I probably didn't need another reason to love the 'green' glue ~ MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE (page 162 in the annual catalog, #100755, $4.00). It is my glue of choice for most of my projects and the main reason is that when you are layering cardstock you have the ability to move your cardstock a little so that everything lines up correctly. So many adhesives do not allow you to move them AT ALL once the papers are put together. Another reason is that you only need to use a small amount of this glue to secure your project. Now we have another reason to love this glue and I know you will appreciate this! Particularly those of you who are allergic to tying bows! This helpful hint was sent to me by my stamping friend Susan Tran a while back ~ thanks so much, Susan!
This picture represents Patty Pauley's answer to storing those pesky little ink refill bottles ~ it is a divider drawer for silverware converted to storage for craft supplies. Patty says, "Works well and takes up very little space. And, they're upright!" Thanks for sharing, Patty!
The FINE ART FLORAL Suite on page 33 in the January - June Mini Catty includes something called GILDED LEAFING EMBELLISHMENT. You can find it on page 33 on the left in the middle (below). These tiny flakes of gold are packed into a jar and, when opened, like to fly everywhere. So, if you have ordered this embellishment (#154550), please have a large tin available to store part of the flakes ~ one with a tight lid. You will also need Heat & Stick Powder (bottom row, center) to adhere the gold to your stamped image. Some of you may have this powder as we used it years ago to attach embellishments. I created the card above last night with my stamp club friends. This stamp set, on page 34, includes two parts to the flower. I stamped the larger flower with Rococo Rose and then inked up the flower highlights with Versamark and stamped it on the Rose image. Then I added Heat & Stick Powder, heated it until it was shiny and added the gold flakes. I think this is too confusing ~ sorry about that ~ I will try to do a video so that you understand what I am talking about. Do you think that will help??
When 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!!!
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.
STAMPIN' UP! ANNOUNCES A CARDSTOCK REPLACEMENT ~
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!
AVAILABLE JANUARY 5, $60 (150673)
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.
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?
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!
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.
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 ~