Going Retro with Retiring Colors

 

I've been telling you what a fabulous time my Dazzling Demos and I had at OnStage Milwaukee...

 

 

Well the card I have for you is a direct result of that!

 

I haven't tried this fun--albeit messy--Shaving Cream (background) Technique in YEARS!!!

 

But it was demoed at OnStage--inspiring [I would assume] LOTS OF DEMOS to go Retro!!

 

 

 

Here's my offering:

 

Shaving Cream Technique, Shadowed Happy Birthday, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I have SO MUCH TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT THIS CARD!!!!

 

Ok, this is gonna sound completely ludicrous, but besides the mess (you know I'm a stamp-n-go kinda girl), the OTHER reason I hadn't tried this technique in a long time was the SMELL!!

 

 

Getting a tad bit personal here, but I don't use shaving cream for my legs; I use shower gel or just my shampoo.

 

Well, I dunno if I was just closed-minded years ago or if shaving cream has just come a long way in that amount of time...

 

but when I went to the dollar store looking for a stinky can of Barbasol, I FOUND A RASPBERRY-SCENTED CAN OF LADIES' SHAVING CREAM!!

 

AAAAHHHH!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!! :D

 

I don't mind the scent at all!

Yah. Scent is a big thing for me.

 

 

Ok, so quick run-down of the Shaving Cream Technique:

(needs: shaving cream, 2 non-porous pans or surfaces, 1-3 colors of ink refills, Paper Piercing Tool or toothpick, cardfront, empty gift card or similar, kleenex or baby wipes for potential mess)

  1. Spray a layer of shaving cream on a non-porous surface of some kind that's bigger than your cut cardfront. (Don't use a full card; attach this piece to a card base later.)
  2. Drop a few drops of each ink refill color randomly on the shaving cream.
  3. Squiggle your Paper Piercing Tool through it to swirl the color around a bit.
  4. Press the front of your cardfront onto the shaving cream so the whole front is pressed.
  5. Lift it up--it automatically starts curling from the moisture.
  6. Lay the cardfront down in the 2nd pan; hold a corner of the cardfront and scrape the shaving cream off with the gift card.
  7. Scrape off the gift card on the edge of the pan and continue that process until the shaving cream is all removed.
  8. Let the cardfront dry.
  9. **STEPS  4-8 TYPICALLY CAN BE CONTINUED FOR 3 or 4 CARDS (do several while you have the mess) BEFORE THE CREAM IS JUST TINTED RATHER THAN SWIRLED. 

 

**HOWEVER, I did 9 of them at one time without adding more drops of color (which is also an option) just by scooping the gift card scrapings back into my first pan.

 

 

Every background will be different, regardless of the number of times you do it!

 

 

 

OK NOW--may I just say something about the HAPPY BIRTHDAY itself???

 

How cool is that shadow???

Thank you MULTIPURPOSE ADHESIVE SHEETS!!! (pg 203 in the full catalog)

If you've never tried these? FABULOUS!!!

 

 

Shadowed Happy Birthday:

  • 2 different colors/pcs of cardstock (for this HB thinlit, I used 3" x 3 1/2" to make the most use of the Adhesive Sheets as possible; they come 6"x12")
  • 2 of those same size pcs of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
  • put the adhesive on the back of each cs (throw away the WORD side!)
  • run thru the Big Shot with thinlit on top of colored side
  • peel the backing of the adhesive sheet off the die-cut pc to adhere to project
  • offset the 2nd layer for a shadowed look

 

 

NOW I have to give a shout-out to [someone] in my Monday morning Stampers Club!

 

When I was showing this Shadowed Happy Birthday this month at my clubs (different card to show you later), I was adhering the 2 layers in my hands in the air.

 

HELLO!!!

Don't remember which brilliant stamper decided to lay down the bottom layer first; then remove the backing from the top one and offset it directly on the card!!

 

Hmmmm. How did I not think of that?!

 

 

Thank you, brilliant stamper friend!!

We are forever in your debt!!

Anyone remember who started this??

Please tell me!

She deserves a sucker! ;)

 

 

Ha!! No stamps!! But here's the rest of the supplies:

(Colors are retiring, but the rest is sticking around)

 

Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

 

Have an amazingly gorgeous sunny day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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A little bit o' blue...and the Adirondack chair

 

I still have swaps I'm sharing with you from Milwaukee.

 

These are just simply beautiful.

 

 

Have I mentioned how much I love swapping??? :D

 

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Jamie Priese, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Mary Ellen Storey, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Mary Burks, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

 

I'll be back tomorrow with another stunning card using a retro technique and more "blue."

 

 

Oh hey--do you HAVE that beloved Adirondack chair yet???

 

It is becoming UNbundled from the coordinating stamp set in the next catalog!

 

 

Click here to order now: 

 

 

 

 

 

Have an awesome day!

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Before it's gone!

 

Happy Late Monday, people!

 

I'm already coming across DSP that is gone.

 

Have you ordered the True Gentleman DSP yet?

I love it, and as you know, it's going away.

 

Here's a cool swap featuring it that I received at OnStage:

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Lisa Sornson, www.dazzledbystamping.com

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Lisa Sornson, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Remember, you can order online anytime, so you don't miss out on your favorite retiring items!

 

MOST items are only available while supplies last.

 

Click this pic to order online, and don't forget to use my freebie hostess code NM6QRC6V:

 

Shop online 24/7!

 

 

 

 

Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

 

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Steph

 

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MORE Color Info!

 

Happy Friday/Happy Weekend, people!!

 

 

I have a few things to share with you.

 

First, this is my last make-n-take from OnStage Milwaukee:

 

Rooted in Nature bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

It features many new products included in the Nature's Poem Suite in the new catalog--embellishments, bakers twine, DSP, and stamps.

 

I fell in love with it, and we WILL be having a product based class closer to fall. :D

 

Oh--and this stamp set was one of the items I got to pick from the box of all our supplies on the table before we left OnStage!

 

I was SO EXCITED!!!

 

 

 

Ok, NOW I have some New Color Resources for you.

 

I was VERY PUMPED to find out at OnStage that Stampin' Up! has Color Coach documents available for us!!

 

It will NOT be in the new catalog.

But here they are if you would like to print them yourself.

 

I also added a Color Revamp page that will house all these resources for easy reference in the future.

(I'm sure I'll be adding to it from past posts as well.)

 

 

 


 

Ok, one last thing for you...

 

As you know, I'm having my Moms, Dads, Grads, Brides & Babies Stamp-a-Stack this week Thursday, April 26.

We'll be making a stack of cards--3 each of 5 designs with envelopes:

  • Mother's Day--or at least a feminine design
  • Father's Day--or at least a masculine design
  • Graduation
  • Wedding or anniversary
  • Baby

The class fee is $30 or free if you place a $50 order that night (or I'll add a valid hostess code you can use within a month of the class.) 

 

Well, I added a 10am class that day. 

So--I'm opening both the evening and morning classes back up for this weekend.

 

If you wanna sign up (or even switch to the morning class), do it by this weekend please! 

RSVP NOW:        10am class, 4/26

7pm class, 4/26

 

 

 

Have a fabulously wonderful--and hopefully warm weekend!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Wanna know a secret?

 

I know some of you are a little disappointed that the Stampin' Blends are UNorderable right now, but it looks like most of them will be available sometime in May. (NOT OFFICIAL; that's what I'm interpretting.)

 

 

Here's the secret:

We ARE getting more Blends colors in the new catalog! :D

 

I counted 11 NEW colors!

 

 

Here's a make-n-take we made at OnStage Milwaukee a couple weeks ago:

 

Painted Glass, Graceful Glass 6x6 Designer Vellum, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

We used a stamp set called Painted Glass (part of a bundle with thinlits) and some new 6x6 Graceful Glass (black embossed) Designer Vellum.

 

So pretty!

 

Now, I'm not a big stained glass person, but some of it--like THIS piece--is just different.

 

We used Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends to color the vellum.

 

You can't REALLY tell we used the Lovely Lipstick cuz it's mounted on Real Red--EXCEPT when you realize that the "white" vellum is just UNcolored. :)

 

(Btw, coloring on the front makes it more vibrant!)

 

 

Oh--and that's some new Black Cord, too.

It's very shiny!

 

 

I have more COLOR things to share with you, but I think I'll save that for tomorrow.

 

 

Have a spectacular day!!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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2 Questions Answered!--Color Revamp

 

I'm excited about our upcoming Color Revamp!

And I received the new In Colors with my preorder yesterday!

 

I've had a couple questions that I didn't know how to answer yet, AND NOW I HAVE ANSWERS!!

 

I also have a few visuals/comparisons for you!

 

 

Question #1: Will the new formulation of ink refills work in my old style ink pads?

 

Short answer: Yes! (The new refills are perfectly safe/compatible to use in your old pads.)

Exceptions:

  1. Basic Gray (Archival) is going back to a non-permanent, Classic water-based die ink; it will no longer be Archival quality. (Newly formulated ink will bleed if trying to use with a colorbook/watercoloring technique.) So if your pad says Archival? And you want that capability? Make sure you have a Basic Gray ink refill on hand or order it NOW.
  2. Basic Black (Archival) ink is being completely retired. If you love THIS ink? Again, make sure you have your refills. In the next catalog, our black options will only be Jet Black StazOn (yes, it's coming back!) and Tuxedo Black Memento.
  3. REMEMBER THIS WARNING: 

StazOn + Photopolymer = clean immediately!

If you love that StazOn is coming back, YAY!! Me too!! BUT WHEN USING STAZON WITH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS, YOU MUST CLEAN THEM RIGHT AWAY, OR YOU TAKE THE RISK OF DAMAGING THE STAMPS! I completely ruined a stamp set before I realized the risk. My words chipped off. StazOn is solvent based, so it is quick drying. That can potentially make the photopolymer stamps brittle and break.

 

 

While we're talking colors, I thought I'd put an easy, clickable visual of the rest of the colors retiring. You can click to order online immediately:

 

Here's a reminder of your retiring products availability/deadlines:

Color Availability chart

 

 

 

Question #2: Will the new style ink pads fit in my Color Caddy that I already have?

 

Short answer: Yes!

BUT just not as tightly as the current/old ink pad style. If you store the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast.

 

Here's the fit/difference in pads in the caddy:

Pad redesign--how they fit in the [old] caddy, www.dazzledbystamping.com
[Old] Caddy fit: top 2 old vs bottom new

 

 

I thought I'd also show you more differences/features:

 

How they stack:

Pad redesign--stackable, www.dazzledbystamping.com
stackable: old vs new

 

How they look:

Pad redesign--larger color label, www.dazzledbystamping.com
Larger color label: old vs new

 

How they look--bottom & inside:

Pad redesign--stackable + inside label, www.dazzledbystamping.com

Pad redesign--inside label, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Just like probably most of you, I won't be replacing all my ink pads right away.

 

But I'm sure excited to get my hands on the brand new colors!!

 

 

If you have more questions about the Color Revamp or pad design--or ANYTHING ELSE, please let me know!

 

 

Btw, are YOU signed up to Craft the Night Away with me, Saturday, 5/5???

RSVP HERE

 

 

Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Clearance Rack Update + Butterflies!

 

Stampin' Up! just dropped a LOAD of items on the Clearance Rack this morning!!

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CLEARANCE RACK!!

(Don't forget to come back here and check out more swaps!)

 

 

I loved all the butterfly swaps I received!

 

Did you see the 2 coordinating butterfly sets are retiring?

Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics + their thinlits/framelits.

 

THIS set--Beautiful Day--is carrying forward from the Occasions Catalog, though:

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Becky Edson, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Bonnie Alexander, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by a fellow demonstrator, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

CLEARLY this ISN'T a butterfly! But it IS from the same set, AND it's one of my favorite swaps! :)

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Julia Mazur, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Have a fabulous day! :)

 

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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It's Bird Day!!

 

Haha.

Happy Monday people!

 

In general, I'm not a bird person, but...

 

How cute are these swaps I received???

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Juliann Knudsen, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Martha Ludeking, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Stefanie Wilcox, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Susan Brickner-Wren, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I LOVE swapping at events like OnStage!!

 

I love getting such a wide variety of styles and stamp sets featured.

 

 

Just a quick post for today...

 

Remember TODAY is the last day to register for the Moms, Dads, Grads, Brides & Babies Stamp-a-Stack!

 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

 

 

 

Have an amazing rest of your day!

 

 

Remember, if you can fall in love with a project, you can learn to create it! Here to help you channel your inner Creative Genius...

 

Steph

 

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Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper

 

We've never had a product like this!

 

This make-n-take from OnStage uses the "Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper."

 

Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes and Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

The paper is extremely delicate!

 

We used Mini Glue Dots to adhere to the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards.

 

 

When we were passing out supplies and I was cutting the paper, I was asked by Nadine, "what color would you like?

 

Hello!?!?!?!

Have you not been stamping with me long enough to know????

Haha.

We HAD already discussed my love of Blackberry Bliss...

 

But I DID say it a little nicer--IF there's any Blackberry Bliss left, you KNOW I'd like that please!

(I HOPE I said please!)

 

 

 

Here's what the full sheets look like; they come vanilla on one side, white on the back:

 

Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

This first sheet you cut apart starting with the bottom border.

Then you can cut the other border and 6 overlays.

 

The 6 are sized perfectly to our Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes as shown in our make-n-take.

 

 

THIS is a full 12x12 piece!

I can think of a couple of you who are going to love this stuff!


Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

In case it hasn't hit you yet, the kraft background is just the paperboard sheets from the packaging.

 

The vanilla or white is all laser-cut detail!

 

 

It sure makes a pretty card!

 

 

Hope you're enjoying some sneak peeks and samples this week.

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

By the sounds of the weather forecast, I'll be staying inside! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steph

 

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A Magical Swap

 

Before I show you a swap I know many of your (and your daughters) are gonna love, I need to remind you of a couple things...

 

#1 

Remember if you've checked out the Retiring Lists...ALL BUNDLES will retire, because Stampin' Up! UNBUNDLES everything going from one annual catalog the next.

 

However, that doesn't necessarily mean the stamps and the [framelits/thinlits/punch] are gone.

 

Some will definitely still be available; they just won't be discounted 10% as a bundle.

 

Look carefully. :)

 

 

#2

I have a couple classes coming up soon, and one of them has an RSVP deadline by Monday!

  • Moms, Dad, Grad, Brides & Babies Stamp-a-Stack, Thursday, April 26, 7pm (RSVP by Monday, 4/16)
    • 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs), $30 class fee or $50 order: 
    • Mother's Day--or at least a feminine design
    • Father's Day--or at least a masculine design
    • Graduation
    • Wedding or anniversary
    • Baby

 

  • Craft the Night Away!, Saturday, May 5, 6pm-midnight (RSVP by Wednesday, 5/2)
    • It's such a fun, relaxing, BIG BLOCK OF TIME to work on any project of your choice!
    • $5 class fee gets you half a table of space
    • Bring your own: project, snacks, non-alcoholic beverage

 

NEW:

  • Mommy & Me Class (Mother's Day theme), Saturday, May 12, 10am-11:30am (RSVP by Wednesday, 5/9)
    • $20 class fee covers you and your (son/daughter, grandchild...) Click RSVP above for more details.
    • Only 2 M&M spots left (4 people total), so sign up soon!

 

If you have any questions about these classes, let me know!!

 


 

 

Ok, now I'll share the magical swap I received.

 

OnStage Milwaukee 2018 swap created by Roberta Clough, www.dazzledbystamping.com

Ok, I'm no mermaid lover, but this is fabulous!!

 

Can you see the Seaside embossing behind her, too?

 

NEED TO KNOW: This Magical Day stamp set is retiring!

Actually the whole suite is...

 

So get it now if you want it!

 

 

Have a magical day!! ;)

 

 

 

 

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