Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Painted Poppies Sneak Peek from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog

  • Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies
  • Peaceful Poppies Suite from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog
  • Refreshed Clearance Rack includes products up to 60% off

Sneak Peek of Painted Poppies Stamp Set

Before I show you a sneak peek from the upcoming January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, I have to send a quick update to my customers.  Your Christmas Card may arrive late.  Today was one of those days.  I've been working on Christmas Cards since August.  Some weeks I maybe made half a dozen Christmas Cards; other weeks 30 or 40 cards.  And today was the day I set aside to address, write notes and planned a post office run to put my Christmas Cards in the mail before the post office closed today.  

I brewed myself a large mug of fresh coffee, set up a work table in my office, laid out an assembly line, and set to work hand-writing return addresses, and personal notes.  The envelopes were all decorated.  The cards were ready for the envelopes.  As I worked on one of the piles of cards, I swiveled my office chair towards my computer to look up an address...and got side tracked looking through some messages on www.StampinConnection.com, a Demonstrator Site with different message boards.  When I finally turned back to my Christmas Card assembly line, I found that my 5-cup mug of fresh coffee had tipped over and although it had a top, the top was open, and fresh coffee was gurgling out the small opening, and had covered addressed-envelopes, cards and had seeped under a basket, containers with additional cards, and under a brand new computer I was in the process of setting up.  After thoroughly covering envelopes and cards on my table surface, coffee was also leaking off the edge of my work table onto my winter white carpeting leaving 4 large, dark puddles...Sigh.  So, into the garbage went a days worth of work. Most of the cards were saved or can be saved with new basecards, but the ink on the decorated, addressed envelopes were a runny, coffee-stained mess.    So it looks like it will be a very late night (maybe several late nights) if I want to get my cards into your hands before Christmas.

Needing a bit a cheering up, I finished a couple of cards using what I believe will be the hottest new suite in the upcoming 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  Its called the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  It's one of the most complete suites in the new mini catalog, with two different stamp sets, both with coordinating dies, Designer Series Paper, Sequins, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, and printed accents.

The card above uses elements from both the new Painted Poppies Stamp Set and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set; the later being sentiments only.  The basecard is Mango Melon.  Then a layer of Granny Apple Green; then the images are stamped on the Whisper White layer.   The images were colored with Mango Melon Light and Dark Blends and the leaves and stems were colored with Granny Apple Light and Dark Blends Markers.  I masked several of the flowers before stamping the leaves and smaller flower images.     

This second card uses a simple image from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and one of the sentiments from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  This second card uses the same colors as the card above.  Mango Melon basecard, Granny Apple Green layer and then the images were stamped on Whisper White.   Because this card was so simple, I wanted to add some interest.  I grabbed my Simply Scored Scoring tool and the retired diagonal plate for the Simply Scored Scoring tool, and added several lines around the simple stamped image.  The image was colored with the same Blends colors as the card above. 

Both cards are simple layouts you'll use over and over again with different color combinations. 

These two cards use only the stamp sets from the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  The images on these stamp cases provide so many ideas.  But wait until I show you more sneak peek cards in future blog posts using the coordinating Dies for these two sets.  You'll definitely want to begin planning your order from the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalog, now.  These are two you're going to want to order as soon as ordering begins. See item numbers below.   Customers can begin ordering January 3, 2020.   

New catalogs begin shipping to my customers who have ordered from me during the past 6 months, and should be in your hands soon.  If you don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the new catalog, contact me for copies of the new catalogs.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.   


  • Stamps: Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
  • Ink:   Tuxedo Black Memento, Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin' Blends, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends
  • Paper:  Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Multipurpose Glue, 

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

Clearance Rack Refreshed - up to 60% off

In case you missed my message from earlier today, check out the new items that have been added to the Clearance Rack in my Stampin' Up! store! 

 Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Refresh

Shop and Save now:

  • Supplies are limited
  • Discounts up to 60%
  • Can be combined with other Stampin' Up! items on the same order.
  • Need a planner for 2019?  The Big Plans Planner Kit is on the Clarence Rack for only $14.80!  I've been using this planner for the past year and love personalizing my pages with reminders and stickers included in the kit.  This all-inclusive planner kit is customizable.  No printed dates means you can start when you want.  
  • Include your favorites from the 2019 Holiday Catalog carryover list, including Year-End Closeout items.  
  • Cutting Plates for your die cutting machine are now available:  Item #150815, $11.00 USD.  Add them while waiting for Stampin' Up! to announce the new Die Cutting and embossing machine in 2020.
  • Add the new Paper Trimmer you've had your eye on. Item #152392; $25.00 USD. 
  • If you're a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who hasn't yet placed your new January - June 2020 catalog preorder, placed it now and add those items you've had your eye on from the Clearance Rack to stretch you savings even more.  You receive your Demonstrator discount on Clearance Rack items as well the savings on these retired items.
Give yourself a great Christmas Gift.  There's no better time to order than now, with savings like these.

 Place an order now

Paper Pumpkin January 2020 is all about L-O-V-E

Paper Pumpkin's first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E..  Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine's Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month's kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories.

January Paper Pumpkin Kit -  I'll Bee Yours:

  • 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
  • card size:  3" X 3"
  • Treat bag size:  3-1/4" X 4"
  • Super-versatile; easy to make
  • Coordinating colors:  Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose
  • Order Deadline:  January 10
  • Coordinating Product:  Heart Punch Pack (item 151292; $34.00 USD) from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit

Order January Paper Pumpkin Kit now:  

 Order Paper Pumpkin now

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.

Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

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