Artistic Etchings Meets Wall Decor & More

Not too many people know that I previously worked in the matchmaking industry.  It was years ago and only for a short time, but I learned a lot from those jobs.

So today I am putting my matchmaking skills to work on a fabulous card.  I just received the Wall Decor & More Cricut cartridge and thought it would go great with the new Artistic Etchings Stamp Set (available July 1st).  What do you think?

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Highlighted items will be available on July 1st.

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Newsprint DSP

Accessories:  Cricut Expression, Wall Decor & More cartridge, Stickles, Dimensionals, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Filigree Brads, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Movers & Shapers Die

The Eiffel Tower was cut at 4-1/2" using Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black card stock.  I added Stickles to the Cherry Cobbler layer and to the crown as a final touch.  Here is a close-up:

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If you haven't checked out my other cards made with the Artistic Etchings stamp set, be sure to scroll down for several more.  I've tried to show how versatile one stamp set and a few accessories can be and I hope that you've added many of these items to your Stampin' Up! wish list.

I'm going to be super busy this week and I'm not sure how often I will get to post.  So, I am going to do a little giveaway for everyone that places an order online through my Stampin' Up! website.......

As a thank you for ordering, you will receive one of the Artistic Etchings cards that I have featured within the last week.  I can't promise which one you'll get, but if I need to make more, I will.

Any order placed through Sunday, June 12th for any amount will receive a card!

There are many great sale items to choose from, as well as retiring stamp sets, decor elements, and accessories.  Be sure to check them out before they are gone on June 30th!

Happy Stampin'

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Getting Buggy!

As most of you know, I rarely use anything that isn't Stampin' UP!  However, last year I received the Cuttlebug for my birthday and a Cricut for Christmas.  I'll be honest.....they've collected some dust and have been feeling neglected.

I'm going to show you a layout that I completed using both of my machines, and of course, there is stamping too!  I am working on a baby album for Chandler (he's only 10) and I came across this lone picture of him in a pirate costume.  I am guessing by the expression on his face that he wasn't in the mood for any additional pictures.

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SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets:  Ahoy Matey, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Matey's Map Jumbo Wheel

Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad and Cartridge, Edges sponged with Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, White Craft ink, and Brocade Blue Classic ink

Paper:  Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Brushed Gold

Accessories:  Zig Painty, White Gel pen, Stampin' Write markers, Jumbo Wheel handle

Cricut Cartridges:  George, Paper Dolls

Cuttlebug:  Swirls Embossing Folder

If you would like any additional details about this page, feel free to email me at melissa42@msn.com

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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