Share What You Love Suite Early Release Begins May 1st

Over the past couple of weeks I have shared a number of projects I created using a brand new stamp set called the Love What You Do stamp set.  It is definitely my favorite of the three sets that I received for my OnStage display board!  I only received the stamp set, but it is actually part of an entire suite of products that is going to be released on May 1st to customers, a WHOLE MONTH before the Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st!  For the early release, the stamp set will be available as part of three exclusive bundles which will ONLY be available during the month of May.  Once the catalog ordering period begins on June 1st, everything in the bundles will still be available, but will only be available separately.  Each bundle also includes at least one FREE GIFT when purchased during the early release, which makes this offer even sweeter!  So let’s take a peek at each of the bundles and what is included in each:

The Just Getting Started Bundle

This bundle is the most basic of the three, and is perfect for beginning stampers!  It includes a free gift of Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes (a $6.50 value)!  This bundle costs $57.00 (before tax and shipping), and the item number is 149524.

 

The A Little More, Please Bundle

This bundle is a bit of a step up from the first and includes TWO stamp sets, as well as TWO free gifts: a package of Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes AND the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (an $18.00 combined value)!  This bundle costs $91.50 (before tax and shipping), and the item number is 149525.

 

The Gotta Have it All Bundle

This is the most inclusive bundle available and includes THREE free gifts!  The free gifts include the two gifts from the previous bundle, as well as an exclusive stamp called the Statement of My Heart Stamp (a $30.00 combined value).  This bundle costs $127.50 (before tax and shipping), and the item number is 149526.

 

2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads Bundle

In addition to the three Share What You Love bundles, the early release also includes a bundle of the NEW 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads!  Get all FIVE colors in the NEW ink pad style for only $33.75, which is a savings of 10% off the cost of them separately!  This is a great way to get the new colors early AND save a bit of money at the same time!  The item number for the In Color ink pad bundle is 147153.

So there you have it!  Which one(s) will you choose?  All of these bundles are available for purchase starting May 1st!  They may be ordered in the online store, or directly through me via email at nicollebelesimo@gmail.com!  If you are a new customer, purchasing any of these bundles through me will also guarantee you a copy of the NEW Annual Catalog, which will be delivered sometime in mid-May!  I would love to add you to my list!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!  🙂

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Copper Tea Tin and Mini Note Card Set

My project today features items from a NEW suite of products called the Tea Room Suite!  All products in this suite will be available starting June 1st when the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog goes live.  For this project, I used four products from the suite: Copper Tea Tins, Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, Tea Room Ribbon, and Spot of Tea Framelits Dies.  There is also a coordinating stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a Memories and More Card Pack in the suite!

For this project, I decided to keep it simple and do a coordinating set of three mini notecards with envelopes.  The tins measure 3-3/4 x 3-5/8 x 2-1/4 inches in size, making them the perfect size for holding 3 x 3 inch note cards and envelopes!

I wrapped the tin with a piece of Vellum, and then wrapped a piece of the Tea Room Ribbon around it as well.  I cut a doily from Fresh Fig cardstock using the Spot of Tea Framlits Dies and my Big Shot, then applied one of the stickers from the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers.  I cut a 1-1/2 inch circle from the vellum as well, then applied the butterfly sticker.

Inside the tin are three mini notecards.  I used sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for each card!  I used the same ribbon as on the outside of the tin, and used both of the doily dies from the Spot of Tea Framelits, one in Fresh Fig and the other in Whisper White.  I LOVE mini note cards, as they are the perfect size to tuck into gift bags, lunchboxes, or coworkers mail boxes!  You can also punch a small hole in the corner, thread some ribbon or twine through the hole, and use as a gift tag.  I kept all three cards exactly the same except for the sentiment and the sticker on the envelope:

I really love the combination of Fresh Fig and Copper.  I think it’s a really pretty color combination!

All of the items from the Tea Room Suite will be available June 1st.  When you receive your new catalog, you can find the suite on pages 14 and 15.  Need a demonstrator?  I would love to help you with whatever you need!  Please feel free to contact me anytime, or visit my online store to shop!

Although most of the products used on this project are not available just yet, there are still lots of fantastic products available NOW! Click the image below to shop current products, and don’t forget to check out the last chance products section!  All products in there are retiring, and are only available until May 31st or while supplies last.  Some products have started selling out already, so be sure to stock up on your retiring favorites before they are gone for good!

Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

My OnStage Display Board in Hartford, CT

Today I am sharing my display board from OnStage!  I was sent a box of new product in February and asked to create 15-20 projects to display this past weekend in Hartford.  I had originally planned to make everything coordinate, but then I decided to go the opposite route, and use lots of different colors and patterns instead!  I made sure to make a variety of projects, including card fronts, mini note cards, tags, a banner, a scrapbook page, and even a couple of 3D items.  I’m very happy with how it came out, and I will be sharing each in more detail here on my blog and on my Facebook page over the next couple of weeks!

The three stamp sets I was sent to make my projects are called Sitting Pretty, Love What You Do, and Lined Alphabet.  All of these sets will be available in the NEW Annual Catalog on June 1st!  Love What You Do will actually be available a month EARLY as an early release item (more details to come on that!)  Here’s a closer look at the three sets I was sent:

Sitting Pretty

 

Love What You Do

 

Lined Alphabet

 

These are only a few of the amazing new sets that will be available starting June 1st!   Thanks for stopping by today and please be sure to check back tomorrow for the first project that I will be sharing from my board!  🙂

Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

The Retiring List is Coming!

The current Annual Catalog will retire May 31st! In order to make way for exciting new products, many current products will need to be retired. The full list of retiring products from both the current Annual Catalog, as well as the 2018 Occasions Catalog, will be released on April 9th. On that date, I will post the list here on my blog, as well as my Facebook page. Once the list is posted, all tools, accessories, embellishments, etc. will revert to “available while supplies last” status. This means that if something sells out right away, it will no longer be available even though the current catalog does not retire until May 31st. Retiring stamp sets are the only exception to this. Because Stampin’ Up! manufactures all of its own stamps, they will continue to produce retiring stamp sets according to demand until sometime around the third week of May. At that point, retiring stamp sets will also become “available while supplies last“. Be sure to check your wish lists once the list comes out to see if there’s anything you wish to order. Once retired items sell out, they are gone for good!

Don’t forget that retiring In Color items tend to sell out FAST!  Be sure to stock up on all of your favorite 2016-2018 In Color products before they are gone!  The following colors are retiring this year:

Please note that in years past, some In Color items have sold out within a day of the Retiring List being posted!  If you really love these colors, I suggest stocking up sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.  These are gorgeous colors and are very popular, so I expect that they will go quickly! To shop retiring In Color products, click HERE.

Be sure to check back in the afternoon on April 9th.  The retiring list is scheduled to post at 1:00 PM Mountain Time.  I will post the list, as well as links to the online store, as soon as possible after the list posts!  I will also post the info on my Facebook page as well!

Please contact me with questions!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

It’s the LAST DAY of Sale-a-Bration!

I can’t believe today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration!  It went by SO fast, but what a great sale it was!  This year’s Sale-a-Bration items were just amazing, and there was such a great selection.  I will be sad to see them go!  If you would like to get your hands on some last minute items, there is still time!  All orders place TODAY before 11:50 pm Mountain Time will still earn Sale-a-Bration rewards!

There is still also time to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration and get a fabulous deal on a starter kit!  Get over $300 worth of items for only $99!  (And it ships to you for FREE!)  Here’s what you get if you join Stampin’ Up! TODAY:

  • $125 in product of your choice from any current catalog or the online store!
  • TWO additional stamp sets of your choice (up to $101 in added value)!
  • A Paper Pumpkin Kit ($20 value)!
  • Demonstrator supplies ($65 value)!
  • A welcome gift from me ($25 value)!

But this fabulous deal is only good for TODAY!  So if you’ve been considering joining, be sure to do it while there’s still time!  🙂

Thanks for checking in today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Barn Door Card Inspired By My Real Barn Door!

My card today is made with the Barn Door Bundle.  It is inspired by the door on my actual barn!  It’s pretty simple, and just shows two doors, two wreaths, and a simple sentiment.  The Barn Door stamp set includes stamps for the door, two different wreaths, and some sentiments.  The bundle also includes the Sliding Door Framelits dies, which includes 15 dies!  You can use this bundle to make cards with doors that actually slide, though for this one, I just kept them stationary.

Here’s a picture of my actual barn door:

The design on the doors is slightly different, but I tried to keep the card as close as possible to the actual thing (and yes, it’s almost April and my Christmas wreaths are still up!  LOL!)

Here’s a peek at the full bundle:

Of course, the stamp set and and framelits can be purchased separately as well!

 

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Crumb Cake card base:  8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Crumb Cake middle layer:  5-1/4 x 4 inches (embossed with Simple Stripes Embossing Folder)

Crumb Cake layer for doors:  5 x 3-3/4 inches (door stamped twice and cut with framelits)

Whisper White scraps for wreaths and sentiment piece

 

Also, don’t forget, TOMORROW is the last day of Sale-a-Bration!  There’s still time to earn Sale-a-Bration items with a purchase of $50 or more (before tax and shipping)!  Scoop up some great last minute deals before they’re gone!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Sheltering Tree Four Seasons Project

Today’s project is one I made a couple of years back.  I was going through old pictures on my laptop and I noticed that pretty much everything on this project is still current, so I thought I would share!  When the Sheltering Tree stamp set first came out a few years ago, the first thing I thought of using it for was a four seasons themed project.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to make, but I knew I wanted to do something.  I was at Kohl’s one day and found this frame, and thought it would be perfect.  So I bought two frames, and made one for me and one for my best friend. I love the way they came out!

Each panel measures 4 x 6 inches in size.  For the background on each, I cut a 1-1/4 inch circle and used removable adhesive to hold it in place.  I then sponged Soft Sky ink lightly over the whole background.  When that was done, I removed the circle and filled in the sun with So Saffron, again, lightly sponged.  I then stamped the ground and tree, and went from there!  I will show a close up of each panel below, as well as post any relevant info about each one.  We’ll start with the winter panel:

Colors:  Soft Sky, Soft Suede, So Saffron

 

Colors:  Soft Sky, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding (retired)

As the Pistachio Pudding is now retired, if I were to make this again, I would use either Pear Pizzazz or Lemon Lime Twist!

 

Colors:  Soft Sky, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi

 

Colors: Soft Sky, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist (retired), and Hello Honey (retired).

Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry would be good substitutes for the retired colors on this panel.

This project was a lot of fun to make, and a lot easier to make than it looks!  This is also a great way to show that Stampin’ Up! products can be used for much more than cardmaking and scrapbooking!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

The Importance of Handmade Cards

Just got internet and cable back after a CRAZY storm yesterday!  We never lost power, thank goodness!  I wanted to post this earlier, but couldn’t get on my computer to do it.  Better late than never!

Since becoming a demonstrator, I send lots of handmade cards to friends and family!  And I love to see how they brighten people’s day!  Why not make a handmade card for someone YOU love this weekend?  🙂

Nicolle

A Picture Perfect Birthday Card

The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set is one of my favorite products from the Occasions Catalog!  I love the many fun stamps that can be used to create candles, noisemakers, confetti, and more, as well as the lovely script sentiments!  For this card, I decided to use bright blues and greens for the colors.  I really love the combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and white, so that’s what I went with!

The measurements for this card are as follows:

Bermuda Bay Card Base: 4-1/4 x 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches and folded in half.

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP Background layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

White Strip: 5-1/4 x 2 inches

Bermuda Bay Scallop Layer: 3 x 3 inches

White Circle Layer: 3 x 3 inches

For the candles, I used Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay ink, as well as Peekaboo Peach for the flames.  I then used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut the candle layer, as well as the scalloped piece behind it.  The sentiment is also from the Picture Perfect Birthday set, and is embellished with a silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.  The top of the card is finished with a Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon bow!

Here’s a peek at the full stamp set:

This set is a photopolymer stamp set and contains 18 stamps.  Suggested clear blocks are b, c, and d.

You can find this set, as well as the rest of the products used to make this card, listed below!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle