New 2018-2020 In Colors Announced

Every year, Stampin’ Up! introduces 5 new colors which are considered the “In colors” for the next two years.

Check out these yummy sounding names:

Lovely Lipstick

Blueberry Bushel

Grapefruit Grove

Call me Clover

Pineapple Punch.

In addition, the ink pads have been redesigned and have a sleek, slim easy-to-open cover.  Two color strips are provided – one for the inside and one for the outside!  Pretty nifty idea.

 As happens every few years, Stampin’ Up! is announcing a color refresh – meaning that several colors will be retired, some old ones brought back in, and some new ones introduced.  Keep an eye out – are one or two of your old favorites coming back?  (Here’s a few: Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaroon, Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss).

More to Come!

Happy Stamping!

This month’s Hostess Code: HRUWBJDX


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Stampin’ Up! Retiring items!

We now have a list of items that will retire from not only our Annual Catalog, but also the Occasions Catalog.

This is an annual event we all look forward to.  Good prices on “out with the old”, exciting news on “in with the new”

These items are available while supplies last only, or until May 31.

We hear there are some color changes coming, not just the new in-colors.  And the ink pads have some surprises in store, as well. That’s why we are seeing an especially long retired list this year.

Click below to see the individual lists

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Retiring List

Stampin’ Up! Spring Occasions Catalog Retiring List

Any of these items may be ordered from my online store.  Remember ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

See you soon.

For several years, local Chicago libraries have hired me to conduct card making classes for the general public.  Each class brings me a little closer to knowing more about my new Chicago home, as well as affords me the opportunity to make new friends.

One of the first projects I presented will be updated and presented again this year.  It was a simple little cash holder and envelope.  Starting with Designer Series Paper, we punched a semi circle, scored the paper twice, then folded up the bottom and sealed the sides to create a pocket. We made a simple belly band to hold the folds closed and colored a stamped image with markers.  At the last minute, we thought it would be neat to add a lacy edge to our project.

It was fun to get everyone excited about making a custom envelope for their money holder.  We chose plain white card stock and made a fabulous envelope using the new Envelope Punch Board.  It was so easy!!  We measured our money holder, then found the recommended envelope size on the handy dandy reference table. We followed the cutting, punching and scoring directions, and had a custom envelope in less than five minutes!

For more information on this project, send your request to [email protected], or comment below. There’s still time to make a stack of these and slip your money gifts inside!

Thanks for visiting me and happy stamping!