For my swaps for this year’s OnStage 2018, I chose to use the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies and the Inspired Events stamp set. This year is a big year for our family, Olivia and I have been attending the sacramental prep classes at our church all winter and she had her first reconciliation back in January. This coming June she will have her much awaited first communion. I knew I wanted to create a special card for this and have volunteered to create and donate these cards to our church for each of the kids in the sacramental class. So after making fifty of these for my swaps, I will dive back in starting this week to create about another 40.
For OnStage, I did 25 in the blushing bride and 25 in the soft sky. I will admit, I’m a bit sad to say goodby to soft sky as it is retiring, but there are so many amazing new and returning colors, I’m sure my sadness will be short-lived 🙂
I used very vanilla as a card base, then the coloured card stock, which I stamped the words and heat embossed in the gold powder. That was followed by the Bundle of Love designer series paper (I am going to use the sale a ration Springtime Foils that I’ve collected going forward as I think it will accomplish the same effect).
The next layer is a scalloped cut from the Layering Circles framlits, in addition to the card stock cut in the smaller circle. Lastly, the cross from the Cross of Hope framlits. A bit of advice, for these detailed cuts, I do need to run the Big Shot back and forth about 4 times, then I pop out the framlit, and relocate it on the Big shot a couple of times. I take a look to ensure it is completely cut before taking it out. Might seem a bit tedious, but life is so much easier when you make sure it is all cut, as it easily pops right out. I do lightly use the Big Shot brush and a paper piercer for smaller bits on occasion. Once you get the hang of it, it’s amazing. I say this so you don’t get frustrated by any of the finer detailed thinlits, it has taken me a while and patience to get here. 🙂
You can order any of these products on my site: click here and get started preparing for that upcoming baptism, first communion or confirmation.
Here are the products:
What’s a color revamp? Have you seen the retiring catalogue items and got super confused about what is happening? Let me sum it up in very simple terms – Here’s the scoop!
- A color revamp is more than a refresh, it means there are some significant changes to the current color collections and products.
- Yes, 13 core colours are retiring! So order your ink refills asap to stock up before they run out or May 31st, whichever comes first.
- Yes, there are still new colours and not just in-colors! Colors have been added to our regular color collections – my new fav is “merry merlot”!
- Yes, retired colors from the past have been brought back and inserted within our collections.
- A new collection has been created – “The Basics” including whisper white, very vanilla and basic black.
- Stampin Up is retiring the Archival basic black. Get your refills asap. They have brought back Jet Black Stazon On and you can still get Momento black to use as your every day black ink.
- YES, there is a new stamp pad case design!! Stackable, more light-weight, includes defomer in the ink and yes, you can still add your old refills to the new pads. I will do another post just about the stamp pad cases, watch for that at a later date.
Are you a visual person? Me, too, so here are the colors ins and outs!
So there are still new in-colors as well as the “new” colors added to our collections.
Here is a complete overview of the new look:
I have tried to keep this simple, but please do not hesitate to ask questions. I’m still getting my head around it a bit too, but it is starting to fall into place 🙂
Watch my FACEBOOK live from this morning on my facebook page and I walk through all the samples of the colors from my new swatch book.
So are any favs going out? contact me for refills. Which color(s) excite you the most? I’m in love with Merry merlot and apparently Poppy Parade has come out of retirement but it’s before my time, and I love it! I also think the granny apple green is awesome!! I think we will all have so much fun creating with these new colours and the new in-colors have so much punch this time around too; my girls will love them!
Thanks! I know have several posts to catch up on, but had to get this one out there to field some of the many questions 🙂 Thanks for your patience and support!
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK!
May is going to be an exciting class! I haven’t been doing to many classes thus far in 2018 due to being busy enough with my monthly club but I’m really a fan of this suite in the Occasions 2018 catalogue and it ends May 31st!
You can find the suite including the bundle (stamps and dies), washi , designer series paper and glimmer paper on pages 36 and 37 in the Occasions catalogue or online 24/7!
Join me in my home on May 29th for a class where you will come away with 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs. Cards are inspired by other ideas on Pinterest and this is one of the many ideas with which I will start to create. Actual cards will be posted on the Facebook event. This creation is by Erin Gunson (www.paperaddition.co.nz).
Product purchase + class options available:
Option 1: The Magical Day bundle + class = the class is only $5!! Total Cost: $74
Option 2: The Magical Day stamp set + class = the class is only $15! Total Cost $48
Option 3: Class Only
RSVP required by May 13 (email or facebook event)
If you are not local and would like to purchase the material pre-cut and prepared for you to complete at home, contact me directly – email@example.com
All supplies can be purchased from my online shop, 24/7 – SHOP HERE!
Lots happening in Stampin Up world today! Demonstrators all over the world are looking at the new catalogue for the first time and we now know what will be retiring from the two current catalogues!
Please use my hostess code for online orders less than $200 so I can send you a free gift!! HOSTESS CODE FOR APRIL YVWVY2MS
So what’s retiring??? Check out the attached PDF of all the scoop!! In future weeks I will be selecting products that were much loved by customers, me and the world that you will want to get your hands on before they are gone!!
Click here for the Annual Catalogue Retired List-CA
Please forgive me!! Well, forgive my Mac for deciding to take a extended vacation… My last post was too long ago before we went on holidays and I came back to find my computer not turn on… it went to the Apple hospital and got it back yesterday!!!
So, yes, I have a list of things to post including my SWAPS from OnStage! AND OnStage was yesterday!! and what’s coming up in the #yourstampinscrapbooker craftroom between now and June!!
Again, forgive my absence and rest assured, I’m back!
Here is a quick snap of the fam and I with Mickey on our first family trip to Disneyland!! It does seem so long ago now even though it was only a couple of weeks…
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