Monday, 27 May 2013

Farewell Perfectly Preserved

Hey Stampers,

Well, it has happened. My FAVOURITE stamp set is retiring. And yes, I know that it was in the Holiday Mini and I had to say goodbye to it once - but Perfectly Preserved has to be one of my ALL TIME fav sets. And with matching framelits !?! I dream come true. I cant promise you that this will be my last project with this awesome set though. I may even use it again this week before it retires on June 3rd ! I was overwhelmed with fun ideas for this set when I went to my scrap room last night, but I finally decided to case this GORGEOUS card by Erica Cerwin that I saw on her awesome blog Pink Buckaroo Designs. She posted her version a while ago, but I have loved it and didn't get a chance to make my own version until last night !! I also am using my favourite of all time Stampin' Up! color of Rose Red paired with Wild Wasabi. Take a look at this sweet bouquet !!

Isn't that just darling !?! First thing I did was prep my jar piece. I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 2-1/2" x 4-3/4" and stamped my jar towards the bottom in Jet Black StazOn ink. I layered this piece onto a piece of Rose Red measuring 2-5/8" x 4-7/8". I then stamped my stem image in Wild Wasabi ink a bunch of times. The most fun part of this card was they way I did the ribbon. I took my Paper Snips and Stampin' Pierce Mat and cut little slits on either side of the mouth of the jar, and fed my ribbon through there ! Very easy and really makes it look like the ribbon is wrapped around the jar !! Then I tied a nice big bow. LOVE my 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain !! And this Wild Wasabi is so nice and soft isn't it ?? I like how its soft but still a rich color, if that makes any sense. I great match with the Rose Red I think. 

I then used my Rose Red marker to color my sentiment. The "For You" is part of the "Just For You" banner stamp from this set, but with my marker, it was easy to just get the part I wanted. I stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out with the also retiring Jewellery Tag Punch. A little Glue Dot adhered it right under my bow. I stamped the fun blossom cluster image 5 times onto Whisper White scrap and punched them out with the 1" Circle Punch. Not an exact match, but I think it works great ! I then adhered all of these with some Dimensionals. Some of them got a double layer so they would not be all the same thickness. My card base is Rose Red, and my DSP layer is a Rose Red pattern from the Floral District DSP. Love the monochromatic look !! I then added a bunch of the tiniest pearls from the Basic Pearls to some of the flowers. Sweet !!

Thats my card for today. If you don't have this awesome MUST HAVE set (and the matching framelits that I didn't use on this card) please grab them before they are gone forever !! You have until June 3rd to get them. And the fun thing is, the new catalogue goes live on May 31st so you can order retiring things AND new things together after then !! Wicked or what !?! Love that. Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: Perfectly Preserved (wood #126690, clear #126692)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126954, Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad #126959, Rose Red Marker (Subtles Stampin' Write Marker Collection #119700)

Paper: Rose Red #102544, Whisper White #100730, Floral District DSP #126919

Accessories: 1" Circle Punch #119868, Jewellery Tag Punch #117190, 1/4" Wild Wasabi Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126873, Basic Pearls #119247


  1. Oh my word I love your blog! Can't wait until I have more time to look. So glad we connected! :) And I think Perfectly Preserved is my all-time fave too!

    1. Thanks so much Anna !! I am too. I love all the SU Demo friends I have made because of blog and SC !! I have been going through your blog this morning and re-watching some of the videos. LOL Thanks so much for coming by !! If you are going to Convention I would LOVE to meet you there !! Hugs