Celebrate the Everyday

It is time for a NEW Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!(c).  It is the Celebrate the Everyday Occasions catalog and is full of fun new things!

This catalog helps us move from the cold and dreary of winter into spring and new life.  Always exciting and always refreshing!

There are ideas for Valentine’s Day, Easter and every day in between.

I have received my first order from this new catalog and I am thrilled!  I have already had so much fun!!

I ordered the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and Envelopes #133362.  I love them!  The cards and envelopes are a little smaller than most cards I make.  The dimensions are 5″ x 3-1/2″ (instead of a regular card at 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  These cards are made with watercolor paper so they are ready to watercolor on them or to just stamp on.  Remember, when water-coloring, you want to use Black StazOn Ink #101406 so your stamped image won’t run.  But the coloring of the stamped images, any of the Stampin’ Up!(c) inks will work.  (See below for more information on water-coloring)

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes

The Water-Color Wonder Note-cards were so easy to use and so fast!  You can make multiple cards in just minutes when using these.  I made 4 or 5 cards in just 10 minutes.d  It was great!!

The easiest way to do water-coloring is with the Stampin’ Up!(c) Aqua Painters #103954 and your Stampin’ Up!(c) Classic Ink Pads.  You can use any of the Stampin’ Up! colors.  The Aqua Painter has a barrel that you fill with water.  It then acts as a damp paintbrush that you use to color with.  The easiest way to use your ink pads for water-coloring is to squeeze the lid against the ink pad to get a small amount of ink onto the inside of the stamp pad lid.  This becomes your paint palette.  Then use the Aqua Painter as a paintbrush.  Dab the tip of the Aqua Painter into the ink on the lid and “paint” your stamped image.  When you want to change colors, you just wipe the tip clean on a piece of scrap paper or paper towel.  So 1 Aqua Painter can be used for all colors.

So easy!  I also find it very relaxing.  Just like sitting down to color.

Here are a couple of the cards I made using the Water-Color wonder Note-cards:

Age is something that doesn't count unless you are a cheese

Age is something that doesn’t count unless you are a cheese

The particular note card is perfect for this stamp!  This is one of the stamps from Giggle Greetings #131065 (clear-mount) and #131062 (wood-mount).  I used StazOn Black Ink #101406 to stamp the image and then used Stampin’ Up!(c) Classic Inks – So Saffron  #126957 for the cheese (which is a perfect match for the card!), Pumpkin Pie #126945 for the plate, Real Red #126949 for the strips on the candle and Daffodil Delight #126944 for the candle flame.

This next card was so simple.  No painting or coloring needed.

People Like You Wood Stamp

People Like You Wood Stamp

What a beautiful stamp!  This stamp, called “People Like You” is a new wood-mount stamp #133215 found in the new Mini catalog.  I felt this stamp was perfect for this green Water-Color Wonder Note Card.

I also stamped part of the flower image onto the front of the envelope.  I try to coordinate envelopes with the cards whenever possible.

You will want to look through this new fun catalog and make your shopping list!  So many things…..so little time! Remember, you can shop my on-line store anytime that is convenient for you!  Shop 24/7!

Stamp until your happy!  So much cheaper and more rewarding than therapy!

 

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