Here is another make and take from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Convention. The card shows how the stamp set, “Your Presents” is so versatile. It looks like a totally different set using it as a birthday card. Another thing I really liked about making this card was doing the Kissing Technique to make the plaid present. I’ll make a video to show you this fun and easy technique.
I’m also happy that Stampin’ Up brought back Silver and Gold Cording Trim in the new 2015 Holiday catalog. Customers can order from this catalog beginning September 1!
Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June. This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!
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Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs, number 28 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
One of my new favorites from the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Gift Bag Punch Board. This gift bag fits about six A2 cards and envelopes. The directions for altering the bag came from Sara Levin. Please leave me a comment if you would like the instructions to make the gift bag. I also really like the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim. You can get this Lace Trim in all the new In Colors.
I also made four cards using the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set. This is my favorite “Host” set. You can earn this set by hosting a party or purchasing $150 or more.
All the cards and gift bag were made with the new Bohemian DSP.
Please leave me a comment at the beginning of the post. I’d love to hear from you!
Today I’m showing you the red version. I used the Oval Framelits to cut the oval from the red paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I then used that “leftover” piece to make the card on the left. Whenever I cut Stampin’ Up! card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP), I try to think about how to cut it and get to use the “leftover” piece. I also organize the scraps from the card stock and DSP.
My craft room used to be covered in card stock scraps that I planned to sort by color some day. Well, some day usually didn’t happen… then my world was changed. I now have a four drawer file cabinet that has significantly simplified my retired paper and scrap paper storage. Here’s a picture of my “current Stampin’ Up! colors” scrap drawer. I use my scraps. It’s easy to put them away. Problem solved! Two other drawers are for retired Stampin’ Up! cardstock. In those I keep both the full sheets and the scraps together in the same folder. If you are looking for a package of retired Stampin’ Up! card stock, please email me. I probably have it.
I put the ten current “In colors” in the front. I have the rest of the current colors starting with yellow and going all the way to black at the far back. Since I have gone through Stampin’ Up! color family changes, I’ve found it’s easier for me to not worry about the color families -Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals. I have all the yellows from light to dark and then the pinks light to dark,etc. I never have any trouble finding the color I’m looking for. When I start making a card I check the scrap drawer before cutting a new full sheet.
I have a file folder for each color labeled and a circle sample of the color. Let me know if you’re interested in how I store my DSP or current colors full sheets.