Treat Bag & Catalog Transition
It's 2018 CD Calendar Template Time

The New 2017-18 Catalog is Here!

It's time for some new goodies. (And speaking of new, for my fans of the CD Calendar templates, I will be posting my 2017-18 templates tomorrow). The new catalog is live and ordering from it starts at 2 PM today, EDT. Here is a link to view and download the digital version of the new catalog -- I love putting it in the iBooks section of my iPad!

Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2017-2018

Here's a fun notecard I made using the new Eastern Palace Suite and two of the new In Colors: Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. Plus the notecard itself is the brand new Vanilla cards and envelopes (yeah) and the die cut panel is our new Thick Vanilla Card Stock.


The Eastern Palace Thinlits are so fun to use. I am in love with the variety of things you can make with these stamps and coordinating dies. The way the thinlits and framelits layer together are very fun -- and provide countless creative opportunities. The center element is made by layering three of the thinlits onto the 3" by 5" thick vanilla card stock panel at one time on top of the magnetic platform. That holds them in place. Once you have these thinlits and look carefully at the back of a few of the circle elements, there are thin etched lines -- and lining those up when die cutting them allows you to line up the designs so that the design elements connect to each other. (So on the card above, the straight bars on the circle element with the green behind it line up with the arrow shapes in the outer circle with the fig behind them thanks to lining up those etched lines. Same with how the points on the center circle point to the triangles on that green layer. I used a Sharpie marker on the faint etched straight lines to make them easier to line up.)

The gold glimmer card stock showing through the center was punched out with a 1" circle punch and glued to the back. Then a die cut circle in the new Tidal Tide In Color is glued over that. The Fresh Fig shows through from the back when you layer the die cut Vanilla layer onto the 3-1/4" by 5" Fig Layer. And I love how the current cotton ribbon with the metallic stripe goes so well with this bundle.


Cutting out all of the elements from card stock helped me explain what the thinlits do -- and how four of them stay connected to the card stock or can be snipped free. The ability to layer place some of the pieces inside of others -- and then snip out the largest element -- or cut around it with one of our circle thinlits -- mean you can make your own doilies.

Enjoy browsing through the new catalog -- and back tomorrow with those calendar templates.