Sneak Peek at New Annual Catalog

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the latest Global Stamping Friends blog hop.  In today’s hop we will be featuring items that are in the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  We will use both new and carry over items. I hope you find our blog hop inspiring and that you get creative along with us.

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I love my job! Just last weekend I traveled to Salt Lake City to attend our OnStage convention. It was amazing! While I have attended these events for years, this was the first year that one of my team members was able to attend with me.  We had a blast!  I work for such a fabulous company and love hanging out with a room full of people who love what they do!  While we were there we each got a copy of the brand new catalog and some brand new Stampin’ Up! products. Today I will be showcasing one of my favorite bundles from the new catalog, It Starts With Art.

Stampin' Up! It Starts With Art Salt Lake City OnStage Display Board by Wendy Cranford

I attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage (basically our convention) in Salt Lake City and Wendy Cranford demonstrated this bundle.  She made this coupon portfolio and I knew I had to try it!  This would be awesome to hand out with a new catalog, making the three bookmarks each a coupon for buying Stampin’ Up from me. How fun would that be?!?!

Stampin' Up! It Starts With Art coupon portfolio by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is my version. My version starts with a 12″ x 9″ piece of CS in one of the yummy new 2019-2020 in-colors – Seaside Spray. On the short side, I scored it at 6″, rotated the cardstock 90 degrees and scored at 6″ & 9″. I removed all the bottom 3″ on one of the panels as shown in the graphic below:

Stampin' Up! It Starts With Art coupon portfolio by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I adhered Follow Your Art DSP to my base. The 6″ x 3″ panels have a 5-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ pieces of DSP, while the 3″ x 3″ panels have 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (note: make sure you are adhering to the reverse side, since those panels will fold up. Then I used a 1″ hole punch to cut a notch into each 3″ x 3″ panel. The bottom panels get folded up and attached with tear and tape on both sides of each panel. The “coupons” are 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Thick Whisper White CS and slip into the pockets. Each of these “coupons is decorated with buttons cut out using the Arts & Crafts dies and a 1/8″ hole at the top with a strip of 1/8” ribbon in the top of each “coupon”.

Stampin' Up! It Starts With Art coupon portfolio by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the cover, I used a 2-1/4″ x 5″ piece of Purple Poise CS followed by a 2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. Onto the Whisper White layer I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink and stamped buttoms in Pacific Point, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. (It was easy to decide which colors to use.  I just used the ones listed on the back on the pack of Follow Your Art DSP.

Stampin' Up! It Starts With Art coupon portfolio by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I stamped the stack of ribbons, ink refills and markers in Basic Gray ink and colored them with the Stampin’ Blends. I then cut these out using the Arts & Crafts dies. The marker and ink refill I adhered directly to the front, the ribbons were adhered over them using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Once it was done, it did not want to stay together (it’s kinda thick), so I created a belly band out of a 3/4″ x 7″ piece of Purple Posey CS. I’m just tickled pink how it came out!

If you live in the US (not already working with a demo) and 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!

To continue on the hop, just click the “next” arrow or use the Blog Hop Line Up below.  Happy Hopping!

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  1. Amanda Farlinger
  2. Amber Thompson
  3. Vicky Wright
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard <—- you are here
  5. Jenn Curtis Charles
  6. Tricia Butts
  7. Marieke Bart
  8. Amanda Bates
  9. Kimberley Anne Morris
  10. Lisa Henderson

These are the supplies I used:

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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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Last Chance Retiring Stampin’ Up! Items

Hi Stampers.  It’s that time of year again – time for a new catalog full of wonderful new product.  To make room for all the wonderful new product a few things need to be retired. I am posting the retirement list below in PDF and Excel (easy to sort) versions for your review.  They will continue to manufacture all stamps up til May 24th, after that it’s while supplies last (like the rest of the list). Please note that Stampin’ Up! is retiring clear mount stamps and making all those sets in cling mount instead.  Because of this, those stamp sets are listed on the retirement list as retiring. I have highlighted those that will carry over in the new format. Be sure to place your order soon for those items you want that are retiring, once this list comes out – things sell out pretty quickly.  This is especially true for Designer Series Paper and the out-going In-Color items.

PDF version of the Last chance retiring Stampin' Up! items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog Excel verions of the Last chance retiring Stampin' Up! items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog

I would also like to remind you that bundles are only offered at the 10% off the first time they appear in a catalog.  Therefore, if there is a bundle you like that is carrying over, you save money buy buying it now instead of later when they are only sold separately.

As always, my store is open 24/7 for you to shop online and I encourage you to contact me for any of your Stampin’ needs.

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.
  • 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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Country Floral All Adorned

Hi Stampers. You are pretty much the BEST ever!  I have some great customers and I am so thankful for those of you who support me in a job that I love.  It means the world to me to be able to work from home doing what I love doing and earning money doing it! This card is for you!

Stampin' Up! Country Floral TIEF colored with Stampin' Blends handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This beautiful card starts with a Petal Pink card base – 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″.  This makes the card open from the bottom and flip up. Next i used the Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Big Shot to dry emboss a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. Next, I colored the flowers ad leaves using Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Up! Country Floral TIEF colored with Stampin' Blends handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the focal point and sentiment, I used the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies to cut ovals out of Petal Pink CS and Whisper White CS. The sentiment, from the All Adorned stamp set, was stamped onto the Whisper White oval using Crumb Cake ink. I adhered all these pieces to the card base using snail adhesive. The bow was made out of 3/8″ Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon and attached with glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Country Floral TIEF colored with Stampin' Blends handmade card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I cut a Whisper White layer of CS – 4″ x 5-1/4″. The flower, from the Painted Seasons stamp set, was stamped in Petal Pink ink in the lower right corner. I got this idea for this card from a friend, Candy Ford. She made this card without coloring the flowers, it looked very pretty that way, too.

If you are looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to train and spoil you – I’d love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

These are the supplies I used:

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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
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Tea Together Z-fold Card

Hi Stampers. Two of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! is making “fancy fold” cards and a good sale!  Sale-a-bration in an annual event and is the biggest sale of the year! We have two levels – you earn a level 1 gift for each $50 you spend and a level 2 gift for each $100 you spend.  One of the level two gift is this awesome set of framelits that match the Tea Together stamp set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

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

The z fold card is one that has been around for a while and I’ve seen similar cards online and this is my own version of it.  The card base is a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow CS. Next, I took piece of Blushing Bride 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. 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 zfold handmade fancy fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the Tea Together Stamp set to stamp the Tea Pot, Teacup, large and small flower 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 so it wasn’t too shocking white.) These items were then cut out using the Tea Time Framelit dies (a level two SAB item).

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.  The ribbon was wrapped aound 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 zfold handmade fancy fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS 5-1/4” x 3-1/2” and sprinkled on Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted with heat tool. 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.

I shared how to make this in my Facebook Live on December 31st on my Facebook Page.  It was then edited and uploaded to my YouTube channel.  Here is the YouTube video.

For you use, I have listed the supplies used in the making of this card below.  Each picture has a link to that item in my online store.  I’d love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

These are the supplies I used:

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Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31) is the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year.  Earn FREE product gifts for every $50 or $100 (total before shipping and tax) you spend.  I love how many of the gifts coordinate with Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration coordination limited release products.

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments about today’s project.

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.
  • 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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Geared Up Garage

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to another Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop.  This time we are showcasing projects made using new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2019 Sale-a-bration brochure. For my card, I chose to use the Geared Up Garage set.  I can’t tell you how excited I was to spot this set in the new catalog.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Best Dad handmade card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

My card started with a pacific Point card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Next, I made good use of the coordinating Classic Garage Designer Series Paper stack.  I cut the red piece to 5-1/4″ x 4″ and make two flags out of two other pieces in the stack. The piece with the steering wheels was cut to 3″ x 4″ and I flagged it with the paper snips. I used the banner triple banner punch to flag the gray piece, cut to 1-1/2″ x 4″.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Best Dad handmade card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, I cut a circle out of Whisper White CS.  I then stamped the oil spills and nuts in Basic Gray ink.  Using the Best Dad stamp and Real Red ink, I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White CS. The emblem die from the Garage Gears Thinlit set was used to cut out the sentiment and another one in Silver Foil paper.  I inserted the sentiment into the emblem and attached both to the circle using glue dots.  All pieces were then attached to the card front using liquid glue.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Best Dad handmade card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside of the card is lined with a 5-14″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS with a 1″ x 4″ strip of DSP on the right side.  I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink and adhered this layer to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

if you would like to see more fabulous creations using products from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure, please follow along on the blog hop.

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Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Karie Beglau
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Vicky Wright
  6. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  7. Narelle Fasulo
  8. Amanda Farlinger
  9. Kimberley Anne Morris
  10. Amanda Bates
  11. Lisa Henderson
  12.  Marieke Bar
  13. Jan Musselman
  14. Anja Reuss
  15.  Rachel Macleod
  16.  Lisa Ann Bernard <— you are here
  17.  June Olsen

These are the supplies I used:

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Price: $110.00

Online Class:

Do you love this set as much as I do?  Would you like to make a dozen of these cards from home the easy way?  Check out my latest online class:

Geared UP Garage Online Class by Queen B Creations. From the 2019 Occasions Catalog

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

  • 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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