Today’s the Day for Sharing Love
Stampin’ Up! has created perfect bundles for every crafter for the early release of the beautiful Share What You Love suite from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog. All the items will be available à la carte in June, but if you order one or more bundles during the early release period this month, you’ll get free items in each bundle, and 10% off the In Color Collection 2018-2020 Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle. Plus one of the free gifts in the third bundle is exclusive to the Early Release. Here’s a look.
The getting started bundle includes one stamp set, two new Classic Stampin’ Pads in the new design (and one is a new In Color!), cardstock, a clear acrylic block, and free Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.
The “little more” bundle includes everything in the “getting started” bundle (except the Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad and free products), plus an extra stamp set, cardstock pack (with some new and returning colors!), the beautiful Pearlized Doilies and Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, and Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (I have these and they’re gorgeous!). You also get Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes and the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit free.
The “gotta have it all” bundle includes everything in the “little more” bundle plus the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (I bought the bundle just for this paper. It’s that lovely.) and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It includes the same two free gifts plus the exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp – free. The Statement of My Heart stamp will only be available during the early release as a free product in this bundle.
Here’s a quick and simple card I made with the Getting Started Bundle (plus a few extras).
First, I wish I had used the Very Vanilla Cardstock, but I grabbed Whisper White. And not even Whisper White Thick Cardstock. Talk about basic! The Whisper White card looks fine, but Very Vanilla would look a little nicer for this because of the ink colors.
I stamped the background stamp four times in Grapefruit Grove, because I wanted it to be a little larger. If you look closely, you can see the “overlap” lines. Then I stamped the flowers in Basic Black Archival Ink. As you can see, I stamped all three on the left, then stamped only the two flowers on the right the second time. This is simple to do. You can either mask the third flower, by placing a post-it note or other scrap paper over the area where the flower would be stamped. Or you can go the easy route by simply covering the third flower and stem with tape, inking the stamp, removing the tape (very important!), and stamping. I had already stamped the sentiment, and I thought it needed something more, so I masked the area over the sentiment and stamped the flowers. It worked great! – except for a little piece of the flower that showed up accidentally. That’s why there’s a Lemon Lime Twist Ombré Ribbon bow there. It’s covering up the mistake. (If you look closely at most of my projects, you’ll see that the embellishments are usually covering up something. Some stampers plan their projects. I just start stamping and let the end result happen. I’m very haphazard.)
I stamped the flowers again in Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White Cardstock scrap, the colored the blossoms with Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pads and a Blender Pen. After cutting them out, I added them to the flowers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I colored over the stems of the flowers and stamped the sentiment with the Call Me Clover Classic Stampin’ Pad and a Blender Pen.
Ok, true confession. I didn’t use stamp pads. Stampin’ Up! gave us so many amazing gifts at OnStage, and even more at CenterStage – the event for demonstrators who are Silver Elite and above. One of the gifts we received at CenterStage was the 2018-29 In Color Markers. So I used those to color the stems, and the blossoms as well. But you could use Blender Pens and Stamp Pads and it would work fine.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!