Two Old Friends

This time of year has me feeling quite nostalgic. With a new Stampin‘ Up catalog right around the corner, I find myself saying good-by to the accessories and stamp sets that are listed on the The Last Chance List. Don’t get me wrong…I am looking forward to my “sneak peek” items that are due to arrive Thursday. But the Designer Series Paper and the stamp set used on this card are two of my old friends. Parisian Breeze is a textured cover weight card stock that I loved for both scrap booking and card making. Feminine florals and masculine stripes in shades of Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip made this a very versatile collection indeed. The same versatility is evident in “Thoughts of Father”, which I have used to stamp a wide variety of cards. The good news is that of this morning, they are both still available for ordering. Mojo Monday Sketch #90 served as the inspiration for this layout. I hope that you enjoy today’s card.
  • Construct a card base from Chocolate Chip Parisian Breeze Designer Specialty Paper and score at the top.
  • Ink the vintage car stamp from Thoughts of Father with Basic Brown and stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock. Mat onto Chocolate Chip Parisian Breeze.
  • Using the Photo Corner Punch, punch out two sets of corners from Chocolate Chip Parisian Breeze. The flip side of this paper is the Baja Breeze “Dotted Swiss” paper. Adhere the corners to the image mat as illustrated.
  • With the Big Shot and Sizzlits Stampin‘ Up! Little Leaves die, prepare a “stem” from Chocolate Chip Parisian Breeze. Trim to fit, and position in the lower left hand corner to add interest, and to mimic the leaves in the image.
  • Cut a square of Baja “Dotted Swiss” Parisian Breeze, and mat onto Chocolate Chip Parisian Breeze.
  • Using the Scallop Circle Punch, punch a Chocolate Chip Parisian Breeze circle. Using a Nestabilities scallop circle die and the Big Shot, cut a small scalloped circle. Layer the Baja onto the Chocolate Chip.
  • Using the photo as your guide, position and adhere all of the elements onto “Striped” Parisian Breeze.
  • Attach 1/4″ Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon and a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad as shown.
  • The Striped Parisian Breeze mat is now ready to be adhered to the card base!

I am so excited to break out the new stamp sets and In-Colors. I can hardly wait to share my sneak peeks with you! So get set for a parade of products. The fun begins on Friday!

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Stamp Set: Thoughts of Father (115094)
Ink: Basic Brown (104315)
Designer Series Paper: Parisian Breeze (113993)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Sizzlits Stampin’ Up Little Leaves (114511), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Photo Corners Punch (109042) , Nestabilities Circle Dies
Embellishments: ¼” Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (109026), Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad (114339)

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…


  1. woo hoo . . . look at all these comments. this card turned out beautifully. perfect take on the sketch. Hugs, M

  2. Loving all of your comments! You are doing such beautiful creations. This is just so nice with the Parisian Breeze.

  3. Love how your mojo flowed on this. I came over from Mary’s blog and am loving your work!

  4. Beautiful card! Love it! ~Olena~

  5. Great minds think alike… Parisian Breeze DSP is a fond favorite. I love the stamped image – something I had previously overlooked because I worried about water coloring. It looks perfect just the way it is.

  6. I just found your blog today and very quickly bookmarked it. You do beautiful work – great inspiration.

  7. You inspire me daily!! I love this card! Very cool!

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