Friday, June 1, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - The New Catalog

Welcome to the June 2018 Edition of theGlobal Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring The New Catalog! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We hop the first Friday of each month, and my projects this month feature the Animal Outing, Birthday Backgrounds, and Pick A Pennant stamp sets. They are all available to order NOW in my Online Store!

Click the image or link below to view/download the 2018-19 Annual Catalog PDF.
(File size is approximately 56MB):
2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (PDF)

I was privileged to receive these three stamp sets a few months ago, to make display samples for the Stampin' Up! OnStage event at Las Vegas in April. I love blue, so our new Blueberry Bushel In Color is all over these samples!

The rhino card features the Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating Animal Friends dies. I also used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder to get the "rhino skin" background. It actually came out of an accident. I ran a sheet of Basic Gray Cardstock through the Big Shot with the folder, and then I smeared a Whisper White Craft Ink Pad over bumpy side. I got way too much ink on there, and tried to wipe it off with a paper towel. It was still too much ink, so I just grabbed a baby wipe...and that's where the magic happened! The baby wipe roughed up the surface of the card stock and made it look like skin. Cool, huh?

The kangaroo card features the Birthday Backgrounds stamp the background, of course! The kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set has a koala in its pouch for some reason, and I just wanted to use the kangaroo alone. So, I used my X-acto blade and cut around the two kanga "hands" so I could pull them up a little, then I cut out a rectangle of card stock to use as a gift box. I tucked the box under the kanga paws then stamped and die cut a bow from the Playful Pennants stamp set, and you can't even tell there's a koala there. The alphabet from the Playful Pennants stamp set helped me create the custom greeting!

This last card features the Pick a Pennant stamp set and coordinating Playful Pennants dies. There's nothing tricky about this card, the stamp set and dies do all the work for you. One little tip, though - I stamped the Blueberry Bushel ink off the background stamp once each time before I stamped it on the card background. That kept the background from being as dark as the Blueberry Bushel card stock, so it wouldn't compete for focus. Oh, I did the same thing with the little lined triangle image underneath the word 'congrats'. That way, it's full strength/darker ink for the letters, on top of stamped off/lighter ink of the same color.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions...and don't mind me while I go order a bunch of  NEW stamps I've been dying to get...!

Stampin' Supplies: Animal Outing stamp set with coordinating dies, Pick a Pennant stamp set with coordinating dies, Birthday Backgrounds stamp set, Better Together stamp set, Blueberry Bushel ink pad & card stock, Basic Gray ink pad & card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, VersaMark ink pad, Stampin' Blends, Basic Black Marker, Watercolor Pencils, Sahara Sand card stock, Smoky Slate card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Basics Adhesive Backed Sequins (Sahara Sand), Blueberry Bushel Ribbon, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Wooden Frames Elements.

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

Click the Next arrow below to see Tricia's NEW Catalog creations!
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JUNE Monthly Perks Code: ME77DDBJ
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  1. Oh what fun! I love them all. The petal embossing folder made a great background for the Rhino. I have been waiting to get my Dies for these sets.

  2. Very cute cards, I love the Kangaroo
    Cheers Shaz

  3. Love your cards Kimberley. So cute, all of them

  4. Adorable cards. Love the color combination and the variety of backgrounds. So cute. :)

  5. Your cards are fantastic Kimberley. One of my favourite sets & looking forward to playing. TFS


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