The Retired List has been out for a couple of weeks now. Have you placed your order? I don't want you to miss out on any retiring products. There are still LOTS on the list - many of which are discounted. If you've "been around" for awhile, you probably know that a Retired List is super exciting - especially one of this size! It means that TONS of new products are coming your way.
I've received A LOT of messages, texts, and emails from you asking about your catalogs. Well, I'm excited to say they should be shipped out this week! Today was the first day I could order them for you. I should have them in the next couple of days. I already have my mailing labels, In Color samplers stamped and assembled for each of you, lists of product bundles, my exclusive bundles and shares, and some wish lists ready for when they arrive. I'll be shipping them out directly to you via Priority Mail so they should be in your hands very, very soon! I'm sure I'll post about it on my Facebook Page, too!
Now, let's chat about today's sneak peek. I participated (actually organized) a big swap with some other demonstrators who had their products early. Most of them arrived yesterday and more are due today! It took three or four separate trips to the mailbox to get them all - and I even took a large shopping bag knowing I wouldn't be able to carry it all. It's like Christmas in my house! I have over 1000 cards sitting just outside my craft room. Yes, yes, yes....I'll be posting them over the next few weeks.
Boy, I got off-topic a bit there....anyway, today's card is one of three I designed for that swap. Can you count the Sneak Peeks? I'll give ya a hint, there are three on this card:
- Layering Squares Framelits
- Love & Affection Stamp Set
- Floral Affection Embossing Folders
Now, you may be thinking, "Ummmm.....you said SQUARE Framelits, but I see rectangles." YES! That's right! I turned my squares into rectangles! The Layering Squares Framelits are like a Buy One, Get One product! I ran my square framelit through the Big Shot, but STOPPED when I got to the edge of the square so I didn't cut the 4th edge. I then "backed it out", slid my framelit down by 5 scallops, turned the paper around, and cut again - being careful not to cut that 4th edge. I'm thinking you may be interested in a video about that! I'll throw one together so you can see that in action! I didn't use the framelits to cut the Whisper White rectangle. For a rectangle shape, I found it was just easier to cut it to the size I needed with my Paper Trimmer.
The Floral Affection Embossing Folders are a set of 2. They're about 1/2 the size of a regular embossing folder. I embossed two of the corners of my Crumb Cake layer. And, the images in the Love & Affection Stamp Set coordinate perfectly with the folder. I thought it made the images look like a continuation of the embossing. What do you think? I think it was a TON of work to crank out 20 of these - even if they look simple. Each one was run through the Big Shot 4 different times.
Stampin' Supplies: All of the supplies used to create today's project are shown below (the list does not include the sneak peek items). Feel free to click on each image to learn more about each product or purchase them in my online store. There's also a nifty link on the bottom left that will allow you to create your own printable list of all of the supplies!
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