So yesterday was an odd sort of day. We spent it quietly at home, but at the same time it was catalogue launch day so that meant some excitement and work to do. I admit I was stalking the Stampin’ Up! website and discovered the ordering system was up and running several hours ahead of schedule. So I let everyone on my newsletter e-mail list know, and placed a big order for myself. There’s a good mix of paper, inks, embellishments, stamps and of course the odd bundle or four.
What I did notice in the new catalogue is that in contrast to previous years Stampin’ Up! decided to carry over some bundles. So you have a second, and much longer chance to get them and save money. Each bundle comes with a 10% discount compared with buying the same two items separately. But if you fancy getting a bundle for free and with free delivery make sure you read to the end. For today’s project I wanted to play with a carried over bundle featuring the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and Poppy Moments Dies.
I resisted the temptation to make my poppies a shade of red, instead opting for a trio of purples. For the base I selected Purple Posy, then for the second layer it was Highland Heather. Finally, after a little experimentation, I went with Gorgeous Grape for the flower centre.
Once the pieces were cut I layered them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Then I began to think about the leaves. I really wanted to use the new Just Jade but what to pair it with? In the end I turned to the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach Sheets for the 2020-2022 In Colors. They suggested using Shaded Spruce so that’s what I did.
Once again I turned to the Poppy Moments Dies, and selected the single leaf design. I decided that I should cut the base of the leaf with Just Jade, saving the Shaded Spruce for the top part. Like the flower, I fixed the layers together with liquid glue.
ASSEMBLING THE TAG
For the base of my tag I cut a 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I shaped the top with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Towards the top I used Shaded Spruce ink to stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.
With the sentiment done I was then able to fix the leaves to the tag with liquid glue. The assembled purple poppy came next, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For a little bling I used three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I must admit I’m using these a lot as I prefer their warm colour on Very Vanilla Card.
Finally I threaded some 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim through the hole at the top and tied it in a simple knot.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this tag and that the Poppy Moments Dies carried over into the Annual Catalogue. I have so many more ideas to share.
BUNDLE BONUS BONANZA
OK promised to tell you how you could get a bundle for free. It’s really very simple, just join Stampin’ Up! in June. That’s it.
To celebrate the launch of the new catalogue Stampin’ Up! decided to boost the joining offer. Normally you can choose $165CAD of products from the catalogue and/or Clearance Rack, and pay just $135 with no delivery charges. But if you join this month you can then choose any stamp set and punch or stamp set and dies bundle to add to your kit at no additional cost.
So here’s my suggestion to really get the most bang for your buck. Look at your wish list and find the most expensive bundle on it. Set that item aside for a moment. Next from what’s left on your wish list choose $165 of product for your basic Starter Kit. Then when prompted for your free bundle choice, enter the number for the expensive one you set aside.
Oh I almost forgot to tell you also included in your Starter Kit you’ll find a past Paper Pumpkin kit, plus a box of new catalogues to share with your friends.
Now I know that this is a great deal, but I accept that you might have some reservations. So I invite you to check out my Join Stampin’ Up! page where I address many of the questions I’ve been asked.
Not sure which bundle to choose? Check out pages 173 to 179 in the 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue for a summary of the stamp set/dies bundles. The stamp set/punch bundles are all listed on pages 168 and 169.
All that’s left is for me to give you the links to all the products I used on today’s project. Enjoy!