Spring has finally sprung here! The skies are blue and the forecast promises a slow warming this coming week.
So let's craft a spectacular birthday card that spotlights spring!
First, the products used to make this That's the Tag card - you can click on any of these products to order them at my online store (USA). The GREAT news is the these products are still available (some are retiring May 31st) and ON SALE too:
In only five more days you will be able to rock your crafting world with two new bundles announced from Stampin' Up!
Introducing the Eastern Palace product suite!
You have two options to choose from - click on the flyer to download it to your device:
Eastern Palace Starter bundle: stamps ink and papers for a newer stamper to create a variety of cards and other projects. For no additional cost, you will also receive our new Very Vanilla cards and envelopes.
Premiere Bundle - everything in the Starter bundle PLUS the Easter Palace card stock pack, the Mini Tassel assortment, the Eastern Medallion thinlit set, and instead of the notecard set you will receive at no additional cost our new Very Vanilla thick card stock and Very Vanilla envelopes.
Here's a friendship or thank you card idea I created using the Eastern Palace Starter bundle and my Layering Circle framelits:
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Want to see more beautiful ideas using the Eastern Palace suite? Head over to my Pinterest board!
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Have you heard the exciting news? Stampin' Up! is releasing the Eastern Palace suite a month before it goes live as part of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog on June 1, 2017! Click on the flyer below to download a copy to your device:
There are two bundles designed with 2 kinds of crafters in mind: newer stampers and more advanced stampers. Available May 1st!
Starter bundle: stamps ink and papers for a newer stamper to create a variety of cards and other projects. For no additional cost, you will also receive our new Very Vanilla cards and envelopes.
Premiere Bundle - includes everything in the Starter bundle above PLUS the Easter Palace card stock pack, the Mini Tassel assortment, the Eastern Medallion thinlit set, and instead of the notecard set you will receive at no additional cost our new Very Vanilla thick card stock and Very Vanilla envelopes!
You can play for hours with the set, paper and stickers and create completely different images each time.
On May 1st you will be able to order this fun new bundle - if you want to see amazing sample ideas, head to my Pinterest board here!
The Banner Triple Punch gives you triple the banner options in one punch. You can make banners in three widths--1", 1-1/2", and 2" (2.5 cm, 3.8 cm and 5.1 cm)--in any length. Just slide the paper in, punch, and get perfectly notched banners (or gift tags, bookmarks, belly bands) every time.
Add a banner to your next card project and then, bump it up a notch by with an additional interesting element like this Eastern Palace die-cut element on my card - the stamped circle and phrase are part of the Eastern Beauty stamp set - also part of our bundle offer :
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I chose this die to match the pattern on the Eastern Palace designer series paper. The Eastern Palace bundle is available to you a month before it goes live in the new Annual Catalog. Click on the flyer below to see the two bundle options you can choose from - one is for beginning stampers the other for more experienced stampers. I love that there is something for everyone!
This week I will be posting another How-to video showing a way to add visual interest to this designer series paper - watch my YouTube channel for this new post!
I'd like to show you how to create a simple monochromatic birthday card idea using an amazing bundle of products. What is monochromatic you might ask? It's a fun stamping technique especially when you are just starting out as a crafter. You only use one color, along with a neutral such as black, white, grey, etc.
For my Flourishing Phrases card I used a few products - I chose Watermelon Wonder (so sad it is retiring) and Whisper White for my color scheme.
Click on any of the photos below to order products at my Online Store: (note: some are retiring, some are on sale!) To see the retiring list, click here and remember these are available only as supplies last.
I have already announced that Stampin' Up! is releasing a new catalog product suite, called Eastern Palace, a month early (May 1, 2017) so you can get a jump start on your crafting while you wait for the rest of the amazing products to go live.
Here's the product suite in case you missed it: click on the flyer image to download the PDF to your device:
A few days ago, I shared one card idea using not only retiring products, but also the Eastern Palace suite - click here to see this post.
Today I have a second Eastern Palace idea:
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Don't miss two special elements: the diecut image layer and the banners. To learn how to cut banners, check out my 'how-to' video below:
If you love to color, you need to add the Basket of Wishes stamp set to your collection - a perfect set to use to send a card to someone special.
I am excited that Basket of Wishes is carrying over to the next Annual catalog but really sad that the Hello You thinlits are retiring forever (sad face). I used these two products, along with my blender pens, to make the card below.
Here are the products I used to make my card - you can click on any of them to head to my online store to place an order:
Dip your blender pen into your favorite ink pads and watercolor (one of my favorite techniques) to your heart's content! I used Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Real Read and Wisteria Wonder as my color choices.
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Isn't it time you sent a card to someone special in your life?
I am excited to introduce a new Annual Catalog called: Tabs for Everything. To be honest at first glance I was a bit underwhelmed but who says "No" to a free stamp set? Not me!
But now that Stampin' Up!s On Stage event is over I sat down to craft a card to mail to my son (I mail him a letter every week) and I ended up using Tabs for Everything and am now very impressed as to how versatile this set actually is!
Here are the products I used to make my card - you can click on any of the product photos to head to my online store - unfortunately it looks like the Urban Underground paper and washi tape are already gone (retiring items fly off the shelves) so hopefully you have this items at home or can substitute with something you have. Sorry, I am not allowed to show you the Tabs for Everything stamp set just yet. But it is quite yummy and comes in a bundle!
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If you want a catalog for free there are two ways I am offering them this year: FREE to anyone who has placed an order with me since January, 2017 OR for $5 which will include a $5 off coupon for your first new catalog order. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me!
When was the last time you said thanks to someone - or better yet, made a thank you card? I find most of my local customers are not so keen on a thank you card class and I feel a bit sad about that.
I think we need to say sorry and thank you much more often than we do.
And I was delighted to see two of my thank you stamp sets carry over to the new catalog!
Today's blog post features a thank you card using a Paper Craft Crew card map - click on the link to see other ideas made with this fun map:
The map looks a bit busy but don't let that stop you - I am delighted with my card creation below. First here's what I used to make my card - click on any of these images to place an order at my online store:
If you want to empower your crafting fun in the coming months, consider the brand new Eastern Palace suite, available to you as a premiere on May 1, a month before it is released in the 2017-18 Annual catalog!
Consider bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence - include three new In Colors in the premiere bundle!
Here's a flyer for the Eastern Palace suite - click on the flyer below to download a copy to your device:
As a demonstrator I got to preorder the bundle two months before it goes live so I could make a bunch of samples to share with you! Before I do, I want to share the amazing Eastern Medallions thinlits so you can see the amazing possibilities and empower your crafting fun:
Here's my first card using the Eastern Medallion thinlits and Eastern Beauty stamp set. What do you think? I chose some retiring products and combined with my new products. Taa-daa!
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Who doesn't love to save money!? I sure do and today I have a great tip for you to consider before the next annual catalog goes live: find the bundles in the current catalog, check to see if they are carrying over and buy them now! Why? Because they will be sold separately in the next catalog and you will miss the bundle discount.
Today's video and card idea shows you a simple but beautiful sympathy card using the Flourishing Phrases bundle (now on SALE!). Click on either of these images to head to my online store:
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