Monday, June 4, 2012

Have You Ever Noticed . . .

. . . Stampin’ Up! doesn’t just call their catalog a catalog? It’s an Idea Book in addition to being a catalog. This is one of the wonderful things about Stampin’ Up!. They don’t just come out with new products to purchase –  they share with us new ideas to inspire us to create.
Want to get the most out of your Idea Book & Catalog? Check out some of the reasons why it can be one of the most valuable tools in your stamping supplies.

1. Planning
The Idea Book & Catalog can help you to plan your projects. You can search for ideas by theme or even by looking up a particular stamp set. 
You can CASE (Copy And Share Everything) projects from the Idea Book & Catalog. Stampin’ Up! makes this quick and easy to do by including an online supply list for each and every project found in the Idea Book & Catalog. This makes it simple to be able to recreate your favorite projects.

3. Color inspiration
You will find inspiration for colors and layouts in the Idea Book & Catalog by merely flipping through the pages. You can also get fool-proof color combo ideas from Designer Series Paper. You will find listings of the coordinating solid colors for each package of Designer Series Paper, so it’s as easy as picking out a pack of DSP that catches your eye and you have an instant color combination ready made for you.

4. Resource
The Idea Book & Catalog also has some great resource charts right at your fingertips. There is the Quick Find Adhesives Chart on page 177, the Quick Find Cutting Tools Chart on page 180, and the Quick Find Big Shot Dies Chart on page 192. There is also a Punch Guide throughout the Idea Book & Catalog, that outlines stamps that coordinate with a punch and it lists that punch in the stamp set description.

5. One-Stop Shop
When are ready to start making your project, your Idea Book & Catalog is your one-stop shop to get all of the supplies that you need to make it – from the stamp set to the coordinating accessories, paper, and ink. You won’t be frustrated by products whose colors don’t match and you won’t have to search five different places to find the products that you need.

So don’t just reach for your Idea Book & Catalog whenever you need to order something. Keep it handy in your stamping area or in your stamping supplies and flip through it for inspiration as well as concrete ideas that you can easily recreate.
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It was the last of my Everything Eleanor Half Sheet Wonder class today.  I posted a couple of pics of some alternate projects made with the same templates.  Hope you enjoy.  If you would like a free instructions sheet for this card, click here to e-mail me.  I'll get one to you.  I'd love to share with you!  Just let me know you're interested!

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