Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Summer Silhouettes for The Paper Players

April and May are anniversary months around here. Two of my daughters were married during those months and my hubby and I celebrate our anniversary on May 6 (in 1978 - so our anniversary is 5/6/78! - and we didn't plan that on purpose!) So you can understand why I'm making so many anniversary cards lately. This one is for my middle daughter and her husband and she LOVES dandelions - so I got out my Summer Silhouettes Stamp set and used the sketch from The Paper Players Challenge #242 for the layout:

Just to give you an idea about how my daughter loves dandelions, look at the dress she designed for her daughter, our only granddaughter:

And here's a picture of my daughter on her wedding day. Take a good look at the bouquet, because she sneaked a dandelion into it, because I had objected when she wanted a bouquet full of them!!

So in honour of that memory, here is her and her husband's anniversary card:

  • I'm sorry, but I love the Something Borrowed DSP so much, I have to use it as much as possible before it retires. Both pieces of background Design Series Paper are from that set. I wish Stampin' Up! would break precedent and bring back this series in the Annual Catalogue, which is coming out June 2, 2015! It's just so pretty!
  • I stamped the images in Sahara Sand and Crisp Cantaloupe and die cut them and a matte of Crisp Cantaloupe using the Ovals Collection Framelits. The flags are made from Sahara Sand cardstock, Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and Whisper White cardstock stamped with another image from Summer Silhouettes.
  • I added some small Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a little bow made from Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine (retiring) and that's all there is to this simple card!
News from Stampin' Up!

The premiere of the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue is getting very close. We're just over a month away from it going live! I know, after seeing the retiring list, that I'm very excited and curious about all the new products we'll get to see and purchase! 
Become a Demonstrator for the Sneak Peek!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, one of the best perks is being able to view the new catalogues a month ahead of the public, and being able to preorder products during that month! If you want in on this privilege then all you have to do is join my team and order the Starter Kit in the next few days! It's only $125 with free shipping, and you can choose $155 worth of any current product! You might want to wait until May 5 or later, so you can order new sneak peek products in your Starter Kit!

Want a New Catalogue?

We will be able to ship catalogues to our customers starting May 7th or so. If you are a member of my stamp club, or an active customer, I will be mailing one to you for free, automatically. If you are not an active customer but would still like to receive a free copy, simply place an order for $50 or more before May 12th and I will see that you get a copy. Please make sure I have your mailing address for that purpose.

Price Changes

Stampin' Up! also announced yesterday, that there will be some price changes with the new Annual Catalogue. Stamp pads, refills and cardstock prices haven't changed since 2009, but prices will increase slightly starting June 3. There will be a larger increase for Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock. As well, the Big Shot and its cutting and crease pads will also see an increase, due to the manufacturer's increased prices.  And due to increased costs, background stamps will see a slight increase. This might be a good time to stock up on paper and ink, as well as to purchase a Big Shot if you haven't already.

The good news is that there will also be some price decreases on several products including several punches, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, and various tools, trims, and embellishments. So everything should even itself out!
One Day Overlap on June 2, 2015

There is an overlap of 1 day on June 2, where the old 2014/15 catalogue products and 2015 Occasions catalogue products can still be ordered at the old prices, as well as being able to order from the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue. Where the same product is in both catalogues, on June 2 only, it will be available at the 2014/15 price. After that it all changes to 2015/16 prices.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card today!

Product List


  1. This is just lovely! What a fun way to use that stamp set, especially since it does seem that your daughter is obsessed with dandelions! Beautiful daughter and granddaughter, BTW! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing family photos and your inspiration, Heather! Love the card you've created. The patterned paper compliments your stamped images perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!


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