Have you seen the new catalog? It's so wonderful! On June 2nd we can order from the new catalog AND the mini catalog, I'll offer a special one day discount. The two catalogs' effective dates overlap one day, June 2nd. You can use the link to the left to order 24 hours a day, or contact me on before noon on the 2nd if you'd like me to place your order with the special one day discount.
Dazzling Dames Stampers – Saturday, June 20th @ 1p, Jennifer is hostess
Dexter Stampers – Sunday, June 28th @ 10a, Kerry is hostess
This month's projects focus on new colors, stamp sets and papers from the new catalog.
This project is soooo fun! See that balloon??? it pivots and wiggles, it moves!!! Imagine receiving a birthday card like this… I find I keep playing, wiggling and looking at these cards… they are interactive.
Stampin Up has been creating Product Suites in their past few catalogs. They coordinate a stamp set, paper, accessories and designer paper and sometimes bundle them. Did you know on designer paper packs, SU lists coordinating solid colors on the packaging? In this new catalog they put together a package of solid color cardstock that perfectly coordinates with the designer paper and washi tape. They make it easy for us stampers!
We will learn a technique called 'kissing'. Notice the dark blue dots on the balloon? … and the stripes on the razzle balloon? You ink the bold balloon in a light color, set aside. You ink another stamp (with a pattern on it) in a different/darker color and have the stamps kiss! Then stamp your paper. Wha la = awsomness!!! You can also lift color off the balloon by kissing or switch up the balloon to dark and kiss on light details.
The hot air balloon below doesn't wiggle (but it can), but is impressive.
The picture above show this card with 'Way To Go" in one position. The picture below shows the same card after I wiggled it a bit.
The second project is using the new stamp set You've Got This and has a belly band closure. We will use new papers, ribbons and inks. SU created a product suite using these products called Bohemian. I naturally would not put these colors together, but WOW, they are great! Cheryl saw this card and asked that we make it for one of our June projects. I'm so happy she expressed interest in this card, I love it too!
I look forward to seeing you this month.
It Moves/Balloon: Sets-Celebrate Today, Happy Birthday Everyone, I Think You're Great; Paper-Cherry On Top Package, White, Black; Ink-razzle, bay, pool, curry, watermelon, bliss, island, cuke; Accesories-BS, dimensionals, framelits circles and balloons, penny, washi cherry on top and Bohemia, glue dots, sequin trim gold, bay and silver, post its, linen thread, white and island bakers
It Moves: Sets-You've Got This, Best Thoughts-H; Paper-taupe, white, razzle, Bermuda, Bohemia dsp, bliss; Ink-staz-on, taupe, mint, dijon; Accesories-BS, Bohemian ef, score tool, aqua painter, blue glue, bling, tear tape