Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Creative Circle Design Team - New Catalog Debut / Favorites

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop. This month we are sharing our new catalog favorites.

It is usually hard for me to choose a favorite, but this time, hands down, it is the Stamparatus! Everyone needs this revolutionary stamping tool!

Each year, before the new catalog debuts, my greatest anticipation is for the new In-Colors. So, for today's hop, I have used the 2018-2020 In-Colors along with the new Love What You Do stamp set and the Stamparatus.

Creating these mini wreaths was a breeze with the Stamparatus. I starting my stamping the floral image in each color, then I stamped the leaves, followed by the sentiment, which was masked to stamp on two lines. The cards are 3x3.

To keep it coordinated and simple, I stamped the floral image on the bottom left corner of the inside of the cards and envelopes.

The darling cards needed a cute box to complete the gift set.

The pizza box was decorated with a few new products--2018-2020 In-Color DSP, In-Color Ribbon, Pearlized Doily, and a stamped sentiment from Love What You Do.

I hope you enjoyed my In-Color Mini Card Set. My annual In-Color card class is  scheduled for the 19th. If you are local, come join us.

Please follow the link and visit the next Creative Circle Design Team member.

Supply List:  2018-2020 In-Color and Whisper White CS, 2018-2020 In-Color DSP, 2018-2020 In-Color Ink, Call me Clover Ribbon, Whisper White 3x3 Envelopes, Stamparatus, Pearlized Doily, Everyday Label Punch, and Love What You Do Stamp Set

Friday, June 1, 2018

2018-2019 Annual Catalog is Live, June Online Online Order Code, and More!

Happy Friday!

The 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is live! You may click here to view/download the catalog PDF and/or click here to view/shop my online store.

The June online order code is V3276RQ4 and the thank you gift is your choice of Glitter Enamel Dots (#146934, page 197) or Metallic Pearls (#146282, page 197). If your order is $150 or more, you do not need to use the online order code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. Once you have placed your order, send me an E-mail with your gift choice. You will receive your thank you gift in July along with your thank you card. Please note, if your order is under $150, you must use the order code to receive the thank you gift.

If you missed out on the Stamparatus preorder last Fall, it is now available to order in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Plus, I just heard that an exclusive carrying case will be available later this year!

As there was a big color revamp in the new catalog, I will be making Card Stock Sample Rings. The rings will contain samples of each current Stampin' Up! card stock color. Each sample will be labeled with the color name and RGB values. 3x3 samples will sell for $12 local pickup/$17 including shipping and 4x4 samples will sell for $15 local pickup/$20 including shipping. Please E-mail me to order your Card Stock Sample Ring.

June's Paper Pumpkin kit will coordinate with the Broadway Bound suite (pg. 68-69) in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Though it is not necessary to have the suite with the Paper Pumpkin kit, they will coordinate and can be used together to expand your creative possibilities. Just a reminder, you need to be subscribed by June 10 to receive the June kit.

Have you heard about the new ink pad case design and anti-foaming ink refills? Watch the above video to learn all about the redesigned case and refills.

Thanks for stopping by and happy 2018-2019 Annual Catalog shopping!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

April Thank Yous - Jar of Love and Tranquil Tulips

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing the card my customers received as a thank you for placing an on-line order during the month April.

Jar of Love and the retiring hostess Tranquil Tulips come together with the new 2018-2020 In-Colors! After stamping the tulips, I stamped a second time, fussy cut, and popped them up with dimensionals. The bow and sentiment tag are also popped up. I stamped off twice for the water.

Here's the coordinating inside and envelope:

Oh my goodness, I love the cute little jar on the inside!

The Jar of Love stamp set is carrying over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but today is the last day to get the Tranquil Tulips hostess-only stamp set. It is one of my all-time favorite hostess sets. 

Supply list:  Blueberry Bushel (available 6/01) and Whisper White CS, Blueberry Bushel, Call me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch Ink (available 6/1), Medium Whisper White Envelope, Linen Thread, Faceted Dots (available 6/01), Jar of Love and Tranquil Tulips (retiring 5/31) Stamp Sets

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

March Thank Yous - Apron of Love

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am sharing the card(s) my customers received as a thank you for placing an on-line order during the month March. It was fun using the Basket Weave Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder to create a pie. This embossing folder was a SAB option and will now be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on June 1.

Each of my customers who placed an order during March received the Calypso Coral card.

Of course the inside and envelope coordinated:

The little oven mitt is so cute!

My customers who placed two orders during March also received the Daffodil Delight card:

The Apron of Love stamp set and framelits sure are fun. They will carry over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but the special bundle pricing ends May 31.

I stamped the coordinating inside and envelope the same as the Calypso Coral card:

I hope my customers enjoyed their thank you cards as much as I enjoyed making them.

Supply list:  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White CS, Silver Foil Paper, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Ink, Bubbles and Fizz DSP (SAB), Delicate White Doilies (retired), Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basket Weave Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder (available June 1), Apron Builder, Layering Circle, and Wood Crate Framelits, Apron of Love, Jar of Love, and Teeny Tiny Wishes (retiring May 31) Stamp Sets

Monday, May 28, 2018

String Art Stamp Camp and More

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!

I tried string art and decided to teach it at last week's Stamp Camp. Here are my samples:

Everyone enjoyed this technique and it was fun to see how each one turned out differently. An added bonus is you get two mirror images each time! As this Stamp Camp was also the new 2018-2019 Catalog Launch, we used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and Stamparatus.

Here is a look at the insides of the cards:

Kept them quick and simple because I knew everyone would be anxious to get their new catalog!

I always give a little gift with the new catalog:

The cute apron boxes had samples of the 2018-2020 In-Color card stock on the front and peanut butter M&Ms inside!

After Stamp Camp, I continued playing with baker's twine and ink to see how two flowers would look:

I used Mint Macaron, which is a returning color in the new catalog. Funny story about the orange flower, which was supposed to be Flirty Flamingo. Not thinking, I reused the string with Crushed Curry on it in the Flirty Flamingo ink and ended up with a bright orange color. Perhaps it will be in the next color refresh!

Here is the inside and matching envelope:

Sad to see the Stylized Birthday stamp retire.  Love the size of the image and font. This stamp is still available until May 31.

Supply list:  

Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White CS, Crushed Curry and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Crushed Curry Re-inker, Medium Whisper White Envelope, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Glitter Enamel Dots (retiring 5/31), Rooted in Nature Stamp Set (available 6/01)

Basic Black and 2018-2020 In-Color CS (available 6/01), 2018-2020 In-Color Ribbon (available 6/01), Versamark Ink, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Apron Builder Framelits, and Apron of Love Stamp Set

Basic Black, Mint Macaron (available 6/01), and Whisper White CS, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Flirty Flamingo and Mint Macaron Re-inker (available 6/01), Medium Whisper White Envelope, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Faceted Dots (available 6/01), Rooted in Nature (available 6/01) and Stylized Birthday (retiring 5/31) Stamp Sets

Sunday, May 27, 2018

2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!

I have to admit, I am a tea lover rather than a coffee lover, but I do like creating coffee-themed cards and gifts. 

Today's card is for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:

I used the Coffee Cup Framelits and Celebrate You Thinlits along with the Coffee Break DSP for this fun coffee-stained card.

A birthday sentiment completes this coffee lovers card:

Woo hoo--the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and Coffee Cup Framelits will carry over to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, though the special bundle price ends on May 31. Don't miss out on the Coffee Break DSP, it will retire on May 31. I stocked up on two extra packs!

Supply list:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Whisper White CS, Early Espresso Ink, Coffee Break DSP, Medium Whisper White Envelope, Coffee Cup Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Retiring Product Discounts and More!

Happy Tuesday!

There is only a little more than three weeks left to order from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog before many of our favorites retire with the launch of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Stampin' Up! announced today that some of the retiring items have now been discounted! There are discounts from 20%-50%! To download the discount list, please click here. You may view/shop all retiring products here.

The May online order code is 4J9E3FDW and the thank you gift is your choice of Colored Doilies (package of 24/six each of Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, and Old Olive) or Pearlized Doilies (package of 24/White with pearlized finish). Both of these items will be available in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (page 192). If your order is $150 or more, you do not need to use the online order code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. Once you have placed your order, send me an E-mail with your gift choice. You will receive your thank you gift in June along with your thank you card. Please note, if your order is under $150, you must use the order code to receive the thank you gift.

Stampin' Up! has three exclusive bundles available during the month of May. Though the products in the Share What You Love Suite bundles (with the exception of the Statement of the Heart stamp) will be available individually in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the special bundles/pricing will not be offered in the new catalog. The early release bundles each include free product(s).

The new 2018-2020 In-Color Ink Pad Collection is also available for early release this month!

You may view/shop the early release products here and/or download the flyer here.

Have you been thinking of trying Paper Pumpkin? First-time subscribers will receive their first two Paper Pumpkin kits for 50% off when signing up by May 10 and using code SAVEFIFTY0418. Click here to subscribe on a monthly basis with this discount code.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if there is anything I can assist with.