I’m excited to be hopping with my Australian & New Zealand Demonstrator friends today as we share projects made with items from the 2019 Retirement List.
With changes ahead for Stampin’ Up! production & supply, we’re seeing quite a change over. Clear and wood sets will no longer be manufactured. From the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue (which starts on 4th June 2019), we’ll have the option of photopolymer (see through stamps) or cling (red rubber). The cling format was released in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and they are amazing!!!
The other main change is a new supplier for dies and embossing folders. Stampin’ Up! will no longer offer the Big Shot and all their dies and embossing folders going forward will be compatible with a range of die cutting machines.
It’s definitely the time of the year when you realise you have lots of favourites on the shelf that haven’t had as much love as they should – and will be greatly missed once they become retired products. It was tough to decide what to share for this blog hop, but I ended up deciding on Jar of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars dies. Some of my favourite cards have been made with this bundle and I’m going to miss those mason jars!!!
I’ve paired this bundle with the All My Love DSP. DSP comes & goes, with each catalogue cycle having more and more beautiful new prints to fall in love with. But, there’ll always be some patterns that I’ll miss more than others – and this gorgeous floral is definitely going to be missed!
After all this chat, you’re probably wondering what I’ve made!!! Thanks to a fabulous Mini Album project shared by Marion Benfield (Stampin’ with Maz), I have adapted this to be a deluxe fold out card. I love this style of card, but don’t have much need for mini albums. A card version combines my love of DSP and a clever fancy fold.
If you’d like to make Marion’s complete mini album with a waterfall section, she has been kind enough to upload the tutorial to Facebook – click here to view.
I always find 3D projects more difficult to photograph & share on my blog, so we’ll start with a video!
And here’s photos of all the layers…
FRONT when folded close
FRONT with flap folded open
MIDDLE with bottom flap folded open
MIDDLE with side flaps folded open
MIDDLE completely folded open
Here’s a close up of the middle panel using the gorgeous Jar of Love bundle
I carried through the colours of the DSP to the flowers in the jar and the burlap ribbon feature.
The bottom section has a flap which I’ve added a removable insert for your message. This section would also be great for a gift card or other flat gift (ie, jewelry).
Want to make your own Mini Album card? With Marion’s blessing, here’s the adapted instructions.
You’ll need two 12″ x 12″ sheets of cardstock (same colour) plus your favourite DSP.
Cut one of the cardstock sheets to 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ and score 2-1/2″ & 8-1/4″ then rotate 90 degrees and score at 2″, 2-1/4″, 6-1/4″ & 6-1/2″.
Cut out the shaded sections as below
With the second sheet of cardstock, cut 2 at 11-3/4″ x 4″ (score at 5-7/8″) and cut 1 at 7-1/2″ (score at 3-3/4″).
The extra panels attach to the flaps left & right of the middle section and the bottom right panel. This gives your card extra length.
Once you’ve cut the shaded sections from the above diagram and attached the extra panels, this is what your card base should look like. You can round the corners of all the free edges in you like this style.
Add magnets (I used 6mm neodymium magnets) to the middle of the top centre panel and the bottom front centre panel (I hope that makes sense!!!),
Now you can cover all sides (except the centre back) with DSP.
DSP measurements with 1/8″ border
PANEL A: 5-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ x 2 (front & back)
PANEL B: 5-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ x 2 (front & back)
PANEL C: 5-3/4″ x 3-7/8″x 2 (front & back)
PANEL D: 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front only)
PANEL E: 5-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ x 2 (front & back)
PANEL F: 3-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (front & back)
PANEL G: 5-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ x 2 (front only)
PANEL G: 5-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ plus Stitched Rectangle (3rd down from biggest size)
Insert for Panel E: Stitched Rectangle (3rd down from biggest size) layered on 4-9/16″ x 3-1/4″
Thanks for joining us today for the ESAD blog hop. There’s 25 clever clogs participating (full list below in case we come across any broken links) and a whole lot of inspiration sharing products that you never knew you needed. Jut because it’s retirement time, it doesn’t mean the list gets any shorter!!! For some of these gorgeous products, this is the last time they’ll be available to purchase..
Next up is my fun & talented friend Sharon Dalton. Sharon is an amazing scrapbooker, so I always enjoy seeing Stampin’ Up! through her eyes.
If anything on the hop tickles your fancy, please shop with your usual demonstrator. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, my online store is open 24-7 for all your papercrafting needs! Click here to browse.
Blog hop participant list:
- Bronwyn Eastley
- Libby Dyson
- Katrina Duffell
- Lou Kitzelman
- Shannon Kissane
- Nicole Wilson
- Delys Cram
- Lauren Meiklejohn
- Cathy Pinchbeck
- Sandra Mastello
- Richelle Fletcher
- Rose Packer
- Siobhan Fitzsimmons
- Jo Weedon
- Peta Stephen
- Lisa Whitehead
- Rochelle Laird-Smith
- Rebecca Scurr
- Mandy Depiazzi
- Denise Buetler
- Monique Fielder
- Kelly Kent
- Sharon Dalton
- Rebekah Crisp
- Maree McIntosh