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I’m so excited that September’s Creativity to Go is now live and ready for you to subscribe!
Here’s how it works:

  • Every month, I’ll choose a product to feature (either a stamp set or a bundle).
  • When you subscribe to that month’s kit, you’ll receive the featured product AND supplies and tutorials to create five cards using your new product!
  • You can subscribe from anywhere in Canada, and enjoy a fun crafting experience at your own pace and convenience!
  • Subscribe and pay by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit; you can also choose to add any other product (adhesive, cardstock, ink, etc.) to your order at the same time.
  • Kits will be delivered or shipped by the end of the month; tutorials (PDF and/or videos) will be sent by email.

Your subscription includes:

  • Featured product (either a stamp set or a bundle)
  • Supplies to create 5 cards with the featured product
  • Tutorials (PDF and/or videos) to help you complete the cards
  • Access to optional Zoom crafting calls so you can socialize with others and/or ask for assistance while assembling your cards

September’s Featured Product is the “Ridiculously Awesome” stamp set for a cost of $37. Sign up here by September 10th to receive the stamp set, supplies and tutorials!

And here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be making. Take a look at the two cards below: the one on the left is just fine, featuring a terrific bold sentiment and gorgeous rainbow glimmer paper. But I felt like it could be … well …. MORE ridiculously awesome! So I played around with the glimmer paper, combining the scrappy strips technique and the herringbone technique to turn up the awesomeness on this card. I’m super pleased with how it came together! Remember, those who subscribe to the September Creativity to Go will get all the supplies, products, and tutorials to make this card AND four more! How ridiculously awesome is that?!

Thanks for reading – and Happy Stampin’!

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The World of Good suite is one of my favourites in the new annual catalogue. It’s a terrific collection of products: a stamp set with co-ordinating dies, a pack of stunning Specialty Designer Series Paper with brass foil accents, a richly textured 3D Embossing Folder, and gorgeous brass foil sheets. Then, there are two terrific embellishments: the Early Espresso faux suede ribbon, and the Antiqued Corners and Slides – which happen to be on my list of annual catalogue top picks. As an added bonus, the suite also includes a Memories and More card pack, which is perfect for memory keeping/scrapbooking, and can also be used for cards and other projects!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been playing with these products and really enjoying them. First off, look at the awesome colour palette of this DSP. This combination of colours is really appealing, don’t you think?

I absolutely love the sentiments included in the Beautiful World stamp set. “Life’s a Beautiful Journey”, “You Make The World a Better Place”, “Adventure Awaits”, and more make this stamp set perfect for retirement, graduation, travel, new job, and thank you cards, among others. There are so many people in my life who deserve a card saying that they make the world a better place – what a perfect sentiment!

Using the pre-printed cards and stickers from the Memories and More card pack makes it so quick and easy to create cards. I whipped these up in only a few minutes!

 

This suite also seems tailor-made for fancy fold cards, such as the W-fold and the Book Easel card. (Both of these fancy folds will be featured in upcoming newsletter tutorials, so be sure to subscribe to the monthly newsletter if you haven’t already!)

These items also pair well with other masculine-themed stamp sets, such as Sailing Home and A Good Man.

I’m totally enamoured with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. If you loved the rich texture of the Stone 3D embossing folder offered during last Spring’s Sale-a-Bration, you’ll love this too! It really adds some awesome dimension to your project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the World of Good products! If you’re interested in purchasing these or any other Stampin’ Up! products, you can contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

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The new mini catalogue is now live! Previously known as the holiday catalogue,this gorgeous book features 83 pages of wonderful co-ordinating products to help make your holiday crafting easy and fun! Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Hanukkah – even Valentine’s Day makes a sneak appearance. I’m so excited that we get to enjoy these products for a full five months – and next year, the mini catalogue will go for six full months! Yippee!

Here are some of my top picks from this fun new catalogue. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for BeginnersJoyful Holly, p. 34
For this category, I always want to pick a product that will allow a beginner to get crafting right away. Joyful Holly is perfect for this! The large holly stamps allow you to create interesting graphics quickly and easily, and the two included sentiments are all you need to make a big stack of holiday cards. Beautiful and simple!

Best Sentiment Stamp SetChristmas Means More, p. 29
I’m a sucker for a Christmas movie, and these stamps feature quotes from some of my all-time favourites! Big bold sentiments like this help you make a stack of holiday cards quickly and easily. A must-have!

Best Graphic Stamp SetLife is Beautiful, p. 51
This stunning Distinktive stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Lee Ann Greff, and you can use it all year round to celebrate all the different seasons of life. The fun textured images bring so much life to your project – this is a stamp set with loads of versatility!

Best EmbellishmentGlitter Star Ornaments, p. 9 or Beaded Pearls, p. 15
Christmas is all about the bling, and these two sparkly, luxe embellishments definitely bring the bling!

Best Designer Series PaperPoinsettia Place, p. 15
This elegant paper features traditional holiday colours in classic floral themes. Perfect for all your holiday crafting, from cards to decor to gift packaging! Don’t miss the vellum/flocked specialty paper and sheer Real Red ribbon on the same page, as well.

Honourable MentionTrimming the Town, p. 25
Where Poinsettia Place is elegant and lush, Trimming the Town is whimsical and charming. Featuring adorable wintry images of a mountainside town and delightful background images, this paper will meet all your holiday needs! There’s even a sheet that’s made up entirely of holiday sentiments, that you can cut up for use on your cards and projects!

Best Punch BundleGift Wrapped, p. 12
This sweet little bundle will help you with gift packaging, treat boxes, cards – even ornaments or home decor items! I love the stylishness of the stamp images, and am entranced with the vintage font used in the sentiments. Fabulous, affordable bundle at $42.25!

Best Die BundleIn the Pines, p. 43
There’s no shortage of wonderful die bundles in this catalogue, but In the Pines gets my vote for three reasons. First of all, with a lovely graphic collection of trees in various sizes, it will be so fast to create beautiful cards that are instantly recognizable as holiday cards. However – my second reason is that you can also use this bundle for non-holiday cards! Sympathy, Thinking of You, Birthday, and other occasions would all fit right in. Third, it’s a Distinktive stamp set that will add so much texture to your project! I love the art style of the tree stamps, the two-step stamp design that allows you to experiment with different colours, and the negative image dies in the die set. Add the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder (page 35) and you’re all set to create a whole forest full of stunning tree cards!

Best BlingBalmy Blue Glimmer Paper, p. 37
The Snowflake Splendor suite is one of the most popular in the mini catalogue, and no wonder – from the wintry blues of the DSP to the heartwarming sentiments of the stamp set, there’s a lot to love. The Balmy Blue glimmer paper adds the perfect bling to your snowy project!

Best Halloween ProductHallows Night Magic bundle, p. 54
The filigree stamped bats in this stamp set are a spooky delight, and the magic of this suite doesn’t stop there. I’m LOVING the colour palette of Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Basic Black in the Designer Series Paper, and the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder is terrific (check out the sample photo, where they’ve used silver foil in this folder – stunning!). The iridescent pearls finish off the creepy crawly spiders just perfectly. Yup, I think I need to get this whole suite!

Best New ToolCard Display , p. 41
What a great and handy product to have on hand at this time of year! Whether you’re displaying handmade cards you’ve created, storebought cards you’ve received, or anything in between, this rack will display them beautifully. I love that it comes apart to store flat, and that it includes clips to hang the cards! Brilliant and affordable product at $41 – and makes a great gift, too!

Best KitThe Christmas Countdown Project Kit, p. 6
This is a returning favourite from last year and I had to include it again on my Top Pick list! I was so amazed to see all the awesome and creative things crafters used this kit for last year – it’s good for way more than just Christmas. See more examples here!

Best Deal in the CatalogueThe Starter Kit, p. 82
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue! Choose up to $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

In Case You Missed It
Turnovers stamp set, p. 60
This delightful Reversibles stamp set features charming images for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and more! Stamp in one colour, clean the stamp, and then turn it over to stamp again in a different colour to create a two-step image. 18 images on 9 stamps – what a deal!

New Pick a Punch, p. 65
I’m super excited to see the Banners Pick a Punch! If I had a nickel for every time I’ve tried (and failed) to cut a neat little banner end on my cardstock … well, let’s just say I’d have more than enough nickels to buy this punch! This will get a lot of use in my craft room, year-round!

Hostess setA Merry Hello, p. 81
A truly adorable set of stamps that you can earn for free with your qualifying party! Contact me and we can start planning!

Thanks for reading today! Do you agree with my picks? I’d love to know what’s on your must-have list – drop me a comment below!

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Thanks for visiting my blog today! This post is all about the five beautiful new In Colors that were introduced in our 2020 annual catalogue (also featured in my recent video). As you know, Stampin’ Up! introduces a collection of five fabulous on-trend colours each year, and those colours will be with us for two years. Want to know how on-trend this year’s colours are? Well, here’s a pair of running shoes I ordered online a couple of months ago, with three of the new In Colour inkpads next to them:

So we have one collection of In Colors that were introduced last June, and those will be with us for another year; and this new collection of colours that will be with us for the next two years. As shown in the photo below, the five new colours are (left-right): Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, and in the front row, Bumblebee.

You can find these colours and the assorted product collections on page 143-144 of your annual catalogue.

The above notecards are the first project I made with the new colours and I learned some things along the way. These cards feature the In Color cardstock and the In Color 6×6 DSP stack. I always buy that stack of paper because it’s a great way to show off the new colours; you get 4 each of 2 double-sided designs for a total of 40 sheets.  But I noticed right away that when you layer the DSP on top of the cardstock, it disappears completely; there’s not enough white on the DSP to create contrast. So I recommend putting a layer of white in between your DSP and cardstock when you are making these monochromatic cards.

Did you notice that The Flowers for Every Season suite features all the new In Colors? What a terrific product – now, you can enjoy all the gorgeous new colours in paper that features beautiful floral designs, not only with monochromatic papers as with the In Color DSP stack. In addition to the Flowers for Every Season DSP, you can also get the co-ordinating Memories and More card pack. This includes a terrific collection of double-sided cards in two sizes and some sticker sheets for embellishing, and all of it can be used for either scrapbooking or cardmaking. These cards come together so quickly, and you don’t even need ink for some of them! I’ve used some of the included sticker embellishments to add dimension, and the Forever Gold specialty paper as well.

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The below set of cards shows off all the different patterns on the 6×6 In Color DSP stack for a quick and easy collection of cards. These large words here are stickers from the Memories and More card pack, and I used my Triple Banner punch to create these banners. The only ink on these cards is where I’ve stamped one word on each of them, in black ink.

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Another great way to show off the colours even if you don’t have the inkpads is with white embossing on coloured cardstock. I used the large flower stamp from Ornate Style to create these cards, and as a bonus – now you don’t have to colour in this image! Look at how striking these cards are. The DSP on the side is from the Flowers for Every Season DSP stack.

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So, collections of monochromatic cards are great for showing off the new colours… but you can also show all the colours in one card.

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And of course, you can use these colours for products other than cards! Samplers, chocolate sleeves, bookmarks, even calendar/post-it holders … I love getting super creative with these products!

 

Z-fold cards are a great way to show off our DSP and they are so simple to make, so I whipped up a set of these using a stamp from So Sentimental and the Layering Squares dies. Notice again I’ve got the white cardstock in behind the DSP so that it will pop, and I also used my sponge dauber on both the white layer and the scalloped layer here.

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And finally my last project is this cute collection of 3×3” cards. Perfect hostess gift!

Our gorgeous new colours can be used with our existing colours, too. Here are some hints on how to do that:

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And if you love to shop by suite, look below to see which suites feature our beautiful new In Colors:

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So, now that you’ve had a good look at all the new In Colors – which one is your favourite? Drop me a comment to let me know! And if you’re ready to place an order, you can contact me, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

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The 2020 annual catalogue is now live! Before I dive into sharing my top picks with you, I want to bring your attention to the indexes, which will make it easier for you to enjoy your catalogue and quickly find what you’re looking for. Last year’s annual catalogue had a full bundle index in the front, but this year’s catalogue features two separate bundle indexes: Punch Bundles start on page 168, and Die Bundles start on page 173. As you look through these pages, you might notice that some of the bundles from the 2020 Spring Mini Catalogue carried over into this catalogue – a fantastic deal that allows you to keep saving 10% on those awesome products!

There is also a Stamp Set index that starts on page 189 and lists all the current stamp sets alphabetically – a huge help when you know what you’re looking for but can’t remember where you saw it.

Now, here are some of the products I’m excited to get my hands on. Will this help you narrow down your wish list, or perhaps add a few more items you hadn’t considered?

Best Item for BeginnersFancy Phrases bundle
Looking for a bundle that will get you stamping right away? The Fancy Phrases bundle is here for you! With a collection of charming sentiments (including Birthday Wishes, which must be the most in-demand sentiment in any crafter’s collection) and some sweet floral images, this stamp set is wonderfully versatile for a range of occasions. Pair it with the Fancy Tag Topper punch to create gift tags, cards, and other projects! Remember, when you purchase the two items together as a bundle, you save 10%!

Best Sentiment Stamp SetRidiculously Awesome
Did you know that when a demonstrator reaches one million dollars in sales, they get to work with a designer at the Stampin’ Up! head office to design a stamp set based on their own style and interests? This is one of those stamp sets! Ronda Wade (US) inspired this terrific stamp set with a range of fun, splashy sentiments. Big bold sentiments like this are a quick and effective way to finish off a card – and don’t you just love the fun fonts in this set? It really is ‘ridiculously awesome’!

Best Graphic Stamp SetSending Sunshine
The Distinktive images in this stamp set are simply stunning. Just imagine the amazing sunrise and sunset images you’ll be able to create! The sentiments included in the stamp set complement it perfectly, and quite frankly, just looking at these images makes me feel calm … and couldn’t we all use a bit of extra calm these days?!

Best EmbellishmentAntiqued Corners & Slides
Full disclosure: I ordered the entire World of Good suite the minute the demonstrator preorder period began 😊 I love the sentiments, the images, the stunning specialty DSP, the embossing folder – all of it!! I love that it is suitable for the Dads and Grads we are often creating for at this time of year, as well as so many other occasions throughout the rest of the year. Truly, there are so many people to whom I’d love to say “You Make the World a Better Place” and now I CAN. I wasn’t sure about the co-ordinating embellishments until I received them – and then I realized they are not only beautifully styled to fit this suite, but a lovely and unique addition to our embellishment collection. The slides can be used with any 1/4″ ribbon, and the corners can add dimension and interest to any layer of a project. I really like how different these embellishments are from the rest of our collection!

Best Designer Series PaperForever Greenery
Featuring elegant greenery with a watercolour look, this paper is absolutely stunning. The addition of Pretty Peacock to the rich array of greens (Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Sea Foam) is a stroke of genius! Some of the foliage designs can even be cut out with the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing dies. I love that the images are not overly flowery – meaning, they can be used for masculine projects – but are also soft enough for feminine cards. I can’t wait to create with this gorgeous paper!

Honourable Mentions: World of Good and Ornate Garden
Each of these papers are absolutely gorgeous as well! I had to put them in a separate category as they are Specialty Designer Series Papers, meaning they include foil accents (brass foil and gold foil, respectively).

Best Punch BundleLovely You bundle
This bundle could easily swap places with the Fancy Phrases bundle as the Best Item for Beginners. A terrific collection of beautiful sentiments, a fantastic selection of foliage images – many of which are neutral enough for masculine or feminine projects – and a thoroughly customizable punch that helps you create layered shapes with one single tool. This is an absolute winner! I’ll be demonstrating this bundle, particularly this incredibly versatile punch, in an upcoming video – so stay tuned!

Best Die BundleOrnate Thanks
The sentiments in this stamp set simply can’t be beat. I love the fonts, particularly the small scripted phrases that perfectly complement the bold, stylish lettering of the larger sentiments and allowing you to create a completely customized collection of cards. And then the co-ordinating border dies, beautifully designed to make a huge impact on your project. And let’s face it – we all have so many people we want to thank, don’t we?

(PS If you love this bundle as much as I do, see the bottom of this post for info about my upcoming Ornate Garden Online Retreat! It’s a full day of crafting fun!)

Honorable Mentions: Forever Fern or Tasteful Touches
What do you love to do with your dies? Do you love to stamp detailed images and cut them out with perfectly coordinating dies? The best bundle for that is Forever Fern, with its richly textured Distinktive stamps and detailed co-ordinating dies. Do you love to stamp sentiments and images on layered shapes that add surprise and interest to your card? Then Tasteful Touches is the best bundle for you! (Maybe you’re like me and you just have to have them both!)

Best New Tool – Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines
Count them – TWO beautiful new Cut and Emboss Machines! For those of you who’ve longed to get one of these awesome machines but bemoaned the lack of crafting space, you now have options – you can choose to buy the Mini Cut and Emboss machine, which is specially sized to fit many of our embossing folders and die sets. You’ll notice that all the products that are compatible with the Mini machine are marked with a purple “Mini” logo. The full-size machine, of course, can be used with any of the folders or dies in the catalogue. More great features to note:
– Both machines include the Base Plate and Cutting Plates you’ll need to get started
– The instructions are printed directly on the plates, so you’ll always know what layers you need
– Both machines feature platforms that fold, for space-saving storage
– Both machines are portable and have a comfortable carrying handle

Stampin’ Up! is still working with the manufacturing facilities to get these machines produced and into our warehouses, so unfortunately, they are not available yet – but they’re coming! Stay tuned as you know that I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops as soon as they are ready!

Best Deal in the CatalogueThe Starter Kit on page 188 (especially before June 30!!)
The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue, and this month, it’s even more awesome! Until June 30th, join Stampin’ Up! and choose any stamp-and-tool bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue *absolutely free*. That’s on top of the already amazing Starter Kit deal, which includes $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. You can learn more about becoming a demonstrator by reading my Starter Kit FAQ, and if you still have questions, please email me! I’m excited to help you learn about this opportunity!

Kits, Kits, Kits!
This catalogue offers three card kits and a stunning product medley. Remember, during my 100 Card Challenge I am donating 100% of my proceeds on all kits to the Nanaimo Foodshare! Find all the kits here!

In Case You Missed It:

Playful Alphabet – Yes! Stampin’ Up! now offers a full set of dies that includes numbers, letters, and punctuation – all in one set. The dies themselves are only $46; bundle with the co-ordinating stamp set for $61!

Crafting’s Unsung Heroes – See page 159 for a perfect summary of all the tools you’ll want to keep handy on your craft desk. They truly are the unsung heroes – they may not be exciting or colourful, but you’ll be reaching for them over and over as you create!

The Hostess stamp sets can be found on page 186. These stamp sets, Summer Days and Touched My Heart, are exclusively available to those who host a qualifying party during the catalogue sales period. By the way, check out the back of your annual catalogue to see exactly what that sales period is: June 3, 2020 – May 3, 2021.

Thanks for reading today! Do you agree with my picks? I’d love to know what’s on your must-have list – drop me a comment below!

Ornate Garden Online Retreat – Saturday, July 25*
Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 20

Is it time to treat yourself to some dedicated crafting time? How about attending a full day of virtual crafting sessions where you’ll get a chance to socialize with others, craft and learn together, and show off your beautiful creations – all from the comfort of your own home! Did I mention there are games, gifts, and prizes as well? I can’t wait to see you at the Ornate Garden Online Retreat, happening Saturday July 25th. *Don’t worry if the date doesn’t work for you – registering for the retreat means you’ll have access to the exclusive videos and tutorials even after the event is over, so you can watch them at your convenience and at your own pace.

Cost: $199 includes the Ornate Style bundle, Ornate Thanks bundle, prepared supplies to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs), and attendance at an exclusive online retreat.

Retreat Includes:

  • Video Presentations to watch at your own pace
  • Tutorials for download
  • Gifts and Prizes
  • Exclusive Interactive Crafting Sessions via Zoom
  • Access to Exclusive Facebook group to share your projects

Learn more here!

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If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen my big announcement recently (I even posted a live video to announce it, which I NEVER do!!). I decided to honour Stampin’ Up!’s annual Day of Service (May 21) by giving back in a big way and starting a 100 Card Challenge!


My pledge: I’m going to send out 100 cards to send joy to those in my community, and I kicked it all off with a donation of $100 to Nanaimo FoodShare. And that’s not all …. for however long it takes me to send those 100 cards, I’ll be donating 50-100% of my proceeds from every Stampin’ Up! order to the Nananimo Foodshare, as well! For every kit sold, including Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, I’ll be donating 100% of my proceeds. For all other orders, I’ll be donating 50% of my proceeds!

Nanaimo Foodshare is an amazing local non-profit that connects the community with resources, skills, and knowledge to create change that increases healthy food for everyone. They have a huge variety of programs for a wide range of community members, and work to support sustainable food sources, food security, and so much more. You can learn all about them here on their website.

The 100 Card Challenge wouldn’t be complete without me inviting all of my customers, friends, and followers to get involved, so here’s how you can participate along with me:

  • Send cards to the people in your life – people need joy!
  • Donate to Nanaimo Foodshare or any charity of your choice
  • Help me raise more money by placing Stampin’ Up! orders (I’m donating 50-100% of my proceeds to the cause, until I complete the challenge)
  • And of course …. win prizes! I’m doing two draws every week for people who join the fun on my Facebook page. So make sure you Like and Follow that page today to play along!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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I really love the So Sentimental stamp set from the Spring Mini catalogue, and the co-ordinating Stitched So Sweetly dies that go with them. So, it was terrific fun to design my most recent Class by Mail around these products!

Customers who ordered this stamp set in May received the supply kits and tutorials to make five cards with their beautiful new stamp set, using it in a variety of ways. All the pieces were cut, embossed, and punched for them so all they needed to do was stamp and assemble.

I really love the range of sentiments available in this set – from lighthearted to serious, and with gorgeous fonts that are perfect for masculine and feminine cards. Using the co-ordinating dies to layer in a variety of ways means that putting together a card for any occasion is quick and easy, with bold sentiments that are sure to make a big impression on the recipient.

Happily, both the So Sentimental stamp set and the Stitched So Sweetly dies are continuing into the new annual catalogue, so if you don’t have them yet, don’t worry! You’ll still be able to buy them after June 3rd when the new catalogue starts. In fact, Stampin’ Up! has even extended the discounted bundle price into the new catalogue! If you buy the stamps and dies together, you’ll save 10%.

Here are some close ups of the beautiful cards I made with So Sentimental. Which one is your favourite?

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Next month’s Class by Mail is going to feature a brand new bundle from the new annual catalogue, Jar of Flowers. Here are the first few cards I have made with the new bundle – with lots more fun projects to come! You can learn all about the Jar of Flowers class on the Class by Mail page!

Contact me today to order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Retirement List is live, and in addition to the 2018-2020 In Colors (which I wrote about in a previous post) there are hundreds of products listed. How to sort through it all and make sure you get your favourites? Here are some tips to help you.

1. Every Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and 2020 Spring Mini Catalogue is retiring – they are only available while supplies last.

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2. Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22, but retiring tools such as dies and punches are not, and some will go fast! Many of these (like the Starburst and Circle punches) are absolute staples for your craft room, so don’t miss out – get them before they’re gone!

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3. For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has chosen to continue the bundle pricing on six selected bundles from the Spring Mini Catalogue.These bundles will still be available in the new annual catalogue:

Heartfelt Bundle
So Sentimental Bundle
Painted Poppies Bundle
Peaceful Moments Bundle
Mountain Air Bundle 
Timeless Tulips Bundle

For the rest of the bundles in the 2019 annual and Spring Mini catalogues, even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone. Below is a list of products that are continuing into the new catalogue, though the bundle price will be gone. Be strategic! If you know you’re going to buy these products anyway, you may as well get them this month before the price increases!

Grace’s Garden Bundle
Forever Blossoms Bundle
Last a Lifetime Bundle
Timeless Tropical Bundle
Under My Umbrella Bundle
By the Dock Bundle
Dressed to Impress Bundle
A Wish for Everything Bundle
Daisy Lane Bundle
Parcels & Petals Bundle
Good Morning Magnolia Bundle
A Little Lace Bundle
Path of Petals Bundle
Free as a Bird Bundle
Dino Days Bundle
Floral Essence Bundle
Band Together Bundle
Friend Like You Bundle
Bloom & Grow Bundle
Silhouette Scenes Bundle
To a Wild Rose Bundle
Sailing Home Bundle

Here’s a slideshow showing images of all the bundles listed above.

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4. Then of course, there are the bundles that are FOR REAL retiring. These products are gone for good on June 2nd, and until then, they are “while supplies last”. So if there’s something on this list you must have? DON’T WAIT! Some items are already sold out!

Pretty Pavilion Bundle
Royal Peacock Bundle
Cuckoo For You Bundle
It Starts With Art Bundle
Ride With Me Bundle
Wish For It All Bundle
Above The Clouds Bundle
Wiggle Worm Bundle
Praiseworthy Prose Bundle
Lovely Is The Day Bundle
Tasteful Textures Bundle
Parisian Beauty Bundle
Beautifully Braided Bundle
Honey Bee Bundle
Bonanza Buddies Bundle
Birthday Jubilee Bundle
Clubhouse Bundle

 

Here’s a slideshow showing images of all the bundles listed above.

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5. Stampin’ Blends are NOT RETIRING! You may have noticed that many Blends are listed on the Retirement List. This is because Stampin’ Up! has decided that Blends will only be sold in pairs from now on; no more singles available. They made this decision based on sales and ordering trends showing that customers prefer the combo pack, which includes one light and one dark Stampin’ Blends Marker. If you do a lot of colouring with your Blends, you may consider stocking up on the “lights” of your favourite colours; people tend to use the Lights about 70% more than the Darks. Single Stampin’ Blends Markers will be available until June 2nd or while supplies last. The Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter will be the only Stampin’ Blends Marker sold individually starting with the 2020–2021 Annual Catalogue.

Some more surprises ….

6. The Stamparatus is continuing, but Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the sale of additional plates. If you want another pair of plates, get them now!

7. There is a new adhesive and refill in the new catalogue, which means it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved Snail adhesive. Both Snail and the refills are retiring and are only available while supplies last.

8. The Stamp Cleaning Pad and refill are retiring.

9. The Blue 3D Embossing Plate is being replaced by another plate that is exactly the same only not blue. If you have the blue plate already, don’t worry; it will work on the new die-cutting and embossing machine. If you don’t have the blue plate yet, don’t worry: there is a plate in the new catalogue that does the exact same thing.

10. The Hand-Lettered Prose dies are retiring. I bought these not too long ago and love them – I regret that I didn’t get a chance to demonstrate them at class before Covid came along and cancelled all my classes. If you like them too, don’t miss out!

View the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store and be sure to use hostess code  XYWR66C7. Happy Stampin’!

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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I just had to play with the 2018-2020 In Colors one more time. All these colours are retiring on June 2nd – and if supplies run out before then, they will not be restocked. If you love any of these colours (and why wouldn’t you?), don’t forget to get your inkpads, refills, markers, cardstock, and embellishments before they are gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These colours aren’t the only things retiring – you can view the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And when you look at the retirement list, remember – even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone.

Here are some cards and projects I’ve made with some of the items on the retiring list:

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Before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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I had some time this week to play with a wonderful new stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue – Beautiful Moments. I really love the soft brushstroke style of these stamp images, as well as the lovely sentiments that go with them.

Here’s the first card I made, using my blends markers to colour in the image of the two little girls. It really reminds me of my sister and I, when we were little, going to the beach with our buckets to build sandcastles! I also used a small strip of the Flowering Foils paper from the recent Sale-a-Bration rewards, colouring that in with my blends as well.

If you don’t have too many blends markers, or don’t love colouring as much as I do, you might prefer the paper piecing technique. You can stamp the image with Memento Black ink on any DSP you like (here, I used a piece of Rococo Rose from the 2019-2021 In Color Stack). I did only a bit of colouring, on the hair and skin.

You can even skip the colouring altogether with splodge stamping (isn’t that a great word?). You can use any texture stamp you like to add colour, and it can be as abstract as you like. Here, I used one of the stamps from Beauty Abounds to add those dreamy bubbles.

I love the way these three main image stamps can be mix-and-matched with the sentiments to create the perfect card. There are some lovely additional images, too, such as the little birds, butterflies, flowers, and horizon line. This versatile stamp set really gives you the ability to create the scene just the way you imagine!

Contact me today to order yours, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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