My order with the new product from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalog arrived yesterday. The quickest way to get out of a creative lull – new product!
I was so excited, I didn’t know where to start. I love everything – it all!
I had seen the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder and was so intrigued by it. The great thing about the two folders is that it creates a negative impression of the sentiments.
For my card today I’m starting off with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock on which I took a pattern from the new (and gorgeous) Succulent Garden DSP and layered it over Whisper White cardstock.
Next I took some Whisper White and dry embossed the “Celebrate” using the Celebrations Duo TIEF. I then took the circle image from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set and stamped circles in Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky Slate, and Mint Macaron across the “Celebrate.” I layered the Whisper White on some Smokey Slate cardstock.
Now I was struggling a bit to keep the ink from going into the word, so I looked up a card my upline, Amy, had made and sure enough she had a great TIP! If you keep the cardstock after it goes through the Big Shot in the folder, it give you some umf (and yes, that’s a technical term) on which to stamp. I had much better results doing it this way!
Lastly, I heat embossed the “Good Times” using white embossing powder, Versamark ink, and the heat tool.
SHOP: Sale-a-bration makes it a great time to get those goodies on your wish list. For every $50 (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.
JOIN: Now is the perfect time to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. For just $99 you receive $125 worth of product and free shipping. During Sale-a-bration, you receive two free stamp sets of your choice- that’s another potentially $100 worth of product – free! Hop on over here to sign up! If you missed My Stampin’ Up! Story video the other day you can watch it here.
HOST: With Sale-a-bration going on, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra rewards for hosting parties. For parties $250+, you receive in addition to the regular rewards – an extra $25 worth of free product.
CURRENT HOST CODE: ATDUNARF
Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. See something you like? Check out my store.
STARS REWARDS PROGRAM:
If you aren’t familiar with my Stars Rewards Program, click here. For every $25 you spend (before shipping and tax), you earn one star. Once you have 12 stars, you receive $30 worth of free product of your choice. It’s a great way to earn free product!