serene Silhouettes Notecard


In fashion, the experts say to pick the color that is least seen in a patterned fabric and then highlight that color in the rest of the outfit.

Does it work for card making as well? I think it does. Here I took the least visible Summer Starfruit and added the focus of the card – the big circle – in the same color.

And my other inspiration? That all my circles were still laying on my stamp table from the last time I used them!


This is a really simple card to make. I stamped an image from Serene Silhouettes in Early Espresso ink and punched it out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch. I then layered the stamped piece onto Early Espresso and Summer Starfruit card stock circles cut out with the Circles #2 Originals die for the Big Shot

The patterned paper is a sneak peek from the new Soho Subway designer series paper that is in the new catalogue.

And for embellishments I used three matching buttons from the Naturals Designer Buttons and a length of Naturals Trim Ribbon.


Did you notice that the card doesn’t have a greeting on the front? And that’s okay.  We often feel pressured to put greetings on our cards but it is perfectly alright not to. And when I need a card in a rush, I can add whatever I want to say inside the card on my way out the door.


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Stamps: Serene Silhouettes (Wood 127322, Clear 127324)






Ink: Early Espresso (126974)  








Paper: Soho Subway Designer Series Paper Stack, Early Espresso (119686), Summer Starfruit (126839), Whisper White (100730)








Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle (119850) 








Big Shot:  Circles #2 Originals (114526)

Other: Naturals Designer Buttons (127554), Naturals 7/16″ Trim Ribbon (129287)




Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set

You can’t go wrong with the stamp set. Every image is a winner!

Set of 4

Wood $30.95 #127322

Clear $21.95 #127324

Digital Download $4.50 #133015



Retired List 2013 Stampin Up Canada


In order to make room for the new products, Stampin’ Up! has released the 2013 Retired Lists


Retiring Stamps (Available until June 3, 2013


•  PDF


•  Sortable Excel file




Retiring Accessories (Available until June 3, 2013, or while supplies last)


•  PDF


•  Sortable Excel file