Sunday, May 21, 2017

SUper Friends May Gathering Projects

Hi!  Hope you are having a great weekend!!  The SUper Friends had our May Gathering this week, and that means I have some fabulous projects to share with you!

Our swap theme was try something new, which was open for each person to interpret whether that would mean a new stamp set, new technique, new layout . . . though most of us went for new stamp sets since demonstrators have been able to preorder this month from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, which will be released in June!  

On to the cards:

Margery created this gorgeous card, which offers a sneak peek of the Daisy Punch, coordinating Daisy Delight Stamp set, and Gold Faceted Gem (in the daisy's center), paired with the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder background:

Connie M.'s stunning card is created with the retiring Special Reason stamp set and coordinating dies (already sold out!).  Don't you love the elegant color combo?!  

Connie also brought each of us a special sheet with ideas for color combinations with the new In Colors!

Jana created this beautiful card with the Colorful Seasons bundle, and some of the new In Colors (I spy Berry Burst, Powder Pink, and Lemon Lime Twist).  Jana's sponging of the circular background to the card really is a perfect touch!

Agnes, drawing inspiration from the hostess tea favors here, created these sweet, tea-filled baskets, using the Window Box Thinlits Dies and the retiring Succulent dies (don't miss out, these are on sale, while supplies last here!):

Connie S.'s elegant topiary card, features the Vertical Greeting Stamp Set, along with the thumping technique.  The embossed lines around the topiary add a beautiful touch, as does the Petal Burst embossing on the Soft Suede layer.

Nancy created this Impressionistic masterpiece by smooshing ink onto her cardstock with a plastic bag.  She challenged us to finish the card with whatever sentiment or embellishments we wish.  It will be fun to see what everyone does with these!

Judy-Ann's elegant creation also features the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating punch, with a crisp and modern color combo, and a beautiful clear Faceted Gem in her daisy's center:

And, my card also shows off the new Daisy Delight stamp set and punch, along with the Eastern Palace Designer Specialty Paper (available as part of this month's special in either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle):

And, I used stamps from the Daisy Delight set to finish the inside of my card as well:

As a hostess gift, I had created two baskets using the Wood Crate die, and filled those with some homemade chocolate chip cookies:

We also made these baskets as make and takes at the meeting.  The baskets are die cut using the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The doilies on the sides are 2015-17 In Color Doilies, with the color side glued toward the box (the doilies are retiring and available at a discount, while supplies last!)

Thanks so much to my SUper Friends for sharing their amazing artwork and to you for visiting my blog!  Please leave me a comment and let me know which of the sneak peek items you've seen here you are most excited about!

- Michelle

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