Last Call for the 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Its finally here, the VERY LAST DAY you can order from the 2011-2012 catalog.  Don’t forget to double check your wish lists against the retirement lists so that you don’t miss out on something you’ve been waiting for.

Retiring Stamps | Retiring Accessories | Retiring Décor Elements

You can shop in the online store, or contact me at jennifer@nwstamper.com to place your order.  I’ll be checking email through midnight tonight so I’ll be able to get all the last minute requests in.

Here is my fond farewell to some of my favorite stamp sets and accessories:


Thank You Kindly Stamp Set, Berry Blossom designer paper, and Bouquet Blossom Triple layer punch


Awash with Flowers stamp set


Curvy Verses stamp set, Paisley Petals designer paper, Rhinestone Brads


Beary Best Friends stamp set, Blushing Bride In Color papers


Paisley Petals designer paper


Sincere Salutations stamp set, Flirtatious designer paper, Bouquet Blossom triple layer punch


Tree Trimmings stamp set, Many Merry Messages stamp set, Frightful Sight designer paper

So, act fast to grab what you love – Shop Online or email me ASAP at jennifer@nwstamper.com to make sure you get what you want –  and I’ll be back tomorrow with the digital version of the new catalog and all the information for the new catalog season! 🙂

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Make a Cake & Patio Party Sneak Peek

Ever have one of those patterned papers that needs space to show off?  Well, when playing with my Patio Party designer paper that is coming out in the new catalog, I really liked this print but it just doesn’t show off very well in a small piece.  So when I found this sketch, I thought it would be perfect for this paper!

 

The lanterns reminded me of a party, so I grabbed my new Make a Cake stamp set to help finish it off (and every cake needs a little bling, don’t you think).  I also have my Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon as an accent.  I have to say, it doesn’t really show up in pictures, but the stitching is a nice touch to just make the ribbon a bit more interesting.

And yep! Both of these (the ribbon and the paper) are available in my New Catalog Product Share along with the Stitched Satin ribbon and In Color Dahlias!

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Wish Big Make a Cake Card Recipe:

Stamps: Make a Cake, Pennant Parade
Ink: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Patio Party designer paper, Summer Starfruit cs, Pool Party cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, decorative label punch, basic rhinestones, sponge daubers, stampin dimensionals

The New Paper and Ribbon Shares are Coming!

product share sample

 

I finally sat down with my new catalog and decided to put together some product shares for some of the new, cute items in the catalog.

I don’t know about you, but I think it is so much nicer and easier to figure out which papers and ribbons I really love when I can see the samples in person, plus I always love having lots of options without having to pay for all of the full packages!

This year, I am offering a few different product shares to help you get a big variety of designs to play with for a fraction of the price.  Check out your options and let me know if you want to sign up for one or more!

*2012 Designer Paper Share *
Get a 6×6 piece of EVERY designer paper in the new catalog.  There are 14 packs with 6 designs in each… that means you get 84 different designs in your paper sampler.
If you bought each paper pack individually, it would be $158 plus tax and shipping!
Your cost – $23.50 (plus shipping)

 

*2012 In Color Stitched Satin Ribbon Share*
I LOVE this new ribbon.  Get 2 yards of each of the 5 new In Colors… so 10 yards total!
It would cost you $44.75 plus shipping and tax to get all of these colors yourself.
Your cost – $10.50 (plus shipping)


add-on option:

get the coordinating In Color Dahlia embellishments to go with your ribbon.  You get a 1/2 pack of these cute little resin flowers accents to go with your ribbon… that is 10 total flowers.
Your cost – $4

 

*Stitched 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon Share*
Get 2 yards of each of the 10 colors of this new ribbon style.  That means you will have 20 yards total to play with.
Individually, it would cost you $49.50 plus shipping and tax to get these ribbons.
Your cost – $11.75 (plus shipping)

 

I’ll be mailing your shares out via USPS Priority mail, so I will be able to package multiple share options together for one low shipping cost!  I’ll be putting in my first order for these products on June 1st, so save your spot now so you can be one of the first to get yours!

 

Thinking of signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?

Join my team between now and June 14th and receive your choice of one of the ribbon product shares above!

This is a perfect way to get ribbon samplers to show your new customers; or to have a variety of products on hand to create your own products and samples with!  Check out all the details on being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and the starter kit here – Join My Team.

 

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Bordering on Romance Thank You

The end of a catalog year always leaves me with stamps and accessories that I’m so happy are going to continue being available… and stamps that I’m sad are going away.  This card has both!

Bordering on Romance Thank You

I love that Bordering on Romance is carrying over but boy am I sad that Sincere Salutations is being retired. I swear, this was always my go-to set for versatile sentiments that could be dressed up or down. I’m sure I’ll find a new favorite down the road, but I’m not letting go of my set for a while I think. 🙂

So, I made this card to send to a customer to thank her for a recent order and it was a great excuse for me to try blending and coloring using markers.  I used 3 different pinks to color in my flowers – Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Blushing Bride markers, and layered the colors and then did additional blending with my Blender Pen.  I started by coloring in the entire petal with the lightest pink, then did some shading with the middle tone pink (Blushing Bride), and then finished out with accent highlighting with the darkest pink (Regal Rose).  I think it turned out pretty well, huh?

The rest is pretty straightforward loving with my Big Shot (framelits and the lattice embossing folder).  Add some Paisley Petals designer paper and some basic pearls.

What stamp set will you miss the most when they retire in a week?

 

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Bordering on Romance Thank You Card Recipe:

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Rose Red ink pad, Pink Pirouette marker, Regal Rose marker, Blushing Bride marker, Garden Green marker, So Saffron marker
Paper: Paisley Petals designer paper, Crumb Cake cs, Blushing Bride cs, Basic Grey cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels framelits, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Blender pen

Stampin’ Up! Catalog Sneak Peek

I feel almost selfish, I ordered some of the new sneak peek products earlier this month and while I’ve been getting to know them; I haven’t done much sharing (aside from the In Color sampler bookmarks I included with mailed catalogs).

Well, I thought I would change that and share a card I made to play with a bunch of new things… can you guess how many new items are in this card?

So, what is your guess?

If you said 5 items, I’d say nice job!  If you said 6, then you are exactly right! Smile

First off is the super cute paper called Patio Party that features the new In Colors.  I thought the banners design was cool enough on its own that I wanted to let it shine by being the focal point of the card.  Next, I added some of the new stitched grosgrain ribbon (Daffodil Delight in this case) for a border trim and to help my sentiment pop!  Ok, #3 – the stamp set called Itty Bitty Banners.  Now, I like sentiments and banners but I wouldn’t be loving this set as much if it wasn’t for the fact that there are new framelits to exactly match the stamps!!! woo hoo!!!  So, that is number 4, the matching Bitty Banner framelits!  I love how easy it makes my job at cutting out the sentiments.

So, that leaves 2 more new things to spot.  Well, they are new In Colors… first is the pink paper matting my paper in the middle of the card – it is the new Primrose Petals and it is super pretty.  And finally, I stamped my sentiment in the new blue called Midnight Muse.  I know, it is hard to tell but it is a really nice blue color.  Not quite as dark as Night of Navy but deeper than Island Indigo or Not Quite Navy.

Well, all of these things are available starting June 1.  but… did you know you can get them earlier than that?

Want to get these items now?

Did you know, that if you order the Stampin’ Up demonstrator starter kit (your choice of $125 worth of products for only $99 plus free shipping!) now, you are able to fill your starter kit with sneak peek items.  This includes multiple stamp sets, accessories, paper, and even the new firm foam ink pads in all of the Stampin’ Up! colors!

Oh, and did I mention that the starter kit ships for free?  It is a great deal and a perfect way to start enjoying the benefits of being a demonstrator now!  In fact, if you sign up online, you will have access to the demonstrator website most likely within the hour.  How fun is that!

If you have questions or would like to learn more, shoot me a note at jennifer@nwstamper.com and I’d be more than happy to fill you in on all the details.  Or if you are ready to go, you can start building your kit by signing up online now.

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Itty Bitty Banners Birthday Card Recipe:

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper: Patio Party designer paper, Baja Breeze cs, Primrose Petals cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners framelits, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder punch, Stampin Dimensionals

Making the Triple Treat Flower- a video and a card

If you haven’t seen, I’ve started trying to create videos about stamping topics or project how-tos (you can check them out on my youtube channel – www.youtube.com/northweststamper).  I’m only just getting started, but I was recently asked to create a video on how to make the dimensional flower using the Triple Treat Flower stamp.  So, I wanted to share the video today along with the card I created using the flower sample from the video.

 

Here is a close up of the flower, since you can’t see the dimension of the flower in the full card picture:

 

This is super easy to make and just requires having 3 punches:  the Fancy Flower punch, the 5-Petal punch, and the 1/2” circle punch.  If you want to see how it is done, check out this video where I walk through making it!

 

Don’t forget, this stamp and the Concord Crush paper and ink are retiring in 8 days!  So, if you haven’t gotten yours yet, grab it now before it is gone!

 

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Great Masculine Birthday Card

Earlier this month was my husband’s birthday and my mom, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator also, sent him a handmade card that I loved.  In fact, I think I liked it even more than he did! 🙂

Anyway, I loved how striking it was and thought it was a great masculine card and so I wanted to share it with you.

happy birthday embossed card

card created by Kathy Thisted

The stamp and the paper are retired from last years catalog – Engraved Greetings stamp set and Love Letter designer paper.  But the cardstock, embossing folder, and punch are all current.

And the embossing, she heat embossed the stamp image with black embossing powder which made it look even cooler!  (I tried getting a close up to show you but its still hard to see).

HB birthday card close up

 

This just goes to show that a card doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated to be a striking and fabulous card, huh?

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Engraved Greetings Birthday Card Recipe:

Stamps: Engraved Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Love Letter designer paper, Cherry Cobbler cs, Basic Black cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Black embossing powder, Heat gun, Decorative label punch

Paisley Petals Anniversary Card

This weekend my family and I headed out of town to Spokane, WA for my grandparent’s 65th anniversary.  I think it is so awesome to see two people who have shared a life for 65 years and have so many interesting stories from their adventures along the way!

So, this when I found this sentiment from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set in my scrap pile, I thought it was perfect for them: Paisley Petals Edgelit card

 

I used this card to play with a few other tools and techniques as well.  First was pulling out my new Edgelits that came out with the recent Occasions mini.   I love that Edgelits allow you to cut a decorative edge wherever you want on your paper.  So, I started out with cutting the edge of my Rich Razzleberry card base.  Then I cut a piece of Paisley Petals designer paper with the same edge design.  To give me this short card front:Edgelit card front open

 

TIP: If you are trying to make a layered piece like my card front, you may find that it is less stressful to cut a piece that is the right width and then after you cut your edge, measure how much of a border you want between your edges and then trim off your excess paper on the squared edge (like where the fold of the card is)

The other technique I wanted to play with was “fussy cutting”.  I grabbed a piece of of the Paisley Petals designer paper and started cutting out some of the flowers from the paper pattern.  Its funny, I think I like the flowers cut out better than in a full sheet of designer paper!  Smilepaisley petals close up

 

So, I hope you have a wonderful weekend; I know I will have a great time with my extended family as we head to the big carousel in Riverfront Park.  I’ll be back online later tonight though, so if you have order or project questions, I’ll be in touch then!

 

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2012 In Color Bookmarks

I’ve been so spoiled because I’ve had the last week to flip through my new Stampin’ Up! catalog and play with some of the new papers, stamps, and even the new style of ink pads!  But I also made sure to spend time this week gearing up to share the love as well. Smile

I finished up these little bookmarks that show off the new 2012-2014 In Colors and included one in all of the catalogs that I sent out in the first batch of mail this week.

In Colors 2012 bookmark

I wanted to do something special for my customers as a thank you and since I know that it can be hard to tell what a color really looks like in real life when you are looking in a catalog, I thought these might be a fun way to see what the ink and cardstock look like.

In Colors 2012 bookmark close up

 

Each one shows off the Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon (which I’ve decided I LOVE this new satin ribbon!  I was so depressed about losing the current satin ribbon but now I need all of the new satin ribbon instead!); as well as a Primrose Petals flower, Summer Starfruit flower, Midnight Muse flower, Gumball Green flower, and Raspberry Ripple flower.  Ends up being a pretty set, huh?

Wish you had a 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog too?

I’d be happy to make sure you have a copy…because isn’t it more fun to look at the glossy pictures than squint and try to look at photos on the computer?  Fill out my catalog request form so I know where to send it and I’ll get you one as soon as I can!

Request your catalog here!

I hope those of you who are receiving these bookmarks in the mail this weekend enjoy the taste of some of the new goodies to come starting in June!

 

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Another Fresh Vintage Faux Tiled Card

As I’ve been cleaning up my craft room and trying to clear out scraps and the little hodge-podge of items I’ve stamped or cut for a project and then later decided I didn’t want to us them; and in the process I came across more of my Faux Tiling samples.

faux tiled thank you card

 

I had scored and stamped the Whisper White paper when I was trying to decide on a design for a class a couple months ago and though I decided to go with the diagonally scored version, I couldn’t let this go to waste!  Just had to add a sentiment from the Just Believe stamp set, a couple punches (word window and modern label), and some scrap Basic Black 1/8” Taffeta ribbon.

I can’t decide which version I like better, todays card or the original version.  What do you think?  Diagonal scoring or square with the pretty sentiment?

 

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