Friday, January 6, 2012

Simple Soft Hostess set + Pool Party ribbon by Stampin Up and me

The Simple Soft Hostess set from Stampin Up (#122567 - $13) is such an elegant stamp set. You can 'buy' it with your Hostess dollars for only $13. You can earn these Hostess dollars, when you place an order of $200 through my online SU store. These $200 in products give you $35 in Hostess dollars. So after buying this stamp set for only $13, you still have $22 left to spend. So exciting :)

And Stampin Up has 12 exclusive Hostess products specially low priced to help your rewards go further. But of course you can purchase any catalogue item you want with your Hostess dollars.

Did you notice the soft flowing 1/2 '' Seam Binding Pool Party Ribbon that drapes like silk in the New Mini Catalogue? (#125582 - $9.50 for 10 yards)
Here you see one of the textured Impressions Embossing Folders. This one comes in a set of 2 beautiful frames. Create strongly embossed highlights, frames and accents on single layers of card stock and DSP with these smaller sized plastic
textured Impressions embossing Folders. The oval shape in the middle coordinates with the Extra Large Oval Punch. I love that Stampin Up thinks of those fun details. It makes creating pretty cards so much easier.

(#123130 - $10.95 for 2 Designer Frames)

Here you see the matching Pool Party Stampin Up marker

Hi dear everyone.

Thanks for stopping by again. And a big welcome to my new followers. So happy you found your way to my blog. I know how much fun it is for me to hop over to your blogs to get new ideas and inspiration and I am happy I can return the favour. :)

I am so excited about this card. The colours and layers of this card really grabs your attention, doesn't it? I am in love.. hehehe!

  • I used the beautiful Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #126 to create this card. They encouraged us to use Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and White. I chose Pool Party instead of the Baja Breeze and added some Crumb Cake to it. It just needed that neutral color to give this card a bit softer / natural look.

  • Then I hopped over to the Play Date Cafe blog and saw that their #113 Challenge had the same flavour of colours. Love it! It so happens that these colours are my favorite, so I didn't need a whole lot of convincing to jump over to my craft room.

I hope you enjoy my post today. Have a beautiful evening or day! The weekend is here and I hope you will have a good time with the ones you love!

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Soft and sweet! It all looks wonderful against that DSP!

  2. What a great set! I do not have this one as it did not catch my attention but I love what you did with it so pretty!
    following you for SC#128

  3. Goedenmorgen Pauline wat een mooie kaart heb je weer gemaakt.Het papier en de stempel zijn heeeeel mooi.Groetjes Joke

  4. This is so Nice.

  5. Happy New Year, Pauline!! Great card! Love that embossed frame!

  6. Beautiful Card Pauline, The Pool Party and Crumb Cake go so well together! You also reminded me to pull out oval frame embossing folder. It makes your card extra special!

  7. Wat een schitterende kaart! Prachtige kleurencombi ook! Zo mooi, ik hou hier wel van!

    Over de Woodland-Mobile, de 5 figuurtjes samen met een lint er aan zijn €45,-, excl. verzendkosten. Dankjewel trouwens voor je geweldig leuke enthousiaste reacties! Ze doen me erg goed ;-)!

    Fijne zondag!
    Liefs Tamara.

  8. Wow Pauline, how beautiful and elegant is this card. I love how all the colours go so well together. And who doesn't love the Embossing Oval!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Thank you for playing along with this lovely card, Pauline!

  10. Pool party; ja dit is een kleur waar ik ook gek op ben :)
    Prachitge kaart; hoekrijgjehettochweervoorelkaar :)

  11. Pauline - this is just delightful! I love that DSP you used and the neutral is such a great balance for the blues. Happy New Year, my friend!

  12. Wat een mooie kaart is dit, Pauline! Zo'n leuke stempel en ik ben helemaal weg van the embossed oval, prachtig! Een hele fijne week!

    Hugs, Laura

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous, Pauline! LOVE all the textures, and your design is just perfect! Plus, I so appreciate all your closeups! They show so many details that I would've missed otherwise. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  14. THis is really soft and pretty, Pauline. Love your photos too! That embossed frame is one I need to get. :) Looks great around this flower.

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Happy New Year!

  15. Wonderful use of the colors. I love how you snuck your sentiment in there and that wheat background is so pretty. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline