This is always such a fun time yet such a sad time in the Stampin’ Up! world. As you know I went to OnStage last weekend. We got copies of the amazing new 2018/2019 catalog. That part is very exciting and fun. There are amazing new products coming your way on June 1st. Along with the awesome, we do have a little sadness in seeing what products are not being carried over. The products used in the card are all retiring. That makes me sad because I love some of these products.
There are actually two stamp sets I used. Both of them are in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and will not be carried over. The striped heart is from the stamp set called Heart Happiness. I love this little heart because it is so different. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the different stripes (Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride). Then I cut it out using the set of dies called Lots to Love Box. These dies go with another stamp set called Sure Do Love You and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The Basic Black heart and the banner come from this set.
Last but not least, the Designer Series Paper I used on this card is called Picture Perfect Party and is also retiring. Of course, most Designer Series Paper in a mini catalog such as the Occasions Catalog, is not carried over. We kind of know that ahead of time.
Remember all products (except stamps) that are retiring are “while supplies last” so if you like something, you need to purchase it fairly quickly before it sells out for good.
This was another project we did at our monthly stamp club meeting. It uses the stamp set that is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Sure Do Love You with its matching Framelits called Lots To Love Box (you can save 10% by purchasing them both in a Bundle). There is also another stamp set in that catalog called Heart Happiness that also matches the Lots To Love Box Framelits. I love it when Stampin’ Up! makes a few things that all go together. It makes paper crafting so much easier.
To make the card I first stamped it in Early Espresso ink on Sahara Sand cardstock. Then I ran it through the Big Shot using a new Embossing Folder called Simple Stripes. I put the cardstock in the Embossing Folder diagonally so the stripes were diagonal instead of straight up and down. Then I stamped both hearts in Cherry Cobbler ink and the banner in Sahara Sand ink. All three of those items have framelits to cut them out. You know I am not one to fussy cut!
The box is super easy to make. I cut out two pieces of Sahara Sand cardstock. Then I stamped the heart and cut out the middle of it using a die. Tear & Tape Adhesive works great to put this box together. Then I tied Whisper White Baker’s Twine around it and added the little heart using the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch. This box would work great to put candy in for Valentine’s Day.
I made this card using one of the new stamp sets from the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Heart Happiness. This stamp set can be used with the Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies that are also in that catalog. The great thing about these dies is they actually match two different stamp sets. The other one is called Sure Do Love You. I love it when Stampin’ Up! mixes and matches sets. If you purchase both of the stamp sets and the matching dies you are eligible to receive free product. See how easy that is? Add some ink, cardstock, ribbon or other products and you could be eligible to get two free items. There is no limit to how many products you can earn for free.
Here is another video showing you one of the products you could get for FREE with a qualifying order. It is a stamp set called Heartfelt Blooms. This is a different kind of stamp that Stampin’Up! is developing called DistINKtive. It lays down ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth.