The Stampin’ Up! Catalog Premiere

On Monday night I went to an really fun Stampin’ Up! event that was available to demonstrators only.  Stampin’ Up! held a new Catalog Premiere where all the demonstrators who attended could get a glimpse at some of the products coming out in the new catalog that starts June 1st.  They rented out 40 movie theaters all over the country and one of them was in Syracuse.  I have to say it was the best “movie” I have ever been to!  The best part is at the end of the even everyone got a new stamp set that will be in the catalog AND a copy of the catalog.  Isn’t the cover cute?

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The sad part about this whole thing is there are some stamp sets and accessories that are not in the new catalog.  The card I made uses a few of these retiring items.  The heart is from Hearts A Flutter.  The “Forever & Always is from Loving Thoughts.  The ribbon is also retiring (and already sold out!) and so is the Embossing Folder, called Adorning Accents, but is not sold out yet.

Hearts A Flutter, Adorning Accents, Loving Thoughts,

Merchandise is going quickly so if you want something that is retiring you need to buy it soon before it is gone for good!

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A Gold Wedding Card

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I made this card for a wedding but realized it could also be used for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day card.  The new Occasions Catalog that starts on January 3rd is full of gold things.  There is gold Washi Tape, Ink, Velum, and Foil Sheets.  I love all the gold in this catalog.

I made this card using some older sets though.  The background was stamped using the Gold Encore Ink Pad (they also have it in Silver) and the stamp set called Layered Labels.  I punched out the oval using Extra Large Oval Punch with the Brushed Gold Cardstock.  The sentiment came from the stamp set called Loving Thoughts.

Sympathy Card

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As much as we all hate to have these situations, we sometimes need a sympathy card.  I usually keep a few on hand so that I will have something when the need arises.  If you have been reading my blog lately, you will know that I am in remission for hoarding my Designer Seriies Paper and my ribbon.  For some reason, I buy a lot of it (probably because it is so darn cute) but then I never use it.  At the end of the year, I have tons left over.  Well no longer!  I am a recovering nicely!

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Loving Thoughts.  I hope I will have the need for a Sympathy Card but in case I do, I am ready.

Best of Flowers Sympathy

Although I dislike making Sympathy Cards, I like to have some on hand just in case.  This became a Sympathy Card because I needed to use some kind of saying with it and the stamp set called Loving Thoughts seemed to work.  The first thing I did was take a flower stamp from the Best Of Flowers and ink with with Versamark.  Then I sprinkled White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  If you haven’t gotten the Stampin Up! Heat Tool, you should consider it.  It is so much quieter than my old one plus it has two settings – one for melting embossing powder and one for drying wet ink.  Love it!

Anyway, after I set the embossing powder I stamped the same set in Calypso Coral over the first set of flowers and then took a paper towel to wipe off the ink that was on the white flowers.  Ink does not dry on embossing powder so you would have mess if you didn’t wipe it off.

The card still looked a little plain so I sponged Calypso Coral Ink over everything.  I like the way it came out.

Best of Flowers Sympathy Card

Best of Flowers Sympathy Card

Butterfly Sympathy Card

As much as we hate the thought, we do have to make sympathy cards every now and then.  I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I apologize that I do not recall who made the original card.

I really loved the colors and the way the butterflies were punched out of the embossed image.  I used two butterfly punches.  One is the Elegant Butterfly from the Annual Catalog and the other is the Bitty Butterfly  Punch from the Occasions Catalog.  The embossed image in the background is using the Flower Garden Folder.

Butterfly Sympathy Card

Butterfly Sympathy Card