Accented Blooms

08.28.18 Accented Blooms helloAccented Blooms is a pretty stamp set with lots of uses.  It sells for $20 which I feel is quite reasonable.  Because the flowers are colored with the Stampin’ Blends, you can choose to have your mini garden in shades of the same color, in pastels, fall, spring or even Christmas colors.  My 100 year-old mother has even colored this image.  Daughter Debbie designed this Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather card.  She stamped the image on Whisper White cs and cut it out with the Scan’n’Cut. She also saved the shape to the machine’s database so that a black matching can be cut allowing for the artwork to have a shadow.  The colored artwork is mounted to the black outline and adhered to the Highland Heather card front with dimensionals.  The Highland Heather layer has been embossed with the new, absolutely amazing Subtle embossing folder which gives a subtle, linen-like finish.  Debbie added a “hello” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch before adhering it to the open sentiment space on the image.   08.28.18 Accented Blooms TY

The second sample uses the “thank you” sentiment and different colors on the flowers.  Our ribbon archives produced a retired dotted ribbon that goes perfectly with the card.

Although hard to see, the first sample has colored rhinestones in the center of a few flowers.  The second sample has colored pearls in the flower centers.  Did you know you can color Stampin’Up rhinestones and pearls with Sharpie Permanent Markers.  You’re rhinestones and pearls can be any color you wish. 

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is Thursday August 2nd from 1-7 pm, Friday August 3rd from 2-7 pm and Saturday August 4th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Mark you calendars now for September Stamp Camp – Fall will be the theme.  Dates/times for September:  Thursday Sept 6 from 1-7 pm, Friday Sept 7 from 2-7 pm, and Saturday Sept 8 from 9 am to 4 pm.  We will continue doing 1 Christmas card at each monthly stamp camp. 

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Musical Christmas

06.16.18 Poinsettia 1Musical Christmas was an interesting card to create.  It reminds me of both the visual and audio beauty of the Christmas season. 

During the 2017 holiday season, I purchased several packages of the Stampin’Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Sadly, we never used it so I resurrected this DSP for our 2018 holiday season.  The top Cherry Cobbler layer has been embossed with the retired Holly Embossing Folder.  An oval is die cut and the DSP is adhered behind the oval opening.  Actually, we die cut the oval and THEN emboss this layer.  This top layer is adhered to Whisper White CS and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

06.16.18 Poinsettia 2, 3The2-layered poinsettia is stamped from the retired Joyful Christmas Stamp Set and cut out with my Stamp’n’Cut. The poinsettias are then colored with the light and dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  The poinsettias are in shades of red but change hue when colored.  This gives a nice contrast to the Cherry Cobbler Card.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettias – some heavily, some lightly.  Some of the Garden Green leaves are colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and som06.16.18 Poinsettia 4, 5e are colored with Wink of Stella.

As you can see, each card is slightly different as the music score ends up on different lines.  Also, each poinsettia is different – both in the coloring and in the center bloom. You have the option of using a bloom of clear or colored rhinestones, or one or more of the rhinestone embellishments shown here.   If sending this beautiful card in the mail, remember to add a layer of cs over the bloom embellishment. You don’t want the rhinestone embellishment tearing through the envelope.

We have now seen 2 of the 4 Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack samples.  Have you checked your calendar for to see if you are free to come on July 19 or 21?  Stay tune for Dove of Peace.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

PETAL PALETTE

04.21.18 Petal Palette 1I love the Petal Palette stamp set and framelits.  This is one of those “gentle” stamp sets and I’m happy to report it is not retiring next month. The background of this Rich Razzleberry card uses the leaf stem embossing folder from the Petal Pair TIEF.  The Whisper White cs is run thru the Big Shot twice with this half embossing folder – first on one side, and then the other.  The sentiment is stamped and then die cut with the 2 7/8” circle die and layered onto a 3” die cut Razzleberry scallop circle.  After the background and circle are adhered to the card front, the rose cascade is stamped and colored with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin Blends.  The main rose cluster is die cut and adhered to the left of the circle.

04.21.18 Petal Palette 3The trailer of 5 buds has been cut with the Stamp ‘n Cut.  The bud trailer is slipped under the bottom leaf of the main cluster and adhered in place.  There are 3 samples with 3 different sentiments although you can use any sentiment that fits on the circle.  There are also 3 different lower right corner suggestions.  An embellishment or stamped image is needed to balance the heavy rose cluster.  As noted above, Rich Razzleberry ribbon and bow are used.  In the sample to the left, a die cut spring of rose buds and leaves are shown.  The third sample uses a bird on a small leafy branch.  Perhaps you will have another idea to finish your Petal Palette card.

This is card #3 for May Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is on May 3 from 1 to 7 pm, May 4 from 2 to 7 pm, and May 5 from 9 am to 4 pm.  It is helpful to know which day you might be coming. If you are planning on doing the Charming Café card, you will need to let me know by April 29th if you prefer the Lemon Lime, Berry Burst or Powder Pink.  If you do not specify a color, I will cut Powder Pink cs.

As many items are retiring from the catalog next month, please check out the retirement list at Retiring Product List.  While the catalog officially retires the end of May, as retiring items diminish, they will not be replaced.  So – if there is something you want, let me know now so we can get it before it is sold out.  Also check out the Color Revamp in my previous blog.  You may want to purchase a re-inker on retiring colors as some of these colors are classics.

Check back soon to see the final card for May Stamp Camp – Climbing Orchids.

Blessings, Rosemary – (Home)630/759-3089 – (Cell) – 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

WE MUST CELEBRATE meets LOVELY AS A TREE

04.21.18 We must.friendsAs we haven’t done a “Z” card in awhile, I thought is was time for this simple fold technique.  The 8 1/2 X 11 Daffodil Delight cs is cut lengthwise at 4 1/4” and scored at 5 1/2” and 2 3/4”.  The score at 4 1/4” is folded forward and the score at 2 3/4 is folded back forming the “Z” fold. Retired Floral Boutique DSP is adhered to the front and  back of the smaller “Z”  folds.

For this Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight color scheme, a white rectangle is layered onto a Daffodil Delight stitched rectangle.  The multiple tree stamp from “Lovely as a Tree” is stamped twice on the white layer. 2-3 mushrooms are colored and adhered to the background.

04.21.18 We must.birthdayThe rabbit, raccoon and bear are colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered to the white rectangle layer with Stampin Dimensionals. The animal festooned layer is then adhered securely to a portion of the front “Z”.  The top sample has the sentiment “friends fur-ever” stamped on the message layer.  The second sample uses a happy birthday sentiment

04.21.18 We must.birthday msgWhen the “Z” is pulled back, we see the message layer as well as a small continuation of the card front.  Wink of Stella adds some glimmer to the trees and animals.  Wink of Stella must be applied carefully to inked surfaces such as the stamped trees we see here as it will pick up the ink and smear the color.  This is not an issue, however, with Stampin” Blends.  

I did something “daring” with my “We Must Celebrate” stamp set – I cut the 4 animals apart.  I really wanted to use them singly so I grabbed my snips and just did it.  As there are no dies for this set, I stamped about 20 of each on Whisper White cs and my Brother Scan n’ Cut proceeded to cut them out.  For you, this means your animals and mushrooms are cut and ready to be used.  Much easier than fussy cutting!

Did you know “Lovely as a Tree” is the oldest Stampin’Up set.  We hold our breath every year wondering if it will retire.  I broke down and bought a new “Lovely as a Tree” set this year.  My old set was wood and I really wanted something easier to use.

Finally, Here is everything you wanted to know about the Color Revamp that is taking place.


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THE COLORS ARE EVOLVING!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting. Read on for more information!

THE DETAILS

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

IN COLORS

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

IN COLORS

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THE NEW COLORS

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NEW COLOR COLLECTIONS

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NEW CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS

In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and we’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well! We think you will love these changes and you can learn more here.

HOW THESE CHANGES WORK FOR YOU

Remaining on trend and up-to-date with new products is one of the most important parts of a business and this color revamp does just that. In addition to the business aspect, this is exciting for stampers on a personal level! For people who love to create, a bigger variety of products and fresh, vibrant colors allow you to stretch your creativity and engage your senses in pushing your crafting limits.

RETIRING COLORS PRODUCT RESOURCE

Whenever colors are retired, there is always some confusion about the status of various products in those colors. We wanted to be sure that our customers have a chance to buy retiring ink pads and refills before they are gone. We have worked with our vendors to ensure that we have a period of guaranteed stock before the retirement date. This means that even if an ink pad/refill goes on backorder during that guaranteed time, those orders will be fulfilled.

However, after that guarantee date has passed, those products in retiring colors are available while supplies last. Please see the chart below that details this. It also shows how other products with retiring colors will be handled.

PRODUCT
RETIRING COLOR(S)

Classic Stampin’ Pads

Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Pad Collections

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

Guaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Collections

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and colors)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelous Markers)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Color Caddy

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Color Embellishments

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

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Please let me know if you have any questions on this major color revamp. I’m excited about the new ink cases and colors.  Looking forward to seeing you for May Stamp Camp.

Blessings, Rosemary – (Home)630/759-3089 – (Cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

BIRD BANTER

WP_20180314_14_58_51_Pro 1‘YOU’RE THE KIND OF FRIEND I’D SHARE MY BRANCH WITH.”  How cute is this sentiment?  Two birds colored with Stampin’ Blends, perched on a branch having a conversation.  The background for the birds has a Mint Macaroon water-color wash.  I used  different washes on the sample cards as some might prefer more white.  The Petal Passion designer paper is black and white but it colors beautifully with the Stampin’ Blends.  The added flowers from the Bird Banter stamp set carry the colors through..

WP_20180314_15_00_14_Pro 1The second sample features the sentiment “A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY”.  A birthday hat and balloon help the parakeet celebrate.  And guess what – all the birds, branches, flowers, balloons and hats have been stamped and cut out for you on my Stamp ‘n Cut!  All you have to do is color and adhere!  Although you can’t tell from these images, Wink of Stella adds a lot of glimmer!  Bird Banter is found on page 42 of the Occasions Catalog that retires May 31st, 2018.  This is not one of the sets that is being carried over to the new 2018-2019 catalog.  So if this is a set you would like to add to your stampin’ library, now is a great time to order it.

Check back soon for the next blog post – Waterfront.  And remember – April Stamp Camp is on April 5, 6, and 7.  It is helpful if you would let me know which day you might be attending.

Easter Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com