Tuesday, 31 May 2016

New in colours for 2016-2017

I'm loving the new In Colours in the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.  As of tomorrow you'll be able to start ordering from the catalogue - I can't wait, I have my wish list all prepared.  I think I'm going to have to prioritize it - it's a little long as there are so many new stamps and products that I want!

I wanted to share the new In Colours with you.  Each year Stampin' Up! adds 5 new colours and unfortunately retires 5 previous In Colours.  This year, the colours are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugarplum


Which one is your favourite?  As you'll see from the next cards I have to share, Flirty Flamingo is mine!  I haven't had a lot of time in my craft room, but here are some of the cards I've made.

This card uses the Pop of Paradise stamp set (Item 141581) and the Confetti Celebration stamp set (Item 142034) along with prints from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (Item 141657)
I love how simple this card is - it uses the Confetti Celebration stamp set (Item 142034) along with a print from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (Item 141657) and some Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine (Item 141688)
I've put together a set of cards - quick and easy the show off all of the In Colours.  They are all so bright and cheery.  Place an order from the new catalogue before June 15th and you will receive this set of cards from me as a Thank You gift!


If you haven't received your catalogue yet or you want to place an order, you can email me

Happy Stamping!

Melva

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Upcoming SU! Annual Catalogue

Did you know that the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is being released on June 1st?  Do you have yours yet? There are so many new stamp sets and products and, of course the new in colours for this year.  I'm really starting to love Flirty Flamingo!

You'll be able to order from the new catalogue starting June 1st. If you don't have a SU! Demonstrator and live in Canada, I'd be happy to send you one, just email me.   During the month of June, you will receive $40 in extra Stampin' Rewards with a $400 order or party.  What a great way to check off a few more items from your wishlist!  If you're interested in booking a party, email me.


I wanted to share some Birthday cards using stamp sets that are not retiring - these sets will be in the new catalogue.

This card was made by Karen Duke and uses Timeless Textures and the Butterfly Thinlits
I love Kinda Eclectic so I'm so happy it's not retiring.  This card was made by Liane Binder.  
I don't have the Rose Garden Thinlit so I was so excited to get this card from Ellie Blake.  You can't see the shimmer  - Ellie has used the Clear Winks of Stella pen on the cut out rose.
Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

More Favourite Techniques

Here are some more cards with some favourite techniques:


I received this card from Jenn Tinline - she used Emboss Resist to create this stunning card.  The picture doesn't do it justice!  With Emboss Resist you stamp your image in versa mark and sprinkle the image with embossing powder and heat set.  Then sponge over the image with colour.  


This card is made by Liane Binder using Washi Tape to create the very colourful butterfly.  Lay strips of washi tape on a piece of Whisper White yardstick and then run through the Big Shot using the Butterflies Thinlits Die several times.

Interested in getting the full instructions for these cards?  Leave a message or email me.

I have the new Stampin' Up! Annual catalogues!  If you've ordered from me in the last year, I'll be putting your catalogue in the mail this week.  If you'd like to receive one, email me!

Happy stamping!
Melva


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Favourite Technique Share

I'm in a swap with a bunch of talented ladies across Canada.  For April, our swap theme was "Favourite Techniques".  I chose to do "bubble wrap embossing".  It's been a long time since I've done this technique, but I had a card in mind that uses the Balloon Celebration Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.  This set and punch isn't retiring (yeah!) and will be in the upcoming Annual Catalogue, but the bundle that saves you 15% when you buy both won't be available.  So if you're wanting it, you can still order it and save until May 31st!


For the bubble wrap embossing, I used Versamark on some bubble wrap and then pressed down onto the Whisper White Cardstock.  Then I sprinkled with clear emboss powder, shook off the excess and heated.

I love how happy this card makes me - the colours are Night of Navy and Mint Macaron.

Email me or leave a comment on this post and I'll send you the complete instructions and supply list.

I'll have the new Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up! by mid May.  If you'd like to receive one, please Email me.

Happy Stamping!
Melva
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