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Exciting Changes

Stampin' Up! trimmer & die cutting and dry embossing line changes are coming

Hi Stampers. By now, you may have heard that Stampin’ Up! has some big changes on the horizon.Don’t worry, they are going to be good changes in the long run. On June 4th, when the new catalog goes live, we will no longer have our trimmer or the Big Shot.  This is because they are working on new and improved models of both.  We do not have a date for when the new versions will be released.  That part is a little frustrating, but I am happy that they are waiting until they are perfected before releasing them.

If you wish to purchase any of the retiring items, I have included a list of supplies on their way out with links to my online store.  When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

Stampin’ Up! has ordered what would normally be six months of replacement cutting blades inventory (based on recent historical patterns) to help  during this transition away from our current trimmer. But please know that this news could cause faster inventory depletion. As of April 15, the order limit for the blades will increase from three to six (and the limit will remain at six until they’re no longer available). And from now until September, Stampin’ Up! will receive intermittent shipments from the supplier. Throughout these months, we anticipate times when the blades will not be orderable (and not offered as a backorder). During those downtimes, you will have the option to enter an email address to receive notification when the blades are available again.

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Stampin' Up! die cutting and dry embossing line changes are coming
The Big Shot and our current style of dies is retiring. Dies and embossing folders will stay. Since we’re using a new supplier, the dies and folders will be manufactured differently; this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style. Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine (in some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers; this is explained more in our Q&A PDF below).

Some Highlights On The New-Style Dies & Embossing Folders

Since we’re using a new supplier for our dies and embossing folders, they’ll be manufactured differently, which means the way you use them will be a little different. We’ll highlight a few of the changes between the old-style and new-style products below. In the future, we’ll also provide videos to show how to craft with the new-style dies and embossing folders and better showcase the features described below.

We’re confident the new-style products will continue to uphold our high-quality standards and that you’ll be happy with your crafting results using the new style.

Here are some of the changes you’ll notice with our new-style dies and embossing folders:

  • Our new-style open dies (those that coordinate with stamps) use a high quality metal that’s thinner than before but still as strong and durable.
  • The new-style dies have an added lip to the inside of the blades.
  • On old-style dies, when you place an open die (dies that coordinate with stamps) over a stamped image, a small border of cardstock is visible around the stamped image. With new-style dies, the die hugs the edge of the stamped image. Instead of aligning the die to the space around the stamped image, you will align it to the edges of the stamped image. When the image is cut, there will still be a cardstock border around the image.

Stampin' Up! new style cutting dies verses the old style

  • We’ve improved the adhesive that secures the dies to the insert sheet in the package so that it’s not too sticky. It’s easier to remove dies from the insert sheet, and the adhesive won’t cling to the dies.
  • We’ve standardized the size of the die inserts for easier storage based on our observation of how demonstrators store their dies. There are now only two insert sizes: 5″ x 7″ (12.7 x 17.8 cm), which coordinate in size with our stamp cases, and 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm). The standard sizes will allow uniform storage in whatever system you use. The envelopes that the dies come in will be slightly larger.
  • With old-style Dynamic folders, we recommended you spritz cardstock before embossing to soften the fibers so you got a better impression. Now, that extra step will not be necessary because the new-style folders usually create a crisp impression without spritzing. The way the new folders are manufactured also gives us options for more detailed and intricate designs in the future.
  • 3D folders are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders. Because they are thinner, you will need to use a shim, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use.
Get the Q & A details on the new dies and embossing folders by clicking HERE.

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Geared Up Garage Classic

Hi Stampers. Have you purchased the Geared Up Garage bundle yet?  It’s so fun!  I was so happy to see this suite in the 2019 Occasions catalog! It’s a fabulous stamp set and dies to create masculine cards with.  The sentiment stamps are versatile enough to give you options for Everyday cards, Father’s Day, Birthday, Valentine’s Day (or any “love” occasion).

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle cling stamp set and garage gears thinlits dies

Today, I am on my way to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Salt Lake City where I will get my hands on the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  Once I have that, I will know if this stamp set will be carrying over or retiring as of June 3rd, 2019.  I will keep you posted!

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Silver Embossing Paste Masculine car guy card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card stars with a Basic Black card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next up is a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Basic Gray CS. I used the Silver Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Palate knives to create this awesome background on that Basic Gray layer.  (I did several of them one day and let them dry over night before making the card.) The car, gas can and toolbox were stamped onto Whisper White CS using Versamark ink and embossed them using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool. I colored them with the Stampin’ Blends and die cut the shapes out with the coordinating framelits from the thinlits set.

Stampin’ Tip: The difference between a “framelit” and a “thinlit” is pretty simple.  A framelit is just that – a frame, it goes around the image and cuts it out.  A “thinlit” is a die that cuts out a more detailed die cut, such as the gears.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Silver Embossing Paste Masculine car guy card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The gears were cut from Basic Black CS using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies and my Big Shot. I then cut a strip of Basic Gray CS, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, and flagged the end with the Triple Banner Punch. The sentiment was stamped onto this strip using Memento Black ink.  The strip is attached to the background layer using liquid glue. (I suggest something a little stronger / thicker than snail adhesive due to the texture of the embossing paste). The toolbox, gears and car were attached to the background layer and then the excess of the toolbox was cut off from the back before adhering it to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Silver Embossing Paste Masculine car guy card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I used a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS. Before adhering it to the inside of my card I stamped the oil stains in Basic Gray ink, letting it hang off the edge a bit. It is adhered to the inside of the card using liquid glue (hey, I had it out for the rest of the card – why not?) To finish it off the gas can was adhered over the oil stains with the liquid glue. You can easily add “Happy Birthday”, “Happy Father’s Day” or whatever the occasion to the inside or you can leave it blank and have room to write a message. There are many possibilities…

Are you more of a visual learner? Here is a video explaining more on how this card was made:

If you wish to purchase any of these items, I have included a list of supplies used below with links to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

These are the supplies I used:

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If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

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Z-fold Tea Together Mother’s Day Card

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together fancy fold handmade card Petal Promeade DSP by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to make a Mother’s Day card. This z fold card starts with a base is a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow CS. Next, I took piece of Calypso Coral CS 11” x 5 ½” and scored it at 3 ½” and 7”. I then used the scallop edgelit from the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies on the right side of the card base. The Calypso Coral layer was attached to the Mossy Meadow card base. On card front, I adhered a 5-1/4” x 3-1/4” layer of the Petal Promenade DSP. I adhered another 5-1/4” x 3-1/4” piece of the Petal Promenade DSP (the same paper, other side).

Stampin' Up! Tea Together fancy fold handmade card Petal Promeade DSP by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the Tea Together Stamp set to stamp the Tea Pot, Teacup, large and small flowers in Versamark ink onto scraps of Whisper White CS. Next, I applied Silver Stampin’ emboss powder and melted with the heat tool. I colored these using the Stampin’ Blends markers. (Note: I used the light Petal Pink to just highlight a little on the teacup, because I didn’t want it to be too shocking white.) These items were then cut out using the Tea Time Framelit dies.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together fancy fold handmade card Petal Promeade DSP by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I attached the Tea Pot to the front of the card base using snail adhesive and the Teacup to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. After that, the ribbon was wrapped around the card and adhered to the Tea Pot using a mini glue dot and a small flower was adhered over that using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together fancy fold handmade card Petal Promeade DSP by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS 5-1/4” x 3-1/2” and attached the flowers. In conclusion, all that was left was to wrap the ribbon around the card and tie a bow on the right side. I’m thrilled with how it came out.

This card was featured in this Facebook Live video:

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “More Than One Score” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <—— you are here
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

 

 

If you wish to purchase any of these items, I have included a list of supplies used below with links to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

These are the supplies I used:

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Large Letters Happy Birthday Card

Hi Stampers. I just love the Large Letter Framelit Dies, they have so many uses!  I use them often with and without the coordinating Letters For You stamp set. Today’s card features two of my favorites – the large letter dies and the Well Written stamp set. 🙂  I created a bright and fun birthday card to share with you.

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits Dies over Marbled background birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This birthday card starts with a Lemon Lime Twist card base – 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″.  This makes the card hinge from the top when it opens. Don’t you just love how bright and cheery the Lemon Lime Twist is?  Did you know it’s retiring soon?  It’s a 2017-2019 In-Color, which means it’s retiring before the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog comes out June 4th.

2017-2019 In-Colors retiring June 3, 2019, expected to run out before then. Shop at www.QueenBCreations.net

These colors have been popular and supplies in these colors are expected to run out before the retirement date. Stock up now on cardstock, ribbon, designer series papers, etc.  Don’t forget the re-inker to go with the stamp pad and marker!  You can purchase these items in my online store here.

I also expect that all current Designer Series Papers will retire and be replaced with new ones.The new ones will be wonderful, but if you have any current favorites, I suggest you stock up on them NOW. You can purchase these items in my online store here.

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits Dies over Marbled background birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Back to our birthday card – I started by stamping the Marbled background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto the card front. Next, I cut a strip of Whisper White CS 4-1/4″ x 1″ and adhered it towards the bottom of the card front. I then adhered the multipurpose adhesive sheets to a piece of Bermuda Bay CS (approx. 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″). The letters H A P P Y were cut out of this CS using the Large Letters framelits dies and my Big Shot. I peeled off the backing and stuck them right to the card front – easy peasy! (Love that stuff!!) The word birthday, from the Well Said stamp set, was stamped onto the Whisper White strip in Bermuda Bay ink.

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits Dies over Marbled background birthday card with So Hoppy Together on the inside by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of this birthday card is lined with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White CS. I used the, now retired, So Hoppy For You Sale-A-Bration reward set and stamped in Memento Black ink before coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. (Just a quick reminder to get those things you love before they retire.) I added just a touch of Wink of Stella to the flies and butterfly wings.

If you wish to purchase any of these items, I have included a list of supplies used below with links to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

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  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
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Well Written Birthday

Hi Stampers. I am just in love with the Well Said bundle (Well Said stamp set and Well Written Thinlits Dies).  It’s a simple set that matches almost everything and covers almost every occasion.  If you don’t have this bundle, you will want to purchase it from my online store! (links below)  It’s pretty awesome! Today I’m making a birthday card with the bundle.

Stampin' Up! Well Said stamp set and Well Written Thinlits Dies Happy Birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Pear Pizazz card base – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″.  Next, I used my Big Shot to dry emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS using the Pinewood Planks TIEF.  I used the greenery and flowers from the Well Written Thinlits dies to die cut the images for the front of this card.  Before die cutting them, I applied the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back of Garden Green and Crushed Curry CS. I also die cut a large oval from Very Vanilla CS using the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes framelit dies.

Stampin' Up! Well Said stamp set and Well Written Thinlits Dies Happy Birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The dry embossed Very Vanilla layer was adhered to the card front using snail adhesive. Then the greenery was adhered to the dry embossed layer. The “happy birthday” was adhered to the Very Vanilla oval and then that was attached to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered Crushed Curry flowers over the greenery on the right side and placed a Basic Pearl Jewel in the center of each flower.

Stampin' Up! Well Said stamp set and Well Written Thinlits Dies Happy Birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card has another 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS.  I had cut an additional greenery and flowers to adhere on the inside lower right corner.  The sentiment is is one of the many from the Well Said stamp set and is stamped in Garden Green ink.

If you wish to purchase any of these items, I have included a list of supplies used below with links to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

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  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place an order and join my Queen B Creations VIP club for many more FREE PDF Project and Tips.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
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Happy Birthday Enjoy Life

Hi Stampers. I hope you have seen my post from last week about getting a birthday card from me and have filled out the form.  I just need the month and day of your birth (year not necessary) and a mailing address and I will send you a birthday card.  Today I am showing off a birthday card made using the Large Letters Framelit Dies and the Enjoy Life stamp set. (The word “happy” is from the Well Said stamp set – I LOVE that set!  It has soooo much in it!).

Stampin' Up! Large Letters Enjoy Life colorful sponged background happy birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a gorgeous grape card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. I used wedges of the stamping sponge to sponge color onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS. Our Whisper White CS is super smooth and gets great images when stamping. The colors I used to sponge onto this layer are Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. You can use any colors you wish, I just thought these looked bright and cheerful.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters Enjoy Life colorful sponged background happy birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Next, I cut the letters B-D-A-Y out of scraps of Whisper White CS using the Big Shot and the Large Letters framelit dies. I adhered the B first so I would know where to stamp the figure of the person holding up their hands. I chose to use the Stamparatus to stamp the figure from the Enjoy Life stamp set. I used it because I wanted a good solid dark image and I knew the Stamparatus would allow me to stamp multiple times in the exact same spot, ensuring I got the look I was going for. Then I was able to place the other three letters.  I stamped the word “happy” from the Well Said stamp set onto a strip of Whisper White CS using Gorgeous Grape ink and used my paper snips to flag the end. This was adhered with multipurpose liquid glue, as were all the letters.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters Enjoy Life colorful sponged background happy birthday card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White.  I kept the inside simple, I stamped the greenery from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink. I hope whoever recieves this card enjoys getting it as much as I enjoyed making it!

If you wish to purchase any of these items, I have included a list of supplies used below with links to my online store.  When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place an order and join my Queen B Creations VIP club for many more FREE PDF Project and Tips.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube paper crafting video tutorials.

 

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