Falling Flowers

Stampin’ Up!®  comes out with four catalogs a year.  The Annual Catalog comes out in June.  The Holiday Catalog is September – December.  Then the Occasions Catalog is from January to May and the Sale-a-bration Catalog is January – March.  We always get excited to see new products each time a new catalog comes out and forget about those lonely Annual Catalog stamps.  I decide to look through my stamp set and give a little love to a couple I hadn’t used in a long time.

The stamp set I used on this card is called Falling Flowers. I love the big swirl stamp that comes in this set.  I stamped the background using Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Highland Heather.  I colored them using the matching Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Picture Perfect Birthday.  I stamped that using Memento Ink.

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Snow Is Glistening

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  This month I did a theme of glimmer and sparkle cards so the next two cards you see from the meeting will have something shiny or glittery on it.

We used the limited time only stamp set called Snow Is Glistening and the matching dies called Snowfall Thinlits.  These products are gorgeous!  The snow flakes are the prettiest I have seen in any stamp or die set.  There is also another stamp set called Happiness Surrounds and some Snowflake Trinkets available.  Unfortunately, the White Velvet Paper has sold out.  Remember, all these products are available until November 30th or until they are gone (whichever comes first).

To make this card I put a couple of drops of Balmy Blue Ink into an aluminum pie pan (you can use anything) and then put a couple of drops of the Frost White Shimmer Paint. I mixed them up just a bit and then took a paint brush and painted it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After it dried, I stamped the snowflake and sentiment with Night of Navy Ink.  I cut three snowflakes out of Silver Foil Paper and adhered them using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  If you have not tried these, you must!  They work great with detailed dies.

Don’r forget these products are only available while supplies last.  Don’t miss out!

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Country Home and Daisies

I decided to take a break from Christmas, winter and snowflake cards for one day,  Stampin’ Up!® has so many other stamps and colors that I sometimes forget about those during this season.  This card may be a little summery for November but it is a happy card which is a good thing year round.

To make this card I first punched a flower from the Daisy Punch three times from Petal Pink cardstock.  Petal Pink is such a pretty color.  It is a little bit pink and a little bit peach.  I cut the leaves from the Flourish Thinlits Dies in Whisper White.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Country Home which is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  After I put it all together I decided to add a little sparkle to the flower.  It is the holiday season, after all (even if this was supposed to be a break), so I added some Clear Wink Of Stella on the petals.

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Holiday Catalog Inventory Problem

There is always a risk of products selling out without enough time to reorder and restock inventory before a catalog lifecycle is over. When this does happen, it is usually caused by a higher-than-forecasted demand. However, as Stampin’ Up! upgraded their inventory management system, there were system communication issues with the current holiday catalog and they have just determined that several products are at high risk of early depletion.

Below is the list of products that are at risk of running out.  They have also indicated with an asterisk which of these products will carry over into a future catalog.

  • CHICKEN WIRE ELEMENTS (item 147807)
  • 5/8″ STRIPED BURLAP TRIM (item 147889)
  • IN THE WOODS FRAMELITS DIES (item 147919)*
  • GALVANIZED BUTTONS (item 147891)
  • GALVANIZED CLIPS (item 147806)
  • TAKEOUT THINLITS DIES (item 147927)
  • TRANQUIL TIDE 1/4″ VELVET RIBBON (item 147802)
  • REAL RED 3/8″ MIXED SATIN RIBBON (item 147894)

They don’t know when these products will go out of stock, but it’s possible some may run out as early as next week.   If you are interested in any of these items you should order them as soon as possible before they run out.

In addition to this there are some products that have already run out and are unavailable for purchase.  These items are as follows:

150095: Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
147905: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
147815: Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
147816: Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
147890: Festive Farmhouse Elements
147811: Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements

They are working to fix the system communication errors to avoid similar problems in the future. Thank you for your patience.


A Fall Challenge

Good morning! Today is another Stamp Off challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  This time we needed to make a Fall or Thanksgiving card.

I decided to use the stamp set called Colorful Seasons.  This is a great stamp set because it covers all the seasons.  There are snowflakes for winter, flowers for summer and spring and the cutest Adirondack chair to watch all the seasons go by.

To make this card I first stamped all the leaves in Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment is from Labels To Love.  I used my amazing Stamparatus to stamp the different colors.  First I covered with sentiment with medical tape and inked the leaves in Shaded Spruce.  Then leaving the stamp in the exact same place, I covered the leaves and inked the sentiment in Cajun Craze.  The Stamparatus lets you line up the stamp multiple times.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Then I mounted it with Dimensionals onto a piece of Crushed Curry and then Cajun Craze card stock that was cut out using the Layering Circles Dies. I decided it needed something more so I cut out a leaf using the Seasonal Layers die in Rich Razzleberry.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with the Fall/Thanksgiving theme.

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Merry Christmas Thinlits

Here is a quick and easy but cute Christmas card you can make in a short time.

Plaid is very in this year and the Buffalo Check background stamp is perfect for making a plaid background in any color.  This stamp works best in your Stamparatus because if it doesn’t come out perfectly, you can just stamp it again and again until it does.  Unfortunately, I did not use my Stamparatus but instead inked the stamp facing up using Memento Ink and laid my Real Red cardstock on top and rubbed.  As you can see I miss a couple of spots but I thought it made it kind of rustic looking so I left it alone.

The sentiment is made from a couple of dies in the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies set with Silver Foil Sheets.  I love big fonts so I knew I had to purchase it.  There are four different words (the other two are Holidays and Happy) plus there are two dies that cut out the sentiments from the matching stamp set.  This stamp set is called Merry Christmas To All (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).

The snowflakes were cut out using the Blizzard Thinlits Die also using the Silver Foil Sheets.  I love this die because it cuts out a whole sheet of snowflakes at once.  You can use the snowflakes or the negative.  I used the negative on this card.

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Wishing You Well

Wishing You Well is a stamp set that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  It is a DisINKtive stamp set which is a kind of stamp that is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!  It is meant to show depth so that some of the image is dark and some is light.  It gives it sort of a 3D look.  You can especially see this in the bow above.  You can see how some of the bow is darker while some is lighter.  There are a number of stamps in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog that are DisINKtive stamps.

Wishing You Well is a great stamp set for many occasions just by changing the sentiment.  As you see, I used Season’s Greetings which makes it a holiday card but it also has “wishing you well”, “sending you our thoughts and prayers” and “just a note”.  The “Joy” is from the limited time only stamp set called Snow Is Glistening.  This set is only available during the month of November or until supplies last.

The colors I used for this card are Real Red and Old Olive.  I had cut out the bow and attached it with a Mini Dimensional.  The Designer Series Paper is in the Annual Catalog and is called Under The Mistletoe.

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