Friday, March 1, 2013

Blue Ribbon

We made it to March!  I hope it is feeling Spring-like where you are.  We're still waiting for it here but I have hope that it is just around the bend.

A new month means lots of news from Stampin' Up!  I'll be posting more about each of these things over the next few weeks, but the one I didn't want to wait on was the introduction of clear stamps.  Yep, you saw that right, Stampin' Up! has finally found the right clear material to make stamps you can see through!  The first set they are offering is called Designer Type and offers 57 stamps for the amazing price of $13.95.  The set will be offered on a limited basis as a test to gauge customer interest in clear stamps.  So if you are interested, be sure to vote with your dollars and buy the Designer Type set.

The card I have to show you today DOES NOT feature the new stamp set.  It's so new, I don't even have it yet.  But after convention last year, Stampin' Up! offered a discount on the Blue Ribbon stamp set from the main catalog to attendees, and I'm a sucker for discounts so you know I had to have it.  But there it sat, all lonely for the past six months.  A week or so ago, I was looking at stamps I hadn't used since I bought them (and there are several.  EEK!) and decided to break this one out of it's purgatory.
Colors: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla.  Stamps: Blue Ribbon.  Big Shot: Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Punch: 1-3/8" Circle. Accessories: Regal Collection Designer Series Prints Pack, Natural 7/16" Ribbon Trim.
I also had a bunch of scraps on my desk that were just begging to get get put on a card so I made this one too.  I don't usually share retired stuff on my blog, but I couldn't resist today:
Colors: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue.  Stamps: Blue Ribbon.  Punch: 1-3/8" Circle.  Accessories: Festival of Prints Pack (not currently available), Natural 7/16" Ribbon Trim.
The first card will be offered at my Birthday Bash Stampin' Buffet March 15-16.  Watch for all the details to be posted here and on Facebook this weekend or maybe Monday if it takes me an extra day. I hope to see you there!


Yapha said...

Super cute card! I really like the naturals ribbon with it!

Tanya Boser said...

I am super excited about the clear stamps!! And of course, your cards are fab :) The Naturals Trim is so perfect as the ribbon tails too!

Katherine said...

Totally love that color combination. I don't have many stamp sets that haven't been used yet, but I do have lots that have only been used once - eek! I sometimes wish papers wouldn't retire so fast - it seems like to I don't get around to using it much...but new stuff is always good too.

Adriana Benitez said...

Both are great cards and I LOVE that they can be used for guys!