Sneak Peek of Stampin’ Up! Waterfront set to debut January 3, 2018

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I get to see and order merchandise, like this great new Waterfront Stamp set, prior to the public release date. It is a fun perk, that I enjoy very much, especially at holiday time!

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront

When you see this Stamp set on page 48 of the 2018 Occasions catalog, you may not at first think that it will create both simple and complex cards. But it does!

Check out some samples I’ve made:

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront

I wanted to show how simply adding a few inks, paper, and just this set count make a cute card. Of course, I would probably add sentiments from other sets, but these could be left as is. The left card would be a great Christmas or Winter card. The right card would make a great Summer or vacation card.

Here’s a few more Winter themed cards using the small splatter dots from the Waterfront set for snow.

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront

Or do you prefer the Summer scenes?

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront

It has been pretty cold here, so I wouldn’t mind sitting beachfront or a warm area waterfront somewhere right now. Getting older means less tolerance of cold weather, I suppose.

I have a Stampin’ friend who just turned 40 and got engaged. I was playing with this set that day and decided to create a card for her. This is the result:

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront & In the City

I used the Host(ess) set called In The City in conjunction with the Waterfront set.

Stampin’ Up! Host(ess) set In The City

I even stamped the inside with both sets.

Stampin’ Up! Waterfront & In the City

I think these two sets go very well together. If you are thinking of placing a large Sale-A-Bration (SAB) order come January 3, 2018, a party or personal order over $150.00 (USD) would qualify for this set in addition to earning some great SAB freebies. It is the best time of the year to place large orders or host a party. Contact me if you need more details or need a Sale-A-Bration or Occasions catalog.

Until next time…

-Joanne

Create snowflakes from doilies

The new  Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog contains these double-sided (very vanilla/whisper white) doilies  which are quite effective as snowflakes.  By cutting apart the doilies at different points, each of my snowflakes on this scrapbook layout became unique and helped highlight the winter scenes in the double page layout below.

Just a few snips of your scissors and your doilies will turn into various snowflake shapes to add to your winter scrapbook layouts (or cards, if you prefer).

The designer paper, which I decided could look like it is ice-laden in a snowy layout,  is also from the Occasions catalog- it is a design in the Falling In Love Designer Series pack and the 12″x12″ matching card stock is also available. I added the polka-dot print DSP from the Neutrals collection in the annual catalog and some Very Vanilla card stock for mats to complete the layout.

The stitched framelits & banners dies were also used for the oval and to cut out a current annual catalog hostess set called “Time of Year”.

In addition, I used the gold letters available in the Hello Lovely Project Life accessory pack for my title banner and to add the word “Photos” to my journal tag which will hold a numbered key to describe when and where the photos were taken on my property during this winter.

Details on my paper cuts for this double page layout:

  • Neutrals DSP stack polka dot paper: cut 2) 5″x11″, Use 1) 5″x1″ strip to create banner, and cut other to 1/2″x3″ for photo journal topper.
  • Falling In love DSP-cut 2) 4.75″x12″ strips (Make sure your trees are facing proper direction when you cut!)
  • Very Vanilla- I used all 8.5″11″ card stock and was able to get away with this as the snowflakes or mats covered the cuts on the longer strips.  Cut 4) .75″x11″,  4) .75″x1″ [This & previous will piece together on left sides of each page to form 3/4″x12″ long mat under Falling In Love DSP, 2) 4″x6″, 2) 4″x4″, 3) 3″x4″, and 2) 3″x3″  You’ll need about a 3″x4″ scrap for the Time of year & Oval to be stamped/die cut.  I stamped in Sahara Sand.
  • Cut apart doilies as you desire.  I followed each inner circle area first.  Then,  I got more creative and cut apart at different areas to create the various pointed shapes. I used 6 doilies on this layout, but do have some bits of those 6 I did not use on the layout (mostly the outermost layer) which I can later use on other projects.

While our longer season of warm temperatures were nice while they lasted,  winter seems to have settled upon us this week-just in time for Punxsutawney Phil to tell us we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter, I’m sure!

Have fun making snowflakes from these doilies!

I would love it if these stuck around. . . Just like I loved that warmer weather.

Until next time…

-Joanne