Hello Stamping Friends,
May 4th marked the debut of our new Annual Catalog! It will run through May 2 of 2022.
Click on the catalog image here in this blog post for a pdf of the catalog. The pdf is also posted in the ‘Catalog’ tab on the blog so you can view the pdf anytime anywhere with a mobile device or computer.
In celebration I held the annual catalog launch with lots of goodies for the attendees.
They each received a catalog enjoyment kit – commonly called catalog survival kit, but that sounds like it is painful so I called it a catalog enjoyment kit!
Obviously, Sal, that’s why I love blogging!
(If you use this file in another year I suggest changing the green heading colors. I was trying to get Soft Succulent on Evening Evergreen but it was a bit hard to read.)
I found the perfect pouch at Walmart for the catalog and the ‘enjoyment’ kit and taped the above instructions on the outside. The pouch is the perfect size for the catalogs and it is plastic so it will protect the contents.
I couldn’t find the right size of clear envelope for the goodies so I used a page protector, cutting off the binder holes and wrapping the excess around the back. The wish list is a supply item available to demonstrators that is a pack of three wish lists. I used one page from each of the lists. I also added a set of catalog tabs from the supply items available to demonstrators.
There are lots of perks to being a demonstrator. Come talk to me!
I cut a piece of cardstock and used glue dots to attach all the goodies. The pen is from a pack of clear pens (Pentel RSVP brand); a small piece of the new hostess Pattern Party Designer Series Paper with hearts was rolled up and inserted in the pen. I even found emoji bandaids for a cute little smile! They do make individually wrapped lifesavers I found out, and of course Ghirardelli chocolates are a must as they are a tradition at my events.
Well, Sal, the joy of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators is that we CASE things – ‘copy and share everything’, and I have copied many many ideas from other demonstrators so it is only right that I provide ideas for my downline and other demonstrators that might be interested in casing what I have done. Some of my customers might even become demonstrators building a business and need ideas like this.
There are times I think that I am just using my blog as a digital scrapbook for myself and then I realize I haven’t left comments on the blogs that I follow, so perhaps there are those who do use the ideas even though, like me, they never leave comments.
I had a raffle bag, a crossword puzzle scavenger hunt, a make and take card with the new In Colors and the traditional bookmark using the new In Colors and an In Color swatch sheet.
The raffle bag included magnets, a shopping bag, a notebook and the bag was a Stampin’ Up! lunch bag. These are all supplies available to demonstrators. The punch is the new ‘Elegant Tag’ punch!
To enter they could complete the crossword puzzle, place an order and receive one ticket for each $10 of merchandise purchased, or purchase a ticket directly for $2.50.
I will draw on Tuesday the 25th at our Zoom meeting!
Take a look at the new In Colors they are so lovely! I loved them all this year and had to have all the inks and the ribbons and the markers and the blends and the paper – oh my! I usually just choose one or two to highlight at the launch but not this year!
This is the bookmark we made using the In Color DSP for little samples on the front. For the back we colored one of the sheets of the black and white Pattern Party Designer Series Paper available to hostesses. We colored the top with blends and the bottom with markers so they could see the difference and get familiar with the colors. (and fall in love with them!)
We did a make ‘n take using the Color and Contour bundle in the new catalog. They chose their color.
In the Catalog section of the demonstrator web site is a test to see which color you are. I am Fresh Freesia according to the test. What do you think? Another fun demonstrator perk!
Recipe for Make ‘n Take
- Base: Thick Basic White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, Scored at 4 1/4
- In Color Layer: Fresh Freesia, 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, die cut with largest Scalloped Contour die
- Top Layer: Basic White, 3 1/2 X 4 3/4, die cut with 2nd largest Scalloped Contour die
- Ribbon: 8″ of Fresh Freesia 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon
- Embellish with three matching In Color Jewels
Stamp the flower from the Color and Contour stamp set in Evening Evergreen then do the second stamp in the Fresh Freesia. We call this two step stamping – no coloring! The ‘Thank You’ greeting is from the Pansy Patch stamp set in the new catalog. Wait until you see what we can do with that pansy set and the ….
You are right! That is for the next post.
Two important announcements from the home office:’
If you hold a qualifying party between now and June 14, you can earn more hostess dollars!
And if you join my team of Carin’ Crafters by May 31 you get $30 more product in your starter kit for the same $99.
Text or call me at 303-815-0838 or email me at [email protected]. I would love to show you all the benefits of being a demonstrator. There is a tab at the top of the blog to link you to Stampin’ Up! with all the instructions to join.
If you don’t have a demonstrator I would be honored to ‘bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world’!
SAL, Smile A Lot
Click on little Sal in the computer to shop the online store. The hostess code is NS2RB2WK if your order is under $150 or it is your club order. Thank you for spending time with me today. I love to see comments and read every one!
Hello Stamping Friends,
I have a treat for you today with lots of cards. I haven’t posted for a long time as I prepared a catalog launch (next post) and then a pansy product class ( next after post)!
I have so much to share with a new catalog and new In Colors and new events and yet I need to catch up on April’s fun before I head into May and a new year.
We had a fun Mystery Card Challenge for April that required a little extra cutting but it used up our scraps. It is called a scrappy strip card! Mine uses the Dandy Garden DSP that is in the JJ Mini.
You start with positioning your longest strip and then start putting in the smaller strips leaving about 1/16″ of the neutral in- between each strip. You will turn the card over to the back and cut off the excess of the strips and your neutral base gives you a nice straight line – from the back.
True, Sal, it was pretty strange and you can’t imagine that it will look like anything nice but like magic you cut off all the strips and turn it over and gasp at how it turned out!
Sharon and Jo participated in the Mystery Card Challenge and sent pictures of their creations:
Sharon just used the front and back of the Ornate Garden DSP and with all the different flowers it looked like she used many more sheets of DSP.
Jo’s card is a fun combo of striped and geometric DSP. It looks like she cut one of the medallions in blue to layer on the brown but she said the paper actually had the design.
April Swap Cards
April’s swap cards were phenomenal as always! Jo, Lucille and Sharon sent theirs early since they were Easter cards and I showed them in the last post if you want more detail but let’s look again at their cards:
Suzi used the Simply Succulents stamp set with the Potted Succulents Dies. She used the soft greens of Coastal Cabana, Sea Foam, Pool Party and Mint Macaron. She colored the succulents with combos of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Just Jade. The 3D Brick and Mortar embossing on white with Tasteful Textile on Grey Granite make the card stunning!
Joy used the Sale A Bration Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Berry Blessings Stamp Set from Sale A Bration. The Story Label punch and the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with Pacific Point cardstock are a beautiful combination!
Lori’s card uses Grey Granite, Whisper White and accent borders of Basic Black! She used the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and the Dragonflies Punch. Her sentiment is from Brushed Blooms and she used the Banners Pick A Punch to create the flagged ends. The Whisper White rectangles were cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. She embossed the dragonfly with white embossing powder and then added rhinestones for the finishing touch.
My card uses a different take on the Spotlight Technique to create a fun scene. I stamped the two children images from Silhouette Scenes and the trees with the beckoning trail from the hostess Summer Days. I attended Stampin’ Up! ‘s On Tour event and they sent us one of the new stamp sets from the upcoming catalog, Etched In Nature, and I used the bird from that stamp set. I masked the bird and then stamped around him with a stamp from the Forever Fern stamp set.
There are so many benefits to being a demonstrator! Let’s talk about it!
Recipe for Etched In Nature
- Base: Blackberry Bliss, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Layer 1: Flirty Flamingo, 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
- Top Layer and Inside: (2) Basic White, 5 1/4 X 4
- Bird: Shimmer White, 3 X 3 1/2, punched with 2 1/2″ punch
- Ink: Tuxedo Black ( use the Stamparatus for good coverage on the silhouettes). Stamp the trees off a bit on the left so the path is visible.
- Old Olive to stamp leaves from Forever Fern
- Stampin’ Blends:
- Dk Flirty Flamingo and Dk Rich Razzleberry for bird
- Lt Soft Suede layered with Lt Mango Melody for beak and legs
- Dk Soft Suede for the branch
- Lt Seaside Spray to color in the sky around the bird and foliage
- Matt Black Embellishments
Yes, Sal, I am way behind and have two posts in between the end of the month post. We are headed camping this weekend so I had better get busy! I remember thinking how strange this one blog that I follow is because she frequently posts three or four times in one day. Now I need to do the same thing.
It is a risk I will need to take, Sal, or I won’t have a record of what we have done. So please bear with me dear followers!
If you don’t have a demonstrator I would be honored to have you choose me to help you “bring a pinch of creativity to your crafting world!”
SAL, Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little, Share A Love and always be Salt And Light in the world
Karen Click on little Sal in the computer to go to the online store. The hostess code for May is NS2RB2WK if your order is under $150. At $150 you earn the hostess rewards yourself but any amount other than that must be combined or rewards are left on the table for no one.