Tab Topper for a Tied-Up Card Closure

The TGIF Challenge last Friday got me brewing up an idea to share, and today I did a live video on my FB page to demonstrate this unique card fold using the Delightful Tag Topper punch to tie it closed!

As long as I was crafting, I wanted to use some new products from the January-June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration that both start tomorrow (January 4, 2022), so here’s the first card I demonstrated using the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper:

You can make this card with just a little space to write in under the top flap, or add a card that opens inside so you can compose a long love letter.

Then I flipped the card to a side closure and showed off the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper that you can choose as a free Sale-a-Bration product with a $50 order. This cheerful paper coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in the J-J Mini Catalog, so of course you’ll want both!

This one is also a gift card holder, which would make anyone’s day more sunny:

I’ll post the supplies here tomorrow once the catalogs go live, but meanwhile, you can watch the video tutorial below or on my page:

Have a Simply Elegant New Year!

Annual Catalog -Simply Elegant Suite

New Year’s Eve is all about the bling, right? 

The Simply Elegant Suite is rich in luxurious details and textures that you just have to see in person to really appreciate. The Specialty Designer Series Paper combines the elegance of Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla with the shimmery luster of Gold, Copper, and Silver – it’s simply gorgeous!

Often, stamp and punch combinations are designed to punch out a specific image, but in this case the Elegant Tag Punch works with several images and greetings in the Elegantly Said stamp set. The bonus of this design is that the punch works with lots of other images and greetings from other sets, too!

The tutorial below shows a soft and sweet alternate to the colors highlighted in the Simply Elegant Suite. Here’s to a CRAFTY NEW YEAR!

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Annual Catalog -Simply Elegant Suite

Coordinating Products

Simply Elegant Suite Collection (english)
Elegantly Said Bundle (english)
Elegantly Said Cling Stamp Set
Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper
Elegant Tag Punch
Simply Elegant Trim
Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack
Metallics Embossing Powders

Simply Elegant Card

Annual Catalog - Simply Elegant Card
Simply Elegant Card
INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Cut Petal Pink cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side.

2) Cut Petal Pink cardstock to 3-1/4″ x 5″. Create the look of your own Designer Series Paper by stamping the floral image from the Elegantly Said stamp set all over the cardstock. Start by stamping the image twice, near the center, with Flirty Flamingo ink. Clean the stamp and then stamp around the first two images, using Petal Pink ink, until the cardstock is covered. Rotate the stamp a quarter turn each time to create a varied pattern.

3) Adhere near the left edge of the card front with Stampin’ SEAL. Add gold leaf and berry stalk die cut pieces from the Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack near the right edge of the layer with Mini Glue Dots or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

4) Use the Elegant Tag punch to punch Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. Adhere to card overlapping the gold ephemera with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5) Stamp greeting on 2″ x 1/2″ Mint Macaron cardstock with Mint Macaron ink. Adhere to tag with Stampin’ SEAL or Mini Glue Dots.

6) Use Linen Thread to gently tie a bow around the finial detail on the punch.


SUPPLIES
BUNDLE

#155753 Elegantly Said Bundle
(#155095 Elegantly Said stamp set & #155762 Elegant Tag Punch)

PAPER

#138337 Mint Macaron, #146985 Petal Pink, #155605 Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper

INK

#147052 Flirty Flamingo, #147108 Petal Pink, #147106 Mint Macaron

TOOLS

#151298 Water Painters, #129053 Heat Tool

ADHESIVES

#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #152813 Stampin’ SEAL

EMBELLISHMENTS

#104199 Linen Thread, #155465 Expressions In Ink Ephemera Pack

TIPS: Create your own Designer Series Paper in your choice of colors and patterns using your favorite stamps! This can be done using one or a few coordinating stamps and your choice of one or more ink colors, depending on the look you want to create. Start by stamping your selected image near the center and working out from the center towards the edges until the cardstock is covered. Rotate the stamp a quarter turn each time to create a varied pattern.

Cabin in the Woods: A Peaceful Place

August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE

PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE


A cabin in a snowy meadow, surrounded by trees, is an iconic peaceful scene! 

The Peaceful Place Suite features Specialty Designer Series Paper in a soft monochrome style with silver accents and the Peaceful Cabin stamp set is a DistINKtive set, which means it creates detailed, shaded images. You’ll love creating with this set for the holidays and the winter months that follow.

The tutorial below features a diorama-style, that layers down to the focal image, instead of up like most cards we create. 

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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - PEACEFUL CABIN SUITE

Coordinating Products


Peaceful Place Suite Collection (english) Peaceful Cabin Bundle (english) Peaceful Cabin Cling Stamp Set (english) Peaceful Place 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper Cabin Dies Timber 3d Embossing Folder Silver Foil 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Pack Subtle Shimmer Sequins White 3/8 INCH (1 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon Snowy White 12 X 12 (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets

Peaceful Diorama Card


August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Peaceful Sweet Stockings Card

Peaceful Place Diorama Card

INSTRUCTIONS:


1) Cut Thick Basic White cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side.


2) Stamp cabin image on the card front just a bit right of center with Smoky Slate ink. Stamp smoke above the chimney with Smokey Slate ink.


3) Stamp fence with Smoky Slate ink on scrap Basic White cardstock. Die cut with coordinating die.


4) Ink tree images with Pear Pizzazz ink. Use a Sponge Dauber inked with Garden Green to sponge darker ink onto the stamps in a few places. Huff on stamp to re-moisten the ink. Stamp on scrap Basic White cardstock. Repeat and stamp again.


5) Die cut trees with coordinating die. Use Paper Snips to cut the bottom of the trees away from the ground portion of the die cut.


6) Cut Basic Black cardstock and Kraft Paper to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Die cut each with Layering Diorama dies as shown.


7) Emboss the Basic Black and Kraft Paper with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.


8) Adhere the Kraft layer to the card front. Layer the Basic Black cardstock over the Kraft layer with Foam Adhesive Strips.


9) Layer on trees and fence with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


10) Die cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock with Picture This die.


11) Stamp greeting with VersaMark ink. Cover wet ink generously with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tap off excess powder. Heat emboss with the Heat Tool.


12) Fold 10″ Black & White Gingham Ribbon in half and adhere to bottom of card front with Mini Glue Dots.


13) Layer greeting over ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


14) Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere Subtle Shimmer Sequins to card front.



SUPPLIES:

BUNDLES
#156816 Peaceful Cabin Bundle
(#156395 Peaceful Cabin, #156404 Cabin Dies)


PAPER
#159276 Basic White, #121045 Basic Black, #131201 Pear Pizzazz, #159229 Basic White Thick, #156325 Kraft 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack


INK
#102283 VersaMark Pad, #147089 Garden Green, #147104 Pear Pizzazz, #147113 Smoky Slate


TOOLS
#156406 Timber 3D Embossing Folder, #155559 Picture This Dies, #155565 Layering Diorama Dies, #129053 Heat Tool, #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, #133773 Sponge Daubers


ADHESIVES
#103683 Mini Glue Dots, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive, #141825 Foam Adhesive Strips


EMBELLISHMENTS
#155554 Basics Embossing Powders, #156485 Black & White 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon, #156407 Subtle Shimmer Sequins


TIPS: Stampin’ Up! DistINKtive stamps are designed to give a detailed, shaded, 3D-like effect. An ink pad with too much ink will create a blotchy, blobby image with these stamps. This is a real case of less is more. Use a Bone Folder or the back of a plastic spoon to push the ink away from the center of the ink pad and towards the edges. Then ink and stamp.


Peaceful Place Suite | By Stampin' Up!

Pumpkin Thank You Card

It was hard to sleep last night, so I imagined crafting with the colors from the #tgifc341 challenge: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Pale Papaya. To be honest, it didn’t help me sleep, but it did make me excited to create this card for my FB Live today!

Can’t get enough pumpkins for the fall, and the daisies were a whimsical touch paired with my polka-dot pumpkin, don’t you agree? The background was hand drawn with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends markers. Don’t be afraid to make your own plaid!

Mixing up all your stamps and supplies can expand your creativity!

One of the best ways to get most of the supplies for this card is to take advantage of a November-only special for the Starter Kit: Choose $125 in products for just $75!

Not only do you get a great savings on your supplies, you’ll get a discount on future purchases and a chance to see if being a demonstrator works for you!

Product List
Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Detailed Pumpkins Dies 
$29.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Checks & Dots Embossing Folders
$8.00
Medium Daisy Punch
$16.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Toasty Treats Gift Boxes

Love to give tasty gifts, but hate to bake? This project will have you making, but not baking!

Did you know there are PUMPKIN PIE POP TARTS…and they really taste like a pumpkin pie? They are really yummy! I found mine at Target, and you want to pick up at least 20 Pop Tarts (or 10 sets) because 2 fit into our Kraft Gift Boxes perfectly, and they come in a set of 10. Of course, you could make a Christmas version of this project and substitute a holiday flavor!

But sticking with the pumpkin theme, here are two options~ I used the Sweets & Treats stamp set (all supplies listed below) to create one of these boxes and the Pretty Pumpkins bundle to create an alternate version:

A quick video tutorial for you:

Product List
Kraft Gift Boxes 
$10.00
Sweets & Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

Gingerbread & Peppermint

August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

 I always love the sweet smells that fill the house around the holidays. Whether it’s baking gingerbread or stirring a cup of hot chocolate with a peppermint candy cane, the smells of the holidays bring treasured memories to mind.

You can add a hint of nostalgia and many sweet moments to your holidays this year with the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite. It’s packed with everything you need to create cards, memory keeping, treats, and gifts that will make even more sweet memories!

The tutorial below includes a masking technique to make your own patterned paper, heat embossing, and lots of intricate die cut details
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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

Coordinating Products


Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Collection By Stampin’ Up!Frosted Gingerbread Bundle By Stampin’ Up!Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set By Stampin’ Up!Pretty Pillow Box Dies By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Cards & Envelopes By Stampin’ Up!Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack By Stampin’ Up!Adorning Designs Decorative Masks By Stampin’ Up!Kraft 6 X 6 (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack By Stampin’ Up!Real Red 3/8 (1 Cm) Mini Ruffled Ribbon By Stampin’ Up!Kraft Gift Boxes By Stampin’ Up!

Frosted Gingerbread & Peppermint Card


August-December 2021 Mini Catalog - Frosted Gingerbread & Peppermint Card

Frosted Gingerbread &
Peppermint Card

INSTRUCTIONS:


1) Cut Thick Basic White cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ along the 8-1/2″ side. Fold card. Cover front of card with 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Kraft paper.


2) Cut wood patterned In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to 4-1/8″ x 4-3/4″. Adhere to card front.


3) Cut Snowy White Velvet Sheets to 3″ x 5″. Ink Blending Brush with Real Red ink. Rub most of the real red ink out of your brush on scrap paper until it’s a light pink. Place striped pattern of Adorning Designs Decorative Masks over Snowy White Paper so the lines are vertical. Use the Blending Brush to blend ink through the mask. Rotate the mask 90 degrees and repeat to create the plaid design. Set aside to dry.


4) Die cut two lacy border strips from Thick Basic White cardstock with the Gingerbread dies. Add Stampin’ SEAL+ behind each long edge of the plaid Snowy White Velvet Paper. Adhere a die cut strip behind each edge. Trim off excess with Paper Snips. Adhere to cared front.


5) Die cut snowflake, star, and bell shapes from Kraft paper. Die cut coordinating lacy “icing” designs from Snowy White Velvet Sheets. Adhere to Kraft shapes with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Layer grouped on card front using Stampin’ SEAL for the snowflake and star and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the bell.


6) Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock to 2″ x 1/2″. Stamp greeting with VersaMark ink. Cover generously with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Tap off excess powder. Heat emboss with the Heat Tool. Use Paper Snips to banner cut one end. Adhere to card front with left edge tucked under the bell.


7) Stamp six candy circles in 3 sizes on Thick Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink. Die cut with coordinating dies. Adhere to card front with Stampin’ SEAL and Stampin’ Dimensionals.


SUPPLIES:

BUNDLES
#156807 Frosted Gingerbread Bundle
(#156314 Frosted Gingerbread stamp set
#156320 Gingerbread Dies)


PAPER
#146990 Granny Apple Green
#159229 Thick Basic White
#152494 In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
#156325 Kraft 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Paper Pack
#156405 Snowy White 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Velvet Sheets


INK
#102283 VersaMark
#147084 Real Red


TOOLS
#103579 Paper Snips Scissors
#153611 Blending Brushes
#129053 Heat Tool
#156328 Adorning Designs Decorative Masks


ADHESIVES
#104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #149699 Stampin’ Seal+, #152813 Stampin’ SEAL, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue


EMBELLISHMENTS
#155554 Basics Embossing Powders (white)


TIPS: When using the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, or other masks, protect your work surface with a Silicone Sheet or Grid Paper. Using blue painter’s tape or similar tape, helps keep the mask from moving. Clean masks with a soft Simply Shammy, soft damp cloth, or under running water.



Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite | By Stampin' Up!

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August-December 2021 Mini Catalog

Baa-Baa-Birthday Gate Fold Card

Q: What do you call an old sheep?

A: “Pasture Prime”

I had a wooly great time demonstrating this card on my Facebook page yesterday for my Monday Lunchtime crafting and you can enjoy the edited version here:

There are just a few days left to qualify for either or both stamp set and sheep dies free with a qualifying purchase!

Product List
Counting Sheep Cling Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Sheep Dies
$0.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

New at SU! Nuts About Squirrels

Hi there! Thanks for dropping in for inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog~ our International demonstrator design team will delight you with the projects we’ve created and we hope you’ll “try this at home” 😄

The Nuts About Squirrels stamp set had me going nutty, so I grabbed a Salted Nut Roll at the grocery store for these cute critters to give away!

Here’s the template for creating this gift box card~ start with a piece of 8-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card stock:

Tip for window: After scoring the template (and before cutting the tabs), fold both 1″ sides in and and use washi tape to hold the stitched rectangle in place to cut the window on your Cut & Emboss machine. This is the best way to fit it through your machine and the inch on both sides helps you center the window.

These would also be cute to sit at a table for a fall event as place settings! I’ll list the supplies used below if you want to add them to your basket in my store (or jot them down if you have another demonstrator), then scamper over to the next project at Tricia’s Stamping Creations!

Product List
Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

September 2021 New at SU! Roll Call:  July-December Mini Catalog

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Welcoming Woods

Creative Juice by Loni: Nuts About Squirrels. >>> YOU ARE HERE <<<

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Arctic Bears

Sugar & Scraps: Penguin Place

Stamping the Cape: Clever Cats

Dekijkkast: Merriest Moments

Stampin’ Scrapper: Pretty Pumpkins & Gorgeous Leaves

Moore Fun Stamping: Sparkle of the Season

The Flying Stamper: Peaceful Deer

Stamping Flair: Delivering Cheer

Stamping With the Copper Cropper: Sweet Stockings

24/7 Inkspiration: Whimsy & Wonder

I’d Pick You, Pumpkin!

Admittedly, I’m team Pumpkin Spice starting September 1st. Ten days into the month and I’ve already indulged in a least that many different treats made from this glorious gourd, so I needed to make a card that declares my devotion.

After you download the tutorial and create your own card, would you share a link to your favorite pumpkin recipe in the comments? I’m always looking for the best things to bake with pumpkin this time of year!

Just a quick reminder: Today is the last day to register for the Fall StampFest in Southern Utah on September 25th and get a discounted ticket! Click the image to go to the event registration page:

Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Cards to Dye For

In true re-cycle fashion, tie dying is back on trend! And it seems a bit more classy than the first time around, don’t you agree?

Naturally, Stampin’ Up! saw this coming and created the Spiral Dye stamp: It creates GROOVY backgrounds for cards (at 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, it covers a standard A2 size card front).

The COOL thing about this stamp is that when you spin the stamped image 180 degrees, you can stamp it a second time with another color and get the Tie-Dye effect! The Stamparatus tool makes it SUPER easy:

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Looking at the spiral, it reminded my how often my “well-laid plans” get changed and I have to make adjustments. It happens to you, too, right? Learning to pivot and change directions is a skill that takes practice, but will help us learn to deal more smoothly with life’s unexpected challenges. Which is where I got the inspiration for this card:

Tell me you can relate.

Using Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green as my colors, I stamped the Spiral Dye on a 4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock, then used my trimmer to cut it into 6 random pieces before adding it to my card front. Demonstrators call it the “Scrappy Strip” technique.

To get a perfect edge around the word PIVOT (cut from the very versatile Playful Alphabet Dies), use an old fashioned compass drawing tool on the smallest width and lightly trace around the letters glued to white card stock with a sharp pencil. After fussy cutting, erase any leftover pencil marks.

The Lighthearted Lines had the perfect sentiments to go with it (PLOT TWIST!) and on the inside of the card I used another quote from the set:

Another Lighthearted Line sentiment that would have worked says, “When nothing goes right, go left”

Next I wanted to try embossing with the Spiral Dye and it worked out spectacularly:

It’s even more shiny in person!

I made you a tutorial for this one which you can download by clicking the button…and BTW, if you don’t have Silver Foil Sheets from last year’s catalog, there will be some in the August-December mini catalog coming 8/3!