Just like that April is over and today is the final day of the Last Chance promotion. Then, from midnight tonight (Mountain Time) customers will finally be able to buy new products from the 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue. As an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator I was allowed to order a few things early, but I’m excited to be able to choose from the complete catalogue. So today is my final sneak peek project, and I wanted to showcase the new Cheerful Daisies Dies along with some of the new core colours.
One of the things that I like about a colour refresh is that it’s an opportunity for Stampin’ Up! to bring some retired InColors into their regular colour families. This time around almost all my dreams have come true. Some of my least favourite colours are leaving, and some old favourites are coming back.
NEW AND FAMILIAR COLOURS
Today I began with some gorgeous Pretty Peacock card for my card base. After cutting and scoring the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
For my background I chose the splatter effect from the Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders. These fit the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine but I wanted to emboss something larger, so I had to get creative. First I cut two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Basic White Card. Then I slid one piece inside the embossing folder and placed it sideways onto the platform of my full-sized Cut & Emboss Machine (with the excess card away from the rollers). I watched the embossing folder go into the machine but stopped just before it got to the edge where the excess card was peeking out. Then I reversed the embossing folder out of the machine.
Next I moved the card so the unembossed part was inside the folder and, with it sideways on the machine I sent it through, once again stopping before it got to where the extra card peeked out. After reversing the folder out of the machine I opened it up to reveal embossing over the whole piece with a barely visible join.
With the hardest part done I took the second Basic White piece and placed one long side into the embossing folder about 3/4″. Sending the embossing folder through the machine sideways allowed me to emboss just that narrow strip. Finally I embossed the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Now that that the embossing was done I decided to highlight the embossing with Pretty Peacock ink. So using a Blending Brush I quickly added the ink to each embossed piece.
Before moving on I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the partially embossed piece inside the card base. Then I glued the fully embossed layer on the front. Finally I glued a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Pretty Peacock Card to the main background layer, 1/2″ from the edge of the card base.
Now it was time to pull out the Cheerful Daisies Dies. I began by using the largest die to cut some Basic Black Card. Then I cut some Basic Black Card with the delicate ‘branch’ die. Next I cut two single leaves from Lemon Lime Twist Card and glued them to the back of the leaves on the large die-cut piece.
Finally I needed daisies and for these I wanted the outline and detail dies so I could layer them. I started by cutting some Berry Burst Card using the three outline dies. Then I glued these pieces behind the coordinating daisies on the Basic Black piece. Next I die-cut the three detailed pieces from Bubble Bath Card and glued them on top of the Basic Black flowers.
With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the assembled piece to my card front. Then I tucked the ‘branch’ behind the two smallest daisies with liquid glue. Suddenly I noticed the two ‘waste’ pieces from the Basic Black leaves. These looked like smaller pieces of the ‘branch’ so I glued them to the card front too!
At last I was ready for a sentiment and chose “Oops-a-daisy So sorry” from the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set. Using Pretty Peacock ink once again, I stamped the sentiment onto some Basic White Card. After cutting it out using the label die from the Cheerful Daisies set, I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My last sneak peek project was complete.
CHEERFUL DAISIES AND DISCOUNTS
As soon as I saw the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating dies I knew I had to get them. I’ve not been disappinted with my decision and have lots more ideas for them, both together and separately. If you decide to get both too, make sure you order using the special ‘bundle’ item number. This will save you 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ll be sure to include a link to the bundle tomorrow as soon as I’m able.
Meanwhile, here’s all the dies in the set. You’ll see the outline and detailed dies for the three daisies nested together.
So that brings me to the end of my 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue sneak peeks.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating dies as the ‘Cheerful Daisies Bundle’. Using this single item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ve included both options below so you can explore them further if you wish.