CASE the Catalog

Have you ever heard some in the crafting world say they CASEd something?  Did you wonder what it meant?

Here in the Stampin’ Up! World we have a definition for the word CASE which means Copy And Share Everything.  So I guess that really makes it an acronym.  In our world we often see ideas and copy them – often with some changes but not necessarily.  Sometimes you change the colors, or the stamp set or the orientation.  Or switch the shapes of elements or any number of other things.  I went through our new catalog one day and marked a bunch of ideas that I thought would be good CASE cards. And then I’ll use those as ideas or starting points for cards I’ll be using in my classes.  This card today was one of those ideas.

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I used this card in my team meeting last month to showcase some of our new In-Colors.  There are 3 of the new In-colors on here along with 2 other colors from our collections.  I cased a card out of the catalog.  Can you guess which one?

It is on page 40 – on of the cards in the Pick a Pattern Suite samples.  I followed the layout and kept the elements basically but used different colors, different stamp set and card stock instead of designer paper.

This card also shows the comparison of the card stock colors so from left to right:

Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig

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The stamp set I used is the new Label Me Pretty set.  I used two punches – 1-3/4″ Circle and Classic Label.  And I added a little Berry Burst bow!  This card comes together pretty quickly.

Thanks for stopping in today!  I’m finishing up prep work for my Catalog Kickoff and BOGO sale on Saturday so I may not get another chance to post here until after that is over.  If you are local to me I hope you will stop by – visit my calendar for details HERE.

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Introducing Powder Pink

Introducing Powder Pink

And the next color in the 2017-2019 In-Color Collection is Powder Pink.

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One of the new items that comes in all the new In-Colors is this yummy ribbon.  It is 1/2″ wide Finely Woven Ribbon.  It is soft and flowing.  So nice to use on projects.

Here is more about Powder Pink:

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Powder Pink is very soft and subtle.  In this framed project you can see the card stock and ink plus the ribbon and some designer series paper.  There is also some watercoloring on the background and inside the embossed images.

Here is a card I made:

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This card uses the Powder Pink cardstock and ink.  One of the Powder Pink prints from the Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack and the coordinating Floral Phrases stamp set.  Remember the Night of Navy and White paper we had in the last catalog – this paper stack has some of those same designs just in new colors.

Here is a peek at this project in all 5 of the In Colors.

Floral Phrases, Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper, 2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In-colors

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A new promotion for hostesses – you can earn an extra $35 in free product – contact me to schedule your party and earn enough to get these new In Colors for free!

Do you have your copy of the new catalog yet?  Email me at monikastamp@comcast.net  I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you don’t already have one.

If you are local to me you can pick yours up in my classroom during class, stop by, or at my Catalog Kickoff Party & BOGO Sale on Saturday, June 17 – visit my calendar HERE.

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Floral Boutique Thank You

Floral Boutique Thank You

Our best promotion of the year is under way – Sale-A-Bration!  It doesn’t get any better than free and you have not just one, but THREE ways to earn free products!

Shop to earn Sale-A-Bration items, join to get additional free product in your Starter Kit, or host to get more products with Stampin’ Rewards!  Ask me if you want more details about any of these!

The So Very Much stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can choose.  It has a beautiful large script Thank You and then several choices for additional sentiments to add in a smaller font.  I created this card that would be perfect as a Thank You for that awesome gift you received over the holidays!

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I used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy and Whisper white card stock, Night of Navy ink and the Duet Banner Punch to make this simple card.  The Thank You image is large and creates the main focal point of the card.

I also decided to decorate the inside just a touch by adding a strip of the designer paper to a white panel.

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You can earn the So Very Much set for free by purchasing the items I used for this card and make a whole stack to use throughout the year.

  • #141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper $11
  • #100867 Night of Navy Card stock $8
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock $9
  • #126970 Night of Navy ink pad $6.50
  • #141483 Duet Banner Punch $18
  • #143340 or #143343 So Very Much stamp set FREE

Thanks for visiting!

Monika

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Product Suites

Questions 3 & 4 on my catalog scavenger hunt had to do with the Product Suites in our catalog.

3.  Product Suites are coordinating products that make it easy to get creative with matching products.  How many Product Suites are in the new catalog?

Here is a list of all the product suites – there are 14 of them:

  • Festive Birthday – bright & playful – pg. 10/11
  • This Christmas – traditional & elegant – pg. 26/27
  • Thankful Thoughts –  gratitude with attitude – pg. 38/39
  • Affectionately Yours – florals & copper – pg. 44/45
  • A Little Foxy – cute baby critters – pg. 56/57
  • Moroccan – artfully exotic – pg. 66/67
  • Floral Boutique – hand-painted florals – pg. 76/77
  • Pop of Pink – patterns that pop – pg. 84/85
  • By the Shore – soft & nautical – pg. 92/93
  • Serene Scenery – inspired by nature – pg 102/103
  • Playful Palette – modern & colorful – pg. 118/119
  • Irresistibly Floral – just add ink – pg. 126/127
  • Blooms & Bliss – whimsical florals – pg. 138/139
  • Fruit Stand – fresh fruit & flowers – pg. 148/149

4.  Which Product Suite is your favorite?

My favorite is the Little Foxy suite – I love those little critters.  I also like the Serene Scenery – the nature feel is definitely me.  I just haven’t had a chance to play with it yet.

I’m struggling a little with the Playful Palette – it’s a little too much color something or not colors that I like together.  I’m not quite sure.  But I did create this fun card and I do LOVE it.

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I used the Playful Palette Paper Stack and Card Stock pack.  I did use a different stamp set – I don’t have the one in the suite.

I punched circles (or use the Layering Circle Framelits) from the different patterns of paper – crumpled them up and then semi flattened them out to glue the centers together.  There is nothing perfect about this flower – just layer the circles up however and it makes a fun flower.  The leaf is also a circle punch just folded to create a leaf.

Enjoy.

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Designer Paper Squares

This card idea is actually very versatile and I’ve seen several of these online and in some swaps that I’ve received.  It is a great idea for using up scraps of your Designer Paper.  Pick your paper, coordinating card stock, a greeting and a fun little element to add as an accent.  You could use this for all different occasions.

I created this one with the Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack and Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

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Use the 1″ Square Punch to punch out squares from the various patterns in the Designer Paper stack.  Arrange in a grid on a piece of coordinating card stock.  Add a greeting punched with the Decorative Label (or other) punch.

Here is another one that is a Thank You card:

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This one uses the Pretty Petals paper stack from the annual catalog and the Endless Thanks stamp set.  The flowers in the stamp set coordinate with the patterns in the paper.

I think next I’m going to create a birthday card in this same design.  What kind of card do you want to make with your paper scraps?

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Thanks from SU

I received this sweet card as a Thank you from Andrea at Stampin’ Up! for being a presenter at the Tampa OnStage event in November.

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It’s a sweet note card that uses the Helping Me Grow stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.

I love the little notch in the edge – use a small circle punch – that holds the Baker’s Twine.  Thank you Stampin’ Up! for giving me the opportunity!

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It’s time to try a challenge

It’s been a really long time since I’ve played along with any of the challenges that are out there.  Every day there are demos from all over the world doing various challenges.  I used to play along with a few but haven’t really done it in a long time.  Some of my friends have started a new challenge group and I finally decided to play along with one.  It’s and interesting one – not the normal challenge that most sites have.  This one limits you to only certain supplies and you can’t go outside of that – there is a “basket” that you have to use a certain number of items from and then a “pantry” that you can pull from if you need to.

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This basket of supplies was really not what I would normally pull from – the colors are not the norm for me.  But hey it was a challenge and I was up for it.  I did begin to realize that what I was seeing is that we were limited to Whisper White card stock  (from the pantry) – well gold foil was an option too but I didn’t use any.  Here is the basket of supplies:

td01 basketWe had to use at least 4 – I used the Hello You Thinlits, Work of Art stamp set and the Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss ink.

TGIFCTD01-card-1It turned out to be a very clean card – with all that white.  I cut the “thanks” from the Hello You thinlits and then cut off the ‘s’.  I actually cut two of them.  One I placed on the card from and then stamped over it with the big swoosh from Work of Art and the Blushing Bride ink – it left a white “frame” around where the word was.  I took that one off and used the second one and stamped it with the other swoosh and Blackberry Bliss ink – I covered almost all of it but if you look really close there are tiny white spots still visible.  I cut thin slivers of dimensionals (adhesive is in the pantry) to put on the back and adhere it into the “framed” space.  I decided to tie a little piece of White Bakers Twine (also from the pantry) on my word.  I stamped the “you” from Work of Art and then layered the white piece on a Whisper White card base.  That was all of it.

tgifctd01You can find this Tuesday Throw Down challenge here if you want to play along too.  Now to save my post and then go link it up on the challenge.

Here are the supplies that I used:

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$110.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

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