Grateful for You – A Peek At New Products

Oh my gosh…I finally had time to play with some of my goodies from the new 2024 – 2025 Annual Catalog. How about a peek at some new products? It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!

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This week the amazing Joanne is hosting our sketch challenge, and what a fun one she has for us! We have four squares in an offset arrangement, with a shape on top. While the sketch itself pictures a circle, it can be any shape you want. While I used an oval, I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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Colors of the Day

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Introducing Basic Beige!!!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Three new stars share top billing on today’s card.  First off, I know Basic Beige is going to be one of my “go-to” neutrals. I can feel it in my bones.  Don’t you love how it pairs with pink and black? Not to be outdone, the So Swirly embossing folder provides a beautiful backdrop for the focal elements. It possesses a lovely organic flow and is subtle enough so as not to compete with the main focus. And speaking of main focus, wowie kazowie!  How about these oval and leaf die cuts! They, along with the sentiment label, are from the Unbounded Love die collection. If you love these new products as much as I do, you don’t have long to wait. The new Annual Catalog goes live on May 1st!

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  1. Anne Marie Hile

    You can never go wrong when pink and black are involved. Absolutely stunning and sophisticated card, my friend!

  2. Claire Broadwater

    Ann, I just love the pink and black combo!!! Now, I need this embossing folder! It is amazing! Such a fabulous take on this sketch, My Friend!

  3. LeAnne Pugliese

    This is just lovely! I haven’t played with Basic Beige yet but I love it with that Petal Pink! The black accents really make this pop. And that background—wowza! I was sure I didn’t need that EF, but you’ve got me re-thinking it!

  4. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    What a fabulous celebration of all things new Ann! I I am loving that swirling EF and the colour combo is gorgeous too! A beautiful showcase of the dies too. Playing with new goodies is always fun!

  5. I love the new Beige! Looks great with the color combo you used!! I was on the fence about the swirly EF but it is a must have now!! I have this saved to my favorites to make when my supplies are in.

  6. Bonnielee McGuire

    Beautiful, as always!

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