2 weeks to go until the launch of the Share What You Love suite of early release bundles!
As I said last week, this early release consists of three bundles of products depending on your level of
addiction investment in your crafts.
Today I’d like to share with you the additional inspiration for the early release items, as shared by Stampin’ Up! Head Office.
And here are the three projects all together to show you the range of complexity achievable with these bundled products:
In terms of the product usage and the complexity level of each card, there are examples using each of the three bundles:
This example uses the basic Stampin’ Up! supplies of just paper, ink and stamps. The two levels of colour intensity are achieved by stamping off once onto scrap paper before stamping the “second generation” image onto your project. The two colours of ink included in the bundle are the only ink used in this project.
– Intermediate (Casual Crafter) level (A Little More, Please bundle).
This second project uses the basic craft kit, but assumes that you have some other inks in your supply cupboard. Once again, the second-generation stamping technique is used to increase the tonal value of the images without needing a multitude of inks. The pretty sentiment label comes from the embellishment kit which comes FREE with the bundle, and there is a snippet of one of the pearlised doilies peeking out from behind the tag.
This project makes good use of the beautiful pearlised papers included in the top level bundle. The flowers are snipped from the patterned sheets and layered onto the card. The base card is stamped using tone-on-tone or watermark ink to give the subtle pattern, and the oval below the sentiment is embossed using the embossing folder from the product bundle run through the Big Shot machine. The sentiment on the card uses the second stamp set included in the bundle to create the word you want to use, and the twine comes from the embellishment kit and adds a bit of extra texture and interest to finish it off. You can see another doily peeking out on this card as well – when you use these doilies like this then you can make far more cards using them than if you have them whole – because you snip them up and use just pieces of them on each item! Frugal!
My new goodies and early release products are due to arrive for me at home today, so I hope to play with them tonight! This is one of the big benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – we get to get our hands on products before anyone else, and even early release dates for the early release customer products! So I am aiming to get some cute projects made with those to share with you between now and the release in May to whet your appetite and hopefully get you excited to buy your own bundle of goodies to make some cute cards and projects.
Keep your eyes peeled, and don’t forget to place your orders for any Last Chance items which will be retiring – some items are already selling out!