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May 2013

Introducing the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Today is the day!  We can start ordering from the brand new Stampin' Up catalog beginning at 11:00am PT.    While I am working on tidying up my blog and checking my order for the zillionth time here are some helpful links for you!

Go HERE to see the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog

Go HERE for the Stampin' Supplies for the samples in the  the 2013-14  Annual catalog

Go Here for a listing of all the Bundles available in the new Annual catalog

If you would like to place an order you have to wait until 11am PT and please go to my online store.

I will see you soon with a new sample from the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog!


Just received word that you can now order from the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I guess they knew we were all just watching the clock!  Here's a couple more things you need to know!

Grab Your Greetings Promotion


Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets! 
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

Sale Price

Retail Price





Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set




Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set




Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set




Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set




Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set




Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set


**NEW**Wanderlust Photopolymer  stamp set  aka as completely clear
133452    12 stamps

I will update with a better picture when one becomes available.  This is perfect for all your summer travel pages, mini books and more!


CPC Interactive Gift Box & Card – May Bonus Project!

Are you looking for a fun way to present a special birthday gift?  This fun interactive box has a special drawer where you can place your gift.  When the recipient opens the drawer, out pops open a special little not card where you can hide a message.  The fun gift box is sure to surprise whoever receives it and the matching birthday card is sure to impress.  This project is also a fun class project!

Interactive Gift Box & Card

Click this link to watch a YouTube video on the interactive gift box!  (on the video she says subscribe to June.  The correct information is that this is the Bonus project for May)

This fun interactive project comes to you designed by Amanda!  To get the instructions for Amanda’s bonus project, subscribe to May and then meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting Craft Project Central know!


CPC Card File Box & Business Card Holder!

Here’s a cute and easy little box to make to store your cards in.  The box has dividers so you can sort your cards by different occasions.  This project also includes a business card or small note pad holder, that can also be used to hold addresses, and postage stamps!  Makes a great gift or class or club project!

Card File Box

This fun project comes to you designed by Buffy!  To get the instructions for Buffy’s project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of May!

Something Old, Something New, Something Current #2

I love the new 21013-14  hostess set, Simply Sketched.   Seriously, it is such a beautiful set and so easy to work with.  

Simply Sketched calypso front

Something NEW: Simply Sketched stamp set
Something Old: Black Taffeta ribbon-I am going to miss having Black Taffeta.  Be warned I am going to  use it even after it retires!
Something Current: Delicate Details Lace Tape (yes!  it made it into the new catalog!) and Designer Frames 

Simply sketched calypso close up

Simply sketched calypso

 Just a few more days until the 2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog goes live!  We can start ordering from the new catalog on May 31 at 11am PT.  

Something Old, Something New, Something Current

The weeks between the announcement of the Retiring  Stamps and Accesories list and the start of a new catalog is always a tough time for me.  On one hand I am so excited to see and play with new stamps sets and accesories and on the other it is sad to see so many favorite things retire.  My stamp room is in a state of confusion getting ready for the transition from one catalog and the Occasions catalog to the new catalog.  Today's cards has something new, something retiring and something current on them.    I thought it was a good compromise for this time of transition.

Regal Rose Thanks

What's new: sentiment from Simply Sketched new hostess set
What's old(retiring): Brights Brads, Bright Patterns DSP Stack,  Regal Rose  ink
What's current: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Old Olive ink, Everything Eleanor stamp set-flourish, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Papillon Potpourri stamp set, Bitty Butterfly punch, Old Olive ink, Basic Black marker

  Regal Rose side

Melon Mambo birthday

What's New: Simply Sketched stamp set
What's Old: Brights Brads, Brights Patterns DSP stack
What's Current: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Papillon Potpourri stamp set,  Everything Eleanor stamp set, Bitty Butterfly punch, Old Olive Ink,Melon Mambo marker, Basic Black marker

Melon Mambo birthday side

Just a few more days until the confusion will be over and final goodbyes will be said, until then I will continue to mix and match and enjoy.

CPC Birthday Gift Box & Card!

This beautiful gift box is perfect for giving a small gift to a special person.  The matching card is sure to impress too.  This fun project can be used for more than just birthdays!  How about as a teacher appreciation gift, or as a thank you gift to a friend or neighbor!  Also makes for a fun class project!

Birthday Gift Box & Card

This fun project comes to you designed by Chris!  To get the instructions for Chris’ project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of May.  

Circle Circus, Something old and Something New

Today's card uses the Circle Circus stamp set which is retiring, some new colors, and some colors that are being added to the Stampin' Up color line up.

Circle circus in new colors

Stamps: Circle Circus (retiring 127784) and Really Good Greetings( 130333 new in the 2013-14 catalog)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Cantaloupe Crisp, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White
Punches: 1-1/4" circle. 1" circle" 3/4" circle. 1/2" circle, circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Here's another sample using the Circle Circus stamp set.

Circle circus paper lanterns

You can read all about what supplies I used here.

The very last day you can order retiring items is on June 3.  The last day to order from the Occasions catalog is May 31 and that is also the first day you can order from the new Stampin' Up! 2013-14 catalog.   If you want your own Circle Circus stamp set but you also want to get some of the new ink colors and you also want to get the Really Good Greetings then the first day and only day you can order from all of three sources is May 31.

Have a wonderfully creative day!   Hope to stamp with you soon!


CPC Best of Flowers Cards & Tote!

Today I get to share with you the project I designed for Craft Project Central.

CPCprojec photo may 13

I love this Best of Flowers set!  It really does have some of my favorite floral images from Stampin' Up! sets gone by.  You need to know that the size of these flowers are smaller than the original images.  I  was happy to learn this making it an easy decision to buy the set.    

In this tutorial you will get the directions to make 3 cards and a fun tote.  One of the cards is a simple  hidden message card which is so easy but very fun.    You will be able to use the ideas in this tutorial with lots of different stamp set.  This would make a fun class and a great gift.  

When you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of May you will receive this tutorial and 9 others all for just $10.  Pretty sweet deal.  It is easy to subscribe just go to Craft Project Central and get signed up.

You are My Sunshine

You are My Sunshine daffodil delight

Love this single stamp Sunshine!  When it was first released I knew I had to have it.  Just seeing it reminded me of the day when my son was about 5 and just out of the blue started singing this song to me.  I can still see his little face and remember my heart feeling so full and happy.  

Stamp: Sunshine 132671 (retiring on May 31)
Ink: VersaMark, Daffodil Delight marker
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Big Shot: Scallop Square Duo Bigz die (retiring on May 31)  
Extras: Black embossing powder, 1/2" Black Scallop Dots ribbon (retiring), Neutrals Glimmer brads 

Do you want to know a secret.  This isn't your ordinary 1/2 sheet of cards stock card.  Let me show you.

You are My Sunshine inside

Kind of a fun little fold.  

You are my Sunshine side

Do you have a song that everytime you hear it brings back happy memories?   Hope you have a smile on your face remembering it!  

CPC Oval Box & Card Set!

Here’s a soft, delicate gift box and matching card for you to make.  Perfect for filling with jewelry, candy, or a small gift, this sturdy, yet elegant gift box is sure to be a hit.  Present it with the matching card and have a coordinating gift for that special person in your life.  This project also makes for a fun class or club project!

Oval Box & Card Set for Mom
This beautiful set comes to you designed by Tara!  To get the instructions for Tara’s project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of May!