Merry and Type



Anne was over one day while I was on my, ehem… back reconstructing… providing therapeutic intervention… STAMPING.  We were working on the cards for our annual ACCE class (Anne and Crystal’s Christmas Extravaganza).  We were messing around with lots of product from the Holiday catalog as well as with the Merry and Type stamp Set.  I love this stamp set.  It’s the right blend of vintage with a tudge of modern style…  well… that makes no sense at all. You just gotta see:

I love the sentiment stamps.  And, I love the Core’dinations paper!!  That’s what is on the background behind the main images.  I’m also in love with the tone-on-tone textured stuff.  Here is what I mean…  The card is early espresso base.  Then I have a panel of early espresso core’dinations that was embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (Also in the Holiday Catalog).  Then sanded to reveal the light core to the paper.  Oh… another thing I love about the core’dinations paper… It’s TEXTURED.  So, you could just use it without sanding to see the core.  And, it’s only $6.95 for 12 SHEETS!!  (Comes in espresso, cherry cobbler, and gumball green).    I used the Be of Good Cheer DSP and the glimmer paper and LOVELY tulle.  That tulle is so amazing… It’s SOFT. Not stiff so really easy to work with. And, it has a beautiful scalloped edge…  It’s only 6.95 for 10 yds (early espresso, cherry cobbler or crumb cake).  This would make excellent package embellishments.

Anyway, I digress…  I think my most FAVORITE item from the holiday catalog is:  THE BRUSHED BRONZE DESIGNER BUTTONS!!  I was sure to include one on this card.  They are just the perfect amount of extra for any card without going over the top…

Here’s another card, same stamp set, same idea, different colors:

This last card, uses the Merry and Type stamp set, but takes advantage of a stamp that may not have much use. There is a stamp in the set that has the number 25.  This uses that stamp (the 25 is nestled in between two flourishes) and then we stamped Thank You on a strip of paper to cover up the number.  This makes the stamp set so versatile.  I wish I could take credit for this awesome Thank You card but Anne is the one who designed it.  We made it at our team meeting last month.  She used the set called Everything Eleanor to make the background.  Not at all Christmas, but perfect for the Christmas Thank Yous…

OH.  I also wanted to share the specials that SU is offering this month…  ANY HOSTESS (between now and Dec 14) who has a workshop that totals $450 or more will receive a FREE SET of the new Firm Foam Ink Pads.   (Brights, Subtles,  Regals).  OR… If you take the plunge and decide to sign up as a demo, you get to add that free set to your starter kit!!  I must say, I absolutely LOVE the new FFIPs.     The ink is even and solid without any effort.  And you barely have to press on the stamp to get the ink on!  

Well, that’s all for today.  A couple of things to leave you with.  First…  If you are gonna be on Maui Nov 18, come check out my craft fair!!  A couple of ladies from my downline along with myself are creating our own Maui Stampers Craft Fair!!  There will be way more things than just cards, so it will totally be worth your time…  It will be at the Kahului Masonic Lodge on 190 W. Wakea…

And, Check back here on Sunday (11/11).  I will be a stop on a very cool BLOG HOP featuring a stamp set called Winter Memories.  This is fun.  I probably wouldn’t have even noticed this stamp set, except that it was the one chosen for the hop…  Makes me expand my skills….


About clkondo

I am a teacher, mother, wife, and LOVER of all things papercrafting. It's been my sanity (and sometimes insanity) for the past 10 years. I am an Independent Stampin' UP Demonstrator...which helps me pay for my passion...

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