Friday, June 15, 2018

Big Shot Embossing Mat by Stampin' Up!


One of the new products in the Annual Catalog is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  Now  you can turn your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies into tools that will emboss your card stock instead of cutting it.  There is also a way to emboss and cut, and it helped me learn how to use the different mats by watching the video that Stampin' Up! made to show how it is done.



What a fun way to get more from all of your different dies.  You can order yours by going to my Online Store by clicking the shopping cart in the upper left hand column of my blog or sending me an e-mail or comment below.

I have tried mine, and plan on posting some pictures next week showing cards I made using it. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Graceful Glass

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum is 6" x 6" and has 24 sheets, 2 each of 12 designs, and it coordinates with the Graceful Glass Suite that is on pages 164-165 on the Annual Catalog.

As you can see by my two cards below you can color the vellum or leave it as it is.  These two pieces were cut from one of the 6 x 6 sheets.  With this particular design you get 4 of the stained glass circles on one sheet.

I colored the back side of the vellum using my Stampin' Blends.  


On this card I just placed the vellum onto my layer.

Tip:  I have found that the easiest way to adhere the vellum is to take my Multipurpose Liquid Glue, put some onto my Silicone Craft Sheet, and using part of a Stampin' Sponge that I clip with a clothes pin to keep my fingers from getting sticky, I place the glue right onto the sponge and then rub it on the back side of the vellum.  You can't see the glue and it goes on smoothly.


The following were used:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Lovely Floral Embossing Folder

The new Lovely Floral Embossing Folder is a nice size, and you can use it instead of stamped images for the center of your card.  I used Sponge Daubers to add color to the flowers and stems, and placed it onto coordinating card stock.  What a simple, yet elegant card that is quick and easy to make.  A nice card for both a beginner and advanced stamper.



My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  If you are looking for a set with a lot of sentiments, this one is great.  It has 32 stamps and can be purchased in either wood or clear. 


The following were used:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Make a Difference

The Make a Difference Stamp Set has 143 photopolymer stamps that you can create with to customize your project.  I made this card for my daughter and son-in-law for their upcoming anniversary.  


My card base is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock and Share What You Love Designer Seriers Paper.  I stamped my sentiment using Rich Razzleberry Ink, sponged some Petal Pink onto the cut out image, and added a piece of Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.

Because these stamps are Photopolymer it is easy to see where you need to stamp.  If you are looking for a stamps that makes it easy to customize your work, and gives you the creativity to come up with your own sayings and sentiments this one is for you.

The following were used:

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ready for my New Catalog Open House!

I'm all ready and set up for my New Catalog Open House.  If you live in my area, stop by either Monday, June 4th from 6 pm - 9 pm or Wednesday, June 6th from 10 am - 2 pm.


Pick up your copy of the Annual Catalog, along with a book mark showcasing the New In-Colors, and a card stock color ring with all of the new colors introduced in the catalog. 


Card samples and product displays to showcase all of the new items.


Friday, June 1, 2018

The New Annual Catalog is Here!



The 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is now live!  If you are a customer of mine and live in the area, join me at either of my Open House Events on Monday, June 4th from 6 pm - 9 pm or Wednesday, June 6th from 10 am - 2 pm.  At the Open House you will be able to pick up your FREE Annual Catalog, see some new products, including all of the new colors, shop my retired items for sale, and make a card using new products.  No RSVP is required and feel free to bring a friend.

If you do not live in the area, and do not already have an existing relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator contact me by either leaving a comment below, or sending me an e-mail and I will be happy to get you a catalog.  

Next week I will start posting cards made using new products, but for now, if you don't have an actual catalog on hand, you can click the shopping basket in the top left hand corner of my blog which will take you to my Online Store where the products can be seen. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Last chance for retiring products is today!



Today is the last day to order from the last chance list.  You can see what products are still available by going here to my Online Store. 

In addition, today is the last day to take advantage of the free products in the Share What You Love Suites.  While the products in the bundles will be available in the new catalog, they will not be bundled together with the free products.  You can see those items here.