I’ve been writing all week about some of the wonderful products that will be in next week’s Stampin’ Up! August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Today I’ll share some sleuthing I did to figure out how to make a card from the Annual Catalog that I wanted to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone).
Flowers for Every Season – Christmas is a Season!
Before I had a chance to pre-order Christmas-themed products from the upcoming Mini Catalog, I was ready to make some Christmas cards. Yes, there are some Christmas stamp sets in the Annual Catalog. But what caught my eye was a card on page 11. I recognized the dotted blue paper as a sheet in the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper Stack. I thought that would make a great full background for the poinsettia element and the sentiment. But where were they?
My first hint about where I might find that floral layer was in a Stampin’ Up! document available to demonstrators that lists products in all of the samples in the catalog. Somewhere in that card there was a product from the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack. So I flipped to page 155 in the Catalog and immediately spotted poinsettias and, up in the top right corner was the pink layer that was in the card. But where was the poinsettia bouquet?
I finally got out my pack of the Memories and More cards and just started going through them one by one. It wasn’t there. So I spent a few more minutes staring at that picture in the catalog and it finally hit me. That layer is a combination of three different products.
Putting the Pieces Together
Here is a picture I made of the three products that go into making the poinsettia element in the catalog card:
The first is a card with a bouquet, but not with poinsettias. That’s in the card pack. The second is a piece of paper in the Flowers for Every Season paper set – with pointsettias! and the third is one of the sticker sheets included in the Card Pack.
Step 1. Cut out the center part of the card along the green border.
Step 2. Cut out two poinsettias from the paper and adhere them (I used Stampin’ Dimensionals) over the center part of the bouquet – cover those roses!
Step 3. Add the large bow underneath the poinsettia arranement.
And Now For the Rest of the Card!
Now I had to find that sentiment. Guess where I found it? Yes, indeed. In that Memories and More Card Pack!
There are two designs in the card pack (and 2 of each) with sentiments that are quick and easy to cut out. This is one of them and there’s that “Merry & Bright” sentiment. The sentiment in the catalog card has a piece of Just Jade Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack under it. As at the time I did not own that ribbon, I used, what else, a piece from the Card Pack to accent the sentiment.
As a final embellishment, I used the Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets as what I think is a nice accent for the dotted blue paper that’s the card’s background.
Case Solved – But Detective for Hire!
Here’s my final card.
And you don’t have to actually “hire” me if there’s a catalog mystery you need solved. But if you do come across something that requires some catalog sleuthing, let me know! I’ve got some experience.