Out with the Old…

…and in with the New!!  The Retiring List is always bittersweet.  While it’s so sad to see what’s on the way out, it’s exciting to anticipate the new catalog.  I have seen the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, and it is awesome!!  I am only allowed to show the cover for now.

So what does this mess have to do with the new catalog?  I am working on cards for my long-distance customers.  I will send these out with their new catalogs this year.

Here’s one of the cards I’ll be sending – a CASE of a card I did earlier this year, and a favorite of mine.  I am using the Cool Treats Suite.  It’s so fresh and summery – what a perfect theme as the weather gets warmer.  The stamps and framelits will carry over to the new Annual Catalog, but they will not be available bundled.  If you would like to take advantage of the discounted bundle price, order by May 31.

Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  If not, I would love to have you as my Customer.  I promise excellent Customer Service, a Loyalty Rewards Program, and gifts with qualifying orders.  Please contact me at stampyourworld@gmail.com with your mailing address if you would like to receive the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Have a great weekend!

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Strawberry Season

I am celebrating some retiring colors that I am really going to miss – Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush!  The good news is this…as of today, you can still get cardstock and ink pads in these colors.

I paired these great colors with a stamp set that will carry into the new Annual Catalog in June.  It is “Basket of Wishes”, a great set for year-round use.

Products used to make today’s card are shown in the carousel below, but discounts are not reflected there.  Please visit the online store for prices.  There are many reductions on retiring items, and the Clearance Rack was updated this week.  Quantities are limited.

Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great day!

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Golden Wishes

Here’s another hidden gem from the Retiring List – the Botanical Builder Framelits at half price, that’s $16.50!  The flowers and leaves on this card were made with these fabulous framelits – they will be missed!  The Falling Petals Embossing Folder is also half off at only $4.25.

Here’s a better picture of the beautiful Gold Foil on this card.  I limited the color scheme to Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla so that it would stand out.  The greeting was made with the “Banners for You” bundle.

Click here to check out the online store. You’ll find more retiring items on sale, and the Clearance Rack was also updated yesterday.  Quantities are limited.  Also, keep in mind that stamps and framelits from bundles that are not retiring, like this banner set, will not be available for the bundle price in the new Annual Catalog.  If you would like to get these items at a discount, make sure to order before May 31.

Products used to make today’s card are shown in the carousel below, but the discounted prices are not reflected there.  Please visit the online store for prices.  Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great day!

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Perfectly Wrapped Kudos

Here’s a fun card that can be made for several occasions, thanks to the different sentiments included in “Perfectly Wrapped”.  I made congrats cards for team members.

I made them in two different colors – Dapper Denim and Basic Black, each with a pop of Flirty Flamingo and Silver Foil.

This stamp set is on the Retiring List.  Click here to check out the online store for all retiring products and prices. Retiring products are only available while supplies last.  The Clearance Rack has also been updated today, so it’s a great time to shop for deals!

Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great day!

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Big on Birthdays Double Fold

This was one of our club projects this month, and it includes a double fold.  It is also a double CASE.  I took an idea from my upline Mindy Gray for the fold, and an idea from Dena Rekow at the Creativity Cave to incorporate of that stamp that nobody uses.  Do you know the stamp I mean?  You can probably pick it out of the “Big on Birthdays” set, shown below.

I do love this set, but I don’t have anyone on my list that would appreciate “At Least You’re Still Pretty”.  But it is a pretty stamp, so we covered it up a bit with a big flower.  I drew in the veins on the flower with the Whisper White Watercolor Pencil.

The left fold of the card opens to reveal another pretty stamp from this set…

The Sweet Sugarplum layer is actually another card base that opens to the right…

You can see how the layers stack up in this end view…

This card isn’t hard to create, but there are a lot of pieces.  I have listed them below.

Tip Top Taupe Base   5 ½” x 6 ¼”, scored @ 2”

Sweet Sugarplum Inner Base   5 ¼” x 8”, scored @ 4”

Designer Paper and Whisper White for Inner Base   5” x 3 ¾”

Designer Paper on front flap   5 ¼” x 1 ¾”

Tip Top Taupe center panels    (2)  3” x 3 ½”

Whisper White on center panels   (2)  2 ¾” x 3 ¼”

Mint Macaron on front panel   2 ½” x 3”

I used Succulent Garden designer paper on this project, and it is on sale for $6.60 in the Retiring List – a great deal for twelve double-sided 12″ x 12″ sheets!  The Flower Medallion punch is also on sale for $12.60.

Products used on this card are shown in the carousel below, but the discounted prices are not reflected there.  Click here to check out the online store for all retiring products and prices. Retiring products are only available while supplies last.

Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great Monday!

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Basket Bunch Tags

“Basket Bunch” is a hidden gem on the Retiring List.  The stamp set is discounted 20% and the framelits are discounted a whopping 50%.  They’re not just for Easter – I made these cute baskets of flowers for my gift tags with these products.

If you buy these items in the Online Store, buy them individually to get the discount.  The stamps will be $16.80 and the framelits $15.50.

Here’s a closer look at the tag.  I used a 2″ x 4 1/4″ strip of So Saffron, punched with the Banner Triple Punch.  The other colors are Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake.  I love how these colors show up against the Kraft Gift Bag.  The bag is stamped in Crumb Cake with the “Brushstrokes” Background Stamp.

Beyond the focal point of Basket Bunch, I pulled together a little of this and that to make it look finished.  This is the kind of project that you can make fabulous with just a few scraps.  I used “Thoughtful Banners” for the sentiment.

If you’re looking for another non-Easter use for this set, here’s one of my favorites…

Products used for the gift bag and tag are shown in the carousel below, but the discounted prices are not reflected there.  Click here to check out the online store for all retiring products and prices. Retiring products are only available while supplies last.

Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great weekend!

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Cool Treats Pocket Card

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit makes such a great pocket for a pocket card, and it fits in our Medium (A2) envelope.  I used the Cool Treats Bundle for this fun birthday card.

The Pool Party pull-out card measures 3 1/2″ x 5″ with a 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ mat of Whisper White.  These are so fun to make, and don’t you just love projects that show off both sides of the designer paper?!

Products from today’s card are shown in the carousel below.  Click here to go to the online store, or click on an item below to be directed to it.  Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great day!

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Party Animal Grad Card

Like its name says, the Party Animal Suite is ready for a party.  This time of year, our thoughts turn to graduations, but you could easily substitute another greeting.  I used several items from the suite – the designer paper, washi tape and embellishments. Having all of these coordinating elements makes a card come together so easily!

I cut a 3″ x 4″ banner piece from the striped designer paper, and I trimmed out a shallow “^” shape with my paper snips.  I punched a 2 1/2″ circle in it, and the greeting piece was cut with one of the Layering Circles dies.  The greeting is from the stamp set “B.Y.O.P.”, and the Tangerine Tango piece running behind the banner measures 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.

Today is the last day to order my Weather Together Class To Go.  Click here for more details, or contact me at buckeyeinklingsorders@gmail.com to order.

Products from today’s card are shown in the carousel below.  Click here to go to the online store, or click on an item below to be directed to it.  Order $35 or more, and I will send you my Featured Card (the Jar of Love pocket card, through the end of May).  Orders over $50 also qualify for a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards Program.

Have a great day!

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OnStage Highlights Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers hop for April.  This month we are sharing highlights from our worldwide April 2017 OnStage events.  While I was not able to attend, I did send some swaps and treats to friends who attended.  Today I am sharing one of my handmade items.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog (Chris Slogar) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the projects.

I covered and decorated a 5″ x 8″ mini legal pad.

The Sweet Sugarplum cardstock wrap measures 8 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4″, 4 1/4″, 9 3/8″ and 9 5/8″.  A small piece of transparent velcro holds this folder closed – you can barely see it just inside the loop of Tip Top Taupe Mini Stripe ribbon at the far left in this picture.  It attaches to the opposite side of the Sweet Sugarplum flap that is open on the right side.

I used the Basket Bunch bundle to make the cute basket of flowers.  A length of 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from the Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo pack runs from top to bottom of the matted pieces.  The dimensions of the matted pieces are as follows:

Tip Top Taupe  4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

Whisper White 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″

Succulent Garden Gingham designer paper 4″ x 7″

 Thank you for taking part in our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog – Chris Slogar – so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next, and enjoy!

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Tool Chest Stair Step Card

The tools from the Nailed It bundle are perfect for a Tool Chest card.  I used a greeting from “Suite Sentiments”, with TOOL added from “Labeler Alphabet”.

Here’s an end view of the folds.  We have made these before – let me know if you need help.  I will refer you back to the patterns included with these similar cards.  I used the folds from the second pattern, except I made the vertical cut at 2 3/4″ on my Tool Chest instead of 2″.

The top two drawers measure 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, and the lower two drawers measure 1″ x 2 1/2″.  I added a skinny strip of Silver Foil to each drawer as a drawer pull.

Click here to shop now, or click on an item in the carousel to go to a specific product.  Orders over $50 earn a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program, and I’ll also send you my featured card.

Have a great day!

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