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Welcome to Thursday Trend Watch!  Although I love every theme we’ve chosen for every day of the week, I have to say that Thursday Trend watch holds a special place in my heart.  I find it so exciting to see the way the paper crafting industry is always changing and evolving and I love to see the way trends come and go and come back again.  I then love to take those trends and see how I can apply them to my Stampin’ Up! products.

The yellow/gray trend first seemed to emerge around Feb/March of last year when there were lots of products and projects floating around the net that combined those colors.  It slowed down a bit, but then seems to be coming back with several paper crafting companies coming out with product lines in those colors.

So with my card today, I decided to focus in on those colors and also combine it with the current trend of do-it-yourself embellishments – in particular flowers (if you’re a blog hopper then you’re bound to have seen lots and lots of them all over the place).

You can download a pdf handout of today’s project HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, En Français, Best Yet (retired level 1 hostess set)
Ink: Basic Gray & So Saffron Classic inks
Paper:  Whisper White CS, Basic Gray CS, Vellum
Accessories: Snail adhesive, mini glue dots, bone folder, stamp-a-ma-jig, Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop Circle punch,  Wide Oval punch, Stamping Sponges, Square Fire rhinestone brads, paper-piercing tool, foam mat, 5/8” So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon (now retired); Non-SU: mini mister filled with water