A Hidden Gem in the Catalog

Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Do you ever miss things in the catalog? You see something beautiful that someone else has made and you say, where did you get that? They say, “Stampin’Up!”. Hmmm. How did I not see that? Well, I have just that hidden gem for you today.


Hidden Gem


Are you curious what this hidden gem is? Turn to page 170 in the annual catalog, you will find it right smack dab in the middle of the page! It is called Pressed Petals Journal and quite truthfully, it doesn’t look like much. Who knew that with a little embellishing it would show its true colours? Who knew that if you opened the cover there would be an inspirational quote on each page? Let’s take a look at what I did with it, but first I want you to see it unadorned.


Hidden Gem: pressed petals journal


Pressed Petals Journal


So here is what I did with this pretty plain little journal. I gave one to each of my team members who came to #OnStage2019 in Toronto with me.


Hidden Gem: Pressed Petals Journal


Unfortunately those gold wax seals are no longer available but I still had some in my stash and I thought they looked really nice on these vintage journals for my team members. I was one short, so I made the last one last night using only current products so you can reproduce it if you like.


Hidden Gem: Pressed Petals Journal


How Did I Do That?


Are you wondering how I got that plain brown book to look like this? I’m guessing you couldn’t even tell that there were embossed or pressed flowers in the cover of this little book. All I did was swipe a merry merlot ink pad across the cover and it looks like antique leather. I added a bit of Pressed Petals paper and Pressed Petals specialty washi tape to make it look pretty.

Yes, that washi tape makes the lovely flower and the centre of the flower is Perennial Essence floral centres which are self adhesive too. On the sentiment I added a little designer element which I had also originally overlooked in the catalog. they come in three metals, antique copper, antique gold and antique silver. There are 36 in a pack and you can find them on page 178 of the annual catalog.

The finishing touch is some braided linen trim that I unraveled on the ends to make it look a little more vintage. All the details combined together make it a pretty lovely and thoughtful gift. I am hoping to make these with lots and lots of people for a fundraiser for our World War 2 veterans and their families. More on that later.

If you want more inspiration online, there are literally tons of ideas out there, just click on this link and see for yourself. You can also click on this link to see some other projects I have made with the Pressed Petals Suite.


Happy Mail Contest


Please don’t forget about the happy mail in Canada for Gerard contest. I am hoping to get lots of cards for him when he comes on March 29. If you participate your name will go in a draw for the masculine stamp set of your choice from the mini catalog. Just send a masculine card to Gerard van der Sar c/o Jackie Bultje, 81 Delaware Avenue, Chatham, Ontario N7L 2W3. I will also blog about your card! This was so much fun and so very meaningful when you did it for me when I was in Holland. Thanks so very much for participating and also for stopping by to read my blog today.


Saleabration in Full Swing


Saleabration is in full swing and several free items are no longer available. Why am I telling you this? I don’t want you to miss out on your favourite freebie. Hosting a private class or workshop is also a fantastic thing to do at this time of year. Everyone has an opportunity to get free stuff and you have a chance to get the Lovely Ladybug stamp set for free with a $375 workshop. Let me know if you want to host a gathering or if you want to do an online party. You can message me with your order as well or even better, use the host code and order online, then it will come straight to your door.



Do you want to see all the cute things made with Little Ladybug? I did a google search and here are the results.


Little Ladybug- not too late to host a workshop and get it for free


Happy stamping and have a super day!! See you tomorrow.


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