Stampin’ Dreams June Blog Hop

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Soft Watercolours using Accented Blooms Stamp Set with Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Stampin’ Dreams June Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop. This month’s theme is Birthday. You are currently visiting Anna from the UK. I hope you enjoy my project.

For my project today I decided to use one of the new stamp sets called Accented Blooms to create a beautiful card for my bestie’s birthday.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Soft Watercolours using Accented Blooms Stamp Set with Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!

Hello, Friend card dimensions:

  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Whisper White regular cardstock two pieces measuring: 5-3/4″ x 4″ (14.5 cm x 10.2 cm)
  • Whisper White regular cardstock for punching the shape

First, I scored the base so it’s ready. I took one of the Whisper White panels and adhered it inside of the card for a birthday wishes.

Next, I took a Gorgeous Grape ink pad, inked floral arrangement image from Accented Blooms Stamp Set and stamped it on my second panel.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Soft Watercolours using Accented Blooms Stamp Set with Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!

I’ve used Granny Apple Green ink pad and I stamped ‘Hello’ sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched it with a coordinating Tailored Tag punch.

Next, from a Dragonfly Dreams stamp set I took a stamp that says “To my wonderful friend”, inked just the ‘friend’ word in Gorgeous Grape and stamped it just below the word ‘hello’. I adhered it to my panel using dimensionals and adhered the whole panel to the base.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Soft Watercolours using Accented Blooms Stamp Set with Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!

Firstly, I wanted to leave it just as is, but then I decided I could add a little colour to my floral arrangement.

Using aqua painter, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and few new in colors®, I watercoloured the image. And yes, you can watercolour on a regular Whisper White cardstock. You just need to be careful and use way less water. A bit of clear Wink of Stella finished off my card.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Soft Watercolours using Accented Blooms Stamp Set with Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!

I really hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today and I would love to encourage you to hop along with us and see the rest of beautiful projects designed by amazing artists. Please be sure to continue to hop using the list below. You don’t want to miss any!

I’m also adding this card to the fun challenge:

As always, if you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

Host Code for the month of June is XEYXTEPE. Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive a Surprise Thank You Gift from me. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank You Gifts will be shipped in the first 2 weeks of the following month they were earned (mid-July).

Aqua Painters

£15.50

Clear Block E

£11.00

Pin me

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo. I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest xx

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Soft Watercolours using Accented Blooms Stamp Set with Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!


UPDATE

There was a number of products that due to unexpected shipping delays weren’t available when the catalogue went live. But I’m happy to announce that the following products are now in stock and available for purchase.


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I would also love to invite you to join my team which is called Serendipity Crew.  We are a part of one of the biggest teams in the UK – a really wonderful group of women, of whom many have become dear friends of mine. We all support and inspire each other. So when you join my crew, you don’t get just me to help and support you, we all are a big friendly group! And we would love to welcome you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Go For Greece Training Group June Blog Hop

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Clean & Simple Card using All The Good Things Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamp Set. Koi carp - Mango Melody ink pad

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Go For Greece Training Group June Blog Hop

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Let's Celebrate Clean &  Simple Card using Stampin' Up! Amazing You Stamp Set - Powder Pink, Berry Burst & Gold Foil

Hello! Welcome to Go For Greece Training Group June Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators scattered all over the world, who are determined to learn (from the best of the best) how to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business – no matter what the word ‘successful’ means for each of us. You are currently visiting Anna from the UK.

Today I wanted to share with you this beautiful, clean & simple card I created using All The Good Things Stamp Set. It is one of our new range of distINKtive stamp sets. This patent-pending distINKtive style of stamps, lays down the ink at different opacities, giving the finished image more depth. You won’t believe the amazing detail this single stamp creates.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Clean & Simple Card using All The Good Things Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamp Set. Koi carp - Mango Melody ink pad

Everything I needed for this amazing card was a stamp, ink and paper – literally!

The base of my card is thick Very Vanilla cardstock.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Clean & Simple Card using All The Good Things Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamp Set. Koi carp - Mango Melody ink padFor the Koi, I’ve used a brand new colour called Mango Melody. Stamped it on a piece of regular Very Vanilla cardstock that measures 3-1/2″ x 5-3/8″ (8.9 cm x 13.7 cm) and mount it on a slightly larger piece.

Both added to the base using dimensionals.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Clean & Simple Card using All The Good Things Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamp Set. Koi carp - Mango Melody ink pad

I don’t think this simple card needed anything more, except few rhinestones.Anna' Stampin' Cave - Clean & Simple Card using All The Good Things Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamp Set. Koi carp - Mango Melody ink pad

I really hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today and I would love to encourage you to hop along with us and see the rest of beautiful projects designed by amazing artists. Please be sure to continue to hop using the list below. You don’t want to miss any!

As always, if you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

Host Code for the month of June is XEYXTEPE. Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive a Surprise Thank You Gift from me. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank You Gifts will be shipped in the first 2 weeks of the following month they were earned (mid-July). 

Clear Block E

£11.00

Pin me

Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo. I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest xx

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Clean & Simple Card using All The Good Things Stampin' Up! Distinktive Stamp Set. Koi carp - Mango Melody ink pad


HOW TO USE HOSTESS CODE


I would also love to invite you to join my team. I have a small team which is called Serendipity Crew. We are little but growing. And we are part of one of the biggest teams in the UK – a really wonderful group of women, of whom many have become dear friends of mine. We all support and inspire each other. So when you join my crew, you don’t get just me to help and support you, we all are a big friendly group! And we would love to welcome you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Kylie Bertucci’s International Project Highlights

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Kylie Bertucci’s International Project Highlights

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to vote for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. My project is under number  27!  You can do it here or use a button at the end of my post.

A theme for this highlight is ‘Friendship’. So I thought I will use some of the new products to create my card.

To create this card I used the sketch from the Global Design Project:

I slightly re-engineered it though (lol)

And here’s my card:

Anna' Stampin' Cave - friendship rustic card using Stampin' Up! Detailed with Love Stamp Set

Friendship card dimensions:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Very Vanilla regular cardstock for stamping
  • Wood Textures DSP Stack: 2″ x 4-1/8″ (5.08 cm x 10.5 cm)
  • 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon 7″ approx (17.8 cm)

First, I created the base. Next, I cut DSP at a slight angle – the narrower end measures 1-2/8″ (3.2 cm). I adhered it to the base using snail adhesive.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - friendship rustic card using Stampin' Up! Detailed with Love Stamp Set

Now the Stamparatus came in handy. I wanted to create a little border where DSP ended. I placed my card in the Stamparatus at an angle so the grid at the Samparatus base and the edge of DSP created ‘one line’.

I placed the border stamp where I wanted it to stamp, and using the plate I lift it up. I inked my stamp with a Pool Party Ink Pad and made my first impression. Now taking advantage of hinges, I moved the plate one spot in the right direction, inked and stamped again. Moved it, inked and stamped it one more time. Perfect alignment each time!

Next, I took the Petal Burst embossing folder and placed it on the bottom part of the card base, so it ended just by my stamped Pool Party border and run it through the Big Shot.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - friendship rustic card using Stampin' Up! Detailed with Love Stamp Set

For the sentiment, I chose ‘Life is sweeter with friends like you’ also from Detailed With Love Stamp Set. I thought it would fit well. I stamped it in a Pool Party on a piece of regular Very Vanilla cardstock and next die cut it using the second largest oval die from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I took a piece of burlap ribbon, fold it in half and adhered under the oval. Next, using dimensionals I mounted it on my card.

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed coming to my blog today.

Now, make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to check all lovely projects and vote for your favourites. Hope my project will be among them. My project is under number 27!

As always, if you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

I also add this card to:


Host Code for the month of June is XEYXTEPE. Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive a Surprise Thank You Gift from me. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank You Gifts will be shipped in the first 2 weeks of the following month they were earned (mid-July).


Stamparatus

£46.00

Big Shot

£102.00

Anna' Stampin' Cave - friendship rustic card using Stampin' Up! Detailed with Love Stamp Set


HOW TO USE HOSTESS CODE


I would also love to invite you to join my team. I have a small team which is called Serendipity Crew. We are little but growing. And we are part of one of the biggest teams in the UK – a really wonderful group of women, of whom many have become dear friends of mine. We all support and inspire each other. So when you join my crew, you don’t get just me to help and support you, we all are a big friendly group! And we would love to welcome you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

DistINKtive – A New Kind Of Stamps From Stampin’ Up!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – A new kind of stamp

Stampin’ Up! knows there is always room for innovation, which is why we’ve trademarked a new style of the red rubber stamp. Named DistINKtive, these stamps start with a photograph, which an amazing Stampin’ Up! manufacturing team in Kanab, Utah then turns into a photorealistic red rubber stamp!

You probably remember the first of the distINKtive stamp set that was introduced during Sale-a-bration called Heartfelt Blooms.

Well, with this new catalogue Stampin’ Up! decided to bring some more of these incredible distINKtive stamp sets.

Distinktive stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for a realistic depth and intensity.

With distinktive stamps, you can add monochromatic dimension and artistic flair to your stamping.

This innovative stamp style allows you to create images with depth by simply inking and stamping once. How cool is that!

Stampin’ Up! has a very informative video about how these amazing stamps work here.


UPDATE

There was a number of products that due to unexpected shipping delays weren’t available when the catalogue went live. But last night Stampin’ Up! announced that some of them are available now:

So I’m happy to announce that the following products are now in stock and available for purchase.

As for Stampin’ Blends, only current colours are back in stock. Thank you for your patience. I will let you know as soon as I have more information about the availability of the new Stampin’ Blends colours.

Host Code for the month of June is XEYXTEPE. Orders of £50+ (excl. p&p) will receive a Surprise Thank You Gift from me. You won’t be disappointed!

Thank You Gifts will be shipped in the first 2 weeks of the following month they were earned (mid-July).


HOW TO USE HOSTESS CODE


I would also love to invite you to join my team. I have a small team which is called Serendipity Crew. We are little but growing. And we are part of one of the biggest teams in the UK – a really wonderful group of women, of whom many have become dear friends of mine. We all support and inspire each other. So when you join my crew, you don’t get just me to help and support you, we all are a big friendly group! And we would love to welcome you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Last-Chance Products – Retiring List Announced

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Last-Chance Products – Retiring List Announced

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Stampin' Up! Last-Chance Products – Retiring List Announced

It’s that time of the year again, when Stampin’ Up! is getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from both the Annual and Spring Summer catalogues. As sad as it is to see these products go, there’s still time for you to get them before they’re gone. Retiring products will only be available until 31 May, or while supplies last. So if there’s something from retiring products on your wishlist, don’t wait until last day – once they’re gone, they’re gone. And they are selling fast!

Check retiring stamp sets here –>

Check retiring bundles here –>

Check retiring everything else here –>

You can also download a list of retiring products from Spring/Summer Catalogue below:

The list of retiring products from 2017-2018 Annual catalogue can be found below:

Promotion Information

  • Promotion dates: 9 April–31 May 2018 beginning at 21:00 (CET)/8:00 p.m. (GMT)
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after 31 May.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until 7 May; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party/order
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after 8 May.
    • These discounts will not be preannounced.
    • If you buy a product at a retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Order Deadlines

  • Phone: 31 May 2018, by 17:50 (CET)/4:50 p.m. (GMT)
  • Online: 31 May 2018, by 23:50 (CET)/10:50 p.m. (GMT)

If you have any questions please drop me a message. I’m more than happy to help.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for a month of April: 77BSGU7H – Use this code in the month of April and receive a gift from me. Spend £75 or more and use the code, and you will receive from me a Berry Burst 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon plus BRAND NEW Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalogue and a handmade gift. Special Notes:

1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from m

Don’t forget to check:

Spring Summer 2018 catalogue is in full swing. Click here for more details –>

Spring Summer Catalogue Paper & Ribbon Shares. Shares are open to Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands & United Kingdom. 102 sheets of DSP & 2 yards of each type of ribbon from Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for more details —>

Ever wondered what it’s like to join Stampin’ Up!’s community? I may have few answers for you. Click here for more details –>