Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mixing the old with the new

How dare I?!  Use old retired merchandise with brand new Spring Catalog merchandise?  That is totally unheard of for me!  I rarely use retired merchandise at all, but the retired ribbon and brad pack from LAST year's Sale-A-Bration works perfectly with the new Pop-Up Posies kit that I was able to earn for FREE this year!  Plus, the kit worked perfectly for the color challenge at The Play Date Cafe and the sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenges!
The directions in the Pop-Up Posies kit say to use 10! of the flowers in a bunch, but that seemed excessive to me, so I just used 5 of them with one of the retired brads.  I figure this way I will get twice as many flowers!
Isn't that flower so cute?!  I am in love with that kit!  AND it includes the sentiment stamp too, for just $12.95!  If you are not picky about your flowers, you can get lots more than the 9 that they say the kit contains.  I used one of the solid stamps from the new set Secret Garden on my piece of Very Vanilla and it coordinates perfectly with my 3D flower.  The swirl is stamped off and then I took my Calypso Coral marker (the fine end) and drew in the little centers of the flowers.  I had so much fun with this card. I can't wait to make more of these lovely flowers!

Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor, Just for You, Secret Garden
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Tools: Oval Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool and Mat, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pop-Up Posies Kit, Everyday Enchantment ribbon and brad (retired), Dimensional


  1. So cute!! I say go for it...break some rules! :) Great card!

  2. Shana, LOVE your card and the colors! So bright, cheerful and fun. I'm so glad you stopped by to play with the Paper Craft Crew this week and we look forward to having you participate again in the future.