Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hello, Goodbye, Hello

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Starting today, and over the next month, I'm going to be featuring new and continuing products (yay!) and retiring products (sniff!) on my blog. I've even set up a little schedule for you. Here's what you'll be seeing.

Mondays will be stamps sets that are continuing on in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Tuesdays will be stamp sets that are retiring (so get them before they're gone forever)!

Wednesday I'll feature NEW products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Thursdays will be a retiring In Color (Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig).

Fridays will be a surprise--to both of us! I'm not sure what I'll do for Fridays, so let's be surprised together.

Since it's Thursday, today's project features the retiring In Color Fresh Fig--with a little Powder Pink thrown in.

I started by stamping an image from one of my favorite retiring sets, "Amazing Life," in Fresh Fig Ink (retiring) onto a Whisper White panel that I cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I used my Blender Pen to lift some color from the lid of a Powder Pink Ink Pad (retiring) and colored in the letters for "happy." I adhered this to a Mossy Meadow Card Stock mat that I cut with a larger Stitched Rectangle Die. I tied a length of Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (retiring) around this piece.  

PROTIP: Get the "Amazing Life" stamp set and Stitched Rectangle Dies in a bundle and save 10% off ordering them separately!

Next, I adhered a 4" by 5-1/4" gorgeous piece of printed vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection (retiring) to a Powder Pink Card Stock (retiring) card base--making sure that my Snail Adhesive would be hidden by the stamped image. I adhered the stamped image to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the flowers from the "Amazing Life" set in Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow Inks a few times onto a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock. I used my Blender Pen to pick up some Fresh Fig Ink from the lid of the pad and colored in the flowers. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and assembled them on the card, adhering them with a Stampin' Dimensional.

To add the final bits of bling, I colored "happy" and the flowers with some Clear Wink of Stella and placed a Share What You Love Artisan Pearl (retiring) in the center of each flower. 

I think this card turned out super cute--and I'm going to miss all the retiring elements that I used to make this card. But you don't have to miss out on getting these items--they're still available (while supplies last) until June 3rd. So get your order on! What are you waiting for??!! Just click on the thumbnails below and you'll go directly to my store where you can place your order.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Berry Burst Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," so starts Dickens' classic novel A Tale of Two Cities.  This time of year always reminds me of that quote. It's the worst of times because some of my favorite Stampin' Up stamp sets, papers, accessories, and In Colors are retiring. And it's the best of times because the NEW catalog is about to debut with all kinds of NEW products!

Today's card features products from the Occasions Catalog. You can still get these products through the end of May, so if you love the Needlepoint Nook Suite of products on pages 38 and 39, click on the "shop now" button over there on the right and put them on your order! Look at this sweet card!

I started by stamping the flower image from the "Needle & Thread" stamp set (retiring) in Berry Burst Ink (retiring) onto a 3" by 3-1/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. The leaves and sentiment are stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink. I adhered this piece to a 3-1/4" by 3-1/2" Mossy Meadow Card Stock mat.

Next, I embossed a 4" by 5-1/4" Berry Burst Card Stock (retiring) panel with the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder (retiring) and adhered this directly to a Berry Burst Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise. I adhered the stamped assembly to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish the card, I stamped another flower in Berry Burst Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with the matching Needlepoint Elements Framelits (retiring) and adhered it to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional. I placed a large Rhinestone Jewel in the center of the flower. Finally, I tied a 3" length of Berry Burst Metallic Ribbon (retiring) in a knot and adhered it to the card with a Glue Dot.

Remember, you can still get everything I used to make this card until June 3rd--but only while supplies last. The "Needle & Thread" stamp set and Needlepoint Elements Framelits come in a bundle (item 150626) which saves you 10% off purchasing them separately. And don't forget to complete the bundle with either the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, or Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons, or Old Olive Linen Thread--or all of it!! I've linked all the products below for your shopping convenience!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

#stampinup   #paperpumpkin   #OnStageTelford2019   #faithfulinkspirations   Stampin' Up has just done something that I don't think they've ever done before--given us a sneak peek of one of the projects in an upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit! Now, they've given us a hint of what might be in the box, but this time they're actually showing one of the cards. Take a look at this video and join me again at the end.

As Shelli said, we got to make one of the cards at the OnStage event. This is going to be a great kit, so you'll want to subscribe--or re-subscribe--so that you don't miss it! Here's a better view of the card that we made.

Isn't it gorgeous?! To get your kit, click on the Paper Pumpkin link over there on the right side of the blog and make sure you subscribe by May 10 so you don't miss out.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Fancy Country

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #OnStageTelford2019   Oh my goodness! I have been so neglectful of my blog this year. I've been knitting traveling lazy in a creative funk. Does that ever happen to you? Well, I got recharged at Stampin' Up's OnStage event in Telford, England! Yes, England!  I was on a business trip in England in the early part of April, so I stayed a couple extra days to attend the Telford OnStage event with my British stampin' pals! It was so much fun and I came away with lots of inspiration. And lots of goodies! Look at all the fab new Stampin' Up products and the gifts I got from Mikaela Titheridge and her team the Stampin' Stylettes!!

At OnStage we got to see the new Stampin' Up catalog--which you are going to LOVE!--and we got to play with new products from the catalog. Yay! Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be showing some of the new products and I'll be showing some retiring products as well. If there's something in the current catalog that you want, make sure to get it before supplies run out--or before the new catalog price increase. Now would be a good time to stock up on inks and card stock, too.

Since I was traveling before the OnStage event, I couldn't carry a whole lot of stampin' stuff with me, so I only signed up for one organized swap which was for fancy cards. Oh my gosh! I got some incredible cards in that swap. I'll be showing them in the next few weeks, too. But how about taking a look at my fancy swap card? All of the products (except one) are carrying over to the new catalog!

I stamped the main image from the "Country Home" stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto a Whisper White panel that I cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I colored the image with Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends. I colored the cotton with Clear Wink of Stella.

I adhered that piece to a larger Old Olive Card Stock panel that I cut with another of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I wrapped a length of the retiring Old Olive Linen Thread around these pieces and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the assembly to a So Saffron Card Stock mat that I embossed with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered this to a Soft Suede Card Stock card base. (FYI: Although the Old Olive Linen Thread is retiring, there will be a ribbon combo pack with Mossy Meadow Linen Thread in the new catalog.)

Finally, I stamped the "simply thankful" sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the image. I adhered this to the card with a combination of regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Come back tomorrow for a sneak peek at something that Stampin' Up rarely gives us an insight into!!

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