When a new Stampin' Up catalog comes out, I flip through it at least a dozen times and each time I flip through it, I try to focus on something else. My first few times I just look at the new stamps and dies. Then I try to look at embellishments and papers. Somewhere along the line, I totally focus on the samples that their fabulous team created. That's how I noticed the set I'm using today - it's called Season's Blessings along with the Seasonal Basket dies.
This set is found in the holiday section - not surprising based on the name - and I started out ignoring that section - I'm just not feeling Christmas yet. But the beautiful samples show how well this set works for all seasons. The samples include an autumn card and a card that I think is rich and summer-ish. Once I noticed the full set, then I noticed that amazing basket die!! It might all be worth it just for that. All of the little pieces do punch out, but on my card I wanted the more filled in look.
I also have three new colors on this - Evening Evergreen (the sentiment and paper), Soft Succulent (leaves) and Pale Papaya (the flowers with a little bit of Mango Melody at the base of each). Then to keep it bright and cheerful, I added some of the new Loose Flower Flourishes in Polished Pink.
LOVE this set!! It'll definitely be out multiple times across the seasons!
Stamps: Stampin' Up Season's Blessings
Dies: Stampin' Up Seasonal Basket
Ink: Stampin' Up Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya, Mango Melody
Paper: Stampin' Up Evening Evergreen, Crumb Cake
Other: Stampin' Up Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, Loose Flower Flourishes