Happy New Year! Like most of you, I’m happy to see the end of 2020. But while lots of bad things happened, quite a few good things happened as well. I began doing online events, and it turned out to be one of my best Stampin’ Up!® years. It was a year of growth and learning for me, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store in 2021.
Right now, we’re at the very end of the August-December Mini Catalog sales period. Many of the products in the mini will be retiring on January 4, so if there’s something you want, you should order it now. On January 5, the January-June Mini Catalog will launch along with Sale-a-bration! You’re going to love the products. The catalogs that have been mailed seem to be taking the slow boat. If you want a catalog and haven’t received one, let me know!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the products in the Hydrangea Hill Suite in the January-June Mini Catalog. The picture is a tad dark; we are in the mountains for the weekend, and I don’t have my normal set up. And today is very dreary, so there’s not much natural light. (Amelia wanted me to add that part. We are having a blast this weekend. Her dad and Katelyn managed to stay up for 2021, but Mike, Amelia, and I didn’t quite make it.)
This is another “very little stamping” card. I die-cut the flower using the Hydrangea Dies two times – once from Purple Posy Cardstock and once from Garden Green Cardstock. I snipped the stems from the flowers and layered the Purple Posy flower to Garden Green stem and leaves.
Next, I die-cut the detailed flower, again from Purple Posy Cardstock, and the detailed leaves/stem from Granny Apple Green Cardstock and layered over the original flower. The little individual petals in the detailed die add some dimension to the flower. Before I used my Take Your Pick Tool to curl the petals a bit, I sponged some Highland Heather ink onto the flower using the new Blending Brushes in the upcoming mini catalog.
I stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set on a piece of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper, then die-cut the flower border with the Hydrangea Dies. Of course, the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and Hydrangea Dies can be bundled for a 10% discount.
I had a partial bottle of retired Gold Dazzling Details glitter glue, so I dotted that in the centers of the little petals on the flower. I miss this glue. You could add glitter to a project without having it flake off an annoy the recipient of the card, and you could color it with Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills to have any color you wanted. Hopefully Dazzling Details will be like so many other amazing products that retired and came back later. I will definitely stock up!
I’ll have another sneak peek of a Sale-a-bration product on Monday. Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
(Since most of the products on this card will not be available until Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the product list only shows current products.)
Happy New Year to you and your family! Beautiful card!
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Thanks, Susan! Happy New Year to you too!!!
Happy New Year, Buffy! Sending best wishes for your continued success 🙂 This card is beautiful; hydrangea are one of my favourite.
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Thanks, Deborah! Happy New Year to you as well – and hope you have a wonderful 2021!
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