Hello Everyone, I am so sorry I thought this went out yesterday before the pre-order started. Well, the window closed in 12 minutes flat. So if you want one to be pre-ordered be ready December 5th at 3 pm Central time. I have no doubt that it will close soon after it opens again. Good luck!
Everyone is talking about the new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus!
What is a Stamparatus? It is a stamping tool that allows you to stamp multiple cards exactly the same way with no mess and frustration.
It is similar to the Misti and the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform but has more features. Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! that explains what it is and how it is better than what is currently on the market.
Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus
Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus backside with spots to store your magnets
Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus pad to use with the polymer stamps,
How do you pre-order a Stamparatus?
There are 3 windows to pre-order your Stamparatus.
Approximate Delivery Dates
November 16th thru November 30th
Febuary 1st 2018
December 5th thru December 30th
March 19th 2018
January 5th thru January 30th 2018
April 15th 2018
During these dates, you can log in to your Stampin’ Up! online account and pre-order with your credit card and they will email you when your Stamparatus is available. You then will go back to your online account and complete your order.
If you are one of my customers that does not use credit cards or the online store please contact me to pre-order. I can only pre-order 3 per during each ordering period.
I hope this explains the newest tool available to you from Stampin’ Up! For those who decide not to pre-order, it will be in the new annual catalog in June 2018.
Painted Harvest is what I needed. I needed a fall card so I decided to try my hand at an Eclipse card. The technique came to me in an email from SplitCoast Stampers. Check out the tutorial at the bottom of the page.
This particular stamp set is absolutely wonderful for fall. I have found several different ways to use it already.
Here is some of the different color combinations that I played with. Of course you can find all kinds of color charts on how the set looks with other colors online. I personally think its just fun to play around with all the different combinations myself.
I also made a Baby card for my Brother and Sister in law whom just had their first baby. I sent a baby blanket and hat to them as well. All in peach colors which is what they are doing the nursery in. I am happy to say baby and mom are just fine. My mother in law is ecstatic. Hopefully, everyone will continue to do well and we see lots of pictures of our sweet new niece.
Baby Eclipse card made with Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral flowers
Peach and Cream Blanket with Hat I made for Baby Josephine.
Anyway back to the Painted Harvest Eclipse card. I decided to do this one for fall to teach at my Advanced technique class this month. I was going to do some Halloween cards this year but they have been making those at Pelican. So I went with a different approach.
Harvest Flower Fall Eclipse card
Here is a closer look at the eclipse part.
I did the inside of the card too with the Painted Harvest flowers and a sweet sentiment from the set. I did, however, use Blackberry Bliss ink and cardstock on this card. I know it is retired but I could not help it. This color just looks so fabulous with Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry. IT screams FALL Yall. Which is what we need here in the south. I think mother nature has forgotten that it is supposed to be cooler and has left us in the heat from 80-92 degrees here lately. I am hoping that a real cool front comes and cools us off and makes it feel more like fall here.
Check out the tutorial from SplitCoast Stampers here. There is also a video as well below.
Here is a list of supplies I used. I put the Elegant Eggplant in here instead of the BlackBerry Bliss Since it has been retired. My class will be doing this at our Advanced class.
So I have been very neglectful with my blogging these past few month. I have been a bit depressed with my husbands’ new work schedule. It has not given me the warm and fuzzies to create these past few weeks. I am hoping to get better. I find when I finally sit down to write I end up napping on the couch or crocheting something for someone else. Check out this blanket I did for my Chiropractor’s new baby coming next month.
Baby Boy Blanket
Now back to the card at hand. LOL
This Cat Punch card is so super simple and a perfect Halloween card.
I started with 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Crushed Curry Cardstock folded in half for the base.
A piece of Basic Black cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inch. I then took the largest circle of the Layering Circles Framelits and cut out the “moon”. With this leftover piece, I punched out my Cat with the punch.
Taking your basic black lay it atop the crushed curry where you would like it to be and sponge some Pumpkin Pie ink with a sponge. This creates your moon’s textured look.
I then placed my Linen thread around my basic black and then popped it up with dimentionals.
Take your small circle punch and cut out 3 circles. Stamp a pumpkin face on one. I drew mine in after realizing I had one from the Paper Pumpkin kit that we got for September. I was a little bummed about that. Oh well, I can redo it again if I choose to for the kids.
I then took the Whisper White craft in and sponged it onto all the circles and then a bit on my punched out Cat. Place all your circles together with some glue staggering them so they look like a pumpkin. I did use a touch of old olive for a leaf on the pumpkin.
I glued the cat and the pumpkin onto the basic black and used a dimensionals for the head of the cat to keep it popped up.
Lastly, I took a 1/4 x 4 inch piece of pumpkin pie cardstock and stamped Happy Halloween on it.
A simple and quick card for the Grandkids…
Don’t forget that we have a Designer Series Paper sale going on until the end of the month. Check out the sale below.
I got my preorder in last week and have busy making some samples for all to see. I will be doing more so keep your eye out for them.
New in the 2017 Holiday catalog
This is one retired Baked Brown Sugar paper
I made this one for a cousins wedding. When I saw this in the new Catalog I thought it would be perfect for a wedding. Here is the front of the card.
Using Flourishing Phrases and the Flourish Thinlits Dies
It opens to this
This gate is New in the Holiday Catalog
This is the inside of the gate
Using the retired Beautiful Ride stamp set
New Items in the Clearance Rack
These deals won’t last long. First come first serve. Get them while you can. Some of my favorite picks are the Flower punch and the fringe scissors. Below is a list of some items that were hot ticket items when they came out. The festive flower punch makes an incredible Christmas flower click here if you missed it.
This was the challenge. For me it was hard. I am not a fan of the Elegant Eggplant. So I pushed my buttons and made it work. Thanks to Melissa Kerman’s post and some water stamping the card was born. I am very happy with how it turned out. This card has so many techniques in it. Yet it is so simple to make. A bit of sponging, water stamping, embossing, and lots of layering going on with this card. That is what makes it so fabulous.
#CI15 INKspiration Challenge entry
This card is one of the top 5 picks
Here is another sample of a card with the same techniques used in the prior one. I am not as happy with it as I am the one above.
Lovely Words with Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist colors from Stampin’ Up!
The Daisy Delight bundle is just AWESOME!! I have loved it from the moment I laid my hands on the set at OnStage. I, however, was not the only person who thought so. This set is a hot ticket item. Ever since it went live it has been on backorder until now. I can finally show my love for the set. I have done many things with it as you will see in this post.
First I am going to start you off with a Mother’s Day card I made with this set. It includes the Designer Series Paper as well.
Delightful Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp set
I used a retired set for the inside.
Delightful Daisy DSP
I also made some pop-up cards.
Wood Crate with Wood Textured DSP along with the Happy Birthday Framelit create this beauty
I also did a small basket of daisies for my bathroom. I am also working on some Wall art for the bathroom.
Wood Crate with Daisy Delight
I was so thrilled with the Daisy Delight set I totally redid my bathroom. The new Daisy Delight set inspired shower curtain and rugs. I also got to finally finish and hang a watercolor drawing my dad drew for me before he passed away. I love this so much. Mom found it at her house and gave it to me and I used the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils to complete it.
Drawn by Danny H Austin 1998 ish painted by Amy Austin-Kinler 2017 with watercolor pencils.
This bundle is so fabulous. There are so many uses for it.
Carols of Christmas has been chosen by Stampin’ Up! as an early release for our customers this year from the new holiday catalog. So here is your chance to get your hands on some exciting stuff before the catalog comes out. Check out these samples.
Check out the video from Stampin’ Up!
Here are the prices of the Carols of Christmas bundles and items that you can pre order. Just click on the picture and it will take you straight to the online store.