Thursday, 28 December 2017

Quilted Anytime

I'd hate for you to miss out on Christmas Quilt Stamp and Quilt Builder Framelit Dies bundle when it retires on January 2nd, or you'll be begging for it and paying double the price to get it on Ebay, just like last year's favourite, Nailed It. People are still searching for that one, and the prices are quite inflated.
This suite on page 4 & 5 of the Holiday catalogue may be called Quilted Christmas, but it's not just for Christmas, as I hope I can prove with these cards I've popped together using retired designer series patterned papers. I have so much DSP stored in my craft room, and there are many places very grateful to receive these cards, such as Ronald McDonald House, the local retirement village or seniors home and our forces serving overseas. These are all people who are unable to access the shops easily when they need a card.

 These birthday cards have additions from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and  Stitched Shape Framelits. Stampin' Up! have a base range of colours, most of which have been around for more than 5 years, so even when the patterned paper retires, the colours from it are mostly in the range still, so it isn't difficult to match card, and even get original ideas for colour co-ordination from the palette used.

Having said that, this colour is Sweet Sugar Plum, part of a range called InColors, which are in stock for 2 years from release date. This particular colour is due to retire at the end of May, so if you love it, you'd best be ready to order before April, when there is a strong demand for soon-to-retire colours.

  It has been paired with Fresh Fig, which will remain available until end of May 2019. How cute is the needle die cut from silver foil, and threaded with embroidery floss? It was fun to twist the lovely words thinlet die cut around the quilted star.
Although I'm sharing these baby cards last, they are my favourites. Keeping the best till last!!!
Babies and quilts just go together and I thought Moon Baby was a perfect companion stamp to the Christmas Quilt.

If you do happen to want to get your hands on the Christmas Quilt Bundle (and you live in Australia) here is the link to it. It will be shipped straight to you from the warehouse for $5.95. You will find the other stamps I've used such as Moon Baby under red rubber stamps, Happy Birthday Gorgeous is a photopolymer etc.

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