I love the way that Stampin’ Up! have created ‘suites’ in their catalogues. Each suite is a collection of products that are all designed to complement each other, and make coordination effortless. One of these suites is Noble Peacock. As with all suites there is a stamp set (Royal Peacock), plus there’s also dies, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.
I have to be honest and say while I like the Royal Peacock Stamp Set and some of the other products, it might not make it into my studio. What I did fall in love with however was the Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Foil Sheets.
NOBLE PEACOCK LAYERS
For today’s birthday card project I began with a Thick Whisper White Card base and Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
On the front of the card I attached a 2″ strip of the Blueberry Bushel design from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP. On either side of this I added a 3/16 strip of the Old Olive design from the Noble Peacock DSP.
Next, on a separate layer of Whisper White Card I attached a 1/4″ strip of the Old Olive design down the right-hand edge. Then I fixed this layer inside the card base.
My final 1/4″ strip of Old Olive Specialty DSP was glued along the bottom edge on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
That just left the sentiment piece to do.
PRETTY BIRTHDAY SENTIMENT
For my pretty birthday sentiment I turned to the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set. I mounted the stamp onto one of my Stamparatus plates and secured some Whisper White Card on the platform.
I began by stamping the happy birthday sentiment using Blueberry Bushel ink. Then I cleaned the ink off the stamp using a Simply Shammy, taking care not to disturb the stamp.
Next I picked up the stamped sentiment and used my Heat Tool set on 1 (low) to make sure the ink was completely dry. Then I wiped the piece with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. With that done, I put the sentiment back in exactly the same place on the Stamparatus and stamped it again with VersaMark ink. This time when I picked up the sentiment I sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
I tapped off the excess powder and checked for stray specks, then melted the rest with my Heat Tool on 2 (high). My happy birthday sentiment was now embossed in Blueberry Bushel.
Just a few more steps were needed.
First I cut out the sentiment using the #2 circle die from the Stitched Shapes (counting from the smallest up). Then I cut a piece of the Pretty Peacock coloured foil from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets using the #3 circle die from the Stitched Shapes.
Using liquid glue I attached a Pearlised Doily to the foil circle, then added the sentiment on top. Finally I added the assembled sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was done.
Oh my goodness, plain foil sheets and patterned foiled DSP in three gorgeous colours, what’s not to like? I have a feeling that you’ll be seeing a lot more of the Nobel Peacock Specialty DSP and Foil Sheets in the weeks and months to come.
NEWS FROM STAMPIN’ UP!
There were lots of announcements for Demonstrators this morning.
RETIRED STAMPIN’ TRIMMER BLADES – Stampin’ Up! have received another shipment of the retired cutting blades (Item 126995) for the retired Stampin’ Trimmer. These will be made available to purchase at 10am Mountain Time on Thursday June 27th. Even though customers will only be able to order a maximum of 3 sets of blades, I have no doubt that these will still sell out quickly. So if you need to order more stocks please set your alarm. Hopefully there will be at least one more shipment coming in the future and I’ll let you know as soon as I get news.
STAMPS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK – Stampin’ Up! have decided to release a limited number of retired stamp sets onto the Clearance Rack. This has never happened before, and I think it’s a bit of a test. The stamp sets will be added and available to purchase from 12.01am Mountain Time tomorrow! Right now all I have is a list of the stamps that will be included and I’m in the process of collating images of the sets to help you decide if there’s anything you want. I’ll post these images over on my Papercraft With Me Facebook page as soon as I can today. So keep an eye out for that.
If you live local to me and would like to order any of these retired stamp sets, please contact me today so that I can be ready to place an order as soon as they become available. Otherwise you can always order via my online store for delivery anywhere in Canada. Just remember that the stamp sets won’t appear on the Clearance Rack until just after midnight MT.
BONUS DAYS ARE COMING! – From July 1st to 31st, for every $60 you spend in a single order (before shipping and taxes), Stampin’ Up! will send you a Bonus Days coupon code worth $6. These coupons can then be redeemed against orders you place in August. This was a really popular promotion last year and I’m so happy Stampin’ Up! are repeating it again this year.
GET EVEN MORE WHEN YOU JOIN – Also happening from July 1st to August 31st is an extra, extra special offer. If you join Stampin’ Up! you’ll be able to add an extra $40 in product to your starter kit. So that means you can choose $205 in product and pay just $135 (with no shipping charges added). Then in the following month Stampin’ Up! will send you a $14 coupon code to use against a new order before October 31st. Whether you want to build a business, or are just after at least 20% off Stampin’ Up! products, I’d be thrilled if you joined my team of Crafty Canadians. Although the promotion doesn’t actually start until July 1st, do contact me for more information about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
With so much going on, it’s going to be an exciting summer.
I’ll be here all day, so don’t forget to contact me if you have any questions about any of these exciting new promotions.
UPDATE 2020: Stampin’ Up! now has a new and improved Paper Trimmer (link below). Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Noble Peacock 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper
- Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
- Pearlized Doilies
- Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set
- Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Embossing Buddy
Meanwhile, here’s the list of products used in today’s birthday card project.