Monday, April 29, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet Project kit

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.

As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to-and introduce them to Stampin' Up!

Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95 Available starting April 29, while supplies last.

Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)
Training Tips:
  • This kit makes a great gift, both assembled and unassembled.
  • This kit can appeal to both stampers and non-stampers; the ease of assembly means anyone can do it!
  • Add your own finishing touch to the bouquet: place it in a vase, wrap it up in tissue paper, decorative ribbon, or twine.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #83

Today’s card is for Freshly Made Sketches #83, a sketch designed by Alissa.
I went with a kind of monochromatic look to go with the simplicity of the design. 

The card base is Wisteria Wonder. I added a strip of Wisteria Wonder DSP from the 2011-2013 Designer Series paper stack. I embossed a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock, using the Argyle embossing folder and the Big Shot. I stamped the flower stem with Old Olive, the more solid part of the flower with Wisteria Wonder and the outline portions of the flower and sentiment with Elegant Eggplant.

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
stamps- Field Flowers
Cardstock- Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Designer Series Paper- 2011-2013 Designer Series Paper stack
Ink- Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Other- Argyle embossing folder

Pinwheel wishes

Here is a really fun, but simple card from my recent technique class. Start with a Whisper White base card. Emboss the frame using the designer frames folder and the Big Shot. Layer the embossed frame onto a slightly larger piece of colored cardstock. Cut a pinwheel out of designer series paper with the Sizzlet S die and the big shot. Fold into pinwheel shape and secure with 3/16" brad and adhere to a stick (a toothpick will work). Adhere both to the frame. Stamp sentiment on card. See, super easy and super cute.

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
stamps-Wishes your way
Cardstock- Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper- Polka dot parade
Ink- Pumpkin Pie
Other-  3/16" Pumpkin Pie brad, glue dots, Stampin' dimensionals, Sizzlet S die, Designer Frames embossing folder

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SU! retirement lists

Today is a really big day for Stampin' Up! customers, who will get their first chance to see the Retiring Product and Accessories Lists.
Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3. Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time. Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps.

Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last. SAVE UP TO 60% on select items! Be sure to order your favorites promptly. Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

Stampin' up! is excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:

  1. Place the stamp rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Adhesive not included

Friday, April 12, 2013

JUST RELEASED!  Bombs Away NEW Photopolymer (Transparent) Stamp Set (#133411).  Recommended Stampin' Up! Clear Blocks "C" (#118486)and "H" (#118490).

hello, hello

The chalkboard technique is really popular right now and super easy to do. Start with Whisper White card base. Add a strip of Designer Series Paper and ribbon to card. To create the chalkboard look, stamp an image on Basic Black cardstock using Versamark ink. Emboss with White Stampin' Emboss powder. Sponge white craft ink over embossed image to create smudged look. Use ruler and white Signo gel pen to create borders. Adhere Basic Black cardstock to Crumb Cake cardstock and adhere both to card using dimensionals. 

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
stamps- Hello, Hello single stamp
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper- Parker's Patterns
Ink- Versamark, White craft ink
Other- Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Signo white gel pen, sponge, Stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New wood mount cases

Introducing new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.
Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. And empty cases will be available with the new catalog. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available May 31).

Color Refresh

So kind of you again

Another way to use the Sweet Essentials stamp set.
Fold 5-½ x 8-½ Melon Mambo CS to form card. Adhere ½ of a paper doily to card. Adhere 5 ½ x 1 ½ Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP to card, over paper doily. Stamp 3 flowers on Whisper White squares with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point ink. Cut out with the Big shot using the coordinating dies. Adhere to card using dimensional. Stamp sentiment on ¾ x 4 ¼ Whisper White and notch out the end. Adhere to DSP with dimensionals.

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
stamps- Sweet Essentials, Secret Garden
Cardstock- Whisper White,  Melon Mambo,
Designer Series Paper- Sunshine & Sprinkles
Ink- Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Pointt
Other- Secret Garden Framelit dies, Paper doilies ,Stampin' dimensionals

So kind of you card

This is an easy card that can be done in a number of color combinations.
Fold 5-½ x 8-½ Whisper White CS to form card. Adhere DSP to 4 ¼ x 2 ½ Melon Mambo CS and adhere to front of card. Stamp sentiment on 4 x 2 ¼ Whisper White CS. Adhere to 4 ¼ x 2 ½ melon Mambo and adhere to card with dimensional. Stamp flower with Melon Mambo ink on 2 ¾ x 2 ¾  Melon mambo, cut out with Big shot using coordinating die. Cut 2 leaves out of Lucky Limeade with Big shot Punch bitty butterfly out of Daffodil Delight and adhere to card using dimensionals. Add rhinestones to flower and butterfly. 

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
stamps- Sweet Essentials, Secret Garden
Cardstock- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper- Sunshine & Sprinkles
Ink- Melon Mambo
Other-  Bitty butterfly punch, Secret Garden Framelit dies, Rhinestones basic jewels, Stampin' dimensionals

Friends card

This is really easy, fun, springy card. Start with Whisper White CS for the base. Use second largest non-scalloped oval from Occasions paper piercing pack and pierce oval on 4 x 5 ¼ Whisper White CS. Layer ¼ inch pieces of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point CS from largest to smallest within the oval. Stamp sentiment under pieces. Punch one bitty butterfly from each color of scrap CS. Adhere with dimensional and add rhinestone to center. Adhere 4 x 5 ¼ Whisper White to 5 ½ x 8 ½ Whisper white, using dimensionals.
Stampin' up! supplies used: 
stamps- Sweet Essentials 
Cardstock- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Ink- Pacific Point
Other-  Bitty butterfly punch, Occasions paper piercing pack, Paper piercing tool, Stampin’ pierce mat, Rhinestones basic jewels, Stampin' dimensionals