The Stampin’ Up! 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue finally goes live to customers tonight at midnight Mountain Time. I didn’t get a lot from the Demonstrator pre-order last month but I’ve had tremendous fun just the same. Today is the last of my new catalogue sneak peeks plus I’ve also got some reminders and announcements. Do make sure you check those out later in my blog post. To help us all keep track my final project is a pretty decorated notebook. This was created using the new Days To Remember Stamp Set and Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP).
HAND-PENNED DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
When I first opened the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) I immediately fell in love with the floral designs. They were hand-drawn and coloured by one of the artists at Stampin’ Up! and are gorgeous. I can only dream of being so talented. I wanted to create a project that would really celebrate the paper and what better way than by covering a notebook.
My spiral bound notebook was purchased at a local Dollar Store and is 4″ x 5-1/2″. In fact I bought several, but today I chose one with a dusky blue cover. Then I found a piece of the Hand-Penned DSP with elements of blue in the design.
I began by cutting a piece of the DSP to 1″ x 3-1/2″. Then I added a curve to the strip by gently pulling the DSP between my thumb and a Bone Folder. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the two ends together to create a loop. Then, after placing a small pen inside the loop, I glued the cut ends to the back of the notebook with the pen close to the pages.
The main cover pieces came next, two pieces of the same DSP cut at 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Using liquid glue once again I attached one to the back cover. I lined it up with the edge of the book and made sure to press firmly where it covered the end of the pen loop. Then I glued the second piece onto the front cover of the notebook.
At this point I decided I wanted to add a border to the DSP pieces. For this I cut two 1/8″ x 5-1/2″strips of Pale Papaya Card (from the 2021-2023 In Colors). Then I glued these to the back and front cover to separate the DSP from the spiral binding.
DAYS TO REMEMBER
What I wanted now was a suitable sentiment, and I found “Don’t forget” in the new Days To Remember Stamp Set. However I wasn’t finished with the Hand-Penned DSP just yet.
In the pack I found a Pale Papaya coloured sheet with white polka dots that would be perfect for stamping on. In fact I found a 1″ wide scrap that I’d previously cut at an angle at one end. So instead of squaring it off I decided to leave it as it was. All I did was trim it down to 2-3/4″ long and stamp the sentiment onto it using Tuxedo Black ink.
To complete the project I glued the stamped DSP onto a 1-1/4″ x 3″ strip of Pale Papaya Card. Then I trimmed the right-hand end of the card at an angle using the DSP as a guide. With that done I glued the mounted sentiment to the front of the notebook and I was finished.
I love how this project turned out. The delicate Hand-Penned DSP design is so pretty, this is one notebook I won’t forget to keep close at hand. What do you think?
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Today (May 3rd) is the final day for ordering any remaining items that are retiring from the outgoing catalogue. You’ll find these in the Last Chance section of my online store. Although Stampin’ Up! does sell off remaining stocks of some retired items in the Clearance Rack, don’t rely on that happening. Stamp sets rarely appear in the Clearance Rack and Stampin’ Up! also donates a lot of old products to good causes.
Tomorrow (May 4th) is when customers will finally be able to buy products from the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue. Everyone will be eager to place their orders so please be patient if there are any glitches with the website. The IT guys will be monitoring the system so they can quickly identify and resolve any issues. As soon as I’m able I’ll add a link to the new catalogue and update the product lists on my sneak peek blog posts.
May 4th to 31st – JOIN+ PROMOTION – If you want to save money on every Stampin’ Up! order you place this offer is for you. Choose
$165 $206CAD of Stampin’ Up! products and pay just $135 with free shipping. In some provinces your starter kit may also be tax free.
You can choose your products from the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue, the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue and the Clearance Rack. Plus you’ll be able to order from a completely new line of crafting kits that won’t be available to customers until June! Once you’ve joined you’ll enjoy at least 20% discount on any future orders you place for yourself. Plus if you have friends, neighbours or colleagues who order Stampin’ Up! products through you you’ll earn at least 20% in cash on each of their orders.
I’d love you to join my team of Crafty Canadians this month but I can understand that you may have questions. If so, check out my Join Stampin’ Up! page where I answer the most common questions about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
May 4th to June 14th – STAMPIN’ REWARDS BONUS – Stampin’ Rewards are earned by party hosts based on the order total for their entire party, or by someone placing a personal order that meets the minimum threshold of $200CAD (before shipping and taxes). At that level you’ll earn 10% of the party total in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on anything in the catalogues or Clearance Rack. The percentage then increases in increments up to 16% as the order total grows. This hasn’t changed, but between May 4th and June 14th any party total/personal order that reaches at least $300 before shipping and taxes will earn an ADDITIONAL $30, on top of the usual Stampin’ Rewards. percentage. It’s a great way to get even more from your wish list completely free.
Well that’s all from me for today. I’m off to prepare for tomorrow’s launch, so I’ll just leave you with the Hand-Penned DSP and Days To Remember Stamp Set.
The Days To Remember Stamp Set is perfect for scrapbooking / memory keeping and other papercraft projects. I look forward to demonstrating the perennial calendar in future blog posts.
Jennifer Arent says
OMGoodness! I just came across this post and your notebook is so pretty! Totally gonna CASE this for some office Christmas gifts! Thank you for sharing all your measurements, too!
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment Jennifer