Hello Stampers,
I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  The weather has been very hot and humid here in Massachusetts but I’m not complaining because we don’t have to shovel it.
Well today it’s all about the new limited products called Blended Seasons Stamp Set, Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies. and the new Watercolor Pencils. The stamp set and framelits can be purchased separately but you save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.  The Watercolor Pencils are not part of the bundle.  They are only sold as an individual item.
For the card, I used Blackberry Bliss Cardstock for the base and layer.  I used the largest frame die and cut out the Blackberry Berry layer, but I saved the piece that was cut out and I’ll show you what I did with it later in this post. 
I stamped the flowers in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto the Whisper White layer and colored the flowers and leaves with both sets of Watercolor Pencils, blended the color with the Blender Pens and added Wink of Stella on everything to give it a little sparkle.
I  took a 1″ strip pf vellum and with StazOn Black Ink stamped the greeting, let it dry really well cut my little flag tip on the right side and adhered it to the inside of the frame with Snail but only on the left side.  The right side can be lifted so you can see the flowers. 
I attached the white layer to the blackberry bliss frame with Snail and then attached the layers to the card base. I also added one Petal Pink Rhinestone from the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.

The sentiment in the inside is from the Detailed With Love Stamp Set and was stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black Ink as were the leaves.  The leaves are from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and they were colored with the watercolor pencils.

This is what I did with the piece I cut out with the framelit.  I used it to make a Christmas Tag or you can also make a Christmas Ornament.  I stamped the holly/berries and the greeting in Versamark and  heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.  I used the Watercolor Pencils to color the holly and berries.  I added Gold thread behind the label and wrapped a piece of the mini gold sequins around the middle of the label, cut the two ends and attached it to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also used the 1/8″ circle punch to make the hole at the top and added white twine.  The 1/8″ gold cord would have worked much better for this tag but I didn’t have enough to tie the tag so I improvised and used white twine.  
This is a good way to use your cut out pieces from the framelits.   Put them to good use.
This Blended Seasons Stamp Set, Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies and the new Watercolor Pencils are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  The colors in the new Watercolor Pencil set are:  Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apply Green, Gorgeous Grape and Night of Navy.  

Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
Blackberry Bliss Layer – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White Layer – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Vellum – 1″ x 4 1/4″
Whisper White Layer Inside – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White for the tag – 2″ x 4 1/8″

The card turned out really nice and so did the tag.  This is an awesome stamp set for all seasons. Did you know,  you could even make a wedding card with the bell element which is part of the stamp set and framelits? Yup, you can make wedding cards, Christmas cards and tags, a Thanksgiving card with the leaves, a lovely friend card like the one above, thank you cards, you name it…this stamp set has it all with so many possibilities.
Again,  you save 10% by purchasing the stamps and framelits as a bundle so don’t delay, this set is only available until August 31, 2018 or while supplies last.
Price: $110.00
Don’t forget about the bonus days.  Start earning $5.00 coupons for every $50 you spend in the month of August and redeem your coupons in September.  Also, keep in mind the Holiday Catalog goes live in September so those coupons would be great to use on new products from the new catalog.  I’ve seen the Holiday Catalog and all I can say is, WOW…you’re going to love it as much as I do, so start saving those coupons now, because if you’re like me, you’re going to want it all.
August Customer Appreciation

My August Customer Appreciation is “Ready for School” created by my teammate Michele. She did a really nice job on this entire project but the backpack is my favorite.   All orders of $30.00 or more before tax and shipping placed in my online store with Hostess Code SPKAQURJ will qualify for Frenchie’s Design team PDF.  

This month the PDF includes 5 projects along with all the measurements, instructions and supply lists. 

You MUST enter the Hostess Code SPKAQURJ to receive the PDF.  I will send you the PDF via email within 24 hours of your order.  If your order is over $150, DO NOT enter the hostess code and you will get all the stamping rewards, and I will still send you the PDF.

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