Wow! I’m having so much fun! My pre-order of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog arrived, and I couldn’t wait to share with you my first, “sneak peek.”

By Su Mohr for cts; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Bird Ballad DSP, Free As A Bird stamp set, Stitched Lace die set, Stitched Nested Label die set; #2019-2020 #sneakpeeks #stampinup #birdballad #freeasabird #stitchedlacedies #stitchednestedlabeldies #newcatalog #friendshipcards #handmadecards #dit #handcrafted

birds & lace


As I opened the box, each new product was amazing! It was hard deciding what to play with first, but I was most anxious to try the Stitched Lace die. I began by cutting with regular Whisper White cardstock, and all the tiny holes came out perfectly, when using the Foam Pad and Brush (item #149655 in the new catalog).

Second, I used Thick Whisper White cardstock, and I did have to individually poke out a number of holes. But, I wanted the thickness for this project, and I think it was worth it. Next, I used the “edge” die to form the pretty, horizontal, borders, and wound some Linen Thread around my lace piece. Then, I glued this to the bottom portion of a Thick Whisper White card base, that I had embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.


Next, I opened the pack of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Nothing like the smell of freshly inked paper! It brought back the excitement of opening new text books in elementary school. I chose a piece with beautiful birds, and began snipping away. I covered the back of the snipped birds with Dimensionals, and set it aside.


The sentiment, “Your friendship means the world to me,” is from the Free As A Bird stamp set, which comes as a bundle with the Stitched Nested Label dies. I used the third to smallest die in the set for the sentiment, thinking how this die set will get a tremendous amount of use. 


My inspiration for the layout was from this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this “sneak peek.” Demonstrators are able to pre-order certain items now, and customers and demonstrators are able to order from the entire catalog June 4th. Start making your “wish lists!” Mine is already growing!

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