2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Bundles, Cards, Toni Mari's Creations

Sneak Peek! Ornate Gardens in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Don’t you just love it when you can be ahead of the game?  I know I do, and Stampin’ UP! is giving you that opportunity starting on April 1st.  And no, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!  This beautiful collection of stamps, dies and accessories are going to be featured in our upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you can get your hands on it BEFORE the catalog goes live.  And I’ll share another tip, there’s a way you can get it NOW!  I’ll explain more on that a little further down this post 🙂

Take a look at some of the amazing ideas from Stampin’ UP!

You can see all the details of what comes with the Ornate Garden Suite and download it by clicking here.  And remember, you can order just the items you want, but honestly, who can resist them all!

I mentioned above that there was a way to get these items BEFORE April 1st.  If you join SU! before March 31st, you can pick items from this suite as part of your Starter Kit!  How awesome is that?  And because we are still in the Sale-a-Bration time frame, as part of that offering you can pick ONE FREE STAMP SET, which can be either of the stamp sets featured in this collection.  This is an amazing opportunity to become a demonstrator and start off with products that you know will be in the new catalog.  It’s truly a great investment!  You can find out more about joining by clicking here.

In light of the current situation we are all facing with the worldwide health concerns, I will be spending more time in my craft room creating, so stay tuned for more samples using this beautiful suite!

Happy Stamping!

2020 Mini Catalog, Bundles, Cards, Stampin' UP!

Someone Special Card

When I polled my January class attendees about ideas for February’s class, quite a few weren’t interested in traditional Valentine’s cards.  And I understand that.  Not everyone celebrates the holiday.  And to be perfectly honest, my husband and I don’t really do anything special ourselves.  We’re not unromantic by any means, but the holiday has become so commercialized (as are MOST holiday it seems) that we just decided a few years ago to not make a big deal of it.  I get flowers randomly throughout the year, which I enjoy much more than a specific day of the year.  And we tend to eat out a lot, so going for a “special” meal isn’t that enticing either.  So, I wanted to design something that could be used for Valentine’s Day, if necessary,  but could also be used just to celebrate friendship as well.  And when I saw our new Someone Special stamp set in the Mini catalog, I knew it would be perfect!  And we’ve just introduced coordinating dies to go with this set!  See my previous post concerning the new coordination products 🙂  This card also uses products from the From My Heart Suite, which has a very traditional Valentine’s feel to it.

Here are the instructions for creating this card for yourself, and all the products used are listed below the instructions.  I hope you enjoy this little guy with his bouquet of balloons!

Materials and measurements:

Real Red Cardstock
4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Scrap for Nested Die – 3″ x 5 1/4″
Scrap for Racoon – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

DSP
1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Real Red Ribbon
2 pieces – 7 1/2″ and 4″

Card Front:

Fold Real Red in half and burnish score

Wrap 7′ piece of ribbon longways around the strip of DSP. Fasten ends to the backside of DSP with snail adhesive.

Attach ribbon-wrapped DSP to the front of the Real Red card front, leaving about 1/8″ of red card stock showing on the left-hand side. Press firmly to make sure it lies flat.

Take 4″ piece of ribbon and slip it under the 7″ length and tie it in a knot. Just tie it once so that it doesn’t add too much bulk to the card front.

Racoon:

On the 1 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ of white scrap, stamp the Racoon Detail stamp using the Black Memento ink.

Ink the solid Racoon image with Smoky Slate ink and stamp it over the black detail image. You should be able to line this up perfectly since the stamps are photopolymer, which are clear. I started lining up with the top of his ears and adjusted where needed before firmly pressing the solid image to paper.

Using the Racoon die, cut the image out using a die cutting machine. Set the image aside.

White Die Cut:

Take the 5 1/4 x 3 piece of white cardstock and the Nested Die that measures 4 7/8 x 2 5/8, cut out,

Using the sentiment “For A Very Special Someone” and Memento Ink, stamp the sentiment as far down on the die-cut as you can.

Take the solid heart stamp from the Special Someone stamp set and stamp 3 hearts using Real Red ink. Position them so that they are near the top, righthand side of the die-cut card stock. I laid my Racoon image on the die-cut just to get an idea of the positioning for the balloons.

Using the Real Red marker, brush end, flick the brush against the marker cap to allow the ink to lightly splatter on the white area of the die-cut. You only want a little subtle color added, so don’t overdo it.

Apply dimensionals to the back of the Racoon and attach him to the left and above the sentiment. I used a black marker to hand draw the balloon strings.

Inside Card:

On the bottom right of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock, tamp just a bit of the top portion of the Racoon using the detail stamp and Memento ink. Use the solid image and Smoky Slate ink to fill in the detailed image.

Add the sentiment of your choice. Attach the cardstock to the inside of the card.

Product List

Bundles, Card Stock, Ink Pads, Sale

Online Extravaganza! – Nov. 20 – 22, 2019

Now is the time to jump on this 3-day sale of selected bundles, ink pads, and paper!  It’s a great time to replenish your inventory so that you have what you need to make Christmas cards, tags, and other items 😊  And if you been waiting to upgrade your ink pads to the newer design, this is a great time to do so!

A note about the bundles, we won’t know yet if these stamps and dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog.  BUT, if they do, they will be separate and not available to order as a bundle in the new catalog.  So why not get them now and enjoy the extra discount, 15% instead of 10%?

Here are the details:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:
Neutrals Collection
Regals Collection
2018–2020 In Colors
2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)
 
Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:
8 bundles
Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
 
You can place your order directly through the link below or click on each picture of the item you want to order. 
Be sure to use Host Code – G3Z6QKKE
 
 
Bundles