Preparing for the new Annual Catalog

Stampin' Up!, Color Wall, Stampin' Studio

I hope you had a fantastic Memorial Weekend.  I spent the majority of my weekend in my Stampin’ Studio preparing for the launch of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  The catalog goes live on June 1st at 12:00 Mountain Time.  I have two big events this week:  first is my New Catalog Kick Off this evening at my classroom studio and second is this Saturday I have an event for demonstrators, so I’ve been creating samples, cutting cardstock, making displays…you get the idea.  Above you can see the new display I created using all of the Stampin’ Up! Colors.  It’s a great way for everyone to see and compare all 50 of the current colors.

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Studio Classroom

I got my Classroom reorganized and decorated.  I have room for 16 in the classroom but fortunately my classroom is at my husbands business and there’s an over flow room for events that have more than 16 people.

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Studio Classroom

Here you can see my card display.  I have Linen Thread “Clothes Lines” that I clip all of my recent card samples on.  It’s a great source of inspiration for my stampers.

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Studio Classroom

In the corner you can see my wall of color display.  A number of years ago when we sold vinyl cling stickers I purchased the flowers and then cut my tag line out wiht some Big Shot dies.  I love the way it looks on the walls that are painted So Saffron.

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Studio Classroom

Here’s the fourth wall of my classroom.  We’ll have a full house tonight at the new catalog kick off.

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Studio

This is what prepping for one card looks like.  I’ll be sharing this card and many more in the upcoming days.  While you’re waiting for the new catalog to go live on Thursday, don’t forget that Wednesday, May 31st at 12:00 Mountain Time is your last chance to order from the current catalog and the Retiring Products List.


  1. Love your wall display of the colors. What is the size of the squares?
    What is the size of the board?

    • Hi Janice, Thank you for your sweet comments. I’m happy to hear you like my color display. You are welcome to share and recreate it if you’d like. The bulletin board is about 3’ x 4’. I cut cardstock in each of the colors 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” and ran each one through the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. I stapled each of these pieces onto the bulletin board. Next I cut a 1” x 5-1/2” strip of each color and scored them ½” from each end. I put a Mini Glue Dot on the back side of each of these “flaps” and centered it over the 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” piece covering up the staples. This created the raised area I attached each butterfly to. I used the Butterflies Thinlits to cut out the butterflies. These were attached to the 1” strip with Mini Glue Dots. The last step was to print out each color name on Whisper White cardstock and attach the name piece to the top of each 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” piece. Have fun creating your color display.

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