New Catalog Time

New 2018-19 Stampin' Up! catalog can be yours

My new catalogs arrived!  I was so excited to get my new shipment of 2018-2019 catalogs today! 

I am preparing to send them out to everyone who has requested one or anyone who ordered from me in the last 12 months. 

If you haven't ordered from me this past year or haven't requested a catalog, please use this link to request a catalog and I will get you on the list: http://www.duchessofdesign.com/blogs/page/catalog-request 

Get your favorite stamp sets today! 

The good news is if you place your order for a retiring STAMP SET before May 25th, you will be guaranteed to get it. After that date, once they are gone they are gone. Now let's talk about the RETIRING BUNDLES! If you have been looking at the RETIRING PRODUCT LIST at all, you will notice that there are some product liste like the Daisy Delight Bundle are on the retiring list. I assure you this stamp set and the punch aren't going away.

The discount for ordering both of them together is going away. Just so you understand the bundle doesn't fall into that May 25th availability. If the stamp set goes on back order, you will still get your bundle until May 25th. If the punch goes on back order, they will shut down the ordering for it and say it is SOLD OUT!

Don't let this happen to you! Get your favorite products while you can. Believe me many of your favorites are on LOW INVENTORY already. When they are gone, you will be sad. Don't be sad. Be glad!

Lovely as a Tree Masculine Card Swap

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I participate in an annual masculine card swap each year just to get the ideas. We all need cards that the guys in our life might like. I decided to use a tried and true stamp set for my card. Lovely as a Tree. I also used the soon to be retired Teeny Tiny Wishes for the greeting. You might notice a neutral color palette with a splash of color with the Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party strips. Perfect for a masculine card. This is an awesome card layout. You could use this with completely different colors and a different feature stamp for a kids card or a feminine card idea. You just can't miss with this strong layout. Give it a try!

Share What You Love

They're here! New colors are definitely something I love, especially when they are these five, bright, fun colors! I already love Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel, but I can't wait to hear which of these colors are your favorites.
Starting today, while supplies last (I see there is low inventory ALREADY) you can get all five new colors in the new stamp cases for only $33.75! They are not available individually yet (you'll have to wait for the new catalog for that).
 
Early Release Bundles! Share What You Love!
It's always fun when you can get something early! The new catalog goes live in a month, but you can snag some pretty cool bundles of products from the Share What You Love Suite right now!
 
There are kit bundles that are just right for all crafters! Think of the bundles like the Three Bears, there is the Baby Bear kit, the Mama Bear Kit, and the Papa Bear kit!
 
 
The Just Getting Started Bundle is like the Baby Bear bundle. This is for someone new to crafting or someone who just wants a taste of the new products. It is the basics needed to enjoy stamping. It includes a stamp set, two ink pads, a clear block and paper with envelopes!
 
Just like Mama Bear is the medium size in the Three Bears story, the A Little More, Please bundle is the medium size in our story too. It doesn't have the clear block, but it adds a second stamp set and some pretty embellishments!
 
The bundle that was just right for me, the Papa Bear bundle is called Gotta Have It All Bundle! Like the names says it includes everything that the seasoned crafter would want plus adds another exclusive stamp set (only available in the bundle) free and two more freebies! Maybe it will be just right for you too?!
 
Remember the Clearance Rack and the Last Chance Items are still available while supplies last. Get your favorites and don't forget those ink refills while you can still get them! 

 

2018 OnStage Milwaukee Bus Swap

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Here is the swap card I prepared for a Demo only "bus swap". We did a "Top Layer" swap, meaning the size is similar to a top layer of a full card. It is 4" x 5 1/4" and can easily be put on any cardbase. Suggested cardbase colors: Daffodil Delight,

Spring Card idea

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Take a look at a quick and easy spring card idea! You'll love the new "A Good Day" stamp set! Lots of cute greetings and focal stamps. I wanted to make a "thinking of you" type card, but this layout could be for Mother's Day, birthday, anniversary, etc. You name it and change the greeting and this card will serve the purpose!

Waterfront stunner by Dawn K

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I had to share this beautiful card with you! It was the winner of a recent swap I participating in. My friend Dawn Kloman swapped this card with the group! It is gorgeous! It uses a stamp set from the Occasions catalog, called Water Front which allows you to create lots of scenic cards! I will give you the supply list as I think is shown and will give you some tips for recreating this or something similar.

I have three of these

Honestly! I have three of these Sale-a-bration Freebies! My choice may surprise you, but let me explain, before Sale-a-bration ends for this year (Sat March 31) you might decide you need a set or more too. 

You know I love the Playful Panda set. I have been showing LOTS of ideas with it! But that's not it.

Paper is always a great choice when it is offered. Right now there is the Bubbles & Fizz paper! I love the colors and patterns. 

Bubbles & Fizz


Recently the  Birthday Memories paper was added to the  choices. One side has party animals and one side has pretty patterns in bright colors!

It is from the full-line catalog and has a cool bundle called Birthday Delivery that works perfectly with the paper. You can cut out the shapes with framelits and stamp greetings to make your birthday ideas. But, no these aren't it!

Ok, but THREE of something?! Really? YES!!! 

The Sweet Soiree Memories & More card packs! 

Are you surprised? Let me explain.

 

You may have heard from my Facebook Page that I am scrapbooking for two high school senior girls. 

The graduation party is approaching quickly and will be held on Memorial Day Weekend.

We are doing birth to senior year for both girls, so our pages have to be FAST but they must be PRETTY!

The solution is the Memories & More card packs!

 

The card packs can be used in the pocket memory keeping format shown above, but I am here to tell you they work perfectly as an embellishment or journaling block on traditional pages too.

Let me tell you about the MORE part of the product  and the reason I got a third pack! CARDS!

Drop one of the pre-printed pretty cards on the front of a cardbase and voila! A card is born! Nothing additional required if you don't have time!

Sale-a-bration 2018! So much cuteness, so little time!

Take a look at all the freebies available and make your list of which ones you want! 

Plan your order to earn them!

Whatever you do, don't wait until Saturday to place your order. Your favorites might be gone! 

Happy Stamping!

P.S. Time is running out on the  BEST DEAL of all time! Choose $125 in product for only $99 - PLUS two free stamp sets of your choice! Check out the Starter Kit!

Please don't be sad!

It happens every year. The past InColors retire. We know it's coming, but we procrastinate and then it happens!

Don't let this be you

The paper, ink (including refills and markers), ribbons and other embellishments sell out before they actually retire.

Do yourself a favor and order what you want RIGHT NOW! You will still get Sale-a-bration rewards, so that means freebies 

along with the peace of mind of getting what you reall want while it is still available!

Here is a direct link to each product for quick use!

Product List

 

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