Pennsationals Blog Hop Marina Mist Tranquil Tulips Card

Welcome to Stamping with Sandy J and the Pennsationals Annual Catalogue Blog Hop. You have probably reached me from the fabulous Linda Whalley.

Tranquil Tulips was one of those stamp sets that "spoke" to me when I first saw the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. I have always loved tulips and have visited the Keukenhof tulips fields twice so far.

Last Thursday morning when I really should have been cutting and preparing for my Catalogue launch event, I took out my Tranquil Tulips stamp set and began playing for a couple of hours. I wanted a card that would make my cousin go "Wow" and I wanted it to be a little bit vintage and using our favourite coluor, blue. So here is what I came up with.

I used an old returning favourite, Timeless Textures as well as another new set, Just Add Text. Here is a close-up of those beautiful tulips.

I thought the tulips deserved a beautiful sentiment and none are lovelier than the one I chose from Just Add Text, as seen below.

I made three tulips cards that morning and when I showed themj at my catalogue launch on Saturday, my cousin piped up saying she would have this one for her birthday, thank you very much. So this one is for you Jules!

And now take a look at the gorgeous projects Jess Williams has designed.

Birthday Memories Little Girl Card

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How gorgeous is this cute little girl? The Birthday Memories suite features the Birthday Delivery stamp set, Birthday Friends framelits dies, the Birthday Memories designer series paper, ribbon and balloon honeycomb embellishments. And as you can see on this card, the framelits match a number of the figures and elements of the designer series paper. Yes the little girl has been die cut from the designer series paper, not fussy cut.

Eastern Palace Hello Card

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Welcome to my fourth Eastern Palace suite card sample. This card shows off some more of the two Specialty Designer Series Paper foils that come in the Eastern Palace bundles. If you look closely at the flower medallion on this card and compare it to the Fresh Fig thank you card I posted a couple of days ago, you will see they are different. I used a different inside circle die from the framelits for this card. The possibilities with these dies feel endless - the last number I saw being touted was 65 different layouts but then some more have also been suggested!

Eastern Palace Fresh Fig Thank You Card

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My second card using this wonderful suite of products is a thank you card. I used the same Eastern Palace Specialty designer series paper but went for a totally different look with a Very Vanilla cardstock base, a layer of Fresh Fig cardstock and then a layer of the designer series paper. I cut the medallion using the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies (these truly are to die for they are so versatile) and cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Layering Circles dies.