I'm sure you've made your way thru the new catalog over and over. Isn't it interesting how you can find new things with each catalog visit? Check out page 5 – the upper right corner. See that white box that lists 'Product Suites" and their page number? This little listing has become my new Best Friend! During a recent Stampin Up event we were informed about this little catalog reference. I thought 'well, that's nice' … but I probably won't use it. Ummmm, I use it as much as I reference the Color Collection page (167)! I even added a tab to my catalog because I use it so much.
A few years ago SU started offering Product Suites and Bundles. The Product Suite includes products sharing a style/colors/print, etc. Many times a Product Suite includes a Bundle. A bundle is a stamp set + one additional item (sometimes 2 additional items) offered at a reduced rate (10%). SU regularly asks customers/demos what we want/like. Both the Suites and Bundles SU offers prove they are listening. I just noticed that since the new catalog has been released all of our monthly projects have focused on 1 or 2 Product Suites. They make me a happy stamper!
This month we will be using the Moroccan Product Suite and the Jar of Love Bundle.
Dazzling Dames – Saturday, August 20th @ 1p – Gail is hostess
Dexter Stampers – Sunday, August 21st @ 10a – Linda is hostess
Technique Stampers – Friday, August 26th @ 5p – Hobby Lobby Springfield
Technique Stampers – Saturday, August 27th @ 1p – Hobby Lobby Springfield
I love this fold.
When attending On Stage in Salt Lake City I received this stamp set as a gift. I thought it's cute but wasn't sure when/where/how I'd use. I thought the designer paper is attractive but not really my colors. To me the oranges/yellows/espresso made it look 'fall'. I kinda do not like yellow and orange. Well, as with most SU anything – I've come around to their way of thinking and now love it! I admit, I tried to focus on the espresso, denim and emerald. I guess sometime ya just have to jump in with both feet…
This project has a easy version (limited hand cutting), medium and a bit more cutting version. All the cards look great!
Jar of Love:
My dear Aunti Mary is gardener extraordinaire! She gardens with a passion as I stamp with a passion. Hmmm, I wonder if she dreams of beets sprouting in the dirt as I dream of SU color combos and card designs… hmmm… Anyhow, I bought this bundle thinking of Aunti. Surfing the net I saw a cute card using vellum as the jar and knew we needed to make our own version of the vellum jar.
I have a few window sheet boxes. You are welcome to make a box to coordinate with your card. My flower doesn't match – but your flower can! You can fill the box with candy or stamped tissue for a perfect gift combo.
I look forward to seeing you this month! Happy Summer!
… pssst – I just saw a sneak peek of the next mini catalog – the Holiday catalog… 56 yummy pages, oh my!
Stamp Set-Moroccan Nights, Happy Happenings, Rose Wonder; Paper-emerald, cajon, dijon, dsp, denim, espresso, vanilla; Ink-denim, dijon, emerald, espresso, cajun; Accessories-dimensionals,tear tape, washi, rouched ribbonx2, sequins x3, paper cutter/scorer
Jar of Love:
Stamp Set-Bunch of Blossoms, Jar of Love; Paper-demin, white, sugar, pool, vellum; Ink-black, denim, sugar, emerald, pear, island, pool; Accessories-dimensionals, BS, Framelits, misc e.f., punch flower, punch circle 1", punch circle 1 3/8" pearls