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New colors on SU cards

With the new annual catalog arriving soon it is time to say goodbye to our old favorites ~ including the 2017-2019 in-colors ~ Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink.  They will be missed.  But, the new colors will provide opportunities to explore new color combinations and creations!  Let me know what you think!

Graphic of in colors

Sentimental Rose

The Sentimental Rose kit, April's Paper Pumpkin,  makes 9 cards and envelopes and includes 1 acetate box. Watch the video to get started making these distinctly beautiful cards—which are perfect for springtime stamping.  And, remember that if you have past kits and you would like to see a similar video introduction go to PUMPKINHOWTO.COM.  





......the wait is finally over!  My apologies for the long wait for the INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU PROJECT KIT  to arrive.  It has been on backorder but arrived yesterday and it is ready for you to pick up at your convenience.  Here is the picture that I took of the cards in the kit that I made ~ these cards are on my 'pinboard doors' in the studio.

Incredible Like You Project Kit

You can find the Kit on page 21 in Stampin' Up!'s OCCASIONS CATALOG.  The order number is #148552.  It coordinates with the Incredible Like You photopolymer stamp set on the same page.  The cards are a nice combination of printed base cards and laser-cut overlays. The kit makes 16 cards and includes 16 pretty printed envelopes.  I am so glad that the stamps are not included in the set, this way I can order just the card bases and the embellishments and easily make another 16 cards to give/send!  Happy Saturday!

More 'Product Medley' information...

On Monday this week I introduced you to Stampin' Up!'s NEW PRODUCT MEDLEY ~ EVERYTHING IS ROSY.  Today I have an excellent video that will explain the concept of 'product medley' a little better AND show you the actual products that are being introduced a week from today.   Remember ~ none of us will be able to order until MAY 1st (I will be placing an order that morning ~ and I will be expediting it ~ so let me know if you would like me to order for you at the same time!).  This video should help you make up your mind ~ it did me!




Updated Clearance Rack

Stampin' Up! has updated their CLEARANCE RACK today and there are new goodies for you.  You can review all the products by clicking on the clearance rack link at the top of my blog.

Christmas Traditions Punch BoxThe Christmas Traditions Punch Box has been marked down from $45 to $18.  It would make a great gift for a new stamper!

Joyous Noel Glimmer PaperI know that many of you like to add a little sparkle to your projects and that you will probably remember the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper.  It has been marked down from $15 to $6 today. 


Product Medley?

This past year has been a difficult one as you know.  I am referring to the many times I have had to tell you that a product is on 'backorder' or 'not available' or, worse yet, SOLD OUT!  That has happened way too many times and it always makes me feel bad (and, usually, all I can say is 'so sorry').  So, today I thought I would share something from the Stampin' Up! website that seems to address this issue ~ Everything Is Rosy Product Medley ~ information below:

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is our first product offering of this kind, and we’re so excited about it! We are already planning to release more in the future.

Several recent products have far exceeded ordered quantities, and have run out quickly after becoming available to customers. For this reason, there will not be a demonstrator preorder period. We are making the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley available to you and your customers simultaneously and encouraging you to use the marketing and training resources below to prepare for the new product launch. As a new (and fabulous!) product offering, the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is likely to run out quickly. This is a great opportunity for you to try selling a product without creating a class or specific samples on your own.

I have had lots of questions about Stampin' Up's backorders, some I could answer and some I couldn't.  One of the questions had to do with the fact that products went on backorder because demonstrators were able to order a month in advance ~ a 'preorder' benefit which may be causing part of the problem.  It will be interesting to see how this change, the introduction of the PRODUCT MEDLEY, impacts the flow of Stampin' Up! orders.  I am looking forward to seeing the results.  The picture, below, shows a little of the 'medley' ~ more information is coming soon.  What do you think about this change?


Scan N Cut

I showed you Marion's fabulous stamp room in her new home a few days ago and mentioned that she had used her SCAN N CUT machine to cut out the stamped images for the project we were working on last Saturday afternoon.  I also said that I would give you a little more information about the Scan N Cut.  

Scan N Cut

Scan N Cut close up w pigsMarion stamped the little pigs on our Whisper White cardstock and pushed the 'magic' button.  The paper moved under the crossbar and back ~ the machine had scanned the pigs.  She pushed the button again and the cardstock moved so that the machine cut out each of the pigs!  AMAZING!

Finished projectAll of these images (except the little flowers) were cut out by the Scan N Cut machine  by Brothers.  I didn't use the piggy on my project.  I did use Crafting Forever stamp set and the Petal Palette stamp set & dies.   THANKS MARION ~ loved the project and your machine!