Monday, May 18, 2020

Beautiful World for Fab Friday and Pre-Order Unboxing Video

It was an exciting weekend for me: after five (count 'em - 5) delivery reschedulings, my new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Pre-Order was finally delivered at 6:45 pm Friday evening. I had given up hope of getting it for the weekend and set my sights on Tuesday, because it was a long weekend in Canada, so I was so excited to hear that big thump on my door! Those poor UPS guys are working SOOO hard right now. It's apparently busier than the holiday season. Of course, after doing a Facebook Live of unboxing my order (see below), I had to spend my weekend playing with all my amazing new goodies. The first suite that I wanted to get my hands on was the World of Good Suite, including the Beautiful World stamp set!

I decided that I would play along with Fab Friday's sketch challenge #189:

I realized after that I didn't have the bow on the sentiment but I hope otherwise it fits the bill:

  • I used a lot of new products from our beautiful new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue for this card: the wood grain paper in the background is from a fabulous double pack of 12x12 DSP called **In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. Gorgeous texture and neutral colouring perfect for masculine designs and others in this set.
  • The next layer is DSP from the **World of Good Suite. It's from the **World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper. The embellishments on three of the corners and on the Suede Ribbon are from the **Antiqued Corners & Slides, also part of this Suite.
  • The globe, compass, quill & ink well are stamped images from the **Beautiful World stamp set. The base of the globe is stamped in Versamark ink and covered in a mix of gold and silver stampin' emboss powder to make one more like pewter. I stamped the globe in Gray Granite, but after a second or two covered it in the same mix of embossing powders and heat set it. They were die cut with the **World Map Dies except for the compass which was punched with the retiring 1" circle punch. (Get it while you still can!)
  • The ink well is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, while the quill is in Early Espresso, along with the compass.
  • I love the font of the sentiment, which looks like a quill pen wrote it. It was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink as well. The shape of the sentiment banner was created with the new **Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, one of my new favourite tools!
**New products from the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Not available to order until June 3, 2020 unless you become a Demonstrator!

Now, I thought I would share my Facebook Live video of my Preorder unboxing with you so you can see what other products you can look forward to in the next couple of weeks before you can order from the new catalogue yourself.


Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to send you a new catalogue. As long as you live in Canada and don't have a regular a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd be happy to mail one to you.

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Embossing Buddy
World Map Dies

*Retiring Products - Available only until June 2, 2020 or until supplies last
**New products from the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Not available to order until June 3, 2020 unless you become a Demonstrator!
***Retiring Products - Already sold out and no longer available


  1. Oh, thats awesome! Love the vintage look and your layering is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Very pretty, Heather! I got this one, too - thanks for putting such a cute sample out there so fast, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. Awesome card Heather. I love the retro masculine feel of it. Glad to see they are bringing back some ribbon slides, I loved the old ones they had several years ago.

  4. The mix of embossing powders is a fun idea and looks wonderful for your stamped images! I like the layering of different papers too...great texture!Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  5. Yikes, all your comments got ahead of me! Thanks to all of you - Amy, Heather, Eunice and Amanda! I really appreciate your comments. This set just says vintage to me and I love all the antique touches in the suite like the ribbon slides, Eunice!

    It's fun to combine embossing powders and experiment a bit, Amanda. I once did it with gold and the old Iridescent Ice sparkly embossing powder and it was spectacular!


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