2017-2018 Annual Catalog Feed

True Love - Black & White with Pops of Color

True Love Designer Series Paper from the new Love You Always Suite in our 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog makes it easy to create fun black & white cards with pops of color. While the Love You Always Suite does include images & sentiments for Valentine cards, it is also very versatile. This suite makes beautiful cards for anniversaries, bridal showers, engagements, and weddings and simply to tell people they are loved. AND, while the black & white True Love Designer Series Paper can make beautiful feminine cards with its many floral images, it's also great for making masculine using the geometric patterns sides of the paper. 

So take a look now at my December 30th Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe Facebook Live card making demonstration. I show you 2 ways to design cards using 4" x 6" pieces of your new favorite Designer Series Papers. You'll also get lots of ideas to add various pops of color to the black & white True Love Designer Series Paper for one-of-a-kind cards to bring love and smiles to those receiving your lovely cards.

 

The first 3 cards here show you how I used pieces of 4" x 6" DSP, cut down to 4" x 5 1/4" by cutting off 3/4" on one short side.  But don't get rid of those 3/4" strips as you can use them on your cards as shown in my video demonstration above and photos below.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I began adding pops of color to the following card by coloring with Stampin' Blends in Rococo Rose and Old Olive. Notice how I used the 3/4" strip of DSP on the inside of the card.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Mixing and matching the fabulous sentiments and dies of the Forever & Always Bundle makes creating one-of-a-kind cards for special occasions so easy. How about that new Heart Charm embellishment as an accent on this card? I love it.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Utilize your strips of Designer Series Paper to add interest to the inside of your cards!
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Ribbon and card stock in Just jade adds a simple touch of color to this pretty black & white card. Notice how I used the 3/4" strip of Designer Series Paper I cut off of the original 4" x 6" piece. Flip the DSP strip over for added detail.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the gorgeous details in the DSP and dies used on this card.Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Using Magenta Madness adds a BIG POP of color on the following black & white True Love card.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Magenta Madness sure makes a statement against the black & white.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A bow tied with Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is a fun accent for this card.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

In the following 3 cards, I started with 4" x 6" pieces of True Love Designer Series Paper with the geometric side up. Instead of cutting off a 3/4" strip, I actually tore the paper approximately 1 1/2" from one short side. TIP:  When I tear DSP or card stock, I prefer to hold it so that I tear towards me from top to bottom. In other words, I turned my DSP in a horizontal position, held it along the top with my left hand, placed my right thumb and index finger at top approximately 1 1/2" from the right side and pulled the paper toward my body. I feel like I have control of the paper as I'm tearing when I do it this way.

Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I added pops of color to this card with Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I love the exposed torn edge of this card too.Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

I added several pops of color with Sponge Daubers and ink pads.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Isn't this a great sentiment for a card for a special friend??? I love it!!!
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Bumblebee Ribbon against the black and white DSP really pops!
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This beautiful and glimmery Blushing Bride Ribbon adds a more elegant touch of color to this black and white card.
Forever & Always Bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Please note that the Love You Always Suite products including the Forever & Always Stamp Set & True Love Designer Series Paper used in these cards will be available to order beginning January 5th.

 

Current Stampin' Up! products used in today's cards - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. 

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for viewing this early January blog post. I hope your 2021 is filled with "pops of color" that bring you excitement, joy, love, and happiness.

 

A Few Reminders:

Monday, January 4th, is the LAST DAY to order from the 2020 Aug - Dec Mini Catalog. Lots of holiday products are retiring, many are still available, some discounted. Click here to take advantage of the Year-end Closeout.

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Our 2021 January - June Mini Catalog will launch on January 5th with wonderful product suites, bundles, stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, embellishments, and more. Our Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine will finally be available to order beginning January 5th as well. In addition to all the wonderful new products available in our new Mini Catalog, we also have a collection of new products you can get free with qualifying purchases during Sale-A-Bration, our biggest annual promotion. Sale-A-Bration has incentives for those who Shop, Host, and/or Join. 

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Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (#150673  $60.00) available to order January 5th.

 

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd like to begin by helping you kick off your new year on an exciting note by sending you complimentary copies of our January - June Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure. I'm happy to include our Annual Catalog too if you need it. Our catalogs are filled with fabulous stamping and paper crafting products and loads of samples to inspire you and spark your creativity. Feel free to email me your full name and mailing address with your catalog request and/or to answer other questions you may have. 

 

Order your Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit by January 10th. Add on kits is just $8 to make 20 min treat boxes. Add on pack can be ordered NOW while supplies last.

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Deals, Deals, & More Deals!

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Stampin' Up! just updated the CLEARANCE RACK today! You'll find a variety of retired products at deep discounts. Get them while you can as ALL Clearance Rack products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY.  Use this link to view what's on the Clearance Rack and to place your order.  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack

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In addition, don't forget to purchase the Retiring Holiday Catalog Products on our Year-End Closeout List. These too are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY. your best bet it to purchase them online to insure you get what you want before they're gone. Use this link to see the list and to place your online order. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10090/year-end-closeout

Please know that you can combine products from the Clearance Rack, Year-End Closeout, Annual Catalog, Catalog, and Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions on one online order. 

I'm sending 5 FREE hand stamped cards to everyone who places an online AND uses Host Code MK23U9J2 today, tomorrow, and every day.


Retiring Colors - Get them while you can!

Stampin' Up! is in the midst of a Color Revamp. While I am sorry to see the 17 colors below retiring, I am VERY excited about the new colors to come and the reorganization of our Core Color Collections. A whole new beautiful world of color is on the horizon. New colors and a few of our past In Colors will be revealed soon and will be available for purchase beginning June 1st.
 
Below are the 17 colors Stampin' Up! is retiring this year. Please note that all products in these 17 retiring colors are available through May 31st while supplies last only. Typically, these products sell out before the end of May. Ink Refills often sell out first. If you want to get ink refills so you can continue using your ink pads for many years to come, I suggest you purchase them now before they are gone in addition to any other retiring color products you may want.
 
See all the products retiring from the 2016-2018 Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog here:
 
Please use my April Host Code ZR7JR3BC when ordering online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.netDo not use host code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.

 

2018 Retiring Colors

Flirty Flamingo from the 2016-2018 In Color Collection is not retiring. It is being added to the Brights Color Collection beginning June 1st.  


Video - Double Pocket Card with Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Can I just say that the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series is truly lovely? I have used it several times but not since last fall. I still love it as much today as I did then. Today, I'm featuring it in these Double Pocket All Occasion Cards. These cards would be great for so many occasions including birthday, thinking of you, thank you, Mother's Day, and graduation just to name a few. There's plenty of room for stamping and writing your message on the two pullout pieces. The double pocket card is also great as a gift card holder. Simply attach the gift card using Snail or other double-sided adhesive to the large pullout and write your message on the small pullout.

I hope you enjoy my video tutorial and give the Double Pocket Card a try. Once you make one, you'll want to make more! 

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Here are a couple of alternate cards I made with other patterns in the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

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Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper 

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Going, going, gone!

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The Lists of Products Retiring from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and 2018 Occasions Catalog have been posted. Get these Last-Chance Products before they are gone. Please keep in mind that many sell out very quickly, especially 2016-2018 In Color products and Designer Series Papers. Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed if you order them by May 25th. All other products are available through May 31st while supplies last only.
 
Keep in mind that if you are purchasing a Bundle (a stamp set with a coordinating punch or Big Shot dies with a single product number and discounted price), the stamp set is guaranteed through May 25th but the coordinating punch or dies are still only available while supplies last and may run out before May 25th. If you want a Bundle, order it right away to be sure you get both.
 
See all the products retiring from the 2016-2018 Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog here:
 
Please use my April Host Code ZR7JR3BC when ordering online at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net.  
 
Do not use host code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.

Lovely Friends

Lovely Friends is the featured stamp set in this card along with the fabulous color combination of Berry Burst and Dapper Denim. These two colors compliment each other so well. Please take note that Dapper Denim is one of the 2016-2018 In Colors that will be on the Stampin' Up! 2018 Retiring Products List which will be released on Monday, April 9th. Other In Colors in the 2016-2018 collection are Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.

If history repeats itself, the Retiring In Colors will sell out very, very quickly. It is not uncommon for some of them to sell out immediately, especially ink refills. Now is the time to check your inventory of these products. If there are any that you don't have and want to get or if you want to replenish your In Color card stock, etc., now is the time to do so. I recommend that you place your order for these products before they hit the Retiring List on April 9th so that you are sure to get what you like. 

April Special Sale-A-Bration: I have several extra Sale-A-Bration products that I accumulated with my sales during the winter months. You will have your choice of a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product with a $50 order (not including sh/tax) or a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product with a $100 order (not including sh/tax) through April 30th or while supplies last. Please note that I have a limited supply of each product.

Please contact me or place your order online at https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2041349. Please use April Host Code ZR7JR3BC on bottom left of payment page. Do not use host code when ordering more than $150 as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.

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Card Dimensions:  Dapper Denim card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on the long side, and folded in half. Berry Burst card stock is 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". Whisper White card stock for stamping is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". The Whisper White card stock on the inside of the card is 4" x 5 1/4".

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Video - Tiny Treat Bag with Naturally Eclectic DSP & Peekaboo Peach Card Stock

The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series paper is so fun and versatile and perfect for your spring paper crafting. I chose my favorite print in the pack and paired it with Peekaboo Peach for striking results.

Peekaboo Peach, along with all the other 2016-2018 In Colors, will be on the Retiring List when it is published Monday, April 9th. I highly suggest that if you want any of the 2016-2018 In Color products, you order them now while supplies last. If history repeats itself, the In Colors will sell out very quickly, some even in the first day or two. Please use Host Code ZR7JR3BC.

Here are a few projects I made with Naturally Eclectic DSP and Peekaboo Peach card stock. I love them! How about you?

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Card Dimensions:  Peekaboo Peach card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side, and folded in half. Night of Navy card stock is 5" x 3 3/4". Floral paper from Naturally Eclectic DSP is 3 5/8" x 3 5/8". Night of Navy print paper from Naturally Eclectic DSP is 1 5/8" x 3 5/8". Sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Design Tip:  "Fussy cut" some flowers and leaves using Paper Snips. Use them as embellishments on the outside and inside of your card by layering them with Stampin' Dimensionals and Glue Dots.                        

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Out with the Old & In with the New

Thank you, Stampin' Peace Friends, for a fantastic Sale-A-Bration season. I didn't quite make my personal sales goal, but I did beat last year's SAB sales total and added several new team members. My Merry Stampers Team also performed quite well and continues to grow in both numbers and achievements. I'm so proud to work with all of them. I truly appreciate all the contributions they make to our team and the Stampin' Up! company in their Sales, Recruiting, and Leadership. 

With the end of Sale-A-Bration, it's also the time that we get ready to say good bye to some of our favorite products as we anticipate the release of the retirement list April 9th. Every year at this time, I recommend that customers who want any products in the Retiring In-Color Collection order them as soon as possible. As in years past, I expect that the 2016-2018 In Colors products will sell out very quickly. 

I'll be highlighting 2016-2018 In Colors in my blog posts all week long. Be sure to check back all week for some wonderful project ideas.

2016-2018 In Colors, Flower Shop Stamp Set, Pansy Punch,

Card Dimensions:                                                                                                                                                                                               Whisper White card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side.                                                                                     2016-2018 In Colors card stock is 4" x 5 1/4".                                                                                                                                 Whisper White card stock for stamping on is 2 3/4" x 4".

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Pansy Punch
$16.00

Happy Easter Collage

Happy Easter. May this day bring you peace, love, and joy. 

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Big Shot
$110.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Blender Pens
$12.00


Sweet Little Something Baby Card & Free Project Sheet

The Sweet Little Something Stamp Set with its bunny makes darling cards to use at Easter and Spring and year round. What cute cards we can make for baby showers, new babies, and birthdays, and so many more occasions. I made this z-fold card for a family that just welcomed a sweet baby girl to their family. 

If you love this card and want to make some too, I have a free downloadable project sheet for you.

Download Project Sheet - Sweet Little Something Z-Fold Card

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Sweet Little Something Stamp Set
The detail on the stamped bunny is amazing plus she looks so cute dressed in bows and pearls.

Here's another z-fold card I made also with the Sweet Little Something bunny. This time I paired it with the beautiful Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series.

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Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25