I’ve been a busy Stampin’ Up! bee today! I cleared out my retiring products from my stamping area and I built a spreadsheet to get an inventory going. Had to do it. I have multiples of ink pads and even a couple of doubled stamp sets! 🙁 Not a solid financial plan, is it? So I figured maybe I could get a handle on it if I at least knew what I had!
The result of this effort was “discovering” stamp sets I’d sort of forgotten I have! It was a little like opening that box from Stampin’ Up! all over again! Kinda fun.
I also realized that I leave here in a week. For a month. Again. And go right on nights. Yuk.
Making cards is hard when you work nights. Especially when it’s more a swing than a night. No morning time and get home too late to do much more than shower and crash. So…I need to make cards ahead! That was the other thing I started working on today.
With that lead in, I bet you think I’m going to share a project that uses a not-so-new-but-just-rediscovered, Annual Catalog stamp set, huh? Well, you’d be guessin’ wrong! 😉 I’m using a fun stamp set that you can get starting TOMORROW!!! Yes, that’s right – we’re on the very cusp of the 2016 Occasions Catalog going live! And the Sale-A-Bration mini as well.
I’m using the SAB stamp set called What I Love. It’s a cool photopolymer set with a beautiful 3-step flower and some nice sentiments in a pretty font. I combined that with the Bohemian Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog and this is what I came up with. Take a look-see:
My design was inspired by the new sketch challenge #281 from Pals Paper Arts. Head over and see what everyone’s coming up with for this first challenge os 2016, okay?
My color scheme is from the Can You Case It #101 – this week was a color challenge!
When I saw this color combo, I was immediately drawn to the Bohemian DSP from the Annual Catalog. It’s filled with vibrant blues and purples. And, it’s got so much going on that I decided to really simplify the entire card, and let the DSP do the work.
So, I matted two pieces of the same design in the DSP on mats of Rich Razzleberry. Then I cut a Whisper White circle with my Circles Collection Framelits and pulled out my What I Love stamp set.
I built the flower in Rich Razzleberry. I started by stamping the outline image in straight Rich Razzleberry (in other words, I didn’t stamp it off first). For the second part of the flower (the larger of the two “petal” stamps), I inked my stamp and stamped off TWICE before I stamped over the first image. These multi-step stamps have arrows built into the stamp – so all you have to do it point the arrow in the same spot with each stamp. And this one is pretty easy to see anyway! The final part of the process used the smallest of the flower “petal” images. For that one, I inked the image and stamped off ONCE before stamping the image. And that’s all there was to it – I was able to get a multi-layer flower with just one ink color. Cool, huh?
For the sentiment, I carefully inked the first two words of the sentiment image in Bermuda Bay and stamped it on the circle. Then I cleaned the stamp with my Stampin’ Scrub, inked the second part of the sentiment and stamped it below the first part. I SNAILd the circle to a mat of Rich Razzleberry that I’d cut with my 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.
To build the card front, I SNAILd the smaller matted rectangle to the larger rectangle. Then I popped the matted circle on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and turned the card front over to trim the excess off with my Paper Snips. A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished it off!
For the inside, I just stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay in the center of a Whisper White panel. I added a Rich Razzleberry flower from the same What I Love stamp set (and stuck a Rhinestone in the middle – cuz I really just like them!). I decided to use my Bohemian Designer Washi Tape to add a little color across the bottom.
Then I SNAILd the panel to a Rich Razzleberry mat and stuck it inside a Bermuda Bay card base. I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I let the Bohemian Washi Tape do the work again on a Whisper White Medium Envelope – I just laid it down and snipped the edges….
…and used more of the same design from the Bohemian DSP, cutting it with my Envelope Liner Framelits for the inside of the envelope.
Et Volia! A clean and simple card made from a potentially too-busy DSP! I hope that you like it.
Be sure to go over to the Holiday Catalog Retiring Products list and see what items have been reduced as they leave us! Then head right over to my online store and get your favorites before they’re gone! They go away today so there’s no time to waste.
Finally – also ending today, is the Year-End Clearance Sale. Don’t miss this chance to stock up – head over and see what’s still available!
But – with all that “ending” going on – we’ve got a “beginning” coming at you tomorrow morning. The 2016 Occasions Catalog will go live at midnight (Mountain Time) tonight – as will the Sale-A-Bration flyer. Remember that with Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 in product that you purchase, you’ll get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. And there are some really cool items in there – like the stamp set I used today! 🙂
And – get ready. Just to make things more fun – I’m going to be offering DOUBLE PUNKIN’ HEAD Rewards Peppermints during Sale-A-Bration! Punkin Head Rewards peppermints are another way to get free SU! products…..check it out here! I’ll be giving you more info tomorrow with the Weekly Deals and updates. But – there’s lots of free goodies to be got between tomorrow and 31 May. So stay tuned!
TTFN – and I’ll see you tomorrow.
15 Dec – 4 Jan 16 Hostess Code: 9HJWPKPH. Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for Jan is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
WEEKLY DEALS FOR 29 Dec – 4 Jan 16!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 4 Jan!
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YEAR END SALE GOING ON NOW!
Stampin’ Up! has placed more products on clearance and the discounts are up to 60 percent, so you’ll will want to take advantage of these amazing deals!
During the Year-End Sale, you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don’t fret if you don’t see the category “Clearance Rack” on the online store right now–it has been integrated into the Year-End Sale. See the savings now!
- Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
- No minimum purchase required.
- No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
- Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
- You can add non-Year-End-Sale items to any online order!
- Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
- Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
- Place your orders online thru my online store!
- Deadline for ordering is January 4, 2016; 11:50 PM (MT)
- Dates: 16 Nov 15 – 4 Jan 16 (or while supplies last)
- Holiday Catalog Retiring List: The list is available here. It’s going to be updated every business day, so I’ll be checking and updating this link with every post.
- Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack. Here’s a link to the Clearance Rack – be sure to check often to see if your favorite hits the rack!
- Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! plans to keep producing retiring stamps until December 28. This is only applicable to stamps. Accessories are only available until they run out!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4″ (smaller front mat); 2 1/2″ circle punch (sentiment mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ circle (sentiment)
Wildflower Fields DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner strip)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
BACKORDER LIST AS OF 30 Dec 15
140603: Big Shot Die Brush (189 backordered; 10,896 expected)
126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (1,191 backordered; 6,688 expected) (due to quality issues, we probably won’t see these in stock until the end of February)
RETIRED LIST (These products are officially retired and will no longer be available once our current inventory is depleted.)
2015 Holiday Retiring List
140969: Witching Décor Project Kit (sold out)
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (sold out; Will be returning in the 2016 Annual Catalog – Whoo-hoo!)
139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (sold out)
140861: Jingle All the Way Bundle (wood-mount; sold out)
140862: Jingle All the Way Bundle (clear-mount; sold out)