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Happy birthday to my husband, who’s not really as old as a tree, but I couldn’t resist, especially as I just got the new stamp set with the sentiment from the Spring 2014 Occasions catalog, coming out in January.

Lovely&Old

This card doubles as the first one for this quarter’s challenge, featuring the stamp set Lovely as a Tree. This set is older than I am in stamping years (me—ten and a half years as a demonstrator; Lovely as a Tree—it’s been around so long no one remembers how old it is). Most demos think it’s been around forever and will never retire. Mine hasn’t seen that much ink, which is why I decided to use it now. Who knows, 2014 might be the year it goes bye-bye. The tree is embossed in black and sponged for color; the bubble is embossed with Old Artichoke craft ink and clear embossing powder. I was going to use the cool matching frame die and pop it up, but got distracted with embossing and forgot about it. It’s on a base of Old Artichoke.

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I love putting this ship from The Open Sea (retired) in our Designer Frames embossing folder! It looks like a framed painting. This is a variation of one I made earlier this year in Early Espresso. This one uses Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler card stock. I stamped on Whisper White for the background piece. Thanks (Many Thanks, retired) is embossed with Versamark and white embossing powder. It’s almost CAS (clean and simple). DH needed thank you cards for birthday presents and he doesn’t like flowers or too much in the way of embellishments, so this one made him happy.

Oh, I almost forgot the twist! Do you see the scalloped embossing above and below the white piece? I did that with our new embossing folders from the 2012 Occasions mini catalog which goes live January 4. It’s called Adorning Accents and actually there are three folders, each 5-1/2″ long by 1″. Too cute! This mini has lots of new fun things for the Big Shot, but you’ll have to wait until January to see them. We can only give you sneak peeks for now.

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