Earlier this month I got to be one of the display stampers at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event in Sydney, the brief was to create 20 samples featuring the 2015-2017 in-colors (4 of each colour) for both card fronts, Project Life and 3D items. In addition I was sent 2 new hostess stamp sets and a couple of ribbon samples to incorporate that will be released on June 1st.
This is a hugely long post – so you might need a cup of tea to get through it all!
Tip Top Taupe:
Also incorporating Bloomin’ Heart thinlits, Butterflies thinlits, Awesomely Artistic & Butterfly Basics.
Featuring Timeless Textures & Grateful Bunch with a snippet of beautiful new Gold Natural Trim
Sadly this berry basket die is retiring soon (so get it whilst you still can)! The wheel of the wheelbarrow is the centre of a ribbon roll & the flowers from the Botanical Builder framelits are hot glued onto half a styrofoam ball (it looks a lot worse for wear now after 2 x 5 hour flights and a day of being handled on display, but you get the idea of what it looks like).
This one was made using the wonderful Number of Years stamp set & Framelits (so very happy that these will be carrying over!) and the numbers were highlighted simply by offsetting the die cuts.
Love Timeless Textures & a tad sad that the A Nice Cuppa & Cups & Kettle framelits won’t be making an appearance after June 1st, as they’d be perfect for my Cancer morning teas – but I think I will use them even though they are retired as they are perfect for the occasion!
This one is using the simple little daisy from the new hostess set Basket For You, with interest being added via the Project Life corner rounder punch, the extra little flowers on the sentiment banner (don’t you love the new banner shape?) are from Grateful Bunch.
Another using the new hostess set Basket for You and a crazy amount of fussy cutting, but I confess to loving the final result as it enabled me to add lots of dimension.
Another little bit of the new Gold Natural Trim – it is so soft and ties beautifully. The centre of the flowers were highlighted with the now retired Crystal Effects to also add to the dimension of the card.
I was doing my girlfriend proud with the amount of up cycling I have incorporated in my display projects (personal mission) this is an embellishment container that I have simply added a circle to the top and bottom of that has been dry embossed with Decorative Dots (retiring soon) and sponged the edges and then finished with some of the new mini striped ribbon held in place with an antique brad (also retired).
Apologies for using so many items that are retiring soon, but we were not privy to the retirement list at the time of creating, however if you like the items you can still get several of them until the end of May.
After all the talk above about retiring items, you can breathe easy knowing that the awesome owl builder, tree builder punches & the woodgrain embossing folder will be carrying over to the next catalogue!
In terms of retiring products this project really featured them *sigh* the Tag a Bag gift box (retiring) was dry embossed with Softly Falling, lightly packed with some shredded cucumber crush card stock and then wrapped in a belly band of hand dyed Whisper White seam binding (retiring) with the Cucumber Crush re-inker. A 1″ circle of card stock was used to create a faux metal tag that has been stamped with one of the new hostess stamps Time of Year.
A spoon from the Op Shop was bent to create a hanging ornament for the Christmas Tree.
I stamped the snowman from Snow Place onto tissue paper, coloured the nose and then applied to the spoon using Crystal Effects and a transdermal applicator (finger) to smooth out the wrinkles. I hand cut the leaves from the holly that I had stamped in Cucumber Crush and added some rhinestones. The edge of the spoon I rolled in Dazzling Diamonds to add sparkle. The handle of the ornament was embellished with silver thread, more hand dyed seam binding ribbon and an antique brad.
For display on the day, the spoon was removed from the box and placed on scrunched up tissue paper to support it, that I had stamped with the holly for Embellished Ornaments.
The next card featured the sentiment from Time of Year, Hardwood and Wild About Flowers, you can’t see from the photograph, but it was done with faux linen technique so in real life feels amazing.
This was my least favourite of everything that I created and I am sharing it show you we all have seriously off days. The simple ombre effect was done using the strips from Basket for You and the sentiment from Time of Year with simple star punches from the retiring Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.
Here’s a basic butterfly card just done in Mint Macaron, love the layering effect from the framelits, thinlits and punch – Stampin’ Up! seriously excel at co-ordination.
A card and matching tag made using the A Nice Cuppa and the framelits Cups & Kettle, the teabag tag I hand cut as I wanted a thin border than the framelit gave me.
The ribbon on both the tag and card is the new stitched satin in very vanilla.
I love the sentiment on the Acorny Thank You set combined with Awesomely Artistic, both carrying over!
The bottom layer of this card was stamped with a border of the daisy from Basket For You tone on tone, the butterflies on the Fluttering embossing folder were sponged to make them stand out a bit more and the sentiment was from Time of Year
I saw this technique done and really anted to try it myself, four hours later I had a final result (I might have been interrupted a few times during that time, but you get the idea that this isn’t a quick card). It is a simple technique that just needs patience as it’s recolouring the image with Delightful Dijon and Craft White re-inker and water to give it a vintage dimensional look from a flat image.
My Project Life page featured my new hobby – bees! Some of the cards I made using the hexagon hive thinlit, Crystal Effects and the bees are from Garden in Bloom and the flowers from Grateful Bunch.
A floral card using the Petite Petals and Time of Year sets and the sadly retiring bird builder punch & ovals framelits.
My last card featuring the Timeless Textures dots, Wild About Flowers and the partial sentiment from Basket for You.
Congratulations for getting through that super long post! If you would like to order any of the retiring products please check the list here and use the current hostess code K3TNV6J2 and stay turned for the new catalogue launch party date announced next week, there are some seriously nice products coming out!