Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stampin' Up Retro Fresh Card Gift Set

I saw this a little while ago and forgot to post it.  It gives you instructions on how to put together a Pocket Cards Gift Set.  It was created and designed by Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team member Connie Collins - from Stampin' Up blog HERE:

Pocket-style scrapbooking isn’t really a new thing, but it has gained popularity over the past few years. Essentially it is the same thing as color-blocking. Connie thought it would be fun to create a custom gift set using the Retro Fresh Suite (US/CA) by Stampin’ Up!

Here’s a pattern for the 8 -1/2" x 11" cardstock.

Here’s a pattern for the 6" x 12" cardstock.

You should end up with something that looks like this.  Connie used the Chevron and the new Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to emboss some of the smaller cards.

Next, Connie went wild stamping and die cutting anything that was related to the theme. Some of the stamp sets she used included Peachy Keen, Starburst Sayings, and Just Sayin’.

Connie used Soft Suede Cardstock to make a box to put everything in.

Connie put the stamped and die cut images into Cellophane Bags; then she added coordinating Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape, Linen Thread, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally Connie decorated the lid to give it the perfect finishing touch.

Here’s what it looked like when she was finished.

You don’t have to use the Retro Fresh Suite; try this pocket-style scrapbooking technique with any of the fabulous coordinated suites by Stampin’ Up.

Also, my email subscriber program has been encountering problems; hopefully, I've fixed them.  Let me know if you should have gotten an email and didn't.  Thank you!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin' Up Retiring Stamp Set List & Retiring Accessories List

Click HERE for the retiring Stamp Set List - sets are only available while supplies last.

Click HERE for the retiring Accessories List - everything is only available while supplies last.

And don't forget that you get FREE SHIPPING for any purchases from April 21st to April 25th.

Click HERE to place your order or contact me if you have any questions.   Don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator when you sign into, or create, your ONLINE account.  Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Stampin' Up April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit Video plus more GREAT news!

I've been working night & day these past couple of months, so it's been really quiet on the blog (did anyone notice? just so you know, any supportive comments are always greatly appreciated!). So I thought I'd catch you up with Stampin' Up videos and news. This first video shows you how to assemble the April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit.   From now on, all the Paper Pumpkin Kits will have Photopolymer stamps in them. These stamps are see-through and cling wonderfully to the clear blocks. Stampin' Up has started manufacturing them in-house, so you know the quality is GREAT!

And here's a video by Shannon West showing some other great ways to use Photopolymer stamps!   Email subscribers will need to click here to get to my blog to watch the videos.

Also, starting Monday, April 21st to Friday, April 25th, Stampin' Up is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders.


Get FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders) April 21-25!

Lastly, the lists of retiring products and retiring stamp sets will be available on April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away!   This year BOTH retiring stamps and retiring products will only be available while supplies last - no backorders on anything.

Have a great weekend celebrating with your family and friends and be certain to check back on Monday sometime to see the retiring lists.  Stampin' Up hasn't told us what time the lists will post, but I'll get them on my blog as soon as I see them!