Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic product medley in the current annual catalog that called to me. Product medleys are great because they include a coordinated set of papers, stamps, embellishments, and dies that just work together. The distressed blues and warm vanilla tones are perfect for summer transitioning into early fall. I have three cards for you to showcase this set. The first two use just what is in the kit with the addition of some coordinating paper and ink. The last card is a bit more elaborate to give you an idea of where you can go with it.
Simple Boho Indigo
This pretty card came together in a few short minutes. The base is Night of Navy and I put a panel of Very Vanilla inside so the it’s easy to add a personal message. Next I added a 1″x 5-1/4″ strip of the Boho Indigo paper on the left hand edge of the card. The larger piece of DSP is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ so that it can layer over the edge of the first strip. The paper is this medley is gorgeous and only available in the medley or the refill kit.
The sentiment from the Boho Indigo stamp set and is on one of the preprinted banners that I stamped in Night of Navy ink. I used Dimensionals to add it to the card. The gold flowers are from the preprinted sheets in the medley. Pop them out and add them to the card with Dimensionals and this card is done.
Boho Indigo Birthday
The second card is the one I made first. I wanted to use as much of the medley products in one card as I possibly could. I started with a base of Thick Very Vanilla. Then I cut a piece of Misty Moonlight 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. On top of that, I layered two pieces of the DSP so that they overlapped. The top piece is 4″ x 3-1/4″ and the bottom piece is 4″ x 2-1/2″. Where they overlapped, I used glue dots to add the exclusive Night of Navy Frayed Grosgrain ribbon and then the Very Vanilla/gold Pleated Ribbon on top.
Next, I stamped the three vase images from the stamp set in Misty Moonlight and die cut them with the matching dies. I added a preprinted leaf and one of the small paper flowers from the medley to accent the vases. Lastly, I stamped one of the sentiments in Misty Moonlight on the included banner and used Dimensionals to add it to the card.
Boho Indigo Thank You
This last card is a little crazy but super fun. It starts off simply enough with a base of Very Vanilla and a layer of the DSP. Then I die cut one of the dry embossed Very Vanilla 6×6 papers in the medley using the Tasteful Labels dies.
Next, I created this vase. I started by die cutting the large vase image from Night of Navy card stock and also from the DSP. Those to pieces are glued together. Then I did the same thing with the narrow vase using a different pattern. I die cut the narrow vase out of the middle of the large vase and pieced in my alternate paper vase. And yes, I saved that cut out for a future project. It needed something more. So I cut one of the smaller vases, the dies don’t have matching stamps, they are just decorative vases. Then I trimmed the decorative piece and added it to the “shoulders” of my pieced together vase. It wasn’t quite long enough, so I added a large paper flower to cover the gap.
Lastly, I used the dies to cut some of the tropical leaves in Pear Pizzaz. It’s probably hard to see, but these dies also do a lovely job of embossing the veins into the paper for a great looking leaf. I used Bumblebee ink to stamp the flowers and cut them out with the matching die. The sentiment from the Boho Indigo set is stamped in Misty Moonlight on one of the preprinted banners and layered over a piece of the Frayed Grosgrain ribbon.
Now that I’ve done the first exploration of this medley, I intend to mix it up with other colors, and possibly some future Paper Pumpkin kits. Let me know if you have questions about the projects. Happy crafting!