amazing life

Everyone that attended the OnStage event in Orlando received this stamp set along with other goodies when we checked in. This stamp set (named “Amazing Life”) is in the Occasions catalog that will be available on January 3rd. I received a few other stamp sets at the event, but this is the first one that kissed ink in my stamp palace. There are coordinating dies for the stamps, but we can’t get those yet. Get this… the dies are STITCHED RECTANGLES! I about swooned when I found that in the catalog at OnStage!

I decided to use this sketch as the inspiration for this card. It is the most recent challenge on this site, and I’m super excited to be able to submit a card. Also, the themes of their challenges is “Clean & Simple”  which fits perfectly with a “homework assignment” that we received from Stampin’ Up! at OnStage – to create cards that feature “simple stamping”. I didn’t use any punches or the Big Shot for this card, so I think it qualifies as “simple”.

And thankfully, the current challenge out at Paper Players is a Clean and Simple challenge. Huzzah – the stars aligned so I can participate in two challenges with one card! Since this stamp set has the sentiment about cake, I think it is perfect to fit for the “Sweet Treats” challenge. 

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Stampin’ Up! Update

Lastly, I need to let you know about some housekeeping, totally unrelated to this card and the amazing Occasions catalog. Stampin’ Up! shared with demonstrators that they have encountered a system issue that affects inventory for several items from the Holiday catalog. These items are at risk of being depleted before the catalog period is over, and there isn’t time to replenish inventory in time. There are a few products that will be carried over, so those will be available, but likely not in time for the Holidays this year; these products are identified with an asterisk (*). If you want any of these products, I strongly encourage you to place an online order ASAP to make sure that you get them. Here are the products:

The following items have already been depleted and are no longer available for purchase:

  • Santa’s Workshop Enamel Elements
  • Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack
  • Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
  • Santa’s Workshop Cards You Can Make It Bundle
  • Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies
  • Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Elements
  • Alpine Sports Thinlits Dies
  • Alpine Adventure Bundle
  • Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements
  • Sincerely Santa Project Kit