Stampin’ Up!2019-2020 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek #2 – Above the Clouds

Hello Creative Friends!

I am back to share another sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog coming out June 4th! For this card I used a new Stamp set and punch, check it out!

The new stamp set used is called Above The Clouds and it has a fabulous matching punch that allows you to cut out the hot air balloons as well as the little basket. The name of the new punch is Hot Air Balloon. The stamp set and punch are not the only new things on this card. This card has TWO of the new In-Colors for the 2019-2021 time frame! These beautiful colors are called Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile! As you can see, the blue is a fabulous, soothing color and the Terracotta Tile is a superb, earthy tone you could mix with many colors. To make this card I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches card base in Seaside Spray. The next layer is a skinny layer of Terracotta Tile cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches. The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5 inches. I used one of my sponge brayers to quickly run some Seaside Spray across the White card stock in straight across lines. I wanted it to appear to be a light sky. For the clouds I used Balmy Blue stamped off once. The outline of the small balloons were stamped in Terracotta Tile full strength. The more pale inside part of the balloon is a separate stamp using Terracotta Tile stamped off once. I used this same technique for the large Balloons in both colors. the little baskets were stamped in Gray Granite. The sentiment was also stamped in Gray Granite. I popped the large balloons using dimensionals and added some basic rhinestones to finish it off.

Check out all the great stamps that come in this set and the handy punch that matches!

I hope this sneak peek helps you get as excited as I am for the new catalog! Come back soon for more creative inspiration!

~Kristal

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I can’t get enough of the Stampin’ Up! Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper!

Hello Creative Friends!

I am still busy trying to come up with fun creations to share that give you a sneak peek of the new catalog. In the meantime, I had to share another card I made with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty paper!

So pretty!! I have a fun trick to give you regarding how you might add the adhesive to this super delicate paper. The paper pack comes with some card sized designs and some 12 x 12 designs. The paper used in this card is from the 12 x 12 paper. I just cut out a section big enough to fit onto a piece of Blueberry Bushel card stock. In this case that is 4 3/4 x 3 1/2. This paper looks best when well adhered to the card stock. So I used my Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue and a sponge dauber so I get glue all over. I simply put a small amount of a glue in a container and then I lightly dabbed the dauber into the glue. I laid the laser cut paper on my silicone mat so I could dot the glue all over and it would be easy to clean up the extra glue off the mat. Once I had enough glue, I carefully stuck it on the Blueberry Bushel paper! It makes it so much quicker and easier to do it this way! I then layered the laser cut paper on a Whisper White layer cut to 4 7/8 x 3 5/8. It is a super skinny layer that makes the detailed paper look as though it has a border.

The rest of the card is pretty easy. I cut a 1 x 3 5/8 Blueberry Bushel strip of card stock and then layered the 3/8 inch Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon on top. I used the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set for my wishes. I added some pearls to finish things off.

Nearly all the items I used to make this card will soon be going away! I am happy to report for now you can get the stamp set, the paper and the ribbon, but only for a few more weeks! It is also possible it could sell out so head over to my website to grab these items today and you can make this card lickety-split! Click here to start shopping!

Check back soon as I will have a sneak peek for the new catalog on my next post!!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Catalog Sneak Peek – Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card!

Hi Creative Friends!

Are you ready for the first sneak peek from the NEW catalog? Here it is!!!

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Paper

Isn’t this GORGEOUS!?!? I am a big fan of cards that come together easily and this is one of them. It doesn’t look like it was easy though, right? That beautiful paper you see is a laser cut card that just needs a little bit of creativity from you to turn it into something truly special. It comes in a pack of 12 cards with 12 matching envelopes all packaged in a beautiful tin. Here is a look at the products I used up close:

Isn’t this Bird Ballad Tin beautiful? And how about the gorgeous Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink? You can get all of these items when the catalog goes live on June 4th. If you don’t want to wait then join my team and you can get these items RIGHT NOW! Click here to sign up today!

Here is a little info about how I made the card. I cut a a piece of Petal Pink card stock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. I added some Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the inside of the laser cut front of the card and put the Petal Pink card stock there. The adorable bird and Thank You sentiment are both from the Free as a Bird stamp set. They are stamped in Memento Black ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I used my circle framelits to cut out the bird and a scalloped edge circle in Petal Pink. I then added one of the Pearlized Doilies and stuck that to the card with dimensionals. To color in the bird I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blends Markers, as well as the Light Petal Pink Blends Marker. The Thank You sentiment was cut out with the brand new Stitched Nested Label Dies. I added that to the card with a dimensional on one side and snail adhesive on the other. I finished off the card with the pretty new Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon. How easy is that? The great thing is this card looks like you worked extra hard on it too!

I will be sharing more sneak peek’s from the upcoming catalog again soon! Remember, if you need a catalog just send me a note with your address and I will get one sent your way!

~Kristal

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The Stampin’ Up! Trimmer Replacement Blades are available!

The Stampin’ Up! Trimmer Replacement Blades are now available to order once again! I am not sure how long they will be available, so grab them while you can! Click on this link to shop now! Click here to order yours now!

Stampin Trimmer blades pic

~Kristal

 

Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Simple Stamping Card

Hi Creative Friends!

I am back to share an easy card you could make in a jiffy. This one takes no punches or dies to make, but it does have fun little extra technique with shimmer paint!

This card is the perfect thing to give to those friends that make a difference in your life. I started the card by cutting Coastal Cabana card stock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scoring it at 4 1/4. The Whisper White layer is cut to 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 and the Soft Sea Foam is just 1/8 inch larger on each side. I used the Beauty Abounds flower flourish image and stamped it in Coastal Cabana. I stamped the full image and then a little of it in the corner. I used my Soft Sea Foam Light Blends to color in the leaves on the flourish parts. I then used the circles stamps to randomly add some interest on the card. I stamped the sentiments with Coastal Cabana. The fun part of the card is how I added the shimmer paint. I wanted the inside of the flowers to have a center, but using pearls seemed to busy. I happen to have an extra scoring tool handy and the smaller end of the tool fits the inside of the flower perfectly. Watch here to see how I did this:

Adding Shimmer Paint to Flowers

So easy, right!? After I had my flowers filled in I added a three random pearls and adhered the Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam layer to the card with dimensionals. One note about the shimmer paint is that it needs at least 30 min to dry. So set this card aside for a bit so those pretty dots dry into a nice looking center.

Now onto some updates! As I mentioned before the Everything is Rosy Medley is coming. I am happy to report it is now available for you to purchase it! Click on the picture below to grab this amazing medley of coordinating stamp supplies:

Everything is Rosy Medley

This is only available through the month of May, or while supplies last! It has beautiful Rose Gold Accents and the creations I have seen made with this set thus far are gorgeous! Here is a sample card for you:

Look at those gorgeous Rose Gold Leaves! Like I said, this is a time limited set and is full to the brim with goodies. The whole Medley is $80.00 and comes with the following items:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

I hope you add it to your collection! That is all I have for you today, but come back soon for more creative inspiration!

~Kristal

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