Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Set I HAD to Have!

As soon as I turned the page in the catalog to the new Under the Stars set, I gasped and knew I HAD to have it! It was first on my list... so you'll be seeing more. (Edited to add: How could I forget to mention that this set is currently 15% off?! This is through September 30th - see this post for details. Thanks, Tabitha, for reminding me!) Here's the first thing I made with it:

This is a gate fold, where it opens from both directions. I think you normally see it vertical, but I did mine horizontal. The bear is only attached at the top and he comes down to rest on the bottom fold. You'll notice that I used the sentiment from Wild About You, which I thought was appropriate! And oh, those skeeters with the spray... just TOO CUTE!! Here is the inside with space for another sentiment or a hand-written note:

Brent Steele, Stampin' Up!'s VP of Creative Services, created a fabulous card for us at convention using this set - he had the bear's arms flapping up and down with a pull tab like in a children's book. He was swatting at all those skeeters! Perhaps I can duplicate it someday.

Thanks for visiting!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Under the Stars, Wild About You
Ink: More Mustard, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, More Mustard
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Vintage brads
Tools: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Large Oval punch

9 comments:

Tabitha said...

Very cute card Michele!

This set is on my list as well and you can get an extra 15% off. That is a deal!!!

Love how you stamped the skeeters on the inside!

Anonymous said...

Sooo cute. Kaitlyn really wants me to get this set. Perfect for a camping scrapbooking page!

Janet

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh so cute!! Love the colors, the coloring, the gate fold...everything!

Karen said...

Hey Michele!!

This totally made me smile when I checked your blog today!! LOVE IT!

Karen

Angela said...

Hi, Michele!
This set is on my list, too! Sooo cute!

stampinbydiane said...

My sentiments exactly! When I set eyes on this little guy it was and instant must have! You did such a great job, so cute!
Diane

Mimi Hornberger said...

This is fabulous! I love it! I finally ordered it too. TFS! XO, Mimi

KJ said...

Great card!!! I can't wait to try that arm flapper card!

Pam Wood said...

Adorable Card! I love it! This is a set that I think I will just have to have!! Love all your cards!