Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NEW Splendor Clear Cards!

Okay, I've posted enough of my favorite NEW paper pack - Cherry-O! How about my next favorite - Splendor! I just LOVE the visual texture in these papers. I think the clouds are my favorite. Actually - I've decided that I can NEVER pick just ONE favorite of anything! It's just not possible!

At my team meeting last month, we made these cards using our new Splendor papers, our new Clear Cards, the new In the Month of May, In the Month of June, A Flitter, and Over the Rainbow stamp sets. SO fun!
The secret to using clear cards is simple - whatever you do on the front try to cover or mat on the back to hide your adhesive. Since these are thin and flexible, I find the best adhesive is flexible adhesive like Tombow and Glue Dots. There is also a thin protective coating on BOTH sides of the card to protect it from finger prints and scratches until you are ready to use it. Be sure to remove BOTH layers BEFORE adhering your paper! Simple rub/scratch a corner or edge with your fingernail or finger tip or rub & remove eraser to lift the coating.

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This card features the Over the Rainbow stamp set (cloud & sun) and In the Month of June (sentiment) along with our Autumn Buttons.
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On this card, I used the In the Month of May stamp set (flower) and our Autumn buttons and Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon. Since these cards are thin and flexible, I was able to punch 6 holes on the side with our 1/8" hole punch and thread the ribbon through. Then added the buttons to help hide the holes!
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This card features the COOL technique featured in our New Summer Idea Book on pg. 13. Using our brand new 1 1/4" circle punch, we punched out 7 circles, folded 6 and attached them to the center of the 7th to form our flower. Before folding the flower petals, I stamped the outside edge with one of the rainbows in our Over the Rainbow stamp set. I added a brad to the center of the flower from our new coordinating Splendor Designer Brads! (You have to check these out!) The fun bracket is from our On the Edge stamp set. Even better, you could add one of our new Irresistibles Dimensional Elements brackets!
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This card features our A Flitter stamp set. This stamp set is such a GREAT deal - only $7.95! I also covered one of our Dimensional Elements Hearts and used the Autumn Brads. The Mother's Day sentiment is from In the Month of June. The a Flitter stamp set comes with an I Love You sentiment that would be perfect too!
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Inside the card, I added a photo of my brother and me to give to my mom. On the inside front cover, there is a place to write a message.
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So there you have it!! More fabulous BRAND NEW products from our Summer Idea Book!! Do you have your very own copy to drool over? If not, let me know. I'll get one to you right away!

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