Garden in Bloom – CAS(E) this Sketch 126 & SIP #1

SKP Watermarked Photos4-048Hello my friends!! I received a package of goodies from the Stampin’ Up! catalog this evening and HAD to dive in! It’s funny, I knew the box was on it’s way, so when I saw the sketch this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to create!

CTS_126This stamp set is perfect for this challenge!

This new stamp set called Garden in Bloom is a new set in the 2015-2016 annual catalog and I’m a sucker for flowers…what can I say 🙂 I love the sketchy, watercolor-y feel of these flowers. I inked them up in Mint Macaron which is a brand new color…love it!!!

Garden in Bloom - CAS(E) this Sketch & SIP #1cThe MISTI made the placement of my flowers a breeze, and I was pleased to note that these photopolymer stamps have a built in placement guide which is SOOO helpful!! Not all stamp companies do this, so it’s a definite plus in my book!

Garden in Bloom - CAS(E) this Sketch & SIP #1eI added a few silver sequins, also in the new catalog, and a bit of Wink of Stella to my flowers. Isn’t the sentiment adorable? It’s from another new set in the catalog called One Big Meaning.  And it’s a new favorite of mine!!

A few comments on some of the items I have used here today:

  • Stampin’ Up! has added a thicker Whisper White card stock to it’s product lineup and I can heartily endorse it. It’s a perfect weight of cardstock for card bases.
  • Their new DSP paper packs are now a 6 x 6 size, perfect for card making, and you get 4 of each pattern in the pack for a total of 48 pieces of paper!

A friend of mine, Justin, has started his own challenge so of course I want to play along and support him and he has made that as easy as pie with Challenge #1:

SIP-Any-Challenge-1-791x1024And since today, these are all my new favorites, I fit right in to this challenge! Please visit the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge blog and play along!

Thanks for your visit today. I appreciate each and every one of you and love to receive your comments on my work. Of course, If you ever have any questions about a product or a technique that I have used, I am only an email away!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White and Basic Black by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: Go Wild Designer Series Paper Pack by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Mint Macaron by Stampin’ Up! and Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps:   Garden in Bloom and One Big Meaning by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI

Embellishments: Metallics Sequin Assortment by Stampin’ Up! and Wink of Stella

Garden in Bloom - CAS(E) this Sketch & SIP #1


  1. maggiemadecards says:

    Oh Shannon, you’re after my own heart with this beautiful card. Green reminds me of my mom because it’s her favorite color. Thank you for giving me some inspiration for my next card. Thank you so much for joining the debut of the new card challenge blog at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

  2. Sandy M says:

    Love your use of new products Shannnon, and I love that sketch too. My new products should come today, can’t wait to get home. I’m so thrilled to have you join us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

  3. Holly says:

    Shannon, this is so simple and lovely! It really stood out to me among the cards! Hope to see more of your work at Stamp, Ink, Paper 🙂

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