Saturday, June 26, 2010

SNEAK PEEK WEEK, PROJECT #6, The Music of Love...

Another hot day here in Virginia Beach!  And the next two days will be even hotter!  Went to a nice cookout with friends for the day and then went right to work on today's Sneak Peek Project #6 for you.  You all may have noticed that I love Black & White design.  So back to the pool for today's card.  I think it would work well for Anniversaries, Weddings, a more masculine Valentine's Day or Just Because.

I went for a very simplistic card with some vintage flair, again using the awesome Newsprint DSP and Artistic Etchings stamp set.  The sentiment is from the upcoming Hostess Level III Occasional Quotes stamp set - another awesome stamp set.  I also used one of my favorite ribbon styles - the 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain.  I am so happy it is staying in the line as so many of our ribbons are retiring on June 30.  Even better, beginning July 1, it will be available in lots of new yummy colors:  Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso (replacing Chocolate Chip) in addition to our current colors.  Hope you enjoy it!

  • Stamp Sets – Artistic Etchings ( W #118517 $18.95, C #120573 $14.95 beginning July 1), Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level III)
  • Card stock –  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP (#117166, $9.95)
  • Ink – Basic Black
  • Ribbon  – Basic Black 1-1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (#115615, $9.95)
  • Accessories – Silver Foil Smooch Spray (#118771, $4.95),  Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)


  1. Marie, so, so beautiful! You are amazing. I have a question and know that you can help me.

    HOW DO YOU GET YOUR LAYERS TO MATCH UP SOOOOOO PERFECTLY??? I usually have them crooked or to far to the left or too high. Yours are perfect. What is your secret?????

    Please email me at:

    I tried to connect to your above link and couldn't. Sorry!

    Thanks SOOOO much,

    Terri Chadwick
    Stafford, VA

  2. Terri, thanks for your kind words! Are you talking about straight cutting of my layers or placement? For cutting, I rely religiously on my Stampin' Up! Tabletop Paper Cutter. I find it is the only cutter (and I have had TONS) that really cuts straight without being ragged every time. I only use the portable one when I absolutely have to because it does not do as well at all.

    For placement, I can only stress the importance of patience and practice. I use my nails or tweezers to hold the layer just barely above and make sure it is absolutely perfect before pressing down. And if not (and not on DSP), I will use dental floss to take it back up and do it again. Very time consuming and my team will tell you that I am usually the last one done. It is sad to be so OCD! But, it does make for pretty cards! :o)


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