One of the fabulous new products in our 2014-15 Catalogue are the sets of Blendabilities markers. These alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour). In addition, there’s a 6-pack skin tone assortment and a Color Lifter.
I used the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive sets along with a light use of the Color Lifter, to create this little image.
I held back from sharing these with you as sneak peeks in the run up to the catalogue launch, as I knew that in the US the Blendabilities weren’t available straight away and I didn’t want to raise your hopes just to dash them again. Well, we’ve been much luckier. The following colour sets are all available right now:
We have another new crafting tool for your cupboard – the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!
It’s embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin’ Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.
The Texture Boutique will only be available initially, while stocks last. Once our initial supply is gone, we will not be backordering the item, however it will be available again in the upcoming annual catalogue in July.
Learn more about how to use it in this short video:
Order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and any three embossing folders (for a total of 60 € / £45 or more) and you qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift—the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice!
This is my final convention post (I think ) and it was the main swap that I gave to others. I created it from 6″ x 6″ DSP so that I could get four of these little treats from one sheet of DSP. There’s a little sentiment on the front and then the back is all folded over like this:
It unfolds halfway like this …:
… and then fully to reveal the chocolate mint inside:
Our new thinlit card dies make very quick and easy flip cards.
There are two styles, a circle (133480 – pictured right) and a label (133479 – pictured in the tips below).
I’ve got a few tips to share with you for how to get the most from these thinlits but first, here’s a short video from SU! to give you an overview of how they work.
Tip 1 – Each thinlit cuts a card that is 6″ x 5-1/2″ so you can get two thinlits from 1 sheet of A4 (seen here landscape) with a small strip left at the end and a panel cut off each thinlit (the piece you can see extending beyond the metal at the top).
Tip 2 – For mats to fit the front and back of the card with a small margin around, cut front 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and back 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″. Centre these within the thinlit but with the long edge tucked underneath the shaping (the magnetic platform helps hold these in place when running the paper through the Big Shot).
Tip 3 – For a fold-in panel, to give more writing space, cut the card 6″ x 5-3/8″ (a sliver shorter than usual) and position with the right hand side extended over the top ofthe framelit (so that it doesn’t cut it). This creates a slight crease line that forms the fold.
Here’s how the card looks when matted and folded out. The message panel is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″.
Tip 4 – These flip cards are slightly smaller than our regular A6 size and so they’ll fit in a standard C6 envelope (106588 – the white version on the right) with room for layers and space top and bottom. Or they’ll fit snugly into the Medium Envelopes (107297) that SU! stock (the Crumb Cake version on the left).
A little late again but here are the June thank you cards that went out to my customers.
The stamp used was from It’s a Wrap Occasions. It’s a set of 7 stamps and both this thank you and the Mr & Mrs stamp from the same set, work together with the Petite Curly Label punch (anybody would think they’s planned it that way ).
This video shows you the entire project from start to finish.