Sneak Peek of Stampin’ Up! Back to Black

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When I saw Modern Medley Designer Series Paper show up on the Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories List (it's still available as of today but only while supplies last), I was hopeful that something just as classy and sophisticated would appear in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.  With Back to Black Designer Series Paper, it DID!

This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO346) offers a simple design with lots of possibilities.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS.  All sneak peek products are available for customer purchase June 2.

  • SNEAK PEEK:  The "happy birthday" sentiment is from So Very Happy, new in the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.  It's heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

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  • I used Neutrals Candy Dots for quick and easy accents.
  • SNEAK PEEK:  I'm sharing two peeks at Back to Black Designer Series Paper.  They include the fresh and modern feather background and the sweet hexagon pattern lining the envelope.

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  • Gotta have it!  Creating an envelope liner is so simple with Stampin' Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies. 
  • I used a 1" Square Punch to flag the ends.  Watch my 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial HERE to learn how.


Stampin up 2014 2014 annual catalog sneak peek free

If you are one of my Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customers, you will automatically receive a FREE 2014-2015 Annual Catalog (including shipping) from me by June 2 (the start date of the new catalog).  No need to contact me unless your catalog hasn't arrived by June 2.  Catalogs begin shipping in mid-May.  Not sure if you are a current Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customer (ordered within the past year)?  Email me and I'll be happy to double check.

NOT A Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customer currently but plan to order through me?  You can receive the new Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog through me FREE, too.  U.S. residents only.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR CATALOG

PLEASE NOTE:  If you have a relationship with another demonstrator, please contact them directly to provide you with a catalog.


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MY STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES (items with an asterisk (*) are available June 2 when the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog begins.

Stamp Set:  So Very Happy* (Wood-Mount 134231 or Clear-Mount 134234)
Paper:  Back to Black* (133700), Coastal Cabana (131297), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  VersaMark Ink Pad (102283)
Cool Tools:  1" Square Punch (124094, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (125599), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129053)
The Perfect Touch:  White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), Basic Metal Buttons (133319), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301)


  1. such good news about your catalog, Patti!

  2. Hi Mary,

    I got my catalog yesterday and I love it!! Thanks!!

  3. I hope you love the catalog as much as I do, Carolyn! I think we are VERY on trend–crisp style and simplicity!

  4. Such a pretty card. These colors seem calming to me. (Been a bit stressed today)?
    I received my catalog yesterday. I don’t think I will get much done today. I’ll be very busy pouring over the pages.
    Thank you, Mary!

  5. Wow, this is stunning, Mary!

  6. WOW! I love this Back to Black DSP! Your card layout and colors are just great! Love it!! 🙂

  7. Gorgeous and inspiring.

  8. Love the clean look of this card. I can’t wait to see the new catalog in person. I’ll bet there are lots of wonderful things in it.

  9. Maria Rodriguez

    I’m so late coming here, been crazy busy but now finally I have a moment to tell you that this card is indeed a stunning one Mary. Your interpretation of this sketch is perfection, love the black and white, so classy, so elegant. This is one gorgeous masculine card, thank you for the inspiration.

  10. Mary, this is such a striking card! Can’t wait to get my hands on that dsp.

  11. Mary Lou Glick

    Mary, thank you for the classy card! I will now add the Back to Black DSP to my next order!

  12. Classy take on this sketch. I’m in LOVE with Whisper White embossing powder when done onto black (anything). WELL DONE friend…..See you tonight for dinner!

  13. Kimberly Jones

    OMG another jewel….love your style…every card has so much interest. Nothing more classy and sophisticated than black and white with a pop of color. With each sketch your imagery is fascinating.

  14. Wow, Mary! This is a stunning piece of art. Really LOVE your interpretation of the sketch and your color scheme!

  15. I love black and white cards and a touch of real red gives it an extra spark. The Coastal Cabana does that too! So glad we will have a new Black and White.
    Cindy Bailey

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