Let It Ride Z Fold

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have one more card to post from my April card class. This one uses the Let It Ride stamp set and is a case of Kim Baker at www.kims-kreative-korner.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

Stamps:  Let It Ride, High Tide (birds), Barn Door, Crackle Paint

Tools:  Sliding Door Framelits Dies, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder,

Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Soft Sky Blue

Stampin’ Blends:  Dark & Light Soft Suede, Light Smoky Slate (hooves)

Special Technique:  Sponging with saran wrap.  I wadded up a piece of saran wrap and put it in one of those big black desk clips.  I masked off the separation between sky and meadow and masked off the horse. I stamped the sky, changed saran wrap and switched the mask on the meadow to the sky and then stamped the meadow in green.  It gave the card a textured sort of sponging and took much less time.  Looks a lot like grass don’t you think?!

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the horse (and needed it) so I could stamp a second time and press a little extra on the mane.   I triple stamped the trees using the Stamparatus so they would be a deep green and then moved the hinge on the Stamparatus and did a couple of shadow stamps to create a forest.

Dimensions:  Note – the layers are flush to the bottom

  • Crumb Cake:  11″ X 4 1/4″, Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″;  Make a pencil mark 2 1/8″ down at the left hand side of the front and cut diagonally from that mark to the 2 3/4″ score line
  • Real Red:  5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″, Score at 2 5/8″; Make a pencil mark 2 1/16″ down on the left hand side of the front and cut diagonally from the mark to 2 5/8″ score line.  Emboss with the Pinewood Plank embossing folder
  • Very Vanilla:  5 5/16″ (5 1/4 + 1/16″) X 4 1/8″
  • Crumb Cake: 3″ X 4″ for the gate;   stamp and cut the entire barn door then cut in half
  • Black Scrap: 2″ X 2″ for hardware on the door
  • Red Strip: 5/8″ X 2 1/2″, emboss with the Pinewood Plank, roll the paper with your fingers to create the look of the front of a post, place an adhesive dimensional strip down the middle to adhere; adhere a bit down from the top so you don’t see the adhesive.

Stamp your name on the back and send to your favorite horse lover!

We have two weeks left of the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog so be sure and check your wish list to make sure you purchased what you can’t live without.  I recommend stocking up on your paper since the price goes up with the new catalog June 4th.  Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!

The hostess code for the next party is DP7XS3NC.  The new catalog launch is Saturday, June 8th, in conjunction with the craft garage sale.  Hope you can make it!  Click on the calendar to view all the upcoming events.  My first Christmas Stamp
A Stack will be in August.  Check it out!

SAL,  Saddle A Lovely horse

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Your Day!

Hello Stamping Friends,

It’s Friday!  Let’s celebrate!  If you are a mother, I hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!  Let the celebration begin, now.

We made this card at our downline meeting and it could be used for most any celebration!

It is a case from Wendy Lee at www.CreativeLeeYours.com,  who cased Mikela Titheridge at www.thecraftyoinkpen.co.uk

Stamp Set:  Hello Cupcake from Sale A Bration 2019

Tools:  Call Me Cupcake Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/8″ hand held punch

Inks:  Powder Pink, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Wink of Stella

Embellishments:  4″ Blue Organdy Ribbon from Sale A Bration 2019, Rhinestones, Blue Sequins

Card Base:  Balmy Blue 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4″ and 8″

Insert:  Whisper White  5″ X 3 3/4″

Slider Mechanism:  Thick Whisper White 3/4″ X 3″

Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper:  5 1/4″ X 3 3/4″

Icing:  Powder Pink  2″ X 2″ stamped and die cut

Cupcake: So Saffron 1″ X 2″  die cut

Cupcake Tissue:  Crumb Cake 2″ X 2″ stamped and die cut

Cupcake Cover:  Vellum  3 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ die cut & put large rhinestone at top

Cupcake Base Plate:   Shimmer White 1 1/2″ X 3″ die cut

Flowers:  Whisper White Scrap  3/4″ X 3″ stamp in Melon Mambo & Die Cut

Banner:  Whisper White  3 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ die cut

Circle Pull Tab:  Balmy Blue Scrap punched with 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Steps:

  1. Adhere DSP to front at left of 1/2″ tab with 1/8″ border
  2. Die cut the vellum cupcake ‘glass’ cover
  3. Die cut the shimmer white cupcake base plate
  4. Use 1 1/4″ circle punch and punch the front layers and back layer of the card at the top in the middle
  5. Make one vertical cut  1 1/4″ to the left of 8″ score line- 1″ from top & 1 3/8″ from bottom, you don’t need a cut on the other side. Note:  The cupcake is not centered on the front since the mechanism needs to slide on the right and the cupcake needs to be behind the vellum.  We made the mistake of trying to center it with our first cut. It is almost invisible in the picture.
  6. Place a dimensional on the right front side of the Thick Whisper White 3/4″ slider mechanism and run the slider through the slot front side to back side at the very bottom of the slit.  Turn the card over and hold the mechanism straight by placing a sticky note on it, sticking it to the back of the card. Place two pieces of sticky tape on the 3/4″ slider which will glue to the white insert later.
  7. Cut the banner and use the Stamparatus to position the “Celebrate” in the middle of the banner.  Mask off the “your day” part of the stamp, ink in Melon Mambo, remove the mask and stamp. (Or color ‘Celebrate’ with a marker).  We were doing multiple cards so I drew around the banner with a pencil on a piece of stamparatus grid sheet to help with the placement.
  8. Glue the cupcake plate at the bottom of the front at the end of the slit. It is 1/4″ from the bottom so you have 1/8″ DSP border and the Balmy Blue 1/8″ border.
  9. Glue the ‘Celebrate’ banner to the bottom of the vellum cover.  Work the vellum with your fingers to make it have a slight curl then remove the backing of the dimensional on the slider mechanism and adhere the cover to the slider mechanism.
  10. Now position the Whisper White insert on the Stamparatus so that the “Your Day” part of the stamp will stamp 3/4″ down on the left side, mask off the “celebrate”, ink in Melon Mambo, remove the mask and stamp. (Or color ‘Your Day’ with a marker).
  11. Punch out the blue circle for the pull and score it in half.  Adhere it to the middle of the insert and punch a little hole with the 1/8″ hand held punch for the ribbon. Attach the ribbon.
  12. Remove the backing of the tear and tape of the slider mechanism and position the Whisper White insert to attach to the mechanism.
  13. Stamp and die cut three little flowers with Melon Mambo.  Color with Wink of Stella. Adhere with glue dots and place a rhinestone on the two flowers in the front.
  14. Add sequins and color the icing with the Wink of Stella.
  15. Now you can put tear and tape on the 1/2″ tab at the right of the front and adhere the front to the back.

I hope many of you purchased this stamp and framelit set!  I want to do a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting next!  What is your favorite flavor?

SAL, Sharing A Love of cupcakes

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Abounds And Butterfly Beauty

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have some fun cards today using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits and the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set.  These two sets carry into the new catalog but if you get them now you will get a 10% bundle discount, #150617.  See them on page 13 of the Occasions catalog.

Before we get into the club card I want to show you The Vertical Greetings stamp set that I used for the Thank You notes. It is being retired:

I have used this set more times than I can count.  In today’s thank you cards I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful butterflies but there was just enough room to do a vertical greeting.

Let’s start with the card I did for my card class:

The little ‘hello’ in the Beauty Abounds stamp set fit right between the butterflies. I stamped the hello in Versa Mark ink and embossed it with black embossing powder and then punched it out.   I held the butterflies in place- without adhering them- to determine where to place the hello, being careful that the butterflies didn’t go outside the card.

Note: the double sided adhesive sheets are being retired, #144106, so stock up now.  I used a sheet to adhere the top layer of the butterfly to the bottom layer.  I put a 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ piece of the adhesive on the back of the Gorgeous Grape cardstock of the same size before running it through the Big Shot.  After you cut out the butterflies and pull off the adhesive backing sheet, save it!  It is shiny and beautiful.  I used it on the thank you cards you will see in a minute.

There is a large stamp in the Beauty Abounds set with six bokeh dots and a smaller one with four bokeh dots.  I used both and stamped them with Highland Heather.  I stamped the dots with Gorgeous Grape.  It is amazing how SU can make stamps that get several different shades of color with just one stamp.  I didn’t have to do any masking or coloring- it was all in the stamp!

It was a little tedious to put dimensionals on all the butterflies but so worth the effort!  These are the small dimensionals with a strip cut from the edge of the dimensionals sheet to put in the middle.

On the inside I stamped another set of bokeh dots in Highland Heather and two of the little butterflies from the same Beauty Abounds set in Gorgeous Grape.

Dimensions & Supplies:

Ink:  Versa Mark, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Black Embossing Powder

Stamps & Dies:  Beauty Abounds & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits

Card Base:  Gorgeous Grape, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

Second Layer- make 2:  Highland Heather,  5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″

Butterfly Outside Layer:  Gorgeous Grape, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″

Adhesive Sheet:  5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″  – adhere the whole sheet to the back of the Gorgeous Grape

Butterfly Bottom Layer:  Highland Heather,  5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″

Whisper White Layer:  3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″

Whisper White Scrap for punching the ‘hello’ greeting

Bling:  Five black Faceted Dots (#146910- retiring)

The little butterflies have thinlits to cut them out and Stampin’ Up! has heard our frustrations with the time it takes when we want multiples of a cutout so they are making dies with several duplicates to save us time:

Lots of little butterflies we can run through the Big Shot!

After the card class I had leftover cutouts as well as the adhesive sheet backings and I wanted to use them for my thank you cards.  I chose Flirty Flamingo for another cutout and black for some of the backings. From a past catalog I had purchased Calypso Coral embossing powder and it matched the Flirty Flamingo card stock so I used it and ‘Vertical Greetings’  to emboss the thank you on the purple layers. (I showed that set first since I really don’t want you to miss having it in your collection.) I colored the wings with the clear Wink of Stella and adhered Iridescent Sequins, # 144212,  for even more sparkle.

In this card I stamped the wing cutouts with the little dot stamp and then did a bit of paper piecing to make the wings.

I wish you could see how the Wink of Stella makes it look like black glimmer paper was used! The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were used and they, too, are retiring, #146927.

Which one is your favorite?  I would love to see what you come up with!

SAL,  Showing A Lot of butterflies today

Karen

Click on little SAL to shop.  Tuesday club members use hostess code TQJWVPRX;  Saturday club members use DP7XS3NC.  Not a member?  Choose either code if your order is under $150 and our hostess will get the credit.

 

Wonderful Romance Thinking of You

Hello Stamping Friends,

If you are not into fancy folds like the prior posts’ bendi card, this card with its beautiful vellum designer paper might be what you are looking to make. The bouquet of flowers has a framelit to cut it out and there is a framelit to cut the beautiful leafy edge.  The ‘Thinking of You’ greeting fits perfectly on one of the stitched rectangle framelits and the Frosted Flower Embellishment with a rhinestone in the middle dresses it up.

Base:  Fresh Fig, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, Score at 4 1/4″.  Cut a piece of copy paper 2 5/8″ X 5 1/2″ and place it on the front with a sticky note so you can line up your leaf edge framelit along the copy paper edge to make sure your leaf edge is cut straight. There is a lot of stress on the Big Shot to cut the leaf edge all at once so the cranking seems hard but it worked and I ran it back and forth several times to get a good cut.

Powder Pink Inside Layer:  4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″

Pear Pizzaz:  2 3/8″ X 5 3/8″

Whisper White:  2 3/16″  X 5 3/16″  This is the backing for your vellum.  If you don’t have vellum adhesive, use tombow glue and a sponge to ‘paint’ the glue on the back of the vellum with the sponge and the glue will not show.

Floral Romance Designer Series Paper Vellum:  2 3/16″  X 5 3/16″

Greeting:  Whisper White  2″ X 2 1/2″ stamped in Fresh Fig and cut with the stitched rectangle framelit.

Bouquet:  Shimmer White 3 1/2″ X 4″ stamped in Memento Black and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The shimmer of the card stock even shows up in the picture!  I used Dark Old Olive on the large leaves and Light Old Olive on the smaller leaves.  Dark Pink Pirouette was used on the middle flower and the little buds to look similar to the vellum DSP.  Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends matched the Fresh Fig very well to color the other flowers.  Rhinestones were put in the middle of the flowers and a bow was put on the base of the bouquet using the Old Olive Linen Thread.

This Wonderful Romance Stamp Set, the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies, the Floral Romance DSP and the Old Olive Linen Thread all retire June 3rd.  The products are on page 11 of the Occasions catalog and there is a bundle, #150592,  that gives you 10% off if you buy the stamps and framelits together.  I am sad to see these products go away.  The Old Olive Linen Thread is on page 39, #148811.  It is just a little finer than baker’s twine and dresses up any project.

SAL,  Sad At Losing this product

Karen

 

 

 

Tea Together Bendi Card

Hello Stamping Friends,

May is zooming along and April projects are yet to be posted.  To those of you waiting anxiously for some directions, thank you for your patience, and to those still looking for Mother’s Day inspiration I have a card or two that just might work.

I have seen several ‘Bendi Cards’ on Pinterest and when I saw Sara Levin’s Tea Together Bendi card I wanted to try it.  She has a video at theartfulinker.com.

 

For those whose beloved mothers have passed away, the ‘Tea Together’ stamp set has an additional stamp that says “Love is a warm cup of tea”.  A perfect saying  for all those dear friends with whom we share a cup of tea and a listening ear!

Stamp Set:  Tea Together, Amazing Life (for the corners on the back)

Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Petal Promenade, Floral Romance, and Gold Foil Sheet

Dies:  Tea Time Framelits (Pot and Cup), In The Woods (curves on the bendi arms), Be Mine Stitched Framelits (hearts), Sunshine Wishes ( Love), Celebrate You ( You).  The club ladies also used the Happy Birthday framelit for an alternative saying.

Ink:  Versa Mark, Old Olive

Tools:  Gold Embossing Powder, Spritzer with Frost White Paint (Wink of Stella does the same), Tufted Embossing Folder,

Embellishments:  6″ of gold and white 1/8″ Tea Room ribbon

 

Card Base:  Blushing Bride,  5 1/2″  X  4 1/4″

Layer 1:  Old Olive,  5 1/4″  X  4 1/8″ – note:  this layer has a 1/8″ border on the top and sides but is flush to the bottom. Lay this piece landscape on the Stampin Trimmer at 1 1/2″ from the left and cut from 2″ to 3 5/8″ to make a tab for the bendi arm, then run through the Big Shot with the Tufted embossing folder. (Alternatively, you could make your large bendi arm with its tab and lay the tab 1 1/2″ from the left edge and place pencil marks on the old olive layer at the widest parts of the tab and then cut.)

Bendi Arms:

Old Olive, 5 1/2″  X  4 1/4″ ,  Score at 1/2″ in landscape then turn to portrait and cut at 2 1/2″. You now have an arm that is 2 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ and an arm that is 1 3/4″ X 5 1/2″.  The large arm is at the right side of the front and the small arm is at the left.

Place tear and tape on the 1/2″ scored section on the side that will wrap around the tufted old olive layer.  This will help you keep from mixing up the arms.  Oops, I mixed them up in the picture!  The small arm goes to the left!

 

Score 3/8″ on the unscored side of the arms.  Make a tab out of the 3/8″ scored edge by marking lightly with a pencil 1/2″ from the top and 1/2″ from the bottom of each arm.   Fussy cut a tab on each arm by cutting a slight diagonal from the pencil mark to the edge of the arm.  The larger arm will have a 1 1/2″ tab and the smaller arm will have a 3/4″ tab.

DSP for Bendi Arms:  Petal Promenade  4 1/2 + 1/16″ (4 9/16″) X 1 3/4″ Small Arm,  4 1/2 + 1/16″ (4 9/16″) X 2 1/2″ for Large Arm. I know, I know, crazy measurements but we don’t want a green border where the small arm goes in to the large arm.

Cut both the DSP and the Bendi Arms at the same time to have a matching curve – the framelit will handle two layers.  I used the curved die from the ‘In The Woods’ framelit set.   Or fussy cut, making sure the curve on the small, left hand arm goes up at the right side where you will attach the teapot.  If it is cut too narrow at the right side you won’t have room for the teapot above the cup.  (yep-made that mistake!) Slide the DSP flush to the bottom of each arm giving you a border at the top and adhere.  This picture shows the backside of the teapot and how important it is to curve up the bendi arm to give room to attach the teapot.

You have already made the slit for the large arm to slide into the Old Olive layer, now you need to make a slit in the large arm for the small arm to slide into.  Lay the large arm on your stampin’ Trimmer at 2 1/2″ from the right edge (this includes the 1/2″ scored for the fold).  Cut a slit from 1 1/4″ to 2″.

 

Work your two bendi arms into a curve with your fingers to break down the paper fibers so the arms curve easily.

Adhere the arms to the Old Olive layer.  (Earlier you put tear and tape on the side that wraps around).

Now adhere the entire front to the Blushing Bride back.  I used Tear and Tape for strength.  Remember you do not have a bottom border, it is flush.

Teapot and Cup:  Floral Romance DSP,  3 1/2″  X  12″ ; Stamp two pots and two cups with Old Olive ink.  Cut with the framelits and then stamp with Versa Mark and gold emboss a large flower on the teapot and the small buds on the cups.  I gold embossed both cups and both teapots so I could choose the best for the top.  Spritz the cups and teapots or paint with Wink of Stella.

Teapot:  Top layer has handle, base, lid cut off.  Pop up on whole teapot with dimensionals.

Teacup:  Top layer has handle, base, back of cup cut off.  Pop up on the whole cup with dimensionals.

Both the teacup and the teapot are mounted on the small arm.  Start by adhering the teacup 3/4″ from the left on the small bendi arm with glue dots. Now lay your bendi arms flat and mount the teapot on the top right edge of the arm tilting it to make sure no part goes outside the Blushing Bride layer so that it fits inside the envelope.   Use a glue dot to put the hearts between the two layers of the tea cup and pull the tea cup handle in front of the teapot.  The hearts are behind the teapot. Both the hearts and the teapot “float” with very little adhesive.  Note the Dimensionals on the very bottom of the back of the teapot.

 

Embellish:  Gold Foil,  2 1/2″  X  4″  Cut –  love (Sunshine Wishes Framelit),  – you (Celebrate You Framelit), and 9 hearts (on right hand side of Be Mine Stitched framelit).  One of the punched out hearts was put between the words with a little bow underneath.  The 9 open hearts are placed between the two layers of the cup to look like steam.

Embellish the back of the Blushing Bride with an Old Olive strip 7/8″ X 5 1/2″  and a Petal Promenade DSP strip 3/4″ X 5 1/2″.   Use the corner stamps from the Amazing Life stamp set to make a nice corner with gold foil accent.

This special fold card is worth all the work when your mother or friend is astonished by your creation!!

I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment below.  I will be back with another card tomorrow.

SAL,  Share A Love

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day Stamping Friends,

The lilacs will soon be blooming, the yellow finch will return and the grass will be green!!  YAY!!  I know, I know, it was snowing yesterday and raining today but……..  it is spring in Colorado.

Today Stampin’ Up! is offering a medley of products all bundled together with matching ribbon and designer series paper and lots more….  It is available until May 31 or until sold out!

The video above will give you a close up of the products.  Aren’t they beautiful?  The gold edged navy blue ribbon is my favorite, or maybe the DSP, or the little mirror circles, or……..  Hah!  I don’t need to choose a favorite since I get it all in the product medley!

Here are samples from the home office.

The item code is #150059 and the cost is $80.  One of my fellow demonstrators calculated what it would cost to buy everything individually and reported that it is a fair price.  You just need to add some basic card stock and adhesive to be ready to create beautiful projects.

While you are ordering you might want to replenish your paper inventory.  I use a color inventory chart to keep on top of my supplies:

Color Inventory Chart 17-19

Color Inventory Chart 17-19 Excel File

Color Inventory Chart 17-19 pdf file

The new Annual Catalog starts in June and costs will go up a bit.  Price Increases pdf file

Cardstock prices go up only .25 to .50 depending on the size but embossing powder and foil sheets go up $1.00.

Hostess codes for May:

Tuesday club:  TQJWVPRX  Jo will be our hostess and guests are welcome.  Click on the calendar at the side of the blog for details.

Saturday club:  DP7XS3NC  Lisa will be our hostess and guests are welcome.  Click on the calendar at the side of the blog for details.

Why use a code?  For club members, their club commitment is fulfilled and their hostess gets the credit.  If you are not a club member you will help out our hostess and not leave free hostess dollars on the table that no one uses.  Of course if your order is $150 or more you DO NOT use the code since you will get the hostess rewards yourself.

May Paper Pumpkin is special with our co-founder Shelli Gardner designing the kit.

You can order the Paper Pumpkin kit with a prepaid subscription code.

The cost of the kits will go up $2.05 with the new catalog so you would be well advised to buy several months before the cost rises.  You can always suspend your subscription for a month you know you won’t be home to craft.  The subscription will stay active and paid up.  You can keep suspending each month by the 10th of the month. Click on the above to go to my online store.   I love to subscribe September, October and November so I get the Halloween kit, the Thanksgiving kit and the Christmas card kit but I think this May kit will be special so I will buy a subscription and then be able to suspend through the summer.  Standard shipping of 10% or $6.95 does apply on prepaid subscriptions so don’t buy a subscription if it is your only purchase.   The month to month plan through Paper Pumpkin’s site is $19.95 per month and includes shipping.  You only pay taxes based on your home address so the kit runs around $21.50 in total.  Click below to go to the Paper Pumpkin site and sign up:

The kit the picture shows is the April kit!  It had a distINKtive stamp set and lovely embellishments.

One last point to note – THE CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEEN RESTOCKED! 

 

Okay, one last, last point – the retiring products are here for only one more month.  Click to go to the online store:

Have a wonderful day!

SAL,    Send A Lovely May day box (I am thinking one of our pop up card boxes full of flowers)

Box Card pdf file with detailed instructions and more examples

Karen

Retiring Products Announced

Hurry Stamping Friends,

Grab your wish list and see if any of the products you have wanted are being discontinued.  There are a few things we know for sure:

  • All the products associated with the 2018-2019 In Colors are being retired.  Check out my previous post here. 
  • The Big Shot and accessories as well as the Stampin’ Trimmer are being retired.  Check out my previous post here. 
  • All the bundles will be retired.  The individual products may carryover to the new catalog but there will not be a 10% discount.
  • The Designer Series Papers will be retired.
  • All clear mount and wood mount stamps – except the large background wood stamps- are being retired.

The lists make it look like every single stamp set is being discontinued but this is not the case.  The clear mount is transitioning to cling mount.

This is a list of stamps that will carryover to the new catalog in the new cling mount:

If you would like to view the list by pictured items click on the category shown below:

If you would like to go through your catalog page by page click on the following lists shown under the Catalogs:

Annual Catalog June 1, 2018 to June 3, 2019

AC 18-19 Retiring List_US

 


OCC 19 Retiring List_US

 


The hostess code through the end of day tomorrow, April 16,  is  KTHPFHPP.

SAL,    Sharing A Love – knowing they will be gone soon

Karen

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The first announcement of retiring products!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stampin’ Up! is moving to a stronger position in the market.  They are eliminating the middle man for their die cutting and embossing machine and going direct to the manufacturer!  Accordingly the “Big Shot”, as we know it, will be retired along with all its accessories. 

I am listing everything that is “Big Shot” though it is an assumption at this point based on the announcement today that just said the machine and accessories.

The Stampin’ Trimmer is also being retired.

     

Currently we are allowed to buy three sets of blades for the trimmer.  When the retirement list comes out on Monday, April 15th, we will be able to buy six sets until they are depleted.  As always, they will be available as long as supplies last.  I recommend stocking up on the blades and the Big Shot cutting pads.  Stampin’ Up! is still working with the manufacturer so the new catalog will not have a die cutting and embossing machine.  Until the new one becomes available we need to get supplies for what we have.  Change is hard but it will be worth it!  The Stamparatus is a cut above the competition and I am sure the new SU die cutting and embossing machine will be the same.

The ‘In Color’ inks, refills and paper will be the first to sell out so be sure you have the stock you want to carry forward.

I will post the retired list Monday so be watching!

The current hostess code is KTHPFHPP.  Order $75 using this hostess code and receive a set of Gingham Daisy cards similar to these designed by Janice Laroche!

 

As always,

SAL,  Stamp A Lot with the Stampalosopher

Karen

 

Storage by Stampin’ Up! Your Space.Your Way. New Line of Stampin’ Up! Products

Hello Stamping Friends,

It has been all over social media but I like to wait until you can actually order the products before presenting them.  Well, today is the day that the new Stampin’ Storage line of products is available to everyone to order!  Let’s start with a quick video from the home office- click the picture:

Now let’s look at the individual pieces and prices:

PS:   At convention in Orlando we used that lovely Floral Grid Paper and it has only been available to demonstrators until today!

Here is a configuration tool to help you decide what you need and a set of frequently asked questions:


I will order a set to display at the April Luncheon on Saturday, April 13, or Tuesday, April 16.  Click HERE for details or to RSVP. 

As a special bonus, order $75 or more of this or any product during the month of April with hostess code KTHPFHPP and I will make you a set of five Delightful Daisy cards with a design similar to the one created and shown here by Janice Laroche:

 

If you ordered one each of the storage units, the grid paper and one month of a prepaid Paper Pumpkin you would hit the $75 total.

Did you like that video-(click on the last line above if you missed it)?  Maybe we should add sponge daubers #133773 to our order.  The stamp set Tanner used is on page 110 of the catalog:

‘Healing Hugs’ is a great get well stamp set that is easy to overlook in the catalog and a necessary addition to our collection.

I followed a rabbit trail to the craft quotations on Pinterest and laughed so hard I…….well you don’t need to know the rest.  Here is one from The Funny Beaver.com:

 

I am off to order the storage boxes and plan the luncheon!  Be sure and RSVP soon.  The hostess code is KTHPFHPP.

SAL,  Smile A Little

Karen

Punches Are In / Last Two Days of Sale A Bration

Hello Stamping Friends,

The Butterfly Duet Punch is back!   #148523, $18, or get the bundle #150599 with the punch and stamp set for $35 – just in time for the last hurrah of Sale A Bration.

The cake punch is also back!

Mom always said “all good things must come to an end” as we left the wonderful vacation we had been on – or the swimming pool -or the horseback trip!  Sigh……  We kept the memories and the pictures to remember the fun, but you have so much more;  you can keep stamps and framelits and ribbons and paper to remember our fun time this last three months with Sale A Bration.

You still have time to put in one last order and get one more free product!  Our hostess code is  KTHPFHPP if your order is under $150.

Let’s look at the brochures one last time:

The ribbon was available around March 4th but sold out immediately.

 

And my favorite:

The fun isn’t over – it just takes a new venue!  I am hosting a card class with luncheon on Saturday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 16th.  The cost is $20 and we will make 4 specialty cards with product from the Occasions catalog which runs through June 3.  RSVP by April 8th (or sooner)!  You can text, email or click on the calendar on the right side of this blog and the calendar will link you to the Events page at the Stampin’ Up! website where there is a little box for sending me an RSVP.

Let me pick some of my favorite samples from wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators:

Angie Mckenzie used the Country Floral Embossing folder and a sort of spotlight technique:

Brian King used the Botanical Butterfly DSP which has black and white on one side and butterflies on the other:

 

From “Priscillastamps.blogspot.com”  comes part III of the Lovely Lattice!  I want to visit her blog and find parts 1 and II don’t you?  Stampin’ Up! is encouraging demonstrators to do one simple card for beginners, one for intermediate stampers and one for advanced. This would be the advanced card!

This gorgeous Lasting Lily card comes to us from Frenchie’s Team!  She also used the Country Floral embossing folder.  Her YouTube channel is a definite subscription must!

 

Thank you, Angie, Brian, Priscilla and Frenchie!   You are an inspiration to all of us.

Our hostess code is  KTHPFHPP.    Click on little SAL waving from the computer to go to the online store –   hurry –  time is of the essence!!

SAL,   (Start A Love of stamping!)

Karen

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