Manhattan & Central Park: Stamp Club Card

manhattan style stampingI’ve been having fun lately with the Manhattan Style Watch from the front of the new Spring/Summer catalog that debuted in January. The colors and style are a bit different from the colors I normally gravitate towards, but I’ve enjoyed stretching my horizons.

Oh, and Basic Gray is my new FAVORITE color! Seriously–it’s a wonderful neutral and I go through packages of cardstock nearly as fast as the Chocolate Chip cardstock flies off my shelf.

Okay, maybe not quite that fast, but it’s getting close! Just ask my Stamp Clubbers–they’ve seen Basic Gray quite often lately 🙂 And they’re going to see it again next week!

urban oasis card front

This is a Sneak Peek of one of my Stamp Club with Meg projects for next week. If you’re in the Champaign-Urbana area, you’re welcome to come on over and join us as a guest for Stamp Club this month! You can either place a $19.95 minimum order (like Stamp Club hostess members do) or you can pay a $10 supply fee. Either way is fine with me! We make 2 ‘wow’ projects, plus you get two Technique Cards that you can use to build a Technique Library each time you attend Club.

We meet the 2nd Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in my Stamping Studio in Mahomet, Illinois. If you’d like to come on over, just drop me an email or give me a call (217)586-7484.

urban oasis card

Here’s the card with the buckle shown partially open. I LOVE this unique fold! And the Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Button works perfectly as a little stopper. This card also uses several other new supplies: Urbana Oasis Designer Series Paper, Lots of Tags Big Shot Sizzlits Pack, the new Central Park stamp set, plus some other product staples: Word Window Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder.

And of course it features the Manhattan Stylewatch Colors, which are wonderful for figuring out how to use your rubber stamping supplies for masculine card ideas:

manhattan style swatch

I also used these recently on a Baby Announcement for a little boy!

Yes, the ‘belly band’ on this card wraps all the way around. It’s a 1-3/8″ x 12″ piece of the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper, and it tucks perfectly into the slot created with my Word Window Punch. Talk about a great set of Stampin’ Up! punch ideas!

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