…to my new catalog!! Don’t get too excited; you can’t see the catalog. I could get in serious trouble (and have all my friends calling me and asking me what I’m thinking!!) if I show you anything except projects before July 1.
I saw a photo the other day of the catalog binder that demonstrators going to convention in July will receive. It’s really cute, but I thought, “Hey – I’ll bet I can do that!” So I went to the office store and got the binding cut off my catalog – and that was very scary, let me tell you! I watched that little girl with the cleaver cutter like a hawk. Then I bought a pretty new binder to put it in, came home and decorated it. This is what it looks like now.
The fun thing is if I get tired of this design, I can change it really easily. The paper just slips down into the plastic casing. And inside are pockets and page protectors for mini catalogs, fliers, the Celebrando Creatividad catalog, my calendar and whatever else I want to put in there.
For my cover, I used the Paisley Petals designer series paper (from the Sneak Peek back in April – and it will be in the new catalog) and the designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration “Ice Cream Parlor” series (retired now). The Certainly Celery strip is stamped with the moth from Nature Walk (from the Occasions mini) and I made the tag with a little card stock, embossing powder and a logo from a hostess postcard.
I saw a technique the other day on our Stampin’ Up!® demo forum from demonstrator Amanda Corbet in Canada. She had the most amazing “streaky glass” tutorial, so I had to try.
Stamp sets: Create a Cupcake*, Flower Fest; Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise classic; Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise classic refill; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise card stock; Other: Scallop circle #2, Big Shot, butterfly punch, ticket corner punch, corner rounder punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, word window punch, texture plates kit #4**, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, stampin’ dimensionals, aqua painter, mini glue dots, silicone rubber, impressions pad, Crystal Effects
The streaky window technique is so easy. First, drip a drop each of several colors of ink refill (don’t use too many or your image will get muddy) into a palette or plastic container. Next, place a punched image on a non-stick surface (I use waxed paper) and cover with crystal effects. Take a pin or needle, and dip it into one ink refill color, then touch it to the crystal effects. Repeat with other colors. Then take your pin and swirl the colors. That’s it. Now – put it somewhere to dry and don’t touch it for several hours. I let mine dry overnight. If you mess with it before it’s dry, you’ll get fingerprints and smudges in the crystal.
Amanda had this amazingly cute rainbow ribbon on her project – and she told how she did it. Of course, I had to copy! Take an aqua painter and pick up ink from the leftover refill and paint your ribbon. Let it dry overnight too. That way, you don’t have to wash leftover refill ink down the sink, and nothing gets wasted.
So that’s all for today. Nothing exciting happening here, except for cutting up my catalog. Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by.
*new catalog item