Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - New Catalog Release Party!

I am so happy it's another month to do some blog hopping with friends!! This month the Stylin' Stampin' Squad is excited to share with you some of the new and exciting products from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog! I put an order in a couple of weeks ago to update my color collections and added a couple of new stamp sets and punches, plus a new pack of DSP while I was at it. Of course, there is still an ever growing LONG list of things I want from the catalog...isn't there always?

I pulled out the new Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper and gathered together all of the coordinating colors (Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla) and started to play!

Using the *new* Label Love stamp set and *new* coordinating Artisan Label Punch, I was able to whip out a few cards I could get in the mail right away!

left to right...
Happy Birthday card - Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple
Best Friend card - Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe
Just for You card - Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral

Now, I must admit I do love this catalog and there are many reasons why, but one of the big things that jumped off the page for me when I first thumbed through it was the darling kits they are offering!! I ordered the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit Bundle and couldn't wait to play with them. Who doesn't love to receive a gift wrapped up in a pretty package?!

The Tag a Bag bundle includes all you see here...10 large base tags, 3 colors Baker's Twine (20' each), 40 Stampin' Dimensionals, 5 Smoky Slate self-adhesive strips (12" each), 10 mini clothespins, and 10 medium builder tags.

I ended up punching out all of the tags and then storing them in the resealable plastic baggie for safe keeping!

My daughter needed a quick gift for her Campfire Girls leader and I knew this was the perfect way to package it! Aren't you just swooning over those chevron pre-printed glassine bags. L-O-V-E!!

I added a butterfly with the Elegant Butterfly punch using Calypso Coral cardstock and then stamped the "thank you" from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set in the same color ink, die cutting it with the coordinating framelits. Then I topped it off with a Gumball Green dahlia. Everything else came in the kit! So quick, easy, and DARLING!

Here's a peek of the goodies inside...
I hope you enjoy the hop as you drool over all of the fun new catalog products!! There is much more to come, so don't forget to hop along to visit my friends and then come on back for more in the future!   

{Click here to visit Bree of Craft-somnia!}

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  3. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  4. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  5. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  8. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  9. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  10. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  11. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  12. Jamie H. of Unique Ink

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Looky here!! I have cards to share with you...finally!!

My card club wrapped up in May and we played a little with some retiring products. Here are a handful of the cards we have made over the last couple of months...

CASE from one of my favorite bloggers ~ Julie Davison!
  Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (retired)
Paper: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP (retired)
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Oval punch, Bitty Butterfly punch

 Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Make a Cake, Create a Cupcake (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Patio Party DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse, markers - Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
 Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Betsy's Blossoms, Friendly Phrases (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Floral District DSP (retired)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Dimensionals, Pearl Accents
Tools: Paper Snips

This next card we created at a downline meeting as our "make n take" and I just knew I had to replicate it for my upcoming club. It is the perfect card for Father's Day (or a manly birthday...I gave them a choice!) and it used a lot of fun techniques.
 You may not be able to notice it very well, but the coral reef is white embossed.
 And, there are three pearls to represent bubbles from the seahorse.
 Card Recipe
Stamp Set: By The Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Ink: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, White Embossing Powder, Sponges
Tools: Embossing Tool, Stampin' Distress Tool

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

refresh your colors

Now that the new annual catalog (2013-2014) is officially here, it's time to get stocked up on all of the fun colors Stampin' Up! has added!

The 2013-2015 In Colors (from left to right) include:
Baked Brown Sugar
Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Pistachio Pudding
Strawberry Slush
And, as I had mentioned awhile back, Stampin Up! also went through a "Color Refresh" and changed the collections just a little to match the current color trends. Although some of these colors aren't technically "new", they are new to the collection. Many In-Colors from the past have made their way into each collection. Take a peek!
Bermuda Bay (new!)
Daffodil Delight
Melon Mambo
Old Olive
Pacific Point
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Rich Razzleberry
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise

Basic Black
Basic Gray
Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip
Early Espresso
Sahara Sand
Smoky Slate (new!)
Soft Suede 
Whisper White
Very Vanilla

Blushing Bride (new!)
Calypso Coral (new!)
Marina Mist
Pear Pizzazz (new!)
Pink Pirouette
Pool Party (new!)
So Saffron
Soft Sky (new!)
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Crushed Curry (new!)
Elegant Eggplant
Garden Green
Island Indigo (new!)
Night of Navy
Perfect Plum
Rose Red

**Because of this color refresh, Stampin' Up! is offering a new color cardstock & pad kit. You will receive 10 new classic stampin pads and 10 new colors cardstock, 20 sheets in each package (8 1/2 x 11). Colors include: Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder. #132275 // $56.95

**You can also get the In Color Cardstock & Pad Kit for the 2013-2015 In-Colors, which includes a package of assorted in-colors, 4 each of the 5 colors (20 sheets total) & 5 classic stampin pads #131204 // $29.95

Visit my ONLINE STORE ( to order your refresh today!

grab your greetings -- at 25% off!

Now through June 30th, Stampin' Up! is offering three of their most popular greeting stamp sets at 25% off!! Such a great deal and each set has so many great options! I already had the first two, but just added the one I didn't have to my most recent order!

Sweet Essentials
Clear Mount #126457 $11.21 (reg. price $14.95)
Wood Mount #132085 $14.96 (reg. price $19.95)

Petite Pairs
Clear Mount #122497 $15.71 (reg. price $20.95)
Wood Mount #128706 $21.71 (reg. price $28.95)

Sassy Salutations
Clear Mount #126707 $13.46 (reg. price $17.95)
Wood Mount #132070 $17.96 (reg. price $23.95)

And, speaking of greetings...June's "Best Of" stamp set features even more greetings. Each of these greetings are from the past and a new one is also showcased in this exclusive stamp set! For more information and to see the "Best Of" sets for January - May, visit my online store HERE.

// ADDED BY RYAN ON 1-3-14 // END ADDED BY RYAN 1-4-14