I don’t know about where you live, but here, SUMMER was here yesterday! I couldn’t believe the heat wave in the afternoon, and I think we’ve already mowed the grass 3 times this year. Sunny days make me think of sunny stamping, so here is the First Card of Summer to share with you, using the Bright Blossoms stamp set (see it online) that will be available only in April, and then again when the new catalog debuts on June 1st.
The card base is actually 5-3/8″ x 5-3/8″, so it’s a little bigger than normal. Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! carries gorgeous Whisper White Envelopes in a medium square size (see them here). Just remember that it will cost an extra $0.20 to mail these, since they have to be hand canceled. Oh, and with the brad, well, it’s going to be that $0.20 extra anyway.
The stamp set is one of the items on the Summer Smooches Sneak Peek, available in April (browse it online). The Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper definitely brings summer to my mind.
The flowers in the Bright Blossoms stamp set are a lot of fun — think Stampin’ Write Markers and use the Marker-to-Stamp technique to add multi-colors to your stamping projects.
Can you see the brad close up on this card? I’m a huge fan of these — they are Fabric Covered Designer Brads (see them online) that match the colors in the Summer Smooches Suite.
Finally, this card has a Vellum Card Stock layer (see it online) that is attached behind the designer paper. Vellum is a great way to add interest or to add a feeling of lightness to a project.
If you’re looking for the items in the Product Suite, here’s a list: