Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Southern Serenade from Stampin' Up!

  • Pink Pirouette and Southern Serenade
  • Card Class seats this week end still available
  • New items available on the Clearance Rack 

Southern Serenade Stamp Set

This time of year is so hard to work in my craft room.  As I select papers and stamps for cards, I'm faced with items that are retiring in just over a month.  My heart is so sad to see some of my favorites retire, so today I chose a retiring paper and a stamp set that will carry over to the new catalog in June to help ease my sadness.  I'm still amazed that Pink Pirouette is going to retire, although we have Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, and the new Petal Pink to help heal the sadness.  

The card today uses a Basic Black basecard, then a layer of Pink Pirouette dry embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  Then the image layer is a Whisper White oval with a Scalloped Edge Basic Black oval mat.  The image layers were die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The flower image from the Southern Serenade was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored using both Sponge Daubers and ink and also Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Blends.  As you know, the popular Blends Markers sold out during heavy ordering during Sale-A-Bration, and Stampin' Up! is waiting for their reorder to arrive in June.  So I wanted to try an alternative method of coloring and found that Sponge Daubers with ink pads gives a pleasing look to the image.  However, I did add some accents using Blends.  

The sentiment block is from the Petals Palette stamp set and the coordinating Petals & More dies.  The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento on Whisper White.  The die cut behind the sentiment is cut from Basic Black cardstock. Three sizes of the Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots accent the card.

The good news is that the Southern Serenade stamp set will carry over to the new catalog, along with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  However, if you'll miss Pink Pirouette as much as I will, you'll want to order a stockpile of this wonder cardstock color before its gone forever.  Hurry, as the cardstock will only be available until it sells out.    


Stamps:  Southern SerenadePetal Palette (Occasions)
Ink:   Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Blends, Light and Dark Old Olive Blends, Pink Pirouette Ink, Old Olive Ink   
Paper:  Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White     
Accessories:  Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Sponge Daubers,Glitter Enamel Dots, Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing FOoder, Big Shot, Big Shot Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Silicone Craft Sheet, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals

Click on the products below for more information and close ups for any of the supplies used in today's projects.   Or, go directly to my Stampin' Up! store.

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New Cards Class  - April 22, 2018

Join us for a general card class where you'll make 6 different cards using a variety of Stampin' Up! stamp sets, die cuts, embossing folders, Blends Markers, and embellishments.   You'll love creating these cards and then sharing your creativity with others when you need  to send a "thank you", a friendly "hello", or a special Birthday greeting.  Pick from a variety of sentiments so each card will fit your needs..  

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Take a closer look at the projects we'll make in the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while you're visiting my Meetup site.  The photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limitedso register for this class now.  Your class fee of $25 will include precut materials, die cuts and embellishments.  Use your paypal account and send your class fee to my paypal account at dje-ross@swbell.net or ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.

New Clearance Rack items just added

Want a deal?  New items have been added to the Clearance Rack.  Take up to 60% off these select products.  Get them while they last.  

Upcoming Color Revamp

You'll want to know which colors are retiring, which colors will be added, and there are even a few colors that will return to the core colors.  Read about all the Color Revamp changes here.   

There is also news about updates to the Stampin' Up! stamp pads as well.  You'll want time to plan for the changes coming with the June catalog release.  See the changes planned for products in the June catalog.  

The Last-Chance Products Lists

Stampin' Up! has released copies of the Last-Chance Product Lists.  If you're like me, you'll want to start marking up your current catalogs so you know which items will retire so you can order your favorites before they're gone.  With the new Annual Catalog coming June 2, you'll want to know which current products will retire and which will carry over when the new June catalog is released to budget your purchases for the next several month..  

To view all of the retiring products, visit my online store.  This is your best source to see if the product you want is still available.  As items sell out, they will no longer be listed in my online store.  

To download the .pdf versions, click the links below each image below.  

Most items are only available until they sell out.  Stamp sets will be available until May 25.  

Clarification:  Bundles that carry over to the new catalog are on the retired list because they will no longer receive special bundle pricing.  They will only be priced as individual items.  If you want a bundle listed in the current catalogs, purchase the bundles now from the current catalogs to ensure you receive the 10% bundle savings listed in the current catalog.

Clarification:  All of the ink pads are on the Last-Chance List. But don't worry, or panic like I did when I saw the Last-Chance List.  Not all the colors are retiring.  Stampin' Up! is improving its ink pad cases.  The new design will still fit your Stampin' Up! Color Caddy, although a bit more roomy, so don't spin it too fast.  The covers will fit tighter and they will open more easily with less chance of the cover separating for the pad while opening.  (Yeah!  I've had that happen to me.)  Stampin' Up! is also adding a defoamer to the ink to reduce bubbles and to give cleaner stamped images.  The new reinkers will include the defoamer.  You will only want to use the new reinkers with your new stamp pads.  The existing reinkers do not include a defoamer.  


1.  Orders over $150 (not including tax and shipping), qualify for shopping rewards. This is free merchandise you select from the current catalogs and add to your order.

2.  If the purchases on your Wish List are over $100, the $99 Starter Kit is one way to save on your purchase today.  And save even more on future orders.  You can order $125 worth of product for $99.  After your initial $99 order for merchandise you select from anything in the current catalogs, place an order for the remainder of your Wish List as a demonstrator, and save 20% on your purchases as a demonstrator.  Need help building your shopping list? Contact me, and we'll work through your starter kit order together. 

3.  Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if you need an Occasions Catalog. 

4.  Clearance Rack items - while quantities last.

5.  Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits. 


Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator

Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/

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