The Cats Meow

I have received my preorder of the new releases for February that I have showing at the bottom of the post.  One of my favorites, (WELL, truthfully I love all of them!), is the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper.  It is designed to match punches in the Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs.  To showcase it I have a card I paired the DSP with an Annual Catalog stamp set.

 

Stampin' Up!, Nine Lives, Pleased As Punch, Retro, Jackie Beers

 

I adore this DSP!  It takes me back to the late 60’s when I had a pair of jeans that looked pretty much like this paper.  Yikes!  The DSP pairs with the Small Bloom Punch in the SAB catalog.  It is going to carry over to the next Annual Catalog, so keep that in mind when choosing your SAB rewards!!

This card is for a young lady who loves cats and I was thinking of her when I was creating.  So I paired a fun paper with the cute Nine Lives stamp set.  It’s a simple card but with a layout that has unending possibilities.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

 

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The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

 

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Kerchief Cards

I am sharing one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration products today.  It is the Kerchief Card Kit.  Usually when I use these Kits from the catalogs, I add extra items in addition to the kit supplies.  For these samples, I stuck strictly to the supplies given.

 

 

I did used products included in the kit, but I did not copy the cards in the brochure.  They are similar, but I added and moved pieces around.  Overall I give this kit a grade A!  They were quick, easy, and fun to play with.

When I finish the other four, I will do my usual and add other items.  I will share those with you as well and refer back to this post so you can compare.

I have taken the Paper Pumpkin kits on trips with me so I do not go into stamping withdrawal.  This kit would be a great one to take as all you need are a pair of paper snips for the ribbon as an addition.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will come back for a new project on Monday!  I am hoping for no rain this weekend.  I hope your weekend goes as you want.

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My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!

 

 

 

 


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Poppy Love

I am sharing the Painted Poppy Bundle today.  I saw it at Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Atlanta last month, and I have seen other demonstrators’ cards.  Playing with it myself was still amazing!  The stamps and dies, as always, are awesome.

 

 

Poppies are very popular this year.  I have been seeing them everywhere.  I was looking at the little pocket calendars at Dollar Tree the other day and there were a couple with different poppy designs.

The border across the bottom is only half that size.  I stamped it twice.  For the large poppies, I die cut the solid flowers usig the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.  The coordinating color is Poppy Parade (wonder if that was planned a while back/) so of course my outlines are in that color.

The leaf is cut from Mossy Meadow, another coordinating color for the DSP.  I secured it under the large flower and left the top part free to move around.  The sentiment is from another new stamp set, Positive Thoughts.  All of the sentiments are wonderful.  I used Old Olive card stock as the dividing layer as well as the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend for the border flower stems.  I liked the lighter color to pair with the Poppy Parade.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I have a candy treat to share tomorrow.

 

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

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My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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Thinking of You

Stampin’ Up! likes to promote the #simplestamping, or stamping for beginners.  I love the look that simple stamping gives.  It is not “PLAIN”.  The simple stamping is more of limited product use, like a new stamper would have in their craft space.

Today’s card is a #simplestamping, but I do not think it is plain at all.  I hope you will give this one a CASE and see what you come up with.

 

#simplestamping, Dandelion Wishes, Jackie Beers, Simply Scored, Stampin' Up!

 

I love this card and how elegant it looks.  With a rhinestone in the center of the dandelion, it would be perfect.  But I wanted to stay with the definition of the simple stamping, which is Stamp, Paper, and Ink.

I used my Simply Scored to do the scoring around the centerpiece.  You can use the new Paper Trimmer and get the same results.  The score blade on the new trimmer is a wheel instead of a blade as the old trimmer had.  It scores much deeper and would be a great double use of the trimmer.  I used the Simply Scored before I thought of the new trimmer.  I did try with the trimmer and it worked perfectly.

The only thing the centerpiece has that is not just stamped and layered is that it is raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Little Tip:  I always place one in the center of a piece like this to keep the center from sagging. You don’t even have to remove the backing to stick the center one, just use it as a dimension.

Thank you for stopping by today!!

 

 

The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.

HOST CODE

My December Host Code is JTNY4EBH.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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Simple Get Well

I have a quick and simple  Get Well card or Thinking of You type card to share today.  Sometimes it seems we need these type cards on short notice.  I like to have some of these on hand so I can send them right away.  My memory isn’t what it used to be!! LOL!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Healing Hugs, Inspiring Iris, Jackie Beers

 

Fussy cutting may not be your idea of fun.  But this rose and leaves actually are easy to cut out.  I stamped them originally on a layer and just didn’t like the look, so out came the paper snips.

The sentiment is from one of my new favorite stamp sets, Inspiring Iris.  It is layered using the Story Label Punch and the Timeless Label punch.

The gorgeous background paper is from the Christmastime Is Here Designer Series Paper.  I have used it with the Christmas Rose set.  But isn’t it great to see that it works on a non Christmas card?  Another reason to purchase the bundle of products.

Thanks for visiting today.  Please return tomorrow.  I am participating tin the Pals Blog Hop by Mary Fish.

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Christmas Rose

The Christmas Rose products will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  As will the new Paper Trimmer.  I thought I would share a project with the Christmas Rose stamp set.  This is so pretty and would work for other than Christmas.  The stamp set has two cases.  There is the single stamp, which is what I used today, in Red Rubber.  The second case holds several stamps and they are in photopolymer.  They can be used to add color to the large stamp I have used.  I chose to color mine with Stampin’ Blends instead.

 

 

I stamped the large image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it using a variety of the Stampin’ Blends.  I colored the roses with Poppy Parade and used that card stock as the base and layer of the card.  The Designer Series Paper you see is from the Christmastime Is Here DSP.  I wanted a sort of subtle background for the rose.  This paper reminds me of old fashioned wallpaper.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • White is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Poppy Parade is 4 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • White is 4 5/8 X 3 5/8

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please return again tomorrow for another new project.

 

HOST CODE

My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer purchase on November 1st!  WooHoo!!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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