A week ago today I had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous Stampin’ Up Headquarters located in Riverton, Utah. Stampin’ Up had contacted me and asked me if I would like to create with some of their products. Of course I said, “YES!” And then when I mentioned that I had never been to their offices, but had heard how AMAZING they were, they invited me to come for a tour! What a fun surprise!
From the moment I walked in I was in AWE!!! Just look at the beautiful three story+ entry with the fountains and atrium ceiling. WOW!!!
I met with Rachel Jensen, PR gal extraordinaire. She is the nicest person! We hit it off right away and I really loved getting to know her. (I should have got a picture of the two of us together! Grrr! What was I thinking?!)
Rachel first took me through the Legacy Hall, a series of rooms introducing a visitor to Stampin’ Up, and what they are all about.
I LOVED looking at each of the different vignettes and could have soaked up the inspirational projects for hours. I mean, how cute is that lamp base filled with stamps, and the pillows created with stamps … and the artwork … and … and … I loved it ALL!
Next, I got to see where the designers dream up new products, rest, and where all the products are shipped from. The warehouse was INCREDIBLE! And I really enjoyed learning about how things are boxed and shipped.
Stampin’ Up was incredibly generous to me and gave me all kinds of Project Life goodies to play with. I chose to work with the Good Vibes collection.
Here is a peek at all of the yummy-ness, just waiting for me to dig in! Isn’t it gorgeous?!! I LOVE these colors!
The Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection includes 100 cards in 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 sizes. There are 50 different two-sided designs, two of each design.
The Good Vibes Project Life Accessory Pack includes all kinds of fun goodies that coordinate with the card collection; a mini stamp set, paper clips, sequins, enamel shapes, foiled 3×4 cards, laser cut 4×6 cards, a roll of washi tape, two sets of letter stickers, overlay stickers, shape stickers, and 2×2 cards Whew! Lots of fun stuff to play with!
And let me tell you about their ink pads! … Juicy, vibrant, and high-quality! They make stamping a dream!
So … are you ready to see everything I created with these fun products?! Here we go!
First up are three single page pocket layouts. Let me take you through the details of each one.
I cut the “The Perfect Day” tab from one of the 3×4 journaling cards and used it to accent the top of this photo.
I typed all of the journaling to keep things clean and unified. I used the Night of Navy ink to stamp “Loved this Moment” on the bottom of the pink journaling card and then accented the stamp with a gray enamel arrow and a sprinkle of sequins.
The sequins are so fun to sprinkle here and there. I love the shimmer and shine they add to my pages!
I pulled out an older Stampin’ Up letter stamp set I had in my stash to add the word “obsessed” to the label sticker at the bottom of the page. Aren’t the stamped emojis as cute as can be?! I love them!
On this page I used the copper/rose gold foiled tile letter stickers to add “Be My Valentine” along the curved design of the pink journaling card. I used the “Loved This Moment” stamp again, accented with a few heart stickers from the sticker sheet.
To add some interest to the multi-colored patterned card, I added sequins to the design.
A little bit of washi tape on the bottom of the triangle 3×4 card gives it a bit more color.
And here I used a stamped/punched heart to replace the letter “o” in the word “forever.”
I was pretty excited to discover that I had some letter stamps in my stash (by Studio Calico) that matched the letter stickers in the Accessory Pack. I used them here to stamp out my title, along with some interlinked stamped hearts.
The pink half circle accenting the top of the photo in the right top corner was cut from one of the 2×2 cards.
I had a lot of fun decorating this hexagon/honeycomb 3×4 card. I stamped several hearts with the Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, and Emerald Envy inks, hand cut them out and then added them to the centers of the pattern with some foam adhesive.
The striped card gets decorated with a couple of 2×2 cards … the 2×2 transparent heart card, and the “High Five” sliced from the center of another 2×2 card.
How about some two-pagers now?
I used the letter stickers, 2×2 cards, sequins, stickers, and enamel dots from the Accessory Pack to decorate these top three cards.
The pink heart accents were cut from one of the 3×4 cards and then added to other cards with foam squares for a bit of dimension.
I added the “Remember” stamp above the heart on the first card. The frame around the smaller photo was actually cut from another 3×4 card.
How sweet is that heart geo tag enamel sticker?! CUTE!!!
For the title card on this page, I pulled out a set of Echo Park Alphabet Stamps. I stamped the title directly to a patterned 4×6 filler card. The green chevron shape was cut from another 4×6 card and adhered to the top.
I fell in love with that emoji face that was by itself on a pink card. I punched it out with a circle punch, added a punched white circle behind it as a mat and then added it to the color-blocked 3×4 card. I stamped the bottom of the card with the “Remember” stamp.
The photo on this 3×4 card was matted with a navy 3×4 card. I cut the green hexagon from another 3×4 card and tucked it underneath the photo to provide a spot for my journaling.
The washi tape even shows up great on the darker colors! Here I used it at the bottom of the navy title card to add a bit more interest.
I used the letter stickers to spell out the location of our weekend getaway, stamping hearts on either side.
I think I got the most use out of that cute, little heart stamp! It was the perfect accent no matter what spread I was working on!
This title card was a lot of fun to make. I cut the border, “Stories” pennant shape, and the label shape from other 4×6 cards … then combined them here to make my own unique design.
Another pennant shape placed on its side accents the 3×4 bar graph card adhered to the Mint Macaron patterned 4×6 card at the bottom of the page.
I cut a banner shape from a scrap of white cardstock to house the letter stickers for this smaller 3×4 title card on this side of the spread.
The washi tape adhered to white cardstock makes a great mat for the photos on the Navy brick-patterned card here.
I love the way that orange patterned card turned out! I handcut the green banner quote from another 4×6 journaling card and adhered it to the orange patterned one using foam squares. It just kicks things up a notch, don’t you think? Love it!
Whew! That was quite the post! See?!! I told you I had a ball playing with these adorable goodies … and I still have a lot left!
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this peek into Stampin’ Up and the darling products they have available. If you haven’t checked out their catalogs for awhile, be sure to! I have an ongoing list of more cute things I am excited to add to my stash!
A BIG THANK YOU again to Stampin’ Up for your generosity and for inviting me to visit your headquarters. It was the highlight of my week!
Until next time! Happy Scrapping!