When I placed my pre-order, I added the Hand-Penned Memories & More cards to see if I "had" to have the suite. Well, after playing with it for the first time, I must say, I'll be ordering the whole shebang! This designer paper is gorgeous!
I started with a base of Mint Macaron for each card. I decided to cut the Memories & More cards with the gorgeous Scalloped Contour Dies from the Contour and Color bundle. They are amazing and I'm so glad I purchased them! You'll be seeing me use these a LOT. I cut the sentiment piece out of Blushing Bride, and then used some Foam Adhesive Sheets to pop it up. These are just like Stampin' Dimensionals, only one sheet you can cut to size. I then added a sticker from the Memories & More pack with a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (personal fav!).
Like I said, I started with a Mint Macaron Base, cut & adhered my frame along with a strip from one of the cards. Then I realized I glued it upside down. Ooooops! It looked pretty fun upside down, so I cut the card base so I had a panel of Mint Macaron, then adhered to a Thick Basic White base. I cut my sentiment piece in Pale Papaya, a new In Color. Then I stamped the sentiment (a Paper Pumpkin stamp) and put a Pale Papaya bow on it. I didn't see the need for embellishments.
Let me know what you think and if you have a preference for the first or second. Memories & More cards are great if you don't want to buy the whole bundle/suite. They are only $10 and go a long way! These products will be available in my store on May 4. You can shop now for current and clearance products in the meantime! Any order of $50 or more is eligible for a gift from me if you use the April Host Code of: 2XMJSMFC . Please don't use the code if your order is $150 or more. Stampin' Up! will give you rewards for your order and I want you to get them. I will still send you a gift! If you need a new catalog, please contact me if you are not working with another demonstrator. I'll be happy to send a free one out to you.
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