Sadly we have to say Goodbye to Whisper White

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

If you Order any of the Whisper White products head over to my On-Line Store

These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock (140490)
  • Whisper White C6 Envelopes (106588)

Here’s a video about the New Basic White Cardstock

Peace and Joy – Note Cards and Gift Box

Hi and welcome today to my Blog. I must start by apologising for not posting much over this past few weeks. I also run an alterations business- Michele’s Alterations and have been very busy working on garments including Formal dresses. I am looking forward to 2 weeks time where I will be taking a 3 week break over Christmas and will be spending time catching up on my crafting.

The project I will be sharing with you today is a Note Card Box with 5 coordinating Note cards. I used the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper along with the Peace & Joy Bundle to decorate the box and cards. This makes a great gift for family, friends or teachers…

Peace and Joy note cards & box

Other products I used are..

  • Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes
  • Note Cards and Envelopes
  • Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper
  • Brushed Metallic 12 x12” Cardstock
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack
  • Envelopes Dies
  • Stitched So Sweetly
  • Dainty Diamonds 3D
  • Pine Tree Punch

Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

Peace and Joy Boxed Note Cards

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Art Gallery Bundle – International Blog Highlights December

Today I have for you another sneak peek from the Stampin’ Up!® January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

The Art Gallery Bundle Photopolymer stamp set is a two step stamp and is stunning with its big full blooms and coordinating Dies.

The Fine Art Floral Suite Collection is made up of floral images and lots of gold accents. The Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper has beautiful hand painted images of flowers on one side and on the reverse washes of coordinating colour and subtle designs. The Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate is made up of 3 sheets of acetate with stunning images in gold and on the reverse side it’s silver.

How did I make my card….

For my card I have used the reverse side of the Designer Series Paper because I just wanted the beautiful colour and texture of the paper to show through. On top of that I added a layer of the Golden Garden Specialty Acetate with the hint of golden flowers.

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection

Stamp the flowers onto Whisper White cardstock…

  • Large flower was stamped in Rococo Rose, stamping off for the lighter shade and then stamped in full strength darker accents
  • The smaller blooms were stamped in So Saffron, Bumble Bee.
  • Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

The sentiment was die cut from Basic Black cardstock, layered over a large circle of Vellum. Another circle of Whisper White cardstock was placed under the vellum to hide the ‘mess’ underneath. To complete the sentiment the words ‘Thank you’ was stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock using Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Pad and adhere to the card front.

A loop of Fine Art Ribbon which has a twinkle of gold thread running through it and peaks out from behind the flowers to finish my card off.

Fine Art Floral Suite Collection

If you don’t have a demonstrator, live in Australia and you would like a copy of the Jan- Jun 2021 Mini & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues then Click HERE

OR

If you would like to get these products before January then you can by ‘Joining my Team’.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today, I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for December Theme- Thank you.

Please go to Kylie’s Blog and have a look at all the amazing cards made for the Highlights, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

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Giant Year-End Closeout

It’s the Giant Year-End Closeout Event!

If you love great deals, our Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favourite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the new annual catalogue. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so don’t delay—make sure check this out.

Sales Period – 8 December 2020–4 January 2021

  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.

Click Download for your copy of the Giant Year-end Closeout List

Click Down Load for your copy of the Carry Over List

Sale starts tomorrow….head over to my On-Line Store to place your order….

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For unto Us…

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Such beautiful and powerful words…These words come from the Old Testament where Isaiah prophecies about the birth of a child. A child that was special, a child who could bring nations in turmoil together. Hundreds of years later that child was born…Jesus Christ. As we come closer to Christmas I pray that we can all remember why we celebrate…that it’s not just a time of gift giving but a time to remember Jesus and what his birth means. That through him and having faith in him that we will live with him.

Hi and welcome to my Blog today…

 For Unto Us by Stampin' Up!

I love these words….Hark the Angels sing….I love to sing and some say I have a nice voice and at Christmas time I love belting out all these old time favorites. But this year it will be hard because in Church at the moment we cannot sing because of Covid.

The For Unto Us Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! has some wonderful sentiments that shouts out to us all to remember the birth of Christ Jesus. This stamp set will be one that I will keep and use or many Christmas’s to come.

How to make this card…

This was a simple card to make as the sentiment is the hero…

Products Used

  • Stampin’ Up! For Unto Us Stamp Set
  • Card Base Whisper White Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.8cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat Basic Black Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Whisper White – 9.7 x 14.1 cm
  • Sentiment Basic Black – 1.5 x 7.5cm
  • Card Insert Mat Basic Black Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card insert Whisper White – 9.7 x 14.1 cm
  • Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper – Large Leaf (use the white side of the leaf)
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack – 15cm Gold trim
  • Sponge Brayer

How to…

  • Whisper White Card Front – Using a Sponge Brayer & Coastal Cabana Stampin Pad, colour the cardstock. To get the variegated look you need to work down the cardstock and put less pressure on the brayer as you get toward the bottom of your work. To see what I mean watch this video I made last year using the same technique HERE
  • Once your card front is dry stamp your sentiment in VersaMark ink, cover with White Embossing Powder and set with a heat gun.
  • Forever Gold laser-cut leaf – apply very small amounts of multi-purpose glue to the gold side of the leaf and adhere to the card front
  • Sentiment – Stamp the sentiment onto the Basic Black strip using VersaMark Ink, cover with White Embossing Powder and heat set. Cut the left hand side of sentiment strip at an angel. Add Seal to the back of the strip, unravel the Gold trim and loop the fine gold threads behind the sentiment using the seal to hold them in place. Place 3 dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and attach the card front.
  • Adhere the card front to the Basic Black Mat using multi-purpose glue.
  • Attach the card front to the card base.
  • Card Insert – Stamp the ‘Glory to the Newborn King’ to the bottom right hand corner of the Whisper White Cardstock using the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Pad.
  • Adhere the Whisper White cardstock to the Basic Black mat & then into the card
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I love how this card turned out and I would love to post it to you. If you would love to receive this card then be the ‘First’ to comment below …& WIN my card!

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Art Gallery – International Blog Highlights Winners Hop November

This is exciting!……Welcome today to my Blog.

Today I am participating in the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog – November.

A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who voted for my card earlier this month. Because of your vote, I was one of the lucky ‘TOP 10’, and invited to participate in today’s Blog Hop. If you didn’t see the card I made for the International Highlights Blog Hop you can check it out HERE

I have for you today another SNEAK PEAK from the 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue.

Fine Art Floral Suite  - Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Floral Gallery Dies

The products I have used are from Fine Art Floral Suite which is a beautiful collection of stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper plus lots more.

What have I used and how did I make this card.

Products Used –

  • Card Base Pool Party 10.5 x 28.9 cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Whisper White – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP)- 9.7 x 14.1cm.
  • Vellum 7 x 14.1cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 7 x 14cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock scrap for sentiment.
  • Whisper White Insert – 10 x14.4cm
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 10 x 2cm
  • Linen Thread

Method-

  • Score and Fold Card Base
  • Adhere DSP to Whisper White mat using multi-purpose glue.
  • The left hand side of the vellum has been torn to give some texture.Tear down the length of vellum removing appox 1cm off the left-hand side of the vellum, leaving a finished width of 6cm
  • Colour the Whisper White cardstock (7 x14.1cm) with Pool Party Stampin’ Pad using a Sponge Brayer, giving the cardstock a variegated colour. Dark at the top end and getting lighter towards the bottom. Attach Adhesive Sheet to the back of the now varigated Cardstock.
  • Using the dies from the Floral Gallery Dies, die cut the words with the word ‘just’ at the darkest end . You may need to cut words out twice to get a good variation of dark to light in colour. Peel of adhesive backing and adhere the words to the vellum making sure the torn edge is on the left.
  • Use small dots of Multi-Purpose Glue to the vellum under the words and attach to card front.
  • Wrapped Linen Thread around card front twice, adhere at the back of the card front.
  • Stamp the ‘Thank You’ Sentiment using Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Pad onto the scrap of Whisper White Cardstock. Attach dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere on top of the Linen Thread.
  • Tie a double bow from the Linen Thread and attached with a Mini Glue Dot to the left of the sentiment.
  • Add dimensionals to back of Card Front and attach to the card Base
  • Insert – Adhere 2cm x 10 cm DSP strip to the bottom edge of Whisper White Insert
  • Attach the insert to the inside of the card

There is so many stunning new products in the 2021 Mini & Sale-a-bration Catalogues. I’m sure you will find lots to love…. If you would like a copy & you live in Australia CLICK HERE

If you would like to get these products before January then you can by ‘Joining my Team’.

Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is completely customisable. Build it your way! For just $169 you get:

* Your choice of up to $235 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products
* A business supply pack valued at $80

That’s a total value of $315


Thank you for visiting my Blog today and checking out the November International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop today! I know you are going to love all the other projects in the hop, so don’t forget to hop all the way around. You are currently at my Blog – Michele Jutrisa. Follow the list below to see who is next…Happy Hopping!

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Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza

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Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, are you starting to think about your Christmas paper-crafting plans are? Perhaps you would like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless!

And the busiest shopping season is going on now, Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza will be here soon, with 10% off select annual catalogue items. Feel free to spread the word to your friends and family about this fabulous sale so everyone can make the world a more beautiful place this Christmas!

This is a 24 hour sale only….so you will need to be quick. Here is the link to my On-Line Store for your easy shopping experience or contact me either by phone or E-mail. . Mark it in your diary or set a reminder on your phone….24 November 2020 – 24hrs ONLY Online Extravaganza.

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Joy to the World – Paper Pumpkin

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Are you tired of those same old Christmas cards?

Are you looking for something a little different?

How about getting the whole family together to make your cards this year. Handmade cards, your family and friends will love them.

In this Christmastime, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! With a specially-designed box and enough supplies to create eight elegant Christmas cards, this one-of-a-kind kit will inspire you to spread peace, joy, and love to friends, family, and neighbours.

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive Christmastime-themed kit we’re offering to all markets! In fact, this kit was designed to unite the Stampin’ Up! global community.

Kit Information

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 5-7/8 x 4-1/8 (14.9cm x 10.47cm)
  • Envelope size: 6-3/8 x 4-7/16 (16.19cm x 11.27cm)
  • Coordinating Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

Other contents:

  • An exclusive stamp set you won’t find anywhere else!
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials including card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, and adhesive.

The Joy to the World Kit includes die-cut sentiment pieces in English, French, and German.

You will need to purchase (if you don’t have one) a Clear Block D (item 118485)

Order your Joy to the World kit today…ONLY available while stocks last….so get in now and order yours HERE

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Joyful Holly

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Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joyful Holly’. This is a simple card to make, you will have fun making this for your friends and family.

The Poppy Parade card front has been stamped all over using one of the Holly images Poppy Parade Stampin’ Pad.

The Joyful Holly stamp is a 2 step stamp – one stamp gives you the out line and the other fills in the image. It is a Photopolymer stamp so you can see through the stamp to line it up. I used the Stamparatus which allows me to line everything up and stamp multiple cards.

Stamparatus $85.00 AUD

Below I have added a link to my Tutorial. This tutorial was a free gift to those that receive my monthly Newsletter in September. If you wish to receive an email and tutorial from me the click on the Button below.

Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

Joyful Holly Tutorial

Joyful Holly Photopolymer Stamp set

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Peaceful Nativity Bundle – Theater Card

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Peaceful Nativity Bundle

In my Card Making Class today we made this wonderful ‘Theater Card’ using the Peaceful Nativity Bundle ..and we had fun!

I had seen this style of card earlier this year and loved it…but just hadn’t found the products I wanted to use for it. Then the Stampin’ Up! ® 2020 Aug- Jan Mini Catalogue came out and as soon as I saw the Peaceful Nativity Bundle I knew this was what I wanted to do. So back in August I had decided on the stamp/dies bundle and even the Designer Series Paper…Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper…..I just hadn’t made the card as yet!

Then this week I had such a busy week I just hadn’t had time to make a card and prepare before the class…So what did I do…I knew what card I wanted to make and I had a link to the instructions. So I made a quick dummy card before the class started, just to make sure I knew what I was doing and so I could be aware of any problem areas.Good thing I did …..any problems that could happen where sorted. Great!

So everyone started with some cardstock and we all made the card together. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone enjoyed it. It gave everyone a chance to see how I design a card (layout wise, as the how to make the card was already done by someone else).

The tutorial I used is by Laurence Mirman, the link to here page is below for you to see https://lolascrapetcompagnie.blogspot

Her instructions were very good and translated well with the help of Google.

The only change I made was to make the two sliding panels at the front (Screen) slightly narrower. Laurence said to cut 4 pieces 10.5 x 14.8cm – one for the back, one for the very front and two for the moving screen.I cut down the two for the screen down to 10.2 x 14.8cm. By removing those couple of millimeters meant it fitted easier through the mechanism at the back a little better.

Images….

  • The stable and trees were die cut using Soft Suede cardstock
  • Star – Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock
  • Jesus, Mary, Joseph and animals were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Stampin’ Blends

This is a great interactive card, starting with a closed front you pull the tabs at each side and the screen opens up to reveal the beautiful scene of the Nativity. Here’s a 5 second video showing you how the finished card works.

I love it when a card like this goes together so well ( No mess ups in the class..by me!..LOL)…Mind you next time the class will be prepared well in advance.

 

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