Celebrating 30 Years!!

It’s Finally Here!  – Celebrating 30 Years – The New Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Don’t you just love receiving a new and shiny catalog from your favorite store in the mail?  How about a copy of the new 2018-2019 annual catalog from Stampin’ Up!: LOVE IT – LIVE IT – SHARE IT.  30 YEARS OF LOVING WHAT WE DO.

There are some great new project kits, and some all-inclusive kits that you won’t want to miss.  The project kits require additional products like inks and stamps, but the all-inclusive kits have everything you need to create the projects.

The catalog has been broken down into numerous suites:

1) Tea Room – dainty, delicate images and elegant touches of copper;

2) Animal Expedition – makes any occasion a fun adventure and is perfect for the little ones in our lives;

3) Delightfully Detailed – gorgeous, detailed laser-cut images paired with watercolor wash designs;

4) Best Route – products designed for all your adventures, including some great designer series paper perfect for masculine cards;

5) Broadway Bound – bold images and marquee signs to make a big statement on your projects;

6) Twinkle Twinkle – leave your little ones seeing stars when you share your stellar creations;

7) Under the Mistletoe – create gorgeous greenery to celebrate the Christmas season;

8) Petal Promenade – infuse your projects with elegant photographic images and messages of encouragement;

9) Tropical Escape – experience the lush feel of the tropics without leaving home;

10) Garden Impressions – bring a flower garden blooming to life on your projects;

11) Nature’s Poem – beautiful, natural images designed to use with a variety of techniques;

12) Tranquil Textures – images and embellishments designed to give your projects gorgeous texture;

13) Graceful Glass – the grace and elegance of stained glass;

14) Share What You Love – a suite to celebrate 30 years of Stampin’ Up! and loving what you do.

And what would a new catalog be without some beautiful new embellishments – leaf trinkets, blossoms elements, and tinted faceted buttons. I could go on and on but then I would ruin it for you by not letting you discover the new catalog on your own.

A new catalog is much more than just beautiful products and projects.  It’s a bridge that brings people together, and in some cases, changes lives for good.    If you haven’t gotten your new catalog yet, let me know, and get ready to create some handmade happiness!

New Catalog is Here!!

Woohoo!  Today, the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog went live!!

You can now order so many great new products, including the Stamparatus!!

If you want to see what’s available, you can shop at the link below 24/7.

I’d love to be your demonstrator!!

Stamp Case Suitcase

I recently posted about my VIP Party on a demonstrator site, and I had a lot of requests for more information on the Stamp Case “Suitcase” I gave to my guests.  If you missed the party posts, you can see them here and here.

I made each of my top ten customers a personalized suitcase.

I started by cutting a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 7″ x 11 1/4″.  This size fits neatly into the plastic cover of the full size Wide Stamp Case.

I slipped the DSP into the cover and closed the box.  This creased the paper so I could better see the dimensions of  the area I wanted to decorate.  I then removed the paper and decorated it with the Whisper White cardstock strips, Large Letters Framelits, and Daisy Delight Bundle.  I then re-inserted the DSP into the cover of the stamp case.

I cut a piece of cardboard to 1 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, and centered my handle on the cardboard to mark where the holes for the screws should go.  I punched holes in the cardboard strip.  To double check, I placed my handle on the strip to be sure the punched holes were lined up with the screw holes.  I got my handles at Home Depot.  They are 3 3/4″ from center of one screw hole to the other.

I centered the strip on the spine of my stamp case (with DSP already inserted) and marked the holes (I used a Sharpie).  My hubby drilled through the case and paper, using the proper sized drill bit for my screws.  He used a power drill.  Be careful not to make the holes too big.  He screwed the handle onto the spine.  Note:  the screws that come with the handles are too long, as they are made to go through cabinet drawers, so you’ll need to purchase shorter screws.

I used a manual screwdriver to attach the handles.  It takes a bit of effort, but you’ll have more control.

Have fun with these!

One final note:  The stamp cases were accidentally left out of the current Annual Catalog, but they are still available for purchase.  The item number is 127551.  They can be purchased at my shopping link below.

If you like this project, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!