Monday, December 14, 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different

We're well into the Christmas season now and, of course, you want to see Christmas themes and colours in decor and greeting cards, but it is also the period of time where Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are allowed to pre-order goodies from the new Occasions Catalogue and play with them before we try to sell them to you, so I'm torn between wanting to keep the Christmas ideas coming and wanting to play with the new stuff (and promote it!). I chose to do the latter, something completely different from the usual.  If you want to have some fun on a Sunday afternoon, it is wonderful to forget the cold and snow or the gloomy, rainy skies, and go and play with the Botanical Gardens Suite* of products.

This set, from the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue, reminds me of a Polynesian jungle, with it's exotic looking 3D flowers, and tropical leaves and the colours to match. Since some of you may be headed on a vacation in the tropics in the next month or two, let this whet your appetite for the warmth, sun and sand and colourful foliage!

I followed the challenge sketch for Freshly Made Sketches this week:

And I had a blast stamping, die cutting and assembling my jungle:

  • I kinda went over the top, but isn't that what jungles are like? I was having so much fun, I didn't know when to stop. The suite has the stamp set, Botanical Blooms*, Designer Series Paper called Botanical Gardens* and matching framelits called Botanical Builder Framelits*.
  • I used the DSP colour scheme here with Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Hello Honey, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. Very unique but they work sooo well together!
  • The sentiment is from a new set called Enjoy the Little Things*, which actually coordinates with a cool Home Decor Project kit that I'll show you when I get it and assemble it.

*These products are found in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and will be available to order on Jan. 5, 2016.

If you still want something before Christmas, you will probably still get it in time, although I can't guarantee that as the deadline has passed. If you are giving a gift, or would like to receive a Stampin' Up! gift, there are still gift certificates in any denomination that you can purchase from me, if you live anywhere in Canada, and I can arrange an email version if you would like. 

There are still great savings to be had at our Year-End Sale until Jan. 4th from the Clearance Rack, which has been restocked with merchandise from the still current Holiday Catalogue. Contact me if you would like me to place your order, or shop from home any time 24/7 at my On-Line Store.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

Product List

Botanical Blooms Stamp Set*, Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set*, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper*, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies*

*These products are found in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and will be available to order on Jan. 5, 2016.

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