Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue and Upcoming Classes

The new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue has arrived! Its packed with beautiful stamp sets, some new must have embellishments and some very pretty new In Colours. Click on the catalogue to the left to view it online, or contact me to buy your own copy. Better yet, if you book a workshop, you get the catalogue for free!

The new stamps sets in this catalogue are die-cut, meaning there is no cutting involved before mounting them onto the wooden blocks. Stamp sets that were brought over from last year's catalogue still need to be cut out with your craft and rubber scissors.

The new In Colours are vibrant and very pretty. They are called Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red. (Love the names!). Here is a link to colour combinations you can use with these new In Colours. You can print it off and keep it with your Stampin' Up! supplies.

You'll notice in this new catalogue that Stampin' Up has removed the section at the back where it tells you all the details about the projects made throughout the book. Here is a link for you to view these details with pictures, and here is a link with text only. Again, you can print it off and just keep it somewhere for a handy reference guide. A nice addition to this catalogue is the step by step techniques that are found throughout the book, just to tempt you to try something new every now and then.

The technique class for this month is Faux Silk. Its one of my personal favourites! In the class you'll learn how to do this easy yet fabulous looking technique by making 1 card, a gift tag and a 6" x 6" scrapbook page, as well as a sample for your technique books. The cost is $17 which includes all supplies used in the class. Date: Thursday April 30th 7:30 pm. Please email or call me to book your place at the craft table for this night! Next month's technique is Emboss Resist.

Stamp-a-Stack classes are happening again. This class I've put together is for children's cards, 5 boy cards and 5 girls cards, and you'll be watercolouring! The cost is $20 which includes all materials used in the class as well as 10 envelopes (which can be stamped to match your cards as well). Date: Tuesday May 19th, 7:30 pm. Stamp a Stacks are popular classes, so don't wait too long before booking your seat at my craft table. Please send me an email or call me to save your place!

Lastly, I want to show you what my son made with some SU products a few weeks ago. He's really into everything pirates and he has watched me on many occasion creating cards and trying different techniques on paper. He asked if he could try and make a treasure map to add to his piratey collection of stuff, using some of my SU things. WELL! I gave him some chocolate chip ink, a piece of SU Kraft coloured paper and some markers and he set to work for an hour. Below is his result! He now wants to teach his friends how to make one of these.
:-) Love it!