In less than 4 weeks I will have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue in my hands. What’s more I will most likely have already placed my first order for new products too! It’s an exciting time to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. While I love getting the new catalogue it is a double-edged sword as it means we’ll also know what products are being retired for good. Don’t worry, I’ll be giving you regular reminders of what’s going so you can stock up before it’s too late. Something that rarely gets carried over is 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). So today my Simple Sunday project features the gorgeous printed vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP Pack.
This is a super quick card that started with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card that I cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base.
Next I cut a piece of the pretty floral design printed vellum from the Floral Romance 12″ x 12″ Specialty DSP. I first cut a piece 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Then I trimmed that piece down to 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
Using Mini Glue Dots hidden under the darker areas of the printing I then attached the two printed vellum pieces to the card base. The larger piece went on the front leaving a 1″ white area along the bottom of the card. Then the 1″ strip went inside the card base along the bottom edge.
I wanted a simple birthday sentiment for this card. Not too big, not too small, not too fancy, but definitely not plain. Eventually, in the Life Me Up Stamp Set, I found something that came close.
There was just one slight problem. The sentiment didn’t just say ‘Happy Birthday’. It actually said ‘Hope your day is on cloud nine. Happy Birthday’. Not to worry I had a simple fix for that.
I inked up the sentiment using Fresh Fig ink and then covered the top line of text with sellotape. Then I could stamp just the ‘Happy Birthday’ part in the white area on the front of the card .
That just left the Whisper White Medium Envelope.
Attaching the printed vellum to the envelope might cause problems when it was mailed. So instead I decided to pull out the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set and stamp the small flower image using Fresh Fig ink. I stamped a small cluster of three flowers in the top left and bottom right corners on the front of the envelope and my project was complete.
Quick and easy, this #SimpleStamping birthday card is all about that amazing printed vellum. Designer Series Paper that coordinates with a stamp set rarely, if ever, gets carried over, so I think it’s a safe bet that this pack will retire. I also think it will be a very popular item and unlikely to remain in stock long once that retiring list is announced. In the pack you get 3 sheets of the printed vellum I used today and three sheets of a printed vellum in a Petal Pink design, plus 3 sheets each of two doubled-sided printed papers. You can see all of the designs in the pack by clicking on the individual photos in my online store.
Here’s some of my previous blog posts with projects created using the Floral Romance Specialty DSP:
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT
But before the new catalogue and retiring list is revealed, we will have to say goodbye to another amazing Sale-A-Bration promotion. The free products have been stunning, and we’ve also been spoiled this year with coordinating items available to buy.
As well as free items, which is a short-term benefit, Sale-A-Bration also offers you the chance to get discounts on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases all year long. Join Stampin’ Up! by March 31st and you can fill your starter kit with $225 CAD of any Stampin’ Up! products, and pay just $135 with no additional shipping costs. Depending on your province you may also save the tax too! But there is a second option. For an extra $40 Stampin’ Up! will also include a sturdy canvas craft tote ($68 value).
I’d love you to join my Crafty Canadians team, but I also want it to be the right decision for you. Just know that you won’t be expected to sell to others, hold workshops or classes, or write a blog. I do it because I’m passionate about papercrafting and enjoy sharing what I do with you. If you want to do that too, great, I’ll help you as much as I can. But if all you want is to save at least 20% off things you’ll be buying from Stampin’ Up! anyway, then that’s fine too.
You can jump right in and join my team using the link in the column on the right. Or if you have questions you’d like answered honestly before you make your decision, contact me and ask away. I’ve never seen such an amazing joining offer, so if you’ve been on the fence wondering if there might be a better deal down the line, I seriously doubt it.