Inking up stamps with markers of various colors was one of the first techniques I learned. An "oldie but goodie", for certain! If you are new to stamping, I hope you enjoy the following video which will detail how this works. For those of you who have been stamping a while, maybe you will be encouraged to give this technique a try again!
Also, the retirement list has been announced and additional discounts can be found on some of the following items. The stamp sets on this list will continue to be manufactured through May 26th; all remaining items are available while supplies last (or until June 2).
Today's card came together quickly. I was playing around with some scraps of Tea Lace Paper Doilies and Linen Thread and noticed I had just enough to adorn a small sentiment. With a garden in mind, I simply stamped some flowers across a panel of Whisper White card stock and in short order had this card piece together. Hope you like it :)
I'm really going to miss these colors as they retire this month as part of the 2013-15 In Color collection; especially the sweet Pistachio Pudding (the light green). In case you missed the earlier post, you can access the 2015 retirement list here; you'll notice that a lot of the items are discounted up to 50%. Stamps will continue to be produced through May 26, however the other items are available only while supplies last. Also, as mentioned earlier,allMy Digital Studio items and services are being retired.
After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!
Remember, you and your customers can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:
1.Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
2.Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount
and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)
If you have been crafting for a while, you may have noticed that you have certain tools and supplies that you reach for the most. For example, I've noticed that I like my Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, adhesives and coloring tools within reach at all times. Other items that I don't use as often are okay tucked in a drawer.
One set of items that have found a new resting place in a drawer are my ink pad re-inkers (refills). I didn't want them rolling everywhere, so I decided to make little open boxes using our Gift Box Punch Board. Not only will it keep the little bottles corralled, but by storing them in their color groups I will be able to easily find the color I'm looking for.
Gift Box Punch board
This was when I was testing the fit - no adhesive used yet. Notice there's plenty of room!
Note: I followed the instructions found on the board to create a box with finished measurements of 4"x 4"x 2.5". This is large enough to fit all of the re-inkers for each color group (with room for more) but still fit easily within the drawer. Success!
In case you are wondering, this drawer is one of three in a craft storage cube. This type of storage system can be easily found in a craft store or on-line. (Some assembly required.)
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Note: Card stock and re-inkers are available individually or by family.
As you know, we are nearing the end of our Annual Catalog year. Along with some of our stamps, tools and embellishments, we will be saying goodbye to our 2013-2015 In Color items. In case you would like to order extra of these items before they are gone, please be aware that - while you can order them - they may ship apart from the rest of your order. The list below provides the best estimate of when these items and others will begin shipping again.
Further down on the list are items that are currently not available for order. (For example, if you were to try to order the Butterfly Bundle, the system would alert you that this item is not available and will not allow you to include this item on your order.) As these items arrive in our warehouse, they will become available for order again.
Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.
108641: Wild Wasabi 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 105222: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Ink Refill 121043: Sahara Sand 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill 131187: Neutrals Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock 131189: Subtles Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock 131193: Subtles Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 131199: Crushed Curry 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
120970: Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker 133773: Sponge Daubers 135297: Variety Pack 6" x 8" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
120801: Big Shot Die Large Storage Insert 105220: Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
103033: Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill 129977: Gift Bow Bigz L Die 131182: Brights Collection Classic Stampin' Pads 131185: Subtles Collection Classic Stampin' Pads 131186: Brights Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock 131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 131195: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 12" x 12" Cardstock 131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 131296: Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock 136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (currently due in warehouse April 15; learn more here) 139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood) 139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear) 138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer) 137363: Hello You Thinlits Dies 139324: Crazy about You Bundle (Wood) 139325: Crazy about You Bundle (Clear) 138873: Crazy about You Bundle (Photopolymer) 137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim 129381: Ovals Collection Framelits 127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch 126189: Paper-Piercing Tool 120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy 137909: Artisan Embellishment Kit 119859: Extra-Large Oval Punch 127811: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch 130148: Grid Paper 137951: So You Project Kit
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the "Not Orderable" list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:
That's quite a list, isn't it? Although this is unusual, please know that Stampin' Up! is doing all it can to get these items back in stock and out to you ASAP. Please check back for additional updates regarding retiring items and our upcoming 2015-16 Annual Catalog.
As you may know, one of the stamp sets that I really like from the Occasions Catalog is the Cheerful Critters stamp set. These three little critters are the cutest, and I love the flexibility of personalizing the signs. With today's card, I created a thank you card using Another Thank You. They are both photopolymer sets, making it very easy to place the sentiment within the sign.