One of the things I love most about Stampin’Up! is the coordination of product! They make it sooo easy to create perfectly coordinated products. Many of the stamp sets have punches or dies to cut out the stamped shaped. Yes, you can can still use paper snips to fussy cut your shapes but this can be time consuming and it’s not always an exact science (although it is just plain fun sometimes)
I have to admit I wasn’t quite ‘sold’ on the Orchard Harvest product suite when I first saw it (pg. 28 & 29 in the holiday catalog) but once I started seeing all the possibilities of this set, I really looked at it differently. Well, I got the stamp set – nothing else in this product suite, just the stamp set. And while I do love it, I wish I had the dies too (and the paper).
I made the following card and actually cut out the shapes by hand. Not so bad on the jar lid and pears, but cutting the INSIDE of the jar shape – through 4 layers of paper – NOT EASY! And although I think I hid it well enough, it wasn’t very exact either! I sure was wishing I had the dies to cut this out – it would have been easy-peasy.
Yup, the Cannery Set framelit dies.
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I used Whisper White cardstock for the base, and I pulled out a sheet of retired Pear Pizzaz (well, because of the pears) for the background. The designer printed paper is from the Floral District DSP collection on top of a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock which was edged with the Finishing Touches Edgelits. The pears were stamped in Pear Pizzaz ink and Summer Starfruit ink and stems in Chocolate Chip ink. The cap was stamped in Marina Mist ink and accented with a piece of Linen Thread and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. To create the jar, I stamped the image in Black Staz-On ink onto a Window Sheet. The pears are behind the window sheet to give the illusion they are in a glass jar. The sentiment was stamped and then cut out using the Bitty Banners Framelits die (which I do have). You can see how perfectly coordinated the stamp image is to the die cut shape.
So what you think about the Orchard Harvest product suite? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
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