Maybe you don’t recognize that name, Crafting Forever. It’s the name of a NEW stamp set from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. I received this at a Leadership event while I was in Richmond. I just couldn’t wait any longer. This stamp set had to see some ink!

Crafting Forever stamp set, GDP#083, heat embossing, Note Cards, Stampin' Up!,

I can tell already this this is going to be one of my favorites! OH, but one of my favorite colors is here too. Unfortunately, Cucumber Crush is retiring soon. Love the ribbon? The Silver 1/8″ Satin Ribbon is on the list as well. But, get it while you can.

Most times, I create a card because I need the card for some reason. I created this card because I wanted to use this stamp set and for the Global Design Challenge. Now I love it and want to make more to send to some of my good friends! Here’s the logo and link for Global Design Challenge. The challenge was to use bling and sparkle. How do you think I did?


Design Notes for Crafting Forever Card:

Cucumber Crush is such a cheery color. I’m going to love the new In-Colors, but this is one I’m going to miss. First, I cut that paper just the same size as the front of the Note Card. I also used some scraps to punch circles as background for the scissors and sentiment. The scissors were heat embossed with Silver Heat Embossing Powder. Then, I used my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to add some color on the handles. I think they look just like my Paper Snips now! I’ll confess, cutting out the little finger holes was tedious, but so worth it! Finally, I added a little Silver 1/8″ Ribbon to add some shine and it was done.

However, I wasn’t finished playing with the stamps! Call in the Cucumber Crush scraps and trace around the envelope flap. Stamp and you’ve got instant cute!

Crafting Forever stamp set, GDP#083, heat embossing, Note Cards, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Crafting Forever stamp set:

Unfortunately, you can’t purchase the stamp set yet, but you might want to hurry and get the Cucumber Crush paper. The ink refill for Cucumber Crush has already sold out.



Give Away!!

I have one extra  Paper Pumpkin Kit from this month. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before May 10, you could win this kit! Just subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, list me as your demonstrator and you are in the running. The only way to get this month’s kit is to currently be a subscriber. You had to have been subscribing by April 10. I am sure that refills for this kit will be limited, so this might be the only way you can get this kit. Good luck!!! (US residents only.) To see more details about the kit, click here.