Yes, it is almost time to order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog! Excited! I'm still not sure exactly what is going on this first real order. My list is long so whittling it down to a reasonable size is tough.
While I am waiting let me share this quick and simple manly and mailable card.
Stamps: World Map 130345 and Starburst Sayings 133185 Ink: Pistachio Pudding 131177, Pool Party 126982, Black Stazon 101406 Paper: Very Vanilla 101650, Basic Black 121045, Pool Party 122924 Big Shot: Starburst 132967, Circle Framelits 130911 Tools: Stampin Sponges 101160
Going to have another cup of coffee and sit down with my catalog and get ready for noon (MT).
I admit it, I love DSP (Designer Series Paper) aka patterned paper. I love it so much that I tend to save all my scraps and have hoarding tendencies when it comes to using it. With the arrival of the new Stampin' Up! catalog I realize that I have a lot of DSP that I haven't used. Well, I am going to use it and all the scraps I cannot bear to throw away. Welcome to Use My Stash Sundays. I am going to use my DSP stash both new and retired. Hopefully, I will find fun ways to use my beloved DSP.
This is probably one of my go to card styles. I sure had fun mixing and matching patterns from the Fresh Prints DSP pack. The Fresh Prints pack is probably my favorite little paper stack to date. The colors are so cheery and happy: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake and White.
The "hi" is from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set. I used the Blossompunch and the 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches. Very simple and quick to make.
You probably don't even need the measurements but here they are in case you are interested. All of the DSP was attached to a Whisper White card base 4-1/4" x 11".
Here's one more combination I made. I will probably make a few more while I have everything out.
The Fresh Prints DSP stack will be available for a few more days. Remember the Stampin' Up! ordering system will be down from midnight (June 2) until about noon on June 2. They are getting ready for the new catalog. I will be ready and waiting to order tomorrow!
Today's share has something coming, something going and something staying. Let's talk about the things that are coming. The Blended Bloom stamp will be available on June 2nd sometime after 11 am (PT). This is a nice big single stamp that is LOTS of fun to color. Blendabilities will be in the "coming" stage for about another month. I can honestly say it is worth the wait. The things that are staying, the Really Good Greetings stamp set and the silver foil paper. This is a fun set and I love the sentiments especially the one I used in the card. What is going? The Kaleidoscope DSP in the Occasions brochure will be retiring. If you haven't noticed I love the black and white stripe.
I used the Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilites to color the flower. I most definitely used the Color Lifter too.
Sorry this picture is a little glarey(sp?). The silver foil paper adds a lot of shine and really is reflective which is causing the glare.
Just a few more sleeps till it is ordering time from the NEW Stampin' Up catalog 2014-15! I have to whittle down my wish list cause it is ridiculous! I have my work cut out for me. If you still do not have a catalog and do not have a demonstrator of your own. Please contact me and I would be happy to help you. Gotta run and work on that wish list!
I am looking forward to the debut of the new Stampin' Up! catalog. That is probably an understatement. While I am super excited to order some fun new items I am also sad to see the retiring of stamp sets. I know this set is no longer available but I couldn't resist doing some quick coloring with the Blendabilities (new alcohol markers from Stampin' Up!) and Simmply Sketched one of my favorite hostess sets.
Unfortunately the Blendabilities will not be available when the new Stampin' Up! catalog debuts on June 2. The latest announcement said that it will be closer to July before the Blendabilities will be available. If yu are wondering how I was able to get Blendabilities? Demonstrators were able to order a selection of the Blendabilities markers during our pre-order from the new catalog.
If you cannot wait to get your hands on Blendabilities (or even if you don't), have I got a deal for you!
For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50 US/$60 CAN! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you're at it!
When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:
$55 US/$65 CAN worth of products
A 30 percent discount on your first order*
A 20 percent discount on all your orders
Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
Free entrance to our annual Convention* (must be registered by the 20th of June)
Before June 2, 2014, you may also choose preorder items from the new annual catalog. See the US/CAN lists.
Did you see it? If you decide to become a demonstrator before June 2, you can pre-order a selection of Blendabilities with your kit! Isn't that great? Let me know if you have any questions about being a demonstrator or what the requirements are. You can choose how much or little you want to do. It is a flexible business and you already know, lots of creative fun!
Lots of great deals here! The Neutrals DSP stack is a great buy and it is so nice having coordinating DSP for all the Neutrals. The Typeset Alphabet and numbers! Great buy and one thing about BIGZ dies is that you can cut all kinds of different materails with ease. I have cut soda cans, fun foam, chipboard...and the BIGZ dies and my Big Shot cut them with ease.
While you are shopping on my online store be sure to check out the Retired list of stamps and accessories. Have a creative day!
Are you ready for another Fun Fold Friday? Great! Here we go. Remember this card made by Judy for the stamp ladies fun fold swap?
Today we ae going to make this card.
Here's the one we are going to make.
1. Cut a 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper. Here we used Gingham Garden DSP. Make a small pencil mark at 4-1/4" on the 8-1/2" side.
2. Using the Stampin' Trimmer, line up the pencil mark and the bottom right hand edge on the cutting line and make a diagonal cut. Repeat on the other side.
3. Lightly mark the center of each side (4-1/4") with a pencil. Line up the marks and score This will form a triangle. From the score lines measure 1-1/4" (see picture below) towards the points.
4. Fold along the lines. The lines that form a triangle are valley folds and the other lines are mountain folds.
5. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-1/2" x 4". Mark along the 4" side at 2". Line up the mark and the corner of the paper and cut. Repeat on the other side. This will fit into the middle of the card.
Here's a variation I am working on using card stock for the card.
I will share how to cut the DSP pieces to make this version in the next few days. Remember if you want to give My Paper Pumpkin a try today (Friday) is the last day to sign up and get June's box at 50% off!
Be sure to check the retired lists! Remember some of the items have been discounted!
But Wait! There is also a 2 day only My Paper Pumpkin deal!
This deal is only available Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23! Excited? Sign up now for My Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off June's kit! Want to know more about My Paper Pumpkin? Check here for FAQ . Want to join and try out My Paper Pumpkin? Please use my link and sign up: https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=19235
You can place your subscription on hold or even cancel it at anytime.
In a nutshell:
What: 50% off June's kit When: Subscribe by Friday, May 23 Where: https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=19235 How: Enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL
If you have any questions be sure to contact me and I will be happy to help you !
I am doing a little sneak peeking at the new In Colors for 2014-2016. I am loving the color combination of Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey. They are very warm colors and they look so good together.
Let's dissect the card and see what all is new.
Are you wondering how I cut the tag?
Cut the card stock a smidge smaller than the framelit opening. On this tag it was a smidge less than 2-3/4". Thread the card stock through the framelit as shown above. Run it through your Big Shot with the point heading in first. Listen for the framelit cutting the edge. Once you hear the card stock being cut, stop and reverse it out of the Big Shot. This will prevent the impression of the framelit from showing on your tag.
I love the glittery center of the card. I use this idea a lot and it is so easy. Apply VersaMark ink directly on some Blackberry Bliss card stock. Cover the VersaMark ink with Irisdescent Ice embossing powder and then heat set it. If you are like me you will have lots of glittery strips on hand ready to add to your projects when you need just a little more.
Stamps: Mixed Bunch 125537, Petite Petals 133155, Hey There (My Paper Pumpkin) Ink:Blackberry Bliss 133642, VersaMark 102283 Paper:Blackberry Bliss 133642, Whisper White 100730, Mossy Meadow 133645 Punches: Blossom 125603, Petite Petals 133322, Bird Builder117191 Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder 117335 Extras: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder 101930, Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 133671
P.S. Tomorrow is the start of a Retired List Blowout Sale! There will be discounted prices on many of the items on the Retired List. You can check my online store beginning May 22 for all the details.
Starting May 28th until June 30 there will be a new Starter Kit option for just $50! This may be the perfect option for you. Please contact me if you have thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. This may be the right time to start something new!
On Monday, Typepad my blogging platform had a very bad day. The service was down for most of the day. Happily it is back so I am able to drop in and share with you a simple card and also the Weekly Deal!
This card is a simplified version of the Mojo Monday sketch. It is a great sketch to use with all the lovely Designer Series Paper Stampin Up! has to offer. This sweet DSP is on the retiring list so be sure to get yours before it is gone.
Notice the sentiment? It is a mash-up of the Yippee Skippee set and the Four You set. The original sentiment reads "two" instead of "you".
Here's what I used to make this card with the exception of that cute little Melon Mambo heart. That cute little heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack that will debut in the 2014-15 catalog.