Good Morning, Magnolia: What’s New Blog Hop

Whats new (2)Welcome to our first “What’s New at SU!” Blog Hop through the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! As an international group of demonstrators, we look forward to sharing ideas to inspire you to get out your rubber stamps to create something special in your own craft room.

I’ve chosen to showcase the Magnolia Lane Suite~ an absolute stunning collection of coordinating products that would make Chip & Joanna Gains drool.

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This card came together so perfectly with very basic stamping, a bit of DSP, a punch, and the coordinating Magnolia Memories Dies. Using the decorative edge die on both the top and bottom of the Petal Pink panel left room for the stripes to peek out.

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The Story Label punch isn’t part of the suite, but gave the sentiment a focal point, and by punching two holes on the ends, I could thread the Mossy Meadow twine through to secure it to the card.

Mimicking the elegant edge on the inside gives extra attention to your hand-written expression of appreciation and finishes off the greeting card with style:

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Now it’s time to hop on over to the next blog where Joyce is spotlighting the Bloom & Grow bundle or if you missed it, jump back to Tricia’s post and work backwards through the hop.
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Tricia Butts (Triciastampingcreations)
Loni Spendlove (Creative Juice by Loni)
Joyce Whitman (Stampinscrapper)
Diane Browning (24-7 Inkspiration)
Heather Cooper (playingwithpapercrafting)
Anke Heim(Scraphexe)
Margriet Siekman (CreatiefMarsie)

Creativity is Calling

Ring! Ring! Ring! Answer the call of Creativity!

You know that feeling you get when you clean the bathroom and everyone says, “WOW! That’s so pretty! Thanks for making it sparkle and shine.” ??

Me neither.

But the feeling when someone says, “Thanks for the card you sent…it’s so beautiful and it means so much that you would make me something!” THAT’S a reaction I appreciate!!cover

Now the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! catalog is LIVE (click the image or link to view catalog online), you’ll be inspired by the ideas on every page to create masterpieces of your own to share!

Would you like your own catalog? Come to my Stampin’ Up! Catalog Reception this Saturday to pick up a copy (and bring a friend):                                                                            When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 2-4 PM                                                                                    Where: 195 N 200 E, Spanish Fork, UT

To whet your appetite for crafty joy, here’s a peek into one of my favorite new product suites, Magnolia Lane:

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You’ll be seeing me share more of this amazing collection of coordinating creativity soon, meanwhile, I hope you’ll schedule time into your summer to be crafty with your stamps, ink and paper!

Little Elephant Push Pops

When you walk past something in the store and think, “I could stamp on that”, it only makes sense to try it out. These push-pop containers, for instance:

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They are adorable for parties, favors and treats like this round-up of 14 different Push Pop recipes curated by Tip Junkie including this patriotic version from Love from the Oven, since we are entering summer entertaining season:

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It doesn’t have to be food inside: Stuff them with money, confetti, trinkets, etc. You can find a variety of these push pop containers on Amazon.

Sharing my Little Elephant push-pop tutorial with you~ Have fun creating your own:

 Little Elephant Push Pop Tutorial

Gingham-Style Multi-Crafting

“Multi-Crafting”= the act of creating a greeting card for more than one purpose

You know you are an avid paper crafter when you can’t bear to throw away “useable scraps” of Designer Series Paper and now I feel justified in saving the strips from my Gingham Gala paper pack: It was the theme of  #tgifc213

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WHY this DSP isn’t carrying over into the new catalog is beyond comprehension, but make sure you order your Gingham Gala paper stack before it’s gone- or by June 3rd- whichever comes first.

I demonstrated how to make this card on my Facebook Page for my weekly live crafting video today and it’s so adorable~ Do you ever stamp an image that just makes you giggle with delight? Totally happened here.

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Since I was Multi-Crafting, it occurred to me that I could do another version with a sneak peek of a new stamp set (coming in the 2019-2020 catalog on June 4th) that would work with #GDP191

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And that was just the beginning of a full-blown gingham-style craft-attack:

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The good news is I have a bunch of thank you cards to mail out to customers, I’ve used up most of my Gingham bits & pieces, I can check off my Monday LIVE video on my task list, and can participate in two creative challenges. I think I’ll take the rest of the day off 🙂

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Out with Old, In with New

The end of a Stampin’ Up! catalog is bittersweet as I hate seeing things I have loved retire, and I’m also excited about what’s coming! Today I used a retiring stamp set and a coming-soon ribbon to create a card of enCOURAGEment on my weekly FB Lunchtime Crafting LIVE broadcast (which happens every Monday at 12:30 Mountain Time, by the way).

It started with the Global Design Sketch #190

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When a friend just needs a little encouragement, a card is a tangible piece of your support and this one almost made itself:

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The colors are Petal Pink and Gray Granite and Whisper White and the stamp set is Ribbon of Courage (retiring June 3). The ribbon is NEW Petal Pink Organdy Stripe (coming in the new catalog on June 4th) with a few silver metallic pearls sprinkled on to give it some bling.

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Mark your calendars for my New 2019-2020 Catalog Reception on June 8th in Utah County where you can snag both old AND new products with my once-yearly BOGO sale, and pick up a new catalog!

Best Catch: What’s New At SU! Blog Hop

It’s easy to make a frilly, pretty card…but sometimes it’s a challenge to create something for the guys. Never fret: We are here to help!

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These are some talented demonstrators from all over the globe who have come together to jump-start your “masculine” card making skills, so make sure you hop through all the blogs and tell us what you love and what you want to see more of!

I’m sharing a gift card holder I created for my husband’s birthday using the BEST CATCH bundle from the Occasions Catalog:

 

To create the card base, I used a piece of 12″ x 5.5″ Very Vanilla card stock and scored it at 4-1/4″ and 8-1/2″. On the last panel, you can cut diagonally OUT from the 8-1/2″ score mark and then fold it inside the card, adhering it to the bottom of the card with Tear & Tape adhesive, forming a pocket. You could insert cash, a gift card or a photo into the pocket. Not just for birthdays, but Father’s Day or Anniversaries, too!

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For the front of the card, I started with a 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel of Very Vanilla card stock and cut a mask from a piece of scratch paper, laid it over the panel about 1/3 of the way up and sponged water with Pool Party ink. Keep the other piece of the mask to lay over the water and sponge the sandy shore above the water with Crumb Cake ink.

Next you’ll cover your sand with a mask and sponge a sunset: I started with Poppy Parade and then blended in Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Daffodil Delight ink with my sponges. Finally, sponge Night of Navy all the way around the edges and layer it on a 3-3/4″ x 5″ Navy Mat.

The fish is stamped in Black Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends, then cut, along with the reeds, using the coordinating dies. I love blending different colors on the fish! HINT: Save 10% when you purchase the stamps & dies together in a bundle by June 3rd.

Diane always has something amazing to share, so hop over to her blog next, or skip back to Cheryl’s blog to see her guy-inspired project~ Both featuring the Geared Up Garage product suite!

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Everything’s Coming Up ROSY!

 

Water a garden of creativity and beautiful things will bloom

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley

That’s exactly what happened to inspire the Everything is Rosy Product Medley:  Stampin’ Up! listened to crafter’s requests and designed a whole collection of beautiful, coordinating products that are bundled together for endless creative possibilities.

For the first time ever, you can collect a bouquet of products including stamps, dies, paper, embellishments – with a touch of Rose Gold glimmer sprinkled amongst the collection. Gorgeous! I predict it will sell out quickly, so don’t delay, get your sparkly fingers on the Everything is Rosy Medley today!

Here is the Everything is Rosy stamp set:


Watering your imagination, here are a few project ideas to help your own creativity grow:

THE EVERYTHING IS ROSY PRODUCT MEDLEY

INCLUDES THESE EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS:

• Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps

• Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies

• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs

• 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets

• Printed die cuts—2 sheets

• Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs

• Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″

• Melon Mambo 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon—10 yards

• Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards

• Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz.

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Save the Last Stamp for Me

We have turned the corner into the last stretch of the Stampin’ Up! year and as we near the finish line, it’s time to announce the retirement of some of our beloved products.

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There are a few facts to note:

  • We will not be offering Wood Mount stamp sets in the new catalog, so there may be a few stamps on the list that WILL be offered in our new (super sticky) CLING MOUNT offering in the next catalog. There may be a chance that if you order a wood mount set and it is sold out, it could be substituted with the Cling version (lucky you! You’d be the first!).
  • While there is not a die cutting tool in the 2019-2020 catalog, there WILL be new dies and embossing folders…please be patient as we improve your die cutting experience and stay tuned!
  • Due to difficulties with the manufacturer of our Stampin’ Trimmer, it has been discontinued from our current offering and Stampin’ Up! is working to create another excellent paper cutting option as soon as possible. You may order replacement cutting blades as long as they are available (limit 6 packages per order). They are currently refilling what they hope to be a 6 month supply.

ON TO THE FUN STUFF! I’m sharing a few of my favorite stamps and accessories on the retired lists today so you have the chance to add them to your collection before they are gone forever!

From the 2018-19 Annual Catalog, I’m really going to miss my Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating Lemon Builder punch! I’m not sure who made this card I received in a card swap, but isn’t it so cheerful?! It’s been a favorite for getting my “creative juices” flowing.

CLICK HERE FOR .PDF OF RETIRING ITEMS FROM 2018-19 ANNUAL CATALOG

I’m also sad to say goodbye to the Amazing Life Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog: I’ve showcased it in a previous post, and have enjoyed the versatility it offers.

CLICK HERE FOR .PDF OF RETIRING ITEMS FROM 2019 OCCASIONS CATALOG

There is still time to get your retiring favorites AND if you are ready to start a fresh new year with Stampin’ Up!, ask me for a new 2019-2020 Catalog!

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You can also pick up a catalog at my Catalog Reception on June 8th if you are in Utah County!

Lean on Me

“When you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.”  – Henry B. Eyring

So many times we struggle alone, but it is our duty and privilege as human beings to “comfort the weary and strengthen the weak” (an excerpt from one of my favorite hymns). When I wrestle to know what to say or how to help, I turn to crafting to help  express what I cannot adequately convey, and the love just flows out of my hands.

This striking line art Artfully Aware stamp set is a blessing to have in your collection because it allows you send a hug made from card stock to someone who is hurting or fighting a battle:149447G

Here is a simple card I created that I know I will mail often:

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Isn’t our burden lighter when we know someone else is there for us? Even if they can’t do anything, prayers and love are tangible in our lives.

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Click on either image above or HERE to download a .pdf tutorial 

I used the same design to create another card for any cause you wish to support as this set also coordinates with the Support Ribbon Framelits. I used Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for these cards, you could easily change the colors to match the ribbon color of any disease. Watermarked2(2019-04-12-0937)
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Craft Space Storage: Your Way!

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Start this Spring organized in style when you add Storage by Stampin’ Up! to your craft space!

These simple, modular storage solutions are designed to keep your Stampin’ Up! supplies organized, at hand, easy to view, and perfect are for your space – big or small. From Classic Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Watercolor Pencils, Ink Refills, and more you’ll love how you can organize and customize YOUR SPACE. YOUR WAY.

Here are some other benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

– Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.

– Store your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends horizontally, as recommended.

– Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.

– Grows with you and your collection.

– White neutral color blends in naturally with most home decor.

– Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.

– Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning

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