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Fun Fold on the Diagonal

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Stamps/Dies/Punch

Country Bouquet Bundle – save 10% [160383]

    Country Bouquet Stamp Set [160377]

    Country Bouquet Punch [160382]

Tailor Made Tags Dies [155563]

Happy Labels Pick a Punch [160693]

Cardstock/Paper

Country Floral Lane DSP [160375] 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”

Balmy Blue – 4 ¼” x 8 ½” (146982, card base), ½” x 3” strip

Basic White [159276] 1 ¼” x 3”, 4” x 4”, scrap for heart and leaves

Sweet Sorbet [159268] 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”, scrap for hearts

 

Instructions:

        1.  Score 4 ¼” x 8 ½” on long side at 4 ¼”. Score right panel from bottom of center score diagonally to top right corner.               Fold card in half with diagonally scored panel as card front.  Fold the diagonal fold in a “mountain” fold.

  1. Adhere DSP square to center of Sweet Sorbet square. Center the Sweet Sorbet square on the card front and adhere ONLY to the bottom right diagonal half of the card front.
  1. Cut a tag from 1 ¼” x 3” Basic White. Stamp sentiment on right end of tag (without hole).  Tie Linen Thread bow on left end with hole.  Punch ends of Balmy Blue strip with Happy Labels Pick a Punch and adhere to bottom of tag with glue.
  1. Stamp leaves twice in Mint Macaron on Basic White, and heart outline once in Sweet Sorbet on Basic White. Punch using Country Bouquet Punch.  Punch two small hearts from Sweet Sorbet scrap.
  1. Adhere three leaves to tag with glue and add hearts with Dimensionals (save a small heart for inside).
  1. Stamp inside Sentiment on 4” x 4” Basic White square. Stamp small hearts in bottom right corner in Sweet Sorbet and adhere square to inside of card.
  1. Place the final red punched heart with a Dimensional as a “stop” to hold the card open.  Add Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins to front.

Country Floral Lane Diagonal Pop Up 2


What a great idea!!!

The paper I used yesterday for my 'silly goose' card is a part of the SALEABRATION FREE products (Day At The Farm DSP, #160835).  I saw this project on the Demonstrator Planning Place FB page and had to share.  The demonstrator that created this fabulous counting book is Catherine Proctor and you can find more information here.  I love this idea!  What do you think?

 

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Product Test ~ Stampin' Up!

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Silly Goose, page 27, Jan Mini
I feel like a 'silly goose' for not being aware of this....
 
PRODUCT TEST IN THE MINI CATALOG

Some of you may have noticed that the following stamp sets are available in both photopolymer AND cling options in the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog:

  • Around the Bend Stamp Set (P. 35)
  • Fragrant Flowers Stamp Set (P. 21)
  • Happy Labels Stamp Set (P. 53)
  • Lighting the Way Stamp Set (P. 18)
  • Silly Goose Stamp Set (P. 27)

Traditionally, stamp sets have been offered in either photopolymer OR cling, but not both. If you refer to the Catalog Icons section of the Table of Contents on page three, you’ll notice two new icons: C and P (cling and photopolymer). This is part of a product test being conducted during this mini catalog to evaluate purchasing behavior and customer preference when both stamp material types are offered. 

To avoid influencing purchasing decisions, we initially opted not to overtly communicate this change. Unfortunately, we’re hearing reports of ordering confusion, so we’ve determined to communicate to all demonstrators and raise awareness. We apologize if this issue has caused confusion for you and your customers.

As an additional note, in the online store these stamp sets—and bundles containing them—have “photopolymer” or “cling” in the product name to ensure clarity.


Team Swap

My team, Southern Stars, met on Saturday afternoon and I wanted to show you the cards created for our traditional swap.  The theme was birthday cards so really any card would do.  The first two are from the suite, BY THE BAY, on page 22 in the Mini Catalog.  I am so proud of being a part of the development of this stamp set and love seeing the variety of beautiful cards produced!  So exciting!

Marti Jones
Swap card: Marti Jones
Linda Manning
Swap card by Linda Manning

 

Ann Butler
Swap card by Ann Butler ~ Beautifully Happy (SAB)



Geri Foster
Swap card by Geri Foster ~ Favored Flowers (SAB)
Marion Swaim
Card by Marion Swaim ~ Queen Bee (Mini Catty)
SME card
My swap card ~ Best Day (Mini Catalog)

Fine Shimmer Paper

This new paper is different than any of the other glimmer/glitter papers.  It is FINE SHIMMER PAPER on page 15 in Stampin' Up!'s January Mini Catalog.  I noticed that the color of the paper was purrrrfect for the stamp set, BEAUTIFUL THISTLE (page 60 in the mini).  What do you think????

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Sunshine & Smiles

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The PP Kit for Feb. has just been announced and Stampin' Up! is doing something new with this kit, SUNSHINE & SMILES. The kit coordinates with the RAIN OR SHINE SUITE on page 50 in the Mini ~ so cute! And, there are two coordinating dies as ADD-ONS. Print the flyer below to learn all about the coordinating dies ~ sale-a-bration is a great time to become a PP subscriber!

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