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Gold Embossed Vellum Butterflies

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This week I was playing around with the new 3 step butterflies, called Watercolor Wings (page 75 of new SU annual catalog)  I used just the one stamp you see top right in the photo below on the vellum card stock then cut out with the coordinating framelits (page 172)

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I crack up at how we all say “I already have butterfly stamps” and then we buy another one!  Must be like owning 3 pairs of black shoes that all do the same thing, just a little bit different for the perfect outfit.

I used the new Metallic Thread for his ‘antlers’ (page 159).  I thought it would be heavier but it’s like a fine hair, super strong but very light.

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There is a new embossing folder called Elegant Dots. (page 174, 6th one over)  It’s classy and has a tight pattern that balances the large butterfly.  I used the new heavy Whisper white card and it’s really nice!  We really really needed a heavy white stock for white cards. (see page 149)

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I used the new Expressions Natural Elements, which are wood veneer words (see page 160)

They come natural but I versamarked them and added gold embossing powder.  The first word I snapped in half as I pressed it into my versamark pad…don’t do that:)  Instead use a sponge dauber or tap the ink pad on top of the words, then powder and heat!

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Since I’m using it as a wedding card, I added an embossed greeting inside to make it more special. See the new framelits?  They are called Lots of Labels on page 173.  I used a larger one on the front of the card to put all the elements on.

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New also this year are gold/silver foil doilies!

Shiny and bright, sturdy and both colors come in one pack with different sizes in the package. (page 148 at bottom)

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Great deal on the Pansy Punch if you don’t own it yet!  And the satin ribbon I used on the card above it on sale, that’s convenient!

Thanks for taking time to stop by!
Linda

Sneak Peeks!

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Stampin’ Up has given the OK to share our Sneak Peeks from the new catalog!

 With the new Stampin’ Up catalog coming out soon, demonstrators can get select stamp sets, the new In Color inks & papers and fun accessories early. NEW demonstrators can get them also in their starter kits!

Remember, these cannot be ordered as a customer until June 2nd unless you are a demonstrator or you sign up:)

Sneak Peek PDF

Host Sets (can be purchased now as a demo or earned free after June 2)

Samples PDF

Email me at Linda@Stampingschool.com or call me to ask any questions you may have.

  The starter kit is for hobby/discount shoppers as well as those wanting to teach classes.

It’s only $99 and you can choose $125 in products and FREE shipping for the starter kit to sign up.

You need $300 in sales (or your own purchases:) by the end of September or if you decide to drop, SU will simply take you off the list in October.  This is a great option for those who have a few crafty friends who can buddy up on orders with you, too!

You can sign up HERE if it’s right for you!

 

Linda

Stampin’ Updates

Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals! Good from April 28-May 4

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It’s the final countdown for our moving day! 4 more days and the big trip to NC will be a reality. Remember to change my email to Linda@stampingschool.com if you haven’t already.  My cell phone is the same.

I just finished up 7 videos for Stamping School so you guys won’t miss our Sunday upload at all!  After I filmed the last one, I started packing up my stamps and taking things off of the shelves. Hard to imagine this room empty!

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Remember this SU catalog?  It was one of my favorite covers….

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I love seeing what the new Stampin’ Up catalog cover will look like!  I’m sure you do, too.

I can order my cases of the new catalogs on May 5th, and as soon as I get them I’ll mail you a copy.  If you have ordered from me this past year and would like one free, email me.  If you are new here and don’t have a demo, please email me with your address so I can get you a copy also.

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And the Retiring List is in full speed mode!

  Lots of the retiring In Colors are gone but hopefully you got yours already since I’d posted those a month back.  Be sure to check out the 50% off stamps also!

Retiring List PDF

Retiring List Excel

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See the items in my shopping cart HERE

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See the items in my shopping cart HERE

I’m on email all day if you have questions or need help ordering anything!

Go Stamp Something….

Linda

Stamping with Embossing Folders

Stamping ideas first today!

  Stampin’ Up home office did a quick video on stamping with embossing folders.  I remember Carrie Cudney from SU doing a great demo using this technique back in 2012 at convention and I made her card using the stamped folder technique.  You can see the delicate design of the Vintage Wallpaper folder (this was from 2012, so it’s retired now)  stamped in Crumb Cake ink on the Vanilla card stock:

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(The embossed area is called Faux Patina which I did as a Stamping School video.  So if you are on there, search for Faux Patina)

Here’s the SU home office video for Folder Stamping.  If you are viewing this post from your email you may need to come to the blog HERE to view:

Grab some ink and a folder to try it out!

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Big or small, FREE shipping on it ALL!

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Stampin’ Up shipping is 10% if the order is 69.95 or more or a minimum 6.95 if under that amount.   We all know how much it costs to mail things today and so when a company offers free shipping, it’s a big deal!

Send a small $5 gift to a friend or buy yourself something big and save a bunch!  Either way, it’s a nice treat until April 10th!

Get those 2013-2015 reinkers that are going out this year! see my post HERE about those colors retiring.

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Speaking of retiring…I cannot believe we only have 2 more months until we have a new catalog!

The Stampin’ Up annual catalog Retiring List comes out April 21st!  I’ll post that here as soon as I get it.

I wonder if Lovely as a Tree will stay in another year?

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With the new catalog coming, I’d like to get an idea who needs a new catalog!  I’ll have one set aside for all my regular customers from this past year but fill out the form so I can be sure I have correct addresses.

(If you are a current SU demonstrator or are currently purchasing through another demo, contact them for your catalog.)

The contact form below may not work for all users so if it’s wonky, just email your name and address to Linda@stampingschool.com

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Along with the free shipping until Friday the 10th, we have some specials!

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