Stampin’Up! currently have the Early Release bundles available from the Share What You Love Suite, which includes the versatile stamp set Love What You Do. These bundles are being made available ahead of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue release.
I’ve been having a lovely time creating with the Love What You Do stamp set. One card I made is a CASE of the card that matches the Just Getting Started Bundle. This bundle contains the basic requirements to make this card. The bundle includes the stamp set, Very Vanilla cardstock, Grapefruit Grove and Old Olive inkpads, a clear large stamping block and a free pack of Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes. You can see the available bundles here.
Here is my CASE’d card. Very quick and easy to create.
If you are just getting started on your stamping journey this is a great way to get the basics and start creating.
Time to share my class creations for my upcoming New Annual Catalogue Product class. In this class we will be creating items using a range of new products from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. So stamps, dies, papers plus if you have wondered what makes the new Stamparatus the bees knees of placement tools, we will be creating with this as well. I am sure it will be added high up on your wish list once you try one out!
Stampin’Up! have done a prerelease of one of the new upcoming catalogue suites – the Share What You Love Suite. This gorgeous range of products includes stamp sets, papers, embellishments, ribbon, embossing folder and cardstock. There is a range of bundles available to purchase to suit Beginner card makers, Intermediate card makers or those of us who are avidly serious about papercrafting and just “Gotta Have it All” bundle. Each bundle also contains free product for you! Take a look at the bundles here.
In my May Class we will be creating cards using the Share What You Love bundle. We will make these three cards as a quick and easy stamp-a-stack. These are just a small part of what you will create in this fun and exciting class!
You will love these gorgeous Share What you Love Designer Series Papers with their pearlescent embossing. Pearl features heavily in this suite to coincide with Stampin’Up!’s 30th Anniversary which is a Pearl Anniversary!
Would you like to come along to my class? Contact me jannicbigpond.com for further details.
Dates are – Thursday May 24 at 7.30pm
Friday May 25 at 10am
Saturday May 26 at 1.30pm
Classes are held in eastern suburb of Melbourne.
I’ll be sharing more cards made with this suite in the next few days so please come by again. I also share card samples in my newsletters. If you live in Australia and would like to receive it then send me an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so in love with this gorgeous Delightful Daisy Designer series Paper from this years annual catalogue. I don’t normally get overly excited about papers ( well maybe a little bit ) but really do love this one. The designs are so vibrant and pretty!
I’ve seen several cards on Pinterest using this particular paper as a card front and love how it looks. It is also so easy to create, so great for a card in a hurry.
It is so pretty and happy to look at! No matter the greeting receiving this card would brighten anyone’s day. This greeting is from the stamp set Rose Wonder, my go to set for greetings.
You can see all the other designs in the Delightful Daisy DSP by clicking on the image below. And they are all lovely!
Look a card with no stamping! Here is a very quick card that will suit as a male birthday card any time you require one. I love the new Happy Birthday thinlit die for making quick card. This card was one of the projects at my recent catalogue launch.
The background paper is from the fabulous Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. A terrific 6×6 stack of 48 sheets with 12 double sided designs. I had to add a touch of bling so the new mini sequin trim in gold was used by sliding the sequins off the thread and adhering them with the fine tip glue pen.
Now I also had this card to show the ladies attending to highlight how this thinlit can be used to create a shadow to the diecut words.
The top layer words are done using Sahara Sand card and the under set are cut out of Early Espresso card stock. For bling on this card I added Gold Metallic Shapes.
I hope I have given you some inspiration for getting your hands on this great new die from Stampin’Up!. You can head over to my online store and view this die and many others from the new 2017 Annual Catalogue.
Yesterday I held my 2017 Stampin’Up! Annual Catalogue Launch. We had a lovely fun afternoon and if you follow me on Facebook you would have seen the before photos and the cute thank you gifts I had for my attendees.
Over the next few posts I’ll share the projects we created. You saw the Daisy Delight card in my most recent post. Today here are my 2017 In Colour cards. I first made these cards for my team night and the team loved them so they became my launch project cards as well.
The beauty of these cards was that not only did I share the new In Colours card and inks ( I love Fresh Fig!) but I also was sharing the pretty Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which has all the 2017 In Colours included in all four patterns.
The other bonus is a card layout that uses strips of patterned papers. Think of all the extra papers you have on hand and how they could be used in this layout.
The punch is Stampin’Up!’s new Pretty Label punch which matches the Label Me Pretty stamp set. Did you know that can get these two items as a bundle and save 10% on the price.
All up some fun, quick and easy cards to create. Love it!
If you would like to purchase any of these items and you are in Australia please click on the images below to be taken to my online Stampin’Up! store.
I’ll be back again soon with more cards from my Launch Day.
It’s that time of the year when the current Annual Catalogue makes way for the next Annual Catalogue and that means saying goodbye to some favourite stamp sets as they retire from sale.
Gorgeous Grunge has been my go to stamp set for a few years now. Always there for adding a bit of background texture or when in a hurry to make a quick and easy card. The same with Petite Petals and it’s matching punch. What am I going to stamp and punch out now from all those teeny scraps of Whisper White card that I hoarde?
Here is a final farewell card using retiring products from the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue.
How is this for a clean and simple card? I’ve used the retiring inks the In Colours of Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. The rhinestones are retiring too to return in a new configuration in the new Annual Catalogue.
The sentiment is also from a retiring stamp set – Suite Sayings. I stamped my images onto Shimmery White cardstock which gives a nice bit of sparkle to a card.
You have one more day to get your order in for any of the retiring products. May 31 is the deadline!
On a positive note that means we then have the excitement of a brand new catalogue to drool over and find some new favourite stamp sets.
Make sure you get your last chance order in on time!
As demonstrators with Stampin’Up! one of the benefits we receive is a magazine titled Stampin’Success. This magazine comes out quarterly and is brimming with fabulous ideas on how to use Stampin’Up! stamps, dies and embellishments. I really enjoy reading it and trying out some of the card designs in each edition.
Last quarter there was a card featured using the Super Duper stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. Here is my CASE of it.
It is a great layout and very suitable for the boys in our lives. The colours are Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach. I then created the same card design in different colours – Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugar Plum. This card design would look terrific in so many different colour combinations.
The enamel shapes add that little bit of extra pizzaz to the card. Did you know they are available in metallic like the gold ones on the first card and in the 2016-2018 In Colours as well as in the Brights, Regals and Subtles colour families. They come in packs of 100 shapes for the metallics and the other colour ways come in packs of 200 shapes.
The Stampin’Up! demonstrator publication is so helpful and full of so many brilliant ideas each month that if you made every item featured you would have over 30 new cards in your stash! This is another of the terrific perks of being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator!
My intention when I made these cards was to create congratulations cards for new grandparents. I have received some lovely cards from friends to celebrate the arrival of our new grand daughter. I love the Falling in Love papers, they are so pretty and the pink and blue prints are perfect for boy and girl congrats cards. As a bonus these cards are very quick and easy to create.
My last post featured the elegant Falling in Love embellishments and here they are again along with the Lace Doilies also from the Falling in Love Suite of products. The doilies are versatile as they are Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other.
The Congratulations stamp is from the So in Love stamp set. All these products are in the Occasions catalogue.
Inks used are the co-ordinating colours from the papers for the girl card Blushing Bride and for the boy card Soft Sky.
I am now prepared for our next set of friends to become grandparents!
The Hostess sets on offer from Stampin’Up! offer amazing value. If you look in the Annual or Occasions catalogues you will see listed the regular price for the stamp set and the price you pay when you earn Stampin’Rewards. These stamp sets are only available to customers and hostesses who have sales over $250.
For today’s card I have used the Pun Intended stamp set which has some cute images as well as some witty puns to go with them.
I’ve chosen to stamp the be image and I’ve coloured the images in using watercolour pencils, then fussy cut them out and popped them on Dimensionals to add some height to the card.
The background was stamped using one of the pun stamps in the set. I added some Wink of Stella gold spatter but it does not show up well in the photo.
Some gold sequins for some necessary bling!
Do have a look at the Hostess sets – they are there waiting for you and offer amazing value for money!
My last post was a CASE’d card and so is this one using the set Mixed Borders. I’ve CASE’d the card from page 122 of the Annual catalogue and used the layout and stamp set just changed the card stock and ink colours and the embossing folder.
Such an easy way to create a card – the majority of the thinking has been done for you!
This stamp set comprises of several long border stamps but there is an allowance in the border when you stamp it for you to then stamp your greeting.
So I have switched from a Whisper White card to a Pink Pirouette one and changed the embossing folder from Lovely Lace to Sparkle.
When the crafters block sets in it is fabulous to have the Stampin’Up! catalogues to refer to and find a card to CASE ( Copy and show everyone ). When the mojo goes missing that takes the effort out of trying to think of something new! So with this card I have done just that – copied the layout, used the same stamp set, just changed the papers and colours.
This is such a simple and pretty design and card. When having to come up with a new card each day, the odd CASE card really makes the challenge a lot easier!
Not long until Sale-a-bration ends! If you ordered the Special Reason Wood-Mount bundle of stamp set and matching framelits at $92.50Aust you would have yourself a free exclusive Sale-a-bration item straightaway. Click on the product displays below to go to my online Stampin’Up! store.You can find the Sale-a-bration items in the Sale-a-bration section of the store.
Here’s a quick card to make when you need a card in a hurry. The Special Reason stamp set and matching Stylish Stems framelits are a lovely pair. You can purchase these as a bundle pair and save 10% on the total price of the two bought individually. For this card I used the frame from the framelits set. I have another card to share in the next day or so that uses the pretty flower framelit from this bundle.
I CASE’d this card from one that was a Global Design Challenge a few weeks ago. I changed the colours and sentiment. Love this layout and will add it to one of my go to ones when I need a card in a hurry.
Colours are Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Early Espresso. Card base is Sahara Sand. The sentiment is from Designer Tin of Cards stamp set.
Have you ever bought a stamp set purely because you saw a card made with it and you just had to get the set and make that card? I have done this so many times and then never got around to making the card but being on holiday, as I have mentioned before, my challenge is to use all the stamp sets piled on my desk that I have bought and make those cards.
Todays card is a classic example. I saw this card in the current 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue when I was at Stampin’Up! April OnStage last year. The stamp set – Summer Sorbet, to make the card went straight into my first order when the catalogue went online in June. Well I am pleased to say I have finally CASE’d the card that caught my eye in the catalogue!
You can see the Stampin’Up! version of the card on page 156 of the Annual Catalogue. I have changed the sentiment. That was another plus I also used the Brushwork Alphabet set, so another stamp set also released from the pile on my desk! I am pleased to say the pile is diminishing.
I am loving this challenge! Also I love this card as it was quick and easy and the colours are so vibrant. The colours are Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. Card base is Thick Whisper White. The Pumpkin Pie balloon was stamped as well on scrap and cut out and added to the card with Dimensionals to give some “pop” to the card.
Time for me to have another go at entering CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge. I only had a short amount of time so I CASE’d the sketch on page 42 of the Occasions Catalogue and instead of using the Special Reason bundle I created my card using the Window Shopping bundle.
You can view the other entries for this week here. I’m loving the new colours in the free Sale-a-bration glimmer paper assortment pack. For this card I’ve used Bermuda Bay glimmer paper. You can receive a pack for free during Sale-a-bration when you make a $90 Aust Stampin’Up! order.
I do like doing monochromatic cards and this card will make a great masculine birthday card.
Since discovering the Bunch of Banners Framelit that cuts the two layered banner I’ve used in the last 3 cards I have made. I love how you can easily create a contrast surround for your banner sentiment.
Thanks for visiting and why not give the CASEing the Catty Challenge a try for yourself?