When I was looking though the new catalog, the first thing that I saw that I absolutely loved was the Stitched Greenery die. I’ve seen some videos online featuring similar dies from other companies and I always wished that Stampin’ Up! offered something similar. My wish has been granted in this catalog! I love the way that it adds some subtle interest to the background without overpowering the card. Once the catalog became fully available on May 4th, this was the first item on my order. And I am not disappointed at all – it is a dream to create with, and there are no frustrating little “chads” that you have to remove. I will definitely be using this a bunch to create, and I hope that Stampin’ Up! will offer some more. I would absolutely LOVE to have a stitched paisley background die (I’m a real sucker for paisley patterns). Stampin’ Up! creative designers – how do I lodge my request? 😊

I love the Just Add Ink challenges – they provide some different challenges which is a nice break! For this challenge I have two “G” elements: “Green” (lots of greens on this card), and Stitched “Greenery” die. Thank you so much for the creative inspiration!

I used this year-old sketch as the layout inspiration for my card. I immediately thought of using my new-to-me Pierced Blooms dies for the flower elements, and the Hippo & Friends dies were perfect for the focal point element. I think the stamp set is one of those in the catalog that may be easily overlooked, and I can’t wait to create more with it.

So, what are your favorite things from the new catalog? Is there something that you’re curious about that you’d like to see? If I have it, I’m happy to take on the challenge to create something to share with you. Please let me know what you’d like to see by adding a comment here.

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