Let Us Inspire You

Do you need an extra dose of inspiration? Don’t worry—it’s right at your fingertips. All you need is a catalog and a willingness to experiment. Start by flipping through the annual or January–June catalog and pick a project that catches your attention. Then, CASE it (Copy And Share Everything)!

Here’s how it works—you choose one aspect of your chosen inspiration piece and copy it on a new project. We selected the Enjoy the Little Things card from page 125 of the annual catalog as the inspiration piece. Then, we used these CASEing techniques to create three additional projects.

  • Copy the color scheme. The Great Places card uses the same color scheme as the inspiration piece.
  • Copy the technique. The Thanks card copies the technique of the original card by incorporating a die-cut background with separate cut-out pieces added back in.
  • Copy the layout. Take the guesswork out of project design by using the inspiration piece as a template as we did on the Love & Joy card. Simply mimic the design but substitute different stamps, paper, and accessories.

Friend Like You Stamp Set (item 149237)
Friendly Silhouettes Dies (item 149546)
Tasteful Texture Stamp Set (item 149234)
Tasteful Backgrounds Dies (item 149545)
Last A Lifetime Stamp Set (item 151479)
Lasting Elegance Dies (item 151475)
Above The Clouds Stamp Set (item 149404)
Hot Air Balloon Punch (item 149520)

Label Me Bold

This card from Sally Halvorson uses the Label Me Bold stamp set from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It has a lot of nice sentiments and some cool shapes. It is retiring, so order it by May 22 if it is on your wish list (item# 151631).

Last-Chance Products

Select products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and 2019–2020 Annual Catalog are retiring, and this is the last chance for you to stock up! Retiring stamp sets will have guaranteed availability until May 22, 2020; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 2. If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it as soon as possible.

Click here for a pdf of the retiring list for the Annual Catalog.

Click here for a pdf of the retiring list for the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Stay Home and Stamp

We have three cards to share today, and each one features a unique tip that you can add to your papercrafting repertoire.

If you’d like a card with simple lines and a subtle touch of color, try the markering technique featured on the Happy Easter card. Simply use Stampin’ Write Markers to color directly on the rubber of the Easter Promise Stamp Set. This gives you perfect control over the depth of color in your stamped image; it also lets you easily incorporate more than one color for a clean, sophisticated look.

Go bold with Melon Mambo and Pool Party, as we did with our Sweet Friend card using the Welcome Easter Stamp Set. Pro tip: Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper isn’t just for birthdays! We love how it makes the Melon Mambo Cardstock pop.

The adorable You Brighten My Day card features the Distinktive Full of Happiness Stamp Set. The varying rubber densities give your image depth and complexity, making it super fun to stamp with.

May Stampin’ Class – By The Dock

We will make this card at the May Stampin’ Class using the By The Dock, Waterfront, A Wish For Everything and Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp sets, Dockside, Lakeside and Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. You can use Father’s Day or Birthday sentiments. Join us for this masculine card class.

May Stampin’ Class – Mountain Air

At the May Stampin’ Class we will be concentrating on cards with a more masculine style. We will make this card with the Mountain Air, Waterfront, Itty Bitty Birthdays and Birthday Jubilee stamp sets, Majestic Mountain and Stitched Nested Labels Dies, High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and Classic Label Punch. You can choose to make it vertical or horizontal. Register today for this fun class!