Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Peach Parfaits by the Pool

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday!

I'm busily getting ready for the Designing the Perfect Card class on Saturday, but wanted to take a few minutes out of my preparations to serve you a peach parfait by the pool.  You can rest assured that if I did have a pool, I would be serving you all sorts of things around it... iced tea, lemonade, and yummy snacks too.  Wouldn't it be fun to stamp outside on an umbrella table by a pool?  Then if we got too warm we could take a dip!  You can see where my mind is going.... ah, summertime! 

OK, let's get back to reality and back to today's card.  It really does have a connection to the above thoughts because it features the retiring color Peach Parfait combined with the continuing color Pool Party.  I apologize that some of you have seen this card before, as it has been used at a workshop.  However most of you haven't seen it, and since Peach Parfait is going away at the end of May, I wanted to show it to everyone.

Check it out....

Peach Parfait is such a nice warm color... I'm really going to miss it!  It is not as saturated as Pumpkin Pie and mixes well with colors in the Subtles family.  Try it with So Saffron and Pink Pirouette for a summery color scheme.  Or mix it with Pear Pizzazz and Not Quite Navy for a more masculine look.  There's a lot you can do with Peach Parfait and I'm so sorry to see it go.  Be sure to stock up on card stock, ink refills, and ribbon before it is discontinued.  Then you can enjoy Peach Parfait for many years to come.
Let 's go over what I used to make this card.

Mixed Bunch
Occasions Alphabet (Check this one out on page 171 of the big catalog.  It has great sayings for just about any occasion you can think of and the images fit easily into the Scalloped Oval Punch, the Extra Large Oval Punch, and the Decorative Label Punch).
The faint pattern on the Very Vanilla framelit panel was stamped with the Fresh Vintage stamp set that is no longer available, as it was a Sale-a-bration set.  You could use any background set instead. Just be sure to "stamp off" before stamping on the panel.
Peach Parfait (for the faint background on the focal panel)
Early Espresso

Very Vanilla
Peach Parfait
Pool Party
Lucky Limeaid

Finial Press embossing folder for the Big Shot
Peach Parfait ribbon
Blossom Punch
3/4 inch Circle Punch
Label Framelit for the Big Shot

If you don't already own the fabulous Mixed Blossom set, be sure to get it before April 30th, when the Occasions Mini Catalog expires.  We're all hoping it will appear in the new catalog, but no one knows for sure.  This is the best new flower set we've had in a long time and the 3 different flower patterns make it incredibly versatile. 

Well, stamping friends, it's back to the paper cutter for me!  I'll be rockin' out to tunes on Pandora while I cut, cut, cut for the card design class, the Stamp-a-Stack AND the big Retirement Party on Cinco de Mayo (that's May 5th to you).   You'll be getting an evite for that soon!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll miss you tomorrow, as I'll be babysitting, but don't forget to come back on Friday for another classic card!
Happy stamping!

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