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Something Old, Something New 2

Welcome back! I have another card to share featuring retiring stamps and/or accessories and more sneak peeks of new items that have made their way to my house. So, it's installment #2 of something old and something new together.

Thankfully the Storybook Friends Clear-Mount Stamp Set is sticking around in the new catalog, but the Tea For Two Designer Series Paper from the Spring Catalog will be gone after May 31st. I love this paper, and will miss it in this color combination. (But, it will be returning in another color scheme that can be ordered starting May 31st!) I stamped the little fox in Jet Black Stazon on Watercolor Paper, and I watercolored him! I actually used the Island Indigo ribbon from this year's Sale-a-Bration, but also did another version of this card using the Island Indigo 3/8 Inch Ruffled Ribbon, which is my my all-time favorite ribbon! I might have stocked up on that also...just saying. I used the Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads in Island Indigo. The Island Indigo Baker's Twine is sticking around, and I love using it as a finishing touch. On the top of the watercolor piece I used an old 1/8" circle punch, and just cut the little slits with scissors to make it look like a notebook paper edge.

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Next up, lots of new stuff here! The card base is made from a piece of Pool Party Core'dinations Cardstock, which is sticking around from the Spring Catalog. The chevron paper is from the new 2013-2015 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack and the color is called Coastal Cabana. I think you'll be seeing a lot of that color around here! And, I really love the new patterns in the paper stack. Chevrons are very trendy! The greeting is from the new Really Good Greetings Clear Mount Stamp Set, and is stamped in Basic Gray ink. The flowers are using another new In Color called Strawberry Slush. All of these products will be available beginning May 31st! From May 31 to June 3, you can order from both the old and new catalogs.

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To make the flowers at the top, I punched a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, wrinkled it all up and then pulled it apart into two layers. Next, I punched a piece of Strawberry Slush patterned paper from the stack with a 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch.These were layered with So Saffron buttons from the retiring Subtles Designer Buttons with White Baker's Twine tied in the middle. (Can't wait to get my hands on the new style of buttons!) The banner piece is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

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That's it for today! Come back tomorrow for another round of Something Old, Something New. Thanks for stopping by!

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