Sneak Peek: Abstract Impressions Thank You Cards

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are now able to order select items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog this week. When we received the list of new items we are able to pre-order, we were all so excited! It’s a long, awesome list! Who doesn’t love receiving new products?!

For the reveal of the new catalog and the unveiling of the Color Refresh at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event early last month, I created a business video for Stampin’ Up! that was shared at the CenterStage events for top demonstrators. What a thrill for me to be asked! I was given great license to write and share what I wanted about the changes in the colors and how wonderful they are for our creativity and business. There’s something crazy about seeing your face on the jumbo-screen while having dinner with friends.

CenterStage 2018, Brian KingTo prepare for my video, I worked with Donna Griffith from Stampin’ Up!’s home office and loved every minute of the experience. Donna is one of my favorite people. She and I became great friends after she traveled to Atlanta for one of my World Card Making Day events (and became closer after a few more). Donna also coached me through my Bird Banter presentation at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage in November.

After I submitted the video to Stampin’ Up!, Donna sent me the nicest gift in the mail. Along with a sweet thank you card and a Stampin’ Up! pin for my lapel, she sent me a trio of sweet-and-simple thank you cards that were perfectly bundled and wrapped.

Here’s a look at one of the cards I received:

Abstract Impressions, Stampin' Up!, by Donna Griffith, thank you cardThe card features a sweet new stamp set called Abstract Impressions – there are so many great ways to turn this stamp set (and coordinating dies) into a masterpiece. I predict this bundle is going to be one of the top sellers from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look at Abstract Impressions bundle:

Abstract Impressions Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148348Just look at those gorgeous images and the super-sweet sentiments. THAT is a stamp set you can love. As I mentioned above, there was more than just one card – the package included three notecards, all sweetly stamped with new colors and new stamps. What a sweet gift!

Abstract Impressions, Stampin' Up!, by Donna Griffith, thank you cardThe cards were uniquely wrapped inside a clear medium envelope (what a great idea) that was backed with a piece of Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper (even demonstrators aren’t able to buy this paper yet, so this is a super-fun surprise) and wrapped with this gorgeous piece of Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon (also not on our pre-order).

Abstract Impressions, Stampin' Up!, by Donna Griffith, thank you cardI’m in awe of what a great gift this makes! Such a simple idea with a great impact! Donna is the queen of thoughtful gifts that mean so much. Here are the products Donna used to create this thoughtful gift:

Stamp Sets: Abstract Impressions  Papers: Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: 2″ Circle punch, Basic Jewels Clear Rhinestones, Clear Medium Envelope, Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon

Want to learn a little bit more about the Abstract Impressions Bundle? Of course you do! Here’s a video that Stampin’ Up! produced to show the beauty and versatility of this amazing, new bundle:

Go ahead – add this bundle to your wish list for June 1. OR you could join my Stampin’ Up! team and order it today. CLICK HERE to join now or EMAIL ME with questions.

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Early Release – Get These New Products Now

The Make a Difference stamp set featured on this card is available in two of the Share What You Love bundles – and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available in one. Be sure to check out the Early Release items that are currently available to customers. I’m so excited we get to share this suite with you – so many great products in these offerings. Click on the image below to take a look at the .pdf promotional:To read more about this new promotion, CLICK HERE.

Placing an Order Today? I’m excited for you – these new products are pretty spectacular, and I can’t wait for you to play with them. While I’d love for you to place an order more than $150 so you can earn Host Rewards (including the price-reduced Hostess Stamp Sets), that amount might not be part of your plan today. If your order is less than $150, I would love for you to add a Host Code – JHZ2GN6U.  Just enter the code when the system asks if you have a Hostess Code. The Host Code is always available in the right column of my blog (just under my super-handsome picture). <3 Thanks for stopping by today!

Don’t miss out! You can also check out all the retiring items by clicking below to review the retiring items in my online store:

The Clearance Rack is Restocked. Stampin’ Up! has replenished the items in the Clearance Rack at reduced prices up to 60% off! These items are offered on a while-supplies-last basis, so pop in and grab up your favorites today! Click below to see all of the items that are still in the Clearance Rack:



  1. How nice to have received those lovely cards! Can’t wait to start playing with that set!

  2. Love these sweet cards that would be easy to duplicate. The cards and the stamp set are so pretty and would make cards from this basic design to much more complex floral designs. Enjoy your Saturday, Brian!

  3. It was an awesome video too Brian! Was so excited to see this little set in the new catalogue and love your sweet card!

  4. I loved your video and keep hoping it will be available to all! Great photo next too the jumbotron! I adore this card from Donna . . . It was just one of the many reasons Abstract Impressions is my favorite bundle in the new annual!

    • I was THRILLED to have received these, Mary! They are just perfect – such soft, sweet images. I think the bundle will be huge, too! <3

  5. Those cards are adorable . This Bundle reminds me a little of Swirly Bird in that i was not the least bit interested ,but kept seeing so many cute cards using it . GOT IT /LOVE IT ! If I had not seen Donna`s cute cards I may have done the same with this set.
    Gotta love that bigger than life picture of you !!

    • 🙂 Thanks, Sonny! I received lots of messages from people that day who were watching my video in CenterStage – more pictures of me on a jumbo screen than I can take. 🙂 These cards are absolutely adorable, right?! <3

  6. Well, thank goodness you aren’t camera shy Brian! LOL It must be weird to see yourself on the jumbo-screen! What fun. I love the quick and easy thank you notes created with this new set and what a wonderful way to say thank you. I never thought of making someone a pack of thank you cards to thank them for something they did but now that you’ve put that in my head I’m going to start doing it. These cards are just so simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your gift.

    • Although I make cards almost every day, it was a lovely gift to receive handmade cards that I can then send to others. <3 So glad you like them, Grace!

  7. I’m going to love this stamp set! It reminds me so much of the retired Painted Petals stam set . . .

  8. i was helping a friend look for your color combos on pinterest for her scrapbook class . When i noticed that the stampin up colors were very close to the different yarns which i use in my crochet class . with your color combos i was able to explain better the terms hue , shades , tones and blending .

    • How fun! I find inspirations for color combinations everywhere. I’ve even seen some yarn colors that inspire me. Happy to know it goes the other way, too! <3 Thanks for leaving me a comment, Sarah!

  9. Well I love that Donna and her card set is super sweet! Wish I could have seen your video in person…..I’d have been cheering!

  10. Sweet and simply perfect ! I really like this bundle (especially the butterfly) and I think Coastal Cabana is going to be a favorite. What a lovely gift 🙂

  11. Really pretty cards. Donna is such a sweetheart.

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