I love fulfilling my customer's requests!! And I love seeing cards that I can't wait to CASE. I usually ask my card club attendees what type of cards they'd like to make. I want to make sure that I am fulfilling their card needs! And this time I was asked to make some graduation cards for our next card club.
Since graduations haven't really been a need until this year for myself, as well, I looked towards Pinterest for inspiration!!! I came across 2 different designs that I thought were perfect. I tweaked both to use what I have on hand!
For the card in the picture above, I used the idea by Stamp w/ Liz. You can see details on the card by clicking here. I used the B.Y.O.P and Perfectly Wrapped Stamp sets and the Neutrals DSP stack. I stayed with black and white as the colors since that is what our towns high school colors are.
The cards in the picture below, I saw posted in Pinterest by Suzie Orr. I made one card using Real Red since those are the colors of the recipients school! And I made the other card in black and white. I used the Number of Years stamp set with matching framelits and the Balloon Celebration stamp set with coordinating Balloon Punch.
Make sure to check up my events to see how you can make awesome cards like these!!!!
Stampin Friends Birthday Blog Hop
Welcome to our April Stampin Friends Birthday/Celebration Blog Hop! We have 14 talented crafters involved in the hop, including 1 Guest Hoppers.
Please, make sure you check everyone's blogs out. After reading my blog, scroll to the end, and please leave a comment for your chance to win a little blog candy from me!
If you have visited my blog from Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's site, thanks so much for continuing with the Blog Hop. A full list of Blog Hop participants are listed at the end so you can continue along the hop!
This Month's Guest Hopper is:
Jennifer Knape Cerizo
For the April Blog Hop I chose a bundle that I purchased awhile back when the Occasions catalog first went live! I have barely used it! The colors intimidate I think! And the DSP is more on the masculine side, which I don't typically make many projects out of!
The card I chose to make uses all Stampin Up products.
The bundle I chose was from the Party Animal Suite on page 4-5 of the Occasions Catalog and the stamp set is the Balloon Adventures. I also used the matching framelits (Balloon Pop-up) and Party Animal embellishments and Emerald Envy taffeta ribbon.
I used a Paper and ink combination of Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy and Pacific Point.
The card is pretty easy to make
I used Emerald Envy for my cardbase and a piece of DSP cut to and 1/8" shorter than the cardbase.
I cut out the balloon background with the Balloon Pop up framelits, then I trimmed the edges to the size I wanted it to be on the front of the card.
Stamped the balloons using the Balloon Adventures and Balloon Celebration stamp sets.
Punched them out using the Balloon punch.
I stamped the banner and cut it out by hand.
I added clear Wink of Stella on the balloons, banner and strings. I also added some Basic Rhinestones.
At the moment the bag is filled with Smarties. But I will be changing it up when I give it to my Aunt on Easter Sunday for her birthday. I plan to fill it with some of her favorite candy's and a gift card she can use shopping!!
I hope you enjoyed the projects I made for you! Please leave a comment for your chance at winning some blog candy!!!
Click on the next blogger, Lana Staab, below - you are at Steph Jandrow, incase you forgot along the way!
Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors
The 2015-2017 In Color's Collection is among the list of retiring products. Not familiar with what In Colors are??? Well Stampin Up has 5 color categories or collections. There are 4 main ones that contain 10 different colors each: Brights, Neutral, Regals and Subtles. Then we have the 5th which is In Colors, these collections include 5 colors. The In Color collections are available for 2 years. We currently have 2 sets of In Colors: 2015-2017 & 2016-2018. The 2015-2017 In Color inks, paper, ribbon and embellishments will retire on May 31st.
If these are among some of your favorite colors to work with, you may want to consider stocking up sooner, than later. Because most know this color collection is going to retire, and they will STOCKPILE. And the products will sell out MUCH sooner than anything else. I can tell you right now, there are several In Color items already sold out since they went on the retired list!!!!
The banner above shows the colors, or you can click here to view the entire collection!
Please contact me with any questions you may have!
New Annual Catalog is Coming
t’s the exciting time of year when we, once again, begin to anticipate the new Annual Stampin Up Catalog. It's coming soon! And I can't wait to share it with you. I have to say since I became a Demonstrator 3 years ago, I love, love waiting for the new catalogs to arrive!!! I just love seeing all the new products and ideas! And this catalog is no exception! It is simply beautiful to say the least. So current and fresh with all the latest crafting trends ad colors! And I mean COLORS!!! The In Colors are gorgeous!!!!! So stay-tuned for more updates to come!!!
I want to update you as to what takes place as we prepare for the new catalog to launch. The easiest way to stay on-top of it is to know the dates of everything taking place. So here are the dates, as I know them, that lead up to the catalog live date, June 1st. We can not share the catalog until a certain point! So these dates will be helpful.
April 10 Demonstrators ONLY, can begin viewing the online catalog.
April 10 2016-2017 Annual & Occasions Catalog retirement list is available. Be sure to check it out so you do not miss out on great products at discounted prices.
May 2 Demonstrators ONLY can begin to pre-order from the new catalog (This includes any new recruits between May 2nd-May 31st)
May 2-14 Demonstrators free catalog is shipped
May 8 Annual catalogs will be shipped to our customers
May 31 is the last day you can order from the 2015-2016 Catalog, Retired List and Occasions Catalog (so you need to plan accordingly)
June 1 Demonstrators can share and Customers can start ordering from the the new catalog.
Wow this is alot of information! But no worries, I'll be here along the way!
So how do you receive a catalog? Well that's easy....
1. If you are a current customer of mine, who orders or attends one of my workshops, I will automatically mail a catalog to you during the week of May 8th!
2. Simply ask me for a catalog. Send me a message asking for one with your mailing address and I will be sure to pop one in the mail as soon as I receive my preorder!!!
How great does this all sound!!!
Make sure to contact me
So Succulents - retiring
Perhaps one of my favorite products from the Occasions catalog is the Succulent Garden Suite. I had so much fun with this set! I just love how real the paper products look when you add the detailing to make a 3-d Succulent Garden. I have seen some truly amazing projects that simply left me with my mouth open saying "WOW". Unfortunately this is one of those sets retiring. But I can assure you won't be disappointed if you added this set to your collection before it's gone!
There is a plethora of ideas all over the web! Pinterest!!!!
I am sharing 2 of my favorite projects made with the Succulent set. A 3-d mini pot and a mother's day card I made for a swap.
Crazy right same stamp set 2 completely different looks.
Don't wait this set won't be around for long!!!!
Contact me to find out how to get yours
Stampin Up Retiring Products
Retired Products only mean 1 thing! A new annual catalog is coming. We’re getting ready to retire products from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. You don’t want to miss out! Select retiring products have discounts of up to 50% off. Be sure to place orders before the sun sets on these items May 31!
All items on the retiring list are “while supplies last,” and some of your favorites could sell out quickly! I encourage you to place your orders as soon as you can to ensure that you will be able to get all the items you want.
Click on the file below to download the retired list! Make sure to highlight your catalog the retired items.
Feel free to contact me with any questions