3 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

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I'm "Just Sayin'" that the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog (begins Jan. 3, 2014) is loaded with fun products that I get to play with early (one of the perks of being a demonstrator) and share with you!  Today's card highlights a new sentiment stamp set "Just Sayin'!"

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • SNEAK PEEKS x 2!  Just Sayin'  stamp set ("You're How Old?" sentiment) gets even better.  The images coordinate with Word Bubbles Framelits Dies (also available Jan. 3).  Achieve perfect crops of trendy "bubbles" in no time!

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Stampin up order stamp it mary fish pretty kaleidoscope just sayin saying word bubble framelits die birthday cards

  • SNEAK PEEK:  I used Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper as a colorful background and mix of patterns for this birthday card.  Available Jan. 3.

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  • I debated on whether to add ribbon or not for this birthday card–destined for a guy.  Tell me if you prefer it "with" or "without" the Bermuda Bay 1/8" Ribbon with a comment below!

MaryRedTulipNEW WEEKLY DEALS (Dec 3 – Dec 9)!  Check out the latest batch of Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.     With Valentine's Day around the corner, my MUST HAVE PICK of the new weekly deals is the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies at 25% off (Orig. $26.95.  NOW $20.21).

Paper Hugs...Mary

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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:

Stamp Set:  Just Sayin' (Wood-Mount 133200 or Clear-Mount 133203)*
Paper:  Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper* (132995), Crushed Curry (131199), Bermuda Bay (131197), Whisper White (100730)Ink:  Crushed Curry (131173)
Cool Tools:  Word Bubbles Framelits Dies* (132968), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Magnetic Platform (to position the framelits die, 130658)
The Perfect Touch:  Brights Candy Dots (130931), Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (131206), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)

*Available Jan. 3 when the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog begins.

58 Comments:

  1. Connie Snowberger

    Mary, IMHO your card doesn’t look ‘finished’ without the ribbon. And it doesn’t have a bow, just a knot, so I consider it masculine enough for a guy. Go for it, girl! ;o)

  2. Mary I think it needs the ribbon to complete it. I like its boldness..:-)

  3. The ribbon gives it the “wow”, love it without for a masculine card like the previous poster said. As always thanks for you inspiration!!

  4. Looks like I’m in the minority here, but I think it’s perfect without the ribbon. I just can’t make myself add ribbon to a card for a male, twine maybe. Perhaps I need therapy?

  5. I also like without the ribbon. I’m a fan of clean and simple and think the ribbon divides the card into too many sections and makes it a bit busy for my taste.

  6. Dear Mary, I love the bright colors for this card. It is such a great color combination for a male card. I love the bubble framlets and the saying. I think the ribbon is great. I also think the card is great without the ribbon. I could go either way. Thank you for always giving us great ideas for our stamping. Happy Stamping. Hugs, Ellen Hinds

  7. I think the ribbon “girlied” it up. It was very geometric and sleek – with edge. The ribbon softened it up. Without. Love the color combo.

  8. I like it without the ribbon and love the three-dimensional look of the geometric print. The colors really make this card.

  9. I’m in LOVE with the new DSP and the bubbles are a “MUST HAVE”. Thanks for sharing this SUPER FUN card.

  10. Hi Mary,I have been following your email for quite sometime. I decided it is time to let you know. Your work is absolutely stunning, I love the ribbon on this card. I think it gives the card a finished look. The color is perfect. I’d definitely give it to a guy.

  11. I think the ribbon really “ties” it up. How about baker’s twine for the masculine card? The Word Bubble Bundle will be getting a lot of use in my craft room.

  12. Both versions are beautiful but the card with the ribbon looks more finished.
    And I agree, if it was a bow it could be for a lady but with just the knot it can be for a man. Love this cards that can be used both ways, masculine cards are often hard to create. You are always right on the money with them, Mary. Thank you, this one goes into the Masculine Cards file!!

  13. Hi Mary. Both cards are perfect; my preference is the one with the ribbon. And, because it’s a knot, not a bow, it’s perfectly fine for a man. I will be CASEing this card soon 😉 Thank you for the inspiration :-)
    Blessings, Kelly

  14. It’s funny . . . I really liked the first version (without) until I caught the ribbon out of the corner of my eye (perfect color in Bermuda Bay) and decided to try it. I’m on the fence but am watching your feedback for direction!

  15. For what it’s worth….I asked my guy! He said the card was beautiful both ways (right answer), HOWEVER… That the strength of the geometric design was lost by adding the bow. Clean and simple for a man…And “bowie”??? (his word) for a gal.

  16. Charmaine Babineau

    Both are beautiful. but I prefer this card without the bow.

  17. i prefer the card without the ribbon for a masculine card. The chevron background gives the card a pop and does not need the ribbon. Either way the card is terrific.,,

  18. Without the ribbon. :)

  19. Especially for a man, I prefer the card without the ribbon, but love the candy dot embellishment to soften the linear look.

  20. I prefer the ribbon, but after reading the comments perhaps for a man I would skip the ribbon. The boldness of the colors and patterns is fantastic.

  21. I like the card with the ribbon. It’s narrow and just adds the right touch.
    MaryC

  22. I like the ribbon on this card..perfect place and the thinness of the ribbon works well with the boldness of the card! Love this DSP!

  23. Love the Designer Paper…ideal for a guy. Since the ribbon is rather straightforward and in a “guy” color, I think it works. A feminine color and a bow might not.

    Colors and designs are bold, very masculine. Nice going!

  24. The card is great! I prefer the one without the ribbon for male or female. To me the ribbon detracts. The patterns and colors of paper are strong enough that ribbon isn’t needed. The candy dots are perfect finishing touch.

  25. I think the card looks great without the ribbon, but that would be left to the stamper’s preference. Really like the patterned paper!

  26. For a man, no ribbon. Looks so clean and the patterns show better without it!

  27. I love your clean and simple style but do NOT love the ribbon for a masculine card. IMO the dsp has enough interest.

  28. I like it with the knotted bow best! Great look!

  29. Great card but no ribbon for a man.

  30. Lovely card. Great new products. Prefer without the ribbon for a guy. SO crisp and clean looking.

  31. Absolutely with the ribbon. Unfinished without it. The Bermuda bay ribbon for a man is perfect.

  32. Wow! I, too, am on the fence with this one, but I’m a “more” than less girl and I always pile it on…hehehe! I’m saying either way because I love both versions!

  33. What a gorgeous geometric design and LOVE that new bubble sentiment! I will have to vote no ribbon because in my mind it detracts from the awesome graphic papers and sentiment.

  34. I think the ribbon is distracting from the designer paper. Great card! Love your simple, clean card-making style.

  35. I love this colorful card. I prefer with the ribbon as it gives the card a nice horizontal line all the way across. It makes it pop. I think even with the ribbon it is perfect for a man. I also like that it has both the faux brad tops (LOVE those things) and a ribbon. I’ve been chincy with my embellishments lately and this is a good wake up call that you can use more than one type per card!

  36. Cpayne77@comcast.net

    I actually like it both ways!!!! Without seems more geometric/ ? Masculine. Beautiful card either way !!!! Thanks for all your inspiring ideas!

  37. It’s amazing how a small piece of ribbon makes such a difference in the looks of the card! I like both ways, but for a guy, I would go without.

  38. I think it is just perfect WITHOUT the ribbon. As always, another stunning card Mary.

  39. Oh wow, I love the new stamp set and love love that it has framelets, woohoo! I don’t like to use ribbon on masculine cards, I would use twine. Thanks for the sneak peek. These new goodies are going right to the top of my wish list!

  40. Mary Ann Huntington

    Both cards are stunning, but for a guy I’d choose the one without the ribbon. I really like that DSP.

  41. And in one card I have to have the set! Thanks Mary!

  42. I’m on the fence about the ribbon, but leaning toward not having it for a guy. Twine would be a good alternative. I definitely wouldn’t have the bow. I love the stamp and the paper.

  43. Hi Mary,
    I didn’t think the ribbon made a difference UNTIL I saw it with ribbon then saw it without ribbon. Then it looked like something was missing. If you like one more don’t show the other, hahhahahhaha then no one will notice with or without.

    diana from WI

  44. I vote for no ribbon. I think it chops the beautiful card up and ruins the edge.

  45. I like it both ways and I MUST have that DSP!!!!!

  46. No ribbon for guy or gal….is distracts from the beautiful, bold DSP. The candy dots are just enough.

  47. It’s not complete without the ribbon, so “Yes” keep the ribbon. I think the ribbon makes it pop.

  48. My vote is no ribbon – especially on a masculine card.

  49. Isn’t the DSP wonderful. It’s fresh, colorful and can work for feminine or masculine designs. I really love reading your comments and am so grateful to consider your artistic eyes and ideas!

  50. For a guy – no ribbon. The simpler the better. I agree with those who said no ribbon for guy or gal. It fights with the DSP for attention.

  51. I like it both ways, but I guess that a guy would not be impressed by it at all.

  52. I like it better WITH the ribbon. Even if it’s for a guy, I don’t think ribbon is necessarily feminine. It somehow just balances the card.

  53. My vote is “no ribbon” for a gentleman’s card. : _

  54. I like the card without the ribbon. To much division going on with it.

  55. I was truly inspired with your blog post. You have the passion, the drive and the will in one package. How I wish every individual is focused and determined like you. Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences and I wish you all the success coz? you deserve it. God Bless!

  56. What an awesome card. The combination is so striking! Well done.

  57. Beautiful card! I think there’s enough going on – it doesn’t need the ribbon.

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