month and we have three main pastoral staff at our church so I purchased a nice pen and refill for each of them and then created a Pencil Box. Check it out:
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I didn’t worry with using only current product, I just used what I liked. Here is the recipe for future pencil boxes to decorate with whatever you have in your stash:
Pencil Box Recipe
I started by measuring the pen and refill I was putting in the pouch. This takes a 12 X 12 cardstock.
- Base: 10 3/4 X 9 1/4; Score at 4, 4 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 10 1/4
Fold and burnish all your score lines.
Place Tear & Tape on the 1/2″ flap at the right, fold over and corner round the edges.
I used the Crop A Dial to add an eyelet to the flap on two of the pencil pouches, the pink one I just tied with ribbon.
Angle your little side tabs when you cut them for ease and then glue them to the inside.
- First Layer (2): 3 3/4 X 8
- Second Layer (2): 3 1/2 X 7 3/4
- Envelope Flap: Gold Foil, 8 X 1 1/8 corner rounded
- Envelope Flap: DSP, 7 3/4 X 7/8 corner rounded
From there, I found the greetings I wanted and then let the creative juices flow.
“You make the ordinary extraordinary” – Simply Succulents
“You’re absolutely amazing” – Color & Contour
“Thank you”- Hand Drawn Blooms
“You Are So Special” – Tasteful Touches
Unfortunately, I also needed several sympathy/friend cards. Mary Ann Cowan used Soft Sea Foam on one she had made and it looked soft and comforting. The Hippo Dies gave me the layers and the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Forever Flourishing dies were used for the greenery. The Positive Thoughts stamp set has the ‘Hugs, Prayers, Love” greeting and the set also has the little flourish you see here under the ‘With Sympathy’ greeting from Lasting Lily(retired). The friend card uses the same little flourish and greetings from Welcoming Window (My Sweet Friend) and Seascape (I’m here for you …always).
- Base: Soft Seafoam, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and 2 1/8
- Layer: Soft Seafoam, 2 X 5 1/4, embossed with Tasteful Textile embossing folder
- Inside: Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4, emboss 2″ on the right hand side with Ornate Floral embossing Folder
- Vellum: 5 1/4 X 4
- Ink: Old Olive, stamped full strength on one leaf and stamped off on the second
- Dies: Forever Flourishing, Hippo Dies
- Stamp Sets: Positive Thoughts, Lasting Lily, Welcoming Window, Seascape
The greeting on the next one is also retired – the Kindness and Compassion stamp set. Very Versailles is still current and it was used for the vine and the words. The card stock used is Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent. It is so much prettier in real life. The die used is Detailed Bands-Retired. The sympathy greeting and rose are from the Painted Glass retired set.
Why post the card if the products are retired?
Well, Sal, I need a scrapbook to look back on when I am designing cards and even if you are new to stamping, the layout can inspire you. I go to the blog Recipe Box when I need the measurements for a certain fold. Hopefully others find this useful as well. Please leave a comment if you have used the Recipe Box at any time. It is encouraging to know the time spent is valuable.
If you would like to be a part of my Carin’ Crafters team, now is the perfect time to join. The starter kit is normally $99 but through the month of November it is only $75! You still get $125 of product and you pick any products you want! If you are new to stamping, I can help with suggestions. Click HERE for more information on joining.
Did I sideline you with my ‘scrapbook’? I really want you to see Eden’s Garden so you don’t miss out on those beautiful papers!
Thank you, Brian, for a great view of the papers!!
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