RemARKably Creative Blog Tour: Anything NEW!

RemARKably Creative Team Blog Tour

Welcome to the May edition of RemARKably Creative Blog Tour – Anything NEW! I hope you are enjoying each stop along the blog tours that feature projects created with the newest products from Stampin’ Up’s 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that launches June 1. If you have been following along the blog hop, you might have come from Leonie Schroder‘s blog. Wasn’t her project AMAZING? Such talent is a challenge to follow! 

Not to get too personal, but it’s been a crazy three weeks, hence the topic of this card. My husband’s car was totaled, my car had a hit and run, my dad’s cancer is back, and then yesterday I visited my sister in the hospital and took my daughter to the ER! Talk about a nutty month! So when I was trying to figure out what to make for this hop, I saw the sentiment and voila! A card was born. 

This card is made with the Colorful Seasons bundle. If you want to get a bundle, this is it because it covers all the seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. You will get a whole year’s worth of cards out of this bundle, I promise! I also used two of the newest Stampin’ Up colors, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. The card base is Fresh Fig, then a layer of Early Expresso and then Watercolor paper. After painting the paper with an Aqua Painter and water, I squeezed the ink pads of Elegant Eggplant, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst so that ink was on the lid and then dipped my Aqua Painter in the ink and painted sections that I had dampened with each of the colors. Set that aside to dry and die cut the branch out of Early Expresso cardstock and the flowers out of Watercolor paper as well. Once your background is dry, stamp Just Breath in Versamark and heat emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. The flowers are colored at the center with Berry Burst and an Aqua Painter and then Basic Pearls are placed in the centers. Embellish with some Gold Metallic Thread and put the card together! A detailed list is below and f you would like to make this card yourself, please email me and I’ll help you as I would love to be your Demonstrator! 

The next stop on the blog hop is Annette Sullivan  but if you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of all the talented Demonstrators that are participating:

 


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Thinking Of You Retiring Hostess Set – Iconic Occasions

Stampin’ Up is all about fellowship and sharing. Indeed, their motto or Statement the Heart is ” To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!” To that end, they offer many ways to share the love of stamping and creating, either through clubs, classes or Stampin’ Up demonstration night parties. Stampin Up loves to reward a hostess who invites her friends over for a night of Stampin’ Up fun, or for hosting an online event by offering certain hostess sets that can only be earned, not purchased. As such, they are pretty special stamp sets. This card features a hostess set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog that will retire on May 31. It’s called Iconic Occasions and here is a photo of the set:

 

This card is simple yet elegant. Often times, we can get so caught up in making sure we have lots of layers or embellishments and forget that as in fashion, so with cards and less sometimes can be more. Another thing that struck me about this project is the usage of the same sentiment three times. Who says just because you stamped an image once, you are done? Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and you just might surprise yourself while stretching your supplies even further than ever! If you are interested in learning how to qualify to get this set for FREE, please email me at jen@stampastical.com. After May 31, this set is gone forever so don’t wait! 

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The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop: Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Blog Hop for May 2017 and Happy Mother’s Day! This month our theme is Sneak Peek. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stamptastical.com or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jen Tribue – Stamptastical.com. My post features a modge podge of several new stamp sets, colors, punches, ribbon, paper and die cuts. 

So obviously the theme of this blog hop is Sneak Peek and sharing a small selection of the amazing products that are featured in the upcoming Annual Catalog. This project actually uses two bundles, Lovely Friends and Wood Words. The Lovely Friends bundle has a die set that features a gorgeous laurel die set that raises as you open the card and a matching banner. Here is the inside:

 

Check back later this week for a video that shows how to put together this card so that the laurel pops up. The sentiment and the lovely laurel inside and the flowers are from Lovely Friends. The wooden crate is from the Wood Words bundle which is too cute for words! That bundle not only includes dies that allow you to cut out and score an adorable crate shaped box, but it also features images and text you can use for labels, for decor, etc. For this project, I just used the crate die cut from that particular bundle. 

The Lemon Lime Twist background to the label on the treat holder is our newest punch, the Lovely Label Punch. This project also highlights three of the five newest In Colors – Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  All of these products will be available to order on June 1, so be sure you jot down what you like as you travel through the blog hop and make your wish list! At the end of the blog post, you will find a list of products used.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and be sure to request a catalog and I’ll drop one in the mail. I would love to be your Demonstrator! 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog –Jen Tribue, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



 

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2017-2018 Catalog Sneak Peek: Lovely Friends Bundle

Shhh! This is a sneak peek of one of the bundles in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog going live on June 1! I just got my catalog in the mail and as a Demonstrator, I can preorder certain products before they are available to our beloved customers. That’s one of the many, many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Anyhoo, this bundle I just fell in love with and HAD to have. It’s called Lovely Friends and it features really beautiful large sentiments that fill up that card front with color and sweet sayings as well as some floral images and pretty labels. But wait, because it gets better when you bundle it with the Lovely Laurel Thinlit dies and voila! Perfect coordination and gorgeous cards.

 

What is super neat is that the laurel that you die cut from the Lovely Laurel Thinlits actually pops up when the card is opened and the die set features a banner shape that is scored and perfectly created to fit the laurel wreath and still pop up when it’s opened. I plan on doing a video about it in the upcoming week. I hope you like this card even though it’s a bit simpler than what I usually do. I was so busy trying to create the pop-up part and understanding how it all fits together that I didn’t bling it up as much as I usually do. The floral images were stamped and cut out from this bundle as well. It just has it all! This bundle is available to order starting June 1 but if you can’t wait, sign up to be a demonstrator and get this bundle, and up to $125 worth of product for only $99! If you would like more information, click here to email me. 

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Eastern Palace and NEW In Colors!

 

So this week we are highlighting the newest suite of products from Stampin’ Up! – Eastern Palace. You can get this suite EARLY before the new catalog goes live on June 1. This project shows off some of the stamped images offered in the suite as well as the medallion die cuts and patterned paper that are also included. What is super nifty is that you also receive three of the five brand spankin’ new In Colors that will be released on June 1 as well. In this project, I used the Tranquil Tide In Color and Lemon Lime Twist. Here is a better sample of the colors featured in the preview:

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Early Release: Eastern Palace Suite

 

 

EXCLUSIVE EARLY RELEASE AVAILABLE TODAY!

Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Cover

And…I have great news for you today!  You don’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on some of the wonderful, new products from the new catalog.  Starting TODAY, May 1 through May 31, Stampin’ Up! is offering select items from the Easter Palace Suite of products – and you’re going to want to be first in line for these amazing offerings!

During the month of May, customers can purchase items from the Eastern Palace Suite – you can purchase one of two special, limited time bundles.  You can’t go wrong with either one (even though one of the bundles is SO MUCH BETTER than the other).  🙂

Here are the bundles you can order starting May 1:

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 – $60.50

 

This bundle is perfect for the beginning crafter!  The bundle includes the following:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (FREE)

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 – $103.50

Wowza!  That’s the mother lode – and it’s worth every penny of it!  This bundle is perfect for the avid crafter – this is for the crafter who wants it all!  The bundle includes the following:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack, Mini Tassels Assortment, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad, Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (FREE) and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (FREE)

Join Today

If you are gunning for one of these bundles, good news!  You can add the Starter Bundle or Premier Bundle to a Starter Kit (and the free items will be included) today.  For just $99, you can join my Stampin’ Up! team and select $125 of your choice of product with no commitment to purchase anything else.  AND you can order other select pre-order items from the new catalog starting May 1.  What fun!  If you would like to join my amazing group, please email me at jen@stamptastical.com or join now.

Fun Video

Here’s a fun video Stampin’ Up! produced to give a sneak peek at these Early Release bundles, click here.

Summary

You’re going to love all of the items included in these bundles.  The stamps, papers, dies, accessories, inks and freebies – they are all pretty amazing.  This week I will be showcasing some projects made with these bundles. This card is made with one of the new In Colors called Fresh Fig.  It’s a yummy deep burgundy color.  It also features the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper, the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Fresh Fig cardstock and ink and the Mini Tassels. 

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Video Tutorial: Beautiful You Z-Fold Card

 

Today I have a Stamptastical video tutorial on how to make a Z-Fold card featuring Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful You and Big On Birthdays stamp sets and Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (which was on the Retiring List but has already sold out, read on for details).  It seems fancy but it’s SUPER easy and fun to make. This is a great card when you want to impress but you are running low on time. While this is a birthday card, it could easily be a card for just about any occasion. I hope you find this tutorial helpful and if you would like for me to teach you in person, just say the word! I am here to help! There is an Inspiration Sheet below that details the supplies needed, cutting dimensions, where to score and basic steps to create this project, just for you so enjoy! 

 
Just a reminder that the Stampin’ Up! retirement list is out and products listed are available while supplies last (and some have already sold out in two days – can you believe it??) so if there is something that you had your eye on in the Occasions Catalog or the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, I would not wait to order! Best of all is that many of the products are up to 50% off! Click here for more details about what is retiring. It’s always sad to see favorites go but the bright side is that a new catalog will be available on June 1 and there will be all new products for us to love! I got to get a sneak peek at the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and there are so many amazing new products in so many styles, new colors to love, gorgeous papers and oh my gosh, the ribbon and embellishments! I could go on and on. I look forward to showcasing all the gorgeous new products in the upcoming weeks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop – Retiring 2015-2017 In Color

Welcome to the Blog Hop for April 2017. This month our theme is Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Stamptastical.com or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jen Tribue’s Blog. 

Each project in this blog hop is made with the Retiring 2015-2017 In ColorsThese colors will not be available after May 31, so if you have a favorite, now it the time to order or stock up. If you have the ink pads, be sure to order the reinkers because they won’t be available to order after they retire. Stock up on cardstock as well! You can order by clicking here. Below is the Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors palette. 

 

I have some colors that I like more than others in 2015-2017 In Color palette. This card doesn’t show every color, but it has four of the five. The color palette for this project is as follows:

 

I decided to play with a couple of die sets that are available in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog which also expires May 31. The flowers were cut using the Flourish Thinlets die set and the sentiment was cut with the Stylish Stems Framelits die set. Finally, I ran some of the Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape across the top. I was going for clean, simple and elegant, so here’s hoping I hit the mark. The actual sentiment is from a new stamp set that will be featured in the upcoming catalog. I will have more details for you later this week on the exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up, what it means for you and new products.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Jen Tribue at Stamptastical.com, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



 

 

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VIDEO: You Amaze Me Detailed Dragonfly Card

I have to admit that I like “girly” things, especially cards. I shared this card as a swap card with my demonstrator sisters in this area and since it had a couple of techniques and products from both the Occasions and the Annual catalog, I thought I’d share it with you and include a video so you could see exactly what those techniques are. 

 

Here is the color palette for this card:

 

Here is a video tutorial that shows exactly how to make this card, but if reading is more your style, then click here to download a .pdf that will walk you through how to make this card, cutting dimensions, product list, etc.

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You’re EGGstra Special!

Hellooooo Stamptastical Friends! How are we all settling into the time change? I don’t mind setting the clocks back in the fall because I gain an hour of sleep, but the spring is brutal! I go to bed an hour late and wake up an hour too early, or so my body says. Anyhoo, I wanted to share this card as it’s one we will be making at our Stamptastical March – Easter Greetings card class this Saturday. It uses the Basket Builder bundle (buy the Basket Bunch stamp set AND the Basket Builder dies together and save 10% off) as well as the Oh So Succulent Designer Series paper, all of which is in the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Now, I should warn you that IF you want to make this card, or you just love the sparkly Easter eggs as much as I do, you have to order now because supplies are going to be running out on the 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack and it won’t be available after March 31. That’s when Sale-A-Bration ends and you will no longer be able to choose free products with a qualifying order. You can find out more about Sale-A-Bration here

The color palette used for this card is as follows:

If you are interested in attending this Saturday’s class, you can sign up right on this blog when you click Classes and Events and select Register. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing some exciting Stampin’ Up! updates about Paper Pumpkin and a new technique, so I hope you will stop by. Wednesday I will have a project video for you as well. 

You might have noticed that the basket is a little shimmery as well. I used Wink of Stella to give it a shimmer. Love that stuff! 

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