Only 3 more days!!
3 more days until the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and 2017 Occasions Catalog officially retire! Hurry it’s your last chance to order products from them – so if you have been waiting do it now!
3 more days until the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog begins! Lot’s of great new products in this new catalog – my wish list is long!! Everyone can order beginning June 1st at 2:00 PM ET (12 noon MT). Do you have your catalog yet? I have copies here for my Stamp Club members and regular class attendees and I’ve mailed out catalogs too. If you didn’t get yours let me know. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator already – I’d love to be yours.
Now for some projects to share with you – I’ve decided to do a few posts to count down these last few days that I’m calling Something Old, Something New. So here we go – today’s something old project:
Its the lovely Succulent Garden Suite from the Occasions catalog. The succulents are quite trendy right now. I know I see them every day on the Ellen show on her table. And I’ve seen some pretty realistic looking creations made with these stamps, dies and card stock. Hurry and get these goodies before they are gone – the Oh So Succulent stamp set, Succulent Framelits Dies, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and cardstock pack. A couple of the retiring colors are in this suite so be sure to get cardstock and ink in those colors too – Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.
And today’s something new –
I love this new bundle – Colorful Season Bundle – it’s a stamp set and coordinating Thinlits dies that are perfect for every season of the year. These are part of a suite called Color Theory – and I used just a little peek of the Designer Paper on this card. You are going to love this bundle & suite and be able to use them all year long!
Remember to SHOP NOW for the retiring items and make your shopping list for new items to order in June. If you live local be sure to come to my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.
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For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list. I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.
To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front. I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock. Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.
I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock. Then added that along the front of the card. Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.
Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:
- Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
- Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
- Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
- Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
- Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169
Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US
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It’s time to get carried away with all the cute items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. And one of those is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!
It coordinates perfectly with the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog. I used those plus the Designer Tee Stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure to make this fun swap card.
- I stamped the little clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set on the Watermelon Wonder card base.
- Next I added a piece of the Carried Away Designer Paper.
- I stamped Happy Birthday from the Designer Tee stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Whisper White card stock and added that across the front.
- Tied a piece of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the front of my card.
- Die cut the large hot air balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits dies from Night of Navy card stock and used little bits of dimensionals to add that to the front.
This is what it looked like with all my pieces as I was making a stack of these.
I love how it turned out. You can order the Lift Me Up Bundle and save 10% (the wood bundle is over $50 or add a little to the clear bundle) and get the Carried Away Designer Paper for Free during Sale-A-Bration. Shop Now in my Online Store here.
Our snow and ice has finally melted (mostly) and everything should be returning back to normal now. The schools around here have been closed the past two days because travel was hazardous around here – think ice!
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Today got away from me. Mostly because I was focused on the route that my youngest son Ryan had to take to drive back to college. We are in Georgia and he is going to Purdue University in Indiana. So he drove from home to Chattanooga, to Nashville, to Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and then West Lafayette. The problem was the snow storm coming across mostly through Kentucky. Somehow I think he managed to miss most of the snow – he had some snow but not as much as I feared. And my oldest flew home today back to Seattle – he flight was a little delayed and apparently there is some snow in Seattle too. And then we have snow expected tomorrow so I’ve moved my stamp club to meet on Sunday afternoon instead of Friday and Saturday.
So on to this quick little project that I have – I wished I had shared it earlier with you. But better late than never. You can use this idea for next year. It’s a little Santa Wish List project. It was actually one of the little pillow gifts that I gave to the girls that came to my fall Stamp, Scrap, & Create Retreat.
I was planning to cut index cards to put on a ring but then I found these little index card rings at the store and just bought a whole bunch of them – saved me a ton of time!
I replaced the front and back cover. The front cover is Real Red with a piece of Whisper White that I die cut with the Detailed Santa Thinlits and carefully glued down and trimmed to the size of the card. I stamped the words using the Labeler Alphabet set and cut those out. Then added Emerald Envy Ribbon to the ring. Both the front and back are covered with a window sheet (you can’t really see it here since its clear!).
Anyway that’s all. Now back to watching the weather……
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Today Dec. 1st – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get the opportunity to pre-order from the upcoming Occasions Catalog. Brand new products coming January 4th. I had the opportunity to work with a few products and create samples for the display boards at the OnStage Local even in Atlanta in early November. I worked with products from the Falling in Love Suite. I wanted to share a few of those with you today.
First – a Curvy Keepsake box – a sweet way to celebrate a special day – like a wedding or bridal shower. New Falling in Love Designer Paper and Embellisments, and the So In Love Bundle that includes a stamp set and Thinlits die set.
Next a Petite Cafe Bag – a food safe bag ready to add some yummy treats – decorated with some exciting new products. I used the same paper, stamp set, die and embellishments on this one
And one more for today – this is the popcorn box die but I shortened it to make a shorter box. I used the So Detailed Thinlits Dies again on this one and some new Very Vanilla ribbon.
I hope you liked this little sneak peek.
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A few months back I signed up to walk in the It’s the Journey 2-Day Breast Cancer walk here in Georgia. The walk will be held in mid October in Atlanta. It’s a 2 day walk that is 30 miles long. I’ve been training to get my feet, legs and body ready to walk that far. Right now my longest walk has been 10.5 miles. Monday I’m planning to do an even longer walk. In addition to the actual walking I have to also raise some money. So last month I held a Pop of Pink class and $10 from every class fee I put in my walker fund. I was able to donate $150 to my fund and I’m now half way to my goal!
One of the projects from the class was this sweet little Box of Hugs. I thought it turned out so cute and would be a sweet gift for someone battling breast cancer or anything else. We filled each box with about 15 Hugs and on the bottom of each added a little circle of the Pop of Pink Designer Paper. Since the boxes are clear you can see the bottoms through the sides. Each box is wrapped with some Designer Paper and tied with Thick Baker’s Twine. On the top I added the die cut heart and the word hope. They are both from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. You could use the same idea for a bridal shower and use the word Love instead of Hope. Or for a graduation and use Congrats. Lots of possibilities.
I hope you like this little project. If you wanted to donate to my walker fund you can visit my fundraising page here.
The other project was a set of cards in a little bag. Come back again to see that one.
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Starting today August 2nd you can order the Thoughtful Branches bundle.
Here is a look at the full stamp set –
And the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies:
The pieces with an outline line up with one of the stamps in the stamp set. You can purchase the stamp set and dies individually or buy them as a bundle and save! If you have Bonus Days coupons from July you can use those to apply towards this new bundle making it an even better deal.
- Item #144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle $52
- Item #143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp set $27
- Item #143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $31
Get ready to shop! SHOP NOW.
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