As I mentioned on Monday, it is officially party week at my house. I have four Holiday parties this week, three of which are here at my house. Monday’s party was absolutely fabulous! Poli hosted a Paint and Vino night here in my studio. We had the best time. You can see the instructor’s painting laying on the edge of the table. Below is my version. I’m not much of a painter, that’s my daughter’s talent. The sky is supposed to be reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. Obviously, I’m not Van Gogh, but I think it looks pretty good. I’m kind of amazed that my little classroom actually fit 10 people seated comfortably with even a little room to spare. I’m going to have to start scheduling classes here in my studio again now that it’s all fixed up.
Speaking of parties, the Occasions Mini catalog will start January 4th and I can already tell that one of the hot new items will be the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets Die. Pop-Up cards in general are very popular and balloons are perfect for a number of occasions, like birthdays, parties, celebrations, congratulations, just to name a few.
This is my last sample from the Party Animal Suite that I made for the OnStage Displays. This was such a fun Suite of products to work with. And the color palette is so bright and cheerful. The ideas were overflowing. When making displays, we’re encouraged to make flat, lightweight cards due to the weight of the items, but I knew that this product really needed to be made the way it was intended: as a pop-up. I kept the front of the card relatively simple. I have to say the Metallic thread works perfectly as strings for the balloons.
And here’s the inside…Wow! Look at all those colors! And here’s a close-up shot of the pop-up on the inside of the card. I know that these pop-up dies can be a little intimidating. I recommend the first time you use plain copy paper so if you make a mistake, you haven’t ruined the good paper. Maybe even try a couple run throughs on plain paper before using the good stuff. There are guides on the die on where to line up your paper, but practice is always helpful. Just note how tall the die is and be sure to center it on your piece of paper vertically as well as checking to make sure your straight horizontally as well. For this card, I die cut a piece of White card stock and then layered the confetti pattern paper over the top to give a contrast to the stripes behind the pop-up panel. The White pop-up panel helps break up the business of the two different patterns. If you’re stamping the balloons in the center, be sure to do that while it is still flat before you fold the panel for the pop-up. Then you’ll get a nice stamped image.
I still have some more sneak peaks of other products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and will continue sharing those as time permits.
December is chugging right along. You still have time to get your order in to have your supplies prior to the Holidays. If you need help with any selecting products, I’m here for you. Here are December’s Specials.These items are available only while supplies last. Please note the sale prices are only through January 3rd. Retiring Stamps are guaranteed available only until 12/21 and retiring Accessories are only available while supplies last.
So this is the last month for the Holiday Catalog. This year, Stampin Up has given us a list of products from the Holiday Catalog that will remain on sale after the Holiday Catalog ends on January 3rd. See below for the Holiday Carryover List.
Page Item Description
49 142200 Basket of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
19 142887 Sapins de Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
19 142049 Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set
6 142043 Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
22 142125 Father Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
22 142122 Father Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set
42 142202 Glamper Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set
15 143036 Bas de Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
15 142114 Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set
39 143040 Saison Pétillante Clear-Mount Stamp Set (French)
39 142101 Here’s to Cheers Clear-Mount Stamp Set
39 142098 Here’s to Cheers Wood-Mount Stamp Set
27 143046 Houx Pour Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
27 142061 Holly Berry Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set
47 142196 Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set
24 143123 Traîneau de Noël Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
24 142057 Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set
26 143127 Cloches de Circonstance Clear-Mount Stamp Set (French)
26 142107 Seasonal Bells Clear-Mount Stamp Set
26 142104 Seasonal Bells Wood-Mount Stamp Set
9 143142 Étoile Lumineuse Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
9 142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
40 143156 Doux Foyer Photopolymer Stamp Set (French)
40 140936 Sweet Home Photopolymer Stamp Set
5 141982 Real Red 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
7 142635 Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder
7 142668 Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder
7 142000 White Gift Boxes
31 142009 Emerald Envy 6″ x 8″ Project Life Album
31 142010 Variety Pack 2 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
47 142020 Copper Foil Sheets
6 140396 Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
27 141843 Holly Berry Builder Punch
26 141846 Bell Punch
19 141851 Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
9 141840 Starlight Thinlits Dies
46 141849 Paisley Framelits Dies
24 140278 Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies
15 141841 Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies
39 141838 Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
40 140279 Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
13 143537 Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
39 142001 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags
Today’s Supply List: