I’m so proud of myself! A couple days ago, I attempted my second go at a YouTube Live. And this time it worked! I was able to chat with those who were watching me live. SOOooo fun! Of course I couldn’t figure out how to do it with my fancy graphics and multiple camera angles that can use when I do my Facebook Lives, but I got on and just did it with my phone alone. Hahaha! I was so nervous, but I really wanted to share the new, upcoming 2019-21 In Color Collection from Stampin’ Up! that will debut June 4, 2019 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog. And YouTube Live was (in my mind) the best way to reach many people quickly.
Introducing the new 2019-21 In Colors
Photography isn’t always the best way to show the true colors, so I’ve also added some digital comparisons throughout this blog post.
Be sure to watch my video (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), check out all the color comparisons I shared, scroll through the close-up photos, and then let me know if you have any questions.
I hope you enjoyed watching. And for those of you who have been familiar with Stampin’ Up! products for awhile, I hope you enjoyed strolling down memory lane!
Here are some close-up photos of those comparisons I shared, a couple other color comparisons that were suggested after I ended the video, and the digital images of the colors.
By the way, I think my Rose Romance sample may be incorrect, so I’ve added a question mark to the digital image below.
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Tomorrow I will be sharing an adorable stair step card. Please visit again!
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And Stampin’ Up! has posted its list of products that are now retiring from the current ones: the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog. 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. Some things (like designer papers, ink pads and refills, cardstock…) sell out quickly! CLICK HERE for more detailed information, to access the lists and links, for dates about transitioning into the new catalog, AND to find out how you can get your hands on the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog.
THE 2019-20 ANNUAL CATALOG DEBUTS JUNE 4TH!
After attending the April 2019 OnStage event, I now have a copy of the awesome upcoming catalog!! CLICK HEREto find out how YOU can get your hands on the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog.
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 beautiful April feminine-themed projects are now available!) CLICK HEREto find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. (A new one is offered each month. May’s tutorials will feature masculine-themed projects.)
A PEEK AT MAY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
May’s Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be beautiful! It was designed with the help of Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder. Shelli worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper, and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot. Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock (a new 2019-21 In Color), Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. Click here to see the video for even more information on this kit. Then click here to sign up by May 10th for this next kit.
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! Click here to learn more. Click here for a planning/configuration chart. Click here to access the informational flyer. CLICK HERE to view and shop for these items in my online store.
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.
Did you hear? Stampin’ Up! is now offering new organizational units to help organize your crafting space!
I wanted to share my pieces that just arrived last night, so I quickly made a video this afternoon. Hopefully it help you decide if these items are going to work for you or not. In the video I do an unpacking, share lots of details and information, give you ideas for how you could use these units, share resources that are out there, and give a comparison of Storage by Stampin’ Up! with my Stamp-n-Storage organizational units. (Click here to get to YouTube or click on the image below if you are already on my website to watch this video.)
So if you are looking for light-weight, interchangeable, stackable, customizable storage solutions for your Stampin’ Up! ink pads, markers and more, check out these links below. And shop soon if you want them right away because initial inventory is running low!
Click here to watch Stampin’ Up!’s video showing lots of ways to stack and build with these units. Click here for a planning/configuration chart. Click here to access the informational flyer. CLICK HERE to view these items in my online store.
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed what I shared.
Click here to shop my online store. Click here to access & view the current catalogs. Click here to learn about my Loyalty Rewards program. You can earn free stamps just for shopping with me! Click here for more information about joining my Online Paper Crafters’ Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club! Click here to learn more about joining my Stampers With ART community. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products! Follow me on social media! I share regularly on Pinterest, YouTube, and Facebook! Please subscribe to my blog, too!Click here and enter your email in the blue box (above the butterfly).
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! Click here to watch a fun video showing lots of ways to stack and build with these modules. And stay tuned for more information in future posts. Click here for a planning/configuration chart. And click here to access the informational flyer.
CLICK HERE to view and shop for these items in my online store.
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our April projects are now available!) CLICK HEREto find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one is offered each month.
OCCASIONS CATALOG NEWS
There are some products that are selling out in the 2019 Occasions Catalog already. These products were going to retire with this seasonal catalog anyway, but due to complications with Stampin’ Up!’s die supplier & not being able to replenish the inventory, the following items are no longer available:
Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553)
Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)
On a super happy note, the Butterfly Duet (148523) and Cake Builder (148525) Punches are back! Yay!!
JOIN THE CLUB!
Do you find that you order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month? Do you want to get perks for those monthly orders? I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will kick off soon, and we are looking for more members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up.
My kiddos are a year apart in school. So I’m once again a parent on the 5th Grade Farewell Party planning committee. I also volunteered (once again) to design and make the invitations. But this year’s theme, “Game On” stumped me for the longest time. Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have a current stamp set that features board game images. And there was NO WAY I was going to do elaborate punch art for 90 invites. So finally thanks to fellow demonstrators, Makalah Wagner and Barbara Smith who mentioned the idea of dice in a private Facebook Group I’m in, I was able to come up with these simple 3-D dice invitations.
The kids all received them yesterday – the day the teacher’s passed them out. I’m excited to hear if they liked the surprises inside – a pair of dice and a game pawn were put in each one. After all, if you are going to give someone a box, it can’t be empty. Right?
I didn’t assemble all of these on my own. Like last year, several parents on the committee came over to put them together so we could get them all done as quickly as possible. And thank goodness we had so many willing helpers. Because I was NOT looking forward to attaching all those black dots myself. Hahaha
We completed them all on April 22nd (minus 6 because I didn’t have enough clear boxes at the time)…
…and even finished the coordinating lanyards that day, too!
If you would like to use this idea for a game-themed party of your own, here are the details.
2″ x 6″ scored at 2″ and 4″ (cut after being printed)
1-1/2″ punched circle (punched after being printed)
1-3/4″ punched circle
Basic Black Cardstock:
scraps for punching ten 1/2″ circles
Measurements for Lanyard Inserts:
Whisper White Cardstock:
2-3/8″ x 1-7/8″
Basic Black Cardstock:
2-3/8″ x 2″
Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate:
2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
Products: See below for a full list of supplies linked to where you can find them in my online store.
Directions/Tips for the Dice Invites:
Crease 2″ x 8-1/2″ Whisper White strip on the score lines, then attach 10 black 1/2″ circles as shown using Glue Dots.
Print off the invite onto Whisper White cardstock if your printer allows. To get six 2″ x 6″ invites from one sheet of Whisper White, print Invite 1 and 2 on the same sheet. There are no trim lines marked, so you’ll need to eyeball your cuts. Hint: Cut down the middle of two invites to start, then trim 2″ out from that cut to get your strips. (I didn’t intend on sharing these print outs, but I decided to last minute hoping they would help someone a bit more.)
Assemble the Clear Tiny Treat Box and insert the 2″ x 8-1/2″ so it wraps around the inside side walls. Then insert the 2″ x 6″ invite piece so it wraps from the bottom to the back to the top.
Add the dice and the game pawn, then close the box.
Print off the invite décor piece sheet onto Whisper White cardstock. Punch out an invite label using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.
Attach the colored cardstock 1-3/4″ circle to the outside top of the lid. Then attach the white circle on top of that a little off center for a fun look.
Directions/Tips for the Lanyard Inserts:
Print off the All Access Pass Lanyard Inserts onto Whisper White cardstock.
Trim to size. There are no trim lines marked, so you’ll need to eyeball your cuts to get 2-3/8″ x 1-7/8″ pieces. Hint: Cut down the middle of two rows to start, then trim 2-3/8″ out from that cut to get your strips started. (I didn’t intend on sharing these print outs, but I decided to last minute hoping they would help someone a bit more.)
Layer the 2-3/8″ x 1-7/8″ Whisper White piece onto the 2-3/8″ x 2″ Basic Black piece
Then layer this onto the 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate piece.
By the way, yesterday I added another product into my Product Shares! With Stampin’ Up!’s big Color Revamp, I have had a few requests for a cardstock sampler. (Thank you Donna Baker for the encouragement to just do it!) Click here to see the details of this sampler on my product shares information page and learn more about my 2018-19 Annual Catalog Product Shares. Invoices will be emailed out starting May 25th, so sign up today so you can be among the first to get samplers of the new products!
CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog, to access the lists and links, and for dates about transitioning into the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products list so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted. Favorites are already selling out!
Do you want to be a club member and get lots of perks for your monthly orders?! I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club, and we are looking for new members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up. (Club members receive free EXCLUSIVE project tutorials via email weekly AND other bonuses.)
After I shared my color comparisons on April 10th on my Facebook page, on my blog, and on Youtube, I received a few more comparison requests. I didn’t have samples of many of the requested colors. But thankfully Karen A, a fellow stamper mentioned that she had many of the retired colors that was looking for. And I immediately took her up on her offer to help me out. I don’t recall exactly, but I know Karen was able to bring to me at least 23 MORE COLORS that I didn’t have in my stash. (Thanks again Karen!)
If you recall with the Color Revamp there are 18 colors leaving AND a new Basics Collection being formed (Basic Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla). That means there is room for 21 additional colors when the new catalog starts up on June 1st. Those 21 additions are:
6 returning colors from past In Color Collections
5 completely new In Colors for the 2018-20 Collection
and 10 completely new colors for the Core Color Groups
Here are a few more requested comparisons for several of the completely new colors being added. (In these photos the new color is the one on the right in each photo.) Keep in mind that with photography & lighting the colors may be a little “off.” But these photos at least give you an idea on how the colors compare to each other even if certain ones aren’t as accurately shown in the photos.
To see the first set of comparison photos I shared, CLICK HERE.
Blueberry Bushel is pretty close to Brilliant Blue. But it’s a bit more earthy and warm than Brilliant Blue’s cooler hue.
Granny Apple Green also comes pretty close to Lucky Limeade but is brighter like a Spring tone than Lucky Limeade’s more dull, Autumn hue.
In my April 10th post, I had a mistake. So in this photo below I have Bliss Blue and Bashful Blue identified correctly. I also updated the photo in my April 10th post.
I’m still looking for 9 more retired cardstock colors:
So if you are a collector and can help me complete my 4″ x 3″ swatch collection, let me know. I would be very grateful!
RETIRING PRODUCTS UPDATE
The 2017-18 retiring products were announced on April 9th. As of 4/22/18 6:00 PM (Mountain Time) there are a few items that are already sold out/discontinued. So keep that in mind if you are hoping to purchase anything that will be retiring…things are starting to disappear.
SIMPLE NATURALLY ECLECTIC CARDS
Using the same idea I shared in my April 14th post – making the designer paper the main design element of your cards, here are some super simple cards that I created with a sentiment image from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, the Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper & coordinating Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. (The ribbons and the designer paper are on the 2017-18 retiring products list.)
Whisper White Thick cardstock:
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” and folded in half
Scrap for punching 2″ circle
Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (Night of Navy, Emerald Envy or Peekaboo Peach):
Coordinating colored cardstock (Night of Navy, Emerald Envy or Peekaboo Peach):
Scrap for punching starburst
Naturally Eclectic designer paper:
5-1/4″ x 4″
Products: See below for a full list of supplies linked to where you can find them in my online store.
Attach designer paper to card front.
Tie on ribbon.
Stamp sentiment onto white scrap and punch with 2″ Circle Punch (use punch upside-down so you can see where you are punching). Attach to punched out Starburst shape. Then attach to the card front.
CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog, to access the lists and links, for dates about transitioning into the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog, AND to find out how you can get your hands on your personal copy. Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products list so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted. Favorites are already selling out!
New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers get 50% Off! NEW subscribers who join Paper Pumpkin between now and May 10 will get 50% off their first 2 months. Enter this promotion code to get in on the special: SAVEFIFTY0418 (Click here for a sneak peek image of the May kit in the lower right corner of this image.)
The new 2018-19 Annual Catalog will be introducing us to new colors! That means that several colors are retiring though. CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products.CLICK HERE for my post and a video regarding the Color Revamp. And CLICK HERE for a printable Color Revamp Summary.
The new 2018-19 Annual Catalog was unveiled to demos this weekend at OnStage. As always it’s filled with SO many wonderful new products! But this year’s catalog announced an EXTRA exciting new change…a Color Revamp!
Since the Stampin’ Up! ink pads were being redesigned & improved upon, this was a great time to revamp our colors, bring out some fresh, trendy hues and reorganize our color collections. These fun shades are bound to inspire even MORE creativity!
There are 18 colors leaving with this Color Revamp. But there are 21 colors being added, because Stampin’ Up! is taking 3 hues (Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White) and pulling them aside from the Neutrals to put into their own “Basics” group. In addition there are some shifts to maintain balance and variety in our updated collections. Here are how the colors will now be organized.
And here are some quick color comparisons in case you are interested. With photography the colors may be a little “off.” But these comparison photos at least give you an idea on how the colors compare even if certain ones aren’t as accurately shown in the photos.
I also shared these comparisons in my video below in a Facebook Live broadcast earlier this afternoon. I record it, and then uploaded it to my YouTube channel (since I know not everyone is ON Facebook). Be sure to watch the video, and then let me know if you have any questions. If you ARE on Facebook, I invite you to “like” then “follow” my page so you can get updates when I share and when I go live.
OH! Ands here’s what my desk looked like after the broadcast. LOL!
NEW INK PADS
Because the mold for the ink pad cases was about to expire, Stampin’ Up! took this opportunity to make improvements to the case design, the labels and the ink formula itself. So when you invest in the new colors, you are getting all the improvements at once.
Here are a few comparison photos.
What’s better about our new case?
It’s less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
It has a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected, which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
It is stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
It includes improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways we’ve done that:
The top label now has a cleaner, bolder design and a larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
The stickers include a new In Color icon.
We’ve continued to provide color stickers that can be placed on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the case, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.
What’s better about the ink?
We noticed that the old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads and with lighter colors. When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it. The improved ink formula includes a de-foaming agent and will reduce ink bubbles, help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp, and help lay down the ink better.
Beginning with the 2018–2019 Annual Catalog, all ink refills will have the improved ink formula. Also, if you recently received an ink refill and it has the new branding label, it contains the improved ink formula.
And guess what?! You can use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink refill on an old ink pad – with the exception of the Basic Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks. Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed. All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.
Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering. Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family. Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad. Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads. Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the Jet Black StāzOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering.
I hope you found this information helpful. Let me know if you have questions.
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Anyone scrambling for just one more gift idea? Here are a few gifts we made at my Craft Fair Treasures Class. The first two shown are ideas that I copied from other talented demonstrators. Anita Haines had some amazingly adorable creations on her blog. But I just HAD to have my stampers make this stinkin' cute Santa-tizer gift. Oh! And she has a free tutorial for it, too!…
It definitely was a favorite! Vicki, Denise and Julie will be giving these as gifts this year for sure.
Kindra Delaney was the creative talent behind this next idea…
This Build a Snowman Olaf Kit would be quick and easy to pull together for kids of all ages with just the right punches and a visit to the grocery store. Here is what she shared on Facebook.
For MY Olaf edibles I used the giant marshmallows, pretzel sticks, candy eyes from the cake decorating store, pumpkin flavored candy chips (because I had those and couldn't find candy corn), and a packet of hot cocoa mix.
This 3rd idea would be perfect for any adult who uses magnets. The glitter makes it a little more feminine, but you could leave that off if needing a more masculine gift.
We took tumbled tiles from the hardware store and stamped on them with the Ornamental Pine stamp set and ink from the Blendabilities Markers. You have to be fast at stamping though so the ink can get transferred fully.
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