There is a lot of excitement in the world of Stampin’ Up!® today. The 2022/2023 Annual Catalog starts on May 3rd and Demonstrators will be able to order some of the new products April 1st. Wait until you see this catalog. It is full of a lot of great products that you are going to love. The only bad part is there are a lot of products that are available today that will be retiring on May 2nd. Now the good news is some of them are on sale! Do you feel like you have been riding a roller coaster with this post?
Sweet Ice Cream is a stamp set that is going to retire on May 2nd. It has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Builder Punch that will also be retiring. The good news is you can purchase the stamp set right now at 20% Off and the punch at 50% off. The bad news is once these items are gone from inventory, they are gone for good. There goes that roller coast again!
To make this card I first used my Blending Brushes with Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine using the Gingham Embossing Folder. Next I stamped the ice cream scoops in the same color ink and punched them out. I stamped the cone in Crumb Cake ink and punched that out. Lastly I took the Stampin’ Write Markers of colored the sentiment in all three colors and stamped that on a piece of Basic White card stock. I layered everything on a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and a Pale Papaya card base.
Remember, if you like the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, or anything else that is on the retirement list you should order before it is gone.
If you would like to see the retirement list and what is on sale click HERE.
I made this quick and easy birthday card for my grandson, Nolan. He is going to be four soon (can you believe that!?!) and he loves ice cream so I thought it was appropriate. It was a super easy card to make and quick too!
I used the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream. This set has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch (although I did not use it for this card). I first stamped the three popsicles in Highland Heather, Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody ink. Then I stamped the popsicle sticks in Crumb Cake Ink. Then all I had to do was stamp the two sentiments in Memento Black ink and I was done! I told you it was quick and easy!
Nolan is such a sweet boy and so much fun to be with. He loves coming to our house to spend the night. Right now he sleeps in a bed that has sides to it so I was a little worried about him sleeping in a full sized bed. I found these great bumpers on Amazon that work perfect and Nolan loves them. The bed is now officially his. When he comes over the first thing he does is run upstairs and jump in his bed. He is just so adorable!
Last week I had my stamping ladies over for the first time in over a year. Gosh, I missed them. The last time I had them over was February 2020. Then, of course, the pandemic hit and the world practically stopped. It was so nice to be able to get back together and have some fun.
One of the cards we made using the stamp set called Sweet Ice Cream. This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. The card we made is a fun fold card. It actually opens two ways. First you lift the flap that the ice cream cone is on and then you open the diagonally cut card base.
To make this card I first cut the front of Basic White card base diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Then I layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on the back piece. This DSP is amazing. It is only available as a hostess benefit. There are 48 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP in the pack. One side has fun colorful patterns while the other side is black and white. Then I cut another piece 4″ x 5.25″ and then cut it diagonally in half. I layered that on the front of the card base.
After I did this, I cut a piece of Basic White card stock 3.25″ x 8.5″ and folded it in half. I layered a 3″ x 4″ piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on that and a 2″ x 3″ piece of Basic White card stock on top. I stamped the ice cream scoop in Pale Papaya and Pool Party ink and punched them out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. I stamped the ice cream cone lines using Soft Suede ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and cut that out using the punch too. I stamped both sentiments (the one on the Pale Papaya ice cream scoop and the one inside the card using Pool Party ink.
All I can say is I hope this pandemic thing never happens again. It sure was fun to get together and do some stamping and some snacking with lots of talking and laughter.
Tomorrow is a very big day in the Stampin’ Up!® world. It is the first day of the brand new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This catalog is packed with new, amazing products that you are going to love.
The Fun Fold card I made today uses a stamp set that was in the 2021 January – June Catalog called Sweet Ice Cream. This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. The stamp set and punch did carry over into the new Annual Catalog but the 10% Bundle discount did not BUT since the Mini Catalog is available until June, you can still get the savings if you order it before the Mini Catalog expires.
To make this card I first stamped the ice cream scoops in Fresh Freesia (a brand new InColor that will be available to purchase tomorrow) and Highland Heather inks. I stamped the spindles in Gorgeous Grape for the Highland Heather scoops and Highland Heather on the Fresh Freesia scoop. I stamped the ice cream cone in Crumb Cake Ink and the cross hatches in Soft Suede. Then I punched them all out using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch.
Now comes the fun Sneak Peek part of the card. I layered all the scoops and cone onto a piece of Basic White card stock and then cut out the scalloped stitched edge using a new set of dies that are in the Annual Catalog coming out tomorrow called Basic Borders. There are 6 border dies in this set and I love them! There is a chevron, a rounded, a cloud, a fancy zigzag and a regular zigzag die in the bundle and they all have stitching on them. I cut out another piece of Highland Heather card stock using the die too.
I folded a 8.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock in half and then cut off a 1.75″ piece off one side. Then I layered the piece of Highland Heather card stock that I cut out using the Basic Border die and then the piece of Basic White cardstock with the ice cream cone on it. Only the Highland Heather part open ups. I stamped the sentiment in Highland Heather ink on the Fresh Freesia card base.
Remember, today is the last day to buy the retiring products and the Bundle discount on some of the products carrying over!