Sunday, June 7, 2015

Stampin' Up Best Thoughts in the New 2015-2017 In Colors

 Welcome to my Blog,
Today I want to share with you this set of cards size 4-1/4 X 5-1/2 made with the Stampin'Up Best Thoughts Hostess stamp set.
I absolutely fell in love with this stamp set and the sentiments font style. I used the Shimmery White card stock and the aqua painters and used all the new 2015-2017 In Colors to Water color the images that I first stamped with Staz On jet black ink. This watercolor technique was demonstrated at one of the 2015 Stampin Up Conventions. I also embellished the cards using the new 1" Dotted Lace Trim that comes in all the new In colors as well, and I added some Basic Rhinestones and Pearls, the black and white piece is from the Neutrals Collections Card Stacks.
I made the envelopes using the Stampin UP Envelope Punch Board and the New Envelope Paper also available in all the new 2015-2017 In colors.

On the picture below I made the gift bag using the New Stampin Up Gift Bag Punch Board. The bag size is Medium and I used one sheet of 8-1/2 X 11, being the 8-1/2 in. the high of the bag. I added a piece of the new coordinating envelope paper to front panel and punched holes with my crop-a-dile to attach the new coordinating lace trim. I used the instructions provided at the  Stampin Up Blog to create this bag in a different ways Click Here to see the different ways you can create with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

 I really love the way this bag turned out, it is so elegant and classy...and is ready to be packed with these delicious Mint Macarons I baked for first time so I apologize for they are not so perfect :) but they still taste so good, you have the crispiness on the outside and the chewy inside with the mint filling and you will end up savoring the rich almond flavor at the end...

This is another idea to use the Best Thoughts stamp set.  I colored the images with Bermuda Bay Ink color using same technique and paper I mentioned above. The Gift Bag was made with the New Stampin Up Gift Bag Punch Board, I used a piece of 12" X 10 " . Scored 2" on top of bag and folded it back to show the other side of paper, I punched the holes with my Crop-a-dile for the handles and used the stampin up whisper white satin ribbon. I glued a string of Bermuda Bay sequin around bag. The Flower was made using the New Cotton Paper Assortment in Bermuda Bay color I cut six flowers from Floral Frames Collection Framelits, I stacked all layers together and stapled the center in a cross way, then scrunched each layer up, it is very easy and it stays in place !

I hope you liked these ideas and get some inspiration to create your own gift sets.
Thank you so much for visiting and Have a Wonderful Day!

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