Today I’m sharing a card sample made with the Beautiful World stamp set and suite.
I’m so excited for you to see Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. (If you’ve ordered from me during the past six to nine months, I’ve used Stampin’ Up!’s mailing selector to send you a catalog via US mail. If you’re not currently working with a demonstrator, I’d love to get one of these beauties into your hands. And, if you’re local to Mesa, Arizona, I’ll be handing these to you when I see you next.)
The catalog debuts June 3 and is available for viewing beginning at noon Mountain Time. Check back here for a direct link to view the PDF.
World of Good Suite
As a demonstrator (if you love craft supplies and rubber stamping, you should really consider purchasing the starter kit), I received the opportunity to preorder a selection of products from the upcoming catalog. You may have seen some of my creations using Stampin’ Up!’s new In Colors. See that post here.
This card features a host of new products, including:
- Beautiful World stamp set
- World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper
- Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
- Brass Foil Sheets
- Misty Moonlight Ribbon
I must say, the new Brass Foil embossed with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder is just gorgeous. I look forward to using this folder on other papers! Enjoy browsing through and marking the pages of your catalog when you receive it.
In Other News
Be sure to check out Stampin’ Up!’s Last-Chance list of retiring products. This list shares the stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, embossing folders and much more that won’t be available after June 2. Some of the products are event discounted. If you’ve had one of these items on your wish list, be sure to get them before they’re gone. Availability is while supplies last.
If you’re looking for deals, Stampin’ Up!’s Clearance Rack is the place to be.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions or comments. I’m always here to help with your paper crafting needs.
Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop where I’m sharing a Geared Up Garage card sample.
Thanks for joining us on our blog hop today! Today, we showcase cards and projects created for the men in our lives. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. I’ve posted a list at the end of the post.
Geared Up Garage Card Sample
I’m excited this stamp set (Geared Up Garage) and its coordinating Garage Gears Dies carry over into Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The catalog debuts June 3. Look for a lot of fun, new product. (Hint: If you love this bundle and love a discount, purchase it now with a 10 percent discount. It won’t be available as a discounted bundle in the new catalog.)
A few pointers about today’s card. I:
- embossed Silver Foil with the Hammered Metal embossing folder. What a cool look!;
- stamped the car in Memento Ink and colored with Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends;
- die cut the gears in Basic Black card stock; and
- stamped the background “smoke” image with Smoky Slate.
Geared Up Garage Sample-Gift Pouch
Stampin’ Up!’s Acetate Card Boxes make great gift packaging. (Get 10 of them for $7.) This holds a Norwex cleaning cloth, perfect for shining up dad’s vehicle. These boxes are designed to hold cards and envelopes, but I dressed this up to create a unique presentation.
Using the card’s theme, I included a piece of Silver Foil and embossed it with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing Folder. I added the car and gear elements and topped it off with a piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Super cute and super easy.
Follow along the hop using the list below! Enjoy!
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It’s time for the May 2020 Maui Blog Hop!
Welcome to our monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop. We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who have achieved the Stampin’ Up! bonus of the Maui trip. We celebrate this achievement by organizing a monthly hop which helps us to continue to inspire you creatively.
You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there’s a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you’re looking for a demonstrator these are top demonstrators in their country and would love to help you with your Stampin’ Up! shopping or if you’d like to join our Stampin’ Up! teams.
With today’s cards, I’m giving you a sneak peek of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2022 In Colors: Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, and Misty Moonlight. I love all of these colors; they complement each other so well! You’ll see them and be able to purchase them when Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog goes live June 3. There’s ink and coordinating card stock, ribbon, Designer Series Paper, and embellishments.
In Color Cards
I used a bunch of new products on these cards:
- 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortments
- In Color Card Stock
- 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
- 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Twill Ribbon
- Lovely You stamp set
- Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
While you’re waiting for the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog, check out the retiring products. Many of them are even discounted. Click here to shop that list.
Also, remember to check the Clearance Rack.
Thanks for stopping by today. The list of blog hoppers is below. Visit them all to see a variety of great cards and projects. Be sure to leave a comment.
Making a difference with rubber stamps, ink, and paper!
“To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments. In this we make a difference.”
This is Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart. I truly believe and live this, even before I was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.
Creating and sending cards has always been a passion of mine, and Stampin’ Up!’s products make it easy and gratifying. Although I’m not the world’s best crafter (and I rely on Pinterest for inspiration, a lot), I love making cards and passing them along to others.
The card I’m sharing today is one I created multiples of early in the week. I experimented with Stampin’ Up!’s Bokeh Dots stamp set, which is retiring soon. So, I combined that with the Dandelion Wishes (which is carrying over) and made a handful. Then, each person on my list received this card. The list includes a teenage niece battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a friend of a friend diagnosed with stomach cancer, someone celebrating a birthday, and the list goes on.
I’m hoping people find joy and understand someone is thinking of them.
When my friend Dianne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma many years ago, I began sending a “thinking of you” card weekly. Because I couldn’t remember what I sent from week to week, I found it “necessary” to design a new one each week. She later told me she compiled all of the cards in an album and discovered I never duplicated a stamp set! Imagine that! When Dianne passed away, I vowed I would, in her memory, continue to send something weekly to support someone in their journey.
This group dedicates itself to facilitating the sending of cards to those undergoing chemotherapy treatments in the United States. It matches volunteers with patients. As a volunteer, you commit to sending at least one card a week and often a small gift.
I’ve written to many patients through the years, and though it’s not meant to be a pen pal program, I know I’ve made a difference. Some of the patients graduate from treatment and others lose their battle.
A few years ago, I received a letter from a man who lost his wife. He thanked me for the cards and letters, saying he found a basket of them by his wife’s chair. She turned to them when she needed a pick-me-up. Those cards, made with rubber stamps, ink, and paper, made a difference to her.
It seems like such a small thing to do. But it’s the one thing I CAN do.
Stealing a saying from a fellow demonstrator: Making a difference one card at a time. May you find joy and purpose in your paper crafting.
I hope you enjoy this free stamping tutorial featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Seaside Notions stamp set.
I’ve seen a sneak peek of Stampin’ Up’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, and it’s gorgeous. When you receive your copy soon, you’ll discover a variety of brand-new stamp sets, framelits, dies, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, In Colors, and so much more.
You may also notice a number of familiar stamp sets that carried over from previous catalogs and found their way into the new one. The Seaside Notions set is one of them. Find it in the online store here.
Here are the free directions for creating this card from scratch. (Card inspired by Theresa Huffman of Ink, Stamp, Love.)
Seaside Notions Stamping Tutorial
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- STAMPS – Seaside Notions (149278)
- PAPER – Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (144237), Pretty Peacock (150880), Shimmery White (101910)
- INK – Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad (150083), Pretty Peacock Ink Refill (150090), Memento (132708)
- OTHER – Aqua Painter – 2019-202 Annual Catalog (103954), Water Painter – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (151298), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Die Cutting Machine
Cutting & Scoring:
- Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼
- Pretty Peacock – 5 ¼” x 4”
- Shimmery White – 4” x 2 ½”
- Linen Thread – 32”
- Fold the Very Vanilla card base in half.
- Stamp the images from the Seaside Notion stamp set with the Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the Pretty Peacock 5 ¼” x 4” card stock piece.
- Once stamped, run this piece through the die cutting machine in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
- With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the embossed Pretty Peacock piece to the Very Vanilla card base.
- Squeeze a couple of drops of the Pretty Peacock Ink Refill into the lid of the open Pretty Peacock stamp pad.
- Using an Aqua Painter, create a watercolor wash on the Shimmery White piece. Let it dry.
- Stamp the dots image from the Seaside Notions stamp set on top of the watercolor wash using the stamping off technique (ink stamp, stamp on scratch paper, stamp on Shimmery White) with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.
- At the bottom of the Shimmery White/watercolor wash piece, stamp the sentiment.
- Stamp the seahorse image with Black Memento Ink onto the watercolor wash.
- Gently tear around all of the edges of the Shimmery White piece.
- On the back of the Shimmery White card stock, place eight to nine Stampin’ Dimensionals in the corners and edges.
- Arrange the Linen Thread in circles and swirls, sticking the thread to the dimensionals.
- Place this piece at an angle on the card front.
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