Whisper White is Retiring

Hello! Stampin’ Up! has announced that Whisper White is retiring. Wow, this was a shock! I’ve been using this cardstock since I began with Stampin’ Up! in 2004. It will be replaced with a new line of products called Basic White. Here is what you need to know, coming directly from SU.

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!

Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order. As of today, this is how the current inventory stands.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302) SOLD OUT
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527) SOLD OUT
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272) SOLD OUT
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301) SOLD OUT

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

Since this change is outside our control, we haven’t been able to tackle all necessary alterations at once. You may still see the name Whisper White on some of our non-cardstock product labels, catalog, and marketing material for a while. We will be working on a rolling change to address this.

Please watch this very informative video, which explains the differences between Whisper White and Basic White. After viewing it I think it looks like an excellent replacement and I look forward to trying it out as soon as it becomes available.

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout Sale runs through January 4, 2021. You’ll get deep discounts, some as much as 50% off, on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog, also known as the Holiday Catalog.  If you’ve been waiting to make last-minute purchases from this catalog, now is the time, as availability is only while supplies last.  Please note that all of the bundles in the Holiday Catalog will be retired, however some stamp sets with coordinating dies or punches that are currently sold as bundles at 10% off will be carrying over and will be sold as individual items. 

Click here to view a list of retiring items.

Click here to view a list of products that will be carrying over.

You can purchase any of these items through my online store. If you would like me to place an order for you please contact me and I will be happy to put it through for you.

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Chanukah Greetings

Hello! Happy Chanukah to my Jewish customers, friends and family! I’m playing catch-up with my blog posts so I’m posting this later then I had planned, but there are still a few days left before the holiday ends on Thursday evening!

This is one of the rare times that I am posting a project that doesn’t use a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! We haven’t had a new Chanukah stamp set in many years and I’ve used all of my old sets so many times that I needed a “pick me up!” so purchased this set, Love and Light, from Altenew. It comes with a coordinating die, but I didn’t use it for this card. Everything else on this card is from Stampin’ Up!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Run through your embossing & die cutting machine with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Use the second largest of the wider dies in the Ornate Layers die set and run through your embossing & die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″. Stamp image with Memento Black Ink. Color image with Stampin’ Blends. I used dark and light Gray Granite and light Smoky Slate for the menorah, light Seaside Spray for the candles, dark Daffodil Delight for the flames, light Misty Moonlight and dark Seaside Spray for the rose and dark and light Old Olive for the leaves. Adhere to ornate frame and adhere frame to card front.

Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Misty Moonlight ink. Adhere to inside of card.

Give this idea a try by changing up the stamped image!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout Sale runs through January 4, 2021. You’ll get deep discounts, some as much as 50% off, on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog, also known as the Holiday Catalog.  If you’ve been waiting to make last-minute purchases from this catalog, now is the time, as availability is only while supplies last.  Please note that all of the bundles in the Holiday Catalog will be retired, however some stamp sets with coordinating dies or punches that are currently sold as bundles at 10% off will be carrying over and will be sold as individual items. 

Click here to view a list of retiring items.

Click here to view a list of products that will be carrying over.

You can purchase these items through my online store.

Dandy Garden Suite-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for December. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects posted by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card is a fun fold and is a sneak peek of the Dandy Garden Mega-Suite from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog that will be available beginning on January 5th . One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we have been able to pre-order these products since December 1st. I fell in love with this suite because the beautiful images in the stamp sets and Designer Series Papers remind me of the Arts and Crafts decorative and fine arts movement that began in the United Kingdom in the 1860’s, spread across Europe and the United States and lasted until the 1920’s. I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of this movement.

I had this idea in my head for the last two months and had hoped to contribute this project to Kylie and Bruno’s Dragonfly Wishes Mega Bundle Tutorial, however, time got away from me and I couldn’t meet the deadline. I run a consulting business and received project work in November from two different clients, so whenever that happens, Stampin’ Up! has to take a back seat – when it rains it pours!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Bumblebee cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • For the fun fold, cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/4″. Score at 5 1/4″ and 7 3/4″, fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of the Bumblebee floral design paper from Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and adhere to the front of the Mossy Meadow piece. Cut two pieces of a contrasting DSP at 2 1/4″ x 3 3’4″. Adhere one to the front of the folded flap and the other on the inside of the flap.
  • Stamp the dandelion image from the Garden Wishes stamp set in Memento Black Ink. Color the leaves and stem with dark and light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. Color the flower with the dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ blends. Cut out with the coordinating die from the Dandy Wishes dies.
  • Die cut the white stem piece from a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Die cut five each of the large and small thin leaf blades from Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock. Adhere several large Mossy Meadow blades to the smaller Old Olive blades and several large Old Olive blades to the smaller Mossy Meadow blades for contrast.
  • Die cut one bee from the sheet of DSP with bee images using the coordinating bee die from the set.
  • Stamp the thank you greeting from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set. Cut with the second smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • Adhere the die cut flower to the front folded flap so that the top of the flower is above the fold. Adhere the greeting to the front flap with Stampin’ Dimensionals, partially overlapping the leaves of the flower.
  • Adhere the white flower stem to the Bumblebee DSP with liquid glue, only applying it to the stem and base of the flower, leaving the floral part free for added dimension. Adhere the bee with two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere the five sets of leaf blades to the back of the folded flap with liquid glue. Let them overlap and staggering the height.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink. Stamp two sets of the small scattered dragonflies with Bumblebee ink.

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Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout Sale continues through January 4, 2021. You’ll get deep discounts, some as much as 50% off, on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog, also known as the Holiday Catalog.  If you’ve been waiting to make last-minute purchases from this catalog, now is the time, as availability is only while supplies last.  Please note that all of the bundles in the Holiday Catalog will be retired, however some stamp sets with coordinating dies or punches that are currently sold as bundles at 10% off will be carrying over and will be sold as individual items. 

Click here to view a list of retiring items.

Click here to view a list of products that will be carrying over.

You can purchase any of these items through my online store.

Snowflake Wishes

Hello! Today I’m sharing another card I made that uses products from the Snowflake Splendor suite in the holiday catalog. I CASED this card from Kylie Bertucci because it is a unique layout and a great way to showcase our beautiful Designer Series Papers. The Snowflake Splendor DSP uses many of the blues in our color families. I selected Seaside Spray for the card base although this is not one of the colors in the DSP, but blends beautifully with the colors in the paper and gives the card a soft look.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder
  • Cut two pieces of Snowflake Splendor DSP at 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Use the largest die from the Stitched Nested Labels dies and cut out the two labels. Cut a contrasting piece of DSP at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ and cut with the 2 1/4″ x 4″ Stitched Nested Label die, which is the third largest in the set.
  • On the two larger labels trim one end on each so that each piece measures 3 7/8″ . Save one of the ends. On the smaller label trim one end so that it measures 2 3/4″.
  • Adhere the two large labels with the trimmed ends flush against the left edge of the card, butting the pieces up against one another. Adhere the smaller label over the large labels, centering it with the point in the seam between the larger labels. Using the end of the label piece that you saved, adhere it to the card base, centering in the V-shape where the two labels meet and flush against the right side of the card.
  • Next, create the snowflake embellishment. Die cut a snowflake from a scrap piece of Silver Foil. Select one of the larger snowflakes from the So Many Snowflakes dies. Stamp a smaller snowflake image from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set with Misty Moonlight ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Die cut with coordinating die. Die cut another snowflake with scrap piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, selecting one of the smaller dies in the set.
  • Adhere the three snowflakes together with glue dots placed in the centers of the two smaller snowflakes. Adhere entire snowflake piece to the smaller label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere a blue gem to center of snowflake.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp greeting of your choice from the stamp set with Misty Moonlight ink. Stamp the little snowflake cluster image with Seaside Spray ink in lower left corner. Adhere to inside of card.

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10% Off Sale Extended Through November 25th

Due to technical challenges customers encountered yesterday morning, Stampin’ Up! has extended the Online Extravaganza sale through November 25th, 11:59MT. Take advantage of this extra 24 hours to save on over 600 products from the Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up on cardstock, fill in your collection of ink pads, adhesives, ribbons and more. If you have any bundles on your wish list, you will get an additional 10% off the already discounted bundle price. If you have friends and relatives that enjoy crafting, our kits make wonderful holiday gifts. Check them out on pages 6-9 in the catalog.

Please note that there are some exclusions. Items from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (Holiday Catalog) as well as the products listed below are not included.

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Merry & Bright 10% Off Sale Begins Tomorrow!

A one day 10% off sale of almost everything in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog begins tomorrow, November 24th.  This includes product suites and bundles designer paper, cardstock, inks, dies, punches, embellishments, tools and more!  Note that the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is not part of this sale.  Exclusions of some products from the Annual Catalog are listed here.

If you are running low on supplies or have stamp sets or bundles on your wish list, now is a great time to take advantage of the sale.  You can place orders in my online store by clicking here.  If you’d like me to place an order for you, feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to help you out.

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Poinsettia Petals

Hello! Today’s card features products from the Poinsettia Place Suite in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. This is one of the cards I will be including in my upcoming virtual holiday workshops. The products in this suite are so pretty! I also like that the Designer Series Paper uses the Christmas colors we all love, but the designs are not the typical stripes, plaids, checks, trees, etc. that you find in so many papers. The stamps and dies, along with beautiful sentiments and type fonts make for great versatility. Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Garden Green cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece from one of the papers with white poinsettia images at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut another piece of Garden Green cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/2″. Cut piece of the Garden Green DSP with the tone-on-tone pine branches at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and adhere to cardstock. Adhere to center of card front.
  • Die cut one small and one medium poinsettia from scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. There are two dies for each size of poinsettia, one is open and the other fits inside and has lines for embossing the veins of the flowers. Use both pieces. Adhere the two cut pieces with a Mini Glue Dot. The leaf shapes also have two pieces for each size. Die cut two leaves from scrap piece of Garden Green cardstock and use both dies so that the leaves are embossed. Adhere the leaves to the poinsettia flower with glue dots. Die cut the flower center from a small scrap of Bumblebee cardstock. Adhere with a glue dot. Adhere entire flower to upper corner of the card with liquid glue for better positioning.
  • Stamp greeting with Garden Green ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Cut with the banner die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. Adhere to card.
  • For the inside of the card, cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4 and stamp greeting with Garden Green ink. I used the Merry Christmas greeting. Stamp one of the leaf images in the bottom left corner. Adhere to card.

This was a quick and easy card to put together.

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