You know that saying "It seemed like a good idea at the time...." and then once you start the job you think "what the heck was I thinking?" I recently had this experience preparing some Designer Series Paper Swatches for my downline.
I purchased all of the Designer Papers (yummy), cut them up into 6" x 2" strips, made dividers for each different package, punched them all (thank goodness for my Crop-a-dile!) and put them on binder rings so customers could flip through them and "see" the actual papers. Phew...it took hours and hours to finish all of them but I'm DONE.
I know my downline will love to have these to show their customers - it's really hard to see the colours in the catalogue and the papers are so beautiful when you can actually see them for yourself. And when I was done I really was happy that I was able to do this for my own customers and downline..good thing it's another 6 months until the next round of papers so I can recover! LOL
I love a lot of the papers but if I "had" to pick my favourite it would be Urban Garden - these are absolutely gorgeous and some of the designs are so lovely you could use them as your focal point, slap on a "sentiment" and some embellishments and you'd be good to go!
These papers coordinate with Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray & Baja Breeze.
Here's the other side of the papers - each package includes 2 each of 6 designs of 12 x 12 paper - the paper is printed on both sides so you can choose your favourite (good luck picking from this set as they are all fabulous!)
Here are some of my other favourites and must haves from the new collection.
This is called Green Tea and matches the designs of the Ginger Tea from last catalogue (meaning that the designs on the paper are the same) but in the colours of Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze. Here's the flip side of the papers.
Here's a fresh and fun paper called Sweet Always - it coodinates with Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Pumpkin Pie.
This one is called Rainbow Sherbert and coodinates with two of my favourite colour combinations - Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore. The other colours in the paper are Apricot Appeal and Gable Green.
This is Holiday Treasure and I love the non traditional designs of this paper - it coordinates with Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and Old Olive.
I hope you will explore the many wonderful papers that Stampin' Up! has to offer in the Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue - what's your favourite?
In the month of September, if you purchase 4 packages of any of the Designer Series Papers (including the Patterns designs) I will give you a 5th package FREE.
If you'd like to come and check out my next downline meeting (our team is called Canada Inks Up!) please contact me to RSVP (so I can have a make n' take for you) - our next get together is tomorrow (Sunday, August 24th) from 1 - 4 pm at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West, Meeting Rooms # 1 and #2. I'll be sharing all my Convention news and sharing the swaps I received plus demonstrating the Big Shot machine. I'll also be available to answer any questions you might have about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and a member of my team of over 150 demonstrators from coast to coast!