“Thanks” in Berry & Spruce
Welcome back, my friends! I am happy to announce that the 2023-24 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!® is now live! I placed my order earlier today. Shipping has been a nightmare for all of us (the company and stampers!) due to crazy weather and record sales, but they’re catching up. I know it can be frustrating, and I appreciate everyone’s patience. Because of the delays, I expedited my order. If you pay a a little extra (for my order it was $23) you go to the head of the “picking line.” If your order is finalized by 11 a.m. MT, it ships that day. It is so worth an extra $23 for me to get my order in two days.
As a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, I can preorder products a month early. I decided to focus on colors for my preorder in April, so I didn’t order any new stamps – just ink and card stock and markers. Oh my! I still managed to have a hefty preorder. Now, though, I’m ready for some new stamps and dies and Designer Series Paper. It should be here when I get home after the weekend.
In the meantime, I have another card I made with the technique we played with at our monthly class. You can see my original card and the instructions for the technique here. Here’s my new card.
I used Berry Burst – one of our retired In Colors that has returned for the new catalog – and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends on the Vellum. I love these colors together. I die-cut the vellum and Basic White Cardstock with the (now retired) Framed Florets Dies and adhered them to a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock that I had embossed with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. I used a Berry Burst frame over the vellum. I die-cut two sets of leaves from Shaded Spruce Cardstock (still with the Framed Florets Dies) and added them under the frame. I adhered the Coastal Cabana layer to a Shaded Spruce card base.
After finally getting a chance to sit down with the new catalog and really look at it, I realized that our Pearl Basic Jewels are retired. However, we still have Pearls in the 2022-2024 In Colors, Falt Adhesive-Backed Pearls, Iridescent Pearls, and Festive Pearls. I colored some of my (retired) pearls with a Berry Burst Stampin’ Blend Marker and added them to the card.
The sentiment, stamped in Shaded Spruce on a Basic White label, is from the Online Exclusive Irresistible Blooms Stamp Set.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
This is a beautiful card, Buffy. I love that marbling technique!