Okay, confession time... When I saw the Moonlight Paper Stack in the catalogue, I wasn't too impressed with it. In my defense, the way the papers are pictured doesn't show them very well, especially in the electronic version of the cattie. Then, this pack was part of the preorder and since I had an item I could get at 50% off, I was looking for a little something inexpensive to finish off the order with and decided to take a chance on the paper stack. Boy, am I glad I did! The papers are beautiful. All of them. Love the colors, love the designs, love the practical size... I'm hooked. Be warned: this won't be the last card you'll see using these gorgeous papers.
I really liked this week's Create with Connie and Mary sketch and figured I could take my retiring flower die out for a last spin. Which was what I intended to do when I pulled out my supplies, but then I got inspired to use the baby onesie from the Something for Baby stamp set as the big image instead, and then got the idea that I could add a pierced heart shape on the second piece of paper as the second piece from the sketch. I guess I was itching to use my new stuff. But after focusing on retiring stuff the whole month of May, I think I've done good and earned that right!
We have a new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, which I used to punch the little heart out of Silver Glimmer Paper. (On a side note, you might have noticed that the Silver Glimmer paper was on the retiring list and that it is now in the new catalogue with the mention "New" beside it. It's because SU! has changed the color of the Silver paper. I haven't seen the new one up close just yet, but my guess is that it is more grey than the current one, and we now have a Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, which is more white, so more glittery options to choose from! Which is good because we LOVE our glimmer paper!)
Back to the card, the sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Three new In Colors are also featured on this card: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss. I've used the matching satin ribbon to add a matching bow. I can already tell that Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon will be easy to include in a lot of color combos. Those two shades are instant favorites for me.
Color Combo: Smoky Slate + Lost Lagoon + Hello Honey + Blackberry Bliss
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Something for Baby, Voeux mignons (Teeny Tiny Wishes)
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Paper Pack
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Accessories: Piercing Template and Paper Piercer, Silver Glimmer Paper, Teeny Tiny
Accents Punch Pack, Sweet Dots, Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss satin ribbons,
Stampin' Dimensionals, White Envelope, Corner Rounder Punch