Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Elegant Floral Phrases Thank You Card with Matching Envelope

One stamp set and one ink color.  That's all it takes to make this elegant thank you card with matching envelope.

The front of the card features the beautiful floral image from the Floral Phrases stamp set.  I love this stamp; all of the shading is done for you!  In addition to the image and sentiment, I added of bit of ribbon - simply knotted in the middle - to add some texture.

The inside of the card has the second part of the sentiment as well as a stamped border on the top and bottom of the inside.  I just love how that one simple stamp image adds so much to the card.

The back of the envelope also features the beautiful floral image.  It fits so perfectly on the envelope flap!

The front of the card is also decorated, using the simple border image along the side of the envelope.

To see step-by-step instructions, please click on the video below.  NOTE:  If you are viewing this blog post via an email notification, the video may not appear due to security settings.  In that case, you can view the video HERE.

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please let me know!

Happy Stampin'!

Product List
Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Sweet Sugarplum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes
Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad
Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
Pearl Basic Jewels

Monday, April 16, 2018

Decorated Inside, Outside, and Envelope!

A handmade card is a treasure, but why stop with the outside of the card?  Make the card even more special by decorating the inside of the card as well as decorating the accompanying envelope so it's all like a special package.

The envelope was subtly decorated using the stamp of the leaves from the set.  It's a small touch, but perfect for the card since the DSP is a bit busier than  usual.

The card is decorated with strips of DSP from the Daisy Delight collection.  The strips are bordered with Old Olive and Calypso Coral cardstock, making a nice border.

The daisy was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral cardstock and punched with the Daisy punch.  To give the daisy some dimension, I carefully curled the petals using a bone folder.  The center of the daisy is Daffodil Delight and punched using the 1/2" circle punch.

I carried the design of the DSP bordered with the cardstock into the inside of the card. Although it takes up over an inch of space, there is still enough room to write a nice note.

To see step-by-step directions, please click the video below.  NOTE:  If you are viewing this post via an email notification, the video may not appear due to security settings.  In that case, you can see the video HERE.

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please contact me.

Happy Stampin'!

Product List
Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set
Daisy Punch
Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
1/2" Circle Punch
Bone Folder
Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Colors, Colors, Colors!

It's an exciting time at Stampin' Up!  It's been five years since the last color revamp, and with SU's 30th anniversary, the time is perfect for another one so . . . it's time to say good-by to some colors, hello to some new colors, and welcome back to some retired colors.

I'm going to miss a few of these for sure -- Soft Sky, Dapper Denim and Wild Wasabi

I'm sure I'll get over the colors I'll be losing once I get my hands on these new colors!
 The color collections will be undergoing  a bit of s shaking up too.  Some colors are moving from one collection to another.  Check them out!

The retiring colors are available while supplies last, so be sure to order yours today!

Happy stampin'!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Announcing the Retiring List and a Color Refresh!

The retiring list was published today.  Retiring products will only be available until May 31, or while supplies last -- and believe me, they don't last very long! 

Click HERE to see the retiring list -  click on "last chance products" on the left side.

To see the retiring list sorted by catalog page number, click HERE.

To see the Occasions retiring list sorted by catalog page number, click HERE.

It's been about five years since Stampin' Up had a color revamp, and it's happening this year with the release of the new catalog!  There will be sixteen new colors -- some brand new colors and some returning favorites.  The color families are also being reconfigured.  It's so exciting to be getting a color refresh, but sadly, that means some of the current colors are retiring.  There are 17 colors that will no longer be available -four of the 16-18 InColors and 13 of the core colors. The retiring colors are:

- All products are "while supplies last" or until May 31, 2018.
- Stamps are guaranteed to be available until May 25, 2018.
- Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8 - but don't wait . . . what you want may be gone long before then!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Stampin Up Barn Door Bundle

This is such a cool bundle.  Believe it or not, this is one of the first bundles I purchased from the Occasions catalog, but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet.  I'm hoping that I can find some time to do that soon!  There are so many, many ideas swirling in my head!

Product List
Barn Door Clear-Mount Bundle

Monday, April 2, 2018

Stampin' Up! Brusho

I've been pretty hesitant to order the Brushos, but after watching this video, I think I'm ready to go for it.  What do you think?  Do you have the Brushos?  Do you love them?  Please leave me a comment -- I'd love to hear your thoughts!