Welcome to the April 2020 Maui Achievers Blog Hop!
Follow along and check out all the other blogs in the hop (click on the names of the participants in the list below my signature) so you can see some fabulous cards and projects created by other demonstrators who also earned the Stampin’ Up!® Maui incentive trip still planned so far to take place in July of 2020 (If you are receiving this blog post by email, click HERE to see the hop.)
Have you see the fantastic Music From the Heart Stamp Set that debuted in the Jan-June 2020 Catalog? I love the images and sentiments in the set, because music is HUGE in my life! I love singing and used to perform quite often, I play the piano, I practiced with other musicians when I was younger with the goal of performing for a living, and both my boys are quite musical (one has a beautiful voice and the other is quite talented with the piano and drums).
I am so grateful to Dawn Olchefske (one of Stampin’ Up!’s million dollar sales achievers) for having a hand with the designs for this stamp set. I purchased it right away, but I’ve only created and shared with it one other time when I made and shared the Vertical Sticky Note Pad & Pen Holders on February 15th. I think I’ve just seen so many wonderful creations shared already (click here to see some of those ideas on Pinterest), that I thought…”What more can I bring to you?”
Well, I put on my thinking cap this past weekend…
There are five colors that will be leaving us soon – the 2018-20 In Colors: Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch. I’d I used these colors (four of them) with this stamp set to bring to you some bold and cheerful fun-fold greeting cards. I would have made a fifth card (yes, there are a lot of possible image combinations in this stamp set!), but I didn’t have this color Grosgrain Ribbon left in my stash.
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products I used for these cards linked to where you can find these items in my online store.
PDF Tutorial… Click here to access and download a direction sheet for these cards.
- Basic Black Cardstock:
- 4-1/4” x 5-1/2″
- 3” x 8-1/2” scored parallel to short side at 4-1/4”
- Colored Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4”
- Whisper White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4”
- Colored Designer Paper: Two pieces that are 1” x 4”
- Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon: Two pieces that are a little over 4” each
- Colored 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon: 3” to 8”
- Stamp images with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock (see examples in photo for ideas).
- Add a touch of color: Call Me Clover Marker to color in heart, Grapefruit Grove Marker to color in heart, Lovely Lipstick Ink Pad for stamping little heart, or Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad to stamp 2nd generation splatter image from Waterfront Stamp Set.
- Add coordinating grosgrain ribbon, and then adhere this layer to the front of the folded 3” x 8-1/2 Basic Black piece.
- Attach designer paper strips to the organdy ribbon pieces so the ribbon peeks out about 1/8”. Then attach these ribbon/paper pieces to the top and bottom of the 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” Basic Black piece.
- Adhere the folded 3” x 8-1/2 Basic Black piece to the center of the card, attach the coordinating 2-3/4” x 4” cardstock to the inside, and finish by embellishing the front of the card with rhinestones.
I mass produced these and have sent one to each of my Online Club Members as a thank you for their April club orders. By the way, I have a couple crafters who are ready to start club. And we just need 4 more people to join them. Let me know if you’d like to take part in my next Online Club that we are forming. You get extra perks for your monthly orders. And who doesn’t like being spoiled and feeling special?!
Here is each card close up…
Because these colors are retiring soon (the retiring products list will get posted the afternoon of April 22…in just a couple days), you’ll probably want to get your hands on inks, ink refills, cardstock, paper, etc. now if you love any of them. Because once these products are sold out, it’s very difficult to find them elsewhere.
I hope you enjoyed what I shared today. Have fun on the hop! And have a blast seeing all those inspiring ideas made by fellow trip achievers!
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THE NEW 2020-21 ANNUAL CATALOG DEBUTS JUNE 3rd by Noon Mountain Time!
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THE RETIRING PRODUCTS LISTS GET POSTED ON APRIL 22nd around 1 PM Mountain Time.
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ORNATE GARDEN SUITE RELEASED EARLY
A beautiful new suite of products from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog was released early! You can get your hands on these products now. Click here for the informational flyer. Click here to shop these products online.
ORNATE GARDEN MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE
I took part in a mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using products in the newly released Ornate Garden Suite. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists.
Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 90 great ideas.
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members in a series of five fabulous months! Our bundle of twelve April 2020 Botanical Prints Medley Tutorials are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered.
A PEEK AT MAY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards and 4 note cards and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors (which will be revealed April 24)! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit! Coordinating Colors: new 200200-22 In Color, Purple Posy. Kit contains supplies for 8 full size cards (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and 4 note cards (3-1/2″ x 5″).
You won’t want to miss this kit! Click here to activate your subscription by May 10th for this May 2020 kit.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.