Wednesday, December 20, 2023

New At SU December Blog Hop Crumb Cake & Vanilla Notes of Nature Bundle

Welcome to our last New At SU Blog Hop for 2023 as we showcase projects using a Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Color Challenge. Our Design Team will be creating projects using these two colors with the option that we may add one more color. I am excited to see what everyone creates this month to help inspire you.
For my card design today, I thought I would give you a Sneak Peek of some new products from the upcoming January-April 2024 Mini Catalog, which will launch January 4th, 2024. When I think of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla together, I think of vintage designs and so I chose to add some Gold embossing to add to this theme. I have paired the ne Notes of Nature Bundle, which is perfect for collage style stamping, with the new Perennial Postage Bundle, which is fast becoming a new favorite for sentiments. Creating this card was quite a challenge for me as I am not used to using just neutrals for my designs, but I love how this card turned out and I hope it brings joy to the person receiving it.
Products Used:
Notes of Nature Bundle (item #162640) Sneak Peek 
Perennial Postage Bundle (item #162608) Sneak Peek
Crumb Cake Cardstock (item #120953)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad (item #147116)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (item #160387)
Sponge Daubers (item #133773)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Detailed foliage die cut with the Notes of Nature Dies
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" Left side edge die cut with the Notes of Nature Dies
Sentiment Label die cut with the Perennial Postage Dies 
This was such a fun card to create and I loved using the new Notes of Nature stamp set to create the background design for my card front. Before stamping, I used the decorative edge die from the Notes of Nature Dies to create the look of a notebook page. To give the design depth and dimension, I used 1st and 2nd generation stamping (full strength and stamping off once), using Crumb Cake Classic ink with a variety of the images from the Notes of Nature stamp set to create the different layers of color. The collage style background is perfect for a vintage themed design. I heat embossed two of the more delicate images using Gold embossing powder to add an elegant look to the design. I gently sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber to add a distressed feel to the card front. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Perennial Postage stamp set onto Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut it out with the coordinating Perennial Postage Dies. I dipped the edges of the sentiment label into my Versamark Pad and heat embossed them with Gold embossing powder to create a vintage look. Using several of the detailed dies from the Notes of Nature Dies, I die cut a variety of foliage from Crumb Cake cardstock to add behind the sentiment label. For the finishing touch, I added several Gold Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins to the card front to coordinate with the Gold embossing. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help get you excited about the new products coming in the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog. There are so many wonderful products to choose from to help spark your creativity.
Please visit my fellow Design Team members by clicking on the links in the Roll Call List below. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Beautiful card, Tricia. Definitely my favorite suite in the new mini!!! xx

  2. Great minds think alike, in terms of adding gold to the Crumb Cake and Vanilla. It looks subtle and delicate with your lively design, Tricia!

  3. I absolutely love this card! You made the stamps and dies complement each other so well! Beautiful vintage look! Love the gold! Worth all your hard work and effort!! Thank you for the inspiration!