Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Colorful Seasons Summer card using Stampin' Up! set

  • Color Seasons is a stamp for all seasons
  • Retiring List bundle discounts disappear May 31

Colorful Seasons


One of the stamp sets highlighted at OnStage in early April was the Colorful Seasons set.  This set coordinates with the Color Theory Designer Series Papers and both the set, matching dies and DSP are meant to be used all year round.  Today I'm focused on using it to stamp a summer scene.  The set also includes spring blossoms, fall leaves and winter snowflakes.  I love sets like this that can be used all year long and with many different color combinations.        
    



I picked Crushed Curry and one of the coordinating papers from the 6 X 6 Color Theory Designer Series Paper packs--all part of the Color Theory Suite of products. I stamped the chair in Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.  The flowers are also from the Colorful Seasons set.  I also used a grunge boarder from the Touches of Texture set as an accent at the top of my Whisper White image layer.  I broke out my Aqua painter and painted a very soft Crushed Curry wash over the top boarder.  I also used my aqua painter and ink from my Crumb Cake pad to create "sand" at the bottom of my Whisper White image layer.   
     





The flower blossoms are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the images are die cut using the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit Die set.  The upper left corner of the image layer includes one of the new coordinating ribbons from the upcoming catalog.  This is the 3/8" mini chevron ribbon in Crushed Curry.  This new ribbon is extremely soft and it made the cutest little puffy bow for the corner of my card. 

Tip:  These new ribbons add more bulk to the card front than the 3/8" Ruched Ribbons from the current catalog.  I added a loose 4-1/4 X 5-1/2 Whisper White blank card on top of the face of my finished card to ensure this new, slightly bulkier ribbon is protected when it goes through the postage meter.

  





The sentiment is also from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  This set includes a nice variety of sentiments.  T
he 2" wide paper behind the image layer is from the Color Theory DSP pack.  These papers look like paint chips on one side and on the opposite side they gradate from crackle  to speckles.  These papers add a great deal of artistic interest and I can't wait to see how everyone uses with their new stamp sets.  With the new catalog coming out June 1, this is one of the first new sets I would add to my Wish List!  See more products that corrdinate with the Color Theory suite plus more samples in the video below.


Recipe:

Stamp:  Colorful Seasons, Touches of Texture
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Crushed Curry. Color Theory Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:    3/8" Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensional
  

To see more about this entire Color Theory suite of products and samples from the Colorful Seasons set, watch the video below.






Clearance Rack items can be added to preorder

If you're a demo placing your preorder beginning today (May 2), don't forget to add items from the Clearance Rack that coordinate with items you already have.  Clearance Rack items are retired products that are available at deep discount, and only available while they last.  Ordering all items at once will likely save you shipping costs, and could qualify you for stampin' rewards. These items can be ordered by both demos and customers. See these items in the on-line store.  


Some Retiring list items remain

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Items that remain on the Retiring list from the current catalog continue to grow shorter by the day.  Don't forget to order any bundles you want that will carry over to the new catalog as the 10% savings on exiting bundles goes away May 31, even though the stamps and coordinating punches or dies will be carried in the new catalog.  Let me know if you hae any questions. As accessories sell out, they will no longer be available.  However, retiring stamps will be restocked until May 22 and then sold only while they last.  See the products retiring May 31, some discounted up to 50%   


Important Dates


May 02 - Demonstrators can begin placing pre-orders from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from a limited selection of new catalog merchandise.  Demos can access a down-loadable copy of the new June 1 catalog on line at the demonstrator-only website, and can place a demonstrator pre-order from a pre-order brochure of new catalog items.   You'll want to get your orders in early in the day so your order ships asap and you can participate in demo-only swaps and to have samples to show from the new catalog.  

Sign up or re-sign up as a demonstrator now so you can order early and also order your new catalog merchandise at demonstrator-only discount prices.  Demos who sign up today can order new catalog pre-order merchandise for their demo kit selections.

May 31 - Last date to order retiring items from the 2016-2017 yearly catalog and Occasions catalog.  But don't wait as many items are selling out.  See Retiring Products here.

June 01 - New Stampin' Up! yearly catalog release date for customers. I'll send new catalogs to customers who have ordered from me during the past year to arrive in late May so you'll have the new catalog in your hands, ready to order June 1 when items from the new catalog are available.

November 11, 2017 - Salt Lake City - next OnStage event.   Demonstrators can begin planning now to attend the next OnStage event. Enjoy early access to upcoming catalogs, free stamps from the upcoming catalog, and order early with OnStage discounts only available to OnStage live attendees.  

November 2018 - Orlando - Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary and OnStage events.  The 25th Anniversary in Salt Lake City for demonstrators was a blast, with more prize patrols than usual and special parties.   You won't want to miss the celebrations planned for the 30th Anniversary.    

Quick Links



- Download a free copy of the Occasions catalog
- Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping
- Order at a discount as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Sign up for $99 and get $125 worth of products in your starter kit that you select.  Then enjoy your future purchases at demonstrator discount prices of 20% to 25%.
Clearance Rack items - retired products at deep discounts -- while quantities last.
- Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits



Enjoy!



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