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April, 2010:

A Thank You Card Awash With Flowers

I am really loving this set!  It makes it super easy to make a beautiful card that looks like it took hours to make.  Especially with the clear mount option!

I had to make a thank you card, and I hadn’t had a chance to ink this set up so I thought it would be perfect.  The friend that I was making the card for loves the Cottage Wall DSP, so I started with that.  I also had to use the new Square Lattice embossing folder in the Summer Mini because it’s just gorgeous.

I used my BigShot to cut the scallop circle and the Circle Scissors Plus to cut the circle of Whisper White.  Then I stamped my flowers.

I normally take my photos with natural light in front of a window, but these were taken at my sister-in-law’s house at night, and my camera just didn’t get the colours right….so you’ll have to take that into account when looking at these pictures.

Tip: I stamped a couple of flowers on sticky notes and cut them out to mask off some of the flowers I had already stamped.  This allowed me to stamp flowers in the background without stamping on top of the flowers I had stamped first.

Recipe:

Stamp Sets – Awash with Flowers, Matchbox Messages
Inks – Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories – Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, BigShot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Circles #2 die, Circle Scissors Plus, Rich Razzleberry 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges

It’s a Colour Renovation!!!!

I am SO excited about the news I’m about to tell you!  Stampin’ Up! is planning a Colour Renovation, and it’s HUGE!!!

The changes are drastic, but good.  A lot of colours are retiring….30 to be exact.  Yup, that’s right!  Thirty colours will be gone when this catalogue ends!  But you have plenty of time to stock up before they are gone forever.

The colour families we know and love will be gone, to be replaced by new Colour Collections.  Starting July 1st we will have the Brights Collection, Neutrals Collection, Regal Collection and Subtle Collection.  These collections will include colours that are carrying over from the current families (although they will be shuffled around), as well as 10 RETURNING IN COLOURS (Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, River Rock and Wild Wasabi) and 5 BRAND NEW COLOURS!!!  AND Kraft will be renamed Crumb Cake, and there will be an INK PAD! I have been wishing for a Kraft ink pad for so long!!!!  Okay….go check out the new Colour Collections below!!!  What do you think?

I know I will miss the retiring colours, but the new collection is so fresh….I can’t wait till the new Idea Book & Catalogue comes out!  Remember, this Colour Renovation won’t take effect until July 1st, so the retiring colours will still be around till then!

So, what are your feelings on this upcoming change?  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Two-Step into Spring Promotion

Stampin’ Up!’s Two-Step Stampin’ sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin’ set–or get it FREE when you host a $460 workshop!

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount; set of 18) $52.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount; set of 18) $36.95

Plus, get 20 percent off a selection of perfectly springy Two-Step Stampin’ sets from our current catalogue:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $34.95 $27.96
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $32.95 $26.36
111578 101 Flower Fancy $48.95 $39.16
113258 112 Trendy Trees $23.95 $19.16

Contact me today to schedule a workshop or order your Two-Step Stampin’ sets.  See the Two-Steps into Spring flyer for more information.