Friday, 15 October 2010

It's October - It's Here!

It's the first of October so that means the launch of the all NEW Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue for 2010-2011.

You can click the link above or the cover of the catalogue to browse through the new bigger book.

I'm so excited to share this with you.

We have new colours, new stamps, new punches, new tools, new ribbons, new papers and lots and lots of new ideas.

You can get your hands on a copy of the new catalogue by booking a workshop with me or if you can't wait and have to order now you can add one to your next order at only £5.95.

Also, new this year, postage is now capped at £4.95 and no longer increases with how much you order so start working on those wish lists now :)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Playing with leftovers and new supplies

After making all my baby tees cards I had lots of strips of certainly celery cardstock left from punching the scalloped borders.

Being a frugal crafter (some of the time) I was sure there was something I could do with them and having a play tonight made a woven effect background.

It was a bit fiddly and time consuming to keep it together but with the help of some sticky strip I got there.

My 2nd parcel of bits from the new catalogue also arrived yesterday so using a colour combination from the new Colour Coach - I started with my Certainly Celery woven background and I added -

Some Pink Pirouette cardstock punched with the Bird two step punch stamped with the medallion from the New Artistic Etchings set in Soft Suede Ink. I got this set in clear mount and it makes it really easy to see where you want to stamp your image.

I punched the wing and branch out of double sided design paper from the Love Stories Simply Scrappin kit as it had both the green and pink colours I wanted.

I layered the bird onto the woven patch and secured it with sticky strip onto Crumb Cake
carstock stamped with the Friendly background stamp in wild wasabi and then added Thanks from the Thank You Kindly set. The card and bird were also edged in Soft Suede.

I really like the look of this card so look out for more colour combinations from my colour coach in the future.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Have a Contempo Christmas

Contempo Christmas was the clear mount stamp set I got free for attending our regional training session in September, one of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

The card was our make and take for the day using a selection of our new products.

The bauble stamp was stamped four times in one of our new colours Cherry Cobbler and then punched out with the matching ornament punch.

Three of the bauble shapes were used to make the 3D ornament then placed onto torn Cherry Cobbler cardstock layered onto torn Whisper White and then onto the Early Expresso base card.

The sentiment is also from the same set and was stamped in our craft White ink that shows up great on dark cardstock.

The finishing touch was the new Organza Ribbon in whisper white that I really love.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

New Product Parade

The first of the new products I want to share with you is this gorgeous Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel. Baby Tees.

This is a row of five baby outfits that is going to look great in loads of colours but I thought I'd start simply with Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink for a really quick couple of cards. Mixed it up with a little Certainly Celery and stamped the sentiments in two of our new colours Melon Mamo and Marina Mist. I really love how the Stampin' Up! colours tone in with each other both the lighter and darker shades.

Back tomorrow with another new set.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamps

Stampin' Up! now offers repositionable, clear-mount rubber stamps, in addition to our award-winning wood-mount rubber stamps! These new clear-mount stamps are designed to maintain the unbeatable image quality you love about traditional Stampin' Up! stamps, while at the same time offering the flexibility, ease of use, and storability inherent in repositionable rubber stamps.
I wasn't sure I would like these as I love getting to grips with my wood mounted stamps but I had a chance to use the recently at our regional training session and I could be converted :)

So much easier to store - as they come in a DVD sized box they take up way less space.
Easier to position - you can see through the clear mount blocks so ideal when I can't find my stampamajig.
Clear sharp stamped images - no blurring as we still have the high quality red rubber and foam cushioning.
Saves time - able to combine different stamps on same block to make up new images or stamp at same time.

Why not add a set to your next order or book a workshop and try them for yourself.