Monday, April 01, 2024

Congratulations on your New Home Greeting Card


  • Stampin' Up! Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper
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  • New In Colors Announced - coming 1 May in the new Annual Catalog
  • Last Chance List with up to 60% savings on retiring items begins 9 April 2024

Today's card is a redo of a layout I created about a month ago.  I needed a quick card for family members moving into their first home, and after looking through my current stamps sets, I came up blank.  Fear not; we stampers have a stash of retired stamp sets that helps save the day.  Yes, I dug out an old wood mounted stamp set called Right A Home that worked perfectly.  But what I really, really love is the fact that the new annual catalog, which is already in the hands of Demonstrators includes a new, update version of this stamp set called "From Our Home" on page 108, which I can't show you yet, but will be available May 1 with the release of the new Annual Catalog. 

I'm using a beautifully subtle print from the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper pack.  This paper was a Free Sale-A-Bration Selection that I'm using before the new papers and new card and envelope packs become available from the new Annual Catalog.  This paper also coordinates with the Stippled Roses Stamp Set, which will carry over to the new catalog, and so I'll continue using it until I'm out.  This card features the three home images from the retired Right At Home Stamp Set, and will work perfectly with the From Our Home Stamp Set from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   The Everyday Details Dies create interesting dot accents around the image area and on the banner.   The sentiment is from the retied Softly Sophisticated Stamp Set, and the stunning leaves print in the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper steals the show.  

I've pairing this lovely Softly Stippled print with images from the retired Right At Home Stamp Set, but soon I'll be replacing this old wood-mounted set with the new From Our Home Stamp Set, Item 163680, on page 108 of the new Annual Catalog.  I selected a Wild Wheat card base for this card.  Then a layer of Basic White Cardstock was used as a matte for the Softly Stippled 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper with a leaf design.  I created a banner of Wild Wheat with a Basic White Cardstock matte, and used one of the Everyday Details Dies to create the patterned design across the banner.    

I added a basic White insert for the inside of my card, and stamped more images from the Right at Home Set using Pecan Pie Ink and Wild Wheat Blends.   For the front of the card, the image area includes layers of Basic White Cardstock, Wild Wheat Cardstock and another Basic White Cardstock layer.  I used the Everyday Details Dies to create the hole pattern in the the Wild Wheat layer.  Next, I stamped the Houses in Pecan Pie ink on Basic White cardstock, and fussy cut it before popping it up on Dimensionals and adding it to the image area.  I used Light Wild Wheat Blends to color the roofs and doors and accents on the houses. 

    To finish the card, I a retired sentiment from So Sophisticated and stamped it in Wild Wheat Ink onto the image layer. The final touch was the Wild Wheat In Color Dots added to the card front as accents.   I love that a layout like this is versatile enough for so many different occasions.   Simply by using other images from almost any current stamp set, and different sentiments, this becomes a card design for all occasions.   

    Greet Card idea using Stampin' Up! Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper

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    • Stamps: Softly Sophisticated (Retired Sentiments) 
      • Ink:  Pecan Pie, Wild Wheat, Wild Wheat Blends
        • Paper:  Wild Wheat, Basic White, Softly Stippled 12" X 12" Designer Series Papers
        • Accessories:  Everyday Details Dies,  Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensional, Mini Dimensionals
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        April 2024 Delicate Wings Paper Pumpkin Kit

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        The Paper Pumpkin all-inclusive crafting kits includes a photopolymer stamp set, Classic Stampin' Ink Spot, and step by step instructions to complete exclusive paper craft projects, including cards, tags, and gift packaging.

        April Delicate Wings Paper Pumpkin Kit

        LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE:   10 April 2024

        Send elegant words of encouragement and support to those you love

        • Make 9 cards:  3 each of 3 designs with 9 coordinating envelopes
        • Precut pieces and butterfly designs
        • Champagne foil images, sentiments, and labels
        • Coordinating colors:  Lost Lagoon, Moody Mauve, Basic Beige, Basic Gray (Classic Stampin' Spot), Basic Black, champagne foil

        Add dimension to your crafting projects with the Paper Pumpkin add-on, Thanks & Beyond Dies Item 164397 | $12.00 USD  This exclusive add-on coordinates with the three upcoming Paper Pumpkin kits in April, May and June 2024, and is available while supplies last.

        Express your gratitude and add something special to each of your projects with the Thanks  Beyond Dies.  Butterfly outline and separate detailed pieces nest inside to create a partial pop-up feature.  Or add a sentiment of gratitude to any card front.  A hexagon label gives your cards or tags that extra special touch.  

        Paper Pumpkin Add On Thanks & Beyond Dies | 174397 to express your gratitude


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        Introducing 2024-2026 In Colors  

        Here's a great way to refresh your Stampin' Up! supplies.  Add the new In Colors when they become available to customers 1 May 2024, with the release of the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

        Stampin' Up! 2024-2026 In Colors

        The new In Colors
        • Shy Shamrock
        • Petunia Pop
        • Summer Squash
        • Pretty In Pink (A returning favorite!)
        • Peach Pie

        The new In Colors will be available in both 8-1/2" X 11" and 12" X 12" Cardstock, Classic Stampin' Pads and ink refills, Stampin' Write Marker, and Stampin' Blend Combo Pack.  You'll also find ribbons, embellishments, specialty papers, and 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper in these new In Colors. My customers should begin checking their mailbox for your copy of the catalog mid to late April.  Ordering begins 1 May 2024.

        If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the upcoming  Stampin' Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalog contact me here.  Customers who have ordered from me in the past 6 months will receive their copies in the mail mid to late April 2024.

        Last Chance Lists Released  

        We're bidding farewell to two current catalogs at the end of April 2024, which means some of your favorites will be discounted up to 60% off!  There is a retiring list for the mini catalog and annual catalog.  These lists detail the products that will no longer be available once the catalogs are gone.

        All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.  Begin your shopping list now and be ready to order early beginning 9 April to ensure items are still in stock.  You may want to add a few extra items to your shopping list in case an item becomes unavailable while placing an order.

        Stampin' Up! Last Chance Product Lists 2024

        Products sell out fast!  Share the Last Chance products list with anyone you know who might be interested, and place your orders beginning 9 April 2024. 

        Mini Catalog Last Chance Products:

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        Upcoming Price Changes

        We strive to provide you with the best paper crafting products and experiences, without sacrificing the quality Stampin' Up! is known for, all while being mindful of cost and other important considerations.  We regularly review our pricing, taking into account the cost of doing business, global exchange rates, increased supplier costs, and market comparisons.  When it comes to making changes, we are conservative and put off price increases for as long as we can because we know they impact you.  

        Due to increased costs to produce these items, the new pricing for the following product categories will begin effective 1 May 2024. Consider ordering your favorites before prices increase.   If you're a demonstrator, preorders from the upcoming annual catalog will be available at the increased pricing.  

        • Classic Stampin' Ink Refills
        • Stampin' Blends
        • Select Specialty Inks
        • Embossing Pastes
        • Stampin' Spots
        • Cardstock
        • Select Notecards and Envelopes
        • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines and Plates
        • Punches
        • Select storage
        • Select Tools
        • Select Adhesives

        There will also be a price change for Paper Pumpkin subscriptions starting 11 April.   New Month-to-month subscriptions will be $25.00 USD, shipping included vs. $24.00 a month for prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  Save $20.00 USD by purchasing a 12-month prepaid subscription using item #137861 | $252.00 USD. 

        This price increase includes past kits and refills released after 1 May 2024.  Prices for past kits and refills released before 1 May 2024 will remain unchanged.  Now aren't you glad you purchased your prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription during Sale-A-Bration?  

        Download Free, Current Catalogs  

        If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2024-2025 Annual Catalog,  contact me here before March 30. My customers who have ordered within the past 6 months will receive a copy of the new catalog in the mail mid to late April 2024. 

        If you need a hard copy of the current annual catalog:  Add item #163220 | $4.00 USD, to your order for a single copy of the 2023-2024 Annual catalog. 

        Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.  

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