‘Tis the season to drop off little ‘happies’ to nice people like hair stylists, neighbors, coworkers, mail carriers….so I saw an idea on Pinterest using wire and washi tape for weaving a bracelet. I was thinking it would be great just for a treat bag since ribbon can get a little spendy if you need to make a lot of them. Although washi tape is available in most crafty stores, I love that Stampin’ Up has washi tape that coordinates with their designer papers!
I made a quick video to show how easy the washi tape twisties are to make.
(note: I had an odd yellow cast to my film this time. I could have shot it again but I’ve got some shopping to do!)
I love the way the 3×3 cards/envelope match the washi tape twistie. And of course chocolate anytime is great but coordinating the paper and the washi twistie was fun to do!
Hi everyone! These kits really flew under the radar for me but my customers have been creating some fun things with them so I thought I’d spotlight them.
The kit is called Gratitude for Days. You can use it as a countdown to Thanksgiving recording your gratitude from day to day and hang them up as a reminder with these colorful cards and pockets. Kit includes 33 cards and 30 pockets, as well as stickers and binder clips.
Some are decorating them and sending to the family in advance so they can read them all on Thanksgiving day!
One customer even used them at a baby shower this month for writing advice to the new mom! The pockets and notes are just so cute.
Gratitude For Days Simply Created Kit # 135868 $21.95
Here’s the kit:
And here is a video from the Stampin’ Up home office:
Then of course since it’s Tuesday, there are Weekly Deals!
Hee hee, that armadillo is cute!
That Lovely Lace folder is one of my favorites, too
Here are a few of the notable things inside and clicking on the pictures will take you to a description in my store:
This is a great set and coordinates with the Star Framelits!
It’s photopolymer so you can cut the stars in advance and still line them up.
15.95 for 16 stamps, # 138105
This is a new Project Life stamp set, it’s photopolymer also, but is adorable for tags and cards if you aren’t memory keeping right now. It coordinates with a few punches like the hexagon, 1″ and 1-1/4″ circles and the long banner framelit from the Project Life Cards & Labels collection.
$15.95 for 13 stamps, item # 136562
The other notable new product is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit
This kit is HUGE!
It makes 26 stars, some 3D, in 6 sizes, from 2: to 15″. All the words are laser cut and ready to go.
# 138104 25.95 for 26 stars
Watch the video from Stampin’ Up
That’s it for today! If you want any of the new goodies, get in touch with me or order online anytime!
This month’s fabulous photopolymer stamp set release, Gentle Peace, was created by Stampin’ Up’s lead illustrator, Kathy Pitt. The set was designed to work with Blendabilities to create the effect of brightly-colored stained glass. Can’t wait to get your hands on it? The stamp set will be available on October 14,but you can click here now to see the flyer to see true size.
This is going to be a hit, I can tell already! Set of 4 photopolymer stamps, $15.95 #139523
Imagine it embossed on vellum! Or embossed in silver or gold…..
Click photo above to view them in my store!
Tomorrow I have a video for you using the Watercolor Winter Card Kit! I was going to post today but that would be a very LONG post so I’ll save it for tomorrow.
On page 5 of the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog, there is a new toy called the Gift Box Punch Board. SU partnered again with We R Memory Keepers to bring on another paper crafting must-have to create fun boxes in 15 sizes. The largest is a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ box made with a 12×12 sheet of card stock. The smallest is 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ made from a 6×6 piece card stock. I’m still experimenting with what else it can do!
Those of you that have ordered from me this past year should be getting yours in the mail any day now. I hear reports that some arrived yesterday! If you are new here and would like one, just email me with your name and address. (if you are a demonstrator or have a demonstrator already, please ask them for one)
The Holiday Catalog goes LIVE on August 28th! I can’t post a link here to the online version until the 28th but I know you are going to be delighted with all the new stamps and accessories! I’ve already spent over my budget for the preorders….
I made a video for those who are new to the Gift Box Punch Board:
If you are viewing this from your email, you may need to come to blog HERE to view video!
I know this will be a fun new tool to play with and I hope to find some other fun uses for it, too!
Stampin’ Up said there were new items on the Clearance Rack so I went to see what must-haves were there.
Remember these from last year’s holiday catty? I LOVE these little Old Olive bows on a clip!
on clearance 12 for only 2.39! #132148
Then I saw these and couldn’t believe they were $10 off! They were 24.95 and then they retired. Here they are for only 14.99!
Set of 3 Thinlits to cut our Merry, Thankful and Love . #132171
For more Clearance rack and other things on sale, be sure to check out the SU online store HERE.
I know some might say “oh, of course Linda has to say that, she’s a demonstrator, she’s supposed to say that!” but seriously, my friends that have seen it and my team, all say the same thing. THIS is a good one.
I think they should be arriving to customers by the 3rd week in August and it goes LIVE on August 28th! Plenty of time to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter/Christmas – all things in the Holiday catty.
As demonstrators, we get to order early to play with the new products and take for a test drive.
I played a bit with the new Gift Card thinlit set and the Nordic designer paper and made a video for you:
If you want the recipe and cutting measurements, I have it stored on my Stamping School free video page. Once you are there, click the video and the PDF links are right under the video frame.
I just received my pre-order of the NEW Blendabilities! Aren’t they pretty? They will be available sometime in June hopefully with our new catalog. Sets of 3, $11.95 a pack. (US)
There must be some chatter out there about these because over the weekend, I had 5 emails asking me what they are and when they are coming so I made a quick video:
(if viewing from your email, you may need to come to blog to see video)
They don’t take the place of our current markers, which are water based. These are alcohol based like Copics and will offer another coloring medium for SU lovers that coordinates with all of our colors easily.
Skin Tones, Set of 6 will be 22.95 when they are available.
This is a great example of how the Blendabilities work better then regular markers direct to paper. On the left is using the new alcohol markers. On the right, regular markers.
*by the way, I talked about the color remover. It really should be called a Color Mover – it doesn’t erase as much as ‘scoot’ it back into your coloring area. Wanted to clarify that as some people thought I meant it was an eraser. It did erase other spots for me if I went back and forth with it but not red!
I got a little crazy with the velcro dots but it does keep them all together until I find a better storage solution!
Be sure to use only Memento Tuxedo Black Ink with the Blendabilities, not StazOn which bleeds. The new Memento pad and refill will be available to customers June 2nd.
Goofing around on other papers with the new markers….SU suggests Whisper White.
Memento took 15 minutes to dry on vellum but it did dry eventually!
Another example of how vivid the new markers are! The left and middle were done with ink/blender pen and aquapainter/ink pad. The right is the Cherry Cobbler set of 3 Blendabilities.
Now for something you can buy this week!
Good from 5/6-5/12 Only
My thoughts on the deals this week….
I love the stitched ribbon, sad that it is going. Great deal on that ribbon since you get 10 yards! Perfect for bdays and holidays. The hearts a flutter stamp set is great but you will want the framelits to go with it – #130159 $24.95
So the deals this week may cost you a little more since you need things to go with them 🙂
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