They arrived Monday evening!!!
Tuesday with the help of my mom and husband, we got 100 of these new 2019-20 Annual Catalogs out the door for USPS to pick up yesterday. And then my mom helped me to get another 91 out the door for USPS to pick up today. PHEW! Normally I have Stampin’ Up! send them directly to my customers. But this time I wanted to do it myself so I could get them to my stampers right away, enclose a small gift, and ensure delivery. (Do you love how my husband’s shoes stick out on the lower left of the second photo? It the right angle, it looked like he got buried! hahaha)
If you live local to me, near Andover, Minnesota, let me know if you want me to set aside a catalog for you to pick up. (A big thank you to many of my local customers who are picking up their catalogs from my house in the coming days.) If you live further away, I’d be happy to mail you a free catalog. I just ask that you cover the shipping costs if you are not currently one of my customers. Click here, then scroll down to learn more.
I never shared with you the gifts I gave to my team members who attended Stampin’ Up!’s April 2019 OnStage event!
Once again I went to Tamara Davis from TaDa! Moments to see what wonderful new products she had. And I fell in love with her Take Your Pick Tool holders. Personally I struggled with keeping my tool parts in a place where I could always find them, so this was perfect! She finished my personalized gifts quickly and sent them to me so I had plenty of time to add belly bands and gift tags to each one.
I love how they came in and were made for Stampin’ Up!’s Acetate Card Boxes, too.
For the belly band of this one I layered these pieces together: a strip of 1″ x 12″ How Sweet It Is Designer Paper, a strip of 1-1/4″ x 12″ Bermuda Bay Cardstock, and a strip of 1-1/2″ x 12″ Coastal Cabana. (Some of my gifts also used Melon Mambo Cardstock.) Then as I wrapped this layered strip around the layers gave way a bit and shifted, so I ended up with a definite seam.
I then tied a 3″ piece of Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon in a knot around a pin from the Sweet Pins & Tags kit and attached it to the seam with a Glue Dot with the pin opening forward so I could add the tag.
I stamped, punched & die-cut, and layered my tag pieces.
I even printed out a note that I folded up and sandwiched inside.
And how fun they were to give out!
Just recently I decided to recycle the box and switch out the tag to create a NEW gift. I filled the box with chocolates. Yum!
Then I realized I wanted to decorate the box a bit more. So I took the chocolates out, lined the box with a 10-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of designer paper (scored at 1/2″, 4-15/16″, 5-7/16″ and 9-7/8″), and put the chocolates back in.
I slipped the belly band back on and pinned on a new simple tag.
For those of you keeping my father-in-law in your prayers, there is no further news yet. But our family will still appreciate any prayers you can send his way.
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Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products lists so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted from the current catalogs: the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Some things (like designer papers, ink pads and refills, cardstock…) sell out quickly! CLICK HERE for more detailed information.
EVERYTHING IS ROSY MEDLEY
Are you a fan of rose gold, beautiful florals, and stunning designs? Then the May exclusive Everything Is Rosy Medley is perfect for you! To access the informational flyer, click here. This bundle is $80 US and available during the month of May or while supplies last.
THE 2019-20 ANNUAL CATALOG DEBUTS JUNE 4TH!
CLICK HERE to find out how YOU can get your hands on the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog (and to access the dates about transitioning into the new catalog).
A PEEK AT JUNE’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
June’s Paper Pumpkin kit is all about sharing random acts of kindness through creativity in a fun and easy way. It includes 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes and an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. Click here to see an introductory sneak peek video. Then click here to get your subscription started by June 10th for this next kit.
Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive
BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our handsome masculine-themed May projects are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.
STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP
Stampin’ Up! is now offering new organizational products! Storage by Stampin’ Up!® for those of us who want to interchangeable, stackable, customizable storage solutions for your Stampin’ Up! ink pads, markers and more!
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ANNUAL CATALOG NEWS
Due to recent supplier issues (and other factors), Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying the current die-cutting machine and trimmer: The Big Shot and Stampin’ Trimmer are retiring. These changes are giving Stampin’ Up! the opportunity to research and explore replacement options. But there will be a gap when we do not have a trimmer or die-cutting machine available. You will not see these items in the upcoming 2019-20 Annual Catalog that debuts June 4, 2019. Click here for more information.