Yesterday Stampin’ Up! announced that the new, exclusive Stampin’ Up! Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for demonstrators to pre-order on 3rd August and will be available for customers to buy from 1st September. By allowing demonstrators the chance to pre-order gives us an opportunity to get to know the machine in time for customers to be able to buy with confidence knowing that we will be able to answer all questions!
This only refers to the regular machine, not the mini for which we are still waiting for dates. It should be available before the year-end! If you would like to have the opportunity to pre-order a machine, why not join before 30th June and take advantage of amazing Pick-A-Free Bundle joining offer? If you’d like to join my team and live in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France or Austria, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07889 059439. I’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
The Zany Zebras Stamp Set is the cutest stamp set in the new catalogue and I’ve been so looking forward to having a play. I couldn’t decide which zebra I wanted to use for my card, so I used all three of them! There are several things that I find so attractive about these stamps! First, it’s the sketchy drawings, second, there’s no colouring, third, they are great for my favourite colour combo – red, white and black – and fourth, they open eyes!
I stamped three sets of all three zebras because I didn’t know what direction my card was going in. After fussy cutting them the first three, I took some black, white and red top layers and played with different arrangements using one, two or three zebras. I found a white die-cut “wheel” in the Painted Labels Die which I really like but hardly ever use. I thought I could use it as a toy wheel for the zebras to play with!
I cut a piece of the Real Red and Whisper White stripe Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Playful Pets that measured the same length as the top layer and 2 3/4″ deep. Then I added 3/16″ wide Basic Black CS strips along the top and the bottom edge which makes it look as if the DSP is on a Basic Black Cardstock (CS) layer! The Whisper White CS wheel didn’t look right so I die-cut one using Real Red CS.
I stamped the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Zany Zebras Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White CS. It was die-cut using the label die in the All Dressed Up Die set. I also die-cut another one in Real Red CS which I cut in half lengthways to adhere half on each side of the sentiment so it looked like a layer.
I used Dimensionals to adhere the first zebra to the red wheel and also to adhere the sentiment in the lower bottom right-hand corner. Next, I put Dimensionals on the second zebra and adhered him so that it looks like he’s standing on the sentiment! It would have been a good idea to emboss the Whisper White CS layer but by the time I thought about it, it was far too late!
Inside the card, I adhered a middle layer of Basic Black CS and then a top layer of Whisper White CS layer. Using Tombow I adhered the third zebra in the bottom right-hand corner! I’m really pleased with my finished card because I think any child would be very excited to receive such a cute, fun card!
Before I go I’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone for their good wishes for hubby and me on our first wedding anniversary yesterday – they mean a lot to both of us! THANK YOU! 💖 I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and happy crafting!
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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