Hey there! I am SO EXCITED!!!!! Tonight is the Stampin' Up! New Catalog Premiere! Six of my downline and I are taking a road-tripl to Hazelwood, MO (about two hours from here) to attend this brand-new-never-before-held event!
Stampin' Up! is broadcasting the live Catalog Premiere from a theater in Long Beach, California to selected locations around the U.S. The closest theater for us here in Southern Illinois was over in Missouri, so of course we signed up!
We will each receive our own copy of the New 2014 Annual Catalog, watch the broadcast where we will learn about new products from the Catalog, and hopefully receive a little extra SWAG (new catalog product) too!
At every Stampin' Up! event I attend with my downline, I always give them a little gift for attending. I know it takes effort to prepare for the trip and to leave family on their own at home. I've been there, done that for the 11+ years I've been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and so I want them to know how much I appreciate them:
I embellished empty wood-mount stamp boxes (which are available in packs of 4 for $6.95 in the Annual Catalog) with the black newsprint design from the Modern Medley Designer Paper pack (Modern Medley paper is retiring) and the logo that Stampin' Up! created to advertise the catalog premiere event.
Patty Bennett, a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from California shared the logo on a Facebook group we are both members of. She had altered it slightly so I could insert each of my downlines' names! So cool! Thanks, Patty! I used a free online photo-editing website, www.picmonkey.com to insert the names.
After I added the names and printed them out on glossy brochure paper, I cut them out and adhered them to the black newsprint paper, which I had cut 11 1/4" x 8" so I could slide it under the clear plastic shield around the box. I then reduced the size of the photos so I could print them again and adhere them to the spine section of the paper. I was so pleased with the professional look! I added Champagne Glimmer paper stars that I punched with the star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack.
After I created and filled the boxes I just needed to make one more thing for them, so I covered these mini legal-sized notepads (I took them to Staples and had them cut them in half) with the same Designer Series Paper and Basic Black cardstock. I used an exclusive demonstrator-only stamp set we received at Leadership this year, Star Stamper, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, to create the medallion on the front.
I'm sure some of my downline check my blog or see my posts on Facebook, so although I'm posting the outside of my gift, I'm not sharing whats INSIDE so there will still be some surprises tonight!
That's all for now! Tomorrow I will be able to show you the front of the catalog, but not the inside. The catalog doesn't officially go "live" for customers until June 1st, so I can't show you the inside pages until then.
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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