What’s New at SU! Birthday Dies

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Paper crafters love nothing more than Co-ordination: We swoon for ribbon in Stampin’ Up! colors, we sigh over designer series papers that match our punches and we are head-over-heels when we have dies for stamped images so we don’t have to cut them out!

It’s February and our group of demonstrator friends from around the world are showcasing the NEW SU! Product Coordination release items and we are hoppin’ with excitement to share these projects with you!

The Birthday Dies were designed to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You Sale-a-Bration Stamp set (which you could choose free with a $50 order before March 31, 2020). Notice the leaf dies: There are TWO leaves on ONE die! This is a great improvement, as tiny dies are too fiddly for me and having two of them together makes them much easier to use!

IMG_4637-(W)My project is a remake of one of my favorite gift packaging because our Acetate Card boxes are perfect for holding a mug cake mix. It’s sort of a “bake-your-own-birthday-cake” gift!

IMG_4640-(W)It’s a pretty, frilly & feminine project, and even though I did end up fussy cutting the sentiment, the dies helped the rest of it come together quickly.

IMG_4639-(W)These are products you will NOT want to wait to order because they are only available while supplies last and since they match some of our most popular items from the current Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration 2020, they are sure to fly off the shelves.

The supplies I used are listed below, and I’d love to hear what you think of this birthday box so before you hop along to the Anke’s blog next (or back to Diane’s project),  leave a comment then keep hoppin’ for more product coordination inspiration!

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Blog Hop Roll:

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Please contact your demonstrator if you have questions or to make a purchase. I’m happy to answer questions about the products and techniques shown.  If you don’t have a demonstrator,  you can use the links below to order the supplies from my Stampin’ Store: 

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New Coordination: Crafting Made Sweeter

 

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Do you have a combination of food that you crave? It’s caramel and chocolate for me! While they are both great on their own, they are even BETTER TOGETHER!

Just like food, crafting is sweeter when you have the perfect combinations. Stampin’ Up! has made favorites from the Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration reward items even better with new coordinating products, just released.

The popular Sale-A-Bration reward stamp set, Happy Birthday To You (#152308), and the Special Someone stamp set (#151643) from the Mini Catalog are awesome on their own, but paired with their coordinating dies or framelits,  crafting sweet cards is faster and easier.

You’ll also be PLEASED AS PUNCH when you see the new Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (#153558). It coordinates with 4 different punches!

The coordinating products are only available until March 31st or while supplies last. I’m predicting some will sell out, so don’t wait to get your new favorites!

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Creating Connects Us! Whether you want to gather friends for a traditional home party, a quick “Cocoa & Cards” get-together, or a Facebook Party, we can design an event that is perfect for you!

Crafting with friends is a welcome escape and reason to giggle and create something to share. During Sale-a-Bration, Stampin’ Up! is offering an adorable exclusive stamp set making hosting an event extra rewarding.
Let’s chat about what event and date is best for you and your crew of happy stampers! Contact me today.
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New this year – you can earn the adorable, exclusive Little Ladybug (#152384) Host stamp set as an additional FREE bonus with your party order or personal order of $300 or more!

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So Much to Sale-a-Brate!

Fresh new year and fabulous new crafting supplies to spark your creativity…debuting today!

JAN_JUNE MINIStarting with the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog: My favorite new things about this catalog are:

    • NEW LAYOUT – A bold new layout that gives us more room to show off great project ideas.
    • EASY TO FIND PRODUCTS – A helpful new Catalog at a Glance index at the back that makes it easy to find products by category.
    • MONEY SAVING BUNDLES – A fresh look at Bundles at the beginning that features even more project ideas for these popular pairs.

My favorite thing that hasn’t changed? Pages packed with beautiful, coordinating, quality products that will help you make your creative dreams come true!

Download the JAN-JUNE MINI CATALOG

To make these new crafting supplies SWEETER is the fact that today also kicks off Sale-A-Bration 2020!

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This is the time when shopping, hosting a stamp gathering and starting your own creative business = FREE PRODUCTS!

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Click to find out more about S-A-B Rewards when you shop, host or join:

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What’s New at SU! Sneak Peek at SAB

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So glad you’re here to get a peek at what’s coming to Stampin’ Up! in 2020! We’ll have a new Mini Catalog AND Sale-a-Bration both beginning on January 3rd! Today our international group of demonstrators is giving you a taste of what you can look forward to, so make sure to hop around all the blogs.

I’m sharing the Little Ladybug HOST-EXCLUSIVE Sale-a-Bration stamp set: This is a set you can only earn FREE with a qualifying party during Sale-a-Bration and it’s truly adorable!IMG_4105

I made a large matchbox that measures 3″ x 4″ x 1″ ~ generously sized to hold goodies, jewelry, gift cards or whatever you can fit inside!

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It was surprisingly simple to make and you can download the instructions by clicking the photo or link below.

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CLICK HERE FOR MATCHBOX TUTORIAL 

There is a BONUS coordinating project below, but if you are ready to hop to the next blog (Diane’s) or back to Sharon‘s…thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to pick up your own stamps and create something wonderful.

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Here are all the hop links:

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Linda a Moore – Moore fun Stamping

Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

Loni Spendlove – Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning – 24-7 Inkspiration
Margriet Siekman – Creatief Marsie

If you are still here and would like a BONUS project, click on the image or link below for the tutorial for the matching card! Also, we LOVE hearing from you, so will you take a moment and leave me a comment?

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Sale-a-Bration Coordination

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It’s been fun, but the Sale-a-Bration party is winding down…with only 5 days left to add a free item (or two) to your collection, I wanted to show off a few very versatile items that will allow you to craft through all four seasons of the year, but HURRY, many of them are only here until March 31, 2019!!

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The Painted Seasons Sale-a-Bration bundle has DinsINKtive stamp images for Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall, along with a pack of coordinating Designer Series Paper that is a splendid variety (those toadstools are adorable!). You can choose this bundle FREE with a $100 U.S. order, and the other supplies to create these cards can help you collect a qualifying order!

To make the coordination and your crafting even easier, there is a matching framelit die set for the flowers and leaves and the More Than Words stamp set has greetings for multiple celebrations (and which, coincidentally, has sentiments for almost ALL of our S-A-B 2019 stamp sets): Both are available to purchase for a only few more days.

Let’s take a look at the details of these cards:

It’s a simple fold that really makes your card more exciting to open and the Stitched Rectangle Framelits are a necessity in your die cutting collection.

Make the world a brighter place: Stamp a card and mail it to someone today!

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Sale-a-Bration Coordination: Lasting Lily

If you hate fussy cutting, this will surely thrill you: For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has created products that coordinate with our Sale-a-Bration offerings~ stamps, punches and framelit/thinlit dies are available to purchase that will enhance the free stamps you earned, and they are only available during March 2019:

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Today I’m going to spotlight the Lily Framelit Dies that cut out all the blooming beauty of the Lasting Lily stamp set that you could choose free with a $100 order before March 31, 2019.

It was good luck that the Global Design Sketch Challenge #GDP178 sketch and the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC201 color combination combined perfectly to create my card:

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In addition to the framelits include pieces to cut out the flowers and greenery, but there are two label dies that perfectly frame most of the sentiments in the stamp set:

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**A tip for ensuring your stamped images fit in the framelits for the stems and leaves: When mounting your stamps, lay the photopolymer stamps face down on your surface to let the stamp assume the correct shape, then set the clear block on top of it to pick it up for stamping.

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Because photopolymer stamps are pliable, they can be manipulated into different shapes, so if you put it on with your fingers, it may stretched in a way the stamped image wouldn’t match the framelit.

It felt like keeping this card simple really let the lilies shine!

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Beautiful Peacock & Stamparatus

Often Sale-a-Bration speeds by before I have a chance to play with all the terrific products I earn free, so I’m just sliding into the end-zone with this one!

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This is called a “Double Z-fold” card and is super simple to create. The sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, but all the other stamps are from the Beautiful Peacock Sale-a-Bration set (which is one of the items you could choose free with a $50 order by March 31, 2018).

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  • The Emerald Envy card base is 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 9″ x 3-1/4″ scored at 3″ and 6″.
  • I embossed the Layered Leaves on the 2-3/4″ end.
  • The Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon is my FAVORITE and I hope it carries over to the next catalog! It’s luscious to work with.
  • Both Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo are part of the In-Colors will be retiring in May: Make sure you have stocked up on card stock, ink refills and accessories A.S.A.P.  because they will only be **while supplies last** once the retiring list comes out in April!

I wanted to show you how to use the Stamparatus (available in my store June 2018!). It’s such a cool tool and this is just the basic way to use it (but there are MANY MORE):

If you would like a reminder when the Stamparatus is available to order, Email me!

One hint on assembling this card: On the Flirty Flamingo layer, only put adhesive above and JUST BELOW the ribbon on the back because you are adhering only the top half of that piece to the top of the Emerald card. Once that is secured where you want it, smash the Flamingo Z fold flat, turn it over and apply adhesive on the back side of the end with the peacock and close your Emerald card over on top to put it in exactly the right spot. Easy-peasy!

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There is only one week of Sale-a-Bration left: Don’t miss it! 

Lots & Lots of Lavender

Yesterday I played with the Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration stamp set for the first time and actually said out loud, “WHY haven’t I used this before now?” This is one of the easiest 2-Step stamps I’ve ever used and the watercolor effect it has took my breath away as I created!

Wisteria Wonder is one of my favorite purple colors we carry at Stampin’ Up! and now that Spring is starting to wake up, it was retrieved from it’s hibernation to make this first card:Watermarked2(2018-03-12-1316)

These first two samples were actually created LIVE on my Facebook page and you can watch how I created them in my video HERE.

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There are no sentiments in the Lots of Lavender stamp set, so I paired it with the All Things Thanks stamp set for all of these cards (the sentiment is on the inside of the first card). This is a BONUS card I created after the video in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide on Sahara Sand card stock: Watermarked1(2018-03-12-1310)

Sale-a-Bration ends March 31, 2018 so don’t miss your chance to get the Lots of Lavender (or one of the other S-A-B products) FREE!

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Epic Celebrations & Happy Accidents

If you watched my Lunchtime Crafting video on my Facebook Page yesterday, you saw me create this card (and a few alternatives) from the Epic Celebrations set (one you can choose FREE with qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration~ until March 31, 2018):

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It’s a super easy technique called “Reverse Masking” and the colors were suggested on the #gdp125 color challenge:

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I love coloring Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with Aqua Painters and ink refills to match any project!

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But what you DIDN’T see is the second card I made (since I had to cut a piece of card stock to create one card, I might as well make TWO cards). I accidentally dropped a stamp inked in Melon Mambo on the finished product:

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But as Bob Ross was fond of saying, “We don’t make mistakes {in art}, just happy accidents!” So I pulled out my Classic Label Punch and created some arrows to cover it up:

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Lesson learned: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes ~ Uncommon solutions may be discovered!