Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Okay, so I can't post access to the PDF file of the new stuff Stampin' Up! provided, but I can describe them the best I can and give some commentary...

Hostess sets. They showed us a few of the Level 2 and Level 3 hostess sets. Here's what we've seen...

FALL FLAIR - Level 2 set, 8 stamps - The flowers and leaves look sketched. A seven petaled, pointed flower. A Solid leaf, maple looking. A carnation looking line art flower. An arc of dots? A solid seven petaled flower. A line art maple looking leaf. A dandelion looking flower. Another line art leaf, oak maybe? Can you tell I don't know flowers and leaves?

DEER FRIENDS/ADORABLES AMIGOS - Level 2, 8 stamps - Available in both English and Spanish. Round stamps with an image and then words (lower case) that go around the image along the edge. Cute set. Looks like the Spanish set has the same wording. Although I can't tell which size, I am sure these fit into one of the circle punches. Here are the stamps:

  • a cute Santa (head only) with the words "from the guy with the red suit"
  • a snowman (head only) "season's greetings"
  • a present "a little something"
  • an angel (head only) "little angel"
  • a Christmas tree "o christmas tree" (in lower case)
  • a deer (head only) "deer friend"
  • a swaddled baby with a shining star above "o holy night"
  • a gingerbread man "sweet treat"

OCCASIONS COLLECTION/COLECCION DE MOTIVOS ESPECIALES - Level 2, 14 stamps - 12 word stamps, a small dotted circle and a long stamp with 10 bold images each small enough to fit in the circle. The images are a carved pumpkin, a turkey, a Christmas tree, champagne glasses clinking, a heart, a shamrock, an Easter egg, a engagement/wedding ring, a six petaled flower. The words are (notice capitalization):

  • halloween
  • valentine's
  • christmas
  • st. patrick's
  • thanksgiving
  • day
  • to you
  • wedding
  • new year
  • birthday
  • easter

Hmmmmm. I don't know that I like that some of the words don't have capital letters like Christmas and Easter.

SERENE SPRING/SERENA PRIMAVERA - Level 2, 4 stamps - A cute floppy eared bunny in a basket with a daisy planted next to it and a little bird on the handle. It is realistic looking. Would make for great water coloring. A flower pot with a bird on it and a butterfly. Two sentiment stamps "A friend is what the heart needs all the time - Henry VanDyke" and "A kind word is like a spring day."

HAPPINESS ALWAYS - Level 3, 14 stamps -2-Step Stamping Style (bold phrases) (comes in Spanish too), Butterfly (2), Half-Flower (2), Leaf (2), Full Flower (2), Stem (2), Stamen (2)
happiness always; Be ALL that you DREAM to be.

WINDOW DRESSING/ADORNOS PARA VENTANAS - Level 3, 10 stamps; Large Window, pumpkin grouping, trio of vases with flowers, kitty cat, little girl head and hands (peeking out of window), group of 2 snowmen, bird, 3 Curved phrases (to fit over window) so thankful for you; you make me smile!; very Merry Christmas

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS BUNDLE - Level 3, Seasonal Sayings Rub-Ons, Seasonal Icons Stamp Artwork and Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper

This is only sneak peek of hostess sets...more to come....Book a workshop now to ensure you can get these cute stamps sets!

Now on to the catty sneak peek....

  • Stampin' Up! will be carrying a long scallop punch
  • We have different buttons - with a raised flower in the middle! (Unclear if we will have the old-style buttons yet)
  • We will have a new Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements Accessory package - really cute!
  • Bella Rose Designer Series Paper - really pretty with Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel colors
  • The new In Colors are: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Tangerine Tango (look for these on my blog as soon as I get my new products in my hands)

Want the scoop on some of the new stamp sets? Since this was a sneak peek, we didn't see very many, but here is a rundown of customer stamp sets:

#1. Heard from the Heart - if you love the script-style stamp set (Wonderful Words), this is a 4-piece set with phrases and the main word is in script.
#2. Wow Flowers - Bold 4-piece set with Thank You (flower is the "o"), Circle with Happy Birthday and Flower, Large Dotted Flower, and small birthday wishes (There is also a Spanish Set for this one too)
#3. SOCK MONKEY - Ok, all you Carol Duvall fans - this is it!!!! REALLY cute 10-piece stamp set with sock monkey, banana, balloon, pennant, cupcake and candle, heart, flower, birthday hat, and the phrases just for you and thanks a bunch!
#4. Dreams du Jour - 4-piece set with the feel of a seed packet - LOVE you in a square with a flower, butterfly, WE GROW GREAT BY DREAMS -Woodrow Wilson with flower and leaves, and the phrase The way to KNOW LIFE is to LOVE many things - Van Gogh

Watch for more information in the coming weeks!!! Samples coming as soon as I get my new stamps!! YAY!!!

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