I love playing around with new products – as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have early access to items from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration event (both kick off on January 5). Today I’m sharing a cute card that features a sentiment from a new stamp set, a wonderful, new Thinlits die and a new Designer Series Paper Stack. What fun! Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- So Square. I love a square card – unless you make them all the time, they can be unexpected and fun for the recipient. I cropped this sunburst with the Sunburst Thinlits Die and a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock – I placed that cutout over a piece of patterned paper from the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack. While this die is perfect for a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card (the rays extend the length of a card front), I’ve cropped them to make a square with the center in the middle of the card. Because my finished card is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, I can still mail it in a Medium Envelope and don’t have to pay anything additional for mailing it (it only costs more if the envelope is a square). 🙂
- Happy Home. While the sentiment is not the most incredible feature of this project (I mean, how incredible is that Sunburst die?), it’s certainly a great sentiment from a wonderful stamp set. Not only are the four sentiments in Happy Home, a new stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog great, but the images are perfect for a clean-and-simple card and pair perfectly with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies. If you didn’t pick up these dies in the Holiday Catalog, you have another chance – AND you can buy them in a bundle with this great stamp set.
- Bright Color Combination. I love this combination of Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry – the richness of the yellow really helps the blue to pop. I’ve added in white layers to really help these colors work together. If you also like these colors, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Happy Home Papers: Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White Inks: Bermuda Bay Accessories: Sunbursts Thinlits Dies, 1-1/2″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Occasions Catalog Product Shares and Swatch Books. I’ve already received several questions about the upcoming product shares. YES! I will be hosting product shares and making Designer Series Swatch Books for the new Designer Series Papers. What fun! Product shares are a great way for you to get a little bit of each of the new products (ribbons, papers, embellishments) at a fraction of the price once the catalog goes live. I’ll be sharing more about them with you tomorrow, so please be on the lookout. Woo hoo!
What is Sale-a-Bration? Do you want to learn more about the huge benefits of the upcoming Sale-a-Bration sales event? I’ve created a blog page to explain it all – click here to learn more.
Weekly Deals. Stampin’ Up! releases new Weekly Deals every Tuesday – some of your favorite products at a discount for one week only (or while supplies last). To check out this week’s deals, click here.
Year-end Sale. There are still lots of great products available at huge discounts in Stampin’ Up!’s Year-end Sale. To see what’s on sale, click here.