2017-2018 SU Designer Series Paper {DSP} Color Coordinating List

Hi everyone!

 

 

Have you ever started designing or working on a project and wondered which Stampin’ Up! colors are used in each of the designer series paper collections? I have created this list for the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue DSP collections with their colors. The new catalogue just went live yesterday! Below is the free printable list. I hope that you find it helpful!

2017-2018 SU DSP List

 

* = Coordinating cardstock pack available

 

*Be Merry DSP ~ Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

*Birthday Memories DSP~ Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

*Bundle of Love Specialty DSP ~ Blushing Bride, gold foil, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla

*Coffee Break DSP~ Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Whisper White

*Color Theory DSP~ Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Whisper White

*Delightful Daisy DSP ~ Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White

*Eastern Palace DSP~ Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, gold foil, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla

Foil Frenzy Specialty al DSP ~ Berry Burst foil, kraft, Lemon Lime Twist foil, Soft Sky foil, Tangerine Tango foil

Fresh Florals {DSP Stack} ~ Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White

Just Add Color Specialty DSP ~ Basic Black, Whisper White

*Naturally Eclectic DSP ~ Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White

*Petal Carden{DSP Stack} ~ Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

*Pick a Pattern DSP ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

*Whole Lot of Lovely DSP ~ Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White

Wood Textures {DSP Stack} ~ assorted wood grain patterns

 

As an example, pictured below is the “Delightful Daisy” DSP and it’s coordinating card stock pack. I wanted to give you an idea of what the coordinating card stock pack means.

  

 

 

If you would like to check out all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer, please visit http://www.stampinup.com

If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. If you live outside of Canada, you may go to the Stampin’ Up! website to locate a demonstrator near you.

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

2017~2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Release / June Hostess Code

Hi everyone!

There seems to be so much to share these first few days of June, that instead of many separate blog posts, I am combining some them so as to not overload you with posts/email notifications.

First ~ new annual catalogue

It’s the exciting time of year when Stampin’ Up! releases the new annual catalogue. So that means it’s time to say goodbye to some old favorites but it’s also the opportunity to discover some different ones! The new catalogue is a joy to look through with lots of new products and ideas. It is in effect from today, June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018. Enjoy!

New product videos ~ would you like to see how some of the products in the new catalogue work? Check out the new products playlist on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCgx4panAESh0-XhkwMl_GBf6zpAmjPEV

 

Second ~ June Hostess code

Have you ever thought of giving paper crafting a try but don’t know where to start? How about starting with some cards to have on hand for the special people in your life? A stamp, some ink and pretty paper ~ you’ve got a good start! Stampin’ Up! products are created to coordinate together beautifully. Or maybe you would like to build up your existing Stampin’ Up! supplies? You can do either of these easily by ordering from Stampin’ Up! using a hostess code. This code lets you shop with me but your order is sent directly to you. If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. If you live outside of Canada, you may go to the Stampin’ Up! website to locate a demonstrator near you.

Use the June hostess code      KDSJHAEN      if you would like to place an order that will be submitted on June 30/2017. Orders may include products from the Annual catalogue as well as clearance rack items. Plus, each order will receive a “thank you” gift from me after the order has closed on June 30/2017! ∗Please note: please submit orders by 7:00 PM {MT}. Thank you 🙂

∗Please note: if you would like to place an order before then, please contact me for a hostess code that will let you shop with me and place an order on it’s own anytime. Plus, the order will be sent directly to you. You will also receive a “thank you” gift from me.

∗Please note: If you are interested in placing an order, I encourage you to set up an online customer account which will make the ordering process easier for you. I am happy to provide the steps to create a customer online account with Stampin’ Up!.  Below are the steps to create your account:

  • Go to http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-CA/
  • Click on the drop-down box at the top, right-hand side of the screen and choose your country and language
  • Click on Store
  • Click on Create Account
  • Complete the required fields for your email address, password, security questions, and address
  • Choose a demonstrator using the Demonstrator Directory…search for me…Erin Leech, Carstairs, Alberta, Canada

Keep in mind that this is your personal online customer account and that for security reasons, Stampin’ Up! does not have access to your password, and can’t make changes to your account on your behalf. Of course they will be happy to walk you through a process if needed.

I hope this helps!

Please visit    http://www.stampinup.com    if you would like to check out all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Tea Gift Sets

Hi everyone!

We are now into June {how did that happen?} and the end of the school year is coming up. These gift sets would be great for a simple teachers gift that can be given to show appreciation for all that they do throughout the school year.  It would also make a nice surprise for the tea lovers in your life. You could even add a gift card inside the mug as well! Each set contains a mug with three tea pockets and 3 breakfast/nutrigrain bars wrapped in cello with a “chalk board” to/from tag included.

 

These are now available at the Carstairs Artisan Market in Carstairs, Alberta.

 

 

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Until next time!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

New Stampin’ Up! 2017-2019 In Colors

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a peek of the newest Stampin’ Up! In Colors available in the new annual catalogue starting tomorrow. In Color collections are available for 2 years before they are retired. The new colors are: #1}Berry Burst, #2}Fresh Fig, #3}Lemon Lime Twist, #4}Powder Pink and #5}Tranquil Tide. ∗Please note: available in the In Colors collection will be card stock, Designer Series Paper {DSP}, ink pads, re-inkers, markers and embellishments.

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If you would like to check out all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer, please visit http://www.stampinup.com

If you reside in Canada and do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. If you live outside of Canada, you may go to the Stampin’ Up! website to locate a demonstrator near you.

 

 

*Please feel free to sign up as a follower to receives updates by email so you don’t miss a thing!

 

 

 

 

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Tuesday’s Tip #24

Hi everyone!

Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today I want to share with you how to get your clear mount stamps to stick to acrylic blocks properly again. Over time as we work with stamps and blocks, oil from our hands and dust may build up a bit on both the stamps and blocks which causes the stamps to not stick. It is so frustrating to ink up a stamp and just as you take it to your paper it falls off more than likely ruining that side of the paper. A little bit of cleaning and the problem is solved!

First, try washing both the block and the stamp in warm soapy water. Be sure it is a mild soap like Dawn or Ivory dish soap. Rinse well and gently pat dry preferably with a microfiber cloth to avoid lint. If your stamp is still not sticking properly to the block, on to the next step ~ isopropyl alcohol. This can be done with bottled isopropyl alcohol and cotton balls or individually wrapped swabs. Clean the back of the stamp and the block. Let dry thoroughly and check out how well your stamp sticks now!

∗Please note: whichever method you use for cleaning the stamps and blocks, be sure to let the stamps dry very thoroughly before putting them back into their packaging.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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See you next Tuesday!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Calender Corkboard

Hi everyone!

Today I have a fun project for you ~ a calendar corkboard. These compact little calendars can be used anywhere in your home ~ on a desk, kitchen counter or night stand. Because they use basic supplies, a few can be created to coordinate with your décor. So let’s get started shall we?

 

You will need: chipboard, patterned paper, cutting tools of choice, adhesive, corner rounder, sanding block or nail buffer, 1/8″ hole punch or crop-a-dile, ribbon, calendar print outs {links below}, stapler or brads, paper piercer/piercing mat {if using brads}, eyelets/eyelet setter or crop-o-dile. ∗Please note: if you don’t have chipboard, don’t fret. Cardboard packaging, like a cereal box will work just fine. Just be sure that whatever you use is a little on the thicker side. This will make it easier for the calendar to stand nicely.

 

#1} Download and print off the PDF calendars. Thank you to http://www.print-a-calendar.com for their free downloads! calendar1   and   calendar2

 

 

 

#2} Cut apart into months. Mine ended up measuring 3″ high x 3 1/2″ wide.

 

 

#3} Stack the months lining up the edges. Staple on each end close to the top or just one staple above the month. Or, if you are using brads, measure and make two pencil marks where you want the brads to go. I measured in/down 1/4″ each way. Pierce holes with a paper piercer/mat.

 

 

#4}  Add brads. Cut a backing mat about 1/8″ larger that the calendar all the way around and adhere calendar to it. ∗Please note: Once 2018 is here, just download, print off, cut and stack the new months. Carefully remove the old calendar and adhere the new stack to the mat to enjoy your calendar for another year.

 

 

#5} Cut two chipboard pieces and four patterned paper pieces {two for the front/back and two for the insides}. I just have two patterned paper pieces shown to fit in the picture. Round the corners, if desired. The measurements for both are 4″ x 5 1/2″.

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#6} Adhere patterned paper to all four sides and lightly sand edges to smooth. On the outside of the front piece and the back piece, measure 3/8″ down and 3/4″ in towards the center, make pencil marks and punch holes with a hole punch. Add eyelets.

 

 

#7} Add some foam adhesive to the back of the calendar mat and adhere to front patterned paper/chipboard piece. Cut a piece of cork that measures 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″. The cork I used was just thick enough that it wouldn’t fit in the corner rounder so I rounded the corners with small scissors instead. Adhere below calendar. ∗Please note: because the cork is thinner than a typical corkboard, it’s best to use the smallest thumbtacks you can find.

 

 

#8} Put the front and back together, add ribbons through eyelets, tie into knots or bows and trim off the excess. There you go! You now have a pretty little calendar to put anywhere in your home 🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial. As always, please feel free to share what you create!

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Tuesday’s Tip #23

Hi everyone!

Welcome to today’s Tuesday’s Tip. These posts are tips about different products, crafting and also ways of stretching the supplies that you already may have. I alternate Tuesday’s Tip,  Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tag just to change things up a bit.

Today I want to share with you how using the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pierce Mat {item # 126199 ~ page 183} will help to achieve better stamped images when using photopolymer {clear see-through} stamps. Quite often when stamping with photopolymer stamps, the image doesn’t stamp completely solid because there is no “give” to them like rubber/foam backed stamps. But by laying the paper to be stamped on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat and then stamping, you will get a smooth complete image. This is because there is now a little bit of cushion underneath. ∗Please note: if you are stamping an image that goes off the edges of the card stock, a scrap piece of paper laid on the mat will keep ink from getting on the mat. Or, if that doesn’t bother you, one side of the mat could be for piercing and the other for stamping.

Pictured below: the left image is without stamping on the mat and the right image is with the mat. It does make a bit difference to the quality of the stamped image. No matter the type of stamp you use, I recommend always giving the inked stamp a few seconds of pressure on the paper to nicely transfer the image.

 

 

 

∗Please note: If you do not have a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, you can also use a mouse pad or even a magazine/catalogue. So, you can not only do paper piercing with this product, it will also help you with your stamping! It’s always nice to get multiple uses from one product 🙂

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks tip. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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See you next Tuesday!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net