Open House Catalog Kick-off

What a busy week!  With the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, I held my Open House Catalog Kick-off to celebrate.  Therefore, I missed my normal blogging schedule last week.  The Open House Catalog Kick-off was a fulfilled afternoon.  There were 20 ladies that attended the event.  In addition to seeing samples using new products, there was a catalog scavenger hunt and make ‘n takes. I learned there are some very competitive people in my neighborhood!   Plus, door prize drawings and a game of “guess the number of Skittles in a jar” – everyone enjoyed themselves playing games.  What’s great is that I have a variety projects to share from the event for the next few weeks.  Today, I’m sharing one of the make ‘n takes that guests had the opportunity to stamp and assemble. 

Project details: 

The note card project features the Free As A Bird Stamp Set and coordinating Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Each attendee received the make ‘n take kit with pre-cut project materials  to assemble and stamp.  Top a layer of Petal Pink cardstock (4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) with a piece of the bird cage design from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (4-1/2″ x 3″).  When layering, be sure to pay attention to the direction of the bird cages.  We had a few upside down birdcages.  Petal Pink card stock is cut with the Stitched Shapes circle die.  The 2″ circle punch is used to cut birds from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Before assembling, stamp the sentiment onto a 5/8″ x 2-3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad.  Using paper snips, create a flag end by cutting an inverted “v” from the tag.  To complete the project, sandwich the tag between the bird layer and the stitched shapes circle.  To attach to the note card, use Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lastly, tie a bow with linen thread.  To attach, use mini glue dots.  Also, don’t forget to stamp the envelope!

Everyone had fun making their note card.  Each was slightly different since the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper has a variety of birds.

Open House highlights…

Below are a few photos from the Open House.  I quickly took them before guests arrived.  Unfortunately, I neglected to take a photo of my kitchen island set-up where make ‘n takes were assembled.  Even worse, I forgot to take a picture of them working on their projects.  It was quite a sight with 12-15 people crowded around the island working on projects and helping one another! 

 

Remember, you can view the catalog online by clicking on the catalog in the sidebar.  Or contact me if you desire a printed copy.  

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!

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New Catalog With New Colors is now LIVE

There is a new catalog with new colors starting today.  The new Stampin’ Up! year has arrived and I’m so excited to share it with you.  The new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is now LIVE!  So, you are now able to place your order.  You can download it below and check out all the new goodies now available.  I am also excited for all the new suites and Designer Series Papers that will make great additions to your craft room.  You can now order from my online store.

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The new In-Colors this year are going to be so much fun to play with.  Our Purple Posy color may not be available once ordering goes live today.  Stampin’ Up! is working on the quality of the item and will have it available for purchase as soon as possible.  All of the new colors have so much potential.  I’m already having fun with Pretty Peacock.  It’s fun to be creative and blend the new colors to see what combinations you can come up with.

2020-2021 in colors copy

If you do not have a new catalog and would like one, just contact me at CreativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and request a catalog!

Take your time and enjoy the new catalog with new colors.  Plus, all the other fun products.  I’ll be posting new Stampin’ Up! product videos in the upcoming days so be sure to check back often. 

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A Peek at the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog launches on June 4.  So, I am sharing a peek at the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is stunning and is as beautiful as blooming Magnolia trees.  I am participating in a designer series paper swap with several other demonstrators.  Today’s card is the card prepared for the swap.  It features three of the paper’s coordinating designs.  Additionally, the sentiment is one of the stamps in the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  Do you notice the magnolia bud by the sentiment?  The coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies cut the bud from one of the designer series papers perfectly.  Be sure to add this bundle to your Shopping List.

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  • The card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score & fold at 4-1/4″)  and the oval for the sentiment are Petal Pink cardstock.  
  • Cut a piece of the floral pattern of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  • For the next layer, cut Mossy Meadow cardstock to a size of 4-1/4″ x 3″.
  • The stripe layer of designer series paper is 4″ x 2-3/4″.  Attach to the Mossy Meadow cardstock layer.
  • Use the Magnolia Memories die to cut a magnolia bud from the designer series paper.
  • With the smaller open cut leaf, cut three leaves from Vellum cardstock.  Layer the 3 leaves behind the bud as shown in the photo.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Cut using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.   Layer onto the Petal Pink cardstock oval cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.   
  • Attach the sentiment piece to the striped designer series paper layer using stampin’ dimensionals.
  • Embellish with a bow tied using the Mossy Meadow twine in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  
  • The final embellishment is a scattering of three Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Sahara Sand color.

You will soon be order this beautiful bundle.  So mark your calendar for June 4.  You can place your order here in my store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting…

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Beauty Abounds Hello

A few weeks ago, I shared a Beauty Abounds card.  Afterwards, I decided to create additional cards with the stamp set.  Today’s Beauty Abounds Hello with it’s cheerful colors reminds me of summer.  Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather coordinate perfectly.  I especially like that the background stamps from the set and my favorite are the “bubbles.”  The card greeting from the Floral Frames stamp set is perfect to use on cards when you just want to send a note for no particular reason other than to say “hello.”  Do you enjoy receiving handwritten notes?  In this world full of electronic communication, I still like to occasionally receive handwritten notes and this Beauty Abounds Hello would be a lovely card to receive.

Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Mango Melody cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score and fold at 4-1/4″)
  2. Second layer is a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.
  3. Next, stamp the floral stem from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Refer to photo of card for placement.
  4. Use Highland Heather to stamp the large bubbles two times across the floral stem.
  5. Stamp the small bubbles three times on the stem using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  NOTE:  Stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping onto the card.
  6. Randomly stamp “splatters” using Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  
  7. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the Hello from the Floral Frames Stamp Set.  Cut using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Layer onto a 2″ Circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. With the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp a small and a large butterfly onto card.  Color using Light Highland Heather and Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.
  9. Use the Butterfly Beauty Dies to cut a small butterfly from Mango Melody cardstock to attach to sentiment piece.  Embellish butterfly with a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel.
  10. Complete embellishing the sentiment with the green Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Please take note that the Lemon Lime Twist color is retiring on June 3 and supplies of cardstock have been depleted.  Granny Apple Green works with the other colors too.  Additionally, the Floral Frames Stamp Set is retiring.  Stamp set availability is guaranteed until May 24, with the last day to purchase  as June 3 (or while supplies last.)  Also note that after June 3, the item numbers for the non-retiring products may be changing so be sure to search the name in the new catalog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting…

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New Wonders

One of the stamp sets in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is the New Wonders Distinktive Stamp Set.  This stamp set is available for Hosts to purchase. When I saw the set in the catalog, I knew it was one to add to my collection.  It has three fairies (at least, that’s what I’m calling them) and some great sentiments.  The Distinktive Stamps add dimension and photo quality to the fairy images.  Fortunately, I was able to pre-order the stamp set.  You can order from the catalog starting on June 4.  Since this set is exclusive for hosting a party, gather your friends and schedule an online stamp party with me.  With qualifying sales, you can purchase the set plus earn Stampin’ Rewards to spend on other products. 

Today, I have note card with a sneak peak of a couple of the stamps from the New Wonders set.  Since I am trying to deplete my stash of retiring designer series paper, I am using the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper pack.  Since the Designer Series Paper pack is retiring, order it now while it’s still available.  The note card’s base color is Soft Sea Foam.  For the note card below, I am using the fairy with the ink pen and the “Just popping in to say…Hi” sentiments.  The sentiments are actually two different stamps with the Hi as a separate stamp.  The stamp set contains are other sentiments to complete the phrase.  A variety of Stampin’ Blends colors bring the fairy to life!   

New Wonders Popping in to Say Hi

Card Details:
  1. Attach a piece of 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Sea Foam Designer Series Paper to a Whisper White Note Card using Snail Adhesive. 
  2. Use largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
  3. Stamp fairy image onto a 3-1/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The following Stamping Blends are used:  Dress – Light & Dark Soft Sea Foam, Light & Dark Highland Heather;  Hair – Light Soft Suede, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight; Face/Hands/Feet – Ivory; Ink Pen – Light & Dark Smoky Slate; Hearts – Light Real Red.  Use the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to add highlights.  Or select your favorite Stampin’ Blend colors!
  4. To highlight the wings on the fairy, color them with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  5. Cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  After cutting, adhere to the Soft Seafoam stitched circle with adhesive.  
  6. Adhere to front of card with adhesive.
  7. Stamp sentiments onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Note:  use the Stamparatus for ease in placement and stamping of the phrase.  Cut the sentiment with the label die from the Perfect Parcel Dies (this is also in the 2019-2020 Catalog).  
  8. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card.
  9. Color a strip of 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon using the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.  Let dry for a few minutes before tying into a bow.  Attach bow to card using mini glue dots. 

The full list of project materials is at the end of this post. 

Note: The last day to order the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper is June 3 or while supplies last so don’t delay.   The New Wonders Distinktive Stamp Set and the Perfect Parcel Dies are available starting on June 4.  

Contact me if you wish to host a party and add the New Wonders stamp set to your collection. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Questions welcomed.

Happy Crafting…

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Accented Blooms

Do you like to color?  The Accented Blooms set is the perfect stamp for coloring!  Since  graduation season is nearing, Congratulatory cards seem to always be in need.  So, today’s card showcases the Accented Blooms stamp set transformed into a congratulatory card.  Though the stamp set does not include a congratulatory message, it is easy to select a sentiment from another stamp set.  The Congratulations sentiment on this card is from the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  After stamping, the sentiment is cut with the coordinating die to create a banner.   Since the floral stamp resembles a field of wildflowers, a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors are chosen to color the flowers.  Notice the Whisper White edging along the card layer panel?   It is a small touch that adds additional visual interest.  Read the card details below the photo to find out were to find the edging die.

Congratulations using Accented Blooms

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ to create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. Stamp the Accented Blooms bouquet onto a 4″ x 4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  3. Color the blooms on using Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors for this card are: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo.  Since the card base is Daffodil Delight, touches of the Daffodil Delight blends is colored on the centers of each flower.  Remember – blending different colors of the Stampin’ Blends creates visual interest! 
  4. With the lace edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, cut two strips to add along the side edges of the 4″ x 4″ panel.  Attach to the back of the panel using desired adhesive.
  5. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut a tag from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  6. Stamp the congratulatory sentiment in the Lilypad Lake stamp set using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Afterwards, cut with the coordinating banner die from Lakeside Dies.  
  7. Assemble the card as follows: center and attach panel to card front.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the Daffodil Delight tag in the tag area of the blooms.  Next, use mini glue dots to attach the Congratulations banner across the Tailored Tag.  
  8. Embellish the tag with the Daffodil Delight sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins package.
Today’s Tips!
  • Mix it up with other stamps to create another design.  The beauty of the Accented Blooms set is the tag area. There are a variety of sentiments that will fit the area. This enables you to utilize more of your stamp sets for a variety of occasions.
  • Look at all of your die pieces to see if there is a die that will add a “little something” to your card.  The lace edge from the Be Mine Stitched Dies is a perfect example.

Remember to check the Last Chance retiring products list.  We’re midway through May and you’ll want to get your favorite products before they are gone!  Plus if you prefer wood mount stamps, order now as they are retiring.  

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Happy Crafting…

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