I can’t believe August has flown by and it’s almost time for autumn! I love the fall and I’m so excited to share with you all the fun products in the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Before all that, however, I wanted to share with you the things I’ve been loving this past month. Unfortunately this past month has been pretty busy for me (I’m a MOH in a wedding that happens next weekend) and I haven’t been able to post as much but I’ve been crafting like crazy. I’ve got tons of posts planned and they’ll be coming to a screen near you soon!
One of the first products I’ve been loving this month is the Detailed with Love stamp set. I’ve used it for a few cards and it’s so versatile. I love the variety of sizing for the sentiments and I’ve found that this has helped me use almost every one. I think they make the perfect addition for a card or gift tag!
Another stamp set I’ve been loving is the Painted Harvest stamp set. I kind of rediscovered this one recently and I think it’s so perfect for the end of summer. Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers (we’re hoping to plant some in our front yard next year) and they always make me think of the beginnings of autumn. I’ve got a post coming featuring this stamp set so keep an eye on the blog!
My last stamp to share with you is actually a background stamp. Another that I’ve rediscovered this past month is the Post Script background stamp. I’ve been loving it to add texture to cards and it goes so well with tons of sentiments! I’ll be looking for ways to incorporate it into more cards in the future. I always love finding stamps that I’ve forgotten about and finding out just how much I love them!
When I had found out the Wood Textures DSP pack would be carrying forward to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog I nearly lost my mind. This paper is probably my go-to DSP when I’m in a pinch. I love the rustic look of the wood and it’s great for everything from masculine to autumn, country to Christmas. I will always go for this paper when I want something to pop on my cards. If I can only recommend one product it would definitely be this one!
The other paper I’ve been loving this month has been the Tranquil Textures DSP. I love the variety of patterns and I’ve been able to use them for a great deal of cards. I even have a One Sheet Wonder post coming next month featuring this DSP! I’ve found this paper to be great when you want a bit of pattern but don’t want it to be too loud. I can’t wait to play more and see what I can come up with for the holidays!
I always try to have a Neutral color that I use throughout the month. This month has been Crumb Cake which is such a great color! I love how subtle the color is and it’s one of my favorites for the fall/winter card season. The paper for Crumb Cake is also amazing and I love using the color on color technique to create backgrounds and card bases!
One of my favorite colors from past years that was brought back is Mint Macaron. I love this Subtle color and find it’s so great for adding a little pop of color to cards. I love how many DSP packs use this color and it’s one of my go-to colors when I’m not sure what kind of palette I want to work with. I finally have the Little Twinkle bundle and DSP to play with and this color will go perfectly with those!
I always find myself shifting my color palettes with the season. Now that autumn is right around the corner I tend to use a ton of Regal colors which are perfect for this time of year. Cajun Craze is one of my favorites, I love the warm deep orange it is and you can pair it with a variety of colors to create interesting and contrasting palettes. It’s also great to pair with the Painted Harvest stamp set for a fun sunflower color!
So those are some of the products I’ve been loving this past month! What have you guys been digging? Let me know in the comments below! Like this post and subscribe to stay up-to-date on my latest posts. You can also follow me over on my Instagram where I post all of my project ideas as well as sneak peeks for upcoming posts and card ideas. As always have a wonderful week my dear stampers!