Super exciting news as we start to get sneak peeks of the new catalogue due out in June! We are getting a COLOUR REVAMP! It happens in Stampin’ Up! Land every 3-5 years when the core colours get changed up a bit. Sometimes we have favourite In Colours come back (as is the case this year with 5 colours returning) and then there are the new fresh colours that are introduced. We will still have a new selection of In colours for 2018-2020 and they are funky,  fun and bright!

On 31 May 2018, thirteen colours are retiring.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*retiring as an In Colour and becoming part of our core colour collection.
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum


New Colours: 

Returning In Colors that are joining our core colours:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

PLUS 10 NEW Core Colours AND the 2018 – 2020 In Colours. Wow!

So the reworked Core Colour Families will look like this. You might notice that the Neutrals are a little more colourful and don’t panic as our trusty basic colours, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black, are still available too.

In other News our Ink Pad design and ink formula will be changing. I tried out one of the new style pads last night and they are much easier to open and close (and gets easier as you use them) but two of the key factors for me are still there. The ink is still stored upside down so the top of your pad is always juicy and I can still do the squeeze trick to use my ink pad for water colouring images.

YES they do still fit in the Stampin’ Caddy if you have one.

YES you will be able to use the new reinkers on your old pads (with the exception of Basic Black and Basic Grey Archival pads and inks) The new formula and pads have a defoamer in them which solves the bubbling issue some folk had but it does mean that if you use OLD reinkers on NEW pads it will diminish the effectiveness of it.

I cant wait to start playing with these gorgeous new colours, I mean, look at all the purples!!! So many new combinations and  new favourites  waiting to be discovered.

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The Retiring List is out!

04.09.18_HEADER_RETIRING_LIST_SPThe Countdown is on to the new catalogue in June with the release of the Retiring List which is extensive with a Colour Refresh and Re-configuring of the Ink Pads. AS always if you need reinkers of the retiring colours GET THEM QUICK as they are generally the first to sell out along with the matching cardstock. Here is what you need to know:

  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after 31 May.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until 7 May; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Check out the PDF versions of the Annual Catalogue HERE and the Occasions Catalogue HERE
  • To give you the best chance of getting the retiring products you want I encourage you to use my  online store! You can search the online store to see which retiring items are still available; items that have been discontinued will not appear. 
You can find my Online Store HERE
PLEASE use the Hostess Code WVW9PDF6 if your order is under $300Clearance Rack

More previously retired items have been added to the Online Clearance Rack. These are heavily reduced and available while stocks last.

Check in tomorrow to find out more about the Colour Revamp. As always exciting things coming……

SaleABration Facebook event tonight

Hi folks I’m trying something different I’m holding a Facebook virtual party Event over the next few days to send SAB out with a bang. I’ve already loaded up some fun videos showcasing some of the SAB exclusives and I’m going to TRY sharing some of my own videos and tutorials too.

SAB online party clip

You can find the event here on Facebook so join in the fun. There are only 3 days left till the SaleABration goodies are all gone so don’t miss out!

SAB reminder

 

Two cards, one sketch CASE

I decided to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the Catalogue and used the daffodil card from Page 30 of the Occasions Catalogue. I CASEd it not once but twice! This first card using Southern Serenade is quite similar with the main image on white tilted to one side , a base of DSP and a flagged sentiment strip. But I swapped the button for a small fussy cut flower bumped up on a dimensional and added 2 punched out vellum leaf branches using the Leaf Punch.

For the Second card I replaced the DSP(Designer Series Paper) with a piece of card embossed using the stems one of the Petal Pair Embossing folders. I matted the the central image  of the peacock from SAB Exclusive Beautiful Peacock on Cajun Craze. The main image has a few wraps of gold Metallic Thread around the bottom and the final touch was the accent strip under the Sentiment piece. 

The catalogues aren’t just pretty to look at, they are a great resource to help you be creative as well. Be sure to have a go at CASEing one of the beautiful creations in them soon

Panda-monium

A lovely simple card full of Pandas! Sadly I made this card and THEN seasoned the stamp so it stamped solidly but they are still very cute. The balloons were all stamped on coloured card and then fussy cut out to be stuck over the stamped ones. The Tailored Tag Punch was given a new look by adding a strip of white across the middle with the sentiment stamped on it. Quick and Easy but oh so cute.

 

Happiest of Days Gift Set

A certain someone I know has a birthday coming up and I made this card and, yes,  its THAT box again for her. I have a lovely wee piece of jewellery to go in it. Dont you love the curly ribbon on the paper clip! I just used the back edge of my scissors and pulled the ribbon through against them and my thumb. Just like making paper curls. This method works for bakers twine too.

I don’t usually do pretty insides of my cards but the left over piece from the card front just screamed to be added.

 

Basket Weave Sitting Here

Hi folks here is the card I made using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder and my Sitting Here Stamp Set. To add a bit more dimension I gently rubbed over some colour with a Stampin’ Sponge and some Soft Suede Ink. Bit hard to see in the photo but check back to the box I posted last. I think you can see it better there.

I love the colour combo of Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.

If you want to share your love of Stamping and paper crafts with others maybe you should think about signing up as an Independent Demonstrator. Now is a great time to do it as there are added benefits during SaleABration. Want to know more? Check out my Q & A page HERE  or contact me by email or phone.

Basketweave Fun

The second release of SaleABration rewards have been released and I am in love with the Basket weave Folder that is part of the Blooming Basket Bundle (level 2 reward $220 Spend)

I have done 2 little projects with it so far, the first of which is using my wee box design that I made with our extravaganza guests last weekend.

 

Panda Notecard

Hi folks here is another version of the card I posted yesterday. Same cut but I have added 2 strips of the Tutti Frutti Washi Tape from Page 29 of the Occasions Catalogue along the front cut edge and then stamped the birthday sentiment down the inside edge. The stamp set is only available for a limited time as a Sale- A – Bration reward when you spend $110. It is called Party Pandas.

As you can  I forgot to prime the stamp before using it for the first time and it resulted in a patchy image. Often with these solid images you need to clean the factory mold release agent residue off the them and sometimes just give them a rub over with your hand, a rubber eraser or something similar. Then you get lovely crisp solid images. It also helps to have a well inked stamp pad.

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If you NEED to have this stamp set in your life you can place an order through me directly email daffyscrapper@gmail.com or the online HERE  The Current Hostess Code is: JK7E4YYK