Stampin' Up!'s Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ a great idea!

IMG_5736When my friend (and fellow demonstrator) Barbara Schweiger came to STAMP CLUB on Wednesday night she also brought a great idea with her.  The picture above shows her idea on how to be sure that the glue in the Multipurpose Liquid Glue bottle is instantly ready to be used ~ no waiting for the glue to run to the opening in the bottle ~ no shaking the bottle while it gets to the right location!!  

You can find this bottle of glue on page 162 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  It is #3 and is $4.00 per bottle.  I really like it and use it often because it does not dry instantly and allows you to move your cardstock around if you are layering and trying to get those margins just right!  

Barbara bought the little plastic cups (on the right side) at the $ Store.  She used her hot glue gun to add hot glue in the bottom of the cup, added the green cap of the bottle of glue to the hot glue (made sure it was standing correctly) and added additional hot glue around the cap.  The cap holds the Multipurpose Liquid Glue upright insuring the glue is always quickly available when you need it!  Thanks, Barb!!!


Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper ~ storage

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Both the new MINI and the SAB brochure are full of FABULOUS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!  I store my 12" x 12" DSP in the folders below to keep them in the best condition possible and to keep them organized so that they are easier to use.  The storage folders come from Amazon and they are 12.75" x 12.95" x 0.13".  You get three in a package for $9.98.

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Whisper White Cardstock

STAMPIN' UP! ANNOUNCES A CARDSTOCK REPLACEMENT ~

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Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

                                            

    


MINI MACHINE ~ it's almost time....

AVAILABLE JANUARY 5, $60 (150673)

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Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

This cute machine has a compact footprint for easy storage and travel. The 3-1/2" (8.9 cm) platform works with many of Stampin’ Up!’s smaller dies and smaller embossing folders. Dies and embossing folders that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine are indicated in the product description in our catalogs and online store. Includes 1 Mini Base Plate (Plate 1), 2 Mini Cutting Plates (Plate 2), 1 Mini Embossing Plate (Plate 3), and 1 Mini 3D Embossing Plate (Plate 4).

                                        

The picture, below, is of the MINI LOGO that you can find on Stampin' Up! products in the catalog specifically sized to use with the MINI including dies and embossing folders.

Mini Logo in the annual catalog


Good Morning!

I know that many of you have this stamp set, GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIA, it is a favorite for a good reason ~ wonderful sentiments and beautiful art work.  I used it recently in my 2021 CALENDAR CLASSES and, while it was busy in the studio, I thought I would use it.  I hadn't used bleach on cardstock for a VERY long time and I wanted to see what the results would be on the in-color, JUST JADE.  I embossed the image first and then 'painted' inside the embossed areas with a small brush and bleach.  I like the result, what do you think?

GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIA

I decided to create a second project using the same technique.  In addition, this time I changed the color of the ribbons using a sponge and ink from the stamp pad ~ or, a refill ~ sorry I can't remember which.  What do you think?  If you would like a PROJECT SHEET, let me know!

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The latest on the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine

From an UPDATE on our Stampin' Up! website today.....some of you have been asking about the new mini (page 170 in the annual catalog).  I will tell you more as soon as I can!  Susan Elise

MINI STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE UPDATE

We hope you’re enjoying crafting with your standard-sized Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! We love seeing all you’re creating with it. We last updated you on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the 16 June Weekly Update and want to check in with you again. While COVID-19-related production and shipping issues have caused delays, we feel confident that our launch is not far off and will happen within this 2020–2021 Annual Catalog sales period. While we might not be able to fully launch the machine by the end of the year as we had hoped, we are working closely with our vendor and shipping partners to get it in your hands as soon as possible! When we are ready to launch this exciting new product, rest assured that we’ll provide a demonstrator preorder period so you’ll have it to try out before sharing it with your customers.

 


New & worth a look...............


Gift for Halloween

This ribbon might not be on your WISH LIST but it should be ~ it's amazing.  You can find it on page 53 in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog ~ 1-1/2" METALLIC MESH RIBBON.  It is featured in the MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT SUITE ~ designed for Halloween but it is so much more.  It is perfect for wrapping a package or using on a card in so many different ways ~ here's another way I have used it ~ 

JOY watermarked Much better 'in person' but it creates a sparkly background for a 'snowy' card.

Gift for Halloween  ribbon The order number is 153550 and it is $8 and this SILVER MESH RIBBON can be colored using Stampin' Up! ink and sponge daubers!!!

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Blending with Stampin' Up!

Tomorrow in my BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN CARD CLASS we will be using Stampin' Up! Blends for one of the cards (I will post it for you on Sunday).  Stampin' Up! has had Blends (alcohol based markers) for several years and they are wonderful because they create a very smooth overall color on your image.  There are two in a package ~ one dark and one light ~ and each blend has a tiny line end and a brush end for application.  Always use Memento Ink when you color with Blends as this prevents bleeding.  And, keep the lid on so that the alcohol does not evaporate.  It is also wise to purchase the COLOR LIFTER with the Blends.  This tool removes color if you are outside of the lines of your image and you can use it to create highlights and shading.  The video below is an excellent one from Stampin' Up! ~ it is all about techniques of using blends ~ you'll love it! Enjoy!  Let me know if you have questions ~ just leave a comment and I will get back to you!  

                                            

 


ZANY ZEBRAS from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has a new brochure that you might like to have and you might like to share.  Most of you who read my blog are long time crafters and wonderful friends who love to share what you create.  But, we all know those friends who shy away from papercrafting  feeling overwhelmed with everything involved.  If you know a newcomer who might not know where to start, this new brochure is just right to share with those who are new to crafting.  I would love to share it with you (and, happy to mail you one or more copies)!

From Stampin' Up!: The Beginner Brochure features high-quality products with coordination, versatility, coloring, building relationships, easy to accomplish techniques, and card kits that are easy to get started. We combine these in a way that tells a story about card marking. This creates a clear path for new crafters to follow, which helps them decide where to start and where to go from there.

One of the sets featured in the brochure is one you are familiar with ~ Zany Zebras on page 104 in the Annual Catalog.  It is also featured in the new brochure because it is one that can be used easily and it is definitely fun!  Let me know if you would like brochures to share ~ so happy to send some to YOU!

                                            

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Stampin' Up! ~ Masking?

Melissa sent me this picture yesterday afternoon and I wanted to share it with you.  I would title it 'the joy of masking'.  Melissa changed the card she made from one that she would take to the post office to mail to a friend to one that she can give her husband on Wednesday ~ their 25th anniversary!

Melissa Masking