Friday, May 31, 2013

The New Catalog is On Line!

The wait is over! View the brand
new catalog here.  Then start making your list of favorites.
Annual 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog Link

 Oh, by the way, before you start browsing the new catalog check out the SALE on three stamp sets in the new catalog.  What a great way to get started!

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 Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Dolled Up Birthday Kit

Don't you just love the new Dress Up die from the Stampin' Up! Spring catalog?  There are so many ways to use this die but in case you don't have that much time to create this kit is for you. Just click on the blue shopping cart on the right and put in the item number below.

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!**

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Created using the Dress Up Framelits Die designed by Karen Burniston
**Adhesive not included

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The evolution of an idea

When I got my pre-order from the brand new catalog a couple of weeks ago I was so taken with the new InColors that I set out to use them with the new stamp sets I ordered. Above is Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock with the Coastal Cabana ink on the tag.  I accented with pool party ribbon (sale-a-bration 2013.) A quick and easy card.

 For the next card I kept the same color scheme but added some contrast by using the fancy fan embossing folder on the background piece of cardstock.  With the color on color of the Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock I think it is a nice effect.
By the time I got around to making some birthday cards I decided to put the little lacy doily behind the upper half of the circle rather than the lower half. Then to provide contrast on just the lower half of the card I dry embossed the bottom half only of the background cardstock. This time using Strawberry Slush. Instead of ribbon I used the new Washi tape from the Gingham Garden suite across the center of the card.

Which of the three do you like best?

By the way, if you would like to be able to see and buy new products before they are sold to the public become a part of my Stampin' Up! team.  You will get a discount on everything you buy and be among the first to enjoy all the new products.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Beautiful New InColors!

I am in love with the new InColors! Get these color names:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, and Strawberry Slush.  The only InColor I didn't use on the front of this card is Strawberry Slush.  You can't see it but I did stamp the back with it. These colors remind me so much of carefree summer days of years gone by.

The stamp sets used are Mosaic Madness and Label Love. The punches used are the Mosaic, Artisan Label and Decorative Label.

You can start shopping in the brand new catalog on May 31.  Keep visiting this blog for more pics of creations made with new items. Or even better sign up to get it emailed to you! Just type in your address in the box under the blue shopping basket.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit

Need a special gift for Mom or a beautiful teacher gift?  Stampin' Up! has a new kit that might be perfect!  Join my class on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 - 8:00 and we'll make it together. If you want more than one kit just let me know. I will order you as many as you need.  (We will only have time to make one during the class time.)

Please RSVP by MAY 8 to give me time to get the kits ordered and delivered. Payment  of  $14.00 includes kit, hot glue and tax (I pay shipping) if due at the class.  (If you can't make the class I will deliver your kit to you.)

Want it for a Mother's Day gift or can't come to my class? Order it online at my Stampin' Up! Store now.
See details about the kit below.

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet. As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to.
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95 Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)